• LAUREL STREET PALOOZA: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 427 Laurel St. A cosmic party to benefit the arts, with music performances, a silent auction, food and spirits. The 2015 king, Cornelius Lewis, and queen, Ava Haymon, will be recognized. $40 advance; $45 door; $350 for 10. (225) 344-8558 or
  • STAR AWARDS: 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway. A celebration of UpStage Theatre Company’s 2014 season. $35.


  • “ONE THOUSAND WORDS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. An original musical by LSU alumni Curran Latas and Michael Braud. $15, adults; $10, students.
  • MAIN STREET MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Homegrown produce and other homemade products. (225) 267-5060
  • SATURDAY ARTS FOR FAMILIES: 10:30 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Participants will work with clay, practicing a variety of techniques from coiling, pinching and slab forming, to joining and surface embellishment. The program will begin with a tour of three-dimensional objects.



  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
  • A TREK TO THE LAND OF AURORAS: 7 p.m., Pennington Planetarium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Presentation by planetarium director Jon Elvert. Regular planetarium admission.
  • 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. $7.


  • LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE! THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PHILEMON THOMAS: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A lecture in conjunction with “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn” on display through Feb. 28. (225) 342-5428


  • BATON ROUGE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Films to be played are “The Sturgeon Queens,” “The Lady in Number 6,” “Hitler’s Children,” “The Wonders,” “Quality Balls” and “Under the Same Sun.”


  • YOGA IN THE GALLERIES: 6 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Organized by the Red Stick Peace Makers, the series will run Thursdays through Feb. 5. $15 per class or $40 for the bundle. (225) 389-7209
  • LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: Reception at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m., East room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. “The Accidental City - Improvising New Orleans” with author Dr. Lawrence Powell. $10 or free to FHL members.
  • FRESHHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. (entrance on North Boulevard). Presented by Forward Arts. Freequency will be the featured poet. $5.
  • CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Chamber IV- The Baroque Concerto.


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Surreal Salon 7,” exhibition of pop-surrealist and lowbrow art, tText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorhrough Thursday, Jan. 29. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (225) 383-1470.
  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. “American Decoy Exhibit,” through Feb. 28. 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 DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask. Through Feb. 28.
  • 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) 485-9200ouisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
  • EAST FELICIANA PARISH CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE: 12305 St. Helena St., Clinton. Marilyn Goff is the featured artist for January and February. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (225) 683-5145.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Installation of Silas Breaux, through Jan. 25. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. (225) 247-8555 or
  • 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-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-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.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “War of 1812 Quilt Challenge” until Sunday. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose