DON JUAN SPIRITS GRAND OPENING: 4 p.m., Don Juan Spirits, 7539 Corporate Blvd. Join us for our grand opening as we'll have great cigars, cocktails and door prizes to celebrate. Ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. (225) 960-7597.
SWAMP HAUNTED HIKES: 6 p.m., BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oaks Hills Parkway. Trails open at dark. For all ages. $6 per person. (225) 757-8905.
VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ruffins Downtown Daiquiri, 602 Main St. A night of visual art, music and spoken word performances speaking out against domestic violence. $25 at eventbrite.com. (225) 250-5200.
"HOCUS POCUS": 7 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Enjoy a screening of the 1990s film. Bring lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets.
BACHTOBERFEST!: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A family-friendly outdoor concert featuring music, gourmet food and beer trucks. $35. brso.org/event/bachtoberfest, (225) 383-0500.
OF MOVING COLORS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: "NEVERMORE": 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A concert of contemporary dance taking inspiration from works by Edgar Allan Poe. $13.50-33.50, plus fees. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.
THEATRE BATON ROUGE'S ANNUAL COSTUME SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Everything from costumes to vintage and even a little modern clothing. (225) 924-6496.
"RUN FOR YOUR WIFE": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Ascension Community Theatre, 823 N. Felicity Ave., Gonzales. John Smith has two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both. $25 at actgonzales.org. (225) 647-1230.
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, lasm.org.
SCIENCE ACADEMY SATURDAYS: 10 a.m. to noon, Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Explore gravity, simple machines, stars and more in this series. For ages 8-12. $5 per in-parish cadet, $6 per out-of-parish cadet. hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html.
SOUTHERN MUSCLE MONTHLY CRUISE-IN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Twin Peaks Restaurant, 6990 Siegen Lane. A monthly car show for car lovers.
CENLA SCCA NIGHTTIME AUTOCROSS: Setup is at noon, first car out at 6:34 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Nighttime racing returns once again. This is part of The Rotolo's Series. Karts are welcome at this location. Register at dlbracing.com/event/details/6691.
BOO AT THE BARN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Amant High School, 12035 La. 431, St. Amant. A petting zoo, trick-or-treat street, pumpkin patch, hayrides and plenty of games for all ages to enjoy. Cost is a can of food or $1.
BASF KIDS' LAB: THE PHUN FACTOR: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Discover what some weird pairings have in common by exploring the PH scale. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.
ANGOLA PRISON RODEO: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Louisiana State Penitentiary, 17544 Tunica Trace, St. Francisville. Gates open at 9 a.m. The rodeo begins at 2 p.m. Crafts are open until 5 p.m. $20. Tickets and more information at angolarodeo.com or (225) 655-2030, (225) 655-2008.
HIGHLAND ROAD BOAT LAUNCH OPEN HOUSE: 2 p.m., BREC's Highland Road Community Park, 14024 Highland Road. A ribbon-cutting and open house as well as a free tour in a kayak or canoe. (225) 767-4003.
WINE, BREWS, JAZZ AND BLUES — BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sole Food Pedicure Spa and Salon, 652 Lobdell Ave. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz and relaxation. $5. facebook.com/solefoodspa, (225) 421-1586.
PURPLE FALL FEST: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Smith-Brown Memorial Union, Southern University. A free family event with games and fun.
SECRET LAIR AND ART BY LAFON: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Featuring tacos and art at the local brewery as well as music from Wumbo.
WOMEN WRITERS ON REALITY: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. A panel of seven diverse writers discussing the topic of "reality." Free. (225) 383-1470, batonrougegallery.org.
DELTA MOUTH SCRABBLE TOURNEY FUNDRAISER: 5 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St., Suite B. Supporting the literary festival. $10 entry fee.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Memorial Tower. An annual event when communities stand together with survivors of sexual violence to show commitment to end harm.
LATIN NIGHT BENEFIT FOR PUERTO RICO: 7 p.m., George's Place, 860 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge. All tips and a percentage of sales will go to help those in need in Puerto Rico.
"SHE WAS FAMOUS": 7:30 p.m., Shaver Theater, Dalrymple Drive. A free screening of the film with a quick Q&A following.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 21
GULF COAST MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION CLASS: Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Tuesday and Wednesday, practice. Continues through Saturday. Raffle tickets available for $10. All proceeds benefit the Dream Day Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. gulfcoastmcrodeo.com, (225) 754-4052, email@example.com.
WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Stockade Bed and Breakfast, 8860 Highland Road. Enjoy a glass of wine, catch up with old friends or make some new ones. No dues or fees to participate. womenwinewednesday.com.
WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, OCT. 21
HOLLYDAYS 2017: 10 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Four days of shopping, fashion, special events, food and entertainment all to support the Junior League of Baton Rouge's community programs and mission-based initiatives. raisingcanesrivercenter.com, (225) 389-3030.
"BROKEN TIME: SCULPTURE BY MARTIN PAYTON" RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth Floor. Join the museum of art for a Q&A with artist Martin Payton in conjunction with a reception. $10 for nonmembers. lsumoa.org.
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Kicking off the five-day Holly Jolly Holiday Head Start with cooking instructor Lili Courtney and some cocktail fun, hors d'oeuvres and party planner inspiration. $65 at redstickspice.com. (225) 930-9967.
HUNK IN HEELS: 6:30 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. A funds and awareness raiser for STAR-Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response with a dance party and entertainment to follow. 18 and up. Tickets start at $40; available at The Chimes, (866) 777-8932, or ticketweb.com. facebook.com/TheChimesHighland, varsitytheatre.com, star.ngo.
"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW": 8 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Join the fun of audience participation with this campy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. $25 general admission, $19 for students. theatrebr.org, (225) 924-6496.
LISTENING PARTY: A COMEDY SHOW: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Kerry Beary's Atomic Pop Shop, 2963 Government St. Featuring Sam Tallent, Cam O'Connor, Marguerite C. Shipley and Jason P. Leonard. All ages. BYOB. $8.
AT LSU AGCENTER BOTANIC GARDENS: 4560 Essen Lane. Corn Maze Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy games, food, animals and the maze. (225) 763-3990, edu/botanic-gardens/events/cornmaze.php.
AT 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE: 832 S. St. Phillip. Get scared at the award-winning haunted house and attraction. Open 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. midnightproduction.com, (225) 389-1313.
AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring the works of Rob Carpenter, Kathleen Lemoine, Randell Henry and Frankie Gould on display through Oct. 26.
AT THE LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BUILDING: 3851 Essen Lane. The Louisiana Art and Artist Guild presents the "48th National River Road Art Show and Sale."
AT FW GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Featuring "Julie Crews: The Everyday" on display through Oct. 31.
AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Raw Sugar: Harvest in Black and White" on display through Dec. 31; "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" on display through Oct. 29.
AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "The Art of Chaos & Order: Sam Losavio" on display through Jan. 7; "The Red That Colored the World" on display through Jan. 14; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.
AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. "Emily LaCour: The Inbetween," on display through Sunday. manshiptheatre.org.
AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.
Compiled by Kristie Bihm.