Baton Rouge Area for Nov. 16, 2012

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Nov. 16-22, 2012. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium. For the parish’s senior citizens. Food, dancing, talk by State Sen. Sharon Weston-Broome. Hosted by the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and People’s Health.

WHO KILLED JFK?: 6 p.m., 2nd floor event room, Barnes & Noble at LSU, corner of Highland Road and Raphael Semmes Drive. Authors Judyth Vary Baker and Ed Haslam will discuss Lee Harvey Oswald and the murder of President Kennedy. (225) 578-5435 or email lkisa1@lsu.edu.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN CRAWL?: 7 p.m., The Roux House, 143 Third St. Pub crawl to benefit the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. Wristbands include free cover to participating bars and drink specials. $10. (504) 312-3697 or email mloubi1@tigers.lsu.edu.

ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Darlymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Performance by the LSU Opera. $30, general seating; $20, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $15, students. http://music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060.

GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. Under 18 admitted with parent only. (985) 624-8577 or http://www.capgunshows.com.

SUPERHERO TRAINING SESSION: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Children in first through fourth grades will design their own superhero mask and create a superhero name. Children are welcome to come in costume. (225) 647-3955.

THE ACADIAN-MI’KMAQ CONNECTION: THE REAL THANKSGIVING: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Christine Guidry Law will discuss the Mi’kmaq, a First Nations People, and their connection to the Acadians. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. (225) 924-8921.

LOUISIANA INDIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION POWWOW: 10 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Camping available. (225) 621-1700.

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. http://www.caaws.org.

CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.

THE HALO GALA: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive. Celebrate the opening of the Angels and Cherubs exhibit with door prizes, tours and refreshments. Kids will create Christmas decorations for the tree. Reservations and payment required. $7, adults; $5, children. (225) 769-0005.

FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Catered food, guided tour at 5:45 p.m., special guest speaker from 6-7 p.m. and a telescope viewing from 7-8 p.m. (225) 620-0500 or http://hrpo.lsu.edu.

WHITE LIGHT NIGHT: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., midcity along Government Street and Jefferson Highway. Free art hop at various businesses with art for sale, live music, food and drinks. (225) 924-6437 or http://www.midcitymerchants.org.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

SPARK: 7:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Reading of the play by Caridad Svich in honor of Veterans Day by Off the Hyphen Theatre Productions and NoPassport theatre alliance. Free. (225) 335-1113.

ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. Under 18 admitted with parent only. (985) 624-8577 or http://www.capgunshows.com.

LOUISIANA INDIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION POWWOW: 10 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Camping available. (225) 621-1700.

WINTER JUDGED ART SHOW RECEPTION: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd. Winning artists will be presented cash awards and there will be a demonstration by Gerald Ray from Daryl & Sons Custom Framing and Gallery. The exhibit will hang until Jan. 12, 2013.

ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN: 3 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Performance by the LSU Opera. $30, general seating; $20, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $15, students. http://music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.

TROMBONE RECITAL: 3 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Performance by Steve Menard. $10, general admission; $5, students. http://music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-3261.

SPILL: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary Drives, LSU. A play and visual installation inspired by the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill by Leigh Fondakowski and Reeva Wortel. (225) 578-9277.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

SPILL: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary Drives, LSU. A play amd visual installation inspired by the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill by Leigh Fondakowski and Reeva Wortel. (225) 578-9277.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS SERIES: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by the Chucho Valdes Quintet. $25-$45. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

OUTDOORS

BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.

BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.

BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.

BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.

Burden Center: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470. Artist Member Group Show, through Nov. 29, featuring the works of more than two dozen artists.

BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Displaying artwork by Donna Bateman Kilbourne during performances of Always Patsy Cline, through Sunday, Nov. 18, and A Christmas Carol, Dec. 7-16. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org or http://www.kilbourneart.com.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Angels and Cherubs exhibit, through the holidays. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM:  e_SHrS http://www.lasm.org. Nano Exhibition, interactive exhibition engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. LASM: 50 Years of Collecting and Train Memorabilia from the LASM Collection, through Jan. 6, 2013. Planetarium shows: Wildest Weather in the Solar System, through Wednesday, Nov. 21; Kaluaka’hina, the Enchanted Reef, through Friday, Nov. 30; We Choose Space!, through Wednesday, Nov. 21; Led Zeppelin; Pink Floyd, The Wall. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.

LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13, 2013. Louisiana’s Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31, 2013. Mysteries: Works by Michael Crespo, through Dec. 14. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7, 2013. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.

RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH: 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. Community art show Fruit of the Spirit on display 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays and by appointment through Sunday, Nov. 18. Email katie@rivercommunity.org for more information. Free.

TAYLOR CLARK GALLERY: 2623 Government St. Exhibit of sculptor Angela Gregory’s work, through December. Free. (225) 383-4929 or http://www.taylorclark.com.

­WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Our Lives, Our Stories, America’s Greatest Generation, through Jan. 7, 2013. Mardi Gras Shipwreck: Recovered Cache c. 1812, through Dec. 2. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a full list of events.

BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, dancing, American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale Blvd.; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, watch LSU vs. Ole Miss, Brewbacher’s, 8415 Bluebonnet Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, co-ed volleyball in the gym.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Fall Harvest Theme Dance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 32280 Terry Drive, Springfield. Open to singles and couples. Live music by the LAFX band. Please bring a snack or two-liter drink to share. $10. Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.

SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: Dressy Casual Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 17, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Live music by the Austin Kelly band. Smoke free. Setups, snacks, door prizes. $15. (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.