Baton Rouge calendar for Dec. 14, 2012

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14

  • 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.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.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. Also, see the Art Gone Wild art exhibit and vote for the winners in each category. 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.
  • 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.
  • ’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.
  • REINDEER RIDE: 7 p.m., BREC’s Farr Park, 6402 River Road. Kids are invited to bring their bikes and chase “Rudolph” six miles along the levee to the USS Kidd. Helmets are required. There will be a turn-around at Skip Bertman Drive for three-mile riders. To register, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 435 or visit http://www.brec.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

  • 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).
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive. $18; children under 2, $5. Reservation and deposit required; limited seating. (225) 669-0005.
  • 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.
  • ’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., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. 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.
  • THE NUTCRACKER—A TALE FROM THE BAYOU: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance by The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. $20-$42. (225) 766-8379 $20-$42.
  • SOULFUL SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A holiday show by New Venture Theatre. $35. All proceeds benefit the Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s scholarship, community education and charitable programs. http://www.newventuretheatre.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. Also, see the Art Gone Wild art exhibit and vote for the winners in each category. 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.
  • HOLIDAY HARMONY: 6 p.m., town square at Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins. Christmas caroling. Free.
  • AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Performance by LSU voice graduate students and Broadmoor choir members. Free. htpp://www.broadmoorpresbyterian.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.
  • CHARITY’S GIFT: 6:30 p.m., Cornerstone Fellowship, 9611 Blackwater Road, Central. An original musical drama. (225) 261-8795 or http://www.cornerstonecentral.com.
  • 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.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. New Orleans Gay Men’s Chorus 30th anniversary Baton Rouge holiday concert with the choirs of University Presbyterian Church and the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge. NOGMC is also collecting non-perishable food items and doing a raffle to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. $20.
  • HERMAN JACKSON SWINGS INTO THE HOLIDAYS: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Big band concert. $25. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

  • 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.
  • THE NUTCRACKER—A TALE FROM THE BAYOU: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance by The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. $20-$42. (225) 766-8379 $20-$42.
  • ’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.
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 2:15 p.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. Local musicians will perform songs from the Christmas album, A Baton Rouge Acoustic Christmas. Free.
  • CHRISTMAS IN SHOWFLAKE COUNTY: 3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. Presented by the Music Ministry along with the Children’s Ministry. (225)343-8421.
  • 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. Also, see the Art Gone Wild art exhibit and vote for the winners in each category. 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.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

  • 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

  • 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.
  • DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. (800) 745-3000.
  • HOLIDAY FILMS AT MANSHIP: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today’s film: Holiday Inn. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

  • HOLIDAY FILMS AT MANSHIP: 10:30 a.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today’s film: Polar Express. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • FAMLY DAY: noon, LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayettte St. See the museum’s holiday exhibition, Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
  • DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road. (800) 745-3000.
  • 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 GIFT FOR LYMAN BOURKE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. One-man holiday show by Jamie Wax. $29, adults; $26, seniors; $25, students. (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 Sunday, 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:  e_SHrS 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 Friday, 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.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. Ann Connelly Fine Art presents Louisiana Landscapes, work by Lisa Di Stefano, Jill Hackney and George Marks.
  • 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, through 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: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, music and dancing at the Atrium at Belle of Baton Rouge; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Christmas comedy night at 950 Westbrook; 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Coffee Call on College Drive; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, dinner in gym and co-ed 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.