- ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE AND MULTI-AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., The Club at LSU Union Square, LSU campus. Meet Louisiana authors and shop books and journals at discounted prices. Authors include Ava Leavell Haymon, Kelli Scott Kelley, C C Lockwood, John Wirt and more.
- WHITE LIGHT NIGHT ART HOP: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., various businesses in the midcity area. Open houses, refreshments, music, meet and greets with artists. Free. midcitymerchants.org
- ROUTH FAMILY TRADITION: 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court. Live acoustic music provided by the Routh Brothers. routhcollection.com
- PURCELL’S ‘DIDO & AENEAS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU. An LSU Opera production. $20, general public; $15, faculty/staff/seniors; $12, LSU students with ID. (225) 578-5128 or music.lsu.edu.
- ‘LOMBARDI’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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
- 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
- WOMEN’S NEW LIFE CENTER BORN TO RUN 5K: registration, 8 a.m.; run/walk, 9 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Food, live music by the V-Tones, and activities for the whole family. Registration, $30 (family pricing is available) and includes a T-shirt and the post-race party.
- 14TH ANNUAL ATTIC TREASURES & COLLECTIBLES EVENT: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Free.
- HOLIDAY DECOR WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-noon, LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. There will be an ornament workshop and tree decorating. The tree will be displayed through January. Free.
- GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., BREC’s Independence Park Café, Main Library at Goodwood. A family-friendly fall festival will be part of the events.
- BATON ROUGE GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW AND TEA: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Floor designs and horticulture displays. Free admission.
- FAMILY NIGHT: 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Caliente Mexican Craving, 1072 W. Lee Drive. Hosted by the Grief Recovery Center, the theme is “This is the Life”. There will be face painting, a meet and greet with princesses, spacewalk and more. Free.
- 2ND ANNUAL MEN ARE COOKING NIGHT: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., St. Luke’s Witter Hall, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. All proceeds to benefit the Young Leaders’ Academy. $25. (225) 346-1583
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
- GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Buy, sell, trade or browse. $8 adults; $2 children. (985) 624-8577 or capgunshows.com
- FALL DANCE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. The LSU Dance Ensemble in an LSU Department of Theatre presentation. $12-$18. (225) 578-3527 or theatre.lsu.edu.
- PEG + CAT + HOLIDAYS: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 7733 Perkins Road. There will be a screening of the new Christmas special and also of the PBS Kids series “Odd Squad,” in addition to a meet-and-greet with Peg + Cat. Refreshment and goody bags will be distributed. Reservations required. (225) 767-4276 or email@example.com
- LSU WOMEN’S CHORALE AND LSU TIGER GLEE CLUB CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., University United Methodist Church, Dalrymple Drive. “In Flanders Fields: A World War One Remembrance.” Free.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
- KIDS & CANVASES: 6 p.m., Ascension Parish Main Library, Gonzales. Kids in grades K-4th can make their own masterpieces. Registration required. (225) 647-3955
- 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. Potluck edition. Patrons are encouraged to bring a dish. $7.
LSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 P.M., LSU UNION THEATER. “A LATIN-AMERICAN GALA.” $20, GENERAL PUBLIC; $15, FACULTY/STAFF/SENIORS; $10, LSU STUDENTS WITH ID. (225) 578-5128 OR MUSIC.LSU.EDU.
- RED STICK MOBILE FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Weather permitting.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorAnnual Artist Member Group ExhibitionText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” part of Prospect 3+, through Thursday. 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
- CAFFERY GALLERY: 4016 Government St. “Love Letters, Fairy Tales, and Things that Used to Be” by Therese Knowles. Opening reception 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday. Ends Dec. 31. (225) 388-9397
- 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. Installation of Silas Breaux, through Jan. 25. “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
- 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
- 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
- RUE COU COU: 1847 Government St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Amy Anderson exhibit of Gemeaux stained glass, acrylics and mosaics. Opening reception 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. Show runs through December. ruecoucou.com
- VANGUARD GALLERY AT STEPHEN WILSON STAINED GLASS: 1469 Laurel St. “Birds of a Feather,” benefit exhibit for Bethany Centre Primary School, Jjungo, Uganda. Opening reception 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday. (225) 343-2211
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “War of 1812 Quilts,” until Jan. 1. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose