Outlying Areas for Dec. 14, 2012

Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDVisitors watch a bonfire lit during a past Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher. This year's festival runs Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-16, at Lutcher Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave.  Show caption
Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLANDVisitors watch a bonfire lit during a past Festival of the Bonfires in Lutcher. This year's festival runs Friday-Sunday, Dec. 14-16, at Lutcher Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave.

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. 14

  • FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES: Lutcher Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave., Lutcher. Rides and other family fun. $4, general admission; free, kids younger than 10 and adults 62 and older.
  • PONCHATOULA FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. http://www.ponchatoulachamber.com
  • CIRQUE CHINOIS: 7:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. http://pasa-online.org or (337) 237-2787
  • THROUGH THICK OR THIN: 7:30 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.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY: 7:30 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com/home.
  • THE CELTIC CROSS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts Second Stage, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Matthew Jackson presented by Wanderweg Productions and ULL. $15, general admission; $12, students and seniors.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

  • 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.
  • FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES: Lutcher Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave., Lutcher. Rides and other family fun. $4, general admission; free, kids younger than 10 and adults 62 and older.
  • CHRISTMAS AT ROSEDOWN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Christmas decorations and costumed living history presenters displaying 19th century crafts and activities. Hayrides, marshmallow roast and photos with Father Christmas. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; students ages 6-17, $4; children 5 and younger, free. (225) 635-3110.
  • CAJUN JAM SESSION: 9 a.m.-noon, Savoy Music Center, 4413 U.S. 190 East, Eunice. Bring instrument. (337) 457-9563.
  • SCIENCE SATURDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LIGO Livingston Observatory, 19100 LIGO Lane, Livingston. Topic will be Light Fantastic. Investigate light, colors, reflection, refraction and more. Free. (225) 686-3173.
  • ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 47094 Randall Road, Hammond. http://www.onenightinbethlehem.com or (985) 386-0366.
  • A LA BAYOU TERREBONNE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE: dusk (about 5:30 p.m.), Bayou Terrebonne at Bourg Volunteer Fire Station. Parade ends at Montegut, three miles past Sacred Heart Church.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., Southland Mall Shopping Center, 5953 W. Park Ave., Houma. Presented by the Houma-Terrebonne Community Band. Free.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Musical guest Lafayette Rhythm Devils. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • THROUGH THICK OR THIN: 7:30 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 CELTIC CROSS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts Second Stage, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Matthew Jackson presented by Wanderweg Productions and ULL. $15, general admission; $12, students and seniors. (337) 291-1122 or http://www.citedesarts.org.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY: 7:30 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com/home.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

  • CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 10 a.m., Pharr Chapel, Federal Avenue, Morgan City. (985) 384-7984.
  • FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES: Lutcher Park, 2545 Louisiana Ave., Lutcher. Rides and other family fun. $4, general admission; free, kids younger than 10 and adults 62 and older.
  • 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.
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY: 3 p.m., Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Performance by the Iberia Performing Arts League. http://iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com/home.
  • ONE NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 47094 Randall Road, Hammond. http://www.onenightinbethlehem.com or (985) 386-0366.
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND: 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Directed by Anysia Manthos, and performed by LCTA drama students. Admission is free with donations appreciated. Call (985) 634-6732 or write louisianatheater@gmail.com or visit http://www.lcta.biz.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

  • 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.
  • TEEN OPEN MIC NIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Bring your talent and 10 minutes of material, or two songs, to perform in front of a crowd. Refreshments provided. (225) 673-8699

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

  • PASSALONG RECIPES FROM THE PODGE BOOK TALK: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Galvez Branch, 40300 La. 42, Prairieville. Janet Forbes, Teri Rome and Melanie Hirschfeld, some of the volunteers who authored the cookbook, Passalong Recipes from the Podge will have a book talk and book signing. (225) 622-3339.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

  • CAROL, A BROKEN CHAIN: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. A modern retelling of the Dickens classic. Parental guidance recommended. Caroler and special events in the lobby. $12-$17. (337) 223-7060, ext. 244.

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. Bound by Silk, works by Deborah Simeral and Carolyn Marino, through Saturday, Dec. 15.
  • CHRISTMAS AT OAKLAWN MANOR: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday until Jan. 5, 2013, 3296 Oaklawn Drive, Franklin. Holiday decorations and a different style Christmas tree in every room. $15, adults; $10, students. (337) 828-0434 or http://www.oaklawnmanor.com.
  • HAMMOND REGIONAL ARTS CENTER: 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. James Michalopoulos Exhibition, through Friday, 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. Dusti Bongé: Revisiting the Legacy, Lydia Thompson: Roots, Connections and Pathways 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-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 p.m.-9 p.m., daily. $2 per car. (985) 395-2298.
  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: Grevenberg House, Franklin. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $10, general public; $8, seniors.