Here’s what’s going on this week in the area arts and cultural scene:
? Tickets are on sale for two Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra concerts: the Investar Bank Mastserworks Series Closing Night, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St.; and Symphony POPS!, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the LSU Rural Life Museum, 4600 Essen Lane. Tickets for both concerts are $25-$55. For tickets, call (225) 383-0500 ext. 100 or visit brso.org.
? The deadline is Sunday, June 1, for entries to Forum 35’s 11th annual Art Melt, which will open Saturday, July 19, at the Louisiana State Museum’s Capital Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Applications also are being accepted for the 2014 Art Melt Arts Marketplace. For more information, visit artmelt.org.
? The Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus will perform the concert, “I Hear America Singing,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Admission is free. Call (225) 755-8057 or email email@example.com.
? Adult auditions for Runnels Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls” will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Runnels School’s Chorus Room of the Performing Arts Classroom Building, 17255 S. Harrells Ferry Road. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
? The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has scheduled several programs this week: “Art & Alzheimer’s,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, admission is $3 and preregistration is required at (225) 389-7207; LSU Museum Store Mother’s Day Trunk Show, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 10; and the Mother’s Day Tea at the Museum, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, admission is $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers and $25 for ages 6-17. For tickets, call (225) 389-7206.
? Registration is open for 2014 Summer Art Camps at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. For a list and to register, call (337) 233-7060 or visit acadianacenterforthearts.org.
? Tickets are on sale for Los Lobos’ 40th anniversary tour with Roddie Romero and the Hub-City Allstars on Tuesday, May 20, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermillion St., Lafayette. For tickets, call (337) 233-7060 or visit acadianacenterforthearts.org.
? Beauregard Gallery & Bistro, 715 Europe St., is showing the art of retired blind priest Pat Mascarella, along with LSU bachelor of fine arts graduates Stephanie Binning Huye, Ellen Farrar and Alaine DiBenedetto through Saturday, May 31. State Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon and artist and LSU professor Kelli Scott Kelley’s recent books, “Eldest Daughter” and “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” respectively, also will be featured. For more information, call (225) 235-2380.
? Registration is open for 2014 summer camps at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For a list and to register, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
? The Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra will team up with the university’s choirs and choruses for the concert “Beethoven to Bolero” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., in downtown Hammond. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (985) 543-4371.