FRIDAY

ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: MASTERS OF THE STORY: 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College Magnolia Library. Exploring storytelling with local and national leaders in film, design, media and poetry. $50. assemblyrequired.com

12TH ANNUAL NORTH GATE FEST: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Chimes Street at the North Gates of LSU. Featuring local artists, live music and food. northgatesoflsu.com.

"MARKING TIME" OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Featuring new works by Billie Bourgeois. fwgallery.net, (225) 769-0582.

SOUTHERN CRAFT PINT NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Burgersmith, 3613 Perkins Road, Suite B. Enjoy Southern Craft brews and get a free glass. 

KINETICS: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A live art auction featuring more than 30 gallery artists' works up for bid. $40 for members, $50 nonmembers. batonrougegallery.org.

MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC's Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Enjoy a free screening of the animated movie "Home."

MAGIC MEN LIVE!: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. An interactive concert experience with male dancers. Cost $25-75. magicmenlive.com.

SKETCH BOOK: 7 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. A night filled with body painting, art and poetry. 

"TAXI DRIVER" DINNER AND A MOVIE: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the classic film featuring Robert De Niro. Cost $8.50; $36.50 with meal from Capital City Grill. (866) 451-2787, manshiptheatre.org.

LAFAYETTE COMEDY PRESENTS LISTENING PARTY: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Kerry Beary's Atomic Pop Shop, 2963 Government St. Featuring regional comics performing for a comedy album recording. $5. facebook.com/listeningpartyshow

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, THURSDAY

"SISTER ACT": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film. $19 for students, $30 general admission at theatrebr.org.

STARTING FRIDAY 

"THE MOUNTAINTOP": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, 105 MDA Building, LSU. A  surrealistic fantasy play. Tickets are $14-29 at swinepalace.org.

SATURDAY

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lottery Lot on Fifth Street between Laurel and Main streets. Featuring a variety of handmade arts, furniture, jewelry, soaps and sculptures. Free. artsbr.org.

STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN HEALTHY FAMILIES: 9 a.m. to noon, Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Fun fall activities for children ages 3-8 and their families. Free. lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events.

"BORDERS" EXHIBITION SENSORY ADAPTIVE TOUR: 10 a.m., airplane near USS Kidd, downtown Baton Rouge. A sensory-friendly tour of the "BORDERS" exhibit on display through spring 2018. Free. artsbr.org, (225) 344-8558.

SCIENCE ACADEMY SATURDAYS: 10 a.m. to noon, Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Explore gravity, simple machines, stars and more in this series. For ages 8-12. $5 per in-parish cadet, $6 per out-of-parish cadet. hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

MISTLETOE MARKET: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 103 France St. An annual shopping extravaganza. $6 entry fee. mistletoemarketbr.com, (225) 933-2617.

LOUISIANA BONSAI SOCIETY FALL SHOW: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Park Blvd. Featuring a bonsai tree sale, raffles and lecture/demonstration at 2 p.m. (225) 241-2396. 

BASF KIDS' LAB: ENERGY LOVES PRODUCE: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Find out how produce can generate electricity. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.

SUNDAY

CAP CITY BEER FEST: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fourth Street and Spanish Town Road. Drink beer while supporting the Companion Animal Alliance. Dog friendly. $40 and up. Must be 21. capcitybeerfest.org.

"DOKTOR KABOOM!" KIDS CLUB PRE-PARTY: 12:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. $10 plus fees. (866) 451-2787, manshiptheatre.org.

DOKTOR KABOOM! LOOK OUT SCIENCE IS COMING: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Doktor Kaboom makes science fun in this interactive show. For grades four through eight. $15 plus fees. (866) 451-2787, manshiptheatre.org.

FREE SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF "LION": 3 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. 

CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT STUDENT SHOWCASE: 3 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Select student dancers will perform. $12 plus fees. (866) 451-2787, manshiptheatre.org

MOSCOW BALLET'S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: 3 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Larger-than-life puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. $28-68 at nutcracker.com

THANKFUL FED: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road. Barbosa's Barbeque will sling smoked meats at this pop-up. 

FALL GARDEN TOUR — ILLUMINATED GARDEN NIGHTSCAPES: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. A tour of three night lit gardens with beverages and appetizers. $20. lsu.edu/hilltop, (225) 767-6916.

MONDAY

LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA CONCERT: 4:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Featuring new music by young composers and Maestro Dinos Constantinides. $15 for adults, $5 students. (225) 766-3487, (225) 578-4010.

TASTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Curbside, 4158 Government St. Featuring discussions and presentations on technology in the culinary world. Free. Seating is limited. RSVP at eventbrite.com.

TUESDAY

CAJUN DANCE SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Mid City Ballroom, 136 S. Acadian Thruway. A four-week series that focuses on the basics of Cajun dance. All levels; no partner needed. $60 per person. Register by emailing cajunzydecobr@gmail.comlafolkroots.org.

KENTUCKY BOURBON DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, 10155 Perkins Rowe, Suite 100. A special four-bourbon, three course dining event. $95 per person at eventbrite.com. Reservation required. 21 and up. 

WEDNESDAY

HOLIDAY WINE TASTING AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD: 5:30 p.m., Twine Market and Deli, 2921 Government St. Learn about unique wine pairings. $50 at eventbrite.com. twinebr.com, (225) 334-0908.

FROM THE DUCK BLIND: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Red Stick Spice Co., 660 Jefferson Highway. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by chef Ryan André. $65 at eventbrite.com.

GROTH VINEYARDS WINE DINNER: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sullivan's Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd. Enjoy hand-selected wines paired with a four-course dinner. $95 per person. Call (225) 925-1161 to make reservations. 

THURSDAY

TACO THURSDAY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Southern Craft Brewing Co., 14141 Airline Highway, No. 4J. Enjoy local craft beer and Gov't Taco's tasty tacos. 

THIRD THURSDAY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., sixth floor. Featuring live jazz, rum tasting with Cane Land Distilling Co. and sculpture crafting. $10 general admission, $5 for members. lsumoa.org, (225) 389-7200.

TIN ROOF PAIRING NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Rotolo's Craft & Crust, 411 Ben Hur Road. A three-course dinner pairing. $25 at eventbrite.com.

JOURNEYS OF THE HEART: 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. Featuring pianist Jeremy Denk. $52-62. brso.org/event/journeys-of-the-heart.

STARTING THURSDAY

LSU OPERA PRESENTS "FALSTAFF": 7 p.m., LSU Shaver Theater. A brilliant and insightful comedy written by Shakespeare. $14-29 at tickets.vendini.com

ONGOING

AT THE USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM: 305 S. River Road. Featuring "Voices from the Lost Generation" on display through December 2018.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Over Here & Over There: Americans at Home and Abroad in WWI" on display through Jan. 8; "Raw Sugar: Harvest in Black and White" on display through Dec. 31.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme" 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 Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" on display through Jan. 7; "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 14; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; 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

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.