The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from Sept. 16-22, 2011. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org
  • LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5-8 p.m., A.Z. Young Park, 755 Third St. Live music and entertainment throughout the fall. Music performed by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. Free. http://www.liveafterfiveonline.com.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mall of Louisiana and Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • TROUT FISHING DUO APPEARANCE: 5:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd. Musical group performing songs and reading from its newly released book/CD. (225) 769-5928.
  • THE 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE AND NECROPOLIS 13: 832 St. Phillip St. Haunted house with new attraction, Necropolis, a New Orleans-style cemetery. $20, 13th Gate or Necropolis; $35, both attractions. http://midnightproduction.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.
  • OPERA CREOLE: 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, DeBose Music Building, Southern University. New Orleans vocal group performs in Southern’s Black Composer and Concert series.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • 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.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060.
  • FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS ADOPTIONS: 8 a.m.-noon, LSU Lakes on Stanford Avenue. http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.
  • CORN MAZE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Corn maze, pumpkin painting and family activities. Admission through the LSU Rural Life Museum. $3 per person additional to Rural Life Museum entry. http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
  • THIRD ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT: 9 a.m., Hunter’s Run Gun Club, 1365 Northwest Drive, Port Allen. $600, four-person team; $150, individual; $25, non-shooter. Team, individual entries include, food, beverages and 100 targets. Event benefits the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. http://www.huntersrungunclub.com.
  • CAJUN MUSIC DAY: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Magnolia Mound Plantation. Cajun music, heritage and language groups celebrate Cajun activities. Free. http://www.cajunradio.org/batonrougecajunmusicfestivalmagnoliamound.html.
  • 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.
  • YOUTH ALIVE! OPEN HOUSE: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Girls program ages 11-14 who are interested in science, math and art. (225) 344-5272.
  • BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bible and Book Center, 4242 Government St. Author David Hollier signing his first book, a Christian book titled Love of the Father.
  • CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road and Salon at Seven Oaks, 573 Jefferson Highway. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • POKER RUN BENEFIT: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Happy’s Pub, Third Street, downtown. Participants do not need be present to win. Event staged by the Baton Rouge Chapter of Professional Insurance Agents, and benefits “Camp I’m Still Me” organization, which sends pediatric burn victims to camp. HeatherFolks@stopguarantee.com.
  • 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.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • TRI-PARISH BALLET NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS: 1-3 p.m., Odyssey Academy of Dance, 31342 La. 16, Denham Springs. Auditions for boys/girls ages 7 through advanced dancers. $5 audition fee. (225) 665-3414.
  • BOOK EVENT FOR FONVILLE WINANS BOOK: 2-4 p.m., The Foyer, 3655 Perkins Road. Book signing by family members offering new material on the photographer. (225) 343–3655
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • WII SUPER SMASH BRAWL: 2:30 p.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Play Super Smash Brothers Brawl on the Wii. (225) 389-4959.
  • WORLD PEACE DAY BATON ROUGE: 4-8 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Yoga, healing touch, children’s arts, and music. Free activities; donations accepted for the Baton Rouge Area Alcohol, Drug Center. http://www.worldpeacedaybr.com.
  • LIGHT OF THE NIGHT WALK: 5:30 p.m., LSU Agricultural Coliseum, Highland Road and Stadium Drive. Evening walk to benefit leukemia and lymphoma cancer research. http://www. lightthenight.org.
  • THE 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE AND NECROPOLIS 13: 832 St. Phillip St. Haunted house with new attraction, Necropolis, a New Orleans-style cemetery. $20, 13th Gate or Necropolis; $35, both attractions. http://midnightproduction.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.
  • 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.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students . http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • EVENING SKY VIEWING: 7:30-10 p.m., BREC/LSU/BRAS Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Free. (225) 768-9948.
  • MUSIC & MOVIES ON THE LAWN: 8-10 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Laurel & Hardy classic set to a contemporary musical backdrop arranged by local musicians. (225) 383-1470.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road, and Salon at Seven Oaks, 573 Jefferson Highway. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 1-5 p.m., Petsmart, 10527 S. Mall Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 1-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana and Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • CRAZY FOR YOU: 2 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.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 2 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • WHEN HARRY MET SALLY: 2-4 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Movie screening. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • LSU TEXTILE, COSTUME MUSEUM PROGRAM: 2:30 p.m., LSU Human Ecology Building, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Opening of exhibit Dressed for Eternity: Mid-Nineteenth Century Burial Dress in Louisiana. Free. (225) 578-2403.
  • HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS AUTHOR EVENT: 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Citiplace, 2590 CitiPlace Court. Author Annabelle Armstrong discusses and signs her book, Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge. (225) 926-2600.
  • THE ABDUCTION OF MOTHER GOOSE: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. A New Venture Theatre production. $20, ages 13 and older; $12, ages 12 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or http://www.newventuretheatre.com.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana. http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 6-8 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.
  • KIDS NIGHT WITH DR. MAGIC: 6-8 p.m., Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, 11333 Coursey Blvd. Children’s musician Dr. Magic walks to each table entertaining children with magic routines. Free. http://www.drmagicworld.com.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org.
  • AMPHITHEATER SHOW ON BLACK RHINO: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Amphitheater, Baton Rouge Zoo, Thomas Road. Celebration of the zoo’s black rhino, and the zoo’s part in the species survival plan and conservation efforts for endangered animals. Show included in regular zoo admission.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana. http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.compansionanimalsbr.org.
  • PROJECT PURR ADOPTIONS: 5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana . http://www.projectpurr.org.
  • THE 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE AND NECROPOLIS 13: 832 St. Phillip St. Haunted house with new attraction, Necropolis, a New Orleans-style cemetery. $20, 13th Gate or Necropolis; $35, both attractions. http://midnightproduction.com.
  • SHAPESHIFTER: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building. Presented by LSU Theatre. $18, adults; $15, seniors, LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • 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.
  • DENHAM SPRINGS OLD CITY HALL: 115 Mattie St., (225) 405-2487. Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories depicts settlement themes throughout the United States, including Livingston Parish. Through Oct 15. Museum open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Original or Reproduction, exhibit detailing how to identify dolls through markings, characteristics. 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. http://www.lasm.org/.
  • LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS’ GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. Baton Rouge. http://www.laagbr@laag-site.org. 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. LSU Artistic Tradition, LSU Art: Past, Present gallery, featuring Leanne McClurg Cambric, Alex Harvie, Kathryn Hunter, Chris Smith and Elise Toups.
  • 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 Oct. 14. Free.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3351 Essen Lane. (225) 229-3389. Scrolls in Vessels, new paintings, sculptures. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Sept. 28.
  • 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.
  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: Saturday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., LSU vs. West Virginia, 16725 Bristoe; Sunday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m., City Café, George O’Neal; Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., music, Perkins Rowe Courtyard.
  • 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.
  • 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. Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.-midnight, open dance for singles and couples, Springfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Hall, 32280 Terry Drive, Springfield. $10. Rock ’n’ roll themed dance. Poo-Yai band performs.