- LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Startisan & West Without. Free.
- HOT ART, COOL NIGHTS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., midcity area. A Mid City Merchants art festival, with galleries and other businesses spotlighting local artists and their original work. Free.
- IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre’s Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by the Family Dinner Comedy Troupe. For audience 17 and older. $5. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
- MOTHER’S DAY GIFT SHOP HOP: LSU Museum of Art, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Capitol Park Museum Gift Shop, USS Kidd, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Magnolia Mound, and Louisiana State Capitol. Register to win a gift basket of items from all participating stores, and receive a 25 percent discount on the purchase of any one item at each museum shop.
- “BOEING-BOEING”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Set in Paris in the 1960s, the comedy follows the flighty tale of Bernard, a jet-setting architect who is juggling three flight attendants with the help of his reluctant housekeeper. $25; $20 for students with ID. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- “SHOUT! A GOOD NEWS MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. A New Venture Theatre Production. $20. (225) 588-7576 or newventuretheatre.org
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- BATON ROUGE URBAN ADVENTURE RACE: Various locations, Baton Rouge. The first race in the Louisiana Adventure Racing series. Teams will bike, hike, paddle and more. The race will also include the Massey’s Professional Outfitters $100 Treasure Hunt certificates on the course. Registration required. laadventureracing.com
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
- BATON ROUGE STAMP SHOW: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Council on Aging Building, 5790 Florida Blvd. Stamp dealers will offer postage stamps and postal memorabilia to interested collectors. Free admission and parking. (225) 802-7919
- FOOTBALL HISTORY TALK: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Coach Barrett Murphy will tell the stories of south Louisiana’s Great Depression era six-man football teams. He will discuss his book “Barefoot, Bloodied, and Bruised: The Story of Six-Man Football in Louisiana.” Registration required. (225) 647-3955
- MOTHER’S DAY TEA: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. $17. Reservations required. (225) 766-0340
- NEAL FAMILY BLUES: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit about the music and legacy of Raful Neal and his family opens. wbrmuseum.org
- SPRING JAM/BI-ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Baton Rouge Music Studios, LLC, 9327 Burbank Drive. The show will feature all programs offered at BRMS includingText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color private lessons, group classes, RockLab, and Young Band Nation. $10; clients (current student’s parents and siblings)Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color $7; free to current students. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorProceeds to benefit the purchase of a storefront sign.
- KIDS’ ORCHESTRA HONORS ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR SPRING CONCERT: 4 p.m., Christian Life Fellowship Sanctuary, 2037 Quail Drive. A one-hour concert presented by K-5th grade students, featuring a performance by their teachers. Free.
- HAPPYS 5000 5K: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A 5000 meter road race. There will be music, food and art.
- ALL CITY TEEN POETRY SLAM FESTIVAL GRAND SLAM FINALS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Magnolia Theatre, Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. The culiminating portion of the 9th annual youth poetry festival. Four four teams and six individual poets compete for a spot on the All Star team which will compete at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival. $15, adults; $5, youth. forwardarts.org
- BROTHERS WE LOVE” GROUP ART EXHIBITION: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Chez Fab — Urban Art House, 3993 Iroquois St. Free.
- SYMPHONY IDOL: 7:30 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4600 Essen Lane. The BR Symphony Orchestra’s pops concert featuring “American Idol” finalists Matt Giraud, LaKisha Jones and Haley Scarnato. $20, adults; $18, seniors; $10, children. Free for ages 5 and younger. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Table seating is $100 per person. (225) 383-0500 or brso.org
- LOUISIANA BAYOU SPRINTERS: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road, Baker. $20 adults; $5 ages 7-12; free ages 6 and younger. (225) 774-4524 or batonrougeraceway.com
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by the Caesar Brothers Band. acgbr.com
- 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. Featuring a performance by Boston poet April Ranger. $7.
- LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. The discussion theme will be “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History.” (225) 219-0726 or LouisianaStateMuseum.org
- KIDS’ NIGHT: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., La Davina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Weekly event featuring local children’s authors. No purchase required.
- PENNINGTON: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorRed Stick Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
- BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOOPER ROAD OPEN HOUSE: 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 10700 Hooper Road, Central. There will be faculty tours, refreshments and recruiters on-site to assist with online applications. mybrcc.edu
POP-UP EXHIBIT: 6 P.M.-8 P.M., ANN CONNELLY FINE ART, 4221 PERKINS ROAD. LOCAL ARTIST MIA KAPLAN WILL HOST AND DEBUT HER NEWEST LINE OF TEXTILES FOR 2015, IN ADDITION TO HER NEWEST BODIES OF WORK IN FREE STANDING SCULPTURE AND PAINTING AND DRAWING. ANNCONNELLY.COM
HERITAGE LECTURE: 6:30 P.M., EAST ROOM, OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION, 502 NORTH BLVD. AUTHOR MAGGIE H. RICHARDSON WILL SHARE INSIGHTS AND SIGN COPIES OF HER BOOK, “HUNGRY FOR LOUISIANA: AN OMNIVORE’S JOURNEY.” RECEPTION AT 6 P.M. $10 OR FREE FOR FHL MEMBERS. FHL.ORG
- LECTURE: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Jung and the Prophet: Archetypal Icon of the Prophet by Harrell Weathersby, PhD, MSW, LCSW.The program is approved for two clock hours by NBCC. $10 general or free to Jung Society members. jungbatonrouge.org
- ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org
- CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. CAAWS.org
- CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. CAAWS.org
- CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
- DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
- THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “VINTAGE,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Baton Rouge artist Gary Noel, through May 20. manshiptheatre.org
- 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 fwgallery.net
- 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. “Associated Women in the Arts,” art show and sale, through Sunday. “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. lsumoa.org
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. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
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.
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose