FRIDAY

  • GLORY AND GUMBO: 12:05 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays during Lent, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation, 205 N. Fourth St. Six preachers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak on successive Fridays during St. James’ Lenten gumbo lunch sales.
  • “LOUISIANA AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION”: Noon-12:45 p.m., Senate Chamber, Louisiana Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. A lunch lecture with Christopher Achee. Bring lunch. Free. sos.la.gov

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • “THE NACIREMA SOCIETY REQUESTS THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT A CELEBRATION OF THEIR FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $20. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz

FRIDAY-MARCH 8

  • A DOLL’S HOUSE: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Pasqua Theatre, 523 Felicity St., Gonzales. First production in Ascension Community Theatre’s 2015 season. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org

SATURDAY

  • BAYOU BABES OF BATON ROUGE DOLL SHOW & SALE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Milton J. Womack Facility, 6201 Florida Blvd. A special exhibit of dolls from around the world. $4, adults; $2, children. (985) 386-4291 or angelfire.com/la2/bayoubebes
  • MINI FIELD DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. A volunteer work day aboard the ship. (225) 342-1942 or usskidd.com
  • SUNCATCHER WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rue Cou Cou, 1857 Government St., suite B. Presented by Amy Anderson. $82.50. ruecoucou.com
  • 2ND ANNUAL LOUISIANA WING-A-THON: 11 a.m., 275 S. River Road. Restaurants will be competing for “The Hottest Wing,” “Most Unique Wing,” and “Best Overall Wing.” All guests will have a chance to cast their vote for each category.
  • CLOSING RECEPTION - “I ON THE ROAD CONNECTING US”: 10 a.m.-noon, Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. An exhibition of new works by Sheryl Southwick in response to a walk in the neighborhood. Free. sherylsouthwick.com
  • BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB SHAMROCK & CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Club of Baton Rouge, 259 East Blvd. Traditional Irish dance, Irish tales and music, silent auction and more. $25, members; $30, nonmembers. Includes breakfast, coffee, orange juice and champagne glass. (225) 924-6437
  • “THE FADING LINE”: 2 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A commemoration of the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott in conjunction with New Venture Theatre and as part of the Manship Theatre’s 10-year anniversary season. wbrmuseum.org
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM: 2 p.m., Magnolia Mound, 2161 Nicholson Drive. The celebration will include a dramatic presentation by Oneal Issac, and performance by OperaCreole. Free. (225) 343-4955 or friendsofmagnoliamound.org

ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY KICK-OFF EVENT: 6 P.M., NORTH BOULEVARD TOWN SQUARE. SPONSORED BY THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, AN EVENING OF MUSIC FROM JOHN GRAY AND FOOD. THE FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE AN IGNATIUS REILLY IMPERSONATOR AND LUCKY DOGS IN HONOR OF THIS YEAR’S BOOK, “CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES.” (225) 231-3710 OR EBRPL.COM

  • BIG NIGHT - ONEOFAKIND BATON ROUGE FASHION WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA: 7 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Hosted by fashion enthusiast and personality Igor Matkovic. $50. BatonRougeFashionWeek.com
  • PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, LSU campus. (225) 578-2261 or phys.lsu.edu

’TIL DEATH DO US PART: LATE NITE CATECHISM 3: 7:30 P.M., LSU STUDENT UNION THEATER. “SISTER” OFFERS UP HILARIOUS LESSONS ON THE SACRAMENTS OF MARRIAGE AND THE LAST RITES. $40 AND UP. (225) 578-5128

SUNDAY

  • FIRST FREE SUNDAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. March Music Madness. Themed movies, activities and crafts. The MLK Kings Kid’s Bell Choir will perform in the lobby at 1 p.m. (225) 342-1942 or usskidd.com

FIRST SUNDAY: 1 P.M.-4 P.M., LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 RIVER ROAD S. FREE ADMISSION TO GALLERIES, REDUCED ADMISSION TO PLANETARIUM SHOWS AND A VARIETY OF ART AND SCIENCE EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES. (225) 344-5272 OR LASM.ORG

FIRST FREE SUNDAY & FAMILY FUN ARTBOX - SKETCHING VENICE: 1 P.M.-5 P.M., LSU MUSEUM OF ART, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. (225) 389-7207 OR LSUMOA.ORG

TUESDAY

  • 49TH ANNUAL FORTIER-GERBRECHT JAZZ INVITATIONAL CONCERT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Jazz ensembles and combos from six Baton Rouge-area high schools and one middle school will participate. $6. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
  • “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”: 7:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive. Tony Award-winning musical. $20-$50. (225) 578-5128 or unionweb.lsu.edu/Theater/item35391.html
  • THE ECLECTIC TRUTH SLAM AND OPEN MIC POETRY READING: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. $7

WEDNESDAY

  • AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM: 5 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Holly Stone Barker will read “The Little ‘Read’ Hen” at 5:30 p.m. Crafts, book signings.(225) 771-8488
  • FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Honoring artist members Preston Gilchrist, Theresa Herrera, Marcus McAllister and Jessica Sharpe. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org

WEDNESDAY-MARCH 14

  • “CARRIE - THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. An LSU Theatre production based on Stephen King’s “Carrie.” Wednesday, pay-what-you-can night; Thursday, preview night, $12; all other performances, $20, adults; $15, seniors, faculty and staff; and $12, students (225) 578-3527 or theatre.lsu.edu

THURSDAY

  • 4TH ANNUAL BELLA’S BALL: 6:30 p.m., cocktails, 7:30 p.m., live/silent auctions, L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Ave. Benefits the Bella Bowman Foundation, which creates and supports research initiatives for pediatric brain cancer, funds new and continuous education, and offer comfort care to others. Pre-sale, $50; door, $75. bellabowman.org

THURSDAY-MARCH 7

  • LIVESTOCK & POULTRY SHOW: Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena, Southern Univerity and A&M College campus. (225) 771-4350 or suagcenter.com

ONGOING

  • ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. (225) 344-8558. “I On The Road Connecting Us,” artworks in response to a walk in the neighborhood by Sheryl Southwick, through Friday.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibits by artist members Preston Gilchrist, Theresa Herrera, Marcus McAllister and Jessica Sharpe, through Friday, March 26. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org

  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. “American Decoy Exhibit,” through Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. CAAWS.org
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. CAAWS.org
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask, through Saturday.
  • 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
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200

The Enchanted Mansion: A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. “Angels,” an exhibit of angel dolls from the museum’s collection, through Saturday. Museum is open by appointment only through February. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or enchantedmansion.org

Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. “A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, both through March 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane. Highland Road Artists’ 35th anniversary exhibit, through Saturday. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000

  • DOG TRAINING CLASSES: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot, 5525 Reitz Ave. A one-hour per week, six-week course facilitated by the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. Experienced teachers offer training for puppy, beginner and advanced classes. All breeds accepted. Proceeds to benefit LCCOC. $100. lccoc.org
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy” and “Venice Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark,” through April 19. lsumoa.org
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S GLASSELL GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel,” through Sunday. Free. (225) 389-7180 or glassellgallery.org
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. (225) 247-8555 or LPCCsing.org
  • OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER - TOM WALLACE ART WALL: 17000 Medical Center Drive. An exhibit of art by Bonnie Smith Williams titled “Familiar Subjects - New and Old,” through March 28. Each piece of art tells a story or is done in a different technique.
  • 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.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: 801 Harding Blvd. (225) 771-4109. “Irvin Jones Collection of African-American Art,” through Thursday, March 5.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Brave Steps: The Louisiana Native Guard,” an exhibit to mark the last year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, through March 22. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through April 5. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose