Baton Rouge events calendar for Feb. 3-9, 2023 | Entertainment/Life
BATON ROUGE ART MARKET: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fifth Street and Main Street, downtown. Vendors selling a variety of unique original art including pottery, woodwork, textiles, glass, paintings, sculpture, photography, handmade soaps, handmade toys, jewelry and more. artsbr.org.
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fifth Street and Main Street, downtown. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.
THE MARKET IN THE OASIS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling farm products, handcrafted items, baked goods, and more. themarketattheoasis.com.
STAR WATCHING: 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 night sky, followed by an all-ages show. Included in regular admission. lasm.org.
READ AFRO-AMERICAN: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library. Children ages 8 to 11 are invited to read poems by African American authors and then create a bracelet using African beads. ebrpl.com.
“KEEP OUR PLACE” OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30pm-7:30pm, Shell Gallery at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, 233 St. Ferdinand St. Traditional dancing and drumming from the Isle de Jean Charles region and traditional Choctaw food.
FIRST SUNDAYS FREE: Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, 100 S. River Road; Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.; Magnolia Hill Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Drive; Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St.; and LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission to all exhibitions and installations; Reduced admission to shows and exhibitions at LASM’s Irene Pennington Planetarium. lasm.org.
SCREENING OF “1776”: 1 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Part of a series that complements the temporary exhibition “Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage”. For free.
READ AFRICAN AMERICANS: 3 p.m., Main Library, Goodwood. Children ages 5-11 are invited to read a kid-friendly selection of African American writers, listen to a short presentation about African American artists, and then create their own art. ebrpl.com.
ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring artists Eleanor Owen Kerr, Jessica Sharpe and Beth Welch. For free. batonrougegallery.org.
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.
AFTER HOURS WITH “CARNIVAL IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: THE WASHINGTON MARDI GRAS BALL”: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. An evening of pageantry, politics and Mardi Gras in Louisiana starring Jessica Dauterive and Arthur Hardy. Free but requires registration on eventbrite.com.
PRESENTATION OF THE BATON ROUGE AUDUBON COMPANY: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Education Building, 10533 N. Glenstone Place. dr Rien Fertel will speak about the brown pelican. Socializing from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
ARTS GUILD OF LOUISIANA: Independence Park Theater, 7800 Independence Blvd. “Winter Member Show” until March 9th. The opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. artguildlouisiana.org.
BATON ROUGE CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY CENTER: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibition by artist members Eleanor Owen Kerr, Jessica Sharpe and Beth Welch. batonrougegallery.org.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hils Ave. 4th Annual Swamp Art Spectacular featuring local artists in the fields of fabric art, fine art and photography – with a focus on the theme “Impressions of Louisiana’s Nature” through February 26 during normal opening hours. brec.org.
CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball.” (225) 342-5428 or louisianastatemuseum.org.
CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. “Preservating Our Place” photo series on the impact of climate change on the Louisiana coast, through February 25. artsbr.org.
ELIZABETH GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Freeway. Ways of Looking at an Egret, Works by Krista Roche, by February 25 at (225) 924-6437 or on the gallery’s Facebook page.
THE GALLERY IN THE MANSHIP: 100 Lafayette St. “Becky Fos” through April 30th. “Beth Welch” at the Jones Walker Foyer through February 20. For free. manshiptheatre.org/exhibit/becky-fos.
LOUISIANA ART AND SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, Wild Bees is on view at the Colonnade Gallery through April 30. Pinpointing the Stars, Universe Gallery, featuring works from the permanent collection highlighting the history of the planetarium, the timeline of its development and its focus on the stars through August 2024. Illustrating Health, which looks at the often-overlooked work of medical illustrators, through August 6. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org.
LSU ART MUSEUM: 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 February 26. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org.
MAGNOLIA HILL PLANTATION: 2161 Nicholson drive. Guided and self-guided tours. The opening times are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. brec.org/index.cfm/park/MagnoliaMoundPlantation.
OLD GOVERNOR’S VILLA: 502 North Blvd. Open for guided tours. The opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. oldgovernorsmansion.com.
OLD CAPITAL: 100 North Blvd. Free admission. “Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage” through March 18; and “Political Parties and the Culture of Conventions” through December 15. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org.
WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N Jefferson Avenue, Port Allen. Ron’s Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy, through March 19. “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture,” through August 7. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.
YES WE CANNIBAL: 1600 Government St. “Emptiness Ecologies”, various artists from Louisiana, through Saturday. Opening hours are Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, Thursday from 6pm to 9pm and by appointment. (240) 644-2038 or (240) 595-9421.