Baton Rouge area calendar for Aug. 22-28, 2014

FRIDAY

TGIF MOVIE DAY: 1 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Films cary each Friday. Popcorn and lemonade. Free.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center. Theme is “Super Circus Heroes.” $22.15-$67.50. ringling.com

THE WEIR: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Cafe Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Play presented by the Baton Rouge Irish Club. Dinner service starts at 6 p.m.; lunch service at 1 p.m. Sunday. $10, in advance; $15 at the door. Tickets available only at Cafe Americain. (225) 924-9841

SATURDAY

AUDITIONS FOR GREATER BATON ROUGE CHILDREN’S CHORUS: by appointment only, Our Lady of Mercy, 445 Marquette Ave. Open to all girls and boys (with unchanged voices) in grades 4-12. Auditions are free; no previous experience required. (225) 755-8057, gbrccmail@cox.net or greaterbrchildrenschorus.org

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown.

QUILTING DEMONSTRATION BY THE SASSI STRIPPERS QUILT GUILD: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Part of “day of sharing” events, which will end with a 2 p.m. presentation of quilts and teddy bears to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Generations Hospice and OLOL Children’s Hospital.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: 2:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. Animated feature for children. Free. (225) 231-3712

CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive. Live music. No experience necessary; basic for beginners at 4:30 p.m. $6. (225) 803-9194

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

DISNEY’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.: 2:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $12. (225) 578-6996 or playmakersbr.org

SUNDAY

DOGS ‘N’ SUDS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Neighborhood Pet Market, 12871 Perkins Road. Dog wash fundraiser benfiting Spay Baton Rouge. Includes a flea bath; by donation. A rabies tag is required. spaybatonrouge.org

AUDITIONS FOR CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT: noon, the Cangelosi Dance Project space, 3749 Perkins Road. For new male and female company members. (225) 767-0264, kcangelosi1@cox.net or cangelosidanceproject.com

MONDAY

CRAFT NIGHT FOR ADULTS: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Free.

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

YOUR PACE OR MINE WALKING CLUB: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Free.

TUESDAY

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).

DABBLE IN SCRABBLE: 6:30 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Free.

WEDNESDAY

RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.

PRESENTATION BY ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE CEO: 9:30 a.m., Frist Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Highway. Hosted by OLLI at LSU Lagniappe chapter. Eric Holowacz will cover the workings of the council and upcoming projects. Free. (225) 578-2500

“A MEANDERING TALE, STORIES AND FACTS ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER”: 5:30 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., lecture, Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. With speaker, Capt. Z. David LeLoach. $10 for non-OSC members. (225) 342-0500

THURSDAY

RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 6400 Perkins Road (behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center).

RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St.; and noon-2 p.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Weather permitting.

VIDEO GAME DAY: 4 p.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. For teens. Refreshments served. Free.

CANSTRUCTION COMPETITION AWARDS RECEPTION: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Teams creating structures from canned goods and non-perishable food items will be recognized. Food will be donated to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For tickets, call (225) 936-5215.

TELESCOPE TRAINING CLASS: 7:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St. Brief session for adults on how to use and care for the library’s Dobsonian telescope. (225) 231-3712

ONGOING

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest work by artist members Dawn Black, Katie Knoeringer and Matt Morris, through Thursday. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free.

BEAUREGARD GALLERY: 715 Europe St., (225) 383-1932. “Four the Arts,” four-artist exhibit by Chris Bajon Jones, Joette LeBlanc, Kathy Tedaldi and Judy Duplantis Vernon, through Sunday, Aug. 31.

BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. “Barbies” exhibit, through Saturday, Aug. 30. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors and $2, children. Under age 2 admitted free. (225) 769-0005, temansion@tem.brcoxmail.com or enchantedmansion.org

JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 6222 Jones Creek Road. “A Kaleidoscope of Quilts,” annual quilt show, through Wednesday. (225) 756-1150

LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER SOCIETY: Advanced class and Slow Jam offered Mondays in August and Sept. 1; basic beginner class and beyond-beginner class offered four Mondays in September (beginning Sept. 8), with final class on Oct. 6. Classes are 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. (225) 261-6696 or pebjbrou2@aol.com

LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: New Convenant Church, Denham Springs. Fall semester underway. Apprentice choir for children in grades K-3 meets 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Chorus for grades 3-10 meets 6 p.m. Tuesday. lpccsing.org or (225) 247-5555

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17, 2015. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18, 2015. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25, 2015. lsumoa.org

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “American Brilliant Cut Glass: A Silver Lining” and “Herman Mhire - Emilio Garcia: The Art and Science of Shells,” through Sept. 24. “Selections from the LASM Collection: Egyptian Tapestries,” through Oct. 12. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org

LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “Light Up Louisiana” presented by the Louisiana Photographic Society. Exhibit continues until Sept. 20. (225) 342-0500

MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Belin “Off the Wall” exhibit, through Sunday.

PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. For more information, call (225) 774-7701.

CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680

PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992

PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday (during Daylight Saving Time only), The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org

RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH: 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. Third annual “Children’s Community Art and Photography Show,” through Sunday, Sept. 28. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sundays and by appointment. Free. For an appointment, email steve@rivercommunity.org.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday. Free.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “100 Years after the War to End All Wars,” exhibit marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I, through Oct. 26. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana,” through Sunday, Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Red staff