The Bayou Bebes of Baton Rouge Doll Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at BREC’s Milton J. Womack Facility, 6201 Florida Blvd. For more information, call (985) 386-4291 or email or


Arts market returns

The Baton Rouge Arts Market returns from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fifth and Main streets. The market will feature a Kids Booth from 9 a.m. to noon and runs in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. During inclement weather, the markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.



Tickets are on sale for Baton Rouge Little Theater’s production of the Cy Coleman musical, City of Angels, set for March 8-24 on its Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets are $27, individual; $22, subscriber; $23, group; and $14, student.

Also, auditions for the theater’s summer musical, Les Miserables, are set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9; 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, March 10; and 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Vocal auditions for children ages 8-11 are by appointment only.

Girls’ auditions can be scheduled between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, and boys can be scheduled between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. the same day.

Finally, tickets are on sale for “A Broadway Valentine,” featuring Ana Maria Andricain in a benefit concert for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the theater. Tickets are $35 or a combined $60 for couples.

For tickets, to schedule an appointment and rehearsal requirements, call (225) 924-6496.


Call for artists

The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, for artists to submit entries to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge to show as a juried artist in FestForAll, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7. The Arts Council accepting applications through Artists can create a profile and upload images of their work by visiting the Arts Council’s website. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Ballet auditions

The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host professional intensive program auditions for the American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Workshop San Antonio at its Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. The American Ballet Theatre auditions will be on Sunday, Jan. 27; Joffrey auditions will be Saturday, Feb. 2.

All auditions are open to the public, and audition applicants must pay a registration fee and submit a photograph showing first arabesque in center in order to register.

Each company has a specific set of dance level requirements.

To register and for specific times and requirements, call (225) 766-8379 or email or


In West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, has been chosen to host the National History Day Regional Competition for a second year in a row.

The museum was appointed by the National World War II Museum to host the Greater Baton Rouge Regional Competition on Saturday, March 2, where middle and high school students from a 12-parish region are invited to participate as individuals or in groups to choose a topic and do research that addresses the theme, “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”

Students placing in each category will advance to the state competition at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and potentially on to the national level in Washington, D.C. where students compete for scholarships and cash prizes.

For more information, call (225) 336-2422 or visit the website.


Sesame Street in BR

Tickets are on sale for Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing, set for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 28-March 3, in the Baton Rouge River Center Arena.

Tickets are $13-$26. A limited number of $35 Gold Circle seats and $55 Sunny Seats also are available. All seats, excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats, are $13 on opening night. A facility fee of $1 will be added to all Kids Matinee ticket prices; a facility fee of $2 will be added to all other ticket prices. For tickets, call (800) 746-3000 or visit the website.


Teacher of the Year

The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, for Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s annual Teacher of the Year awards. Categories are Music Teacher of the Year, Classroom Teacher of the Year and Music Ensemble Teacher of the Year. For more information, call (225) (225) 383-0500, ext. 123, or visit the website.


Choral singers needed

Singers from the Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond and community are invited to join the university chorus and Northshore Choral Society. Choral singing at Southeastern includes music majors and non-majors, and the Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles comprising university students and community members. The ensemble meets 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the choir room of the Pottle Music Annex during the semester. The groups will join Southeastern’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale in a concert of choral music by Johannes Brahms at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. For more information, call (985) 549-2334 or email


Open house set

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies invites members of the community to an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, to present information on two new non-credit offerings for the film industry, “Introduction to Videography” and “Basic Video Editing: An Introduction to Post-Production Film,” at the university’s St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Cost for the courses will be $150 each. For more information, call (985) 893-6241 or visit the website.


Coppelia in Lafayette

Tickets are on sale for the Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s production of Coppelia at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Tickets are $20-$40. For tickets or more information, call (337) 291-5555 or visit the website.


At the Acadian Museum

The Ledet family of Abbeville, represented by Claude Ledet Jr., donated some artifacts to the Acadian Museum, 203 S. Broadway St., Erath, and the Louisiana Military Museum, 911 Revis Sirmon Loop, Abbeville, in memory of Conrad C. Derouen Sr., a prominent Erath businessman and philanthropist, who was married to Mable Theriot. Donated to the Acadian Museum was a framed photograph taken of the racehorse Cons Boy, co-owned by Derouen and his racehorse trainer, Junius Delahoussaye, for whom the Junius Delahoussaye Memorial Sprint at Evangeline Downs is named. The military medals awarded posthumously to Derouen’s son Conrad “Snookie” Derouen Jr., who was killed in 1944 at the battle of Saipan in the South Pacific during World War II, were donated to the Louisiana Military Museum in Abbeville. For more information, call (337) 233-5832.

Venice Baroque concert

Tickets are on sale for a concert by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, featuring harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Dixon Hall at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Tickets are $35 and $15, students.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For tickets, call (504) 895-0690.