• “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Local actors perform in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic. $15; $10, students. (225) 216-0660, or
  • RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS BUILT TO AMAZE: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center Arena, 275 S. River Road. $16.60-$67.50.
  • “NEXT TO NORMAL”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The first performance in Theatre Baton Rouge’s 2015-16 Turner-Fischer City Series. $29, general; $24, subscribers; $25, groups of 10 or more; $20, students. (225) 924-6496 or
  • BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS “CHAPATTI”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Café Americain Restaurant, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Tickets will be sold exclusively at Café Americain. $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


  • CHURCH YARD SALE: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Children’s items, clothes, toys, books, games, household items, and collectibles.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown.
  • SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SUMMER PLANT SALE AND GARDENING EXPO: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., the Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd. All sale proceeds go to development of the Botanic Garden.
  • “HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY OF PENTAGON BARRACKS”: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The talk will cover the earliest military outpost, U.S. military installation, the Barracks, Old Arsenal, Capitol Indian Mound, and other work at Capitol site, along with sample artifacts and old photos. (225) 924-8921
  • BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE COMPANY AUDITIONS: 10:30 a.m., The Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. This audition is for classically trained intermediate and advanced level dancers who have been on pointe for at least two years.
  • KIDD KEYNOTES “TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY”: 11 a.m., USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. Guest speakers include Brett Kriger, member of the Maj. Gen. Oris B. Johnson Chapter of the Air Force Association, and Jim Caldwell, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport air service development and marketing manager.
  • CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland and Dalrymple. Live music by the Gravois Coulee band. Attend with or without a partner. No experience necessary. $6. (225) 803-9194
  • DINNER AND A SHOW SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. On the Border, an Eagles tribute band, will perform. $65. (225) 389-3030 or


  • CASA KIDS DAY: noon-5 p.m., Mall of Louisiana, 6401 Bluebonnet Blvd. Safety and wellness exhibits and live entertainment and fun activities. Kids Day concludes the Casas for CASA playhouse raffle, which supports CASA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of abused children. (225) 379-8598 or
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements. Free. (630) 362-2566 or
  • “FOOD NETWORK STAR” WATCH PARTY: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Featuring Baton Rouge radio host and food blogger Jay Ducote, who’s competing in the show’s finale.


  • 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.
  • SPEAKEASY ON FOURTH AND NORTH: 6:30 p.m., City Club of Baton Rouge, 355 N. Blvd. $65. Meal and wine served.


  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Social and networking event for women. Bring business cards.
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or
  • POP! SMART SHOW: 8 p.m.-midnight, Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Multi-media art/technology event. $8, general; $12, VIP (only those 18 and older admitted).


  • “A MID CITY NIGHT’S DREAM”: 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., throughout Mid City. Fifth annual summer art and shopping event with participating businesses featuring local artists. New fall merchandise, live music, live painting and live performances. Free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. (225) 924-6437 or Cream Social: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Free.


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Amy James, Linda Jeffers and Brian Kelly, through Thursday, Aug. 27.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIRS ENROLLMENT: Last day to join is Sept. 1. Choirs meet at New Covenant Church, Florida Boulevard, Denham Springs. Fall semester began Aug. 11. Tuition is $150 per semester. Register online at .
  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: Serving four communities – Scotlandville, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Melrose East. Art activities are developed around themes that celebrate different artists across cultures as well as exhibitions on view at the LSU Museum of Art. The education department also integrates a science or math component. All activities are adapted to pre-school through high school ages and a range of abilities. In addition to the hands-on activities, Neighborhood Arts Project also provides a reading area for participants to practice their literacy skills, a block area for building, and a sketching area for children to draw and write. For more information or to register, contact (225) 389-7212.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway.“Southern Summers and Fantasies ­— New Paintings by the Associated Women in the Arts,” through Saturday, Aug. 29.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Exhibit featuring Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche, through Sept. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or
  • HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY: LSU campus. “Graphic Sensibility: Selected Comics & Illustrations from DC to Dürer,” through Sept. 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; hours are extended to 8 p.m. Tuesdays when classes are in session; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. (225) 578-6544 or
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Human Body,” paintings by the LSU Art Therapy Program in collaboration with the Baton Rouge General Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Lab. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001
  • 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. “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hays Town,” sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of American Institute of Architects and Moran’s Printing, through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” all through Sunday, Aug. 30.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show,” featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff, through Thursday, Aug. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 578-5162.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. 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, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.
  • SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Sunday. “Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years Later,” featuring photographs by Thomas Neff, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, through Sept. 13.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. $10, to receive wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years of age.
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: noon-4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or

Compiled by Whitney Christy