At the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Jazz @ the Center transforms the James Devin Moncus Theater into a New York City-style jazz club with intimate table seating and cocktail service. This Friday evening, the UL Jazz Ensemble, led by Dr. William Hochkeppel, promises nearly two dozen of the brightest local jazz musicians in an evening of Big Band classics and original material. 7:30 pm at 101 West Vermilion Street. Ticket prices vary. acadianacenterforthearts.org or (337) 233-7060.