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. facebook.com/bouillababes.
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 lsufoundation.org.
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. manshiptheatre.org, (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. runnels.org.
"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 theatrebr.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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, lasm.org.
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. facebook.com/midcitygras.
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." facebook.com/seasonvining.
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. batonrougecajundance.com.
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. brec.org/farr.
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. facebook.com/canelanddisttilling.
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. manshiptheatre.org, (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. ebrpl.com.
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. ebrpl.com.
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 email@example.com. 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 gourmetgirlsbr.com. (225) 252-0999.
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. lsu.edu/hilltop, (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 eventbrite.com.
"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 ticketmaster.com. raisingcanesrivercenter.com.
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. facebook.com/bleachersatnorthgate.
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. facebook.com/tinroofbeer.
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 eventbrite.com. Includes four to five places with two tastings at each venue, spending one hour at each stop. Ages 21 and up. winewalkwednesdays.wordpress.com.
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 redstickspice.com.
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. facebook.com/thestationbr.
"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. facebook.com/hanleysfoods.
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. lasm.org, (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. preserve-louisiana.org.
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 juniorleaguebr.com.
STARTING THURSDAY, JAN. 25
"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, nvtarts.org.
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. breada.org.
AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY FOR ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "Surreal Salon" on display through Jan. 31. batonrougegallery.org/surreal-salon/.
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. westbatonrougemuseum.com.
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." lsumoa.org.
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. lasm.org.
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. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.
Compiled by Kristie Bihm.