FRIDAY

  • FAMILY DINNER IMPROV NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Anything goes in this Baton Rouge company’s improvisational show. $5. manshiptheatre.org

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • BATON ROUGE RACEWAY STOCK CAR RACING ON DIRT AND EGG HUNT: 8 p.m., 17700 Plank Road. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12, and free for 6 and under. batonrougeraceway.com

2016 LOUISIANA MISS AMAZING PAGEANT: THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. AN EVENT THAT FOCUSES ON EMPOWERING LOUISIANA GIRLS AND WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES. THE TALENT SHOWCASE WILL BE FRIDAY FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M. THE FINAL SHOW WILL BE SATURDAY FROM 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOREVENTBRITE.COM TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANIME: 11 a.m., Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave. A weekend dedicated to fun and anime. This event features voice actors, a cosplay contest and zombie tag. Registration is $48-$85. louisianime.com.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Fifth and Main streets, downtown. This weekend’s “Fresh from the Market” includes a demonstration with “Food Network Star” finalist Jay Ducote at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.
  • HIIT + RUN: 8 a.m., FRESHJUNKIE, 303 North Blvd. Evolve Studio’s Tayler and Rachel will lead a HIIT workout combining cardio and strength training.
  • INAUGURAL DOWN SOUTH MUSIC CONFERENCE: 9 a.m., Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. A music conference with panel discussion and artist showcases, featuring guests such as My Mixtapez, Rap Radar and DJ Supa Mike. Registration starts at $159.24. Tickets and information at Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloreventbrite.com Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color.
  • CAT SHOW: 11 a.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Meow! Purr! See the finest felines at this annual event. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. batonrougecatclub.org.
  • 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.
  • “DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER”: Noon, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Doctor Spark. lasm.org.
  • COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: Noon, S.E. Mackey Center, 6534 Ford St. Children are encouraged to bring their baskets and help find 25,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Family-fun games and sacks will be available. mackeycenter.com.

KIDS’ LAB — CHEMISTRY IS BANANAS: 11 A.M., 1 P.M. AND 3 P.M. SATURDAY; 1:30 P.M. AND 3 P.M. SUNDAY, LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 S. RIVER ROAD. LOOK AT AMAZING MATERIAL THAT MAKES ALL LIFE POSSIBLE. LASM.ORG.

SUNDAY

  • EASTER EGG DROP: 10 a.m., North Park, 30372 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs. Free fun for the family.

HOLIDAY BRUNCH: 10 A.M. JUBAN’S, 3739 PERKINS ROAD. JUBAN’S IS OFFERING A SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY MENU WITH A SELECTION OF APPETIZERS, SOUPS AND ENTRÉES. CALL (225) 346-8422 TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. JUBANS.COM.

  • STROUBES EASTER DINNER: 11 a.m., Stroubes, 107 Third St. Call (225) 448-2830 to make your reservation. stroubes.com.
  • TABLE PRIX FIXE MENU FOR EASTER: 11 a.m. Table Kitchen & Bar, 4205 Perkins Road. Enjoy bottomless mimosas, live jazz and a $42 prix fixe menu for Easter brunch. Call (225) 239-7799 to make your reservation. tablekitchenandbar.com
  • EASTER BUFFET: 11 a.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. Admission prices are $26 for adults, $21 for seniors, $14 for ages 6-12 and free for under 6. Reservations are recommended. (225) 925-2244.
  • EASTER BRUNCH AT GALATOIRE’S BISTRO: 11:30 a.m. 3535 Perkins Road, Suite 400. Call (225) 753-4864 to make your reservation. galatoiresbistro.com.

TUESDAY

  • SEASONAL FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
  • LSU SCIENCE CAFÉ: 5 p.m., Schlittz & Giggles Perkins, 2355 Ferndale Ave. Enjoy free food and a discussion on “The New Human Ancestor” by LSU paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy. For information, call (225) 578-3870.
  • BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class allows patrons to learn how to make jewelry. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.

WEDNESDAY

  • SEASONAL FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to noon, LSU Health, 5439 Airline Highway.

THURSDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
  • “NIGHTMARES ARE DREAMS TOO” — CONTEMPORARY ART BY CAMILLA MORRISON: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Explore the challenges of existing as a woman today through contemporary art by Camilla Morrison. lsumoa.org
  • FORUM 35’S UNCORKED: 6 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. Enjoy an evening of fundraising and wine tasting. Register online at forum35uncorked.com.

QUEER CONFESSIONS POETRY NIGHT: 6 P.M., HIGHLAND COFFEES, 3350 HIGHLAND ROAD. A NIGHT OF POETRY, MONOLOGUES AND PERFORMANCES DEDICATED TO THE LGBTQIA COMMUNITY. ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

ONGOING

  • 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. “Logophilia” will be on display through Thursday. 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. The exhibit “Thoughts Made Visible” is on display through April 9. For information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.

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  • “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.

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  • 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.
  • “OVERFLO/THE POOFS”: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103. View underwater photography from Aaron Hogan and new paintings from John Michael Byrd. Through April 1.
  • “RAPHAEL SOYER INTIMATE PORTRAITS”: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Soupcon Gallery. See intimate portraits of women painted by Soyer at different intervals throughout his lengthy career, on display through April 3.
  • “SOLARIUM”: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Upper Main Gallery. An innovative art video created by NASA’s media team at the Goddard Space Flight Center, on display through April 3.

“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 on found objects. On display through April 10.

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 Marchaund Jones