- GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation, 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Visit the early 19th century gardens.
- A CROW AND A HANGER: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Foster Gallery. MFA thesis exhibition reception for Kelsey Livingston.
- INTIMATE IMMENSITIES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Foster Gallery. MFA thesis exhibition reception for Jonathan Walker Wright.
- CHA-CHA WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ric Seeling Dance Studio, 10776 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. $8 for members, $10 for non-members.
- SPOOF NIGHT! JURASSIC PARK: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive movie experience that pokes fun with live commentary, digital skits and improv games. Rated R due to improv content. $11. manshiptheatre.org
- “DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A PG-13-rated play of hilarious confusion. $25, $20 for students. theatrebr.org
- WALK MS BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m., site opens, 9 a.m., walk begins, North Boulevard Town Square. One-mile fully-accessible route. To participate or volunteer, call (855) 372-1331, email email@example.com or visit WalkMS.org.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown.
- BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Mother’s Day shopping edition. Featuring over 50 local and regional artists with hand-made arts, including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, and much more. artsbr.org
- ACTIVE FOR AUTISM 5K RUN/WALK AND FAMILY FEST: 8 a.m. to noon, State Police Headquarters, 7919 Independence Blvd. Proceeds support Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge’s program, Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Vendors will provide free children’s activities and have food for sale.
DENHAM SPRINGS CRAFT SHOW: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M., DENHAM SPRINGS ANTIQUE DISTRICT, DENHAM SPRINGS.
AUDUBON DAY: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., LSU LIBRARIES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY. A SPECIAL VIEWING OF THE DOUBLE ELEPHANT FOLIO EDITION OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON’S “BIRDS OF AMERICA.” LIB.LSU.EDU/SPECIAL/AUDUBON
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. LASM.ORG
CELEBRATE: NOON TO 5 P.M., RIVERFRONT PLAZA, 275 S. RIVER ROAD. STUDENT PERFORMANCES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM COMMUNITY PARTNERS, AND A CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH DISTRICT LEADERS.
ASCENSION PARISH RELAY FOR LIFE: 6 P.M., CABELA’S 2200 W. CABELA’S PARKWAY, GONZALES.
“GROWING CLOSER” OPENING RECEPTION: 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M., BILETNIKOFF GALLERY, 7809 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY. JORDAN DANG’S BFA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW INCLUDES A DOCUMENTARY WHERE HE SHOWS HIS RELATIONSHIP AND DESIRE TO BE CLOSER WITH HIS FAMILY.
2016 HOPE GALA: 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M., LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL, 100 NORTH BLVD. AN EVENING WITH AN INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE OVER AN ELEGANT DINNER ALL WHILE SUPPORTING FAMILIES FACING CRISIS CAUSED BY HEMOPHILIA. TICKETS ONLINE AT EVENTBRITE.COM
THE MIND’S EYE ART EXHIBITION & GALA: 7 P.M. TO 9 P.M., ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE, 427 LAUREL ST. EXHIBITION FEATURING ART FROM ARTISTS IN THE COMMUNITY LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. THE EVENT IS PRESENTED TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PROVIDE EDUCATION ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS, AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS TO SHOWCASE THEIR WORK. ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE SALE OF ART GO TO THE ARTIST.?? TICKETS ARE $20-$70. NAMIBR.ORG
MAY DAY ART SHOW: 7 P.M. TO 9 P.M., NEEDLES & BRUSHES, 15959 HEWWOOD AVE. THERE WILL BE FOOD, DRINKS AND MUSIC.
ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH FESTIVAL: 7 P.M., ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, 11400 SHERBROOK DRIVE.
POP! SMART SHOW RETRO EDITION: 8 P.M., VARSITY THEATRE, 3353 HIGHLAND ROAD. A MINI-FESTIVAL SHOWCASING EXPERIMENTAL POP-UP ART AND TECHNOLOGY. ADMISSION IS $10 AT THE DOOR. $20 VIP TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. POPSMARTSHOW.COM
- POP-UP MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alexander’s Highland Market, 18111 Highland Road. Live music, face painting, free balloons, crepe-making, outdoor grilling, and a wide variety of Mother’s Day gift offerings. “Food Network Star,” Jay Ducote, will cook brisket tacos.
FIRST FREE SUNDAY: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL & MUSEUM, 305 RIVER ROAD S. FREE, SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF BOTH THE SHIP AND MUSEUM, PLUS GAMES, MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS, COLORING STATIONS, MOVIES AND MORE.
- MOTHER’S DAY TRUNK SHOW: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Shaw Center, lobby, 100 Lafayette St. Including free gift wrapping and 25 percent off one item from local artists.
7 MINUTE SUNDAYS, A LITERARY READING SHOWCASE: 3 P.M. TO 5 P.M., THE ARTS AT JEFFERSON HEIGHTS, 8939 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY. ARTISTS WRITING IN ALL GENRES ARE WELCOME TO READ FROM THEIR WORK FOR SEVEN MINUTES. WRITERS CAN ALSO SELL THEIR BOOKS.
DINNER IN THE FIELD 2016: 4 P.M., BATON ROUGE GALLERY, 1515 DALRYMPLE DRIVE. THE MULTIPLE-COURSE MEAL WILL BE PREPARED BY AREA CHEFS USING INGREDIENTS FROM REGIONAL FARMS AND ACCOMPANIED BY A FARM-TO-TABLE ART EXHIBIT. EVENTBRITE.COM
- PINKO DE MAYO: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., The Velvet Cactus Baton Rouge, 7655 Old Hammond Highway. Enjoy pink margaritas, and delicious food. Bring in the Facebook flyer and 10 percent of all of the sale will go to Susan G. Komen of Baton Rouge.
KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK PARTY: 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M., KENDRA SCOTT PERKINS ROWE, 10156 PERKINS ROWE, SUITE 150. MANSHIP THEATRE WILL RECEIVE 20 PERCENT OF SALES.
TANGO LESSONS: 6:30 P.M., SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. $8 PER CLASS.
- SWAMP ART SHOW SERIES 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW — SWAMP PATTERNS: 9 a.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Kenneth Wilson, local photographer, will lead a tour into Bluebonnet Swamp with an emphasis on photographing wildflowers. Light refreshments will be available at the reception.
- BARBERS AND BLUES: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mercer Supply Co., 1010 Nicholson Drive. The event blends local music, food trucks and barbering. Get shaves for $30, beard trims for $20 and hairline cleanups for $15.
BOOKS OF LIFE BOOK STUDY GROUP PRESENTS RANNAH GRAY: 6:30 P.M., FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ORY PARISH HALL, 930 N. BLVD. ALSO SPEAKING WILL BE MARY JANE MARCANTEL, COLLABORATOR ON “FAMILIAR EVIL,” AND LESLIE TODD, LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER WHO CONTRIBUTED A CHAPTER ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF CHILD PREDATORS. PRESENTATION WILL INCLUDE A FIVE-MINUTE VIDEO OF THE TOWN OF BURY ST. EDMONDS, ENGLAND, AND INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OF THE BRITISH SURVIVORS.
BRG’S “BEFORE THE FORK” — FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING: 7 P.M. TO 9 P.M., BATON ROUGE GALLERY, 1515 DALRYMPLE DRIVE. THE EXHIBITION RANGES FROM THE BREADTH OF LOUISIANA’S AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY TO MODERN FOOD PACKAGING, FROM THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE USE OF GMO CROPS TO THE TRANSFORMATION OF NATURAL LAND INTO PROFITABLE LAND. THE FOUR ARTISTS FEATURED ARE FRANKIE GOULD, DIANE HANSON, ROSS JAHNKE AND DAVID SCOTT SMITH.
- CINCO 2016 CELEBRATION: 11 a.m., Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine, 2323 S. Acadian Thruway.
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FIESTA: 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M., BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN AIRPORT, DOW HANGAR, 3259 HARRIET QUIMBY AVE. THE LAKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WILL DROP UP TO 1,200 GOLF BALLS FROM A HELICOPTER AT THE FIESTA GOLF BALL DROP! THE BALL THAT DROPS FIRST IN THE HOLE OR CLOSEST TO THE PIN WILL WIN $10,000. OLOLCHILDRENS.ORG
- DELTA 58 RELEASE PARTY: 5:30 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St.
- FUNNIEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE: 8 p.m., Allure Ultralounge, 4715 Bennington Ave. Featuring Billy Sorells, Yo Gotti, and Shaddy “Feel Good” McCoy.
- 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.
Antebellum Pop!: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. The show features Hunt Slonem’s bird, bunny and butterfly paintings, through Aug. 5.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. 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.
- EARTH AS ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Through July 1.
- 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 Saturday.
- “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 paintings from James Michalopoulos. Through Saturday.
- 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 Wednesday.
- SPRING SHOW: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North 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 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: Colonnade Gallery, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. The display explores various historical and current devices used in animation. Through Aug. 7.
- 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