CALANDRO'S KING CAKE CROWNING: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Calandro's Supermarket, 12732 Perkins Road. Vote for your favorite flavor of king cake at this event. 

FAMILY FRIDAY: 5 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St. Featuring drinks for adults, food from Iverstine Family Farms and tons of entertainment for children. (225) 377-7022.

VALENTINE'S MOVIE MIXER: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., BREC's Jefferson Highway Park, 8133 Jefferson Highway. Featuring appetizers, trivia and a movie screening. $25 per couple. Ages 21 and up.

FIREFIGHTER'S BALL: Doors at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m., Hilton Heidelberg Hotel, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. Commemorating 100 years of the Baton Rouge Fire Department with food, drinks and music from Chris LeBlanc. $75 in advance, $100 at the door., (225) 372-2824. 

BILL GRIMES & FRIENDS: THE CODA SERIES I: 9 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Retiring professor and LSU director of jazz studies Bill Grimes hosts a special performance. 


KITTEN BOWL V WEEKEND: Noon each day, Cat Haven, 11130 N. Harrells Ferry Road. Adopt a cat, enjoy refreshments, have your picture taken and enter to win raffle prizes. 

"BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. See a production of a murderously funny adventure based on "The Hound of the Baskervilles." $19 students, $25 general admission at

"CUE CARTOON": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, HopKins Black Box Theatre, 137 Coates Hall, LSU. A live dance, physical theater and experimental animation show. Reserve your seat and get more information at

"MARY POPPINS, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Road. Based on the popular children's book and 1964 film. $12 for adults, $10 for students online, and $15 at the door.

"SKELETON CREW": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Room 105 LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building. In this play, rumors of a plant shutdown spread, and tight-knit workers must sacrifice to survive. $27 general admission, $22 students. (225) 588-7576,


MAKERS MEET CREATIVE CONNECT BY WONDER SOUTH: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. Featuring live music, art, book signings and readings.

CARS & COFFEE: 8 a.m., Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge, 10949 Airline Highway. A monthly show for car enthusiasts with refreshments from Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot Donuts. 

STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Featuring hay rides, satsuma picking, cooking demonstrations, trail walks and family Zumba. Free. For children ages 3-8 and their parents.

JAM & JAZZ: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Renaissance, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. A celebrity chef's brunch featuring humor, food and smooth jazz to benefit Catholic Community Radio. $75 at

HANDS-ON HAPPENINGS: HANDPRINT MARDI GRAS MASK: 10 a.m., Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Celebrate the carnival season by creating an original Mardi Gras mask.

MASK-MAKING FAMILY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Make your own wearable masterpiece, following a scavenger hunt. Free.

PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR AND STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about stars and constellations in the local night sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272,

PERFECT POLLINATOR LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. A gourmet luncheon with a celebrity mixologist that will show you how to mix drinks with herbs, flowers and honey. $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Registration required at

"TABLESCAPES": 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Club members interpret works of art submitted by Runnels School Students into table settings and flower arrangements. $5 to benefit the club's scholarship fund.

LOUISIANA YOUTH ORCHESTRA II: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. $10 at

FORD PERFORMANCE MEET & GREET: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 9704 Airline Highway. Ford-only car and truck show.

MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St. Enjoy food, art, music and antiques at this monthly event.

HARRY POTTER 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the popular book series. Costumes encouraged.

ST. GEORGE AUCTION: 6 p.m. to midnight, L'Auberge Casino, 777 L'Auberge Ave. A unique annual auction featuring food, live music and interesting characters in costumes (optional, of course). $60 at

REEL ROCK 12 MOVIE SHOWING: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., UpTown Climbing, 10505 Coursey Blvd. Featuring a screening of the climbing movie. $15 for walk-ins, $10 in advance, $5 for first-time visitors to the gym.

MAD HATTER COCKTAIL PARTY: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting St., Zachary. Join us for a silent auction, casino games, food, and dancing. Hats recommended. $80 for singles, $150 couples at

MARDI GRAS DANCE: 8 p.m., UTC Hall, 11175 Florida Blvd. Two-step your way to the Cajun dance hall and enjoy music from Jesse Brown & Choupique band. $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Free dance lessons at 7 p.m. Costumes optional.


BOOZIE BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Featuring a menu from chef Charles Wilford. 

KIDS CULINARY CLASS — KING CAKES: 1 p.m., Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Your little chef will get their own personalized jacket and take home a King Cake. Ages 3-12. $55 per child at

FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, USS Kidd and LSU Museum of Art in downtown Baton Rouge. Free admission to the galleries, $6 unlimited admission to planetarium shows at the museum, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities for all ages. and

"STORY FOR CHILDREN AND STRINGS QUARTET" LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. A family concert with a musical story and pieces by modern and classical composers. $15 general admission, $5 students at, (225) 766-3487, or (225) 578-4010.

POETRY READING AND WORKSHOP: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St, fifth floor. Poetry workshop including writing activities and readings led by LSU's Delta Literary Journal. Free.


LUNCH WITH LEANNE: 11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. Enjoy the voice of Dennis Jesse and a delicious meal. $65 at (225) 377-2029.

"TELL THEM WE ARE RISING" SCREENING: 6 p.m., Southern University and A&M College, 801 Harding Blvd. Watch a free screening of the documentary with a discussion to follow. To RSVP, call (225) 767-4274, or email


BATON ROUGE BLUES FESTIVAL LINEUP RELEASE PARTY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Driftwood Cask & Barrel, 326 Third St. Get the first look at this year's performers. Free. Ages 21 and up. 

ECLECTIC TRUTH SEMIFINALS & WRITING WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Top poets will slam for a spot at Grand Slam Finals and a shot at the National Poetry Slam Team. 

ANOTHER SHOW: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. A free weekly comedy open mic, hosted by O'Mar Finley and Terence Delane. 


BREC BATON ROUGE ZOOMOBILE: 10 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Get up close and personal with live animals while learning about wildlife conservation. Registration required, call (225) 231-3700.

"CHOCOLATE: THE HERB OF ROMANCE": 11 a.m., White Oak Plantation & Farm, 17660 George O'Neal Road. Join award-winning culinary herbalist Sarah Liberta for a celebration of every Valentine's favorite. $50 at

WINE WALK: BAR HOPPING DOWNTOWN: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Lava Cantina Downtown, 151 Third St. Two tastings at each venue. $10 at

WINTER WINE TASTING AND FOOD PAIRINGS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Twine Market and Deli, 2921 Government St. Sample wines from different regions and learn how to pair them. $50 at

QUICK & DIRTY DEMOS — SPANISH SPICES: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join Anne Milneck & Lili Courtney in this "Sit, Watch, Learn and Eat" demo exploring the world of spices. $20 at

"TEMPORAL AESTHETICS" RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the latest works from digital artists Hye Yeon Nam and Derick Ostrenko. On display through Feb. 10. Not for children. Free.

FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. View the latest works from Charles Barbier, Paul Dean, Clark Derbes and Tom Richard. Free.

LSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — "DON QUIXOTE": 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Union Theatre. A musical interpretation of the novel from the Spanish Golden Age. $18 general admission, $11 students.

WICKED FUNNY WEDNESDAYS: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar and Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Delete Comedy's weekly open-mic night. 


FRIENDS OF THE LSU LIBRARIES QUARTERLY SOCIAL: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. Drink historic punch, preview rare books on sale and sign up to volunteer at the Book Bazaar. $10 donation. For more information, email $

"BONJOUR | AU REVOIR SURRÉALISME" RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth floor. LSU Art History professor Darius Spieth leads a gallery talk, followed by sake tasting. $10 general admission, $5 for students, free for members.

HERITAGE LECTURE: FREEDOM'S DANCE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. A photographic and textual overview of the social, aid and pleasure club parade culture in New Orleans. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. 

"BLACK ORPHEUS": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The Oscar winning retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the Carnival in Rio de Jeneiro. $9.50 at, (866) 451-2787.

PERMUTATIONS OF THREE: 7:30 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Featuring Rachel Ciraldo, flute; Christopher Lowery, viola; and Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr, harp. $35 at

"THE WIZARD OF OZ": 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and their friends in this Broadway production of the classic tale. $45-70 at

COMEDY ÉTOUFFÉE: 8:30 p.m., Happy's, 136 Third St. Live comedy show in downtown Baton Rouge. 


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Main and Fifth streets. Featuring local produce and seasonal vegetables as well as a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.

AT ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Featuring a special exhibit and program honoring African-Americans located in the site's Gift Shop Conference Room. On display throughout February. 

AT BREC'S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Featuring Fiber Art Show — "Native Animals" on display through Feb. 18. 

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "Creoles Du Monde" on display through May 6; and "Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter" on display through Feb. 25.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat" on display through March 25; "Broken Time: Sculpture by Martin Payton" through Feb. 11; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" through Feb. 25; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Feb. 18; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring "For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War" on display through June 9; and selections from the permanent collection.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.