Join Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre at the Perkins Rowe Great Hall to enjoy the music of Baton Rouge favorites, Phat Hat, upscale food and drinks from local vendors, silent auction bidding on new pointe shoe artwork creations, and more. Dancing, of course, is highly encouraged!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Please join us as we celebrate the BFA shows for both Annabelle Yates, and Elizabeth Cuniff in the Firehouse Gallery! The works will be up from April 2 through April 14th, and will close out with a reception on Saturday the 14th from 5-7.
The best writing is that which is devoid of self-consciousness and owns its point of view. But for the writer, getting to that place–-a place free of self-criticism and judgement so that truth can come through–-can be tough.
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.
Painter Anne Jarrett will be exhibiting her recent body of work titled, "Perceptions & Perspectives" in our Firehouse Gallery from April 23rd through April 26th. She will be present for the closing reception on April 26th from 6-8pm.
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.
For more than thirty years, Astral Project has delighted audiences around the world with its unique brand of cutting edge improvisation and near telepathic interplay over deep New Orleans’ grooves.
In 1978, Tony Dagradi gathered together the brightest, most energetic young players in the Crescent City and started out on a path that would help shape the modern jazz scene for years to come.
A devoted student of Eastern philosophy, Dagradi coined the band name as a reflection of the group’s quest for a higher plane of experience. As everyone who has seen the band in concert knows, each performance finds these men reaching for the stars.
The CI Group has partnered again with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge to host local artists in their downtown Baton Rouge showroom. The spring show includes artists Masy Chighizola, Chad Schoonmaker, Kathleen Goodlife, and Ana Cris Garcia. Come out and meet the artists, have a bite, and experience some great local talent!
The reception will be held Friday, March 16th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, and it is free and open to the public.
*The address is 447 N. Third Street, Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, but the door is located on Main street!
Critically acclaimed performer, author and teacher, John Riley has worked with the world's leading Jazz musicians for over 30 years. A three time GRAMMY award winner and 13 time nominee, John has played on hundreds of recordings and at major venues with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and many others.
Poetry Out Loud is a national, high school poetry recitation competition developed by the Poetry Foundation. Through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the program is free to all students and encourages them to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.