Baton Rouge area calendar for April 3-9, 3015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- An alligator skull is part of the exhibit , 'Alligators: Dragons in Paradise' at the Old State Capitol. The show runs through June 6.


  • CROOKED AXIS: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., The Walls Project Art & Design Center, Chase Towers, 451 Florida St., Suite 102. A spring showcase of spoken word poetry from the Forward Arts youth spoken word collective, WordCrew. Free, donations accepted.


  • PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, LSU campus. Total eclipse of the moon viewing event. (225) 578-0015 or
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
  • RODRIGUEZ FAMILIES: 11 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. A program of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana. Society member Terry Thibodeaux will give an overview of the populous Rodriguez family.



  • ‘STOMP’: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. Part of the Broadway in Baton Rouge series. $45-$75. (800) 745-3000 or
  • THE 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. Featuring San Antonio poet Amaris Diaz. $7.


  • KIDS’ NIGHT: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., La Davina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Weekly event to feature local children’s authors. “Welcome Home Indigeaux” author Wendy Woods will present. No purchase required.


  • PENNINGTON: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorRed Stick Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
  • DOG TRAINING CLASS: Registration, 6:30 p.m.; class, 7 p.m., parking lot of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Complex, Bluebonnet Boulevard. Presented by Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. A six-week course presented by experienced teachers for puppies, beginners, advanced level dogs and rally. $100.


  • ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. “Succeeding Surface: Works by Liz Coffey & M. Robin Wall,” through April 10.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. “The Real-life Experience Juried High School Exhibition,” through April 30. Free. (225) 383-1470 or
  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
  • 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. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION: A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or
  • THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “VINTAGE,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Baton Rouge artist Gary Noel, through May 20. Reception, 6 p.m-8 p.m. April 24.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Unnamed exhibit showcases the work of brother-sister duo Janene Grodesky and Scott Grodesky, through April 21. (225) 769-0582 or
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” a spotlight of public art in Baton Rouge, through June 28. “Emerson Bell: A Tribute,” an exhibition acknowledging the spirit of Bell, a noted painter and sculptor raised in south Baton Rouge. Runs through June 21.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000.
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500. “Associated Women in the Arts,” art show and sale, through May 3. “Alligators:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Dragons in ParadiseText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History TREX program, is a potpourri of fact and fantasy that explores the enduring fascination with the alligator and the alligator’s symbolic and sociological role in the Southeast. Through June 6.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy” and “Venice Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark,” through April 19. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2.
  • LSU STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY: LSU campus. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. (225) 578-5162.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S GLASSELL GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free. (225) 389-7180 or
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. For more information, call (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 Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs 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, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through Sunday. “Talented Art Student Exhibition,” annual exhibit to showcase the work of West Baton Rouge elementary through high school students, through April 30. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
  • Compiled by Leslie D. Rose