The Church Performing Arts Summer Stage Classes
May
1
to Jun 30

The Church Performing Arts Summer Stage Classes

Summer Stage Classes are for ages 8‐100 years old. From no experience to a lot of experience; classes will refresh and challenge individuals to continue their growth in the performing arts and/or try something new for His glory.

At TCPA we create an uplifting, Christian and encouraging environment for you to learn and grow in the arts, all while bringing glory to God.

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CYT Baton Rouge presents "Willy Wonka, Jr."
May
24
to May 27

CYT Baton Rouge presents "Willy Wonka, Jr."

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

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Decentralized Arts Funding Workshop
May
29
2:00 PM14:00

Decentralized Arts Funding Workshop

Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grants are available to organizations in the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s 11-parish service region: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. DAF grants are supported by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's Youth Ballet Tour
Jun
4
to Jun 12

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's Youth Ballet Tour

BRBT announces its Youth Ballet summer tour. From June 4‐12, 36 promising young dancers will bring a condensed, family‐friendly version of the classic ballet, "Coppélia" to a library or community center near you. Filled with dancing dolls, a foolish toymaker, and antics galore, this is a great way to escape the early summer heat and soak up a little culture! See the link for complete dates and times of free public performances.

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Jun
14
to Jun 21

The Royal Standard Art Stroll and Sale

The Royal Standard's flagship location at 16012 Perkins Road in south Baton Rouge will be hosting an Art Stroll and Sale for one week in June where local artists - painters, potters, sculptors - will be featured throughout our store, bistro, event space, and patio showing their original works with the opportunity to sell to our customers. An opening reception on June 14th from 6-8pm will kick off the event.

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Don Andrews Watercolor Workshop
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Don Andrews Watercolor Workshop

ART GUILD OF LOUISIANA presents: A 3 day watercolor workshop with national award winning artist, author and instructor Don Andrews. Don has conducted workshops worldwide including United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa. He is an active member and past Director of the Board for the American Watercolor Society and has been featured in numerous watercolor magazines

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

New Venture Theatre Presents "The Wiz Jr."

Theatre for Young Audiences! Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Everybody knows the story, but this re-invented fantasy is dazzling, mysterious and opulent. Join Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease On Down the Road” to ... The Wiz! This fabulous cast will feature over 40 young actors, singers and dancers. The cast will range from ages 7 to 17 and will have a blast with such fun musical numbers and dances.

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Reflection of the Green Leaf Project
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Reflection of the Green Leaf Project

"Reflection of the Green Lead Project & NAMI LA's Inaugural Art Exhibition benefit will be collaborating for mental health awareness month. The creation of the art exhibition is to cultivate the arts and creativity of those that are mentally ill. The project aims to exemplify the ability of those individuals that are mentally ill as productive members of society, unstigmatized. The project will raise interest within the community and funds to create enrichment programs and resources as such for those that are mentally ill. We are asking for Louisiana to come out an be a part of this event."

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Family Fit Day 4K
May
19
8:30 AM08:30

Family Fit Day 4K

The Family Fit Day 4k is part of HealthyBR's Family Fit Day at BREC's City Park on May 19, 2018. Race start is at 8:30 a.m. and kicks off a great day of family friendly activities. 

Local non-profits benefit from the Family Fit Day 4k! Each registrant chooses a non-profit beneficiary of your registration; $15 of your registration goes to your non-profit, $5 goes to HealthyBR. Registration includes a personal pedometer compliments of HealthyBR and Humana. T-shirts are given to all participants who complete the 4k course.

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Sunday in the Park presents Bonerama
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park presents Bonerama

Bonerama has always been hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”. It’s the best way to describe this 20 year old powerhouse touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today.

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Reception for "Morphosis" by Jacob Lagasse
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for "Morphosis" by Jacob Lagasse

Artist Jacob Lagasse will be celebrating his latest body of work "Morphosis" in our Firehouse Gallery from May 7th through May 18th. We will be hosting his reception on Friday, May 11th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

"Witness the rate of Morphosis as my ceramic creatures and still-life paintings articulate modern life through the combination of classical materials and techniques. Partake in the interaction by viewing the evolution of the animals’ mutation in their caged environment, while they also observe you. 
My works entirety is a proposition into embracing the human vulnerability to fully express of our weaknesses, to give into our primal being, and to join ourselves in acceptance for the mystery of our metamorphosis." Lagasse

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Christopher Janney - "Sound is an Invisible Color" Artist Reception
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Christopher Janney - "Sound is an Invisible Color" Artist Reception

Trained as an architect and jazz musician, Christopher Janney has created interactive light/sound public installations throughout the world, what he calls "Urban Musical Instruments." In 2012, Janney began an exploration of how sound influences visual perception. The finished works each have a separate sound-score composed by Janney. 

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Sunday in the Park presents Funkin' with Friends
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park presents Funkin' with Friends

On May 6th, come and enjoy a variety of Pop, R&B, Soul, and Funk as Funkin’ W/ Friends takes the stage. A collaboration with some of the best musicians Baton Rouge has to offer, Funkin’ W/ Friends takes you on a journey through the ages and adds their own twist on all of your favorite tunes.  Funkin’ W/ Friends features a three piece horn section, a funky rhythm section, and a DJ, adding some southern flavor to the Funkin’ W/ Friends experience.
 

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Reception for "You Can Touch. A Ceramics Show."
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Reception for "You Can Touch. A Ceramics Show."

  • Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ceramic artists Christina Kieffer, Osa Atoe, Katie Smith and Taylor Myers come together to showcase their recent bodies of work in our Firehouse Gallery. Join them for a special brunch reception on Sunday, April 29th from 10am - 1pm. The Show will be on view from the 29th until May 4th. 

NOTE: Some artwork may not be suitable for very young audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

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Visual Arts Boot Camp
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Visual Arts Boot Camp

  • West Feliciana Parish Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program focuses on business management, grass roots marketing, and developing a plan for artists to advance their art careers. Artists should leave with a greater understanding of how to think of their art as a business, how to confidently promote themselves and their artwork, and how to further develop a strategy for getting their work into the public. 

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Red Stick International Digital Festival
Apr
24
to Apr 28

Red Stick International Digital Festival

Red Stick International Festival ’18 promises to be bigger and better than the 2017 event. This year's festival will focus on Digital Media ﴾including, but not limited to animation﴿, maker‐fairs, experimental music concerts, digital art exhibits, game jams and other technology derived events. Come see what the cutting edge of digital looks like and take a glimpse into the future.

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Sunday in the Park presents Band of Bros
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park presents Band of Bros

Closing out the Singer Songwriter festival weekend, Band of Bros will feature David Borne and other Nashville Singer-Songwriters. Come hear all of your favorite Nashville tunes performed by the very people that wrote them. The Third Street Songwriter’s Festival is an annual event in downtown Baton Rouge featuring local, regional, and national songwriters. The day begins with an industry panel of Nashville professionals representing publishing companies, PROs, and songwriter organizations such as NSAI and is followed by a listening panel. The participating songwriters will be able to perform and have their songs critiqued by the professional panel.

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Tunica Hills Music Festival
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Tunica Hills Music Festival

All day event with Louisiana musicians playing music and leading jams for participation in multiple genres.

The event will feature a host of performing bands but the real focus will be on JAMMING in the park. All of the performing bands will be dispersed throughout the park all day to lead music jam sessions, provide instruction and encourage all to join in and play along with the music. All genre;s will be present - Acoustic and Americana, Bluegrass and Country, Rock and Blues, Songwriters' circle and a Lagniappe area where any/all genres are welcome. We will also feature some of the best local songwriters conducting songwriting instructional sessions.

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Louisiana International Film Festival
Apr
19
to Apr 22

Louisiana International Film Festival

April 19-22.

Individual tickets go on sale online and full film line-up announced March 15th. Mentorship, Live Music, and Special Events schedule to follow.

Individual tickets may be purchased at the Festival Box Office located in the atrium at Cinemark Perkins Rowe starting April 12th.

Purchase your Festival Pass now to gain access to unlimited movies, entertainment, and workshops.

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Sunday in the Park presents JST David
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday in the Park presents JST David

JST DAVID (“just David”) is a soulful singer-songwriter & musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His smooth vocal delivery, thoughtful lyrics and lo-fi elements of soul, blues, jazz, r&b, classical & hip hop combine into a unique, genre-bending sonic experience reminiscent of a time where music was genuine, uplifting and ambitious.

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"Cinderella" A Fairy Tale Ballet
Apr
13
to Apr 14

"Cinderella" A Fairy Tale Ballet

  • Baton Rouge River Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come see the magic come to life in this fairy tale ballet. "Cinderella" is sure to delight audience members of all ages with the precision and artistry of classical ballet, the humor of grumpy stepsisters and delightfully lost narrator, and even audience involvement as the performers enter the house to try the glass slipper on some lucky young ladies of the audience. Tickets range from $25-$45 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 225-766-8379, or in person at the River Center Box Office.

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Don Hertzfeldt's "World of Tomorrow: Episode Two" Screening + Discussion at LSU
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Don Hertzfeldt's "World of Tomorrow: Episode Two" Screening + Discussion at LSU

The highly anticipated follow-up to Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow finds Emily Prime swept inside the brain of an incomplete back-up clone of her future self, who's on a mission to reboot her broken mind. Continuing the tradition of the first film, World of Tomorrow Episode Two was written entirely around candid audio recordings of the director's five year old niece.

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    Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects Reception
    Apr
    12
    6:00 PM18:00

    Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects Reception

    Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Images from the All the Boys and The Usual Suspects series implicate these stereotypes in the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police, and confront the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction. Blocks of color obscuring faces point to the constructed nature of our notions of race and how these imagined concepts obscure humanity—here with very real and deadly outcomes. People of a Darker Hue, a meditative compilation of video, found footage, narration, and performance commemorates these deaths.

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    River City Jazz Masters presents Brad Mehldau
    Apr
    11
    7:30 PM19:30

    River City Jazz Masters presents Brad Mehldau

    • Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio (recently re-packaged and re-released as a 5-Disc box set by Nonesuch in late 2011).  Other Mehldau recordings include Largo, a collaborative effort with the innovative musician and producer Jon Brion, and Anything Goes—a trio outing with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. Mehldau has performed around the world at a steady pace since the mid-1990s, with his trio and as a solo pianist. His performances convey a wide range of expression. There is often an intellectual rigor to the continuous process of abstraction that may take place on a given tune, and a certain density of information.

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    Opera Louisiane presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore
    Apr
    7
    7:30 PM19:30

    Opera Louisiane presents Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

    Opera Louisiane presents Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore at the River Center Theater on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30PM. Come aboard the Pinafore for a high seas comedy about a lass who loved a sailor. With beautiful music, colorful costumes, and side splitting comedy, H.M.S. Pinafore is not to be missed!

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    Ebb & Flow Festival
    Apr
    7
    to Apr 8

    Ebb & Flow Festival

    • Downtown Baton Rouge River Front (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    The Mission of this weekend long event is to celebrate Baton Rouge and Brazilian culture and aquatic ecology, to increase cultural awareness of Baton Rouge across major domestic and international markets, and to drive an expansion of statewide tourism to Baton Rouge as well as to increase tourism from Texas and Florida through strategic programming partners in New Orleans, Houston, and South Florida.

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    NOVAC Creative Freelancer Workshop
    Apr
    7
    10:00 AM10:00

    NOVAC Creative Freelancer Workshop

    Are you a creative with the portfolio, skill, and drive to be a top freelance artist, but don’t know where to start?

    Don’t worry, we got you.

    This freelance workshop will examine the business side of being a creative freelancer. We will review industry standards in pricing, best practices for working with clients, and most importantly how to protect your work and your time, so you can make your passion a career.

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    Pecha Kucha Volume VIII
    Apr
    6
    6:00 PM18:00

    Pecha Kucha Volume VIII

    PechaKucha Night is back, and our line up is insane! Come check out these amazing presenters from across the Baton Rouge community. Each speaker has a chance to share whatever they want with the audience - their work, their ideas, their jokes... The catch? They only get 20 images and 400 seconds to make their point.

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    March Creative Connect with Rodneyna Hart
    Mar
    27
    7:00 PM19:00

    March Creative Connect with Rodneyna Hart

    Join us as local curator and exhibitions manager, Rodneyna Hart explains how an exhibition goes from concept to execution. She will share what she does as Curator at the Healthcare Gallery and Exhibitions Manager at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and freelance art event maker. She will further discuss what steps are involved in creating engaging exhibitions that enthrall our audience, how environments are manipulated to evoke a deeper connection with the exhibition at hand, and what future art integration she would like to see in Baton Rouge.

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