• LEARNING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: 9 a.m., Baton Rouge Area Foundation, 403 N. Fourth St. $35 for Children’s Coalition members and $50 for non-members. Lunch included. (225) 610-7150
  • DANCE: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Denham Springs Senior Center, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs. For those 25 and older. Featuring the Doug Owens Band. $6, single; $10, couple.
  • AUTHORS AFTER HOURS PRESENTS RICK BRAGG: 7 p.m., Main EBR Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Book discussion on “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.”
  • CARLTON JONES/GUITAR DREAMERS PRESENTS PHIL KEAGGY: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.


  • “NEXT TO NORMAL”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. First in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2015-16 Turner-Fischer City Series. $29, general; $24, subscribers; $25, groups of 10 or more; $20, students. (225) 924-6496 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh Fest 2015.
  • NATIONAL CONGRESS OF BLACK WOMEN CHAPTER MEETING: 8 a.m., East Baton Rouge Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • GRAND OPENING: 10 a.m., Magnificent Monograms, 202 North St., Denham Springs. Live music, jambalaya, demonstrations, charitable organizations Fallen Riders Foundation, Red Knights Chapter 7, A.B.A.T.E. Custom patches, biker accessories and fashion. All bikers welcome.


  • ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. With exhibiting artists Amy James, Linda Jeffers and Brian Kelly. Free.
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements. Free. (630) 362-2566 or
  • KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE -70TH ANNIVERSARY OF END OF WWII: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel. Offering 300 free tickets. The USS KIDD is accepting reservations through their gift shop at (225) 342-1942. Live music, swing dancing and festivities.
  • “FOOD NETWORK STAR” WATCH PARTY: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., City Pork Brasserie & Bar, 7327 Jefferson Highway. Featuring Baton Rouge radio host and food blogger Jay Ducote, who’s a finalist on the show.


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 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.


  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.


  • “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. An Independence Park Theatre production. $15; $10, students. (225) 216-0660, or
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center Arena, 275 S. River Road.


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Amy James, Linda Jeffers and Brian Kelly, through Thursday, Aug. 27.

Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs Enrollment: Last day to join is Sept. 1. Choirs meet at New Covenant Church, Florida Blvd., Denham Springs. Fall Semester begins Aug. 11. TuitionText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color is $150 per semester. Register online .

  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: weekly serving four communities – Scotlandville, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Melrose East. The art activities are developed around themes that celebrate different artists across cultures as well as exhibitions on view at the LSU Museum of Art. The education department also integrates a science or math component. All activities are adapted to pre-school through high school ages and a range of abilities. In addition to the hands-on activities, Neighborhood Arts Project also provides a reading area for participants to practice their literacy skills, a block area for building, and a sketching area for children to draw and write. For more information or to register, contact (225) 389-7212.
  • BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY CHORUS’ 2015-16 SEASON AUDITIONS: by appointment through Saturday, Broadmoor United Methodist Church Music Building, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Call chorus master David Shaler at (225) 924-6269, ext. 233, or email
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway.“Southern Summers and Fantasies ­— New Paintings by the Associated Women in the Arts,” through Saturday, Aug. 29.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Exhibit featuring Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche, through Sept. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or
  • HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY: LSU campus. “Graphic Sensibility: Selected Comics & Illustrations from DC to Dürer,” through Sept. 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; hours are extended to 8 p.m. Tuesdays when classes are in session; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. (225) 578-6544 or
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Human Body,” paintings by the LSU Art Therapy Program in collaboration with the Baton Rouge General Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Lab. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hays Town,” sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of American Institute of Architects and Moran’s Printing, through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” all through Sunday, Aug. 30.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Into the Mystic,” the 14th annual summer Invitational Art Exhibition, through Wednesday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show,” featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff, through Thursday, Aug. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 578-5162
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. 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 through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.
  • SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Sunday, Aug. 16. “Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years Later,” featuring photographs by Thomas Neff commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, through Sept. 13.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. $10, to receive wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years of age.
  • 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
  • Compiled by Whitney Christy