Here’s what’s going on in the local arts and cultural scene:

? River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, is inviting artists ages 5-13 to submit their original artworks and photographs for its third annual children’s community art and photography show. One entry may be submitted in art and photography to this free show that runs Sunday, Aug. 24, to Sunday, Sept. 28. For an entry form, visit For information, call (225) 673-5484 or email

? Tickets are on sale for “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at BREC’s Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (225) 216-0660.

? Mid City Merchants is seeking work by artists in the Baton Rouge area to exhibit at participating members’ locations at White Light Night art hop on Friday, Nov. 21. Images should be emailed to by Sept. 5, along with contact information. For information, call (225) 603-6726.

? The Monument Quilt will be on display from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at North Boulevard Town Square, 200 North Blvd., Baton Rouge. The quilt, larger than two basketball courts, is part of an ongoing project to create public healing space for survivors of rape and abuse. Baton Rouge is of 12 cities on the tour in partnership with Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response and the Louisiana State University Women’s Center. Visit

? The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 14, to register for New Venture Theatre’s August and September classes, which will be held in the Sternberg Conference Room on the second floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts and the Hartley/Vey Workshop, both at 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Call (225) 588-7576 or visit

? Registration is underway for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. Registration is free through Aug. 20. A $20 registration fee will be charged starting Aug. 21. For information, call (985) 549-5502 or