This Week in Baton Rouge: Film Festivals, Stargazing and More | Entertainment
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 Blanchard’s Cajun cuisine. With more than 15 food trucks on programming, there is something for every palate.
Scotland Saturdays at 8551 Scotland Ave.
Explore all the vendors at the Scottish Saturday Market. Scotland Saturdays, founded by Byron Washington in 2018, promotes local businesses. Meet in North Baton Rouge at 8551 Scotland Ave. September 25 to socialize and shop for food, art, jewelry and more. The open market takes place on the last Saturday of each month.
Saturday Stargazing at the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
You won’t have to wonder which stars twinkle in the sky after this event. Discover the stars and constellations at 10 a.m. every Saturday until October 30 at Louisiana Museum of Arts and Sciences on 100 S. River Road in downtown Baton Rouge. After stargazing, spend a day exploring the museum – everything is included in the $ 12 general admission.
Tyler Farr at 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 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 and the show begins at 9 pm. General admission tickets cost $ 25 and can be found here. The Texas Club is located at 456 N. Donmoor Ave.
Baton Rouge Concert Band at the Main Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library
The Bâton Rouge harmony orchestra will play music inspired by stories like “The Raven”, “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Sleeping Beauty” at the Listening Library event at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Sunday September 26th. The Baton Rouge Concert Band, founded in 1976, is a volunteer community group dedicated to the enrichment and entertainment of Baton Rouge. The group will fill the shelves with sound from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711, boul. Goodwood Representation is free with registration available at EventBrite.
“The Hobbit” at the 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.
Survive Shakespeare at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main Branch
To go or not to go, that is the question. East Baton Rouge Parish Library invites Shakespeare fanatics to join Tony 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 take place in the large meeting room of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711, boul. Goodwood
Halloween Advent Calendar at Create Studios Online Workshop
Start your countdown to Halloween by creating a graveyard-themed calendar with a DIY 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 available via EventBrite. Art kits can be shipped for an additional $ 7 or you can arrange a pickup.
Manhattan Short Film Festival at the 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 winning films are screened in more than 400 cities on six continents, including right here in Baton Rouge. The 10 finalists of 2021 Manhattan Short Film Festival will be screened at Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette Street., 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 evening. Tickets are available here.
“Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight” at the 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 “AUTUMN FAULTS!” horror extravaganza, continuing through November at the main branch of the EBR Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Kayaks and coffee at Milford Wampold Memorial Park
Hey, do you want to have coffee and go kayaking? BREC says its Kayaks and coffee The 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.
Learn to Top Rope Belay at 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 now until noon on September 21 on the The UREC website.