Arts around town: Movies & Music on the Lawn kicks off, Playmakers’ newest show, and more

Baton Rouge Gallery's Movies & Music on the Lawn kicks off with Buster Keaton's "Seven Chances." Photo via Letter Boxd.

Baton Rouge Gallery’s summer film series Movies & Music on the Lawn begins tomorrow, May 31, in City Park with a showing of the 1925 classic Seven Chances accompanied by a live performance from Captain Green. For tickets and a full lineup of all movies and musicians featured during the series, check out the event page here.


Tomorrow, May 31, the Playmakers of Baton Rouge is debuting its newest show, Sleeping Beauty, on the Shaver Theatre stage. Running through June 9, the show tells the much-loved classic tale, while also including new music by Chad Henry. Visit the event page here for a full list of showtimes and more.


The First Wednesday Opening Reception is taking place at the Baton Rouge Gallery next Wednesday, June 5. The reception will present the work of artists James Flynn, Randell Henry, Phyllis Lear and David Scott Smith, who are each featured in the gallery’s newest exhibitions. For more information, click here.

“Poison Flower” by David Scott Smith. Photo courtesy Baton Rouge Gallery.

Next Tuesday, June 4, the Electric Truth Poetry Slam and Open Mic event is being held at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The event begins at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door. Click here for more information.


The Baton Rouge Arts Market is set for this Saturday, June 1. This open-air market is being held in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmer’s Market, and will give shoppers a chance to browse through and purchase various works of art from local artists. Click here for more details.


The Sip in Style: BYOB Wine Glass Etch Class is happening at Create Studio this Sunday, June 2. From 2 to 4 p.m., the team will teach guests how to make stencils, etch glass and more. Click here to sign up or for more information.


Walker Percy Weekend kicks off tomorrow, May 31, in St. Francisville. The sixth annual festival celebrates literature and the Southern way of life through panels, live music, gourmet food and more. For a full list of events, as well as ticket information, visit the event page here.

Photo courtesy Walker Percy Weekend.

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting a voice-over workshop with Stephen James, this Saturday, June 1. The session will help participants further their expertise as a performer, both on and off the screen. Click here for more information.


This Sunday, June 2, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum is taking part in June First Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes free admission to the museum and unlimited planetarium shows for $6. For more information check the LASM event page here. Free First Sunday also means free admission at other downtown museums including the LSU Museum of Art and the USS Kidd.

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