FRIDAY

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. recreationevents@brec.org.

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. jgerald@brgov.com, (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. 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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 theatrebr.org.

"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 goo.gl/LUXdUq

"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. runnels.org

"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, nvtarts.org.

SATURDAY

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 catholiccommunityradio.org.

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. lasm.org

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. westbatonrougemuseum.com.

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, lasm.org.

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 hsabr.org

"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 brso.org.

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 stgeorgeauction.org.

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. reelrocktour.com/event/baton-rouge-la

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 zacharycharityleague.org.

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. batonrougecajundance.com.

SUNDAY

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 eventbrite.com.

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. lasm.orglsumoa.org and usskidd.com.

"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 louisianasinfonietta.org, (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. lsumoa.org.

MONDAY

LUNCH WITH LEANNE: 11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave. Enjoy the voice of Dennis Jesse and a delicious meal. $65 at operalouisiane.com. (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 rsvp@lpb.org.

TUESDAY

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. 

WEDNESDAY

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. ebrpl.com.

"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 eventbrite.com.

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 eventbrite.com.

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 eventbrite.com.

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 redstickspice.com.

"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. artsbr.org.

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. batonrougegallery.org.

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. lsu.edu/cmda.

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

THURSDAY

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 givetolibraries@lsu.edu. $

"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. lsumoa.org.

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 manshiptheatre.org, (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 brso.org.

"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 ticketmaster.com.

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

ONGOING

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. breada.org

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. westbatonrougemuseum.com.

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." lsumoa.org.

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. lasm.org.

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. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.