Baton Rouge Area calendar for April 26, 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 26

  • CREATIVE LOUISIANA: 8:30 a.m., coffee and mingling; 9 a.m., creative lecture, Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 City Park Ave. Guest speaker Jacques Rodrigue. Free. http://creativelouisiana.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.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • LIVE AFTER 5: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Repentance Park, between the River Center Arena and Old State Capitol. Outdoor concert featuring After 8. Free. http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org.
  • ARTIST RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., LSU Foster Gallery, 111 Foster Hall, LSU. Reception for I Died I Lived: Shaping an Ecological Balance, works by Shelby Prindeville, on view through Friday, April 26. (225) 578-5402.
  • ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Games, crafts, arboriculture demonstrations and a movie under the stars, The Lorax. Free. (225) 752-1853.
  • ASCENSION COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Voice auditions for Damn Yankees. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. (225) 964-6998.
  • 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 UNCOMMON FASHION SHOW BENEFITING HARTLEY/VEY THEATRES: 7 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A night of fashion by three local stylists, music, dancing, and champagne. $40. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • WRITING THROUGH THE STORM — A JUNGIAN APPROACH TO HEALING THROUGH MEMOIR: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 Park Ave. Featuring Constance Romero and Marilyn Marshall. $10, general admission; free, members of the Baton Rouge Jung Society. (225) 344-5994.
  • LSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Also featuring the LSU Choral Ensemble. $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $12, LSU students with ID. (225) 578-5128
  • 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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

  • GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR — BATON ROUGE 5K RUN/WALK & KIDS’ FUN RUN: Registration, 7 a.m.; Kids’ Fun Run, 8:30 a.m.; 5K Timed Run, 9 a.m.; 5K Walk, 9:05 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Money raised will be used to spread awareness and education of colorectal cancer in the Baton Rouge-area, as well as patient support. (225) 767-8997.
  • BATON ROUGE, LA 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.
  • CELEBRATING TEAM SPORTS 1K AND 5K RACES: 8 a.m., registration; 9:30 a.m., 1K race; 10:30 a.m., 5K race, Woodlawn Middle School, 14939 Tiger Bend Road. Teams/organizations must pre-register. Proceeds benefit 2013 Operation FItKids Enrichment Camp. http://www.cgcosummercamp.info.
  • ASCENSION COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS: 10 a.m., voice auditions; 3 p.m., dance auditions, Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Auditions for Damn Yankees. Vocalists should bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Dancers must wear dancing attire and proper shoes. (225) 964-6998.
  • TOASTMASTERS DIVISION INTERNATIONAL SPEECH AND EVALUATION CONTEST: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Free. (225) 236-2181.
  • 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 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. 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.
  • LSU DANCE CONCERT: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Featuring various styles of dance ranging from ballet and modern to hip hop, tap and jazz. $18, general admission; $15, faculty, staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527.
  • BEER TASTING/CRAWFISH BOIL: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Fire Museum, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Proceeds benefit restoration of the museum and assistance for muscular dystrophy patient Natalie Fontenot. Live music by Justin Watts, and silent auction. (225) 892-6891 or email atmk7456@yahoo.com.
  • ARTIST 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 Paul Callahan and Justine Holzman, MFA/MLA thesis exhibitions, on view through Saturday, April 27. 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.
  • MOTHER AND SON DINNER DANCE: 6:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Presented by the Young Leaders Academy. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20. (225) 346-1583.
  • DANCING FOR BIG BUDDY: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Pete Maravich Assembly Center, LSU. Gala fundraiser featuring prominent locals and dancers. $10, general admission; $250, tables of 10. (225) 388-9739 or http://www.bigbuddyprogram.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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

  • 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. All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: noon-2 p.m., Galvez Plaza Stage, North Boulevard. Performance by the Phunky Monkeys. Free.
  • ASCENSION COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS: noon-4 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. General auditions for Damn Yankees. There will be a cold reading at the audition. (225) 964-6998.
  • CENTER STAGE STARS COMPANY VARIETY SHOW: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $20. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB: 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. http://www.lasm.org.
  • LSU DANCE CONCERT: 2 p.m., Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Featuring various styles of dance ranging from ballet and modern to hip hop, tap and jazz. $18, general admission; $15, faculty, staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-3527
  • 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.
  • A MUSICAL ZOO: 3 p.m., BREC Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. The Baton Rouge Concert Band’s annual spring concert. Free. Email cajun31@cox.net.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAY: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Birthday edition with performances by Billsberry Flowboy and Lady Tess. $10. (225) 333-2055.
  • SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive viewing of the film classic with the Manship Student Advisory Board. Proceeds benefit the David Paul Learning Center. (225) 389-7221.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

  • CASINO ROYALE NIGHT: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 700 Bluebonnet Blvd. A fundraising event sponsored by Bridge Communications to benefit Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy. Silent auction, blackjack, craps and poker to benefit the charity, hors d’oeurves and cash bar. http://gbrhacasinoroyale.eventbrite.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://caaws.org
  • LSU SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $12, students with ID. (225) 578-5128.
  • LSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Guest vocalist Shasha Masakowski. $20, general admission; $17, faculty, staff and seniors; $12, LSU students. (225) 578-5128.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. All adult cats half price. Includes vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.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.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

  • ROCK N ROWE THURSDAYS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe Courtyard, Bluebonnet at Perkins. With music by Floyd Brown. Free.
  • ROCK OF AGES: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre. A traveling Broadway production. $44.70, $57.50 and $67.70. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
  • SINGO DE MAYO, A MUSICAL REVUE: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Performance by the LSU Musical Theatre Troupe. $20, general admission; $17, seniors, faculty and staff; $10, LSU students. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.music.lsu.edu.
  • MOVE OVER MRS. MARKHAM: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The final production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2012-13 Season of Story and Song. Pay-what-you-can night. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.theatrebr.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.
  • OUTWORKS — A FESTIVAL OF NEW LGBTQ PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Presented by the LSU Department of Theatre. Not appropriate for young viewers. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 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.
  • 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 Tuesday, April 30. (225) 924-6437.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: Rhythm & Improvisation: John T. Scott & his Legacy, through July 14. Animal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection, through May 12. 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 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. I Died I Lived: Shaping an Ecological Balance, works by Shelby Prindeville, through Friday, April 26. Now and Then, an exhibition of new paintings by Scott Thomas Arthur, through May 3.
  • 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. Paul Callahan and Justine Holzman, MFA/MLA thesis exhibitions, through April 27. MFA thesis exhibition, Meichi Lee-Color Journal and Andy Brown — Interiors Imagined and Remembered, May 1-5.
  • 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: dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw, Friday, April 26; 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, dancing and steak night at the VFW Hall; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, volleyball in the gym; and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, music in the courtyard at Perkins Rowe, Perkins Road at Bluebonnet Boulevard.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.