The BR Area calendar is a listing of events taking place in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas from July 15-21, 2011. It covers plays, shows, parties, family-oriented entertainment and everything in between.

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

SUMMER BEAT 2011: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library; and 1 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library. Dance lecture/demonstration by the Cangelosi Dance Project. Free.

CINDERELLA: 10 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Denham Springs/Walker Branch; and 2 p.m., Watson Branch. Performance by Tri-Parish Ballet. Free.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.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.

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

HAIRSPRAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or 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.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

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.

LA WALK FOR LUPUS: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., LSU Old Front Nine, LSU campus. Activities include music, face painting, food, entertainment for children, and door prizes. Register online at http://www.louisianalupusfoundation.org.

BATON ROUGE URBAN ADVENTURE RACE: 8 a.m., University Recreation Center, LSU campus, and other locations around the city. Multi-part adventure race presented by Massey’s Professional Outfitters and Eastbank Cyclery. http://www.gulfcoastadventure.net.

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.

SUMMER BEAT 2011: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library; and 1 p.m., EBR Main Library. Dance lecture/demonstration by the Cangelosi Dance Project. Free.

KLEINPETER LEGACY LECTURE: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The Kleinpeter Family Legacy, a lecture covering the dairy, the historic Highland Cemetery, and the speaker’s 9,000-name database of Kleinpeters. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical, Historical Society. Free. http://batonrougegenealogy.org.

PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Petco, Siegen Lane. Event marks 15th anniversary of http://www.petfinder.com. Dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption. Application, contract and $90 fee required. http://www.hokiehounds.petfinder.org.

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.

CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

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.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com.

BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB FILM FESTIVAL: noon-10:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $8.50, each film; complimentary refreshments. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

HAIRSPRAY: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. With former Gov. Edwin Edwards and author Leo Honeycutt signing copies of Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana.

ART MELT: 5-10 p.m., Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Presented by Forum 35 and featuring art and entertainment. Free.

SUPER CRUISE NIGHT: 5-8:30 p.m., Tanger Factory Outlet, Gonzales. Open car show, ‘50s music, drawing, door prizes and refreshments. (225) 773-2487.

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.

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

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

SUMMER KNOCKOUTS: 7:30 p.m., North Park Recreation Center, Denham Springs. Live steel cage fighting presented by Gladiator Promotions. Featuring Shawn Jordan, Justin Friddle and Eric Thompson. (225) 333-8305 or http://www.gladiatorpromotions.com.

STOCK CAR RACING: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road, Baker. Stock car racing, championship points night - all classes. $10, general admission; $25, pits. http://www.batonrougeraceway.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

CRAZY FOR YOU AUDITIONS: Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Vocal auditions by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org.

SUMMER SKATING ON THE RIVER: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ice skating ticket is $12, which includes skate rental, 90-minute skate session and refreshments. http://www.brrivercenter.com.

CAAWS CAT AND KITTEN ADOPTIONS: 1-5 p.m., Petsmart, 10527 S. Mall Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

HAIRSPRAY: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Perkins Rowe. With former Gov. Edwin Edwards and author Leo Honeycutt signing copies of Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana.

ANNIE: 2 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

TEACHING AGNES TO DANCE: 4 p.m., Sullivan’s Ringside, 5252 Corporate Blvd. Play performed by Christy Reeves, Leonard Augustus and others as a benefit for Big Buddy. $10, at the door. Cash bar and items from bar menu will be available for sale. Adult event. (225) 388-9737.

MONDAY, JULY 18

CRAZY FOR YOU AUDITIONS: Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Vocal auditions by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

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

CRAZY FOR YOU AUDITIONS: Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Dance auditions by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.brlt.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

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

GROSSOLOGY PROGRAM: 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Main Branch, Gonzales. Teens will learn fun, gross experiments they can do at home. (225) 647-3955.

SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. With the Heart Voice Trio.

WOMEN & WINE WEDNESDAY: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Restaurant, 2323 S. Acadian Thruway. Social networking forum for business women to build new relationships and re-connect with old ones.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

ANNIE: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Summer musical presented by Ascension Community Theatre. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230.

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, COOL JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. LSU Faculty Jazz Trio Willis Delony, Brian Shaw and Bill Grimes, along with trumpeter Graham Breedlove. $20, general admission; $10, students, faculty and staff. Tickets on sale at Union Theater Box office. (225) 578-5128.

HAIRSPRAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29. (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

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

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE: 437 Laurel St. Visual Arts Summer invitational, co-presented by Brunner Gallery.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY: Through July: Bluebonnet Regional Branch, Red, White and Blue in the Archives, World War II materials and other patriotic items; and Our Flag, Our Heritage, American flag exhibit by Baton Rouge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution; Greenwell Springs Regional Branch, abstract murals, handmade jewelry by Baton Rouge Bead Society and paintings by Felicia Hunt; Jones Creek Regional Branch, Red Stick Smocking Guild displays handmade wardrobe for the 2011 American Girl doll and abstract art by Irma Alexander; Scotlandville Branch, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, exhibit describes African-American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the U.S. Civil War.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Guys Who Are Dolls, exhibit focusing on the male doll and his place in history, through Aug. 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Admission charged, with proceeds going to the T.D. Sedberry Foundation for the Handicapped.

ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Louisiana Legacy, new work for sale by members of the Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 27. http://www.elizabethangallery.com.

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.

GUILD ARTWORK: Atelier Rouge Salon, mezzanine level, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Hotel, 201 Lafayette St. Artwork created by members of the Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild on display.

IBERVILLE MUSEUM: 57735 Main St., Plaquemine. The French of Iberville, through Friday, July 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 687-7197 or email ibervillemuseum@yahoo.com.

INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE GALLERY: Independence Boulevard. Summer Judged Show, through Sept. 15.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: River Road downtown. Sky shows, art exhibits, special programs, gala events, gift shop and more. In the art galleries: Volcanoes of the Deep Blue Sea exhibit; in the planetarium: Hurricane on the Bayou, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon; Volcanoes of the Deep Sea; SpacePark 360; Earth, Moon & Sun; Bad Astronomy: Myths & Misconceptions and Digital Universe; CUT! Costume and the Cinema, major touring exhibition of 43 movie made costumes and accessories, through July 31. http://www.lasm.org/.

LOUISIANA ART AND ARTISTS GUILD: 2490 Silverest Ave. Baton Rouge. http://www.laagbr@laag-site.org. Summer Annual Judged Show on display at Independence Park Theatre Gallery until Sept. 15. Reception 2-4 p.m. Aug. 7.

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 SCHOOL OF ART: Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tenth Annual Summer Invitational Art Exhibition: Decadence, through Aug. 7. Group show features art in all medias and genres, interpreted by the common starting point of “Decadence.”

PIERRE PART BRANCH LIBRARY: Pierre Part. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, traveling exhibition, through Friday, July 15. (985) 369-7070, (985) 252-4220 or http://www.assumption.lib.la.us.

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: Friday, July 15, 8 p.m., dancing at the American Legion Hall on South Wooddale Blvd; Saturday, July 16, noon, Irish Film Festival at the Shaw Center for the Arts; Wednesday, July 20, 8 p.m., dancing at Sullivan’s Ringside.

CATHOLIC SINGLES BATON ROUGE: send email to catholicsinglesbatonrouge@gmail.com or call (225) 223-6509.

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

SINGLE ADULT FRIENDS ENCOURAGE: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Ciruti Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 2200 Rue Denise, Hammond. Bring a favorite board game for game night. 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.