The Week In Arts for Nov. 25

SUNDAY, NOV. 25

  • LAND OF THE SWEETS TEA: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Sweets and finger foods, craft-making, photo opportunities and dance lessons with characters from Baton Rouge Ballet Theater’s original “The Nutcracker.” Advance, $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10; door, $35. (225) 766-8379.
  • A TUNA CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Starring Shane Guilbeau and Kyle Bourque. $15. http://www.citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 2 p.m., Roussel Hall, Loyola University, New Orleans. Performance by the New Orleans Ballet Theatre. $30, adults; $20, students.

MONDAY, NOV. 26

  • FACULTY CHAMBER RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Presented by SLU’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Free.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

  • PLAYING BY AIR: 7 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Part of the Fugro Chance Family Series. $10, adults; $7, children. (337) 233-7060.
  • DINOS CONSTANTINIDES FACULTY RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive at Infirmary Drive. $10.
  • RICHARD HOBSON FACULTY RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., DeBose Recital Hall, Southern University. Free.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

  • PLAYING BY AIR: 7 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. $10, adults; $7, children. (337) 233-7060.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

  • FIVE WOMAN WEARING THE SAME DRESS: 6 p.m., Ruby’s Restaurant, 123 S. 2nd St., Eunice. A dinner theater production by the Eunice Players Theater. (337) 546-0163.
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players production. $15, adults; $12, students. http://www.acadiaplayers.com
  • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. $25-$55. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100 or http://www.brso.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30

  • CHRISTMAS AT COTEAU: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 1821 Academy Road, Grand Coteau. Shopping, dining and holiday merriment. Breakfast with the Saints, including tour of Sacred Heart (Saturday only), $25. Market admission, $8.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Various events downtown including the lighting of the Christmas tree, fireworks and more, downtown St. Francisville.
  • MUSEUM STORE HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. http://www.lsumoa.com.
  • DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 4 p.m.-9 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. Lighting ceremony, movies, music, ice skating, kid’s activities, theatrical performances and more.
  • OLD STATE CAPITOL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS EVENTS: 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, River Road at North Boulevard. Build a Christmas tree of canned goods for the hungry, visit with “Santa in the Senate” and have your photo taken, Mrs. Claus helps kids make holiday cards.
  • OPEN HOUSE WITH MR. AND MRS. CLAUS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Free. Guests asked to bring a contribution for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
  • A YULETIDE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT: 6:30 p.m., F.G. Clark Activity Center, Southern University. Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. with the Southern University Band and other groups. $10; groups of 20 or more, $5 per person; free, SU students with ID. (225) 771-4500.
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players production. $15, adults; $12, students. http://www.acadiaplayers.com
  • CHRISTMAS BRASS, PERCUSSION & HARP: 7 p.m., Hemingbough, St. Francisville. Part of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Lamar Family Chamber Series. $20. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.
  • LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Mary M. Danos Theater, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. $20.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets. More than 70 Louisiana artists.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Various events downtown including breakfast with St. Nick, festival in Parker Park, musical entertainment and more, downtown St. Francisville.
  • CHRISTMAS AT COTEAU: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 1821 Academy Road, Grand Coteau. Shopping, dining and holiday merriment. Breakfast with the Saints, including tour of Sacred Heart (Saturday only), $25. Market admission, $8.
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: 7 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. An Acadia Players production. $15, adults; $12, students. http://www.acadiaplayers.com or http://www.thegrandoperahouse.org

News Features staff