A Guide to Louisiana Festivals

a guide to festivals around the state january-february

Festival of Lights Photo courtesy of Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Northern Louisiana

Through Jan. 3. Christmas: A Journey in Image and Word. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport.
Jan. 6-Jan. 16. The Odd Couple. Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport (318) 424-4439.
Through Jan. 7. 4After5. Artspace,
Shreveport, www.4after5.com.
Through Jan. 7. The Light Before Christmas. Sci-Port, Shreveport (318) 424-3466.
Through Jan. 8. Green Gifts. Lila’s Deli and Bakery, Shreveport.
Through Jan. 22. Marcus Kenney: Almanac 2020. Masur Museum of Art, Monroe
(318) 329-2237.
Jan. 13-Jan. 23. Annie. Performing Arts Center, First United Methodist Church, Shreveport (318) 868-9619.
Jan. 14-16. Antique Show. Monroe Convention Center, Monroe (318) 323-3188.
Through Jan. 27. Visions and Visionaries: Paintings by David Holcombe. Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. Shreveport
Through Jan. 29. The Making of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Shreveport (318) 673-6535.
Through Jan. 31. Art Classes for Children
and Adults. Sacred Arts Studio, Shreveport (318) 227-0691.
Through Feb. 1. Poetic Tuesdays. Pamoja Cultural Center, Shreveport.
Through Feb. 6. Components of Fitness Aerobics. Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation, Shreveport.
Feb. 12. Enchanted Evening. Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Ouachita Parish High School Auditorium, Monroe (318) 812-6761.
Feb. 19 & 26. Anne of Green Gables.
Strauss Theatre, Monroe (318) 323-6681.

Central Louisiana

Through Jan. 6. Festival of Lights. Landmark Historic District, Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
Through Jan. 15. Annual Miniature Exhibit & Photographers Guild. River Oaks Arts Center, Alexandria (318) 473-2670.
Jan. 23. Family Concert: The Joy of Music
by Rapides Symphony Orchestra. Coughlin-Saunders Center, Alexandria (318) 442-9709.
Jan. 30. Tea and Puppets. Coughlin-Saunders Center, Alexandria (318) 484-4460.
Feb. 3-7. School House Rock Live!
Lagniappe Theatre Company, Alexandria,
(318) 48-STAGE.
Feb. 18. Woodpecker. Hearn Stage of the Kress Theater, Alexandria (318) 484-4460.
Through Feb. 26. “Travis Whitfield: Further on Down the Road,” Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria (318) 443-3458.
Through March 5. Hunt Sloanem on the Bayou. Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, (318) 443-3458.

Baton Rouge/Plantation Country

Jan. 1-2. Children’s Christmas Movies
at the USS Kidd. USS Kidd, Baton Rouge (225) 342-1942.
Through Jan. 2. Season of Light Sky Show. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272.
Through Jan. 3. Patriot Artistry: Trench
Art and Music from World War II. West
Baton Rouge Museum, Baton Rouge
(225) 336-2422.
Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26. Music at Mid-Day.
Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge
(225) 389-7200.
Jan. 5-9. Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria.
Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge
(225) 389-4940.
Through Jan. 8. Holiday Music Magic. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272.
Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29. Pink Floyd: The Wall. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272.
Jan. 8. Walk This Way in History! Capitol Park. Baton Rouge (225) 342-5248.
Through Jan. 9. Keith Sonnier: Sculpture of Light. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, (225) 344-5272.
Jan. 14. Laurel Street Palooza. Arts Council of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Jan. 14-16. Kick It Out. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 3344-0334.
Jan. 17. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & March. Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge (225) 356-9867.
Jan. 17-Mar. 13. Testimony of Fire: Frederick Douglass’ Connection to Louisiana Politics. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen
(225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Jan. 21-Feb. 6. Crimes of the Heart.
Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Baton Rouge
(225) 924-6496.
Jan. 21. Red Rooster Bash. Rural Life Museum. Baton Rouge (225) 765-2437.
Through Jan. 26. When I Grow Up… Toys. LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge
(225) 389-7200.
Jan. 26. Lunch Time Lecture. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen (225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Jan. 26. International Guitar Night. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Jan. 30-Mar. 13. WBR Talented Art Show. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen
(225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Feb. 1-2. Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge
(225) 344-0334.
Feb. 2 & 9. Music at Mid-Day. Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 389-7200.
Feb. 2-20. King Lear. LSU Shaver Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 578-4174.
Feb. 4. Garth Fagan Dance. Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Baton Rouge (225) 766-8379.
Feb. 4-5. Camellias in the Country.
St. Francisville (800) 488-6502.
Feb. 5. Baton Rouge Arts Market. Main Street Market, Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.
Feb. 5. Black History Film Series: Taking a Seat for Justice. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen (225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Feb. 5. Music by the Grascals. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.
Feb. 12. Black History Film Series: Journey for Justice: The A.P. Tureaud Story. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen (225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Through Feb. 27. Mummies. Louisiana
Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge,
(225) 344-5272.
Feb. 27. Lecture: Testimony of Fire: Frederick Douglass’ Connection to Louisiana Politics. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen
(225) 336-2422 ext. 16.
Feb. 5. Pink Floyd: The Wall. Louisiana
Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge,
(225) 344-5272.
Feb. 10. Black History Lecture. Baton
Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge
(225) 216-8059.
Feb. 10. River City Jazz Masters Presents: Clayton Brothers Quintet. Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge (225) 344-0334.

Cajun Country

Jan. 2. Prien Lake Park Christmas Lighting. Prien Lake Park, Lake Charles.
Jan 4-29. Teche Area Farmers Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (337) 256-4971.
Jan. 6. Twelfth Night Rendezvous.
Plantation Inn, Houma (985) 868-0500.
Through Jan. 7. Shadows Merry Making Season. Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.
Through Jan. 7. Victorian Christmas. Joseph Jefferson Home, New Iberia (888) 942-3742.
Jan. 7-8. 53rd Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival. Cameron Parish School Board Grounds, Cameron.
Jan. 8. Concert by Candlelight: Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. St. Peters Church, 
New Iberia (337) 364-1603.
Jan. 9. Lafayette Parish 4-H Timed Event. SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds,
New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Through Jan. 15. American Legacy: Our National Parks. Historic City Hall, Lake Charles (337) 491-9159.
Through Jan. 15. Elliot Erwitt: Dog Dogs. Historic City Hall, Lake Charles (337) 491-9159.
Through Jan. 16. Toys of our Father’s Father’s Fathers. Historic City Hall, Lake Charles
(337) 491-9159.
Jan. 17. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. West End Park, New Iberia
(337) 369-2395.

Jan. 19. Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma
(985) 876-5600.
Jan. 27. Greater Iberia Chamber Annual Banquet. Cyr Gates Community Center,
New Iberia (888) 942-3742.
Jan. 28-30. Winter Fun Show by Knollwood Farm. SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds,
New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Jan. 20-Mar. 26. Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations from Children’s Books. Historic City Hall,
Lake Charles (337) 491-9159.
Through Jan. 31. Just Figures. Gallery
By The Lake, Lake Charles.
Feb. 1-22. Teche Area Farmers Market. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (337) 256-4971.
Feb. 2. Cajun Groundhog Day. Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia (337) 365-6773.
Feb. 4-Mar. 4. McNeese State Emerging Student Artist Exhibition. Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles (337) 475-5060.
Feb. 5-6. Hotter Than Hot Added Money Barrel Races. SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Feb. 11-13. Willy Wonka: The Musical.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center.
Lake Charles (337) 433-7323.
Feb. 16-20. A Retrospective Tribute.
New Shearman Fine Arts Addition on the McNeese campus. (337) 475-5043.
Feb. 16-20. Tom Sawyer: An Opera.
New Shearman Fine Arts Addition on the McNeese campus. (337) 475-5043.
Feb. 18. Louisiana Crossroads Presents:
Dash Rip Rock & The Swingin’ Haymakers. Sliman Theater, New Iberia (337) 369-2337.
Feb. 18-20. AKC Dog Agility Trials.
SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds,
New Iberia (337) 365-7539.
Feb. 19. Iberia Home & Trade Show. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia (337) 365-0075.
Feb. 26-27. Tabasco Shootout Soccer Tournament. Louisiana Pepperplex,
New Iberia (337) 365-0075.
Feb. 27. Acadiana Barrel Race Competition. SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds, New Iberia (337) 365-7539.

New Orleans

Through Jan. 2. Mignon Faget: A Life of Art and Design. The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans (504) 523-4662.
Through Jan. 2. Miracle on Fulton Street. Harrah’s, New Orleans (504) 533-6798.
Through Jan. 2. Paintings by Robert Julian Onderdonk. Odgen Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.
Through Jan. 2. Walker Evans’ Louisiana: Photographs From the Collection of Jessica Lange. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans.
Jan. 4. 77th Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans.
Jan. 5. Opera on Tap. Abita Brew Pub,
Abita Springs (504) 529-2278 ext. 222.
Through Jan. 6. The Roosevelt’s Waldorf Wonderland Lobby. The Roosevelt,
New Orleans (504) 648-1200.
Jan. 7. Randy Newman with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, New Orleans (800) 745-3000.
Jan. 8. Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra Winter Concert. Mahalia Jackson Theater
for the Performing Arts, New Orleans
(800) 745-3000.
Jan. 11-Apr. 3. Drawn to Life: Al Hirschfeld and the Theater of Tennessee Williams. Williams Research Center, New Orleans.
Jan. 14. Macbeth. Dixon Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans.
Jan. 21. LINES Ballet. Freda Lupin
Memorial Hall, NOCCA, New Orleans.
Jan. 22. Dat NOLA Race. Washington
Artillery Park, New Orleans (504) 828-6977.
Jan. 27-30. New Orleans Boat Show.
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.
Jan. 28-31. Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Les Pêcheurs de Perles). Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts, New Orleans (800) 745-3000.
Feb. 4. Trey McIntyre Project with Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts, New Orleans (800) 745-3000.
Feb. 11-13. The Color Purple. Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts, New Orleans (800) 745-3000.
Through Feb. 19. Prospect 1.5 New Orleans. Arts District, New Orleans. n

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