• FAMILY DINNER COMEDY TROUPE IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Live improv game. Rated R; 17 and older please. $5. (225) 344-0334 or


  • “MASTER CLASS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Recital Hall, Room 102, LSU School of Music. Inspired by a series of master classes the great diva conducted at Juilliard toward the end of her career, this drama puts Maria Callas at center stage again as she coaxes, prods and inspires students — “victims” as she calls them — into giving the performances of their lives while revealing her own. $25; $22 for a group of 10 or more and $20 for students. (225) 924-6496 or


  • ST. JUDE RUN FOR THE CHILDREN 5K: 8 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Live entertainment, food and fun. Awards will be given for the overall top male and female finishers, as well as the fastest three males and females in each group.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
  • MUSIC & SUNSHINE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1606 Main St., Baker. Presentation from the children’s dance team, a musical recital on piano and harp and a book signing by the Rev. Seketa M. Woods. (225) 933-3261


  • FUN FOOD FASHION: noon-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 478 Constitution Ave. Presented by the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ Lagniappe Woman’s Club. $45, person; $400, table of 10. (225) 929-7659 or (225) 767-5786
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or


  • MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: 10 a.m., Louisiana Memorial Plaza, 305 S. River Road. Sponsored by the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, there will be a viewing of the movie “Taking Chance,” and Gold Star Sibling Billie Jo Alexander will be the keynote speaker. Veterans are encouraged to wear something that represents their branch of service. (225) 342-1942 or
  • MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. The Baton Rouge Concert Band will perform. Free. (225) 223-8773 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 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. Grand Slam Finals to select the representative for the Individual World Poetry Slam. National Poetry Slam 2014 championship winning team member G. Yamazawa will be featured. $7.


  • SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER PARTY: 2:30 p.m., EBR Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. An event for teens to learn about library summer programming. There will be video and board games, superhero relay races and more. Snacks will be provided.
  • KIDS’ NIGHT: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., La Davina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Weekly event featuring local children’s authors. No purchase required.
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.



  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Work of artist gallery members James Burke, Rob Carpenter, Mary Lee Eggart and Eleanor Owen Kerr. Through May 28. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or
  • 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.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680

The Gallery at Manship Theatre: 100 Lafayette St. “The Art of Vinyl,” an exhibition celebrating iconic album art as an expression and connection to the music and cultural trends of its era. Opening Thursday, May 28.

  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Steve Schmidt and Julie Crews, through June 6. (225) 769-0582 or
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. 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. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” through June 28. “Emerson Bell: A Tribute,” through June 21.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500. “Alligators: Dragons in Paradise,” through June 6.

lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2.

LSU Student Union Art Gallery: LSU campus. “2015 20” x 20” x 20” National Compact Competition and Exhibit,” through June 10.

pet adoptions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. 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.

West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.

  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: noon-4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose