Baton Rouge calendar for April 5, 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, APRIL 5

  • 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. Spring Break! All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS:5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). All adult cats half off! http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • THE HIT MEN: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $40-$55. http://www.manshiptheatre.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. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • AN EVENING IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Baton Rouge Art Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Presented by the Center of Empowerment for Families & Youth, Inc. Live band. Business or cocktail attire.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

  • LOOKING FOR LOVE DOG RESCUE GARAGE SALE: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 9694 Ashentree, Tanglewood subdivision in Central. http://www.lfldr.com.
  • 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.
  • HAT RUN 5K/1 MILE RACE: 8 a.m., 1 mile fun run; 8:30 a.m., 5K run/walk, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Free cancer screenings, kids’ activity tent, food, drinks, live music and a hat contest. Proceeds benefit the Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation. http://lsofoundation.org.
  • LADIES’ DAY OUT: 9 a.m., Cabela’s, 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. Classes include Camping for Beginning, Personal Firearms for Ladies Only, Archery, Fishing and Dutch Oven Delights. Free. (225) 743-3400 or http://www.cabelas.com.
  • FESTFORALL: 10 a.m., downtown Baton Rouge. Live music, art, food, children’s activities. Free. http://www.acgbr.com.
  • 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.
  • ANO DAY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Scientists, engineers and educators come together to create a fun and interactive learning experience where children and adults explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces. Included in the price of admission; free for students with ID or report card. http://www.lasm.org.
  • CAR SHOW AND HAMBURGER SHOWDOWN: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Baton Rouge Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway. Thirty-six awards for different classes of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Burger grilling contest. Music by Debbie Landry, Wasted Days and Downfall. $10. http://www.upliftingthecoast.org.
  • THE GIVING QUILT: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Trademark Building, 9039 Landry Road, Gonzales. Door prizes, awards for quilts. Quilt submission is free. Vendors, Quilts of Valor documentary, demonstrations, Contemporary Fabric Art of Louisiana exhibit, children’s activities, Blessing of Quilts, quilt raffle. Kids Draw for Kids: school age children can draw a quilt block that will be sewn into a quilt to be donated to a deserving child through Baton Rouge Quilts for Kids. http://www.thegivingquiltinc.org.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Spring Break: all adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. 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. All adult cats half off. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

CELEBRITY CHEF CURTIS STONE: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Tanger Outlet, Gonzales. Host of TV’s Top Chef Masters, Stone will give a cooking demonstration and meet and greet. http://www.tangeroutlet.com/gonzales.

popcorn and poe: 2:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Teens will watch a movie based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories. (225) 231-3770.

local cookbooks: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The Advocate food editor Cheramie Sonnier will discuss her top picks for local cookbooks. (225) 763-2270.

Timeless: 3 p.m., Walker Freshman High Auditorium, 12646 Burgess Ave., Walker. Presented by the Livingston Parish Talented Music Students. $6; $3, children ages 12 and younger. (225) 664-4825

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. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.

dallas black dance theatre performance: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. $30, $40 and $50. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

  • 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. Spring Break! All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • FESTFORALL: noon, downtown Baton Rouge. Live music, art, food, children’s activities. Free. http://www.acgbr.com.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon- 2 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Special FestForAll performance by Space Capone. Free.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Discover the Collection: Decorative Arts,” 2 p.m., a sneak peek inside some of the most beautiful and interesting treasures in the collection. Free admission. (225) 389-7200.
  • SPRING GARDEN TOUR — A WALK IN WALDEN AND PLANT SALE: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Plant sale and tour. Walk through the streets of Walden subdivision and enjoy snacks and music by Hungry Hungry in the Walden Clubhouse. Sponsored by the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. $20, single tour; $35, two tours and bonus series packet. (225) 767-6916 or http://www.lsu.edu/hilltop.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Don’t forget to visit the Lemonade Day stand. At ARTalk, Greg Milneck will guide visitors through his stunning cameras currently on view and discuss his passion for collecting vintage cameras. http://www.lasm.org.
  • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR THE WEST BATON ROUGE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION AND THE WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 2 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422.
  • BATON ROUGE PORCELAIN ART GUILD EXHIBIT AND SALE: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. (225) 275-1105.
  • DEBOSE CABARET: 3 p.m., Boudreaux’s Fine Catering, 2647 Government St. Silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit the DeBose Foundation. $45. Email debosefestival@aol.com.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAY: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Featuring Slangston Hughes. $5.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

  • ANIME DINNER FOR TEENS: 4 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Enjoy a noodle dinner and an anime movie. (225) 231-3770.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). All adult cats half off! http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Spring Break: all adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.

popcorn and a movie: 3 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, Pride. Teens will watch a superhero movie. (225) 658-1551.

fly a kite challenge: 4 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Teens will make a kite out of recycled materials. (225) 389-7440.

teen book chat: 4:30 p.m., Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Teens will discuss books about the Holocaust and World War II. (225) 262-2640.

anime dinner for teens: 5 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Enjoy a noodle dinner and an anime movie. (225) 274-4440.

CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

koran by heart: 5:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. The Carver AV Club will present the documentary by Greg Barker. (225) 389-7450.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). All adult cats half off. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

teen poetry cafe: 6:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Teens will recite poetry of their choice with an emphasis on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Family-friendly costume contest. Refreshments will be served. (225) 658-1870.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Spring Break! All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • BRIDGING CULUTURES: MUSLIM JOURNEYS BOOK DISCUSSION: A CONFERENCE OF BIRDS: 4:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Discuss this classic work of medieval literature. (225) 389-7450.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). All adult cats half off. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

pig in a poe-ke family nite bingo: 7 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Family bingo night devoted to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. (225) 756-1150.

a doll’s house: 7 p.m., Frank Hayden Hall Theatre, Southern University. A Department of Theatre production. $5, general public; $3, students.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Spring Break: all adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). All adult cats half off! http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by United We Jam. Free.
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., presentation, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Photographer Charles Martin will give a lecture titled “Perique Mystique.” (225) 387-2464.
  • CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATION: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Presentation by Thomas Gilmore of the Civil War Trust. Free. http://www.atchafalaya.org or (225) 342-5428.
  • YOU AND YOUR HEALTH — KEEPING A HEALTHY HEART: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Sandra Jones from Baton Rouge General Hospital will explain how to have a healthy heart for a lifetime. (225) 756-1150.
  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by Jane Monheit. $25-$45. (225) 344-0334 or http://manshiptheatre.org
  • LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION: 7 p.m., Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, the Dunham School, 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. http://www.dunhamschool.org
  • A DOLL’S HOUSE: 7 p.m., Frank Hayden Hall Theatre, Southern University. A Department of Theatre production. $5, general public; $3, students.
  • COLIN AND BRAD: TWO MAN GROUP: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. Featuring Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? $36-$44; $10 for LSU students at the box office with a valid ID. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.uniontheater.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.baton rougebikeclub.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.
  • ARTS COUNCIL COMMUNITY GALLERY: Second floor, 427 Laurel St. Wanderings,Recent work by the Tripod — Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk, through April 19. http://www.artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558.

FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. The Ideas of Art, through April 15. (225) 769-0582. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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 CollectionandAnimal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection. Planetarium shows:Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We Are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows:Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.

jones creek regional branch library: 6222 Jones Creek Road. Black Cat Drawings. After reading Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Black Cat,” budding artists can submit a drawing or painting that depicts their ideas of the character of the black cat through April 30. Entries will be displayed in the library and judges will select the winning pictures. POE-Ster contest: patrons of any age can create an Edgar Allan Poe poster inspired by the author himself or any of his works through April 30. Ribbons will be awarded. All works will be displayed in the library. POE-hotos with Poe. Photos will be taken during library hours through April 30 for any patrons wishing to visit the Poe Corner Exhibit. Each patron will receive a copy of the POE-hoto and it will be added to the Poe wall display. (225) 756-1150.

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 foster gallery: 111 Foster Hall, LSU. (225) 578-5402. Works by Lauren Hegge and Sarah Shearer, April 8-19.

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; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through Sunday, April 7. Practically Absurd: the Art and Design of Peter Shire, through April 14. Quilts Revealed: Exquisite Gowns by Suzanne Perron, through July 28. $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.http://www.glassellgallery.org or (225) 389-7180. Tom LaPann MFA Thesis Exhibition, through April 14.

  • LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE: Skip Bertman Drive, LSU. Animals in Art exhibit will be on display in the library through April 21. A portion of art sales benefits the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Free. Email artshow@vetmed.lsu.edu or http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Heroes, photographs by Steven Schapiro, through June 9. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Singles Trivia Night, Capital City Grill, 3535 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Come meet other local singles and have great conversations. Free. Visit http://www.meetup.com/baton_rouge_singles for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, dancing at VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, dinner, music and college baseball, City Cafe, corner of George O’Neal and O’Neal; 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, steak night, music and viewing LSU baseball, VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.