- LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Galvez Stage, North Boulevard Town Square. With music by Perkins Road featuring Cam Pyle. Free.
- THE BALLAST: 5:30 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. A solo exhibition featuring a mixed media installation and video works by South African artist Anja Marais.
- ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EVENT: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., and the Port Allen Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Storytelling, trick or treating and a magic show. (225) 342-7920 or www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
- RHYTHM AND BLUE: PART DEUX PAINTING CLASS: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Participants will learn how to create their own masterpiece featuring the urban landscape, unique architecture and vibrant colors of the New Orleans skyline. Light hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. $45, all materials included. This class is for ages 18 and older. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org.
- MEET YOUR CHAKRA GUIDE: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Learn a form of guided imagery that connects you with your own inner wisdom with Qatana Samanen, PhD. $25. (225) 338-1170 or www.theredshoes.org
‘REQUIEMS’: 7:30 P.M., THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. PREMIERE OF FIRST THREE EPISODES OF HEDGES PICTURES’ NEW WEB SERIES. $5, WITH ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITING OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, THE GREATER BATON ROUGE FOOD BANK AND THE BIG BUDDY PROGRAM THROUGH CONSORTIUM 10/31. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORHEDGESPICTURES.COM
- COLE BROS. CIRCUS OF THE STARS: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Cortana Mall parking lot, 9401 Cortana Place. $16, general admission; free, children younger than 13. www.gotothecircus.com
- SHREK - THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, BRCC Magnolia Theater, 201 Community College Drive. A presentation of Christian Youth Theatre starring local youth, ages 8-18. $12-$18. www.cytbatonrouge.org/shows/Shrek-the-Musical-5
- BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET AND RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Home grown produce and other homemade products. Artists from multiple states showing and selling their work. (225) 344-8558
- LOST LOUISIANA HISTORY - CATTLE DRIVES IN THE BAYOU STATE: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by historian and researcher Stella Tanoos. Free. (225) 924-8921
- CHANTING, BREATHING AND FREEDOM - RELEASE YOUR BREATH AND DISCOVER YOUR VOICE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Presented by Martha Howe and Tara Potter. $60. (225) 338-1170 or www.theredshoes.org
- REGIONAL PET ADOPTION DAY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., CAA, 2680 Progress Road and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Acadian Village Petco store (cats only at this location). (225) 774-7701 ext. 119 or www.caabr.org
POLYMER CLAY EARRINGS: 11 A.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH, 708 S. IRMA AVE., GONZALES. TWEENS CAN MAKE A PAIR OF POLYMER CLAY EARRINGS OUT OF CLAY. (225) 647-3955
CORN MAZE: 4 P.M.-7 P.M., BURDEN MUSEUM & GARDENS, 4560 ESSEN LANE. CORN MAZE, STRAW MOUNTAIN, PUMPKIN PAINTING, BALLOON TOSS, PETTING ZOO AND MORE. $5, GENERAL ADMISSION; FREE, CHILDREN 3 AND YOUNGER. (225) 763-3990
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- BOO AT THE ZOO: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. (225) 775-3877
- PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., wet wall reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. A French expression for “in the open air”, it describes the art of painting outdoors.
GRAND DAY: NOON-2:30 P.M., ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL, 412 NORTH ST. MASS TO CELEBRATE GRANDCHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS. A STREET PARTY SET TO FOLLOW. (225) 387-5928 OR WWW.CATHEDRALBR.ORG
- OPENING TO GRACE - YOGA NIDRA: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. A reclined meditation that leads into deep relaxation and integration. $20. (225) 338-1170 or www.theredshoes.org
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Galvez Stage, North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Blair Crimmins. Free.
- RAIDERS FUN RUN: 3 p.m., Trail of Dreams, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Registration at 3 p.m.; race starts at 4 p.m. $10 entry fee. Proceeds to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Runnels Cross Country team. (225) 751-2192
- LIN HE AND GREGORY SIOLES: 3 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, LSU campus. Violinist Lin He and pianist Gregory Sioles will perform duo literature written in the first third of the 20th century by Eastern European musicians. $10, general public; $5, students.
- MRS. INDEPENDENT: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. A stage play by Priest Tyaire starring Robin Givens, Christopher Williams, Dottie Peoples, Tony Grant and Trisha Mann-Grant. $40.50-$45.50. www.brrivercenter.com
- AT THE INTERSECTION OF WORDS AND MUSIC: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Readings by past and present Louisiana Poet Laureates Darrell Bourque and Ava Leavell Haymon. Part of the gallery’s Sundays@4 series. Free.
- THE STEEL WHEELS: 7:30 p.m., The Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. www.manshiptheatre.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- 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. $7.
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
‘ANYTHING GOES’: 7:30 P.M., LSU STUDENT UNION THEATER, LSU CAMPUS. PRODUCTION OF THE TONY AWARD-WINNING COLE PORTER MUSICAL. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORAS.LSU.EDU/HOME-PARALLAX/UNION/UNION-THEATER
- ART PARTY: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. A celebration of the museum’s new exhibits with artist meet and greets, wine and hors d’oeuvres. $7, adults; $5, children, and free, members.
- BASEBALL & BEER: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino, 102 France St. Big screen TVs to watch game 2 of the MLB World Series, door prizes,
- ball park food and speed pitch game. $10.
- BR BLACK PROFESSIONALS MEET-UP: 6:30 p.m., Hotel Indigo, 200 Convention St.
- FLOWERS THAT HEAL: 7 p.m., Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. A discussion about flowers that have curative and ameliorative powers. Plants and books will be for sale. (225) 928-3676 or email@example.com
- CHOIR BOY: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by New Venture Theatre, it’s the story of the fictional choir from The Charles R. Dew Prep School for Boys. For mature audiences. (225) 344-0334 or newventure.org
- ANN CONNELLY FINE ART: 4221 Perkins Road. Patrick Tiek exhibition, through Oct. 28. www.annconnelly.com
BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Rosemary Goodell, Craig McCullen and Amy James, through Friday, Oct. 31. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free.
- BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
- CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. CAAWS.org
- CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. CAAWS.org
- 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: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Nov. 8.
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 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. lsumoa.org
- 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; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday (during Daylight Saving Time only), 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. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” through Friday, Oct. 31. 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. “100 Years After the War to End All Wars,” exhibit marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I, through Sunday, Oct. 26. “Mill Sessions,” an exhibit of photographs by New Orleans photographer David Armentor focuses on the sugar production in south Louisiana. Exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 9. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose