Baton Rouge calendar for Aug. 2, 2013

Advocate file photo -- Brothers Christian Villere, left, and Joshua Villere  march along with the Louisiana State Militia during last year's ceremonies at Magnolia Cemetery marking the anniversary of the Battle of Baton Rouge. This year's commemoration and reenactment of the battle starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery, 422 N. 19th St. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- Brothers Christian Villere, left, and Joshua Villere march along with the Louisiana State Militia during last year's ceremonies at Magnolia Cemetery marking the anniversary of the Battle of Baton Rouge. This year's commemoration and reenactment of the battle starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery, 422 N. 19th St.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2

  • BRANDON BASS REACH BACK FOUNDATION BASKETBALL CAMP: 9 a.m.-noon, Devall Middle School, 11851 N. River Road, Port Allen. Hosted by Boston Celtics forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass. Email info@sgicares.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.
  • 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 LAST FIVE YEARS: 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

  • PADDLE BATTLE: 7 a.m., registration begins, Baton Rouge Beach, 901 Stanford Ave. Four different races, including one for children ages 6-15. A portion of the proceeds benefit Everybody Plays. Registration: $15-$35. (225) 328-5000 or email muddywaterpaddlecompany@gmail.com.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. Arts Market features works by more than 60 artists and free children’s activities from 9 a.m.-noon at the Arts Market Kids Booth. (225) 267-5060.
  • GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. No one under 18 admitted without parent. capgunshows.com.
  • BRANDON BASS REACH BACK FOUNDATION BASKETBALL CAMP AND BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m.-noon, Capitol High School, 1000 N. 23rd St., camp; 3 p.m.-6 p.m., BREC Progress Park, 2680 Progress Road, giveaway. Hosted by Boston Celtics forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass. Email info@sgicares.com.
  • MEET THE MOUNTED POLICE PATROL UNIT: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Families and children of all ages are invited to meet the officers and their horses. Children ages 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or responsible adolescent. (225) 756-2260.
  • MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: 10:30 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Members of the LSU Performing Arts Academy will conduct an informal presentation for children ages 5-11. (225) 756-1160.
  • VIEWING & DOING ART: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Families with children ages 6-12 will view the current exhibition and create a take-home art project. Included in the price of admission. lasm.org.
  • COMMEMORATION AND REENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Magnolia Mound Cemetery, 422 N. 19th St. A tent, bottled water and chairs wll be provided. Sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. Free. fhl.org or (225) 387-2464.
  • 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.
  • 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 included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. lasm.org
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Perkins and Bluebonnet. Pet adoptions. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 2 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.
  • 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.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

  • 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.
  • GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11; free, law enforcement officers in uniform. No one under 18 admitted without parent. capgunshows.com.
  • SUPER SUNDAY PET ADOPTION: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., PetSmart, Millerville Road. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Hosted by the SPCA of Livingston.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Perkins and Bluebonnet. Pet adoptions. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. lasm.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Discover the Collection: Landscapes through Time. Free.
  • THE LAST FIVE YEARS: 2 p.m., Black Box Theater, Academy Arts Center, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3015 Broussard St. Presentation by the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre. $15, advance; $20, door. Email tickets@alumnisummertheatre.com.

MONDAY, AUG. 5

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Tim Chapman will present “Gingers-Foliage, Fragrance & Flowers for Sale.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free, BHS members. (225) 763-3990.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

  • TEEN GAME DAY: 3 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road. Compete with friends on the XBox. Refreshments will be served. (225) 778-5960.
  • OPEN HOUSE FOR THE CENTER FOR MUSICAL ARTS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 5545 Superior Drive. Refreshments, class demonstrations, a meet and greet with the faculty and a tour of the facility. (225) 242-9883 or cmabr.net.
  • SCRABBLE NITE: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. (225) 756-1150.
  • THE STITCHER MIXER: 7 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Teens, tweens and adults are invited to learn to knit a simple ribbed scarf. Bring a pair of 9, 10 or 11 needles if you want to bring your creation home. (225) 231-3740.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

  • LSU OPERA 5% DAY: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Store will donate 5 percent of net sales to the LSU Opera. wp.music.lsu.edu/opera/
  • FRESH IDEAS FOR THE FALL SEASON: noon, River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Check out what’s hot in food and party hosting with The Advocate food editor Cheramie Sonnier. (225) 389-4967.
  • MUSICAL PETTING ZOO: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Members of the LSU Performing Arts Academy will conduct an informal presentation for children ages 5-11. (225) 756-1160.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

  • A YANKEE BLITZKRIEG STUMBLES: noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A presentation by Charles N. Elliott on the devastation wrought during the Battle of Baton Rouge. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Free. atchafalaya.org or (225) 336-2422.
  • JOHN JAMES AUDUBON’S TIME IN LOUISIANA: 6 p.m., refreshments, 6:30 p.m., talk, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. With speaker Daniel Wilcox, interpretive ranger and longtime curator of collections at Louisiana’s Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville. Free, FHL members; $10, guests. (225) 387-2464.

RABBIT HOLE: 7:30 P.M., THE STUDIO AT THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. BACKYARD THEATER’S DEBUT SUMMER PRODUCTION. $8. DONATIONS WELCOME. (310) 818-6070.

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): bramba.org
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: 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 bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or 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 GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org. Exhibition of works by Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly on view through Aug. 29. Free.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Cure for the Summertime Blues show and sale of original art of the Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 10. (225) 924-6437.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. (225) 769-0582. Works by Rosemary Goodell, Isoko Onodera and Janene Grodesky, through Sept. 7.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: 8476 Highland Road. Adoption house. Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 6222 Jones Creek Rd. Display of quilts by the Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild beginning Saturday. ebrpl.com.

KRESS GALLERY: 447 THIRD ST., SUITE 200. ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM & POP ART, THROUGH AUG. 12. FEATURES WORK BY GALLERY ARTISTS ANDREW ROBERTSON, JACOB ZUMO, TAUFEEQ MUHAMMAD AND CHRISTOPHER TURNER. FREE. KRESSGALLERYBR.COM

  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: All That Jazz: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Posters, through Sept. 8. The Faith & The Fury: Noel Rockmore and His Patron, through Oct. 6. For planetarium show times, visit lasm.org.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4TH ST. ART MELT, THROUGH SEPT. 2. ARTMELT.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. 10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational, through Sept. 8. Everything I See is New and Strange by Walter Inglis Anderson, through Oct. 13. New Acquisitions: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Dec. 29. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: 4560 Essen Lane. Once Upon a Bayou, works by Chestee Harrington, through Friday. (225) 765-2437.
  • OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Rhythm and Hues, exhibition of works by members of Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 25. (225) 342-0500.
  • OCHSNER MEDICAL CENTER: 17000 Medical Center Drive. The Tom Wallace Art Wall features Going Solo, Again by Bonnie Smith Williams, through Sept. 30.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.com. The Hunt for Treasure!, through Sept. 15. Scott Innes: West Baton Rouge’s Own Scooby Doo, through Aug. 25. Paintings by Mary Anne Pecot. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free. Also, free admission for active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Singles Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, WoW Cafe & Wingery, 9940 Airline Highway (inside Holiday Inn). $3. Visit meetup.com/baton_rouge_singles or search Baton Rouge Singles on Facebook for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw, $5; 10 a.m. Saturday, swimming at Liberty Lagoon followed by ballroom dancing at 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale; 6 p.m. Tuesday, dinner and music, Portico’s on Coursey.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: (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.