- WHITE LIGHT NIGHT — AN EVENING OF ART: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Mid City Art & Design Cultural District. The evening brings thousands of art lovers to the Mid City business area. Enjoy boutiques and galleries along Government Street. The event will include music, food and more. For more information, visit midcitymerchants.org.
- TOP HAT SOIREE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery City Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Enjoy live and silent auctions, local fare, cocktails, adult carnival games and circus entertainment. Admission is $35-$50. For more information, visit batonrougegallery.org.
- WELL-STRUNG: 8 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The all-male string quartet performs. Tickets available at theatrebr.org.
- STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road. See qualifying races and heats in all classes on Friday, then watch last chance races on Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, racing starts at 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday, racing starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (225) 774-4524 or visit batonrougeraceway.com.
- INFERTILITY AWARENESS 5K RACE: 8 a.m., LSU campus. Race participants will be given a door prize ticket that enters them for a chance to win several prizes and a $10,000 grant. For more information visit, fertilityanswers.com
- THAT’S A GREAT STORY... NOW TELL ME THE TRUTH: 9 a.m.-noon, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Learn new techniques to become a better writer using various writing exercises. All writing levels welcome.
- ATTIC TREASURES & COLLECTIBLES: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Local and regional collection specialists will identify and evaluate your prized treasures. For more information, visit ebrpl.com.
- GENEALOGY HOMESHOW: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. An informal discussion that will focus on the success and brick walls one might face when researching family trees. Participants will get tips and options for organizing information. For more information, visit ebrpl.com.
- ‘INTO THE WOODS’ AUDITIONS: 10 a.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For list of roles and audition requirements and to register, call (225) 924-6496.
- MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalie Brent Auditorium, 100 River Road. Sing, dance, and share stories in an interactive program designed for young children. Will explore the art and since of the seasons with her puppet pals, Sheldon the Sheepdog and Frederick the Mouse. Ages 6-12.
- MEET SADIE ROBERTSON: 2 p.m., Rue21 Mall of Louisiana. Meet and greet Sadie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” and “Dancing with the Stars.” She will be promoting the launch of a new denim brand, Wild Blue.
- MOCKLER BEVERAGE OKTOBERFEST: 3:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Mockler Beverage Company, 11811 Reiger Road. This event includes a three-mile fun and half-mile kids’ fun run. For more information, visit mocklerbeverage.com.
- AVENUE EVENING STROLL: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville. Enjoy holiday shopping, live entertainment, history, and culture.
- ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: 7 p.m., Capital City Records, 4641 Perkins Road. The Baton Rouge record shop celebrates its first birthday. Food and drinks will be served. BYOB.
- STAR PARTY: 8 p.m.-9 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall, LSU. View shadows and craters of the moon. For more information, contact (225) 578-2261 or visit www.phys.lsu.edu./newwebsite/news/observatory.html.
- 49TH ANNUAL LIHA POWWOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. This event is dedicated to the preservation of Native American customs and traditions. The powwow welcomes members from the local Native American community to become a voice and active participants in the organization.
- CRANKSGIVING 2015: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., City Park tennis courts. Cranksgiving is a food drive with a twist. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt. Bring a bike and a way to carry your goods (basket, bags etc.) and about $20. A lock is highly recommended. Participants will receive a list of food items and stores, then asked to pick your routes and get to those stores and back with the goods. Food will be donated to Baton Rouge Food Bank.
- BACON ROUGE FUNDRAISER: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. The Baton Rouge Hogs for the Cause team will sell BBQ plates at the local brewery’s tap room. Funds raised will go towards the annual Hogs for the Cause fundraising to support families fighting pediatric brain cancer.
- CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. A new Cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas event. See over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from different corners of the globe.
- AUTUMN HARVEST CAMP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp. Children will be treated to nature-based activities, live animal encounters, hikes, and games. Fee is $46 for EBR parish residents, and $55 for non parish residents.
- TURKEY JAM MINI-CAMP: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Participants can expect one on one group instructions, real studio recording sessions in a professional studio. A performance will be held at the end of the camp for friends and family. For more information and registration, visit batonrougemusicstudiosllc.formstack.com/forms/turkey_jam_thanksgiving_camp_2015
- FALL ZOO CAMP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Children can enjoy guided walks through the zoo to get up close with animals and participate in seasonal crafts. For EBR parish residents, $35 per day. Non parish residents, $42 per day. For more information , contact (225) 775-3877.
- SCIENCE CAFÉ: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Chelsea’s Cafe, 2857 Perkins Road. Discussion topic will be 19th Century’s Plastic: The Story of European Porcelain. Free food and networking. All ages are welcome to attend.
- ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside The Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Featuring national/regional slam champion, viral sensation Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley.
- QUIRKY TURKEY DAY: 6 p.m., The State Bar, 209 W. State St. There will be a special Thanksgiving menu available for dinner and a new holiday cocktail inspired by a traditional winter drink from the Coal Cracker regions of Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: Saturday, Nov. 21 and continues through Jan. 3., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit to mark five decades of the beloved cartoon characters.
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.
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.
- 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: Through Dec. 12, LSU Student Union Gallery. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs. email@example.com
- 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. Check out the exhibition “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,” running through Nov. 15. lsumoa.org
- 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.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. The new exhibit, “The Portrait, the Artist and the Patron: 19th Century Portraiture in Louisiana,” will be on display through Jan. 17, 2016. westbatonrougemuseum.org
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Whitney Christy