'Rarely Seen': Exhibit of National Geographic images opens today at Historic City Hall

Photos of volcanic lightning, rare species, giant crystals and ancient cave art are among those featured in “Rarely Seen” — a free travelling exhibition of National Geographic prints that opens today at the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, 1001 Ryan St.

Residents are encouraged to attend the opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The show will run through May 6.

Solo show 'No Vacancy' on display at McNeese

McNeese assistant professor of art Samantha VanDeman will open a solo photography exhibition with a reception 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 23, in the Grand Gallery of McNeese’s Shearman Fine Arts Annex.

The show, titled “No Vacancy,” features more than 50 photos of deserted hotel interiors taken in New York, Pennsylvania and Alabama and across Europe.

Itinerant Theatre to present 'Vagina Monologues'

Ten women will bring to life Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” during a two-night benefit performance by Itinerant Theatre inside Central School Arts & Humanities Center.

Joy Pace, artistic and executive director of the theatre, said the performances are part of the global V-Day project to end violence against women and girls.

Taste de la Louisiane: Sunday event offers chance to sample foods the Bayou State is known for

For adventurous eaters, as well as those who love all things Mardi Gras, Taste de la Louisiane on Sunday, Feb. 26, should fit the bill.

Sample everything a variety of foods, including roast pig, alligator, etouffee and king cake, for a $10 admission charge.

Groovin' at the Grove: New concert series kicks off March 2

Thursday nights just got a little more exciting with the addition of Groovin’ at the Grove, the newest free music series, which will feature its first concert 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Walnut Grove.

The event will take place outdoors, in the center of the facility next to the estuary and Contraband Bayou.