FRIDAY

  • GLORY AND GUMBO: 12:05 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation, 205 N. Fourth St. Ministers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak during St. James’ gumbo lunch sales.
  • ANNUAL SEAFOOD SUPPER: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Academy Dining Hall, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Benefit for the SJA Athletic Department.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY

  • 64TH ANNUAL GRIDIRON SHOW: doors open, 6:30 p.m.; curtain rises, 7:45 p.m., Nicholson Post American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale Blvd. Production pressented by the statewide Capitol correspondents, who poke fun at political figures in short skits and musical numbers. $25. gridironshowbr@yahoo.com
  • “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE ’60S:” 7 p.m., North Park, corner of Lockhart and Eden Church roads, Denham Springs. The 10th annual Livingston Parish Children’s Choirs’ dinner theater fundraiser. Show written and directed by Dinah Toups. $35-$45. (225) 247-8555 or LPCCsing.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • SESAME STREET LIVE: LET’S DANCE: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center. $18-$36, plus fees. brrivercenter.com

“COMPANY”: 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AND 2 P.M. SUNDAY, THEATRE BATON ROUGE, 7155 FLORIDA BLVD. A PRODUCTION OF THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM AND GEORGE FURTH MUSICAL ABOUT A MAN TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE. $20-$28. (225) 924-6496 OR THEATREBR.ORG

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
  • CAR SHOW: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs. Hosted by Livingston Youth and Family Counseling. (225) 590-4634 or lyfcounseling.org
  • ZACHARY ON PLAINS: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. A presentation about Zachary by Betty Tucker of the Zachary Historical Association and Jean Byers of the Zachary Historic Village. Free. (225) 924-8921
  • ENGINEERING DAY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Exhibitors, industry representatives, professional engineering societies and organizations, and the Society of Peer Mentors at LSU. Special guest will be Alyssa Carson, a 13-year-old TED talk veteran and ambassador to Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony in Mars in 2025. (225) 344-5272 ext. 124 or lasm.org
  • ART THAW: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., various merchants in the Mid City Arts & Design Cultural District along Government Street and Jefferson Highway. Art exhibits, open houses. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colormidcitymerchants.org
  • YOUTH BALLET AUDITIONS: 11:30 a.m., Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, 10745 Linkwood Court. Auditions for the summer tour “High Jinx in Paris”. Dancers must be age 10-14, or at least 10 years old by Sept. 30. (225) 766-8379 or Christy@batonrougeballet.org
  • BOOK READING AND SIGNING: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. David Eugene Ray, educator at Audubon Nature Institute, will read and sign his book “The Little Mouse Santi.” (504) 650-1238 or kathryn@bienvilleray.com
  • A VINTAGE AFTERNOON: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., The Woman’s Clubhouse, 259 East Blvd. The National World War II Museum’s Victory Belles will perform. To benefit Historic Woman’s Clubhouse. $50 or $75 per couple. (225) 383-8748
  • CONTRA DANCE: Beginners 4:45 p.m., dance 5 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive. High Cotton will perform. $6. (225) 803-9194
  • “HOLLYWOOD ON THE BUY UU”: 6 p.m., The Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. A live and silent auction gala. $20. (225) 926-2291
  • DANCIN’ IN THE STREETS: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Great Hall, Perkins Rowe. Live music by Phat Hat. Benefit for Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. $35 in advance; $45 at the door. (225) 766-8379
  • NOWRUZ — PERSIAN NEW YEAR: 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Walls Project Art & Design Center, Suite 102 on the floor level of the Chase Tower, 451 Florida St. A celebration of the Persian New Year presented by Elevator Projects and the Iranian Student Association at LSU. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. elevatorprojectsBR@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

  • HABITAT HOME EXPO: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center. $10, adults; free, children under 12. brrivercenter.com
  • GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Presented by Classic Arms Productions. $8 adults; $2 ages 6-11. (985) 624-8577 or capgunshows.com

SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA SINFONIETTA CONCERT: 2 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus. Soloists Sandra Moon, voice; Michael Gurt, piano; and Isaac Casals and Paul Christopher, duo-cellists. $15, adults; $5, students. (225) 766-3487 or louisianasinfonietta.org
  • CHMABER MUSIC CONCERT: 3 p.m., fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring members of the LSU School of Music faculty and two special guests. $25, general admission; $15, students with ID. (225) 389-7210.

MONDAY

  • CAJUN DANCE 101: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Main Library, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the first Acadian settlers in south Louisiana, the Cajun French Music Association will present a class on beginning Cajun dance steps. (225) 647-3955

TUESDAY

  • 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.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY

  • SHEN YUN: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, costumes, and animated backdrops. $50-$120, plus fees. brrivercenter.com

TUESDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 29

  • “DREAM WALKER”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU. A dark comedy about brothers, self-destruction and the power of dreams. $10, door only. (225) 578-4174 or theatre.lsu.edu

WEDNESDAY

  • BIRDWATCHER TALK: Noon, Naylor Hall, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Jane Patterson of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society will present. A fried fish lunch will be served. $10. (225) 387-1800

TWENTIETH CENTURY CINDERELLAS: WOMEN AND THEIR APRONS LUNCHTIME LECTURE: NOON, WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM, 845 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PORT ALLEN. PRESENTER IS LSU TEXTILE CURATOR PAMELA VINCI. FREE. (225) 336-2422

THURSDAY

  • HERB SOCIETY WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Explore the reason rosaries got their name by learning to craft rose petal beads. herbsociety.org/units/baton-rouge-unit.html
  • FRESHHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. (entrance on North Boulevard). Presented by Forward Arts. $5. forwardarts.org
  • DOG TRAINING CLASS: Registration 6:30 p.m., class 7 p.m., parking lot of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Complex, Bluebonnet Boulevard. Presented by Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. A six-week course presented by experienced teachers for puppies, beginners, advanced level dogs and rally. $100. LCCOC.org
  • MASQUERADE ON THE MISSISSIPPI: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A masked ball to celebrate the museum’s Venetian-themed exhibitions and its 10-year anniversary. $30 members; $40 general. (225) 389-7210 or artmuseum@lsu.edu

FRIDAY-SUNDAY AND THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 26-29

  • ‘OKLAHOMA!’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. The Theatre Baton Rouge Young Actors Program’s production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. $18. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 26-29

  • BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Third production in the LSU Opera’s 2014-15 season. $15-$30. (225) 578-3527 or music.lsu.edu

ONGOING

  • ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. “Succeeding Surface: Workls by Liz Coffey & M. Robin Wall,” through April 10.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibits by artist members Preston Gilchrist, Theresa Herrera, Marcus McAllister and Jessica Sharpe, through Thursday, March 26. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org

  • BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. 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
  • 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. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or enchantedmansion.org

  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be an opening reception for the gallery’s first exhibit of 2015 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday. The unnamed exhibit will showcase the work of brother-sister duo Janene Grodesky and Scott Grodesky, through April 21. (225) 769-0582 or fwgallery.net

Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. 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. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” a spotlight of public art in Baton Rouge, Saturday-June 28. “Emerson Bell: A Tribute,” an exhibition acknowledging the spirit of Bell, a noted painter and sculpter raised in south Baton Rouge. Runs March 27-June 21.

Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane. 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. “The Art of Fiber II: Personal Journeys,” an exhibit of The Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana, through Thursday, March 26. “The Endangered Cemetery Exhibit,” a showcase of research documented by Jessica H. Schexnayder with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU and Mary Manhein with the LSU FACES Lab. Through March. usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500. “Alligators:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Dragons in ParadiseText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History TREX program, is a potpourri of fact and fantasy that explores our enduring fascination with the alligator and the alligator’s symbolic and sociological role in the southeast. Through June 6.

  • 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. “Margaret Evangeline: On War,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org

LSU Student Union Art Gallery: LSU campus. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. (225) 578-5162. Juried art show featuring 48 works from 34 artists. The competition accepted entries from all part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate LSU students.

LSU School of Art’s Glassell Gallery: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free. “Graphic Guts:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Art of Luba LukovaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” through April 2, with reception Thursday, March 26. (225) 389-7180 or glassellgallery.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 Saturday, 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
  • 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 Sunday. “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