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FRIDAY through Dec 16 A CHRISTMAS CAROL The classic holiday tradition, wrapped and delivered by a cast of more than sixty theatrical elves at Baton Rouge Little Theater. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future do their part to lead Ebenezer Scrooge to redemption with Thursday—Sunday performances, December 7—16 at the theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. 7:30 pm Thursday—Saturday; 2 pm Saturday & Sunday. $25. brlt.org.
FRIDAY through Dec 16 PLAYMAKERS Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! Playing December 7-16, 2012 at the Reilly Theatre on the LSU Campus.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY Festival of Bonfires The little town of Lutcher has made a tradition of its own, and celebrates its Festival of the Bonfires on the second weekend of December each year. Call it Christmas lights, Cajun style; it’s a prelude to the Christmas Eve bonfires later in the month. Friday night festivities include an always-popular gumbo cook off, plus a potato salad showdown and bread pudding bake-off. A live band will play, with bonfires lit on the levee at 7 pm. Saturday’s schedule extends to a gingerbread house contest, photos with Santa, an array of performances and music by local bands. Saturday bonfire time is 7 pm. The popular Million Mutt March (a dog walk to benefit the Ascension Animal Shelter) sets things off with a “woof” on Sunday morning, followed by a car show and more live music, and a final bonfire at 6 pm. Admission costs $4, with kids under ten and seniors admitted free. Lutcher Recreation Park on LA Highway 3193. www.festivalofthebonfires.org.
FRIDAY Van Broussard at the Belle The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Van Broussard. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana’s hottest Friday night music in the Atrium. 8PM
FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ZooLights is Baton Rouge Zoo’s holiday-season tradition that decks the zoo’s enclosures with lights and holiday displays. From November 23, a walkable path leads visitors past larger-than-life lighted monkeys, tigers, peacocks, giraffes, a hippo, meerkats and more. December 1–30. 5:30 pm–8 pm. $5 adults/teens, $4 seniors, $3 ages two to twelve. brzoo.org
SATURDAY and SUNDAY The Nutcracker / A Tale from the Bayou Every year since 1991, the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre has put on a lavish and very Cajun production of The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou. With elaborate sets that recall famous Louisiana landmarks from the Old State Capitol to Oak Alley Plantation, a cast of hundreds and live accompaniment by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, this year’s production promises to be a simply incredible artistic delight. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets range from $20 to $42. batonrougeballet.org 275 S. River Road
SATURDAY. Herman Jackson Swings into the Holidays at the Manship Noted jazz drummer and local music icon Herman Jackson and his big band will play spiritual, traditional and blues-inspired holiday music at this special holiday show. With Jackson on his preferred instrument, they’ll tackle everything from Bing Crosby to Charlie Brown. Tickets are $25, with $5 of each ticket going to the local chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, a women’s organization that helps provide educational opportunities to female students. http://manshiptheatre.org/index.cfm?md=calendar&tmp=detail&eid=391&eiid=557
SATURDAY Red Stick Farmers Market Shop for unique locally sourced holiday gifts at Main Street Market and Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. Bring the whole family to enjoy holiday music by the east Baton Rouge talented musicians and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. There will also be face painting and an art activity for the little ones. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday will feature Chef Gerard Hemery and Lynn Anselmo from the Cabin Restaurant in Burnside, Louisiana. Join the chefs in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market at 10AM to learn about incorporating local foods in your holiday meals. Corner of 5th Street and Main Street Every Saturday, 8AM – 12PM and the
Baton Rouge Arts Market Usually open the first Saturday of each month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market will be open two additional Saturdays in December (Dec. 1st, 8th, & 15th)! Join us for three opportunities to shop for holiday gifts in December on Saturdays from 8AM – 12 noon. The Arts Market is a place where quality craftsmanship is not a lost art!
SUNDAY Christmas Carol Pilgrimage to Downtown Churches Some say this annual event is the official kick off of the holiday season. Bundle up and stroll with us as we visit 5 different downtown Baton Rouge churches singing Christmas carols at each stop. We begin at 5:30pm (new time) at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. St. James Episcopal Church will be joining the pilgrimage for the first time. First Presbyterian will sing at 6:30pm, instead of the usual 7pm.
5:30 p.m. Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Boulevard
6:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 930 North Boulevard
6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Boulevard
7:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 412 North Street
7:30 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th Street
8:00 p.m. First Baptist Church, 529 Convention Street
FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS ADOPTION
Saturday – Orvis from noon-3pm
Sunday-Orvis from noon-3pm
Please check out website for specifics at www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
Films at Manship http://www.manshiptheatre.org/
Film fans and the community at large can share a unique film experience complete with pre-screening parties, specialty cocktails, contests and more! This week Films at Manship presents:
December 12, 7PM – Holy Motors
December 13, 7:30PM – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
December 13, 7:30PM – Monty Python’s Life of Brian
December 14, 8PM – Love Actually
December 16, 2PM – The Marriage of Figaro
December 16, 7PM – Step Up To The Plate
December 17, 7PM – Metropolis