Monty Python fans will understand humor in Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of 'Spamalot' _lowres

Photo by RON MOORE -- Theatre Baton Rouge will open 'Monty Python's Spamalot' on Friday, Sept. 18, with cast members Marion Bienvenu, top; middle row from left, Lance Parker, Curran Latas, Albert Nolan, Tyler Grezaffi and Terry Byars, and, front, Michael Ruffin.


  • PARK(ING) DAY: 10 a.m., Mid City. Three parklets will be created for the annual Park(ing) Day event, which reimagines public spaces and utilizes them to improve the community. Each parklet will have different activities. For more information, visit
  • FORUM FRIDAY: Noon, Juban’s, 3739 Perkins Road. Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, will speak at this luncheon. For more information, visit
  • STAR WARS TRIVIA: 7 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Co. tap room, 1624 Wyoming St. May the force be with you at this science fiction themed trivia night. Dat’z Italian Pizza will be on site.



  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Main Street Market, 501 Main St.
  • “THE NEXT ELVIS SEARCHING FOR STARDOM AT SUN RECORDS”: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by author Barbara Barnes Sims. The talk will chronicle Sims’ career at the legendary studio at a pivotal time in music history.
  • PUBLIC WORKSHOP FOR REGIONAL DANCERS: 3:15 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. The 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 (ages 15 and up) dancers. Registration is $75 for all four classes. Individual classes may be reserved at $25 each on the day of the Fall Workshop. Contact the BRBT Office at (225) 766-8379 for additional registration information.

    • MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP: 3 p.m., Baton Rouge Music Studios, 9327 Burbank Drive. A six-week business workshop series, directed by Tyler Allen, free for music studio members. $5 for non-members.
    • SUNDAYS AT 4: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Dancers from Cangelosi Dance Project show Baton Rougeans what they have been working on. Free and open to the public.

    PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 8 p.m.-9 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, LSU campus. The party will observe Saturn, the Double-Double, and the Quarter Moon. If the weather is mostly cloudy, there will not be any observing, as there will not be any celestial body to see. For more information, visit or call (225) 578-2261.


    • NEW FACES UNDER OLD MASKS: 4 p.m., LSU Libraries Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library. This symposium focuses on race, gender and the future of superheroes.
    • COMMON GARDENING MISTAKES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez Branch. Janis Poche, a local master gardener and past president of Ascension Parish Master Gardeners and the Gonzales Garden Club, reveals common gardening blunders.


    • OPENING RECEPTION “PATIOS, POOLS & THE INVENTION OF THE AMERICAN BACKYARD”: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 N. Blvd. The guest speaker will be Dr. Neil Odenwald. Light refreshments will be provided.
    • CAPITAL CITY BEER FEST TRIVIA NIGHT: 8 p.m., Barcadia, 3347 Highland Road. The upcoming beer celebration hosts trivia at the Highland Road bar and restaurant. Michael Hatfield hosts.


    • SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. Celebrating the newest suite of work from Austin, Texas based artist, Joyce Howell. Howell will be in attendance for a special artist reception.
    • ANJELAH JOHNSON: 6:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. The comedian returns to the Capital City for a one-night-only performance. Ticket information available by phone at (225) 578-5128.
    • BUST BREAST CANCER BRA ART FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m., L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L’Auberge Ave. Local artists and celebrities come together for the annual Bra Art show. Tickets available at


    • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. New works from gallery members Anne Boudreau, Haejung Lee and Matt Morris will be on display through Sept. 31.
    • 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. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
    • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit
    • 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

    Holding Out and Hanging On-Surviving Hurricane Katrina: Exhibit available through Sept. 30, LSU Student Union Art Gallery, 310 LSU Student Union. Photography and narratives by Thomas Neff.

    • 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 N. Blvd. 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,” 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.
    • PLANETARIUM SHOWS: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. (225) 344-527.
    • 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” will also be on display 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