This week's arts calendar: Dec, 6-13 _lowres

Photo provided by the River Community Church -- Yvonne Bayahm's 'Homecoming,' is in the River Community Church's Creativity Group's art show, 'This and That,' at DeAngelo's Restaurant on Bluebonnet Boulevard.

Here’s what’s happening in the area arts and cultural scene:

The Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge, is holding an open house at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, which will include free tours of the exhibits, a visit from Santa “Claws” and reindeer food and Christmas ornament crafts. Musical performances by local school choirs and bands begin at 11 a.m., concluding with a special performance by the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Music Program at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 342-5428, email or visit

There’s only a week left to see the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s College of Art Faculty Exhibition, which closes Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (337) 482-2278 or visit

The North Lake Community Band, under the direction of Southeastern Louisiana University Professor Emeritus of Music Jerry Voorhees, will present the concert, “Shall We Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Pottle Music Auditorium on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond. For more information, call (985) 549-2184.

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: Peking Dreams at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Tickets are $20-$50. For tickets or more information, visit

Nine members of River Community Church’s Creativity Group are exhibiting a variety of unique artworks in their current exhibition, “This and That,” through mid-January at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. For more information, call (225) 744-4367 or email

— Robin Miller,