- “THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A New Venture Theatre production. $20. (225) 344-0334 or newventuretheatre.com
- “THE SHAPE OF THINGS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. Play by Neil LaBute as part of the Turner-Fischer City Series. For mature audiences. $20. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- 15TH ANNUAL SUMMER PLANT SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd. Presented by the Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation Board, Friends of the Botanic Garden and BREC. All proceeds go to development of the Botanic Garden. Email BotGarIP@aol.com
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown.
THE PROCESS OF CREATIVITY: 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., THE RED SHOES, 2303 GOVERNMENT ST. WORKSHOP ON NURTURING ONE’S CREATIVE SPIRIT. LED BY ARTISTS THERESE KNOWLES AND JACQUELINE DEE PARKER. $40; OPTIONAL LUNCH, $10. (225) 338-1170 OR THEREDSHOES.ORG
PELICAN WOODCARVERS GUILD: 10 A.M., BLUEBONNET REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY, 9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD. ADULTS CAN LEARN ABOUT WOODCARVING AND WORK ON A CREATION OF THEIR OWN. (225) 763-2240
- INTRODUCTION TO CHESS: 11 a.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Adults can get a lesson in the basics of the game. Free. (225) 274-4440
- ARTICULATE: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Gallery talk by exhibiting artists Dawn Black and Matt Morris. Free.
- KEEP THE SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, 103 France St. Honoring the men and women of the World War II generation. USO-style show, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dancing. Guests ecouraged to wear 1940s attire. (225) 342-1942 or usskidd.com
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- CARVER FIT CLUB: 5 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Adults, tweens and teens can learn about and practice Tai Chi. (225) 389-7440
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
- LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: noon, Capitol Park Museum. Lecture on “Occupy Baton Rouge: Yankees Invade Louisiana’s Capital City during the Civil War,” by Richard H. Holloway. Free.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 6400 Perkins Road (behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center).
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St.; and noon-2 p.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Weather permitting.
EXHIBITION PARTY: AMERICAN BRILLIANT PERIOD CUT GLASS: A SILVER LINING: 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 RIVER ROAD S. VIEW THE SHOW, TALK TO COLLECTORS. COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS. FREE. (225) 344-5272
RUSSELL LONG: A LIFE IN POLITICS: 6 P.M., RECEPTION; 6:30 P.M., LECTURE, OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION. PART OF THE FOUNDATION FOR HISTORICAL LOUISIANA’S HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES, AND PRESENTED BY MICHAEL S. MARTIN. $10, GUESTS; FREE, FHL MEMBERS. (225) 387-2464
- TELESCOPE TRAINING: 8 p.m., Main EBR Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Adults can learn the use and care of the library’s Dobsonian telescope, which is available to borrow. Free.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest work by artist members Dawn Black, Katie Knoeringer and Matt Morris, through Aug. 28. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free.
BEAUREGARD GALLERY: 715 Europe St., (225) 383-1932. “Four the Arts,” four-artist exhibit by Chris Bajon Jones, Joette LeBlanc, Kathy Tedaldi and Judy Duplantis Vernon, through Aug. 31.
brec splash pads: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
casas for casa playhouse raffle: Visit the CASA playhouse exhibit at the lower level court of the Mall of Louisiana. Raffle tickets will be for sale for $5 each through Aug. 17. Raising Cane’s will offer a free drink coupon for every raffle ticket purchased. casabr.org
THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. “Barbies” exhibit, through Saturday, Aug. 30. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors and $2, children. Under age 2 admitted free. (225) 769-0005, email@example.com or enchantedmansion.org
JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 6222 Jones Creek Road. “A Kaleidoscope of Quilts,” annual quilt show, through Aug. 27. (225) 756-1150
LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER SOCIETY: Advanced class and Slow Jam offered Mondays in August and Sept. 1; basic beginner class and beyond-beginner class offered four Mondays in September (beginning Sept. 8), with final class on Oct. 6. Classes are 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Community Bible church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. (225) 261-6696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
livingston parish children’s chorus: New Convenant Church, Denham Springs. Fall semester begins Tuesday. Apprentice choir for children in grades K-3 meets 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Chorus for grades 3-10 meets 6 p.m. Tuesday. lpccsing.org or (225) 247-5555
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17, 2015. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities,” on display through Sunday. lsumoa.org
LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “American Brilliant Cut Glass: A Silver Lining” and “Herman Mhire - Emilio Garcia: The Art and Science of Shells,” through Sept. 24. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. “Light Up Louisiana” presented by the Louisiana Photographic Society. Exhibit continues until Sept. 20. (225) 342-0500
manship theatre gallery: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Belin “Off the Wall” exhibit, through Aug. 24.
- 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.
- 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
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: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “100 Years after the War to End All Wars,” exhibit marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I, through Oct. 26. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana,” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Red staff