Hot Art, Cool Nights, the Mid City Merchant’s spring art hop, is set for 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Mid City Art and Design District. This is the 10th year for the event, which features local artists and their work at many midcity locations. There also will be live music and refreshments along the way. Admission is free. For a list of participating artists, merchants and locations or more information, visit the website.


Children’s Chorus concert

The Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus will perform the concert, “Curtain Up!,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. The choir is conducted by Jennifer Ellis and Bethany Ring and will present a program celebrating the genres of opera, film scores and musical theater. The program is the culmination of a semester’s study of these styles by the 36-voice ensemble of children auditioned from the Baton Rouge community. Soloists will include Cole Roland and Isabelle McCall. The concert is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, email

At BR Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, is featuring new exhibits by three of its artists members: James Burke, Omond’s Blue Water; David Horton, Friends and Fables; and Lisa Qualls, The Familiar Wilderness. The exhibits run through Thursday, May 30, and all three artists will share the stories and thoughts behind their works at the 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 ARTiculate Artist Talk. Admission is free. For more information call (225) 383-1470.


Concert in the Park

The next performance in the free Concert in the Park series will feature Captain Green from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the North Boulevard Town Square. The series is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


In West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

  • Through Sunday, June 9, the exhibit Heroes: Photographs by Steve Schapiro.
  • Noon, Wednesday, May 15, lunchtime lecture, “West Baton Rouge and the U.S. Civil War.”
  • Mondays through Fridays, June 17-21 and June 24-28, sessions one and two of the Blast from the Past History Camp: The Hunt for Treasure. Registration is $65 for West Baton Rouge Parish residents and members of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association, and $75 for all other participants.

To register or for more information, call (225) 336-2422.


PhotoShop class set

Registration is open for the PhotoShop Elements 11 Workshop,” set for 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. The instructor is Jay Patel of the Louisiana Photographic Society. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, email

Wattam’s work chosen

Local artist Pat Wattam was juried into the first International On-Line Exhibition presented by the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. Among the 400 paintings submitted, Pat’s oil painting, “Nesting,” was one of the 150 paintings selected for the exhibition. To view the show, visit the website.


Desmond signing

Professor and architect J. Michael Desmond will sign copies of his book, The Architecture of LSU, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Barnes & Noble, Highland Road, LSU campus. Desmond has taught architectural history and design for 25 years. The book was published by LSU Press. For more information, call (225) 578-8282 or email


Dance auditions set

Southeastern Louisiana University’s dance program will conduct auditions from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the dance studio, room 153 in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, on campus in Hammond. Auditions are for an upcoming fall dance concert to be directed by alumnus and dance instructor Skip Costa. Auditions are open to Southeastern students, who can earn a one-hour credit for rehearsals and performance. Students selected for performance will be required to register for one of the Dance Technique one-hour courses offered this fall. Auditions also are open to high school seniors. For more information, call (985) 549-2133 or email

At Nicholls

Tickets are on sale for the Nicholls State University Department of Music’s seventh annual “Nocturne,” a showcase of faculty talent in support of music scholarships, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Mary M. Danos Theater of Talbot Hall on campus in Thibodaux. The performance will be preceded by a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $50 each, in addition to several sponsorship levels. For tickets, call (985) 448-4600.

In Natchez

Tickets are on sale for the Natchez Festival of Music performance of Jonathan Levin at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 305 S. Commerce St., Natchez. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call (601) 445-2210 or visit the website.


At Walter Anderson

Registration is open for 2013 summer camp at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 410 Washington Ave., Ocean Springs, Miss. For dates, pricing and more information, email

Street market set

The next Piety Street Market is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. The market will feature art, crafts and vintage items. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 269-3982 or email

At the WWII museum

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, exclusive book pre-release event —The Guns at Last Light by Rick Atkinson. To register or for more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 412.
  • 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 8, White Glove Wednesdays. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 288.
  • 11:45 a.m. buffet seating, Wednesday, May 8, The Victory Belles “A Salute to Our Heroes.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1943 or visit http;//
  • Thursday-Sunday, May 9-12, New Orleans History & Heritage Tour. For more information, call (504) 528-1944, ext. 257 or visit
  • 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, Saturday, May 11; 10:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., two Mother’s Day seatings, Sunday, May 12, “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” For tickets, call (504) 528-1948 or visit
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 Robotics Challenge Registration. For more information call (504) 528-1944, ext. 315.

At Jonathan Ferrara

The exhibit, O Bury Me Not by Michael Pajon will run through Friday, May 31, at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400a Julia St., New Orleans. Also the deadline is Saturday, June 15, for submissions to the 17th annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition, set to run Sept. 3-28 at the gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, call (504) 522-5471 or email


McDonogh High exhibit

Artwork by John McDonogh High School students will be featured from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the McKenna Museum of African Art, 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans.


Mermaid tickets

Tickets are on sale for St. Philip Neri’s Drama Program’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at The Parishioner Center, 6500 Kawanee Ave., Metairie. Concessions will be available before the show and at intermission. Tickets are $10, reserved seating; $7, adults; and $4, children. For tickets or more information, call (504) 887-5600, ext. 82, or email

At The Front

The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., is featuring sculpture, video, painting and mixed media by Vox Populi, the Philadelphia-based artist collective, beginning with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and running through Sunday, May 26.



Reservations are being taken for the 11th Les Comediens Francais Lecture set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., French Quarter, New Orleans. This year’s theme is “Louisiana Musical Treasures from the Bibliotheque nationale de France,” delivered by Alfred E. Lemmon, director of the Williams Research Center, pianist Peter Collins, violinist Joseph Meyer and soprano Sarah Jane McMahon. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. For reservations, call (504) 523-4662 or email

At Loyola

Registration is open for two summer jazz camps hosted by the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University in New Orleans. The camp is open to non-beginners who have completed the seventh through 12 grades who play piano, bass, guitar, drums, brass, woodwind or string instruments. Tuition is $200 for commuting students or $340 for students who also require room and board. The registration deadline is Friday, May 17. For more information, call (504) 865-2164.

At 3 Ring Circus

The group show, Character Flaws, featuring winners of The Secret Walls series, is showing at 3 Ring Circus, 1638 Clio St., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 569-2700.

Art & Soul

Tickets are on sale for the Art & Soul gala presented by the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and The Lupin Foundation, set for 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the center, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans.

The gala will be preceded by the IberiaBank patron party set for 6 p.m.-7 p.m. For tickets, call (504) 940-2900.