Louisiana Seafood: A Gulf de Lis, an exhibit highlighting the smorgasbord of seafood from Louisiana waters along the Gulf Coast, opens Sept. 19 at the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen lane. The exhibit will run through Dec. 30, and there will be an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, featuring Chef Cory Bahr of Monroe, winner of the 2011 Louisiana Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the State Archives and the Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 922-1000.

Concert at fountain

Baton Rouge Community College will open its 2011-2012 Performing Arts Season with the return of “Jazz @ the Fountain” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the fountain in the center of campus.

The performance is free.

The event is presented by Baton Rouge Community College’s Jazz Ensemble, featuring students and faculty from the college’s music program, including jazz musician and Associate Professor of Music Eric Baskin.

Free parking will be available at the North Parking Garage. Although limited seating is provided, the audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating.

For more information, call (225) 216-8200.

Brush with Burden

The deadline is Nov. 30 for entries to the Burden Horticulture Society’s 2012 juried art exhibition Brush with Burden. The exhibit is open to all artists age 18 and older. All media are accepted, and work must be original. The pieces must depict an area within the 450-acre Burden properties on Essen Lane. The exhibit will run from March 3-11, 2012, in the Steele Burden Orangerie. For requirements or more information, email ginniebolin1@cox.net.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com

Wedding Band auditions

Auditions for Southern University’s production of Alice Childress’ Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-15, in the theater, Room 50 of the Frank Hayden Hall, Elton G. Harrison Street on the Southern University campus.

Auditions are open to the community and call for a multi-racial cast. An 8-year-old Caucasian female and a 10-year-old African-American female are included in the cast of 11 characters. For more information, call (225) 771-3190 or (225) 771-5847.

New artists sought

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, one of the nation’s longest-standing professional artist cooperative galleries, is accepting applications for new artist members.

The gallery encourages artists of all media to apply free of charge. The application deadline is 6 p.m. Oct. 7. For application guidelines, visit http://bit.ly/nbOhkd. Applications may be picked up at the gallery or by visiting the website. For more information, call (225) 383-1470.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://batonrougegallery.org

Symphony tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s first concert in its 2011-2012 Entergy Masterworks season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St.

The concert will feature violinist Giora Schmidt. Tickets are $25-$55. For tickets, call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or visit the website.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.brso.org

Fear Fete tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Fear Fete Horror Film Festival, an independent horror film festival, set for Oct. 28-30 at Rave Motion Pictures 16, 16040 Hatters Ave. Single night tickets are $13. All-access passes are $49.95. Tickets can be purchased at the theater’s box office or by visiting one of the websites.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.ravemotionpictures.com


At The Enchanted Mansion

The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

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

•11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, the museum will host a kid-friendly tailgate party to kick off football season. Admission is $15, and seating is limited. Reservations are required with a non-refundable deposit.

•10 a.m. Sept. 21, the seminar “How to Spot a Con Artist: Tips to Help Protect Investments From Fraud.” Seating is limited; reservations are required.

•10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15, open house. Free admission to the museum, along with refreshments.

For reservations or more information, call (225) 769-0005.

At the Union gallery

The exhibit The Emancipated Figure: Contemporary Reflections will run through Oct. 16 in the LSU Student Union Gallery, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus.

Fifteen Louisiana artists offer their varied interpretations of the human figure. The artists are Maurice Alvarado, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Pat Benard, Willie Birch, Jacqueline Bishop, Douglas Bourgeois, Shannon Landis Hansen, Evelyn Jordan, Beth Lambert, Shirley Rabe Masinter, Mary Jane Parker, Keith Perelli, Ann Schwab, Billy Solitario, Leslie Staub and Michael Willmon.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 pm. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday with special Saturday hours on LSU home football game days. For more information, call (225) 578-5162 or (225) 578-8256.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.lsu.edu/union

email: unionartgallery@lsu.edu

Photo exhibit

Melanie Driscoll’s exhibit Stained, featuring photographs taken during the 2010 BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, will run through Sept. 30 in the Jones-Walker Foyer in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The photos take the viewer through an intimate and up-close experience from Driscoll’s biologist vantage point. For more information, call (225) 346-5001.

In Denham Springs

The Journey Stories exhibit, in connection with the Smithsonian Institution, will run through Oct. 15 in Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs.

This exhibit demonstrates how people settled throughout the United States. Locally, the story of the Livingston Parish settlement is told with videos, stories, genealogies and other parish-related items. Items are still being collected for this exhibit. For more information, cal(225) 665-8179.

Club Dead tickets

Tickets are on sale for Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s upcoming production Live! From Club Dead, set for Oct. 13-16 in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. This will be the world premiere for this cabaret musical/not-so-scary comedy developed by Hallmark Cards, Inc. For tickets, call (318) 344-0334 or visit the website.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.manshiptheatre.org

Island tickets

Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s production of Once on this Island, set for Oct. 27-Nov. 13 at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. This is a Caribbean adaptation of the classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Tickets are $25. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available only through the box office. For tickets or more information, call (225) 216-0660 or visit the website.

•ON THE INTERNET: http:/www.newventuretheatre.com

At Ann Connelly

George Marks’ series Whistlin’ Mothers is currently showing at Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. For more information, call (225) 927-7676.

In Denham Springs

The Denham Springs Fine Art Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Denham Springs Municipal Building, 941 Government St., Denham Springs. The featured artist for the program will be Randy LaPrairie. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (225) 664-4052.

Met performers in BR

Tickets are on sale for the concert From LSU to the Metropolitan, From the Metropolitan Back to You, featuring Metropolitan Opera performers Paul Groves and Lisette Oropesa at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Crowne Plaza Ballroom, 4728 Constitution Ave.

Groves and Oropesa are graduates of the LSU School of Music. Tickets are $150 for premium admission and $100 for general admission. Proceeds benefit the LSU Voice/Opera Scholarship Fund. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-8594.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.cmda.lsu.edu

email: Miriam@lsu.edu

Drum-Off competition

Preliminaries to Drum-Off, the worlds’ largest drum competition, will take place Tuesdays Sept. 13, 20 and 27 at the Guitar Center Baton Rouge, 9001 Florida Blvd.

The Drum-Off grand prize package includes a cash prize of $25,000, a trip to New York to record at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio and a custom drum kit. Also, the Guitar Center’s Recording Made Easy program offers costumers the chance to become familiar with Apple computers’ Garage Band technology in four basic classes while recording their own material. To register or for more information, visit the websites.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://gc.guitarcenter.com/drum-off-2011


Blue dogs in Zachary

Zachary has gone to the dogs! The blue dogs. Although the 2011-2012 school year is just a few weeks old, hundreds of students attending Zachary Elementary and Copper Mill Elementary schools are becoming inspired in a new way by viewing the works of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center.

Rodrigue is famous for his paintings of the blackened oak tree against vibrantly colored backgrounds and most importantly, his multiple paintings of Blue Dog.

Zachary art teacher Darryl Alello created a contest called, “Where I Saw the Blue Dog” and painted and cut out a 3-foot version of Rodrigue’s Blue Dog and contacted local business owners to help with the contest. Area businesses place the Blue Dog in the window of their establishment, and the students then must find his secret location and keep a log. The Blue Dog moves every few days to another undisclosed location for the students to find once more until the end of the contest on Friday, Sept. 16.

The LSU Museum of Art is exhibiting Rodrigue’s work in Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River. After all students have seen Rodrigue’s work, each student will create their own piece of artwork in their art class and share what inspired them about the art.

For more information, call (225) 658.4969.

LAAG events

The Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

•Through Nov. 10, The All About Autumn Members Show, Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd.

•Registration is open for Roberta Loflin’s workshop Collage Making, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27. The fee is $25. To register, call (225) 803-6785.

•Registration is open for Tom Jones’ watercolor workshop, “Adventures in Landscape Painting,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10-14 in the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The fee is $350 for guild members and $400 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 803-6785 or email rloflin@gmail.com,

•Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Acrylic Classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. The fee is $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 275-8835 or email larrygdowns@yahoo.com.

•Registration is open for Larry Downs’ All Levels Drawing Classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the second through the last Mondays of each month. The fee is $45 for members and $60 for nonmembers. To register, call (225) 275-8835 or email larrygdowns@yahoo.com.

•Registration is open for Life Drawing Sessions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the Studio in the Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. The fee is $10 per session or $30 per month. For more information, call (225) 926-4657.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.laag-site.org

email: laagbr@laag-site.org

At Rosedown

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La 10, St. Francisville, will continue its series “Lost Arts of the Nineteenth Century” living history demonstrations by featuring the lost art of hunting practices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. For more information, call (225) 635-3110.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.lastateparks.com

BRBT tickets

Ticket sales continue for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s 2011-2012 season. The ballet theater will kick off its 51st season with a performance by the Houston Ballet II on Oct. 11, which will be followed by four performances of The Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 17-18; and will conclude with the ballet theater’s spring concert From This Pointe On on April 19, 2012. Season tickets are offered at the reduced rate of $99. For tickets, call (225) 766-8379 or visit the websites.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.batonrougeballet.org


Opera in HD

Tickets are on sale for National CineMedia’s digital, in-theater broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena starring Anna Netrebko at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 15 at Cinemark Cinemas, Suite 125, 10000 Perkins Rowe; and Citiplace 11, 2610 Citiplace Court. For tickets, visit the website.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.FathomEvents.com

At the Grapevine

The Grapevine Café and Gallery, 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, is showing the exhibit The Moon in the Garden, featuring work by Billie Bourgeois and Sheryl Southwick through Nov. 6. There will be a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, featuring music by The Bill Kimbrell Jazz Trio. For more information, call (225) 473-8463.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.grapevinecafeandgallery.com

Memorabilia needed

The planned LSU Military Museum is seeking memorabilia and artifacts from LSU alumni, or family members of deceased alumni, who served in the United States armed forces.

The museum will be the repository for items reflecting the university’s military history and heritage. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 27. For more information, call (225) 578-0420.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.olewarskule.lsu.edu

email: cadets@lsu.edu

Watercolor workshop set

Registration is open for the watercolor workshop “Illuminating Structures with Don Taylor, LWS,” set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12-14 at American Legion Post 397, 1225 Hickory Ave., Harahan. The fee is $300, and the workshop is hosted by the Louisiana Watercolor Society. To register or for more information, email nart@att.net.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.LWSart.org

In Opelousas

Anne Nelson’s one-act play The Guys, which pays tribute to firefighters and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will take the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., Opelousas. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.deltagrandtheatre.com

In St. Martinville

Tickets are on sale for the Evangeline Players’ production of The Bishop’s Wife, based on the 1947 film, running at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and 18-19, and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 in the Duchamp Opera House, 200 S. Main St., St. Martinville. for tickets, call (337) 394-6604.

Midtown Men tickets

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Midtown Men, featuring the four original stars from the Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. The performance kicks off the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana’s 2011-2012 season. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://wwwpasaonline.org

At the WWII Museum

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

•8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Ten-Year Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11.

•Noon Wednesdays Sept. 14, 21 and 28, buffet seating, The Victory Belles, Lullaby of Broadway, Stage Door Canteen.

•6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, film screening, The Great Dictator, Stage Door Canteen.

•6 p.m. buffet seating, 8 p.m. show only, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, The Victory Big Band presents Glenn Miller: In the Mood, the Stage Door Canteen.

•11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Living History Corps.

•Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Knit-In at the Museum.

•11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, brunch seating, The Victory Big Band presents Glenn Miller: In the Mood, the Stage Door Canteen.

•Noon Sunday, Sept. 18, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears football gamed televised in the Stage Door Canteen.

•Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 21, Lunchbox Lecture featuring Eric Rivet presenting “An Impossible Victory: The Battle of Samar.”

•6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, Sept. 23-24, The Victory Big Band presents Glenn Miller: In the Mood, the Stage Door Canteen.

•11 a.m. Sept. 25, brunch seating, The Victory Big Band presents Glenn Miller: In the Mood, the Stage Door Canteen.

•Noon Sept. 25, New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans football game televised in the Stage Door Canteen.

•6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Pub Quiz, the Stage Door Canteen.

•Noon Sept. 29, buffet seating, The Victory Belles, Lullaby of Broadway, the Stage Door Canteen.

•6-8 p.m. Sept. 29, film screening, Mrs. Miniver, the Stage Door Canteen.

•6 p.m. Sept. 30, The Alley Cats, the stage Door Canteen.

For tickets or more information, call (504) 528-1944.

•ON THE INTERNET: http://www.nationalww2museum.org

email: info@nationalww2museum.org