The Week in Arts for Dec. 9

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

’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.

THE NUTCRACKER: 2 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. A Lafayette Ballet Theatre production. $22-$49. Land of the Sweets fundraising reception follows at 4 p.m., $20. (337) 291-5555 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

THROUGH THICK OR THIN: 2 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the original play by Trina Tapo. $10. (337) 291-1122 or http://www.citedesarts.org.

THE PECAN CRACKER: 2 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. New Orleans Christmas musical based on The Nutcracker. $17-$20. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com.

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

CREOLE CHRISTMAS: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Drive. (225) 343-4955 or http://www.brec.org/magnoliamound

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.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS-AND ALL THAT JAZZ: 3:30 p.m., Ducrest/Gilfry Auditorium, Angelle Hall, ULL, Lafayette. Performance by the Lafayette Concert Band with jazz trumpeter Graham Breedlove. $10; free, children 11 and younger. (337) 989-1279.

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.

MONDAY, DEC. 10

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.

CELLES D’EN HAUT: THE WOMEN FROM ON HIGH: 7 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The play will be performed entirely in French and then entirely in English with a wine and nibble pause between the two versions. Each lasts 75 minutes. $10 donation. http://www.citedesarts.org.

CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley. Performance by Chorale Acadienne. http://www.thegrandoperahouse.org.

ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

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.

ROMEO AND JULIET: 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., NOMA Great Hall, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. $24, general admission; $12, NOMA members; $12, students. http://noma.org.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

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.

OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance by Bon Operatit! Free.(504) 648-2331.

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 Salamader. Food from local food trucks and drinks will be available. Proceeds benefit the BR Walls Project. $22, advance; $25, door.

NEW ORLEANS FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans. $25; free for Tulane students. (504) 895-0690 or http://www.friendsofmusic.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

CIRQUE CHINOIS: 7:30 p.m., SLU’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. $28-$36. (985) 543-4371 or http://www.columbiatheatre.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

‘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.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown. (225) 344-8558 or http://www.artsbr.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.

THE NUTCRACKER — A TALE FROM THE BAYOU: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. A Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre holiday production featuring the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. (225) 766-8379 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

News Features staff