Museum will open Greatest exhibit; BR zoo seeks wild art for contest

The exhibit Our Life, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation will open with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

The open house will include World War II costumed docents and soda fountain style ice cream floats and will be followed by the West Baton Rouge Veterans On Parade. For more information, call (225) 336-2422.

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At LSU MOA

The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has scheduled several events in November:

The museum’s annual holiday exhibit will open on a date to be announced in November and run through January 2013.

For more information, call (225) 389-7200.

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Art Gone Wild

The deadline is Friday, Nov. 30, for entries to the second Art Gone Wild contest presented by BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Parents Magazine. The show is open to artists of all ages and will run during ZooLights Dec. 12-16.

For requirements or more information, visit the websites.

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Art hop set

The second Highland Nights art hop will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at businesses along Highland Road. For more information, call (225) 769-0582.

FestForAll entries

The deadline is Dec. 15 for visual artist entries to FestForAll, set for April 6-7, 2013. A total of $6,000 will be awarded to artists. For an artist entry visit the Zapplication website. For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit the website.

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In Prairieville

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 17450 Old Jefferson Highway, Prairieville, will host its third Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The fair will showcase work by some 20 local artists and craftsmen. Admission is free. Ccall (225) 673-6998.

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Sunday in the Park

The Sunday in the Park series of free concerts continues from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with Jonathon “Boogie” Long, on the North Boulevard Town Square. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.

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At BRLT

Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd., has announced that it will stage Mel Brooks’ hit Broadway musical Young Frankenstein as its spring musical in March 2014. This will mark the first time the musical has been performed by a local theater company. Also, tickets are still available for the theater’s production of Always ... Patsy Cline, which runs Thursdays through Sundays until Sunday, Nov. 18, as well as A Christmas Carol, which opens Friday, Dec. 7, and runs Thursdays through Sundays until Sunday, Dec. 16. Finally, auditions for the spring musical City of Angels will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Vocal auditions are by appointment only. Dance and callback auditions will be Sunday, Nov. 11, and final callback auditions will be Monday, Nov. 12. To schedule an audition, for tickets or more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.

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At Gallery Bohemia

Poet Chelsea Murry will be featured at Soul’d Out Sundays at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Murry is a spoken word poet, educator and musician. General admission is $5, and $3 cover for artists who sign up to perform in the open mic. Call (225) 333-2055.

At Corks N Canvas

Registration is open at Corks N Canvas’ four locations, 711 Jefferson Highway; 2689 Florida St., Mandeville; 119 Focis St., Metairie; and 700 Dublin St., New Orleans. Call (225) 927-7077, Baton Rouge; (985) 626-6272, Mandeville; (504) 832-5536, Metairie; and (504) 891-3209, New Orleans.

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In Livingston Parish

The exhibit, Woodwerks, featuring the scroll saw artwork of Wade Smith, will run through Friday, Nov. 30, at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. For more information, call (225) 664-1168.

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At Golden Gallery

Three exhibits will open with a Second Saturday reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Rolland Golden Gallery, 419 Main St., Natchez, Miss. The exhibits will feature paintings by Rolland Golden, photographs of Natchez and the surrounding area by Lucille Golden and fiber art by Carrie Golden Lambert. For more information, call (601) 304-5500 or email rollandgolden@aol.com.

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At Ohr-O’Keefe

The exhibit, Geoff Mitchell: Chaos at the Confessional, runs through Friday, Nov. 30, at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. Also showing are the exhibits The Art of Eugene Martin: A Great Concept, Trailer McQuilkin: An Uncommon Beauty and George Edgar Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections. Call (228) 374-5547.

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In Covington

Tickets are on sale for The Playmakers Theater’s performance of Bell, Book and Candle at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Playmakers Community Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. This is a benefit performance for the St. Tammany Art Association. Tickets are $15, adults; $10, students. For tickets or more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email info@sttammanyartassociation.org.

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Tap dance concert

Southeastern Louisiana University’s dance program will present the free tap dance concert, “Tap Dance Etcetera,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on campus in Hammond. The one-hour concert is dedicated to performing arts educators Cynthia F. Tricou and Artie F. Gautier, who both teach at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School. The program also features the Tenacious Tappers, a tap group of local women age 40 and older, the oldest of whom is 81. For more information, call (985) 549-2133 or email mfellom@southeastern.edu.

Smith tickets

Tickets are on sale for a performance by Darden Smith at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the James Devin Moncus Theater in the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Call (337) 233-7060, ext. 244.

Jazz concert set

Tickets are on sale for a performance by The Judy Carmichael Trio at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Tickets are $30-$40. Call (337) 233-7060.

Melendez at Loyola

Tony Melendez, a Nicaraguan guitarist and vocalist born without arms and with a club foot, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall on campus in New Orleans. Tickets are $10, individuals; and $5, Loyola faculty, staff and students. Group rates also are available. Call (504) 865-2304 or visit the website.

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St. Louis Jesuits concert

Tickets are on sale for a concert by the St. Louis Jesuits at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans. The concert is part of Loyola Week’s Centennial celebration. Tickets are $15, individuals; $10, Loyola faculty and staff; and $5, students. There also are VIP tickets available for $60, which include reserved seating, a reception with the artists, and a signed copy of their book, The St. Louis Jesuits: Thirty Years. Call (504) 865-2304 or visit the website.

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At The Front

The exhibit, Uncommon Landscapes, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The show will feature photography, drawings and sculpture by artists Shane Darvent, Jill Frank, Amy Johnson, Pradip Malde, Rachel Malde and Amy Johnson. Also, gallery member Andrea Ferguson’s rambunctious characters are featured in a solo show, and Brad Benischek and Case Miller have collaborated with Margaret Turner, Ian Vanek and Guy Pierce in the show, breaking up is hard to do, a narrative of and about translation. The exhibits run through Sunday, Dec. 2.

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At Home New Orleans

At Home in New Orleans, the third annual self-guided citywide studio and art collection tour, continues noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, featuring artists’ studios and private art collections. Tickets are $15, individuals; $10, students. Call (504) 218-4807 or visit the website.

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Piety Street Market

The next Piety Street Market is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Old Ironworks, 512 Piety St., New Orleans. The market features art, crafts and vintage items. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 269-3982 or email creemccree@gmail.com.

Hwang at Loyola

Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang, best known as the author of M. Butterfly and Chinglish, will offer two presentations at Loyola University New Orleans at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall on campus. Both events are free. His appearances come just two months after receiving the $200,000 Steinberg award for playwriting, theater’s most generous prize, for 32 years of provocative satires and dramas that brought more Asian and Asian-American characters to Broadway and other stages. Call (504) 861-5882.

Venus auditions set

Southern Repertory Theatre will conduct auditions for its production of David Ives’ Venus in Fur from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the theater’s rehearsal room, One Canal Place, fourth floor, New Orleans. Parking will be validated $2 for four hours. The play is set to run Jan. 9-24, 2013. For requirements or more information, email aabney@southernrep.com.

Odyssey Ball at NOMA

Tickets are on sale for the 47th New Orleans Museum of Art’s “Off The Wall” Odyssey Ball on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the museum, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. This year’s Odyssey Ball, the museum’s biggest fundraiser, celebrates the opening of the Lifelike exhibit. Tickets start at $95. For tickets or more information, visit the website.

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