LUNCHTIME LECTURE — THE MENACING MISSISSIPPI: A REVIEW OF FLOODS IN WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH: Noon to 1 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Featuring a discussion with historian Brian Costello. Free. (225) 236-2422, westbatonrougemuseum.com.
"GAME OF THRONES" EVENT: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring jousting, trivia, DIY family crests and demonstrations. Free and open to all ages. (225) 231-3750.
FÊTE ROUGE: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L'Auberge Ave. At this annual competition, Louisiana chefs will prepare their best dishes for patrons. Also featuring music, a silent auction and wine tastings. $75 per person at bresbr.org.
TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Local comedians will try to outsmart others in a series of quizzes and debates. $5 plus fees. Ages 16 and up. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.
"JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. Enjoy a trip with Junie B. Jones and her adventures in first grade in this family-friendly play. $21 for adults and $15.75 for children at playmakersbr.org.
"THE NACIREMA SOCIETY": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, LSU Studio Theatre, 105 Dalrymple Drive. Society meets scandal in this romantic comedy. $27 general admission, $22 for students at nvtarts.org or call (225) 588-7576.
"HAIR": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. See the musical story of a group of people who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. $30 general admission, $19 for students. theatrebr.org, (225) 924-6496.
ZOO RUN RUN: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Run like a cheetah in the 12th annual event. Proceeds support the zoo and international cheetah conservation efforts. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m., 5K begins at 8:15 a.m. Register at brzoo.org/events/special/zoo-run-run.
RED STICK RUMBLE: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Woodlawn High School, 15755 Jefferson Highway. Come see how giant robots are designed and built and then see who will take home the Red Stick Rumble Trophy. Free. redstickrumble.org.
LIBRARY GIFT BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3434 North Blvd. Featuring all kinds of books for sale, as well as DVDs and CDs. Proceeds go to the Patrons of the Public Library.
PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR & STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Learn about stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272, lasm.org.
FALL FASHION FEST 2017: Noon to 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Get a preview of this season's tailgating trends at our outdoor fashion show hosted by Miss LSU-USA 2017 Alyssa Ceasar. Free and open to the public. All ages welcome, must be 21 to enter tap room. tinroofbeer.com, (225) 377-7022.
CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St. Alban's Chapel, 11 Dalrymple Drive (corner of Dalrymple & Highland Road). Featuring live music by the Kitchen Session. All dances taught and cued. Beginners welcome. Short lesson at 4:45 p.m. $6 for adults, $5 for students, free for ages 18 and under. (225) 803-9194.
TASTE OF TIGER TAILGATING 2017: 5 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Enjoy food samplings from local restaurants, a kids zone, and live music from Trent Thomlinsom, Parish County Line and Chase Tyler. Also, check out the latest LSU tailgating gear. $17 plus fees at ticketmaster.com. raisingcanesrivercenter.com; (225) 389-3030.
"HEADSPACE" - ARTIST RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa, 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103. Featuring the works of Angela Davis Johnson, Nathan Fiveash and Wendo. thehealthcaregallery.com, (225) 384-5378.
RED STICK ROLLER DERBY: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Leo's Rollerland Skating Rink, 1717 N. Airway Drive. The All Stars host Assassination City's All-Star Conspiracy and the Capital Defenders host the Twin City Knockers. Halftime show talent is La La Tribal Belly Dance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for students, military and first responders; children 5 and under get in free.
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES LUAU: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., BREC's Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave. Individuals with disabilities and their family and friends are invited to attend this event that includes swimming, music, snacks and fun. Call (225) 216-7474.
HELPING HEAL LITTLE HEARTS: 7 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave. Houston-based radio talk show host Michael Berry will host the charity fundraiser benefiting Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation. Featuring live music, food, and live and silent auctions. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. VIP tickets are $120. lpcf.com.
MAGIC CAFE DINER AT SENSORY IMPRESSIONS: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., 2560 Government St. A roaming arts and music event featuring food from The Magic Cafe at Mid City Bikes, simultaneous with the neighboring Mid City Rising.
WWE LIVE: 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Featuring AJ Styles, Jinder Mahal, The Singh Brothers, Baron Corbin, The Usos, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. Tickets range from $15-95 at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
MOVIES & MUSIC ON THE LAWN'S KIDS NIGHT!: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery-Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring three silent short films paired with three bands of kids who will perform original scores. Admission is $7 for nonmembers, free for members. batonrougegallery.org.
SIKNIC CAR SHOW: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring a burnout contest, live music, vendor booths, multiple eating contests and drive-thru judging. Admission is $15 for a day pass, $20 for a weekend pass; children 12 and under get in free. lamardixonexpocenter.com.
AUDITIONS FOR "THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW": 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for vocals and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday for dance (callbacks are Monday 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Must be 18 or older to audition for this part. Auditions are by appointment only. Call (225) 924-6496 to sign up and check out a script from the box office ($20 nonrefundable cash deposit). theatrebr.org
BASF KIDS' LAB: PLAYFUL POLYMERS: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.
END OF SUMMER DOG POOL PAWTY: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., BREC's Liberty Lagoon, 111 lobdell Ave. A dog-friendly event. All participants must comply with the “Pool Pawty” rules listed at libertylagoon.com/event/end-of-summer-puppy-pool-pawty. $5 per person; limit of two dogs per handler. (225) 923-3202.
2017 LOUISIANA HIGH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BANDS: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., FG Clark Activity Center, 7722 Scenic Highway. Featuring six of the region's most accomplished and celebrated high school marching bands. $20 plus fees at ticketmaster.com.
BARBOSA'S BARBEQUE: POP-UP FROM THE SOUTHWEST: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road. Enjoy Texas barbecue/New Mexican fusion and a rare craft brew from New Belgium Brewing. theoverpassmerchant.com, (225) 508-4737.
"GAME OF THRONES" SUNDAY FUNDAY: 6 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Enjoy a "Game of Thrones"-themed day of games. Season 7, episode 6 encore starts at 6:30 p.m. Season 7, episode 7 starts at 8 p.m. varsitytheatre.com, (225) 383-7018.
A BLUE NIGHT OUT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe. Join us for our first annual outdoor fundraiser event for Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation-La. Law enforcement agencies from across South Louisiana will be in attendance in the courtyard area of Perkins Rowe. Featuring live music and tributes. perkinsrowe.com.
LISTENING PARTY PRESENTS CHASE MAYERS ALBUM RECORDING: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Kerry Beary's Atomic Pop Shop, 2963 Government St. Featuring a performance from comedians Chase Mayers and Josh Watts, hosted by Evan Rabalais. All ages. $8. BYOB.
NO SHOW COMEDY: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Guru, 1857 Government St. Featuring Josh Watts and Mike Honore. $8, unless you wear a NO SHOW Comedy shirt. BYOB.
EAT FIT BR - BACK TO SCHOOL WEEKNIGHT SUPPERS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Eat Fit BR registered dietitian Gina Braud and local culinary instructor Lili Courtney have collaborated to feature nutritious and practical recipes. $25 at redstickspice.com.
2017 COOKING FOR CHARACTER: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring a taste fair, live and silent auction, and bar. Tickets are $50 at iacbsa.org/cookingevent. For adults only.
BATON ROUGE DRINK & DRAW: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. Grab your sketchbooks, pencils and pens and doodle while meeting new friends. Featuring a menu from BouillaBabes.
FOOTBALL SEASON KICKOFF WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Lava Cantina downtown, 151 Third St. Enjoy a glass of wine, catch up with old friends or make some new ones. No dues or fees to participate. womenwinewednesday.com.
PORT ORLEANS BEER DINNER: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Kalurah Street Grill, 2857 Perkins Road. First beer dinner with sneak peak of Port Orleans Brewing Co.'s product. Tickets are $70 and are available at kalurahstreetgrill.com/beer-dinner-august-30-2017. (225) 367-1526.
TACO TAILGATE AND GAMEDAY IPA RELEASE PARTY: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Kickoff football season with Gov't Tavo and Tin Roof's release of its Gameday IPA. facebook.com/tinroofbeer.
AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" on display through Oct. 29.
AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan" through Sept. 17; "Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection" through Oct. 1; "Emily Lacour: The Inbetween" through Oct. 15. lsumoa.org.
AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "CANstruction: Rock-Can-Roll" through Sept. 10; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; "Faces of the Flood" through Sept. 3; “Saving Stories: A Playful Take on Recording Personal History” through Oct. 1; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.
AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.