Culturally Speaking for April 7

Concerto event will include touring piano, benefit LSU School of Music

Tickets are on sale for the LSU School of Music’s Champagne & Caviar Concerto to be performed on the legendary Horowitz Steinway piano 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Cypress Ballroom of the Crown Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. The Steinway & Sons Model D. Horowitz piano comes to Baton Rouge as a part of its tour of North America. The tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to see, hear, touch and even play the piano that accompanied classical titan Vladimir Horowitz on tour in Moscow and Leningrad. A piano recital will be performed by LSU faculty and students. Tickets are $75 and include champagne and a caviar reception. All proceeds benefit the LSU School of Music Piano/Keyboard Area. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-9268 or email miriam@lsu.edu.

Spring Sing set

Tickets are on sale for Spring Sing at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the LSU AgCenter’s Windrush Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Gates open at 4 p.m. Featured will be the Dunham School Jazz Band, Ben Bell and the Stardust Boys, Richard Williams and Dana Lux and LSU’s musical theater students. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15, adults; $5, children ages 4-12. Children age 3 and younger are admitted free. For tickets or more information, call (225) 763-3990.

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http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com

Film premiere set

Local independent film company Hedges Pictures will present the world premiere screening of its new feature film, The Incident with The Magician, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The film is appropriate for PG-13 audiences. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

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http://www.hedgespictures.com

Dance concert set

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Theatre’s Dance Concert 2013, set for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, seniors, faculty and staff; and $12, students. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit the website.

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http://www.theatre.lsu.edu

Auditions scheduled

Auditions for New Venture Theatre’s production of Greg Williams Jr.’s musical Shout! will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performances are set for Thursday through Sunday, May 23-26, also at Independence Park Theatre. For requirements or more information, call (225) 216-0660 or email info@newventuretheatre.org.

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http://www.newventuretheatre.com

Macro photography show

An exhibit of macro photography artist Paige Brown’s work will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Haven Gallery and Listening Room, 651 Laurel St. For more information, call (225) 978-6040.

Eyck to speak

The LSU College of Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series will feature landscape architect Christy Ten Eyck at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Room 103 of the Design Building on campus. Admission is free. Those unable to attend can view a recording of the lecture by visiting http://coadmediasite.lsu.edu/mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/default.aspx. For ore information, call (225) 578-5868.

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http://www.design.lsu.edu

Dunham’s Les Miserables

Tickets are on sale for the Dunham School’s production of the musical, Les Miserables, School Edition, set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center on the Dunham campus, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The production features an 82-member cast of students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade. Tickets are $15, adults; and $12, students. For tickets, visit the website.

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http://www.dunhamschool.org

In the park

The Sunday in the Park free concert series kicks off at noon Sunday, April 7, on the Galvez Stage in the North Boulevard Town Square. The concert will feature Space Capone.

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http://www.artsbr.org

At the Union Theater

Tickets are on sale for “Colin and Brad: Two Man Group” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The show features improv comedy by Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, who were regulars on the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tickets are $36-$44. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit the website.

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http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu

At Ann Connelly

Artist Sujata Gopalan will conduct a printmaking workshop from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. A reception will follow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To make reservations or for more information, call (225) 927-7676 or email art@annconnelly.com.

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will reenact the 19th century wedding of Sarah Turnball of Rosedown to James Pirrie Bowman of Oakley at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the carriage court in front of the Main House. The reenactment will be followed by a reception. For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110.

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http://www.LaStateParks.com

Drama Kids camps

Registration is open for three sessions of Drama Kids International camps, set for Mondays through Fridays, June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28, at Ascension Community Theatre’s Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. The camps are open for ages 3-18. The cost is $250 for a full week. Half days also are available. To register or for more information, call, (225) 571-2573 or email cmg.dramakids@gmail.com.

At Oak Alley

The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s exhibit, Every Tree Tells a Story, will run through Wednesday, July 31, at Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 La. 18, Vacherie. The exhibit features photographic images of trees from around the United States and Puerto Rico taken by 12 prize-winning photographers. For more information, call (225) 265-2151.

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http://www.OakAlleyPlantation.org

In Hammond

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Paul Taylor Dance ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets are $36-$44. For tickets, call (985) 543-4371 or visit the website.

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http://www.columbiatheatre.org

Alice the Brave tickets

Tickets are on sale for the premiere of Alice the Brave and Other Tales from Wonderland at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Faith Family Church, 34401 La. 16, Denham Springs. The play is being co-sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana University’s Theatre Department and will travel to Bogalusa’s Cassidy Park on Friday, April 26, then Southeastern’s Vonnie Borden Theatre on campus in Hammond on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-2. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For tickets to the Denham Springs performance, visit the website.

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http://www.experiencelifela.com/alice_the_brave.html

Exhibit in Covington

The exhibit, un soupçon, featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture by artist Jean Seidenberg, will open with a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. The show will run through Saturday, May 11. Admission is free. For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email info@sttammanyartassociation.org.

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http://www.sttammanyartassociation.org

At Three Rivers Gallery

The exhibit, Transitions; Artwork by Mary Monk, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington. The show will run through Tuesday, May 7. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.

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http://www.threeriversgallery.com

In Lafayette

A screening for the film, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. The screening will be preceded by a poetry reading at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Festival of Words, set for Nov. 7-9. Tickets are $15. For tickets, call (337) 662-1032 or (337) 291-1122.

Scaggs tickets

Tickets are on sale for a performance by Boz Scaggs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. The concert is presented by the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana. For ticket prices and more information, visit the website.

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http://www.ticketmaster.com

At Golden Gallery

Rolland Golden’s Mississippi River Exhibition open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Rolland Golden Gallery, 419 Main St., Natchez, Miss. The exhibition returns to the gallery after a tour of six museums. Refreshments will be served at the reception. Admission is free. For more information, call (601) 304-5500 or email rollandgolden@aol.com.

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http://www.rollandgoldengallery.com

In New Iberia

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will perform a “Symphony in the Park” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Admission is free. For more information, call (337) 364-1603.

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http://www.iberiatravel.com

Rapunzel tickets

Tickets are on sale for Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts’ production of Rapunzel, which opens Friday, April 12, at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner. The play will run Fridays through Sundays through Sunday, April 21. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $12-$15. For tickets or more information, call (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit the website.

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http://www.RivertownTheaters.com

Sypesteyn in Old Metairie

Artist Adele Sypesteyn, a New Orleans native, has returned from California to her local roots to open a pop-up studio from Wednesday through Friday, April 10-12, at 117 Focis St., Suite 210, in Old Metairie. A reception is set for 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. For more information, call (206) 769-3306.

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http://www.adelesypesteyn.com

Hayeur exhibition

A Studio In The Woods, 13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans, a retreat in Lower Coast Algiers and a program of Tulane University, will show Isabelle Hayeur’s underwater photography exhibition, Underworlds, through Sunday, April 28. Four of her photographs also are being exhibited on billboards throughout the city of New Orleans.

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http://www.astudiointhewoods.org

Imani Winds in N.O.

The New Orleans Friends of Music will continue its “Let’s Talk Music!” family concert series with a performance by the Imani Winds at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Georges Auditorum on the Dillard University campus in New Orleans. Admission is free. The Imani Winds also will appear on the New Orleans Friends of Music mainstage concert series at 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Dixon Hall on the Tulane University campus in New Orleans. Ticket information for this concert can be found by visiting the website.

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http://www.friendsofmusic.org

At Southern Rep

Southern Repertory Theatre will open its new reading series, “Pints & Plays,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., New Orleans. Tom Gibbons’ play, Permanent Collection, will be read. Admission is free. Also the theater will perform Pat Bourgeois’ Debauchery! The Soap Opera at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

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http://www.southernrep.com

At Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 433 Royal St., New Orleans, will conduct an auction of fine art at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville. There will be a preview at noon. For more information, call (504) 299-9055.

Shearer to speak

Harry Shearer, the bassist in the 1984 rock and roll mockumentary This is Spinal Tap and the voice of 15-plus characters on the hit animated sitcom The Simpsons, will discuss the evolution of his career at a forum at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall on the Loyola University campus in New Orleans. Admission is free.