- SPLATTER EFFECT ART BAZAAR: 8 p.m.-midnight, Quarters, 4530 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Live performances by Made Groceries and The Jackson Three Hotcakes, with additional music by DJ FTK (flacotheking). More than 20 artists and vendors across the genres of art, jewelry and other handmade merchandise. Guests are asked to bring non perishable food items. $8.
- “RAPUNZEL”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive. A production of Christian Youth Theatre. $12, adults advance; $14, door; $10, children. Groups of 10 or more, $10 each. cytbatonrouge.org
- RED STICK INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2015: Various locations, downtown Baton Rouge. An event featuring digital artists, makers, engineers and entrepreneurs from Baton Rouge and beyond.
- BR FAMILY FIT DAY: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., BREC City-Brooks Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Variety of activities, including runs, walks for people and pets and the Mayor’s Annual Family Bike Ride. healthybr.com/familyfitday
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
- O.M.G. CONFERENCE: 8 a.m., Student Union Ballroom, Southern University campus, 801 Harding Blvd. An informative conference for girls, ages 10 and older to learn about HIV/AIDS awareness. There will be breakout sessions and free HIV testing. The keynote speaker will be national HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent. omgyouthconference.com
- CANN 5K: 9 a.m., North Boulevard Town Square. The Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with the Ivy Foundation, Inc. and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank present the inaugural Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now (CANN) 5K Run/Walk. The goal of the run/walk is to promote awareness of childhood hunger and to raise money for college scholarships for high school students in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
- CAPITAL AREA ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Raising Cane’s Dog Park at BREC’s City-Brooks Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Held in conjunction with BR Family Fit Day. Cake and lemonade will be served at noon. caaws.org
- STAR WARS COSTUME FAN DAY: noon-5 p.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Participants can meet Star Wars characters, build their own lightsabers, craft, play games and more. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. (225) 756-1150
- “THE MIND’S EYE”: 7 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Reception and gala for art exhibition featuring works of art by artists in the community living with mental illness. Presented by the Baton Rouge Affiliate of The National Alliance on Mental Illness. $40, individuals; $70, couples, and $20, students with ID, advance; $50, individuals, and $90, couples, at the door.
- RAISE THE WOOF - COMEDY FOR A CAUSE: 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A comedy show to benefit Spay Baton Rouge. $25. manshiptheatre.org
- MOVIES & MUSIC ON THE LAWN: 8 p.m. or sundown (whichever comes last), Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Screening of the 1928 classic, “Show People,” with music by Cafe au Lait. $7, includes free, bottomless popcorn. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org
- NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT KICK OFF CELEBRATION: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 585 South Blvd. The LSU Museum of Art to present, in partnership with Bethel AME Church. There will be art making designed for all ages and abilities. Free.
- BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 6 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
- “HIGH JINX IN PARIS”: 10 a.m., Delmont Gardens Library, 3351 Lorraine St.; 1 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road, and 3 p.m., Central Library, 11260 Joor Road. A performance of the Susan Perlis ballet by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Pre-registration required: Greenwell Springs (225) 274-4460 and Central (225) 262-2660.
- “HIGH JINX IN PARIS”: 10 a.m., Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. A performance of the Susan Perlis ballet by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
- PREVIEW AND DISCUSSION - “THE ROSENWALD SCHOOLS”: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A presentation of the River Road African American Museum. Patrons will preview the Aviva Kempner documentary that chronicles the story of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of German-Jewish immigrants and his relationship with Booker T. Washington. After the film, retired LSU professor Dr. Thomas J. Durant will lead a discussion about the lasting social impact of The Rosenwald Schools. Free
- 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.
- “HIGH JINX IN PARIS”: 1 p.m., Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, and 3 p.m., Blurbonnet Regional Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.. A performance of the Susan Perlis ballet by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet. Pre-registration required: Eden Park (225) 231-3260
- 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.
WINE WALK WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 P.M., RESTAURANT IPO, 421 N. THIRD ST. WINE WALK WEDNESDAY IS AN OPEN GROUP OF WINE LOVERS COMING TOGETHER IN DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE WINE WALK YOU WILL NEED TO PAY $10, THEN RECEIVE YOUR WINE BRACELET AND A WINE CARD FOR THE LIST OF VENUES AND THE NUMBER OF TASTINGS. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MOBILE MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.
- “HIGH JINX IN PARIS”: 10 a.m., River Center Library, 120 St. Louis St. A performance of the Susan Perlis ballet by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s Youth Ballet.
- POP! SMARTART SERIES: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road. An exhibit that blends visual and performing arts, with interactive media and technology. The lineup will include artists, visual and audio installations, musicians, performers and designers. The event features an opening exhibit of more than 15 local artists, live musicians and performers. $8. nparand.wix.com/popsmartseries
- NIGHT AT THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Capitol Park Museum, at 660 N. Fourth St. $55 for Friends of the Capitol Park Museum members, and $75 for non-members and include cocktail buffet, wine and beer.
- ARTS COUNCIL OF BATON ROUGE’S FIREHOUSE GALLERY: 427 Laurel St. “After - The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward,” photographs by John Rosenthal, with a preface by Lolis Eric Elie, afterward by John Pope. June 1- July 3. Opening reception 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, June 5. acgbr.com
BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibit by Charles Barbier, Clark Derbes (BRG debut), Wylie Sofia Garcia (BRG debut) and David Scott Smith (BRG debut), Tuesday-June 25. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.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
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. manshiptheatre.org
- 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 fwgallery.net
- 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. “Alligators: Dragons in Paradise,” through Saturday, June 6.
lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org
LSU Student Union Art Gallery: LSU campus. “2015 20” x 20” x 20” National Compact Competition and Exhibit,” through June 10.
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
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.
- 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 email@example.com.
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose