Sunday in the Park concert series returns in October

Photo by KELLY FOUCHI -- Elissa Roberts is Jasmin, from left, Seth Smith plays Aladdin, Carl Ackers is Jafar, and Nathan Hannan plays Genie in Rivertown Theatres' Aladdin Jr.
Photo by KELLY FOUCHI -- Elissa Roberts is Jasmin, from left, Seth Smith plays Aladdin, Carl Ackers is Jafar, and Nathan Hannan plays Genie in Rivertown Theatres' Aladdin Jr.

The Sunday in the Park series of free concerts will be performed at a new time from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on North Boulevard’s Town Square. The series is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine. The lineup is:

■ Oct. 6, The Main Squeeze.

■ Oct. 13, Mountain Standard Time.

■ Oct. 20. the Anteeks.

■ Oct. 27, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience.

■ Nov. 3, Quianna Lynell & The Lush Life.

■ Nov. 10, Startisan.

For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Walking tour set

The Louisiana State Museum’s Capitol Park Museum has scheduled its fall Capitol Park Walking Tours. All tours begin in the museum lobby at 600 N. Fourth St. The tour lineup is:

■ 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, the tour will provide a brief history of Fort San Carlos; Mexican-American War hero and President Zachary Taylor’s Baton Rouge home site; the Pentagon Barracks, LSU’s first Baton Rouge campus; the State Capitol; the State Capitol Annex; the Arsenal Museum and the Garrison Cemetery.

■ 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, the 234th anniversary of the 1779 American Revolutionary War’s Battle of Baton Rouge. Tour will include the museum’s Louisiana At War Gallery from 9 a.m. to noon and proceed to the Fort San Carlos site at 12:30 p.m.

■ 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, Spanish Town History Walking Tour. Tour begins in the museum lobby.

Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 342-5428.

Call for entries

Nov. 30 is the deadline for entries in the 2014 Brush With Burden Juried Art Competition. This year’s theme is Louisiana’s Culture and Nature. All media are welcome. New Orleans’ premier en plein air artist, Billy Solitario will jury the paintings and three-dimensional artworks. The photography division will be juried by C,C, Lockwood, David Humphreys and Beverly Coates. There is a $15 entry fee. For more information, visit the website.


Hairspray in Pointe Coupee

Tickets are on sale for a performance of Opelousas Little Theatre’s production of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Julien Poydras Museum Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. For tickets or more information, call (225) 936-6509 or (225) 638-6049.

Leisure class registration

Registration is open for fall 2013 LSU Student Union Leisure Classes. The more than 115, non-credit classes include communication and language, crafts, drawing and painting, family, fitness and sports, food and spirits, fun and games, home and garden, jewelry, outdoors, performing arts, photography, pottery and sculpture, textile arts and writing. To register or for more information, call (225) 578-5119 or visit the website:


Season subscriptions

Season subscriptions are on sale for Opera Louisiane’s 2013-14 season, “All that Glitters.” For subscriptions or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


Ballet faculty added

The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court, the official school of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, announces the addition of two noted dance professionals to the faculty for 2013-14. Karl Condon, former Memphis Ballet associate artistic director, will join the ballet faculty teaching advanced ballet. Intermediate and advanced modern classes will be taught by Mina Estrada who has taught and choreographed throughout the country. The Dancers’ Workshop, under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews, specializes in training students for a future in dance and accepts ongoing as well as drop-in students. For more information, call (225) 767-5814.

Dancing in the park

BREC will host Dancing in the Park After Dark from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19. BREC invites patrons to come out and dance under the stars. Activities include a five minute massage, dinner and dancing at a fee of $30 per couple. This program is for adults only, and a minimum of 15 participants must register by Aug. 12. For more information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 574.


Art contest set

Artists ages 5-18 are invited to capture the plants, animals and landscapes of area National Wildlife Refuges for the annual Wild Things Youth Art Contest and Exhibition. Now in its 16th year, the competition spotlights the richness of Southeast Louisiana’s native wildlife and habitats. All artwork will be featured in an exhibition at the annual Wild Things event on Saturday, Oct. 12, in Lacombe. Art will be judged in two categories: drawing -- pencil, pen and ink, charcoal or pastel -- and painting -- (oils, watercolors, tempera, acrylics or pastel. Artists may submit only one entry. Artwork must be original, recent work and must not be computer generated. Art will be judged in five age groups: 5-7; 8-10; 11-13; 14-16, and 17-18. Submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 27.. Please allow for mail delivery time. Art may be mailed or hand-delivered to: Art Contest: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe, LA 70445. For contest rules and entry forms, visit the website.


Photo meeting set

The : Louisiana Photographic Society will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. The Tripod trio of Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk will discuss how to develop a portfolio. All photo enthusiasts are invited.


DeAngelo anniversary

The Louis DeAngelo Gallery, 16645 Highland Road, will celebrate its one-year anniversary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. The show will feature the artwork of Carolyn Busenlener, Robin Hamaker, Jane Keltner, Danielle Holschuh and Louis DeAngelo. DeAngelo hosts nearly thirty artists at the gallery. The celebration will include art, music, beverages, handmade jewelry and live painting by Greg Cartmell, a detailed oil painter from Meridian, Miss. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 100 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 778-7099.


Tattoo fest continues

The Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival continues from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 4728 Constitution Ave.. Admission is $20.


At Walter Anderson

Tickets are on sale for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s fall fundraiser, WAMA Jama, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 777 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss. The museum is located at 510 Washington Ave. For tickets or more information, call (228) 872-3164.

Nutcracker in Lafayette

Auditions for Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker are set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Roles for children and adults, male and female, are available. To qualify for audition, a dancer must be at least 8 years old; have completed at least one year of ballet study; and currently is studying ballet in an established dance program. Dancers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled audition time. Audition times and locations are as follows:

■ 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, age 14-professional, advanced pointe work, Lafayette Ballet Theatre Studio, 100 Pillette Road, Lafayette.

■ Sunday, Sept. 9, at McLaurin Hall, 140 Boucher St.: 1-3 p.m. beginner/intermediate levels, ages 8-10; 3-5 p.m. intermediate/advanced levels, ages 11-14; 5-5:30 p.m. gymnast/tumbler, no audition fee required; 5:30-6 p.m. intermediate /advanced levels, no pointe work, ages 15 and older.

A $25 registration fee is required of all dancers ages 8 to 17 at the time of audition. Performances are set for Dec. 14-15, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. For more information, call (337) 262-0444.


At NuNu Collective

NuNu Arts and Culture Collective 1510 Bayou Courtableau, Arnaudville, has scheduled several evens in August:

■ 1:30 p.m.Thursdays, Les Coudre Points, quilting “ en français.” For more information, call (337) 754-7115.

■ 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Potluck social. À la bonne franquette. Music by The Pot Luck Band.

■ 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Cinéma Français. Monthly French language with English subtitles movie night, followed by discussion. Admission is free.. Bring snacks and drinks.

■ 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 31, La Table Française.

For more information, call (337) 453-3307.

At Ohr-O’Keefe

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, is featuring several exhbitis: Driftwood sculptures by artist Everett Mayo, whose work will be featured in the movie “Artists Die Best in Black. Shearwater: The Christopher and Kristen Hogan Collection” through Nov. 30; Following the Light - France to Mississippi: Paintings by Frank Janca through Dec. 7; Visions: Art Outside the Box through Nov. 30; and George E. Ohr: Selections from Gulf Coast Collections: pottery by the “Mad Potter of Biloxi” is ongoing. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.


Aladdin Jr. tickets

Tickets are on sale for The Rivertown Theatres for the Performing Arts production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., set for Fridays through Sundays, Aug. 16-18 and Aug. 23-25, at the theater , 325 Minor St., Kenner. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. All other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 - $15. For tickets or more information, all (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit the website.


At Jonathan Ferrara

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans, is showing, Nature of the City New Drawings, Constructions and Sewn Works by Hannah Chalew and Adam Mysock: Backward, Inward, Outward, Forward Selection of Recent Paintings through Aug. 31. The 17th annual NO DEAD ARTISTS National Juried Exhibition is set to run Sept. 3-28 with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call (504) 522.5471 or email


At Ashe Cultural Center

The Ashe Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, is featuring the Here/Home exhibit through Sept. 22. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 569-9070.

At the Joy

Tickets are on sale for a concert by Rick Springfield at 8 a.m. Sept. 6, at the Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Also on sale are individual tickets for the theater’s fall theater series. In the lineup are: Sept. 12-22, Beatlemania Now!; Oct. 11-20, One Funny Mother; I’m Not Crazy; Nov. 7-17, Valentine’s Burlesque; and Dec. 12-22 Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas. Also, tickets are on sale for a special engagement of Tony ’n Tina’s Wedding, set for Oct. 29-Nov. 3. All shows run Thursdays through Sundays for two weekends. For tickets or more information, call (800) 745-30000 or visit the websites.


Sculpture on Julia

Robert Tannen’s boulder sculpture, “N.E.W.S. The Compass for New Orleans,” has moved to Convention Center Boulevard at Julia Street in New Orleans.

The sculpture previously was located at Lee Circle and consists of four boulders of sedimentary sandstone, each weighing more than a ton. The compass is now part of the Poydras Street/Convention Center exhibition of sculptures organized by Michael Manjarris for Sculpture for New Orleans, in association with The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.


AFA of New Orleans, 809 Royal St., New Orleans, is showing The Art of Joe Sorren. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call (504) 558.9296.