- QUEER CONFESSIONS POETRY NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. A night of poetry, monologues, and performances dedicated to the LGBTQIA community. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to perform a piece, submit to email@example.com for approved before the event.
SUNSET PADDLE: 6:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M., BREC’S MILFORD MEMORIAL PARK. A UNIQUE PADDLING EXPERIENCE IN THE RELAXING, SCENIC ATMOSPHERE OF UNIVERSITY LAKE. KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS ARE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED BASIS. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY. INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SKILLS ARE REQUIRED. (225) 272-9200, EXT. 435 OR EMAIL OUTDOORADVENTURE@BREC.ORG.
- KINFOLK COLLECTIVE’S A NEW BLACK CINEMATIC VERNACULAR: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The program includes a collection of short films, music and a theatrical lecture. manshiptheatre.org
- SESAME STREET LIVE “MAKE A NEW FRIEND”: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. ticketmaster.com
- ‘INTO THE WOODS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- BUILDING & REMODELING SHOW: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. The show will have hundreds of displays of home and garden products.
- DOG DAYS AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. The Swamp drops its no pets policy and opens its doors and trails to pets. Must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current. All ages welcome.
- 31ST ANNUAL WEARIN OF THE GREEN PARADE: 10 a.m., Starting at Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade through the Garden District in Baton Rouge.
- VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: 11 a.m., USS Kidd/ Riverfront Levee Green. Veterans, families, patriots and community members are welcome to attend. usskidd.com
19TH CENTURY EASTER EGG HUNT: 1 P.M., ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE, LA. 1 AND U.S. 61. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE CHILDREN FINDING THE SPECIAL “ROSEDOWN” EASTER EGGS. FOLLOWING THE HUNT, 19TH CENTURY GAMES WILL BE FEATURED. BRING YOUR OWN EASTER BASKETS. (225) 635-3110
- CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland and Dalrymple. Live music by Cathy Barton and Dave Para of Boonville, Missouri. Admission $8; no experience or partner necessary. All ages welcome. (225) 803-9194
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.
STAR PARTY: 9 P.M. TO 10 P.M., LANDOLT ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, LSU. JUPITER AND ITS MOONS WILL BE IN SIGHT OF THE TELESCOPE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (225) 578-0015.
- 14TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. The show includes numerous vendors selling a tremendous variety of plants and yard, garden, and patio related merchandise. (225) 578-4070.
10TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA STATE AND REGIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., JOHN M. PARKER COLISEUM, HIGHLAND ROAD, LSU. FOOD, FUN, AND ENTERTAINMENT. PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE CHILDREN AT OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. LOUISIANACHILICOOKOFF.COM
- CORNED BEEF SANDWICH SALE: 9111 Jefferson Highway, Beth Shalom Synagogue. Tickets are $10 for a sandwich, pickle, brownie, chips and mint.
- LUNCH WITH LEANNE: 11:30 a.m., City Club Baton Rouge. 355 N. Blvd. Single tickets are $65. More info at operalouisiane.com.
- 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.
- WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Russo Ross at Towne Center, 7150 Jefferson Highway. Enjoy a glass of wine and socialize with like-minded professionals. (225) 366-6647. womenwinewednesday.com
WOMEN AND WHISKEY: 6:30 P.M. TO 8 P.M., LOCK & KEY WHISKEY BAR, 5110 CORPORATE BLVD. $16.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Free wine tasting with prizes, give aways,
- LUNCH N LEARN: noon, Redsilk Media, 804 Main St. Featured guest speaker, author and entrepreneur Yalandra McClain.
- THIRSTY THURSDAY AT THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM THE FIGHT OF THE IRISH: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.
- IRISH BEER DINNER: 6 p.m., City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, 2363 Hollydale Ave. The deli will host a four-course dinner with an assortment of Irish beers in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. $50 per person + tax and gratuity. Call (225) 300-4550 to make your reservation.
- ART IN LOUISIANA VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION: LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor, 100 lafayette St.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Logophilia” will be on display through March 31. batonrougegallery.org
- CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. View “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past,” on display through May 31.
- ‘COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949-1969’: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School. Through March 20.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
- ‘FLUTTERBY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color ButterflyText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. On view are specimens on loan from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, and photographs of butterfly metamorphosis. Through April 10.
- ‘GO LOVE AFRICA’ - PORTRAITS FROM UGANDA AND MADAGASCAR: West Baton Rouge Musueum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. Featuring the photography of Aaron Williams, former editor of the West Side Journal, and Nathan Dewberry who travelled to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015. Through April 30, 2016.
- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring Louisiana on display through March 20.
‘The Carnival, the City and the Sea’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
‘Joie de Vivre’ A 30Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color-Year Retrospective of Paintings: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Senate Chamber. This exhibit features a selection of paintings from James Michalopoulos’s career. Through April 30.
- 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.
- ‘SOUTHERN RHYTHMS’: Southern University Visual Arts Gallery, Southern University and A&M College. A sculpture by Frank Hayden can be seen in an exhibition of works by former art professors from Southern University. Through March 24.
‘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 Whitney Christy