- D-DAY REMEMBRANCE LECTURE: 1 p.m., USS KIDD Museum Theatre, 305 S. River Road. Presented by WWII Museum curator Eric Rivet. (225) 342-1942
- ARTIST RECEPTION: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Art Council’s Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Featuring “Farewell Works” by Melissa Precise. artsbr.org
- WESLEY BELL RINGERS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Concert will feature 30 youth ringers playing more than 225 handbells and handchimes. Free; love offering received. (225) 924-6269, ext. 233
- ‘ANNIE’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $28, individual; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, student advance. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- NATIONAL GO SKATEBOARDING DAY: sunrise-sunset, Extreme Sports Park, 7122 Perkins Road; Old Hammond Highway Park, 8900 Old Hammond Highway, and Church Street Park, 3210 Church St., Zachary. Free. (225) 766-9039
- PADDLE UP 1: 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Blvd. This program will teach entry-level participants. Safety equipment and kayaks are provided on site as part of the program registration fee. Upon completion of the Paddle Up 1 class, participants can move on to the more advanced classes BREC offers. Registration is required, classes are limited to eight participants. $10 per person. Email email@example.com to make a payment by phone.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 501 Main St. Tomato Me Crazy Fresh Fest. Local food, produce and more for sale. breada.org
- DOG DAY AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. All dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash and have current vaccinations. General admission applies. (225) 757-8905
- THE BONE LADY: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Forensic anthropologist Mary Manhein will present a talk about various aspects of her work. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. Free. (225) 924-8921
- HAMPSTEAD STAGE PRESENTS ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’: 10:30 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Free. (225) 665-8118
- CAWWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
- CAWWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
- PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
- ROYAL SCANDALS FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO PRESENT TIMES: 2 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Presentation by William B. Robison. (225) 756-1150
- IPT AUDITIONS: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Auditions for “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” for ages 18 and older. (225) 216-0660
STOCK CAR RACING ON DIRT: 8 P.M., BATON ROUGE RACEWAY, 17770 PLANK ROAD. $12, ADULTS; $5, CHILDREN AGES 7-12; FREE, CHILDREN AGES 6 AND YOUNGER. (225) 774-4524
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- BATON ROUGE ADENIUM, CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
- ‘THE ART OF IMAGINATION’ OPENING RECEPTION: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Lake Sherwood Village, 4101 Plaza Tower Drive. Featuring works by Anne Boudreau, Jane Olson-Phillips, Barbara Warren and Juli Juneau.
- SUNDAYS @4: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Sam Irwin will read from his book “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean.” Free. batonrougegallery.org
- 10TH ANNUAL COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP: Noon-4 p.m., New Covenant Baptist Church, 215 Florida Ave., Denham Springs. Joshua Toups will guide students through the world of improvisational comedy. Open to students who have completed 8th-12th grade. $200. (225) 937-9622
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
- IF ROCKS COULD SING: 3 p.m. Monday, Fairwood Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway, (225) 924-9384; 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, (225) 756-1140; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Delmont Gardens Library, 3351 Lorraine St., (225) 354-7040. Reading of “If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet” and rock presentation by a member of the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society. Free.
- KOOL KINETICS: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Ages 6-11 can explore different forms of energy through crafts and games such as pendulum painting and marble racing. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call or visit the online event calendar to register. Free. (225) 665-8118
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
- TWILIGHT TOURS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. A guided ride through the zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. $16, adults and teens; $13, children 2-12. There is limited space available, and pre-registration is required. Register online. brzoo.org
- RICK KELLEY’S MUSIC: 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Musical performance combining classic songs and music for kids. Free. (225) 664-3963 or livingston.lib.la.us
- GIRL’S NIGHT: 6 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Ages 12-18 can create their own bath melt while watching a classic PG-rated chick flick. Food will be provided. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 664-3963 or livingston.lib.la.us
- T-GALOP, A LOUISIANA HORSE STORY: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library-Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales. Filmmaker Conni Castille presents a screening of the documentary. Free. (225) 647-3955 to register.
- PENDULUM PAINTING: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Ages 12-18 will watch a classic Edgar Allen Poe film and create pendulum paintings. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118
- ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with music by Louisiana. (225) 767-2000
CHAMPAGNE AND CLAUDE PAINTING WORKSHOP: 6 P.M., WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM, 845 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PORT ALLEN. ARTIST AND EDUCATOR JENN PROCHASKA WILL LEAD PARTICIPANTS IN CREATING PAINTINGS INSPIRED BY CLAUDE MONET. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FREE. (225) 336-2422
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
- ‘CINDERELLA’: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Central Community Theatre’s summer musical. $20-$25. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibition of works by Heather Ryan Kelley, Isoko Onodera and Jessica Sharpe, through June 26. Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. batonrougegallery.org
brec splash pads: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
firehouse gallery: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. “Farewell Works” by Melissa Precise on view through July 3. (225) 344-8558
lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” on display through Aug. 3. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities” on display through Aug. 10. lsumoa.org
LSU Student Union Art Gallery: Raphael Semmes Drive on campus. “20x20x20” National Compact Competition and Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through June 25. Free. (225) 578-5162 or lsu.edu/union
LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “Hunt Slonem: ‘Bunnies!” on display through Sunday; “The River Inside: A Photographic Journey by John Guider” and “The Red Stick Piece: An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant” on display through June 29; “Native American Baskets from the LASM Collection” on display through Sunday. “Ambassador Caffery Collection: Ancient Egypt Gallery.” 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. $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. An exhibit of some of the outstanding works of the late photographer Fonville Winans will be on view through July 12. (225) 342-0500
LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. A collection of Blue Dog artwork by the late Louisiana artist George Rodrigue will be on display through June 30.
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.
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: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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
West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “A Louisianian’s Grand Tour during Belle Époque” exhibit on display through July 20. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn