ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: CREATIVES IN TECH: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 212 S. 14th St. Explore methods of creating technology products and services that can help others. Lunch served by BouillaBabes. General admission tickets sold out, but get on a waiting list for first-come, first-served availability at

FREE ACTING WORKSHOP: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. For those interested in acting and seeing the acting process. Ages 14 and up. No previous training required. Must register., (225) 767-4274.

ASCENSION IDOL FINALE: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Open to all students in Ascension Parish schools. $5-$20 at

FAT BOY FLIP FLOP .5K: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Zippy's Burritos, Tacos & More, 3155 Perkins Road. Drink craft beer while wearing flip-flops and race off to your next stop. $20. Flip-flops encouraged, but not required. 

AQUILA THEATRE PRESENTS: "SENSE AND SENSIBILITY": 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Directed by Desiree Sanchez. $15-$45 at or (866) 451-2787.


THE GUILDED SPARROW PRESENTS A CITY FARMHOUSE POP-UP FAIR: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring farmhouse, antique and vintage pieces. $15 for a two-day pass, $12 for general admission on Friday and Saturday at (225) 405-9711,


"ARCADIA": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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

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

2018 RODS RUN: Gerry Lane Cadillac Dealership, 10945 Rieger Road. Featuring pre-1949 hot rods, vendor displays, swap meet, door prizes, food, music and fun.


HERB DAY: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., LSU Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. An educational outdoor and gardening event and sale featuring herbs, a petting zoo and other children's activities. Free.

BROTHER ELDON 5K: 8 a.m., Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone Drive. Featuring a one-mile run/walk. 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. Followed by food and music. Tickets and more information available at

CAST IRON CLASSIC 5K & JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zachary Historic Village, 4524 Virginia St., Zachary. Proceeds benefit the St. Jude's Children's Hospital floor at our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.

RECYCLED READS GIFT BOOK SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., EBR Parish Library, 3434 North Blvd. Featuring books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Cash only.

BUILDING BLOCKS: IF KIDS RULED THE CITY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. An interactive experience where children ages 7-10 can build a small scale version of their ideal city. Bring a cardboard box. Free.

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,

PLANTS FOR BIRDS SEMINAR & PLANT SALE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Featuring plant sales, guest speakers, experts on hand to answer questions, food, a silent auction and giveaways., (225) 767-6916.

LIVE OAK MUSTANGS CAR SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Frog's at Magnolia Beach, 6864 Magnolia Beach Road, Denham Springs. Featuring a car show, music, dunking booth and bake sale with proceeds benefiting the Live Oak Mustangs Youth Football and Cheer.

BRUNCH FOR THE SOUL: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Parlor, 705 St. Joseph St. Featuring guest speakers Power Pump Girls as well as bottomless mimosas and networking activities. 

RED STICK ROUX RALLY GUMBO COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Boulevard and Lafayette Street. Teams battle it out in the gumbo competition. Featuring live music from The Chase Tyler Band and The Chee-Weez. Proceeds benefit Youth Oasis. $10 online, $15 at the event.

HAZE HUNT TRIPLE IPA RELEASE PARTY: Noon to 10 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Celebrating the release of the new beer, featuring music from DJ Quicksave.

NO LIMITS! MONSTER TRUCKS: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Monster trucks races, wheelie contests and freestyle. Adults $25, children $10.

TEA FASHION AND FANCIES: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. Featuring a special tea menu, pastries and jewelry designing. $60 for ages 13 and up, $25 for ages 13 and under. (225) 765-2437.

NANODAYS: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Learn about nano-level science and technology at this annual event. 

FEBRUARY CORGI MEET UP: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Burbank Corgi Club, 12400 Burbank Drive. Meet up with other corgi owners and have some fun. 

CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St. Alban's Chapel (corner of Dalrymple and Highland Road). Beginners welcome. Short lesson at 4:45 p.m. Live music by the Magnolia Hillbillies. All dances taught; no partner required. Adults $6, students $5, under 18 free. (225) 803-9194.

ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY-LAUNCH PARTY: 6 p.m., EBR Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring food, music, games and special guests in honor of "Hidden Figures."

MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St. Enjoy art, music, food and fun at this monthly event. Free.

LA FÊTE DE LA RIVÈRE: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., LSU Museum of Art rooftop, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring live musical performances, culinary creations, silent and live auctions, and dancing. $55-$150 at

PUBLIC STAR PARTY: 8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, Nicholson Hall, LSU. Enjoy views of the moon with closeup views of the 'lunar seas,' craters and mountains. (225) 578-2261.


BASF KIDS' LAB — CHEMISTRY IS BANANAS!: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore what you have in common with a banana. (225) 344-5272,

"MY JUILLIARD": 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, 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,


BOOZIE BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Featuring a menu from Chef Mike Brewer, of City Pork.

"LOVING VINCENT": 11:30 a.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring a screening of the new animated drama. $8.50 plus fees. (866) 451-2787,

SMOKE & BOIL: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing Company, 1624 Wyoming St. Join us for a day of food, art, festivities and beer.

LOUISIANA HIP HOP: HISTORY & WORKSHOP: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Old Governor's Mansion, 502 North Blvd. All-ages event celebrating Louisiana hip-hop with artist Julian Guillory. $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 and up; free for children younger than 6 years old.,

MICHAEL BLANCHARD: 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Poet Michael Blanchard will read from his new book, "Naming the Silence: New & Selected Poems." Free.

CHEF'S TABLE No. 2 — BERNADETTE'S TABLE: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bernadette's Table, 6405 La. 44, Gonzales. Chefs Joshua Hebert and Adam Resson invite you to a special chef's table. $125 per person on

PETER STEINER, TROMBONE: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Internationally-acclaimed soloist Peter Steiner will share a variety of works. Free.


"LORRAINE HANSBERRY": 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. Enjoy a free screening of the film followed by a panel discussion. To RSVP, call (225) 767-4274 or email

LSU MODERN ORCHESTRA CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Free.


NOEL BOULEY, BARITONE: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. LSU alumnus Noel Bouley, a leading singer with the Deutsche Opera Berlin, presents a mini-recital and seminar on developing a European singing career. Free.

LIVE AFTER FIVE LINEUP CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cane Land Distilling Company, 760 St. Philip St. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and find out who is playing at this spring's free concert series. 

LSU SCIENCE CAFE — THE SCIENCE OF YUM: 5 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. Professor Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, of the LSU School of Nutrition and Food Science, will talk about the science behind taste. Free.

FOOD FESTIVAL — GONZALES ROTARY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring food from local restaurants and catering businesses with live music. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

MATTHEW VANGIEL, TRUMPET, & DIANNE FRAZER, PIANO: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. A recital of works that explore the lyrical side of the trumpet. Free.

BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College's Magnolia Theatre, 201 Community College Drive. Featuring a keynote presentation from Jemele Hill, of ESPN. Reception to follow. 

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

CHARITY IMPROV NIGHT: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Court. A night of laughter, music and food and drink. Benefiting Gardere Community Christian School. $20, includes free appetizers and one free drink at  

"THE ILLUSIONISTS — LIVE FROM BROADWAY": 7:30 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center Theatre, 275 S. River Road. A nonstop show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. $40-$70 at

GLOBALFEST — NEW GOLDEN ERA OF LATIN MUSIC: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Explore the blending of Latin and American cultures in music and storytelling. $30-45 at or (866) 451-2787.


QUICK & DIRTY DEMOS: NORTH AFRICAN SPICES: 6 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. A whirlwind spice tour with delicious bites and delectable information. $20 at

WILLIS DELONY, PIANO: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. A program of classical and jazz pieces for solo piano. Free.


FIVE-COURSE WINE DINNER: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza Patio Grille, 4728 Constitution Ave. Paired dinner benefiting Opéra Louisiane. $100 per person. Call (225) 925-2244 for reservations.

WEST COAST VINEYARDS WINE DINNER: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Alexander's Highland Market Drive. Enjoy a six-course meal paired with wine. $75 per person at (225) 615-7800.

LA CREMA WINE DINNER: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Stinky's Fish Camp, 5500 Hilton Ave. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Jackson Family Wine. Call for (225) 615-3870 for reservations.

CHAMPARTY: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., The Market at Circa 1857, 1857 Government St. Featuring music from The Michael Foster Project and works from more than 30 artists. $2.

HIGHLAND COFFEES READING SERIES: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. Enjoy live readings at this event hosted by Delta Literary Journal. 


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 Sunday.

AT GREENWELL SPRINGS REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. "The Journey of Petrouchka" exhibit opens at 9 a.m. Thursday and is open through March. (225) 274-4440. 

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 Sunday.

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 Sunday; "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.