The Week In Arts for Jan. 6

A compilation of arts events for the week ahead.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. http://www.lasm.org.

FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission. 2 p.m., Gallery Talk with Clarke J. Gernon including an “insider” tour of the building. http://www.lsu.edu/lsumoa. (225) 389-7200.

AUDITIONS FOR A RAISIN IN THE SUN: 2 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Boulevard. Production by New Venture Theatre. Performances run Feb. 21-24. Check website for registration form and available parts. http://www.newventuretheatre.com.

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION & LOUISIANA: 2 p.m., Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Lecture by a park ranger. Free. (504) 689-3690, ext. 10 or http://www.nps.gov/jela.

AUDITIONS FOR AMADEUS: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. No parts for children under 16. There are speaking roles for seven men and one woman. Servants and townspeople can be either gender and will have limited lines. There is no upper age limit. No prepared speeches need. Come dressed in comfortable clothing. (225) 647-1230 or email lornaculmone@gmail.com.

SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS HOT TICKET SHOW SERIES: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. With Kevin Sandbloom. $7, general admission; $5, open mic performers.

MONDAY, JAN. 7

REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Will Mangham will present “Camellias- A Collector’s Dream.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10. Free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturalsociety.com.

AUDITIONS FOR AMADEUS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. No parts for children under 16. There are speaking roles for seven men and one woman. Servants and townspeople can be either gender and will have limited lines. There is no upper age limit. No prepared speeches need. Come dressed in comfortable clothing. (225) 647-1230 or email lornaculmone@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

OPENING AND AWARDS RECEPTION: 5 p.m., Jones-Walker Foyer, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. DeBose Visual Arts Adjudicated Exhibition runs through Feb. 5. Free. http://www.debosefineartsseries-competition.com.

OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET: 7 p.m., The Puccini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs by Bon Operatit! Free. (504) 648-2331.

AUDITIONS FOR LEND ME A TENOR: 7 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road., Covington. Show runs March 8-24. http://www.playmakersinc.com, email kmfiles64@hotmail.com or call (985) 789-4024. Volunteers also needed for props, lights and sound, costumes and stage management. Email ellenmail@bellsouth.net.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

NEW ORLEANS HISTORY & HERITAGE TOUR: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Tour the galleries of the Museum, the Kushner Restoration Pavilion, the 4-D film Beyond All Boundaries and the American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop. Outside the Museum, participants will tour the city and enjoy New Orleans cuisine. Highlights include a dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez and shopping and exploring amidst the architectural treasures of the French Quarter. (504) 528-1943 or http://www.nationalww2museum.org.

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS: HOW IT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Donaldsonville, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville. Speaker Chuck Perrodin will discuss the battle on Jan. 8, 1815, and how it impacted the future of the country and world. Registration required. (225) 473-8052.

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

AUDITIONS FOR LEND ME A TENOR: 7 p.m., Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road., Covington. Show runs Mar. 8-24. http://www.playmakersinc.com, email kmfiles64@hotmail.com or call (985) 789-4024. Volunteers also needed for props, lights and sound, costumes and stage management. Email ellenmail@bellsouth.net.

CHEATERS: 7:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Production of the comedic play by the Riveters Theatre Troupe. $15, general admission; $10, students. (337) 291-1122 or http://citedesarts.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

2013 LAUREL STREET PALOOZA: 5:30-9:30 p.m., 427 Laurel St. at the Arts Council’s headquarters in the Old Bogan Fire Station and in the Chase Bank Building. All-inclusive celebration benefiting the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. $40 in advance and $45 at the door. (225) 344-8558 or http://www.artsbr.org.

THE CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Main Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $35, with discounts for seniors, students and military. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

STAR AWARDS: 6 p.m., The Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. UpStage Theatre’s awards program. $25. (225) 924-3774.

THE CLASS OF ’70 SOMETHING: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Main Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. $35, with discounts for seniors, students and military. (504) 461-9475 or http://www.RivertownTheaters.com

News Features staff