LOUISIANA CRAFT BREWERS GUILD SOCIAL: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tiger Tavern, 14505 La. 44, Gonzales. Visit with folks from nine Louisiana breweries and try their beers.

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL: HARRY POTTER: 6 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. How much do you know from the Harry Potter books? Prizes given to winners.

ALL-PARISH HONOR JAZZ BANDS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. See a concert featuring young jazz musicians from the greater Baton Rouge area. $5 at (866) 451-2787.


"POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL": 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, LSU Shaver Theatre. A young girl is forced to move to a small town in this new play. $20 general admission, $15 students.


JURASSIC QUEST: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring dinosaur rides and fossil digs. $18 seniors, $20 adults and kids. VIP kids tickets $34.


SUSAN G. KOMEN BATON ROUGE RACE FOR THE CURE: 6 a.m., A.Z. Young Park, 800 N. Third St. Annual 5K with survivors breakfast and celebration to raise funds and awareness to the breast cancer movement.

BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Lottery Lot on Fifth Street between Laurel and Main streets. Featuring a variety of handmade arts, furniture, jewelry, soaps and sculptures. Free to attend.

CARS AND COFFEE: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge, 10949 Airline Highway. Monthly car show, featuring Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot Donuts on site.

IONE E. BURDEN SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. Exploring the meaning of vernacular architecture with guest speakers.

RED STICK DAY FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., BREC's Perkins Road Community Park, 7122 Perkins Road. Annual event featuring casting instruction and coaching, exhibitors, raffles and food.

STORY TIME IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Storybook readings and theme-related crafts for families and children ages 3-8. Free.

THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE: 9 a.m. to noon, Airline Highway Park, 17200 Airline Highway. A unique fun run that has giant inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course.

FAIT Á LA MAIN: ACADIAN HANDICRAFTS: 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit featuring crafts by Louisiana artisans.

HANDS-ON HAPPENINGS: 10 a.m. to noon, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Create a traditional Inuit toy inspired by the current exhibit "Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture" on display through June 3.

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,

"SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED": 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the latest works from Dean Dablow. Reception to follow on March 10.

STUNTFEST CAR SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., StreetKing, 7221 Airline Highway. Visit the latest car show in town. 

MATTHEW GURNSEY "THE KILTED MAN": 11 a.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Matthew Gurnsey sweeps audiences into Irish tales with his traditional Celtic instruments and rich bass voice.

SOUTHERN MUSCLE MONTHLY CRUISE-IN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Twin Peaks Restaurant, 6990 Siegen Lane. Monthly show for muscle car lovers.

HOLI FEST: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., International Cultural Center at LSU, 3365 Dalrymple Drive. Marking the beginning of spring, this fun event features festivalgoers throwing colored powder on each other to celebrate love, happiness and friendships. 

POETRY OUT LOUD STATE COMPETITION: Noon, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. High school students representing every region in the state will compete. Free.

AUTHOR APPEARANCE AND SIGNING: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd., No. 100. Join author Alan G. Gauthreaux for a book signing and discussion of "Bloodstained Louisiana: Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934."

TEDxLSU: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., LSU Union Theater. An intellectual and creative experience that brings local, regional, and statewide communities together through discussions from noted speakers. Tickets are sold out, but you can join a waiting list.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY KICK-OFF PARTY: 2 p.m., Uncle Earl's, 3753 Perkins Road, Suite 3. Featuring a crawfish boil and music from Pants Party. 

STEVE HOFSTETTER: 8:30 p.m., Mid City Ballroom, 136 S. Acadian Thruway. The comedian brings his tour to Baton Rouge. $20 online at and at the door. Ages 18 an up. 

QUIET CLUBBING: 9:30 p.m., Barcadia, 3347 Highland Road. Get a pair of wireless headphones and dance the night away in this new party experience. Free before 10:30 p.m., $20 general admission after. Tickets available at


MARCH ENDUROCROSS: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. The fastest cars around zoom around a special marked track to score the best time. First car out at 10:15 a.m.

KAYAK DEMO DAY ON LSU LAKES: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. 

BOOZIE BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cane Lane Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Featuring food from chef William Wells of Culinary Productions.

FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, USS Kidd and LSU Museum of Art in downtown Baton Rouge. Free admission to the galleries, $6 unlimited admission to planetarium shows at the museum, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities for all ages. and

MATTIE STREET MARKET: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Mattie Street Market, 120 Mattie St., Denham Springs. A new monthly arts and crafts event.

CONSTANTINIDES NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, fifth floor, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring compositions inspired by surrealist prints in "Bonjour| Au Revoir Surréalisme." Free.

LOGOS STRING QUARTET: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., LSU School of Music. Featuring a performance from the LSU quartet. 

FREE FOOD SUNDAY: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. Dave Remmetter grills barbecue chicken and will serve a few sides. 


"CALL ME BY YOUR NAME": 1 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the Oscar-nominated coming of age drama. $9.50 at Rated R. (866) 451-2787.


LSU SYMPHONIC BAND — "MOVIES REVISITED": 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Union Theater. Featuring works from movies such as "Lord of the Rings." $18 at


SIP & SAUTÉ: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Acadian House Kitchen & Bath Studio, 6971 Exchequer Drive. A cooking class hosted by chef Matt Reed, focusing on Irish dishes and flavors. $40 on

"THE PENALTY" SCREENING: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Capitol Park Event Center, 702 River Road N. To mark the "Day of Empathy," The Promise of Justice Initiative presents a screening of "The Penalty." Free. Donations of $2.50 are suggested to cover costs.

TEA 101: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Anne Milneck hosts a discussion and tasting on tea. $20 at

FORTIER-GERBRECHT JAZZ INVITATIONAL CONCERT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Jazz ensembles and combos from area middle and high schools will participate. $5 at (866) 451-2787.

ANOTHER SHOW: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Open mic comedy. Free.


EUROPEAN FILM MONTH PRESENTS "A CIAMBRA": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the Italian drama about a teenager who is ready to fill his big brother's shoes. $9.50 at (866) 451-2787.

FIRST OPENING WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Enjoy the latest works from Kelly A. Mueller, Nonney Oddlokken and Jacqueline Dee Parker. Free.

JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY DINNER: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Kalurah Street Grill, 2857 Perkins Road. For full menu description and tickets, visit $65 per person.

DELETE COMEDY OPEN MIC: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Station Sports Bar & Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Open mic comedy night. 


ROBERT WILLIAMS: SLANG AESTHETICS RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Artist Robert Williams will give a gallery talk. $10 for general public, $5 for students, free for members.

"LA TRAGÉDIE ET LA COMÉDIE":7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 220 St. Louis St. Featuring performances of works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Beethoven. $38-72 at

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING": 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Shakespeare's romantic comedy comes to life in this adaption by John Minigan. $19 at (225) 924-6496.


LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER FESTIVAL: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. Sunday, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring workshops and concerts on mountain and hammered dulcimers.


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.

AT GREENWELL SPRINGS REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. "The Journey of Petrouchka" exhibit opens at 9 a.m. Thursday and is on display through March. (225) 274-4440. 

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "Creoles Du Monde" on display through May 6.

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; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture" through June 3; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

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.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.