“Spotlight” column for Dec. 17, 2012

Christmas bash

Drop by for an evening of fun.

WHAT: 10/31 Consortium’s (a local club for Halloween enthusiasts) second annual The Nightmare Before Christmas Review.

WHEN: 2 sets: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday; doors open 9 p.m.

WHERE: Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road.

ADMISSION & INFO: $5 (with $4 going directly to 10/31 Consortium); http://www.1031Consortium.com.

DETAILS: There will be entertainment from such performers as Miranda Mann and Buffi Monet. Additionally, those in attendance are encouraged to participate in the Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest. Winner will receive two passes on the club’s float in the Spanish Town Parade on Feb. 9. Bring nonperishable food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to be entered in the door prize contest.

Luminary lighting

Kenilworth lights up the neighborhood.

WHAT: The Kenilworth Civic Association’s annual Lighting of the Luminaries.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Throughout Kenilworth Subdivision, off Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

DETAILS: Residents buy candles and bags and participate in the holiday tradition. Be sure to drive through the streets and see homes decked out for the neighborhood’s Christmas/holiday decorations contest.

CAA observance

Come celebrate with a great deal.

WHAT: The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge’s “12 Strays of Christmas.”

WHEN: Shelter hours through Dec. 30.

WHERE: 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge (near the Baton Rouge Airport).

INFO: (225) 774-7701 or email volunteer@caabr.org.

DETAILS: Adoption is $12 each for all cats and dogs. All animals are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. There are 10 spaces available for delivery on Christmas Day. A minimum donation of $250 to CAA is required. Email for more information. The shelter is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. It is closed on Mondays and Christmas Day.