Culturally Speaking for March 17

Internationally acclaimed harpist Emily Mitchell will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, as part of the “Going for Baroque” Student Music Festival at Runnels School. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 215-5706.

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http://www.runnels.org

Relativity reading

LSU Theatre will present a staged reading of Cassandra Medley’s play Relativity at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Vince Licata is the director, and the reading is presented as a part of SciArts, a conversation series where art meets science. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-9277.

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http://www.theatre.lsu.edu

In Jackson

Artists from Louisiana and Mississippi, by invitation, will be showing their work in the Charter Street Art Studio in Jackson during the Jackson Assembly Antique Show, set for Friday through Sunday, March 22-24. Items will include paintings, pottery, woven pine needle baskets and jewelry. For more information, call (225) 683-5209.

At Theatre Baton Rouge

Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of Move Over Mrs. Markham, set for May 3-19, at the theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets are $24, individuals; $19, subscribers; $10, groups of 10 or more; and $12, students. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.brlt.org

At Swine Palace

Tickets are on sale for the final production in Swine Palace’s Louisiana Bicentennial Season, All the King’s Men, set for April 17-May 5 at the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Tickets are $15-$28. For tickets, call (225) 578-‐3527 or visit the website.

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http://www.swinepalace.org

At BRBT

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.

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

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

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.brbt.org

Exhibit at Hill

The exhibit, Of Kin & Cane: Selections from the Edward J. Gay and Family Papers, will open Monday, March 18, at Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. The exhibit will run through Saturday, July 6. A symposium is planned for Sunday, March 24, to coincide with the show. Admission is free for both events.

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http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special

http://exhibitions.blogs.lib.lsu.edu

New Venture classes

Registration is open for New Venture Theatre’s classes at the company’s studios inside LaPosh, 3330 Woodcrest Drive:

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 1-22, “Auditioning — Master Class” for ages 14 and older. The fee is $55.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 1-29, “Acting: Performance Master Class” for ages 14 and older. The fee is $60.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, “Breaking Into Film — One Day Workshop,” for all ages. The fee is $25.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3-24, “Introduction to Film Production” for ages 14 and older. The fee is $65.

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4-25, “Acting in Film and Television” for ages 10 and older. The fee is $55.

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4-25, “Act Up/Act Out” for ages 6-10. The fee is $55.

3 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, April 7-28, “Acting for Youth” for ages 10-14. The fee is $55.

To register or for more information, call (225) 216-0660.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.newventuretheatre.com

Vagina Monologues set

Tickets are on sale for The Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center’s sixth annual benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $25, general public; $20, seniors and students. Proceeds will benefit the center’s services. For tickets, call (225) 344.0334 or visit the website.

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http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Kuehler in New York

Baton Rouge artist Elayne Kuehler’s painting, “Camellia Ruffles,” is featured in The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s annual Members Show through Thursday, March 28, at The Salmagundi Art Club, 47 Fifth Ave., New York. Also, Kuehler’s painting, “Country Home,” is showing at the Good Art Company Gallery, 218 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, Texas, and her work also is featured at Taylor Clark Gallery, 2623 Government St., and The Garden District Gallery, 1332 Washington Ave., New Orleans.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.chvac.org

http://www.goodartcompany.com

http://www.TaylorClark.com

http://www.GardenDistrictGallery.com

Elvis in Baton Rouge

Tickets are on sale for Elvis Lives — The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Baton Rouge River Center. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website. For group discounts, call (225) 389-3093.

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http://www.ticketmaster.com

Hornsby exhibit set

The exhibit, The Folk Art and Music of Butch Hornsby, is showing at The Gallery at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The show is presented by Vetter Communications Corporation and The Manship Theatre in association with the Shaw Center for the Arts with support from Ann Connelly Fine Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 927-7676 or email art@annconnelly.com.

At the Manship Theatre

Tickets are on sale for a performance by Riders in the Sky at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $60. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.

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http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Call for artists

The River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, is accepting submissions from artists ages 5-13 for its Children’s Community Art and Photography Show, which opens Sunday, April 14, and runs through Sunday, May 12. For entry forms and more information, visit the website.

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http://www.rcccreativearts.blogspot.com 

In Livingston

Bonnie Smith-Williams is the guest artist for March and April at the Livingston Parish Main Branch Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. For more information, call (225) 686-2436 or email myartandsoul@hotmail.com.

Workshop set

Registration is open for the workshop, “The Art of Seeing Creatively,” by artists Dede Lusk, Beverly Coates and Toni Goss, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burden Botanical Gardens. 4560 Essen Lane. The cost is $55. To register or for more information, call (225) 763-3990 or visit the website.

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http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com

Photo society meeting

The next Louisiana Photographic Society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Guest speaker will be Pam Martin, owner of Martin’s Frame Shop and Art Gallery.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.laphotosociety.com

At LSU

The LSU School of Music has scheduled two events this week:

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, pianist Christopher O’Riley performs Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $28, general admission; $19, faculty, staff, seniors; and $12, students. For tickets, call (225) 578-6941 or visit http://www.music.lsu.edu.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, LSU Wind Ensemble tour kickoff concert. Donald J. McKinney is the director. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128 or visit http://www.music.lsu.edu.

At the Columbia Theatre

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets are $36-$40. For tickets, call (985) 543-4366 or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.columbiatheatre.org

Hamlett at Nicholls

The final performance of the Nicholls State University acting troupe, the Nicholls Players’ Hamlet, is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Mary M. Danos Theatre inside Talbot Hall on campus. Tickets are $10, general public; $5, children.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.nicholls.edu/jubilee

Oil painting workshop

Registration is open for the River Region Association’s three-day oil painting workshop, “Atmosphere in Landscape: How to Find it, Mix the Colors and Learn the Technique,” by Elayne Kuehler, set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24, at Houmas House Plantation, 40136, La. 942, Darrow. The cost is $225 for association members and $250 for nonmembers. After March 22, the cost will be $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (225) 235-0070 or email jeiswirth@eatel.net or visit the website.

ä ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.elaynekuehler,com

In Covington

The St. Tammany Art Association has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

Through Saturday, April 6, the exhibit, A Place for Art; The Art of Place: COVINGTON 200, at the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington.

Through Tuesday, April 9, the exhibit Cloud Nine: A New Series by Harriet Blum, Three Rivers Art Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.

Registration is open for the drawing workshop, “Three Daily Workshops,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Thursday, April 16-18. The daily rate is $45 for association members and $50 for nonmembers. The three-day rate is $120 for members and $140 for nonmembers.

The deadline is Friday, March 22, for artist submissions to the Covington Art Market at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. The next market is set for Saturday, April 6.

The deadline is Tuesday, April 30, for entries to the association’s 48th National Juried Artists Exhibition, set for July 13-Aug. 1. To submit entries or for more information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit the website.

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http://sttammanyartassociation.org

Let’s talk art

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library will host a continuation of the free lecture series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Friends of Sims Library and the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Upcoming programs are:

Noon Wednesday, March 20, “Building, Bending, Soaring: Women Architects Hit New Heights” by Irene Nero, associate professor of art history, Sims Library, third floor, on campus.

5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, “Caravaggio: A Cry in the Dark,” by Timothy Silva, instructor of art history, Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond.

For more information, call (985) 549-3962.

In Arnaudville

The NuNu Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableau Road, Arnaudville, hosts Les Coudre Points, quilting en français, at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. Also, the collective’s Deux Bayous Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (337) 754-7115.