Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony: 10:30 a.m., next to the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie, Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane. The new pavilion is part of a master plan to help transform the Burden Center into a premier destination. Call (225) 763-3990.
Best Louisiana Roses: 1 p.m., Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road. Claire Fontenot, of Master Gardeners, will show patrons beautiful, easy-care and reliable roses. Registration is required. Call (225) 658-1540.
Opening Reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., LSU School of Art Sculpture Garden, The River Terrance, fourth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The reception is for “Art in the Public Sphere,” an exhibit of sculpture and performance by LSU sculpture undergraduates. Call (225) 389-7180.
Art-tini: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. The event is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Association of Louisiana. It will feature appetizers and a martini competition. Tickets are $30. Call (225) 954-7991 or http://aaola.org.
Tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Students and accompanying adults should arrive 10 minutes early to register. Call (225) 924-4271.
Recovery School District Parent Meeting: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Crestworth Middle School, 10650 Avenue F. RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard will discuss strategies to improve the RSD schools. http://www.rsdla.net.
Rock ’n’ Rowe: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Town Square Park, 10202 Perkins Rowe. Young Blues Nation will perform a free concert. Call (225) 767-2000.
Heritage Lecture: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., lecture, Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. Mary Ann Sternberg, author of “River Road Rambler” and “Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana’s Historic Byway,” will share insights on River Road for the Foundation for Historical Louisiana Heritage Lecture series. Admission is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Call (225) 387-2464.
Shine Your Light Gala for the Poorest of the Poor: 6 p.m., cocktails and silent auction; 7 p.m., dinner and live auction, Bourbeau Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Cross International and the Kobonal Haiti Mission will sponsor the fundraiser to help build 62 houses for families in need in Haiti. (800) 914-2420 or VSamaroo@CrossCatholic.org.
P.S. 425: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The performance is Of Moving Colors’ collaborative work with the LSU School of Art and the artist Peter Shire. It will also be the dance company’s last performance for the season. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
All The King’s Men: 7:30 p.m., Reilley Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU campus. The production is inspired by the life of Gov. Huey P. Long. Tickets are $28 per adult, $19 per senior, faculty member, staff member and $15 per student. (225) 578-3527.