- GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Visit selected portions of one of the finest early 19th century gardens.
- GIVE CANCER THE BOOT: 5 p.m., BREC Community Park, Zachary. Walk laps around the track to show your support. The event includes fun and games for the kids, food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
- “MOMENTARY EDDIES”/“THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY”: 6 p.m., LSU Foster Hall Gallery. Leah Hamel and Robin Wall will be exhibiting their thesis works.
- SUNSET PADDLE: 6:30 p.m., BREC’s Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. A unique paddling experience in the relaxing, scenic atmosphere of University Lake. Kayaks and paddle boards are available on a limited basis. Intermediate to advanced skills are required. For information and to register, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 435 or email email@example.com. $10 per boat.
- WILLIAM PERKINS RELIVE WWII WEEKEND: 5 p.m., Sidney Hutchison Park, 13730 Ball Park Road, Walker. The main event features WWII military encampments, firing demonstrations and battle reenactments, live music and vendors.
- TASTE OF THE SOUTH ULTIMATE DANCE WORKSHOP AND COMPETITION: 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Southern University A&M. For complete list of workshop schedule and to register, visit eventbrite.com
- “CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. The play details the romance and marriage of a sensitive but spirited deaf girl and the devoted young teacher whom she meets at a school for the deaf. Admission $10 and $8 for students.
“NARNIA, THE MUSICAL”: 7 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 763 NORTH BLVD. BASED ON C.S. LEWIS’ CLASSIC, “THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE.” FPCBR.ORG
“DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER”: 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY, THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. ENJOY AN EVENING OF HILARIOUS CONFUSION IN THIS PG-13-RATED PLAY, DIRECTED BY KEVIN HARGER. TICKETS ARE $25 FOR ADULTS, $20 FOR STUDENTS. THEATREBR.ORG
- GREAT FAMILY CAMP OUT: 4 p.m., BREC’s Highland Road Community Park. Enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed. Food is provided. No camping experience is needed. Registration $35 per family of up to five. Tent rental $5. For information and to register, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 559, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE: 6 a.m., BREC Community Park, 14024 Highland Road. A 3-mile obstacle course race designed for all fitness level. Registration $30-$60. For information or to sign up, www.battleofbatonrouge.com
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown
- ANNUAL PLANT SALE: 8 a.m., Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd.
- HAT RUN: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Wear a wacky hat and learn how to protect the skin you’re in. Free Skin Cancer Screenings by local dermatologists, children’s activity tent, food, and drinks. Registration $15-$30. lsofoundation.org
- GEAUX BIG BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m., LSU. Volunteer efforts seek to focus on real needs by working on projects identified by Baton Rouge residents in areas including Old South Baton Rouge, Mid-City, and North Baton Rouge. To register visit geauxbig.lsu.edu
- RECORD STORE DAY: 9 a.m., Capital City Records, 4641 Perkins Road. Kerry Beary’s Atomic Pop Shop, 2963 Government St.
- “A WANDERING TALE OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER”: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The talk will consist of colorful, illustrated account of facts, trivia, yarns and other stories about the muddy river that shaped history. Free.
- STUDENT SHOWCASE — THE FUTURES FUND: 10 a.m., Baton Rouge Community College, Cypress Building, 201 Community College Drive.
- ENGINEER IT DIG IT: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore the world of geotechnical engineering and soil science in this new hands-on workshop.
- CAR SHOW: 11 a.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs.
- MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore art and science of the seasons through stories, songs, and games sprinkled with humor and fun. lasm.org
- 3-D SAFARI - A FAMILY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. For parents and children to have a wild time working together as a team to make animal sculptures out of mixed media.
- SEVENTH ANNUAL NANO DAY: 2 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Children and adults alike will be able to see how big they are compared to nanoscale objects. Free. Ages 6 and up.
- 2016 BATON ROUGE BEST DRESSED BALL: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Gourmet cuisine and bar. Tickets $150 and up. Special tributes to cancer survivors and those lost to the disease. brbestdressedball.org
- CONTRA DANCE: 6 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland and Dalrymple. Live music by Emolyn & Friends. No experience or partner necessary. Admission $6. All ages welcome. For information, (225) 803-9194.
- ANNUAL OGDEN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE: 7 p.m., Ogden Park Neighborhood. Visit facebook.com for complete list of participating households.
- “IN ALL SEASONS”: 7 p.m., The Parlor, 705 St. Joseph St. A showing of Courtney Tate’s senior photography project.
- PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 8:30 p.m., The Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU. For information, call (225) 578-0015.
- ABSOLUT VODKA AND MUMM NAPA CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH HOSTED BY BATON ROUGE BRUNCHES: 11 a.m., Table Kitchen & Bar Baton Rouge, 4205 Perkins Road.
SPRING STYLE BRUNCH: 11 A.M., THE PELICAN HOUSE, 2572 CITIPLACE COURT. EAT BRUNCH, SIP MIMOSAS, AND SHOP THE LATEST TRENDS ALL WHILE ENJOYING THE TUNES OF A JAZZ BAND.
FASHION IN THE CITY 2016: NOON, HILTON BATON ROUGE, 5500 HILTON AVE.
BOOK SIGNING: 2 P.M., BARNES AND NOBLE CITIPLACE, 2590 CITIPLACE COURT. EMILY BECK COGBURN WILL SIGN COPIES OF HER DEBUT NOVEL “LOUISIANA SAVES THE LIBRARY.”
UNDER THE OAKS EQUESTRIAN EXPO: 2 P.M., LIVE OAK ARABIANS, 6300 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY. THE DAY WILL INCLUDE LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL DRESSAGE RIDER ANNE HORNBEAK, PARADE OF HORSES, AND SILENT AUCTION.
BREC TRAILBLAZERS FUN RUN: 5 P.M., TRAIL RUN, HOOPER ROAD. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN HITTING THE TRAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME.
WTH IS SO FUNNY-COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA: 8 P.M., CHEERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 7132 FLORIDA BLVD. ENJOY A COMEDY SHOWCASE OF PROFESSIONAL COMICS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS AVAILABLE. ADMISSION $15, VIP $20.
- THE JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS 2016: 7 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales.
TANGO LESSONS: 6:30 P.M., SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. $8 PER CLASS.
- RED STICK FOOD SWAP: 7 p.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, foraged or handcrafted. Free to register.
SIP & SAUTÉ — SEAFOOD AND STRAWBERRIES: 7:30 P.M., ACADIAN HOUSE KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN, 6971 EXCHEQUER DRIVE.
- WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m., Poise’n Ivy Boutique, 7276 Highland Road.
BEER TASTING CONSERVATION ON TAP: 6:30 P.M., WHOLE FOODS MARKET, 7529 CORPORATE BLVD. AN EVENING OF CONSERVATION, CRAFT BEER, AND CHEESE SAMPLINGS.
- EARTH AS ART OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.
- ART AFTER HOURS “THE MANY FACES OF ANIMATION”: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. 100 River Road S. Hear about the latest animation trends in the gaming and movie industry from Ken Wesley, an instructor with LSU’s Digital Media Arts & Engineering program.
- LOUISIANA SPRING DINNER: 6 p.m., Shoppers Choice Showroom, 10920 Coursey Blvd. Enjoy a special meal, select beer and the outdoor kitchen setups that Shoppers Choice has to offer.
- THIRD STREET GRUB CRAWL BENEFITING THRIVE: 6 p.m., Third St., downtown Baton Rouge. Enjoy food and drink specials and live music at different venues. Wristbands $10 for purchase and complete list of participating venues at eventbrite.com
2016 SIPS & SUDS CHAMPAGNE AND BEER STROLL: 6 P.M., MCMAINS CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, 1805 COLLEGE DRIVE. SAMPLE DISHES FROM THE BEST LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND CATERERS, AND ENJOY WINE, BEER, AND BUBBLY. THE EVENT ALSO WILL FEATURE LIVE MUSIC, A LIVE AUCTION, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE CENTER AND LEARN ABOUT THERAPIES AND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. TICKETS ARE $65 PERSON, $120 COUPLE.
- ART IN LOUISIANA VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION: LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor, 100 Lafayette St.
ANGELA GREGORY — FROM PARIS TO PORT ALLEN: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Features the art and sculptures of Angela Gregory, including her work on the Bienville Monument, the Henry Watkins Allen Monument, and the Negro Project. Through June 12.
BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “The Real-Life Experience,” a juried high school art exhibit, will be on display through April 28. batonrougegallery.org
- CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. View “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past,” on display through May 31.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
- “GO LOVE AFRICA” — PORTRAITS FROM UGANDA AND MADAGASCAR: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. Featuring the photography of Aaron Williams and Nathan Dewberry who travelled to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015. Through April 30.
- “JOIE DE VIVRE” A 30-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE OF PAINTINGS: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Senate Chamber. This exhibit features a selection of paintings from James Michalopoulos’ career. Through April 30.
- JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
- STUDIO DEI LEONI GROUP EXHIBIT: Vanguard Gallery, 1469 Laurel St. Through May 4.
- SPRING SHOW: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 N. Blvd.,10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. An exhibit of original paintings by the exhibiting members of the Associated Women in the Arts. Through May 31.
- THE ART OF WARNER BROS. CARTOONS: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The Art of Warner Bros. cartoons explores the elaborate process that went into the making of the classics. Through July 24.
- THE ORIGINS OF ANIMATION — A HANDS-ON EXHIBIT: Colonnade Gallery, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The display explores various historical and current devices used to achieve the appearance of movement, including the magic lantern, the zoetrope, the thaumatrope, cartoons and even flipbooks made by local artists. Through August 7.
- “VARIED TREASURE” — WORKS BY BRENT HOUZENGA: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. For the last decade, Houzenga’s work has focused on painting found objects. On display through Sunday.
- 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 or older. restaurantipo.com.
Compiled by Whitney Christy