Vintage Christmas Display
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will host a holiday exhibition that provides a glimpse into the celebrations of Christmas from bygone eras.
The Christmas display, which will show Dec. 1 through Dec. 30, includes vintage and antique ornaments, decorations, dolls and toys from days gone by. Admission to exhibitions is free.
SFA School of Art’s historic downtown gallery, The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
The Contemporary Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a rhythm and blues concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus.
Among the selection highlights are “My Girl” by the Temptations; “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire; “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder; “Smooth Operator” by Sade; “He Wasn't Man Enough” by Toni Braxton; and “Good Man” by Raphael Saadiq.
Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and Friends of Theatre will host a fundraiser to benefit theatre students at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Maklemore’s Ale-House & Bistro.
“Christmas Chronicles,” a program of sentimental songs and stories, features local talents and beloved performers Brad Maule and Rhonda Plymate Simmons. In addition to the holiday-themed entertainment, the audience will be treated to a full meal that includes a dinner entree, drink and dessert.
Tickets for “Christmas Chronicles” are $50 per person. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
The Percussion Studio at Stephen F. Austin State University and its director, Dr. Brad Meyer, will host its 3rd annual interactive community performance of Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, between the Wright Music Building and The Bike Shop on College Street.
Participants will enjoy an approximate 45-minute walk through the Pecan and Raguet streets neighborhoods north of SFA campus while listening to a recording of “Unsilent Night” that has been downloaded to play over a smart device connected to portable speakers or to a CD played over a boom box.
For more information, go to http://unsilentnight.com, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.