Olympia Dukakis reprises her one-woman show Rose on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Manship Theatre. Dukakis gives a critically acclaimed performance as a Jewish woman who survived the Nazi massacre of the Warsaw Ghetto. Bring a handkerchief. Tickets are available by calling (225) 344-0334.
Wild game cookout
The Dream Day Foundation will host a wild game cookout and poker run on Sunday, Sept. 4, in Erwinville. The poker run begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cookout starts at 4 p.m. Activities will be held at the pavilion next to Sandy’s Daiquiris, U.S. 190 West. For more details, call (225) 627-5221. Dream Day proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A Freedom Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial downtown. The America Supports You event encourages participants to reflect on the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor all veterans past and present. To register, call (225) 291-7963. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
An opening reception for an exhibit by Regina Loch-Elvert will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at VanGuard Gallery, 1469 Laurel St. downtown. Loch-Elvert is an art instructor at LSU and Baton Rouge Community College. For more information, call (225) 343-2211.
PetSmart Charities will host a national adoption weekend Sept. 9-11 at the Airline Highway and Millerville Road PetSmart stores in Baton Rouge. Be sure to drop by if you can offer a loving home to an animal.
Star Party at LSU
Don’t miss the next Star Party at the Landolt Observatory at LSU from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Visitors will get a view of the quarter moon, the Double-Double and Albireo. The observatory is located in Nicholson Hall. For details, call (225) 578-2261.
The annual Tigerama event will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU fans will be treated to performances by the LSU Tiger Band, Golden Girls and Colorguard, LSU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds. The night also includes a VIP reception and a silent auction. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000.
Auditions for Cangelosi Dance Project will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at 3749 Perkins Road. The company seeks new male and female company members in three categories.
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