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 Nov. 29 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.
Film 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 and open to the public.
To make reservations, call the museum at (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.
Also, the museum this month opened a new exhibition, “The Portrait, the Artist and the Patron: 19th Century Portraiture in Louisiana,” which runs through Jan. 17.
The exhibit features master works from the Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum, as well as various private collections.
Photography from the 19th century is included in this exhibit.
On Dec. 2, the museum will host a lunchtime lecture at noon with Eugene Groves discussing how portrait painting was impacted by the discovery and evolution of photography.
That event is free and open to the public.
Library celebrates authors
The West Baton Rouge Parish Library will offer its 15th annual Celebrating Louisiana Writers workshop at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Christee Gabour Atwood will be the featured author.
Atwood, an award-winning author, humorist and business trainer, wrote “Celebration of Elastic Waistbands” and “Three Feet Under: Journal of a Mid-Life Crisis,” among more-serious business-training manuals.
The program is free and open to the public.
‘Night on Broadway’
The Iberville Community Theatre recently announced its inaugural fundraising event, “Night on Broadway.”
The musical extravaganza features Broadway hits performed by local talent.
The theater is also offering a meet and greet with the stars, featuring Champagne and hors-d’oeuvres.
For ticket information, visit www.wearethedifference.org.
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