All CITY TEen poetry slam festival prelims: 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Theatre and Performing Arts Pavilion, Baton Rouge Community College campus, 201 Community College Drive. Poets ages 13-19 will compete in teams formed through schools and youth groups in south Louisiana for the opportunity to compete at Grand Slam Finals on May 9. Free.

Photo Exhibition: Ann Connelly Fine Art, 4221 Perkins Road. Featuring photography by Melissa Foshee, a display that celebrates the art of dance and music of the Flamenco tradition. (225)-927-7676 or

Crawfish King Cook-Off: 4 p.m., City Hall Plaza. Event entry is $25 for all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish; $10, children. Proceeds to benefit Junior Achievement and Big Buddy Program.

Live After Five: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Kenny Cornett & Killin’ Time.

Opening reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. An exhibit featuring work by Steve Schmidt and Julie Crews.

“The Lightning Thief”: 7 p.m., BREC’s Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center, 7800 Independence Blvd. A Theatreworks USA’s musical production. $15, adults; $10, children ages 16 and younger. (225) 216-0660 or

Spring concert: 7 p.m., Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, Watson. A Livingston Parish Children’s Choir production featuring music from all three LPCC choirs. $5.

Friday and saturday

57th annual rodeo: 8 p.m., BREC Shady Park Arena, 7550 Shady Park Drive, Central. A performance by the Greenwell Springs Youth Riders. There will be pre-rodeo youth events. $10; $5, students up to age 17.


“The Secret Life of Bees”: 7:30 pm. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A New Venture Theatre production. $20; group rates available. (225) 588-7576 or

“The Book Club Play”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. A Swine Palace production. $15-$30. (225) 578-3527 or

Friday-SUNDAY, May 10

“Boeing-Boeing”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Set in Paris in the 1960s, the comedy follows the flighty tale of Bernard, a jet-setting architect who is juggling three flight attendants with the help of his reluctant housekeeper. $25; $20 for students with ID. (225) 924-6496 or


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET and baton rouge arts market: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.

Secret Garden Tour: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Burden Garden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Presented by the Herb Society of America - Baton Rouge, the tour will travel to New Orleans’ French Quarter, Uptown and Garden District. Reservations required. (414) 526-3016 or

2015 Red Wig Walk: 10 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square. To support an HIV free community in Baton Rouge.

Blacksmithing Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. For adult beginners. Artist-in-residence Gary Hart will share information and a demonstration. Registration required. Free. (225) 336-2422 or

Viewing & Doing Art: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. An interactive viewing of the exhibit “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces.”

Battle of the paddle cook-off: Noon-5 p.m., Fred’s Bar & Grill, Tigerland, 1184 Bob Petit Blvd. A cooking competition in which participants will make their signature Southern food for votes to win. Proceeds to benefit Brave Heart - Children in Need Foundation. $10.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Ascension Parish: 3 p.m.-midnight, Cabela’s, 220 W. Cabela Parkway, Gonzales. An event of rememberance for those who have died from cancer and to honor survivors. There will be food, music, dance performances and more. (985) 665-9893 or


LASM First Sunday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Free admission to galleries, reduced admission to planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions. (225) 344-5272 or

Global Community Day: 1 p.m.-6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring a wide variety of dance numbers on the Galvez Stage, plus food and cultural booths set in a festival atmosphere.

Sunday in the Park: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Minos The Saint.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Jambalaya Park, Gonzales. Hosted by the City of Gonzales and the Mayor’s Council for the Arts. Rockin’ Dopsie will perform. Free.

Historic Highland Road Gardens: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. A garden tour of sites including Highland Ridge, Myrtle Hill and Knox Hill. $20.

Sounds of community concert: 4 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. Featuring music from McKinley High School, Beth Shalom Synagogue, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Augustine Epscopal Church, Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and the Children’s Handbell Choir. Free.

Singo de Mayo: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive. The LSU Musical Theatre class’ annual musical revue. Free. (225) 578-5128 or


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. Featuring slam poetry champion Jared Paul of Providence, Rhode Island. $7.


Boz Scaggs: 8 p.m., River Center Theatre, 220 St. Louis St. Presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society.

Kids’ Night: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., La Davina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Weekly event featuring local children’s authors. No purchase required.


Pennington: Red Stick Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.

Lunchtime Lecture: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Dr. Paul Paskoff will discuss “War Time Destruction and Post War Politics in the South, 1861-1867.” Free.

Art After hours - From Clay to Bronze revisted: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Exhibited artist Brad Bourgoyne will discuss the age-old casting method and the possibilities offered by incorporating 3D computer technology. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. $7; students with ID $5; free to members.


“Shout! A good news musical”: 7:30 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. A New Venture Theatre Production. $20. (225) 588-7576 or

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. $20-$75, plus fees.


ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH MOTHER’S DAY TEA: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2021 Tara Blvd. $17. Call (225) 766-0340 for reservations.

Neal Family Blues: Saturday, May 9, West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. An exhibit about the music and legacy of Raful Neal and his family.



BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or

CAAWS Cat Adoptions: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.

CAAWS Dog Adoptions: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.

cat adoptions: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680

Dog Adoptions: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200

The Gallery at Manship Theatre: 100 Lafayette St. “VINTAGE,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Baton Rouge artist Gary Noel, through May 20.

Frameworks Gallery: 8501 Highland Road. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Steve Schmidt and Julie Crews, through June 6. (225) 769-0582 or

Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. “Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces,” through June 28. “Emerson Bell: A Tribute,” through June 21.

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500. “Associated Women in the Arts,” art show and sale, through Sunday. “Alligators: Dragons in Paradise,” through June 6.

lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2.

pet adoptions: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. 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 through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.

West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose