- ‘ANNIE, JR.’: 10 a.m., Additional performances Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Shaver Theater, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Christian Youth Theater presents a pared-down version of the classic Broadway play, “Annie.” Individual tickets are $14, group rates and children tickets are $12. Friday’s show is sold out. cytbatonrouge.org
PARENTS VALENTINE’S DAY OUT: 5:30 P.M. PARENTS CAN DROP CHILD OFF AT SELECT BREC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE PARISH WHERE THEY WILL ENJOY SUPERVISED RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND GAMES. AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING PARKS: ALSEN PARK, ANTIOCH PARK, CHURCH STREET PARK, GUS YOUNG PARK, HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK, HOWELL COMMUNITY PARK, LOVETT ROAD PARK, MAPLEWOOD PARK, MAYFAIR PARK, AND PLANK ROAD PARK. BREC.ORG
- ‘AIN’T MISBEHAVIN — THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were instrumental to the Harlem Renaissance. Audiences will journey back in time to 1930’s Harlem and the Golden Age of jazz palaces such as the Cotton Club. Tickets are $30. independenceparktheatre.org
- ‘GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen try to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Rated R. Tickets are $25, $20 for students. theatrebr.org
- ‘LEGALLY BLONDE’ THE MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, LSU Union Theatre. An adaptation of the comedy about Elle Woods, the young woman who attends Harvard Law to win back her boyfriend. Free. facebook.com/musicaltheatrelsu
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- MARDI GRAS MAMBO: 8 a.m. to noon, Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 102 France St. Includes a 10k, 15k and one-mile fun run. A running course through downtown Baton Rouge and the historic Garden District neighborhood. Register online at runmambo.com.
- AUDITION WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The workshop is designed to better prepare you for what directors, music directors, and choreographers are looking for in auditions. theatrebr.org
- FOOTGOLF TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m., City Park Golf Course, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. BREC’S tournament is open to men and women ages 14 and older. Prizes include gift cards and medals in both men and women’s divisions. For more information, call (225) 272-9200.
- 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. lasm.org
- RED STICK ROUX RALLY GUMBEAUX COOK-OFF: noon to 6 p.m., Galvez Plaza, 247 Florida St. There will be live music all day and plenty of the best gumbo Louisiana has to offer from 40-50 teams competing to take home the honors of best Gumbeaux in the Capital city. Tickets are $10. rouxrally.com
- BOOK SIGNING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Books A Million, 2380 Town Center Blvd. Author Dixie Poché will sign her cookbook “Classic Eateries of Cajun Country,” a nostalgic look at 40 of French Louisiana’s old-time restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores.
- BATON ROUGE ON TAP: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Music from the Acadien Cajun Band. Tickets are $45, $55 for VIP. $10 designated driver tickets are also available. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloramericaontap.com/baton-rouge-la
- BEADING SOCIAL: 6 p.m. Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Join the fun and work on projects. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.
- VALENTINE’S CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Enjoy food and music from baritone Alexander Elliott, soprano Chelsea Basler and more. Tickets start at $45. operalouisiane.com
- VALENTINE’S PARTNER PAINTING CLASS: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Painting and Pinot, 7248 Perkins Drive. Paint a 2-piece painting that is meant to be completed together with a partner. Each canvas is 16x20. $70. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorpaintingandpinot.com
- PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m., LSU, Nicholson Hall, Landolt Astronomical Observatory. Get views of the Quarter Moon, the Orion Nebula, and Sigma Orionis. TText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorhe Hubble Space Station will be visible overhead, passing through Orion. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorFor more information, call (225) 578-2261.
- BE MY VALENTINE DANCE PARTY: 10 p.m., The Radio Bar, Suite B, 3079 Government St. Listen to romantic tunes from the Doo Wop era and enjoy a DIY photobooth. Free.
- KIDS’ LAB: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up your very own hand lotion that is yours to keep. Each participant will also receive a backpack with surprises inside. lasm.org
ANNUAL CAMELLIA SOCIETY SHOW: 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. SATURDAY, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. SUNDAY. LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM & WINDRUSH GARDENS, 4560 ESSEN LANE. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. JUDGING STARTS AT 11 A.M. ON SATURDAY. DISCOVERBURDEN.COM
- DRAGON DANCE 2016: 9 a.m.,Vinh Phat Market, 12351 Florida Blvd. Ring in the Lunar New Year. For more information, call (225) 273-1175.
LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA CONCERT: 2 P.M., LSU MUSIC SCHOOL RECITAL HALL. BACH, TORELLI, CONSTANTINIDES PERFORMED BY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS, INCLUDING GREEK OBOIST KOSTAS TILIAKOS AND LOCAL ARTISTS YOVA MILANOVA ON VIOLIN AND MICHAEL GURT ON PIANO. TICKETS TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR$15 ADULTS, $5 STUDENTS. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORLOUISIANASINFONIETTA.ORG
FAMILY MOVIE DAY:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 2:30 P.M., WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM 845 NORTH JEFFERSON AVE., PORT ALLEN. SEE DISNEY’S ‘RUBY BRIDGES: A REAL AMERICAN HERO.’ FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (225) 336-2422 OR VISIT WESTBATONROUGEMUSEUM.COM.
ANTI-VALENTINES/SINGLES PARTY: 6 P.M., THE RIVER ROOM, 222 LAUREL ST. FOR ANYONE WHO DISLIKES VALENTINES. GET ACCESS TO AN OPEN BAR AND FOOD PROVIDED BY STROUBES STEAKHOUSE, GIVEAWAYS, AND RAFFLES. TICKETS ARE $50.
- ‘A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE THIRTY-SIX YEARS OF DESEGREGATION’: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales branch. 708 S. Irma Blvd. Dr. Durant, LSU sociology professor, discusses his latest book based on documentation from the earliest days of LSU’s desegregation and personal experiences as professor for four decades. Register by calling (225) 647-3955.
- BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class allows patrons to learn how to make jewelry. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.
ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 P.M., ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE, INSIDE THE FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 427 LAUREL ST. FACEBOOK.COM/THEECLECTICTRUTH
- ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY, LOUISIANA HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY BINGO: 3 p.m., Main Library, Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color7711 Goodwood Blvd. Ages 9-11.
WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., TABLE KITCHEN AND BAR, 4205 PERKINS ROAD. A MONTHLY FACILITATED FORUM FOR WOMEN TO NETWORK AND BUILD LASTING PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS. WOMENWINEWEDNESDAY.COM
‘BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK’: 7:30 P.M., REILLY THEATRE, TOWER DRIVE, LSU. PLAYWRIGHT LYNN NOTTAGE EXPLORES THE TOPIC OR RACIAL STEREOTYPES THROUGH THE STORY OF VERA STARK AND HER JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD OF HOLLYWOOD FILM. RUNS THROUGH FEB. 28. TICKETS ARE $12 FOR STUDENTS, $15 FOR FACULTY/STAFF, $20 FOR PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (225) 578-3527.
- THE ROOTS OF HIP HOP — CARIBBEAN CULTURE AND INFLUENCE ON A MODERN AMERICAN ART FORM: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Lynley Farris gives a lecture over the history of Hip Hop from Caribbean and African Diaspora tradition. lsumoa.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 information.
- LOUISIANA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. See the second Youth Orchestra concert of the season. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children under 12 years old get in free. brso.org/lyo-concerts
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Explore the latest works from Paul Dean, Heather Ryan Kelley and Kelly A. Mueller. Through Feb. 25. batonrougegallery.org
- BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART SHOW: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Featured artists include Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry. Through March 5. elizabethangallery.com
- 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: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past.” Through May 31.
- CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
- COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949-1969: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School. Through March 20.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 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.
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- FW GALLERY AT THE SHAW CENTER: Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Andrea Pramuk’s architectural renderings will be on display through Friday. fwgallery.net.
- INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: 6:30 p.m., N The Art Space, 7809 Jefferson Highway, Suite B3. For those who have taken Amy Shutt’s basic photography class and/or are at the intermediate level of digital photography. $235 for alumni students, $250 for new students. Class runs through Tuesday. For more information, call (225) 324-8936.
- ‘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.
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- 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.
LARK CERAMICS EXHIBIT: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, Room 210 inside the Union. The exhibit features works from the LSU School of Art and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville’s ceramics programs. Through Feb. 19. Free and open to the public. (225) 578-5162.
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 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
- OVERFLO/THE POOFS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Dr., Suite 103. View underwater photography from Aaron Hogan and new paintings from John Michael Byrd. Through April 1.
- ‘RAPHAEL SOYER INTIMATE PORTRAITS’: 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.
‘Varied Treasure’ — Works by Brent Houzenga: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. For the last decade, Houzenga’s work has focused on painting on found objects. Opens Thursday. Through April 10.
- 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 or older. 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 email@example.com
Compiled by Marchaund Jones