Virtual Events in Southern Louisiana

 Here is a list of events you can enjoy while following stay-at-home orders. 

Events Turning Virtual 

Baton Rouge General Foundation: Music is Medicine

The Baton Rouge General Foundation and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge are partnering to bring Baton Rouge a “Music is Medicine” virtual live music event. Many artists in Louisiana are on the lineup and will be raising money for Baton Rouge General’s COVID-19 Operations Fund and the Arts Council’s Creative Relief Fund.

When: April 24th at 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Stream this live event at MusicIsMedicineBR.com

Cost: Free (donations for COVID-19 and tips for each performer are appreciated)   

 

Cane’s In The Moment: Virtual Entertainment Series

Raising Canes is launching a new virtual series that will feature performances from different artists and groups. You can find these virtual performances streaming through Facebook Live every Wednesday and Friday through April 29th. During this virtual series, Raising Cane’s will be hosting a fundraiser for healthcare workers and disaster relief organizations.

When: Every Wednesday and Friday through April 29th

Where: Facebook Live @RaisingCanesChickenFingers

Cost: Free

 

Festival International de Louisiane

Festival season might be on hold, but that’s not stopping Festival International de Louisiane. This Lafayette festival is bringing its festivities straight to your computer screen. For three days, Festival International de Louisiane will share concerts, old videos, and a “International Collaborative Surprise,” you don’t want to miss.

When: April 24th – 26th

Where: Facebook Live @FestivalInternational

Cost: Free

 

Friday Night Vibes  

Four-mallet jazz vibraphonist, Dr. Charles Brooks, is opening his home to bring a virtual series. Friday Night Vibes is a series he will be doing each Friday. He will be showcasing his multi-mallet improvisational vibraphone talents starting at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook and Periscope.

When: Every Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live @thecharlesbrooksmusic

Cost: Free

 

LSU School of Theatre: Digital Film Festival 

The LSU School of Theatre is moving its annual Take Film Festival to the digital platform. The new name, Take Geauxs Online, will feature the 2020 Geaux Film, First Year Film and other short films from previous Take Film Festivals.

When: May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Where: YouTube Live and Twitch (links to live stream will be available by May 1st on the LSU School of Theatre social media pages)

Cost: Free

 

Theatre Baton Rouge

Theatre Baton Rouge has two virtual upcoming performances taking place in May.

The first performance is a ‘Virtual Mother’s Day Concert.”  This virtual performance will celebrate mothers, grandmothers, aunts and all the other women who have made an impact on our lives. People interested in this event will be able to stream the performance from their homes.

When: May 8th – 10th  

Where: After you purchase a ticket, a private link will be sent to your email to view the concert

Cost: TBD (Ticket prices have not been released but can be purchased on May 5th)  

The second virtual performance is a play titled, “How I leaned to Drive.” This play documents a young woman who is trying to navigate her way through life. This performance has earned many accolades. People interested in this event will be able to stream the performance from their homes. 

When: May 15th – 24th   

Where: After you purchase a ticket, a private Zoom link and password will be sent to you

Cost: $20 at TheatreBR.org