Culturally Speaking for Feb. 24

Gonzales plans free concerts in Jambalaya Park

Arts ColumnAngie Ledbetters photograph Autumn on the Lake can be seen at Brush With Burden, March 1-9 at the Orangerie at Burden Botanical Gardens, opening reception March 1 from 3 to 6 p.m
Arts ColumnAngie Ledbetters photograph Autumn on the Lake can be seen at Brush With Burden, March 1-9 at the Orangerie at Burden Botanical Gardens, opening reception March 1 from 3 to 6 p.m

The Mayor’s Council on the Arts for the City of Gonzales announces a new 2013 spring “Music in the Park” free concert series, set for 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, March 3-24, in Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview, Gonzales:

For more information, call (225) 647-2841.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.gonzalesla.com

Arts Market set

The next Baton Rouge Arts Market is set for 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2, at 5th and Main streets. The market takes place in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. The markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St., in inclement weather. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.

Soiree tickets

Tickets are on sale for “Showcase the Space Soiree,” set for 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call (225) 389-7210.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.lsumoa.org

At the Masters Gallery

The Masters Gallery, 8775 Jefferson Highway, is featuring artwork by local abstract artist Brenda Parisi. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. For more information, call (225) 205-2421 or email gabriel@themastersgallery.com.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.themastersgallery.com

At Hill Memorial

In recognition of Black History Month and in connection with “Blacks in the Red Stick,” a conference sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program to take place Friday, March 8, in Hill Memorial Library, LSU Libraries Special Collections will host an exhibition of the same name in the lecture hall of Hill through Saturday, April 13. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-6544.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special

Spring concert tickets

Tickets are on sale for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s spring concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. Tickets are $30-$35 with a special rate of $20 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call (225) 766-8370 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.ticketmaster.com

Godspell Jr. tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Little Theater’s Young Actors Program production of Godspell Jr., set for March 15-24, on the theater’s Second Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496, or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.BRLT.org

Open house set

The LSU Performing Arts Academy will launch the new LSU Community Choir’s season with an open house at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Room 247, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. No previous experience is required to join, and the group meets 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays. The open house is free. Tuition is $135 to join. To register, visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://paa.lsu.edu

At Capitol Park Museum

The Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., has scheduled several programs in its lunch hour lecture series in March:

Admission is free.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum

At the LSU School of Music

The LSU School of Music has scheduled several events this week:

At LSU Museum of Art

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

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

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.lsumoa.org

Vintage clothing exhibit

Denham Springs’ Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs, is showing an exhibit of vintage clothing from the Victorian era through the 1970s through Sunday, April 21. The show is presented by the Denham Springs Main Street Commission. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (225) 266-4068.

Easter Bunny breakfast

Registration is open for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, set for 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive. The cost is $18 per person, and reservations are required. Also, the museum’s exhibit, Black History Month, runs through Saturday, March 9. To register or for more information, call (225) 769-0005.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.enchantedmansion.org

Historian to speak

Classicist and historian Sarah Pomeroy, will deliver a lecture titled “Love Triangles and Pythagorean Women” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, in Room 103 of the LSU Design Building on campus. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 266-4812 or email kphene2@lsu.edu.

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, has planned several events in March:

For more information call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.LaStateParks.com

In West Baton Rouge

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

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

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com

At the Manship

Tickets are available for several events at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.:

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Guild meeting set

The L’esprit du Metal Guild Meeting is set for 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11943 Coursey Blvd., Suite A. For more information, call (225) 292-3633 or email lapmcguild@gmail.com.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://lapmcguild.weebly.com

Celebrating the Stars

Les Creoles de Pointe Coupee will present “Celebrating the Stars” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the William Scott Civic Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Tickets are $5, adults; $2, children. For tickets or more information, call (225) 718-1135.

LSU opera tickets

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Opera production of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, set for Thursday through Sunday, March 21-24, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Also, tickets are on sale for the opera’s production of Impressions de Pelleas, set for Friday and Sunday, April 19 and 21, also in the Shaver Theatre. Tickets are $30, general admission; $20, LSU seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $15, students. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128.

Hallock in N.O.

The Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., New Orleans, is featuring oil paintings by Carol Hallock of Lacombe, during March. The show, Outposts in Eden: Audubon and City Parks of New Orleans, depicts scenes in loose, impressionist strokes filled with color. The opening is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2. For more information, call (504) 895-7375.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.Jeanbragg.com

In Hammond

The spring theater season at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond begins with Blood Wedding, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Vonnie Borden Theatre on campus. The play continues through Friday, March 1. General admission tickets are $10; $6 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with university ID. For tickets or more information, call (985) 549-2115.

At AcA

Tickets are on sale for a performance by vocal quartet New York Polyphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the James D. Moncus Theater in the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. For tickets, call (337) 233-7050 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org

Chamber music concert

The Iberia Cultural Resources Association will present a free chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in St. Peter’s Church, 108 E. St. Peters St., New Iberia. For more information, call (337) 364-1603.

At the Hilliard Museum

The exhibit John Buck: C’est Magnifique will run through Saturday, May 11, at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9 a.m.-noon Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (337) 482-2278.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.museum.louisiana.edu

At Rivertown Theaters

Tickets are on sale for the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts’ production of Michael Frayn’s farce Noises Off, Fridays through Sundays, March 8-24, on the Main Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Tickets are $30 with discounts for seniors, students and military. For tickets or more information, call (504) 461-9475 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.RivertownTheaters.com

Natural history exhibit

The new exhibit Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698-1840 is showing at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; and 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.hnoc.org

At Loyola

The Loyola Jazz Festival runs Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall in the Communications Music Complex on campus in New Orleans. For tickets, call (504) 865-2074 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.montage.loyno.edu

Classical choral concert

Tickets are on sale for a classical choral concert, featuring the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and the Singers of United Land, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $10, general admission; $5, students with an ID. For tickets or more information, call (504) 487-1684 or email ecfransen@mac.com.

In Alexandria

The Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second St., Alexandria, will open the exhibit Ray Turner: Population, with a preview and artist’s talk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1. The show runs through Saturday, May 11. The opening will be followed with a figure painting master class with Ray Turner from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2. For more information, call (318) 443-3458.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.themuseum.org

At the WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled two events this week:

Opera orientation

Tickets are on sale for the New Orleans Opera Association Women’s Guild and Committee’s “Opera Orientation and Roundtable Discussion” for the association’s upcoming production of Samson and Delilah, set for 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Women’s Guild Home, 2504 Prytania Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $25, guild members; $30, nonmembers. For tickets or more information, call (504) 529-2278, ext. 227.

Mad Hatters tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s 29th annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon, set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Grand Ballroom, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans. For tickets, call (504) 267-9527.

NOMA egg hunt set

The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans, will host its annual NOMA Egg Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.