Baton Rouge area calendar for Dec. 11-17, 2015 _lowres

Photo by SASHA TRANA -- Dancers perform in front of the main house during a past Christmas at Rosedown event. This year's celebration at the plantation is Saturday.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • BRCC PRESENTS CHARLES DICKENS’ ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows on Sunday), Magnolia Theater, 201 Community College Drive. A one-person original production adapted by Dr. Tony E. Medlin, BRCC theater professor. BRCC students are admitted free. A donation of $5 or five non-perishable items to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is suggested for public admission. For more information, call (225) 216-8129.
  • ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The local theatre company celebrates its fifth anniversary telling Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Tickets are $25, $20 for students. The show is rated G. For more information, visit theatrebr.org.
  • ‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, 105 Dalrymple Drive. Charles M. Schulz’s classic televised special comes to life, thanks to some help from Playmakers of Baton Rouge. For more information, visit playmakersbr.org.

FRIDAY

  • KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Kendra Scott, 10156 Perkins Rowe. Guests can enjoy drinks and desserts while shopping for a cause. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.
  • CLASSIC HOMES AND COCKTAILS: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 560 Stanford Ave. A tour of classic homes in Baton Rouge’s College Town. Tour includes the first floor of the Raising Canes tree house, owned by the Graves family. Reception with hors d’ouevres and maps of homes in the area will be available. Wear your tackiest sweater for a chance to win a stay at Hotel Indigo. Visit online to purchase tickets. Tickets $45-$65. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorfhl.org/news-events/events/classic-homes-and-cocktails-1

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • SANTA PORTRAITS: Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave. Pets welcome except reptiles. A portion of proceeds go to Spay Baton Rouge. To schedule, contact (225) 752-5158.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main St. Shop for fresh food and locally sourced holiday gift options.
  • ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AT ROSEDOWN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, La. 10, St. Francisville. This event will feature staff members in 19th century-style costumes, relaying stories of Christmas traditions passed down through the Turnbull and Bowman families. For more information, visit lastateparks.com
  • CHRISTMAS AT CAPITOL PARK: 11 a.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Open house includes complimentary 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. Free. For more information, contact capitolparkmuseum@crt.la.gov or call (225) 342-5428.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Learn about viscosity. Then create and bottle your very own hair gel. Participants may pre-register Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by emailing kidslab@lasm.org.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 River Road S. Sing, dance, and share stories in this interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
  • DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER: noon-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Dr. Spark. Discover what’s inside her backpack of surprises as she makes the galleries come alive with learning, laughter and “light.”
  • MICHAEL DOUCET OF BEAUSOLEIL: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. An afternoon filled with holiday music, warm cider and gingerbread, and lots of activities designed for the young and young at heart. The museum will also have holiday theme tours of the museum’s exhibits and historic houses. Attendees may visit with Papa Noel and participate in a holiday scavenger hunt.

NEW WAVE RODEO: 7 P.M., BREC FARR PARK, 6402 RIVER ROAD. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT NEWWAVERODEO.ORG.

SUNDAY

  • HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIOS: Noon-4 p.m. Benchworks Studio and VanGuard Gallery, 1415 and 1469 Laurel Street. Group show benefiting the Bethany Centre School in Uganda, featuring works by Ford Thomas, William Thomas and Martha Scott Thomas. For more information, call (225) 336-9762.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP: 1 P.M.-4 P.M., LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 RIVER ROAD S. CHILDREN AND ADULTS CREATE HOLIDAY ORNAMENT KEEPSAKES.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND PARADE: 2 P.M.-5 P.M., BAYOU PLAQUEMINE WATERFRONT PARK, 57845 FOUNDRY ST., PLAQUEMINE. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A MAGIC SHOW, A BALLOON TWISTER, MEMORABLE PHOTOS WITH SANTA AND A JUGGLING STILT WALKER.

TUESDAY

  • ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ SCHOOL DAY PERFORMANCE: 9:30 a.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. Students are invited to take a field trip to enjoy a condensed version of “The Nutcracker-A Tale from the Bayou” for a discounted student price. For more information, contact Christy Benoit at Christy@batonrougeballet.org

ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 P.M., ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE, INSIDE THE FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 427 LAUREL ST.

WEDNESDAY

  • HOLIDAY PARTY WITH SCREENWRITERS DOWN SOUTH: 6:30 p.m., Bar Louie, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. Meet fellow writers and filmmakers from Baton Rouge. For more information, visit meetup.com/screenwriters-down-south.

THURSDAY

  • VODUN IS A MIRROR LECTURE: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Join museum exhibition curator, Dr. Sarah Clunis, as she kicks off a lecture series on the new exhibit “The Carnival, the City and the Sea.”

ONGOING

  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past.” Through May 31. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
  • ‘A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit to mark five decades of the beloved cartoon characters. The exhibit continues through Jan. 3.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
  • ‘FINDING THE FORGOTTEN…IN THE SHADOWS OF THE MIND’: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. This exhibition highlights the need to remember, relate to and reawaken the countless minds shuttered by dementia in the community.
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Fridays (except holidays), Huey P. Long Field House on LSU campus (by the Indian Mounds), Room 120. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. Contact James Burke at (225) 766-0517 for more information. Free.
  • ‘THE PORTRAIT, THE ARTIST AND THE PATRON’: West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. Runs through Jan. 17. The exhibit looks at 19th century portraiture in Louisiana with works from statewide galleries and private collections.
  • 25 YEARS OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Runs through Jan. 16. Displays some of the most intriguing images taken by the telescope of far-away stars, galaxies, and nebulae over the past 25 years.
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
  • THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEGACY OF DAN KILEY: LSU Student Union Gallery. Runs through Saturday. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs. unionartgallery@lsu.edu
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “Capitol City Contemporary 2 — The Landscapes,” through Jan. 10. The annual display spotlights the age-old tradition of landscape painting. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 N. Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
  • SUN LIGHT/STAR LIGHT — CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE SOLAR ORB: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Multi-media exhibition, explore the scientific, aesthetic, and spiritual dimensions regarding the moon and sun. Through Jan. 3.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years old. restaurantipo.com
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or info@yelpbr.com

Compiled by Whitney Christy