September 2015 events in Baton Rouge

The Mavericks. Courtesy RGK Entertainment

SEPT. 7
Kick off the Labor Day holiday with a breakfast and two-mile fun run. Fleet Feet Sports will host the event. The run begins on Quail Drive at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $15. fleetfeetbatonrouge.com

SEPT. 10
Dining for a good cause. Head to the Baton Rouge River Center for the annual Capital Chefs’ Showcase. The event spotlights several local restaurants. All profits benefit cancer research. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100. cancerservices.org

SEPT. 24
Manship kicks off 2015-2016 season. Eclectic country band The Mavericks performs at 7:30 p.m. at Manship Theatre’s season opener for members. Tickets are $75-$100. manshiptheatre.com

SEPT. 10
Baritones on the Bayou. Catch Opera Louisiane’s opening night performance for the 2015-2016 season at 7:30 p.m. at the Old State Capitol. Tickets are $25-$75. operalouisiane.com

SEPT. 11
A candlelight vigil at Memorial Wall Amphitheatre followed by a Freedom Walk on the levee will commemorate those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum. Free admission. usskidd.com

SEPT. 19-20
The Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville hosts a reenactment and activities in honor of the Battle of Baton Rouge. Admission fees are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students and free to children 5 and younger. 635-3739. audubonstatehistoricsite.wordpress.com

SEPT. 25
Women’s Week. Join Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge for a week of fun and educational seminars, lunches and events all about women. Tickets for the kick-off luncheon are $35. The luncheon will be held at the Baton Rouge Marriott at 5500 Hilton Ave. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. womensweekbr.org


Louisiana Seafood Festival
Courtesy Louisiana Seafood Festival

ON THE ROAD

LAFAYETTE

SEPT. 12: Take part in grape stomping, wine tasting and other festivities at ArtStomp in downtown Lafayette 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. downtownlafayette.org

SEPT. 27: Plan the perfect wedding at the Louisiana Bridal Expo at the Cajundome Convention Center noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $10.50. labridalexpo.com

NEW ORLEANS

SEPT. 4-6: Indulge in rich food and enjoy live music at the Louisiana Seafood Festival. Admission is free. louisianaseafoodfestival.com

SEPT. 30: R&B queen Janet Jackson performs at the Smoothie King Center. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. smoothiekingcenter.com


Last year’s Ogden Park Prowl. Photo by Sam Karlin
Last year’s Ogden Park Prowl. Photo by Sam Karlin

ARTS BEST BETS

SEPT. 5: LSU Museum of Art opens its new exhibition “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne,” which was supported through a Kickstarter fundraiser. The exhibit features posters, paintings and more from 19th century Paris and continues through Nov. 15. lsumoa.org

SEPT. 8: Check out works by students of the LSU College of Art and Design at Glassell Gallery’s “La Vie Rouge: Graduate Student Art Exhibition. Free admission. glasselgallery.org

SEPT. 13: High fashion. Browse pop-up shops and wine-tasting booths while watching runway shows at Opulent Life Entertainment’s “Fashion in the City” show. General admission is $10. The event runs noon-5 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Marriott at 5500 Hilton Ave. facebook.com/opulentlifeentertainment

SEPT. 25: Opening night. Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2015-2016 season with its Opening Night Gala. Dinner is 5:30-7:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $150. brso.org

SEPT. 26: Take a walk through Mid City. Don’t miss the neighborhood art festival Ogden Park Prowl, which spans eight blocks of open houses, vendors and entertainment. The Elevator Projects will also host its Sweep the Studio Sale at Radio Bar during the event. ogdenparkprowl.org

SEPT. 26: The Louisiana Photographic Society partners with Louisiana Art & Science Museum for a free lecture titled “Clicking the Light Fantastic,” 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Photographer Parish Kohanim will speak. Registration required. laphotosociety.com

SEPT. 26: Show and tell. The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire showcases hundreds of do-it-yourself technology projects made by residents. The fair is at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Free admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. makerfairebatonrouge.com

THROUGH SEPT. 26: Browse age-old comics about superheroes, swamp monsters and more at the LSU Hill Memorial Library’s exhibit “Graphic Sensibility: Comics & Illustrations from DC to Durer.” Free admission. The exhibit runs during library hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. lib.lsu.edu

SEPT. 30: Culture clash. Follow the struggles of a Muslim-American couple in the play Disgraced at The Shaver Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. swinepalace.org


Bowling for Soup. Courtesy of the band
Bowling for Soup. Courtesy of the band

MUSIC BEST BETS

SEPT. 6: Rock out all night. Head to Lava Cantina for Lavapalooza. Performers include Bowling for Soup and Cody Canada & The Departed. 3 p.m.-midnight. General admission is $20. lavacantina.com

SEPT. 9: Acadiana singer-songwriter Kevin Sekhani performs at The Varsity. The Rayo Brothers will open. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. varsitytheatre.com

SEPT. 11: Guitar-slinging country musicians Redd Volkaert Band perform at Red Dragon Listening Room. Will Wesley opens. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. reddragonlr.com

SEPT. 17: Taxi to the moon. Alternative rock band Moon Taxi returns to Baton Rouge to perform at The Varsity. Firekid opens. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 online, $20 at the door. varsitytheatre.com

SEPT. 18: One-man band That 1 Guy brings his homemade instruments to The Spanish Moon. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. thespanishmoon.com 

SEPT. 24: Nashville star. Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton performs at The Texas Club. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door. thetexasclub.com

SEPT. 25: All natural vibes. Rock ’n’ rollers Natural Child perform at The Spanish Moon. CAVE will open. Doors open at 9 p.m. $10 cover. thespanishmoon.com

SEPT. 25: Local roots band Strangers and Light performs in the side bar at Chelsea’s Café at 7 p.m. chelseascafe.com

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