Here’s what’s happening in the area arts and cultural scene:
“Music from the Beatles, Summer of ’65,” will be performed by Ben Herrington and Friends, 3-5 p.m. today, Aug. 16, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The event will include an auction of signed instruments, photos and albums signed by The Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Tickets are $15, adults; $10, ages 18 and younger, and may be purchased by calling (866) 451-2787 or by visiting manshiptheatre.org. Proceeds benefit Christ in the City.
Tickets are on sale for “Stupid Kids,” presented by Bang Bang You’re Dead Theatre, running Friday through Sunday, Aug. 21-23, in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
Tickets are on sale for John Schneider Studios and Maven Entertainment’s “Shakespeare in the Swamp” production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27-29, in the barn theater at John Schneider Studios, 16050 U.S. 190, Holden. Tickets are $24.95. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
Auditions for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of William Gibson’s drama, “The Miracle Worker,” begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. For tickets or to schedule an audition, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
Tickets are on sale for Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s production of the musical, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” opening Friday, Aug. 21, in the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. For tickets, call (225) 578-6996 or visit playmakersbr.org.
Tickets are on sale for UpStage Theatre’s production of “Katrina, the Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back,” Aug. 28-29, at McKinley Middle School Auditorium, 1550 Eddie Robinson Drive. Tickets are $15, adults; $10, students. For tickets, call (225) 924-3774 or visit upstagetheatre.biz.
An “Ice Cream Social at the Capitol Park Museum,” is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Admission is free. For more information, visit louisianastatemuseum.org.
Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of Eric Idle’s Broadway hit musical, “Spamalot,” opening Sept. 18 at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s opening night concert gala on Friday, Sept. 25, in the Hilton Heidelberg Room, 201 Lafayette St. The gala will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and a four-course dinner and paired wines at 6:15 p.m., followed by the concert in the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Black tie is optional. Individual concert tickets are $59, and individual gala tickets are $150. Tables are $1,500. For tickets, call (225) 400-0335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Robin Miller