- “DEAD MAN WALKING” PANEL DISCUSSION & SCREENING: 6 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A panel discussion with Sister Helen Prejean, the public face of the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. Free; $10 donation requested. manshiptheatre.org
- ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 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.
- “THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A Central Community Theatre production. $20-$25. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
- SHREK THE MUSICAL: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s summer musical. $20; $15, children ages 2-11. (225) 578-6996 or playmakersbr.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
- JAKE HEGGIE SONG SAMPLER: 1 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. The program will feature Heggie’s song cycles; Patricia O’Neill, professor emerita of voice, LSU; Kristen Marchiafava, lecturer of voice, Southeastern Louisiana University; and soprano Zuly Inirio. Free; $10 donation requested.
- CONTRA DANCE: 4:45 p.m., basics; 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., dance, St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. Live music by Donna and Steve Bing (Houston). No partner or experience required. $6. (225) 803-9194
- STOCK CAR RACING: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road, Children, $5; younger than age 6, free; adults, $12. (225) 774-4524
- “A CELEBRATION OF JAKE HEGGIE AND SISTER HELEN PREJEAN”: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive at Infirmary Road. The program includes two song cycles with text by Prejean and music by Heggie, and scenes from Heggie’s opera, “Dead Man Walking,” presented by Opéra Louisiane and the New Orleans Opera. Free; $10 donation requested.
- DADDY’S GIRLS: POETIC REFLECTIONS OF DAUGHTERS: 8 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Featuring performances by Sylvia a.k.a. Sincere Scribe, April Green, Azelia Singleton, Brittney Ford, Cynthia Simmons, Dawn Chanet Collins, Melissa Crawford, Sharlette Ransom, and Rosalind Banks. $7, advance; $10, at the door. womanlywords.com
- 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
- RED BEANS & RICE MONDAYS: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., The Roux House, 143 Third St. Featuring performances and book releases by poets Donney Rose and Chancelier “xero” Skidmore. DonneyRose.com or xeroSkidmore.com
- BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Featuring instruction by internationnaly known dancers Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez. Dancers, ages 11 and older, are encouraged to pre-register. $365. (225) 766-8379 or Christy@BatonRougeBallet.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
11TH ANNUAL BLOOMSDAY: 6:30 P.M.-9 P.M., BATON ROUGE GALLERY AT CITY PARK, 1515 DALRYMPLE DRIVE. BLOOMSDAY IS CELEBRATED ANNUALLY TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF IRISH NOVELIST JAMES JOYCE AND THE FICTITIOUS EVENTS IN HIS NOVEL “ULYSSES.” THERE WILL BE IRISH MUSIC, FOOD, WINE AND ACTRESS KAREN ROOT WILL PRESENT HER ONE-WOMAN SHOW, “AN EVENING WITH NORA BARNACLE JOYCE.” BRIRISHCLUB.COM
“POLDARK” PREVIEW: 7 P.M., MANSHIP THEATRE, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. LOUISIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING’S BRITISH DRAMEDY SOCIETY HOSTS A FIRST-HOUR PEEK AT “POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE.” DOOR PRIZES. FREE, BUT SEATING LIMITED SO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. (225) 344-0334
- 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. Featuring performances and book releases by Donney Rose (“The Crying Buck”) and Chancelier “xero” Skidmore (“UpBEAT, DOWNbeat”). $7.
- SUMMER COURSE PREVIEW: 9:30 a.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. OLLI at LSU’s Lagniappe Chapter will present the preview session of its 2015 summer course listing. (225) 578-2500
- OPENING RECEPTION - “THE ENDURING ARCHITECTURE OF A. HAYES TOWN”: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.
- WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Laurie Muir with State Farm, Mount Hope Plantation House, 8151 Highland Road. A women’s networking event.
- 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
- RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
- BRAVO BROADWAY: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 S. River Road. A Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presentation featuring three Broadway performers in selections from “Les Miserables,” “Mama Mia,” “Cabaret,” “Gypsy” and more. $25-$59. (225) 383-0500 or BRSO.org
- HOT SUMMER NIGHTS AND COOL JAZZ: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Featuring pianist Willis Delony, trumpeter Brian Shaw, bassist Bill Grimes, drummer Troy Davis, and special guest, baritone sax and flute virtuoso Denis Diblasio. $25; series ticket package (four concerts), $90. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu
- ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. “After - The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward,” photographs by John Rosenthal, with a preface by Lolis Eric Elie, afterward by John Pope, through July 3. acgbr.com
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibit by Charles Barbier, Clark Derbes (BRG debut), Wylie Sofia Garcia (BRG debut) and David Scott Smith (BRG debut), through June 25. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.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
- 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. manshiptheatre.org
- 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. Exhbiting artists are Paulo Steven Diniz, Kevin Duffy, Amy James, Cathy Nystrom, Eleanor Owen-Kerr, Edward Richards, Kathy Scherer, Reni Zietz and Jim Zietz. Through July 18. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or fwgallery.net
- 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. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” through June 28. “Emerson Bell: A Tribute,” through June 21. “From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet” - a journey to the year 2132; “The Moon”; “A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe,” through June 28. “Dark Universe,” through July 12.
- 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. “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm;” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” both 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. “NIME15: New Interfaces for Musical Expression,” an exhibit of interactive installations, through June 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- 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
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.
- 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 Leslie D. Rose