Baton Rouge area calendar for Nov. 22-28, 2013

LSU presents play, musical, opera

LSU Opera presents “Two Tales of America” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Tickets are $20 for the general public; $15 for faculty, staff and seniors; $12 for students. For details, call (225) 578-5128.

Swine Palace performs “Dove” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Studio Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building. Tickets are $28 for adults; $19 for seniors, faculty and staff and $15 for students. For details, visit

The musical “Memphis” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the LSU Union Theater, Highland and Raphael Semmes roads. For tickets and more information, call (225) 578-8582.

Lecture focuses on Kennedy’s drive in La.

Journalist and author Leo Honeycutt will discuss his research into John F. Kennedy’s campaign for the presidency at noon Friday. The free lecture will be held at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. For details, call (225) 336-2422.


Pet events planned in area this week

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. For more information, go to

The Companion Animal Alliance offers pet adoptions at its shelter located at 2680 Progress Road, and hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to

The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, is open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins Road. For more information, visit

SPCA of Livingston will hold an adoption event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart on Millerville Road. For more information, email

Mid City art hop spotlights local artists

Mid City Merchants presents its White Light Night Art Hop 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday in the Mid City Business District.

More than 60 businesses will participate, featuring artists and their work. Seven venues will feature live music and all will offer refreshments. The event will take place rain or shine and features food and drinks, shopping and live music at businesses along the route. Shuttle service is available.


Turkey Trot includes Guinness challenge

The March of Dimes Turkey Trot will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Convention and Fourth Street, downtown. Participants will also be part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most runners in a multi-venue event in the same day. Registration is $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the race.


Children’s Chorus will perform at St. Alban’s

The Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus presents a free concert honoring Benjamin Britten’s 100th birthday at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road.

Guns for sale and trade at show in Gonzales

The Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Hundreds of displays of new and old guns, ammo, gun parts, books, knives, jewelry, camouflage, militeria and related items will be offered at discount prices. Admission is $8. Call (985) 624-8577 for details.

LASM sessions teach kids about chemistry

BASF Kids’ Lab will be held 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The hands-on workshops for children age 6-12 and parents or caregivers are held on the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays of every month.


Camp introduces kids to LSU athletics

Big Buddy and LSU Athletics Geaux Givers will hold Touring with the Tigers Thanksgiving Camp 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. The camp features tours of the campus and athletic facilities, visits to sports teams’ practices and more. For more information go to (225) 388-9737.


Men’s cooking night will help youth academy

Men are Cooking Night will be held 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Witter Hall, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Proceeds benefit Young Leaders’ Academy. Tickets are $20. Call (225) 346-1583 for details.

Denham Springs artist exhibiting at BR library

Chris Bajon Jones’ “Always Thou Art Goes to BR” will be on display until Nov. 30 at Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. For more information, call the library at (225) 763-2240.

Christmas Cent-sation to help Opera La.

Louisiana Nursery will donate 20 percent of all sales for customers who mention Opera Louisiane 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at all three locations.


Compiled by Red staff