Here’s what’s going on this week in the area arts and cultural scene:

? The Baton Rouge Art League will celebrate its 80th anniversary with the opening of an exhibit of the its permanent collection of art from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.

The show will include Louisiana WPA artworks and will run through Nov. 26. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 922-1000.

? The LSU Student Union Art Gallery, Raphael Semmes Road, Baton Rouge, is showing the exhibit, “Louisiana State of Mind,” featuring the work of Mary Ann Caffery, Mary Lee Eggart, Rhea Gary, Diego Larguia, Thomas Neff and Robert Warrens through Dec. 19. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. on home football game Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 578-5162 or visit

? The exhibit, “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting,” will open Saturday, Nov. 8, at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Also, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, the museum will open early for a special World War I commemorative program before the Veterans on Parade event.

Mina Estrada, choreographer/dance artist from the Manship Theatre, will premiere a new site-specific piece, “We Shall Not Sleep.” For more information, call (225) 336-2422.

? Registration is open for youth and adult arts classes at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. For a list of classes, requirements and registration information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit

? In recognition of Veterans Day, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, is showing the exhibit, “Veterans Day Wall,” through Nov. 30 in the gift shop conference room. Included in the exhibit will be images and information about Rosedown Plantation’s own veterans, and it’s also open to any visitors wishing to honor their own military family members. For more information call (888) 376-1867 or (225) 635-3110 or visit

? Artist Antoine “Ghost” Mitchell’s exhibit, “Profile Of A Black Woman,” will run through Nov. 30 at Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge. The library will host a reception and program at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in in the meeting room. Admission is free. For more information, visit

? Beauregard Gallery and Bistro, 715 Europe St., Baton Rouge, will host an artist reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Nov. 2, for Margaret Shipley and Chris Bajon Jones, whose work is featured in the “Artist 2 Artist” exhibition, which runs through Wednesday, Nov. 5. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, call (225) 383-1932 or email

? The LSU School of Music has scheduled several events this week: LSU Opera’s final performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 2, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre. The LSU Jazz Lab Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Shaver Theatre with guest artist Mike Esneault. The LSU Jazz Ensemble will perform music to respond to artwork created by LSU Professor Emeritus Edward Pramuk on Tuesday, Nov. 4, featuring piano soloist Willis Delony in the Shaver Theatre. The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Shaver Theatre. Hamiruge, The LSU Percussion Group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Faculty and students will perform “A Celebration of Terry Riley’s In C” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall. For tickets to these events, call (225) 578-5128 or