Culturally Speaking for March 3

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Photo provided by Max Studio -- Peter Max, America’s pre-eminent pop artist, paid homage to master painters in his 2013 exhibit, "Homage to the Masters."

‘Dancin’ in the Streets’ tickets on sale; BRBT youth ballet auditions set

Tickets are on sale for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s fourth annual “Dancin’ in the Streets” fundraiser, set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Perkins Rowe Great Hall. Tickets are $25 until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, or $35 at the door.

For tickets, call (225) 766-8370 or visit the website.

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http://www.batonrougeballet.org

Ballet auditions set

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will conduct auditions for its Youth Ballet summer tour Sunday, March 17, at Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Auditions are open to intermediate-level dancers ages 10 to 14, and there is a $5 audition fee.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and auditions are at 1 p.m. Dancers must be 10 years old by Sept. 30 or entering fifth grade in fall 2013.

For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email nicole@batonrougeballet.org or leigh@batonrougeballet.org.

Brush with Burden

The Brush with Burden art show and sale is set for 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, March 4-9; and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Burden Orangerie. Admission is free.

For more information, call (225) 763-3990.

At LSU

The LSU School of Music has scheduled three concerts this week:

  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Hamiruge — The LSU Percussion Ensemble, LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Admission is free.
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, LSU Jazz Showcase Concert, LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Brian Shaw and Shelby Lewis are the directors, and trumpet artist, Wayne Bergeron will be the guest soloist. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, LSU Symphonic Band, LSU Union Theater. Roy King, director of Athletic Bands, is the director. Tickets are $20, general admission; $17, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students.

For tickets, call (225) 578-5128 or visit the website.

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Exhibit at Southern

A reception is set for 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, for the exhibit African Connections: Works of Art by Malaika Favorite and Ronald Kennedy at the Southern University Visual Arts Gallery in Hayden Hall on campus. The show features prints, mixed media works, shaped canvas paintings and collages. The show was curated by Randell Henry, associate professor of art and faculty guest curator at Southern. Admission is free.

Butler plates exhibit

An exhibit of Murrell Butler’s original 17- by 22-inch plates created for Ernest P. Edwards’ Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Joe Sewell’s Backwoods Gallery, 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. The exhibit will run through May.

Admission is free, and plates will be for sale. For more information, call (225) 721-1736.

In Zachary

The City of Zachary showcases local artists from the Zachary Artist Guild at the City Hall Utility Office, 4650 Main St., Zachary, throughout the year. In March, Zachary newcomer Lisa Pope is exhibiting several paintings.

For more information, visit the website.

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Spring show set

Louisiana Watercolor Society’s Spring Member Show will run through Thursday, March 28, at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Admission is free.

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http://www.LouisianaWatercolorSociety.org

In Denham Springs

The Denham Springs Fine Association’s monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., in the Antiques District, Denham Springs. Michael Verrett will be the guest speaker. For more information, email patmikesell41@bellsouth.net.

At University Lab

The final performance of the University Lab School Theatre Program’s production of Honk will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the school’s E.B. Ted Robert Auditorium, 45 Dalrymple Drive on the LSU campus. This is the first kindergarten through 12th grade musical production performed by the theater program. General admission is $10. Admission for students in kindergarten through the 12 grade, $5. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, email mclough@lsu.edu.

Auditions set

Auditions for New Venture Theatre’s upcoming production, The Funnies, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at LaPosh, 3330 Woodcrest Drive. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. For requirements or more information, email info@newventuretheatre.org.

Weinthal to speak

The LSU College of Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series will present a lecture by Lois Weinthal, chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Room 103 of the Design Building on campus. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-5868.

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http://www.design.lsu.edu

Pasquarelli to speak

Gregg Pasquarelli, principal at SHoP Architects and the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will deliver a lecture as part of the LSU College of Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Room 103 of the Design Building on campus. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-5868.

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http://www.design.lsu.edu

Holly in Hammond

Tickets are on sale for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s presentation of the musical, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets are $32-$40. For tickets or more information, call (985) 543-4371 or visit the website.

The Tangi Chapter of SLU’s Alumni Association is sponsoring a dinner theater in conjunction with the show. Tickets are $55 per person and include dinner and a show ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Dinner is set for 6 p.m.-7 p.m. in the theater’s Conference Center. For tickets or more information, call (985) 549-2150.

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http://www.columbiatheatre.org

In Covington

St. Tammany Art Association’s exhibit, A Place for Art, The Art of Place: COVINGTON 200, celebrating Covington’s bicentennial, will open Saturday, March 9, at the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The show will run through Saturday, April 6. Admission is free. The exhibit will feature entertainment by the Grayhawk Band at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (985) 892-8650.

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http://www.sttammanyartassociation.org

At Three Rivers

The exhibit, Cloud Nine: A New Series by Harriet Blum, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington. The show runs through Tuesday, April 9. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.

Living history program

A Civil War living history weekend encampment continues from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Louisiana State Museum’s E.D. White Historic Site, 2295 La. 1, Thibodaux. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 447-0915.

In Eunice

Tickets are on sale for the Eunice Players’ Theatre’s production of the comedy, The Glass Mendacity, set for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 14-15; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17; and 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 21-24, at the theater, 121 S. 2nd St., Eunice. There also will be a dinner theater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Ruby’s on Second Street. For ticket information, visit the website.

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http://www.euniceplayers.blogspot.com

Aladdin in Crowley

The Crowley High School Drama Club’s final performance of its production of the musical Aladdin will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Grand Opera House of the South, 505 N. Parkerson, Crowley. Admission is $12, adults; $10, students. For more information, call (337) 785-0440.

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http://www.thegrandoperahouse.org

At Walter Anderson

Tickets are on sale for Gala XXIII, set for 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. The gala has been called the premier celebration of the arts on the Gulf Coast. Tickets are $150 per person or $300 per couple. For tickets or more information, visit the website.

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http://www.walterandersonmuseum.org

At THNOC

The Historic New Orleans Collection has extended the exhibit, Perique: Photographs by Charles Martin, to Saturday, March 16, in the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.

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http://www.hnoc.org

At NOCCA

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Christian Howes Trio at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts’ Nims Black Box Theatre, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (504) 940-2900 or visit the website.

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http://www.NOCCAInstitute.com

Piety Street Market

The next Piety Street Market is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. The market features arts and crafts, among other items, and admission is free. For more information, email creemccree@gmail.com.

At The Front

The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, is featuring four solo shows by Kyle Bravo, Deville Cohen, James Esber and Jane Fine. The shows open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and runs through Sunday, April 7.

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http://www.nolafront.org

At the WWII Museum

  • Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Lunchbox Lecture — “USS William D Porter: The Luckiest Unlucky Ship in the US Navy,” by Eric Rivet. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 6, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, March 6, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Meet the Authors — Loyal Forces Book Launch. For more information, call (504) 528-194, ext. 229.
  • 6 p.m. dinner seating, Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, March 10, Big Band Hits Dine & Dance. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Special Event — Boy Scout Day. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 333 or email walt.burgoyne@nationalww2museum.org.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, March 13, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://www.stagedoorcanteen.org.

At the Ogden Museum

Registration is open for several children’s classes at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans:

  • Saturdays, March 9, 16, 23, Saturday Studio: Printmaking.
  • Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27, Saturday Studio: Painting.
  • Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, Saturday Studio: Creations in 3-D.

The fee is $75 per child for museum members and $90 for nonmembers.

To register or for more information, call (504) 539.9608 or email: ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org.

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http://www.ogdenmuseum.org

Rodrigue receives funds

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts received proceeds from the sale of a George Rodrigue painting, “My Yellow Oak,” auctioned at New Orleans Auction Galleries.

The painting sold for $98,400, with proceeds benefiting the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Foundation programs are open to all accredited schools in Louisiana.

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http://www.georgerodriguefoundation.org