Author and illustrator Gene Yang will speak at the Main Library today on his colorful comic career. He is the current author and illustrator of the New Super-Man comics from DC Comics, which feature Shanghai native Kong Kenan as the hero's newest reincarnation.

Arts around town: Illustrator Gene Yang talks comics at the library, Zachary hosts 5th annual Fall Art Crawl

A look at art-related events happening this week:

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is hosting its 39th annual author-illustrator program beginning today, October 13, at 7 p.m. Featured author and illustrator Gene Yang will speak this evening at the Goodwood Library on “Comics and Me.” Tomorrow, Friday, October 14, Yang will lead a workshop for teachers, librarians and writers from 8:30 a.m. to noon, during which he will discuss writing comics and using them in the classroom.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is hosting its 5th annual Fall Art Crawl this Friday, October 14, from 6 until 9 p.m. The event will take place in downtown Zachary, with local businesses on Main Street and elsewhere opening their doors to the public. The evening will feature local art, music and entertainment and is free and open to the public.

Come to a panel discussion of “Atomic to Cosmic: Science in Painting Enlightenment” at the LSU Museum of Art today, October 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. LSU astrophysicist Geoffrey Clayton, quantum physicist A. Ravi P. Rau and evolutionary biologist Dominique Homberger will describe scientific phenomena depicted in the museum’s current “Painting Enlightenment” exhibit.

Ann Connelly Fine Art celebrates artist Megan Singleton’s newest sculpted installations with an opening reception today, Thursday, October 13, at 5:30 p.m. Singleton is a nationally recognized MFA sculpture and paper-making graduate from LSU. Visit her website for a peek at her handmade paper and other sculptures.

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum will host a Capitol City Contemporary Reception this Friday, October 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet past and present Capitol City Contemporary artists, explore current exhibitions and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free for members, $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for college students with ID.

Live After 5 continues its popular outdoor concert series this Friday, October 14. Travis Matte & The Kingpins will be performing a mixture of cajun and zydeco sounds in a concert at Repentance Park behind the Old State Capitol. The event is free and open to the public.

This Sunday, October 16, funk and soul band Phat Hat will headline the Sunday in the Park concert from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Plaza Levee Stage in downtown Baton Rouge. Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts held in both the fall and spring, featuring music from all across Louisiana and face painting and balloon art for kids.

The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra continues its Masterworks Series next Friday, October 21, with a performance called “The New World.” The concert will feature three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis in his BRSO debut. The concert will be held at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online.