SW La. weekend events calendar: Here’s what’s happening

Published 6:01 pm Friday, December 3, 2021


Golden Nugget, 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. — Blue Martini: The FUSE Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; DJ Fuzzy, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday; DJ Fuzzy, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Saturday; DJ TySki, 9 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Saturday. Rush Lounge: The Tricky Dickies, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday.



Golden Nugget — Whiskey Myers, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, no tickets available; Chicago, 8 p.m. Dec. 11, sold out; Little River Band, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17, tickets $20-$35.

Lake Charles Messiah Chorus and Orchestra — 3 p.m. Dec. 5, Francis G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese State University campus; free admission.


Art Exhibits

Historic City Hall, 1001 Ryan St., open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday with free admission — Art gallery: “The Pace Collection,” a new exhibit of Japanese Woodblock Prints through Dec. 31.

Imperial Calcasieu Museum, 204 W. Sallier St., open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, admission $5 for adults, $3 for children and $2 for seniors — “Koasati-Ko-Yomahka Our Coushatta Ways” exhibit through Dec. 23; “Folklore” by Shannon Simmons through Dec. 23.

McNeese State University Shearman Fine Art’s Grand Gallery — “The Faculty Exhibition 2021” and “Inaugural Printmaking Alumni Exchange” through Dec. 10.



Christmas At the Courthouse — 3-7 p.m. Dec. 3, Historic Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, 1001 Ryan St.; Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on site; after the lights are turned on at 5:30 p.m., stick around to watch “The Polar Express.”

Christmas In DeQuincy — 11 a.m. Dec. 4, DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park; parade, food and craft booths planned.

Christmas Under the Oaks — 1211 Ruth St., Sulphur — Dec. 2-4 with performances by Sammy Kershaw, Louisiana Express, WW Lewis Show Choir, Sulphur Cajun Ramblers, Blake Harlow, Caden Gillard.

Frances fitz-Gerald Jewelry & Antiques Anniversary Auction — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 with proceeds going to the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.

Light Up the Lake Christmas Celebration — 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Lake Charles Civic Center; fun run, music, lighting ceremony planned.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Parade — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, in historic downtown Leesville.

Moss Bluff Christmas Cram — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4, VFW Hall, 2668 U.S. 171; free food, activities, music, face painting, fun jumps in exchange for donated toy.

Vinton Christmas Celebration — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Vinton City Hall; market vendors, live music, family activities planned.



Lake Area Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” — 7 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at McNeese State University’s Tritico Theatre; admission $25.