- 6TH ANNUAL MID CITY ART THAW: 11 a.m., to 5 p.m. A celebration of art and spring in the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District. Participants include Brew Ha-Ha!, Elizabethan Gallery, Monjunis, Reginelli’s, Sabai and Shavarsh K. Event is on, rain or shine. Art will be sold, tax-free. midcitymerchants.org
- WESLEY UMC 150 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND FASHION SHOW: 4 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The show will feature models wearing clothing from 1866 to 2016. Tickets are $25. (225) 343-8421
- BATON ROUGE FASHION COUNCIL’S SPRING SOIRÉE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Blend Baton Rouge, 304 Laurel St. Sip wine while shopping new spring styles from local boutiques and designers. Free.
- AFRO-LATIN INTERNATIONAL DANCE SOCIAL: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Independence Recreation Center, 7500 Independence Blvd. Learn dance styles such as Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Afro-House. $5 donations accepted.
- FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Plank Road Park, 19550 Plank Road, Zachary. Enjoy Easter themed recreational games, arts and crafts, and visits from the Easter Bunny. brec.org
- EBRPSS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS BENEFIT CONCERT: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. To bring awareness to the importance of the music programs in East Baton Rouge, this concert features a variety of musical performances from students and teachers. Tickets range from $15-$30. manshiptheatre.org
ASCENSION IDOL: 7 P.M., GONZALES CIVIC CENTER, 219 S. IRMA AVE. A SINGING COMPETITION AND FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE ASCENSION FUND. STUDENTS GRADES SIXTH TO 12TH WILL PERFORM. ASCENSIONIDOL.COM
- ‘INTO THE WOODS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Experience James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award winner, which features everyone’s favorite storybook characters. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $29, $20 for students. theatrebr.org
- ‘THE BOYFRIEND’: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The local company’s Young Actors Program Studio tackles a light romantic spoof of the 1920s musical comedy. Directed by Jack Lampert. The show is rated G. Tickets are $20. theatrebr.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- ROCKIN’ AT THE SWAMP 2016: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Learn to identify different rocks and minerals and make your own take-home identification card on the Treasure Trail. $5 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-17, free for children ages 2 and younger. Pass member tickets are $2. brec.org/swamp
SURF THE WAVE: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., LIGO SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER, 19100 LIGO ROAD. LIVINGSTON. LEARN ABOUT GRAVITATIONAL, LIGHT AND SOUND WAVES.
- MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Sing, dance and share stories in this interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons. lasm.org
- SPRING BONSAI SHOW:11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, Independence Park, 7950 Independence Blvd. Bonsai trees will be available for sale, and enjoy a lecture/demonstration. Free admission.
- CELEBRITY CHEF SERIES - GINA NEELY: 2 p.m., 1717 N. River Road. Gina Neely will speak to audience about her culinary background and prepare appetizers, engage the audience in a Q&A session and sign autographs. hollywoodbr.com
BEADING SOCIAL: 6 P.M. CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD. JOIN THE FUN AND WORK ON PROJECTS. SEATING IS LIMITED. CALL (225) 223-6573 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
RED STICK ROLLER DERBY: 6 P.M. LEO’S ROLLERLAND, 1717 N. AIRWAY DRIVE. SEE THE FIRST BOUGHT THE EIGHTH SEASON OF ROLLER DERBY. ADMISSION IS $8-$15. RSRDSEASON8BOUT1.BPT.ME
- NEW VENTURE THEATRE PRESENTS ‘RASHEEDA SPEAKING’: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday and 3 p.m., Sunday, LSU Studio Theatre, 105 Music and Dramatic Building. Admission $25. This play mines the subtleties of post-racial America to explore what we are really saying when we refuse to talk about race. nvtarts.org
- SPORTSMAN SHOW JAMBALAYA AND CRACKLIN COOK OFF: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Laundry Ave., Gonzales. jambalayafestival.org
- ENGINEER IT, DIG IT: 11:30 A.M., Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore the world of geotechnical engineering and soil science in this new hands-on workshop for children ages 6-12. For information, call (225) 344-5272 or visit lasm.org
- SEASONAL FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD, SUITE H. THIS FREE CLASS ALLOWS PATRONS TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE JEWELRY. SEATING IS LIMITED. CALL (225) 223-6573 FOR INFORMATION.
- SEASONAL FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to noon, LSU Health, 5439 Airline Highway.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
- MACALLAN RARE CASK TASTING: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Bin Q, 3911 Perkins Road.
DOWNTON ABBEY TEA PARTY: 6:30 P.M., ORANGERIE AT THE BURDEN CENTER, 4560 ESSEN LANE. PARTICIPANTS MAY COME DRESSED IN THEIR FAVORITE ABBEY CLOTHES. AN ARRAY OF TEAS AND PROPER TEA FARE WILL BE SERVED. HSABR.ORG
- ART IN LOUISIANA VIEWS INTO THE COLLECTION: LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor, 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 June 12.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Logophilia” will be on display through March 31. batonrougegallery.org
- CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. View “Keeping Time: Extraordinary Images from Louisiana’s Musical Past,” on display through May 31.
- ‘COHN HIGH SCHOOL HOW WE LOVE THEE — 1949-1969’: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This exhibit commemorates the history and legacy of 20th century African American education in West Baton Rouge by highlighting Cohn High School. Through Sunday.
- FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (225) 769-0582 or visit fwgallery.net.
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- ‘GO LOVE AFRICA’ — PORTRAITS FROM UGANDA AND MADAGASCAR: West Baton Rouge Musueum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. Featuring the photography of Aaron Williams and Nathan Dewberry who travelled to Uganda in 2014 and Madagascar in 2015. Through April 30.
- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring Louisiana on display through Sunday.
‘The Carnival, the City and the Sea’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through Sunday. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.
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- JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001.
- LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
- ‘OVERFLO/THE POOFS’: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Healthcare Gallery, 3488 Brentwood Dr., Suite 103. View underwater photography from Aaron Hogan and new paintings from John Michael Byrd. Through April 1.
- ‘RAPHAEL SOYER INTIMATE PORTRAITS’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Soupcon Gallery. See intimate portraits of women painted by Soyer at different intervals throughout his lengthy career, on display through April 3.
- ‘SOLARIUM’: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, Upper Main Gallery. An innovative art video created by NASA’s media team at the Goddard Space Flight Center, on display through April 3.
- ‘SOUTHERN RHYTHMS’: Southern University Visual Arts Gallery, Southern University and A&M College. A sculpture by Frank Hayden can be seen in an exhibition of works by former art professors from Southern University. Through Thursday.
‘Thoughts Made Visible’: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3.p.m., Saturday. Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Through April 9.
‘Varied Treasure’ — Works by Brent Houzenga: The Gallery at Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. For the last decade, Houzenga’s work has focused on painting on found objects. On display through April 10.
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 a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tastings. Must be 21 or older. restaurantipo.com
Compiled by Whitney Christy