Baton Rouge calendar for Feb. 1, 2013

Advocate file photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCKNorth Boulevard Town Square will be the site of 'Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge' Friday-Sunday, Feb. 1-3. There will be live music and parade watching and on Sunday, visitors can catch the Super Bowl on the giant screen starting at 5:25 p.m. Show caption
Advocate file photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCKNorth Boulevard Town Square will be the site of 'Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge' Friday-Sunday, Feb. 1-3. There will be live music and parade watching and on Sunday, visitors can catch the Super Bowl on the giant screen starting at 5:25 p.m.

The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Feb. 1-7, 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, FEB. 1

  • 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.
  • MARDI GRAS IN BATON ROUGE: noon, Town Square, North Boulevard, downtown. Live music by The Mulligan Brothers at noon and Orphan Annie at 4 p.m. Krewe of Artemis Parade, 7 p.m., begins on St. Philip Street downtown. http://www.kreweofartemis.net, http://www.visitbatonrouge.com
  • R.O.D.S. RUN: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. Pre ’49 street rod show. Vendor displays, event T-shirt, swap meet, door prizes, live DJ by Homer T. http://www.streetrods.org or (225) 622-2403.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS:5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). http://www.projectpurrbr.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.
  • KREWE OF ARTEMIS: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. http://www.kreweofartemis.net/.
  • LSU CONCERT SPECTACULAR: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, LSU. Featuring the Rodrigue Steinway painted by George Rodrigue and played by Willis Delony. Performances by LSU ensembles and choirs. $30. http://music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-5128.
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individual, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS 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). Arts market features work from more than 70 artists in Louisiana and surrounding states. Children’s activities from 9 a.m.-noon in the Arts Market’s Kids Booth. http://www.artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558 (arts market).
  • LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Skip Bertman Drive, LSU. Teddy bear repair station, petting zoo, endoscopy station, animal demonstrations. http://www1.vetmed.lsu.edu or (225) 578-9565.
  • STORY TIME AT BURDEN: 10 a.m.-noon, Windrush Gardens, Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Book reading and imagination-themed activities for children ages 3-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person. (225) 578-3921.
  • R.O.D.S. RUN: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. Pre ’49 street rod show. Vendor displays, event T-shirt, swap meet, door prizes, live DJ by Homer T. http://www.streetrods.org or (225) 622-2403.
  • 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.
  • LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Petsmart, Lowes Ave., Gonzales. http://www.lfldr.com.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Airline Petsmart, 8660 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.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). Noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • MARDI GRAS IN BATON ROUGE: noon, Town Square, North Boulevard, downtown. Live music with the Young Band Nation Blues Project noon-2 p.m. followed by the Krewe of Mystique parade at 2 p.m. More live music with Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Krewe of Orion parade at 6:30 p.m. http://www.kreweoforion.com, http://www.krewemystique.com.
  • SUMMER BALLET PROGRAM AUDITIONS WITH JOFFREY SAN ANTONIO: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Participants must arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition time for registration. $30 registration fee. (225) 766-8379 or email nicole@batonrougeballet.org.
  • KREWE MYSTIQUE DE LA CAPITALE: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. http://www.krewemystique.com.
  • LET'S TALK BOOKS!: 2 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Teens can bring their favorite book of romance to recommend to other teens. (225) 658-1870.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m. LSU Bookstore on campus. Rachel L. Emanuel, author of A More Noble Cause, will sign copies of her book.
  • CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, Darlymple Drive. Live traditional American music with the Cane Grinders. No dance experience needed. Come with or without a partner. Families welcome. Fragrance free. $5. (225) 803-9194.
  • KREWE OF ORION: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. http://www.kreweoforion.com.
  • 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.
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individuals, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

  • R.O.D.S. RUN: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. Pre ’49 street rod show. Vendor displays, event T-shirt, swap meet, door prizes, live DJ by Homer T. http://www.streetrods.org or (225) 622-2403.
  • 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.
  • PAWS FOR MARDI GRAS: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Highway. Mardi Gras-themed adoption day. Email stopcrueltyinbatonrouge@gmail.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Gallery Talk. LSU MOA curatorial assistant Lauren Barnett will talk about how artists reveal intimate and personal moments in their works. Includes walk-through of the Peter Shire exhibition. Free admission.
  • FIRST SUNDAY: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to the galleries and reduced admission for planetarium shows.
  • PETER SHIRE RECEPTION: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, Second Floor, LSU Student Union. Peter Shire: A World of Geometrics. http://www.lsu.edu/union.
  • WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Sign language-interpreted performance. Individuals, $24; groups of 10 or more, $20; students, $12. (225) 924-6496.
  • CHEMOROCKET: 3 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance by the faculty and student ensemble. $10, general admission; $5, students. (225) 578-3261.
  • SUPER BOWL XLVII LIVE: 5:25 p.m., Town Square, North Boulevard, downtown. Watch the Super Bowl on the Media Beacon. Tailgating and outdoor parties. http://visitbatonrouge.com/superbowl.

MONDAY, FEB. 4

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. “Spring Checklist for the Garden” presented by Wanda Chase. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by the vocal group. (225) 344-0334 or http://manshiptheatre.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5

  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. The teen library council will make Valentine’s Day cards for local veterans and discuss plans for the new year. Students in eighth grade and higher are welcome. (225) 658-1870.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Opening of Betts, Goodell, Schmidt exhibition. (225) 383-1470.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

  • MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAICS: 4 p.m., Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St., Zachary. Teens and tweens will make a mosaic out of Mardi Gras beads and king cake will be served. All supplies will be provided. (225) 658-1870.
  • PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.
  • LSU CHAMBER SINGERS: 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. $10, general admission; $5, students. (225) 578-3261.
  • LITTLE RHODY AND THE OTHER 49: 6 p.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Presentation about the states, especially Rhode Island, by Roberta Humble. (225) 922-2015.
  • RIVER CITY JAZZ MASTERS SERIES: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by the James Carter Organ Trio. $25-$45. (225) 344-0334 or http://manshiptheatre.org.
  • LORAINE SIMS FACULTY VOCAL RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance of English and American art songs of the 20th and 21st centuries. $10, general admission; $5, students. (225) 578-3261.

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. Works by Betts, Goodell, Schmidt, Feb. 2-28. (225) 383-1470.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Spirit of Mardi Gras show with particular emphasis on the Spanish Town Parade mascot, the pink flamingo, through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. (225) 924-6437 or http://www.elizabethangallery.com.
  • 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.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Louisiana: Through the Years, a display of vintage festival posters and Louisiana prints, through Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: On the Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Gloriously Colorful Kodaks: Vintage Cameras from the Greg Milneck Collection and Animal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe andWe are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.
  • 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. Practically Absurd: the Art and Design of Peter Shire, through April 14. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART GLASSELL GALLERY: First floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Peter Shire: Serious Fun. Through March 24. http://www.glassellgallery.org or (225) 389-7180.
  • LSU UNION ART GALLERY: Second floor, LSU Student Union. Peter Shire: A World of Geometrics. Through Feb. 24. http://www.lsu.edu/union or (225) 578-5162.
  • 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.

­WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South, through Saturday, Feb. 2. Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston, through March 24. 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, Feb. 1, dancing at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw; 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, Super Bowl party at Cashel Street, Unit C, for details, call (225) 405-7862; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, volleyball in the gym.
  • LOCK AND KEY: Singles mixer at Portico, 11777 Coursey Blvd., 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. $20-$30. http://www.lockandkeyevents.com.
  • SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.