The Week in Arts for Sept. 30
A compilation of arts event for the week ahead.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
- FESTIVAL LATINO 2012: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Catholic Deaf Center, 2585 Brightside Drive. $5, adults; $1, children 10 years old and younger. Benefits Hispanic Apostolate Ministries.
- A LUNCH FOR LIFE: 12:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Jazz ensemble, silent auction and cash bar followed by a Perfectly Pink luncheon featuring the Sweet Potato Queen Jill Conner Browne. $25, breast cancer survivors; $40, guests. http://www.komenbatonrouge.org or (225) 246-2977.
- A FREE MAN OF COLOR: 2 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. A Swine Palace production. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Under the direction of Kurt Hauschild. $24; $20 for groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
- LEGALLY BLONDE — THE MUSICAL: 2 p.m., Main Stage, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $35. Discounts are available for seniors, students, groups and military. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.rivertowntheaters.com. women’s literary group reading: 4-6 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Local women writers reading from original essays, fiction and poetry as part of Women’s Week. (225) 753-4226.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
- A NIGHT OF INTERFAITH STORYTELLING: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. A night of storytelling told by Jewish, Christian and Muslim women as they bring the women of scripture to life through first-person monologues and song. $10. (225) 267-5600 or http://www.ifedgbr.com.
- REBUILDING FAUBOURG DUCHAMP AND THE COLUMBUS GREEN WAY: ONE HOUSE AT A TIME: 7 p.m., 6330 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A Louisiana Landmarks Society lecture by Dr. Pat O’Brien. Reception immediately following. (504) 482-0312.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
- GALLERY TALK: 5 p.m., University Of Louisiana at Lafayette, Hilliard Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Artist and teacher Don Andrews will talk about the medium of watercolor and his selections for the exhibition Aquarellistes: Louisiana Watercolorists. http://museum.louisiana.edu.
- HISTORICAL CEMETERIES, THE STORIES THAT THEY TELL: 6 p.m., reception; 6:30 p.m., presentation, House Chamber, Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Lecture by Mary Manhein, director of LSU’s F.A.C.E.S. Lab. Free. (225) 975-0411.
- BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU Student Union. Performance by the LSU Symphony Orchestra, featuring guest violinist Stoika Milanova. $20. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.music.lsu.edu.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
- MATHEMAGIC!: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Tower Drive on campus. The first performance in the LSU Union Theater’s 2012-13 Family Hour Series, and featuring magician Bradley Fields. $10. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
- FILM SCREENING — “SLEEP MY SONS: THE SINKING OF THE ARISAN MARU”: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. screening, 7 p.m. filmmaker Q&A, Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Free. Reservations required. Call (504) 528-1944, ext. 412 or visit http://www.nationalww2museum.org.
- ROCK ’N’ ROWE THURSDAYS: 6-9 p.m., Courtyard at Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard. Chris LeBlanc performs. Free.
- LECTURE IN CONJUNCTION WITH LSU STUDENT UNION EXHIBIT, ANCIENT MARKS: THE SACRED ORIGINS OF TATTOOS AND BODY MARKING: 6 p.m., Atchafalaya Room 399 of the LSU Student Union, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Presentation by Lars Krutak, whose photos are featured. Krutak is a full-time staff member at the Smithsonian in the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History and host of Discovery Channel’s Tatto Hunter.
- DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.: 7 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The first production in Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s 30th anniversary season. Pay-what-you-can performance. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
- LSU JAZZ SHOWCASE: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU Student Union. Performance by the LSU Jazz Ensemble and three other LSU jazz bands. $20. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.music.lsu.edu.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Under the direction of Kurt Hauschild. $24; $20 for groups of 10 or more; $12, students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
- RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY OF SALT LAKE CITY: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance presented by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. $25-$30. Ticketmaster or (225) 766-8379.
- THE LISTENING ROOM: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring Mark Whitfield (jazz guitarist). $10. http://artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
- LSU A CAPELLA CHOIR CONCERT: 6 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. (225) 578-3261.
- DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.: 7 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The first production in Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s 30th anniversary season. $12. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
- 3 FRIENDS PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. $28. (225) 936-6509.
- JAZZ @ THE CENTER SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. $30-$40. (337) 233-7060.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6
- BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown. More than 80 artists, kids’ activities. (225) 344-8558 or http://artsbr.org
- DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The first production in Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s 30th anniversary season. $12. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
- RECITAL HALL SERIES: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. with Jessie Allison, assistant professor of Experimental Music and Digital Media. $10, general admission; $5, students.
- HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE: 8 p.m., Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. Presented by the New Orleans Philharmonic. (800) 745-3000.
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