FRIDAY

  • BOOK SIGNING: 5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, LSU. With authors J. Michael Desmond, Ryan Orgera and Wayne Parent. Part of LSU Press Week.
  • COCKTAILS IN THE GARDEN: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. In celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood, guests are invited to dress as their favorite star. Live music will be provided by Ned Fasullo and the Fabulous Big Band. $40 general or $50 VIP. discoverburden.com
  • ‘REQUIEMS’ PREMIERE: 7 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. A Hedges Pictures production. $5, at the door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Pasqua Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. An Ascension Community Theatre production, the comedy tells the story of fictional drama critic Mortimer Brewster, his unusual family and his betrothed. $15-$30. (225) 647-1230 or ascensioncommunitytheatre.org
  • ‘FIFTH OF JULY’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. An LSU Theatre production. $12-$18. (225) 578-3527 or theatre.lsu.edu

FRIDAY AND SUNDAY

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. A production of the Shakespearean play with a setting shift to Greece in the 1960s. Adults, $7-$10; students, $5. (225) 751-2192

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 23

  • ‘LOMBARDI’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Directed by Jason Bale, it’s the story of sports icon Vince Lombardi. $20-$25. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Homegrown produce and other homemade products. (225) 267-5060
  • LET’S GO BIRDING: 9 a.m., Audubon State Historic Park, St. Francisville. Featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis as John James Audubon on a bird watching adventure. (225) 336-2422
  • CAPITOL PARK WALKING TOUR: 9:15 a.m., Capitol Park Museum. Limited to 25 guests. (225) 342-5428
  • CODE RED CHILI COOK-OFF: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Pointe of Americana, Zachary. Cooking teams can pay a $25 entry fee to take part in the inaugural cook-off. Deadline to register is Friday. Admission is free. LaneRMCFoundation.org or (225) 658-6699
  • ‘MYSTERY OF THE MONMOUTH’: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by Yvonne Lewis Day, the event is a talk on the mystery of steamer Monmouth that sank in Mississippi, north of Scotlandville, in 1837 with about 700 Native Americans on board. (225) 924-8921
  • ‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’: 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 528 Convention St. Ninety-minute version of Mozart’s production. fbcbr.com
  • POET ANTOINE MITCHELL: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Branch Library.
  • EXHIBIT OPENING: 4 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Unveiling of the installation of “Dwelling” as part of Prospect 3+. Free. lsumoa.org

SUNDAY

  • WOMAN’S HALF MARATHON: downtown Baton Rouge. 10K road race and 5K fun run for the health of women and infants. womanshalf.com

MONDAY

  • LUNCH WITH LEANNE: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd. Featuring bass-baritone Ivan Griffin. $55. (225) 377-2029

TUESDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
  • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR FALL CONCERT: 3 p.m., Stewart Hall Auditorium, Southern campus. Free.
  • 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. $7.

WEDNESDAY

  • RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
  • NOOKS & CRANNIES OF THE OLD STATE CAPITOL - AN INSIDER’S TOUR: 5 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. The guest speaker will be Kevin Harris, F.A.I.A. There will be a tour and reception preceding the lecture. Free for members; $10 non-members and $5 students. (225) 342-0500

THURSDAY

  • FRESHHHH HEAT TEEN OPEN MIC & POETRY SLAM: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center, 100 Lafayette St. (entrance on North Boulevard). Youth spoken word poetry lounge, featuring Beck Cooper. forwardarts.org
  • BOOK RECEPTION: 6:30 p.m., East Room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Lecture event and book signing for “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Caribbean Sphere” by Richard Sexton. Free for members; $10, guests. fhl.org
  • ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK’: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Based on the Saturday morning cartoon. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
  • BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS SERIES: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre, St. Louis St. Featuring pianist Philippe Bianconi. brso.org

ONGOING

  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Rosemary Goodell, Craig McCullen and Amy James, through Friday. Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Free.
  • 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
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask. Through March 1.
  • 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
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m., Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
  • GREENWELL SPRINGS ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY: 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. “Profile of a Black Woman,” exhibit by Antoine “Ghost” Mitchell, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Hours: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (225) 274-4440.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Main Gallery feature: “Art in Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour,” an exhibit presented in honor of Prospect 3+, an international contemporary art biennial. Soupcon Gallery features “Peter de Francia: An Italianate in Britain,” an exhibit to showcase the distinctive paintings of the British writer and teacher. Through Jan. 4.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Baton Rouge Art League 80th Anniversary Exhibition, through Nov. 30. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25. lsumoa.org
  • 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.
  • 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-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 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. “War of 1812 Quilts,” until Jan. 1. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
  • LSU STUDENT UNION ART GALLERY: LSU campus. “Louisiana State of Mind”. The exhibit features art by only local artists. Until Dec. 19. (225) 578-5162 or lsu.edu/union

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose