Red Stick Picks for Aug. 23-29, 2013



Local artist and LSU graduate Logan Knight’s artwork will be presented at an Art That Gives event at 7 p.m. Friday at The Haven Gallery & Listening Room, 651 Laurel St. 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. Cost is $7, and donations are welcome.

Friday, Saturday

Professional Bull Riding Invitational

Baton Rouge native Chris Shivers is back to again host his own Professional Bull Riding invitational. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Baton Rouge River Center and has about 40 riders competing for a spot in the 2013 PBR tour finals in Las Vegas, Nev. After 22 PBR Cup series wins in his career, Shivers retired in 2012. Tickets are $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


Garden District’s Neighborhood Garage Sale Day

More than 30 households will be participating in the inagural event for the Garden District. The sale will run 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at homes on Broussard, Camelia, Cherokee and Drehr streets. They’ll be selling “everything imaginable” as well as the neighborhood cookbook, “Garden District Centennial Cookbook.”


BREC Baton Rouge Zoo’s ZooZoom

The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo’s annual ZooZoom 5K and ½ Mile Fun Run takes off at 8 a.m. Saturday inside the zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Both the children’s run and the adult 5K will take the participants on a course through the zoo which offers shade and an attractive views, as well as a chance to see the bears, giraffes, monkeys and flamingos. Registration is available online at, 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.



The biggest tailgating party of the year happens at the Baton Rouge River Center 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. The 12th annual event features food, drinks, music and all types of LSU merchandise. General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $35. The event has about 125 sponsorship booths each year.



A Green Paradise Party gets underway at 7 p.m. Saturday at the LSU Rural Life Museum. The annual gala for Baton Rouge Green will include music from local soul band Phat Hat, food, games and a silent auction. Honorary co-chairs and Paul and Karen Maineri. Proceeds will help BR Green continue to promote the preservation, planting and maintenance of the city’s trees and green spaces. For more information or tickets, visit

Sunday, Monday

CallING all thespians!

The Ascension Community Theatre is seeking a cast for its upcoming production of the comedy “Noises Off,” which will be staged Nov. 7-17. Auditions will be at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Five men and four women actors are needed. For more information, call (225) 647-1230 or go to


Flags A Flying - FUN FOR FREE

The USS Kidd has been a part of the Baton Rouge community for 30 years, and now it’s time to celebrate. The staff will fly flags and serve refreshments Tuesday, and admission will be free to both the USS Kidd and its museum 9 a.m.-5 p.m. that day. The Kidd has welcomed visitors at its spot along the downtown levee since Aug. 27, 1983. The USS Kidd, known as the “Pirate of the Pacific,” is a historic Fletcher-class destroyer. It not only is open for tours but serves as the centerpiece of a memorial that honors the men and women of the United States armed forces.