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Arts around town: Foto Sisters Christmas concert, BRSO’s Home for the Holidays, and more

Hear the Foto Sisters' Christmas album live this Friday, November 30, at First Presbyterian Church. Photo courtesy Foto Sisters.

After four months in Nashville, local musical trio the Foto Sisters have released a Christmas album titled A Foto Sisters Christmas. Available on all major streaming outlets, the album delves into both the sisters’ talents, as well as their Christian faith. To celebrate the release, the group is heading back to Baton Rouge for an event this Friday, November 30, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church downtown. The show, which coincides with the downtown tree lighting, will start at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public following First Presbyterian’s Live Nativity, which will take place on the church grounds at 7 p.m. To learn more about the Foto Sisters, check out this story from the inRegister archives.


Photographer Lily LaGrange’s exhibition Split Ends, which consists of a variety of images shot in both Louisiana and Iceland over the last year, will be on display at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Firehouse Gallery through tomorrow, November 30. LaGrange says the exhibition “raises larger questions about representation, perception and truth through the use of image inversions, formal repetition and the passage of time.” Tonight, November 29, is the reception for the show from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the event page here.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Pointe-Marie’s On Pointe Concert Series continues this Thursday, November 29, with local singer and songwriter Jacye Guerin performing at 6 p.m. in Pointe-Marie Square. The free event is family friendly and will feature food and drinks from Magpie Café.


Celebrating the beauty of diverse holiday traditions, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is presenting its Home for the Holidays show this Sunday, December 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the LSU Union Theatre. The show will feature favorites like “Let It Snow,” as well as a Hanukkah medley and gospel songs. For tickets and more information, visit the event page here.

Photo courtesy BRSO

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is hosting its annual Poinsettia Show and Sale this Saturday, December 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event helps prepare for future Christmas seasons by allowing customers to help decide which poinsettia varieties show up in stores. For more information, visit the event page here.


This Saturday, December 1, 100.7 The Tiger is bringing some of the best swamp pop bands in the business under one roof for A Swamp Pop Night Before Christmas at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The daylong event will feature Mike Broussard & Night Train, Na Na Sha, and Don Rich, as well as shopping, food, Santa pictures and more. Tickets are available here.


The West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting its annual Holiday Open House this Sunday, December 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. The festive event will showcase the museum’s decorations, while offering tours, as well as music, hot cider, gingerbread, ornament making, and more. For more information, visit the event page here.


Photo courtesy John Schneider Studios

Tonight, November 29, and Sunday, December 2, John Schneider Studios is inviting guests into Christmas in Hazzard County with a drive-through light show featuring some familiar faces and Miss Shirley’s hot cocoa and cookies. Tickets are available here. And learn more about John Schneider and his new Louisiana Christmas traditions by reading this story from the inRegister archives.


George Bell and Friends are making their way back to the Manship Theatre stage for the seventh year of holiday jazz with performances this Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2. This year, the show will feature Herman Jackson on drums, Harry Anderson on bass, Todd Duke on guitar, Greg Ward on percussion and harmonica, and Andy Bourgeois on piano and keyboard, as well as special guests Betsy Braud, Hilda Trenise Gautier, James Clinton, Mary Grace and Quiana Lynell. Tickets for the show are available here.


Theatre Baton Rouge’s Young Actors Program is demonstrating the true meaning behind the season with this year’s performances of The Gift of the Magi. The play will open tonight, November 29, and continue through this Saturday, December 1. For tickets and more information, visit the event page here.


Photo courtesy LSU Rural Life Museum

This Sunday, December 2, the LSU Rural Life Museum is once again ringing in the most wonderful time of the year with a day of 19th-century celebration at A Rural Life Christmas. From 12:30 to 6 p.m., the museum will showcase the simpler time with open-hearth cooking demonstrations, musical groups, storytellers, re-enactments, and an evening bonfire and visit from Papa Noel. Admission is $10 for anyone over the age of 10.

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