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

  • Auditions for New Venture Movement’s upcoming dance concert, “SOUL,” are set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Performances are set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. For audition requirements, call (225) 216-0660 or visit
  • Registration is open for Arts and Alzheimer’s “Fall into Music” series on Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Nov. 9, at the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The program opens with a show at 10:30 a.m., followed by performances facilitated by Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra members at 11 a.m. Seating is limited. To register, call (225) 334-7494 or email
  • Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road, is featuring work by Joyce Howell from Tuesday, Sept. 8, through Monday, Sept. 28. Howell will attend an artist reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (225)-927-7676, email or visit
  • The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, is showing the exhibit, “House & Home,” through Oct. 18. The show explores the varied history and cultural meanings of the American home. Call (225) 336-2422 or visit

Compiled by Robin Miller