The Pointe Coupee Historical Society on Sunday will present the second of four annual performances in the Pelican State Chamber Music Series.

In a concert that is free and open to the public, James Alexander and the Nicholls Camerata, of Nicholls State University, will perform in the restored auditorium of the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Then, on Dec. 5, the Historical Society invites the public to enjoy a traditional Christmas bonfire from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on the lawn of the Poydras Center.

The bonfire will happen after the New Roads Christmas Parade. Live music and jambalaya and beverages will be available for a modest fee.

For information about either event call Renee Major at (225) 637-2262.

‘Night on Broadway’

The Iberville Community Theatre recently announced its inaugural fundraising event, “Night on Broadway,” taking place Dec. 3 at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center.

VIP tickets are available for the meet-and-greet with the stars before the celebration begins. General admission and balcony seats also are available.

For ticket information, visit

‘Peanuts’ gang at museum

Marking the 50th anniversary of Charles Schultz’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring the beloved “Peanuts” characters and is giving the public the opportunity to see the original film.

Starting Sunday and running through Jan. 3, visitors can enjoy Sunday afternoons with a cup of cocoa and a free showing of the 1965 made-for-TV holiday cartoon.

Screening dates for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

The museum is also inviting the public to send their favorite “Charlie Brown Christmas” memories by posting recollections or reenactments on Facebook and tagging “West Baton Rouge Museum” no later than Dec. 6.

The entries will be shown in the exhibit “A Charlie Brown Christmas Turns 50,” and a drawing will be held at the Holiday Open House. The winner will receive a cartoon-style portrait drawn by Erik Van Buren, artist and founder of the Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society.

On Dec. 3, the museum will host an evening workshop inspired by the Charlie Brown exhibition where Van Buren will serve as the featured speaker.

Registration is requested for the Dec. 3 workshop, which is free.

To make reservations, call the museum at (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

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