- DANCE WORKSHOP: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Ric Seeling Dance Studio, 10775 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. “The Hustle.” $10, or $8 for studio members.
- “ALL MY SONS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $30, general public; $20, seniors and LSU faculty and staff; $15, students. (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org
- CHARLES MEE’S “BIG LOVE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theater, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Part of LSU Theatre’s Lab Season. $10, at the door only. (225) 578-4174 or theatre.lsu.edu
- SPANISH TOWN PARADE PARTY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Food, drinks, crafts and music. Proceeds to benefit Friends of the Capitol Park Museum. $25, adults; $10, students; free to children younger than 12. facebook.com/spanishtownparadeparty
- ULTIMATE LOUISIANA MARDI GRAS PARTY: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge. Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor will headline. Free. ulparty.com
- NATIONAL AUDITIONS: Registration: noon, class: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Audition for the professional program Joffrey Workshop-Texas Summer Intensive. (225) 766-8379 or batonrougeballet.org
ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY FOR TEENS: 2:30 P.M., MAIN LIBRARY AT GOODWOOD, 7711 GOODWOOD BLVD. A PROGRAM FOR TEENS TO BASH THE HOLIDAY WITH REFRESHMENTS, CRAFTS AND A MOVIE.
BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY: 8 P.M., RIVER CENTER THEATRE, 220 ST. LOUIS ST. THE IRENE W. & C.B. PENNINGTON FOUNDATION GREAT PERFORMERS IN CONCERT FEATURING JOHNNY MATHIS. SOLD OUT. BRSO.ORG
BIG BAND VALENTINE PARTY: 10:30 P.M.-12:30 A.M., LYCEUM BALLROOM, 124 THIRD ST. WITH NED FASULLO & THE FABULOUS BIG BAND ORCHESTRA. OPEN BAR, FINGER FOODS, DESSERTS, BIG BAND MUSIC. PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (225) 383-0500 OR BRSO.ORG. TICKETS WILL ALSO BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
- MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS: 6:45 a.m., Mall of Louisiana, near Macy’s. A luxury motor coach will take Carnival goers to New Orleans to reserved parade route seats and a dinner at Le Pavillion Hotel, returning to Baton Rouge at 7 p.m. $205, or $180 to Foundation for Historical Louisiana members. (225) 387-2464 or fhl.org
- LEARNING THE ART OF POETRY: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. An Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge adult poetry workshop taught by Cynthia Toups. $20 per class or $100 for full session. Ends April 21. (225) 344-8558
- 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. “Poetry Parade” cover poem night. There were be beads and king cake. $7.
- CHRONOLOGICALLY GIFTED AND TALENTED LUNCHEON: Noon, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Advocate columnist Smiley Anders will be the guest speaker. $10. Registration required by Sunday. (225) 387-1800
- DEBOSE FINE ARTS FESTIVAL SERIES: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Scotlandville Magnet High School, 9870 Scotland Ave. A visual and performing arts showcase.
- SPECTRAL SPACES: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. An Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge adult poetry workshop taught by Cynthia Toups. $25 per class. Ends April 16. (225) 344-8558
- VOLCANOES: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales Branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Program for children grades K-3 to learn about volcanoes and build models. (225) 647-3955
- FRESHHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. (entrance on North Boulevard). Presented by Forward Arts. Sam Gordon will be the featured poet. $5. forwardarts.org
- WILD KRATTS LIVE!: 6:30 p.m., River Center. Stage version of the PBS kids’ series starring the Kratt brothers, Chris and Martin. $30-$85. brrivercenter.com
- LSU JAZZ SHOWCASE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive. $20, general public; $15, faculty, staff and seniors; and $10, LSU students with ID. (225) 578-5128
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 22
- “DUKE ELLINGTON’S SOPHISTICATED LADIES”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A presentation of New Venture Theatre. Rated PG-13. $25. (225) 588-7576 or newventuretheatre.org
- ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. (225) 344-8558. “I On The Road Connecting Us,” artworks in response to a walk in the neighborhood by Sheryl Southwick. Show runs through Feb. 27.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, (225) 383-1470. Exhibition featuring Jamie Baldridge in his debut as a BRG artist member, Kathryn Hunter and Kelli Scott Kelley, through Feb. 26. batonrougegallery.org.
- BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. “American Decoy Exhibit,” through Feb. 28. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
- 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 Feb. 28.
- 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. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
- THE ENCHANTED MANSION: A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. “Angels,” an exhibit of angel dolls from the museum’s collection, through Saturday, Feb. 28. Museum is open by appointment only through February. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or enchantedmansion.org
- LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “Capital City Contemporary” exhibit, local and regional artists, through Sunday. “A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, both through March 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
- LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Highland Road Artists’ 35th anniversary exhibit, through Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000
- DOG TRAINING CLASSES: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot, 5525 Reitz Ave. A one-hour per week, six-week course facilitated by the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. Experienced teachers offer training for puppy, beginner and advanced classes. All breeds accepted. Proceeds to benefit LCCOC. $100. lccoc.org
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy”; and “Venice Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark,” through April 19. lsumoa.org
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S GLASSELL GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Freedom of a Different Kind: The Art of Michael Triegel,” through Sunday, March 1. Free. (225) 389-7180 or glassellgallery.org
- LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. (225) 247-8555 or LPCCsing.org
- OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER - TOM WALLACE ART WALL: 17000 Medical Center Drive. An exhibit of art by Bonnie Smith Williams titled “Familiar Subjects - New and Old,” through March 28. Each piece of art tells a story or is done in a different technique.
- 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 through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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: 801 Harding Blvd. (225) 771-4109. “Irvin Jones Collection of African-American Art,” through March 5.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Brave Steps: The Louisiana Native Guard,” an exhibit to mark the last year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, through March 22. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through April 5. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose