OPEN CASTING CALL: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Looking for men and women of all ethnicities 18 and up with 1940s-era looks, and men with real military experience.

SWAMP FLASHLIGHT NIGHT: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Live animal encounters, special nature films and a flashlight walk with family. General admission applies. 

PETER KLUBEK RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the latest works of the artist. Free.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Featuring ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots and hilarious comedy. $25.50-$111.50 at

"HIGH VOLTAGE": 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Digital Media Center Theater, 340 E. Parker Blvd. Trans-media works interweaving live performers, acoustic instruments and one-of-a-kind technology amplified to a higher plane. Free. 

SPOOF NIGHT! WITH "ROAD HOUSE": 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. An interactive, "RiffTrax"-like movie experience that pokes fun at this staple starring Patrick Swayze. Ages 16 and up. $11 at (866) 451-2787.


"GODSPELL": 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday, Swine Palace, Tower Drive. A group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using games, storytelling techniques and comedy. Free. 

"SHE KILLS MONSTERS": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. $25 general admission, $19 students at


"ARCADIA": 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Shaver Theatre, Dalrymple Drive. Go back to 1809 and research a possible scandal with the Coverly descendants in this theater classic written by Tom Stoppard. $14-29 at


MARDI GRAS MAMBO: 8 a.m. to noon, North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge. Race in a 10K, 15K and fun run in this annual event, featuring a post-race party with food and drinks.

ANNUAL CAR SHOW, JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF AND GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Live Oak Baptist Church, 35603 Coxe Ave., Denham Springs. Sixth annual event to benefit sending the church youths to summer camp. 

THE WORLD OF JANE AUSTEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville. Featuring hands-on demonstrations of the period. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 and up, free for ages 3 and under. (225) 635-3739.

PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR AND STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about stars and constellations in the local night sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272,

JUJU DOUBLE IPA RELEASE: Noon to 10 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. The Baton Rouge brewery celebrates the release of its specialty Double IPA with food from Smokin Aces BBQ.

"LADY BIRD": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A coming-of-age drama from writer-director Greta Gerwig. $6.50., (866) 451-2787. 

VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 2 p.m., Pho Cafe, 3851 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Watch the annual Lion Dance and Kung Fu show. This event is free, but accepting donations for Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans. 

LEARN YOUR TELESCOPE: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. A hands-on introduction to operating your personal telescope. Ages 18 and up. $15 for in-parish resident, $18 out-of-parish. Register at

DISTILLERY TOUR: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Distilling, 11616 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 21. A guided tour of the distillery. Meet the owners, learn about the craft and sample strawberry brandy. Must be 21.

SCORNED LOVER PARTY: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Hayride Scandal, 5110 Corporate Blvd. Burn old photos, cast a hex and have cocktails at this anti-Valentine's Day celebration. 

CHILI COOK-OFF: 6 p.m., Port Royal Lounge, 2363 College Drive. Annual event featuring locals preparing their best takes on chili. Free entry. (225) 201-9900.

"HOME REMEDY: WEB SERIES": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. See the first five episodes of the show about an unlicensed, down-on-his-luck failed therapist. With a sneak-peek of the documentary "We Lived the Blues." $5.50 at, (866) 451-2787. 

TIM ALLEN: 8 p.m., L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave. The comedian from "Home Improvement" and "Toy Story" performs. The show is sold out. 

TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS: 8 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 100 Lafayette St. Local comedians try to outsmart others in a series of quizzes and debates. Ages 16 and up. $7., (866) 451-2787.

"WE ACTING FUNNY, TAKE XI": 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, Iberville Room, 103 France St. Featuring comedy from Marvin Hunter, Shervey Carter and Frank White. $10-40 at

OFF THE RAILS COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar and Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Featuring Maggie Shipley, Shelby Shone, Vaughan Veillon, Charles-Thomas Vidrine and River Smith. $5 cover.


WRITERS AND READERS SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m. Saturday, Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville. Enjoy lunch and readings from award-winning authors. Genaro Ky Ly Smith leads the retreat at 8 a.m. Sunday. Cost for Saturday is $65 at the door. Sunday's workshop is $200.


LION DANCE 2018: 9 a.m., Vinh Phat Market, 12351 Florida Blvd. Dancing lions, drums and fireworks to ring in the Lunar New Year. Bring small cash to "feed" the lions. Proceeds go to the dance troupe's nonprofit group and must be placed in traditional red envelopes (sold in store).

BOOZIE BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Featuring a menu from Chef Jeremiah Rasco.

BREWS & BRUNCH: Noon to 3 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Featuring dishes from Secret Lair Taqueria. 

"THE FLORIDA PROJECT": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The story of a precocious six-year-old and modern America. $6.50. Rated R., (866) 451-2787.

CAPITAL CITY CLASSICS MONTHLY CRUISE-IN: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 9704 Airline Highway. A monthly car show for classic cars and car lovers.

"MY JUILLIARD": 3 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 9401 Cortana Place. A presentation of the play, written by Gloria J. Brown and directed by Ava Brewster-Turner. $21. (225) 924-3774,

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: DOCUMENTARY: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. An exclusive screening of the year's most spectacular short films. $6.50., (866) 451-2787. 


INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME PRESENTS "HOMELAND": 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring works from 120 participants from 25 countries. On display through February. Free.

BELLY DANCE SAMPLER CLASS: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Violet Lotus Studio, 4213 Government St. Enjoy wine and snacks and a belly dance sampler class. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

CECILIA KANG, CLARINET & ANA MARIA OTAMENDI, PIANO: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. An international program of works by Cuban, Venezuelan and Mexican composers. Free.

NO SHOW COMEDY: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1857 Government St. Featuring headliner Geneva Joy, hosted by O'Mar Finley. $8.


NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Armstrong, 4600 Burbank Drive. Celebrate and show your pet some love by coming with your furry friend, spin our wheel and win a prize, toy or treat for your furry BFF. 

ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring the top slam poets of the region. $5 or pay-what-you-can.

LSU WIND ENSEMBLE WITH HILA PLITMANN: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Hila Plitmann and Frank Wickes perform with the LSU Wind Ensemble. $18 for general admission, $11 students at

ANOTHER SHOW: 8 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Open mic comedy showcase.  


"LOVE/SICK": 7:30 p.m. every night and 2 p.m. Sunday, LSU School of Theatre. A collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. $9 at


LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon to 1 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Brian Costello presents a heart-wrenching account of the abduction and sale into enslavement of a free Creole family in the 1850s. Free.

SOUP & SOUFFLE: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join blogger and cookbook author April Hamilton in this hands-on class. $65 at

"BRIDES OF LA BALEINE": 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Randall Ladnier discusses his book "The Brides of La Baleine" and the extensive research behind it. 

LSU SYMPHONIC WINDS — "SOUNDS IN WATER": 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Student Union Theater. Visiting composer Michael Daugherty performs his work "Niagara Falls," along with others. $18 for general public, $11 students at

WICKED FUNNY WEDNESDAYS: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar and Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Open-mic comedy night. Free.


ADULT ITALIAN COOKING CLASS: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rouses Market, 14635 Airline Highway, Gonzales. Learn how to make traditional Italian dishes. Ages 21 and up. $25 at

WINE TASTING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. Ages 21 and up.  

"HIDDEN FIGURES" FEBRUARY SOCIAL: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tsunami Sushi, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring best-in-theme costume contest, telescope viewings and test of math/science skills. RSVP at

CASTING FOR THE KIDS: 6 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Featuring a live auction and music with all proceeds benefiting On River Time, a nonprofit organization that serves abused and neglected children. $40 in advance, $50 day of event. (866) 777-8932,

CAST IRON COOKING: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join food artisan Lili Courtney in this hands-on class. $65 at

CITY FARMHOUSE POP-UP FAIR PREVIEW PARTY: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring cocktails, appetizers and music from Chase Tyler Band. Fair continues Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25. $35 for preview party and three-day pass, $12 for general admission on Friday and Saturday at (225) 405-9711,

AN EVENING WITH DYLAN KRIEGER: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Arts, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Join writer Dylan Krieger for an intimate reading from her latest book, "Dreamland Trash." For adults. RSVP with a $10 donation at

FORTUNE ROTA: FORTUNE'S WHEEL: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 220 St. Louis St. An audience favorite based on the forbidden themes of the poetry laced with death, lust, gambling and paganism. $38-72 at


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Main and Fifth streets. Featuring local produce and seasonal vegetables as well as a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.

AT ANN CONNELLY FINE ART: 1670 Lobdell Ave., Suite 100. Featuring the latest works from Baton Rouge native Lisa Qualls, on display through February., (225) 927-7676.

AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring the works of Charles Barbier, Paul Dean, Clark Derbes and Tom Richard on display through March 1.

AT ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Featuring a special exhibit and program honoring African-Americans located in the site's Gift Shop Conference Room. On display through February. 

AT THE MAIN LIBRARY AT GOODWOOD: 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring the "Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibit" in the children's room through Feb. 25.

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "Creoles Du Monde" on display through May 6; and "Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter" on display through Feb. 25.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat" on display through March 25; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 100 Lafayette St. FW Gallery is featuring Louisiana artist Hooshang Khoransni's latest works in the Lamar Atrium on display through February., (225) 769-0582.

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture" through May 27; "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" through Feb. 25; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Sunday; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring "For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War" on display through June 9; and selections from the permanent collection.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.