Goings On

Goings On

8 Seconds or Zero Championship Bull Riders

Jan. 3

@ Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. HoumaCivicCenter.com or Facebook.com/HoumaCivicCenter.


Twelfth Night Rendezvous

Jan. 6

From 6 to midnight, locals toast the new Mardi Gras royalty for 2015’s Terrebonne Parish krewes. Free to the public, the adults-only event includes food and music.

@ Plantation Inn Hotel, 1381 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.


Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show

Jan. 9-11

See firsthand the latest boats, RVs, jet skis and a vast array of products in one convenient location.

@ Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma.


Children’s Free Art Classes

Jan. 10, 17 & 24

The Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild invites parish children to participate in free art classes. Parents must register in advance.

@ Downtown Art Gallery 630, 630 Belanger St., Houma. TFAG.org or Facebook. 985-851-2198.

Krewe of Mardi Gras 16th Annual Chili Cookoff

Jan. 10

Competitors vie for cash prizes ranging from $200 to $2,000 and bragging rights at this year’s cook-off. Cooking begins at 9 a.m.; judging and a live auction at 2 p.m. and music by Ross Grisham (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Category 6 (6:30 to 10 p.m.). Auction items include an ice chest of Crown Royal and a half-and-half cash raffle. Admission is $10.

@ Houma Airbase, 221 Moffet Road, Houma. 985-804-4203 or 985-851-1153.


86th Annual Chamber Banquet

Jan. 14

Capt. Richard Phillips, hostage survivor of the April 2009 Somali pirate attack of the Maersk Alabama, a container ship ferrying food and aid to East Africa, is the keynote speaker at this year’s installation of officers and awards banquet. The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce will also name the Most Useful Citizen, Teenager of the Year and Outstanding Veteran award recipients.

@ 6 to 9 p.m., Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. www.houmachamber.com or Facebook.com/Houmachamber. 985-876-5600.


Beginners’ Cajun Dance Lessons

Jan. 16, 23 & 30

From 6 to 8 p.m., learn to Cajun dance. 985-873-6408


Krewe of Aphrodite Tableau and Ball

Jan. 17

“It’s All About the Boot” is the theme for the 2014-15 tableau. The Royal Court and Krewe of Aphrodite are presented. The event is open to the public.

@ 7 p.m., Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. 985-879-3269.


SOUPer Bowl

Jan. 24

The soup, chili and gumbo cook-off yields the winner a trophy and bragging rights. The United Way for South Louisiana, whose 26 agencies benefit from the fundraiser, sponsor the event.

@ uwsla.com. 985-879-2461.


Dancing with the Stars Live! Tour

Jan. 28

The cast of the TV show’s competition – Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Vanlentin Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Kymn Johnson, Keo Motsepe and Sasha Farber – recreate some of the show’s most memorable moments.

@ Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. saengernola.com. $45-$75.


Shen Yun

Jan. 30-31

Shen Yun weaves a tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. The production features classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West and animated backdrops for a spectacular performance.

@ Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. 504-287-0350. mahaliajacksontheater.com. $54-$154.


Get ready for 8 Seconds or Zero Championship Bull Riders Jan. 3 in Houma.