Outlying Areas for Nov. 30, 2012

Photo provided by Eunice Players Theatre -- Amy Martel Rider, left plays Trisha, and Bonnie Pitre is Meredith in Eunice Players Theatre's Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, which runs through Dec. 8 in Eunice. For ticket information, call David's Hair Salon, (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point, (337) 457-2156. Show caption
Photo provided by Eunice Players Theatre -- Amy Martel Rider, left plays Trisha, and Bonnie Pitre is Meredith in Eunice Players Theatre's Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, which runs through Dec. 8 in Eunice. For ticket information, call David's Hair Salon, (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point, (337) 457-2156.

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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.
  • CHRISTMAS UNDER THE OAKS: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Heritage Square, Sulphur. Food, music and holiday shopping. Appearance by Santa Claus. Sulphur Kiwanis Balloons on Parade followed by the Spectacle of Lights and fireworks display. http://www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas.
  • LAST FRIDAY LOUISIANA FILM SERIES: 7 p.m., Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Screening of A Christmas Memory. Fresh popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Free. http://www.pointecoupeehistoricalsociety.org.
  • 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, or http://www.brso.org.
  • 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS: 7 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Adult humor. There will be smoking onstage. Tickets can be purchased by calling David’s Hair Salon (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point (337) 457-2156.
  • 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. The effects of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Paul Zindel. (337) 291-1122. $10.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

  • TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Fresh, locally grown produce, arts and crafts, jams and jellies, preserves, baked goods and yard art. (888) 942-3742.
  • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.
  • BAYOU TECHE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Hamilton and North New Market streets, St. Martinville. Produce, arts and crafts for sale. (337) 394-2230.
  • FARMER’S MARKET IN WASHINGTON: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Washington Town Pavilion, corner of Main Street and La. 103, Washington. Featuring holiday crafts, baked goods, gift items and holiday decorations. (337) 826-6518.
  • 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.
  • HOLIDAY HOUSE AND CHRISTMAS UNDER THE OAKS: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Heritage Square, Sulphur. Food, music, and holiday shopping. Appearance by Santa Claus. Sulphur Kiwanis Ballons on Parade followed by the Spectacle of Lights and fireworks display. http://www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas.
  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Various events downtown including breakfast with St. Nick, festival in Parker Park, musical entertainment and more, downtown St. Francisville.
  • NATIONAL BARREL RACE COMPETITION: New Roads Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. (225) 718-2438.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 East, Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen. Live jousting tournaments, birds of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • BAYOU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Madewood Plantation House, 4250 La. 308, Napoleonville. Residents of Assumption, Ascension and Lafourche parishes can enjoy a guided tour of the decorated mansion. Refreshments available for purchase. $5. Free, children 9 and younger. (985) 369-7151.
  • A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS: noon-4 p.m., Christmas decorations and re-enactments; 6 p.m.-8 p.m., candlelight tours of the plantation house with live period music, wassail and snacks, Oakley Plantation House, Audubon State Historic Site, La. 965, St. Francisville. $4, adults; free, children 12 and younger and seniors. (225) 635-3739 or http://audubonstatehistoricsite.wordpress.com.
  • LIGHT UP THE LAKE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. 2 p.m., parade through downtown Lake Charles. 3-5 p.m., Santa’s workshop featuring games and concessions in the Civic Center. Performance by the Lake Charles Community Band and local high school jazz bands. Lighting ceremony, fireworks and lighted boat parade. Free. http://www.visitlakecharles.org/cajunchristmas.
  • VISIT FROM SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Santa will greet kids in his swamp cabin and Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories. Photos with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Free. (985) 882-2025 or (985) 882-2000.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Musical guest Ganey Arsement and the LakeSide Gamblers. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • CHRISTMAS BONFIRE PARTY: 7 p.m.-midnight, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. Cajun/Creole buffet, premium open bar, dance band. $125. Reservations required. (225) 265-2151.
  • 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
  • LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Mary M. Danos Theater, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. $20; free, students. http://lpomusic.com.
  • THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Paul Zindel. (337) 291-1122. $10.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

  • CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Various events downtown including the library’s tour of homes, downtown St. Francisville.
  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen. Live jousting tournaments, birds of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • BAYOU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Madewood Plantation House, 4250 La. 308, Napoleonville. Residents of Assumption, Ascension and Lafourche parishes can enjoy a guided tour of the decorated mansion. Refreshments available for purchase. $5. Free, children 9 and younger. (985) 369-7151.
  • WINTER WONDERLAND FOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 La. 16, French Settlement. Food from local restaurants, sweet shop, Father Jason’s Christmas Village, craft booths, activities for children, pictures with Santa, car show and choir music. Fireworks at 6 p.m.
  • CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Martinville. Sponsored by the St. Martinville Garden Club. $10. Headquarters, Duchamp Opera House, Main and Port streets.
  • WREATH MAKING EVENT: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Feliciana Cellars Winery, 1848 Charter St., Jackson. Make your own wreath or swag with vines from our vineyards while enjoying Christmas music and sampling wine. Bring gardening gloves. Free. (225) 634-7982.
  • FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY TOUR OF HOMES: West Feliciana Historical Society, 115757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Six homes decorated for the holidays with refreshments provided by Heirloom Cuisine. Proceeds benefit the West Feliciana Parish Library. $20. (225) 635-3364.
  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: 2 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
  • CHORAL CONCERT: 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 401 W. Morris, Hammond. With the Southeastern Louisiana University Chorus and Women’s Chorale and the Northshore Choral Society. Sponsored by the SLU Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Free.
  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4

    • FARMER’S MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Garden veggies, fruits, jellies, other fresh items. (337) 948-0561.
    • TECHE AREA FARMER’S MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Produce, arts and crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods and art.
    • CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 515 Cathedral St., Lafayette. Performance by Chorale Acadienne. http://www.choraleacadienne.com or (337) 349-5342.

    WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

    • 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS: 7 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Adult humor. There will be smoking onstage. Tickets can be purchased by calling David’s Hair Salon (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point (337) 457-2156.

    THURSDAY, DEC. 6

    • HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 p.m., Liberty Center, 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice.
    • 5 WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS: 7 p.m., Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. Second St., Eunice. Adult humor. There will be smoking onstage. Tickets can be purchased by calling David’s Hair Salon (337) 546-0163 or Turning Point (337) 457-2156.
    • HUB CITY THEATER AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Original plays, storytelling, readings, street performances, workshops and panels. For schedule and tickets http://citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
    • CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK: 7 p.m., Bollinger Memorial Student Union Cotillion Ballroom, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux. Holiday music concert with a multi-course meal. $40, adults; $20, children ages 12 and younger. Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Nov. 30. (985) 448-4600 or email dana.aucoin@nicholls.edu.
    • SOULFUL CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m., show, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. $60. (800) 422-5539.
    • LOUISIANA CROSSROADS: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Lil’ Band O’ Gold’s The Return of the Annual Swamp Pop Christmas Pageant. Casual Cajun fare available before the show. $20-$30. (337) 233-7060.

    ONGOING

    • 2012 FIDDLE MANIA: throughout downtown Opelousas. Public art exhibit featuring over-sized fiddles fabricated from metal that were painted and designed by local artists. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille. (337) 948-5227 or http://www.cityofopelousas.com.
    • ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org. Passion: The Art of Collecting from the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, on loan from Giuliano M. Ceseri. Cinderella’s Last Stand by Cynthia Scott, through Jan. 5, 2013. Works by Bradley Sabin, through Dec. 1. Bound by Silk, works by Deborah Simeral and Carolyn Marino, through Dec. 15.
    • BACKWOODS GALLERY: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Members of Charter Street Studios showing their artwork through November. (225) 683-8673.
    • HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER: 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. James Michalopoulos Exhibition, through Dec. 14. http://www.hammondarts.org.
    • IMAHARA’S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
    • OHR-O’KEEFE MUSEUM OF ART: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. The Art of Eugene Martin: A Great Concept, through Dec. 1; Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy and Terry Tjader: Ingrained in Wood, through May 2013. George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections, ongoing. https://www.georgeohr.org.
    • OPELOUSAS MUSEUM AND INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 315 N. Main St., Opelousas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood exhibit, through Dec. 31. (337) 948-2589 or or museum@cityofopelousas.com.
    • TRADITIONAL IDELWILD PLANTATION CHRISTMAS LIGHTING DRIVING TOUR: Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. 6-9 p.m., daily. $2 per car. (985) 395-2298.
    • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, HILLIARD ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. http://museum.louisiana.edu. Rhyme & Reason: The Art of Shawne Major, Louisiana Voices: Six Artists Speak to Us and Aquarellistes: Louisiana Watercolorists, all through Dec. 8.