- STORIES IN ART: 10:30 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Shake, Stretch, & Pose — Exploring the Art of Movement with Leroy Neimann,” program designed for pre-school age and younger. Free. (225) 389-7207
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
- ‘A SUNDAY MORNING KINDA GAL’: 7 p.m., Louisiana State Police Training Center, 7901 Independence Park Blvd. Stage play by Christina Cottles. $20. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Home grown produce and other homemade products, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photos, glass, paintings, sculpture and more. Children’s activities available. (225) 344-8558
- CAPITOL PARK WALKING TOUR: 9:15 a.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Patrons are advised to dress comfortably and prepare for periods of brisk walking. Attendance is limited to the first 25 guests; reservations are recommended. Inclement weather activities available. (225) 342-5428
- BOWLING TOURNAMENT: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Circle Bowl, 8878 Florida Blvd. Sponsored by the Robert A. Bogan Fire Museum Board of Directors, tickets are $110 per four-member team. Funds will be used to restore and refurbish the museum. (225) 892-6891
- LAMBORGHINI YOUTH ACADEMY: 11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 529 Convention St. Free auto training, Lamborghini rides, Rockstar cart racing for ages 10 to 20. lamborghinilouisiana.com
- PRAISE EMPOWERING POETRY: 1 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
- BASIC QUILTING: 2 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, Pride.
- ANIME DAY: 3 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Attendees can buy, sell, trade or browse. $8, adults; $2, children. (985) 624-8577 or capgunshows.com
- AUDITIONS FOR LOMBARDI: 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. (225) 924-6494 or theatrebr.org
- USS KIDD FIRST SUNDAY – GEAUX TIGERS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. Attendees will be able to make purple and gold mementos and work on football-themed activities. There will be self-guided tours, indoor and outdoor games, music, arts and crafts, movies in the theater, gelato for sale in the lobby and much more. The KIDD has also partnered Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Louisiana and they will be available to answer questions in the lobby. Free. (225) 342-1942
- LASM FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free museum admission and discounted planetarium movies. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
- FREE FIRST SUNDAY FAMILY FUN ART BOX: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Self-guided program for children of all ages and their caregivers. Theme is Body in Motion, Wire Sculpture. Part of Free First Sunday.
- GALLERY TALK, TOUR: 2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring the art of Kelli Scott Kelly. Free.
- ARTIST LECTURE: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. French track star turned modern dancer and choreographer Pascal Rioult speaks about the connection to sports and the arts. Free. (225) 389-7200
- WWI FIREARMS SHOW-AND-TELL: 3 p.m.-4 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Curator Angelique Bergeron will give a gallery tour of the exhibit “100 Years after the War to End All Wars.” The event will also feature a talk by Veteran Air Forces mechanic Brian Harp. Free. (225) 336-2422
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- 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. The night will feature a set by acoustic-soul musician Kevin Sandbloom. $7. kevinsandbloom.com
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
- LUNCHTIME LAGNIAPPE: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Titled “Footsteps in Time,” the event features a talk by Gayle Breaux Smith, a New Iberia native who has traced her family back 350 years from France through Nova Scotia, then Massachusetts to Louisiana. Attendees should pack a lunch. (225) 219-0726
- AROUND THE WORLD AT LUNCH LECTURE: Noon-1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Curator Katie Pfohl will present the new lunch series that follows six American artist-travelers across the globe. Themed treats will be provided but attendees should pack a lunch. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. (225) 389-7200
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 6400 Perkins Road (behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center).
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St.; and noon-2 p.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Weather permitting.
- FRESHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by Forward Arts, the event is a youth-run function for ages 13 to 19. The featured performer will be slam poet Deandre Hill. $5. (225) 389-7226 or forwardarts.org
- ‘IN THE HEIGHTS’: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. $25. (225) 344-0334 or newventuretheatre.org
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibit by Scott Finch, Charles Barbier, Leanne Cambric and Paul Dean, through Thursday, Sept. 25. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470
- BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
- EBR MAIN LIBRARY: 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Eric J. Brown exhibit, The “Creator’s Breath” collection and “form of calligraphy” paintings; and “Ransom Rambo,” a collection of original paintings honoring African-American heroes, through Sept. 30. (225) 231-3712 or ebrpl.com
- LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER SOCIETY: Basic beginner class and beyond-beginner class offered four Mondays in September (beginning Sept. 8), with final class on Oct. 6. Classes are 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. (225) 261-6696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: New Convenant Church, Denham Springs. Fall semester underway. Apprentice choir for children in grades K-3 meets 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Chorus for grades 3-10 meets 6 p.m. Tuesday. lpccsing.org or (225) 247-5555
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17, 2015. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18, 2015. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25, 2015. lsumoa.org
- LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “CANstruction Competition,” participants in area design, building and business communities have built structures made of cans of food. Display runs through Sept. 12. “American Brilliant Cut Glass: A Silver Lining” and “Herman Mhire - Emilio Garcia: The Art and Science of Shells,” through Sept. 24. “Selections from the LASM Collection: Egyptian Tapestries,” through Oct. 12. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
- LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “Light Up Louisiana,” presented by the Louisiana Photographic Society. Exhibit continues until Sept. 20. (225) 342-0500
- LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Exhibits by Tony Bernard and woodcarver Henry Watson through Tuesday, Sept. 30. Free. (225) 922-1000
- 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
- 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; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday (during Daylight Saving Time only), 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
- RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH: 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville. Third annual “Children’s Community Art and Photography Show,” through Sunday, Sept. 28. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sundays and by appointment. Free. For an appointment, email email@example.com.
- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” through Friday, Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment on Friday. Free.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “100 Years After the War to End All Wars,” exhibit marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I, through Oct. 26. “Mill Sessions,” an exhibit of photographs by New Orleans photographer David Armentor focuses on the sugar production in south Louisiana. Exhibit runs through Nov. 9. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose