- FORUM FRIDAY: Noon, Juban’s, 3739 Perkins Road. RSVP required. Admission is $30. Assistant library director Mary Stein will speak. Tickets and more information available at forum35.org.
- ‘MASTER CLASS’: 7:30 p.m. LSU School of Music Recital Hall. See Terrence McNally’s Tony award-winning play about Juilliard master classes by Maria Callas. Free. wp.cmda.lsu.edu/events
‘BURGERS, BREW & ’QUE’ VIEWING PARTY: 9 P.M., CITY PORK BRASSERIE & BAR, 7327 JEFFERSON HWY. FOOD NETWORK’S MICHAEL SYMON AND DUFF GOLDMAN TRY CITY PORK’S PORK BELLY HOAGIE AND WILD BOAR FLAUTAS. ATTEND THE VIEWING PARTY AND TASTE THE FEATURED DISHES.
- SPANISH TOWN BALL ‘WARM UP’: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cadillac Cafe, 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd. A party to celebrate the Queen of Spanish Town, Frankie Moore. Head wraps and hats will be collected to support those fighting cancer.
- THE LIFTED LIFESTYLE CONFERENCE: 7 p.m. Friday, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Southern University, AG Center Auditorium, 801 Harding Blvd. This conference will offer workshops and lectures specifically designed to give you the tools and resources need to foster self-discovery, healing and the development of healthy habits. Tickets are $10. RSVP at eventbrite.com.
- THE LOUISIANA MARATHON: State Capitol, downtown Baton Rouge. An expo will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. Races start Saturday at 8 a.m., including a 5K, half-marathon and kids marathon. The marathon will feature a post-race festival with musical performances and food. For more information, visit thelouisianamarathon.com.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- 1953 BATON ROUGE BUS BOYCOTT: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Carver Library, 720 Terrace Ave. Dr. Lori Latrice Martin will discuss the bus boycott and the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road project. Free.
- ‘THINGS I’VE NEVER TOLD YOU BEFORE ABOUT CEMETERIES I KNOW’: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Kenny Kleinpeter presents an informative session about the graves of early city residents.
- RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & GRAND REOPENING: 10 a.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. See three new exhibits and enjoy newly carpeted open spaces as exhibits.
- MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. Sing, dance and share stories in this interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
- DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER: Noon to 2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the international year of light with Doctor Spark and her backpack of surprises.
- BEADING SOCIAL: 6 p.m. Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Join the fun and work on your own project. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.
- CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland and Dalrymple. Live music by Gravois Coulee. $6. No experience or partner necessary. All ages welcome. (225) 803-9194.
- PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall on the LSU campus. Participants will view the lunar occultation of the star Aldebaran. http://www.phys.lsu.edu/newwebsite/news/observatory.html
- SPANISHTOWN GRAND MARSHAL PARTY 2016: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar & Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Bring socks, scarves and mittens to be donated to nursing homes and homeless shelters.
- BASIC PHOTO CLASS: 9 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., N The Art Space, 7809 Jefferson Hwy. Learn the basics of photography with Amy Shutt. For more information, visit amyshutt.com.
- LAUREL STREET PALOOZA KINGS AND QUEENS BRUNCH: Noon to 2:30 p.m., City Club of Baton Rouge, 355 North Blvd. This event will honor past Palooza Kings and Queens. Featuring live jazz, southern brunch fare, cocktails, and a silent auction. Admission is $50. For more information, visit artsbr.org.
- BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE DANCE AUDITIONS ORLANDO BALLET: 1 p.m., Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre hosts national auditions for summer intensive programs of several major ballet companies. Ages 12 and up. For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or visit batonrougeballet.org.
- CHILDREN’S GAME DAY: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Experience authentic Haitian children’s games. Free.
- DOWN SOUTH ART: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pit-N-Peel, 2101 Government St. Enjoy local art, poetry and music.
- DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main and Tenth streets. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by cleaning, gardening and painting murals in Mid City Baton Rouge. All ages welcome.
- MLK FREE ADMISSION DAY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 North Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Visitors are welcome to a free screening of the documentary, “The Abolitionists,” at 10:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color30 a.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
THE BATON ROUGE MLK LEADERSHIP AWARDS: 7 P.M. TO 10 P.M., LYCEUM BALLROOM, 123 THIRD ST. HONORING COMMUNITY LEADERS AND SERVANTS WHO MIRROR THE CHARACTER, VISION, LIFE AND WORK OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
- CASA VOLUNTEER TRAINING COURSE: CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. Volunteers speak up for abused children to help them reach safe, permanent homes. No special requirements needed to volunteer. Contact (225) 379-8598, visit casabr.org or email email@example.com for list of times and to register.
OLD STATE CAPITOL REOPENING: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., LOUISIANA OLD STATE CAPITOL. LOUISIANAOLDSTATECAPITOL.ORG/
- BREA JANUARY LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave. Luncheon will include a panel discussion featuring culinary industry experts.
- BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class allows patrons to learn how to make jewelry. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.
- ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside the Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St.
- WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Time Out Lounge, 4619 Bennington Ave. Free. Enjoy a glass of wine and a chance to network with other locals.
- ART AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Explore our newest exhibition “The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits & Self-Portraits.” Admission $5-$7.
- SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW BRIDAL EVENT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. View new trends in the world of weddings. Pre-sale tickets $10. oldgovernorsmansion.org
- SEED BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class features a new seed bead pattern each week of a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.
- CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
- CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
- CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past.” Through May 31. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
- CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
- ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
- ‘FINDING THE FORGOTTEN … IN THE SHADOWS OF THE MIND’: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. This exhibition highlights the need to remember, relate to and reawaken the minds shuttered by dementia in the community. Through Jan. 31.
- FW GALLERY AT THE SHAW CENTER: Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Andrea Pramuk’s architectural renderings will be on display through Feb. 12. fwgallery.net.
- HISTORY MYTHBUSTERS: 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. Staff will explore commonly-believed myths by relating how and why they were created. Through Jan. 24. lastateparks.com.
- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring the state of Louisiana. Through March 20.
- ‘THE CARNIVAL, THE CITY AND THE SEA’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
- ‘THE PORTRAIT, THE ARTIST AND THE PATRON’: West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. Runs through Sunday. The exhibit looks at 19th century portraiture in Louisiana with works from statewide galleries and private collections.
‘25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Runs through Saturday. Displays some of the most intriguing images taken by the telescope of far-away stars, galaxies and nebulae over the past 25 years.
Jones Walker Foyer: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
- LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 N. Blvd. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
Pet adoptions: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
‘Raphael Soyer Intimate Portraits’:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Soupcon Gallery. The paintings on view are intimate portraits of women painted by Soyer at different intervals throughout his lengthy career. Through April 3.
‘Solarium’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Upper Main Gallery. An innovative art video created by NASA’s media team at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Through April 3.
Surreal Salon exhibition: Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Dr. Highlights the growing quality and popularity of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement in American contemporary art. Through Jan. 28. For more information, visit batonrougegallery.org or call (225) 383-1470.
- WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years old. restaurantipo.com
Yelp! BR Pet Adoptions: Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Whitney Christy