- MUSE - ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. A clay workshop; includes tour of ceramic works in the museum’s vault. $5 or free to members. (225) 389-7207
FAMILY DINNER COMEDY TROUPE IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 P.M., HARTLEY/VEY STUDIO THEATRE, MANSHIP THEATRE, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. NEW IMPROV SHOW FROM THE TROUPE. AGES 17 AND OLDER. $5. (225) 344-0334 OR MANSHIPTHEATRE.ORG
- “ROMEO AND JULIET”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Swine Palace’s reprise of its summer Shakespeare production. $10. (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org
BUILDING IDEAS - THE MAKING OF ARCHITECTURE: MEZZANINE GALLERY, SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. AN EXHIBIT BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS BATON ROUGE TO SHOWCASE HOW BUILDINGS BECOME A REALITY AND JUST HOW ARCHITECTS DO WHAT THEY DO. (225) 936-5215 OR AIABR.COM
- MAIN STREET MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Homegrown produce and other homemade products. (225) 267-5060
LAHOUSE RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: 10 A.M.-2 P.M., 2858 GOURRIER AVE., ACROSS FROM ALEX BOX STADIUM. TOUR THE HOUSE AND LEARN GREEN LIVING SOLUTIONS AND WAYS TO SAFELY IMPROVE COMFORT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN YOUR HOME. DONATION OF $5 FOR ADULTS SUGGESTED. (225) 578-7913 OR LSUAGCENTER.COM/LAHOUSE
RADIO DAYS: 10 A.M., BLUEBONNET REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY, 9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD. A DISPLAY AND ANTIDOTES ABOUT OLD RADIOS PRESENTED BY DAVID BERTINOT. FREE. (225) 921-8921
AFRICAN AMERICAN HEROES - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: 10 A.M., BAKER BRANCH LIBRARY, 3501 GROOM ROAD, BAKER. A DOCUMENTARY VIEWING AND DISCUSSION WITH DR. CHARLES VINCENT. SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST 10 CHILDREN IN ATTENDANCE.
KIDD KEYNOTES LECTURE: 11 A.M., USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM, 305 S. RIVER ROAD. A PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ON POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND THE BENEFIT OF SERVICE DOGS. (225) 342-1942
CONTRA DANCE: 4:45 P.M., BASICS FOR BEGINNERS; 5 P.M.-7:30 P.M., DANCE, ST. ALBAN’S CHAPEL, CORNER OF DALRYMPLE DRIVE AND HIGHLAND ROAD. MUSIC BY BACK UP AND PUSH. $6. (225) 803-9194
MASQUERADE BALL & SILENT AUCTION: 7:30 P.M.-MIDNIGHT, THE JEWEL J. NEWMAN COMMUNITY CENTER, 2013 CENTRAL ROAD. THERE WILL BE A FOUR COURSE DINNER AND LIVE MUSIC BY ONE MORE TIME “OMT” BAND. ATTIRE IS COCKTAIL/BLACK TIE. TO BENEFIT THE JEWEL J. NEWMAN COMMUNITY CENTER PLAYGROUND CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. $50 OR $80 FOR COUPLES; TABLES OF 8, $350. (225) 775-3935
- NATIONAL DANCE AUDITIONS: 2 p.m., registration; 3 p.m.-5 p.m., ages 11-14; 5 p.m.-7 p.m., 15 and older, Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. (225) 766-8379. Audition information available at batonrougeballet.org
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION: 3 P.M., SCOTLANDVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY, 7373 SCENIC HIGHWAY. STUDENTS WILL SHARE POEMS AND ESSAYS ON KING’S LEGACY. DOROTHY E. DAVIS WILL ALSO LEAD A DISCUSSION ON KING’S MESSAGE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
HORSE SEMINAR SERIES: 3 P.M.-5 P.M., MAURICE A. EDMUND LIVESTOCK ARENA, 14600 SCENIC HIGHWAY AT LA. 61 N. A PRESENTATION BY THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURAL CENTER. THE TOPIC WILL BE “TAKING CARE OF YOUR HORSE”. FOR YOUTH AGES 3-18. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES AN INFORMATIONAL, HANDS-ON-TRAINING AND SNACKS. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. (225) 771-6208
- NO VOTE, NO VOICE: 8 a.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Right Act of 1965. A march to the Freedom Monument at Galvez Plaza will immediately follow.
WALLS PROJECT VOLUNTEER PAINT PARTY: 8 A.M.-11 A.M., INTERSTATE PILLARS, NICHOLSON DRIVE AT MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE. AS PART OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE, INTERESTED PATRONS SHOULD MEET AT THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO PASTIME.
“THE ABOLITIONISTS”: NOON, WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM, 845 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PORT ALLEN. A MODERATED FILM DISCUSSION PRESENTED BY DR. AARON SHEEHAN-DEAN AND LSU SOUTHERN STUDIES PROFESSOR FRED C. FREY. FREE. THE MUSEUM WILL ALSO HAVE FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY. (225) 336-2422 OR WBRMUSEUM.ORG
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL, 100 NORTH BLVD. OPENING FOR “ART OF HOSPICE & THE MANY FACES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON”, A CELEBRATION OF SCARED WORKS OF ART. THROUGH FEB. 6 . (225) 342-0500
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.
- “LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD”: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. A lunchtime lecture presented by historian and award-winning educator Emmitt Glynn. Free. (225) 336-2422 or wbrmuseum.org
WOMEN AND WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., KONA GRILL, 1011 PERKINS ROAD. A GATHERING OF THE BATON ROUGE BUSINESS AND SOCIAL NETWORK FOR WOMEN. (225) 769-0077
- INSPIRED LEADERSHIP: 4:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater, LSU campus. Journalist Marc Lamont Hill, PhD will be the keynote speaker.
YOGA IN THE GALLERIES: 6 P.M., LSU MUSEUM OF ART, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. ORGANIZED BY THE RED STICK PEACE MAKERS, THE SERIES WILL RUN THURSDAYS THROUGH FEB. 5. $15 PER CLASS OR $40 FOR THE BUNDLE. (225) 389-7209
BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT: 7:30 P.M., RIVER CENTER THEATRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS. FEATURING CELLIST BION TSANG. $25-$59, WITH STUDENT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE. (225) 383-0500, EXT. 100, OR BRSO.ORG. TICKETS ALSO WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Surreal Salon 7,” exhibition of pop-surrealist and lowbrow art, tText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorhrough Thursday, Jan. 29. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (225) 383-1470.
- BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. “American Decoy Exhibit,” through Feb. 28. 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 Feb. 28.
- 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
- LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “AWorld of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery, through March 15; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, through March 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Installation of Silas Breaux, through Jan. 25. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. Saturday. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Sunday. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25. lsumoa.org
- LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. (225) 247-8555 or LPCCsing.org
- 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-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-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
- 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