The featured film for Make It a Movie Night at Independence Park Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday is “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Admission is free for this showing of the 1973 film version of the musical drama. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Geaux Teal for cancer

Geaux Teal’s fourth annual Ovarian Cancer Walk, to support women with ovarian cancer in the Baton Rouge area, gets underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at LSU Tiger Park.

Registration for the two-mile walk is $25 per person; sign up online at Those who wish to participate but cannot attend can register using the “Walk from Your Bed” option.

The walk will be followed by the fifth annual “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” game at 6 p.m. at Tiger Park, in which the Tigers play South Carolina for game two of the weekend’s Southeastern Conference series. A pregame ceremony will honor survivors and those who have died from ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. LSU will sport commemorative teal jerseys, and fans are asked to wear teal.

For more information, call Quinlan Duhon at (225) 326-0076 or email

Invisible poetry

Children ages 7 to 11, your secrets are safe at River Center Branch Library, where you can celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading of “Please Don’t Read This Poem” by Kenn Nesbitt, followed by creating your own secret poems in invisible ink.

Activities get underway at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Groups must register; call (225) 389-4959.

All about Huey

Dr. Richard D. White Jr., author of “Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long,” will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library as part of the library’s Authors After Hours series.

On Wednesday, archivist Melissa Eastin will trace the Long family tree in Louisiana at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of the Main Library. Seating is limited; call (225) 231-3751 to register.

Celebrate Dia

April 28 is El Dia de Los Ninos/El Dia de Los Libros, or Children’s Day/Book Day, commonly known as Dia. It’s a celebration of children, families and reading. Join these libraries for Dia celebrations:

RIVER CENTER BRANCH: Children ages 3 to 8 will read “Yoko’s Paper Cranes” by Rosemary Wells and make easy origami animals. Groups must register; call (225) 389-4959.

CARVER BRANCH: Children ages 4 to 7 will read “My Name is Aviva” by Leslea Newman and create rainbow art with their name. Participation is limited to 10 children; call (225) 389-7460 to register.

Wings for Autism

Families with children and adults who have autism are invited to register for the second annual Wings for Autism, an airport “rehearsal” that simulates all the activities associated with air travel.

Participants will experience everything from checking in at the ticket counter to boarding the plane, where they will experience the sights and sounds that come with takeoff.

Wings for Autism takes places May 14 at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The event is free, but you must register in advance; visit thearc/wingsforautism to sign up.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998, or email,