Around the Westside for July 16, 2014

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the parish’s parks and recreation department are staging a family-friendly comedy show at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Erwinville Community Center, 5110 Rougon Road.

The show will feature Doug Berky, a multitalented actor, comedian and mime known for his physical comedy and improvisation. Also known internationally for the masks he designs and builds for many theater groups as well as his own shows, Berky combines clowning, storytelling, masks and silent movie schtick.

The show is free and open to the public.

Arts Council hosts stand-up

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee will present “The Evening of Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Poydras Center in New Roads.

Scheduled to perform are “Mitch the Entertainer” (aka Mitch Richard), a Thibodaux resident known for his comedy magic; Baton Rouge’s Sam Joubert, an impressionist who is expected to poke fun at a number of political figures and celebrities; and Lafayette comedian Steve Shaw, who will close out the family-friendly event with his stand-up routine.

Tickets are available at Roy’s Jewelers and The Therapy Center. Reserve tickets also are available by calling Gale Roy at (225) 638-6049.

Tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the performance as well.

Business After Hours

The Iberville Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at Marcello’s Ristorante in Plaquemine.

Complimentary beer, wine and food will be served. There also will be a cash bar.

The Chamber encourages attendees to bring plenty of business cards.

Barbecue fundraiser

The Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee hosts its annual Winner, Winner, Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner on Sunday at the St. Mary Kiwanis Park, across from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in New Roads.

The organization will be serving dinners from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $8 per plate.

Each dinner will consist of chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and a roll. Dinner tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member.

For information or to purchase tickets, call (225) 718-1319.

WBR museum lunch lecture

The West Baton Rouge Museum will hold a lunchtime lecture titled “Impressionism in Paris Around 1900,” featuring art historian and new curator at the LSU Museum of Art Katie Pfohl, on July 17. The event is free.

And through Aug. 31, the museum’s exhibit “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana” will be on display.

The exhibit recounts the tale of Jim Bowie’s parents who moved their family to colonial Louisiana around 1802. It was in Louisiana that Jim and his siblings made a name for themselves, including his sister, Mary, who settled in West Baton Rouge.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email tjones@theadvocate.com.