SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 501 Main St. Local food, produce and more for sale. Star Spangled Saturday celebration includes live music by John Gray and a cooking demonstration featuring Sara Vincent of Hooked on RE. Arts market features 40 artists selling their work and free children’s art activities from 9 a.m.-noon at the Arts Market Kids Booth. breada.org
  • RED, WHITE AND ZOO: 9:30 a.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3603 Thomas Road. Amphitheatre programs, games and crafts featuring red, white and blue zoo animals. $8.25, adults/teens; $7.25, seniors; $5.25, children ages 2-12; free, children ages 1 and younger. (225) 775-3877 or brzoo.org
  • VIEWING AND DOING ART: 10:30 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Featured activity is paper making. lasm.org
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992

SUNDAY

  • PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY AND GALLERY TALK: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 2 p.m., Looking at Art with Katie Pfohl: LSU Museum of Art’s curator leads a walk through the galleries looking at art and discussing the role and value of objects as teaching tools in the 21st century. Free. (225) 389-7207 or lsumoa.com
  • FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to all galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. Free.

MONDAY

  • REFLECTIONS IN THE GARDEN: noon, Ione Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. First Monday at Burden lecture series. Bring a lunch; drinks provided. $10; free for BHS members. (225) 763-3990

TWEEN CRAFT NIGHT: 5:30 P.M., DENHAM SPRINGS-WALKER BRANCH LIBRARY, 8101 U.S. 190, DENHAM SPRINGS. CHILDREN AGES 8-11 WILL MAKE CRAYON ART AND SUN CATCHERS. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. FREE. (225) 665-8118

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

  • THE LAND OF OZ: 2 p.m. Monday, Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs, (225) 664-3963; 6 p.m. Thursday, Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs, (225) 665-8118. Ages 12-18 will enjoy a cinema-style viewing of a movie featuring everyone’s favorite wizard. Door prizes will also be given. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. livingston.lib.la.us

TUESDAY

  • MINECRAFT: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Children ages 8-11 will make a creeper face or pickaxe and learn about real caves and mines. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

  • IF ROCKS COULD SING: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Central Library, 11260 Joor Road, (225) 262-2640; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, River Center Library, 120 St. Louis St., (225) 389-4967 (registration required). Reading of “If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet” and rock presentation by a member of the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society. Free.
  • TWILIGHT TOURS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. A guided ride through the zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. $16, adults and teens; $13, children 2-12. There is limited space available, and pre-registration is required. Register online. brzoo.org
  • TUESDAY-THURSDAY
  • ‘ROMEO & JULIET’: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The first production in Swine Palace’s annual SummerFest. $10. swinepalace.org

WEDNESDAY

  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE, PRACTICALLY HEALTHY, STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BETTER HEALTH: noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Tursha R. Hamilton will introduce simple methods to incorporate into your daily life using home-grown Louisiana herbs and produce and practical tips to build a healthier you. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. Free.

DIALOGUE ON RACE LOUISIANA AND LSU MUSEUM OF ART, A FEATURED TOPIC DIALOGUE ON ‘THE VISUAL BLUES’: 5:30 P.M., LSU MUSEUM OF ART AT THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. DIALOGUE ON RACE LOUISIANA PRESENTS A FEATURED TOPIC DIALOGUE FOCUSING ON “THE VISUAL BLUES,” AN EXHIBITION WHICH EXPLORES THE MUSIC AND ART CONNECTIONS WITH THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE, AN ERA ALSO KNOWN AS THE “NEW NEGRO MOVEMENT.” PROGRAM LIMITED TO 25 ATTENDEES. PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER WITH DORLA PRIOR TO THE EVENT. $20. (225) 274-6902 OR LSUMOA.COM

SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 P.M., ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 205 N. FOURTH ST. FEATURING WASHBOARD RODEO. RECEPTION FOLLOWS THE CONCERT. $10; FREE, COLLEGE STUDENTS. (225) 387-5141.

THURSDAY

  • BOOKING IT WITH BABY: 10 a.m., Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road; 11:15 a.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road; 6 p.m., donor reception and book release, Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Los Angeles Clipper Glen Davis will travel through Baton Rouge with the library’s mobile unit to bring books and promote literacy to children in the community. gbbdf.org
  • OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m., Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. Opening reception for “ALL WET: Associated Women in the Arts at Elizabethan Gallery.” Free. (225) 924-6437 or elizabethangallery.com
  • A MID CITY NIGHT’S DREAM: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., along Government Street and Jefferson Highway. Art, shopping and refreshments at area businesses. (225) 924-6437
  • A NIGHT WITH CAJUN FRENCH POET BEVERLY MATHERNE: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Library-Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Beverly Matherne presents blues poetry in Cajun French and English with accompaniment by professional drummer and percussionist Michael Tramonte and a dramatic reading of folktales all from her recent books. A book signing and reception will follow. Call to register. Free. (225) 647-3955.
  • ‘GIRAFFES CAN’T DANCE’: 6 p.m., BREC’s Independence Park Theatre. Presentation by the Big Buddy Summer 2014 Enrichment Program. $2 donation at the door.
  • ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with live music by United We Jam. (225) 767-2000
  • ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, 831 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. (225) 647-1230
  • ‘AIDA’: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $25. (225) 344-0334

ONGOING

  • BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Visual Blues,” through July 13. “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” on display through Aug. 3. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities” on display through Aug. 10. lsumoa.org

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “American Brilliant Cut Glass:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color A Silver Lining” and “Herman Mhire - Emilio Garcia:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Art and Science of Shells,” Saturday through Sept. 24. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org

  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. An exhibit of some of the outstanding works of the late photographer Fonville Winans will be on view through July 12. (225) 342-0500
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. For more information call (225) 774-7701.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “A Louisianian’s Grand Tour during Belle Époque” exhibit on display through July 20. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana,” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn