Looking for entertainment this weekend? Try these local events

The Outdoor Movie Series, featuring family-friendly notable films, continues throughout the year. Moviegoers are invited to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs.

Admission: Free.

When: Twilight on the third Friday of each month.

Where: Memorial Park across from the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, 7910 Park Ave., Houma.

Information: Houma Regional Arts Council at 873-6367.

Art exhibit

Local artist Karen Kelly was selected as the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild’s Artist of the Month for August. An exhibit of their work is on display throughout the month. Her exhibit will include old work combined with new ones, ranging from abstract to realism with a sidetrack to impressionism. Also included is clay work done as demonstrations for the summer art camp. Kelly began her art journey in 1974 when she began taking art classes with Helen Lapeyrouse. She studied with Lapeyrouse for several years, taking oil classes then changing to watercolor. She joined the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild in 1975, where she continued her art training by taking workshops offered by the Arts Guild. She also started experimenting with various media, striving to develop a personal response to paper and paint. Each new painting is an adventure, she said, never knowing in what direction it will end up. If successful, it gets framed; if not, it may become a part of a future painting. Kelly said the most important thing to her about art is to enjoy the journey.

Admission: Free.

When: Throughout August. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Where: Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild’s Downtown Art Gallery 630, 630 Belanger St., downtown Houma.

Information: www.TFAG.org or email info@TFAG.org.


The Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana’s annual two-day telethon will be broadcast on Charter Communications channel 18, Comcast channel 190 and online at www.cerebralpalsyla.com. The event features live entertainment.

Admission: Free.

When: Aug. 3 and 4.

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

Information: To volunteer, call 1-800-375-8275 or to make a pledge, call 868-0200 during the broadcast.

Wrestling returns

TNA Impact Wrestling returns to Thibodaux with stars like the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Bully Ray; Jeff Hardy; James Storm; Bobby Roode; TNA Knockouts and more.

Tickets: $15 to $65.

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

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

Information: www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

Horse show

The Terrebonne Livestock Association’s monthly horse show includes judged and speed events. The association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1947 to promote and preserve livestock and agriculture in Terrebonne Parish.

Admission: Free.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

Where: Houma Air Base Arena, 121 Moffet Road.

Information: Kim Triche at 804-7932.

Go fish

The Krewe of Hercules Festival on the Bayou and annual Redfish Rodeo features many prizes, live music, a live auction and more.

Admission: $25.

When: Aug. 9-11.

Where: Houma Air Base Arena 121 Moffet Road.

Information: Jerry Boudreaux at 860-7894.

Come celebrate anniversary

The Terrebonne Parish Main Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a magic show by David LeBoeuf, followed by balloon art, face painting, and a petting zoo. The Treater Band will fill the day with live music.

Admission: Free.

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 10.

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

Information: 876-5861 or www.terrebonne.lib.la.us.

Let’s Boogie

Boogie on the Bayou, held twice a year, features arts and craft vendors, Cajun cuisine and loads of live music and dancing.

Admission: Free.

When: Aug. 23.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.

Information: Ryan Perque at rperque@ci.thibodaux.la.us or 446-7218.

Enjoy these voices

The “American Idol”-like contest returns for its sixth year with the CenterStage finale. What began in 2003 under the name Hometown Stars held at Southland Mall, changed to CenterStage in 2007 at the Civic Center. The event organizer, Ann Duplantis, said the contest will showcase 20 finalists competing for a panel of judges for prizes.

Admission: Not available.

When: Aug. 24.

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

Information: Ann Duplantis at 790-3900 or visit http://www.centerstagesingingcompetition.com or the event’s Facebook page.

Let’s rock

Downtown Live After 5 has entered its 12th season of free monthly outdoor concerts held the last Friday of the month through November in Courthouse Square in downtown Houma. Monthly performances feature sounds from bands with roots in rhythm and blues, country, swamp pop, rock and more. This month, the local band, Sheaux Down, is set to take the stage. The event, sponsored by the Houma Downtown Development Corp., was started as a way to bring people back to downtown Houma and show them the restaurants, stores and night spots that were in their backyard. Houma’s Downtown Live After 5 started in March 2002 as an effort to revitalize interest and activity in downtown Houma. Members of the Downtown Business Association suggested holding outdoor concerts in the city after seeing similar events in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and other places across south Louisiana. The series attracts a group of 200 to 300 people a month.

Admission: Free.

When: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 30.

Where: Courthouse Square in downtown Houma.

Information: Anne Picou at 873-6408.

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