• KREWE OF ARTEMIS PARADE: 7 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge.
  • FAMILY DINNER COMEDY TROUPE IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre in the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Live improv games for those 16 and older. $5. (225) 344-0334 or


  • “OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25, general public; $21, subscribers; $22, groups of 10 or more; $20, students. (225) 924-6496 or


  • “ALL MY SONS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and Tuesday, Feb.10-Saturday, Feb. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 15, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $30, general public; $20, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; $15, students. (225) 578-3527 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Homegrown produce and other homemade products. Featuring Valentine’s Day shopping at the arts market. (225) 267-5060
  • STORYTIME AT BURDEN: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., LSU AgCenter Botanical Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Storybook readings and imagination-themed activities in the garden for children ages 3-8 every 30 minutes. Last reading begins at 10:30 a.m. Free.
  • BOOK OF THE MONTH DISCUSSION: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., conference room, Executive Suites, 8550 United Plaza Blvd. Discussion on “The Alchemist” by Paul Coelho hosted by Dr. Nick Abraham, LPC. Reservations required. $20. (225) 663-6425 or
  • VIEWING AND DOING ART: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Mardi Gras mask making.
  • FAMILY CARNIVAL: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A three country experience based on the exhibit “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn.” Free.
  • BARRISTER’S BOWL: Noon, Memorial Stadium, North 17th Street. A charity football game of the LSU Law Football Club to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospitals in memory of Parker Rivera. $5.
  • KREWE MYSTIQUE DE LA CAPITALE PARADE: 2 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge.
  • KREWE OF ORION: 6 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge.


  • GIVING QUILT SHOW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring hundreds of quilts made by area quilters, a quilt raffle, vendors, door prizes, demonstrations and quilt-making opportunities. Free.


  • CAAWS MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS: 10 am.-4 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. Featuring the Marvelous Mutts Mardi Gras Parade at 1:30 p.m. Free to watch, $35 to march.
  • ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Jamie Baldridge, Kelli Scott Kelley and Kathryn Hunter will discuss their works and answer questions. Free.
  • LOUISIANA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Free. (225) 383-0500 or


  • AUDITIONS FOR BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S PRODUCTION OF “DEAD MAN WALKING”: 6:30 p.m., Blackbox Theatre, Mid City campus, 201 Community College Drive. Email


  • 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. National Poetry Slam team selection semi-finals featuring two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist Twain (Dallas, Texas). $7.


  • CHARLES MEE’S “BIG LOVE”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theater, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Part of LSU Theatre’s Lab Season. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or


  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Cliff Normand will share the history of his ancestor, Pierre Trepagnier, an American War patriot who served as second lieutenant under Galvez in the German Militia.
  • AROUND THE WORLD AT LUNCH: Noon, LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Contemporary Louisiana photographer Sandra Russell Clark will speak about her work in Venice. $10, or $5 for museum members.
  • PAULA G. MANSHIP ENDOWED LECTURE: 5 p.m., auditorium of the LSU College of Art & Design Building on campus. With artist Michael Triegel. Free.
  • JÁCOME FLAMENCO: 8 p.m., Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A production fusing traditional flamenco performances with modern creative elements. $30. (225) 344-0334 or


  • DEBOSE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL SERIES: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., McKinley Middle School, 1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. A visual and performing arts showcase.
  • SPECTRAL SPACES: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. An Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge adult poetry workshop taught by Cynthia Toups. $25 per class. Ends April 16. (225) 344-8558
  • MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A meet-and-greet with artist Edward Pramuk.
  • ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Glassell Gallery in the Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. For artist Michael Triegel, whose exhibit, “Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel,” runs through March 1. Free. (225) 389-7180 or
  • MARDI GRAS LECTURE: 6:30 p.m., East Room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Barry Jean Ancelet, Creole folklorist and ULL Granger & Debaillon endowed professor will speak about Courir de Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and all of its traditions. $10, or free to members.
  • LECTURE: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Art Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator testing at 6 p.m., $10 for long version or free for short. Dr. Tom Welsh will present a talk titled “Psychological Type Over a Lifetime & In Relationships.” $10, or free to Jung Society members.


  • ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. (225) 344-8558. “I On The Road Connecting Us,” artworks in response to a walk in the neighborhood by Sheryl Southwick. Show runs through Feb. 27.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, (225) 383-1470. Exhibition featuring Jamie Baldridge in his debut as a BRG artist member, Kathryn Hunter and Kelli Scott Kelley, through Feb. 26.
  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. “American Decoy Exhibit,” through Feb. 28. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask. Through Feb. 28.
  • 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. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200

Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. “Capital City Contemporary” exhibit, local and regional artists, through Sunday, Feb. 15. “A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, both through March 15. 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.

Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane. Highland Road Artists’ 35th anniversary exhibit, through Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000

Dog training classes: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot, 5525 Reitz Ave. A one-hour per week, six-week course facilitated by the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. Experienced teachers offer training for puppy, beginner and advanced classes. All breeds accepted. Proceeds to benefit LCCOC. $100.

lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice; Venice, Traces.” Through April 19.

  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S GLASSELL GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel,” runs through Sunday, March 1. Free. (225) 389-7180 or
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. (225) 247-8555 or
  • OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER - TOM WALLACE ART WALL: 17000 Medical Center Drive. An exhibit of art by Bonnie Smith Williams titled “Familiar Subjects - New and Old” will run through March 28. Each piece of art tells a story or is done in a different technique.
  • 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 through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.

Southern University Visual arts Gallery: 801 Harding Blvd. (225) 771-4109. “Irvin Jones Collection of African-American Art.” Show runs through March 5.

  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Brave Steps: The Louisiana Native Guard,” an exhibit to mark the last year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, through March 22. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through April 5. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose