Baton Rouge area calendar for Aug. 23-29, 2013

FRIDAY

  • ART THAT GIVES: 7 p.m., The Haven Gallery & Listening Room, 651 Laurel St. Local artist and LSU graduate Logan Knight’s artwork will be presented. Knight is one of 12 students selected for admission to UCLA’s graduation animation program. There will also be live music, food and drinks, and an auction to help raise funds for Knight’s expenses as he begins his studies in California in September. $7; donations are welcome.
  • CHRIS SHIVERS PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING INVITATIONAL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. $22-$62 for adults; all kids’ and college students’ tickets are $11, in advance. The PBR organization is donating $2 from every ticket (purchased using a special code) to Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
  • AVENUE Q: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The first production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2013-14 City Series. Rated R. $28; $24, groups of 10 or more; $14, students. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.

SATURDAY

  • ZOOZOOM 5K AND ½ MILE FUN RUN: 8 a.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Registration available online at brzoo.org/zoozoom, or at the zoo on race day. Prizes are awarded and a portion of the registration fee supports the zoo and its conservation efforts for threatened and endangered animals, particularly cheetahs.
  • GARDEN DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE DAY: 8 a.m.-noon, homes on Broussard, Camelia, Cherokee and Drehr streets.
  • 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.
  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 9501 Cortana Place. For the community and former, current and prospective students of Virginia College. Activities, refreshments, door prizes. (225) 236-3900 or vc.edu/BatonRouge.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Airline Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. caaws.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org.
  • DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., BR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road. Sponsored by Companion Animal Alliance. Also, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, and noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. caabr.org.
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkin Rowe. Sponsored by Friends of the Animals.
  • ROCK, ROLL & RESCUE: 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Burning Lotus Tattoo, 5 Star Printing and the Whitney Bank parking lot, Florida Boulevard near Range Avenue, Denham Springs. Car show to benefit the SPCA of Livingston. Also, Pin Up & Paws contest, tattoo contest, vendors, food, kids’ area, prize drawings, live music. facebook.com/RockRollAndRescue.
  • TASTE OF TIGER TAILGATING: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Food, drinks, music and all types of LSU merchandise. General admission tickets, $25; VIP tickets, $35.
  • GREEN PARADISE PARTY: 7 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, Essen Lane. Annual gala for Baton Rouge Green. Music from local soul band Phat Hat, food, games and a silent auction. Proceeds will help BR Green. batonrougegreen.com.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7:15 p.m., the Pelican House, Citiplace. Dinner and dancing. Other events this week: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coffee Call, College Drive; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, volleyball in the gym.
  • CHRIS SHIVERS PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING INVITATIONAL: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. $22-$62 for adults; all kids’ and college students’ tickets are $11, in advance. The PBR organization is donating $2 from every ticket (purchased using a special code) to Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
  • AVENUE Q: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The first production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2013-14 City Series. Rated R. $28; $24, groups of 10 or more; $14, students. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.

SUNDAY

  • DOG ADOPTIONS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkin Rowe. Sponsored by Friends of the Animals.
  • SEUSSICAL JR.: 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The first production in Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s 2013-14 season. $12. (225) 578-6996 or playmakersbr.org.
  • AVENUE Q: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The first production in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2013-14 City Series. Rated R. $28; $24, groups of 10 or more; $14, students. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.
  • AUDITIONS FOR NOISES OFF: 3 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Five men and four women actors needed. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.

MONDAY

  • SCIENTIST, MUSICIAN AND AUTHOR JARON LANIER LECTURE: 5:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. music.lsu.edu.
  • AUDITIONS FOR NOISES OFF: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Five men and four women actors needed. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

  • CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY TREASURES: 10:30 a.m.-noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Workshop offering advice on care and maintenance of family treasures. Free. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15, or westbatonrougemuseum.com.