Let's Go Calendar


Swamp Pop Music Festival benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. July 15, 5 p.m., $15; July 16, 10:30 a.m. $20. 450-1009. lamardixonexpocenter.com.

5th annual Bastille Day Fête with musicians, tours, kids activities, French-inspired food trucks, French Dog contest, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, July 15. $5 (members free). 504-568-0770. bastilledaynola.com.

Tickfaw State Park offers a water park, camping, picnicking, canoeing, walking tours, videos, nature talks, demonstrations and activities, including Saturday's Wildcrafts for Kids at 11 a.m., Nature Naturally at 1:30 p.m., Wildlife Theatre at 3 p.m. 27225 Patterson Rd, Springfield. 294-2218. crt.state.la.us/parks/itickfaw.aspx.


Josh Groban. Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, NO, July 15. 7:30 p.m. $30-$150. ticketmaster.com.

Grand Country Junction presents Louisiana Saturday Night with classic and new country. July 16, 7 p.m. (See details on Page B6.)

Dixie Landin’ 2016 Summer Concert Series Featuring Rachel Platten. Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin’, July 16, 7 p.m. $36.99. 753-3333. bluebayou.com.

Fitz And The Tantrums. Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe St., NO, July 19, 8 p.m. $32. ticketmaster.com.


LPCC dinner theater presents “Cosmic Con: 3001, A Space Odyssey,” original Dinah Toups play, buffet dinner. Cosplay welcome. Central High School auditorium. July 14-16, 6:30 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.) $35. LPCCsing.org. 247-8555.

“Tony and Tina’s Wedding!” Fundraiser for Theatre Baton Rouge with improvisational dinner theatre (rated R), Green Oaks Funeral Home Reception Center, 9595 Florida Blvd, BR, July 15, 16, 22, 23, 7 p.m. $35. Cash bar. 924-6496. theatrebr.org.

Tri-Parish Ballet brings toys to life in LaBoutique Fantastique. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston, July 19, 10 a.m., 686-2436; Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, July 19, 2 p.m. 686-4130; Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS, July 20, 10 a.m., 686-4140; Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road, July 20, 2 p.m., 686-4180; South Library, 23477 La. 444, July 21, 10 a.m., 686-4170. mylpl.info.

New Venture Theatre presents “Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments,” LSU Shaver Theatre, 105 School of Music Building, BR. July 16, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $22. 588-7576. newventuretheatre.org.

“Bring It! Live” tour with Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s “Bring It!,” Saenger Theatre, NO, July 20, 8 p.m. $33.75 - $49.75. saengernola.com.

Swine Palace presents “Julius Caesar.” Reilly Theatre, LSU. July 20-24. $15. 578-4174. swinepalace.org.


Lee Benoit and the Bayou Stompers, at Cajun French Music Association dance. UCT Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd. July 16, 8 p.m. $10; $5 students with ID. Free dance lessons 7 p.m. batonrougecajundance.com.


American Farmhouse, 9559 Hooper Road, Central: Paul and Pete, July 15; Burnhouse, July 16. 636-2684.

Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill, 123 Aspen Square, DS: Lucas, July 16, 20. 243-5258.

The Blues Room, 244 Lafayette St., BR: Ms. Silky Sol - Red Afro Queen, July 14; All-Starz, July 15, 16; Hall of Fame Blues Jam w/Cleveland Jefferson and Friends, July 20. 650-3111.

Boopalu’s, 29669 La. Hwy. 22, Springfield: Working Class, July 15; Kandeeside, July 16; Whiskey River, July 17. 294-0144.

Bottle & Tap, 11445 Coursey Blvd, BR: Buck Langston, July 15; Greg Talmage, July 16; Jud Jameson, July 21. 300-4559.

Cadillac Cafe, 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd., BR: Spank the Monkey, July 15. 296-0288.

Canal Bank Club, French Settlement: Kenny Cornett and Killin’ Time, July 17. 698-9074.

Cate Street Pub, Hammond: Gillis Silo, July 15. 985-345-7831. catestreetpub.com.

Crazy Dave’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill, 28293 Frost Road, Livingston: Clifton Brown, July 15; Night Train, July 16. 686-2121.

Double D Daiquiris, 32334 Hwy. 16, DS: Styk, July 14; Honky Tonk Playboys, July 15. 243-5688.

Elmo’s Bar N Daiquiri, 35104 Weiss Rd., Walker: George Allen Truax, July 14, 16. facebook.com/ElmosBarNDaiquiri.

Highlights Sports Grill, 7755 Magnolia Beach Road, DS: Eddie Smith, July 14; Tony Lamar, July 16; Wil Wesley, July 17. 665-9492.

La Carreta, 135 Veterans Blvd, DS: Eddie Smith, July 14; Silverhook, July 16. 271-9999.

Laguna Beach Daiquiris, 8028 Florida Blvd, DS: Patsies, July 15, American Kids, July 16; Patti acoustic, July 17; Rhett Guillot, July 18; Jordan Babin, July 20. 266-7645.

L’Auberge Casino Hotel, 777 L’Auberge Ave., BR: at the Edge: The Zipties, July 14; Werewolf, July 15; The Mixed Nuts, July 16; House of Payne with Jim Payne, July 20, Allison Collins, July 21; at Event Center: ZOSO - a tribute to Led Zeppelin, July 14; The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, July 16; Scarab – The Journey Experience, July 21. 866-261-7777.

Moonlight Inn, French Settlement: LA Nite w/Will Kidder, July 14. 698-6759.

Our Place, 9783 Hooper Road, BR: Lucas Dupree, July 14, 21; Timmy, July 15; Sundanze, July 16; Monday Funday w/KT, July 18; Jerad Perk, July 20. 261-9154.

Papi’s Fajita Factory, 1775 South Range Ave, DS: Outcast, July 14; Mr. Puppet, July 15; Argyle, July 16. 664-0006.

Park Place, Gonzales: Austin Sicard and The Medics, July 15; Voyage, July 16. 644-8901.

Phil Brady’s Bar & Grill, 4848 Government St., BR: World Famous Blues Jam, July 14; Pool Tournament, July 19. 927-3786.

The Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road, BR: Tutelage, Fluff & Joe Grady, July 15; Red Stick Roller Derby After Party, DJ Mohawk Mike and DJ Kyn, July 16; Anna Wise, July 19. 383-6666.

Superior Grill, 5435 Government St., BR: Burnhouse, Justin Adams, July 14; Chris Leblanc, July 15; Carbon Copy, July 16; Rewind, July 21. 927-2022.

Tin Lizzy’s Landin’, 29592, La. 22, Killian: Rachael Hallack, July 15.

Varsity Theatre, Highland Road, BR: Wes Williams, July 14; April’s Downfall with Orange Joe, Common Folk, and Trey Soignet, July 15; Latin Night, July 16; Ted Nugent, July 18. 383-7018.


Paper Negatives | Negative Image, through July 17; Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds, through July 17. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, NO. 504-488-2361. noma.org.

Jonathan Walker Wright: Intimate Immensities Exhibition. Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St., BR. Through July 22, with reception at 6:30 p.m. to end exhibit. 344-8558. artbr.org.

“How High’s the Water, Mama?” 15th Annual Summer Invitational with reception July 16, 7 p.m. Shaw Center for the Arts - Glassell Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. Through Aug. 26. 578-5411. design.lsu.edu.

Louisiana: Cloudy and Bright – 15 artists explore cloud formations. Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Hwy., BR. Through July 16. 924-6437.

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons, through July 24. Louisiana Art & Science Museum and Pennington Planetarium, 100 S. River Road, BR. 344-5272. lasm.org.

“50/50,” a retrospective exhibition of founding members, artists of note over the past 50 years and current members. BR Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1442 City Park Lane. Through July 28. 383-1470. batonrougegallery.org.

Arts Council of Livingston Parish photographer members John Gallagher, Kathleen “Kitty” Kuhnert, Pierce Rainey, Kathy Reeves, Kristine Stone, Teri Sullivan, Steve Ufman, Ken Wilson. Arts Council of Livingston Parish Gallery, 133 Hummell St., DS. Through July. 664-1168. ArtsLivingston.org.

Mixed media work of Thomas Lofton. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS. Through July. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Cross Stitch by Carolyn Carpenter. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. Through July. 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Jewelry by Layne Johnson. Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road. Through July. 686-4180. mylpl.info.

3D prints by Livingston Parish Library; Butterfly Quilts by multiple contributors. Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43. Through July. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Summer Reading Display, Digital photography on canvas by Jonathan Perrin. South Library, 23477 La. 444. Through July. 686-4170. mylpl.info.

Weddings – gowns, photography, accessories, decorations, traditions of the past 50 years. Old City Hall, 115 Mattie St., DS. Through October. 667-7512.


Preschool Story Times: Albany-Springfield Library, Thursdays, 10 a.m. 0-4 years, 686-4130; Denham Springs-Walker Library, Mondays, 9:45 2-under, 10:30 3-5 years, and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. 5 years, 686-4140; Watson Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 2-under 1st and 3rd Thursdays 10 a.m., 686-4180; Main, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. (babies too), 686-2436; and South, Wednesdays 10 a.m. (babies too), 686-4170. mylpl.info.

Bass Pro free Family Summer Camp with archery, BB range, crafts, casting buckets, more, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 24. Bass Pro Shops, 175 Bass Pro Blvd., DS. 271-3102.

Make a Gemstone Chip Bracelet - ages 18-up make bracelet and learn about potential healing properties of gemstones. Registration required. Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, July 14, 6 p.m. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Harvey Rabbit and Friends - everyone enjoys the ventriloquist variety show with songs, magic, games and more. South Library, 23477 La. 444. July 14, 10 a.m. 686-4170. mylpl.info.

Silk Screening - ages-18-up create own custom screen and practice the process on paper (will work on fabric and other materials). Registration required. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS, July 14, 10 a.m. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Gaming Pop Art - create a follow-the-instructor Mario-inspired canvas painting. Registration required Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, July 14: ages 8-11, 2 p.m.; ages 12-18, 4 p.m. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Sit & Sew - Four hours of uninterrupted sewing on your or our (must reserve) machines, work on your own project, get help or learn something new. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. July 14, 3-7 p.m. 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Girls Night - ages 12-18 eat pizza, watch a PG-13 chick flick, make a DIY facemask. Registration required. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS, July 14, 6 p.m. 686-4140. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston, July 19, 5 p.m. 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Wiggle Worms - babies to age 5 and their caregivers engage in music and dance. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS, July 15, 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Book Babies - ages 2-under hear books and music while crawling and playing. Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road. July 15, 10:30 a.m. 686-4180. mylpl.info.

Make Time Lab - ages 8-18 who’ve trained previously turn projects in to reality. Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road. July 15, 2 p.m. Registration and training required. 686-4180. mylpl.info.

Circle Doodle Art with the symbol that represents unity and the universe taught by Kerry Curtin. Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., DS. July 16, 10-11:15 a.m. Free with supplies provided. Registration required. 224-1168. artslivingston.org.

Family Feud - adults and teens compete with other families. Registration required. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston, July 16, 10 a.m., 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Cupcake Wars - ages 12-18 play three rounds of competition decorating and eating, not baking. South Library, 23477 La. 444. July 16, 10:30 a.m. 686-4170. mylpl.info.

Anime Club presents: Adventure Time Blowout - ages 12-18 join club members for interactive viewing of Adventure Time! pilot, with crafts, video games, snacks. Registration required. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS, July 16, 3 p.m., 686-4140; Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road, July 21, 5:30 p.m. 686-4180. mylpl.info.

Yoga and Mediation - adults and teens bring Yoga mat (one will be provided if you do not have one) and water bottle. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS. July 17, 3 p.m. Registration required. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Quilting Guild - ages 18-up bring supplies, refreshments served. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. July 18 (every first and third Monday), 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Teen Book Club discusses books, enjoys refreshments, more. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS. July 18, 5:30 p.m. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Ocean Games & Puppet Show - ages 8-under play, watch seahorse vs. shark race, dig for treasures in sand, feed shark. South Library, 23477 La. 444, July 19, 2 p.m., 686-4170. mylpl.info.

Young Writers Club - ages 10-18 explore their interests and develop voice and style with collaborative activities and free workshops. Denham Springs-Walker Library, 8101 U.S. 190, DS. July 19, 5 p.m. 686-4140. mylpl.info.

Let’s Have a Ball - ages 3-11 with ball pit for the little ones, ball races and bouncy ball craft for older ones. Watson Library, 36581 Outback Road. July 19, 5:30 p.m. 686-4180. mylpl.info.

Uber Goober Family Fun - ages 3-11 enjoy games, crafts and puppet show centered on packing peanuts. Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43, July 20, 2 p.m. Registration required. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Giant Games - ages 6-11 enjoy favorite games made giant. Registration required. Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43. July 21, 2 p.m. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Gross Games - ages 6-11 play gross games and win a Booger Badge of Grossness. Main Library, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. July 21, 2 p.m. Registration required. 686-2436. mylpl.info.

Super-Sized Games - ages 12-18 play giant Jenga, Battleship, Connect Four and Kerplunk. Registration required. Albany-Springfield Library, 26941 La. 43. July 21, 3:30 p.m. 686-4130. mylpl.info.

Murder Mystery Café - ages 18-up enjoy special coffee drinks and pastries and figure out whodunit. South Library, 23477 La. 444. July 21, 5:30 p.m. Registration required. 686-4170. mylpl.info.


LIGO Science Saturday tour of control room, exploration of exhibit hall with more than 40 hands-on demos of scientific principles, Q&A with scientist video on Reflecting Science. North of Livingston on LIGO Road. July 16 (and every third Saturday of the month), 1-5 p.m. ligo-la.caltech.edu/SEC.html.

Friends of the Cabildo 2nd Thursday Lecture: Dr. Gaines Foster on the Civil War, July 14, 6 p.m., Battle of New Orleans Tour, July 16, 10 a.m., New Orleans Music History Tour, July 17, 10 a.m., The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., NO. 504-568-6993. LouisianaStateMuseum.org.

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show, July 16, 11 a.m.; Art after Hours: The Art of Animation in Gaming & Film, July 14, 5:30 p.m.; Members Night, July 21, 4:30 p.m. Solar System Gallery and Hall of Astronomers; and Space Theater shows, “Dinosaurs Alive,” “Flight of the Butterflies,” “Magic Tree House Space Mission,” “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure,” “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West,” “Journey to the Stars” all -new space show, through Sept. 4. Louisiana Art & Science Museum and Pennington Planetarium, 100 S. River Road, BR. 344-5272. www.lasm.org.

KIDD Keynotes – Wheelchair Beautification, a free lecture series. USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road, BR. July 18, 11 a.m. 342-1942. usskidd.com.

Lunchtime Lecture Forgotten Baton Rouge, lecture and book signing with author Doug Villien that focuses on the 1920s-30s. West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. July 20, 12 p.m. 336-2422.


Guns N’ Roses: Not in This Lifetime, July 31; Beyoncé - The Formation World Tour, Sept. 24. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, NO. Ticketmaster.com.

Drake & Future, Sept. 2; Maroon 5, Tove Lo 7, R. City, Sept. 5; Drake & Future, Sept. 2; Dixie Chicks, Sept. 10; 5 Seconds of Summer, Sept. 16; Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris, Oct. 15; Sia, Nov. 3; Amy Schumer, Dec. 31; Twenty One Pilots - Emotional Roadshow, March 2. Smoothie King Center, NO. 888-456-8499. Ticketnetwork.com.

Elton John, Oct. 5, 8 p.m. , $36.50-$146.50. Baton Rouge River Center Arena. 275 South River Road. 389-3030 or 800-745-3000. www.brrivercenter.com.

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