Baton Rouge events calendar for Jan. 20-26, 2023 | Entertainment/Life

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POP UP ART: 11 a.m. to noon, Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road pavilion. Guests ages 3-12 can take home their own piece of art.

BATON ROUGE GARDEN CLUB RIBBON CUTTING: noon, oak grove next to Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Ceremony for new wall-size sign by New Orleans artist Juan Karlo Randolph.

SPOOF NIGHT!: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Screening along with spoofing on the 2005 film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” $12.

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Series covering skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs, famous events and celestial histories and possible futures. For ages 14+. Free.


“THE BOYS IN THE BAND”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Thursday, Jan. 26; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Studio Theatre at Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30, adults; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Farm-fresh produce, goods, cooking demonstrations and more.

THE MARKET AT THE OASIS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling farm-grown produce, handmade items, baked goods and more.

STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky, followed by an all-ages show. Included in regular admission.

LSU SATURDAY SCIENCE: 1 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. “Below the Sea Floor in Belize: Discovering Ancient Maya Sites” presentation ny LSU Professor Heather McKillop. Free.

SURREAL SALON SOIREE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. The party combines art, music and tons of costumed creativity. $40, advance; $50, door.


“SHEN YUN: CHINA BEFORE COMMUNISM”: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Raising Cane’s River Center Performing Arts Theatre, 396 St. Louis St. Classical Chinese dance, dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works. $80 and up.


LINCOLN AT THE LIBRARY: 3 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. In “Lincoln as Story-Teller” (for ages 12+), the presenter will share facts about the nation’s history and his own personal history by way of some of his favorite stories and jokes. Free.


LINCOLN AT THE LIBRARY: 5 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. In “A Visit with Mr. Lincoln” (for children), the presenter will talk about his own life and the history of the United States of America during his time. Free.


ART AT LUNCH: THE HISTORIC EUROPEAN TOUR TRADITION: noon to 1 p.m., third floor, LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. A talk by Professor Darius Spieth, the art history area coordinator in the LSU College of Art and Design. Bring lunch; water and sodas provided. Free.

FROGWATCH TRAINING: 6:30 p.m., Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium, 11855 Highland Road. Presented by the LSU Hilltop Arboretum and Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater Baton Rouge. $10, members; $15, non-members.


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Farm-fresh produce, goods, cooking demonstrations and more.

TACOS ‘N TRIVIA: 7 p.m., Three Roll Estate, 760 St. Philip St.

BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY: 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane’s River Center Performing Arts Center, 396 St. Louis St. With Canadian conductor Adam Johnson and guest soloist mezzo-soprano Hailey McAvoy. $24 and up.

“THE ORIGINAL KING BEE” DOCUMENTARY: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Story of Baton Rouge blues star James “Slim Harpo” Moore. $12.


ART GUILD OF LOUISIANA: Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. “Winter Member Show,” through March 9. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Surreal Salon,” annual exhibition celebrating the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement, through Thursday, Jan. 26.

BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hils Parkway. “4th Annual Swamp Art Spectacular,” featuring work from local artists in the fields of fabric arts, fine arts and photography — focusing on the theme “Impressions of Louisiana Nature,” through Sunday, Feb. 26, during normal operating hours.

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball.” (225) 342-5428 or

CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. “Preserving Our Place,” photo series on the impact of climate change on Louisiana’s coastline, through Saturday, Feb. 25.

ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. “Ways of Looking at an Egret,” works by Krista Roche, through Saturday, Feb. 25. (225) 924-6437 or the gallery’s Facebook page.

THE GALLERY AT THE MANSHIP: 100 Lafayette St. “Becky Fos,” through April 30. “Beth Welch,” through Monday, Feb. 20, in the Jones Walker Foyer. Free.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. “Wild Bees,” featuring photography by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, through April 30 in the Colonnade Gallery. “Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore,” through Sunday, Jan. 29; “Pinpointing the Stars,” Universe Gallery, featuring works from the permanent collection that highlight the planetarium’s history, the timeline of its development, and its focus on the stars, through August 2024. “Illustrating Health,” delving into the often-overlooked work of medical illustrators, through Aug. 6. Also, “Mesmerica” extended through January in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. (225) 344-5272 or


LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Mediterranea: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection;” “Volterra,” photo series by Kevin Benham; and “Pearlware, Polish, & Privilege: Art by Paul Scott,” through Sunday, Feb. 26. (225) 389-7200 or

MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION: 2161 Nicholson Drive. Guided and self-guided tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION: 502 North Blvd. Open for tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Free admission.

OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Free admission.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Ron’s Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy,” through March 19. “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture,” through Aug. 7. (225) 336-2422 or

YES WE CANNIBAL: 1600 Government St. “Emptiness Ecologies,” various Louisiana artists, through Saturday, Feb. 4. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, and by appointment. (240) 644-2038 or (240) 595-9421.