St. Joseph’s, Catholic High present ‘The Last Five Years’

Cultural Speaking for Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tickets are on sale for the St. Joseph’s Academy/Catholic High School Summer Alumni Theatre’s debut production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Academy Arts Center, 3015 Broussard St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets or more information, call (225) 383-7207 or email

River Road Show

The deadline is Aug. 16 for entries to the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s 44th annual National River Road Show, set to run Nov. 15-Dec. 20, at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. This year’s juror is award-winning artist Judi Betts. Last year, the show received submissions from 129 artists from which 81 paintings were selected. For a prospectus, visit the website.


Arts Market set

The next Baton Rouge Arts Market is set for 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Fifth and Main streets. The market runs in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. It also includes a Kids Booth, which is open from 9 a.m. to noon. The markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St., in inclement weather. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Museum store reopens

The LSU Museum of Art Store in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has undergone a recent remodeling and will hold a grand reopening event 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday.

The store is located on the ground level, and the event will feature door prizes, refreshments, sale items and specials. For more information, call (225) 389-7210.


In West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will host the lunchtime lecture, “Both Sides of the River: Highland and Bird Cemeteries” by Kenny Kleinpeter at noon Wednesday. Kleinpeter is the sexton for the Highland Cemetery in East Baton Rouge Parish. For more information, call (225) 336-2422.


Call for entries

The deadline is Nov. 30 for entries to the Brush With Burden Juried Art Competition. This year’s theme is Louisiana’s Culture and Nature. All media is welcome.

New Orleans’ premier en plein air artist, Billy Solitario, will jury the non-photographic entries. CC Lockwood, David Humphreys, and Beverly Johnson will serve as jurors for the photography division. The entry fee is $15. For a brochure or more information, visit the website.


Anderson exhibit set

The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., will open the exhibit, Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange, on Friday. The show will run through Oct. 13, and will feature more than 60 of Anderson’s watercolor and oil paintings, prints and printing plates, pen and ink drawings and pottery pieces.

Also, two programs will coincide with the exhibit: Saturday Art for Families: Alphabet Art, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14; and Saturday Arts for Families: Book Art, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. For more information, call (225) 389-7200.


At the Manship

Tickets are on sale for several events at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Spoof Night with The Neverending Story by the Family Dinner Comedy Troupe.
  • 4 p.m. Aug. 17, the Baton Rouge Bengali Association presents a “Nite of Indian Cinema.”

Tickets are $30 for all films plus a taste of Indian cuisine, $25 for early evening films plus Indian cuisine and $10 for the late evening Bollywood film.

  • 8 p.m. Aug. 21, Dinner and a Movie with Restaurant IPO. The film will be Poltergeist. Tickets are $26. Call (225) 302-5541 to make dinner reservations.
  • 8 p.m. Aug. 24, Edwin McCain Trio with David Ryan Harris concert.
  • 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Wilson Phillips concert.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


Cinderella tickets

Tickets for Opera Louisiane’s Young People’s Opera Program production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, or Cinderella, will go on sale Sept. 1.

Season tickets go on sale Thursday. For tickets or more information, call (225) 377-2029 or visit the website.


Living Legacy tickets

Tickets are on sale for “Living Legacy,” a concert benefitting the Derek E. Gordon Arts Fund, set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

The concert features jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, jazz pianist Fred Hersch, classical guitarist Berta Rojas and jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin.

Tickets are $75 and $100 and include a reception before the concert. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, continues its series of “Garden Tour Fridays” with a guided garden tour at 10 a.m. on Friday, led by manager Patricia Aleshire. For more information, call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110,


Flute convention set

The 41st annual National Flute Association is set for Aug. 8-11 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., New Orleans.

The convention will host flutists from throughout the world and feature solo and chamber concerts, flute ensemble performances, master classes and wellness and pedagogy events, including the introduction of the Swamp Jazz and Gumbo Flute Orchestra. For more information, visit the website.



At Ashe Cultural Arts Center

The Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, is showing two exhibits:

  • Here/Home through Sept. 22. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 569-9070.
  • Beyond These Bricks: A History of the Calliope Housing Development through Aug. 9.

For more information, call (504) 569-9070.


The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, will celebrate Speakeasy Night on Friday. The event coincides with the museum’s exhibit, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939. For details, call (504) 658-4100.



At the WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

  • 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Bob Hope Opening Reception for the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and Special Exhibition Galleries. For reservations , call (504) 528-1944, ext. 229.
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Special Exhibit – Bob Hope: An American Treasure. For more information, (504) 523-1944.
  • 1 p.m.-2 p.m. free dance lessons, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. live music, Aug. 4, Sunday Swing featuring The Pfister Sisters.