Baton Rouge area calendar for Sept. 4-10, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Baton Rouge Gallery-- Matt Morris' work is on display this month at Baton Rouge Gallery. The artist will discuss his methods and inspirations at an ARTiculate Artist Talk at the gallery at 4 p.m.Sunday.


  • LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. AM/FM kicks off the fall season of the free downtown concert series.


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown.
  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Shop with over 50 artists from Louisiana and the Southeast, who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs and much more.
  • CANARY ISLANDERS HERITAGE SOCIETY: 11 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The meeting focuses on “Domingues of Louisiana: Recent Findings and Travel Photos,” presented by Wade Falcon and Fr. Ken Domingue.


  • FAMILY FUN EVENT TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLPARK: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is celebrating National Little League Month by offering kids of all ages the opportunity to learn more about baseball. For more information, call (225) 342-1942 or visit
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Visit downtown museums such as the LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana Art & Science Museum and USS Kidd for free on the first Sunday of every month.
  • ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Gallery members Anne Boudreau and Matt Morris discuss techniques and inspirations behind their works. The talk is free and open to the public.


  • MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ AND RICE BEANS & RICE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Roux House, 143 Third St. Enjoy local musicians and a plate of food every week in this musical series downtown.


  • “CRAFTING TOGETHER - VINTAGE PRACTICAL KEEPSAKES”: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library — Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Moms and teens will work side-by-side to make decorative puzzle pieces with scrapbook paper, buttons, magnets and ribbons. For more information, call (225) 647-3955.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH SLAM AND OPEN MIC POETRY READING: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. $7.


  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE PROGRAM: noon, The Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring Matthew Reonas speaking on Huey Long as September marks the 80th anniversary of Long’s assassination. Free. (225) 342-5428 or
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Learn more about this Brazilian art form, which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements. Free. (630) 362-2566 or


  • CAJUN COUNTRY QUILTERS: 9 a.m., Ascension Parish Library—Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73, Geismar. Cajun Country Quilters of Gonzales will be on hand to lead a course in creating quilted dot bags. For more information, call (225) 673-8699.
  • A SOUJOURN FORGOTTEN—THE ACADIANS OF MARYLAND: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library—Gonzales Branch, 708 S Irma Ave., Gonzales. Guest speaker R. Martin Guidry will discuss his research on the culture, language, history, and genealogy of the Acadian people from the early 1600s to the present. For more information or to register, call the library at (225) 647-3955.
  • BARITONES ON THE BAYOU: 6:45 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Opéra Louisian celebrates its new season with a performance from baritones Todd Thomas, Dennis Jesse, Ivan Griffin and Mark Walters. (225) 377-2029 or


  • “THE TAMING OF THE SHREW”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, 13, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. A Theatre Baton Rouge’s Young Actors Program’s production. $19. (225) 924-6496 or


  • EW WORKS FROM LOCAL ARTISTS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. The next exhibit features painters Carolyn Busenlener and Mary Monk, and ceramic artist D’Aunony Clarke.
  • REGIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP: Saturday, Sept. 19, The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre workshop will include instruction in the areas of ballet, pointe, character and modern dance. Registration is open to all intermediate (ages 12-14) and advanced dancers (ages 15 and up). $75 for all four classes. If available, individual classes may be reserved at $25 each on the day of the Fall Workshop. Check in begins at 9 a.m., and the final class ends at 3 p.m. (225) 766-8379.
  • LOUISIANA HISTORY PERSPECTIVES ON THE PELICAN STATE: Sept. 15th-Oct. 20th, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ascension Parish Library—Gonzales Branch, 708 S Irma Ave., Gonzales. Explore the major periods and issues of Louisiana history including European exploration and colonial society; slavery as an institution and as an experience; Louisiana’s role in the Civil War and the war’s impact; urbanization and the development of New Orleans; and Populism and state politics in the twentieth century. (225) 647-3955


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: Serving four communities — Scotlandville, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Melrose East. Art activities are developed around themes that celebrate different artists across cultures as well as exhibitions on view at the LSU Museum of Art. The education department also integrates a science or math component. All activities are adapted to pre-school through high school ages and a range of abilities. (225) 389-7212
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway.“Southern Summers and Fantasies ­— New Paintings by the Associated Women in the Arts” will be on display through Saturday.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. The gallery is displaying works from Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche through Sept. 5. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or
  • HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY: LSU campus. Check out “Graphic Sensibility: Selected Comics & Illustrations from DC to Dürer,” through Sept. 26. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; hours are extended to 8 p.m. Tuesdays when classes are in session; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. (225) 578-6544 or
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Do You See What I See?,” featuring photography by Denise Roussel, runs through Oct. 11. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. The museum is showing “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hays Town” is on display through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Check out the exhibitions “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,” opening Sept. 5 and running through March 20, 2016 and “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” through Oct. 31.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.
  • SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Check out paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY’S VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. Charlie T. Johnson’s solo show, “Art Reclaimed and Reconstituted,” through Oct. 1.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years Later,” featuring photographs by Thomas Neff, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, will be on display through Sept. 13. “House & Home,” through Oct. 18.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years old.
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or

Compiled by Whitney Christy