Baton Rouge Area for Nov. 2, 2012

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Nov. 2-8, 2012. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. Balcony view, $30; first best view, $24; second best view, $18; general admission, $15. Senior citizen and student discounts - $1 off per show. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard's). All adult cats $25. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • MOVIE IN THE PARK: 6 p.m., Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19, Baker. Children's scavenger hunt followed by a screening of Chicken Run at sunset. Free popcorn. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (225) 620-0500 or http://brec.org.
  • THE 13TH GATE: FLASHLIGHT FRIGHT NIGHT: 6:30-11:30 p.m., 832 St. Phillip St. Experience the haunted house in total darkness, with only a flashlight. 13th gate, $25; Necropolis 13, $20; both attractions, $35. (225) 389-1313 or http://www.midnightproduction.com.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Opening night. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. Arts market features the work of more than 70 artists. (225) 267-5060.
  • OPEN CAR SHOW: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Gerry Lane Cadillac, 10945 Reiger Road. A benefit for Kade Thornton. Food, soft drinks, awards and 1950s rock and roll music by Homer T. $10, car registration. Free to the public. (225) 773-2487.
  • LAHOUSE OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2858 Gourrier Ave., LSU. Fall open house will highlight the healthy home features incorporated into the building and design of LaHouse. Suggested donation, $5 per adult. http://www.lsuagcenter.com/lahouse or (225) 578-7913.
  • BONSAI SHOW AND SALE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center at Independence Park, 7950 Independence Blvd. Lecture demonstration at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Louisiana Bonsai Society. Free. (225) 241-2396.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • MISS TRUDY'S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). All adult cats $25. noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., PetSmart, Airline Highway; noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • THE 13TH GATE: FLASHLIGHT FRIGHT NIGHT: 6:30-11:30 p.m., 832 St. Phillip St. Experience the haunted house in total darkness, with only a flashlight. 13th gate, $25; Necropolis 13, $20; both attractions, $35. (225) 389-1313 or http://www.midnightproduction.com.
  • A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. Balcony view, $30; first best view, $24; second best view, $18; general admission, $15. Senior citizen and student discounts - $1 off per show. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.abrlt.org.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • BONSAI SHOW AND SALE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center at Independence Park, 7950 Independence Blvd. Lecture demonstration at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Louisiana Bonsai Society. Free. (225) 241-2396.
  • ­OPENING RECEPTION: 11:30 a.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Celebrate the opening of Our Lives, Our Stories, America's Greatest Generation with 1940s era ice cream floats sponsored by Kleinpeter Dairy. Then, get a front row seat to watch the Veteran's Day Parade roll by the museum. Free. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: Noon-3 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. This week's concert features Jonathon "Boogie" Long. Free.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). All adult cats $25. 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Preview of Thomas & Friends Blue Mountain Mystery in the LASM Auditorium at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Louisiana Public Broadcasting will have special door prizes and goodie bags. 2 p.m., Gallery Talk. Curatorial assistant Lauren Barnett will discuss the history of the visual arts in Louisiana. Free.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Also, gallery talk by Lauren Barnett at 2 p.m.
  • VETERANS ON PARADE: 1:30 p.m., north on Jefferson Avenue, to Louisiana Avenue and Eighth Street, ending at the West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse, Port Allen. Special viewing area at the West Baton Rouge Museum for handicapped and elderly veterans. Singing of the "National Anthem" and presentations to honorary marshals at the end of the parade. (225) 344-2920 or http://www.westbatonrouge.net/mainevents.
  • A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND: 2 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. Balcony view, $30; first best view, $24; second best view, $18; general admission, $15. Senior citizen and student discounts - $1 off per show. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • SOUL'D OUT SUNDAYS: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Open mic and feature artist showcase of the best local and national talent in spoken word poetry, hip hop and live music. This week features poet Chelsea Lynne Murry and music by DJ Automatik. $5, general admission; $3, open mic artists. (225) 333-8916 or email soulbydemand@gmail.com.

MONDAY, NOV. 5

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Neil Odenwald will present "Pass Along the Plants, Please: Heirloom Plants." $10; free for BHS members. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). All adult cats $25. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

TUESDAY, NOV. 6

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). All adult cats $25. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • ­GREATEST GENERATION BOOK CLUB: 12:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition and a moderated discussion of Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation and receive a copy of the book. Free. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). All adult cats $25. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Pay what-you-can night, with a recommended donation of $10. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). All adult cats $25. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • OPENING NIGHT: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A fundraising gala for the theater, featuring the U.S. touring company of The Second City. $100-$500. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Preservationist Ann Reiley Jones will talk on "East Feliciana Parish Courthouse 1840-2012: How a Meltdown was Corrected." Refreshments, 6 p.m.
  • THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: 7 p.m., Wholly Ground Coffee House, 27988 Walker South Road, Walker. $15; $12 each, groups of 10 or more. Email SpotlightTheater@yahoo.com.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Sneak preview, $12. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.
  • BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.
  • BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.
  • BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

  • ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Louisiana Bicentennial Doll Exhibit, featuring historical dolls from the Louisiana Purchase to statehood as well as dolls illustrating Louisiana's mix of peoples, a Cajun cabin doll house, a cotton plantation wedding and Louisiana folk dolls. Admission proceeds go to the Thomas Dixon Sedberry Foundation for the Handicapped. Autumn Angel Project, through the end of January. Donate as little as $1 to become a Guardian Angel and support the TDS Memorial Foundation for the Handicapped. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM:  e_SHrS http://www.lasm.org/. Nano Exhibition, interactive exhibition engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. LASM: 50 Years of Collecting and Train Memorabilia from the LASM Collection, through Jan. 6, 2013. Planetarium shows: Wildest Weather in the Solar System, through Nov. 21; Kaluaka'hina, the Enchanted Reef, through Nov. 30; We Choose Space!, through Nov. 21; Led Zeppelin; Pink Floyd, The Wall . For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Featuring a new collection of original works by Associated Women in the Arts members, and juried by Carol Hallock. Viewing hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the first Saturday of each month.
  • LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13, 2013. Uniquely Louisiana, art inspired by Louisiana's plant and animal life, through Sunday, Nov. 11. Louisiana's Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31, 2013. Mysteries: Works by Michael Crespo, through Dec. 14. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7, 2013. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME: Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Programs funded by this grant aim to break the cycle of illiteracy by working with the entire family, 6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15. For more information, visit http://www.primetimefamily.org or call (225) 389-7460.
  • RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH: 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. Community art show Fruit of the Spirit on display 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays and by appointment through Nov. 18. Email katie@rivercommunity.org for more information. Free.
  • TAYLOR CLARK GALLERY: 2623 Government St. Exhibit of sculptor Angela Gregory's work, through December. Free. (225) 383-4929 or http://www.taylorclark.com.
  • ­WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Our Lives, Our Stories, America's Greatest Generation, Nov. 4-Jan. 7. Mardi Gras Shipwreck: Recovered Cache c. 1812, through Dec. 2. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, pre-game tailgate party and watch the game, VFW Hall 13214 S. Choctaw; 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Coffee Call, 3132 College Drive.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.