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

Tickets are on sale for Opéra Louisiane’s Butterfly Opera Ball, set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at the Baton Rouge City Club, 355 North Blvd. The event includes musical entertainment and three live auctions, including a painting donated by artist Hunt Slonem. Tickets are $150; $275 for couples. Proceeds benefit Opéra Louisiane’s grand opera production of “Madama Butterfly.” For tickets, call (225) 377-2029 or visit

“Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel,” runs through March 1 at the LSU School of Art’s Glassell Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Admission is free. Call (225) 389-7180 or visit

Zydeco legend Chubby Carrier will deliver a lecture, followed by a performance, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Dumas Conference Room on Baton Rouge Community College’s Mid City campus, 201 Community College Drive. Admission is free.

An exhibit of the Irvin Jones Collection of African American Art will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Southern University Visual Arts Gallery in Frank Hayden Hall on campus. The show runs through Sunday, March 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 771-4109.

The Point Coupee Parish Historical Society will present the Baton Rouge Magnet High School Festival Singers in concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Admission is free. For more information, email or visit

Registration is open for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Arts and Outreach program’s poetry classes, “Spectral Spaces: The Imaginative Reality of Poetry,” set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19 and April 2 and 16; or 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24 and April 7 and 21, at The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. The cost for Thursday classes is $25 per class or $130 for all. Tuesday classes are $20 per workshop or $100 for all. To register, call (225) 344-8558 or email

The exhibit, “I On the Road,” featuring work by Sheryl Southwick, runs through Friday, Feb. 27, in the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 344-8558 or visit

­— Compiled by Robin Miller,