Baton Rouge Area for Nov. 9, 2012

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Nov. 9-15, 2012. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

  • To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at nooMONDAY.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

  • 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.
  • KINETICS: 6-10 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Gallery's annual live art auction fundraiser. $30, members; $40, nonmembers. (225) 383-1470 or http://www.batonrougegallery.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.
  • HIGHLAND NIGHTS 2012: 6-9 p.m., along Highland Road from Staring Lane to Kenilworth Shopping Area. Sponsored by Highland Road Merchants Association. The event will feature local artists at each participating merchant, along with food, fun, music and shopping. A shuttle will be available to ferry guests from business to business during the evening.
  • 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 DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: 7 p.m., Wholly Ground Coffee House, 27988 Walker South Road, Walker. A Spotlight Theater Players production. $15; $12 each, groups of 10 or more. Email SpotlightTheater@yahoo.com.
  • NEVER QUIT, NEVER FORGET GALA: 7-11 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. The night will honor local wounded veterans and will feature guest appearances by several highly decorated combat veterans. Open premium bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music and auction. Proceeds benefit Wounded Wear and Special Ops Survivors. http://neverquitneverforget.org.
  • ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BATON ROUGE COMEDY FESTIVAL: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Starring D.L. Hughley, Aries Spears, Tommy Davidson and J. Anthony Brown. $47.25 and $57.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060.
  • BABY GRAND: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Woman's Hospital, 100 Woman's Way. Local families may tour the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby departments, meet local pediatricians and attend seminars on pregnancy and caring for a newborn. Screening of Multiple Miracles documentary. Free. (225) 610-0807.
  • LSU HOMECOMING: 9 a.m. until, various locations around LSU campus. Military parade, homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate. For a full list of events, visit http://www.homecoming.lsu.edu.
  • MISTLETOE MARKET: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. Local businesses and out of town merchants will offer unique holiday items. $4.
  • VETERANS DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY: 10 a.m., ceremony honoring veterans; 1 p.m., parade, Walker High School, 12646 Burgess Ave., Walker. The parade will feature veterans riding in jeeps, public officials, 30 floats and antique vehicles. At 1:45 p.m., flyover of F-15s by the Louisiana Air National Guard. Food vendors. Sponsored by the Livingston Parish Veterans Association. (225) 315-3776.
  • VOCAL AUDITIONS FOR CITY OF ANGELS: by appointment only starting at 10 a.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • 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.
  • BASF KIDS' LAB: 10:15-11 a.m., 12:15-1 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 with a parent of caregiver will explore the world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Register the day of the workshop or in advance by emailing kidslab@lasm.org. Free with admission. http://www.lasm.org.
  • VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES: 11 a.m., House Chambers, Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Keynote speaker: Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden. Performance by the Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus. Free. (225) 342-2039.
  • 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). 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.
  • HANSEL AND GRETEL: 2 p.m., Christian Life Academy, 2037 Quail Drive. Performance by Opéra Louisiane. $15, adults; free, children 18 and younger. http://operalouisiane.com or (225) 377-2029.
  • ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • LOUISIANA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS: 3 p.m., Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, Baton Rouge Community College. Featuring more than 150 young musicians conducted by David Torns. Free. http://www.brso.org or (225) 383-0500, ext. 109.
  • 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.
  • LEGENDARY HAUNT TOUR: 6:30-11:30 p.m., The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13, 832 St. Phillip St. 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.
  • 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.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11

  • 18TH ANNUAL SANTA CAAWS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Harley Davidson of Baton Rouge, 5853 Siegen Lane. Pet photos by Santa, sponsored by CAAWS and Harley Davidson. All proceeds go directly to Capital Area Animal Welfare Society.
  • BREC'S BATON ROUGE ZOO SALUTES OUR VETERANS: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Complimentary admission for military veterans, active military plus family members who accompany them (up to five admissions) with military ID. Special eagle chat at 11:15 a.m. at the bird exhibit directly across from the aquarium. http://www.brzoo.org.
  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 11522 Cedar Park Ave. Photos with Santa, with a portion of proceeds of all photos with pets benefiting Rescue Me.(225) 752-5158.
  • 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.
  • MISTLETOE MARKET: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. Local businesses and out of town merchants will offer unique holiday items. $4.
  • KIRTING OF THE TARTANS AND FISH FRY: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Bagpipe and drum fanfare, roll call of the clan and Scottish readings from 1560. All-you-can-eat fish fry by the Broadmoor Men's Club will follow in the activities building with a performance by the Caledonian Dancers and a sword fighting demonstration. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships for summer camps. $10, adults; $30 cap per family. (225) 924-4271.SUNDAY IN THE PARK: Noon-3 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. This week's concert features Creole String Beans. Free.
  • DANCE AUDITIONS FOR CITY OF ANGELS: by appointment only, Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • BASF KIDS' LAB: 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 with a parent of caregiver will explore the world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Register the day of the workshop or in advance by emailing kidslab@lasm.org. Free with admission. http://www.lasm.org.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.
  • IBERVILLE SALUTE TO VETERANS: 2-5 p.m., Iberville Veterans Memorial, Railroad Avenue, Iberville. Bagpipe group, Coast Guard helicopter fly-over, Iberville Wall of Veterans photo display, ascending patriotic light show.

MONDAY, NOV. 12

  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHOPPING DAY AT THE MUSEUM STORE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The front door of the museum will be open for browsing, refreshments and a special 30 percent discount on purchases plus free gift wrap. http://www.lasm.org.
  • 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). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • LSU WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives. $10, general admission; $5, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-3261.
  • LSU WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Union Theater, LSU Student Union, Raphael Semmes Road. $20, general admission; $17, LSU faculty, staff, seniors; $12, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-3261.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

  • 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). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • CAMPINA GRANDE CHAMBER CHOIR: 6 p.m., Zachary High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 4100 Bronco Lane, Zachary. Performance by the group from Brazil along with the Zachary United Methodist Choir. (225) 921-3431.
  • FLAMENCO DUET: 7:30 p.m., Hartley-Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by Chris and Lena Jácome. $15. (225) 344-0334.
  • LSU JAZZ CHAMBER CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, corner of Darlymple and Infirmary drives. $10, general admission; $5, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-3261.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • WOMEN AND WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Boutin's, 8322 Bluebonnet Blvd. Networking/socializing opportunity for local women. http://www.womenwinewednesday.com
  • ­PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • LAPTOP ORCHESTRA OF LOUISIANA: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Technical wizardry, cool visuals and musical experiments. $15, general admission; $10, seniors; $5, students. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15

  • MUSEUM STORE HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. (225) 389-7200.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Ashley Baggett will give a talk titled "From 1920s Flappers to 1950s Housewife? Women of the Greatest Generation." Free. (225) 336-2422, ext. 16 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.
  • 50 YEARS OF COLLECTING: 5-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. LASM curator Elizabeth Weinstein will walk visitors through the current exhibition of art and artifacts from the museum's collection and discuss the history of museum collecting. Complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres. $7, nonmembers; $5, students; free, members. http://www.lasm.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • MUSEUM AFTER DARK: 5:30-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Collections: find out about things others collect, create something for your own collection and find out if there's more to collecting than meets the eye. http://www.lsumoa.com.
  • MAYAN CALENDAR DOOMSDAY PROPHECY: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Mary Jill Brody, professor in the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology, will discuss the history of the Mayan calendar and the origin of other doomsday prophecies as well as the modern Mayan people of Mexico. (225) 647-3955.
  • LSU STUDENT RODEO: 7 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. Multiple event rodeo. Proceeds benefit the LSU Block and Bridle Club and Braveheart Children in Need, Inc. $5. Children 12 and younger receive free admission with donation of a new toy. http://www.lsublockandbridle.com.
  • ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $18, adults; $15, LSU faculty and staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Featuring BRSO principal French hornist Angela Bagnetto Finley. $25-$55. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100 or http://www.brso.org.
  • ALWAYS PATSY CLINE: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $27. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

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.
  • BATON ROUGE LITTLE THEATER: 7155 Florida Blvd. Displaying artwork by Donna Bateman Kilbourne during performances of Always Patsy Cline, through Nov. 18 and A Christmas Carol, Dec. 7-16. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org or http://www.kilbourneart.com.
  • 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 dollhouse, 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 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. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. 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, through Jan. 7, 2013. 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. Friday, Nov. 9, dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw, $5; Saturday, Nov. 10, watch LSU vs. Mississippi State, Brewbachers, 8415 Bluebonnet Blvd.; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, volleyball in the gym.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.