BACKYARD BUTTERFLY GARDENER CAMP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Make a take-home garden and home for butterflies. For children ages 7-10. Space is limited. $50 for members and $85 for nonmembers (includes one-year membership).

"RECOGNITION": 6 p.m., Arts Council of Great Baton Rouge, Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Featuring works from Dominique Giosa. Free. (225) 344-8558 or

MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT WITH "FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST": 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Free film series, popcorn and sodas available for purchase. Rated G. or (225) 216-0660.

FAMILY DINNER IMPROV SHOW: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Hang out with Baton Rouge's premier comedy troupe for live Improv Games. Rated R-ish. 17 and older only. Tickets are $5 plus fees.

FLOW ART FRIDAY: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Fire Guild, 300 River Road. All ages welcome.


CIRQUE ITALIA'S BIG TOP SILVER: Various times. Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cirque Italia brings the appreciation of production and circus arts together to create a night to be remembered. Tickets start at $10.


"THE FOREIGNER": 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. An award-winning comedy about a British demolition expert and his friend who overhears more than he should. Tickets are $25, students $20. Running through May 7. (225) 924-6496 or

"SHE LOVES ME": 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Shaver Theatre, Dalrymple Drive. Consistently at odds with each other at work, Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen-pal met through a lonely-hearts ad. To purchase tickets online call the box office at (225) 578-3527 or visit


ACTIVE FOR AUTISM 5K RUN/WALK: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m, Louisiana State Police, 7919 Independence Blvd. A 5K run, walk and festival that supports the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Registration is $20 at For more information and event schedule, go to

RUNWALKSIGN! 5K: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., BREC's Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road. Celebrate 200 years of American Sign Language with guest speakers. Proceeds benefit Deaf Focus. For more information, visit

RECORD STORE DAY 2017: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Kerry Beary's Atomic Pop Shop, 2963 Government St.; and Capital City Records, 4641 Perkins Road. Special and limited releases, giveaways, food and fun. (225) 771-8455 for Kerry Beary's; (225) 603-6323 for Capital City Records. 

EARTH DAY & PARTY FOR THE PLANET: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Louisiana Earth Day has joined forces with the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet,” event for a day filled with hands-on environmental activities and fun for the entire family. Regular Zoo admission applies. or (225) 775-3877.

ROBINSON BROTHERS ADOPTION EVENT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln, 11455 Airline Highway. Raising funds for the dogs for Dog People of Livingston and Yelp! Baton Rouge Dog

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CAR, BIKE & TRUCK SHOW: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildcat Stadium, 11526 Sullivan Road.

MARCH FOR SCIENCE BATON ROUGE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, 222 North Blvd. March for Science Baton Rouge is a non-partisan celebration of our love of science. Followed by a post-march rally.

JEFF DUNHAM "PERFECTLY UNBALANCED": 5 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 South River Road. The popular comic/ventriloquist performs. $43.50. Visit or call (225) 389-3030. 

MASQUERADE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ruffins' Downtown Daiquiri Lounge, 602 Main St. $25 or $40 per couple. (225) 250-5200.

FURBALL 2017: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Celtic Media Centre, 10000 Celtic Drive. Featuring a cocktail buffet, open bar, musical entertainment, and photos of you with your pet on the red carpet. or (225) 774-7701.

GREAT FUTURES GALA: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Honoring young professionals invested in the Greater Baton Rouge community while achieving success professionally. Tickets are $100 at (225) 383-3928. 


BASF KIDS LAB "A HAIR RAISING EXPERIMENT": 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 River Road South. Create your very own hair gel. Ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. Included with general admission. 


CAPITAL CITY CAR SHOW: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Southern University and A&M College. The third annual event includes classics, lowriders, exotics, slabs, and donks. Spectator tickets are $10 and can be purchased at (225) 771-4545.

ART MARKET AND COFFEE SOCIAL FUNDRAISER: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Parlor, 705 St. Joseph St. Featuring six local artists. $5. 

SOCIAL PAINTING CLASS: JAGUAR EYE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Painting and Pinot, 7248 Perkins Road, Suite F. Supplies are provided. $35. To register or for more information, go to or call (225) 223-6101.


BEGINNING FIGURE DRAWING: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Steve Schmidt will lead the class. No previous drawing experience needed. or call (225) 272-9200.


ROBERT RECTOR'S ARTIST TALK: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Enjoy a free discussion with artist Robert Rector about his newest exhibit “Five Decades of Abstraction: A Retrospective." The exhibition will be on view until May 6th. (866) 451-2787.

DISCOVER NATURE PROGRAM-BUGS: BIRD FOOD IN THE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LSU Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Discover a whole new world of insects. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. (225) 767-6916.


PUPS AND PINTS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Featuring music, food and Friends of the Animals. 


GET THAI'ED AT TWINE: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Twine, 2921 Government St. Learn about Thai cooking in a semi hands-on class. Email or call (225) 334-9808.

USS KIDD TWILIGHT TOUR: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 River Road South. Enjoy refreshments on the deck of this historic vessel as you watch the sunset. Must be 21 and up to participate. (225) 342-1942. 

4TH ANNUAL SIPS & SUDS CHAMPAGNE AND BEER STROLL: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., McMains Children's Developmental Center, 1805 College Drive. Featuring live music and a live auction. $65 per person and $120 per couple and can be purchased by visiting or calling (225) 923-3420.

VINE & CHARCOAL WINE DINNER: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., The Gregory, 150 Third St. A five course wine pairing dinner highlighting the outdoor flavors of charcoal, smoke, high radiant heat and ash that represent the menu of The Gregory and the Josper oven. $75 plus tax and gratuity per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations (225) 408-1800.

DANIEL TOSH: 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 South River Road. Daniel Tosh will host and perform an evening of standup comedy featuring writers and comedians from his show “Tosh.0”. Tickets are $20-$75 at (225) 389-3030. 


AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring "The Real-Life Experience," a juried high school exhibition through April. 

"FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACTION — A RETROSPECTIVE": Featuring the works of Louisiana artist Robert Rector. Manship Theater's Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. On display through May 6. Free. 

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior" through June 4. 

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan" through Sept. 17.

AT LOUISIANA'S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Featuring "LA Highway 1 Revisited," the Associated Women of the Arts' spring show, through June 3. 

LET'S GET QUIZZICAL TRIVIA NIGHTS: At various times and locations across Baton Rouge. For information and schedule, visit

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "It's Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience" through May 28; "A Work in Process: Paintings by Gustave Blache III" through June 4; "Polymers in Art Through the Centuries" through June 4; "Absence and Presence: The Moons of Monica Zeringue" through June 25; 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 selections from the permanent collection.