Lambert to play BR

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 19, for the upcoming Miranda Lambert concert. The AMC’s (American Country Music) reigning “female vocalist of the year” will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sept. 30. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000.

Arts open house

In an effort to connect with the community, the Performing Arts Academy at LSU will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive. Visitors will see live performances, and enjoy guided tours, workshops and an “instrument petting zoo.”

Bridal show

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All that and more will be featured at the Thursday, Aug. 25, bridal show co-sponsored by the Old Governor’s Mansion and Weddings by Allie. Sample delicious foods, sip on martinis, and see the newest offerings in cakes, flowers, photography, catering and more. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and admission is $10.

Prints & posters

Need some new artwork for the walls? A huge print and poster sale will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Friday, Aug. 21-26, at LSU’s Student Union. The event is sponsored by the College Poster Sale Co., which tours colleges throughout the U.S. every year.

Dancin’ event

Don’t miss Dancin’ in the Streets at Perkins Rowe 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Hosted by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, the event features live music from Phat Hat and a raffle to win the “Ultimate Tiger Band Game Day Experience.” Perkins Rowe merchants and other local restaurants will provide appetizers and drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $35 at the door. Call (225) 766-8379.

Children’s chorus

Auditions for the Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus will take place at Baton Rouge Little Theater on Saturday, Aug. 20. They are open to boys and girls in grades 4-10, and are by appointment only. Call (225) 755-8057.

Zoo Zoom event

Join the Club South Runners at the Baton Rouge Zoo Saturday, Aug. 27, for the annual Zoo Zoom 5K and half-mile kids’ fun run.

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