Events Calendar for December
● By Aimee Cormier
THEATER & ARTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood Exhibit, 8 a.m., Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 North Main Street, Opelousas. Open Monday-Saturday, through Dec. 31. Call 948-2589 for hours and information.
THROUGH DECEMBER 8
Jose Antonio Diazdel, work from Malaga, Spain, A & E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, New Iberia. Call 364-2645 for information.
Urban Clowns: Evolution of a Species is a new exhibit by artist Andre LaSalle featuring found object metal sculpture and large scale acrylic painting. His work is now being featured at A&E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, New Iberia. For more information call 337-364-2645 or visit www.schex.com/AandE.
Religious Art Exhibit by Jo Ann Butler, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. John Museum, 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette.
Call 232-1322 for information.
THROUGH JANUARY 2
Photosynthesis V art exhibit of local submissions, daily, Main Branch Iberia Parish Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information.
THROUGH JANUARY 2013
The Fabrique Nationale Browning/Winchester Collection, Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette. For information call 291-5544 or visit www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org. Presented as part of the “Louisiana: 200 Years Later” events, contains more than 40 guns on display together for the first time.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony, 6 p.m., Bouligny Plaza, 102 West Main Street, New Iberia. Call 365-1428.
Neal McCoy, 8 p.m., The Pavilion, at Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton. Tickets $30. Visit www.cypressbayou.com for discounts and information. Doors open one hour before show time.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Oil Center’s Open Air Antique & Arts Market, 8 a.m.-noon, LGMC Medical Plaza, 427 Heymann Boulevard. Also open the second Saturday of January 2013. For information call 232-1267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Helping The Harvest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 204 North Lewis Street, New Iberia (across from Bi-Lo). Purchase $6 tickets for full meal of either beef steak and gravy, or sausage jambalaya. Donations help with Christmas baskets for needy families. Call 364-8118 for information or tickets.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Cajun Christmas Nights, 7 p.m., Outlaws Saloon, 4607 Johnston Street, Lafayette. Tickets $15 at the door and a portion of the proceeds goes to Second Harvest Food Bank. Must be 18 or older. For information on local recording artists releasing a Christmas CD at the event, call 534-4555.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
Taste of Treme, book signing with author Todd-Michael St. Pierre, 5 p.m., Barnes
& Noble, Lafayette. Call 989-4142 for information.
Cirque Chinois, 7:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. Tickets $46.75-$51.85. For information, contact the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana at 237-2787.
Early Bird Drawing, noon, Castaing, Hussey & Lolan, 525 Weeks Street, New Iberia. Iberia Project Graduation draws first winner. Tickets $5, available at Main Street Internet, 140 West Main Street, New Iberia. Winner will be re-entered for the March drawing.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
Verdi’s “Aida” the Metropolitan Opera onscreen, 2 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette. Tickets $20. Call 233-7060 for information. Jan. 4 at 11 a.m., a showing of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens.”
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
Acadiana Republican Women, 11 a.m., River Oaks Napoleon Room, 520 East Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette. Optional buffet $16. Open to the public, guest speaker June Williams, LFRW president. For information email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
Marc Broussard, 9 p.m., ROX at Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton. Tickets $20. To reserve a booth in the balcony call 923-7284 ext. 3300 for price and availability. Doors open one hour before show time.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
IREC Christmas Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Willow Wood Recreation Center, 113 Willow Wood Drive, New Iberia. Continues Dec. 27 and 28, and Jan. 2-4. Cost $100, or $20 per day for drop-ins. Call 365-6197 for registration information. Includes field trip, snack and lunch.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Boogie Wonder Band, 8 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) ROX at Cypress Bayou Casino, Charenton. Tickets $20 ($15 for club members). Also Dec. 29. Call 800-924-0032 for information.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Louisiana Red for Sugar Jam Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, 120 Waterview Road, Youngsville. Free. No ice chests allowed. Call 856-2323 for information.
Boogie Wonder Band, 8 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) ROX at Cypress Bayou Casino, Charenton. Tickets $20 ($15 for club members). Call 800-924-0032 for information.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
Fire & Ice Gala, 8 p.m., Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia. Fundraiser by Iberia On Tap for 2013 Community Projects. For dress themes, tickets and information, visit www.iberiaontap.com.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
Stomp, 7:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. Tickets are $47-$52, call box office at 291-5555.