About Town for June 8, 2014

TWILIGHT TOURS

  • WHAT: Twilight Tours of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
  • WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July, beginning June 10
  • COST: $16 for adults and teens, $13 for children 2-12
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Call (225) 775-3877 or visit brzoo.org/twilighttours
  • DETAILS: The tours allow guests to see the zoo as the sun sets and after the gates have closed to the public. Included in the guided tour is a tram ride throughout the zoo, as well as a private Wildlife Safari Amphitheatre show and evening snack.

BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES

  • WHAT: The Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game, a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association Louisiana Chapter
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14
  • WHERE: The Dunham School field, located at Chapel in the Oaks, 9611 Siegen Lane
  • INFORMATION: bvbbatonrouge.org or email Tricia Ory at tory@alz.org or call (225) 910-2835

DETAILS: FUNDS RAISED WILL HELP THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION PROVIDE CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO LOUISIANA RESIDENTS, FUND ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH AND ADVOCATE FOR ALZHEIMER’S-RELATED LEGISLATIVE ISSUES. LOUISIANA HAS AN ESTIMATED 81,000 RESIDENTS LIVING WITH THE DISEASE. VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/BVBBATONROUGE OR ALZ.ORG/LA.

BLOOMSDAY CELEBRATION

  • WHAT: The Baton Rouge Irish Club’s Bloomsday Celebration
  • WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, June 16
  • WHERE: Baton Rouge Gallery at City Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive
  • ADMISSION: Free
  • INFORMATION: Brian Breen at (732) 768-8891 or Allen Kinney at (225) 328-0101 or visit bririshclub.com
  • DETAILS: Bloomsday is celebrated to commemorate the life of Irish novelist James Joyce and the fictitious events in his novel Ulysses. Bloomsday is derived from the name of the central character in the book, Leopold Bloom. The story takes place in Dublin during a single day, June 16, 1904, the day when he first went out with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle. The first Bloomsday celebration took place in Dublin in 1954. The local event will include academic symposia, Irish music, bagpipes, food, wine, a silent auction and general Irish merriment. Theatrical readings from the works of James Joyce will be performed by several actors, including Jason Bayle and Michael Kutcher, of Swine Palace, as well as Dave Besse and Helen Hoffpauir. Brian Breen will provide the music.