A Taste of Jamaica

What: A night of Jamaican food, music by The Soul Survivors. Benefit for Liberty Dwelling, an organization that seeks to assist young adults who have aged out of the foster care system to become self-reliant and productive citizens of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.

When: 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma.

Tickets: $65 from avril@libertydwelling.org.

 

TaWaSi Antiques and Vintage Show

What: The 43rd annual antiques show will feature dealers from throughout the South selling vintage and antique items such as estate and costume jewelry, furniture, home décor, linens and much more. There will be a raffle of items donated by various dealers and drawings for door prizes. 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6-7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Thibodaux Civic Center, 310 N. Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux. 

Tickets: Unlimited admission tickets, which are $10 and can be used for all three days, may be purchased from any TaWaSi member, through eventbrite.com or at the door. Children in strollers will be admitted free.

 

Science Rocks

What: Students who plan to enter into their school’s science fair are encouraged to bring their science fair hypotheses to several real-life scientists to answer questions and offer practical advice to students. Scientists include, but are not limited to, chemists, environmental and health scientists, and biologists.

When: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.

Admission: Free to the public.

Info: Naomi Magola at 876-5861, opt. 3.

 

Patriotic Concert

What: The South Louisiana Community Orchestra's annual concert in conjunction with the Regional Military Museum's commemoration of the 9/11 attacks. Glynn (Rip) Dagenhardt will conduct with Sarah Todd providing the piano accompaniment and Julianne Korn providing the vocal accompaniment to the title song of this concert, "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 8.

Where: Regional Military Museum, 1154 Barrow St. in Houma.

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under and free for military and first-responder personnel dressed in uniform.

 

Senior Health Fair

What: Terrebonne Council on Aging is hosting its annual Health Fair for Terrebonne Parish residents 50 and over. Various health-related organizations will be available to answer questions and distribute materials. Lunch will be served, and bingo will follow.

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10.

Where: Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma.

Admission: Free for health fair, $1 for lunch.

 

Duckin' Out for the Arts

What: Fundraiser event in which artists from parishes in south Louisiana decorate ducks and donate art to be auctioned off to support the Bayou Regional Arts Council.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

Where: Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 Park Ave., Houma.

Tickets: $40 at the door, two for $60. Patron members admitted free.

Info: bayouarts.org.

 

Craftin' Cajuns

What: Fall edition of large craft show, featuring over 200 booths with craft items and food.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 14.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Admission: Free to the public.

Info: houmaciviccenter.com/craftshow.

 

Art After Dark

What: The 19th annual event in which over 70 artists will display their work in downtown Houma.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 14.

Where: Various sites including Downtown Art Gallery, 630 Belanger St., Houma.

Cost: Free to the public.

Info: 851-2198.

 

"Don't Talk to the Actors"

What: Comedy by Tom Dudzick about a young playwright who is suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when his play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway.

When: Sept. 15-22, 7:30 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Where: Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne, 7829 W. Main St. in Houma.

Tickets: $16 at the door. For information, call the box office at 876-4278.

 

The Gala Goes Gatsby

What: Annual fundraiser for the Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center, formerly known as Ladies Night Out. Men and women can sip on libations from the period, dress in their '20s best, and mingle in a cocktail party setting, while experiencing mission moments centered on patients and survivors who will be highlighted throughout the evening.

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Meeting Room Wing, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Tickets: $75 at mbptgmc.org/gala.

 

Murder Mystery Dinner

What: "Death of a Gangster: A 1920s Mafia Marriage" is an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur, and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunit. You'll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you dine on a buffet-style meal.

When: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19.

Where: The Dansereau House, 506 St. Philip St., Thibodaux.

Tickets: $79 at eventbrite.com.

Info: 227-9937.

 

Art Market Workshop

What: Workshop for artists and crafts creators who want to sell their art or crafts but have no idea where to start or just want some tips on how to get better. Info on booth set-up, merchandising and picking the venues that are right for you.

When: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Terrebonne Parish Library North Branch, 4130 W. Park Ave., Gray.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Eddie Griffin

What: Popular comedian turned actor, honored by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time who has appeared in 47 films and numerous television shows, brings his stand-up act to New Orleans.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $45-$100 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Vandebilt Fall Festival

What: Fifth annual Terrier Tailgate fundraiser with food and drinks, silent auction, festival games and a $25,000 raffle for a new car. Half of the money will go to school improvements and a quarter to both the Vandebilt music and athletic programs.

When: 6-10 p.m. Sept. 21.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Info: Melanie Prentice at mprentice@htdiocese.org.

 

Carrie Underwood

Who: Popular country singer performs.

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette.

Tickets: $46-$90.50 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Terrebonne Comic Con

What: Annual convention of comic-book enthusiasts of all ages featuring artists, vendors, photo-ops, fun sessions, and plenty of cosplay.

When: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Where: Terrebonne Parish Main Library, 151 Library Drive, Houma.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Deep Purple

What: Giants of classic rock bring its Long Goodbye Tour to New Orleans.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Where: Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $50-$125 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Geocoinfest

What: Geocaching “Mega” event, expected to attract top geocachers from around the country, one of only 50 GeoTours in the world.

When: Sept. 26-29.

Where: Based at the Courtyard by Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma.

Info: houmatravel.com/geo-tour.

 

Cut Off Youth Center Hurricane Festival

What: Celebrating Cajun culture, this festival features food, live music and carnival rides for all ages. Raffles and auctions with proceeds going to the Cut Off Youth Center.

When: 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sept 28-29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off.

Tickets: Free to the public.

Info: 632-7616.

 

Downtown Arts Walk

What: Semi-annual display of arts and crafts in Thibodaux. All of the proceeds from the Downtown Arts Walk are donated directly to Thibodaux Main Street and will help keep up the revitalization and promotion of historic downtown Thibodaux.

When: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 27.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.

Tickets: Free to the public.

 

Downtown on the Bayou

What: Musical celebration formerly Downtown Fall Fest, showcasing local musical talent. Event also includes jambalaya/pastalaya cook-off. Proceeds from this event will be dispersed to local school music programs for the purpose of purchasing and repairing instruments, as well as other learning materials.

When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 28, noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 29.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Info: downtownonthebayou.wixsite.com/downtownfallfest.

 

Stone Temple Pilots

What: Grunge rock band plays New Orleans with opening act Rival Sons.

When: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Where: The Fillmore New Orleans, 6 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $45-$82.50 at livenation.com.

 

"Wicked"

What: Touring company of the second-highest grossing Broadway musical of all time, which tells the "Wizard of Oz" story from the perspective of the witches.

When: Oct. 2-20.

Where: Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $49-$160 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Miranda Lambert

What: Country singer-songwriter makes two Louisiana stops on her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Lafayette and 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in New Orleans.

Where: Oct. 4 at the Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, and Oct. 5 at the Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.

Tickets: $41-$215 in both venues at ticketmaster.com.

 

La Fete des Vieux Temps

What: Called the "Festival of Old Times," this event features a celebration of music, dancing, Cajun food, and arts and crafts show.

When: Oct. 4-6.

Where: 4484 La. 1, Raceland.

Info: lafetedesvieuxtemps.com.

 

Heart

What: Rock superstars led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson perform their hits on their Love Alive Tour.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Where: Cajundome, 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette.

Tickets: $19-$275 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Chauvin Fest

What: The 10th annual community festival with live music, food and children's activities. Sponsored by Terrebonne Advocates for Possibility.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6.

Where: American Legion, 4990 La. 56, Chauvin.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Rooftop Roundup

What: Fundraiser benefiting The Foundation of TGMC, with a casual atmosphere featuring a meal from Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse, a bird’s eye view of downtown Houma and live music by Billy Stark and Band.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Where: Rooftop of the TGMC parking garage, 8166 W. Main St. in Houma. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held under the covered third floor of the parking garage.

Tickets: $50 at eventbrite.com.

 

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

What: Classic rock legend performs his hits, including "Turn the Page," Night Moves" and "We've Got Tonight."

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

Where: Raising Cane's River Center Arena, 75 S. River Road, Baton Rouge.

Tickets: $75-$125 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Voice of the Wetlands

What: The 16th annual music, food and crafts festival to raise awareness and money for the fight to save Louisiana's eroding coastal wetlands.

When: Oct. 11-13.

Where: The Ponderosa, 5403 W. Park Ave., Houma.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Louisiana Gumbo Festival

What: 48th annual festival featuring Cajun food, live music, amusement rides, parade, auction, demonstrations, and of course lots of gumbo. Volunteers cook nearly 500 gallons of gumbo during the festival weekend. Proceeds support the local Chackbay Volunteer Fire Department.

When: 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to midnight Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Oct. 14.

Where: Chackbay Fairgrounds, 345 La. 304, Chackbay.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Greta Van Fleet

What: Grammy-winning rock band brings its March of the Peaceful Army tour to New Orleans.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

Where: UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans.

Tickets: $27-$47 at ticketmaster.com.

 

"PAW Patrol"

What: PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," an action-packed, music-filled production featuring the heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series "PAW Patrol." The performance is interactive, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission.

When: 6 p.m. Oct. 15-16.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.

Tickets: Starting at $19 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Tenacious D

What: Mock-rock band led by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass brings its Post-Apocalyptico Tour to New Orleans.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

Where: Fillmore New Orleans, 6 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $50-$200 at livenation.com.

 

New Orleans Film Festival

What: Thirtieth annual festival featuring over 200 films, when an anticipated 30,000 people gather over the course of eight days to champion film in New Orleans and engage with visionary films, directors and other film lovers. This is one of the few film festivals that is Oscar-qualifying in all three Academy-accredited categories.

When: Oct. 16-23.

Where: Various locations in New Orleans.

Tickets: Passes starting at $65 up to All-Access for $315 at neworleansfilmsociety.org.

 

Dwight Yoakam

What: Country superstar brings his Swimming Pools, Movie Stars Tour to New Orleans.

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

Where: Fillmore New Orleans, 6 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $59-$72.50 at livenation.com.

 

Best of the Bayou Cookoff

What: Cooking contests, public tastings and live music to benefit CASA of Lafourche, a program that helps children in foster care navigate the court system. Teams will be judged in five categories, Best Fried, Best Grilled, Best Over Pasta, Best Over Rice and Best Dessert. Live music by Kerry Thibodaux.

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 19.

Where: Cut Off Youth Center, 205 W. 79th St., Cut Off.

Admission: $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6-11, 5 and under free.

Info: casaoflafourche.org.

 

Laurel Valley Fall Festival

What: Laurel Valley Plantation will host this semi-annual event, oldest cultural festival in the area, that will feature an arts and crafts show, Cajun lunch, sweets, cultural demonstrations and exhibits.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.

Where: Laurel Valley Plantation, 595 La. 308, Thibodaux.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

French Food Festival

What: 46th annual festival with Cajun food, music and dancing. There will also be a carnival, bonfire, live auction, art show, Cajun market and petting zoo. Visitors will get the chance to compete in contests of all kinds including a Fun Walk/Race, cake-decorating contest and art contest. Major fundraiser for the Larose Civic Center.

When: 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. to midnight Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Larose Civic Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Larose.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Rougarou Fest

What: Family-friendly festival celebrates Cajun folklore and benefits Houma’s Wetlands Discovery Center. Food, drinks, live music, costume contest, Halloween parade.

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 26 and 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Admission: Free.

Info: 580-7289.

 

Acadia Music Festival

What: Fourth annual outdoor music festival with arts displays and food, featuring an eclectic lineup including Flo Rida, Rehab, Anders Osborne and Bishop Gunn. Proceeds to benefit the Ben Meyer Foundation.

When: Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2.

Where: Acadia Plantation Town Center, 110 Rue Angelique, Thibodaux.

Tickets: $35 at BonTemps.com.

 

Cajun Fly-In

What: Annual celebration of aviation put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 513 in Houma. Around 100 different aircraft will be on display, with refreshments and a car show adding to the festivities.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Airport, 10264 E. Main St., Houma.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Southdown Marketplace

What: More than 300 vendors sell handmade arts and crafts at one of the area’s biggest fairs. It benefits Southdown Plantation and the Terrebonne Museum.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2

Where: Southdown Plantation and Museum, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Admission: $5 per person. Kids 12 and under free.

Info: 851-0154.

 

St. Luke Fall Festival

What: A day of fun activities which includes music, food, drinks, crafts, kids entertainment, and raffle.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: St. Luke Catholic Church grounds, 1100 Bourbon St., Thibodaux.

Admission: Free to the public.

 

Big Boy's Main Street Cookoff

What: Culinary showcase of Cajun cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients found along the bayou, with over 30 teams cooking up dishes such as shrimp and grits, jambalaya boulettes and charbroiled oysters. Live music by Nonc Nu and Da Wild Matous. Big Boy’s takes place each year as the kick-off event of the Thibodeauxville Fall Festival weekend.

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 8.

Where: Throughout downtown Thibodaux.

Admission: $10, which includes samples from cook-off participants.

Info: 413-9886.

 

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival

What: Explore historic downtown Thibodaux at one of the city’s biggest festivals. Includes dozens of arts and crafts booths, live music, food court and a rubber duck race on Bayou Lafourche.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.

Info: thibodauxchamber.com.

 

Soul Food Festival

What: Fourth annual festival includes live music, arts and crafts, children's activities, a Soul Stroll and a wide selection of soul food.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9.

Where: Gray Park, 3289 W. Park Ave., Gray.

Admission: Free to the public. Food prices vary.

 

Bayou Beer Fest

What: Seventh annual celebration of Louisiana craft beers.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9.

Where: Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Tickets: $35 at the gate.

 

Jonas Brothers

What: Pop-rock trio brings its Happiness Begins Tour to New Orleans.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.

Tickets: $51-$195 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Bayou Social Gala

What: Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society of Terrebonne Parish, featuring food, dancing, a live auction, and much more.

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

Where: Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma.

Tickets: $65 at bayousocialgala.com.

 

"Elf on the Shelf"

What: Touring stage production of the Christmas musical tells the story of one particularly impressive Scout Elf who must help his new, human family overcome a personal loss and remember the importance of Christmas cheer.

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Where: Saenger Theater, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans.

Tickets: $29-$59 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Gumbo Cookoff

What: Fundraiser for Houma Veterans Outreach, with gumbo cook-off, live music by Sheauxdown and SideFX, kids activities, raffles and more.

When: Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 23.

Where: Courthouse Square, 7856 Main St., Houma.

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.

 

Dragway Reunion

What: Third annual reunion of drivers and enthusiasts of the South Louisiana Dragway. Events include a car show, vintage car cruise and a special observance of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the South Louisiana Dragway.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24.

Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Drive, Houma.

Info: southlanddragway.com.

 

Thibodaux Christmas Parade

What: Annual kickoff to the holiday season, with free refreshments, Christmas music and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

When: 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

Where: Parade route starts at the corner of Audubon and Ardoyne on the Nicholls State University campus and ends at the Lafourche Parish Courthouse in downtown Thibodaux.

Info: thibodauxchamber.com.

 

Houma Christmas Festival

What: Festival includes light displays, food, games, crafts and music. Santa and Mrs. Claus meet-and-greet with the tree lighting in Courthouse Square.

When: Noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 7. Parade rolls through downtown starting at 5 p.m., tree lighting ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Cost: Free.

Info: houmachristmasfestival.com.