• ARTISTS’ OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., FW Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Featuring abstract painter Jennifer Poe and ceramic artist Tracy LeMieux.
  • LUAU AT THE DELI: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, 2363 Hollydale Ave. Hawaiian-style cochon de lait, whole pig roast, luau feast, boat drinks and drink specials. All you can eat $15.
  • BATON ROUGE FIRE GUILD: 7:30 p.m., Mississippi Riverfront, 300 River Road. View local flow artists who enjoy sharing their love of fire and movement with the community.
  • PRIDE PARTY: 8 p.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road.


  • “CINDERELLA – THE TALE OF THE GLASS SLIPPER”: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. Playmakers of Baton Rouge’s summer musical. $21; $15.75 for children. (225) 578-6996 or


  • “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. Christian Youth Theatre Baton Rouge’s summer musical. $16 in advance, $21 at the door; $13 groups of 10 or more and age 12 and younger.
  • NEW WAVE YOUTH RODEO: 7 p.m., LSU Parker Coliseum, South Stadium Drive.


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET — FRESH FEST 2016: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Theme “Corn and Squash-tastic.” Cooking demonstration by Emilie Hebert.
  • PADDLE BATTLE 2016: 8 a.m. to noon, BREC Milford Wampold Memorial Park at LSU Lakes, 901 Stanford Ave. Teams will race out to a buoy and return to shore. Free to those that sign up for relay/1-mile or 3-mile races. For the kids race, children will race around buoys and back to the shore. Awards and after-party immediately following. Registration available online.
  • YOGA ON THE LAWN: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mockler Beverage Company, 11811 Rieger Road. Bring yoga mat.
  • JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., BREC, 7717 Howell Place Blvd. Juneteenth is the oldest-known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery. Includes food, games and music.
  • FAT TIRE & FRIENDS — GRAND OPENING PARTY: noon, The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road. Live music on the patio and full kitchen services.
  • BASF KIDS’ LAB — THE PHUN FACTOR: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Lemons and vinegar, bananas and baking soda — discover what these seemingly weird pairings have in common by exploring the pH scale using two very different methods. Each child also receives a backpack with surprises inside.
  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Join Miss Trudy to explore the art and science of the seasons through stories, songs and games sprinkled with humor and fun. Free.
  • DOCTOR SPARK, THE ROVING EXPLAINER: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Celebrate the International Year of Light with Doctor Spark. Free.
  • FIRST RESPONDER BARBECUE COOKOFF: noon, Baton Rouge Harley Davidson, 5853 Siegen Lane. First Responders compete to win a donation to the charity of their choice. For a $5 donation, customers can taste and vote for their favorite.
  • BR PRIDE FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. Festival includes entertainment, a special area for kids, a community resource fair and more. Free.
  • FENCING DEMONSTRATION: 3 p.m., Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales. Fencing Club will teach everything you need to know to watch foil, epée and saber at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
  • EDEN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Change Center, 4771 Gus Young Ave. Food, snowballs, games and music.
  • 2016 EQUALITY MARCH: 7 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol, 900 N. Third St. Will march from Baton Rouge Pride Fest at the River Center to the State Capitol for a rally on the steps.
  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: 7 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A celebration that will come to life with live entertainment, food and spirits. $75.
  • EQUALITY DANCE PARTY: 8 p.m. to 2 p.m., Splash Nightclub, 2183 Highland Road.
  • ROCK STAR TRIBUTE PARTY: 10 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St., Suite B. Dress as your favorite dearly departed music legend. Prizes will be awarded for the top three crowd favorite costumes.
  • ’90S PUB CRAWL PARTY: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., downtown. Relive the glory days at the ’90s with timely music and throwback clothing. $30, includes a signature bar crawl cup and drink specials at numerous Baton Rouge bars.


  • SUNDAY TEA – PRIDE EDITION: 5 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 5412 Government St. Celebrate Pride Week with cocktails, entertainment and music.
  • TRAIL FUN RUN: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., BREC Park, Hooper Road. This fun run will be led by Forge Racing founder Jeff Beck who has been trail running for over a decade. Will need running shoes, comfortable athletic attire, bottled water and insect repellent.
  • WWE LIVE: 7 p.m., River Center Arena. See your favorite WWE superstars in action. $15-$100.
  • LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. $40, plus fees.


  • KIDS’ ORCHESTRA SUMMER CAMP SESSION 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Episcopal High School, 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd. At the end of each week, families and friends of students are invited for a concert where each instrument class will showcase their new musical skills by performing a short piece. Tuition is $200 per week per student and includes daily lunch and snack, field trip costs and a T-shirt. (225) 922-4656 or
  • BRBT’S 2016 SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Baton Rouge native CoCo Loupe will teach modern technique at this summer’s workshop. Registration available for dancers ages 11 and up. Tuition is $365 for the week. (225) 766-8379
  • FATHER’S DAY MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFT: 10 a.m., River Center Library, 120 St. Louis St. Celebrate your dad by making him a unique card. Ages 3-11.
  • “BLADE RUNNER – THE FINAL CUT”: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Road Regional Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Free screening of “Blade Runner,” a futuristic sci-fi thriller starring Harrison Ford. (rated R, 117 mins.)
  • TANGO CLASSES: 6:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. For beginners and intermediate level.
  • HAPPY HOUR ART MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., Arts Council, 427 Laurel St.


  • CATHEAD DISTILLERY TASTING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St., Suite B. Sample the entire line of Cathead vodkas. Flavors include Honeysuckle and Pecan. Have a cocktail made with your favorite flavor.
  • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB WEEKLY RUN: 6 p.m., Happy’s Irish Push, 136 Third St.



  • WOMEN & WINE: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Lava Cantina, 10001 Perkins Rowe. Enjoy a glass of wine, catch up with old friends or make some new ones.


  • FIRST STEAK AND STOGIE DINNER: 6:30 p.m., Alexander’s, 18111 Highland Market Drive. A gourmet steak house experience including your choice of porterhouse, bone-in ribeye, or 12 ounce filet with your choice of sides. The night will include desserts, top-end red wine and a whiskey tasting and education as well as fine cigars from around the world. $65. (225) 615-7800
  • BLOOMSDAY CELEBRATION HOSTED BY THE BATON ROUGE IRISH CLUB: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 City Park Ave. Enjoy an evening of Irish merriment, literary moments, music and bagpipes, food and drinks. Free.


  • “ART IN LOUISIANA – VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION”: LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
  • “ANGELA GREGORY — FROM PARIS TO PORT ALLEN”: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Features the art and sculptures of Angela Gregory, including her work on the Bienville Monument, the Henry Watkins Allen Monument and the Negro Project. Through Sunday.
  • “ANTEBELLUM POP!”: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. The show features Hunt Slonem’s bird, bunny and butterfly paintings, through Aug. 5.
  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. See the latest works from Judi Betts, April Hammock, Malaika Favorite and Michael W. Howes.
  • BATON ROUGE BALLET THEATRE’S YOUTH BALLET TOUR: Free performances of the children’s ballet, “Graduation Ball,” through Friday. For full list of locations and times, visit
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St.
  • “EARTH AS ART”: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Through July 1.
  • “HUEY LONG AND THE NOBLE EXPERIMENT — PROHIBITION IN LOUISIANA”: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Through Sept. 4.
  • “INTERPRET THE OLD MASTERS”: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Independence Park Theatre Gallery, 7800 Independence Park Blvd. Through July 13.
  • JUNE EXHIBIT: Baton Rouge Gallery, a BREC facility, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Exhibition with artists Judi Betts, April Hammock and Margaret Humphries. Through June 30.
  • “LOUISIANA – CLOUDY AND BRIGHT”: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. Artists participating in the show include Carol Hallock, Heather Ricard, Betty Efferson, Don Ayres, Nancy Harris, Katie McGarry, Lynn Washauer, Sharon Richard, Nancy Ward, Kay Lusk, Janice Evans, Krista Roche, Ed Eure, Barbara Fornias, Felicia Hunt and Keith Douglas. Through July 16.
  • “THE ART OF WARNER BROS. CARTOONS”: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explores the elaborate process that went into the making of the classics. Through July 24.
  • “THE ORIGINS OF ANIMATION”: Colonnade Gallery, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. The display explores various historical and current devices used in animation. Through Aug. 7.
  • WINE WALK: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Restaurant IPO, 421 Third St. Taste wines and enjoy foods in downtown Baton Rouge. $10 for a wine bracelet and wine card for list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 or older.
  • Compiled by Whitney Christy