Here’s what’s going on in the area arts and cultural scene:
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host auditions for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Registration is at 2 p.m. For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or visit batonrougeballet.org.
The American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge is hosting the exhibit, “Building Ideas: The Making of Architecture,” through Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Shaw Center for the Arts’ mezzanine gallery, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Admisison is free. For more information, visit aiabr.com.
Friday, Jan. 23, is the deadline for entries to the LSU Student Union Art Gallery’s “2015 Student Art Show Competition.” All students are welcome to enter, regardless of major. The show is set for Monday, Feb. 2, through Wednesday, Feb. 25. This year’s jurors are Jason Andreasen, Randell Henry, Phyllis Lear and Jennifer Shaw. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit as.lsu.edu/home-parallax/union/union-art-gallery/2015-lsu-student-art-show-competition.
Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of “Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies,” set for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 19-22, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25. For Tickets or more information, call (225) 588-7676 or visit newventuretheatre.org.
The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, will host a discussion for the film, “The Abolitionists,” moderated by LSU history professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean, at noon Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The museum will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day with free admission. Also, the museum will feature the Lunchtime Lecture, “Louisiana Native Guard,” by Emmitt Glynn at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21. For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit westbatonrougemuseum.org.
Tickets are on sale for the LSU School of Music’s annual “Concert Spectacular,” 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Road on campus. Tickets are $30. For tickets or information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit music.lsu.edu.
The exhibit “Quilt the Swamp” runs through Feb. 15 at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission fees apply. For information, call (225) 757-8905 or visit breg.org/swamp.
The exhibit, “Rodrigue Comes Home: Under Iberia’s Live Oaks with George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog,” runs through April 14 at the Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia. For information, call (337) 606-5977.