• RICK KELLEY’S MUSIC: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library, 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Interactive musical performance combining classic songs and music for kids. Free. (225) 665-8118



  • MOBILE FEST: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Large collection of mobiles by George Ufford.


  • GUMBO DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Includes the Senior IV and Junior II competitions. Also a national qualifying event for USA Dance in all other categories, skill levels and age divisions. Spectator tickets available. (225) 637-6154 or
  • ‘SHADES OF GRAY’: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. UpStage Theatre’s summer comedy. $20. (225) 924-3774 or


  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9450 Scenic Highway, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Gardere Initiative Building, 8435 Ned Ave., and 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. Presented by the LSU Museum of Art, NAP brings free, accessible high-quality art making to three community sites, planning to serve more than 75 children and families each day. Free. (225) 389-7207 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 501 Main St. Corn & Squash-Tastic Fest. Local food, produce and more for sale.
  • PADDLE UP 1: 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Blvd. This program will teach entry-level participants. Safety equipment and kayaks are provided on site as part of the program registration fee. Upon completion of the Paddle Up 1 class, participants can move on to the more advanced classes BREC offers. Registration is required, classes are limited to eight participants. $10 per person. Email to make a payment by phone.
  • PADDLE UP 2: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. 19, Baker. Paddle Up 2 programs are intermediate open water paddling classes. Participants will practice beginning techniques and learn intermediate maneuvering skills on the lake at Greenwood Community Park. Registration is required. Ages 8 and older. $5 per person. Email to make a payment by phone.
  • COFFEE & CANVAS: 10 a.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library (Livingston Parish Libraries), 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Enjoy a cup of coffee, socialize, and learn some basic painting techniques. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118
  • YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., BREC Perkins Road Park, 7122 Perkins Road. Children ages pre-K to 17 and their caregivers are invited to experience a wide range of art projects presented by LSU Museum of Arts as part of the Neighborhood Art Project. Youth ages 10-16 will participate in sports, drama, music and more. Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club. (225) 766-3305
  • AUTHOR PRESENTATION: 11 a.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Gisele Haralson will present and sign her book, “When Money Meets Seduction.” (225) 274-4450
  • WATERCOLOR BASICS: 11 a.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. First of two classes. All levels welcome. (225) 658-1540
  • CAWWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAWWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • DEEP SOUTH STOCK HORSE SHOW ASSOCIATION OPEN HORSE SHOW: 4 p.m.-11:59 p.m., 7550 Shady Park Drive, Greenwell Springs. Event begins at 10 a.m. with showmanship, trail, western pleasure, horsemanship, western riding and moves on to timed events. Free admission. Class fees apply for participating with your horse.
  • CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, Dalrymple Drive at the corner of Highland Road. Basics for Beginners at 4:30 p.m. $6; beginners welcome; all dances called.


  • KIDS’ LAB: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers participate in hands-on chemistry activities.


  • PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992


  • LSU HERBARIUM TOUR WITH JENNIE KLUSE: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., LSU Life Sciences Building Annex Auditorium A101, Highland Road and South Campus Drive. In celebration of the Margaret Stones exhibition, LSU Museum of Art presents a special tour of the LSU Herbarium, which houses more than 275,000 dried plant specimens, including some Stones collected during her time in Louisiana while working on her illustrations for “Native Flora of Louisiana.” $5. (225) 389-7210
  • SIP SEE SHOP BUSINESS EXPO: 2 p.m., MS. Prissy Princess, 1121 Church St., Zachary. Socializing, business networking, and endless shopping. This is a day for all women entrepreneurs to represent and show off their businesses.


  • IF ROCKS COULD SING: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. (225) 274-4440; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., (225) 763-2240; and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pride-Chaneyville Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road, (225) 658-1540. Reading of “If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet” and rock presentation by a member of the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society. Free.


  • ‘PLANET NOBUK’: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s Touring Company summer production. (225) 389-4967


  • TWILIGHT TOURS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. A guided ride through the zoo, an animal encounter at the Wildlife Safari Theatre and an evening snack. $16, adults and teens; $13, children 2-12. There is limited space available, and pre-registration is required. Register online.


  • SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES: 7 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, corner of Convention and North 4th streets. Featuring the National World War II Museum’s Victory Belles. $10. (225) 387-5141 or


  • ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with live music. (225) 767-2000


  • BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
  • FIREHOUSE GALLERY: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. “Farewell Works” by Melissa Precise on view through Thursday. (225) 344-8558
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” on display through Aug. 3. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities” on display through Aug. 10.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. “The River Inside: A Photographic Journey by John Guider” and “The Red Stick Piece: An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant” on display through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $7.25 for adults; $6.25 for children ages 2-12 and seniors age 65 and older; $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free. (225) 344-5272 or

  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. An exhibit of some of the outstanding works of the late photographer Fonville Winans will be on view through July 12. (225) 342-0500
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. A collection of Blue Dog artwork by the late Louisiana artist George Rodrigue will be on display through Monday.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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.

West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. Offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. “A Louisianian’s Grand Tour during Belle Époque” exhibit on display through July 20. “Carving Their Niche: The Bowie Family in Louisiana” through Aug. 31. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn