This photo by A.J. Meek is part of the "Capitol City Contemporary" exhibit at LASM.

Arts Around Town: Printmaking and photography exhibits, Irish Club Dinner Theatre, and more

A look at upcoming arts events in Baton Rouge:

Contemporary printmaking around the world is the focus of a new exhibit at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Firehouse Gallery on Laurel Street. An opening reception will take place tomorrow, Friday, August 12, at 6 p.m. The exhibit, which features works by more than 25 artists from around the country, is guest curated by Kelsey Livingston. The show will run through September 1.

Focusing on photography this time around, LASM’s third annual Capitol City Contemporary exhibition opens this Saturday, August 13. This year’s show features works by local and regional artists who use their cameras to capture moments in time that reflect compelling and engaging subjects or scenes. The roster of notable names whose photographs are part of the show includes Mary Ann Caffery, Dede Lusk, David Humphreys, Jim and Reni Zietz, and more. The exhibit will be on display until December 11.

The Baton Rouge Irish Club presents the play Da by Hugh Leonard as part of its annual Dinner Theatre, in association with Café Americain restaurant on Jefferson Highway. The debut performance happens tomorrow, Friday, August 12; other performances will take place August 13, 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with dinner service starting at 6 p.m. The Sunday performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a lunch service beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are being sold exclusively at Café Americain, and reservations for food service may be made at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets for the play only are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, if seating is available.

The LSU Museum of Art is bringing back its River Views & Vibes event next Thursday, August 18, starting at 6 p.m. in the galleries on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Attendees can enjoy the gallery’s permanent collection while the Magnolia Strings plays. Refreshments will be provided by Capital City Grill, and a cash bar will be available until 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (225) 389-7210.

The Capitol Park Museum will host an ice cream social next Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; attendees can enjoy a frosty treat while getting the “scoop” on upcoming programs and exhibits at the museum. Drinks and snacks will be provided by Friends of the Capitol Park Museum.

Singer Robin Barnes will perform at Manship Theatre’s Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre next Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. The New Orleans native was raised on jazz and spiritual music and has used those influences to create her own distinctive sound. Tickets are available through Manship Theatre.