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SEP 2014

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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55 The performances will take place at Runnels Theater for the Performing Arts, located at 17522 S. Harrell's Ferry Rd., at the Runnels School. Show times are September 26, at 7 p.m., September 27 at 7 p.m., and September 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $12 for adults and $10 for students. At the door, all tickets are $12. Purchase advance tickets in the Runnels High School offce or by calling (225) 751-2192. Frankenstein Presented by Swine Palace Swine Palace presents Frankenstein from October 1-12. Frankenstein is an original work adapted and directed by George Judy, Swine Palace's artistic director and 2013 American Theatre Fellow. This production of Frankenstein will bring Mary Shelley's amazing piece of classic literature from 1818 to the live, modern stage in 2014. In this age of ever-increasing artificial intelligence, this production will showcase the original concept of man versus machine. Although this story is almost 200 years old, the themes that it embodies have never been more pertinent than they are in today's world. Frankenstein will run for a total of eleven performances, including one Pay-What-You-Can preview on October 1 and one $15 sneak preview on October 2. The show plays Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Regular tickets are $28 for adults, $19 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $15 for students. Frankenstein will be performed in the Shaver Theatre on Dalrymple Dr. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.swinepalace.org. Denham Springs Fall Festival Fun for the Whole Family On Saturday, October 4, join the city of Denham Springs for the annual fall festival. There will be lots of entertainment, including hundreds of vendors, games, free kiddie rides, food booths, art exhibits and music, all surrounded by the wonderful stores in the Denham Springs Antique District. Browse the main street area, sample the fare in the great restau- rants and rest at the comfort stations or sitting areas. For more information, call (225) 667-8308 or visit www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net. 2014 Southern Garden Symposium Workshops, Lectures and a Gala With featured speakers like LSU Ag Center's Dan Gill, award-winning New Orleans landscape architect Rene Fransen, and noted authors Greg Grant and Bill Welch, no other gardening program brings together top qual- ity speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Known as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstanding gardening lectures and workshops, the Southern Garden Symposium, now in its 26th year, has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the south. Attendees will have their choice of two workshops on October 10; one will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and the other will be held from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Early morning refreshments will be served at the workshop sites, fol- lowed by a gourmet lunch in Genevieve Munson Trimble's romantic Ruins Gardens of Afton Villa. To finish the evening, the Speaker's Gala will be held at 6 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Norwood, located at 7764 Highland Road. The cost for two workshops is $75 per person, with lunch included. The cost for the gala is $50 per person. On Saturday, a lecture program will take place at Hemingbough in St. Francisville beginning at 8:30 a.m. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served, as well as an afternoon tea held at Beechwood. The cost for Saturday is $75 per person, which includes all food and lectures. Admission for both Friday and Saturday programs is available at the reduced rate of $130 per person. For more information or to register, visit www.southerngardensymposium.org or call (225) 635-3738. ANYTHING GOES Presented by the LSU Student Union Theatre All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first- class musical comedy is sailing in to the LSU Student Union Theater on Wednesday, October 22. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sail- ors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. For more information, visit www.anythinggoesthemusical.com. U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier's Choir Coming to the LSU Student Union From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Toronto, The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades. As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this interna- tionally acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad. Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world. The event will be held at the LSU Student Union Theatre on Wednesday, November 5 at 6 p.m. Although the show will be free and open to the public, the Director's Circle Members can receive up to 4 general seating tickets. Please request your free tickets when you fill out the UTP 2014-15 Season Ticket form. Seating is on a first come-first seated basis. Accalia and the Swap Monster Exhibition Works by Kelli Scott Kelley From now until January 25, 2015, the LSU Museum of Art presents Accalia and the Swamp Monster: Works by Kelli Scott Kelley. Kelley's exhibition takes museum visitors on a surreal journey through a haunted southern landscape, one populated by swamp monsters and shadowed by our deepest thoughts and darkest nightmares. Inspired by Kelley's recently published book of the same name, Accalia and the Swamp Monster is both an entrancing display of Kelley's art and an affirmation of the transformative power of fairy tales—a story of despair, atonement and transformation told in the whisper of a remembered bedtime story. Accalia and the Swamp Monster features fifty of Kelley's intricate mixed media works, painted and drawn on repurposed antique linens. These fifty works together form a loosely autobiographical fairy tale inspired by Kelley's research into the lore of Louisiana swamplands and meditations on her own past. Harkening to the traditions of women's handicrafts as well as Louisiana folklore, Kelley's exhibition examines the ways that historical perceptions of gender, family and place have impacted her personal experiences as well as her practice of art making. For more information, visit www.lasm.org. 55

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