- ESSENCE COLLEGE TOUR: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Horace W. Moody Intramural Sports Complex and Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union, Southern University. Morning workout, meet and greet with beauty and hair editor Deena Campbell, and more. essence.com/collegetour
- LECTURE: 10 a.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. As part of Archives Month, Michael Antoine Nicholas, LABASCO president will speak. (225) 922-1000 or www.sos.la.gov/archives
FRIDAY LUNCH LIVE!: NOON, BATON ROUGE GENERAL MID CITY, 3600 FLORIDA BLVD. CONCERT BY PIANIST MARY GRACE GELLEKANAO.
- ART OPENING: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., The Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. The Mid City Art & Design Cultural District will celebrate its 27th anniversary with the annual fall art show and reception for featured artists. (225) 924-6437 or www.elizabethangallery.com
ZOMBIE BASH: 6:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR30 P.M., CREEPY CRAWLER 1-MILE FUN RUN; 6:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR45 P.M., ZOMBIE BASH 5K, BEGINNING AND ENDING AT BRICKYARD SOUTH, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE 13TH GATE. NEW THIS YEAR IS THE FUN RIDE TO PROMOTE BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY. ALSO, MUSIC, FOOD, DRINKS AND A MOONLIGHT PERFORMANCE OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THRILLER.” REGISTRATION FOR RUNS CLOSES AT NOON FRIDAY. OFMOVINGCOLORS.ORG
PARTY AT THE PYRAMID: 7:30 P.M.-10 P.M., LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 RIVER ROAD S. THE THEME FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL GALA IS 50 YEARS OF ANCIENT EGYPT AT LASM. WWW.LASM.ORG/GALA
LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 P.M.-8 P.M., GALVEZ STAGE, NORTH BOULEVARD TOWN SQUARE. FEATURING MUSIC BY FORET TRADITION. FREE.
- ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL: 8 p.m., Bald Eagle Pub, 140 Main St. Must be 21; $5 participation fee. Presented by 10/31 Consortium. 1031consortium.com
- THE 13TH GATE AND NECROPOLIS 13: 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 832 St. Phillip St. Haunted house and New Orleans-style cemetery. 13th Gate only: General, $25; VIP, $50 ($40 online); Necropolis only: General, $20; VIP, $40 ($30 online); both attractions: General, $35; VIP, $60 ($55 online). midnightproduction.com
- “MARY POPPINS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $28 (225) 924-6496 or www.theatrebr.org
- FRANKENSTEIN: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. A Swine Palace production. $15, students; $20, general. (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org
- BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET AND RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Home grown produce and other homemade products. Artists from multiple states showing and selling their work. (225) 344-8558
- FOLKLIFE IN THE FLORIDA PARISHES: 9 a.m.-noon, Louisiana State Archives, Essen Lane. Talks by Samuel Hyde and C. Howard Nicholls. Free. (225) 573-9117
- PADDLING IN PINK: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Milford J. Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave. Presented by BREC and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (225) 242-7525
- MONOGRAM WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Create your own custom, hand-drawn personal logo. $35.
- SPANISHTOWN WALKING TOUR: 9:15 a.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Limited to 25 guests, reservations recommended. During inclement weather, indoor talks and lectures will take place. (225) 342-5428
- INTRODUCTION TO CHESS: 11 a.m., Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. (225) 274-4440
- ART APPRECIATION DAY: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capitol Park Museum. A family program. (225) 342-5428
- CANARY ISLANDERS OF LOUISIANA: 11 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Presentation, unveiling of exhibit for Isleños Cultural Awareness and Hispanic Heritage celebrations. (225) 647-3955
- CROCHET A ROPE RUG: 1 p.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. (225) 389-4967
- CORN MAZE: 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Corn maze, straw mountain, pumpkin painting, balloon toss, petting zoo and more. $5, general admission; free, children 3 and younger. (225) 763-3990
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- PLANTFEST: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. The festival features plants for sale and lectures. (225) 767-6916 or www.lsu.edu/hilltop
- FIRST SUNDAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS Kidd, 305 S. River Road. Pirate and princess day. Free. (225) 342-1942 or www.usskidd.com
- FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Free museum admission and discounts on fared activities. www.lasm.org
- FREE FIRST SUNDAY: LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Family Fun Art Box - Stories as Art, Bookmaking, 1 p.m.; Kelli Scott Kelley gallery tour, 2 p.m. lsumoa.org
- Artists’ reception: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Presented by the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild, the reception is for the 2014 Member Art Show, on display at the theater. (225) 205-0522
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Galvez Stage, North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. Free.
- PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU campus. View the star Antares. (225) 578-2261
- LSU JAZZ SHOWCASE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU campus. Featuring performances from the Jazz Chamber Groups, Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble. $10-$15, students and staff; $20, general. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu
- LSU STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY’S FALL POSTER SALE: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Free Speech Alley Circle. More than 1,000 posters will be available with most prices ranging between $7 and $9. (225) 578-5124
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- LECTURE: 10 a.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. As part of Archives Month, Howard Margot and Daniel Hammer will speak. (225) 922-1000 or www.sos.la.gov/archives
- LSU LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OPEN HOUSE: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Hill Memorial Libraary, LSU campus.
- ARTS FOR WELLNESS: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Brew Ha Ha, 711 Jefferson Highway. In conjunction with National Mental Illness Awareness week, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge will present the show titled “Painting a Brighter Future”. Free. (225) 266-2697
- SOUTHERN GOTHIC CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., University United Methodist Church, LSU campus. LSU Men’s Tiger Glee Club and Women’s Chorale will perform.
- 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.
- ART INTAKE CALL: Art for a contest to be held at the 5th annual Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival Oct. 11-12. (225) 622-6667 or riverregionartassociation.org
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
- LECTURE: 10 a.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. As part of Archives Month, Kenneth Hoffman, The National World War II Museum’s director of education, will speak. (225) 922-1000 or www.sos.la.gov/archives
- LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum. The Acadiana Deportation. (225) 342-5428
- AROUND THE WORLD AT LUNCH: AMERICAN ARTISTS-TRAVELERS ABROAD: noon, third-floor conference room LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $5, adults and children age 13 and older. Admission is free for university faculty, staff, students with ID, museum members and children age 12 and younger. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org.
- LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Ave. In celebration of Louisiana Archaeology Month, Dr. Diana Greenlee, adjunct professor at LSU Monroe will speak. (225) 647-3955
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 6400 Perkins Road (behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center).
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St.; and noon-2 p.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Weather permitting.
- HOLLYDAYS: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., River Center Exhibition Hall. Holiday marketplace sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. brrivercenter.com
FALL RECITAL: 2 P.M., BOUDREAUX’S, 2647 GOVERNMENT ST. THE BATON ROUGE OPERA GUILD WILL HOST. (225) 763-9111
- JAMBALAYA JAM: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. To benefit the Capital Area United Way. Featuring music by MoJeaux. Plates $7; All-you-can-eat $10; VIP $75. (225) 383-2643 or www.cauw.org/jam
- SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre. Traveling show. $32-$57. brrivercenter.com
- LSU SYMPHONIC WINDS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, LSU campus. The theme is “Traveler”. $10-$15, staff and students; $20, general. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu
- BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
livingston parish children’s chorus: New Covenant Church, Denham Springs. Fall semester underway. Apprentice choir for children in grades K-3 meets 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Chorus for grades 3-10 meets 6 p.m. Tuesday. lpccsing.org or (225) 247-5555
Ann Connelly Fine Art: 4221 Perkins Road. Patrick Tiek exhibition, through Oct. 28. www.annconnelly.com
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17, 2015. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18, 2015. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25, 2015. lsumoa.org
- FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Frame by Frame: Sequential Works by Daniel Strickland,” drawings and comic panels. Runs through Friday, Oct. 10.
- LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Selections from the LASM Collection: Egyptian Tapestries,” through Sunday, Oct. 12. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
- LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Exhibits by Tony Bernard and woodcarver Henry Watson through Tuesday. Free. (225) 922-1000
- 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. 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., Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by YELP! BR. (225) 485-9200
- 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; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday (during Daylight Saving Time only), 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: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” through Friday, Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday. Free.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “100 Years After the War to End All Wars,” exhibit marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I, through Sunday, Oct. 26. “Mill Sessions,” an exhibit of photographs by New Orleans photographer David Armentor focuses on the sugar production in south Louisiana. Exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 9. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose