Registration is open for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s third annual benefit clay shoot set for 9 a.m. Sept. 24 at Hunter’s Run Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Drive, Port Allen.

The event offers team, family team and individual entries. The event also includes food, beverages, 100 targets, a raffle and silent auction and on-site cancer screenings. All proceeds will benefit the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

Prices are $600 per four-person team, $540 per four-member family team, $150 per individual and $25 for non-shooters. To register or for more information, call (225) 383-0500, extension 100 .


At the Manship

Tickets are on sale for Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis’ one-woman show, Rose, a play by Martin Sherman, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $58.50-88.50.

Tickets also are on sale for a performance by the “Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Manship Theatre. Tickets are $48.50.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334.


LAAG events

The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, 2490 Silverest Ave., has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

• The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s annual Summer Judged Show will run through Sept. 15 in the Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd. Winners of this show are Nanci Charpentier, first place, “Okra;” Joann Mobley, second place, “Old Swimming Hole,” and Marilyn Ehr, third place, “Just After the Storm.” Honorable mention awards went to Roberta Loflin, Ann K. Brown, Theresa Knowles, Annette Melancon, Phyllis Nola and Gloria Goza.

• Monday, Aug. 15-Nov. 21, new artwork by guild members will be exhibited at the Forum Salon in Towne Center, 7425 Corporate Blvd., Suite 805.

• Throughout September, guild members will be exhibiting at the Ochsner Clinic, 9001 Summa Ave.

• Registration is open for Roberta Loflin’s workshop on collage making from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The fee is $25 to register. For more information, call (225) 808-6785 or email

• Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Acrylic Classes 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Studio in the Park. The fee per month is $60 for guild members and $75 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (225) 275-8835 or email

• Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Drawing Classes 6-8 p.m. the second through the last Mondays each month at the Studio in the Park. The fee is $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call (225) 275-8835 or email

• Registration is open for Life Drawing Sessions 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is $10 per night or $30 for the month at the Studio in the Park. To register or for more information, call (225) 926-4657.


At Ann Connelly

The exhibit New Works by gallery artist George Marks will show Sept. 6-20 at Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. The gallery also is hosting a show by gallery artists Demond Matsuo and Karoline Schleh Sept. 13-Oct. 13 at the Isidore Newman School’s Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery, 5333 Danneel St., New Orleans. For more information, call (225) 927-7676.


Auditions at BRLT

Auditions for actors age 15 and older for Baton Rouge Little Theater’s upcoming production of A Christmas Carol will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Auditions for children ages 6-14 will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 17. Full rehearsals begin in October, and performances will be Dec. 9-18.

Auditions for the theater’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire will be 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Callbacks will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the theater. Performances will be Oct. 28-Nov. 13.

Both productions are directed by Keith Dixon.

For cast needs, audition requirements, to schedule an audition or for more information, call (225) 924-6496.


Playmakers auditions

Auditions for Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s productions Live! From Club Dead and Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Auditions are for actors age 16 and older. For audition requirements, to schedule an audition or more niformation, call (225) 578-6996 or visit the web site.


Shapeshifter tickets

Tickets are on sale for Shapeshifter, the first play in the LSU Department of Theatre’s Mainstage season, set for Sept. 21-Oct. 2, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

Admission is pay-what-you-can on Sept. 21 and $12 for the sneak preview on Sept. 22. Admission to all other performances are $18, adults; $14, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; and $12, students. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-3527 or visit the web site.


Mother Goose tickets

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of The Abduction of Mother Goose, set for Sept. 15-25 at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Tickets are $20 for age 13 and older and $12 for age 12 and younger. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call (225) 216-0660 or visit the website.


Print and poster sale

The LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee is sponsoring its first print and poster sale of the fall 2011 semester from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, Aug. 21-26, in the LSU Student Union Art Gallery, Raphael Semmes Road on campus.

The College Poster Sale Company will bring more than 1,000 different posters to LSU, including posters of recent popular movies such as Black Swan, as well as posters of today’s most popular music stars. Most images are $7, $8 or $9. For more information, call (225) 578-5162.


Editing class offered

LSU Continuing Education, in partnership with the LSU Performing Arts Academy, is offering a new “Introduction to Final Cut Pro” course 6-9 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 31.

A three-day version of the course also will be offered in November. During the course, participants will learn basic video editing techniques and progress to using the advanced features of Final Cut Pro X. LSU Performing Arts Academy is holding its fall Open House on Saturday, Aug. 27. An introduction of the course and demonstrations of Final Cut Pro X will be conducted at the event. For more information, call (225) 578-1263.


LSU student chosen

Cirque Productions has selected Kaylee Couvillion, a junior in the LSU College of Education Department of Kinesiology, to participate as a jump roper in its traveling tour of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. The Cirque Dreams Holidaze tour will begin Nov. 1. Couvillion, a native of Baton Rouge, will join an international cast of multi-talented artists including gymnasts, trapeze performers, tightrope walkers and ice sculptors. The troupe will portray popular toys and animals associated with the winter season, performing dazzling acts to an original music score. After completing the tour in December, Couvillion plans to return to LSU to complete a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.


Anthem auditions

The LSU Athletics Department and the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts will conduct open auditions for national anthem singers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Room 115 of the School of Music building, corner of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road on campus. For more information, call (225) 578-6884.


Workshops offered

Registration is open for workshops by the Louisiana Center for Theatrical Arts. Beginner and intermediate workshops begin Sept. 6 at 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond; and Sept. 12 at 4499 Sharp Road, Mandeville. All workshops and productions are instructed and directed by industry professionals. To register or for more information, call (985) 517-6637.


Chorale auditions

Auditions will be at 6 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, for new members for the Lafayette Chorale Acadienne at First Baptist Church, 1100 Lee Ave., Lafayette. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22. The chorale has appointed Baton Rouge resident Terry Bowman as its new artistic director. All former members of Chorale are invited to return without auditions. For more information, call (337) 269-8874.


At the Hilliard Museum

Bridging University & Community, Art & Education, Generations & Cultures, an installation by internationally recognized artist Grimanesa Amor?s, is on view through Dec. 31 at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette.

Also, tickets are on sale for the Acadiana Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 29 on the museum grounds.

For tickets or more information, call (337) 482-2278.


Film screening

A screening of the independent film Feed the Fish will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Casa Azul Gifts, 232 Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau. A question and answer session with writer and director Michael Matzdorff will follow. For more information, call (337) 662-1032.


Neville tickets

Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 for An Evening with Aaron Neville, set for 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the James Devin Moncus Theater in the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. The concert is part of the Louisiana Crossroad series. For ticket prices or more information, call (337) 233-7060.


Harry’s Cajun connection

The blockbuster movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, in theaters now, has a Ragin’ Cajun connection. Several University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates of the Department of Visual Arts and a current student helped with 3-D production of the film.

Jordan Alphonso graduated from ULL in 2009 with a concentration in computer animation. He’s a lead artist with Pixel Magic, a Los Angeles based visual effects firm. Alphonso works in the company’s satellite office in the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise in University Research Park. He and the team of ULL graduates and a current student converted about 24 minutes of the final film from 2D to 3D.

ULL graduates who worked on the conversion include: Patrick Trahan, Adam Prejean, Donald Gremillion II, Hal Moore, Adam Folse, Tyler Broussard, Jacob Kebodeaux, Mendsaikhan Tsolmon, Scarlett Hanks, Trista Medine and Michael Rung. J. Thomas Wilson, a current ULL student, also worked with Pixel Magic on this project.

At Ohr-O’Keefe

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss., will be open on Labor Day, Sept. 5. On exhibit are works by mixed media artist William Dunlap, photographer Herman Leonard and Mississippi potter Brian Nettles. The museum also features a permanent exhibit by master potter George Ohr and emancipated slave Pleasant Reed. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.


At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, is showing several exhibits:

• Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Collection of Alexa Kleinbard and Jim Roche runs through Sept. 18.

• Spotlight on Mississippi, featuring drawings and sculpture by Mississippi artists runs through Sept. 18.

• Mississippi Photographs, 1860s-Present, a survey of Mississippi photography spanning more than 150 years, runs through Sept. 18.

• Birney Imes: Whispering Pines runs through mid October.

•Mississippi Mud: the Potters of Mississippi runs through the end of September.

• A Technological Terrarium currently is showing.

• Looking to Learn: New Orleans Center for Creative Art, an exhibition showcasing the photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media pieces created by the visual arts students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, runs through the end of September.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. For more information, call (504) 539-9600.


At Newcomb Gallery

The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University in New Orleans is showing three exhibits beginning Wednesday, Aug. 24. The shows will run through Oct. 9.

The shows are:

• Pictures for Books: Photographs by Thomas Roma.

• Jazz People: New Orleans Portraits by Lee Friedlander.

• Pop Shots: Polaroid Portraits by Andy Warhol.

There will be a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Woodward Way Breezeway of the Woldenberg Art Center. Also, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14, Stephen Hilger, assistant professor of photography at Newcomb, will moderate “Making Books,” a conversation about the process of making photography books. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibits and events are free.