EXPERIENCE BATON ROUGE
CITY SOCIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
April 14-17, 2016
Cirque du Soleil returns to Baton Rouge in April 2016 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at the Baton Rouge River Center April 14-17 for 6 performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. The show is presented by Visa Signature®.
Thrilling more than 4.5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in Montreal in 2009 as a Big Top show, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
ABOUT THE SHOW
OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.
When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.
The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform.
The Creative Team behind the world of OVO is: Artistic Guides Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix; Writer, Director and Choreographer Deborah Colker (first female director at Cirque du Soleil); Director of Creation Chantal Tremblay; Set and props Designer Gringo Cardia; Costume Designer Liz Vandal; Composer and Musical Director Berna Ceppas; Lighting Designer Éric Champoux; Sound Designer Jonathan Deans and for the first time at Cirque du Soleil: Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer Fred Gérard; Acrobatic Performance Designer Philippe Aubertin; and Makeup Designer Julie Bégin.
Tickets are available at the River Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at-1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please contact the Baton Rouge River Center at 225-389-3030.
4TH ANNUAL SHINE YOUR LIGHT GALA
Father Glenn Meaux has been fighting poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, sub-standard housing and voodoo influences for more than two decades in the impoverished village of Kobonal, Haiti. As a long-time partner of his Kobonal Haiti Mission, Cross Catholic Outreach has enabled Fr. Meaux to expand the Mission’s holistic outreach to the poor through housing projects, food distributions, Catholic education programs, agricultural training and spiritual formation.
Join us for the 4th Annual Gala to help the Kobonal Haiti Mission continue to transform the lives of these poor families. Help us provide homes to the homeless, food to the elderly and malnourished, and education to those in need of the healing power of the Gospel.
The Shine Your Light Gala will take place Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. For more information visit their website at www.crosscatholic.org/shineyourlight.
Race for The Cure!
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people.
The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.
Up to 75 percent of funds raised at the Race remain here in the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate to provide diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
Rural Life Pop!
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the LSU Rural Life Museum will present an outdoor concert under the stars on May 7, 2016 at 7:30pm on the grounds of the museum on Essen Lane. Gates open at 6:00pm.
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and LSU Rural Life Museum are continuing their partnership for a fourth year with their presentation of The Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles. Accompanied by live symphony orchestra, this “faux Fab 4” will bring some 30 Beatles hits to life sung exactly as they were written on the albums.
The Los Angeles Times called the show “more than just an incredible simulation…the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave Saturday’s live performance a high goose-bump quotient…the crowd stood and bellowed for more.”
The Classical Mystery Tour consists of: Tony Kishman, Jim Owens, David John, and Chris Camilleri. The Baton Rouge Symphony will be under the direction of Pops Conductor, David Torns.
General table seating for $50 per person, or lawn seating for $20 adults and $10 children and picnic blankets are encouraged. Patrons may bring food and beverages onto the property with the exception of alcohol, which will be available for sale.
Louisiana Earth Day Festival 2016
Louisiana Earth Day, one of the nation’s largest environmental festivals, will take place Sunday, April 17 in downtown Baton Rouge. The festival features hands-on educational activities for all ages and live entertainment on several stages from noon until 6:00 p.m. Earth Day fosters individual and corporate environmental awareness and action through creative exhibits and activities produced by over 400 volunteers. Regional music and food remind us to enjoy and celebrate the unique culture and beauty of our state.
31st Annual Wearin' of the Green Parade!
The 31st Wearin' of the Green Parade will be held on March 12. 2016. The parade begins at Hundred Oaks and South Acadian at 10am. It winds through the neighborhood and finishes after climbing the Perkins Road overpass.It is a family friendly parade and has been a part of Baton Rouge tradition for close to thirty years. Come out and celebrate the Wearin' of the Green in our beautiful Baton Rouge, Louisiana!
Poetry Out Loud
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is proud to serve as the state-wide administrator of the Poetry Out Loud program in Louisiana. Poetry Out Loud, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, is a nation-wide poetry recitation competition for high school students grades 9-12. Participants from across the country compete at the school and regional levels before moving on to individual state finals. Poetry Out Loud participants select three poems from the program’s extensive anthology, including one piece written before the 20th century and one poem of 25 lines or fewer to recite from memory before judges and a live audience. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is thrilled to facilitate such an exciting program for the State of Louisiana, and to help provide our young people with opportunities for experience and growth in the literary arts. Poetry Out Loud will start at 1pm at the Louisiana State Museum located at 660 North 4th Street in Downtown Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge TRENDS Seminar
Last year nearly 700 professionals, including financial institutions, investors, property managers, developers and others associated with both the residential and commercial real estate industry, gathered at Baton Rouge’s Preeminent Real Estate Event — the TRENDS Seminar. Join us this year for an examination the state of the industry in our area and focus on emerging trends. This years event will be held at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel on Thursday, April 21st.
10th Annual HSEP Golf Tournament
The Advisory Council for The Scotlandville Magnet High School for
Engineering Professions (HSEP) invites you to join us for our 10th Annual
HSEP Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at Copper Mill Golf
Course on Friday, April 22, 2016. Breakfast and Registration starts at
7am. Attached is the information for Registration/Sponsorship. Any
donation of prizes, tents, or cash will be greatly appreciated.
We are thrilled to have as honorary guests, Senator Regina Ashford Barrow
of District 15 and East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake.
The Advisory Council would like to thank all those who support this
program and invite those new to our efforts to learn more about the great
things happening at HSEP.
The High School for Engineering Professions (HSEP), located within the
Scotlandville High School campus, is a unique Magnet Program focused on
educating students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) with a specific focus on the principles of engineering. This
Academy of Engineering program is a learning community designed in
partnership with the National Academy Foundation (NAF), Project Lead the
Way and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
Our program was recognized by the NAF last year for having achieved
“Distinguished Academy” status. It is remarkable to have 1 of only 3
distinguished academies of engineering in the United States, right here in
North Baton Rouge! With the steadily increasing demand for qualified
engineers and other employees in related technical fields, we need your
help now, more than ever, to support and grow this unique and valuable
The Spring 2016 Sunday in the Park Free Concert Series!
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents its new spring season of FREE Sunday in the Park concerts at the North Boulevard Town Square. The concerts will be held each Sunday in April and the first two Sundays in May.