November 2018 calendar of events


LSU Tigers

Nov. 3
LSU vs. Alabama

Nov. 10
LSU at Arkansas

Nov. 17
LSU vs. Rice

Nov. 24
LSU at Texas A&M

Southern Jaguars

Nov. 10
Southern at Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Nov. 24
Bayou Classic: Southern vs. Grambling State

Nov. 2


Katie Sikora Photography / COURTESY North Gate Music and Arts Fest

North Gate Music and Arts Fest returns to Chimes Street with Abita Main Stage performances from The Real School of Music, Wildeyes, Motel Radio, Retrofit and Miss Mojo. 4-11 p.m. northgatesoflsu.com

Nov. 9-11

Head to Bocage Racquet Club for the Bocage Tennis Festival & Open House benefiting Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge. The tennis tournament features cash prizes and food.  friendsoftheanimalsbr.org

Nov. 10

Calling all bookworms. Head to the Capitol Park area for the 15th Annual Louisiana Book Festival. More than 250 authors will be in attendance discussing their books. Enjoy more than 150 special programs, plus live music and cooking demos. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. louisianabookfestival.org

Jessica Wilson / COURTESY Louisiana Book Festival

The Perkins Rowe town square is open to all species for Wild Day at the Rowe. The event features animal encounters with help from Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. perkinsrowe.com

The Louisiana Coalition of African American Breast Cancer Survivors hosts its annual musical matinee. This year’s event, “Cancer Survivors Celebrating Survivorship … Down By The Riverside,” features local jazz, blues and gospel artists at the Manship Theatre. Find the organization on Facebook.

Nov. 16



It’s time once again for White Light Night in the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District. Meet talented local artists and enjoy live music as you shop and eat your way through Mid City. 6-10 p.m. midcitymerchantsbr.org

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. The annual ZooLights returns Friday, Nov. 23, with a mile-long zoo trail illuminated with more than 50 festive holiday displays. brzoo.org

Nov. 28

This might be the fanciest game of bingo you ever play. L’Auberge Casino & Hotel hosts Black Tie Bingo benefiting Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The event includes a social hour, a three-course dinner and four games of bingo with big prizes. 2-5 p.m. ololchildrens.org

Nov. 30

Run right into the holiday season with the Festival of Lights tree lighting and fireworks and the 2018 Reindeer Run & Jingle Bell Jog at North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy a full night of cheer as the Arts Council and Forum 35 host the events. 7-10 p.m. forum35.org

On the road


Nov. 3

Nola Reggae Fest, thenolareggaefest.com

Nov. 11

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, poboyfest.com

Nov. 17

Fête des Fromages: NOLA Cheese Festival,  fetedesfromages.com


Nov. 3

Bark in The Park, acadianaanimalaid.org

Nov. 10

Cajun Cup 10K, cajunroadrunners.com


A mural of Baton Rouge blues icons on Government Street by Charles Barbier. File photo.

Nov. 17

Baton Rouge Gallery honors the memory of artist member Charles Barbier, who died in August, with a special exhibition of more than three dozen works spanning his entire career. The free opening reception will include live music and a chance to purchase some of Barbier’s works. 6 p.m. batonrougegallery.org

Nov. 4

The Capitol Park Museum hosts a “Baton Rouge Traditions” traveling exhibit from the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program for one day only as part of its Free First Sunday programming. The exhibit showcases folk art exploring local people, food, music and traditions. 1-4:30 p.m. louisianastatemuseum.org

Nov. 7-18

Don’t miss the LSU Mainstage production of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Reilly Theatre. lsu.edu/cmda/theatre

Nov. 8

Wands at the ready! The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra performs a collection of pieces from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superman and more with “The Magic of John Williams.” 7:30 p.m. brso.org

Nov. 9

Baton Rouge Gallery hosts KINETICS, a live art auction with more than 30 works from local artists available for bidding. 6:30-10:30 p.m. batonrougegallery.org

Opening this month

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol presents the exhibit “They Also Ran: The Presidential Hopefuls,” about candidates who lost presidential elections. The exhibit, which opens Nov. 13, features cartoons, sheet music and other memorabilia. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org


Tank and the Bangas. Courtesy Gus Bennett Jr.

Nov. 2

Country music singer-songwriter Frank Foster performs at The Texas Club with Parish County Line. 7:30 p.m. thetexasclub.com

Nov. 8 

Spanish Moon hosts Atlanta blues and rock band Larkin Poe. 8 p.m. thespanishmoon.com

Nov. 14

Atreyu, a metalcore band from Orange County, brings its In Our Wake Tour to the Varsity Theatre with special guests Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills and Sleep Signals. 6 p.m. varsitytheatre.com

Nov. 23

L’Auberge Casino & Hotel hosts country music artist Jamey Johnson. 8 p.m. lbatonrouge.com

Nov. 28

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents the November installment of its River City Jazz Masters Series at Manship Theatre with Joey Defrancesco + The People. 7:30-9 p.m. artsbr.org

Nov. 30 

New Orleans funk and soul group Tank and The Bangas performs at the Varsity Theatre with Big Freedia and Alfred Banks. 8 p.m. varsitytheatre.com

Ending this month

Live After Five: The downtown concert series at City Hall Plaza closes out the series with Sierra Green and The Soul Machine, a blues and funk band from New Orleans. Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. downtownbr.org

Sunday in the Park: The fall concert series concludes at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza with Minos the Saint on Nov. 4 and Souled Out on Nov. 11. 2-5 p.m. artsbr.org