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Arts and Entertainment

STUDIO 15 – Jackie Lyle was in studio to tell us about this week’s arts and entertainment. Here’s whats happening this week:

It’s a special weekday opportunity to meet Saint Nicholas. The “North Pole of
Downtown” will be open for business Wednesday evening for a chance to meet
with Santa. Enjoy special musical performances by the Comeaux High Quartet and
Choral Program, sip a hot chocolate, watch the snow fall, and take a picture with
5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 11
Parc International
Garfield at Polk Downtown Lafayette

Acadiana Repertory Theatre, local theater company that presents new work,
finishes off the run of the developmental production of Proceed to the
Highlighted Route by Erica Mann. Annabelle Powell has always dreaded Christmas
with her parents. Luckily, this year she has the perfect buffer —her good-natured
fiancé, Jack. But her defenses are no match for what she finds when she arrives at
her family home: the unveiling of a conversational A.I. of her brother, Milo, who
was killed in an accident six months earlier. An absurd tragedy, Proceed to the
Highlighted Route explores grief in the modern age. Tickets on line or at the door.
Dec. 12, 13 and 14.
Cite des Arts
109 Vine St., downtown Lafayette

Chorale Acadienne’s Christmas by Candlelight is always one of the most beautiful
of our holiday season. Chorale performed last night and will perform again Friday
at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and it is a stunning musical event set in
an equally stunning environment. You’ll hear Handel’s Messiah and traditional
carols of the season.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 13, 2019
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
St. John at Main St., downtown Lafayette

It’s nearly that time of year again! On Friday, December 13th, Silverbacks Improv
Theatre will interpret their signature improvisations through the lens of a brand
new, completely made up Holiday! Join the crowd and throw in your two cents
when prompted.
For this show, the performers will be wearing a holiday sweater and invite you to
do the same. ANY Holiday themed items are welcome – the audience is invited to
wear their finest Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, or even Groundhog Day sweaters
to add to the fun.
$10, with discounts for students and seniors.
7:30pm Dec. 13
Cite des Arts
109 Vine St., downtown Lafayette
Tickets at the door

The Nutcracker is on stage Saturday and Sunday when Lafayette Ballet Theatre,
with principal guests from Pacific Northwest Ballet and a large cast of local
dancers, bring this holiday classic to life. It’s one of those holiday classics that you
never see too many times.
7 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15
Questions? Call LBT at (337) 262-0444

Second Saturday Artwalk includes the UL Press Holiday Authors’ Party in the
Acadiana Center for the Arts Café, along with lots of other activities.
6-9 p.m.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Jefferson at Vermilion, downtown Lafayette

The Big Easy Boys & Babes are on stage at the ACA with a spectacular holiday
musical revue called Let It Snow! It’s a mix of holiday standards and classic hits
performing in tight harmonies and with a live big band orchestra. It’s a fun night
of music for everyone
7:30 p.m.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Jefferson at Vermilion, downtown Lafayette

Downtown Any Time Now
Merry & Bright is a full season of holiday events, and installations in Downtown
Lafayette—including a Christmas tree decorating contest, artist-curated window
displays, photo ops with Santa, a holiday art market, a candlelight caroling night,
and much more.