The exhibit Copley to Warhol: 200 Years of American Art, Celebrating the Centennial of the New Orleans Museum of Art will open Oct. 8 in the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The exhibit presents masterworks of the most recognized American artists from the last 200 years.

The museum also has scheduled several other events in October:

•The exhibit, The Scene, is showing in the LSU Art: Past and Present Gallery, featuring work by LSU graduates Leanne McClurg Cambric, Alex Harvie, Kathryn Hunter, Chris Smith and Elise Toups.

•Saturday, Oct. 2, Free First Sunday. Admission is free.

•10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Second Saturday: Swapping Stories? Admission is free. For groups of 10 or more, email

•2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Museum Worthy. Admission is free for museum members. Learn more about the process of museum collecting.

For more information, call (225) 389-7200.


Tigerama tickets

Tickets are on sale for Tigerama, featuring the LSU Tiger Marching Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Also, the LSU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Winds will combine for a performance in this concert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 with a special $5 ticket price for elementary, high school and college students. VIP tickets are $100. Also, Benny’s Car Wash and Oil Change will give away a free car wash service for each Tigerama ticket sold. All proceeds will benefit scholarship funs for the LSU Tiger Band and the School of Music. For more information, call (225) 892-6075. For tickets, visit the website.


October markets

Two Baton Rouge Arts Markets are scheduled in October. The first market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fifth and Main streets. In the second, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is teaming up with Perkins Rowe to present the second annual Artists Rowe Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29, and noon-6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet Boulevard. The market on Oct. 1 takes place in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market. All markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St., in inclement weather. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Painting in Tiger Stadium

Artist Christopher Turner, known for creating paintings to live music, will create an LSU-inspired painting on-field during the pre-game ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Tiger Stadium while the LSU Tiger Marching Band performs.. The painting will be auctioned off at the band’s annual Tigerama performance on Oct. 7 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with proceeds benefiting scholarship funds for the LSU Tiger Band and the LSU School of Music. For more information, call (225) 578-3261.

LSU SOM events

Several events have been scheduled in the LSU School of Music:

•7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, Hamiruge - LSU Percussion concert in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

•7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, Dennis Parker faculty cello recital, Recital Hall.

•5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Shelly Buchanan-Garlotte lecture, Recital Hall.

•4 pm.. Friday, Sept. 30, Matt Daniels, graduate baritone recital, Recital Hall.

•3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Wendy Rolfe, Baroque flute guest recital, Recital Hall.

•7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, LSU Symphony Orchestra concert, LSU Union Theater. Admission is $18.

•7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Chao-I Chou, piano guest artist recital, Recital Hall.

•7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, LSU Jazz Area Showcase, LSU Union Theater. Admission is $18.

•5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Kori Jennings graduate lecture, Recital Hall.

•7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Tigerama, Pete Maravich Assembly Center. General admission is $20.

•2 p.m. Oct. 9, Louisiana Sinfonietta concert, First Baptist Church, 529 Convention St. Admission charged.

•7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, French/Belgian Music for Violin, Recital Hall.

For tickets, call (225) 578-5128.



The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, has scheduled several events in October:

•Tickets are on sale for the museum’s 26th annual gala, A Fete for All Seasons, set for 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets are $100 for museum members and $150 for nonmembers. For tickets, visit

•2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Art Talk with Dan Cameron, founder and director of Prospect New Orleans, leading a tour of the exhibit Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists.

•Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 8, Mrs. Dorothy and Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band.

•11 a.m. Saturdays, Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show, Adelie Brent Auditorium.

•Through Oct. 12, the exhibits Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists, featuring the work of Troy Dugas, Shawne Major and Jonathan Pellitteri.

•Through Oct. 30, the exhibit Birds in Art from the Permanent Collection.

•Oct. 22, the exhibit Forces of Nature: Selection from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. The show runs through Jan. 15, 2012.

•During the closure of the Irene W. Pennington planetarium, some of the museum’s most popular films will be shown in the Adalié Brent Auditorium. Admission is included in the cost of a general admission ticket. The film Volcanoes of the Deep Sea will show at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October.

For more information, call (225) 344-5272.


Johnson in N.O.

Libby Johnson’s one-woman exhibition Beacons will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St., New Orleans. The reception will be part of the Art for Art’s Sake event. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. For more information, call (504) 569-9501.

At St. James

The St. James Seniors will “Party in the Parlor” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Guests will be meteorologist Jesse Gunkel and representatives of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $13. Also, the church will host the Ball in Bishops Hall featuring Ned Fasullo and The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets are $10. For tickets to either of these events, send a check to St. James Episcopal Church, attention “Seniors October Party,” to P.O. Box 126, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or visit the website.


Rat Pack tickets

Tickets are on sale for Tribute to the Rat Pack, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the LSU Student Union Theater. The show features three of America’s most sought-after Rat Pack impersonators, who will commemorate the Rat Pack’s 50th anniversary. Tickets are $25-$45 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information, call (225) 578-5128 or visit the website. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (225) 578-6013.


In West Baton Rouge

Several events have been scheduled in October at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen:

•Opening Saturday, Oct. 1, the exhibit A World Turned Upside Down: Civil War Homefront Perspectives. The show runs through Dec. 31.

•11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, the 16th annual SugarFest.

•11 a.m. Oct. 8, opening of an exhibit of photographs commemorating Brusly High School’s 100th anniversary. The show runs through Dec. 29.

•The museum also is participating in the National History Day Greater Baton Rouge Regional Competition on March 24, 2012. This is a yearlong academic program and competition for students in the sixth through 12 grades.

For more information on the competition or to set up a meeting with the museum, call (225) 336-2422 or email For more information on the museum, visit the website.


Streetcar tickets

Tickets are on sale for Baton Rouge Little Theater’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which opens Oct. 28, and runs Thursdays through Sundays until Nov. 13 at the theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Individual tickets are $25 and $21 for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.


August Osage tickets

Tickets are on sale for Swine Palace’s production August Osage County, which opens Oct. 26 at the Reilly Theatre on Tower Drive on the LSU campus. The play runs through Nov. 13. For tickets, call (225) 578-3527 or visit the website.


BRLT fundraiser

In honor of 50 years in its building, the Baton Rouge Little Theater is raising $50,000 in 50 days. In 1961, the theater opened its 16th season in its current home at 7155 Florida Blvd. Only 65 percent of the theater’s expenses are covered by the price of admission. The theater is accepting tax-deductible contributions, and donors’ names will be featured in a special 50 For 50 listing for the season’s playbill, as well as in the theatre lobby and online. To make a donation or for more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.


Prints and posters

The LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee will sponsor its Fall 2011 print and poster sale by Beyond the Wall Print and Poster Sales from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30, in Free Speech Plaza in front of the union, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. Posters are priced between $5 and $10. For more information, call (225)-578-5162.


Creative workshop set

Registration is open for a 12-week workshop on creativity featuring Pamela Westbrook, visual artist, and Johnny Palazzotto, music publisher and producer of Pal Productions, beginning Oct 4 at Pal music studio, 639 Main St. The workshop is facilitated by Anne Marks, certified facilitator of “The Artist’s Way at Work” by Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron. The fee is $300 which includes the book and all art supplies. To register and for more information, email

Literacy fundraiser

Applied Literacy and Learning, an educational nonprofit organization, will continue its art showing and silent auction from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at its office, 3324 Florida Blvd., to benefit Tutoring for At-Risk Students. The art showing features internationally renowned artist, Kenyatta, along with food and music. A donation of $35 is requested. For more information, call (225) 448-3599.


Submissions sought

Submissions are sought for River Community Church’s second community art show, Abundant Blessings: A Community Art and Photography Show, which opens with a reception from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, and runs through Nov. 20. Artists age 14 and older may submit their work to this free show, whose theme is “Abundant Blessings.” Artwork must be appropriate for family viewing. Artists are limited to one entry, which must be properly framed or on gallery wrapped canvas. Taken will be from Sunday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Oct. 26. For an entry form or more information, visit the website.


At Bonjour Gallery

Bonjour Gallery & Marketplace, 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, is featuring the exhibit Botanical Series, featuring original contemporary mixed media pieces by Pamela Conway Caruso through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with additional hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (985) 635-7572.

In Hammond

The Hammond Regional Art Center, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

•Registration is open for a Collage class by Ariel Moon, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. the cost is $45 for art center members and $50 for nonmembers.

•Registration is open for a Fibers class by Zachary Davis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers.

•Registration is open for a Silkscreen class by Christina Schayer from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

•Registration is open for a Metals class by Becky Burt from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. The cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

•Tickets are on sale for the second annual Brew Arts 2011, international beer tasting and art sale, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at North Cypress Street and Morrison Park. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

To register for classes, for tickets or more information, call (985) 542-7113.

At AcA

Tickets are on sale for the Joaquin Diaz-Merengue Extravaganza and Latin Festival Kick-off party, World @ the Center, at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Tickets are $25 for reserved table seating and $15 for general admission. Tickets also are on sale for a performance by Red Barat at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (337) 233-7060.


In New Iberia

The Cajun French Music Festival/Les Cadiens du Teche will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Also, the Shadows Arts & Crafts Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. For more information, call (888) 942-3742.



Auditions for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Theatre Kids! production of the musical Disney’s Jungle Book, Kids will be by appointment on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. To schedule an audition, call (504) 885-2000, extension 211. For audition requirements, visit the web site.



Tickets are on sale for performances of Williams Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by the New Orleans Museum of Art and The NOLA Project, at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 6-7 and 13-16, in the museum’s Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. General admission is $16 and $8 for museum members and students. For tickets or more information, call (504) 658-4100.