Baton Rouge area calendar for Dec. 6-12, 2013

New Disney stage show comes to River Center

“Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure” will be performed at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 S. River Road. Tickets range from $18 to $55 and are available by calling (800) 745-3000.


LSU A Cappella Choir will perform Sunday

The LSU A Cappella Choir will present its annual Candlelight Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the LSU Student Union Theater.

The one-hour, seamless performance is done in a lessons and carols format, with no applause until the end. The concert also includes a brass ensemble.

Tickets are $20, general public; $15, seniors; and $10, students. For more information, go to

Santa hits Broadway in Playmakers production

Playmakers presents “Broadway Santa” at the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. After cutting a deal with a big time Broadway producer, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves and reindeer are headed for the Great White Way to stage their musical extravaganza. Performances run through Dec. 15. Tickets are $17.50. For showtimes, visit or call (225) 578-6996.

Holiday tea includes photos with Santa

The Baton Rouge General Gingerbread Tea will be held 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. All proceeds from this community fundraiser will go towards women’s and children’s programs at Baton Rouge General. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for youth and $200 for a table of eight. Advance ticket purchase required at or call (225) 381-6783.

Manship hosts Bell, Children’s Theatre

“City Mouse/Country Mouse” will be performed by the Birmingham Children’s Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday and George Bell and friends will play holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Manship Theatre is located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. For details, call (225) 344-0334.

LASM offers holiday program Saturday

Viewing and Doing Art will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with a workshop for families and children to create hand-printed wrapping paper. The program is included with general admission.

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is located at 100 River Road S.

Ceremonies at Capitol, Kidd will honor veterans

The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial will hold a ceremony at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, the exact time Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor on the fantail of the USS KIDD. The event is free.

Lt. General Russel Honore will speak on 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Louisiana State Capitol Rotunda for the annual “Wreaths Across America Statehouse Project” honoring the memory of those who served and are serving in the United States military. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, email or call (225) 926-1639.

WBR Museum presents war, Faulkner programs

Krista Castillo, museum coordinator of Fort Negley Visitors Center & Park in Nashville, Tenn., will discuss how soldiers celebrated Christmas during the Civil War at noon Friday.

As part of the photography exhibit “Faulkner’s World: Photographs by Martin J. Dain,” the museum will present the 1958 film “The Long, Hot Summer” moderated by Dr. Joanna Davis-McElligatt, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. For details about both events, call (225) 336-2422.

Sizzlin’ Soiree set for Saturday at academy

St. Joseph’s Academy and the Sisters of St. Joseph present a gala evening in the SJA Activity Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, including a performance by the Baton Rouge Jazz Ensemble, open bar and food, live and silent auctions and a raffle.


Bird expert to talk at Audubon event

Kenn Kaufman will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at the LSU School of Coast & Environment Auditorium, Nicholson Drive.

A reception and booksigning wil run 6 p.m.-7 p.m. A limited number of bird field guides will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

Caffery Gallery shows Knowles’ works

Caffery Gallery will host an artist’s reception 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday honoring Baton Rouge artist Therese Knowles, who is exhibiting her latest works on paper and ceramics in an exhibit titled “Breathing a Thousand Breaths.” Caffery Gallery is located at 4016 Government St. at Richland in Baton Rouge. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (225) 388-9397 or visit

Hilltop, downtown markets offer art, plants

The Annual Hilltop Hodge Podge Year End Sale & Hilltop Gift Shop Holiday Open House will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Visit for details.

The Baton Rouge Arts Market will have three special December dates 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and Dec. 14 and 21 at Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets downtown. Artists from Louisiana and Mississippi will sell art and unique gifts. For details, call (224) 344-8558.

Baton Rouge Gallery holds talk, rock concert

The ARTiculate Artist Talk offers an intimate look at the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that led to the works featured in the gallery. The free panel discussion begins at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The electro rock duo England in 1819 will perform a live, all-ages show at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.

Baton Rouge Gallery is located at 1515 Dalrymple Drive.

Live steam demo featured at museum

The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders will demonstrate a real steam model locomotive and fun activities for children 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the LSU Museum of Art. Admission is $5 for children and $10 for adults.

On Friday, the museum will hold a trunk show from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Museum of Art Store and unveil Keith Sonnier’s work “Terapod Wall” at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Poet Laureate Ava Haymon will read 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday in honor of Emily Dickinson’s birthday.

The LSU Museum of Art is located in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

Moon and Uranus on view at star party

A public star party will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Landolt Astronomical Observatory on the roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU. For more information, call (225) 578-2261.

Hospital sponsors runs, hosts farmers market

The Woman’s Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. Sunday on Lafayette Street downtown. Proceeds benefit Pink Patrol for Women and Babies.

The hospital will host the Red Stick Farmers Market 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Woman’s Way and Rue de la Vie.


Casino displays village, sells cookies as benefit

PJ’s Cafe inside the L’Auberge Casino will sell $3.50 chocolate gingerbread cookies through Dec. 25 with proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots. Pastry chef Arlety’s Estavez’s gingerbread village will be on display in the Promenade through December. For details, call (225) 224-4172.

Symphony will present ‘Home for the Holidays’

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will perform its “Home for the Holidays” concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. For details, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.

Pet events planned in area this week

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. For more information, go to

The Companion Animal Alliance offers pet adoptions at its shelter, 2680 Progress Road., Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to

The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, is open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins Road. For more information, visit

SPCA of Livingston will hold an adoption event including Santa photos 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart on Millerville. For more information, email or go to

Compiled by Red staff