• FAMILY DINNER COMEDY TROUPE IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Live comedy show. (225) 344-0334 or
  • REFINED STYLE FASHION SHOW: 7:30 p.m., The Lyceum Ballroom, 124 Third St. Featuring several designers and retailers. (225) 268-2132 or
  • LAMAR FAMILY CHAMBER SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will present “The Baroque Sonata.” (225) 383-0500 or


  • ‘LOVE, WHITNEY’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Using songs, poetry, dance and acrobatics, it’s the story of Whitney Houston’s music. $20.



  • ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production, the comedy tells the story of fictional drama critic Mortimer Brewster, his unusual family and his betrothed. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or
  • CHAFTS CHANGE LIVES - CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER SALE: 10 a.m-4 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Frist United Methodist Church Gymnasium, 930 North Blvd. All items made by women of Cambodia, with proceeds going back to Cambodia to aid women and provided scholarships for college students.


  • ‘FIFTH OF JULY’: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays -Ssaturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. An LSU Theatre production. $12-$18. (225) 578-3527 or


  • ‘LOMBARDI’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Directed by Jason Bale, it’s the story of sports icon Vince Lombardi. Opening night features a reception with an appearance by football legend Jim Taylor of the Greenbay Packers and New Orleans Saints. $20-$25. (225) 924-6496 or


  • EXHIBIT OPENING: West Baton Rouge Museum, 842 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.” (225) 336-2422 ext. 16 or
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Home grown produce and other homemade products. (225) 267-5060
  • INDY GRAND PRIX OF LA. CAR DISPLAY AND RIDES: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., outside Tiger Stadium, LSU. Indy driver Justin Wilson and Andretti Autosport chairman Michael Andretti will be on hand 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • ELECTRIFY YOUR STRINGS! VEOLCITY TOUR: 2:30 p.m., Independence Park Theater. Featuring Mark Wood (Tran-Siberian Orchestra) and choir students from local schools. Profits will go to the schools’ music programs. $5.25, at the door.
  • LSU VS. BAMA ON THE BEACON: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square.


  • SANTA CAAWS PET PORTRAITS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., BREC’s Forest Community Park, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Professional pet portraits with Santa Claus. There will also be activities and vendor booths with information, food and shopping. (225) 505-2250
  • WORLD WAR I COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM: 12:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 842 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Mina Estrada, choreographer/dance artist from the Manship Theatre, will premiere a new site-specific piece, “We Shall Not Sleep.” The performance borrows its title from “In Flanders Field,” a poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrae during World War I. (225) 336-2422 ext. 16 or
  • VETERANS ON PARADE: 1:30 p.m., Downtown Port Allen. Featuring the Fill a Float project to benefit troops with supplies. Special ceremony to follow. (800) 654-9701 or
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Galvez Stage, North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. Free.
  • SISTER ACT: 3 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. Based on the 1992 motion picture comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. The adaptation tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva who is on the run from a mob boss. $50.30-$76.85.
  • AN AFTERNOON OF BEETHOVEN AND BARTOK STRING QUARTETS: 3 p.m., Bert and Sue Turner Gallery, School of Music, LSU campus. Faculty violinist Espen Lilleslatten, violist Elias Goldstein, cellist Dennis Parker and guest violinist Roxana Pavel Goldstein will present two monumental string quartets as the first performance in a series of string quartet concerts. (225) 389-7210
  • LOUISIANA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Featuring LYO Concerto Competition winner Sam Ard, a senior at Walker High School, on the marimba playing Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.” Free.
  • HAMIRUGE THE LSU PERCUSSION GROUP: 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU campus. Directed by Brett William Dietz, music director, the performance will feature guest artist Dennis Hoffmann. $10. (225) 578-5128 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
  • VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: 11 a.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Presented by the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, with Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the Old State Capitol. Free.
  • POETRY SLAM CONTEST: 5 p.m.-6 p.m,, Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival. To register, email
  • MASTER CLASS: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Led by Rioult Dance NY. Free with tickets to the troupe’s Nov. 13 show or $10-$15. (225) 344-0334 or
  • BULGARIKA - THE DANCE IS ETERNAL: 7 p.m., dance lessons; 7:30 p.m., concert/dance, ICC Hall of Culture, 3365 Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Suggested donation: $10; $5, students. (225) 936-2959
  • 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.
  • A CELEBRATION OF TERRY RILEY’S ‘IN C’: 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU campus. In celebration of the work’s 50th anniversary, associate professor Brett Boutwell will present a talk about “In C,” followed by a live performance by faculty and students. $10. (225) 578-5128 or


  • RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
  • MARIACHI JALISCO: 11 a.m.-noon, Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College,. Performance along with sampling of cuisine from La Caretta. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Christopher Achee will present “Louisiana and the American Revolutionary War,” based on his great-grandfather Don Carlos de GrandPre’. Free.
  • AROUND THE WORLD AT LUNCH: Noon-1 p.m., Third Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. LSU Museum of Art lunchtime lecture series: Frederic Edwin Church in the Middle East. $10, general or $5 for members.
  • JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m., Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College. The BRCC Jazz Band will perform. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • IRISH MUSICIAN BRIAN BREEN: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • OPERA ARIAS PERFORMANCE: 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Governors 139, Recital Hall, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Grill, 17451 Perkins Road, Suite A. A women’s networking social.
  • CHINESE LION DANCE PERFORMANCE: 6 p.m.-7 p.m,, Magnolia Theater, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • WINE AND WILD LAND: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An evening of Louisiana landscape painting with renowned local artist Anita LeJeune. Free, but registration is required. (225) 336-2422 ext. 15
  • LSU TIGERAMA: 7:30 p.m., Pete Maravich Assembly Center on campus. Annual concert performed by the LSU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and the LSU Tiger Marching Band. $20, general admission; $10, students. VIP tickets, which allow access to the pre-event social, are $100. or the LSU Athletics Ticket Office.


  • IRISH MUSICIAN BRIAN BREEN: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • STUDENT ART OPENING: 11 a.m.-noon, Magnolia Gallery, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.
  • OVI-G AND THE FROGGIES: Noon-1 p.m., Bienvenue Center, Baton Rouge Community College. Part of the school’s International Festival.


  • BOOK SIGNING WITH HUNT SLONEM: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art Store, Shaw Center, 100 Lafayette St. Slonem will sign his new book, “When Art Meets Design.” (225) 389-7200
  • FRENCH CULTURE FILM SCREENING: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Magnolia Theater, Baton Rouge Community College. Presented in partnership with the Louisiana International Film Festival.
  • RIOULT DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m., The Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. $25-$40. A pre-performance talk by Pascal Rioult will be held at 7 p.m. in The Gallery. (225) 344-0334 or


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Rosemary Goodell, Craig McCullen and Amy James, through Friday. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free.
  • 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.
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask. Through March 1.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Featured artist exhibition by Darryl Alello. Alello’s portion of the show is called “Italia Rivisitato,” which was inspired by a trip to Italy. The show marks the 25th year that he has had work at the gallery. Other featured artists are Carol Hallock, oils, and Krista Roche, mixed media. Through Saturday.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Main Gallery feature: “Art in Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour,” an exhibit presented in honor of Prospect 3, an international contemporary art biennial. Soupcon Gallery features “Peter de Francia: An Italianate in Britain,” an exhibit to showcase the distinctive paintings of the British writer and teacher. Through Jan. 4.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. 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-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe.
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” through Friday. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday. Free.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Mill Sessions,” an exhibit of photographs by New Orleans photographer David Armentor focuses on the sugar production in south Louisiana. Exhibit runs through Sunday. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose