"Landscapes of Atchafalaya"

Jon Griffin Donlon was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and graduated from ULL; he left Louisiana to pursue graduate work at the University of Illinois. He has since then shown his drawings, paintings, and photographs from time to time regionally, nationally, and internationally. This is the first show of Donlon’s Atchafalaya Landscape Photographs although he has been exhibiting other drawings, painting, and photographs around the region.

November 27, 2020 to
January 31, 2021
Jazz Happy Hour featuring Gale Leslie

Join us in Cliff's Bar @ Cite des Arts for the Jazz stylings of Vocalist Gale Leslie at Jazz Happy Hour from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m on the first and third Friday of each month!  Gale sings all of your favorite standards and there are drink specials!!

1st and 3rd Friday of each month
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Weaning Process

The Weaning Process is a local improv troupe that experiments in both short and long forms. Every Second Saturday ArtWalk, they bring you a show with a new theme, format, or gimmick. Don't miss the fun!

8:00 p.m. every Second Saturday ArtWalk

Silverbacks Improv Theatre presents the following act:



Saturday March 7th, at 9:00 pm


The Second Stage at Cite Des Arts - 109 Vine St, Lafayette, LA 70501


$12 Tickets; free with attendance to the afternoon workshop


All ages welcome!


Tickets for the show or the workshop available at the Door or at


New Orleans based performer and comedian Nkechi Chibueze presents her one-woman show: PERVIRGIN. Kechi is a 34 year-old woman who has never been kissed . . . and she REALLY wants to talk about it. Join Kechi as she lays out the blueprint to becoming a super virgin, shares her cringeworthy crushlationships, and explains how the Pussycat Dolls and Zumba are her sexy spirit animals!


Ms. Chibueze will also be presenting a workshop in solo-performance that afternoon. "Me, Myself, and My Stage: Intro to Biographical Solo Performance." This workshop will explore taking one's own personal experiences and translating them into a theatrical performance. Suitable for all experience levels, including beginners. DATE: January 11, from 12-2pm. Cost: $30. Workshop purchase includes ticket to Ms. Chibueze's performance "Pervirgin" at 8pm that evening.

The 15th Annual Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival


The nonprofit Cinema on the Bayou Film Society is pleased to announce that the 15th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival, an international juried film festival, will take place beginning on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, through Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and will screen nearly 200 films at venues in and around Lafayette and Opelousas. The 2020 lineup of official selections includes 40 feature-length narrative fiction and documentary films and 148 short films, including narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films.  The majority of the films are World, International or U.S. Premieres from across the United States and Canada as well as from France, Japan, Slovenia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark, Haiti, Germany, Ireland, Argentina, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, Turkey and Cambodia, including over 60 French language films.  In addition, the Festival will present panel discussions, music and nightly socials with directors, producers, cinematographers, distributors, actors, film festival organizers, and other industry professionals from L.A., New York, Austin, Portland, Chicago, Kansas City, New Orleans, Shreveport, Toronto, Montréal, Moncton, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin and London.


            The Festival will open with the Red Carpet World Premiere screening of WHEN WE KILL THE CREATORS on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the Vermilionville Performance Center, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Cynthia Mort will be in attendance along with the film’s star, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the film screens at 6:30 pm, followed by a gala reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at or at the door on the night of the event. This beautifully shot narrative feature film tells the story of a singer’s improbable journey to reach her dreams and, when she does, the price she has paid.  It features music by Ms. Mort and Ms. Lynne, with music performances by Ms. Lynne that were recorded live – no filters, no pro tools, just her beautiful, God-given voice.  The film also features Tony Joe White, Ally Walker and Elisabeth Röhm.


The eight-day Festival will close on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, with the International Premiere of the narrative feature film POUR MIEUX T’AIMER (TO BETTER LOVE YOU) directed by Moncton-based Acadie filmmakers Denise Bouchard and Gilles Doiron.  The film, which tells the story of a family whose mother disappeared 30 years earlier without leaving a trace, made its World Premiere at the Festival International du Cinema Francophone En Acadie, in November of 2019, where it won the Leonard Forest Prize for Best Acadian Long Film. Director Gilles Doiron will attend the film screening, which will be followed by a gala reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at or at the door on the night of the event. The film will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the Vermilionville Performance Center, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508.


In addition to the Vermilionville Performance Center, films will be screened throughout the Festival at Cité des Arts in Downtown Lafayette, as well as all day Sunday, Jan. 26th at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The always-entertaining Festival Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday evening followed by a music performance by Hamilton, Ontario cellist brothers Maximilian and Theodor Aoki.  The super talented brothers star in THINGS I DO FOR MONEY, which will make its U.S. Premiere at the Festival.  Films will also be screened at the Lafayette Parish Public Library South Regional Branch and at St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas.


Among the judges, panelists and other special guests in attendance during this year’s Festival will be “the bad boy of Québec cinema,” Montréal-based filmmaker Marc-André Forcier, who will attend the U.S. Premiere of his latest narrative feature film, LES FLEURS OUBLIÉES (FORGOTTEN FLOWERS). In addition, Cinema on the Bayou will continue its partnerships with three prominent film festivals in Canada: Québec City Film Festival, Festival Les Percéides, and Festival International du Cinema Francophone En Acadie. Representatives from these festivals will be in attendance, along with filmmakers from Moncton and Québec, and will present films and participate in a bi-lingual roundtable discussion about French language film.  Additionally, COTB alum and Montréal-based Acadie filmmaker Phil Comeau will attend the screening of two of his most recent films, and Québecois filmmaker André Gladu, the National Film Board of Canada’s darling who, with our founder Pat Mire, helped give birth to Cinema on the Bayou, will attend the festival with the U.S. Premiere of his latest film. Festival Judges include Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Wendell Riley of Shreveport, filmmaker Andy Cope of Austin, Texas, and Sylvain Garel of Paris, France, with the Association internationale des maires francophones. 


Films in competition are eligible to win our coveted “goujon caille” award created by local artists Pat and André Juneau.   


Tickets for all Festival screenings and events (exclusive of screenings at the Lafayette Parish Public Library, which are free), including festival passes and individual tickets, are available for purchase through Eventbrite at


A complete description of the films is posted on the Festival website.  A complete schedule of film screenings and events will be posted in mid-January.


The 15th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is presented by Cinema on the Bayou Film Society, a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit Louisiana corporation. Major sponsors include Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vermilionville, and Acadiana Cinemas.  Contributing sponsors and partners include Acadiana Center for the Arts, Cité des Arts, the Lafayette Parish Public Library South Regional Branch, St. Landry Parish Travel, Chateau Hotel, Teamwork Solutions, Mouton Plantation, Channel One Digital, and SO Studio. International sponsors and partners include the Québec Government, the National Film Board of Canada, the French Counsel General of New Orleans, Louisiana, Télé-Louisiane, Rendez-vous Amérique, Québec City Film Festival, FICFA.


Check out Cite Des Arts showtimes at :

Join us on the first Monday each month for a different Groovy Movie!  We are kicking off with "The Man with The Golden Arm".

When illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) gets out of prison, he decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka (Robert Strauss), and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis (Darren McGavin), re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean and eventually finds himself succumbing to his old habits.


Release date: December 14, 1955 (USA)


DirectorOtto Preminger


Story byNelson Algren


NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Music ScoreMORE


ScreenplayBen HechtWalter NewmanLewis Meltzer

OOF. a comedy game show.

February 23rd, 2020  time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oof. is a comedy game show in which anyone in the audience can be a comedian.

Q. How does it work?

Nine (9) contestants will be selected via raffle ticket before the show begins. They will wait back stage to be prepped as the comedians are performing.

Before each round, each contestant will be randomly assigned a comedian.

The comedians will be seated on one side of the stage and a microphone and stool will be set up on the other side of the stage.

The contestants will be called up one at a time to read 4 jokes each from a bucket - 3 jokes from the 3 different comics plus a joke from the host.

If their assigned comic’s joke gets laughs, they get 3 points. If the host’s joke (“Oof.” jokes) get laughs, they get 1 point. The other 2 comic’s jokes are worth 2 points each so that all 4 jokes getting laughs results in 8 total points.

The joke’s writers will be revealed after each contestant finishes reading all 4 jokes. Points will then be assigned accordingly. The contestant with the most points at the end of each round goes on to the 4th and final round.

In the final round, the 3 previous winners will return to the stage with a reset scoreboard to read the remaining jokes. The winner of the 4th round wins a prize.

The comedian whose jokes did best gets to present the prize. The comedian whose jokes did worst has to apologize to the audience for letting them down. But they can do that on their own after it’s all over.

4-Comic Clause:

For a show with 4 comics, 1 will sit out for each round so that each comic participates in 3 rounds. The comic not on stage will not have jokes in the bucket.

Q. Do I have to come up if you call me?

Taking a raffle ticket  is completely optional. If you don’t want to be in the show, just don’t take a ticket!

February 23, 2020  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

109 Vine St, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 291-1122

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday/ Sunday: times vary check calendar


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