Baton Rouge calendar for April 19, 2013

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19

  • STEPHANIE JONES BOOK SIGNING: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Bethany World Prayer Center, 13855 Plank Road, Baker. The author will sign copies of her children’s book The Puddin’ Spot. (888) 361-9473.
  • 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.
  • LIVE AFTER 5: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Repentance Park, between the River Center Arena and Old State Capitol. Outdoor concert featuring Orphan Annie. Free. http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • JOHN T. SCOTT RHYTHM & IMPROVISATION — AN OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Meet the artist and Xavier University professor. http://www.lasm.org.
  • THE WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Rue Cou Cou, 1857 Government St. Art, wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music. Twenty-five percent of proceeds benefit Hospice of Baton Rouge. $20. (225) 387-8667.
  • MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY ART SHOW: 6 p.m., Haven Gallery and Listening Room, 651 Laurel St. Works by Paige Brown. https://www.facebook.com/HavenGLR.
  • 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.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Capital Area Corporate Recycling Center, 1400 Main St. (Un)familiar by Raina Wirta, exhibit on display until Friday, April 26. (225) 379-3577.
  • IMPRESSIONS DE PELLEAS: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Performance by LSU Opera. $20, public admission; $15, faculty/staff/seniors (65+); $12, LSU students (with I.D.). http://music.lsu.edu.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • LAB SHOW SIX: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

  • STEPHANIE JONES BOOK SIGNING: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bethany World Prayer Center, 13855 Plank Road, Baker. The author will sign copies of her children’s book The Puddin’ Spot. (888) 361-9473.
  • 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.
  • GEAUX TEAL OVARIAN CANCER WALK: 8 a.m., registration; 9 a.m., walk starts, Tiger Park, South Stadium Drive, LSU. http://geauxteal.eventbrite.com or email geauxteal@gmail.com.
  • BOTANIC GARDEN PLANT SALE AND GARDENING EXPO: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 7950 Independence Blvd. Proceeds benefit Botanic Garden at Independence Park.
  • PLEDGE TO FLEDGE EVENT: all day, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Audubon Society. 9 a.m., bird banding; 9:30 a.m., guided bird walk; 9:30 a.m., “Birds of Bluebonnet Swamp,” photo look at birds; 11 a.m., “Becoming a Birder,” introductory lecture; 1 p.m., “Bald Eagles in Louisiana,” talk; all day, “Feeding and Gardening for Hummingbirds.” Center admission applies. http://www.braudubon.org
  • LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE: 9 a.m.-noon, Baton Rouge Harley Davidson, 5853 Siegen Lane. Free pancake breakfast. Noon-3 p.m., Mall of Louisiana across from h.h. gregg. http://lfldr.com.
  • AUDITIONS FOR AVENUE Q: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. By appointment only. (225) 924-6496 or http://.www.brlt.org.
  • CHILDREN’S DAY: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library main branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Children will hear folktales from around the around the world and make a tissue paper flag from the country of their choice. (225) 647-3955.
  • THE STORY OF ARPADHON — THE HUNGARIAN SETTLEMENT AT ALBANY, LOUISIANA: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Royanne Kropog, author of The Hungarian Settlement will give a visual presentation with comments by Alex Kropog, president of the Hungarian Historical Society & Museum. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. Free. http://batonrougegeneaology.org or (225) 924-8921.
  • 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.
  • THE COLOR RUN 5K: 10 a.m., State Capitol, downtown. $50; $45 per person for a four person team. http://thecolorrun.com.
  • ASCENSION RELAY FOR LIFE: 10 a.m.-3 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Car show, live entertainment, food, raffles, space walks and obstacle courses for kids. http://relayforlife.org or (225) 287-5177.
  • LAHOUSE SPRING OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2858 Gourrier Ave. LSU AgCenter housing experts will be on hand to answer questions. $5 suggested donation. http://www.lsuagcenter.com/lahouse.
  • BONSAI SHOW: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Lecture demonstration at 2 p.m. Free. (225) 241-2396.
  • 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.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • ATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The Pennington Planetarium will host a variety of astronomy-related activities for the whole family. Included with general admission. http://www.lasm.org.
  • SLOW COOKING ON A BUDGET: 2 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Julie Kay, contributing writer for The Advocate, will discuss making quick, easy and budget friendly meals. (225) 763-2270.
  • GARDEN DISTRICT TOUR OF SUSTAINABLE HOMES & GARDENS: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 2230 Tulip St. Sponsored by the Garden District Civic Association. $10. Email dprowe@lsu.edu.
  • ART RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, first floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Reception for Still Noticing, MFA Thesis Exhibition by Roberta Massuch, on view through Sunday, April 21. http://www.glassellgallery.org or (225) 389-7180.
  • 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.
  • THE FUNNIES: 7:30 p.m., BREC Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance of the comedy by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • LAB SHOW SIX: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • LOUISIANA BAYOU SPRINTERS: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 12561 S. Choctaw Drive, Baker. Stock car racing on dirt. (225) 774-4524 or http://www.batonrougeraceway.com.
  • PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall, LSU. Observe the waxing gibbous moon, Jupiter and some of its moons and the Orion Nebula. In case of clouds, makeup date is Sunday, April 21, at the same time. (225) 578-2261.
  • BLUNT FORCE BRAWL: 9 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Event presented by the newly-formed Baton Rouge Arm Wrestling Ladies (BRAWL) to benefit the Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center (STAR). $8 entry fee. (225) 615-7093 or http://www.brstar.org SUNDAY, APRIL 21
  • 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.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe and Earth Day downtown. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • BONSAI SHOW: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Lecture demonstration at 2 p.m. Free. (225) 241-2396.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon-2 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Performance by the Mulligan Brothers. Free.
  • COOKIES FOR CAAWS: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Raisin’ Cane’s Dog Park, Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Cookies, activities, games, dog training seminars and more. Adoptable CAAWS dogs.
  • RUNNELS SPRING ART SHOW: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Runnels Gym, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Music, refreshments and more than 1,000 original works of art created by students. Free. (225) 751-2192.
  • LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA: 2 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, Darlymple Drive, LSU. $15. http://louisianasinfonietta.org.
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.
  • LAB SHOW SIX: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • CONFESSIONS OF A WELFARE MOM: 2:30 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. Simone Higginbotham, a contributor to the book, will sign copies and discuss her story. (225) 354-7550.
  • IMPRESSIONS DE PELLEAS: 3 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Performance by LSU Opera. $20, public admission; $15, faculty/staff/seniors (65+); $12, LSU students (with I.D.). http://music.lsu.edu.
  • A MUSICAL ZOO: 3 p.m., BREC’s Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by the Baton Rouge Concert Band. Free. (225) 216-0660.
  • AUDITIONS FOR AVENUE Q: 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. By appointment only. (225) 924-6496 or http://.www.brlt.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

  • CULINARY ARTS FOR HEALING HEARTS: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., White Oak Plantation, 17660 George O’Neal Road. Sweet and savory food tastings from 20 local chefs, live and silent auction, live music by Band 5D. Proceeds benefit the Grief Recovery Center. $50. (225) 924-6621 or http://www.grcbr.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

  • OPENING RECEPTION: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., LSU School of Art Sculpture Garden, The River Terrance, fourth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Art in the Public Sphere, an exhibition of sculpture and performance by LSU sculpture undergraduates. (225) 389-7180.
  • ART-TINI: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Fundraiser for the Arthritis Association of Louisiana featuring appetizers and a martini competition. Casual to cocktail attire. $30. (225) 954-7991 or http://aaola.org
  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by Young Blues Nation. Free.
  • SHINE YOUR LIGHT GALA FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR: 6 p.m., cocktails and silent auction; 7 p.m., dinner and live auction, Bourbeau Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by Cross International and the Kobonal Haiti Mission to raise funds for building 62 houses for families in need in Haiti. (800) 914-2420 or VSamaroo@CrossCatholic.org
  • HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., lecture, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Mary Ann Sternberg will share insights on the River Road. (225) 387-2464
  • P.S. 425: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Of Moving Colors’ collaborative work with the LSU School of Art and artist Peter Shire. Also the dance company’s finale performance for the 2012-13 season. $25; students with an ID, $15. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org
  • ALL THE KING’S MEN: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $15-$28. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.swinepalace.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

  • ANN CONNELLY FINE ART: 4421 Perkins Road. Works by Sujata Gopalan, through Monday, April 22. (225) 927-7676.
  • 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 Friday, April 19. http://www.artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558.
  • BEAUREGARD GALLERY AND BISTRO: 715 Europe St. Exhibit of paintings by members of the Associated Women in the Arts, through May 18. Hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment at (225) 383-1932. http://www.associatedwomeninthearts.com.
  • CAPITAL AREA CORPORATE RECYCLING CENTER: 1400 Main St. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (Un)familiar by Raina Wirta, art exhibit on display through Friday, April 26. (225) 379-3577.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Mid City Art Thaw with works by Andre Savoie, Wilma Roy, Betty Efferson and Jane Flowers on view through April 30. (225) 924-6437.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: o Rhythm & Improvisation: John T. Scott & his Legacy, April 20-July 14. Animal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection, through May 12. Planetarium shows: to Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We Are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: to 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 Tuesday, April 30. 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, through Friday, April 19. I Died I Lived: Shaping an Ecological Balance, works by Shelby Prindeville, April 22-26.
  • 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. 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. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Still Noticing, MFA Thesis Exhibition by Roberta Massuch, through Sunday, April 21. Paul Callahan and Justine Holzman, MFA/MLA thesis exhibitions, April 24-27.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE: Skip Bertman Drive, LSU. Animals in Art exhibit will be on display in the library through Sunday, 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.
  • SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 100 Lafayette St. Jeannie Frey Rhodes exhibit A Day in the Life {Version 2}, through May 22.
  • 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: Visit http://www.meetup.com/baton_rouge_singles for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, dancing at American Legion Hall, 151 N. Wooddale; 2 p.m. Saturday April 20, dancing at VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 6:30 p.m. Sunday April 21, Coffee Call, College Drive; Tuesday, April 23, steak and music night, VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 6 p.m. Thursday April 25, music at Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.