INTERMIX ICE SKATING: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m, Leo’s Rollerland, 1717 N. Airway Drive.

FAR-OUT FIRST FRIDAY — NEW YEAR SPECTACULAR: 6:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Featuring special planetarium shows. For ages 3 and up. Schedule available at

FRIDAY THE TACOTEENTH: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. A pop-up from Secret Lair Taqueria. 

MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT — "GHOSTBUSTERS II": 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC's Independence Park Theatre, 7505 Independence Blvd. Enjoy the comedy sequel in the park's indoor theatre. Popcorn and sodas available for purchase. 

BACK 2 SCHOOL DOUBLE HEADER: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Huey's Bar, 350 Third St. Featuring performances from Rag-A-Muffin Marching Band Orchestra All Stars and DJ Parish. 


MLK FESTIVAL OF SERVICE: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Walls Project, 451 Florida St., Suite 102. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering to reactivate Gus Young Avenue in Mid City. Paint murals, fix up homes, plant community gardens, clean public properties. Volunteers can sign up for up to five hour shifts at a time. Sign up online at 


CARS & COFFEE: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Alliance Safety Council of Louisiana, 10099 Reiger Road. Mix and mingle with other car enthusiasts.

WOODS WALK: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., BREC’S Frenchtown Road Conservation Park, 17819 Frenchtown Road, Greenwell Springs. Take a leisurely walk through the park trail. Ages 6 and up. (225) 388-3029.

RED STICK AREA KICKBALL WINTER SURVIVOR SERIES: 9 a.m. to noon, Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. An eight-team tournament. Get more information at

MODEL AND TALENT AUDITIONS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Marriot, 5500 Hilton Ave. Actors will be provided with commercial script, singers must perform one minute a cappella song, dancers must bring video of performance to be viewed, and models must showcase runway in outfit of choice. Register for audition time by calling (225) 216-9195.

BARBOSA'S POP-UP: 4:30 p.m. till sell-out, Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Barbosa's Barbecue will sell its smoked meats and sides at the local brewery. 

TYREE NEAL BIRTHDAY BASH: 8 p.m., Ruffins Downtown Daiquiri Lounge, 602 Main St. The blues performer celebrates his birthday in style. For VIP section, call (225) 250-5200.


LOUISIANA MARATHON: 7 a.m., Starting at the Louisiana State Capitol, 900 N. Third St. Including a quarter marathon, 5K and kids marathon Saturday; and marathon and half marathon Sunday. Each day concludes with a Finish Fest with musical performances and food.

KIDS' LAB: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday; Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore the magic behind the colorful chemical process. 

RAKU WEEKEND WITH DAVID SMITH: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Southern Pottery Euipment and Supplies, 2721 W. Perdue Ave. Arkansas-based artist David Smith will lead a workshop of raku firings and discuss glasses. Community members fee $100. Students fee $75. To register, (225) 932-9457.


FROGWATCH: 1 to 3 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. This program enables everyday people to get involved in formal conservation efforts just by committing to listen and learn in their own backyards. Hosted by BREC’S Baton Rouge zoo.

SECRET LAIR TAQUERIA: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. The pop-up returns to Tin Roof. 


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE/MARCH: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. This commemorative program culminates with a march for peace from the church to the Raising Cane's River Center. 


BATON ROUGE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Town Square, 222 North Blvd. Live music by Nick Abraham Band. Free.

MLK COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION — BEYOND THE MOVEMENT “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?”: 5 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Featuring keynote speaker Shaun King.

PASTRY FUNDAMENTALS — BISCUITS & SCONES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join Chef Megan Smith in learning the different types of fat and techniques for making pastries. A hands-on cooking class. Each participant will take home their prepared items and sample dishes. Reserved seating.


BEER TASTING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. Featuring beers from Parish Brewing Company in Broussard. 

BUCK, BUCK, MOOSE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City Pork Brasserie & Bar, 7327 Jefferson Highway. Join Chef Ryan André and Chef Hank Shaw for a rustic dinner featuring dishes from Shaw's cookbook “Buck, Buck, Moose.” Prices $75-$95 includes four-course dinner with or without pairings, signed copy of book, and meet-and-great with chefs. Reservations only. (225) 615-8880.


KNIFE SKILLS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Students should bring their knife from home. In the event that your knife is not suitable, there will be knives on hand. Students will receive guidance on purchasing knives and also local resources for sharpening. Reserved seating.

THE SoMe AWARDS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. The SoMe Awards honor the best in social media; recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Social Media Association.

LYRICAL THERAPY: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Open mic for poets, lyricists, and musicians. Admission $5.


AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. "Surreal Salon 9" will be on display through Jan. 26. More information is available at

AT THE BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, "Bluebonnet Swamp 20," celebrating 20 years of connecting people to nature. The art show will be on display through Feb. 12. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

AT THE LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Art in Louisiana — Views into the Collection" and "Everlasting Calm: The Art of Elliott Daingerfield" on view through March 19.

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the Permanent Collection.

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "Diamond Nights," photography by Beth Moon through Sunday; "It's Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience" through May 28; "Selections from the Collection" through Feb. 26; Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays; "Passages of Time: Drawings by Gerry Wubben," through Feb. 26; "Contemporary Old Masters" through Feb. 26.

AT THE WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "For All the World to See: Civil Rights Through the Eyes of the Media," through Monday; and "Walter Anderson's Fairy Tales," through Jan. 29.

BATON ROUGE FIRE GUILD: Wednesdays and Fridays at sunset, Mississippi Riverfront, 300 River Road. A collection of local artists who enjoy sharing their love of fire movement with the community. Free.

BREWERY TOURS: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, Southern Craft Brewing Co., 14141 Airline Highway, Suite 4J.

ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St. Featuring slam and live poetry performances from local, regional and national artists. $7.

HAPPY’S WEEKLY RUNNING CLUB: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Happy’s Irish Pub, 136 Third St.

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL TRIVIA NIGHTS: At various times and locations across Baton Rouge. For more information and a schedule, visit

SEED BEAD JEWELRY MAKING: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. Every week a new seed bead pattern is picked to design necklace or earrings. Must pay for any supplies used. (225) 223-6573.

TRIVIA THURSDAYS: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St. Free. (225) 377-7022. 

WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Baton Rouge. Join other wine lovers while visiting local restaurants. $10.

YOGA ON TAP: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St. Free. (225) 377-7022. 

Compiled by Whitney Christy