Baton Rouge Area for Jan. 18, 2013

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Jan. 18-24, 2013. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 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.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). 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.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individual, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.

NEW 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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

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).

LSU HILLTOP ARBORETUM SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LSU Design Building Auditorium, 302 Field House Drive. Theme of the symposium is “Nourishing Gardens: Adding Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs to Your Garden.” Lectures by Peter J. Hatch, Suzanne Turner and Jeff Kuehny. Hilltop’s Hodge Podge volunteers will cook from their new book Passalong from the Podge for the hospitality break. Plants, garden gifts and books will be available for purchase. Tours of Baton Rouge’s premier edible gardens following the lecture. Pre-registration recommended. Members, $50; non-members, $65. http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop or (225) 767-6916.

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

ROD’S CRUISE BREAKFAST: Holiday Inn South, Airline Highway at Interstate 12. For information, call Homer, (225) 773-2487.

SPCA OF LIVINGSTON PET ADOPTIONS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 1653 Millerville Road. Also, $10 raffle tickets for a wine cellar drawing (30 bottles of wine) will be on sale. http://www.livingstonspca.com.

YELLOW JACKET STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ CONTEST: 10 a.m., Denham Springs High School Field House, Denham Springs. State and local teams will compete for $3,000 in prize money. Winners will be named in chicken, brisket and pork spareribs categories. Other events include a Student Q (kids’ BBQ contest), craft show (in the Hornsby Gym) and a car show. Food and drinks will be sold. The event benefits the high school’s softball team, 4-H Club and ProStart program.

SEEDING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW: 10 a.m., Walmart, 3255 La. 1 South, Port Allen. Keep Louisiana Beautiful will give away 500 cypress seedlings to the public. Informational card about planting and caring for the tree will be included. (225) 769-4844.

AN UNLIKELY STORY: THE STORY OF JUDAH TOURO AT THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m., Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Meeting of the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society with a presentation by Yvonne Lewis Day. Free. http://batonrougegenealogy.org or (225) 924-8921.

STORY TIME WITH ELMO: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Elmo and guest readers The Advocate publisher David Manship, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and Around Town Show host Scott Rogers. The East Baton Rouge Parish Bookmobile will be on site. Kids and adults can sign up for library cards and check out books. Free.

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: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. 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.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). Noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

SNOWFLAKE TEA PARTY: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive. Tea party set in a wonderland of snow with hot chocolate, tea, sandwiches and fruit. Fun for all ages. $15 per person. Reservations required. (225) 769-0005.

LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE: noon-3 p.m., Mall of Louisiana behind Bravo’s. http://www.lfldr.com.

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.

FIRE & ICE GALA: 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. The event will begin with cocktails and a visit from honorary chairman Coach Paul Mainieri, head coach for the LSU baseball team. Silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the music of Artemis. Proceeds go to the fight against ALS. Individuals, $125; couples, $225; tables of 10; $1,000. (225) 343-9880, ext. 2, email jamie.craig@alsalams.org or http://www.alsalams.org.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individuals, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.

NEW PLAY FESTIVAL: 2 p.m. and 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 at 2 p.m. are: Bear with Me by Chia Wen Hsu, Habitat Five: The Children’s Cruisade by Katrina Despain, Sic Semper Tyrannis by Benjamin Koucherik. Plays at 7:30 p.m. are: Curry Bowl by Jessica Jain, Turkey Boys by Nic Hamel.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

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. Adults, $8; Children ages 6-11 (children under 18 admitted with parent only), $2. Law enforcement officers in uniform admitted free. (985) 624-8577 or http://www.capgunshows.com.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

EW PLAY FESTIVAL: 2 p.m. and 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 at 2 p.m.are: Bear with Me by Chia Wen Hsu, Habitat Five: The Children’s Cruisade by Katrina Despain, Sic Semper Tyrannis by Benjamin Koucherik. Plays at 7:30 p.m. are: A Single Revolution of the Sun by Greg Leute, Gallows Man by Jason Bayle, Behind the Vote by Jenny Ballard.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individual, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.

MONDAY, JAN. 21

CITIZEN KING: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. The museum will be open and showing the documentary in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is free for everyone in honor of the holiday. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

GODSPELL JR. AUDITIONS: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Young Actors Program production. Children ages 7-18 may audition by appointment only. (225) 924-6496.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring Lee Smith lecturing on “History of Mulatto Bend in West Baton Rouge.” Bring sack lunch. Free. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.

VIOLA RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive. Performance by Elias Goldstein, Espen Lilleslatten and Sally Chisholm. $10, general admission; $5, students.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individual, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

THE LISTENING ROOM: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring Claudia Acuña. Reservations recommended. $10. (225) 344-8558 or email mrobinson@acgbr.com or http://www.artsbr.org.

THE SEVEN: A NEW MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater’s Second Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Original musical created by LSU students and presented by Braud Productions. $18, general admission; $15, students. (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.

COLLEGE POSTER SALE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Jan. 1-24, LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive. Free admission. (225) 578-5162.

ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Spirit of Mardi Gras show with particular emphasis on the Spanish Town Parade mascot, the pink flamingo. On display through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. (225) 924-6437 or http://www.elizabethangallery.com.

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.

FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Louisiana: Through the Years, a display of vintage festival posters and Louisiana prints, through Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits On the Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography and Gloriously Colorful Kodaks: Vintage Cameras from the Greg Milneck Collection opens Jan. 19. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We 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 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. Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston, Jan. 19 through March 24. 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, Jan. 18, dancing, American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale; 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, dinner, Copeland’s, Essen Lane; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, volleyball, gym.

SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: Dance with music by Nightfall, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Jan. 19, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Dressy casual. Smoke free. Setups, snacks and door prizes. $15. (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.