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

  • Painting with a Twist Baton Rouge, 711 Jefferson Highway, will participate in the company’s systemwide fundraising event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company’s charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose. The 100 studios participating in this fundraiser are donating 50 percent the event’s proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. For information, call (225) 927-7077 or visit
  • The Louisiana Youth Orchestra’s first concert of the 2014-15 season will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., Baton Rouge. The program will feature LYO Concerto Competition winner Sam Ard of Walker on the marimba playing Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.” Admission is free.
  • Registration is open for Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum, 190 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge. Admission is $20 and $6 for children age 3 and younger. For reservations, call (225) 769-0005.
  • Southeastern Louisiana University’s “Let Talk: Art” series continues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Hammond Regional Art Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Call (985) 549-3962.
  • Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E. Boston St., Covington, is showing the exhibit, “Out of the Wild: Capturing St. Tammany’s Natural Treasures Exhibition of New Work by Peggy Hesse” through Dec. 6. For more information, call (985) 892-2811
  • Photographers are invited to use their talent for photography as well as their imagination and creativity to make the connection between literature and art. A juried photography exhibit, “A Novel Image,” is set for Feb. 21 at Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville, in conjunction with the Writers and Readers Symposium: A Celebration of Literature and Art. To submit digital images, email by Dec. 15. Individuals may enter up to three images. For more information, call (225) 588-0465.