Baton Rouge Area Arts and Cultural Events for March 17 |  Entertainment/Life

Baton Rouge Area Arts and Cultural Events for March 17 | Entertainment/Life

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Symphony tickets

Tickets go on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s next Orchestra Series performance at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at the Raising Cane’s River Center Performing Arts Theater, 300 St. Louis St. The concert will feature guest conductor Tanya Miller leading a program of Haydn’s The Creation.

Tickets are $19-$65. Visit

Sherlock Holmes at Central

Tickets are on sale for “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear,” opening Friday, April 5, at the Sullivan Theatre, 8849 Sullivan Road.

Tickets are $25 by calling (225) 778-8990 or visiting

Rosie River

Tickets are on sale for TheatreWorks USA’s production of “Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Manship Theater at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.

Tickets are $25 by calling (225) 344-0334 or visiting


Tickets are on sale for Gregorian, a German band fronted by Frank Petersen who perform Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Manship Theater at the Shaw Center for the Arts. 100 Lafayette St.

Tickets are $36-$46 by calling (225) 344-0334 or visiting

“Carousel” at LSU

Tickets are on sale for the LSU Turner-Fischer Center for Opera’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel” with the LSU Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 22, and 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 24. in the Shaver Theater in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive.

Tickets are $32 for general admission and $12 for students. For tickets, visit

Spring faucet

The application deadline is March 31 for the second installment of the Greater Baton Rouge Talent Development Program, which begins April 6. The spring session, led by Chris Jeansonne, offers professional training in video production with a combination of coursework and hands-on training from experts in the field.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. The 10-week session runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, St. Ferdinand 233. To apply, visit

Sending “Art Flow”.

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is calling for proposals for its “Art Flow” Biennial, the metropolitan city’s premiere juried exhibition of works by visual artists in the Arts Council’s 11-parish area. Entries inspired by the phrase “There’s no place like home” are encouraged to be both literal and metaphorical.

The submission deadline is March 27, with notification of selection March 29. The exhibition will run from April 5 to May 15 in the Shell Gallery at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, 233 St. Ferdinand St.

For submission requirements, visit

In the Elizabethan Gallery

The Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway, is showing a Women’s History Month art exhibit featuring the works of Baton Rouge native and LSU graduate Carol Hallock, who is widely recognized for her free, painterly strokes in oils. She often paints from her kayak the surrounding bay and marsh.

Other featured artists include Carol Creel, Mariana Kalcheve, Dana Mosby, Christa Roche, Cathy Daigle and Janice Evans, Kay Lusk and Felicia Noel and Alice Michel. Gallery hours are 10:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 10:30am to 4:00pm on Saturdays.

For more information, call (225) 924-6437.

In Opelousas

The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center, 315 N. Main St., Opelousas, will honor Sgt. Brun Marks-Ardoyne, the first female law enforcement officer in St. Landry Parish, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.

When Brun Marks-Ardoin was a little girl, someone robbed her grandmother’s home. The incident made an impression, and from that moment on, the girl from the small town of Gran Cotto longed for a career in crime fighting. Although her family feared for her safety, she was unstoppable.

As an adult, Marks began working for the Sheriff’s Office of St. Landry Parish in 1973. After graduating from the police academy, she joined the Opelousas Police Department. She eventually moved to northern Louisiana, where she worked in other fields, including narcotics. She has served in many positions including sergeant, detective and undercover detective.

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