Baton Rouge Area for Dec. 21, 2012

By FUN staff

Advocate file photo by BRENDEN NEVILLE  -- Sydney Hutchinson Park in Walker is lit up last year for Walker Wonderland. The annual lighting display continues each night from 6 p.m. to  9 p.m. Admission is free.
Advocate file photo by BRENDEN NEVILLE -- Sydney Hutchinson Park in Walker is lit up last year for Walker Wonderland. The annual lighting display continues each night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Dec.21-27, 2012. 1, 2011. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.

MID-DAY MADNESS SALE: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art Store, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Shoppers receive 20 percent off their total purchase. (225) 389-7210.

BINGO: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Adults are invited to play free bingo. Winners will receive prizes. (225) 389-7450.

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard's). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Try your luck with Reindeer Games. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

REFLECTIONS OF THE SEASON CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., grounds of the West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. Friday and Saturday nights come inside to enjoy special music, vendors, crafters and visit Santa and his elves. Mule drawn wagon rides through the lights for a small fee. Drive through light display, $1 per person.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

JOY! AN IRISH CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. With Keith and Kristyn Getty. (800) 745-3000.

THE PRODIGAL CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. A Christmas play. Free. (225) 924-1369.

A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT HOLIDAY PRODUCTION: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $15-$30. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

REBEKAH BEAVER: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Concert by Baton Rouge native now living in New York. $20, adults; $15, children 2-12. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.theparktheatre.com.

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS REVIEW: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., doors open at 9 p.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road. Entertainment by Miranda Mann and Buffi Monet. Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest. Proceeds benefit the 10/31 Consortium. Bring non-perishable food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to be entered into the door prize contest. $5. http://www.1031consortium.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060 (farmers market).

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

MISS TRUDY'S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Arts Market, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). Noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE: noon-3 p.m., Mall of Louisiana, by BJ's Brewhouse. http://www.lfldr.com.

CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT HOLIDAY PRODUCTION: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $15-$30. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Try your luck with Reindeer Games. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

REFLECTIONS OF THE SEASON CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., grounds of the West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. Friday and Saturday nights come inside to enjoy special music, vendors, crafters and visit Santa and his elves. Mule drawn wagon rides through the lights for a small fee. Drive through light display, $1 per person.

WALKER WONDERLAND: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker. More than 1 million lights, along with inflatables and animated displays. Walking tours, movies. Free.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

THE PRODIGAL CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. A Christmas play. Free. (225) 924-1369.

A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 23

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

A GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

LIVE NATIVITY: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Convention Street. Free.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Also, see the Art Gone Wild art exhibit and vote for the winners in each category. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

REFLECTIONS OF THE SEASON CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., grounds of the West Baton Rouge Conference Center, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. Mule drawn wagon rides through the lights for a small fee. Drive through light display, $1 per person.

WALKER WONDERLAND: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker. More than 1 million lights, along with inflatables and animated displays. Walking tours, movies. Free.

SOUL'D OUT SUNDAYS: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Goverment St. Featuring Syreeta Neal. $7, general admission; $5, open mic performers. http://gallerybohemia.com.

MONDAY, DEC. 24

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

WALKER WONDERLAND: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker. More than 1 million lights, along with inflatables and animated displays. Walking tours, movies. Free.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

WALKER WONDERLAND: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker. More than 1 million lights, along with inflatables and animated displays. Walking tours, movies. Free.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo with more than 50 illuminated display sculptures. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

WALKER WONDERLAND: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, Walker. More than 1 million lights, along with inflatables and animated displays. Walking tours, movies. Free.

OUTDOORS

BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.

BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.

BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.

BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.

BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470. Jenny Authement/April Hammock/Michael w. Howes/Steve Schmidt exhibition, through December.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Angels and Cherubs exhibit, through the holidays. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Train Memorabilia from the LASM Collection, through Jan. 20, 2013. LASM: 50 Years of Collecting , through Jan. 6, 2013. Planetarium shows: 2012: Mayan Prophesis and Season of Light, through Sunday, Dec. 30; Life of Trees, through June 30, 2013; Kaluaka'hina, the Enchanted Reef, through Sunday, Dec. 30; Visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Pink Floyd: The Wall . For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.

LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. River Road Show by the Louisiana Art & Artists' Guild, through Jan. 30, 2013.

LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13, 2013. Louisiana's Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31, 2013. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7, 2013. Trains, Planes and Automobiles: Vintage Toys, Prints and Photographs, on view through the holiday season. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.

LOUIS DEANGELO GALLERY: 16645 Highland Road, Suite F., (225) 250-7750. Featuring work by local abstract artist Lou Deangelo and showcasing work by more than a dozen regional artists in various media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. Ann Connelly Fine Art presents Louisiana Landscapes, work by Lisa Di Stefano, Jill Hackney and George Marks.

SENIOR BUS TRIPS: April 18-27, 2013, to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, $829 and May 19-24, 2013, to Biltmore Estate and Asheville, N.C., $485. Tours include transportation, lodging, most meals and all tours and attractions. Call Leslie Tassin (225) 769-5872.

TAYLOR CLARK GALLERY: 2623 Government St. Exhibit of sculptor Angela Gregory's work, through December. Free. (225) 383-4929 or http://www.taylorclark.com.

WALKER MUSEUM & COMMUNITY ART GALLERY: 29350 Walker South Road, Walker. (225) 665-4356. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood, through December. Free.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Our Lives, Our Stories, America's Greatest Generation, through Jan. 6, 2013. From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, through Feb. 2, 2013. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a full list of events.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.

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