FRIDAY

  • BLACK FRIDAY RECORD STORE DAY 2015: 9 a.m., Capitol City Records, 4641 Perkins Road. Store will be selling limited edition releases and vinyl albums.

SATURDAY

  • MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Music Studios, 9327 Burbank Drive. Along with weekly lessons, there will also be assignments that will aid attendees in creating, developing and promoting themselves as musicians. The series will end with an informal contest, where bands will be judged on their marketing, best EPK/promo packages as well as performances. For more information, visit wtylerconsulting.com

SUNDAY

  • ‘LAND OF THE SWEETS’ TEA: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Guests can enjoy sweets and finger foods while interacting with characters from, “The Nutcracker—A Tale from the Bayou.” Children can participate in arts and crafts, photo opportunities and dance lessons alongside their favorite characters.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: 7 P.M., BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER, 275 S RIVER ROAD. CIRCUS-LIKE HOLIDAY STAGE FEATURES ORNAMENTS, COSTUMES AND ACROBATICS THAT COME ALIVE CELEBRATING HOLIDAY THEMES, MUSIC AND TRADITIONS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT BRRIVERCENTER.COM/BROADWAY.CFM.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside The Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St.

WEDNESDAY

  • LUNCHTIME LECTURE ‘NINETEENTH CENTURY LOUISIANA PORTRAITS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAINTINGS’: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Eugene Groves will discuss how portrait painting was impacted by the discovery and evolution of photography. For more information, visit westbatonrougemuseum.com
  • POP! SMART SHOW: 8 p.m. to midnight, Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Aerial dancers, circus performers and others congregate for in this local multimedia art show. For more information, visit popsmartshow.com

ONGOING

  • CAPITOL CITY CONTEMPORARY 2 — THE LANDSCAPES: Through Jan. 10, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. The annual display spotlights the age-old tradition of landscape painting.
  • 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
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
  • A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit to mark five decades of the beloved cartoon characters. The exhibit continues through Jan. 3.

Doctor Spark, The Roving Explainer: Noon-2 p.m., Saturdays, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Dr. Spark.

  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.

International Folk Dancing: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Fridays (except holidays), Huey P. Long Field House on LSU campus (by the Indian Mounds), Room 120. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. Contact James Burke at (225) 766-0517 for more information. Free.

Tattered Covers exhibit: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Runs through Dec. 8. Features the children’s books that spawned generations of readers. It pays homage to the children’s books of yesteryear, like the Little Golden Books, The Hardy Boys series, Zorro, and Curious George. Free and open to the public

The Gallery at Manship Theatre: 100 Lafayette St. manshiptheatre.org

  • THE PORTRAIT, THE ARTIST AND THE PATRON: West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. Runs through Jan. 17. 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 Jan. 16. 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. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley: LSU Student Union Gallery. Runs through Dec. 12. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs. unionartgallery@lsu.edu

Louisiana Art & Science museum: 100 River Road S. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 N. Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-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.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Saturdays, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. An interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (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 Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are 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, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org

Planetarium Shows: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. (225) 344-527.

Sun Light/Star Light — Contemplations on the Solar Orb: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Multi-media exhibition, explore the scientific, aesthetic, and spiritual dimensions regarding the moon and sun. Through Jan. 3.

  • 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-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 info@yelpbr.com

Compiled by Whitney Christy