• HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL SCENE:
  • AUDITIONS FOR NEW VENTURE THEATRE’S UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF DUKE ELLINGTON’S “SOPHISTICATED LADIES” WILL BE SATURDAY, JAN. 3, AT THE HARTLEY/VEY WORKSHOP THEATRE IN THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. GENERAL AUDITIONS BEGIN AT 1 P.M. FOLLOWED BY MOVEMENT AND DANCE AUDITIONS AT 3 P.M. PERFORMANCES ARE SET FOR FEB. 19-22. VISIT newventuretheatre.com.
  • THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEB. 6, FOR ENTRIES TO THE LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY’S ANNUAL JURIED, 20”X20”X20”: A National Compact Competition and Exhibit.” The show will run April 9 through June 10. For requirements and to register, visit as.lsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Compact-Competition-Brochure.pdf.
  • TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE’S 15TH ANNUAL LAUREL STREET PALOOZA, SET FOR 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, outside of the arts council’s headquarters at 427 Laurel St. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit artsbr.org.
  • TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR UPSTAGE THEATRE’S RED CARPET-STYLE STAR AWARDS AT 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. Tickets are $35. Visit upstagetheatre.biz/page11.php.
  • TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR OF MOVING COLORS’ ANNUAL DANCE PRODUCTION, “KICK IT OUT,” SET FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JAN. 30-31, IN THE MANSHIP THEATRE IN THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. FOR TICKETS, CALL (225) 344-0334 OR VISIT manshiptheatre.org.