Lifetimes: May/June

A guide to events around the state

Sunflower Trial and Festival.

NORTHERN
Through May 19. Pippin. Stone Theatre and Howard Center, Ruston. (318) 257-2930.

May 3-6. The Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Series Annie Get Your Gun. Ruston Community Theatre, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

May 4-6. Cary Kuhn Riding Clinic. North Louisiana Exhibition Center, Ruston. (318) 243-4941.

May 5. Heflin Sawmill Festival. Downtown, Heflin. (318) 371-7766.

May 6. Gator Terra XTERRA Triathlon and Duathlon. Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston. (870) 246-6686.

May 24-27. Mudbug Madness. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 222-7403.

May 26-28. Memorial Day Fun Run. 165 Fairgrounds Road, Ruston.

May 27-28. Louisiana Southern Fried Festival. Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe. (318) 325-9160.

June 2. Sunflower Trial and Festival. Downtown, Gilliam. (318) 296-4393.

June 9. Hell’s Hills 10K and Half Marathon. Ruston. forgeracing.net.

June 22-23. Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival. Downtown, Ruston. (318) 255-2031.

June 23. Russ Town Band Concert. The Dixie Center for the Arts, Ruston. (318) 255-1450.

CENTRAL
May 3-6; 10-13. CPP Presents Twelve Angry Jurors. Hearn Stage, Alexandria. (318) 484-4478.

May 4-5. Mayfest. Downtown Leesville Historic District, Leesville. (337) 238-0783.

May 5. Getting Buggy at Kent House. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.

May 5. YMCA Poker Run. Renegade Harley-Davidson, Alexandria. (318) 445-8261.

May 5. Family Art Camp: Monotype – Printing Dragons. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

May 5. I Pagliacci. Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria. (318) 442-9709.

May 7 and 12. Auditions for Forever Plaid. Hearn Stage, Alexandria. (318) 484-4478.

May 8. Choir on Stage: The Dramatic Roles of Chorus. First United Methodist Church, 2727 Jackson St., Alexandria. (318) 484-4463.

May 10. Summer Splash. Alexandria Mall Center Court, Alexandria. (318) 449-5108.

May 10-13. Cochon De Lait Festival. Mansura. (318) 964-2887.

May 11. Free FITBOX Class. Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, Alexandria. (318) 443-8066.

May 11-12. Zwolle Loggers and Forestry Festival. Zwolle. (318) 645-4307.

May 12. Kaminari Taiko of Houston. Downtown Amphitheatre, Alexandria. (318) 443-4718.

May 12. Louisiana Dragon Boat Races. Red River behind Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

May 12. Free Self Defense Seminar. Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, Alexandria. (318) 443-8066.

May 14-Aug. 11. Group Swim Lessons. YMCA, 1801 Turner St., Alexandria. (318) 445-8261.

May 17. LSUA Commencement. Alexandria Riverfront Center, Alexandria. (318) 473-6444.

May 17-19. Starks Mayhaw Festival. Corner of LA Highway 109 and LA Highway 12, Starks. (337) 436-9588.

May 18-19. Fisher Sawmill Days. Town Square, Fisher. (318) 256-5047.

May 18-20. The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Reservation, Marksville. (318) 253-2034.

May 19. Silk Painting as Community Builder. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

May 19. Vicki’s Dance Centers’ Dance Recitals. Tioga High School Auditorium, Tioga. (318) 443-2623.

May 19. OLPS “Trek for Tech” Run. OLPS Campus, 420 21st St., Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

May 21. The Power of the Arts to Heal: Creating Healing Scarves. Cabrini Cancer Center, Alexandria. (318) 466-6074.

May 22. The Power of the Arts to Heal: Creating Healing Scarves. Rapides Cancer Center, Alexandria. (318) 769-7150.

May 26. Fleur De Lis Memorial Day Weekend Craft Show. Natchitoches Event Center, Natchitoches. (318) 352-6068.

May 26. Reader’s Theatre. 1403 Third St., Alexandria. (318) 619-9394.

May 29-Aug. 16. YWCA Summer Day Camp. YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville, Alexandria. (318) 442-3397.

May 29-Aug. 10. YMCA Summer Day Camp. City Park YMCA, 1801 Sylvester St., Alexandria. (318) 449-4686.

June 1-Aug. 2. Summer Boot Camp. Master Rousseau’s Taekwondo, Alexandria. (318) 443-8066.

June 1-2. Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Festival. Downtown, Natchitoches. (318) 352-9500.

June 2-3. Children’s Miracle Network Telecast. CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Women’s and Children’s Atrium, Alexandria. (318) 448-6580.

June 4-8; 11-15. Summer Day Camp. Martin Community Center, Alexandria. (318) 449-5108.

June 8-10. Louisiana Corn Festival. Bunkie. (318) 346-2575.

June 11-15; 18-22. Summer Art Camp. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

June 15-Sept. 8. Faculty & Friends/CAG/Photograph Guild Exhibitions. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

June 15-Sept. 8. Empathy: A Survey of Figurative Works by Keith Perelli. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

June 15-July 21. Joelle Ford: Gumbo Girl. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria. (318) 443-3458.

June 19-22. Bug Camp. 1403 Third St., Alexandria. (318) 619-9394.

June 28-30. Beauregard Watermelon Festival. The Beauregard Fairgrounds, DeRidder. (800) 738-5534.

June 25-29. Jane in June Camp. Kent Plantation House, Alexandria. (318) 487-5998.

CAJUN COUNTRY
May 1-31. Artist of the Month Cecile Evans. Downtown Art Gallery 360, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

May 1-June 30, every Tuesday and Saturday. Teche Area Farmers Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 369-2330.

May 1-June 30, every Tuesday and Saturday. Wildlife Hike. Lake Fausse Point State Park, St. Martinville. (888) 677-7200.

May 1. May Day Celebration. St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, St. Martinville. (337) 394-6021.

May 1-13. 56th Annual Contraband Days-Pirate Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 463-9588.

May 2-3. Iberia Parish 4-H Ag Days. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 3-5. Fourth Annual Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 367-1631.

May 3-6. Thibodaux Firemen’s Fair. Firemen’s Fairgrounds, Thibodaux. (985) 446-3247.

May 4. Relay for Life of Iberia Parish. New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia. (337) 237-3797.

May 4-5. Acadiana 4-H Horse Camp. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 4-6. Beaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge. (337) 332-6655.

May 5. 16th Annual Sunset Herb and Garden Festival. Marie Street, Sunset. (337) 662-3542.

May 5. TARC Garden and Market Festival. 1 McCord Road, Houma. (985) 876-4465.

May 5-13. National Tourism Week. Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. (337) 436-9588.

May 6. Horse Show. Houma Airbase Arena, Houma. (985) 804-7932.

May 8 and June 12. In Your Own Backyard Monthly Series. Vermilionville’s Performance Center, Lafayette. (337) 482-1320.

May 8-10. Southern Regional Mine Rescue Competition. New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 11-12; 17-20. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Thibodaux Playhouse, Thibodaux. (985) 446-1896.

May 11-June 10. The Bayou Playhouse Presents: Okra. 101 Main St., Lockport. (888) 992-2968.

May 12. Third Wheelin’ and Peelin’. Gossen Memorial Park, Rayne. (337) 334-2332.

May 12. Delcambre Boat Poker Run & BBQ Cook-off. Delcambre Boat Docks, Delcambre. (337) 658-2422.

May 12. National Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 12. TGMC Fun Run/Walk and 5K Run For Excellence Presented by the Courier. Main Street, Houma. (985) 868-5881.

May 12 and June 16. Farmers Market Festival. Magdalen Square, Abbeville. (337) 898-4114.

May 19. Armed Forces Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

May 19. Louisiana Beer Fest. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles.

May 24-26. Houma Oilman’s Fishing Invitational. Harbor Light Marina, Cocodrie. (985) 223-3849.

May 24-June 3. Cajun Heartland State Fair. Cajundome, Lafayette. (337) 265-2100.

May 25 and June 22. Downtown Live After Five. Downtown, Houma. (985) 873-6408.

May 25-26. Sulphur Heritage Days. Heritage Square, Sulphur. (337) 527-4500.

May 26. Splash Bash. New Iberia City Park, New Iberia. (337) 367-7627.

May 26. The Taste of Louisiana Festival. Lake Charles Boardwalk, Lake Charles. (713) 231-6772.

May 26-27. Sugasheaux. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 27. Zydeco Extravaganza. Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, Opelousas. (877) 948-8004.

May 27. National Barrel Race Association. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

May 28. Memorial Day Avenue of Flags. Orange Grove/Graceland Cemetery, Lake Charles.

May 28. Memorial Day Ceremony. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

Starting May 31. Party by the Pool’s Liquid Society. L’Auberge du Lac, Lake Charles. (337) 395-7569.

May 31-June 3; June 7-10. Iberia Performing Arts League Presents Blithe Spirit. Essanee Theater, New Iberia. (337) 364-6114.

June 1-29. Artist of the Month Rose Portier. Downtown Art Gallery 630, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

June 1-3. Opelousas Spice and Music Festival. South City Park, Opelousas. (337) 948-5227.

June 1-3. 30th Church Point Buggy Festival. City Park, Church Point. (337) 684-2739.

June 1-3. Gheens Bon Mange Festival. Vacherie-Gheens Community Center, Gheens. (985) 637-2189.

June 2. The Daylily Festival and Garden Show. Abbeville. (337) 898-4110.

June 3. Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma. (985) 804-7932.

June 8-10. Montegut Lions Club 52nd Annual Speckled Trout Rodeo. Montegut Lions Home, Montegut. (985) 790-5160.

June 8-10. Krewe of Terreanians Fishing Rodeo. Houma Municipal Auditorium, Houma. (985) 868-9625.

June 9. LA Appaloosa Horse Show. SugArena, New Iberia.(337) 365-7539.

June 10. Iberia Parish 4-H Horse Show. SugArena, New Iberia. (337) 365-7539.

June 10. LCCMC Un Celebration De Cajun-Leur Culture. Northwest Community Center, Eunice. (337) 457-5601.

June 14. Flag Day Celebration. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 365-1428.

June 15-17. Steubenville on the Bayou Youth Conference. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 850-3171.

June 16. Juneteenth. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 491-9955.

June 17. USS Orleck Father’s Day Celebration. 604 N. Enterprise Boulevard, Lake Charles. (337) 214-7447.

June 18-22. Children’s Summer Art Camp. Downtown Gallery 360, Houma. (985) 851-2198.

June 21-24. Fishing for Memories. Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Boat Launch, Intracostal City. (337) 254-4880.

June 22-24. Louisiana Catfish Festival. St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, Des Allemands. (985) 758-7542.

June 22-23. Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee. 652 LaSalle St., Ville Platte. (337) 363-6700.

June 22-24. Krewe of Houmas Invitational Saltwater Fishing Rodeo. Coco Marina, Cocodrie. (985) 226-8788.

June 23. Bayou Bash. Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles. (337) 477-7487.

June 24. Stars & Stripes – A Musical Celebration. Sugar Cane Festival Building, New Iberia. (337) 364-1603.

June 30. Bayou Con. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 513-8927.

June 30. Lake Arthur Freedom Festival. Lake Arthur. (337) 774-2211.

Starting June 30. Erath Fourth of July Celebration. Erath City Park, Erath. (337) 937-5393.

BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION COUNTRY
May 3. Meditation at the Museum. Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-7200.

May 4-6. Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan. (985) 764-6383.

May 5. Gonzales Black Rodeo. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 268-0887.  

May 5-6. Fest For All. Downtown, Baton Rouge. (225) 344-8558.

May 6. Gallery Talk: Installing Installations. Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-7200.

May 11-13. The Great Southern Rally. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 274-6136.

May 17. Museum After Dark: Harp Strings. Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-7200.  

May 21. Carter Plantation Community Association Third Annual Golf Tournament. Carter Plantation Golf Course, Springfield. (225) 747-0660.

May 24-27. Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales. (225) 647-2937.

May 26-27. Memorial Day Getaway. Citywide, Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.

May 26-27. Bayou Country Superfest. Louisiana State University Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge. (337) 365-7539.

June 1-3. Nubian Kruzers Motorcycle Rally. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 603-1117.

June 2. Ponchatoula City-Wide Yard Sale. Citywide, Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536.

June 4-11. The Red Stick International Animation Festival. Downtown, Baton Rouge. (225) 366-8473.

June 8-10. The Day the War Stopped. Downtown, St. Francisville. (225) 635-4224.  

June 8-10. Uplifting the Coast Festival. Baton Rouge Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge. (225) 268-4254.

June 16. Art Gumbo Market. Houmas House Plantation, Darrow. (225) 328-7354.

June 16-23. National Santa Gertrudis Association Junior Heifer Show. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (361) 592-9357.

GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Through May 6. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans Fair Grounds, New Orleans. (504) 522-4786.

May 2. Ivan Neville’s Piano Sessions, Vol. 2. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 2. Gravity A and Monophonics. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 3. Honey Island Swamp Band. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 3. Southern Troubadours. The Temple, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 3. Cyril Neville’s: Nevillution. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 3. Eddie Roberts Trio. 12 Bar, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4-6. Tomato Festival. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Chalmette. (504) 271-2953.

May 4. Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. Mike Dillon and YoJimbo. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. Henry Butler. Café Istanbul, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. Bonerama presented by the Backbeat Foundation. Tipitina’s French Quarter, New Orleans. (504) 566-7095.

May 4. Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. MASHUP. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. Soulive. The Temple, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 4. Tab Benoit plus guests. Tipitina’s French Quarter, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 5. Deacon John. Café Istanbul, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 5. Dr. Klaw. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 5. Bonerama. Maison, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 5-6. Mark Ingram Youth Football ProCamp. Tulane University, New Orleans. (888) 389-2267.

May 6. Theresa Andersson. Tipitina’s French Quarter, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 6. Funky Butt Revisited. Blue Nile, New Orleans. backbeatfoundation.org.

May 7. Nunez Community College History Lecture Series. 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. (504) 512-5120.

May 12. Remember Covington Meet and Greet Reunion. Bogue Falaya Park Pavilion, Covington. (985) 630-3826.

May 12. New Orleans Ballet Association: The Joffrey Ballet. New Orleans. (504) 522-0996.

May 17-19. Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival. F. Edward Hebert Boulevard, Belle Chasse. (504) 394-6328.  

May 18-20. Bayou Boogaloo. Bayou St. John, New Orleans. thebayouboogaloo.com.

May 19. Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard Cruise Night. 8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. (504) 874-0458.

May 22-26. The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Citywide, New Orleans. (504) 529-9463.

May 25-27. Greek Festival New Orleans. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New Orleans. (504) 282-0259.

June 2-3. The New Orleans Oyster Festival. Decatur Street, New Orleans. neworleansoysterfestival.org.

June 8. St. Katharine Drexel Parish Catholic Gospel Extravaganza. St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, New Orleans. (504) 891-9284.

June 9-10. Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival. The Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.

June 9-10. The French Market Creole Tomato Festival. French Market, New Orleans. (504) 522-2621.

June 23-24. Lacombe Crab Festival. John Davis Park, Lacombe. (985) 867-9490.

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