'Oliver!'

What: Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s "Oliver!" takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food” and “Where is Love,” "Oliver!" is a musical classic. Performed by Thibodaux Playhouse Inc.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 28-29 and 2 p.m. July 30.

Where: Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center,  314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux.

Tickets: $23.

Information: thibodauxplayhouse.com.

 

'Fiddler on the Roof'

What: Set in the little village of Anatevka, "Fiddler on the Roof" centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, the play's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Presented by Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne.

When: 7:30 p.m. July 26-29 and 2 p.m. July 30.

Where: Le Petit Theatre, 7829 Main St., Houma.

Tickets: $16.

Information: houmalittletheatre.com.

 

International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

What: Believed to be the oldest fishing rodeo in the country, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo features food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and the fishing rodeo.

When: July 27-29.

Where: Tarpon Rodeo Drive, Grand Isle.

Registration: Registration to compete ends July 16. Registration prices vary between $45 and $110.

Information: http://tarponrodeo.org/.

 

Downtown Live After 5

What: Live concert in downtown Houma with headliner Ruff-N-Ready. Opening act starts at 5:30 p.m., with Ruff-N-Ready performing from 7-10 p.m.

When: July 28.

Where: Downtown Houma Courthouse Square.

Admission: Free.

 

Dance-A-Thon

What: Celebrate National Dance Day with this Dance-A-Thon hosted by 409 Fitness Studio and benefiting CASA of Lafourche. The event features Heather Benoit, Danielle Bolotte, Cassandra Delatte and Emily Rini. 

When: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 29.

Where: 409 Fitness Studio, 409 W. Third St., Thibodaux.

Admission: $25

Information: facebook.com/409FitnessStudio

 

Kids Cooking Class

What: Rouses Market in Thibodaux is hosting a hands-on cooking class where kids will make red, white and blue popcorn balls and a pasta salad. The class is for children ages 5-14, and they have the option of taking their creations home or eating it at the class. Space is limited and registration is required. 

When: 2-3:30 p.m. July 29.

Where: Rouses, 204 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux. 

Admission: $12.69

Information: 446-3427.

 

MechaCon

What: MechaCon is an annual anime convention that brings together anime, Transformers, Japanese culture,  sci-fi, comics and domestic animation, making it a complete fan experience. This year will feature an opening ceremonies, a formal/cosplay-optional ball, panels, signings with voice actors and other special industry guests, cosplay contest, electronic gaming room and tournaments, tabletop gaming, video rooms, a huge dealer's room, Artists Alley, cosplay chess, a charity auction and more.

When: July 28-30.

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.

Admission: Weekend pass is $60, Friday-only pass is $30, Saturday-only pass is $40 and Sunday only pass is $15. Discount tickets are available for children 9 and younger, and children 3 and younger get in free.

Information: mechacon.com.

 

Summer Fun Kids Day

What: The 17th annual fun day is the bayou region's largest and longest-running indoor children's festival.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29.

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

Admission: $5 per person at the door.

 

Connecting Heart Strings for Families

What: Psychic mediums Trenny Simmons and Sid Patrick travel the country connecting people with their loved ones.

When: 3-5 p.m. July 29.

Where: Ramada Houma, 1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma. 

Admission: $30.

Information: sid-patrick.com. 

 

Incubus and Jimmy Eat World

What: Incubus is heading out on the 8 Tour with special guests Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion. 

When: 8-11 p.m. Aug. 2. 

Where: Champions Square outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Lasalle and Poydras Streets, New Orleans.

Cost: $19-$475 on Ticketnetwork.com.

 

James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt

What: The singer-songwriter teams up with the blues and rock legend for a concert in New Orleans.

When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3.

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

Tickets: ticketmaster.com. Cost: $66 to $100.

 

311 with special guest New Politics

What: The rock and pop group 311 will be coming to New Orleans with special guest New Politics, a Danish rock band.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 4.

Where: Champions Square outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Lasalle and Poydras Streets, New Orleans.

Tickets: $31-146 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Cajun Rollergirls vs. Capital City Rollergirls

What: Houma’s women’s roller derby league, Cajun Rollergirls, will face the Capital City Rollergirls from Jackson, Miss.

When: 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. match starts, Aug. 5.

Where: Aggie’s Skate Connection, 10592 E. Main St., Houma.

Admission: $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, kids under 5 for free.

Information: Facebook.com/CajunRollergirls or cajunrollergirls.com.

  

Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey

What: The R&B and urban soul legend is performing in New Orleans with superstar singer, songwriter and actress Mariah Carey.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

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

Tickets: $26-847 on ticketmaster.com.

 

John Mayer

What: The pop, blues and rock guitarist and singer performs in New Orleans.

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

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

Tickets: $36 to $122 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Bayou's Biggest Garage Sale

What: The Courier and Daily Comet are hosting their second annual garage sale with Terrebonne ARC and South Louisiana Bank.

When: 8 a.m. Aug. 12. 

Where: Evergreen Cajun Center, 4694 W. Main St., Houma. 

Tickets: $10.

Information: 857-2274.

 

Moonlight Masquerade

What: Junior Auxilary of Houma's third annual Moonlight Masquerade will feature a "Houma's Dancing with the Stars" competition, as well as a silent auction, live entertainment, complementary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds benefit JA of Houma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of local children's well being. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

When: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 19.

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

Tickets: Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door.

Information: Email JAofHouma@gmail.com. 

 

Culinary Showcase

What: The Louisiana Restaurant Association Bayou Chapter will host its culinary showcase, presented by Taco Bell.

When: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24. 

Where: Cypress Columns, 157 Tourist Drive, Gray.

Cost: General admission is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. There are also 20 VIP tables of eight available, which come with wine, for $500 each.

To purchase tickets: visit LRA.org.

 

Downtown Live After 5

What: Live concert in downtown Houma with headliner Nashville South. Opening act starts at 5:30 p.m., with Nashville South performing from 7-10 p.m.

When: Aug. 25.

Where: Downtown Houma Courthouse Square.

Admission: Free.

 

TaWaSi Antiques and Collectibles Show

What: The 41st annual TaWaSi Antiques and Collectibles Show will feature dealers from throughout the South. There will also be hourly silver ring giveaways, as well as drawings for other door prizes. 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 8-9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10.

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

Admission: Unlimited admission tickets are $10 and can be used for all three days. These tickets can be purchased from any TaWaSi member or at the door. Only children in strollers will be admitted for free. Parking is free. 

Info: Call 413-1147, visit www.tawasi.net or Facebook or contact any TaWaSi member. 

 

Art After Dark

What: Local and regional artists will display their work in area businesses and offices in the downtown Houma area. The event is free and open to the public.

When: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 9.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Admission: Free

Information: email info@TFAG.org.

 

Walk to End Alzheimer's 

What: The Bayou area's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's raises money for research for a cure for the disease.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 16.

Where: Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Cost: There's no fee to participate, but it's requested participants raise $100.

Information: Call 504-613-6505 or visit alz.org/walk.

 

Comic Con

What: The Terrebonne Parish Public Library will host its third annual Comic Con, which will feature games, presenters, vendors, crafts, cosplaying and more.

When: Sept. 17. 

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

Admission: Free.

Information: Visit mytpl.org/comiccon or call Naomi Magola at 876-5861, option 3.

 

Downtown Live After 5

What: Live concert in downtown Houma with headliner Blue Eyed Soul. Opening act starts at 5:30 p.m., with Blue Eyed Soul performing from 7-10 p.m.

When: Sept. 22.

Where: Downtown Houma Courthouse Square.

Admission: Free.

 

Best of the Bayou Music Festival

What: This annual music fest in Houma features a weekend of live entertainment, as well as Cajun cuisine, handmade arts and crafts, classic car show and fun for the kids.

When: Sept. 22-23.

Where: Downtown Houma. 

Admission: Tickets are $10 presale for the whole weekend, and $10 a day at the door.

Information: http://bestofthebayou.la/

 

Hurricane Festival

What: The Cut Off Youth Center hosts this annual festival that will feature live music, carnival rides and food.

When: Sept. 22-24.

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

 

Ladies Night Out

What: This evening features TGMC patients in a fashion show along with cuisine, silent auction, forks and corks and other spirited attractions. Attire is casual cocktail. The 11th annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. 

When: 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 28.

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

Cost: $50 per person.

Information: Email aponson@marybird.com or visit https://marybird.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2017LadiesNightOut/tabid/868691/Default.aspx

 

Voice of the Wetlands Festival

What: This annual festival that features musical acts, food, camping and speakers that embody the spirit of the Louisiana wetlands.

When: Oct. 13-15.

Where: 5403 W. Main St., Houma.

Information: voiceofthewetlands.org

 

Bruno Mars

What: Pop and rap singer Bruno Mars performs in New Orleans.

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 21.

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

Tickets: $228 to $1,472 at ticketmaster.com.

 

Rougarou Fest

What: The sixth annual Rougarou Fest is a family-friendly festival with a spooky flair that celebrates the rich folklore that exists along the bayous of Southeast Louisiana. It is also the primary fundraiser supporting the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center. There will be food, drinks, live music, a costume contest, the Krewe Ga Rou Halloween Parade and lots of other activities.

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22.

Where: Downtown Houma.

Information: rougaroufest.org, or check out the festival's Facebook.

 

Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival

What: The one-day arts and crafts festival will feature handmade gifts, keepsakes, decor and much more.

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

Where: Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Admission: $5 for adults and free for kids under 12.

Information: 851-0154.