Upcoming arts and culture events:
? Jan. 15 is the deadline to register for the opera gala “Opera and Operetta, s’il vous plai?t!” sponsored by the Board of Directors of The Patrons of LSU Opera. The event is at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St., Baton Rouge. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Individual tickets are $70 and $970 for a table. Cash bar is available; black is optional. For tickets, visit lsufoundation.org/operagala2014. For questions, call (225) 578-8594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
? Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge, is accepting photography submissions for the juried exhibit, “Picture Your Park.” The show aims to engage the audience of City-Brooks Park in capturing a photographic image of the splendor of the BREC park. David Humphreys, professional artist and fine art advertising photographer, is the juror. For requirements or to enter, visit batonrougegallery.org/artinthepark. For information, call (225) 389-1470.
? Tickets are on sale for the LSU Museum of Art’s “Louisiana-Grown: From Sugarcane to Cocktails,” an evening of Louisiana distilled spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 30, in the museum’s third-floor office area, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $40 for museum members, $45 for nonmembers. Call (225) 389-7210.
? Jan. 15 is the deadline to register for Jan. 16 “Trick My Stilettos,” an art event in which participants use Rashaad Newsome’s artwork to inspire their own “tricked-out” shoes. The event is from 6-8 p.m. at the LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Bring your own shoes. $20 for museum members; $30 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 389-7207 or email email@example.com.
? Entries are being accepted for the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s “Art of Hospice,” a regional art competition. Visit lmhpco.org/news/index.shtml.
? Registration is open for New Venture Theatre’s theater and professional classes. For more information, visit newventuretheatre.com.