February 2019 calendar of events

Feb. 1
Go Red for Women kicks off the month with its annual luncheon at the Raising Cane’s River Center. The event celebrates the organization’s work helping women around Baton Rouge live healthier and happier lives—a cause we can all get behind. batonrougegored.heart.org

Feb. 1-2
The Deaf Education Alliance hosts its Fifth Annual Deaf Education Alliance Summit. This two-day event will focus primarily on early childhood education, language learning and parental support. deaffocus.org

Feb. 2
Join Big D and Bubba for a fun night full of big laughs and quick thinking at Big D and Bubba’s Game night at the Manship Theatre. This crazy duo, whose radio talk show is heard all over the country, will be hosting what they describe as a mix between a game show, talk show and improv comedy performance. manshiptheatre.org

Feb. 2
Join comedian and actor Mike Epps on his “Funny as Ish Comedy Tour” at the Raising Cane’s River Center. Epps is also welcoming guests Sommore, Earthquake, Rickey Smiley and George Wallace to the stage to join in on the good time. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 5

The Boys are back in town. Join the Jersey Boys’ Frankie, Tommy, Bob and Nick for a night of high energy and incredible vocals at the Raising Cane’s River Center. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 9
Show your love for the Baton Rouge Zoo at its Heart My Zoo Day celebration. Adults and children can enjoy festivities like safari amphitheater programs and a Valentine-making station. brzoo.org

Head over to A.Z. Young Park on Third Street for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Race For the Cure, led by a second line by The Michael Foster Project. Help save lives with a morning walk or run. komenbatonrouge.org

The Capital City Mac Fest at Perkins Rowe brings a whole crew of vendors like City Pork, Overpass Merchant and Bin 77. Each will offer up their takes on the dish as they compete for the title of mac ‘n’ cheese champion. Tickets are $35, and $10 of every ticket will be donated to the Baton Rouge General Hospital Pediatric “Burn Camp.” geauxrouge.net

Smell the fresh flowers at the LSU Rural Life Museum during the Camellia Show & Sale. The event will showcase award-winning camellias grown by the Baton Rouge Camellia Society. Free. Open 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. lsu.edu/botanic-gardens

Feb. 23

Attend Herb Day at LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden for an educational outdoor and gardening event and sale. Kids can enjoy activities and a petting zoo, while adults can take herb classes that run every hour. Free. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. lsu.edu/botanic-gardens

Get your party on with these Mardi Gras parades

Photo by Raegan Labat

Feb 17: Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade

Feb. 22: Krewe of Artemis Parade

Feb. 23: Krewe of Mystique Parade

Feb. 23: Krewe of Orion Parade

Feb. 24: Mid City Gras Parade

March 1: Krewe of Southdowns Parade

March 2: Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival and the Spanish Town Parade

On the road

All month long
Mardi Gras parades, mardigrasneworleans.com

Feb. 5-10
The Book of Mormon, saengernola.com

Feb. 8-10
Vietnamese New Year at Tet Fest 2019, maryqueenvn.org

Feb. 9
Panic! at the Disco, smoothiekingcenter.com


Feb. 2
Pierre C. Shaddeaux, the Cajun groundhog makes his Groundhog Day prediction at Bouligny Plaza in New Iberia

Feb. 7
Kinky Boots, heymanncenter.com

Feb. 23
Krewe des Cheins Dog Parade, paradefordogs.com


Ending Feb. 3
Silent Sky at Theatre Baton Rouge is ending its run. The play focuses on 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her work, as well as her personal life. theatrebr.org

Feb. 3
The Louisiana Youth Orchestra showcases its skills at Broadmoor Baptist Church. Four different ensembles will perform at the event, which will also feature the winner of the Baton Rouge Music Teachers Association Piano Concerto Competition. brso.org

Feb. 9
Artist Katrina Andry leads a linocut workshop at the LSU Museum of Art to coincide with her exhibit at the museum, “The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came.” All skill and age levels welcomed. lsumoa.org

Feb. 8-17
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, a comedy about the medical treatment of “hysterical” women in the 1800s, takes the stage at Theatre Baton Rouge. theatrebr.org

Feb. 13-24
Join the LSU School of Theatre for its production of the American theater classic Our Town, about the small town of Grover’s Corners. Performances take place at the Shaver Theatre. theatre.lsu.edu

Feb. 14
Spend a romantic evening with the Baton Rouge Symphony and special guests Brian Shaw and Willis Delony for Valentine’s Swing. Taking place at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel, it features big band swing music, dinner and a tabletop “arts exhibition.” brso.org

Feb. 15
The Arts Council is hosting a reception for its month-long exhibit celebrating the collaborators and creatives involved in the local event “Stabbed in the Art.” The exhibit is on view in the Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery. artsbr.org

Feb. 15-17
New Venture Theatre is bringing audiences Crowns: A Gospel Musical. The show, staged in LSU’s Studio Theatre, is centered on Yolanda, a young African-American woman, and her grandmother’s hat-wearing friends. newventuretheatre.org

Feb. 17
The LSU School of Music and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum team up to create a music concert and light show in the museum’s planetarium. Enjoy a string quartet concert and real-time planetarium visualizations. lasm.org


Feb. 9
Get ready to get a little country, as Luke Combs comes to Baton Rouge on his first-ever headline arena tour, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” at the Raising Cane’s River Center. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 9
Spanish Moon is hosting a performance by Samantha Fish at Mid City Ballroom. The American blues singer and guitarist last appeared in Baton Rouge as a headliner at the 2018 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. midcityballroom.com

Feb. 11
Rock out to James Taylor and his All-Star Band—along with special guest Bonnie Raitt—at the Raising Cane’s River Center. raisingcanesrivercenter.com

Feb. 15
Five-time Grammy winner Christopher Cross will be at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel performing his classic hits, as well as music from his new album, Take Me as I Am. lbatonrouge.com

Feb. 16
The Revelries, a local alternative band, will perform at the Varsity Theatre with special guest Jester. varsitytheatre.com

Feb. 22-23
The Red Dragon Listening Room hosts its annual event, The Big Chill-a-Palooza, with two nights of great music by a roster of local acts. (Editor’s note: Schedule was not released as of press time.) reddragonlr.com

Feb. 23
Ventruss, a local heavy rock and metal band, celebrates the release of its EP at the Varsity Theatre. The band will also be raffling off signed art related to the album cover art. varsitytheatre.com

Feb. 27
The Baton Rouge Arts Council welcomes jazz music extraordinaire Etienne Charles to the Manship Theatre as part of the River City Jazz Master Series. manshiptheatre.org