BACK-TO-SCHOOL HAIRCUTS: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Remington College School of Cosmetology, 4520 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Remington will offer students, 17 and younger, free haircuts before they head back to school. The offer will continue throughout August. Call (225) 291-4660 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
STORIES IN ART: 10:30 a.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The art and literacy program is for preschoolers and younger, who will listen to a story, look at art to learn colors, shapes, animals and more and work together to create art. Admission is free. (225) 389-7207 or lsumoa.org.
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION: 2 p.m., Magpie Cafe, 3205 Perkins Road. Aaron Hogan, an award winning photographer, will be at the opening reception for his photography exhibit on sugar cane. Admission is free. (225) 366-4567.
SUMMER BEAT CONCERT SERIES: 5:30 p.m., Capital Heights, 4264 Capital Heights Ave. The series continues with a performance by Sons of Common, a southern rock band. summerbeatbr.com.
“COLD IN JULY:” 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The action film stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Tickets are $8.50. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.
“THE SHAPE OF THINGS:” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The popular drama by Neil LaBute explores the nature of love and art. Neil Hebert will direct the play, which is rated R. Tickets are $22. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.
“BELIEFS ABOUT UFOS” LECTURE: 7:30 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. C. Gary Pettigrew, who recently retired from the LSU’s Religious Studies Program, will discuss belief in aliens and their visits to Earth. (225) 768-9948 or hrpo.lsu.edu.
PATRICK HENRY: 8 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Casino, 103 France St. The free Friday concert series continues with a performance by Patrick Henry. belleofbatonrouge.com.