- LIVE AFTER FIVE REVEAL WATCH PARTY: 5 p.m., Draft House Bar, 421 Third St. Announcement of fall music lineup, along with staycation give-a-ways, including VIP bracelets for the concerts, gift baskets and gift cards. The reveal video also will air on WAFB.
- ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road.www.fwgallery.net. Work by Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche.
- ART MELT PREVIEW PARTY: 7 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 600 N. Fourth St. Local fine art. $75. (630) 362-2566 or email@example.com
- FAMILY DINNER IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE COMEDY NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An ongoing local improvisation comedy series. $5. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org
- RESTAURANT WEEK BATON ROUGE: Throughout the city. More than 50 restaurants have created special three-course menus at discount prices to show off their chefs’ talents.
- “I LOVE YOU NANA”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. UpStage Theatre’s 2015 summer comedy. $20. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz
- “AS YOU LIKE IT”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Swine Palace’s annual summer Shakespeare production. $15. (225) 578-4174 or swinepalace.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Fresh Fest 2015. Watch Tsunami sushi chef, Ricky Hoang showcase his expert knife skills during the “Cool as a Cucumber” cooking demonstration.
ANNA T. JORDAN RECREATION CENTER GROUNDBREAKING: NOON, ANNA T. JORDAN COMMUNITY PARK, 1750 STILT ST. THE COMMUNITY MUSIC AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, HOSTED BY BREC AND THE SCOTLANDVILLE HORNET ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, WILL FOLLOW THE CEREMONY FROM 1 P.M. TO 7 P.M.
- “MURDER AT THE POLITE LADIES SOCIETY”: 6:30 p.m., Ralph & Kacoo’s, 6110 Bluebonnet Blvd. Presented by LAVOW Theatre Company (Louisiana Voices of Women). www.lavow.org
- ART MELT: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 600 N. Fourth St. Local fine art, music and performing arts. Outdoor festivities including the Arts Marketplace until 10 p.m. Free. (630) 362-2566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- LENA PRIMA: 6:30 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 103 France St. A special menu followed by a performance by Lena Prima. Presented by the Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association. $20.
- RIVER CENTER: Dinner N’ Show!: 6:30 p.m., River Center Ballroom, 275 S. River Road. Tim Rushlow and two songwriters from Nashville will discuss the inspiration and interesting antidotes behind their hit songs, and perform live. $45-$75.
5TH ANNUAL BLACK & ORANGE BASH: 7 P.M., THE BATON ROUGE GALLERY, 1515 DALRYMPLE DRIVE. THE DRESS IS CASUAL, COCKTAIL OR COSTUME, BUT IT MUST BE BLACK AND ORANGE. 2015 HALLOWEEN PARADE THEME ANNOUNCEMENT, GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCEMENT, ROYAL CORONATION, GHOSTLY GALA DETAILS, 2016 BOARD ELECTIONS, SILENT AUCTION, BEST DRESSED AWARDS, AND MORE. $25 FOR 10/31 MEMBERS; $40 FOR NON-MEMBERS. HTTP://5THBOB.EVENTBRITE.COM/
- BEAUX ARTS BALL: Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Honoring the theater’s volunteers, from actors to interns. theatrebr.org
- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
- LOUISIANA MARATHON HALFWAY TO GEAUX: 6 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Vendors, speakers and refreshments.
- 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. $7.
- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. A Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements that are performed in a dialogue between players. Free. (630) 362-2566 or email@example.com
- SUMMER SOUNDS AT ST. JAMES CONCERT SERIES: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. With the Viper Mad Trio. $10. (225) 387-5141 or stjamesbr.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
- DANCE: 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Denham Springs Senior Center, 949 Government Drive, Denham Springs. For those 25 and older. Featuring the Doug Owens Band. $6, single; $10, couple.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring works from three of its artist members — April Hammock, Randell Henry and Tom Richard — through Thursday, July 30.
- NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: weekly serving four communities – Scotlandville, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Melrose East. The art activities are developed around themes that celebrate different artists across cultures as well as exhibitions on view at the LSU Museum of Art. The education department also integrates a science or math component. All activities are adapted to pre-school through high school ages and a range of abilities. In addition to the hands-on activities, Neighborhood Arts Project also provides a reading area for participants to practice their literacy skills, a block area for building, and a sketching area for children to draw and write. For more information or to register, contact (225) 389-7212.
- BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY CHORUS’ 2015-16 SEASON AUDITIONS: by appointment through Saturday, Aug. 8, Broadmoor United Methodist Church Music Building, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Call chorus master David Shaler at (225) 924-6269, ext. 233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. CAAWS.org
- CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. CAAWS.org
- CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
- DEANGELO’S RESTAURANT: 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd. “Simply Sunflowers,” through Friday, July 31. Features work by members of the River Community Church’s Creative Group. (225) 744-4367 or email email@example.com.
- ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway.“Southern Summers and Fantasies” —New Paintings by the Associated Women in the Arts, through Aug. 29.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Exhibit featuring Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche, through Sept. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or fwgallery.net
- THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “The Art of Vinyl,” an exhibition celebrating iconic album art as an expression and connection to the music and cultural trends of its era. Through Sunday, Aug. 2. manshiptheatre.org
- JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “The Human Body,” paintings by the LSU Art Therapy Program in collaboration with the Baton Rouge General Regional Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Lab. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001
- 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. “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org
- LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hayes Town,” sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of American Institute of Architects and Moran’s Printing, through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” all through Aug. 30. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Sunday, Aug. 2. lsumoa.org
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Into the Mystic,” the 14th annual summer Invitational Art Exhibition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show,” featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff, through Aug. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 578-5162
- 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. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
- SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “When the Cannons Fell Silent,” exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War, through Aug. 16.
Wine Walk: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. $10, to receive wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 years of age.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Whitney Christy