- CANGELOSI DANCE PROJECT’S “CONTEMPORARY CRAZE”: 10:30 a.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. (225) 778-5940. Free.
- 6TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY/SORTA CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME: LSU Tiger Park, LSU. Proceeds to benefit Louisiana military. lsusports.net
- “DOIN’ THE VIRTUAL MOST” - SLAM CAMP 2015 SHOWCASE: 6 p.m., The Guru, 1857 Government St. Named by the students, “Doing the Virtual Most” was a favorite line from the poem “Shout Out” by the late Sekou Sundiata. The event is the culmination portion of a three-week poetry slam camp. Free. forwardarts.org
- “ANNIE, JR.”: 7 p.m., Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Making up the cast and crew are the 48 campers in grades 2-9 participating in the two-week Annie, Jr. camp at Runnels. Leading the camp and directing the production are theater professionals and teaching artists Neena Kelfstrom, Cristin Ponjuan and Jorge Ponjuan. $5. email@example.com
- “HOT SUMMER NIGHTS AND COOL JAZZ”: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Final installment of the LSU School of Music’s annual summer jazz concert series. $25. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu
- GUMBO DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Ballroom dance competition. $15. (225) 767-3853 or gumboofballroom.org
- “JEKYLL AND HYDE”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pasqua Theatre, 823 Felicity St., Gonzales. Ascension Community Theatre’s summer musical. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh Fest 2015: “Corn & Squash-Tastic.”
- LOUISIANA FIT CHICKS: 8:30 a.m., registration; 9 a.m.-11 a.m., event, McKinley Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Free mini classes, ranging from zumba and hip-hop aerobic, to yoga. There will also be health and wellness vendors Just for women. (225) 636-3575.
- FREECYCLING: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Patrons are encouraged to bring gently used items to trade for any of the frecycling items. (225) 647-3955
- ART ESCAPE STUDIO FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Chelsea’s Cafe, 2857 Perkins Road. The gallery specializes in at-home healing art lessons for individuals living with and without physical, mental and/or emotional needs and will feature work by 12 students at the celebration. All ages are welcome. Appetizers will be served. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. artescapestudio.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- 18TH ANNUAL DOUCET/BEGNAUD SOFTBALL KICKBALL INVITATIONAL: BREC’s Oak Villa, 6201 Florida Blvd. Proceeds to benefit Louisiana military. lsusports.net
- “ABSTRACTION”: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The launch of New Venture Theatre’s dance theater company, New Venture Movement, the showcase is directed by Jeoffrey Harris, Jr. $20. (225) 588-7576 or nvtarts.org
- “LORD, IF I CAN HELP SOMEBODY...”: 3 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A gospel stage play presented by JaVon Opelia Butler and SeLah Productions, Inc. $25 advance; $30 door. manshiptheatre.org
- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 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 email@example.com
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
BUILD THE FIRE: 7 P.M., PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE F AND A M, 1335 NORTH BLVD. AN EVENING DEDICATED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL TO SHARE THEIR PERSONAL ‘FIRE.’ THERE WILL BE DANCE, FILM, MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND AN OPEN MIC. $5 BEFORE 8 P.M., $10 AFTER. FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/905807752798859/
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. COMMUNITY APPRECIATION NIGHT FEATURING LOS ANGELES-BASED ACOUSTIC MUSICIAN KEVIN SANDBLOOM AND CATERING BY SMOKIN’ ACES. $7. REDLLAMAMUSIC.COM
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 P.M., ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 205 N. FOURTH ST. FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY THE WWII MUSEUM’S VICTORY BELLES. $10. (225) 387-5141 OR STJAMESBR.ORG
- RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
“A PATRIOTIC SALUTE TO AMERICA”: 7 P.M., UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 5775 HIGHLAND ROAD. PRESENTED BY THE VOCAL GROUP CELEBRATION. FREE, BUT SEATING IS LIMITED. TO RESERVE SEATS, CALL (225) 766-9474 OR VISIT UBC-BR.ORG.
- ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. “After - The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward,” photographs by John Rosenthal, with a preface by Lolis Eric Elie, afterward by John Pope, through Friday, July 3. acgbr.com
- 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. (225) 636-2680
DeAngelo’s Restaurant: 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd. “Simply Sunflowers,” through July 31. Features work by members of the River Community Church’s Creative Group. (225) 744-4367 or email email@example.com.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road.A fine art photography group show of selected works from local photographers working in either traditional film or digital processing. Exhbiting artists are Paulo Steven Diniz, Kevin Duffy, Amy James, Cathy Nystrom, Eleanor Owen-Kerr, Edward Richards, Kathy Scherer, Reni Zietz and Jim Zietz. Through July 18. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or fwgallery.net
- THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “The Art of Vinyl,” an exhibition celebrating iconic album art as an expression and connection to the music and cultural trends of its era. manshiptheatre.org
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. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” through Sunday. “From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet” - a journey to the year 2132; “The Moon”; “A Hitchhiker’s Tour Through the Universe,” through Sunday. “Dark Universe,” through July 12. Also, the exhibit, “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13, and “25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope,” through Aug. 31.
- LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hayes 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. “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” both through Aug. 30. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “NIME15: New Interfaces for Musical Expression,” an exhibit of interactive installations, through Sunday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show”, featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff. Through 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, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Neal Family Blues,” exhibit commemorating the blues legacy of Raful Neal and his family, through July 12. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose