Baton Rouge Area for Dec. 28, 2012

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Dec. 28, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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. 28

  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.
  • 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.
  • 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. Try your luck with Reindeer Games. 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.
  • 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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060 (farmers market).
  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.
  • 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.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, Airline Highway. 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.
  • 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. Try your luck with Reindeer Games. 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.
  • 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.

SUNDAY, DEC. 30

  • 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.
  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.
  • 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.

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.

SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS HOT TICKET SHOW SERIES: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. With Tarriona “Tank” Ball & the Bangas. $7 admission before 8:30 p.m., $10 after that.

MONDAY, DEC. 31

  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013

  • Happy New Year!

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2

  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 9:30 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.
  • HAPPY MEW YEAR’S! CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. http://www.companionanimalsbr.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 2013

  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: 5 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. $12 per person; $10 per person for groups of 20 or more. (225) 389-3093.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3

  • HAPPY MEW YEAR’S! CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. http://www.companionanimalsbr.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.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.
  • 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_SHrSTrain 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 Sunday, 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. 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.

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.

senior bus trips: April 18-27, 2013, to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, $829 and May 19-24, 2013, to Biltmore Estate and Asheville, N.C., $485. Tours include transportation, lodging, most meals and all tours and attractions. Call Leslie Tassin (225) 769-5872.

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 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. 6, 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. 28, music, Belle of Baton Rouge atrium; 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, lunch, Portico Restaurant, Coursey Boulevard; and 7 p.m., Coffee Call, College Drive.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.