Baton Rouge Area for Jan. 11, 2013

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Jan. 11-17, 2013. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 11

  • 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.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS:5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • LAUREL STREET PALOOZA: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 427 Laurel St. Silent auction, music, food and drinks. Presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. $40, advance; $45, door; $350 for 10. (225) 344-8558 or http://www.artsbr.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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

  • 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 (farmers market).
  • CAAWS GIANT GARAGE SALE AND OPEN HOUSE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 6357 Quinn Drive. CAAWS has no paid staff so 100 percent of proceeds go directly for animal care, outreach and spay/neuter programs. http://www.caaws.org
  • GEAUX FISH RAINBOW TROUT FISHING RODEO: 8:30 a.m., Zachary Community Park, 20055 La. 964, and 12:30 p.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. BREC designs the Geaux Fish Rodeos to catch and release rainbow trout. BREC will present awards for various activities including casting contests, smallest and largest fish contests and to the family who catches the most fish. Free and open to all ages. For more information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 435 or visit http://www.brec.org.
  • 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.
  • LOUISIANA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY RECEPTION AND SEMINARS: 11 a.m., Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Meet the photographers, enjoy free refreshments and three mini-seminars. Photos available for sale. (225) 644-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m., 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, Airline Highway. 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 and 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.
  • IRIS FLOYD BOOK SIGNING: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bible and Book Center, 4242 Government St. Floyd will sign copies of her book, Six-of-One.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: noon- 6 p.m., Arts Market, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). Noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

  • 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.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org.
  • SPANISH TOWN KING PARTY: Doors open at 2 p.m., music around 3 p.m., Time Out Lounge, 9374 Old Hammond Highway. With Chris LeBlanc, Big Luther Kent, Rae and The Second Line and guests. Free pastalaya by Big Rick Barrios. $10.
  • CANDOR AND BEL CANTO: 3 p.m., DeBose Recital Hall, Southern University. With Stephanie McGuire, mezzo-soprano and Noby Ishida, pianist. Featuring spirituals, African-American art songs, texts of Langston Hughes, opera and oratorio highlights and more. Free. Donations accepted. (225) 288-1421.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS HOT TICKET SHOW SERIES: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. With spoken word artist Leslie D! $7, general admission; $5, open mic performers.

MONDAY, JAN. 14

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • EW PLAY FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance of three plays created by MFA candidates from the LSU Theatre Department and Swine Palace. Plays are: Voices in My Head by Anthony McMurry, Face with Faces by Don Watkins, Trash the Dress by Kristina Sutton.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 5 p.m., registration in the gym, 5:30 p.m.; general session and tours, 11400 Sherbrook Drive. (225) 275-2820.
  • EW PLAY FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance of three plays created by MFA candidates from the LSU Theatre Department and Swine Palace. Plays are: A Single Revolution of the Sun by Greg Leute, Gallows Man by Jason Bayle, Behind the Vote by Jenny Ballard.

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH ALLISON SANDERS: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre. Join Maestro Muffitt in his Concert Conversations one hour prior to each Investar Bank Masterworks concert at 6:30p.m. $25-$55. http://www.brso.org or (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.
  • MUSEUM AFTER DARK: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. King cake cooking demonstration and lecture on the history of the cake. http://www.lsu.edu/lsumoa or (225) 389-7200.
  • EW PLAY FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance of plays created by MFA candidates from the LSU Theatre Department and Swine Palace. Plays are: Curry Bowl by Jessica Jain, Turkey Boys by Nic Hamel.
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Pay-what-you-can performance. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.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.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVINGSTON PARISH: 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Exhibit of works by members of the Louisiana Photographic Society, through Jan. 31. (225) 644-1168 or email artscouncilofliv@bellsouth.net.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470. Surreal Salon 5 — A National Juried Exhibition of Pop-Surrealist & Lowbrow Art, through Jan. 31.
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe andWe are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. River Road Show by the Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild, through Jan. 30.
  • 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: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13. Louisiana’s Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LOUIS DEANGELO GALLERY: 16645 Highland Road, Suite F, (225) 250-7750. Featuring work by local abstract artist Lou Deangelo and showcasing work by more than a dozen regional artists in various media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. Ann Connelly Fine Art presents Louisiana Landscapes, work by Lisa Di Stefano, Jill Hackney and George Marks.
  • SENIOR BUS TRIPS: April 18-27, to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, $829 and May 19-24, to Biltmore Estate and Asheville, N.C., $485. Tours include transportation, lodging, most meals and all tours and attractions. Call Leslie Tassin (225) 769-5872.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, through Feb. 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: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, music at VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, movie night and hot dogs on Cashel Avenue Unit C; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, volleyball in the gym.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Jan. 12, St. Margaret Mary Singles Dance, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. With DJ Ron Harris. BYOL and snacks for your own table. Soft drinks and ice provided. Smoke free. (985) 710-6064.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.