FRIDAY

  • STORIES IN ART: ART GONDOLIERS: 10:30 a.m., fifth floor, LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Program for young children and caregivers includes collage activity, tour and book reading. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.com
  • GLORY AND GUMBO: 12:05 p.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays during Lent, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation, 205 N. Fourth St. Ministers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak during St. James’ gumbo lunch sales.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • LIVESTOCK & POULTRY SHOW: Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena, Southern University and A&M College campus. (225) 771-4350 or suagcenter.com

THE GOOD BODY: 7:30 P.M., STUDIO THEATRE, LSU MUSIC & DRAMATIC ARTS BUILDING, DALRYMPLE DRIVE. SWINE PALACE PRODUCTION AS BENEFIT FOR THE LOCAL GROUP STAR (SEXUAL TRAUMA AWARENESS AND RESPONSE). $15, ONLINE; $20, AT THE DOOR. MUSIC.LSU.EDU

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • MONSTER JAM: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, River Center. New this year: a dirt track. $30.25 and $46.05. brrivercenter.com
  • “A DOLL’S HOUSE”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pasqua Theatre, 523 Felicity St., Gonzales. First production in Ascension Community Theatre’s 2015 season. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org

ATTIC TRASH & TREASURE SALE: 7:30 A.M.-4 P.M. FRIDAY, 9 A.M.-4 P.M. SATURDAY AND 11 A.M.-4 P.M. SUNDAY, OLD MERVYN’S, CORTANA MALL. SALES TO BENEFIT FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES OF GREATER BATON ROUGE AND OTHER AREA CHARITIES.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 14

  • “CARRIE - THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. An LSU Theatre production based on Stephen King’s “Carrie.” $20, adults; $15, seniors, faculty and staff; and $12, students (225) 578-3527 or theatre.lsu.edu

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 22

  • “COMPANY”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical about a man trying to make sense of the institution of marriage. $20-$28. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org

SATURDAY

  • RACE FOR THE CURE: 8 a.m., LSU. 5K run/walk and one-mile fun run. batonrouge.info-komen.org
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
  • “THE LITTLE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER - A STEPHEN SONDHEIM TRIBUTE: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette. Performance in celebration of the theater’s 10th anniversary. $10. (225) 344-0334

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • ANNUAL SHELL SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. A display of shells collected from various parts of the world. A presentation of the Louisiana Malacological Society. Free. (225) 924-5772

SUNDAY

  • “MADAMA BUTTERFLY”: 3 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. Puccini’s opera presented by Opera Louisiane. $35-$100. (225) 377-2029 or operalouisiane.com
  • ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. An intimate look at the inspirations, techniques and thoughts that led to the works featured in the gallery. Each of the four exhibiting artists will discuss their work and answer questions. Free.

TUESDAY

  • LSU SYMPHONIC BAND: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. $20, general public; $15, LSU faculty, staff and seniors; $10, LSU students with ID. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu
  • 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. Women of the World Poetry Slam representative showcase featuring Desiree Dallagiacomo and Beck Cooper. $7.

WEDNESDAY

  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. “Time Will Tell: What We Can Learn about the Civil War from Modern Conflicts.” Fred C. Frey will present the laws of war. LouisianaStateMuseum.org
  • AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM: 5 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Melissa Wallace will read “It’s Great to be a NOLA Kid” at 5:30 p.m. Crafts, book signings.(225) 771-8488

“SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS”: 7:30 P.M., RIVER CENTER THEATRE. TRAVELING BROADWAY PRODUCTION. $40.10-$60.55. BRRIVERCENTER.COM

THURSDAY

  • OPENING RECEPTION FOR “MARGARET EVANGELINE: ON WAR: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. $10; free for museum members.

“THE HISTORY OF CHARITY HOSPITALS OF LOUISIANA”: 6:30 P.M., THE EAST ROOM, OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION, 502 NORTH BLVD. DR. JONATHAN ROBERTS AND DR. THOMAS DURANT WILL DISCUSS AND TELL THE STORY OF CHARITY HOSPITAL IN NEW ORLEANS, THE SUBJECT OF THEIR NEW BOOK. $10 OR FREE TO FHL MEMBERS.

  • “THE ARCHETYPE OF GREED”: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Art Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A lecture presented by the Jung Society. $10, or free to members.
  • ARIANA STRING QUARTET: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. $10, general public; $5, faculty/staff/seniors and LSU students with ID. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu

ONGOING

  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibits by artist members Preston Gilchrist, Theresa Herrera, Marcus McAllister and Jessica Sharpe, through Friday, March 26. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org
  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
  • 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. 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
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200

The Enchanted Mansion: A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or enchantedmansion.org

Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. “A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, both through Sunday, March 15. 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.

Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000

  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy” and “Venice Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark,” through April 19. “Margaret Evangeline: On War,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org

LSU School of Art’s Glassell Gallery: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free. “Graphic Guts:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Art of Luba LukovaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” March 14-April 2. Reception Thursday, March 26. (225) 389-7180 or glassellgallery.org

  • OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER - TOM WALLACE ART WALL: 17000 Medical Center Drive. An exhibit of art by Bonnie Smith Williams titled “Familiar Subjects - New and Old,” through Saturday, March 28. Each piece of art tells a story or is done in a different technique.
  • 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.
  • 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. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: 801 Harding Blvd. (225) 771-4109.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Brave Steps: The Louisiana Native Guard,” an exhibit to mark the last year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, through Sunday, March 22. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through April 5. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose