• BATON ROUGE FOOD TOURS: 11 a.m. Downtown walking, guided tour which includes tastings at local restaurants infused with historical and cultural stories. For details or reservations call (800) 622-3241 or visit
  • YELP! BR ADOPTION DAY: Noon, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Yelp!BR will have adoptable dogs available inside the store, just in front of the grooming salon. Applications accepted for adoption approval. Email for an application. Call (225) 485-9200 for more information.
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE COMMUNION SERVICE: 5:30 p.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The service is open to public.
  • RED STICK REVELRY: 6 p.m.. Town Square. Downtown Baton Rouge’s newest holiday tradition. A custom-designed, LED “red stick” on top of the Town Square Beacon will lower at midnight. Before the countdown, Phat Hat will perform at The Crest in Galvez Plaza. For information, visit
  • WOMEN’S STEPSISTERS RECOVERY GROUP: 6:30 p.m. A women’s-only group of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. For location and details, visit
  • DAVID ST. ROMAIN: 7 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center. For reservations, call (225) 383-2665.
  • 2016 NYE MASQUERADE PARTY: 9 p.m., Lyceum Ballroom, 124 Third St. Visit
  • LINDSEY CARDINALE BAND: 9 p.m., Lava Cantina, 10001 Perkins Rowe.
  • GREEN IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CAPTAIN GREEN: 9 p.m., Varsity Theatre, 3353 Highland Road.
  • COMMUNION AND WATCH NIGHT: 9:30 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.
  • THE ANTEEKS: 10 p.m., L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Ave.


  • TOPS CHAPTER LA 0312: 10 a.m., South Baton Rouge Church of Christ, 8725 Jefferson Highway.
  • THE CARNIVAL, THE CITY AND THE SEA: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. The exhibition looks at the collection of Perry Smith, who acquired more than 80 works of art during his time as a Christian missionary in Haiti. Housed in the collection archives of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the collection has been exhibited only once.


  • RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m., 501 Main St.
  • PUBLIC ICE SKATING BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER: 9:30 a.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.


  • PUBLIC ICE SKATING BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER: 9:30 a.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road,
  • FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE BELLE FREE GOSPEL CONCERT SERIES: 5 p.m., The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, 103 France St. Gospel artists Terrell Griffin and Cliff and Company will perform. There will also be food, drinks and door prizes. For information, call (225) 378-6315.


  • TAIZE: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road.


  • CASA VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 9:30 a.m., Capital Area CASA, 848 Louisiana Ave. Find out how to become a voice for an abused or neglected child while he or she awaits a safe and permanent home during a 45-minute informational session. Call CASA at (225) 379-8598, email or visit to learn more.
  • HAPPY’S RUNNING CLUB WEEKLY RUN: 6 p.m., Happy’s Irish Pub. Come join the club for their weekly run.
  • ECLECTIC TRUTH POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC: 7:30 p.m., Arts Council of Baton Rouge, 437 Laurel St.