Culturally Speaking for Jan. 20

Photo provided by LIZ WALKERKeith Douglas' work is featured in the Mardi Gras-themed exhibit at Elizabethan Gallery. The show runs through Feb. 28.
Photo provided by LIZ WALKERKeith Douglas' work is featured in the Mardi Gras-themed exhibit at Elizabethan Gallery. The show runs through Feb. 28.

Tickets are on sale for Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Arts’ fifth annual Surreal Salon Soiree, set for 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. This will be an evening of visual art, live musical performances, surrealist games and costumed attendees channeling their own pop-surreal visions. Featured entertainment will be The New Orleans Bingo! Show and local electronic musician Matt.Cee.

The Elevator Projects will be constructing a one-of-a-kind outdoor installation for the event and Of Moving Colors will be performing as guests arrive. Tickets are $20 for those in costume and $25 for those who aren’t. For tickets or more information, call (225) 383-1470.

For more information, visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.batonrougegallery.org

Mardi Gras exhibit

The Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a show embracing the spirit of Mardi Gras. Gallery artists Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas, Len McCaffery, Darryl Alello, Betty Efferson and Terri Kennedy have joined together to create artwork celebrating the season, with particular emphasis on the Baton Rouge Spanish Town Parade’s mascot, the pink flamingo. The show runs through Thursday, Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 924-6437.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.elizabethangallery.com

Concert Spectacular

Tickets are on sale for LSU’s Concert Spectacular 2013, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The event features nonstop performances by nearly every ensemble in genres from classical to jazz, choirs to operatic tenors and the musical theater dancing and singing troupe, some of which will be performed on the Rodrigue Steinway. Proceeds benefit the LSU School of Music. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.music.lsu.edu/events

Listening Room continues

Reservations are being taken for a performance by Chilean jazz vocalist Claudia Acuna at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. This is the next concert in the Listening Room series presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition. Space is limited. Reserved seats are $10. For reservations, call (225) 344-8558.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.artsbr.org

Casting call set

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will conduct an open casting call for male performers, high school age and older, to dance in Act III of The Sleeping Beauty, which will be performed at the spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. No dance experience is necessary, and participants will not be required to wear tights. Rehearsals will take place on Sunday afternoons, beginning Feb. 3, and running through the performance date. Those interested should call (225) 766-8379 or email nicole@batonrougeballet.org.

Carter in BR

Tickets are on sale for two performances by the James Carter Organ Trio at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The performances are part of the River City Jazz Master Series presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition. Tickets are $25 and $45. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.manshiptheatre.org

At the Enchanted Mansion

Registration is open for the Little Lady Valentine Brunch, set for 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive. The cost is $18 per person. Also, the museum’s Black History Month exhibit will run through Saturday, March 9. For reservations or more information, call (225) 769-0005.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http:// www.enchantedmansion.org

Bicycle Dreams screening

There will be a screening of Bicycle Dreams, the award-winning documentary film about race across America, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The screening is a benefit for the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Brodie tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Department of Theatre’s Mainstage production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, set for Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 13-17, and Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 19-24, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; and $12, students. Discounts are available in advance for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.theatre.lsu.edu

At the Union Gallery

The College Poster Sale will run from Monday through Thursday, Jan. 21-24, at the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (225) 578-5162.

Allison honored

LSU alumnus Mose Allison is one of four musicians selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for the 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. The four 2013 Jazz Masters join 124 jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Herbie Hancock who have received this honor. The four 2013 NEA Jazz Masters include Allison, pianist, vocalist, composer, born in Tippo, Miss., currently lives in Long Island, N.Y.; Lou Donaldson, saxophonist, born in Badin, N.C., currently lives in New York; Lorraine Gordon, jazz club owner, is the recipient of the 2013 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, born in Newark, N.J., currently lives in New York; and Eddie Palmieri, pianist, bandleader, arranger, composer, born in New York, currently lives in Las Vegas. For more information, visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.nea.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2013_01&type=bio

Young Actors auditions

Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd., is conducting auditions for the Young Actors Program of Godspell Jr. at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The program and production are under the direction of the theater’s educational director Jack Lampert.

The Young Actors Program welcomes kids ages 7-18. Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information, call (225) 924-6496.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.brlt.org

In West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, has scheduled several events in January:

For more information, call (225) 336-2422.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com

At Frameworks Gallery

The exhibit, Louisiana Through the Years, featuring vintage festival and Louisiana prints, will run through Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 769-0582.

Classes set

Registration is open for New Venture Theatre’s professional acting and theater classes for youth and adults:

To register for more information, call (225) 216-0660 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://newventuretheatre.com

Students’ film premiere

The premiere of films by the Talented Theatre students at Amite and Sumner high schools will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Tangipahoa Parish School System Office, 59656 Puleston Road, Amite. The films focus on teenage suicide and prescription drug abuse, along with a comedy about which gender has it tougher socially. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 748-7153.

Ricky Nelson Remembered

Tickets are on sale for Ricky Nelson Remembered, a multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of the singer’s hit songs performed by his twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

Tickets are $28-$36. For tickets, call (985) 543-4371 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.columbiatheatre.org

At AcA

Several exhibits are showing at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette:

For more information, call (337) 233-7060.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org

Video Games Live

Tickets are on sale for “Video Games Live,” a touring video multimedia concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. The concert is presented by the Acadiana Symphony.

Tickets are $49-$162. For tickets or more information, call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.ticketmaster.com

At the Hilliard

The exhibit, John Buck: C’est Magnifique, runs through May 11 at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette. The exhibit showcases the work and skill of internationally renowned sculptor, woodcarver and printmaker John Buck. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (337) 482-2278.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://museum.louisiana.edu

At M. Schon Gallery

The exhibit, Handwrought Lighting Fixtures and Candleholders, is showing at M. Schon Gallery, 415 Main St., Natchez, Miss. For more information, call (601) 304-9684.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://mschon.com

At Martin Lawrence Gallery

Martin Lawrence Gallery, 433 Royal St., New Orleans, will host “An Evening with Artist Robert Deyber” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Those attending should make reservations. The event will coincide with the gallery’s exhibit of Deyber’s work, which runs through Thursday, Feb. 28. To make reservations or for more information, call (504) 299-9055.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.martinlawrence.com

At NOCCA

Tickets are on sale for the New Orleans Center for Contemporary Arts’ drama students’ production of Arabian Nights, set for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24-25, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (504) 940-2787. Also, tickets are on sale for the Broadway at NOCCA series, featuring Sutton Foster, Megan Mullally, Audra McDonald, and Betty Buckley. For tickets, visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.broadwaynola.com

At Ashé

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle-Haley Blvd., New Orleans, has scheduled several events:

For more information, call (504) 569-9070.

At Tulane

The exhibit black white and things runs through Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Carroll Gallery in the Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University in New Orleans. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For more information, call (504) 314-2228.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://carrollgallerytulane.edu