Don't Miss These Events In The Baton Rouge Area (March 10 16)

INVISIBLE — BOOK ART AND PROCESS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Examining the book as art. On display through March 31. 

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS BENEFIT CONCERT: 7 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. A variety of musical styles and genres will be performed by faculty and students who teach and are enrolled in music programs in the East Baton Rouge School System. Tickets are $5-$25 plus fees. Ticket desk (866) 451-2787.

PROPHETIC VISIONS: 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 220 St. Louis St. Experience the incredible story of the Prophet Elijah set to Mendelssohn’s forward-looking score that helped usher in the Age of Romanticism. For more information, call (225) 383-0500, visit, or email

DELTA SPRING FUNDRAISER: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Parlor, 705 St. Joseph St. Party like its the 1920s at this fundraiser for LSU's Delta Undergraduate Literary Journal. $10. 
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"THE SEAGULL": 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. See the classic Chekhov story about love and art in late 19th century Russia. Additional performances Sunday and Thursday, March 30. Tickets are $14-$29. For more information, call (225) 578-4174 or visit


"THE DROWSY CHAPERONE": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The meta-musical finishes its run at Theatre Baton Rouge. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $29, $20 for students. More information available at


MASTER GARDENER ANNUAL PLANT SALE: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Get your garden started by visiting the sale and take home bedding plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs and more. For more information, call (225) 763-3990.

GARDEN DISTRICT GARAGE & GROOVE: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Garden District neighborhood. Part block party and part garage sale, featuring a performance from Where Y'acht from noon to 2 p.m. Get more information at

MISTLETOE IN MARCH: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. $6 admission (with a portion of the proceeds going towards children's organization within the Baton Rouge area), parking, and strollers are allowed. 

TRUNK SALE AND EXPANSION GRAND OPENING: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Pink Elephant Antiques, 2648 Government St. 

BATON ROUGE CAT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. 225 cats will be present and competing at this show. In addition to the cats and kittens, there will be vendors selling gifts. For more information, call (225) 291-7733 or email

ART IN THE PARK: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A free event featuring art, live art demonstrations and music.

THE PINWHEEL CHALLENGE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., BREC's Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road. A family-friendly fun challenge. $20 for family teams of two-to-five people. 

PEACE FEST AND RED STIX PEACEMAKERS PRESENT SNEAK PEEK AND SILENT AUCTION EVENT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3535 Perkins Road. The festival focuses on eco-friendly, sustainable and holistic practices through movement, music, art and food; and will include numerous local merchants and vendors. Providing attendees with a sampling of the upcoming Peace Fest (June 3 in downtown Baton Rouge). For more information, visit or email

RUSTED RYE IPA RELEASE: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing, 1624 Wyoming St. Celebrating the release of the Rusted Rya IPA with a chicken wing cook-off and live music.

CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St Alban's Chapel, 11 Dalrymple Drive. Basics for beginners at 4:45 p.m. Live music by Gravois Coulee. All dances walked through and cued throughout. Singles, couples and families welcome. Adults $6; students $5; under 12 free. (225) 803-9194. 

BRICKYARD TACO DEATH MATCH: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Brickyard South, 174 South Blvd. A (fictional) fight to the death to see which locals can make the best taco. $10 at the door to eat. 

SOUTHERN FUTURISM EXHIBITION RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103. Featuring artists from across the U.S. Exhibit runs through April 7. 

DANCIN' IN THE STREETS: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Perkins Rowe Great Hall. Featuring live music by Phat Hat alongside food and drinks from local restaurants and vendors. Also a wine toss, gift card pull and silent auction with prizes from over 75 local businesses. Tickets are $55 until 5 p.m. Friday, or $65 at the door. Tickets are available at or by calling (225) 766-8379.

"STUPID F***ING BIRD": 7:30 p.m., LSU Reilly Theatre. The classic Chekov play gets a hilarious and contemporary retelling. Tickets are $14-$29. Additional performances Wednesday and next week.

MIAMI NIGHT: 9 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Celebrate the mix of cultures in Baton Rouge and enjoy the sounds of salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, top 40, hip-hop, R&B and more. $10 in advance. Available at The Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road, by phone at (866) 777-8932 and online at

GREATER BATON ROUGE REGIONAL NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COMPETITION: West Baton Rouge Museum,  845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. The West Baton Rouge Museum will welcome judges, volunteers, teachers and middle and high school students from a 12-parish region to compete individually and in groups. This year's theme is “Taking A Stand in History.”


BASF KIDS' LAB: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. This month's theme is "Energy loves produce." Get more information at


KLSU ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: Noon to 6 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing, 1624 Wyoming St. Benefiting the campus radio station. Featuring musical performances and food. 

FROG AND TOAD KIDS CLUB PRE-PARTY: 12:15 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. A healthy snack will be provided as well as a fun art activity with the LSU Museum of Art then meet the cast and crew on stage after the performance.  $10. Tickets to the performance must be purchased separately. (866) 451-2787.

BIG BIRD'S BIRTHDAY: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Enjoy special screenings of "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" in the planetarium. All ages. Included with general admission.

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD: 2 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. Telling the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. $13 plus fees. 

BAYOU TECHE TASTING, RELAUNCH AND CRAWFISH BOIL: 3 p.m. to midnight, The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. Featuring the Louisiana brewery's crawfish beer. 


BUTTERFLY BUFFET: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. A evening of butterfly watching and gardening experiences. For members of Hilltop, CANPS and LMNGBR, $5 per program. $10 for nonmembers. (225) 767-6916.

EXHIBITION OF THE ASSOCIATED WOMEN IN THE ARTS: Louisiana Old State Capital, 100 North Blvd. Featuring artwork from local women artists will be available for viewing and sale through June 3. Opening reception for art show and sale is April 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (225) 342-0500.


THE TASTE: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L'Auberge Ave. Benefiting Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Featuring food from the finest local caterers and restaurants. Tickets are $125 and up.


ART AFTER HOURS: THE SUBSTANCE OF ART: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Journey through the science of art. Complimentary wine and appetizers included with admission. $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for college students with ID, free for members. (225) 344-5272.


AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring the latest works from Paul Dean, Michael W. Howes and Marcus McAllister, through Thursday.

"FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACTION — A RETROSPECTIVE": Featuring the works of Louisiana artist Robert Rector. Manship Theater's Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. On display through May 6. Free.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Purchased Lived: The American Slave Trade From 1808 to 1865" through March 31; "Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior" through June 4.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Art in Louisiana — Views into the Collection"; "Everlasting Calm: The Art of Elliott Daingerfield" on view through Sunday; and "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan" through Sept. 17.

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL TRIVIA NIGHTS: At various times and locations across Baton Rouge. For information and schedule, visit

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "It's Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience" through May 28; "A Work in Process: Paintings by Gustave Blache III" through June 4; "Polymers in Art Through the Centuries" through June 4; "Absence and Presence: The Moons of Monica Zeringue" through June 25; Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection.

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