Tickets for the world premiere of “The Christmas Spider” by Clint Borzoni and John de los Santos at the Opéra Louisiane are on sale Friday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the Manship Theater in available the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The opera is inspired by a Ukrainian legend that led to spider ornaments being added to Christmas trees for a happy new year. Tickets range from $10 to $140 at operalouisiane.com/tickets.
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., is showing “Iconic JFK Moments Through the Lens of Jacques Lowe” through Tuesday, Dec. 21, commemorating the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s untimely death. The exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the private world of the Kennedy family through the lens of Kennedy’s personal photographer Jacques Lowe. Admission is free. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (225) 342-0500 or visit louisianaoldstatecapitol.org.
Tickets for UpStage Theater’s production of “Ebony Scrooge” are available Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at the theater, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. For tickets, call (225) 924-3774 or visit upstagetheatre.biz.
Tickets for Cangelosi Dance Project’s “Holiday Nutcracker” are on sale Saturday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Dunham Theater, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. Tickets are $20-$35. Send an email to [email protected].
A Tale from the Bayou
Tickets for Baton Rouge Ballet Theater’s “The Nutcracker: A Tale of the Bayou” are on sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, at 2 and 6 p.m. at Raising Cane’s River Center Performing Arts Theater, 300, available. Tickets for St. Louis St. range from $27 to $87. Visit Ticketmaster.com.
In the Pointe Coupee
The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee will host its third “Light Up the Holidays” on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Poydras Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. The ticketed fundraiser includes food, drinks, door prizes, an art market featuring local artists and a holiday musical performance by Grammy-nominated Sweet Cecilia. For tickets, visit artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.
Always… Patsy Kline
Tickets for a traveling production of “Always…Patsy Kline,” written and originally directed by Ted Swindly, are on sale Saturday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Manship Theater at Shaw Center Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $41-$56, call (225) 344-0334 or visit manshiptheatre.org.
Ends and beginnings
LSU’s Glassell Exhibition Gallery at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., presents “Where I End, We Begin,” an exhibition of paintings by Manship guest artists Angela Dufresne and Mala Iqbal. The exhibition features collaborative paintings and drawings by Dufresne and Iqbal and members of their close-knit community. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit design.lsu.edu/calendar/where-i-end-we-begin-angela-dufresne-mala-iqbal/.
A Christmas song
Tickets are available for Theater Baton Rouge’s production of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” opening Friday, Dec. 8, at the main stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets cost between $25 and $35. To do so, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
Miracle on the 34th
Tickets are available for the Sullivan Theater’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street,” opening Friday, Dec. 8, at the theater, 8849 Sullivan Road, Central. Tickets are $25 at sullivanttheater.com.
Cajun Christmas song
Tickets are available for Ascension Community Theater’s production of “A Cajun Christmas Carol” at Stage, 823 N. Felicity St., Gonzales. The performances are sold out on the first weekend. Tickets are for the second weekend, Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16. December, available at actgonzales.org.
Concert by candlelight
Tickets for the LSU Candlelight Concert featuring the LSU A Cappella Choir, LSU Tiger Glee Club and LSU Chorale are on sale Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 401 Main St. Tickets are $18 for adults and $11 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at calendar.lsu.edu/event/lsu_candlelight_concert_6058.