Baton Rouge arts calendar for June 28 - July 3 _lowres

Associated Press photo provided by NASA Comet C/2013 A1, also known as Siding Spring, as captured by Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope March 27.

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

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Museum of Art’s 11th annual Fourth of July Celebration, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on the third and sixth floors of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $125 for museum members; $150 for nonmembers; $50 for ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. For tickets or information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit

The exhibit, “Simply Sunflowers,” will run through Friday, July 31, at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. The show features work by members of the River Community Church’s Creative Group. Community members are invited to join the group. For more information about the group or exhibit, call (225) 744-4367 or email

Registration is open for the St. Tammany Art Association’s Summer Children’s Theatre Camp for ages 6-12, set for Monday through Friday, July 6-10, at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville. This year’s camp culminates with a production of “Br’er Rabbit.” The cost is $175 for members and $185 for nonmembers. Registration also is open for several July adult and youth art classes and workshops at the association’s Art House, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. To register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, will offer free admission, along with reduced admission to planetarium shows, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 5. Also, the exhibit “Selected Recent Acquisitions” runs through Sept. 13; and “25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope” runs through Aug. 31. For more information, call (225) 344-5272 or visit

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of the musical, “Dreamgirls,” which opens Thursday, July 16, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (225) 588-7576 or visit

Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of Tom Kitt’s musical, “Next to Normal,” which opens Friday, Aug. 7, on the theater’s Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $29 and $19 for students. For tickets or more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit

Tickets are on sale for Bridge Nouveau Theatre Company’s production of John Logan’s drama, “Red,” Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, at Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge. Tickets are $18 and $15 for students with a valid ID. For tickets, call (225) 38.-1470 or visit

— Robin Miller,