February 2018 calendar of events

Feb. 2 + Feb. 18

Courtesy LSU Athletics

Fill up the PMAC—LSU Gymnastics is back
Don your purple and gold and get ready to watch LSU Gymnastics kill it this season. The Tigers take on the Kentucky Wildcats Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Texas Woman’s University Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. lsusports.net

Feb. 2

Love is in the air at BREC’s Valentine’s Movie Mixer at Jefferson Highway Park. Beverages and appetizers will be provided, and couples can play trivia. 6 p.m. $25 per couple.

Feb. 8

Film classic The Wizard of Oz takes the stage at Raising Cane’s River Center. 7:30 p.m. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 9
Family Dinner Comedy Troupe is back for an improv show at the Manship Theatre’s Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $6. manshiptheatre.org

Feb. 10

Time for festival season
Celebrate Carnival season by attending the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival at North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy live music, food and art from vendors at the festival. 10 a.m. Free. ultimatelouisianapar.wixsite.com

Come out to the Baton Rouge Zoo for I Heart My Zoo Day, featuring  special safari amphitheater programs and a valentine-decorating station. Regular admission applies. brzoo.org

Get all of your handcrafted wares at this month’s Mid City Maker’s Market at 541 S. Eugene St. 4 p.m. midcitymakers.market

Feb. 16

Courtesy Mardi Gras Mambo

Bring the family out to see the Harlem Globetrotters at Raising Cane’s River Center. 7 p.m. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 17

Mambo through downtown
Work off those king cake calories in the 20th annual Mardi Gras Mambo in downtown Baton Rouge. Participants can choose between a 1-mile fun run, 5k or 10k. 8 a.m. runmambo.com

Feb. 19-24

Fashion Week is back
The Capital City’s fifth annual Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week takes place at various locations downtown, including the Shaw Center for the Arts’ rooftop terrace for its Big Night fashion show. Find showtimes, venues and ticket info at batonrougefashionweek.com.

Feb. 24

Join the East Baton Rouge Parish Library and Forum 35 for the 11th annual One Book One Community Launch Party at the Goodwood Library. 6 p.m. readonebook.org

Peruse the galleries at the LSU Museum of Art’s annual spring gala, La Fête de la Rivière. Quiana Lynell will perform with Willis Delony. 7 p.m. lsumoa.org

On the Road

All monthrecipe for a perfect parade party

Mardi Gras parades, with Fat Tuesday Feb. 13. Full schedule at mardigrasneworleans.com

Feb. 9

St. Vincent at the Civic Theatre, civicnola.com

Feb. 20-25

The Color Purple at the Saenger Theatre, saengernola.com

Feb. 25

Of Mice and Men at the House of Blues, houseofblues.com


Feb. 4

A traditional Courir du Mardi Gras celebration at Vermilionville, vermilionville.org

Feb. 12

Lundi Gras Bar-A-Thon in downtown Lafayette, latrail.org

Feb. 14

An Evening With Shovels and Rope at Acadiana Center for the Arts, acadianacenterforthearts.org

Feb. 18

Jersey Boys at Heymann Performing Arts Center, heymanncenter.com


Feb. 4

The Louisiana Sinfonietta presents several string quartet pieces in its upcoming performance at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall. 2 p.m. $15. louisianasinfonietta.org

Feb. 6

New and veteran poets, you won’t want to miss the Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam Semifinals along with a writing workshop at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Workshop kicks off at 7 p.m., and semifinals begin at 8:15. Pay what you can. Find the event on Facebook.

Feb. 8

Courtesy Caty Steward

See three viola, flute and harp musicians come together for “Permutations of Three,” presented by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at the Old Governor’s Mansion. 7:30 p.m. $35. brso.org

Feb. 9-18

Come out for Theatre Baton Rouge’s rendition of dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters. General admission is $25 or $19 for students. theatrebr.org

Feb. 10

“Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture” opens at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum this month. The show continues through May 27. lasm.org


Feb. 1

Get ready to dance. Folk-rock group Judah and the Lion takes the stage at the Varsity Theatre. 8 p.m. $23. varsitytheatre.com

Country artist Margo Price performs at the Manship Theatre for her Nowhere Fast Tour. 7:30 p.m. manshiptheatre.org

Feb. 3

Experience the blues and roots sound of Spencer Bohren at Red Dragon Listening Room. 8 p.m. reddragonlr.com

Feb. 9

Celebrate Carnival season with local band Captain Green’s Mardi Gras event with Lemon Stevies at Spanish Moon. 9 p.m. $10. thespanishmoon.com

Hear the newest works from jazz/rock musician Lilli Lewis at an album release party at Mid City Ballroom. 9 p.m. midcityballroom.com

Courtesy Universal Music

Feb. 14

You won’t want to miss renowned R&B queen Mary J. Blige perform at the Raising Cane’s River Center. 7 p.m. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 16

Groove with soul singer LaLah Hathaway at the Varsity Theatre. 9 p.m. $30. varsitytheatre.com

Feb. 23

Singer-songwriter Cory Branan with The Weeping Willows performs at Dyson House Listening Room. 9 p.m. $15. dysonhouselr.com