Around Baton Rouge for March 14, 2013

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

DISTRICT 7 TOWN HALL MEETING: 6 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Martin Luther King Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave. Hosted by Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle. (225) 389-7805.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

LSU WOMEN’S CENTER AWARD CELEBRATION: Sunrise, L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 Lauberge Ave. To celebrate Women’s History Month, the LSU Women’s Center will present the annual Esprit de Femme and Men Who Champion Women awards during a sunrise celebration. Tickets are $45 per person. http://www.lsu.edu/wc, (225) 578-7563 or summers@lsu.edu.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Shelter, 2680 Progress Road. Dogs that weigh more than 40 pounds are half price. http://www.caabr.org.

HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd., East Room. Foundation for Historical Louisiana will sponsor a lecture featuring Charlsa Moore, an avid historian and tour guide at Magnolia Mound Plantation, talking on Henry Watkins Allen, a Louisiana governor and Confederate brigadier general in the Civil War. The lecture is part of FHL’s Heritage Lecture Series. Cost is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. (225) 387-2464 or http://www.fhl.org.

TUTORING: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will tutor middle and high school students for free. Student and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

THE NEW JIM CROW — MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS: 7 p.m., LSU Union Theatre, Raphael Semmes Road. Author Michelle Alexander will discuss her book and lecture on civil rights issues, the U.S. penal system, race and violence. The event is free.

FEDERATION OF GREATER BATON ROUGE CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS: 7 p.m., BREC Independence Park, Room 111. John Lopez, BREC program coordinator, and Barry Meyer, executive director of The ARC Baton Rouge, will give presentations about their organizations.

“BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD”: 7 p.m., Main Quad, LSU Dodson Auditorium. The film is free and open to the public and is sponsored by LSU Humanities and Social Sciences Program in Film and Media Arts, LSU/HSS Department of English and the LSU School for the Coast and Environment.

DEREK’S SONG — HERE’S TO LIFE: 7 p.m., Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, 5310 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge Community College. The program is by Debbie Allen and will celebrate the life of Derek Gordon, late executive director of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Cost is $20. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: 7 p.m., Baptist Collegiate Ministry Center, 3800 Highland Road. All proceeds from the show will benefit students doing mission work around the globe. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. http://www.lsubcm.org/fiddler.html or (225) 343-0408.

“CITY OF ANGELS”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge (formerly Baton Rouge Little Theater), 7155 Florida Blvd. The play is a jazzy Hollywood musical. Tickets are $27 for adults, $23 for groups of 10 or more and $14 for students. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE SPRING CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $30 to $35 for general admission and $20 for groups of 10 or more. http://www.ticketmaster.com or (225) 766-8379.

“RISING WATER”: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts, Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. Tickets are $28 per adult, $19 per senior/faculty member/staff member and $15 per student. (225) 578-3527.