Baton Rouge Area for Jan. 4, 2013

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Jan. 4-10, 2013. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Happy Mew Years cat specials. Kittens for $20 and cats for $13 including all vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter and FIV testing. http://www.caabr.org.
  • RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRESENTATION: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s annual show. Judge and juror is Baton Rouge artist Sam Corso. Free. (225) 753-0361.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060 (farmers market).
  • SPCA OF LIVINGSTON PET ADOPTION EVENT: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 1653 Millerville Road. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens ready to start the New Year in a forever home of their very own. Pictures of available adoptable animals can be found on the website at http://www.livingstonspca.com. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, treatment for parasites, canine heart-worm testing and feline leukemia/FIV testing.
  • DEBBIE ALLEN AUDITIONS: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College, Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive. Debbie Allen is casting dancers for an original production. Audition times: females: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., ages 8-11; 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 12-16; 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., ages 17-26. Males: 11 a.m.-noon, ages 8-12; 4 p.m.-5 p.m., ages 13-17; 5 p.m.-6 p.m., ages 17-26. Skills in modern, jazz, ballet, tap and gymnastics are a plus. Bring dance photo or head shot and resume. Arrive 30 minutes before scheduled audition time. Callbacks will be Sunday, Jan. 6. Registration forms available on the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge website, http://www.artsbr.org.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Happy Mew Years cat specials. Kittens for $20 and cats for $13 including all vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter and FIV testing. http://www.caabr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art and Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., PetSmart, Airline Highway; noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Happy Mew Years cat specials. Kittens for $20 and cats for $13 including all vaccinations, microchipping, spay/neuter and FIV testing. http://www.caabr.org.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. http://www.lasm.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission. 2 p.m., Gallery Talk with Clarke J. Gernon including an “insider” tour of the building. http://www.lsu.edu/lsumoa. (225) 389-7200.
  • AUDITIONS FOR A RAISIN IN THE SUN: 2 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Boulevard. Production by New Venture Theatre. Performances run Feb. 21-24. Check website for registration form and available parts. http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • AUDITIONS FOR AMADEUS: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. No parts for children under 16. There are speaking roles for seven men and one woman. Servants and townspeople can be either gender and will have limited lines. There is no upper age limit. No prepared speeches need. Come dressed in comfortable clothing. (225) 647-1230 or email lornaculmone@gmail.com.
  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS HOT TICKET SHOW SERIES: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. With Kevin Sandbloom. $7, general admission; $5, open mic performers.

MONDAY, JAN. 7

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Will Mangham will present “Camellias — A Collector’s Dream.” Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10. Free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturalsociety.com.
  • AUDITIONS FOR AMADEUS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. No parts for children under 16. There are speaking roles for seven men and one woman. Servants and townspeople can be either gender and will have limited lines. There is no upper age limit. No prepared speeches need. Come dressed in comfortable clothing. (225) 647-1230 or email lornaculmone@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • ZACHARY TEEN COUNCIL: 6:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Teens provide input and assistance to the branch as well as participating in open mic nights, quiz bowls and other fun, library-related activities. (225) 658-1870.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • THE BOOK BUZZ: 4 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. Teens meet to discuss the books they are currently reading and enjoy light refreshments. (225) 778-5960.
  • OPENING AND AWARDS RECEPTION: 5 p.m., Jones-Walker Foyer, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. DeBose Visual Arts Adjudicated Exhibition runs through Feb. 5. Free. http://www.debosefineartsseries-competition.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS SERIES: 7 and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by Jason Moran & the Bandwagon. $25 and $45. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.
  • BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.
  • BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.
  • BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

  • ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive, (225) 383-1470. Surreal Salon 5 - A National Juried Exhibition of Pop-Surrealist & Lowbrow Art, through Jan. 31.
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Train Memorabilia from the LASM Collection, through Jan. 20. LASM: 50 Years of Collecting, through Sunday, Jan. 6. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe and We are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome, starts Saturday, Jan. 5. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. River Road Show by the Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild, through Jan. 30.
  • LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART:5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13. Louisiana’s Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LOUIS DEANGELO GALLERY: 16645 Highland Road, Suite F., (225) 250-7750. Featuring work by local abstract artist Lou Deangelo and showcasing work by more than a dozen regional artists in various media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
  • MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. Ann Connelly Fine Art presents Louisiana Landscapes, work by Lisa Di Stefano, Jill Hackney and George Marks.
  • SENIOR BUS TRIPS: April 18-27, to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, $829 and May 19-24, to Biltmore Estate and Asheville, N.C., $485. Tours include transportation, lodging, most meals and all tours and attractions. Call Leslie Tassin (225) 769-5872.

­n WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Our Lives, Our Stories, America’s Greatest Generation, through Jan. 6. From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, through Feb. 2. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a full list of events.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, dancing at George’s Restaurant on George Oneal Road; 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, steak night and dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.