• SMOKE SIGNALS AT LSU: 6 p.m., LSU Foster Gallery, 111 Foster Hall. See works from graduate students from the University of New Orleans’ MFA program. The show will run through Nov. 20.
  • COCKTAILS IN THE GARDEN: 6:30 p.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. Enjoy music from Ned Fasullo and the Fabulous Big Band as well as cocktails from local bartenders from Lock & Key, Beausoliel and Duvic’s at this event that benefits the Botanic Gardens. General admission is $40. VIP tickets are $50. For more information, call (225) 763-3990, ext. 3.
  • UNDERPASS READING: 7:30 p.m., Chelsea’s Café. This month’s reading includes Phillip Spotswood, Alec Vanthournout, Lisa Nohner and Amy Rossi. The reading is free and open to the public.


  • THE MIRACLE WORKER: Showtimes vary, Theater Baton Rouge. See the story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller in this drama, which won the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. Run time is 2 hrs. The play is rated PG. Tickets are $20 for students, $25 for individuals. The play runs through Nov. 15.
  • THE 13TH GATE: 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Louisiana’s ultimate haunted house wraps up its season in this final weekend. For more information, visit


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market. The local farmers market celebrates its 19th anniversary this weekend. The market operates rain or shine. If raining, the market will be held in the Galvez Plaza parking lot.
  • BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market. This open-air market features more than 70 artists from the state and the Southeast region. For more information, visit
  • BORN TO RUN: 8 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square. This event includes a 5k and one-mile fun run and walk. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m., the fun run starts at 9 a.m. For more information, visit
  • LAHOUSE FALL OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2858 Gourrier Ave. by Alex Box Stadium. Explore healthy home features to reduce asthma triggers. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit
  • DOUBLE DANCE WORKSHOP: 2 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel. No experience or partner necessary. Enjoy contra and country dance workshops. $6 per dance or $10 for both. For more information, call (225) 803-9194.
  • BEADING SOCIAL: 6 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts. Learn how to bead and make your own jewelry at this tutorial, held every Saturday. Seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. No instruction required.


  • VETERANS PARADE AND CEREMONY: 1:30 p.m., Downtown Port Allen. Honor veterans at this parade. For more information, visit
  • CAN-CAN DANCE CLASS: 2 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Learn how to kick your legs like the Can-Can dancers at the Moulin Rouge. Renee Chatelain of the Arts Council will teach the basics for men and women. The event is free with gallery admission.
  • SUNDAY IN THE PARK FEATURING AFTER 8: 2 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy music downtown in this free, fall series. For more information, visit
  • JERICHO BROWN POETRY READING: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Jericho Brown, the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, will read poems from his books. His 2014 book, “The New Testament,” was named one of the best poetry books of the year by the Academy of American Poets. The reading is free and open to the public.
  • SULLIVAN’S BENEFIT AND TRIBUTE FOR LARRY TURNER: 6 p.m., Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Join in an evening of music and celebration, honoring pianist Larry Turner, who has been battling cancer for the past two year. Chris LeBlanc and other musicians will perform.
  • BROADWAY IN BATON ROUGE PRESENTS STRAIGHT NO CHASER: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. The male a capella group performs downtown. For more information and to buy tickets, visit


  • VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON: 10 a.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. The program will be held in the House Chamber, followed by a luncheon in the Senate Chamber. For more information, visit
  • USS KIDD VETERANS DAY: 11 a.m., USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum. This year’s celebration features Afghanistan War Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Mike McNaughton. The event is free and open to the public. Ship tours will have admissions of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5-12. For more information, call (225) 342-1492 or visit
  • IBERVILLE SALUTE TO VETERANS: 3:30 p.m., 23640 Railroad Ave., Plaquemine. Enjoy performances from local organizations during the parish’s annual tribute to veterans. The event is free and open to the public.
  • HOLIDAY WINE TASTING: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., LeBlanc’s Frais Marché, 14635 Airline Highway, Gonzales. Enjoy wines and foods at this night, which benefits the M. Paul and Janice LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $30 per person. Limited space is available. Must be at least 21 years old to attend.
  • WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Juban’s. Connecting women to build new relationships, this weekly event allows women to share resources and discover new opportunities. There are no dues or fees to participate. For more information, visit
  • NEW VENTURE THEATRE PRESENTS LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL: 7:30 p.m., Lyceum Dean Ballroom, 124. N. Third St. Spend an evening with Billie Holiday. This play revolves around the singer’s life. Performances will also be held Nov. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, visit


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. The weekly Thursday market operates, weather permitting.
  • BROWN BAG LUNCH: Noon, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Bring your lunch and enjoy speaker Susan Teddlie talk about pet-friendly gardening.
  • THEATREWORKS USA PRESENTS SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre. See this twist on the classic fairy tale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Recommended for ages five and up. For more information, visit


  • CAPITOL CITY CONTEMPORARY 2 — THE LANDSCAPES: Through Jan. 10, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. The annual display spotlights the age-old tradition of landscape painting.
  • 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.
  • DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER: Noon-2 p.m., Saturdays, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Dr. Spark.
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: 7:30p.m.-10 p.m., Fridays (except holidays), Huey P. Long Field House on LSU campus (by the Indian Mounds), Room 120. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. Contact James Burke at (225) 766-0517 for more information. Free.
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
  • THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEGACY OF DAN KILEY: Through Dec. 12, 210 LSU Student Union. The exhibition features 45 vibrant photographs, documenting the current state of Dan Kiley’s most significant designs.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 N. Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Check out the exhibitions “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910,” running through March 20, 2016.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. An interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (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 Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are 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, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.
  • PLANETARIUM SHOWS: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. (225) 344-527.
  • SUN LIGHT/STAR LIGHT — CONTEMPLATIONS ON THE SOLAR ORB: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Multi-media exhibition, explore the scientific, aesthetic, and spiritual dimensions regarding the moon and sun. Through Jan. 3.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. The new exhibit, “The Portrait, the Artist and the Patron: 19th Century Portraiture in Louisiana,” will be on display through Jan. 17, 2016.
  • 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 years old.
  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon-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

Compiled by Advocate staff