The next Baton Rouge Arts Market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5th and Main streets.

The market will feature more than 50 artists, along with the Arts Market Kids Booth from 9 a.m. to noon.

The market takes place in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market. All three markets will move to the Galvez Parking Garage, 500 Main St., in inclement weather.

For more information, call (225) 344-8558.

At Baton Rouge Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, will open its September exhibitions featuring work by gallery artists Charles Barbier, Leanne McClurg Cambric, Scott Finch and Preston Gilchrist, on Sunday, Aug. 28.

A first Wednesday opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, and the exhibits will run through Sept. 29. All four gallery artists also will present an ARTiculate Gallery Tour at 4 p.m. Sept. 11.

Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call (225)383-1470.



The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, has scheduled several events in September:

•The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium is closed for renovations. Shows in the planetarium theater will be suspended until renovations are completed in the fall.

•Saturday, Sept. 3-Sept. 18, CANstruction Competition, featuring structures created for the Baton Rouge CANstruction competition, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

•5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, LASM after Hours: Meet Three Louisiana Artists to Watch, featuring Troy Dugas, Shawne Major and Jonathan Pellitteri, whose work is showing in the exhibit Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists through Oct. 12.

•Sunday, Sept. 4, first Sunday. Admission is free.

•Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 10, Mrs. Dorothy and Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band.

•11 a.m. Saturdays, Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show, Adalié Brent Auditorium.

•Through Oct. 30, the exhibit Birds in Art from the Permanent Collection.

•During the closure of the Irene W. Pennington planetarium, some films will be shown in the Adalié Brent Auditorium. Admission is included in the cost of a general admission ticket. Showing at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays is Two Small Pieces of Glass.

For more information, call (225) 344-5272.


Art at LSU

Several events have been scheduled in September in the LSU School of Art:

•Sept. 10-Oct. 14, the exhibit Work on Porcelain: Mary Louise Carter and Andy Shaw, Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. There will be a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17.

•Sept. 19-Oct. 19, The Greatest Graduate Student Art Show in the University - Really!, 111 Foster Hall, LSU campus. Featuring work by artists who have chosen to attend the LSU School of Art for their master’s degree work.

Admission is free. For more information, call (225) 389-7180 or (225) 578-5402.



Several events have been scheduled in September at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.:

•Through Sept. 18, the exhibit Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River: George Rodrigue from the New Orleans Museum of Art and Other Collections.

•Opening in September, The Art Scene: LSU Art Past and Present, featuring art by LSU graduates Leanne McClurg Cambric, Alex Harvie, Kathryn Hunter, Chris Smith and Elise Toups. There will be a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

•Sunday, Sept. 4, free first Sunday. Admission is free.

•10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Second Saturday: “Shape of Me, Blue Dog, and Other Stuff (with apologies to Dr. Seuss).” Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to email

For more information, call (225) 389- 7200.


Poselin tickets

Tickets are on sale for three performances by comedian Brian Poselin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, and 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tickets are $23.50. For tickets or more information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit the website.


Constantinides worldwide

Recently, Louisiana Sinfonietta director and LSU Boyd Professor Dinos Constantinides has had his music scheduled on six symphony orchestra programs in the United States, South America and Europe.

His work, “China II-Beijing,” was performed on June 6 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York with the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International, and again on July 27 in Uruguay with La Filarmonica de Montevideo and in Argentina on July 30 with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Buenos Aires, all under the direction of Jonathan Griffith.

Constantinides’ “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” will be premiered by the LSU Symphony, with soloist Michael Gurt, on Sept. 12 in Baton Rouge, under the direction of Carlos Riazuelo, and his “Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra” will be premiered by the Louisiana Sinfonietta and violin soloist, Yova Milanova, on Oct. 9 in Baton Rouge under the direction of the composer.

The “Constanta Symphony Orchestra of Romania” will include his “Concerto No. 1 for Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra” with saxophone soloist, Stathis Mavromathis, and his “Sixth Symphony” in a concert directed by Constantinides as a part of Constanta’s Festival of Ballet and Opera on Oct. 28. Finally, trombonist and member of the Canadian Brass, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, will premiere Constantinides’ “Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra” on March 18, 2012, in Baton Rouge, with the Louisiana Sinfonietta under the direction of the composer.

For Sinfonietta tickets, call (225) 578-4010 or (225) 766-3487.


Call for artists

The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 7, for CD or slide entries to the LSU Student Union Gallery’s exhibit 20”x20”x20”: A National Compact Competition.

This all-media competition is open to all artists residing in the United States. The exhibit will run Oct. 23-Nov. 30, and $6,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. For entry requirements or more information, call (225) 578-8256 or (225) 578-5162 or visit the website.


At VanGuard Gallery

An exhibit of paintings by Regina Lach-Elvert will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at VanGuard Gallery housed in Stephen Wilson Stained Glass Studio, 1469 Laurel St.

The show will run through September. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information, call (225) 343-2211.


In Clinton

McKnight’s Gallery, 12321 St. Helena St., Clinton, is showing an exhibit of colorful acrylic paintings by Marianne Hornsby. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (225) 683-8267.

September sessions

Registration is open for painting sessions in September at Corks N Canvas, Suite 3A, 711 Jefferson Highway. To register or more information, call (225) 927-7077.


UpStage tickets

Tickets are on sale for UpStage Theatre’s production of Al Cowart Jr.’s Head Trip, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, call (225) 924-3774 or visit the website.


Mother Goose tickets

Tickets are on sale for New Venture’s production of The Abduction of Mother Goose, set for Sept. 15-25 at Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. For tickets or more information, call (225) 216-0660 or visit the website.


Rabbit Hole auditions

Auditions for Ascension Community Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales.

No monologues are required; be ready with resume and to read from the script. Performances are Nov. 3-6 and 10-12. For more information, call (225) 647-1230.


The St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, has scheduled several events in coming weeks:

•The association is calling for artists to donate artwork inspired by the four elements - earth, wind, fire and water - by Sept. 14, to be featured in a silent auction during its fundraiser “Elemental Art,” set for 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17. Proceeds will benefit the association. Advance tickets to this event are $45, and $50 at the door.

•Registration is open for a three-day workshop conducted by Elayne Kuehler from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14-16. The fee is $200 for association members and $225 for nonmembers. ?The Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures’ exhibit of contemporary corsets will run through Saturday, Sept. 3. Admission is free.

•The Works On/Off paper exhibition will open Sept. 10 and run through Sept. 30.

•The Crazy Eights: All Members, All Miniatures exhibition will open Nov. 12 and run through Dec. 30.

•Fall for Art is set for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 in downtown Covington.

To donate work, to register or for more information, call (985) 892-8650.


At the Hilliard

The exhibit Fabulous Flatware: Nontraditional Tools of the Table will run through Dec. 17 at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (337) 482-2278.


At NuNu’s

Cajun dance band leader Walter Mouton will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at NuNu’s, 1410 La. 98, Arnaudville. Admission is $5 for adults. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Also, Deux Bayous Gallery Collective, 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville, has officially reopened and is showing work by a variety of artisans and craftsmen. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is free. For performance tickets or more information, call (337) 453-3307.

Hallock in N.O.

Carol Hallock’s exhibit Sunstruck, featuring color-drenched urban scenes of New Orleans, will open with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Jean Bragg Gallery, 500 Julia St., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 895-7375.


Guild meeting set

The Louisiana Chapter of the Precious Metal Clay Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Lafayette Art Association & Gallery, 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. For more information, call (337) 235-6382.

Broadway in Lafayette

Theatre Council Productions has announced the schedule for the 2011-12 Sterling Automotive Group Broadway Series, which will be performed in the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 College Road, Lafayette:

•8 p.m. Nov. 5, Shrek: The Musical.

•7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012, Elvis Lives.

•7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012, Cats.

•7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2012, My Fair Lady.

•3 p.m. March 18, Young Frankenstein.

Season tickets are $190-$305. Individual tickets will go on sale in mid-September.

For tickets or more information, call (337) 291-5555.

Opera tickets

Tickets are on sale for the New Orleans Opera Association’s 2011-12 Season of Intrigue & Passion:

•Oct. 15, gala performance of Puccini’s Turandot, starring the world’s leading interpreter of the role: Lise Lindstrom.

•Nov. 18 and 20, Verdi’s A Masked Ball (Un ballo in maschera).

•March 2 and 4, 2012, Strauss’ Salome.

•April 27 and 28, 2012, Pagliacci’s Carmina Burana, featuring the New Orleans Ballet Theatre.

For tickets or more information, call (504) 529-3000.


Series kicks off

The New Orleans Center for Creative Art’s “On the Edge” gallery series will kick off with the 2011 Alumni Exhibit, opening Thursday, Sept. 1, and running through Sept. 30, at the center’s gallery, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (504) 940-2787.


At Tulane

The Tulane University Theater and Dance’s 2011-12 season is as follows:

•8 p.m. Oct. 18-22, 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Assemblywomen by Aristophanes, Lupin Theater.

•8 p.m. Nov. 1-5, 2 p.m. Nov. 6, Above the Oaks by the Newcomb Dance Company, Room 300, McWilliams Hall. Tickets are $10, general admission; $5, students.

•8 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Dec. 4, The Striker by Caryl Churchill, Lupin Theater.

•8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 3, 2012, 2 p.m. March 4, 2012, Two Gentleman of Verona by William Shakespeare, Lupin Theater.

•8 p.m. March 30-31, 2012, 2 p.m. April 1, 2012, An Evening of Dance by the Newcomb Dance Company, Dixon Auditorium.

•Oct. 14-30, Rumours of War, New Orleans African American Museum, 1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans. This is a collaboration between the theater and dance departments produced by ArtSpot Productions. For tickets, visit

•4 p.m. Nov. 13, Looking Through New Orleans History: A Performance Event at Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. This is a collaboration between the theater and dance departments. For tickets, call (504) 865-5106.


Ballet auditions

The Moscow Ballet and Main Street Dance will conduct auditions at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 for children ages 7-16 at Main Street Dance, 119 S. Cypress St., Hammond. The children will perform side-by-side with 40 professionals in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Those accepted will perform on Dec. 29 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. For audition requirements or more information, call (985) 902-9229 or visit the website.