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

The 40th Pelican State Chamber Concert will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. The three musicians who initiated the concerts in 2005 will perform. James Alexander, Dennis Parker and James Ryon will perform the music of Bach, Mozart, Britten and Cooke. The concert is free. A reception will follow.

Tickets are on sale for Of Moving Colors’ production of “Romeo and Juliet,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21-22, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $13-$35. (225) 344-0334 or

The Denham Springs Fine Art Association is accepting entries for its Spring Show, which runs Monday, May 4, through Sunday, May 31, at the Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library, 8010 E. Florida Blvd., Denham Springs. The show is open to everyone 18 and older. The association also is taking applications for membership. The association meets on the first Monday of each month. Annual dues are $25 and includes spouse. (225) 664-9565.

Artists and photographers are invited to submit works for the next River Community Church art and photography exhibit, “Favorite Faces.” Submissions from both children and adults will be accepted Sunday through Wednesday, April 26- 29. The show will run May 3-24 at River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. Submissions should be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas, with a wire on the back for hanging. (225) 744-4367 or email

Registration is open for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s free lunch and learn workshops, “Crowd Source Funding,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 23; and “Be Inspiring: Nonprofit Messaging,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the council’s Firehouse Gallery 427 Laurel St. Call (225) 344-8558 or email

Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of “Boeing Boeing,” which opens Friday, April 24, on the theater’s main stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets are $20-$25. (225) 924-6496 or

Tickets are on sale for LSU Opera’s production of two one-act Czech operas, “Hlas Lesa (Voice of the Forest)” and “Veselohra Na Moste” (Comedy on the Bridge), at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the Claude L. Shaver Theatre LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. (225) 578-5128 or

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of “The Secret Life of Bees,” which opens Thursday, April 23, in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $20. (225) 344-0334 or

Registration is open for the West Baton Rouge Museum’s 2015 Teachers Institute Program, a three-day summer professional development series for kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, set for Tuesday through Thursday, July 14-16, at the museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This year’s theme is “Anthropology of Blues: Social Studies, Science, Math, and History Integrated with Music.” Registration is limited to 25 participants. Visit to print out the registration form which can be returned to Education Curator, Jeannie Luckett via email at or fax to (225) 336-2448. (225) 336-2422, ext. 14.

Tickets are on sale for “Listen To Your Mother,” a performance of live readings by local writers and bloggers, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. The Capital City is one of 10 chosen to host this production. Tickets are $20; part of the proceeds go to a local nonprofit. (225) 344-0334 or

— Robin Miller,