FRIDAY

  • COFFEE ON THE PORCH: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Bee Nice Music, 4205 Capital Heights. Free coffee and socializing.

GOSE WITH THE FLOW RELEASE PARTY WITH BARBOSA’S BARBECUE: 4 P.M. TO 10 P.M., TIN ROOF BREWING COMPANY, 1624 WYOMING ST. TASTE A NEW SINGLE BATCH CORIANDER AND HIMALAYAN PINK SALT BEER, GOSE WITH THE FLOW. BARBOSA’S BARBEQUE POP-UP WILL BE SERVING PLATES OF TEXAS STYLE BBQ, STARTING AT 5:30 P.M.

SWEET TEES BY AMANDA RUST “POP-UP SHOP”: 9 A.M. TO NOON, JAVA MAMA, 8645 BLUEBONNET BLVD. DRINK COFFEE AND LET YOUR CHILDREN PLAY WHILE YOU SHOP.

LAGUNITAS BEER TASTING: 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M., BIN Q, 3911 PERKINS ROAD.

THE ART OF INCLUSION: 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M., BATON ROUGE GALLERY, 1515 DALRYMPLE DRIVE. RAISE A GLASS TO FIVE YEARS OF CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND, DEAF, OR HAVE OTHER DISABILITIES IN THE BATON ROUGE AREA. FEATURING MUSIC BY THE MICHAEL FOSTER PROJECT. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORLIGHTHOUSELOUISIANA.ORG/GIVE TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR.

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SALSA CANDELA SOCIAL: 8 P.M. TO 10 P.M., ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE FIREHOUSE GALLERY, 427 LAUREL ST. ADMISSION $10.

“BRING IT”: 8 P.M., BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER, 275 S. RIVER ROAD. MISS D AND HER DANCING DOLLS OF LIFETIME’S HIT SERIES “BRING IT!” PERFORM LIVE. THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT. BRRIVERCENTER.COM

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • EVENING SKY VIEWING: 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays. Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. A professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather permitting). Visitors should expect to see Jupiter, the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • DANCESPORT COMPETITION: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Dancers compete in all styles and levels of ballroom events in the 2016 Gumbo of DanceSport Championships, a National Qualifying Event. Spectator admission is $15 per session. gumboofballroom.org.
  • RED, ROCK & BLUE SOFTBALL & KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: BREC Oak Villa Park. The sixth annual tournaments begin Friday at 5 p.m. and continue through Sunday.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • REPTICON BATON ROUGE REPTILE & EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. The reptile event offers pets, supplies and merchandise as well as educational, family-oriented fun. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5 years old. Visit repticon.com/batonrouge.html for more information.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh Fest continues with “Tomato My Crazy.” Shoppers can guess the number of tomatoes for a chance to win big. Cooking demonstration from Peter Sclafani at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.
  • PADDLE UP 3: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tickfaw State Park — River Trail, Springfield. Paddlers will experience both the bayou and the river. Experienced paddlers only. Limited spaces are available. For ages 8 and older. $20-$25 per person. To register, e-mail outdooradventure@brec.org.
  • USS KIDD MINI FIELD DAY: 10 a.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. Locals can go aboard and assist in the preservation of the National Historic Landmark. No prior military experience is needed. Bring a small tool kit, a brown bag lunch, and energy. For more information or to sign up, contact (225) 342-1942, ext. 11.
  • “SPIRITED PROHIBITION IN AMERICA” OPENING: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led America to adopt Prohibition through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 until its repeal through the 21st Amendment in 1933.
  • AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE FIELD DAY: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Field Day is a 24-hour endurance session of skill and suspense. The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club will take part in an emergency exercise. Temporary stations will be set up to participate in an emergency exercise.
  • CHILDREN’S GARDEN ACTIVITIES: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Learn how to create miniature gardens to entice frogs and toads to your yard. $15 per child. For reservations, contact Angie Wall at angwall@cox.net.
  • SCIENCE ACADEMY: 10 a.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. Registration is required. East Baton Rouge Parish residents, $5. Out-of-parish residents, $6. For more information, (225) 768-9948. Ages 8-12.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Join Miss Trudy to explore the art and science of the seasons through stories, songs and games sprinkled with humor and fun. Free.
  • DEEP FRIED AMERICA VIEWING PARTY: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Jay Ducote’s pilot for “Deep Fried America” airs Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Coloron Travel Channel. Enjoy the party and watch the show. No tickets required. No cover charge. All ages welcome. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
  • RED, WHITE & BLUE PREVIEW PARTY: 7 p.m., LSU Museum Of Art, 100 Lafayette St. The pre-Fourth of July patriotic party includes food, drinks, cash bar, and a silent auction. Tickets $60 for museum members, $75 for non-members, and $100 for all inclusive with drinks.
  • WFC 54 LIVE BOXING: 8 p.m., Belle Of Baton Rouge, Belle Capital Atrium, 103 France St. Admission $35.
  • MOVIES & MUSIC ON THE LAWN: 8 p.m. or sundown, whichever comes last, Baton Rogue Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring a screening of “The Artist” and a never-before-heard score from Captain Green. Admission is $7, includes bottomless popcorn.

SUNDAY

  • BATON ROUGE BRUNCHES — KENWOOD VINEYARDS CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 18 STEAK, L’Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 Lauberge Ave. $50 per person, does not include tax and gratuity. To book your reservation, call (225) 224-4105.

DRESSING THE PART: NOON TO 4 P.M., AUDUBON STATE HISTORIC-SITE, 11788 LA. 965, ST. FRANCISVILLE. A DISPLAY AND RANGER LED TALK ON THE EVOLUTION OF LADIES FASHIONS FROM 1795 UNTIL 1865 AT OAKLEY PLANTATION. SEE WHAT WAS AND WASN’T IN STYLE.

MOVIE DAY: 2:30 P.M., WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM, 845 N. JEFFERSON AVE. A MATINEE SCREENING OF 2013’S “THE GREAT GATSBY.” RATED PG-13. FREE.

2016 SMALL TOWN CHEFS AWARDS: 4:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., TIN ROOF BREWING, 1624 WYOMING ST. TOBY RODRIGUEZ OF LACHE PAS BOUCHERIE, HOLLY MOORE SCHREIBER OF BENTON’S SAINTE TERRE; AND CARL SCHAUBHUT AND JEAN-PIERRE GUIDRY OF COVINGTON’S BACOBAR WILL PUT THEIR FINEST SIGNATURE DISHES ON THE TABLE, TO SHOWCASE LOUISIANA’S CULINARY ROOTS. WINE AND COCKTAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE. MUSIC BY MINOS THE SAINT. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT EVENTBRITE.COM.

WHEN WORDS WON’T DO: 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M., THE PARLOR, 705 ST. JOSEPH ST. ART SHOW FEATURING ABSTRACT PAINTINGS FROM BRANDEE SANDUSKY.

MONDAY

  • 5TH ANNUAL KIDD’S KIDS DINE-IN DAY: All day at all Raising Canes locations. Customers will have the opportunity to make a donation in any amount to Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s “Kidd’s Kids” at the register.

TANGO CLASSES: 6:30 P.M., MANSHIP THEATRE, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL DANCERS.

TUESDAY

  • LSU SCIENCE CAFE HEALTHY HEART, HEALTHY MIND: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Schlittz & Giggles, 2355 Ferndale Ave. Dr. Owen Carmichael will share research on the importance of keeping physically fit as we age to preserve cognitive function. Free.
  • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB WEEKLY RUN: 6 p.m., Happy’s Irish Pub, 136 Third St.

THURSDAY

  • RUE COU COU GALLERY IS CLOSING: 9 p.m. to 6 p.m., Rue Cou Cou Gallery, 1857 Government St. (225) 343-9722. ruecoucou.com.
  • RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION: 2 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 N. Blvd. Enjoy lemonade and a special behind the scenes “discovery tour” of two new permanent exhibits, Angela Gregory’s Bienville Monument and Vote For Your Future.
  • FORUM 35’S UNCORKED: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Louisiana Old State Capitol, 100 N Blvd. Enjoy an evening of fundraising and wine tasting. Attendees will taste wine brought by other participants. Towards the end of the event, participants will vote on their favorite and least favorite bottle of wine. Tickets $35-$525 available online. eventbrite.com.
  • THE SECOND CITY: 8 p.m., L’auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, 777 L’Auberge Ave. Enjoy a comedy show from the legendary improv group. Tickets $35.

ONGOING

  • “ART IN LOUISIANA – VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION”: LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • “ANTEBELLUM POP!”: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. The show features Hunt Slonem’s bird, bunny and butterfly paintings, through Aug. 5.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from Judi Betts, Malaika Favorite, April Hammock and Michael W. Howes on display through Wednesday. batonrougegallery.org
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St.
  • “EARTH AS ART”: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Through July 1.
  • “HUEY LONG AND THE NOBLE EXPERIMENT — PROHIBITION IN LOUISIANA”: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Through Sept. 4.
  • “INTERPRET THE OLD MASTERS”: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Through July 13.
  • JENNIFER POE & TRACY LEMIEUX EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Through July 23.
  • “LOUISIANA — CLOUDY AND BRIGHT”: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. Artists participating in the show include Carol Hallock, Heather Ricard, Betty Efferson, Don Ayres, Nancy Harris, Katie McGarry, Lynn Washauer, Sharon Richard, Nancy Ward, Kay Lusk, Janice Evans, Krista Roche, Ed Eure, Barbara Fornias, Felicia Hunt and Keith Douglas. Through July 16.
  • “THE ART OF WARNER BROS. CARTOONS”: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explores the elaborate process that went into the making of the classics. Through July 24.
  • “THE ORIGINS OF ANIMATION”: Colonnade Gallery, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. The display explores various historical and current devices used in animation. Through Aug. 7.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and wine card for list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 or older. restaurantipo.com
  • Compiled by Whitney Christy