The LSU Gospel Choir will perform its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus.

This concert marks the last concert with the choir under the direction of Everrett Parker who is retiring at the end of the semester. Former gospel choir members are invited to participate in the concert, or secure a seat in the audience. Parker is assisted by Laurence Hebert.

Tickets are $18, general admission; $15, faculty, staff, seniors; $10, students. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128.

Thesis exhibit set

The exhibit, (un)familiar, by artist Raina Wirta will open with a reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the loft space at the Capital Area Corporation Recycling Council, 1400 Main St.

The exhibit features a variety of nontraditional elements such as rubber, plastic and wallpaper and combines sketches, paintings and collage work. Wirta is a graduate student in the LSU School of Art, and this is her thesis exhibit. The council is presenting the exhibit as part of its community outreach effort.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Friday, April 26. Admission is free. For more information, call (763) 568-1159.


Women in the Arts

The Associated Women in the Arts’ Exhibiting Members Show will run through May 18 at Beauregard Gallery and Bistro, 715 Europe St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, call (225) 383-1932.


At Cove, Rue Cou Cou

The exhibit, They Came from the Cove, a series of collages depicting sea creatures by recycle artist Karen Bottle Capps, will open Friday, April 19, at The Cove Cocktail & Oyster Bar, 2559 Broad Ave. The show runs through Saturday, April 27, and runs in conjunction with the Broad Avenue Art Walk on Friday, April 19. Also, the painting, “Egret Preening,” by Milo will be on exhibit at Rue Cou Cou, 1857 Government St., during Art & Wine: The Wine Tasting Experience from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, along with new work by Amy Anderson, Jovann, Tanya F. Dischler, Joseph Melancon, Keith Morris and Katherine Rutledge.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 343-9722.


Musical auditions set

Theater Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd., has set auditions for its upcoming musicals, Avenue Q and 9 to 5: The Musical. Avenue Q auditions are set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the theater. Vocal auditions for 9 to 5: The Musical are set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. All auditions are by appointment only. Scripts are available for check-out for a $20 refundable deposit. For audition requirements or to make an appointment, call (225) 924-6496.


Lunch and lecture set

Tickets are on sale for a lunch lecture with Suzanne Perron, along with a tour of her exhibit, Revealed: Exquisite Gowns by Suzanne Perron, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

Tickets are $35. For tickets or more information, call (225) 389-7210.



The LSU School of Music has scheduled two upcoming events:

  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, the LSU Symphonic Winds concert directed by Dennis Llinas. For tickets, call (225) 578-5128 or visit
  • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, LSU Schola Caontorum concert, St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive. For tickets, call (225) 578-6941 or visit

Photo society meeting

The Louisiana Photographic Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. The guest speaker will be photo column writer and past Louisiana Photographic Society president Elizabeth Mangham.


Sunday In the Park

The next concert in the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Sunday In the Park free concert series is set for noon-2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, on the North Boulevard Town Square. The concert will feature Moreland & Arbuckle.


At Kress Gallery

A group exhibition of new work by Melange, featuring artists Amy Rickoff, Cassidy Breaux and Kelly Guidry, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Kress Gallery, 447 Third St., Suite 200.

Gallery hours are 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (225) 803-1023 or email


At the Burden Center

Registration is open for “The Art of Seeing Creatively,” an interactive photography workshop presented by The Tripod, Dede Lusk, Beverly Coates and Toni Goss, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Burden Botanical Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. The $55 fee includes lunch. To register or for more information, call (225) 763-2013 or visit the website.


Partnership created

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra created the “School Partnership Program” to provide local schools with performances and teaching visits from the orchestra’s musicians throughout the course of a semester.

This program was created to provide music education, elicit excitement amongst current music students, and help recruit more students into the schools’ music programs. Each School Partnership includes four visits a semester from the orchestra’s musicians that consist of a brief performance, group warm-ups, individual mentorship, and section coaching of band or orchestra music; culminating in a visit for their school to a Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra concert. For more information, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 123 or email

Summer camp registration

Registration is open for BREC summer camps, which include a summer camp at Baton Rouge Gallery. For a full list of camps, to register or for more information, call (225) 272-9200 or visit the website.


Wife tickets

The final performance of the comedy, Run for Your Wife, will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at BREC Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call (225) 216-0660 or visit the website.


In Prairieville

The River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, will host a Family Art Extravaganza from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

The event includes the church’s second annual community art and photography show, featuring work by area children, which will run through Sunday, May 12. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. For more information, email

Columbia Theatre donation

The Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau has donated $100,000 to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond, to help the theater continue to bring quality entertainment to the parish and region. The funds will be used to engage top-notch acts to draw attendance from the broader region stretching from Baton Rouge to Slidell and will allow the Columbia to more aggressively market performances in corresponding media markets.


At Three Rivers

The exhibit, Transitions: Artwork by Mary Monk, will run through Tuesday, May 7, at Three Rivers Art Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington. For more information, call (985) 892-2811.


Art classes set

Registration is open for art classes by Jane Hill at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington:

  • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2-23, “Introduction to Acrylic Painting,” for adults and older teens. The cost is $250.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, “Teen Drawing Jam: Focus on the Figure,” for ages 13-18. The cost is $75.
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 16, “Drawing the Head,” for adults. The cost is $140 for association members and $160 for nonmembers.
  • 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, May 27-31, “Mud! Masks! Monsters!” for ages 6-11. The cost is $100 for members and $110 for nonmembers.
  • 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 27-31, “Clay for Teens,” for ages 12-17. The cost is $100 for members and $110 for nonmembers.

To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email


Artist lecture set

Renowned Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amoros will present a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Theatre, 537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, as a part of INNOV8 Lafayette. Amoros’ installation, Uros House, has been most recently displayed at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. The installation will be featured at Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise during her lecture to showcase how she blends art and technology. Uros House, made of polyethylene, steel, metal and computer controlled LEDs, was inspired by structures built by the Uros Indians in Peru. Admission is free but seating is limited. To register, call (337) 735-5483 or email


In Eunice

The Eunice Symphony Orchestra’s 12th performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Liberty Theater, 200 Park Ave., Eunice.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The program is titled “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Tickets are $5. Children age 6 and younger are admitted free. For tickets, call (337) 457-8151 or (337) 580-2493. Tickets also are available at the door.

In Crowley

Tickets are on sale for several upcoming shows at the Grand Opera House, 505 N. Parkerson Ave. Crowley:

  • Saturday, April 20, American Tapestry.
  • Friday, May 3, rehearsal “performance” for “Dancing With the Stars in a Caring Way.”
  • Saturday, May 4, performance of Dancing With the Stars in a Caring Way.
  • Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19, the Acadiana Players present Some Enchanted Evening.

For tickets or more information, call (337) 785-0440.


Rapunzel tickets

Tickets are on sale for Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts’ production of Rapunzel, which continues Sunday, April 14, and Friday through Sunday, April 19-21, at the theater, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12-$15. For tickets, call (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit the website.


Courtyard concert

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Friday, April 19, with Lars Edegran’s New Orleans Jazz Band at the Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the show is set for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes three complimentary beverages. Guests must be 21 or older. For more information, call (504) 523-4662.


At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, will open four exhibits on Thursday, April 18: To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr., Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s, Walter Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The shows will run through Sunday, July 14. For more information, call (504) 539-9613.


At Coup d’oeil

The exhibit, Please Be Quiet Please, featuring paintings by Chris Dennis, will run through Saturday, May 18, at Coup d’oeil, 2033 Magazine St., New Orleans.

For more information, call (504) 722-0876.