Cabaret tickets go on sale; Zachary plans art walk

Tickets are on sale for New Orleans Down the Hatch: A Cabaret in Two Cocktails, featuring Bob Edes and Elizabeth Pearce, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, in the Hartley-Vey Studio Theatre at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The show will recount the story of New Orleans in spirit and songs, from the Sazerac to the Hurricane, defining New Orleans by its adult beverages. For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


At Baton Rouge Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, is featuring exhibits by four artist members in July: Frankie Gould’s Avian Flew, Sweet Treats and Surprises by Steve Schmidt, Moving Point by Sarah Wiseman and Happy, Scary and Obscure by April Hammock. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 383-1470.


Art walk set

Tickets are on sale for the Zachary Artist Guild’s Evening Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, between the Chamber of Commerce office and the fire station in downtown Zachary.

The event will feature work by more than 20 artists and will include food, drinks and door prizes. Twenty percent of the proceeds from artwork sales will benefit the guild and the Regional Arts Council of Zachary. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (225) 654-6777.

In West Baton Rouge

The exhibit Morley, the Vanished Lumber Town will run through Oct. 16 at the West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Morley was Baton Rouge’s premier lumber town that once stood west of Brusly. For more information, call (225) 336-2422.


Film debut

On Wednesday, July 6, local indie film company Hedges Pictures will debut its 16th film, The Taylor Swift Stalker, via its website.

The 28-minute video follows a hopeless dreamer as he drives from Louisiana to Tennessee in the hopes of meeting country music superstar Taylor Swift. Along for the bumpy ride is his cynical former hockey-playing brother and a would-be documentarian. The film was written and directed by Travis H. Williams, who also stars in the film alongside Kurt Hauschild and Jeffrey Johnson. The trio shot the movie “guerilla style” at various locations between Baton Rouge and Nashville. Local musicians Denton Hatcher and Luke Ash have provided tracks that comprise the soundtrack to the film. This marks the third and final film in the Summer Shorts Series, which also included the film Prescription Strength Abstinence and Pitching Twilight. To view the film, visit the website.


Cortello receives award

LSU doctoral candidate David Cortello’s composition “Sinagua” for string orchestra received an award of “Highly Commended” in the Shipley Arts Festival composition competition. Judith Bailey and Katrina Gordon, both of the United Kingdom, also placed in the competition. “Sinagua” was premiered by the Louisiana Sinfonietta on March 24. The Shipley Arts Festival is one of the leading and most innovative festivals in West Sussex, England.

Annie tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Ascension Community Theatre’s summer musical Annie, which runs Thursdays through Sundays, July 7-24, at the Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales.

Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15-$30. For tickets or more information, call (225) 647-1230.


Dancin’ tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Dancin’ in the Streets, set for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Perkins Rowe Great Hall in the Perkins Rowe shopping center. The event is the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s annual fundraiser. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 766-8379 or (225) 767-5814.


In Clinton

McKnight’s Gallery, 12321 St. Helena St., Clinton, will show still life oil paintings in July. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (225) 683-8267.


John Petzet is the new Assistant Choral Director for the LSU School of Music. He will work with Kenneth Fulton. His duties will includes conducting the Schola Cantorum, Teaching undergraduate conducting, conducting the Tiger Glee Club, and advising and helping with graduate choral conducting students.

Johanna Cox is the new Associate Professor of Oboe at the School of Music. She was associate professor of oboe at the University of Oklahoma School of Music.

Student’s design chosen

In an attempt to create a unique look for the International Particle Accelerator Conference, researchers at the J. Bennett Johnston Sr. Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices approached the LSU College of Art and Design about creating the printed material for the conference. Larry Livaudais, instructor of art, design and digital imaging in the LSU School of Art, set the service learning project as an in-class competition. The artwork chosen was the blaring trumpet design created by New Orleans native Sarah Lisotta.


Wine tasting tickets

Tickets are on sale for a wine tasting to benefit Swine Palace from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 28 at the Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus.

There will be an assortment of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For tickets, call (225) 578-9277.


July classes

Registration is open for July classes at Images by Sharon Turner Photography Studio, 11522 Cedar Park Ave. To register or for more information, call (225) 752-5158.


Bastille Day set

The fifth annual Bastille Day Celebration will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 16 on Columbia Street in downtown Covington. The event is a celebration of art, culture, music and shopping with a French flair. Admission is free.

For more information, call (985) 892-8650.


Watercolor exhibit

The exhibit The South is Bigger Than Me, featuring more than 20 watercolor works by Jean T. Kreamer, is running through July 31 at Galerie Lafayette in the Jefferson Street Branch Library, 538 Jefferson St., Lafayette. The exhibit also will be open during Lafayette’s next ArtWalk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9. For more information, call (337) 261-5787.


Addams Family tickets

Tickets for the traveling Broadway production of The Addams Family will go on sale on Friday, July 8.

The musical is part of the Broadway in New Orleans series and will run for 10 performances Sept. 15-24 in the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., New Orleans. For tickets, call (800) 982-2787. For group discounts, call (504) 287-0372.


At the WWII Museum

The National World War II Museum, 985 Magazine St., New Orleans, has scheduled several events this week:

• Sunday, July 3, Sunday Swing, featuring the Pfister Sisters, 1-2 p.m., free dance lessons; 2-4 p.m., live music.

• Monday, July 4, Fourth of July Celebration at the Museum, noon-1 p.m. Music at the Museum, 2-4 p.m., Patriotic Singalong.

• Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Lunchbox Lecture featuring Kevin Fontenot’s presentation “We Also Danced To ... The Other Popular Music of Wartime.”

• Noon Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, buffet seating for the Victory Belles in the Stage Door Canteen.

• 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, First Thursdays Wargames.

• Friday and Saturday, July 8-9, 6 p.m. dinner seating, 8 p.m. show only, The Rat Pack Now Tribute Show in the Stage Door Canteen.

• 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Music at the Museum, featuring the Bayou Community Band.

• Saturday, July 9, Night at the Museum Family Overnight.

• 11 a.m. Sunday, July 10, brunch seating, The Rat Pack Now Tribute Show in the Stage Door Canteen.

• Sunday, July 10, Sunday Swing, featuring Swingaroux, 1-2 p.m., free dance lessons; 2-4 p.m., live music.

• Tickets are on sale for the Heat of Battle V Wargaming Convention Aug. 12-14 at the museum. Tickets are $50 for the weekend and include museum-only admission.

For tickets, reservations or more information, call (504) 527-6012.


At Ohr-O’Keefe

The Ohr-Okeefe Museum, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Miss., is featuring three new exhibits. William Dunlap: Look At It - Think About It runs through Dec. 4; Above All, Enjoy the Music: Jazz Photography by Herman Leonard runs through Nov. 27; and Brian Nettles: Design in Three Dimensions runs through Nov. 27. For more information, call (228) 374-5547.


New chairwoman

Charlotte Bollinger has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Ballet Association. She has served as the association’s board secretary for two years, is the executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. and serves as secretary/treasurer of the Board of Directors of Bollinger Shipyards.