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

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, will host a lunch lecture with author Deborah Burst on “Louisiana’s Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Senate Chamber. Free. Call (225) 342-0500.

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Mabel Kwan on piano as a part of the Guest Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Pottle Auditorium on the Hammond campus. Call (985) 549-2184.

Members of River Community Church of Prairieville’s Creativity Group created nine unique portraits of cows, titled “Moo Cow Exhibit,” which reflect each member’s unique approach to the subject. They are on display through Wednesday, April 8, at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. The group meets twice a month on Wednesdays at the church. Call (225) 744-4367 or email

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Heritage Blues Orchestra Quartet with the Louisiana Blues All Stars at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, at the Moncus Theater in the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit

Auditions for Ascension Community Theatre’s summer musical, “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical,” are set for April 11-13 at the Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. Vocal auditions are set for 7-10 p.m. April 11 and 3-6 p.m. April 12. Callbacks and readings are set for 7-10 p.m. April 13. There will be no dance auditions. Auditions are by appointment only. Call (225) 964-6998.

The “Henry Botkin: Evolution” exhibit runs through Saturday, April 18, at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Also showing are “Truth and Identity: Questions for the Self in Works by Gary Chapman” and “The New Sublime: Video Works by Courtney Egan,” both through Saturday, May 16. Call (337) 482-2278 or visit

Tickets are on sale for St. Michael High School’s ninth annual Moonlight & Jazz from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at White Oak Plantation Gardens, ?17660 George O’Neal Road, Baton Rouge. Tickets are $75 and include a meal. Proceeds will benefit the St. Michael High School band program. For tickets, call (225) 753-9782.

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville, is showing an exhibit exploring various aspects of the Civil War through Thursday, April 30. Also, on Thursdays, April 2 and April 16, the site will host Photo Day, a paid evening program for photographers and aspiring photographers. The cost is $15. For reservations, call (225) 635-3332.

— Robin Miller,