• LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Featuring music by Dumpstaphunk. Free.


  • “MASTER CLASS”: 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Room 102, LSU School of Music. Inspired by a series of master classes the great diva conducted at Juilliard toward the end of her career, this drama puts Maria Callas at center stage again as she coaxes, prods and inspires students — “victims” as she calls them — into giving the performances of their lives while revealing her own. $25; $22 for a group of 10 or more and $20 for students. (225) 924-6496 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets, downtown.
  • DOWNTOWN CLEAN-UP DAY: 8:30 a.m. -11 a.m., downtown Baton Rouge. Stop at Hotel Indigo, 200 Convention St., or Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown, 462 Lafayette St., to pick up supplies. Red shirts encouraged.
  • PLANT HEALTH CLINIC: 9 a.m.-noon, Louisiana Nursery, 39245 La. 42, Prairieville. Presented by LSU AgCenter and Ascension Master Gardeners. Free. (225) 621-5799
  • “RESTORING PT-305”: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Talk by Clifford Grout on restoration of a 78-foot wooden patrol-torpedo boat. Free. (225) 924-8921
  • GOSPEL IN THE PARK: noon-8 p.m., Jambalaya Park, 120 S. Irma Blvd., Gonzales.
  • AUDITIONS FOR ‘CINDERELLA’: 2 p.m., Odyssey Academy of Dance, 31342 La. 16, Denham Springs. A Tri-Parish Ballet summer touring production. (225) 665-3414 or
  • CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive. Music by High Cotton. Basics lesson, 4:45 p.m. $6. (225) 803-9194
  • MUSIC AND MUDBUGS: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Fire Museum, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Beer tasting and crawfish boil fundraiser to benefit museum restoration and refurbishment. Live music by Styk and Them. Silent auction. $35. (225) 892-6891.
  • EMERGE INTO SONG: 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior and Development, 7784 Innovation Park Drive. Benefit music and multi-sensory event featuring ABBA The Concert, the Ultimate ABBA Tribute Band. $150.


  • GONZALES GUN & KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. $8, adults; $2, children 6-11. (985) 624-8577


  • THEATRE AUDITIONS: 1 p.m., Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Abstraction,” a dance production by New Venture Theatre. Male and female dancers, all levels of dance. Also, “Dreamgirls.” Male and female roles. Must prepare song for audition. Rehearsals of the productions will not overlap; actors may audition for both. Registration required.
  • FANCY FEET DANCE STUDIO’S SPRING MUSICAL/VARIETY SHOW: 6 p.m., Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd. Theme is “Every Praise to our God!” Dancing, singing, instrumentals, business booths with give aways. Refreshments served. Free family event. (225) 202-4352
  • 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


  • EVOK IN CONCERT: 7 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Performance by Houston’s newest professional-level Chamber Choir. (225) 924-6269. ext. 233


  • LASER TAG FUNDRAISER: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, 5871 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Benefits the Walker High School Band of Legacy. $20, unlimited play.


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Locally grown produce and baked goods.
  • 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 Grand Rapids, Michigan poet Fable. $7.


  • 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.
  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. A business and social networking event for women.
  • ‘AMERICAN GRAFFITI’ EVENT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by The Gallery at the Manship in conjunction with the exhibit “Gary Noel: VINTAGE.” Screening of movie, along with displays of vintage cars from the Cajun Classic Chevy Club on North Boulevard and in the Shaw Center’s plaza on Lafayette Street. $8.50. (225) 344-0334 or
  • 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


  • PENNINGTON: Red Stick Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon, behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter from Kenilworth Boulevard). Seasonal produce and baked goods.


  • FUN FOOD FASHION: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 478 Constitution Ave. Presented by the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ Lagniappe Woman’s Club. $45, person; $400, table of 10. (225) 929-7659 or (225) 767-5786


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. (225) 383-1470 or
  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday and noon-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
  • THE GALLERY AT MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. “VINTAGE,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Baton Rouge artist Gary Noel, through Wednesday.
  • 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
  • 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 June 6.

lsu museum of art: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Evangeline: ON WAR,” through Aug. 2.

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.

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.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose