FRIDAY

  • SHAPING SOUND: 6:30 p.m., LSU Student Union Theatre, A mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought to life by contemporary dancers featured on “So You Think You Can Dance?” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Admission is $50 for general public, $10 for students, and $35 for faculty/staff. uniontheater.lsu.edu
  • BEER CLUB: 7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 7529 Corporate Blvd. Enjoy hand-selected beers paired with small plates. Must be 21 or older.
  • SERVIN’ UP LOUISIANA BLUES: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Poor Boy Lloyd’s, 201 Florida St. Henry Turner Jr. will perform the blues while you enjoy dinner at the iconic downtown restaurant.
  • LAST FRIDAYS: 9:30 p.m., The Office Downtown, 421 Third St. A social gathering for young professionals and entrepreneurs, featuring music by The Michael Foster Project.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • SONGWRITERS’ RETREAT WEEKEND: Tickfaw State Park, Springfield. Enjoy song circles and the chance to meet with other songwriters. Dinner provided Friday and Saturday night. Participants must pay for their own camping accommodations. crt.state.la.us

FRIDAY-MONDAY

  • GLOBAL GAME JAM 2016: 9 a.m., Digital Media Center at LSU, 340 E. Parker Blvd. Innovate and experiment with this, the world’s largest jam event. Participants will create games and learn about game development. Cost is $25. For more information, call (225) 578-5362.

SATURDAY

  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET : 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets. Shop with over 50 artists who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums.
  • HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH JAY PATEL: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The workshop is free and open to the public.
  • SPCA OF LIVINGSTON ADOPTION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Petsmart, 1653 Millerville Road. A variety of dogs of all ages and breeds will be available for adoption.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. Sing, dance and share stories in this interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
  • AUDITIONS FOR ‘RASHEEDA SPEAKING’: 1 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Second Floor, 427 Laurel St. Audition for New Venture Theatre’s upcoming production. Prepare two contrasting monologues. Each piece should be no longer than one minute. info@newventuretheatre.org.
  • NASHVILLE BALLET AUDITIONS: 2 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Each program has separate, specific audition requirements. For more information, visit batonrougeballet.org.
  • AUDITIONS FOR BOB MARLEY’S ‘THREE LITTLE BIRDS — A CHILDREN’S MUSICAL’: 3:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Second Floor, 427 Laurel St. Audition for New Venture Theatre’s upcoming production. Prepare a one-minute of a song that shows your range and vocal ability. Selections from Bob Marley will be accepted. All songs will be performed without musical accompaniment. No monologues required. Rehearsal dates are Feb. 2- March 3. info@newventuretheatre.org.
  • BEADING SOCIAL: 6 p.m. Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road. Join the fun and work on projects. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for more information.
  • OVERFLO/THE POOFS OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Dr., Suite 103. View underwater photography from Aaron Hogan and new paintings from John Michael Byrd. The reception is free and open to the public.
  • CONCERT SPECTACULAR: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., LSU Student Union Theatre, 310 LSU Student Union. Groups performing will be the LSU wind ensemble, a cappella choir, jazz ensemble, piano and chamber group plus the newly formed jazz guitar ensemble. General public tickets are $15. cmda.lsu.edu/events
  • CUPCAKES AND COCKTAILS: 8 p.m., Quarters Endless Entertainment, 4530 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Enjoy complimentary infused cupcakes and menu specials.
  • YESTERDAY’S TRASH A FASHION SHOW: 9 p.m., The Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Five local fashion designers bring a refreshing take on the usual fashion show. Admission is $10.

SUNDAY

  • BALLET MET: 2 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Each program has separate, specific audition requirements. For more information, visit batonrougeballet.org.
  • DOKTOR KABOOM LIVE WIRE: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Kids will love this over-the-top show which features the Doktor exploring the nature of electricity. Tickets are $15. manshiptheatre.org.

TUESDAY

  • MARDI GRAS, PART DEUX: 5:30 p.m., Acadian House Kitchen & Bath Design, 6971 Exchequer Drive. Chef Matt Reed will show guests Mardi Gras inspired dishes in the latest edition of Sip & Sauté. Tickets are $35 plus fees. Call (225) 756-2777 for more information.
  • BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class allows patrons to learn how to make jewelry. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM AND OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside the Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY

  • AYUMI HORIE WORKSHOP/OPENING RECEPTION: Artist lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, opening reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the LSU Ceramics Studio. Horie is a full-time studio potter from Portland, Maine. Her work has been featured in various collection throughout the U.S.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

  • ‘BLACK ENOUGH’: 7:30 p.m., HopKins Black Box Theatre, 137 Coates Hall, LSU. Enjoy a staged adaptation of Rod Serling’s “The Obsolete Man” episode of “The Twlight Zone.” Reservations are required. For more information, call (225) 578-4172.

THURSDAY

  • LUNCHTIME LECTURE WITH ALFREDA TILLMAN BESTER: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This lecture will discuss the landmark Brown vs. the Board of Education case.
  • ART AFTER HOURS — THE ARTIST REVEALED: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the latest exhibit at LASM and take a behind-the-scenes look at famous portraits. Admission is free for members, $5 for students with an ID and $7 for non-members.
  • SEED BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class features a new seed bead pattern each week of a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.

ONGOING

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART SHOW: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. Featured artists will be Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry. Through March 5.
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past.” Through May 31. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
  • COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949 - 1969: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School, the only high school in the parish for African American students before integration. Through March 20.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. elizabethangallery.com
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
  • ‘FINDING THE FORGOTTEN … IN THE SHADOWS OF THE MIND’: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Exhibition highlights the need to remember, relate to and reawaken the minds shuttered by dementia in the community. Through Jan. 31.
  • FW GALLERY AT THE SHAW CENTER: Shaw Center of the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Andrea Pramuk’s architectural renderings will be on display through Feb. 12. fwgallery.net.
  • INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: 6:30 p.m., N The Art Space, 7809 Jefferson Highway, Suite B3. For those who have taken Amy Shutt’s basic photography class and/or are at the intermediate level of digital photography. $235 for alumni students, $250 for new students. Class runs through Feb. 16. For more information, call (225) 324-8936.
  • ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring the state of Louisiana. Through March 20.
  • ‘THE CARNIVAL, THE CITY AND THE SEA’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
  • ‘THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED)’: Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. This comedy that features a little bit of all of Shakespeare’s works runs through Feb. 7. Tickets are $25 for individuals, $20 for students. Student IDs required for student tickets. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (225) 924-6496 or visit theatrebr.org.
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
  • LARK CERAMICS EXHIBIT: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, Room 210 inside the Union. The exhibit features works from the LSU School of Art and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville’s ceramics programs. Through Feb. 19. Free and open to the public. (225) 578-5162.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
  • ‘RAPHAEL SOYER INTIMATE PORTRAITS’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Soupcon Gallery. The paintings on view are intimate portraits of women painted by Soyer at different intervals throughout his lengthy career. Through April 3.
  • ‘SOLARIUM’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Upper Main Gallery. An innovative art video created by NASA’s media team at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Through April 3.
  • 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 or older. restaurantipo.com
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon to 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 info@yelpbr.com

Compiled by Marchaund Jones