FRIDAY

  • KIDD KEYNOTES: 1 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. Park & Recreation Month presentation with Office of State Parks Deputy Assistant Secretary Dianne Mouton-Allen. Free. (225) 342-1942
  • ART MELT PREVIEW PARTY: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Each year, Forum 35 hosts an unveiling of the “Art Melt” exhibit for an exclusive group of invested individuals. The attendees include the 2014 artists and sponsors as well as a selective group of industry professionals. A limited number of spaces are reserved for outside individuals interested in getting a sneak peek at the exhibit. $75; $50, Forum 35 Members. (225) 324-7772
  • OPEN MIC MUSIC AND POETRY: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Call to reserve a five-minute slot. $5. (225) 338-1170

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING: 7 p.m., Greenoaks Funeral Home Reception Center, 9595 Florida Blvd. Theatre Baton Rouge’s interactive dinner theater fundraiser. $36, includes dinner, a glass of wine or water and the performance. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY AND THURSDAY

  • ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pasqua Theatre, 831 Felicity St., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production. (225) 647-1230

FRIDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY

  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, the Leo S. Butler Community Center; Monday, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Scotlandville; Wednesday, Gardere Initiative Building. LSU Museum of Art brings free accessible art making to serve more than 75 children and families each day. Free. (225) 389-7207 or lsumoa.com

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 501 Main St. Local food, produce and more for sale. Melon Mania fest. breada.org
  • ENCHANTED PRINCESS BREAKFAST WITH PRINCESS TIANA, CINDERELLA & ARIEL: 9 a.m., Center Stage Performing Arts Academy, 39318 La. 74, Gonzales.
  • YOUNG GIRLS EMPOWERMENT 2014: 9 a.m.-noon, Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. Conference is open to young girls ages 7-19. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be music, prizes, panels, breakout sessions and more. $10. (225) 615-4968
  • FROZEN SAFARI: 9:30 a.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3603 Thomas Road. This special day will focus on animal enrichment and teach visitors what the zoo does to promote animal wellness on a daily basis. The first 100 people to the zoo will receive a coupon for a free frozen treat at the Cool Critter Cafe. $8.25, adults/teens; $7.25, seniors; $5.25, children ages 2-12; free, children ages 1 and younger. (225) 775-3877 or brzoo.org
  • WEATHER EXTREMES IN HISTORICAL LOUISIANA: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presentation by WAFB meteorologist Jay Grymes. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Gealogical and Historical Society. Free. (225) 924-8921
  • LAHOUSE SUMMER SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, 2858 Gourrier Ave. Discover resilient home solutions and your home’s flood and wind zones. See demonstrations of a flood map portal and browse other LaHouse exhibits, cut-aways, tour videos, and free publications. $5 suggested donation. (225) 578-7913
  • THE ANCIENT PRACTICE OF YOGA SLEEP: 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. $15. (225) 338-1170
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • MATCHMUSIC.COM: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 10925 Florida Blvd. Concert by the Sweet Adelines. $15. (225) 261-0128 or BatonRougeChorus.org
  • ART MELT: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Forum 35’s Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in Louisiana. Kicks off with Arts and the Economy, a panel discussion that will include members of the local arts community and support organizations. Free. (225) 324-7772
  • LOUISIANA BAYOU SPRINTERS (SPRINT CARS): 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road. $12, adults; $5, children; free, children ages 6 and younger. (225) 774-4524

SUNDAY

  • PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • MARGARET STONES’ FLORA OF LOUISIANA IN BLOOM TOURS: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Horticultural expert Neil Odenwald and botanist Lowell Urbatsch lead a series of tours which begin with an investigation of Stones’ watercolors on view at the LSU Museum of Art followed by a walking tour on the grounds of the LSU Hilltop Arboretum to experience the plants in nature Stones rendered in her paintings. (225) 389-7210
  • BUONA SERA: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, 445 Marquette Ave. An Italian evening celebrating Catholic Community Radio with music, foods and wines, prizes, live auction. $75. (225) 448-3754

MONDAY

  • BISTRO FOR A CAUSE: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. Mention the LSU Museum of Art and 20 percent of food sales (10 percent of to go orders) will support the museum. lsumoa.org

TUESDAY

  • CRASH BOOM BANG: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Ages 6-11 will explore natural phenomena by creating their own homemade models. Free. (225) 665-8118
  • MINECRAFT: 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Ages 8-11 will be part of the Minecraft world. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 664-3963

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

TUESDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 27

  • ‘THE SCHOOL FOR LIES’: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The final production in Swine Palace’s 2014 Summerfest. $10. (225) 578-3527 or swinepalace.org. Tickets also will be available at the door.

WEDNESDAY

  • RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Produce, recipes and food sampling.
  • TRI PARISH BALLET: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs; 2 p.m., Watson Branch Library (Livingston Parish), 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. The Tri Parish Ballet presents “Snow White” for all ages. Free. livingston.lib.la.us

SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 P.M., ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 205 N. FOURTH ST. FEATURING THE EVERETT PARKER GOSPEL QUARTET. RECEPTION FOLLOWS THE CONCERT. $10; FREE, COLLEGE STUDENTS. (225) 387-5141

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 27

  • SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshoop, 10745 Linkwood Court. For intermediate and advanced level dancers ages 11 and older. $365. (225) 766-8379

THURSDAY

  • QUILTING BASICS: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Learn the basics of quilting from the Livingston Parish Quilt Guild. Bring scissors, needle, thread and thimble. Fabric will be provided for the class. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: NOON, WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM, 845 N. JEFFERSON AVE., PORT ALLEN. SAM IRWIN WILL DISCUSS HIS BOOK “LOUISIANA CRAWFISH: A SUCCULENT HISTORY OF THE CAJUN CRUSTACEAN” AND SHARE SAMPLES OF CRAWFISH RECIPES. FREE. (225) 336-2422

  • HENNA BODY ART: 2 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Ages 12-18 are invited to create unique temporary body art with a henna tattoo. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118
  • LIGHT UP LOUISIANA OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Art show, sale and reception presented by the Louisiana Photographic Society. Exhibit continues until Sept. 20. Free. (225) 342-0500
  • MAKE A PARACORD BRACELET: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Ages 18 and up can learn how to make a paracord bracelet. All supplies will be provided. 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 live music by the Justin Adams Band. (225) 767-2000

ONGOING

  • BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHORUS: New Convenant Church, Denham Springs. Fall semester begins Aug. 12. Apprentice choir for children in grades K-3 meets 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Chorus for grades 3-10 meets 6 p.m. Tuesday. lpccsing.org or (225) 247-5555
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Visual Blues,” through Sunday. “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

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. 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. “American Brilliant Cut Glass:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color A Silver Lining” and “Herman Mhire - Emilio Garcia:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Art and Science of Shells,” through Sept. 24. $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. “Light Up Louisiana” presented by the Louisiana Photographic Society. Exhibit continues until Sept. 20. (225) 342-0500

  • 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 Sunday. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana,” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn