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Wednesday, May 1

Exhibit Opening Reception for “Resistance through Persistence” at Vermilionville Visitor’s Center, 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s department of history, geography and philosophy and the Vermilionville Living History Museum present “Resistance through Persistence: Enslaved Women and Culture in Louisiana.” Opening night will feature a reception including light refreshments. The exhibit emphasizes the ways enslaved women found to build culture despite oppression.

Law Day: Freedom in the Practice at the 15th Judicial District Court, noon.- 1:30 p.m.

The Lafayette Bar Association invites all students attending UL Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College who are interested in a career in the legal profession. This is a free event, and lunch will be provided. Reserve your spot by registering at LafayetteBarAssociation.org.

Guilbeau Lecture: States of Exclusion at H.L. Griffin Hall, Room 315, 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Richard Frankel, Ph.D., a professor at UL Lafayette will speak on his new book, “States of Exclusion: A New Wave of Fascism.” His book uses the history of Nazi Germany to better understand today’s controversial presidency.

Thursday, May 2

Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys at Artmosphere Bistro, 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

From Duson, Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boys will present a traditional style of zydeco with a touch of funk.

Friday, May 3

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival at Parc Hardy, 4 p.m.- midnight

This three-day festival celebrates the culture in Breaux Bridge. Open to all families, the event includes live music, food and fun. Friday admission is $5. For more information about this event, visit bbcrawfest.com.

Once Upon a Cabaret at The Platform at Dat Dog, 9 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Join a fabulous lineup of performers as they sing all the well-known princess songs, while sharing hilarious and heartfelt stories along the way. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.

Forest Huval at Artmosphere, 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.

From Cecilia, Forest Huval is an accordion and fiddle player with soulful vocals. His work focuses on keeping the authentic style of Cajun music and sharing it with those outside of Louisiana.

Saturday, May 4

Great Strides Lafayette 2019 at Sugar Mill Pond, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents Great Strides, an opportunity for individuals to make a difference in the lives of those living with CF. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to raise funds.

Movies in the Park: ‘Heavyweights,’ ‘Dazed and Confused’ at Parc International, 6 p.m.

Downtown Lafayette and Kiwanis Lafayette present a free movie event open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. “Heavyweights” starts at dusk and “Dazed and Confused” starts at 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo from The Vermilion

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole at Artmosphere, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Enjoy the blended sounds of French and Spanish contra dance along with rhythms of West Africa. This is a public event sure to get the crowd dancing.

Monday, May 6

Happy finals week from The Vermilion! We wish you well on all your exams

Stress Relief Week Begins at Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Prepare for finals with moments of relaxation throughout the week. Visit the library’s website for a list and schedule of the different perks.

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