The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is in its 13th year, hosted by the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX). CPEX is a nonprofit organization that brings people, culture, and planning together to make great communities happen. The Summit is an educational resource for Louisiana’s elected and appointed officials; planning practitioners, such as developers, architects, engineers and planners; and citizen and activist groups. This statewide conference helps to advance communities across Louisiana in their quest to become sustainable and prosperous by providing the opportunity to learn from planning experts as well as hear what challenges and successes other Louisiana communities have faced, creating valuable partnerships.
Raised in Philadelphia, this is where the foundation of his musical roots in Jazz, Blues and other musical art forms were born. To hear Joey DeFrancesco today, his music embodies the traditional art form infused with a distinct modern approach, just part of what makes his music unmistakably his own.
Theatre Baton Rouge is presenting a weekday matinee of our holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol" on Wednesday, December 5th at 10am. Cost per student is $15, and every ten students admits one complimentary chaperone. To book your class, please contact Jenny Ballard at 225.924.6496. Seating is limited, so reserve your class today!
Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that fills the theatre with thrilling voices, exciting dance and glorious gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective.
The "Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou" student matinée is an opportunity for school groups, home school organizations, and retirement communities to attend a condensed version of this classic performance. For a significantly reduced price, audiences will enjoy Act 1 of the ballet complete with all the beautiful costuming, effortless dancing, special effects and professional guest artists of the full length show.
Join the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre for the magical "Nutcracker, A Tale from the Bayou", as it enters its new realm in the Raising Cane's River Center Arena. This production which has become a "must-see" in the Baton Rouge holiday season features hundreds of local dancers, professional guest artists, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra along with glorious costumes and choreography to delight audiences of all ages.
As befitting an artist who excels with such a diversity of musical styles, Charles has performed with a range of musicians, from Roberta Flack, Rene Marie and David Rudder to Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Mandel, the Count Basie Orchestra and Maria Schneider. He also worked with steel pan all-star Len "Boogsie" Sharpe as well as jazz masters Frank Foster and Benny Golson.
The MJF on Tour 60th Anniversary Edition features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Jamison Ross, drums, vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass.
Souled Out is an eleven piece band hailing from all across south Louisiana, conceived in 2001, and has been entertaining audiences with its unique brand of interaction and choreography. Souled Out has entertained wedding receptions,festivals, corporate events, Mardi Gras krewes and nightclubs in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Each and every performance is a very personal and unique experience for all of their clients. The events that utilize Souled Out’s services didn't want the "typical" band – they wanted much more and they choose Souled Out.
Culture Candy, Blerd-ish and Radio Bar have teamed up to give you a night to remember!
Go to www.culturecandy.org/stabbedintheart to be an exhibiting artist! Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Comic Book Sales, & Dance Party. Grab A Couple of Culture Candy Cocktail from the Radio Bar.
Five artists and long-time friends will exhibit and perform music, poetry and fiction in a mixed-media event and exhibition in the Firehouse Gallery, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801.
The visual art will include photographs, paintings, and mixed media pieces. The music will be original jazz, folk and rock performed by the composers. The readings will be poems and fiction read by the authors.
Composer John Williams has brought the likes of Han Solo, E.T., Superman, and Harry Potter to life through his music. His unique style revolutionized film scores in the 1960s and continues to thrill today. On November 8, Baton Rouge audiences can enjoy this film magic performed by live full orchestra. Bring family and friends for a fun and exciting musical evening: the Baton Rouge Symphony’s first-ever John Williams tribute concert! Children 12 and under attend for half price.
Based out of Baton Rouge, and music school nerds at heart, the band is equally inspired by the sounds of Louisiana as it is by the symphony. The band mixes violin, trombone, and French horn with accordion, singer-songwriter vibes, and the occasional second-line. Since the band began playing in 2013, it has shared bills with Phosphorescent, Wild Child, Brass Bed, Cardinal Sons, The Brad Walker Quintet, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Mississippi Rail Co., Belle Adair, The Mercy Brothers, Rareluth, and others. With versatility in size and instrumentation, the band conforms to intimate listening rooms as well as large venues and festivals.
The 13th annual North Gate Fest will take place on historic Chimes Street at the North Gates of LSU on November 2, 2018. This music and arts festival, presented by the North Gates Merchants Association, will run from 4pm to 11 pm. This year’s festival will feature over 20 local artists, local performance artists, original live music and food.
This event will now be a quarterly meet-up for artists of all mediums looking to create for a cause. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by NOVAC and The Parlor at The Parlor. This quarter, our community partner is Front Yard Bikes, a BR bike shop that trains youth in the community to repair bikes. Students from the program will share info about the organization and its mission. Jody Johnston of The Parlor will also give a presentation about grassroots social media marketing, to prepare us to share our new creations far and wide.
Hai Karate is an 10-piece horn band specializing in 70s groove oriented horn driven music. Their dynamic set includes music by Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, The Isley Brothers, HAI KARATE ORIGINALS and much more. Hai Karate frequently plays club and festival engagements and is known throughout the area as a high energy 70s horn band.
Each fall, the Regional Arts Council of Zachary hosts its annual Fall Art Crawl where a 1,000 of your neighbors visit downtown Zachary to shop and socialize. There will be refreshments available...along with....Local artists are invited to display and sell their art along the route. Attendees also enjoy live music by local musicians.
Young People’s Opera Program FREE for kids! Hansel and Gretel is a professional production created to be family friendly. We encourage you to bring your whole family. All children (18 and under) and college students can attend for free! This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your family to opera and have fun together! Casual dress or costumes encouraged! Photo opportunities with the Gingerbread House available before and after the performance!
The Bac Trac Band has been in existence for 38 years and is based out of Gonzales, Louisiana. Although there has been several member changes, The Bac Trac Band has been entertaining dancing crowds for that many years, and categorizes it’s music as Swamp Pop or South Louisiana Music, basically Rhythm and Blues, 50’s and Old Rock and Roll.
Performed only through dance, "Love, Whitney" is a celebration of one of America’s greatest talents, Whitney Houston! The show catalogs her career while expressing the themes behind her music and story. The show features all her greatest hits, and will have you dancing in the aisles!
At just 32 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own.
Red Magnolia Theatre Company presents its inaugural production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore October 12-14, 2018. Red Magnolia is a new women-centric theatre group in Baton Rouge. Its first play is a statement about the importance of women’s voices and the power of memory. This unique production runs from October 12th through the 14th at the Mid City Ballroom.
Sean represents both the rural roots and progressive future of Louisiana's Creole-Zydeco sound like no other artist. He's truly one of Zydeco's "triple threats." He's a rare combination of tradition, talent and creativity. He also works hard to keep the tradition alive with his super group Creole United and founded the Creole Hall of Fame in order to recognize the Creole contribution.
Rarely exhibited until now, Louisiana native Don Wright left behind a large body of artwork before his passing in 2007. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol will display some of Wright’s artwork including his drawings and sculptures for an exhibit beginning October 6th and running through November 6, 2018.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects, art, and more. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Stroll through our Baton Rouge Arts Market and find a variety of hand-made arts including: pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-bound books, hand-made soaps, mixed media, hand-made garments, furniture, wood carvings, hand-painted silks, mosaics, hand-woven baskets, photography, and more!
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is offering a day of professional development workshops for arts teachers, in an effort to build instructional skills and enhance learning. Sessions will be provided for all grade levels in dance, theatre, visual arts, general, choral and instrumental music. Arts teachers in the Greater Baton Rouge area are invited to attend. Registration is free, however space is limited.
Iconic Grammy Award winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity.
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with a bang as it hosts New York City-based dance troupe, Doug Varone and Dancers with Baton Rouge native and BRBT alum Whitney Dufrene on Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theater. This performance with highly charged, physically exciting choreography spanning multiple genres, will thrill audiences with movement conveying depths of emotion and strong virtuosity. Dance Magazine says, “If this work and these dancers can’t move you, I don’t know what would.”
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts a master class for intermediate and advanced dancers taught by the professionals of Doug Varone and Dancers, one of the most sought after educators in the field of dance. Come be inspired and moved by this unique and motivating style of movement. Fee: $20
A good road movie sets destinations, picks good characters, and allows life to unfold. From Chicago to New Orleans through the Mississippi Valley by road. We will document the life of the Moutin Factory Jazz Quintet and their road manager- six unique, talented and curious individuals as they visit a part of the USA that is largely unknown to them.
50 years after the release of Yellow Submarine and “The White Album,” Of Moving Colors Productions presents a collection of contemporary dance works set to the iconic sounds of The Beatles. Come Together premieres September 28 at Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts… join us and be revolutionized!
Advanced dancers with at least 2 years of pointe experience are invited to audition on September 22 for company roles for the Nutcracker. Please bring pointe shoes.
Boys and girls ages 8 and up (by December 31, 2018) are invited to audition for children's roles on September 23.
Perkins Rowe and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will again partner to bring Baton Rouge the Annual Arts Festival. The arts market will feature many local artists exhibiting their crafts, canvases, jewelry, and more; live music and children's activities on both days, plus panels, demonstrations, and performances.
Artistically talented lawyers—including musicians, visual artists, jewelry makers, culinary artists, performing artists and literary artists will be participating in the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s arts and music festival, Arts Judicata, 6:00pm to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
Tickets to Arts Judicata will provide entrance as well as appetizers and cocktails. Take in the visual art displays and the performing artists and enjoy live music. Much of the artwork on display will be for sale and the proceeds will benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation. All ticket sales benefit the programs of the BRBF. Additionally, sponsorships are available. Contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-214-5556 for more information.