Around Baton Rouge for Aug. 16, 2014


SICKLE CELL 5K: 7 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. The Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation holds a benefit walk/run that starts and ends at the town square and includes music, food, art and children’s activities. Registration is $25 for just the walk and $30 for the whole day. To register or for more details, visit

CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC PRO-AM BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 8 a.m., BREC’s Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. Come watch basketball players of various skill levels and leagues from around the country compete for a $5,000 grand prize. Day passes are $25 for Saturday or Sunday, and weekend passes are $35. Get tickets at

COACHES CHALLENGE: 9 a.m., Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. High school coaches and teams will battle each other in a tug-of-war match, wheelbarrow race and obstacle course. The competition will include concession stands and a children area with games, activities and inflatables. (225) 229-7785 or

SCIENCE ACADEMY: 10 a.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Come learn about the beginning of low-Earth orbit experiments. Admission is $5 for in-parish participants and $6 for others.

INSIDE THE FRAME ARTIST TALK: 10:30 a.m., FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Listen to exhibiting artists Sheryl Southwick and Kathleen Lemoine as they discuss the creative process. Admission is free. (225) 769-0582 or

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.:” 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., LSU Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Playmakers Young Professionals will perform a stage production of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Tickets are $12. (225) 578-3533 or

THE TASSEL IS WORTH THE HASSLE BACK TO SCHOOL EXPO: 1:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bluebonnet Regional Branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The expo will feature vendors, complimentary math assessments, school supplies and food for sale.

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: 2 p.m., Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt St. Family and friends are invited to form teams and compete in a kickball tournament. Admission is free. (225) 775-1707 or

NEW BELGIUM BIKE CRAWL AND GIVEAWAY: 3 p.m., Schlittz and Giggles, 2355 Ferndale Ave. Ride in a bike crawl that features drink specials at each stop. Stops include Chelsea’s Cafe, 2857 Perkins Road; Duvic’s, 2854 Kalurah St.; and Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. At the end of the crawl, participants will have a chance to win a new bike. To see the bike, visit Radio Bar’s facebook page.

“A QUESTION OF COLOR:” 3 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Scotlandville Branch, 7373 Scenic Highway. Directed by Kathe Sandler, the documentary examines the issue of color consciousness within the African-American community. (225) 354-7550.

PLANET TIME, MERCURY: 5:15 p.m., Highland Road Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Come see Mercury in the constellation Leo. or (225) 768-9948.

BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB DINNER THEATRE: 6 p.m., Cafe Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Enjoy dinner and a performance of “The Weir” by the Baton Rouge Irish Club. The play was voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door if seating is available.

“CHUPKE CHUPKE:” 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. To honor the anniversary of India’s independence from the British Empire on Aug. 15, 1947, the theater will show the Bollywood comedy classic, “Chupke Chupke,” about a newly wedded husband and wife playing a practical joke on the wife’s family. Tickets are $8.50. or (225) 344-0334.

AMERICAN THRIFT PRESENTS SUMMAH JAM Y’ALL II: 7 p.m., The Legendary Noise Floor, 3774 Government St. The jam will include performances by Ben Bell, Ryan Harris, Clay Parker and Eric Schmitt. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS PART II: 7 p.m., The Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. Sky-Walker Productions and the Pelican House will present local paintings and photographs on the bar’s patio while local artists compete in a live painting contest. There will also be a silent auction and live music. Cover is $10. VIP booths are available. (225) 456-5200.

“MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940:” 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. The comedy play is written by John Bishop and directed by Jason Breaux. Tickets are $10. (225) 216-0660.

WFC LIVE BOXING: 8 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. World Fighting Championships will hold a boxing match. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets available in the casino and gift shop.

PACIFICO: 9 p.m., Chelsea’s Cafe, 148 W. State St. The rock musician from Milan, Italy, has had a string of successful solo albums and will perform live at Chelsea’s. Tickets are $5.

THE SCORSESES: 10 p.m., The Roux House, 143 Third St. The band mixes funk, metal, jazz, reggae and rock. They will perform live as part of the Louisiana Saturday Night series. or (225) 344-2583.

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