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

Registration is open for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Spring Arts Blast for children ages 6-12, set for Monday through Friday, April 6-10, at the Dufrocq School, 330 South 19th St., Baton Rouge. The cost is $190 for arts council members and $240 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 344-8558 or email

Local illustrator Julie Dupre Bucker is seeking natural-looking models for historically accurate book characters. Photos will be taken from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the meeting room at the Iberville Parish Library, 24605 J. Gerald Berret Blvd., Plaquemine. The model call is for two books, “Voices of the Western Frontier” and “USS Alabama: How the Schoolchildren Saved the Battleship.” Models will be compensated with a copy of the published book in which they appear. For more information, visit

Tickets are on sale for the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee’s 2015 Performing Arts Series at the Poydras Center, 500 West Main St., New Roads. The schedule is Bob McDonner, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17; Lagniappe Theatre presents “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6; and the Victory Belles, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. For tickets, call (225) 638-3646, (225) 718-1386 or (225) 638-6049.

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of “The Secret Life of Bees,” which runs Thursdays through Sundays, April 23-May 3, in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $20. Group rates are available for 10 or more. For tickets, call (225) 588-7576 or visit

Tickets are available for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of “Boeing Boeing,” which opens Friday, April 24, on the theater’s main stage, 7155 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25 individually, $22 for a group of 10 or more and $20 for students with ID. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496, or visit

The Gallery at Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, is showing “Vintage: Paintings by Gary Noel,” through May 20. The show features a collection of paintings of 1950s and ’60s era classic cars. A free artist’s reception is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 24. For more information, visit or

— Robin Miller,