Around Baton Rouge for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

CHAIR YOGA: 10 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Eden Park Branch. The gentle yoga class is designed for those with mobility impairments.

NORTH BATON ROUGE EDUCATION FOR CAREERS FAIR: 11 a.m., Baton Rouge Community College Acadian Campus, Student Activity Center, 3250 North Acadian Thruway. Baton Rouge Community College and business and industry representatives will host the third annual fair, which is free and open to everyone. (225) 359-9207 or mybrcc.edu.

BROADWAY IN BATON ROUGE OPEN HOUSE: 5:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road. Learn how to subscribe to Broadway in Baton Rouge. There will be a tour of backstage, door prizes and complimentary wine and cheese. brrivercenter.com.

COMPLIMENTARY SUMMER BEER TASTING: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave. Come sample summer beers that are paired with hors d’oeuvres. crownebaton.com.

EXHIBITION PARTY: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road South. The museum will hold a party in honor of its new exhibit for the first floor gallery, “American Brilliant Period Cut Glass: A Silver Lining.” Come see the exhibit, learn how the pieces were made and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free.

HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES: 6 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Foundation for Historical Louisiana will continue its lecture series with “Russell Long: A Life in Politics” by Dr. Michael S. Martin, who will discuss the politician in the context of 20th century Louisiana. Admission is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. (225) 387-2464 or fhl.org.

BATON ROUGE BLUES FOUNDATION 2014 BLUES GALA: 6:30 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 North Fourth St. The gala will celebrate Baton Rouge blues music and the legendary artists that have influenced it, including Robert “Pete” Williams, Otis “Lightnin’ Slim” Hicks, Jimmy Dotson and Leslie “Lazy Lester” Johnson. It will also showcase a memorial tribute to the legendary Ernest “Tabby” Thomas. Tickets are $35 and includes a gourmet buffet. batonrougebluesfoundation.wildapricot.org.

“FOR NO GOOD REASON:” 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The film stars Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam and Hunter S. Thompson. It is rated R. Tickets are $8.50. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.

DOLO JAZZ SUITE: 9 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. The traveling live music event showcasing original jazz and hip-hop influenced electronic music will stop by the Spanish Moon. Performing will be Mega Ran & K-Murdock, Tribe One, Doug Funnie, Priori and Godric Johnson. Tickets are $7. thespanishmoon.com.