This week in Baton Rouge | Entertainment

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It has been a difficult few weeks. If you’re looking for an activity to take your mind off things, here are some upcoming events in and around Baton Rouge. Whether your idea of ​​fun is horror movies, kayaking or classical music, we’ve got you covered.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Food Truck Fest – 14190 Airline Hwy, Gonzales

Calling all foodies. If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or go out all day and a snack, a gathering of food trucks will be parked at Elegant Affairs on Airline Hwy in Gonzales from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Mr. Milkshake or spice things up with Cajun Cooking from Blanchard. With more than 15 food trucks on the program, there is something for all palates.

Saturdays in Scotland – 8551 Scotland Ave.

Explore all the vendors at Scotland Saturdays Market on September 25th. Scotland Saturdays, founded by Byron Washington in 2018, promotes local businesses. Meet in North Baton Rouge at 8551 Scotland Ave. to socialize and buy food, art, jewelry and more. The open market takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

Saturday Stargazing – Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

You won’t have to wonder which stars twinkle in the sky after this event. See the stars and constellations at 10 a.m. every Saturday through October 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Downtown Baton Rouge. After stargazing, spend a day exploring the museum – everything is included in the $ 12 general admission.

MUSIC

Tyler Farr – The Texas Club

You know how the story goes, “A guy walks into a bar.” And on Friday, September 24, country music singer Tyler Farr will enter the Texas Club. Farr’s has had several Billboard Hot 100 hits including “Redneck Crazy”, which peaked at # 2, and “Whiskey in My Water”, which peaked at 15. Doors open at 7:30 pm with the show starting at 9am . General admission tickets cost $ 25 and can be found here. The Texas Club is located at 456 N. Donmoor Ave.

Baton Rouge Concert Band – Main branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

The Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform music inspired by stories such as “The Raven”, “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Sleeping Beauty” at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Listening Library on Sunday the 26th. September. The Baton Rouge Band Concert, founded in 1976, is a volunteer community group dedicated to the enrichment and entertainment of Baton Rouge. The band will fill the shelves with sound from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The show is free and registration is available on EventBrite.

THEATER

“The Hobbit” – Baton Rouge Theater

Plan your six (or seven) meals a day around one of the performances on the Baton Rouge Theater Young Actor’s program of “The Hobbit.” This hour-long theatrical adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s novel follows Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and company on their journey to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain. Make sure to order your precious tickets before they run out. The opening night is September 24 with performances through October 3 at TBR’s Studio Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Student tickets cost $ 25. More information available here.

Surviving Shakespeare – Main Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

To go or not to go. That is the question. East Baton Rouge Parish Library invites Shakespeare fanatics to join Dr Tony E. Medlin on Wednesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. Medlin, a theater professor at Baton Rouge Community College, will host a presentation on the famous English writer and how the rhythm of Shakespeare’s language is expressed in his plays. This free event will be held in the Great Meeting Room of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

ART

Halloween Advent Calendar – Online Workshop Create Studios

Start your countdown to Halloween by creating a graveyard-themed calendar with a craft kit from Create Studios, an arts and crafts space in Baton Rouge. This craft workshop will be held online Tuesday, September 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 44 and are available through EventBrite. Art kits can be shipped for an additional $ 7 or you can arrange a pickup.

MOVIES

Manhattan Short Film Festival – Manship Theater

Manhattan Short has reduced admissions for short films from 967 to 10. Now it’s your turn to judge. The Manhattan Short Film Festival is a week-long event where the latest films are screened in more than 400 cities on six continents, including right here in Baton Rouge. The 10 finalists of the Manhattan Short Film Festival 2021 will be screened at the Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St., on Thursday, September 23 from 7 p.m. Each participant will receive a ballot to vote for the best short film and actor at the end. of the night. Tickets are available here.

“Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight” – Main Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library will screen the 1995 horror comedy “Demon Knight” at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 22. The collector, played by Billy Zane, tracks down a man who has an old key that will unlock evil. This is the second event of the “FALL FRIGHTS!” horror extravaganza, continuing through November at the main branch of the EBR Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

ADVENTURE

Kayaks & Coffee – Milford Wampold Memorial Park

Hey, do you want to have coffee … and go kayaking? BREC says its Kayaks & Coffee event held at 901 Stanford Ave. Tuesday September 21 from 10 am to noon will start your day with the perfect mix of adventure. The cost is $ 10 per person. Email [email protected] for more information.

Learning Top Rope Belay – LSU UREC

The giant climbing wall in the center of UREC may seem intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn some climbing techniques at this UREC event on Tuesday, September 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No prior climbing knowledge is necessary. Free registration is open from now until September 21 at noon on the UREC website.

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