• KEN TATE EXHIBITION: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. The exhibition will feature the “Intervention, Deconstructed and Luminous Squeegee” series by the artist on paper and canvas.
  • “SET SAIL FOR FASHION”: Noon, USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 S. River Road. The USS KIDD has recruited several local veterans that served in various branches and locales to “model” thrifty fashions. This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served immediately following the fashion show so guests can mingle with the veterans/models.
  • TOULOUSE-LAUTREC SATELLITE SHOW OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. An exhibition that features the art of famed French painter, printmaker, and illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec alongside works from other vanguard 19th-century French artists who helped shape a fresh vision of art and life in the City of Light. Refreshments will be served.
  • “DAY OF THE HEDGES” MOVIE PREMIERE & HEDGES PICTURES 15TH ANNIVERSARY MASQUERADE: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The evening will include a retrospective of early works and the world premiere of a new comedic short film, “The Day Of The Hedges.” Tickets available at the door for $5. Costumes or formal attire is encouraged, but not required.


  • THE 13TH GATE: 832 St. Phillip St., Baton Rouge. Explore the haunts and frights at one of the scariest haunted house attractions in the country. Opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
  • BOO AT THE ZOO: BREC Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge. Go for a trick-or-treating extravaganza at the zoo. Wear your best costumes, wander through the Hay Maze and make a memory at the Safari Snapshot photo booth. Regular admission applies. Open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


  • HOLIDAY SALE: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Large selection of Christmas and Halloween Decorations, as well as some giftable items for Christmas. New items and gently used items at garage sale prices.
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St. Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, greens and more are in season now. Maggie Heyn Richardson will also be cooking up seasonal recipes and discussing her book “Hungry for Louisiana.”
  • “FUNERAL RITES & MATTERS OF THE GRAVE” : 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by Heather McKillop, Ph.D, a Professor in the LSU Geography & Anthropology Department. Will include an “armchair” tour of Baton Rouge historic cemeteries with 3D digital imaging and 3D printing, along with discussion of burial practices, unusual markers, and other curious facts about graveyards. The free program is open to the public. For more information, contact Mary McKeough, (225) 924-8921.
  • STUDIO CLASS POSTER ART INSPIRED BY TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., 5th floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Alison Adams will host a make-your-own-poster workshop. For more information, visit or call (225) 389-7200.


  • KIDS CLUB PRE-PARTY: 12:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Art project and healthy snacks offered pre-show. After the 2 p.m. show of “The Lightning Thief,” a backstage tour and meet and greet will be held on stage with the actors.
  • BREC PADDLING IN PINK: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Milford J. Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave. BREC invites residents of East Baton Rouge Parish, ages 12 and older, to wear pink for this exciting program in which participants are allowed 20 minutes to paddle kayaks, canoes and paddle boards with a voluntary $10 contribution to the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Email for more information.
  • THEATREWORKSUSA’S “THE LIGHTNING THIEF”: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Percy Jackson has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. Adapted from the book “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan.
  • LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: 5:30 p.m., 222 N. Blvd. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments, provides patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and cancer research.
  • PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, the roof of Nicholson Hall on the LSU campus. If the skies are cloudy or raining so that nothing can be seen, then it will not open. The LAO is on, with parking in the lot just south of the building and the main entryway in the center of the south side. The Moon will be a very thick crescent.


  • “GARDENING IS FOR THE BIRDS!”: Noon, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 N. Blvd. Join Louisiana Master Gardener, Kathy Morris, for a talk on tried and true tips to attract more birds to your backyard. Bring bagged lunch. This event is free of charge and open to the general public. Pre-registration is recommended. Contact Louisina’s Old State Capitol at (225) 342-0500 to reserve your spot.
  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Stockade Bed and Breakfast, 8860 Highland Road. For women in Baton Rouge who are striving to balance their own needs with those of their family, their jobs, and community involvement. The monthly events fulfill an ongoing and critical need for women to share resources and discover new opportunities as they transition through the many stages of their lives, providing access to a larger network of business, community, and social connections, for the growth of their professional and personal lives.


  • DARIUS SPEITH AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., 5th floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Welcoming back LSU art history professor Darius Spieth as he discusses 19th-century French art. For more information, visit or call (225) 389-7200.
  • CHRONOLOGICALLY GIFTED AND TALENTED LUNCHEON: Noon, Naylor Hall, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Veterinarian Sam Haase will tell pet “tales” gleaned during his career in veterinary science, including military service in the USAF Veterinary Corps, stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi when Hurricane Camille struck. Open to public. $10 each payable at door. Register by Oct. 19 at (225) 924-4271, or (225) 387-1800.


  • 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. (225) 389-7212.
  • CAPITOL CITY CONTEMPORARY 2 — THE LANDSCAPES: Through Jan. 10, Louisiana Arts And Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. The annual display spotlights the age-old tradition of landscape painting.
  • 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.
  • DULCIMER SOCIETY BEGINNER CLASSES: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Nov. 2, Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. Adults as well as children, over 10 years old. A parent must stay with their child. Contact Helen Bankston at (225) 753-7917 to register. Free event and loaner dulcimers will be available.
  • DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER: Noon-2 p.m., Saturdays, Louisiana Arts And Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Dr. Spark.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Frameworks Gallery: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit

  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
  • THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEGACY OF DAN KILEY: Through Dec. 12, 210 LSU Student Union. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 N. Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Check out the exhibitions “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,” running through March 20, 2016 and “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” through Oct. 31.
  • 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-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. An interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (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 Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are 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.

Planetarium Shows: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. (225) 344-527.

  • SUN LIGHT/STAR LIGHT — CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE SOLAR ORB: Through Jan. 3, Louisiana Arts And Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Multi-media exhibition, explore the scientific, aesthetic, and spiritual dimensions regarding the moon and sun.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “House & Home” will be on display through Oct. 18. Walk-in and scheduled tours are now available in French.
  • 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 a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years old.
  • 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