‘Art Attack’ event in Denham Springs
Local artists will display and sell their art in the Denham Springs Antique Village along North Range Avenue 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Food and beverages will be available for sale. The Arts Council of Livingston Parish will also host a reception for its new exhibit, “For the ART of It” during this time. For more information, call the council at (225) 664-1168.
Mike the Tiger will be part of book signing
Sherri Graves Smith, the author of “Mike’s Game Day Rules” will sign copies of her book 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the LSU Museum of Art Store, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. LSU mascot Mike the Tiger will make an appearance 2:30 p.m-3:15 p.m.
‘Twelfth Night’ set to open next week
Theatre Baton Rouge’s Young Artists Program is bringing William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” to the stage this week.
This production is Cecil Picket’s shortened adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. The play will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre. Other performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, and 2 p.m. Sept. 15.
The theater is located at 7155 Florida Blvd. Admission is $9. For more information, call (225) 924-6496 or go to theatrebr.org.
Heritage Lecture features antebellum site
LSU Rural Life Museum Archaeologist Dennis Jones will give a lecture Thursday titled “Chatsworth Plantation: Discoveries from our Past” about the cultural resource management project at the historic site. The talk is sponsored by the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Call (225) 387-2464 to register.
Movie will play in Scotlandville park
The first “Movie in the Park” Friday at BREC’s Scotlandville Community Park, 7717 Howell Blvd. (on the baseball field), features a screening of “Rise of the Guardians” at 7:30 p.m., a trail tour at 6 p.m. and hot dogs and popcorn. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Art and produce for sale at market
Seasonal produce and baked goods will be sold 8 a.m.-noon Saturday during the Red Stick Farmer’s Market at 5th and Main Streets downtown. The Arts Market will feature handmade gifts and works of art for sale. Dog and cat adoptions will also be offered courtesy of Friends of the Animals, Project Purr and Cat Haven. (225) 344-8558.
Baton Rouge tour offers a walk through history
The Capitol Park Museum will offer a 60-90 minute walking tour beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday from the Capitol Park Museum, 660 North 4th St. Areas covered include President Zachary Taylor’s Baton Rouge home site, the Pentagon Barracks, LSU’s first Baton Rouge campus and the State Capitol. For more information, call (225) 342-5428.
Photography show opens at gallery
“Show & Tell- William Greiner” opens with a reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m Thursday at the LSU School of Art’s Glassell Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 20. Both the reception and the exhibition are free. (225) 389-7180.
Two male actors needed, auditions set
Theatre Baton Rouge will hold auditions for “The Woman in Black” Sunday and Monday. Two men are needed to play Arthur Kipps (age 40-60) and The Actor (age 20-30). The show will run Oct. 25-Nov. 10. Participants must be prepared to read from the script. Scripts are available for checkout from the box office with a $20 refundable deposit. Call (225) 924-6496 for more information.
Author signing set for Old State Capitol
Award-winning author, journalist and educator Samuel Freedman will discuss his book, “Breaking the Line,” and sign copies at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Old State Capitol House Chamber, 100 North Blvd. A cocktail reception precedes the lecture. The event is free. Call (225) 342-0500 for details.
Art sale raises money for cancer patient
Baton Rouge artist Rena Stevens’ work will be available for sale in signed and limited edition prints during a benefit to help with her cancer treatment expenses 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday at 8224 Summa Ave., Suite D. Jambalaya dinners will also be available for pick up for $7 each. Call (225) 642-8453 or (225) 936-5005 or email email@example.com for more information.
Live After Five features BR Symphony Orchestra
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra performs at 5 p.m. Friday in Repentence Park to open the fall Live After Five season. The evening will feature a patriotic tribute and American favorites such as Duke Ellington and John Williams with hits from blockbuster movies and Broadway shows.
Kids can make pet portraits
Children can bring a photograph of their favorite pet to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum to make a one-of-a-kind portrait, taking inspiration from the Noel Rockmore paintings and portraits showing in the gallery. This program is recommended for families with children ages 6-12 and is included in the general admission price. Visit lasm.org for more details.
Presenter to discuss antique roses
Allen Owings will be the speaker at this month’s First Monday at Burden lecture series. Bring a lunch; drinks will be provided. The noon-1 p.m. event is free for BHS members and costs $10 for nonmembers. For more information, call (225) 763-3990.
Lecture will cover founding of gallery
Jordana Pomeroy presents a lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Learn how the most famous French collections, colorful collectors, and strong willed artists led to the founding of London’s National Gallery. Call (225) 389-7200 for details.
Pet adoption events planned this week
The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway, and 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter. For more information, go to caaws.org.
The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge is running a pet adoptions special through Sunday. Dogs more than 40 pounds and adult cats will cost $50. The price includes spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations.
The center is located at 2680 Progress Road, and hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to caa br.org.
The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road, is open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For more information, check friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
Compiled by Red staff