CI GROUP ARTIST MEET & GREET: 5 p.m., CI Group, 447 N. Third St., Suite D. An artist appreciation reception, featuring works from Beth Welch, David Gasc, Kevin Duffy and Lana B. Toniolo. Free. artsbr.org, (225) 344-8558.
JULIE CREWS: "THE EVERYDAY": 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. View an opening reception featuring Julie Crews' latest works. On display through October 31. fwgallery.net, (225) 769-0582.
BEE NICE MUSIC PRESENTS THE REMNANTS: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 4205 Capital Heights Ave. Enjoy the variety band at the local showcase. No smoking or pets. No cover. facebook.com/beenicemusic.
DISTILLERY TOUR: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Distilling, 11616 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 21. A guided tour of the distillery, featuring a sample of strawberry brandy. 21 and up. facebook.com/batonrougebourbon.
MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT: "THE DARK CRYSTAL": 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., BREC's Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Featuring a screening of the classic children's film. Free.
SPOOF NIGHT! WITH WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge's Family Dinner Comedy Troupe skewers the fan-favorite 1970s film. Rated R-ish. Cost $11 plus tax. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.
GAL HOLIDAY AND THE HONKY TONK REVUE: 8 p.m., Driftwood Cask & Barrel, 326 Third St. Featuring a performance from the New Orleans band. No cover.
"THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN": 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday & 2 p.m. Sunday, Runnels School, Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, 17255 S. Harrell's Ferry Road. Based on the life of American socialite and Titanic survivor Margaret Brown. Advanced tickets for $12 at runnels.org, $15 at the door.
PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR & STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272, lasm.org.
ART NIGHT: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Smiling Dog, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Featuring live art and music, paintings, handmade goods, crafts, jewelry and a raffle. Free. 21 and up. smilingdogbr.com, (225) 361-2491.
BASF KIDS' LAB: THE RAINBOW CONNECTION: 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 the magic behind a colorful chemical process. For ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. lasm.org, (225) 344-5272.
OLDIES BUT GOODIES FEST & BBQ COOK-OFF: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. Featuring a barbecue cook-off Saturday and antique car show Sunday. westbatonrouge.net, (800) 654-9701.
BRUNCH IN HEELS: 11 a.m., various Baton Rouge restaurants. A city wide brunch event to raise money for STAR’s 2017 Hunks In Heels fundraising efforts. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit facebook.com/BatonRougeBrunches.
PETS N' PADDLING: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park, 901 Stanford Ave. Give your family pet a boat ride on University Lakes. $10 contribution to Friends of the Animals. (225) 272-9200, ext. 435.
LINE 4 LINE: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., O'Neil's Barber & Beauty Salon, 449 N. Acadian Thruway. Free haircuts to boys ages 2 to 13 in exchange for reading a book.
MARINADES & RUBS WITH IVERSTINE'S FAMILY BUTCHER: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Learn about the most popular cuts of pork and beef. Tickets are $45 at redstickspice.com. (225) 930-9967.
TANGO LAGNIAPPE WORKSHOPS: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Marcos Dario Pereira and Florencia Borgnia, 2017 Tango World Championship finalists, will teach two special workshops on combining tango fundamentals for improvised dancing. $15 for the first workshop and $35 for the second. Call Gimena Gordillo at (504) 598-4871 to schedule.
QUICK & DIRTY DEMOS: THAI SPICES: Noon to 1 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Spend your lunch hour with us as we explore the world of spices. This is a "Sit, Watch, Learn and Eat" demo. Everyone will enjoy lunch. Tickets are $20 at redstickspice.com. (225) 930-9967.
"DRAMA QUEENS": 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Opera Louisiane's opening night concert features superstar sopranos Lisette Oropesa and Brenda Harris. Cost is $18.50-$88.50. operalouisiane.com/dramaqueens, (225) 377-2029.
WINE WALK WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Lava Cantina, 151 Third St. An open group of wine lovers comes together in downtown Baton Rouge. $10.50 at eventbrite.com. Includes four to five places with two tastings at each venue, spending one hour at each stop. Must be 21 or older. winewalkwednesdays.wordpress.com.
BATON ROUGE SLAM!: AN OBITUARY FOR SUMMER 2016: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday, Hopkins Black Box Theater, 137 Coates Hall, LSU. Eclectic Truth slam poems, inviting the community to reflect on a capital divided. To reserve a seat, go to https://goo.gl/LUXdUq. (225) 578-4172.
ARTS JUDICATA RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Area lawyers show off their talents while raising money for the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation. Adults-only reception offering art on exhibit and art for sale. $25 in advance through the Baton Rouge Bar Association at (225) 344-4803 or brba.org. $35 at the door. artsbr.org, (225) 344-8558.
PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: LINOCUTS (PART 1): 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Experiment with linocut printmaking inspired by the work of Elizabeth Catlett and Hale Woodruff. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. lsumoa.org.
BEER DINNER FEATURING AVERY BREWING COMPANY: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Gregory, 150 Third St. Enjoy a five-course dinner with Avery Brewing. $75 per person. For reservations, call (225) 408-1800.
"MENASHE": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the new drama presented by the Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. Rated PG. 1 hr., 22 mins. $9.50. manshiptheatre.org, (866) 451-2787.
AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Water Trails of the Atchafalaya" on display through Oct. 29.
AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan" through Sept. 17; and "Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection" through Oct. 1. lsumoa.org.
AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "CANstruction: Rock-Can-Roll" through Sunday; "Alyce Simon: Atomic Art" through Dec. 3; “Saving Stories: A Playful Take on Recording Personal History” through Oct. 1; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.
AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.
Compiled by Kristie Bihm.