Around Baton Rouge for July 19, 2014


CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTION: 9 a.m., PetSmart, Millerville Road at Interstate 12. The SPCA of Livingston will have cats and kittens for adoption as part of its “Rock the Block” event.

BIRDS OF PREY: 10 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Zachary Branch, 1900 Church St. The LSU Raptor Rehabilitation Center will bring raptors to the library and give a presentation on birds of prey. (225) 658-1840.

FOURTH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: Noon, East Baton Rouge Parish Library Greenwell Springs Regional Branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. This year’s theme is “Many Drums, Different Beats, One Song.” Come enjoy dancing, demonstrations and food from a variety of cultures. (225) 274-4440.

BATON ROUGE IRISH FILM FESTIVAL: 12:10 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The festival continues with four movies, “Life’s a Breeze,” “Good Vibrations,” “Calvary” and “The Bachelor Weekend.” Tickets for each movie are $8.50. Weekend passes are $30. (225) 344-0334 or For details about the festival, visit

SAINTS PLAYER SIGNING: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. New Orleans Saints players Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro, Kenny Stills and Stanley Jean-Baptiste will be signing items and taking photos with their fans. Please bring no more than two items to get signed per player. Tickets are $40 at the door. Kids ages 6 and younger get in for free. Purchase tickets at

GREEN EDUCATIONAL EVENT: 1 p.m., Baton Rouge Green, 439 N. 11th St. Marc Pastorek, of Pastorek Habitats, will speak on “Louisiana Native Grasses for Urban Landscape Applications” and Scott Courtright, of Trinity Tree Consultants, will speak on “Artichoke Gall on Live Oaks” and “Are Your Trees Ready for Storm Season?” To register, visit

INTRO TO EMBROIDERY: 2:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Teens can learn the basics of embroidery. The library will provide supplies. (225) 231-3770.

24TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION: 4:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Jones Creek Regional Branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The branch will hold a reception with cake and punch to celebrate its 24th anniversary. (225) 756-1180.

ART MELT: 5 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. The 11th annual Art Melt, sponsored by Forum 35, is the largest juried exhibit in Louisiana featuring Louisiana artists only. The exhibit will be open until 9 p.m., but the outdoor festivities will continue until 10 p.m., including the Arts Marketplace. Admission is free.

ROLLER DERBY MATCH: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Red Stick Roller Derby’s two teams, the All Stars and Capital Defenders, will face teams from San Antonio, Texas, in the first home game of the season. Tickets are $14 at the door. An after party will follow the bouts at 10 p.m. at Spanish Moon, featuring food trucks and karaoke. Cover is $5 with ticket stub and $7 without. For more information, visit their facebook page.

DIXIE LANDIN’ CONCERT SERIES FEATURING KARMIN: 7 p.m., Dixie Landin’, 18142 Perkins Road. Pop duo Karmin will perform at the free concert series.

CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION DANCE: 8 p.m., UCT Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd. Jr. Hebert & The Maurice Playboys will perform at the dance. The association holds dances monthly to promote and preserve Cajun culture. (225) 275-8277 or

STARTISAN: 10 p.m., Chelsea’s Cafe, 148 W. State St. The Baton Rouge rock band will perform.

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