Around Baton Rouge for July 11, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

WINGS OF HOPE PRESENTATION: 2:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Leslie Lattimore, founder and director of Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary, will bring some winged residents of the sanctuary and talk about their history. Registration is required. (225) 231-3760.

A MID CITY NIGHT’S DREAM: 5:30 p.m., Mid City businesses along Jefferson Highway and Government Street. Several of the businesses will be selling art and offering refreshments during the art hop. The Mid City Art and Design District is a designated district with no sales tax on original art. Admission is free. For more details, visit the art hop’s Facebook page.

“GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE:” 6 p.m., BREC’s Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. The Big Buddy Summer 2014 Enrichment Program will end with a student musical about a giraffe who overcomes doubts and learns to dance. Admission is a $2 donation at the door. (225) 388-973 or bigbuddyprogram.net.

TWILIGHT TOUR: 6 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Thomas Road. Evening tour will include live animal shows and snacks. Tickets are $16 for adults and teens and $13 for children, ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required by calling (225) 775-3877 or brzoo.org.

IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Hartley Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Family Dinner Comedy Troupe, the makers of Spoof Night, has a new comedy show. To learn more about the troupe, visit their Facebook page. Admission is $5. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.

“AIDA:” 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The modern musical by Elton John and Tim Rice is about the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Tickets are $25. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.