Pops at Hemingbough
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra returns to Hemingbough on May 1 with Classical Mystery Tour, four musicians who look and sound just like The Beatles! Table seating and single tickets can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at 383-0500 or online at www.brso.org. Hemingbough will provide a full service bar with soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne, and you’ll even be able to buy
Friday Night Music
This Friday, April 29, it’s local favorite Delta Drifters performing on the screened porch at The Magnolia Café. Wear your dancing shoes!
Friday, May 7, at The Mag, Flatbed Honeymoon will be performing. The lineup for the rest of May looks like this: Friday, May 14 – Fugitive Poets; Friday, May 21 – United We Jam; Friday, May 28 – Delta Drifters.
Market Day at the
On Saturday, May 8 from 9 am until 8 pm, the
Audubon State Historic Site presents nature programs all day on Saturday, May 8. At 10am and again at noon, visitors can participate in an Animal Discovery program which introduces them to a few of the site’s resident creatures. At 1:30pm and again at 2:30 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to go on a guided nature walk around the park led by one of the site’s park rangers. There, they will discover the different plants and habitats found within the park. Beautiful weather and interesting guides make this a perfect day to get out with the family. For more information, call 225-635-3739.
May 9 is the day set aside to honor and celebrate our mothers. The gift shops and garden centers of
No Kitchen Duty
Mom should have the day off on May 9, and our local restaurants are happy to provide a delectable array of choices to please any palate. Carriage House Restaurant, Eight Sisters, Magnolia Café, The Oxbow, South of the Border, and The Bluffs Restaurant are all open and offering something very special for the Moms. A special Mother’s Day Happenings will follow with detailed menus for all.
Each month, Audubon State Historic Site offers programs to celebrate the Bicentennial of the
Community Market Day
Tea and Sensibility
Also on Saturday, May 15, from 10 am until 4 pm, Audubon State Historic Site presents this spring gala. Visitors will get a chance to experience life for the wealthy during the Empire, or Federal, period which was from 1790 to the 1820s. Focusing on Jane Austen’s guidelines for social etiquette, visitors will learn about what was in fashion, English tea traditions, a woman’s role in society, favorite games and dances of the period and so much more. For information, call 225-635-3739.
Lost Arts at Rosedown
Every third Saturday of the month, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents demonstrations of the “Lost Arts” of the 19th century. On May 15 from 11 am until 3 pm, the program will feature the “lost art” of medical practices of the 19th century. For more information, phone 225-635-3332.
Experience four unique local gardens at this self-guided garden tour in historic St. Francisville on Saturday, May 15, from 9 am until 1 pm. Highlighted this year are the gardens of Melissa Higgins on
Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde . . .
This unique, festive food story/monologue event about the second universal language – food – and how our lives revolve around it will premiere at The Myrtles Plantation on Sunday, May 16. The event begins with a cocktail party at 5:30 pm with music by Steve Bing and The Bayou Hot Shots with showtime at 7:00 pm. Created, directed and produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, originally from
Cycling and More
Once again, West Feliciana parish and the lovely town of