Outlying Areas for Dec. 7, 2012

Photo by ANGELA STERLING -- Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Lindsi Dec, left, and Karel Cruz will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince, respectively, in Lafayette's Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker. The production is this weekend at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Show caption
Photo by ANGELA STERLING -- Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Lindsi Dec, left, and Karel Cruz will perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince, respectively, in Lafayette's Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker. The production is this weekend at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

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. 7

  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, La. 10, St. Francisville. Manager/horticulturalist Patricia Aleshire will lead a tour through Rosedown’s historic gardens. Included in the price of admission. (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.
  • PONCHATOULA FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536 or http://www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES CONCERT: 6 p.m., 13101 La. 442 West, Tickfaw. (985) 974-0507 or http://www.mvmgoodnews.com.
  • 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.
  • SOULFUL CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m., show, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. Musical dinner show. $60. (800) 442-5539.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Performance by the Hammond Ballet. (985) 543-4366 or http://www.hammondballet.com.
  • THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts Second Stage, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Paul Zindel. (337) 291-1122. $10.
  • CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT: 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Cathedral, 515 Cathedral St., Lafayette. Performance by Chorale Acadienne. (337) 349-5342.
  • 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.
  • CIRQUE DU NOEL: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. $15. (800) 946-1946.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

  • 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.
  • 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, bird of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • HUB CITY THEATER AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Original works, plays, storytelling reading, street performances, workshops and panels. (337) 291-1122 or http://citedesarts.org.
  • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. Christmas shopping, face painting, visit with Santa Claus, treats and sweets and Christmas carols by local choirs. (800) 946-1946.
  • FPA $1000 ADDED OPEN 4D BARREL RACE: Noon, Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 N.W. Central Ave., Amite. (985) 748-5914 or http://www.fparena.com.
  • PONCHATOULA CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536 or http://www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Cajun music radio and TV show. Musical guest Mack Manuel & the Lake Charles Ramblers. $5; $3, children under 12. (337) 457-7389 or http://www.eunice-la.com.
  • 2ND SATURDAY ART WALK: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Free admission to galleries and refreshments in the AcA Cafe. (337) 233-7060.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. A Lafayette Ballet Theatre production. $22-$49. (337) 291-5555 or http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SOULFUL CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m., show, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. Musical dinner show. $60. (800) 442-5539.
  • 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.
  • THE NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Performance by the Hammond Ballet. (985) 543-4366 or http://www.hammondballet.com.
  • THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN IN THE MOON MARIGOLDS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts Second Stage, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance of the play by Paul Zindel. (337) 291-1122. $10.
  • 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.
  • JAZZ OFF JEFFERSON: 10 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Performance by Carbon Trio. $10. (337) 291-1122 or http://www.citedesarts.org.
  • CIRQUE DU NOEL: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. $15. (800) 946-1946.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

  • 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, bird of prey demonstrations, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
  • SOULFUL CHRISTMAS: 1 p.m., lunch; 2 p.m., show, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. Musical dinner show. $60. (800) 442-5539.
  • HUB CITY THEATER AND STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 1 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Original works, plays, storytelling reading, street performances, workshops and panels. (337) 291-1122 or http://citedesarts.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HARD TIMES BLUES TOUR KICKOFF: 7 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A night of comics, fiction, poetry and music with Elwin Cotman, Ben Passmore and Luka Miro. $5. http://www.citedesarts.org or (337) 291-1122.
  • CIRQUE DU NOEL: 8 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville. $15. (800) 946-1946.

MONDAY, DEC. 10

  • 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

  • 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.

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 Dec. 15.
  • 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. 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 through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood exhibit, through Dec. 31. (337) 948-2589 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 Saturday, Dec. 8.