Here’s what’s going on in the area arts and cultural scene:
Tickets are on sale for SeLah Productions’ production of JaVon Ophelia’s gospel stage play, “Lord, If I Can Help Somebody,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25. Call (225) 344-0334 or visit manshiptheatre.org.
Registration is open for an adult oil painting workshop for students age 18 and older. It will be held 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 29, at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. The class is limited to 10. Call (225) 664-1168.
Art Escape Studio will be celebrating its first year anniversary from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Chelsea’s Restaurant and Bar, 2857 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. The gallery specializes in at-home healing art lessons for individuals living with and without physical, mental and/or emotional needs and will feature work by 12 students at the celebration. All ages are welcome. Appetizers will be served. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit artescapestudio.org.
Tickets are on sale for New Venture Theatre’s summer musical production of “Dreamgirls,” which opens Wednesday, July 15, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $25. Call (225) 588-7576 or visit newventuretheatre.org.
FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, is showing the “Fine Art Photography” exhibition, featuring work by Paulo Steven Diniz, Kevin Duffy, Amy James, Cathy Nystrom, Eleanor Owen-Kerr, Edward Richards, Kathy Scherer, Reni Zietz and Jim Zietz. The show runs through July 18. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582, email email@example.com or visit fwgallery.net.
The exhibit, “AFTER — The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward,” featuring photos by John Rosenthal, runs through Friday, July 5, at Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St., Baton Rouge. Admission is free. Call (225) 344-8558 or visit artsbr.org.
— Robin Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org