The next Baton Rouge Arts Market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5th and Main streets downtown.

The market features more than 50 artists, as well as an Arts Market Kids Booth with activities from 9 a.m. to noon. The market takes place in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market.

During inclement weather, the markets are moved to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St.

For more information, call (225) 344-8558.



The Louisiana Art & Science Museum has scheduled several events in August:

• The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium will close Monday, Aug. 1, for renovations.

Shows in the planetarium theater will be suspended until renovations are completed in the fall.

• Sunday, Aug. 7, First Sunday, featuring free admission to the interactive children’s galleries, the Ancient Egypt Gallery and the Solar System Gallery.

• Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 13, Mrs. Dorothy and Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band.

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

• Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Oct. 12, the exhibit Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists, featuring work by Troy Dugas, Shawne Major and Jonathan Pellitteri.

• Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Oct. 2, the exhibit Birds in Art from the Permanent Collection.

• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27, Barnes & Noble Bookfair.

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


Auntie Mame at BRLT

Tickets are on sale for a night of comedy and cocktails, featuring a staged reading of Auntie Mame at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27, and 2 p.m. Aug. 28, at Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd.

The reading showcases some of the theater’s actors and will take place in the theater’s Social Room. Tickets are $30 and include one free drink. Seating is limited. For tickets or more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit the website.


Old capitol wins award

Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced that Louisiana’s Old State Capitol has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards for its new permanent exhibits.

This award is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The redesigned exhibits were opened last summer and include The Ghost of the Castle, The Statehouses of Louisiana, the Long Legacy Galleries and the Governors’ Portrait Gallery. For more information, call (225) 342-0500.


In the Community Gallery

The exhibit Reticulation, featuring new works by Rachel LeGarde Bordelon, will run through Sept. 16 in the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Community Gallery, 427 Laurel St.

Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558.


Chorus auditions set

Auditions will be by appointment on Aug. 13 for Opera Louisiane’s Community Chorus.

The auditions will be held in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall on Dalrymple Drive on campus. Bring one prepared, memorized song. To make an appointment or for more information, call (225) 377-2029.


Choir auditions set

Auditions for the Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, Central; 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at New Covenant Church, 215 Florida Ave. SE, Denham Springs; and 9-11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Revival Temple, 28521 Walker South Road, Walker.

Come prepared to sing a song of your choice - patriotic songs, hymns or children’s songs preferred. To schedule an audition or for more information, call (225) 247-8555.




The LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., has scheduled several events in August:

• The exhibit Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art and Other Collections runs through Sept. 18.

• 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, Young Professionals Night, Fourth Floor River Terrace. Admission is $10.

• 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, free admission to the museum.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13, Second Saturday: Scutineyes.

• Noon Aug. 19, Musings of an Artist’s Wife: Lunch with Wendy Rodrigue. Admission is $40 for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Aug. 2. For tickets, call (225) 389-7210.

• 1 p.m. Aug. 20, In the Kitchen with Chef Paul Prudhomme and George Rodrigue, Second Floor. Admission is free for museum members. All others are admitted with a museum admission ticket. For tickets, call (225) 389-7210.

• 2 p.m. Aug. 21, film screening of Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana, and talk by director Pat Mire, Manship Theatre. Admission is free for museum members and free with museum admission ticket for nonmembers. For tickets, call (225) 389-7210.


Battle of BR

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will host The Battle of Baton Rouge Commemoration Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, under the oaks in historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 N. 19th St.

Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 387-2462.

At Betts Fine Art

Artist Ronald Melancon Jr.’s acrylic works are showing at Betts Fine Art, 5936 Stumberg Lane. Also showing are Murrell Butler’s original oil paintings.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (225) 752-2787.



Leisure classes

Registration is open for the Fall 2011 LSU Student Union Leisure Classes, which offer 118 non-credit personal enrichment classes.

For a class brochure, to register or for more information, call (225) 578-5119 or visit the website.


Journal wins award

The LSU student architecture journal Contexture: Freshly Cut, led by student editors Kristen Kelsch and Jonathan LeJune, recently won the 2011 Douglas Haskell Award for student architecture journals.

The $1,000 award was given by the Center for Architecture Foundation, which is a New York based nonprofit organization. The award money will go toward producing the journal’s 2011 edition, Contexture: Creole, as well as supporting future issues.


In Hammond

The exhibit Oil Landscapes by artist Michael Fowler will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at The Oak Street Gallery, 111 N. Oak St., Hammond.

For more information, call (985) 345-0251.


New board members

The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, has elected new board members: Maggie McConnel, Mickey Weitsen, Deborah Nolan, Judy O’Reilly, Stephanie Schoen, Carol Ordoyne, Anne Wilson, Steve Dwyer, Reginald Badeaux, Cliff Bergeron, Laurie Pennison, Jessica Boudreau and Roberta Bruck. Also, Pennison was elected president.

For more information, call (985) 892-8650.



In Lafayette

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, is showing three exhibits: American and European Painting from the Hilliard Collection and Modern and Contemporary Art from the Hilliard Collection, along with the traveling Copley to Warhol, which celebrates the New Orleans Museum of Art’s 100th anniversary.

Also, tickets are on sale for the Acadiana Wine and Food Festival, set for Oct. 27-29 on the museum’s grounds.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

For festival tickets or more information, call (337) 482-2278.



Team auditions set

Auditions are Saturday, Aug. 6, for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s JPAS Theatre Kids! Competition Team.

Auditions will be conducted at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition or for more information, call (504) 885-2000, extension 202.

At the Inn On Bourbon

Several upcoming performances are scheduled at the Inn On Bourbon, 541 Bourbon St., New Orleans:

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, New Orleans Opera Association vocalists salute Louis Armstrong for the Satchmo Fest.

• 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Bon Operatit!.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 14, “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” Bon Operatit!.

• 7 p.m. Sept. 21, New Orleans Opera Association.

• 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Aug. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and Sept. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-30, pianist Joe Ashlar.

For more information, call (504) 524-7611.



The exhibit, The Elegant Image: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Bronzes from the Indian Subcontinent in the Siddharth K. Bhansali Collection will open Friday, Aug. 5, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. The show runs through Oct. 28, and features 100 figural bronzes. For more information, call (504) 658-4100-1/2


NOLA project

The New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, and the NOLA Project will present Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy Art at 8 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 28 and 3 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Admission is $8 for museum members and university students and $16 for nonmembers. For tickets or more information, visit the website.


At the Ogden Museum

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., New Orleans, will open seven exhibits at Whitney White Linen Night with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The event is free and features the exhibits Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art from the Collection of Alexa Kleingard and Jim Roche; Spotlight on Mississippi; Mississippi Photographs, 1860s-Present; Birney Imes: Whispering Pines; Mississippi Mud: The Potters of Mississippi; A Technological Terrarium - Presented by the Kohlmeyer Circle; and Looking to Learn: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

For more information, visit the website.


At Southern Rep

Tickets are on sale for Southern Repertory Theatre’s 2011 Summer Musical Theatre Camps productions Red: The School Edition, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; and Willy Wonka: The Musical at 6 p.m. Aug. 12, and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the theater, 365 Canal St., No. 34, New Orleans.

Tickets start at $5. For tickets, call (504) 523-9857 or visit the website.


Forum sold out

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Antiques Forum, set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7, has sold out for the fourth year.

For more information, call (504) 523-4662.