BOUILLABABES POP-UP LAUNCH: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hayride Scandal, 5110 Corporate Blvd. Chefs Jamie Brown and Sydney Harkins launch a new sandwich and small plates menu at the craft cocktail bar.

GNARLY BARLEY PINT NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Burgersmith, 3613 Perkins Road, Suite B. Order a Gnarley Barley beer and get a free pint glass while supplies last. 

MLK SEMI-FORMAL: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. A semiformal dinner dance fundraiser supporting the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Tickets at

STRINGS N SUSHI: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rock-N-Sake, 3043 Perkins Road, Suite A. Featuring Ray-T, the Violinist. 

FAMILY DINNER IMPROV SHOW: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 100 Lafayette St. Hang out with the comedy troupe and enjoy improv games. For ages 17 and up. $6 plus fees., (866) 451-2787.


"MARY POPPINS, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Road. Based on the popular children's book and 1964 film. $12 for adults, $10 for students online; $15 at the door.


"BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY": 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. See a production of a murderously funny adventure based on "The Hound of the Baskervilles." $19 for students, $25 general admission at


ARBOR DAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Featuring family tree planting, scavenger hunt, tree climbing and a visit from Smokey Bear. Free. (225) 763-3990.

LSU VET SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive. Tour the LSU Vet School, see all kinds of animals and meet our greyhounds on "sighthound row." For more information, email

"ON THE EVE OF REVOLUTION: ON THE TRAIL OF WILLIAM BARTRAM": 10 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bluebonnet branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Randy Harelson, historic preservationist and author, will talk about the 1775 visit to Baton Rouge. Free. (225) 924-8921.

PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR AND STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about stars and constellations in the local night sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272,

MID CITY GRAS FUNDRAISER: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Curbside Burgers, 4158 Government St. A portion of sales will help the inaugural Mid City Gras parade, and representative will be on hand to answer your questions.

SEASON VINING BOOK SIGNING: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. The author signs copies of her book "Chaos & Control."

LSU TUBA/EUPHONIUM STUDIO 20TH ANNIVERSARY FULL ENSEMBLE RECITAL AND CONCERT: 4 p.m. recital followed by 6:30 p.m. concert, LSU School of Music Recital Hall. (225) 578-3261.

CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 8 p.m., UTC Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd. Two-step your way to the only Cajun dance hall in Baton Rouge and enjoy music from the Jambalaya Cajun Band. $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Free dance lessons at 7 p.m.

LATIN NIGHT: 9 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Dance to the sounds of salsa, reggaeton and more. $10 in advance. (866) 777-8932,

ALL STAR SATURDAY ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 10 p.m., Ruffins Downtown Daiquiri Lounge, 602 Main St. Geezy All Star events celebrate its first birthday with music and fun. 


STUDENT HORSE SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6400 River Road. Watch students compete in Western and English riding events. Free and open to the public.


BOOZIE BRUNCH: 11 a.m., Cane Land Distilling Co., 760 St. Phillip St. Featuring a menu from BouillaBabes, followed by a performance from Sweet Lu and Magik Mark on the patio.

OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET'S SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONS: Registration begins at 1 p.m., Dancers' Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts auditions for Oklahoma City Ballet's summer intensive. $25 audition fee. 

LIGHTWIRE THEATRE PRESENTS "MOON MOUSE SPACE ODYSSEY": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Go on the space adventure of lifetime in this production. $20 plus fees., (866) 451-2787.

CAPITAL CITY CLASSICS MONTHLY CRUISE-IN: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 9704 Airline Highway. A monthly car show for classic cars and car lovers.

LIN HE & GREGORY SIOLES — MOZART'S COMPLETE SONATAS: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU. Featuring the ongoing series "Mozart's Complete Sonata's for Piano and Violin." Free. (225) 578-3261.

MAURICE SENDAK EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring a reception and opening of the exhibit with the author's artwork on display.

LIVE FAST TV OPEN MIC: 8 p.m. to midnight, Ruffins Downtown Daiquiri Lounge, 602 Main St. Be seen and heard at this open mic event. 


BREC BATON ROUGE ZOOMOBILE: 3:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bluebonnet branch, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Get up close and personal with live animals while learning about wildlife conservation. Registration required, call (225) 763-2240.

NO SHOW COMEDY: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Guru, 1857 Government St. Featuring a lineup of local comedians, headlined by Tony King and hosted by O'mar Finley. $8, unless you wear your "No Show" shirt.

ADAM UNSWORTH WITH WILLIS DELONY: 9 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU. Featuring an evening of music from the jazz and classical traditions followed by a discussion. Free. (225) 578-3261.


FIBER ART SHOW — "NATIVE ANIMALS": 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. An art show with work made out of various natural or synthetic materials. Participation is free. For more information, email Reception on Feb. 18. 

GIVE BACK NIGHT AT BISTRO BYRONZ: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. A portion of all sales will support Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership. 

THE ART OF FRUIT, CHEESE, AND CHARCUTERIE DISPLAYS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gourmet Girls, 3025 Perkins Road. Learn how to prepare charcuterie boards in this interactive class. $150 at (225) 252-0999.

VEGAN COOKING: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Co., 660 Jefferson Highway. Don't miss this hands-on class so delicious you won't miss meat. $65 at (225) 930-9967.

DISCOVER NATURE PROGRAM — THE AMERICAN ALLIGATOR: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. A presentation about the history of the American alligator. $5 for members, $10 for non-members., (225) 767-6916.

WE ARE: SPEAKER SERIES NETWORKING: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bin 77 Bistro & Sidebar, 10111 Perkins Road, Suite 160. Includes a discussion with Catherine Blanchard Childers and speed networking session. $12, includes free appetizers and one free drink. Tickets and more info at

"SHOPKINS LIVE!": 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. The children's group makes its theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake. $28-103 at

GEEKS WHO DRINK: 7 p.m., Bleachers at North Gate, 124 W. Chimes St. A new trivia night right outside LSU, featuring prizes, drink specials and food.


BARLEY'S BIRTHDAY BASH: 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. The brewery's house cat turns 2, and to celebrate, Tin Roof hosts free Yoga on Tap at 6 p.m. Cat Haven will also be onsite doing an adoption drive from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WINE WALK WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., beginning at Lava Cantina, 151 Third St. An open group of wine lovers comes together in downtown Baton Rouge. $10.50 at Includes four to five places with two tastings at each venue, spending one hour at each stop. Ages 21 and up.

QUICK & DIRTY DEMOS — FRENCH SPICES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Red Stick Spice Co., 660 Jefferson Highway. Experience a world of spices with Anne Milneck and Lili Courtney in this class. $20 at

TACO TUESDAY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gourmet Girls, 3025 Perkins Road. Learn how to make tortillas, tacos and Paloma margaritas in this class. $95 at (225) 252-0999.

WICKED FUNNY WEDNESDAYS: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar and Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Delete Comedy's open mic show hosted by Bruno Millalaf.

"BILLION DOLLAR BUYER" VIEWING PARTY: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Rotolo's Craft & Crust, 411 Ben Hur Road. Find out if Hanley's Foods gets a deal with billionaire mogul Tilman Fertitta during this viewing party, complete with food and appetizers.


GIVE BACK NIGHT WITH YOUTH OASIS: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mellow Mushroom, 4250 Burbank Drive. A portion of food and drink sales will be donated to support Youth Oasis.

ART AFTER HOURS: PROCESS & DISCOVERY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Join the discussion on the art on view in the gallery and enjoy a glass of wine. $7.50 for nonmembers., (225) 344-5272.

LAGNIAPPE LECTURE: THE HISTORY OF GAY CARNIVAL: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Featuring speaker Wayne Phillips, signature cocktails and music from the Nick Abraham Quintet. $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

RIVER ROAD RECIPES REINVENTED: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bergeron's City Market, 8200 Jefferson Highway. Featuring a tasting of dishes from River Road Recipes. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Baton Rouge. $40 tickets only available at

2018 DIVA NATION SHOW: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road. Weekly Diva Nation show featuring the cast of Le Femme Rouge.


"SKELETON CREW": 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, Room 105 Music and Dramatic Arts Building inside the LSU Studio Theatre. In this play, rumors of a plant shutdown spread, and tight-knit workers must decide what they will sacrifice to survive. $27 general admission, $22 for students. (225) 588-7576,


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Main and Fifth streets. Featuring local produce and seasonal vegetables as well as a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY FOR ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "Surreal Salon" on display through Jan. 31.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "3D Beads: A Mardi Gras Art Celebration" on display through Feb. 25; "Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter" on display through Feb. 28th.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat" on display through March 25; "Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton" through Feb. 11; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 31; "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" through Feb. 25; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Feb. 18; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring "For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War" on display through June 9; and selections from the permanent collection.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.