Culturally Speaking for June 23

Baton Rouge Gallery’s 2013 Movies & Music on the Lawn series will continue on Saturday, June 29, with a screening of the 1926 comedy, The General, starring Buster Keaton, at the gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. The film will begin at 8 p.m. or sundown, whichever comes first. The band Righteous Buddha will provide an original, live score during the show. Admission is $5, which includes popcorn. Gallery members are admitted free. For more information, call (225) 383-1470.


Rhythm and Hues

The Associated Women in the Arts’ Rhythm and Hues art show and sale runs through Saturday, Aug. 24, at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. A reception is set for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. For more information, call (225) 342-0500.

Local artist chosen

Baton Rouge artist Brian Miller has been invited to show his work in the juried exhibit at the 44th annual Rockport Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, at the fairgrounds adjacent to the Rockport Center for the Arts and Rockport Harbor, 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas. The event will feature more than 120 exhibiting juried artists from throughout the nation. For more information, call (361) 729-5519.


World’s Fairs at LSU

The exhibit, Centuries of Progress, American World’s Fairs, 1853-1984, will run through Sunday, July 28, at the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. The exhibit presents an overview of more than a century of American World’s Fairs. The exhibit is organized by the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Del. In conjunction with the exhibit, Robert Rydell will present a lecture titled “The Future is Ours to See: World’s Fairs and the Making of the Modern World” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the LSU Union Capital Chamber room. Rydell is a professor of history and director of the Montana Humanities Institute at Montana State University. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-3722 or (225) 578-8256 or email

At the Manship

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, June 25, for a performance by the Edwin McCain Trio with David Ryan Harris at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


The Wiz tickets

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s summer musical, The Wiz, set for Thursdays through Sundays, July 18-21, and July 25-27, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Sunday matinees are set for 3 p.m. All other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (225) 588-7576 or visit the website.


Gallery opens

Joy Petty recently has opened Zachary’s first fine art gallery, art studio and art school, Joie Petite Designs, 4257 Church St. The gallery features work by local artists and it hosts Petty’s “Paint N Pour” events, where Petty instructs participants in creating a painting. Sessions are scheduled for June and July. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. For more information, call (225) 570-8323 or email


Avenue Q tickets

Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of the Broadway musical, Avenue Q, set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, and Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25, on the theater’s Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets are $28, individuals; $24, subscribers; $18, student advance; and $14, student rush. Tickets are $25 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.


Children’s theater camp

Registration is open for the St. Tammany Art Association’s Children’s Theatre Camp for ages 5-12, set for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-12, at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. The camp will culminate in a live performance of Peter Pan. The cost is $175 for association members and $185 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650, email or visit the website.


At Walter Anderson

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss., has a new summer art camp sponsorship program in honor of the late Richard “Dick” Hogancamp. The program covers all costs for one child for each session of the museum’s Summer Art Camp. Sponsorship recipients are selected based on need. For a camp schedule or more information, call (228) 872-3164 or email


At Rivertown Theaters

The Patchwork Players’ production of Snow White continues with performances Monday through Wednesday, June 24-26, and Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, on the Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts Lagniappe Stage, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Tickets are $8. For tickets or more information, call (504) 463-9475 or visit the website.


At the WWII Museum

The Naitonal World War II Museum, 925 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Dinner with a Curator: Toni Kiser presents “War Time Weddings.” For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 213, or visit

11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, June 26, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes,” The Stage Door Canteen. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit

9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 26, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Film Screening: In Times of War: The Ray Parker Story. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.

6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, 11 a.m. brunch seating, Sunday, June 30, On The Back Porch starring Spud and Mo, The Stage Door Canteen. For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http://

Registration is open for the 2013 International Conference on World War II, “1943: Victory in the Balance,” set for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23, under the suspended B-17 “My Gal Sal” in the museum’s newest space, the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. Featured speakers will be Gen. David Petraeus, Rick Atkinson, Paul Kennedy, Donald L. Miller and Mark Stoler. For more information, visit

Chevron Studio open

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission/New Orleans Ballet Association dedicated The Chevron Studio in the newly opened NORDC Lyons Center for the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance on June 14.

The space is a 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art dance studio at 624 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. NORDC/NOBA has partnered for 20 years, offering more than 37,000 tuition-free dance classes and reaching more than 12,000 families. Chevron has donated some $1 million to renovate the NORDC facilities, which include the opening of the Chevron Studio.

July programming includes an Adventures in Day Camp for 50 children ages 6-11 and a movement class for seniors age 55 and older. For more information, call (504) 522-0996, ext. 213.


Cinderella Ball & Bash

Early reservations are being taken for the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association’s The Cinderella Ball & Bash at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the Armstrong Ballroom of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. For reservations or more information, call (504) 881-6442 or email


The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, has extended the exhibit, Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, to Sunday, July 7. Also, the exhibits, Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms runs through Sunday, Sept. 15, and The Story in Pictures: Social Documents from the Permanent Collection, runs through Monday, Aug. 25.

Registration is open for Summer Art Camp. Weekly sessions run through Friday, Aug. 2. Finally, the museum is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission for active military and their families through Labor Day. For more information, call (504) 658-4100.


Opera on Bourbon Street

The Puccini Bar at the Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans, has scheduled several summer opera performances:

7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, New Orleans Opera Association with pianist Todd Simmons.

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, “Summertime,” featuring Gershwin hits and other American standards with Bon Operatit!.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, “Mozart, Martinis and Music” by Bon Operatit!.

Also scheduled are live jazz performances at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.

For more information, call (504) 648-2331.

At the Ogden Museum

The next Ogden After Hours is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, featuring blues musician Andrew Duhon, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans. Also, the deadline for entries to the Louisiana Contemporary exhibition is Wednesday, June 26. The show opens Saturday, Aug. 3. Finally the museum is particip

ating in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active military and their families through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays with extended hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call (504) 539-9650.