Whether you prefer nature-inspired activities, love to play a round of golf, or prefer to visit museums and other cultural interests, Lake Charles is a terrific spot to call home. While Lake Charles boasts a small-town atmosphere, it has many of the perks and amenities of larger cities. Here are a few reasons our Realtors® encourage you to make Lake Charles your home in 2023.
Lake Charles attracts new residents from all across the country. Ready to find your new home in the Lake Charles area in 2023? Contact us to get started!
When looking at Lafayette homes for sale, it's important to remember that they won't just be your home. It has to be safe and comfortable for your pets, too. In particular, as you start preparing your new home for the holidays, there are some pitfalls that can cause problems for your pets. Follow these pet safety tips this holiday season.
When looking at Lafayette open houses, it's important to keep your pets' needs in mind, as well as your own. Our Realtors® can help you find the perfect place for your needs, where both you and your pet can spend many happy holidays to come. Contact us to learn more!
One of the best things about this season is all of the holiday movies. So many of them have this warming, comforting appeal that makes you want to curl up in your pajamas and snack on sugar cookies. Did you know there's actually a holiday dedicated to watching Christmas movies? National Christmas Movie Marathon Day is December 23rd, 2022. This is the perfect opportunity to host a watch party for your friends and family members. Our Realtors® have some tips to help you plan.
Ready to start your search for a new home where you can host all your holiday gatherings? If you're still looking for a home for the holidays, contact us. Our agents will help you find the best Baton Rouge homes for sale and Baton Rouge open houses to attend.
No city does celebrations quite like New Orleans, and with New Year's Eve around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning for the big night. Whether you're looking for a fun, early activity with the kids, a gourmet meal with pairings to match, or a celebration that will still be going well after the clock strikes midnight, you won't have to travel far from New Orleans homes for sale to find it. Our Realtors® have all of the exciting details on some of the best New Year's Eve events in New Orleans this year.
Whether your favorite sport is football, hockey, or baseball, watching the game together is a great way to bond and celebrate. Watching in your own living room can be fun, but if you're in the mood to watch at a sports bar instead, the Lafayette area has some great options. Our Realtors® know Lafayette has plenty of great places to catch a game at! Spend your next game day at these local spots.
Our Realtors® are proud to say that Baton Rouge has long been a hub for art and culture in Louisiana. And there's no better way in the city to experience live music and dance than with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.
For more than 60 years, the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre has been presenting world-class productions and bringing talented artists to Baton Rouge. Let's take a closer look at the theatre's history and what we can expect in the year ahead.
About the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre was established in 1960 and has been a cultural force in Louisiana ever since. Hundreds of talented local dancers and choreographers have been trained and nurtured by the organization, which has been under the artistic direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews since 1976.
Every year, the theatre presents a season of three outstanding stage productions. The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is also known for its community outreach programs and contributions to dance education.
Most performances of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre take place at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts or the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Both are beautiful state-of-the-art facilities within minutes of many Baton Rouge homes for sale.
Baton Rouge Ballet 2022-2023 Season
Every year brings new and exciting things to the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Here's what we can look forward to as the 2022-23 season gets underway:
The Nutcracker – A Tale from the Bayou (December 17-18, 2022)
The original Nutcracker has been delighting audiences since 1892 and become a holiday favorite across generations. The Baton Rouge has created their own spin on this classic production with The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou, which debuted in 1992 and has grown to be a beloved tradition of its own here in Louisiana. This year, the show will be held December 17 and 18 at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts, and it's a great way to not only celebrate the holidays but also mark the beginning of a great ballet season.
PILOBOLUS Big Five-Oh! (March 4 and 5, 2023)
One of the most renowned dance ensembles in the world, Pilobolus has been touring the globe for a half-century now, performing at events ranging from the Olympics to the Oscars. In 2023, they're touring in celebration of their 50th anniversary, which will include a stop in Baton Rouge for two performances at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts on March 4 and 5.
Dimensions in Dance (March 31, 2023)
The final celebration of the 2022-2023 season, Dimensions in Dance promises to be a thrilling performance that celebrates dance from all angles. The full range of styles, approaches, and moods of contemporary and classical dance will be highlighted on March 31 at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, including a grand performance of Paquita.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Baton Rouge. It's a truly unique place to call home, and if you're looking for the perfect home in Baton Rouge, our real estate agents can connect you with some amazing Baton Rouge open houses.
'Tis the season for excellent holiday foods! As maybe the top culinary destination in the country, New Orleans has memorable food in every season. Restaurants actually step up their game during the holidays, when our Realtors® look forward to sampling these delightful treats in between New Orleans open houses.
Our Realtors® know there are plenty of good places to order a plate lunch in Lafayette!
Between checking out Lafayette homes for sale and attending Lafayette open houses, make time for a hearty meal to keep your energy up. The Acadiana region offers all the classics like jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo, but the real star of the show in our area is the plate lunch featuring rice and gravy.
Looking for an authentic taste of Lafayette? Here are just a few of your options:
Contact us at Latter & Blum to discover more.
Is professional hockey ready to make a comeback near Baton Rouge homes for sale? Three showcase games taking place at Raising Cane's River Center may help pave the way. Our Realtors® take a look at hockey's past and future in the Red Stick.
Our Realtors® know that choosing a home isn't just about the property. New Orleans homes for sale are beautiful, but the community you are becoming a part of is just as important. New Orleans is truly unique, and the holiday season gives you even more opportunities to see why it's so special.
If you're in town for New Orleans open houses, why not stay and sample one of the most beloved local events of the year? It may not be as famous as Mardi Gras, but families look forward to the annual Jingle on the Boulevard Parade every bit as much.
It's a parade like no other, and there's still time to get ready!
Jingle on the Boulevard is Back on December 17 in New Orleans East
Jingle on the Boulevard is a huge holiday parade that attracts visitors from across the state. It's not just big, it's "New Orleans big." And this year, it's back and better than ever. With a route passing through historic Crowder Boulevard, Hayne Boulevard, and Read Boulevard, it is a sight to behold!
You don't have to go to New York City for a one-of-a-kind Christmas: It's right here in New Orleans.
Although this is only the fifth year for Jingle on the Boulevard, it has already become an annual tradition supported by nonprofits and neighbors all over New Orleans.
What Can You Expect to See at Jingle on the Boulevard?
Above all, Jingle on the Boulevard is an event for the kids. Not just the ones who will be watching but those who get to participate. Dance teams and marching bands from all over the city practice all year to be a part of this positive and uplifting event. They are truly the stars of the show!
Participants who arrive early on the parade route will be in the best position for a classic souvenir throw, where they can catch beads and other trinkets. These will be thrown by the bands, the celebrity guests, and no doubt by Old St. Nick himself when he makes an appearance at the end of the parade.
The parade starts at noon, so there's plenty of time to get situated somewhere with a terrific view. In addition to Santa Claus himself, other holiday characters like Santa's elves and reindeer will pay a visit. Holiday hits will be played throughout the parade.
The parade's roster is completely full this year, including dance teams, marching bands, and vehicle sign-ups. You don't have to do anything special to participate as a spectator: Just bring your loved ones and be prepared for fun surprises. You never know who else might turn up!
Jingle on the Boulevard is a community-driven effort led by volunteers. Fees paid by the organizations that participate go in part to benefit The Marine Foundation Toys for Tots. Although applications have closed, you can still bring a toy for charitable drop-off on the day of the parade.
This is just another example of the "can't miss" events you'll only find here in New Orleans. Civic spirit and community pride are alive and well in The Crescent City, and folks here are always ready to welcome a new neighbor. It could be you!
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