FRIDAY

  • FAR-OUT FIRST FRIDAY: 7 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. An evening of special planetarium shows and activities. Discover how some of your favorite Harry Potter characters got their names in a free, live presentation of “The Astronomical World of Harry Potter.” $5 for members; $7 for nonmembers. lasm.org
  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, La. 10, St. Francisville. An ongoing series that provides garden enthusiasts with a detailed look at selected portions of 19th century gardens. Admission is $4-$10. lastateparks.com.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.

BATON ROUGE BENCH PROJECT UNVEILS FIRST MEMORIAL: 9 A.M. TO NOON, MCKINLEY ALUMNI CENTER, 1520 THOMAS H. DELPIT DRIVE. CHRIS TYSON, LSU LAW PROFESSOR, WILL GIVE THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS. THE FIRST BENCH WILL BE PLACED IN HONOR OF THE 1953 BATON ROUGE BUS BOYCOTT.

HANDS-ON HAPPENINGS — PORTRAITS:TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR 10:30 A.M. TO NOONTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR, LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, 100 S. RIVER ROAD. HANDS ON ACTIVITIES ADAPTED TO BOTH THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART. “THE ARTIST REVEALED” EXHIBIT TO WILL BE THE INSPIRATION FOR PARTICIPANTS TO CREATE PORTRAITS.

CANARY ISLANDERS HERITAGE SOCIETY MEETING: 11 A.M., EAST BATON ROUGE LIBRARY, 9200 BLUEBONNET BLVD. SOCIETY MEMBER CARROLL FALCON WILL PRESENT HIS FINDINGS ON HIS RESEARCH INTO “THE BRULEES.” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CANARYISLANDERS.ORG

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 A.M., LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM, ADALIÉ BRENT AUDITORIUM, 100 S. RIVER ROAD. SING, DANCE AND SHARE STORIES IN THIS INTERACTIVE PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN THAT EXPLORES THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE SEASONS.

GOD OF CARNAGE AUDITIONS: 2 P.M., BREC’S INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE, 7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD. AUDITIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE’S LATEST PRODUCTION “GOD OF CARNAGE.” AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF ONE SHORT COMEDIC MONOLOGUE AND COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT. PERFORMANCE DATES ARE APRIL 14TH - 17TH.

  • BEADING SOCIAL: 6 p.m. Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Join the fun and work on projects. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.

SUNDAY

  • FIRST SUNDAY CARNIVAL TIME AT THE KIDD: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 River Road S. The four elements of carnival are song, music, costume and dance. There will be arts & crafts, carnival music, face painting, games, dancing, and movies in the theatre. usskidd.com
  • FIRST SUNDAY AT LASM: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Free admission to the galleries, reduced admission to planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities for all ages.
  • ACADIAN ROBOTICS 3D PRESENTATION: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Goodwood Library, Room 102, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Craig Billings, of Acadian Robotics, will demonstrate 3D printing. Free and open to the public.

PUBLIC GROUP READING WITH STACY HILTON: 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M., INDIGO SPIRITUAL CENTER, 609 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY. STACY HILTON CHOOSES INDIVIDUALS AND CONNECTS THEM TO THEIR DECEASED LOVED ONES. REGISTRATION FEE $30. WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM

TUESDAY

  • BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class allows patrons to learn how to make jewelry. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC FEATURING KEVIN SANDBLOOM: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside the Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St.

WEDNESDAY

  • ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY, SHOWING OF ‘ALL THE KING’S MEN’: 5 p.m., Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.

THURSDAY

  • FHL HERITAGE LECTURE: 6 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 502 N. Blvd. Featuring Paul Davidson, Director of the Black Bear Conservation Coalition.
  • BLACK IDENTITY — WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR BLACK LEADERS?: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Dutchtown branch, 13278 La. 73. A presentation by Dr. Jas Sullivan on black identity and what it means for contemporary black leaders.
  • SEED BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class features a new seed bead pattern each week of a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.

MUSIC RECITAL: 7:30 P.M., LSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL HALL, 102 SCHOOL OF MUSIC BUILDING. FACULTY MEMBERS LIN HE AND MICHAEL GURT WILL PERFORM A PROGRAM FEATURING RUSSIAN MUSIC. ADMISSION IS FREE. CMDA.LSU.EDU/EVENTS

ONGOING

  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Explore the latest works from Paul Dean, Heather Ryan Kelley and Kelly A. Mueller. Through Feb. 25. batonrougegallery.org
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART SHOW: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. Featured artists will be Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry. Through March 5.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past.” Through May 31. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
  • COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949 - 1969: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School. Through March 20.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
  • FW GALLERY AT THE SHAW CENTER: Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Andrea Pramuk’s architectural renderings will be on display through Feb. 12. fwgallery.net.
  • INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: 6:30 p.m., N The Art Space, 7809 Jefferson Highway, Suite B3. For those who have taken Amy Shutt’s basic photography class and/or are at the intermediate level of digital photography. $235 for alumni students, $250 for new students. Class runs through Feb. 16. For more information, call (225) 324-8936.
  • ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring the state of Louisiana. Through March 20.
  • ‘THE CARNIVAL, THE CITY AND THE SEA’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
  • ‘THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED)’: Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. This comedy that features a little bit of all of Shakespeare’s works runs through Sunday. Tickets are $25 for individuals, $20 for students. Student IDs required for student tickets. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.

LARK CERAMICS EXHIBIT: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, Room 210 inside the Union. The exhibit features works from the LSU School of Art and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville’s ceramics programs. Through Feb. 19. Free and open to the public. (225) 578-5162.

  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
  • OVERFLO/THE POOFS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Dr., Suite 103. View underwater photography from Aaron Hogan and new paintings from John Michael Byrd. Through April 1.
  • ‘RAPHAEL SOYER INTIMATE PORTRAITS’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Soupcon Gallery. The paintings on view are intimate portraits of women painted by Soyer at different intervals throughout his lengthy career. Through April 3.
  • ‘SOLARIUM’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Upper Main Gallery. An innovative art video created by NASA’s media team at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Through April 3.

Varied Treasure — Works by Brent Houzenga: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. For the last decade, Houzenga’s work has focused on painting on found objects. Opens Thursday. Through April 10.

  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 or older. restaurantipo.com
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or info@yelpbr.com

Compiled by Marchaund Jones