- ASCENSION COUNCIL ON AGING ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY: 9:30 a.m., Gonzales Senior Center, 526 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. (225) 473-3789 or (225) 621-5750
- FISH FRY: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., City Hall Parking Lot, Zachary. $10. (225) 658-6699
- TRICK-OR-TREAT WITH DEPUTIES: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Elvin Drive BREC Park, 9350 Antigua Drive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, through its Gardere Substation, will host.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
- STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road. Featuring the Louisiana Bayou Sprinters & Late Models. Friday: $15, adults; Saturday: $20, adults; children ages 7-12, $5; free, younger than 7. (225) 275-9683 or batonrougeraceway.com.
- ‘DON GIOVANNI A DRAMMA GIOCOSO IN DUE ATTI’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU campus. LSU Opera season opener, to be performed in the original Italian. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu/opera
- ‘EURYDICE’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building. An LSU Theatre Lab production. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or theatre.lsu.edu
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Home grown produce and other homemade products. Featuring the Baton Rouge Arts Market’s 16th anniversary celebration, and the Red Stick Farmers Market’s 18th. (225) 267-5060
- FALL TREE-FOR-ALL: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Annual tree sale and celebration. There will be a wide variety of hard-to-find native trees, PlantSmart tree talks, brats and beer with polka music and children’s activities.
- LAHOUSE FALL OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., LaHouse Resource Center, 2858 Gourrier Ave. Highlighting dust mites and mold control strategies and more. $5. (225) 578-7913 or lsuagcenter.com/lahouse
- EURO FEST: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Lawn, L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L’Auberge Ave. A classic car and motorcycle show. Free.
- THE FRESHHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC AND POETRY SLAM: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Forward Art’s WordPlay Writing Project will host, as part of the Louisiana Book Festival. forwardarts.org
- CONTRA DANCE: 4:45 p.m., basics, and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. general, St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive. Live music by the Gravois Coulee Band. $6. (225) 803-9194
- MARINE CORPS BALL: 6 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 5500 Hilton Ave. $55. (225) 927-1460 ext. 1
- PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU campus. The Gibbous Moon will be passing Neptune in the sky. (225) 578-2261
- GIRL CODE/GUY CODE COMEDY TOUR: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater. An evening of stand-up comedy, code-talk and Q&A featuring Jordan Carlos, Jon Gabrus, Damien Lemon and Nessa. $10. (225) 578-5128 or uniontheatre.lsu.edu
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- BIRD FAIR AND SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. There will be breeders, exotic birds and vendors. No outside pets allowed. $4 per day, $6.50 weekend pass, children under 6 free. totaltat.com
- FALL BONSAI SHOW: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, Independence Park, 7950 Independence Park Blvd. Sponsored by the Louisiana Bonsai Society. There will be bonsai trees for sale, a raffle and lecture and demonstration. Free. (225) 272-6744
- ‘ROOTS & PROMISES - A GENESIS MUSICAL’: 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Free. (225) 387-0617
- FIRST FREE SUNDAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. There will be free, self-guided tours of both the ship and museum, games, coloring stations, music, movies in theatre and fall crafts. (225) 342-1942 or usskidd.com
- FIRST SUNDAY: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Art in Action; 2 p.m., ‘The Indiana Joneses of the Past: Tomb Robberies in Ancient Egypt’. Free general admission and discounted planetarium rates.
- FIRST SUNDAY AND FAMILY FUN ART BOX: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free admission and program.
- HUNGER WALK: Registration, 1:30 p.m.; rally, 2:15 p.m.; walk, 2:30 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. To raise funds and awareness about hunger in Baton Rouge to benefit Holy Grill, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Catholic Charities. Participants are encouraged to raise funds in advance or donate $10. (225) 336-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- ‘SPRING AWAKENING’: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. The story of youth in 1891 Germany learning about their pubescent bodies. $28 or $25 per person for groups 10 or more and $20, students. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- LATIN DANCE SOCIAL: 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Cangelosi Dance Project Studio, 3749 Perkins Road. There will be a Latin dance workshop and live music performances. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorProceeds to benefit SurviveDat Program for Young Breast Cancer Survivors. $5. Reservations required. (225) 278-4449
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Galvez Stage, North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Seth Walker. Free.
- ‘CURIOUS GEORGE’: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. $15. (866) 451-2787 or manshiptheatre.org
- LSU JAZZ LAB BAND: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU. $20. (225) 578-5128
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Participants will be taught practical applications of Indian medical tradition. $25. (225) 338-1170 or theredshoes.org
- LSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU. $20. (225) 578-5128
- 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.
- 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.
- GAELIC & GARLIC NIGHT: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Phil Brady’s, 4848 Government St. Hosted by The Baton Rouge Irish Club and the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association, the event will honor late musician Bobby Lonero. (227) 718-6796 or email@example.com
2014 FHL GALA: 7:30 P.M.-11 P.M., OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION, 502 NORTH BLVD. HOSTED BY THE FOUNDATION FOR HISTORICAL LOUISIANA. CELEBRATING LOUISIANA’S COASTAL TREASURES, TO BENEFIT FHL’S HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECTS AND FEATURING A SIGNATURE RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION AND BEST-DRESSED COSTUME CONTEST. PATRONS UNDER AGE 35, $75; FOUNDATION MEMBERS, $100; NON-MEMBERS, $125.
- ART AFTER HOURS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum. “Harmonic” by Heather Hansen. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. $7, adults; $5 students; free, members.
- RECEPTION, LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. ‘Southeast Louisiana Food - A Seasoned Tradition’ by Addie K. Martin and Jeremy Martin. Free. (225) 342-0500
- TWILIGHT TOURS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., USS Kidd Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. Adult-only tours to take guests behind the scenes and focus on content that regular tours are not normally exposed to due to its more graphic nature. Only 15 tickets will be sold per tour. Must be at least 21. $25. (225) 342-1942 or TNesSmith@usskidd.com
- THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND & SOLDIERS CHORUS: 6 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Free, but tickets are required. (225) 578-5128
- ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’: 7 p.m., Pasqua Theatre, Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. Opening night. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org.
- LAPTOP ORCHESTRA OF LOUISIANA: 7:30 p.m., $10.
- RIVER WRITERS: 6:30 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Drive, Suite 103. A triple book launch and poetry reading featuring Benjamin Lowenkron, Michelle Greenblatt, Vincent A. Cellucci and Christopher Shipman. Free. eventbrite.com
- THE BAROQUE SONATA: 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Rosemary Goodell, Craig McCullen and Amy James, through Friday. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free.
- 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
- 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 March 1.
- 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., Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
- ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featured artist exhibition by Darryl Alello. Alello’s portion of the show is called “Italia Rivisitato,” which was inspired by a trip to Italy. The show marks the 25th year that he has had work at the gallery. Other featured artists are Carol Hallock, oils, and Krista Roche, mixed media. Through Saturday, Nov. 8.
- LOUISIANA 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. Main Gallery feature: “Art in Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour,” an exhibit presented in honor of Prospect 3, an international contemporary art biennial. Soupcon Gallery features “Peter de Francia: An Italianate in Britain,” an exhibit to showcase the distinctive paintings the British writer and teacher. Through Jan. 4.
- 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. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25. lsumoa.org
- 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
- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: Frank Hayden Hall. “The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium,” through Friday. 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. “Mill Sessions,” an exhibit of photographs by New Orleans photographer David Armentor focuses on the sugar production in south Louisiana. Exhibit runs through Sunday, Nov. 9. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose