- GLORY AND GUMBO: 12:05 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent, St. James Center for Spiritual Formation, 205 N. Fourth St. Ministers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak during St. James’ gumbo lunch sales.
- LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW AND FESTIVAL: Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. Events and activities include: boat show, big buck contest, splash dogs, ATV show, tractor and outdoor power and equipment show, sportsman discount zone, 3D archery, Yamaha test track, kids zone, bass tank and a food court. louisianasportsmanshow.com/.
- “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, The Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrells Ferry Road. The plot follows the attempts of Pseudolus, a lazy yet clever slave in ancient Rome, to secure the hand of Philia, a beautiful but empty-headed courtesan, for her master’s son, Hero, in exchange for winning his freedom. $10. (225) 751-2192 or email@example.com
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 22
- “COMPANY”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical about a man trying to make sense of the institution of marriage. $20-$28. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
- KOI AND GOLDFISH SHOW: 8 am.-4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. (225) 924-7142
- CAPITOL PARK HISTORY WALKING TOUR: 9 a.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. The tour will provide a brief history of homesite of war hero and President Zachary Taylor, Pentagon Barracks, Capitol Annex, State Capitol, Arsenal Museum and Garrison Cemetery. LouisianaStateMuseum.org
- SPRING CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 14140 S. Harrells Ferry Road and 2791 O’Neal Lane. More than 50 vendors will showcase handmade jewelry, art, crafts, furniture, swen creations, glassware and more. Free concessions available. (225) 753-4275 or (225) 753-6722
- “CARRIE - THE MUSICAL”: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. An LSU Theatre production based on Stephen King’s “Carrie.” $20, adults; $15, seniors, faculty and staff; and $12, students (225) 578-3527 or theatre.lsu.edu
- BATON ROUGE SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. Plant, yard, garden and patio vendors. (225) 578-4070
- LOUISIANA STATE AND REGIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., next to the John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. Food, entertainment. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. (225) 806-9306 or louisianachilicookoff.com
“INDIGO BLUES: A LOVE SONG:” 7 P.M. SATURDAY AND 3 P.M. SUNDAY, UPSTAGE THEATRE, 1713 WOODDALE BLVD. A FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE OF THE JUDI ANN MASON PLAY. $25. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT UPSTAGE THEATRE’S TRIP TO THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY THEATRE’S REGIONAL 2015 AACTFEST ON APRIL 8-12 IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. (225) 924-3774 OR UPSTAGETHEATRE.BIZ
- BATON ROUGE SPRING CAR SHOW: registration, 9 a.m.-noon, next to John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU. $25. All models and years welcome. Proceeds benefit a local charity. (225) 261- 5708 or (225) 921-6375
MONDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 20 AND MARCH 23-27
- ARTSFEST: various times and locations, Baton Rouge Community College. Music, art, readings, “Dead Man Walking” production, student talent show and student art show. Free and open to public. For a full calendar of events, visit mybrcc.edu/intranet/attachments/article/83/Arts_fest_calendar_UPDATED2.jpg. (866) 217-9823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. Featuring viral poet Alex Dang and poetry blogger Clementine von Radics. $7.
- AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR PROGRAM: 5 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Allyn M. Stotz will read and sign “The Pea in Peanut Butter.” (225) 771-8488
WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M., GLENDA DAUGHTERY AND TEAM, 4750 SHERWOOD COMMON BLVD. A MEETING OF THE BUSINESS AND SOCIAL NETWORK FOR WOMEN. FREE.
- “THE HISTORY OF CHARITY HOSPITALS OF LOUISIANA”: 6:30 p.m., The East Room, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Dr. Jonathan Roberts and Dr. Thomas Durant will discuss and tell the story of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, the subject of their new book. $10 or free to FHL members.
- FORUM 35’S UNCORKED: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Blend Wine Bar, 304 Laurel St. Wine tasting and competition featuring Cabernet Sauvignon. Proceeds benefit Forum 35 & The American Red Cross. $25, online; $30, at the door. forum35.org
- WOMEN IN UNIFORM - THEN AND NOW: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Gonzales branch, 708 S. Irma Ave., Gonzales. Retired Master Sergeant Tanya Whitney will discuss the history of women serving in the military from the American Revolution to current times and the role women have played in the military. (225) 647-3955
- BATON ROUGE SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre. Featuring a performance by violinist Borislava Iltcheva. (225) 383-0500 or brso.org
- ‘OKLAHOMA!’: Thursdays through Saturday, March 19-21 and 26-28, and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 22 and 29, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theatre, 7155 Florida Blvd. The Theatre Baton Rouge Young Actors Program’s production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. $18. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org
- ANNUAL SEAFOOD SUPPER: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, St. Joseph’s Academy Dining Hall, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Benefit for the SJA Athletic Department.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibits by artist members Preston Gilchrist, Theresa Herrera, Marcus McAllister and Jessica Sharpe, through Thursday, March 26. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or batonrougegallery.org
- BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, adults; $2, children ages 3-17; and $2.50, seniors 65 and older. (225) 757-8905
- 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. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680
- DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
The Enchanted Mansion: A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive. $4.50, adults; $3.50, seniors; $2, children. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free. (225) 769-0005 or enchantedmansion.org
Louisiana art & science museum: 100 River Road S. “A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair,” Main Gallery; and “Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass, An Installation by Megan Singleton,” SoupCon Gallery, both through Sunday. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Louisiana State Archives: 3851 Essen Lane. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000. “The Art of Fiber II: Personal Journeys,” an exhibit of The Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana. Through March 26. “The Endangered Cemetery Exhibit”, a showcase of research documented by Jessica H. Schexnayder with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU and Mary Manhein with the LSU FACES Lab. Through March. usgulfcoaststatesgeotourism.com
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: 100 North Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500. “Alligators:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Dragons in ParadiseText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” a traveling exhibit from the Museum of Florida History TREX program, is a potpourri of fact and fantasy that explores our enduring fascination with the alligator and the alligator’s symbolic and sociological role in the southeast. Through June 6.
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy” and “Venice Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark,” through April 19. “Margaret Evangeline: On War,” through Aug. 2. lsumoa.org
LSU Student Union Art Gallery: LSU campus. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. (225) 578-5162. Juried art show featuring 48 works from 34 artists. The competition accepted entries from all part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate LSU students.
LSU School of Art’s Glassell Gallery: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Free. “Graphic Guts:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Art of Luba LukovaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color,” Saturday-April 2. Reception Thursday, March 26. (225) 389-7180 or glassellgallery.org
- OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER - TOM WALLACE ART WALL: 17000 Medical Center Drive. An exhibit of art by Bonnie Smith Williams titled “Familiar Subjects - New and Old,” through Saturday, March 28. Each piece of art tells a story or is done in a different technique.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. 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. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
- SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: 801 Harding Blvd. (225) 771-4109.
- WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Brave Steps: The Louisiana Native Guard,” an exhibit to mark the last year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, through Sunday, March 22. “Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections,” a pairing of stories collected by author and curator EllynAnne Geisel with portraits by Kristina Loggia, through April 5. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15
Compiled by Leslie D. Rose