- ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Rosemary Goodell presents her latest collection of paintings alongside a selection of monoprints she completed at the Josephine Press in Santa Monica, Calif. fwgallery.net
- FAR OUT FIRST FRIDAY: 7 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Join the first Friday of every month to experience a night of special planetarium shows.
- ‘L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI’: 7:30 p.m., LSU Shaver Theatre, 191 Dalrymple Drive. This opera mixes serious topics with humor, creating a work that is relevant today. For information, call (Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color225) 578-3527.
ART & JEWELRY MARKET: 8 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT, THE STATE BAR, 209 W. STATE ST. FEATURING THE WORK OF LOCAL ARTISTS SUCH AS EMILY ANNABELLE KORO, JADY BRADY AND BRIDGET TIEK. NO COVER.
- ‘BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS’: 7 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. This G-rated show tells the story of Ziggy, a shy child who is happy to see the world from the television in his room. Featuring music from Bob Marley. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids. newventuretheatre.org
- ART IN LOUISIANA — VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Members are invited for a special opening reception on Friday. Saturday’s reception is free and open to the public.
MONSTER JAM: 7 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 3 P.M. SUNDAY. BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER, 275 S. RIVER ROAD. EXPERIENCE GIGANTIC MONSTER TRUCKS UP CLOSE AS THEY CUT WHEELIES AND DO FLIPS. TICKETS START AT $10. BRRIVERCENTER.COM
‘IT’S A LIFE’: 7 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 3 P.M. AND 7 P.M. SUNDAY. UPSTAGE THEATRE COMPANY, 1713 WOODDALE BLVD. THIS DRAMATIC COMEDY IS ABOUT A 74-YEAR-OLD WOMAN RECOVERING FROM A RECENT ILLNESS. $20. FOR INFORMATION, CALL (225) 924-3774 OR VISIT UPSTAGETHEATRE.BIZ.
- ‘INTO THE WOODS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Experience James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winner, which features everyone’s favorite storybook characters. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $29, $20 for students. theatrebr.org
- 20TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE RACE FOR THE CURE: 7 a.m., LSU Old Front Nine. This race aims to combat breast cancer. Proceeds benefit local breast health education and breast cancer screenings. Packet pickup is at 6 a.m. komenbatonrouge.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE: 8:45 a.m., Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane. Featuring five sessions led by genealogy experts specializing in tracing Italian, German, French, and Irish ancestry as well as the use of DNA to solve family mysteries.
- HERB DAY: 9 a.m., Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Experts will be there to tell you how to look after your herb plants and how to use the herbs.
- HANDS-ON HAPPENINGS — BUTTERFLIES: 10:30 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Enjoy the new exhibition “Flutterby: Butterfly” and planetarium show “Flight of the Butterflies,” while learning more about these beautiful, winged insects. lasm.org
- AUDITIONS FOR THEATRE BATON ROUGE’S PRODUCTION OF ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’: Noon, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. For information, call (225) 924-6496.
- TEDXLSU: 1 p.m., LSU Union Theater, 310 LSU Student Union. This speaking series tackles the subject of “Why?” and features discussions from Dr. Amanda Exner Staiano, Chris Thomas King and many more. Though the event is sold out, there is a waitlist. tedxlsu.com
- POETRY OUT LOUD: 1 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Fifteen to twenty students from throughout Louisiana will compete. For information, call (225) 344-8558.
- MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION PRESENTS PAINTING HISTORY: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Magnolia Mound Plantation, 2161 Nicholson Drive. Capture the rolling hills, historic plantation homes and verdant gardens on canvas while learning landscape painting techniques. $125.
- REDISCOVERING THE COLLECTION LECTURE — WILLIAM RUDOLPH/PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES: 2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Join William Rudolph, guest curator, as he gives a lecture on the Louisiana portrait and landscape galleries. lsumoa.org
- ‘REDEFINING THE WORD’ PREMIERE EVENT: 5 p.m., LSU Cox Auditorium, E. Campus Drive. A documentary that explores the generational use and viewpoints on the use of the “N-word” within Black America.
BEADING SOCIAL: 6 P.M. CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD. JOIN THE FUN AND WORK ON PROJECTS. SEATING IS LIMITED. CALL (225) 223-6573 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
- LOUISIANA MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL SHELL SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Children’s booth, worldwide collections of fossils, shells and jewelry for purchase. Free.
- GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road. See displays of new and old guns and related items at discount prices. capgunshows.com
- OLOL AMAZING HALF MARATHON: 5:30 a.m., North Blvd. Town Square, 222 North Blvd. This half-marathon and 10K is a Crescent City Classic qualifier. A 5k course and kids’ mini marathon will also take place. amazinghalf.com
- FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy reduced admission to Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and free admission to LSU Museum of Art, Magnolia Mound Plantation, and USS Kidd on the first Sunday of every month.
- ‘DISPATCHES FROM THE GULF’: 1:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. View a screening of this documentary, narrated by Matt Damon.
- ‘REMEMBER THE TITANS’: 2:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. This movie screening is offered in conjunction with the exhibit, “Cohn High School:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color How We Love TheeText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” on display through March 20.
- BRG’S ARTICULATE ARTIST TALKS — A DISCUSSION OF ‘LOGOPHILIA’: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A special presentation with a diverse panel of writers and artists who delve deep into the relationship between visual imagery and the written word. batonrougegallery.org
- PAINT YOUR PET: 5 p.m., Painting and Pinot, 7248 Perkins Road, Suite B. The cost is $45 per person. You will be provided with a custom-drawn canvas of your pet and guidance on painting it.
- MAD HATTER’S LUNCHEON: 11 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel,
4728 CONSTITUTION AVE. THIS EVENT HELPS THE SYMPHONY LEAGUE‘S ANNUAL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO BRSO’S COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES. BRSO.ORG
- 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.
- MANSHIP STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD ANNUAL BENEFIT SHOW: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The Manship Student Advisory Board is proud to present its third annual benefit show, which features variety acts and more for 4thekids. $10. manshiptheatre.org
- A BRIEF LECTURE — THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SUFFRAGE: 5 p.m., LSU Women’s Center, 5 W. Union St. LSU historian Dr. Gaines Foster will give a brief lecture on the history of African American suffrage.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
- ‘MAKE A NEW FRIEND’ — SESAME STREET LIVE: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Join Elmo, Grover and other Sesame Street friends in this new production. Tickets range from $18 to $26. For information, call (225) 389-4940 or visit ticketmaster.com
- LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Phoebe Ferguson and Keith Plessy of the Ferguson Foundation discuss the famed court case, how they met, and why the case and the foundation are relevant today.
- SEED BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class features a new seed bead pattern each week. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.
MUSEUM AFTER DARK: 6 P.M., LSU MUSEUM OF ART, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. A LIVELY EVENING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MUSEUM’S CURRENT EXHIBITION. JOIN FOR RUM TASTING AND MORE. $5 FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS AND $15 FOR NON-MEMBERS.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Logophilia” will be on display through March 31. batonrougegallery.org
- BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART SHOW: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Featured artists include Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry. Through Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
- CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. View “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past,” on display through May 31.
- ‘COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949-1969’: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School. Through March 20.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
‘Flutterby:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color ButterflyText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. On view are specimens on loan from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, and photographs of butterfly metamorphosis. Through April 10.
- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring Louisiana on display through March 20.
‘The Carnival, the City and the Sea’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
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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 Dr., 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