Editor’s Picks for November

Loud and Clear: Sound Guys seeking more
November 1, 2012
Session fails as plans continue
November 1, 2012
Loud and Clear: Sound Guys seeking more
November 1, 2012
Session fails as plans continue
November 1, 2012

8 Seconds to Glory rodeo for one night in Thibodaux

Nov. 2

Renowned bull rider Tuff Hedeman, a four-time world champion, and Championship Bull Riding Horizon Series bring their show to Thibodaux this month.

Rodeo participants are tasked with staying atop a bucking bull for eight seconds. They are scored on the basis of bull difficulty.

The event also includes James Pierce Invitational Freestyle Bull Fighting.

Hedeman is scheduled to appear and be able to meet with fans. 8 Seconds to Glory begins at 8 p.m. at the Harang Auditorium, 310 N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux.

Expect a little pink with the tough guys. The event, presented by Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, is meant to raise breast cancer awareness.

Adult tickets range from $11-$20. Children’s tickets (12 and under) cost $6. To reserve a spot, visit. www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit www.cbrbull.com or call (985) 446-7260.

Turn on the Holidays: A Bicentennial Celebration

Nov. 17

Houma native Tab Benoit headlines a celebration Nov. 17 in Nachitoches.

In the 200th year since Louisiana was incorporated, the city celebrates the state’s history in conjunction with its 86th annual Festival of Lights. Organizers say it’s the oldest Christmas lights festival in the nation.

Benoit is joined by the Lisa Lee Trio, Matthew Davidson Band, the Side Men and others. Benoit begins at 6 p.m.

Five Louisiana regions are represented at the festival, which also features a holiday marketplace of handcrafted items, kid-friendly activities, the lighting of thousands of Christmas lights and a fireworks blowout over Canal River Lake.

The celebration kicks off the city’s 45 Nights of Christmas “extravaganza,” which includes more than 300,000 lights and 125 scenes along Canal River.

The event is held in downtown Nachitoches. Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.holidaytrailoflights.com

‘The Forgotten Carols’ takes stage in Houma

Nov. 30

The Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center plays host for one night only to the touring musical “The Forgotten Carols.”

Emmy Award-winning television producer Michael Young championed a southeastern tour of the soon-to-be movie.

The story focuses on Constance, a young nurse with a Scrooge-like perspective regarding the holidays. But an elderly gentleman, who believes he is 2,000 years old, tells her the stories of his lifetime while he’s in her care, adding meaning to her perception of Christmas and awakening feelings she had forgotten.

The cast includes actors Tony Blake, Sandy Laufer Blake, Jesse Einstein, Mary Lane Haskell and Elizabeth Herron.

The Vandebilt Catholic High School Choir performs as part of the show.

Tickets, which cost $20, are on sale now and can be purchased at the civic center box office. The show begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the civic center at (985) 850-4657.

Comic Con returns to New Orleans

Nov. 30 to Dec. 2

Power Rangers. Star Trek. Professional Wrestling. Reservoir Dogs.

The list of celebrities at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans includes representatives of each pop-culture stalwart listed above.

Actors Jason David Frank, who played Tommy Oliver in Power Rangers (commonly referred to as the Green Ranger), Sir Patrick Stewart, of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Michael Madsen, of Reservoir Dogs, are joined by WWE superstar CM Punk and comics legend Stan Lee.

The pop culture convention celebrates the best in popular fiction, culture, movies, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, comics and video games.

There’s not a dull moment.

Even the kids have their own day, on Dec. 2, which features child-tailored programming.

Single-day tickets range from $35-$40, and three-day passes cost $70.

Comic Con is held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center. For more information, visit www.wizardworld.com

Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman and the Championship Bull Riding Horizon series bring their show to Thibodaux Nov. 2.