Baton Rouge Area for Dec. 7, 2012

Photo provided by Baton Rouge Little Theater -- Baton Rouge Little Theater opens its production of the holiday classic Show caption
Photo provided by Baton Rouge Little Theater -- Baton Rouge Little Theater opens its production of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" in this December 2012 file photo The facility has adopted a new name, now being called Theatre Baton Rouge.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 7

  • 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.
  • PEARL HARBOR DAY CEREMONIES: 11:55 a.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial, 305 S. River Road. Services marking the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor followed by a memorial service in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza to honor and remember the 17 crewmen lost aboard the USCGC WHITE ALDER. Free.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • UNDER THE TREE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 7726 John Newcombe Ave. Art, pastries, cosmetics and jewelry. Bring a guest and receive a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase of a painting and a free pair of earrings. RSVP to (504) 487-0202 or (225) 287-9997.
  • 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.
  • CLASSIC HOMES AND COCKTAILS: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown. Tour of classic homes and condos, each with a signature cocktail. Wear your tackiest Christmas sweater for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Indigo. $30, Foundation for Historical Louisiana members; $35, non-members and guests; $40, door. Email info@fhl.org.
  • ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., i-Party Galvez, 17134 La. 44, Prairieville. Proceeds benefit Cat Haven Shelter. $20, adults; $15, children 12 and younger. http://www.circuscats.com.
  • DRIVE THROUGH LIVING NATIVITY: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. 12 scenes depicting the life of Christ. http://www.feec.org.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Haven Listening Room, 651 Laurel St. Local musicians will perform songs from the Christmas album A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas. Free. (225) 766-5100.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Live Oak Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, Watson. Three choirs will perform, with singers ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th grade. Free nursery for children, infants to 4 years old. $5. http://www.lpccsing.org.
  • DOKTOR KABOOM!: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre for the Performing Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive one-man science variety show suitable for all audiences. $15. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • TWIN KILLERS AND THE LAZARUS HEART: 8 p.m., Pennington Planetarium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Live performances accompanied by a special planetarium presentation and laser show. $12, pre-sale; $13, door. http://www.lasm.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. Arts market features work from more than 70 artists in Louisiana and surrounding states. Children’s activities from 9 a.m.-noon in the Arts Market’s Kids Booth. http://www.artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558 (arts market) or (225) 267-5060 (farmers market).
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 8 a.m.-noon, 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.
  • RUN LOUISIANA GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K: 9 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Race proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge Scholarship Fund. 500 third through eighth grade girls will run alongside race participants. Pancake breakfast, music and activities following the race. $25, online registration; $30, race day. http://www.girlsontherungbr.org.
  • SNEAUX DAY: 10 a.m.-noon, The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Highway. Children are invited to play in the snow and visit with Santa. (225) 925-2667.
  • STORY TIME AT BURDEN: 10 a.m., Windrush Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane. Book reading and imagination-themed activities for children ages 3-8. Must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person. (225) 578-3921.
  • 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.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 10:15-11 a.m., 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org
  • ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • 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.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., PetSmart, Airline Highway; noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT EXHIBITION: Noon-4 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter 42. Free.
  • THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., i-Party Galvez, 17134 La. 44, Prairieville. Proceeds benefit Cat Haven Shelter. $20, adults; $15, children 12 and younger. http://www.circuscats.com.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Books A Million, Towne Center, Corporate Boulevard and Jefferson Highway. Ken Foster will sign copies of his book I’m a Good Dog.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Obervatory, Nicholson Hall, LSU. Observe Jupiter and its four Galilean moons. If the weather is cloudy, make up date will be the same time on the next night (Sunday). (225) 578-2261 or http://www.phys.lsu.edu.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 6 p.m., Suma Hill Conference Center, 28975 S. Satsuma Road, Satsuma. A Tri-Parish Ballet production. Admission is one non-perishable food item for First United Methodist Church food pantry. (225) 665-3414.
  • DOKTOR KABOOM!: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre for the Performing Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive one-man science variety show suitable for all audiences. $15. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • ART JAM: 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society. Free tips and techniques for all ages.
  • CORTANA KIWANIS CHRISTMAS PARADE AND SANTA FUN RUN: 5 p.m., Santa Fun Run; 5:30 p.m., parade begins. Proceeds benefit the Cortana Kiwanis Club Charitable Foundation. For route and more information, visit http://www.christmasinbr.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHRISTMAS IN SOGO BEAUREGARD TOWN ART WALK: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Salon Dolce, 705 St. Joseph St., Beauregard Gallery, 715 Europe St. and the African American Museum, 538 South Blvd. Taste fair sampling, $25. Refreshments and live music. For more information, email mike.s.knepper@gmail.com.
  • 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.
  • THEY SING CHRISTMAS UP IN HARLEM: 7 p.m., State Police Training Academy Auditorium, 7901 Independence Blvd. An UpStage Theatre production. $20. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz
  • GREATER BATON ROUGE CHILDREN’S CHORUS CONCERT: 7 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring Randall Thompson’s The Place of the Blest with orchestra and Christmas selections. Free. http://www.gbrcc.info.
  • DRIVE THROUGH LIVING NATIVITY: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. 12 scenes depicting the life of Christ. http://www.feec.org.
  • CHRISTMAS BRASS, PERCUSSION AND HARP: 8 p.m., Cathedral of St. Joseph, 412 North St. Performance by players from the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. $25. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100 or http://www.brso.org.

S UNDAY, DEC. 9

  • 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.
  • WHO’S THE SICKEST CAR SHOW: Noon-6 p.m., corner of Scenic Highway and Choctaw. Featuring the original Smokie and the Bandit Trans Am signed by Burt Reynolds. Awards for best original and tricked out rides. Food will be available for purchase. (225) 572-5282.
  • 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.
  • THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., i-Party Galvez, 17134 La. 44, Prairieville. Proceeds benefit Cat Haven Shelter. $20, adults; $15, children 12 and younger. http://www.circuscats.com.
  • CAT HAVEN HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS OPEN HOUSE: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Refreshments and prizes. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • CAR SHOW BENEFIT FOR FOOD BANK: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Hearts, 9945 Airline Highway. Bring canned food or money for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. 1950s rock and roll music by Homer T. No registration. (225) 927-7122.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org
  • JONES CREEK CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., running the length of Jones Creek Road, starting at South Harrells Ferry Road and ending at Tiger Bend Road. Jones Creek Road will be closed in both directions for the parade. Grand marshal is Jordy Hultberg.
  • ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs. The premier LPCC choir, Chorale, will perform. Free. http://www.lpccsing.org.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU & I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Join the Manship Theatre Kids Club and have snacks, fun and a holiday craft in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at 12:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 3-8. $15. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 2 p.m., Suma Hill Conference Center, 28975 S. Satsuma Road, Satsuma. A Tri-Parish Ballet production. $15. (225) 665-3414.
  • THEY SING CHRISTMAS UP IN HARLEM: 3 p.m., State Police Training Academy Auditorium, 7901 Independence Blvd. An UpStage Theatre production. $20. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz
  • WHEN AND WEAR: THREADS OF A GENERATION FASHION SHOW: 3 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring original designs, restyled looks and illustrations inspired by the 1910s through the 1960s, created by LSU students. Reception with light refreshments follows the show. Free. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • HERITAGE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. Performance of Christmas spirituals as well as excerpts from “My Soul’s Emancipation,” a cantata written and directed by Clarence Jones.
  • KRAIG PARKER’S WORLD PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS — CHRISTMAS EDITION: 4:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. $36-$44. LSU students are admitted free. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu.
  • CHRISTMAS BRASS, PERCUSSION AND HARP: 4:30 p.m., Houmas House, 40136 La. 942, Darrow. Performance by players from the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. $25. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or http://www.brso.org.
  • BATON ROUGE AREA MESSIAH SING-ALONG: 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Singers are asked to bring a copy of the Messiah score. Local soloists will be featured. Free. (225) 926-5343.
  • 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.
  • 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. Snow patch, 6-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22, $3 per child. Drive through light display, $1 per person.
  • DRIVE THROUGH LIVING NATIVITY: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. 12 scenes depicting the life of Christ. http://www.feec.org.
  • 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.

MONDAY, DEC. 10

  • WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA-STATEHOUSE PROJECT: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Louisiana State Capitol Rotunda. Major General Ronald Richard (retired) will be the guest speaker. Reception follows. (225) 924-3708 or mdtyler@cox.net.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 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.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Train Station Park, downtown Denham Springs. All three choirs will perform in an outdoor concert. Bring lawn chairs. City officials will collect toys for underprivileged children and the mayor will have the official tree lighting. http://www.lpccsing.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 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.
  • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AND HOSPITAL TOUR: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1125 West La. 30, Gonzales. Christmas cookies, apple cider and hot chocolate will be served. St. Elizabeth will be collecting new toys and monetary donations for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Christmas Crusade for Children. Christmas wreath raffle. (225) 647-5068.
  • 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.
  • CAROLS IN THE COURTYARD: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Linda and Larry Schexnaydre of Center Stage Performing Arts Academy will lead the singing of popular and traditional carols. Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be served. (225) 647-3955.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

  • CONVENTION STREET PARK GRAND OPENING: 11 a.m., 717 Convention St. Ribbon cutting, mural unveiling, food trucks. http://bit.ly/conventionst.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • DEPRESSION GLASS SHOW-AND-TELL: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Lunchtime lecture featuring local collectors Donna Bouterie and Jean Hebert. Door prizes. Free. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 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.
  • 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. Snow patch, 6-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22, $3 per child. Drive through light display, $1 per person.
  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Capital Center Hilton, 201 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge’s business and social network for women. (225) 344-5866. Free.
  • 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.
  • COME PAINT WITH ME: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Mud and Water, 164 South Blvd. Join artists in a live-collaborative painting experience with an art auction fundraiser to follow. Partner Acrobatics, Avante Garde Hair Art, and music by DJ Otto and Salamander. Food from local food trucks and drinks will be available. Proceeds benefit the BR Walls Project. $22, advance; $25, door.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • 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.
  • 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. Snow patch, 6-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 15 and 22, $3 per child. 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.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

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.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Displaying artwork by Donna Bateman Kilbourne during performances of A Christmas Carol, through Dec. 16. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org or http://www.kilbourneart.com.
  • 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 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. Mysteries: Works by Michael Crespo, through Dec. 14. 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.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY: 111 Foster Hall, LSU. Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition. Featuring recent works by LSU fine arts undergraduates in ceramics, graphic design, digital art, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Graduation day reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Free. (225) 578-5402.
  • 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.
  • 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 the end of 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. 7, 2013. From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, Dec. 9-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.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, dinner at The Islamorada Fish Company restaurant, Bass Pro Shops, Denham Springs; 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Coffee Call, College Drive; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, dinner in the gym followed by volleyball at 7:30 p.m.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.