The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Sept. 9-15, 2011. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

CAT, KITTEN, DOG ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

GRANDPARENTS DAY MAKE, TAKE CRAFT: 4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Children’s program designed to use craft sticks, clothespins and stickers to create recipe card holders for grandparents. (225) 647-3955.

LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5-8 p.m., A.Z. Young Park, 755 Third St. Live music and entertainment throughout the fall. Satisfaction - A Rolling Stone Experience performs. Free. http://www.liveafterfiveonline.com.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

HEAD TRIP: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

ELECTRA: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. Classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. $10, at the door. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

CRAZY FOR YOU: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, general public; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.

LECTURE SERIES: 7:30 p.m., BREC/LSU/BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Evening sky viewing, 8:30 p.m. Free. (225) 768-9948.

FUNK MUSICIAN GEORGE CLINTON IN CONCERT: 8-10 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

BATON ROUGE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 344-8558.

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Original, handmade works of art for sale by more than 50 Southern artists. (225) 344-8558.

2011 BATON ROUGE PRO-AM CLASSIC: 9 a.m. on, Baton Rouge Community College. Featuring players from the NBA and European League in a double elimination tournament of 20 teams. $10, one day; $15, two-day pass. http://mybrcc.edu.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Presented by Classic Arms Productions. $8, adults; $2, children 11 and younger. Under 18 admitted with parent only. http://www.capgunshows.com.

ANIMAL ADOPTION OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Salon at Sevenoaks, 573 Jefferson Highway. “Save our Strays” (SOS) organization open house for its animal adoption program. http://www.sosrescuebr.org.

ST. MARGARET’S MARKET: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 12663 Perkins Road, across from Calandro’s Supermarket. Produce, arts/crafts and technology products. (225) 747-0119.

SECOND SATURDAY PROGRAM: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Take-and-make activity for kids, inspired by museum visit. Free. (225) 389-7200.

CAT, KITTEN, DOG ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

LIBRARY READING, BOOKMARK PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Children’s program for ages 6 and up on reading and making bookmarks. Registration required. (225) 763-2260.

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers.

MRS. DOROTHY AND HER TRAVELING SHAKY EGG BAND: Noon-2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Musical merriment designed for kids and fun for family.

MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS: 3 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. Music program for kids ages 7-11 to learn fundamentals of music. Registration required.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

HEAD TRIP: 7 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

CRAZY FOR YOU: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.

EVENING SKY VIEWING: 7:30-10 p.m., BREC/LSU/BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Free. (225) 768-9948.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

FREEDOM WALK REMEMBRANCE: 7:30 a.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial, 305 S. River Road. America Supports You Freedom Walk reflects on lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and honoring veterans. Free. (225) 291-7963.

2011 BATON ROUGE PRO-AM CLASSIC: 9 a.m. on, Baton Rouge Community College. Featuring players from the NBA and European League in a double elimination tournament of 20 teams. $10, one day; $15, two-day pass. http://mybrcc.edu.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Presented by Classic Arms Productions. $8, adults; $2, children 11 and younger. Under 18 admitted with parent only. http://www.capgunshows.com.

CAT, KITTEN, DOG ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Petsmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

ELECTRA: 2 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts building, LSU campus. Classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. $10, at the door. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

CRAZY FOR YOU: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.

STEPPIN’ OUT WITH BEN VEREEN: 2:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive. $40-$69. (225) 578-5128 or http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS RECEPTION: 2:30-4:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Honoring greater Baton Rouge emergency response teams and military personnel. Following reception, the museum will screen the film World Trade Center. Free. (225) 336-2422.

HEAD TRIP: 3 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE AUDITIONS: 5:30 p.m., Baton rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Open auditions for Tennessee Williams drama. http://www.brlt.org.

MONDAY, SEPT. 12

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS OF BATON ROUGE BOOK SIGNING: Noon, Kleinpeter Activities Building, St. George Catholic Church, 7880 St. George Drive. Journalist and author Annabelle M. Armstrong appears at the Golden Oaks luncheon. (225) 756-2689.

BURDEN HORTICULTURE SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Topic is “Shady Gardening in Louisiana’s Capital City.” $5, general public; free, Burden members. http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.

MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS: 4-6 P.M., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, (225) 354-7500. Kids can play Mario Kart, Rock Band and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Refreshments provided.

LSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, LSU campus. Tickets available at the LSU Union Theater box office. (225) 578-5128.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 6-8 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

JAZZ @ THE FOUNTAIN: 6 p.m., fountain, Baton Rouge Community College. Presented by BRCC’s Jazz Ensemble. Free. (225) 216-8200.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF COPENHAGEN: 7 p.m., Room 135, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. An upcoming production where art meets science by LSU Theatre Lab. Free.

LSU CHAMBER SINGERS: 7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel. Free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14

MUSIC AT MID-DAY: noon, fourth floor terrace, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Lunchtime concert. Free.

TEEN GAME DAY: 3-5 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1170. Teens can play Madden 2010 on the Xbox 360. Registration required.

AUDITIONS FOR WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE: 3-6 p.m., Room 50, Frank Hayden Hall, Elton G. Harrison Street, Southern University campus. Multi-racial cast required for Alice Childress drama. (225) 771-3190.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15

AUDITIONS FOR WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE: 3-6 p.m., Room 50, Frank Hayden Hall, Elton G. Harrison Street, Southern University campus. Multi-racial cast required for Alice Childress drama. (225) 771-3190.

TEEN MOVIE TRIVIA: 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Fun teen activity covering knowledge of movies and characters. Open to teens 6th grade and above. (225) 647-3955.

CRAZY FOR YOU 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Musical production featuring music/lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. $27, individuals; $22, BRLT members. http://www.brlt.org.

ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production from new play written by Baton Rouge writer Alvin A. Temple. $20, general admission; $12, ages 13 and under. http://www.newventurethreatre.com.

OUTDOORS

BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.

BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.

BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Ride your bike this weekend (social group rides, intermediates and advanced) in both the city and countryside. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.

BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.

ONGOING

ANN CONNELLY FINE ART: 4221 Perkins Road. New works by gallery artist George Marks, through Sept. 20.

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE: 437 Laurel St., (225) 344-8558. Reticulation, new works by Rachel LeGarde Bordelon, through Sept. 16.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Original or Reproduction, indicators to identifying dolls through markings, characteristics. Exhibit runs through Oct. 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Admission charged, with proceeds going to the T.D. Sedberry Foundation for the Handicapped.

THE GHOST OF THE CASTLE: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. A theatrical presentation depicting Civil War-era figure Sarah Morgan telling of the history of the building. Will run daily during business hours.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists social art display, through Oct. 12; Birds in Art from the Permanent Collection, artwork display of John J. Audubon, wildlife photographer Julia Sims, and contemporary artists Michael Crespo and Hunt Slonem, through Oct. 2. “CanStruction” competition, local architectural firms and teams build sculptures from cans and non-perishable food items, through Sept. 18. All food will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. http://www.lasm.org/.

LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. Baton Rouge. http://www.laagbr@laag-site.org. Annual Summer Judged Show on display at Independence Park Theatre Gallery until Sept. 15. New guild artwork on display at the Forum Salon, 7425 Corporate Blvd. at Towne Center, until Nov. 21.

LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to those service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Blue Dogs and Cajuns of the River: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art and Other Collections, through Sept. 18. LSU Artistic Tradition, LSU Art: Past, Present gallery, featuring Leanne McClurg Cambric, Alex Harvie, Kathryn Hunter, Chris Smith and Elise Toups. Opens Sept. 17.

LSU SCHOOL OF ART: LSU School of Art Gallery - Foster Hall, LSU campus; Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Work on porcelain: Mary Louise Carter and Andy Shaw. Through October 14. Free.

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225)336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Morley, the Vanished Lumber Town, display featuring artifacts discovered in an area just west of Brusly that once thrived as West Baton Rouge Parish’s premier lumber town of Morley, 1907-1927, through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

SINGLES EVENTS

BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., LSU vs. Northwestern State, Brewbachers on Bluebonnet Boulevard; Sunday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m., Franks Restaurant, Airline Highway; Wednesday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Big Band night, Sullivan’s Ringside, Corporate Mall.

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE (MANDEVILLE) SINGLES: (985) 656-1953 or (985) 863-7492.

SINGLE ADULT FRIENDS ENCOURAGE: For singles 50+ in the Hammond area. (985) 340-3015. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Ciruti Fellowship Hall, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Topic for this meeting, “Christianity vs Islam.” Open to everyone.

SLIDELL CHRISTIAN SINGLES: http://www.scsingles.eboard.com or (985) 646-1953 or (985) 590-1063.

TAMMANY CHRISTIAN SINGLES: tammanysingles@yahoo.com.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: (225) 567-9567.