Around Baton Rouge for July 26, 2014


MUDDY WATER PADDLE BATTLE: 8 a.m., BREC Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. Come participate in a series of races where teams will go through a water course on the lakes using stand-up paddle boards. All levels are welcome. Winners will receive prizes and bragging rights. (225) 620-3080 or

SCOTTISH BAGPIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITION: 9 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Sanctioned by the Eastern U.S. Pipe Band Association and sponsored by the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge, the fourth annual Red Stick Regional Piping and Drumming Competition is free and open to everyone. (225) 236-2391 or

YOUR FRIENDS’ CLOSET SALE COLLECTION: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., LSU Human Ecology Building, corner of Tower and South Campus drives. The Friends of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum will accept donations of vintage, new and gently worn clothing, jewelry and accessories for its ninth annual “Your Friends’ Closet Sale” scheduled for Nov. 15. (225) 578-2281 or

KIDS’ LAB: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South. The monthly workshop for children is free for members. Nonmembers pay regular museum admission. July’s topic is “Energy Loves Produce.”

JESS’ BRA CLOSET GIVEAWAY: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., McKinley High School Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Jess’ Bra Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides free, quality undergarments for girls, teens and women, will hold its third annual Back-to-School Giveaway. The first 50 girls will also have a chance to win an iPad Mini. (225) 421-9635 or

COMMUNITY BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., BREC’s Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt St. BREC and the Scotlandville Hornet Alumni Association will sponsor the festival, which will have performances by local artists, water inflatables, crafts, informational booths, health resources, concessions and more. Parking is $5 per vehicle. (225) 272-9200, ext. 574, or

GEORGE BELL AND FRIENDS: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Thaddeus Richard, Todd Duke, Wess Anderson, Stacey Carter, Herman Jackson, Roland Guerin and George Bell will return to the theater for an evening of jazz. Tickets are $30. (225) 344-0334 or

“THE SCHOOL FOR LIES”: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The play is a farce love story based on Moliere’s “The Misanthrope.” Tickets are $10. George Judy is the director. (225) 578-3527 or

GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNIN’ PARDNERS: 8 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. The funk band will perform a show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15.