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Classical music and interviews with local non-profit, educational, and cultural organizations.

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Classical music archived in two week increments

KRVS Cultural Calendar
Weekly Calendar of events in Acadiana

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Latest Episodes
  • The "Open Car Show" at the Rayne Frog Fest Pavilion and see some super cool cars from the good ole days. Then, go Shop The Market inside the Rayne Civic Center for art, gifts and goodies! There were some wonderful talent again this year!!! Don't miss hearing about the history of the OST along Louisiana and across the country while you're there. Several engaging speakers drew in the crowd to the OST past.
  • Experience the ultimate fall celebration at Moncus Park’s “Autumn in the Oaks,” a free festival featuring seasonally themed kids’ activities, hayrides, fun jumps, delicious food and beverages, and endless festive fun! Learn more by visiting
  • Dixie Simon and Andre Michot discuss accordions and their rich history in Acadiana.
  • Join the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra for a Night at the Movies! Relive the film that started it all. Watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok and magic mirrors in high-definition, while Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event as Harry, Ron, Hermione and all your favorite characters return to the screen and enchant the world all over again.Tickets are almost sold out! To purchase, visit the Heymann Center website.
  • Cinnamon Jones has created a stage play that she has produced, written and directed called LADY OF SONG. In this performance, Cinnamon – a well-known Rochester, NY vocalist – along with a cast of “lady” vocalists pay tribute to legendary women of music in song and biography - including Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, and Barbra Streisand. When LADY OF SONG received rave reviews at the renowned Fringe Festival in Rochester, Cinnamon committed to taking LADY OF SONG on the road far and wide. This may be one of the most exciting shows you'll see this year! You'll leave this high-energy, one-hour show feeling happy and wanting more.
  • BVPA will host its annual State of the River meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Performance Center at Vermilionville in Lafayette. This event is designed to provide information to interested citizens about current developments and challenges in the Teche-Vermilion Watershed and on the Bayou Vermilion and allow for valuable networking opportunities between members of our watershed community. This year, presenters will have booths or tables. Audience members will be able to seek information about topics of interest to them, and presenters will be able to answer questions directly. The list of presenters will be updated in the coming weeks. Wine, beer, and jambalaya will be served as well. This is a free event. For more information, visit their website
  • "A Little Book About Fire" is not just a book; it's a journey into the depths of our souls, a profound exploration of our inner fire, and an ode to the potential within each of us. Aileen Bennett, known for her clever thinking, unique style, and whimsical creativity, invites readers to embark on a thought-provoking adventure with her latest creation.
  • Nine local community organizations are joining forces to present a School Board Candidates Forum, fostering an informed discussion about the future of education in Lafayette on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30pm. The forum will be moderated by KPEL anchor Bernadette Lee, and all candidates will receive an equal opportunity to participate.This forum presents a unique opportunity for the community to engage directly with Lafayette Parish school board candidates, discussing their visions for Lafayette's educational future. Questions will be presented in a “Jeopardy” format, and audience members are invited to submit questions on their registration for the event.Doors open at 5:00 pm and the forum commences 5:30 pm in the James Devin Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. With limited seating, pre-registration is encouraged. Registration is available now through the AcA’s online box office at this link.
  • LOUDHOUSE is Lafayette's newest experimental art collective. Their mission: push boundaries and create experiences that aren't the standard. LOUSHOUSE x Link Rot is a celebration of what over 20 artists in Lafayette, LA can create during a no-strings-attached development process. As you enter the exhibit, you'll be guided through a world of vibrant colors, retro and modern imagery, and dreamy installations that evoke decaying hyperlinks and our ever-changing internet reality. Expect paintings, music, sculpture, performance art, video art, and culinary attractions.
  • Leadership Lafayette is the flagship program of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana and boasts many of the region’s most distinguished leaders as program graduates. The intensive experience is designed to inform, educate, and connect the emerging and experienced leaders of the Lafayette region to some of our community’s biggest assets, most daunting challenges, and most interesting people. Applications open soon for the next group of Lafayette Leaders, visit their website for more information.