"DISTRACTIONS": 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. A reception featuring works from artist Tajreen Akter. artsbr.org, (225) 344-8558.
MOVIE IN THE PARK — "SING": 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., BREC's Mayfair Park, 655 S. Sabine Drive. Enjoy a free screening of the family movie.
"FANTASIA 2018" — SPLASH'S 14TH ANNIVERSARY: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road. Featuring mega mash-up performances of Disney classics.
"TOE OF SATAN" CHALLENGE: 10 p.m., Cadillac Cafe, 5454 Bluebonnet Road. Watch as Baton Rougeans take on the "Hottest Sucker In The World" for five minutes. Orphan Annie will play after contest.
"KICK IT OUT ... WITH LOVE, OF MOVING COLORS": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The local contemporary dance company presents its annual community performance. $23.50-$35 at manshiptheatre.org or (866) 451-2787.
LSU OPERA PRESENTS "DOG DAYS": 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., LSU Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive. This production depicts a world of chaos during a raging, undefined war on U.S. soil. $29 general admission, $19 seniors, $14 students at lsu.edu/cmda/.
"BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and 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.
"SKELETON CREW": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, 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 decide what they will sacrifice to survive. $27 general admission, $22 students. (225) 588-7576, nvtarts.org.
RECYCLED READS GIFT BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 3434 North Blvd. Featuring books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Cash only.
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.
CARVE YOUR OWN STAMP: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Blackbird Letterpress, 1607 Main St. Learn how to make your own stamp with Masy Chighizola. All materials provided. $75 at blackbirdletterpress.com or (225) 960-2453.
MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St. Enjoy local art and music at this monthly event.
PPG BEATS & BREWS: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Join Power Pump Girls for a night of fresh beats and brews.
PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of LSU's Nicholson Hall. Featuring views of the moon with closeup views of the lunar seas, craters and mountains. (225) 578-2261.
SURREAL SALON SOIREE: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A night of art, live music, interactive experiences, pop-surrealist visions and unique costumes. Advance tickets are $25 in costume, $30 without. Tickets at the door are $30 in costume, $35 without. batonrougegallery.org, (225) 383-1470.
TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 100 Lafayette St. Local comedians try to outsmart others in a series of quizzes and debates. Ages 16 and up. $7. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.
BASF KIDS' LAB — HOLD EVERYTHING: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore interestingly absorbent materials. (225) 344-5272, lasm.org.
ARTIST TALK WITH RON ENGLISH: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Surrealist artist Ron English discusses a banner designed for the museum related to his "Delusionville" project that is on display through March. lsumoa.org.
PAINT & DRINK NIGHT: CREATE A CUSTOM HAT: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Co., 1624 Wyoming St. Seattle artist Sarah Ashwood instructs on how to custom paint a hat design. $35 at eventbrite.com.
BERNADETTE'S TABLE — CHEF'S TABLE No. 1: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bernadette's Table, 5405 La. 44, Gonzales. Showcasing some of the new and exciting menu items and pairings available for private events. $115 at eventbrite.com.
FADE THE FLOW SUNDAYS: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Uppercuts Barbershop, 7760 Bluebonnet Blvd. Featuring food and hip-hop performances.
POP-SURREALIST RON ENGLISH LECTURE: 5 p.m., LSU School of Art's Design Building. English will host an informal lecture, touch on his career as a professional artist and the pop-surrealist movement. Free. batonrougegallery.org.
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Union Theatre. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents "Fire and Light," featuring trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth. $18 general admission, $11 students at lsu.edu/cmda.
LSU SCIENCE CAFE — SCIENCE IN TOM STOPPARD'S "ARCADIA": 5 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Get a look inside the play as actors perform scenes while joining the director and a mystery LSU professor in discussion on "Science of ARCADIA." Free. Ages 18 and up.
BR DRINK & DRAW: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. Bring your sketchbooks or iPads and get creative while you drink.
"SHEN YUN": 7:30 p.m. both nights, Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. A classical Chinese dance with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestra works. $80-120 at ticketmaster.com.
BOURBON AND BUTCHERY CLASS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Twine Market and Deli, 2921 Government St. Join us to learn about our whole hog butchery process while sampling MD Roland Distillery's Bourbon. $45 at eventbrite.com.
CAJUN CLASSICS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Anne Milneck explores her South Louisiana roots and classic Cajun culinary training in this delicious demo. $45 at redstickspice.com.
WILLIAM HILL WINE DINNER: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rouses Market, 14635 Airline Highway, Gonzales. Featuring five delicious courses paired with wines from William Hill Estate Winery. $55 at eventbrite.com.
MANHATTAN CHAMBER PLAYERS: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. New York-based musicians perform works by legendary composers.
"STAR WARS" TRIVIA: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Barcadia Baton Rouge, 3347 Highland Road. A long time ago in a bar far, far away ... Enjoy a night of trivia on the movie series at the bar and restaurant.
"BILLION DOLLAR BUYER" VIEWING PARTY: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Rotolo's Craft & Crust, 411 Ben Hur Road. Find out if Hanley's Foods gets a deal with billionaire mogul Tilman Fertitta during this viewing party, complete with food and appetizers. facebook.com/hanleysfoods.
CREOLES DU MONDE: 10 a.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This new exhibit explores the Creole world and culture from Africa and Europe to the Americas. Exhibit open through May 5. westbatonrougemuseum.com.
RUM REVELRY — A MASQUERADE GALA EVENT: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring a live performance by Casa Samba, head dress tying demonstration, a cigar station and rum tastings. Carnival costumes are encouraged. Free. westbatonrougemuseum.com.
TRIVIA NIGHT: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. Compete with friends and enjoy beer swag and pint specials.
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 BREC'S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Featuring Fiber Art Show — "Native Animals" on display through Feb. 18.
AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY FOR ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "Surreal Salon" on display through Wednesday. batonrougegallery.org/surreal-salon/.
AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "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 Red That Colored the World" on display through Wednesday; "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.