Baton Rouge area calendar for Jan. 10-16, 2014

Advocate file photo -- Elizabeth Eaton Steger, wearing India Byrd Ruves' 'Bubbles' bra, gets ready for the runway at a past BUST Breast Cancer show. This year's show is Friday at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- Elizabeth Eaton Steger, wearing India Byrd Ruves' 'Bubbles' bra, gets ready for the runway at a past BUST Breast Cancer show. This year's show is Friday at the Shaw Center for the Arts.

Laurel Street Palooza set for Friday night

The Laurel Street Palooza will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. The event includes a silent auction, food and drinks and live music.

Proceeds benefit the Arts Council. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For details, call (225) 344-8558.

Bra fashion show for Woman’s planned

The BUST Breast Cancer Bra Fashion Show will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Hartley/Vey Theatres in the Shaw Center for The Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The show features designer bras handmade by 36 local artists. Attendees will dine on hors d’oeuvres from Flemings, sip cocktails and watch an exciting show of wearable art. All proceeds benefit the Woman’s Hospital Foundation. Admission is $35.

For tickets contact Manship Theatre at (225) 344-0334.


Lamar Chamber Series focuses on Baroque

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presents “Festival of the Baroque” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Joseph Cathedral downtown. For more information, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.

Red Stick markets Saturday, Thursday

The Red Stick Farmers Market will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at 501 Main St. The Thursday market starts at 8 a.m. at 7248 Perkins Road and lasts until noon.

Catholic school holds open house Wednesday

The St. Thomas More Catholic School open house will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 11400 Sherbrook Drive. Call (225) 275-2820 for details.

Civil rights photographs at WBR Museum

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, opens “Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement” Saturday. The exhibit will be on display through March 9. For more information, call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Children invited to explore swamp at night

Kids’ Night out at the Swamp will take place 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Hikes, games, crafts and animal encounters will focus on nocturnal critters and themes. Dinner will be provided. Participants should wear long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes and also bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Children ages 7-12 may be left for the program.

Registration is required. Cost is $20 for in-parish residents and $24 for out-of-parish residents.


LASM offers kids’ lab, opens ‘Odd’ exhibition

BASF Kids’ Lab offers hands-on workshops for children age 6-12 and parents or caregivers on the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays of every month. Labs are at 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays.

The exhibit “Odd Nerdrum: Timeless” opens Saturday.

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is located at 100 River Road S.


Arbor Day luncheon planned for Thursday

Baton Rouge Green presents a luncheon in celebration of Arbor Day at noon Thursday at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. Speakers include Margie Jenkins and Kip Holden. Tickets are $50 or $600 for a 10-person table. For details, call (225) 381-0037.

Tyler Perry show comes to River Center Theatre

“Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre.


Dancers needed for Allen’s ‘Pepito’s Story’

Debbie Allen Dance Residencies will hold auditions Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Baton Rouge Community College Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive. The production will run March 13-17. Parts are available for male and female dancers ages 7-25. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


OLLI at LSU presents ‘Semester-At-A-Glance’

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lagniappe Chapter will offer a presentation by course instructors at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church on Old Hammond Highway. For more information, call (225) 578-2500 or email

‘Trick’ stilettos, explore color at LSU museum

Bring stilettos to the LSU Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Thursday and use Rashaad Newsome’s artwork to inspire your “tricked-out” pair. Bling and fashionable drinks will be provided. Admission is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is Wednesday. Call (225) 389-7202 or email to register.

Saturday Arts for Families takes place at 10:30 a.m. Investigate how color works in art and create a rainbow palette for your own painting. The program is free for museum members and $3 for nonmembers.

The museum is located at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. For more information, call (225) 389-7207.

Pet events planned in area this week

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society will host cat adoptions from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. The society also holds dog adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. For more information, go to

Cat Haven is open for adoptions noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society will hold an adoption event 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Petco at Acadian and Perkins. For details, call (225) 636-2680 or visit

The Companion Animal Alliance offers pet adoptions at its shelter, 2680 Progress Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. Adoptions also are held at Acadian Village Petco on weekends. For more information, call (225) 774-7701 or go to

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. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins Road. For more information, visit

Compiled by Red staff