To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5-8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. This week's band is Flow Tribe. Free. http://liveafterfive.com.
  • ART RECEPTION: 6-9 p.m., Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. Reception for an exhibition by Meredith Pardue. (225) 927-7676.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • FILMS AT MANSHIP: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tonight's film, Never Sorry. $8.50. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE: 7-10 p.m., Celtic Media Centre, Stage 2, 10000 Celtic Drive. Featuring chef Matthew Murphy of the Irish House in New Orleans, music by Pete Dawson and entertainment by the McTaggert Irish Dancers. Featured artist Roxanne Leachmen. Proceeds benefit the Irish Film Festival. $25, Irish Club members; $30, general public. Tickets may be purchased at the Elizabethan Gallery, 630 Jefferson Highway or The Irish House, 1432 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale. (225) 267-5060.
  • GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11. Law enforcement officers in uniform admitted free. (985) 624-8577 or http://www.capgunshows.com.
  • KIDS' LAB: 10:15-11 a.m., 12:15-1 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry with hands-on workshops. Free with admission. http://www.lasm.org.
  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • MISS TRUDY'S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.
  • CHILI COOKOFF AND COOKBOOK SALE: Noon-2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Perkins Rowe, 10101 Park Rowe Ave. Some proceeds from the sale of Robert Medina's book If You Can't Stand the Heat ... a New Orleans Firefighter's Cookbook will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. During the BR Firefighters 557 Chili Cookoff sample firehouse chili and enjoy facepainting, crafts and games. Up to 20 percent of purchases support the GBR Literacy Coalition. (225) 769-5928.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.
  • LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR A BETTER FUTURE: 7-10 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Art, 1442 City Park Ave. An evening of art, live music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction in support of the Louisiana Center for Health Equity. $50, general admission; $75, VIP; $400, tables. http://lchegala.eventbrite.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita's Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.
  • GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11. Law enforcement officers in uniform admitted free. (985) 624-8577 or http://www.capgunshows.com.
  • KIDS' LAB: 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry with hands-on workshops. Free with admission. http://www.lasm.org.
  • FILMS AT MANSHIP: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today's film, La Raymonda: Bolshoi Ballet. $16.50. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • RECEPTION FOR SUMMER JUDGED SHOW: Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Blvd. Winning artists will be presented cash awards at the reception. The exhibit will hang until Oct. 18. (225) 926-4657.
  • MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!: 2:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. Hal Holbrook recreates his widely acclaimed stage monologue for the screen. 90 minutes. Free.
  • LSU MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL SERIES: 3 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives. Flute performance by Katherine Kemler with Michael Gurt, piano; Johanna Cox, oboe and Kimberly Houser, harp. Proceeds benefit the LSU School of Music. $10, general; $5, students.
  • AUDITIONS FOR ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE: 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Vocal auditions by appointment only. Prepare a verse and chorus of music appropriate to the show. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Do not sing from the show for the vocal auditions. Cast needs: Patsy Cline (age 20-30, alto) and Louise Seger (age 40-60). (225) 924-6496 or http://www.brlt.org.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

  • FILMS AT MANSHIP: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Today's film, Vertigo. $8.50. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: Noon-1 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Topic will be Greauxing Organic in the South by Carl Motsenbocker. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990 or http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • FILMS AT MANSHIP: 7 and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tonight's film, The Do-Deca Pentathlon. $8.50. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • THE SKY WATCHERS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. An LSU Theatre Lab Season production. $10. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • STEPPIN' IN SEPTEMBER: 4:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Stepping demonstration and lesson by members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. (225) 389-7450.
  • FILMS AT MANSHIP: 7 and 9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Tonight's film, The Do-Deca Pentathlon. $8.50. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
  • THE SKY WATCHERS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. An LSU Theatre Lab Season production. $10. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.
  • BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Tower Drive, LSU. Performance by the LSU Symphony. $20, general; $17, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $12, students. (225) 578-5128 or http://music.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

  • CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell's Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.
  • LSU NIGHT: WHAT WE DO BEST: 5:30-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Demonstrations by artists, book signing by the authors of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art"; games, food tasting and art. Free. http://www.lsumoa.com.
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 6-8:30 p.m., Kress Gallery, 447 Third St. Please enter the gallery on Main Street. Works by John Wax, Katie Knoeringer and Michael Secor. Free artist print to first 20 guests.
  • PIANO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives. Performance by Christopher O'Riley with cellist Matt Haimovitz. $28, general; $19, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $10, students. http://music.lsu.edu.
  • THE SKY WATCHERS: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. An LSU Theatre Lab Season production. $10. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

OUTDOORS

  • BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.
  • BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.
  • BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.
  • BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.
  • BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.
  • BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

  • ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.
  • ARTS COUNCIL OF LIVNGSTON PARISH: 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Master of Portraits, the art of the Rev. James L. Brooks, through Sept. 14. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Free. http://artslivingston.org.
  • BACKWOODS GALLERY: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Members of Charter Street Studios will show their artwork through November. (225) 683-8673.
  • CAFFERY GALLERY: 4016 Government St. Seasons of Change, multi-media exhibition by Dennis Sipiorski, through Sept. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. (225) 388-9997.
  • THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Louisiana Bicentennial Doll Exhibit, featuring historical dolls from the Louisiana Purchase to statehood as well as dolls illustrating Louisiana's mix of peoples, a Cajun cabin dollhouse, a cotton plantation wedding and Louisiana folk dolls. Admission proceeds go to the Thomas Dixon Sedberry Foundation for the Handicapped. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org .
  • IMAHARA'S BOTANICAL GARDEN: 5341 Mahoney Road, St. Francisville. Self-guided tours, Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m. View blooming crape myrtles and see the new varieties of Israel Series. http://imaharasbotanicalgarden.blogspot.com.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: ?e_SHrS http://www.lasm.org/. Presentation of structures created for the Baton Rouge CANstruction competition, through Sept. 16 throughout the museum. Nano Exhibition, interactive exhibition engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Planetarium shows: Wildest Weather in the Solar System, through Nov. 21; Kaluaka'hina, the Enchanted Reef, through Nov. 30; We Choose Space!, through Nov. 21; Wild Ocean, through Oct. 31; Led Zeppelin; Pink Floyd, The Wall. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org. Exhibits: Digital Paintings by John F. Simon, through Sept. 23.
  • LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Outside the Frame: Gregory Scott, including examples of ‘hybrid' artworks integrating painting, photography, and video, through Oct. 7. Once Upon a Time, LA Machinery Gallery, through Feb. 13, 2013. Uniquely Louisiana, art inspired by Louisiana's plant and animal life, through Nov. 11. Social (dis)order, an exhibition that brings together recent and historical works that explore the power technology-enabled social networks have over traditional social constructs, Glassell Gallery, through Oct. 7. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.
  • LSU UNION ART GALLERY: Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. What's Up Doc? the Animated Art of Chuck Jones, extended to Sunday, Sept. 9.
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, HILLIARD ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, http://museum.louisiana.edu. Rhyme & Reason: The Art of Shawne Major, Sept. 8-Dec. 8. Finding Egypt in Louisiana: The Ambassador Caffery Collection, through Sept. 29.
  • ¬WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Art Glass by Jean-Louis Deal, through Sept. 16. Girl Scouts: A Centennial Anniversary Display, through Oct. 5. 200 Years of Steamboats on the Mighty Mississippi, through Oct. 28. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

  • BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, music at the Sheraton Atrium; 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, LSU vs. Washington game, Brewbachers, Bluebonnet Boulevard; 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, lunch and Saints game, TJ Ribs, Siegen Lane; and 6 p.m. Thursday. Sept. 13, music in the courtyard, Perkins Rowe.
  • TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.