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Arts around town: Manship Theatre’s Dinner and a Movie returns, Dorothea Lange exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Museum, and more

A look at art-related events going on in Baton Rouge:

Manship Theatre will host Dinner and a Movie with Rocky on Wednesday, September 7, at 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to pick a three course meal from a special menu at Capital City Grill. Tickets for the film are $8.50, and the dinner and a movie option is $32.50. Movie tickets can be purchased online or by calling (225) 344-0334. Attendees need to make reservations with Capital City Grill after buying their tickets, and can call the restaurant at (225) 381-8140.

The West Baton Rouge Museum is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the unforgettable images created by Great Depression era photographer Dorothea Lange. Dorothea Lange’s America will include oversized exhibition prints of her portraits, including her most famous, “Migrant Mother.” The exhibit runs through October 30, with several related events on the schedule, including a Lunchtime Lecture on “Lives in the South” featuring LSU history professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean.

And check out our article about the exhibit in the September issue of inRegister, which hits mailboxes and newsstands tomorrow, Friday, September 2.

The LSU Museum of Art hosts “Stories in Art: A Program for Very Young Children” tomorrow, Friday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m. Geared at families with kids 6 and under, this free monthly program aims to foster a love of reading through storytelling and gives participants the opportunity to create their own artworks. This month’s story is Scott Campbell’s Hug Machine; kids will make heart garlands after the reading.

Take a break this Labor Day weekend and experience the therapeutic power of art as downtown museums offer free admission for First Free Sunday. At LASM, gallery admission is free, and planetarium shows–including our favorite, Flight of the Butterflies–are discounted. Free admission is also offered at the LSU Museum of Art. Note that the U.S.S. Kidd remains closed because of the River Center’s status as a shelter after the flooding.

Teenage thespians tackle one of Shakespeare’s most famous works as Theatre Baton Rouge’s Young Actors Program presents MacBeth from September 8 until September 11. The production, which puts a film noir twist on the classic tragedy, is rated PG. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.