Baton Rouge calendar for March 1, 2013

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 noon Monday.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

  • FRIENDS OF THE LSU LIBRARIES BOOK BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm and Nelson Memorial Buildings, Ag Center Drive, LSU. More than 68,000 used books for sale in all genres plus CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Proceeds benefit LSU Libraries. (225) 578-5925.
  • 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.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 pounds half price. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • LENTEN GUMBO LUNCHES: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Bishops Hall, corner of Florida and North Fourth streets. Shrimp or chicken and sausage gumbo with sensation salad, bread and dessert. Dine-in customers can enjoy water, tea or coffee with their meal. Drive-thru pickup of boxed lunches is also available. A la carte items for heat-and-eat meals can be ordered by calling on Friday mornings between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for car delivery in the Fourth Street pick-up lane. Proceeds benefit Episcopal Church Women’s outreach projects. (225) 387-5141.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). http://www.projectpurrbr.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.
  • SAPPHIRES N’ SPURS: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., LSU’s Parker Coliseum, corner of Highland Road and South Stadium Drive, LSU. A Western Night benefit event for Families Service of Greater Baton Rouge. Pony rides, petting zoo, mechanical bull, music, dancing, silent auction, food. (225) 927-9810.
  • HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL: 7 p.m., University Lab School Auditorium, 45 Dalrymple Drive. $10, adults; $5, students K-12; free, children 5 and younger. (225) 578-3223.
  • GREASE: 7 p.m., Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Includes a sing-a-long and ’50s costume contest. In advance: $12, students; $15, adults. Door: $20. (225) 751-2192.
  • ANNIE: 7 p.m., Wholly Ground Coffeehouse, Walker. A Spotlight Theater teen production. $10.
  • ELIXIR OF LOVE: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Performance by Opéra Louisiane. $37-$102, adults; $2, children 18 and younger with an adult ticket purchase. Pre-performance gala at the River Center, $50. http://www.operalouisiane.com or (225) 377-2029.
  • THE LISTENING ROOM: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring Amina Figarova. $10. http://artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

  • LOUISIANA SKEETER RUN: 7:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. 5K and 1 mile walk/run to benefit Imagine No Malaria. $25. http://www.louisianaskeeterrun.org.
  • 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 (farmers market). Arts market features work from more than 70 artists in Louisiana and surrounding states. Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge dog adoptions from 8 a.m.-noon. Children’s activities from 9 a.m.-noon in the Arts Market’s Kids Booth. http://www.artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558 (arts market).
  • SHELL SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Shell exhibits from around the world by the Louisiana Malacological Society. Free. (225) 924-5772.
  • FRIENDS OF THE LSU LIBRARIES BOOK BAZAAR: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 4-H Mini Farm and Nelson Memorial Buildings, Ag Center Drive, LSU. More than 68,000 used books for sale in all genres plus CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Proceeds benefit LSU Libraries. (225) 578-5925.
  • ATIONAL HISTORY DAY REGIONAL COMPETITION: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Students will present research on the theme “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.” (225) 336-2422, ext. 14.
  • 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.
  • LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Southside Produce, 8240 Perkins Road. http://lfldr.com.
  • LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 pounds half price. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Airline 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.
  • RECEPTION FOR WATERCOLOR SHOW: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Opening reception for Louisiana Watercolor Society’s Spring Member Show on display March 1-28. http://www.louisianawatercolorsociety.org.
  • ANNIE: 2 p.m., Wholly Ground Coffeehouse, Walker. A Spotlight Theater teen production. $10.
  • BRUSH WITH BURDEN OPENING RECEPTION: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Burden Orangerie, Essen Lane. Juried art competition. Artist Paulo Dufour will appear at 3 p.m.
  • 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.
  • GREASE: 7 p.m., Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. In advance: $12, students; $15, adults. Door: $20. (225) 751-2192.
  • HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL: 7 p.m., University Lab School Auditorium, 45 Dalrymple Drive. $10, adults; $5, students K-12; free, children 5 and younger. (225) 578-3223.
  • MACEO PARKER: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by the sax player and funk music legend. $55. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

  • SHELL SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Shell exhibits from around the world by the Louisiana Malacological Society. Free. (225) 924-5772.
  • 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.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 lbs half price. http://www.caabr.org.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: Noon-4 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission to the 5th floor art gallery. 2 p.m. lecture, “How Art Works” with curator Lucy Perera. Free.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Zoomobile program including live animals and biofacts. 2 p.m. Nano! Show focused on the wonders of nanoscience. Free.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 1015 E. Cornerview, Gonzales. Featuring Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. Free. http://www.gonzalesla.com.
  • GREASE: 2 p.m., Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. In advance: $12, students; $15, adults. Door: $20. (225) 751-2192.
  • LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 2 p.m. Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $15. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.
  • HONK! THE UGLY DUCKLING MUSICAL: 3 p.m., University Lab School Auditorium, 45 Dalrymple Drive. $10, adults; $5, students K-12; free, children 5 and younger. (225) 578-3223.
  • MOZART ON THE LAKE: 4 p.m., White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road. Featuring the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and food by Chef John Folse. Live auction. Proceeds benefit the BRSO. $135. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.
  • JOHN SINGLETON TALK: 4 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Southern University. Singleton, a movie director and producer, gained national attention with his first film, Boyz n the Hood. Free.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAY: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Featuring Good Ghost Bill. $5. http://gallerybohemia.com.
  • HAMIRUGE LSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Free.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Pete Newton will present “Simple Little Landscape Primer.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturalsociety.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 lbs half price. http://www.caabr.org.
  • TEEN MOVIE DAY: 4 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. Another parody of a horror film. Refreshments provided. (225) 778-5960.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • FORTIER*GERBRECHT INVITATIONAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Magnet High School Auditorium, 2825 Government St. $3, general admission; free for students in eighth grade and younger. (225) 383-0520.
  • LSU JAZZ SHOWCASE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Featuring the LSU Jazz Ensemble and the LSU Jazz Band with guest trumpet artist Wayne Bergeron. $20, general admission; $17, LSU faculty, staff and seniors. $12, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 lbs half price. http://www.caabr.org.
  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Yvonne Lewis-Day will give a lecture titled “Madame Legendre: Hostess to History.” Bring your own lunch. Free. (225) 219-0726.
  • TEEN GAME DAY: 2:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Teens will play a variety of board games. (225) 756-1170.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • JESSE COOK: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $35. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Hounds on the Rebound! Dogs over 40 lbs half price. http://www.caabr.org.
  • MID CITY ART THAW: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 11 businesses in the midcity area. Art hop with open houses and original art for sale, appearances by local artists. Free. (225) 343-9722.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • AMADEUS: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theater, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Performance by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or http://www.ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
  • LSU SYMPHONIC BAND: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. $20, general admission; $17, LSU faculty, staff and seniors. $12, students. http://www.music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.

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. Black History Month exhibit, through Saturday, March 9. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.
  • INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE: 7800 Independence Blvd. Interpret this Photo, Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild members show, until March 14. (225) 216-0660
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: On the Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Gloriously Colorful Kodaks: Vintage Cameras from the Greg Milneck Collection and Animal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We are Aliens!, through June 30; v isual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome . For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Louisiana Watercolor Society’s Spring Member Show on display March 1-28. http://www.louisianawatercolorsociety.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: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Louisiana’s Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7. Practically Absurd: the Art and Design of Peter Shire, through April 14. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART GLASSELL GALLERY: First floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Peter Shire: Serious Fun, through March 24. http://www.glassellgallery.org or (225) 389-7180.
  • LOUIS DEANGELO GALLERY: 16645 Highland Road, Suite F., (225) 250-7750. Featuring work by local abstract artist Lou Deangelo and showcasing work by more than a dozen regional artists in various media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
  • ­WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston, through March 24. 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 March 1, music at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday March 6, dinner in the gym followed by volleyball at 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCK AND KEY: http://www.lockandkeyevents.com.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: Open dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 2, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Music by Nightfall. Dressy casual. Smoke free. Setups, snacks, door prizes. $15. (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.