Several events are scheduled this week in the LSU School of Music:

•7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Donald McKinney will make his debut as the new director of the LSU Wind Ensemble at the Wind Ensemble’s first concert of the 2011-2012 season in the LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Road on campus. Tickets are $18.

•7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Christopher O’Riley will perform a chamber music concert in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Tickets are $28. O’Riley is the James M. Syler Distinguished Visiting Artist in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts and host of NPR’s From the Top. O’Riley will be joined by LSU faculty members Espen Lilleslatten, violin; Dennis Parker, cello; Gabriel Beavers, bassoon; Robert DiLutis, clarinet; Seth Orgel, French horn; and graduate students Kate Lisman, violin; Sarah Perkins, viola; and Paula Bujes, violin.

For tickets or more information on the LSU concerts, call (225) 578-5128.


Dukakis, Jackson

Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis presents her one-woman show, Rose, a play by Martin Sherman, at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19-20, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $58.50-88.50.

Tickets also are on sale for a performance by the “Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Manship Theatre. Tickets are $48.50.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334.


Willow Oak to perform

Tickets are on sale for a performance of Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet’s An Evening of Dance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The show features four premiere choreographic works by Artistic Director Tamu Wilson Ortenzio. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


Film fest tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Manhattan Short Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts. The Baton Rouge audience will be among those in 200 cities spanning six continents watching and voting on 10 short films that are 18 minutes or shorter. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334.


At the Enchanted Mansion

Several events have been scheduled in coming weeks at the Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive:

•The exhibit Original or Reproduction?, which offers clues to identifying dolls, runs through Oct. 1.

•Registration is open for the seminar “How to Spot a Con Artist,” which offers tips to help protect investments from fraud, set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 21. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

•The museum will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Admission is free on this day, and refreshments will be served.

Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0005.

Voice class set

Registration is open for the voice acting class “Getting Paid to Talk - Making Money With Your Voice,” set for 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 27 at LSU. Enrollment is limited to 20. The class is offered by Voice Coaches of New York. To learn the specific location, register or for more information, call (225) 578-5119.


PMC Guild meeting

The Louisiana Chapter of the Precious Metal Clay Guild will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at The Baton Rouge Bead Co., 11943 Coursey Blvd., Suite A. For more information, call (225) 292-3633.


Creative workshop set

Registration is open for a 12-week workshop on creativity featuring Pamela Westbrook, visual artist, and Johnny Palazzotta, music publisher and producer of Pal Productions, beginning Oct 4 at Pal music studio, 639 Main St.

The workshop is facilitated by Anne Marks, certified facilitator of “The Artist’s Way at Work” by Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron. The fee is $300 which includes the book and all art supplies. To register and for more information, email

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, will celebrate National Museum Day at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, with a tour titled “Behind the Scenes at Rosedown: A Look at the Restoration and Maintenance of a Historic House and Garden.” For more information, call (225) 635-3110.


Gallery opening

Allas Fine Art will open a new art gallery on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 12232 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 29. The gallery specializes mostly in Louisiana landscapes, New Orleans, Louisiana food and fleur de lis.


Marks in BR, Lafayette

New works by artist George Marks are being shown through Saturday, Sept. 24, at Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. Also, Marks’ exhibit Nineneuf9 recently was featured at The Acadiana Center for the Arts, and Marks is featured in the September issue of Our Louisiana magazine. For more information, call (225) 927-7676.

Art show and sale

Entries are being accepted for the 2011 Awesome Art Show and Sale presented by River Region Art Association Oct. 8-9 at the Gonzales City Hall, 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales, during the Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival. The art take-in day is from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct 6 at the city hall. For rules, an entry form or more information, visit the website.


Exhibit in Hammond

The exhibit Marais Press: Collaborative Explorations 1992-2011 is showing at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. For more information, call (985) 542-7113.

At the AcA

Tickets are on sale for the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ 2011-2012 season:

•8 p.m. Sept. 28, An Evening with Aaron Neville, James Moncus Theater, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette.

•8 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Accordion Blowout - Cajun, Zydeco, Lebanese and Conjunto, James D. Moncus Theater.

•7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Songs from the Coast, the world premiere of a Louisiana Crossroads film, featuring live performances by DL Menard and Jeffrey Broussard, James D. Moncus Theater.

•8 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Li’l Band O’ Gold Swamp Pop Christmas Pageant, James D. Moncus Theater.

•8 p.m. Jan. 12-13, 2012, An Evening with Steve Earle with Joel Savoy, Linzay Young and Dirk Powell, James D. Moncus Theater.

•8 p.m. March 8-9, 2012, A Tribute to Louisiana’s Little Walter, featuring James Cotton with Henry Gray, James Moncus Theater.

•8 p.m. April 12-13, 2012, De Temps Antan, Cedric Watson, Anna Laura Edmiston and David Greely - Exploring Quebecois, Acadian and Cajun/Creole Connections, James Moncus Theater.

•8 p.m. May 9-10, 2012, Zigaboo Modeliste, King of the Funky Drums, James Moncus Theater.

Tickets also are on sale for the IberiaBank series in the James Moncus Theater.:

•8 p.m. Oct. 7, Robert Cray. Tickets are $45-$65.

•8 p.m. Nov. 2, Ricky Skaggs. Tickets are $45-$65.

•8 p.m. Nov. 15, Asleep at the Wheel, the Kings of Texas Swing with Yvette Landry and special guests. Tickets are $45.

For tickets or more information, call (337) 233-7060 or visit the website.


At the Hilliard Museum

The exhibit Morgan as Mentor will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 510 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. The exhibit opens to the general public on Oct. 2 and runs through May 19, 2012. The exhibit features work by artists who tell the story of Elemore Morgan Jr. as an inspiration, an artist and a teacher. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (337) 482-2278.


At The Frame Shop

Artist Lynda Frese will give an artist talk followed by a book signing for her new publication Pacha Mama: earth realm at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at The Frame Shop, 912 Coolidge Blvd., Lafayette. Also, poet Darrell Bourque will read his poetry in response to Pacha Mama: earth realm. Space is limited; reservations are requested. For reservations, call (337) 235-2915. Frese’s work also will also be on display in the Acadiana Center for the Arts Nov. 12-Dec. 3, with the opening reception on Nov. 12. For more information, call (337) 235-2915


Exhibit in Covington

The exhibit Works on Paper will run through Sept. 30 at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. Louisiana artist and educator Carol Leake was the guest curator for this show. Featured artists are Nancy Bernardo, Barbara Brainard, Joey Rice, and Christopher Saucedo, as well as emerging artists Peter Barnitz, Robyn Denny, Jason Derouin, James Goedert and Matthew Grant. For more information, call (985) 892-8650.


Guidry in Iowa

Work by Lafayette artist Amy Guidry is featured in the show Seeing & Remembering: Portraits and Their Stories at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapides, Iowa. Her work also will be featured Sept. 24-Jan. 15, 2012, in the Billboard Art Project in New Orleans, along with the Billboard Art Project Oct. 22-Nov. 18 in Baton Rouge. Her work also will be included in Group Exhibition at Gallery 549 in Lafayette, which opens Nov. 12. For more information, call (337) 406-2570.


Steinways at Nicholls

Later this month, Nicholls State University in Thibodaux will formally join a group of nearly 130 global institutions of higher education that exclusively feature Steinway & Sons pianos for performance and music education. With the “All-Steinway School” designation, the Nicholls Department of Music becomes only the second Louisiana program to claim such a distinction, after Tulane University in New Orleans. Institutions outside Louisiana include the Yale School of Music, China Conservatory of Music and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Funding for Nicholls’ Steinways began in 2007 with gifts from private donors and foundations and continues with annual fundraising events such as the Monster Piano Concert. This year’s concert, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Talbot Theater on campus, will include an official “All-Steinway School” plaque presentation by a representative from Steinway & Sons, New York.


Call for entries

The deadline is noon Oct. 21 for entries to the poster contest for the 18th annual Sugar Day Festival, set for Nov. 12 at Kent Plantation House in Alexandria. The main focus of the day is the actual process of sugar making, which is done in a reproduction 1840s sugar mill. Posters should reflect this image. The chosen artist will receive a commission of $300. For entry requirements or more information, call (318) 487-5998.

In Jefferson Parish

Tickets are on sale for the musical The Drowsy Chaperone at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, beginning Sept. 30 and running through Oct. 16 in the Westwego Performing Arts Center, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. The production is presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Theatre 13. Tickets are $30, adults; $27, seniors age 65 and older; $20, students; and $15, children. For tickets or more information, call (504) 885-2000.


At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, will host the first meeting of its “Book Club at the O” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the museum’s Education Gallery. The book club is free for museum members. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. The featured book will be Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson by Agnes Grinstead Anderson. Registration is required. To register, call (504) 539-9608.



Tickets are on sale for Love in the Garden on Friday, Sept. 23, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The patron party begins at 7 p.m. The garden party will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Also, the exhibit The Elegant Image: Hindu Buddhist and Jain Bronzes continues through Oct. 28; the installation Swoon: Thalassa is on view in the Great Hall through Sunday, Sept. 25; and Bookmarks: the Artist’s Response to Text runs through Nov. 27.

Also, the museum has named Russell Lord its new curator of photographs.

For more information, call (504) 539-9600.


Sacabo exhibit in NO

The exhibit Joséphine Sacabo: Photogravures will open with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. The show will run through Dec. 31. For more information, call (504) 568-1313.


Poetry and Motion

The Isidore Newman School and Ann Connelly Fine Art are hosting Demond Matsuo and Karoline Schleh in the exhibit Poetry and Motion at the Reynolds Ryan Art Gallery, 5333 Danneel St., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 896-6414.

Rock of Ages tickets

Tickets are on sale for Broadway Across America’s traveling production of Rock of Ages, set for Nov. 1-6 at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787 or visit the websites. Group discounts for 15 or more are available by calling (504) 287-0372.


At Southern Rep

Southern Repertory Theatre’s production of Yasmina Reza’s 1998 Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage will run through Oct. 19 at the theater, Canal Place, New Orleans. The play stars John “Spud” McConnell, Maureen Brennan, Laura Grice and Gary Rucker and is directed by Ricky Graham. Tickets are $29 for Thursday and Sunday performances and $35 for Friday and Saturday performances. For tickets, call (504) 522-6545 or visit the website.


At the Inn On Bourbon

The Inn On Bourbon, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans, has scheduled several performances in coming weeks:

•6-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 22-24; and Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30, pianist Joe Ashlar. Admission is free.

•7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, performance by the New Orleans Opera Association.

For more information, call (504) 524-7611.