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Theaters are open at limited capacity. The following list includes movies available at local theaters, and movies that are available to watch through online streaming and video on demand services including: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu, FandangoNow, Apple TV+, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max and more.

Showing at theaters

• “The Virtuoso” (R): Mystery thriller about a professional assassin’s new assignment based in a sleepy town where he must identify his mysterious mark among several possible targets. Starring Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish and Anthony Hopkins. In theaters, April 30.

• “Four Good Days” (R): Emerging from a detox clinic, a young addict must stay clean while living with her mother for the next four days. Starring Glenn Close, Mila Kunis and Stephen Root. In theaters, April 30.

• “Mortal Kombat” (R): Inspired by the video game franchise, martial arts fighter Cole Young trains with experienced warriors to stand with Earth’s champions against the enemies of Outworld in a battle for the universe. Starring Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee and Lewis Tan. Also on HBO Max.

• “Together Together” (R): Comedy about a single middle-aged tech worker in California who hires a woman in her 20s as a surrogate mother to his child. Starring Patti Harrison, Ed Helms and Anna Konkle.

• “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train” (R): A youth begins a quest to fight demons and save his sister, anime film. In theaters, April 23.

• “In the Earth” (R): As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout make a routine equipment run through a deep forest which becomes a terrifying voyage. Starring Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith and Hayley Squires.

• “Voyagers” (PG-13): A crew of astronauts on a multi-generational mission to colonize a distant planet, lose touch with reality. Starring Lily‑Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan, Colin Farrell and Fionn Whitehead.

• “The Unholy” (PG-13): A young hearing-impaired girl supposedly receives a visit from the Virgin Mary, and is suddenly able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads, a disgraced journalist hoping to revive his career investigates. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Marina Mazepa and Cary Elwes.

• “French Exit” (R): Drama/comedy about a 60-year-old Manhattan socialite, Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), who after spending all her dead husband’s inheritance, moves to Paris, accompanied by her son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and her cat.

• “Every Breath You Take” (R): A psychiatrist’s career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin.

• “Godzilla vs. Kong” (PG-13): Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle, while humanity looks to wipe out both creatures. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Brian Tyree Henry, Julian Dennison and Kyle Chandler. In theaters and on HBO Max.

• “Nobody” (R): When two thieves break into his suburban home, Hutch Mansell, dad and husband, declines to defend himself or his family. The aftermath of the incident set’s off Hutch’s long-simmering rage. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen and Christopher Lloyd.

• “The Girl Who Believes In Miracles” (PG): When young Sara hears a preacher say faith can move mountains, she starts praying and suddenly, people in her town are mysteriously healed. Starring Mira Sorvino, Kevin Sorbo and Austyn Johnson.

• “Dutch” (R): An ambitious New Jersey drug dealer makes moves on the street while facing a high-profile court case. Starring Jeremy Meeks, Lance Gross and Tyrin Turner.

• “The Courier” (PG-13): The true story of a British businessman who is recruited to form a partnership with a Soviet officer in an international conflict to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze and Rachel Brosnahan.

• “The Father” (PG-13): An aging man refuses help from his daughter as he develops dementia. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Imogen Poots.

• “Raya and the Last Dragon” (PG): Animated film about a warrior who must track down the last dragon to save humanity from an evil force. Featuring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as the last dragon Sisu. Also available on Disney+ Premier Access.

• “Chaos Walking” (PG-13): Science fiction film adapted from best-selling novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, about a boy who discovers a girl who crash landed on his planet, where all the women have disappeared. Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland and Mads Mikkelsen. Also available streaming, premium video on-demand, (PVOD).

• “Tom & Jerry” (PG): Cat-and-mouse animated franchise mixes with live action when Jerry moves into a New York City hotel on the eve of a wedding, and the event planner hires Tom to get rid of him. Also available on HBO Max.

• “Minari” (PG-13): A Korean-American family moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream. The family home changes with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but loving grandmother. Starring Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-jung Youn, Alan S. Kim and Will Patton. Also available streaming.

• “The Marksman” (PG-13): A former Marine lives a solitary life as a rancher along the Arizona-Mexican border, until he tries to protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel. Starring Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba and Teresa Ruiz. Also available streaming.

• “Promising Young Woman” (R): Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman until a mysterious event derailed her future. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past. Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Laverne Cox. Also available Video on Demand.

• “The Croods- A New Age” (PG): The Croods new animated film finds the prehistoric family looking for a new place to live. They find a walled-in paradise that meets their needs. The only problem is another family already lives there: the Bettermans. Starring Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Also available streaming.

Streaming movies

• “Without Remorse” (R): Follow’s Tom Clancy’s book of the same name, about a Navy SEAL hero John Clark who uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Brett Gelman and Jodie Turner-Smith. Available on Amazon Prime Video, April 30.

• “Vanquish” (R): Thriller about a mother who is trying to put her past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but a retired cop forces her to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ruby Rose and Patrick Muldoon.

• “Stowaway”: Science fiction thriller about a three-person crew on a mission to Mars with an unplanned passenger on board. Available on Netflix.

• “Trigger Point”: Mystery thriller about a disgraced U.S. operative who suffered memory loss at the hands of his captors, must remember the past when a colleague goes missing. Starring Barry Pepper, Colm Feore and Eve Harlow. Available on VOD.

• “Nomadland” (R): After losing her income in the economic collapse of a company town in Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) sets off on the road. Available on Hulu.

• “Boogie” (R): A coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a talented basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of playing in the NBA. Starring Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Pamelyn Chee and Pop Smoke.

• “We Don’t Deserve Dogs”: Documentary about how dogs influence people’s lives, around the world.

• “City of Lies” (R): Crime thriller based on the book, “LAbyrinth” by Randall Sullivan, about the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Starring Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker and Rockmond Dunbar.

• “Thunder Force” (PG-13): Two childhood best friends become a superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives people superpowers. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Ben Falcone and Tyrel Jackson. Available on Netflix.

• “Concrete Cowboy” (R): A rebellious teen is sent to live with his estranged father for the summer and finds kinship in a Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. Starring Caleb McLaughlin, Idris Elba and Jharrel Jerome. Available on Netflix.

• “Sugar Daddy”: To make money to support her dream of stardom, a young talented musician signs up with a “sugar daddy” paid-dating website. Starring Kelly McCormack, Colm Feore and Amanda Brugel.

• “Happily” (R): A comedy thriller about a devoted married couple who discover their friends are resentful of their constant public displays of affection. A visit from a mysterious stranger thrusts them into a crisis, leading to a dead body and a lot of questions. Starring Joel McHale, Kerry Bishé and Stephen Root.

• “A Week Away”: A troubled teen attends a week at Christian summer camp, where he finds love, friends and a place to belong. Available on Netflix.

• “Cosmic Sin” (R): Sci-fi adventure set in the year 2524, after humans started colonizing the outer planets. When a hostile alien fleet attacks, retired General James Ford (Bruce Willis) is called back into service. Also starring Frank Grillo, Brandon Thomas Lee and Corey Large.

• “Coming 2 America” (PG-13): Set in a fictional country in Africa, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his friend Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on a new comedic adventure. Sequel to the 1988 film, “Coming to America”. Available on Amazon Prime.

• “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (R): Extended four-hour cut of the 2017 “Justice League” film. Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a team to stand against a newly awakened enemy. Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. Available on HBO Max.

• “Judas and the Black Messiah” (R): Film based on events surrounding the assassination of Black Panther party leader, Chairman Fred Hampton in Chicago, in the late 60’s. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback and Martin Sheen. Available, PVOD.

• “Wonder Woman 1984” (PG-13): A new chapter in the Wonder Woman story, where Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in modern world, 1984. Starring Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine and Pedro Pascal.

• “The Mauritanian” (R): Based on the memoir about Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), who was captured by the U.S. Government, and left in prison for years without charge or trial. Defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) help Slahi fight obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Available, PVOD.

• “Monster Hunter” (PG-13): Lt. Artemis and her soldiers are transported to a new world, full of dangerous and powerful monsters. Starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman.

• “Land” (PG-13): A grieving woman retreats to the wilderness of the American Rockies, and then is rescued by a local hunter. Starring Robin Wright, Demián Bichir and Kim Dickens. Available, PVOD.

• “The War with Grandpa” (PG): Comedy about a sixth-grader named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who is forced to give up his bedroom when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in. Peter tries to drive out grandpa with elaborate pranks, but grandpa resists. Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith. Also starring Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Laura Marano and Jane Seymour.

• “Safer at Home”: Friends gather for an online party as the COVID-19 pandemic creates mass chaos in Los Angeles. Starring Jocelyn Hudon, Emma Lahana and Alisa Allapach.

• “Billie Eilish-The World’s A Little Blurry” (R): Documentary about teenage singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and her rise to stardom. Also available on Apple TV+.

• “Earwig and the Witch” (PG): Animated film about Earwig, who is adopted from an orphanage in the British countryside and forced to live with a selfish witch. Starring Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves and Dan Stevens. Available on HBO Max.

• “Cherry” (R): Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, about a young man who drops out of college to serve in Iraq as an Army medic, then returns home a war hero, battling undiagnosed PTSD with drug addiction, risking his relationship with the woman he loves. Starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. Available on Apple TV+.

• “Yes Day” (PG): A couple who always feel like they have to say “no” to their three children, decide to give them a “yes day”, where the children make the rules. Starring Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Available on Netflix.

• “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” (R): Biographical drama about jazz singer Billie Holiday, her struggles with addiction and fame and being targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics in an undercover sting operation. Starring Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes and Natasha Lyonne. Available on Hulu.

• “I Still Believe” (PG): The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise, Shania Twain and Melissa Roxburgh.

• “The Little Things” (R): A search for a serial killer in Los Angeles dredges up the past for a deputy sheriff working on the case. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto and Natalie Morales. Available on HBO Max.

• “Supernova” (R): A gay couple are traveling on a road trip, as dementia sets in on one of them. Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. Also available streaming.

• “Pinocchio” (PG-13): Adaption of the classic tale, filmed in Italy. Starring Federico Ielapi, Marine Vacth and Davide Marotta. Available on Disney+.

• “News of the World” (PG-13): After the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, and crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to return the child to her biological aunt and uncle, where the law says she belongs. Starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel.

• “Our Friend” (R): Based on the true story of the Teague family and how their lives are upended by the mom’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. Starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel.

• “Flora & Ulysses”: A 10-year old girl’s pet squirrel becomes a superhero, based on a children’s novel. Starring Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz and Matilda Lawler. Available on Disney+.

• “I Care A Lot” (R): A court-appointed guardian tries to bilk a wealthy elderly woman who has ties to a powerful gangster. Starring Rosamund Pike, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. Available on Netflix.

• “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” (PG-13): Two teenagers are stuck in a time loop together, starring Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar” (PG-13): Two friends (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) leave their small Midwestern hometown on an adventure.

• “To All the Boys-Always and Forever”: Teen film in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series where Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school. Starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo and Janel Parrish. Available on Netflix.

• “Penguin Bloom” (TV-14): A woman travels with her husband and their three sons to Thailand, where she falls off a rooftop and breaks vertebrae, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. As a lifelong outdoorswoman, she falls into depression, until the children bring home a wounded baby magpie. Starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln and Jacki Weaver. Available on Netflix.

• “Half Brothers“ (PG-13): A Mexican aviation executive discovers he has an American half-brother he never knew about. The two are forced on a road journey together, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the United States. Starring Luis Gerardo Méndez, Connor Del Rio and Juan Pablo Espinosa.

• “Brothers by Blood” (R): A man who saw his little sister killed by a reckless driver when he was a youth, remains tormented by grief and guilt, and resentment to his father’s vengeance and the family crime business. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Kinnaman and Ryan Phillippe.

• “One Night in Miami” (R): Four icons of sports, music, and activism – Cassius Clay, (aka Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown – gathered one night in 1964 to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, and discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. Starring Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr. and Aldis Hodge. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “The Dig” (PG-13): Escavators find a wooden ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground on a woman’s estate. Starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James and Johnny Flynn. Available on Netflix.

• “Malcolm and Marie” (R): A romantic drama about a filmmaker and his girlfriend’s relationship after his successful movie premiere. Starring Sam Levinson, Zendaya and John David Washington. Available on Netflix.

• “Palmer” (R): Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) returns home to Louisiana after serving 12 years in a state penitentiary. He moves back in with his grandmother, (June Squibb), who raised him and tries to rebuild a quiet life. Complications arise when the hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears leaving her 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen) in Palmer’s reluctant care. Available on Apple TV+.

• “The White Tiger” (R): Based on the best-selling novel of the same name about a poor villager who climbs to success in modern India. Available on Netflix.

• “The Kid Detective” (R): A down-and-out detective teams up with a teenager to solve the mysterious murder of her boyfriend. Starring Adam Brody and Sophie Nelisse.

• “Outside the Wire” (R): Sci-fi film about a drone pilot sent into a war zone to help an android officer stop a nuclear attack. Starring Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris and Emily Beecham. Available on Netflix.

• “Herself” (R): A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Ericka Roe.

• “Shadow in the Cloud” (R): A female WWII pilot travels with top-secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress and encounters an evil presence on board. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson and Taylor John Smith.

• “The Midnight Sky” (PG-13): Post-apocalyptic tale follows a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop fellow astronauts from returning home to a global catastrophe. Starring George Clooney, Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo. Available on Netflix.

• “Soul” (PG): Pixar Animation Studios’ introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before, where souls go before they go to Earth. Also starring voice of Tina Fey. Available on Disney+.

• “Tenet” (PG-13): Action epic from the world of international espionage, directed by Christopher Nolan. It is a co-production between the United Kingdom and United States, filmed on location across seven countries. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia and Michael Caine.

• “Greenland” (PG-13): A family makes a perilous journey for survival as a planet-killing comet races towards Earth. Starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin.

• “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (R): During an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago, trailblazing performer Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” engages in a battle of wills with her white producer over control of her music. As the band waits, trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — and spurs his fellow musicians. Starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman. Available on Netflix.

• “The Prom” (PG-13): New York City stage stars try to resurrect their new Broadway show that is a major flop, by supporting a small-town, high school student who has been banned by the PTA from attending the prom with her girlfriend. Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key. Available on Netflix.

• “Songbird” (PG-13): Set in Los Angeles, the world is in its fourth year of lockdown after the COVID-23 virus has mutated. A courier, Nico (KJ Apa), who’s immune to the virus, races to save the woman he loves, Sara (Sofia Carson), from a quarantine camp.

• “Sound of Metal” (R): A heavy-rock drummer suddenly loses his hearing, starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke and Mathieu Amalric. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “Wander” (R): Hired to investigate a suspicious death, a private investigator becomes convinced it is linked to the same conspiracy and cover-up that caused his daughter’s death. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham.

• “What Lies Below”: Science-fiction thriller about a 16-year-old who returns home from camp to learn that her mother has a mysterious fiancé. Starring Ema Horvath, Mena Suvari, Trey Tucker and Troy Iwata.

• “Minor Premise”: Attempting to surpass his father’s legacy, a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his experiment, pitting 10 fragments of his consciousness against each other. Starring Sathya Sridharan, Paton Ashbrook, Dana Ashbrook, Purva Bedi and Alex Breaux.

• “Hillbilly Elegy” (R): A Yale Law student goes back to his Appalachian hometown. Starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso and Haley Bennett. Available on Netflix.

• “Lego Star Wars Holiday Special”: An animated sequel set after the events of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Available on Disney+.

• “Iron Mask”: Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger star in this misguided adventure.

• “The Nest” (R): An entrepreneur and his family begin to unravel after moving into an old country manor in England in the 1980s. Starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon and Anne Reid.

• “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (R): A struggling New York City playwright reinvents herself as a rapper. Starring Welker White, Reed Birney and Jacob Ming. Available on Netflix.

• “Echo Boomers” (R): Thriller about disillusioned millennials who break into wealthy homes in Chicago. Starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Alex Pettyfer and Michael Shannon.

• “The Life Ahead” (PG-13): Set in Italy, Sophia Loren plays a Holocaust survivor who forges a friendship with a young immigrant, who recently robbed her. Based on Romain Gary’s 1975 book “The Life Before Us”. Available on Netflix.

• “2 Hearts” (PG-13): A story about two romances: a college student in love with a classmate, and a wealthy Cuban exile in love with a flight attendant. Starring Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye and Adan Canto. Available on Fandango Now.

• “Infidel” (R): A desperate woman tries to save her husband after he’s kidnapped and put on trial for espionage in Iran. Starring Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan and Hal Ozsan.

• “On the Rocks” (R): A New York woman and her father try to find out if her husband is having an affair. Starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. Available on Apple TV+.

• “The Witches” (PG): Remake of a 1990 movie based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name about a young orphaned boy who goes to live with his loving grandma in Alabama. The boy and his grandmother encounter deceptively glamorous witches. Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. Available on HBO Max.

• “Spell” (R): While flying a plane to his father’s funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis to lose control of the plane carrying himself and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in the attic of Ms. Eloise, a Hoodoo practitioner, who claims she can nurse him back to health. Unable to call for help, Marquis tries to break free and save his family from a sinister ritual. Starring Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and Andre Jacobs.

• “Borat-Subsequent Movie Film” (R): Kazakh funnyman Borat is released from prison for bringing shame to his country, and then returns to America with his 15-year-old daughter. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “Rebecca” (PG-13): Psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel about a newly married young woman who moves into her new husband ’s family estate, battling the shadow of his first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca. Starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. Available on Netflix.

• “The Broken Hearts Gallery” (PG-13): Lucy, a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, saves a souvenir from each past relationship. Starring Dacre Montgomery, Geraldine Viswanathan and Phillipa Soo.

• “The New Mutants” (PG-13): Film based on the Marvel comic series about five young people who demonstrate special powers and are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Starring Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Anya Taylor-Joy and Alice Braga.

• “Unhinged” (R): Russell Crowe stars in this psychological thriller that takes road rage to a terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.

• “Cut Throat City” (R): Action heist movie, set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastation. Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, Eiza González and Wesley Snipes. Available for video rent or to buy.

• “Enola Holmes” (PG-13): Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the film is set in England, 1884. Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes on her 16th birthday, to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts. Placed under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. Available on Netflix.

• “The Devil All the Time” (R): A young man is devoted to protecting his loved ones in a town full of corruption. Starring Tom Holland II, Bill Skarsgård and Riley Keough.

• “Antebellum” (R): Thriller about a successful author who finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange and Jena Malone.

• “Mulan” (PG-13): Live action remake of the 1999 animated Disney film of the same name about Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, who steps in to take the place of her ailing father, to serve in the Imperial Army. Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jason Scott Lee. Available on Disney+.

• “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (R): Based on novel by Ian Reid, the film stars Jessie Buckley as a young woman who takes a road trip with her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Also starring Toni Collette and David Thewlis. Available on Netflix.

• “Bill and Ted Face the Music” (PG-13): Bill and Ted, now middle aged, set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that “only their song can save life as we know it”. They are helped by their daughters and a few music legends. Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving.

• “The One and Only Ivan” (PG): Disney animated film based on a Newbery Medal-winning book about a gorilla named Ivan, who tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella, starring Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Danny DeVito and Bryan Cranston. Available on Disney+.

• “The Burnt Orange Heresy” (R): Art critic, James Figueras (Claes Bang), has fallen from grace, and goes to work in Milan lecturing tourists about art history. He is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger) who asks him to steal a painting from a reclusive artist, Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Also starring Elizabeth Debicki.

• “The Old Guard” (R): A group of immortal mercenaries, led by a warrior, Andy (Charlize Theron), have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. When their extraordinary abilities are exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to protect their power. Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka. Available on Netflix.

— MediaNews Group

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Thunderbird Entertainment Group Reports on Q1 2022 Results

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Thunderbird Entertainment Group Reports on Q1 2022 Results

Q1 2022 Revenue $35.1 million, 77% year-over-year increase

Q1 2022 Adjusted EBITDA $6.3 million, 31% year-over-year increase

27 shows in production; 12 IP or Partner-Managed

Conference call and webcast scheduled for November 29 at 8 a.m. PT/ 11 a.m. ET

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 24, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TBRD, OTCQX: THBRF) (Thunderbird or the Company) today announced its financial results for Q1 2022, which ended September 30, 2021, and provided a corporate update.

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue was $35.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $19.8 million for the comparative period of fiscal 2021, an increase of $15.3 million (77%). The majority of this increase over the comparative period in 2021 is related to growth in production service projects and due to the delivery of the live-action series Strays for CBC.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $6.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $4.8 million for the comparative period of fiscal 2021, an increase of $1.5 million (31%).

  • Free cash flow was $3.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $1.2 million for the comparative period of fiscal 2021, an increase of $2.2 million (183%).

“Content remains king and Thunderbird is laying the foundation to sustainably grow with the ever-increasing demand. With quality as our North Star and our focus on maintaining a culture that is diverse, inclusive and promotes excellence, Thunderbird will continue to lead in delivering premium content to our partners, further driving shareholder value,” said Jennifer Twiner McCarron, Thunderbird CEO.

Thunderbird’s Q1 2022 Corporate Highlights

  • At September 30, 2021, the Company had 27 programs in various stages of production. Twelve of these projects are Company IP or partner-managed service productions where the Company receives a percentage of certain revenue streams.

  • The Company’s productions currently air on Netflix, Peacock, Nickelodeon, Apple, Sony, PBS, Bell Media’s Discovery, Disney+, Corus Entertainment and the CBC, among others.

  • In Q1, the Kids and Family Division, Atomic Cartoons (“Atomic”) was in various stages of production on 16 animated television series/programs and two animated feature-length films, 18 productions in total. These programs reflect a blend of both partner-managed and service-based work.

  • During Q1, work produced by Atomic included: Mighty Express debuting its fourth season exclusively on Netflix; the Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales special streaming on Disney+; Season 4 of Trolls: TrollsTopia streaming on Peacock and Hulu; Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends — the first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers — premiering on Disney Channel and Disney Junior; and Curious George: Cape Ahoy debuting on Peacock.

  • In Q1, the Factual Division, Great Pacific Media (“GPM”), was in production on eight series and/or documentaries: Highway Thru Hell (Season 11), Heavy Rescue: 401 (Season 7), Mud Mountain Haulers (Season 2), Deadman’s Curse (working title) (Season 1), Good job (Season 1), Styled (working title) (Season 1), Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet (Season 1) in conjunction with Wapanatahk Media, and The Teenager And The Lost Mayan City (working title).

  • Subsequent to Q1, GPM announced it has partnered with director, writer and producer Brad Peyton and visionary physicist Michio Kaku for its new series in development, If: Imagine the Impossible. This series is based on Underknown’s What If, which is a top ranked science program on social media.

  • In Q1, Thunderbird also announced Reginald the Vampire, its new fully-owned scripted series starring Spider-Man’s Jacob Batalon. Reginald the Vampire was picked up in a straight-to-series 10-episode order by SyFy and is being co-produced with Modern Story Company and December Films.

  • Also, in Q1, Strays, the spin-off series from Kim’s Convenience, premiered on CBC.

Results of Operations

For the three months ended

Sept 30,
2021

Sept 30,
2020

($000’s, except per share data)

$

$

Revenue

35,072

19,790

Expenses

33,186

18,321

Net income from continuing operations

1,886

1,469

Loss from discontinued operation

(80

)

Net income for the period

1,886

1,389

Foreign currency translation adjustment

6

(3

)

Loss on translation of discontinued operation

(44

)

Comprehensive income for the period

1,892

1,342

Basic income per share – continuing operations

0.039

0.031

Diluted income per share – continuing operations

0.037

0.030

Basic loss per share – discontinued operation

(0.002

)

Diluted loss per share – discontinued operation

(0.002

)

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow

For the three months ended

Sept 30,
2021

Sept 30,
2020

($000’s)

$

$

Net income from continuing operations

1,886

1,469

Income tax expense

765

318

Deferred income tax expense

113

60

Finance costs

Interest

413

477

Dividends on preferred shares

11

18

Amortization

Property and equipment

1,011

324

Right-of-use assets

1,478

1,923

Intangible assets

68

67

3,859

3,187

EBITDA

5,745

4,656

Share-based compensation

275

119

Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss

3

(285

)

Severance costs

208

283

Other

70

556

117

Adjusted EBITDA

6,301

4,773

Cash (outflows) inflows from continuing operations

(936

)

1,514

Purchase of property and equipment

(1,043

)

(268

)

Net advances (repayment) of interim production financing

5,416

(18

)

Free Cash Flow

3,437

1,228

Conference Call Webcast on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m. PT/ 11 a.m. ET

Thunderbird will hold a conference call and webcast to share the Company’s Q1 financial results on November 29, 2021 at 8 a.m. PT/ 11 a.m. ET. The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via the “Investors” section of the Thunderbird website.

Conference Call and Webcast Access:

Toll-free dial-in number: (833) 900-1530
International dial-in number: (236) 712-2271
Conference ID: 2977972
Webcast: https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/624790123

Participants joining by phone are requested to call the conference line 10 minutes early to avoid wait times while connecting to the call. The conference call will be webcast live and available for replay via the “Investors” section of the Thunderbird website. Investors can access a replay of the teleconference at: (+1) 416-621-4642 or toll-free at (+1) 800-585-8367 three hours after the call’s completion. The Conference ID # is 2977972. The teleconference replay will be available through December 13, 2021.

For information on Thunderbird and to subscribe to the Company’s investor list for news updates, go to www.thunderbird.tv.

ABOUT THUNDERBIRD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a global award-winning, full-service multiplatform production, distribution and rights management company, headquartered in Vancouver, with additional offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Ottawa. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted, and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and international broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place. The Company develops, produces, and distributes animated, factual, and scripted content through its various divisions, including Thunderbird Kids and Family (Atomic Cartoons), and Thunderbird Factual and Scripted (Great Pacific Media). The Company also has a division dedicated to global distribution and consumer products. Thunderbird is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @tbirdent. For more information, visit: www.thunderbird.tv.

On Behalf of Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.

Jennifer Twiner McCarron
Chief Executive Officer

Neither the TSX-V nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility of the adequacy or accuracy of this release, which has been prepared by management.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans and the business and operations of the Company. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic and social uncertainties; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; those additional risks set out in the Company’s Filing Statement and other public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com; and other matters discussed in this news release. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Except where required by law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

NON-IFRS MEASURES
In addition to the results reported in accordance with IFRS, the Company uses various non-IFRS financial measures which are not recognized under IFRS, as supplemental indicators of our operating performance and financial position. These non-IFRS financial measures are provided to enhance the user’s understanding of our historical and current financial performance and our prospects for the future. Management believes that these measures provide useful information in that they exclude amounts that are not indicative of our core operating results and ongoing operations and provide a more consistent basis for comparison between periods. The following discussion explains the Company’s use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, and Free Cash Flow as measures of performance.

“EBITDA” is calculated based on earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. “Adjusted EBITDA” is calculated based on EBITDA before share-based compensation, unrealized foreign exchange gain/loss and items of an unusual or one-time nature that do not reflect our ongoing operations. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are commonly reported and widely used by investors and lenders as an indicator of a company’s operating performance and ability to incur and service debt, and as a valuation metric. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not earnings measures recognized by IFRS and therefore do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS. Therefore, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

“Free Cash Flow” (“FCF”) is calculated based on cash flows from operations, purchase of property and equipment and net interim production financing. FCF represents the cash a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets.

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Editor’s note: Welcome to a new feature that looks at Litchfield history, from the perspective of a native of the area. Terry Shaw is a sort of unofficial recorder of Litchfield history, having researched and written two books — Terry Tales” and “Terry Tales II” — of his remembrances of growing up here. In recent years, Shaw has made daily posts on the Old Litchfield & Meeker County Facebook page. This new column will include snippets of history from both his books and Facebook posts.

  • The original owner of the land where Litchfield’s downtown now stands, George Baker Waller Sr., deeded one-half interest in 150 acres of his land to the railroad company to plat a town upon, and upon which a part of the original township was laid out in July of 1869. Waller moved his family here in November of 1869. Could we have been named Waller, Minnesota?
  • On Nov. 3, 1881, a grand opening ball was held on the main floor of the new Howard House hotel located at the north corner of West Depot and North Sibley. In November of 1978, the Bachman Construction Co. of Hutchinson bought the vacant building and lot. An auction was held of all the furniture and fixtures. What wasn’t sold, unfortunately, was thrown away, except for a few treasures my friend Pete Hughes had been given by one-time manager Vic Forte. Those treasures are on display at the Meeker County Historical Society (G.A.R. Hall). The hotel was torn down in December.
  • The G.A.R. Hall was dedicated on Nov. 14, 1885. One week after the dedication, on Nov. 21, 1885, the members deeded the Memorial Hall, as they called it, to the Village of Litchfield with the stipulation that it be kept as it was “in memory of the 300,000 soldiers who fell in defense of the Union” and be opened to the public for reading. So, the Hall naturally became the first public library in Meeker County. You can visit the hall for free (a donation is asked) and see it just like it was more than a century ago. The meeting room still contains the “kitchen chairs” each member brought from home to sit on at meetings.
  • The new Litchfield Opera House was designed by architect William T. Towner and built in late 1900. Opening night was Thursday, Nov. 8, 1900. The William Owens’ traveling troupe performed “The Marble Heart” that night.
  • In November 1925, a cross was burned on the lawn between Norwegian Reverend Martinus O. Silseth’s and lawyer Nelson Daniel March’s houses on Sibley Avenue South, only a block and a half from the railroad tracks. Litchfield had a 100 members strong chapter of the KKK back then. Not all of our news of the past is something we can be proud of.
  • Remembering that Electus Darwin Litchfield’s son was an architect, our town petitioned the government to have him design our new U.S. Post Office. Washington, D. C., gave the job to the son in November 1933, and so the son of Litchfield’s namesake designed that brick building on the northwest corner of East Second Street and North Marshall Avenue that is still used as our Post Office today.
  • Calvin Franklin “Frank” Schnee built the Hollywood Theater and opened it on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1936. On the Grand Opening night, the movie shown was “Libeled Lady,” starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. Adult tickets were 35 cents and children’s tickets were a dime. It had “mirrophonic sound.” The opening night souvenir program told the patrons to leave their names with the usher or usherette if they were doctors, nurses, or professional people. Generally, these people would call the telephone office and tell the operator they were attending movies at the Hollywood Theater. Then if someone called the operator needing a doctor, the operator would call the movie theater and the usherette would be directed to get the physician and give him the message. The new building included a soundproof cry room for parents with young children. As with the Unique Theater, also run by the Schnee family, children under 12 were encouraged to sit in the first six rows. The water fountain with an electric eye was activated by bending down to it. Usherettes wore navy blue skirts with a gold trimmed red jacket and a pill box hat. The Schnees had quite a reputation for cleanliness. They did not allow popcorn in the theater until later years.
  • On a Sunday morning in November 1940, 56-year-old Walter Johnson, his wife and 18-year-old Walter Jr. were hit by the west bound Great Northern Empire Builder at the Armstrong Avenue crossing in Litchfield on their way to church. Eight-foot high snowbanks had blocked their view and Walter’s car got stuck in the deep, ice-filled ruts of the crossing’s approach. Walter’s son Bob was walking home from an earlier church service and had stopped at the Traveler’s Inn to warm up. He heard the train’s whistle blow and turned to look from the café’s doorway just in time to see his dad’s car being tossed into the air. He ran to the Sibley Avenue crossing, where the car had ended up, and saw his father dead in the car and his brother and mother laying on the gravel. Help came and Rosalind and Junior were taken to the hospital.

Bob ran back to the church and came in during the middle of the sermon. He found his other brothers, ran to their pew, and he told them the news. They all ran out of the church. Others in the church had overheard what Bob had told his brothers, and they stood and told the preacher who stopped the service. Walter’s wife survived but Junior died later that day at the hospital. Rosalind spent five months in the hospital. George, who had a house of his own, moved back home to help raise the other kids. The sons got together and decided to not let the tragedy stop the company’s growth. Abe dropped out of college and came home to pick up the slack in the company. Walter’s son Jim, who had taken over as the manager of the company, told Abe, “Dad had a plan about you goin’ to college and we’re gonna keep with Dad’s plans. You’re goin’ back to school.” Abe finished up at Harvard majoring in business. The company, of course, was the world-famous Johnson Brothers Construction Co.

  • My youngest brother, Patrick Francis “Pat” Shaw was born on Nov. 19, 1946, in the Meeker County Hospital (the old one).
  • Eighteen-year-old James Henry “Jim” Bachman, home on leave from the Army on Nov. 1, 1957, tried to beat the train at the Sibley Avenue crossing with his beautiful fender skirted ’49 Chevy at 4:35 p.m. that day. Fifteen-year-old Lyle Allen Rosenow witnessed the accident and told the police that Bachman took off south from the traffic light by the hotel and never slowed down for the tracks, even though the signal lights were flashing. Bachman had just dropped 13-year-old David Charles Lindell off at his home at 4:30 p.m. Ironically, David would be killed in a traffic accident five years later.
  • Michael Scott “Mick” Weber had his dad Clarence Peter Weber’s brand new 1960 Plymouth Valiant at school on Friday, Nov. 3, 1961. Clarence Weber had bought the car for his oldest son, Jack, to set him up in a taxi business. Mick Weber had promised to give football teammates Ralph Koelln and Kenny Fenner, Police Chief George Fenner’s son, a ride home after school at three o’clock. They had a football game that night and wanted some time at home first. Ralph and Kenny went to the school parking lot and found Clarence’s car and got in, waiting for Mick, who had given them the car keys. Mick never showed up. For some reason, he had forgotten about the arrangement and had walked uptown.
  • Along came my friend, Jerry Aloysius Wimmer. “What’s up guys?” Jerry asked. They told him and the three of them concocted a scheme where Ralph would drive Kenny home, drive himself home from Kenny’s and then turn the car over to Jerry and have him return it to the parking lot and explain it all to Mick, who would have realized his mistake by then and gone back to school. Jerry was an amazing athlete, but a terrible driver. Everything went well dropping off Ralph and Kenny, but as Jerry’s luck would have it, driving back to the school alone, he managed to stall the car right in the middle of the Holcombe Avenue railroad crossing. He put the car in park and tried over and over to get the ignition to fire. Nothing happened. Hearing an oncoming freight train, Jerry panicked, and he jumped out of the car. He tried to push the car off the tracks, first from the front of the car, and then from the rear. Unfortunately, he had forgotten that he had put the car in park and that’s why it wouldn’t budge. Jerry was very excitable. I can just imagine what he went through, struggling to push that car, his face turning redder than his bright red-orange hair. He must have finally realized that there was nothing he could do because he wisely turned and ran, just as the horn-blasting and speeding Great Northern freight train plowed into the “borrowed” car.

The train slammed the Valiant into the automatic crossing signal lights, shearing them off their standard. The car sailed another 50 yards before it came to a rest beside the tracks and up against the rest of the train that had finally come to a screeching halt. Jerry just stood there, paralyzed, staring at the car. He must have been thinking, “My life is over. I’m dead. They will put me in jail.” Before long, people ran up, asking Jerry if he was OK. He just stood there, mumbling, staring at the car, and crying. After he had completely broken down, he was taken to the doctor, who sedated him. Jerry, the football team’s star QB couldn’t play that night either and Litchfield got beat bad. Jerry was never the same after that and all of us, to this day, are a little more cautious when we drive across a railroad track crossing.

  • Litchfield Coin-Operated Dry Cleaners owners Ed Fitzloff and his wife were on their way home to Hutchinson from Litchfield when a train at the Sibley Avenue crossing killed them both in November of 1963.
  • 1936 Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress and Litchfield born, Gale Sondergaard was performing at the Guthrie Theater in 1967 and she made a trip out to Litchfield one day in November of that year. She visited friends, stood in the bandstand for a while, and then she spoke for about an hour to the high school Thespian Club, which had been named after her. Gale did a few more movies in the ’70s, including “A Man Named Horse,” before her death in 1985.
  • On Nov. 1, 1968, a Litchfield man, who survived six months of precarious mine detection duty with the U.S. Army combat engineers without incurring a scratch, was killed instantly at 6 o’clock in the morning when his car was struck by a Great Northern freight train at the Sibley Avenue crossing. His name was Wayne Henry Heyer, and he was the 21-year-old son of Henry Harlen and Ellen W. Heyer. Wayne, a 1965 graduate of LHS, was discharged from the Army on July 2 after serving 16 months in Vietnam, the last six months on mine detection duty. The day before the accident, he had just completed his first day of work as a construction worker at Litchfield’s new Ripley Elementary School and was on his way to work again when the accident happened.
  • On Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1986, my brother Mike Shaw, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, Howard Holtz (who was Mike’s “heart-lung machine during Mick’s world-famous operation), and my mother were reunited in Litchfield for the filming of a BBC and Boston PBS Nova documentary about the developments in surgery since the end of World War II. Mike had had the first successful open-heart surgery which had been invented by Dr Lillehei of the Heart Hospital in Minneapolis. Mick and Dr. Lillehei were filmed walking through Central Park. Then the entire group was filmed sitting around our mother’s kitchen table discussing the operation.
  • Most of us can remember the famous Halloween blizzard that happened on Nov. 3, 1991.
  • Longtime Carnegie Library head librarian Gertrude Johnson died in November 2008. Her son Jim asked me to sing at her funeral at the Ness Church. It was then that I found out that she had been baptized, confirmed, married, and then buried at that same church.
  • In November 2019, the Worden mink farm finally went out of business. Of course, the closing of the business was the result of the change in people’s attitudes towards wearing furs among other things.
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With Santa and spirits bright, parades and pretty lights, music and mistletoe — south Louisiana switches into full holiday mode starting Friday.

In the Baton Rouge and Acadiana areas, there are diverse events, both secular and religious, planned from now into the new year.

Take your pick and make some Christmas memories.

FRIDAY-DEC. 30

ZOOLIGHTS: Gates open 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., grounds close at 9 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Presented by Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, this mile-long trail through the zoo offers 50-plus illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays. Adults/teens, $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3; Friends of the Zoo members, $3.​ 50% discount with donation of a non-perishable food item to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. brzo.org.

THROUGH DEC. 31

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily, Baton Rouge General – Bluebonnet, 8585 Picardy Ave. Walk through or drive through this display of more than 400,000 twinkling, singing and musically synchronized lights. brgeneral.org.

SATURDAY

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tanger Outlets Gonzales, 2100 Tanger Blvd. Lighting of the new, 36-foot holiday tree, holiday music, food trucks, face painting, photo booth and sweet treats. Free.

SUNDAY

CREOLE CHRISTMAS + HOLIDAY FAIR: noon to 5 p.m., Magnolia Mound, 2161 Nicholson Drive. Seasonal decorations in the historic house, traditional songs in French and Spanish sung by local schoolchildren, period demonstrations, folk crafts, and the annual bonfire to welcome Papa Noel.

LAND OF THE SWEETS TEA: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3938 W. Lakeshore Drive. Tea treats, drinks and crafts. Also, young guests can learn choreography from Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker, A Tale From the Bayou,” even joining in the dance with their favorite characters. batonrougeballet.org.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, DEC. 1-2

GEORGE BELL AND FRIENDS – AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. $45 at manshiptheaatre.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

HOLIDAY BRASS: 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 401 Main St. Concert featuring the full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra brass and percussion. Tickets are $30 at ovationtix.com or by calling the BRSO box office at (225) 383-0500 extension 100.

THURSDAY, DEC. 2-SUNDAY, DEC. 12

“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pasqua Theatre, 823, Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. $25, adults; $22.50, seniors; and $15, children. actgonzales.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 3

DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Lighting of the 35-foot Christmas tree, music, fireworks, ice skating and more. downtownbatonrouge.org.

LIVE NATIVITY: 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church garden, 763 North Blvd. Thirty-minute reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ as told in the Gospels.

REINDEER RIDE: 6 p.m., Farr Park, 6402 River Road. Eight-mile family bicycle ride to Downtown Festival of Lights.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 763 North Blvd. Featuring Michael O’Brien and the Foto Sisters.

SATURDAY, DEC. 4

A VERY MERRY MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Festive activities throughout the day, along with holiday-themed planetarium shows. Adults, $12; children (3-12) and seniors (65+), $10; and members, free. lasm.org.

A HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., along Railroad Avenue, downtown Plaquemine. Local vendors, music, food and kids’ rides. Free event hosted by Plaquemine Main Street and We Are The Difference. visitibervile.com.

A JANE AUSTEN CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oakley House, Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, near St. Francisville. Costumed guides accompany the visitor in a trip into the past through the candlelit Oakley House, decked out for Christmas. Dance hosted by The Lagniappe Historic Dance & Pastime Society; music by the Lagniappe Dulcimers. Chestnuts will be roasting and wassail served.

CHRISTMAS IN CENTRAL PARADE: 11 am, Joor Road.

BROADMOOR’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE: noon, from Broadmoor High School, 10100 Goodwood Blvd.

HOLIDAY BRASS: 7:30 p.m., Whimsical Alley, 4512 Virginia St., Zachary. Outdoor concert featuring the full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra brass and percussion. Tickets are $30 at ovationtix.com or by calling the BRSO box office at (225) 383-0500 extension 100.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

HOLIDAY BRASS: 4:30 p.m., Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, 40136 La. 942, Darrow. Outdoor concert featuring the full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra brass and percussion. Tickets are $30 and $50 at ovationtix.com or by calling the BRSO box office at (225) 383-0500 extension 100.

DEC. 6-28

MESSENGERS’ CHRISTMAS LAND: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 9481 Prince Charles St., Denham Springs. A family tradition since 1964, the sprawling yard and garage display features lights, homemade animated scenes, a timeline and even the North Pole. Free.

TUESDAY, DEC. 7

HOLIDAY MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Performing will be local five-piece instrumental and vocal group Jemini Venture, playing a diverse cross-section of genres on acoustic instruments.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8

VENDORS AT THE VILLAGE: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Acadian Village Shopping Center, Perkins Road at Acadian Thruway. Seasonal specials, local handmade items, refreshments, live music, caroling and Santa Claus.

FRIDAY, DEC. 10

HOLIDAY BRASS: 7:30 p.m., Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville. Outdoor concert featuring the full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra brass and percussion. Tickets are $30 at ovationtix.com or by calling the BRSO box office at (225) 383-0500 extension 100.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 10-19

“CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30. theatrebr.org/tickets.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 1 p.m., Morganza. Fire trucks, marching bands, arts/crafts, food vendors, Santa Claus and more.

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DENHAM SPRINGS CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., starting from Denham Springs High School, 1000 N. Range Ave., to Veterans Boulevard.

CHRISTMAS BOZAAR: 4 p.m., John Schneider Studios, 16050 Florida Blvd., Holden. Includes concert with John Schneider and the Stars N’ Bars Band and screening on the film, “Christmas Cars.” etix.com.

70th ANNUAL CORTANA KIWANIS CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5:30 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. See route map and more at christmasinbr.com.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 6 p.m., Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway. Special guests will be the group Authentically Anointed.

LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE & GIFT FAIR: 6:30 p.m., Livingston. Route is from Hilltop and F Street to downtown.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS PARADE: 1 p.m., Gonzales. With the theme “Gingerbread Village,” the parade will roll from Irma Boulevard along East Sanders Street and South Sandra Avenue.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 7:30 p.m., Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. Concert featuring the full Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and soloists. $19-$65 at ovationtix.com or by calling the BRSO box office at (225) 383-0500 extension 100.

TUESDAY, DEC. 14

HOLIDAY MUSIC WITH MIKE ANDERSON THE DULCIMER GUY: 3:30 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

CAROLS IN THE GARDEN: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Caroling, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. (225) 647-3955.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 17-19

CHRISTMAS ON COURT ST.: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Port Allen. Live music, craft vendors, carnival rides, food, drinks and bonfire on the levee from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

DEC. 17-JAN. 3

ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: Times TBA, Raising Cane’s River Center Arena, 275 S. River Road. raisingcanesrivercenter.com or (225) 389-3030.

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

WALKER CHRISTMAS PARADE: 11 a.m., from Walker High School, 12646 Burgess Ave. Floats, marching bands, antique cars and horses.

ST. ALBAN’S UKULELE ORCHESTRA: 12:30 p.m., Plaza at Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Free holiday performance.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road, Walker. Farmers market, Christmas music, photos with Santa, food trucks and lots of seasonal activities.

LEGENDS OF CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Performances by Circus Louisiana, GymFit-Adventure Community Center and Bayou Cirque. $30. manshiptheatre.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 18-19

“THE HOLIDAY NUTCRACKER”: 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Brown Holt Theatre, The Dunham School, 11236 Roy Emerson Drive. A Cangelosi Dance Project production. $20 and up. https://cangelosidanceproject.com/.

“NUTCRACKER — A TALE FROM THE BAYOU”: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom, 275 S. River Road. A Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre production. $30-$65 at ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

BRUNCH WITH SANTA: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or noon: The Legacy at Bonne Esperance, 1655 Sherwood Forest Blvd. Buffet: Free, 1 year old and younger; $15, 2-12 years; $25, 12 years and older at eventbrite.com.

ACADIANA

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

EVENING HOLIDAY MARKET: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Moncus Park, Lafayette. Presented by Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market Holiday. Music by the Magnolia Sisters, a s’mores corner, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Dec. 3-19

“AN ACADIANA CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays,  Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. $20; opening night gala, $45. citedesarts.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 4

LIGHTING OF THE TREE CONCERT: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Parc International, 200 Garfield St., Lafayette. Presented by The Evangeline Bank and Trust Co. Music by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

SONIC CHRISTMAS PARADE: 1 p.m., Lafayette. Route from Jefferson Street, passing through downtown and to the Oil Center. Followed by official after party at 2 p.m. in Parc International, 200 Garfield St.

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

43rd ANNUAL QUEEN CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE: 5:30 p.m., New Iberia’s historic district. This year, the street parade down Main Street will be followed by a boat parade on Bayou Teche and fireworks. BayouTraditions.com.

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., AA Comeaux Park, 300 AA Comeaux Memorial Drive, Abbeville. Enjoy a drive-through Christmas experience with a holiday light trail around the park’s circle. Trolley transportation will be available to the park from Magdalen Square following the town’s Christmas Parade. The event is a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana. Tickets $10-$25 can be purchased at https://makingspiritisbright.eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, DEC. 11-12

“THE NUTCRACKER”: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. A Lafayette Ballet Theatre production. $25-$58 at ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Wonderland Performing Arts, 2807 Johnston St., Lafayette. Presented by Storybook Events, Twin’s Bakery and Wonderland. Gingerbread house kits, cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and photos with Santa. $100 per table of 4 at https://wonderland.booktix.com.

DEC. 16-29

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Moncus Park, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Live music, activities for the whole family, visit from Santa, Christmas market and general store, selfie stations, live art installation, local food vendors and more. moncuspark.org.

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