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

Tickets are on sale for Swine Palace’s production of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It,” which opens Wednesday, July 22, in the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. Tickets are $15. Call (225) 578-4174 or visit

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, is holding a lunchtime lecture by blues legend Chris Thomas King, known as the King of New Orleans Blues, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The museum also is showing, “Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina,” featuring the photography of retired LSU professor and first responder Thomas Neff. For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit

East Baton Rouge Libraries are featuring several exhibitions in July: “Kaleidoscope Seamless Hand Drawings in Color,” featuring work by Reginald Dykes, Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2250; photojournalists Thomas Neff, A.J. Sisco and James Terry are showing photos from their Hurricane Katrina collections, Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, (225) 274-4450; “Book Covers & Sketches” and “2015 American Girl Wardrobe,” Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1150; “Miniature Elephants,” pieces from Marjorie Nichols’ collection, Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, (225) 354-7550; and Amy Fort’s photographs, Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., (225) 231-3750.

Tickets are on sale for Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of the Tony Award winning musical “Next to Normal,” which opens Friday, Aug. 7, on the Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets are $28; $20 for students. For tickets, call (225) 924-6496 or visit

Singers in the area are invited to audition for the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus’ 2015-16 season. Auditions are open by appointment through Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church Music Building, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge. For an appointment, call chorus master David Shaler at (225) 924-6269, ext. 233, or email

— Robin Miller,