Closet cleanout time

Clean out your closet and help the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

WHAT: Clothes collection by Friends of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: College Drive Mini Storage, 4866-2, Revere Drive, Building 7.

INFORMATION: (225) 578-2448.

DETAILS: Vintage, new and gently worn clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children are being collected to sell in the Your Friends Closet Sale on Oct. 23.

Art in Mid City

Meet the artists; enjoy the night.

WHAT: Art night in Mid City.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

WHERE: Artists will be at these Mid City merchants — Circa 1857, 1857 Government St.; Artvark Ltd., 672 Jefferson Highway; Brew Ha Ha!, 711 Jefferson Highway; Caffery Gallery, 4016 Government St.; Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St.; and VanGuard Gallery, 1469 Laurel St. At Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, look for the latest works by members of Associated Women in the Arts.

INFORMATION: (225) 388-9397.

DETAILS: Meet and talk with participating artists while taking in fresh artwork at the galleries.

It’s Swamp Pop time

Come out and enjoy the music.

WHAT: Swamp Pop Music Festival, a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.

ADMISSION: Friday, $12; Saturday, $10.


DETAILS: Come out and enjoy the finest in Swamp Pop and South Louisiana music. There will also be a jambalaya cookoff and a car and truck show.

Irish Film Festival

Third time is the charm for what’s become a great Baton Rouge event.

WHAT: Baton Rouge Irish Club’s third annual Irish Film Festival.

WHEN: Noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

INFO & TICKETS: Call (225) 344-0334 or visit

DETAILS: Three highly acclaimed films about Ireland and Irish people will be shown, and there will be performances by bagpipers, dancers and musicians.