- “CINDERELLA”: 10 a.m., Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway; and 2:30 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. A Tri-Parish Ballet summer touring production. Free.
- GLEN BIG BABY DAVIS FOUNDATION- HAPPY HOUR W/BIG BABY: 5:30 p.m., Happy’s Irish Pub, 136 Third St. Live music by the Michael Foster Project. $10.
- “DREAMGIRLS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A New Venture Theatre production. $25, general public; $20, students and groups of 10 or more. (225) 588-7676 or nvtarts.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh Fest 2015: Melon Mania. Music by the Lagniappe Dulcimers and face painting for kids. Learn recipes from chef Katelyn Alaniz of The City Club during the 10 a.m. “Fresh from the Market” cooking demo.
- COMMUNITY SEW DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. Quilts of Valor will be made to honor Louisiana veterans and military service members. Bring sewing machine, basic sewing materials and extension cord; other components provided. Lunch and door prizes. email@example.com
LAHOUSE SUMMER OPEN HOUSE: 10 A.M.-2 P.M., LAHOUSE RESOURCE CENTER, 2858 GOURRIER AVE. EXPLORE STORM-RATED ROOFING, THE FLOOD-HARDY WALL, A LOW-COST CLOSET STORM SHELTER AND MORE WAYS TO AVOID THE HASSLE, EXPENSE AND DANGERS OF STORM DAMAGE. SEE DEMONSTRATIONS OF A FLOOD MAP PORTAL AND BROWSE OTHER LAHOUSE EXHIBITS, CUT-AWAYS, TOUR VIDEOS AND FREE PUBLICATIONS. LSU AGCENTER HOUSING EXPERTS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
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- CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Live Irish music by Kendall and Pete. Basic class, 4:45 p.m. $6. (225) 803-9194
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- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- CASA FIESTA: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Featuring Mexican cuisine donated by Caliente Mexican Craving, live music by The Better Than Nobody Band, and a silent auction. The CASA Fiesta kicks off the 21st annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser presented by title sponsor Faulk and Meek General Contractors. Tickets are $50 each and will be available at the door. casabr.org or (225) 379-8598
MONDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 25
- RESTAURANT WEEK BATON ROUGE: throughout the city. More than 50 restaurants will create special three-course menus at discount prices to show off their chefs’ talents.
- “CINDERELLA”: 10 a.m., Livingston Parish Library Main Branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston; and 2 p.m., Albany-Springfield Branch Library, 26941 La. 43, Hammond. A Tri-Parish Ballet summer touring production. Free.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
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.
BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING: 5:30 P.M., OLD STATE CAPITOL, 100 N. BLVD. “THE FOREVER HOME” BY KEVIN HARRIS. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
- “CINDERELLA”: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs; and 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. A Tri-Parish Ballet summer touring production. Free.
- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or email@example.com
SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 P.M., ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 205 N. FOURTH ST. WITH GAL HOLIDAY AND THE HONKY TONK REVUE. $10. (225) 387-5141 OR STJAMESBR.ORG
WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 26
- “AS YOU LIKE IT”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorReilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorSwine Palace’s annual summer Shakespeare production. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color$15. (225) 578-4174 or swinepalace.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
- “CINDERELLA”: 10 a.m., South Branch Library, 23477 La. 444, Livingston. A Tri-Parish Ballet summer touring production. Free.
- OPENING OF “SOUTHERN SUMMERS AND FANTASIES” —NEW PAINTINGS BY THE ASSOCIATED WOMEN IN THE ARTS: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Elizabethan Gallery,
- 680 Jefferson Highway. AWA artists will be present to greet guests. Exhibit runs through Aug. 29.
- DANCE: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Denham Springs Senior Center, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs. For those 25 and older. Featuring the Doug Owens Band. $6, single; $10, couple.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring works from three of its artist members — April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard — through Thursday, July 30.
Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus’ 2015-16 season auditionS: by appointment through Saturday, Aug. 8, Broadmoor United Methodist Church Music Building, 10230 Mollylea Drive. For an appointment, call chorus master David Shaler at (225) 924-6269, ext. 233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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. (225) 636-2680
- DEANGELO’S RESTAURANT: 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd. “Simply Sunflowers,” through Friday, July 31. Features work by members of the River Community Church’s Creative Group. (225) 744-4367 or email email@example.com.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. A fine art photography group show of selected works from local photographers working in either traditional film or digital processing. Exhibiting artists are Paulo Steven Diniz, Kevin Duffy, Amy James, Cathy Nystrom, Eleanor Owen-Kerr, Edward Richards, Kathy Scherer, Reni Zietz and Jim Zietz. Through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or fwgallery.net
- THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “The Art of Vinyl,” an exhibition celebrating iconic album art as an expression and connection to the music and cultural trends of its era. Through Aug. 2. manshiptheatre.org
The Healthcare Gallery: 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103. “Distorted Realities” featuring digital photo manipulation and caricature illustrations by Baton Rouge artist Rodney Pike, through Sunday .
Jones Walker Foyer: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Human Body,” paintings by the LSU Art Therapy Program in collaboration with the Baton Rouge General Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Lab. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001
Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Folding Paper:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
- LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hayes Town,” sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of American Institute of Architects and Moran’s Printing, through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Shaking Up Prohibition:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” all through Aug. 30. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org
LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Into the Mystic,” the 14th annual summer Invitational Art Exhibition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show,” featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff, through Aug. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 578-5162
- PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. 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 through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.
Wine Walk: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. $10, to receive wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years of age.
Yelp! BR Pet Adoptions: noon-4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Whitney Christy