- ‘MEET VERA STARK’: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU. A 70-year journey about the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress. General admission tickets are $20, $15 for faculty/staff/seniors, and $12 for LSU students with ID. The production runs through Feb. 28. For more information, go to cmda.lsu.edu/events or call (225)578-3527.
- YOLO YOGA: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Southside YMCA, 8482 Perkins Road. Experience stand up paddleboard yoga in an indoor pool. All levels welcome. Paddleboards provided. Registration required. $20 for members, $25 non-members. Call (225)766-2991 to register.
- ‘VARIED TREASURE’ OPENING RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. See Brent Houzenga’s latest exhibit “Varied Treasure.” Free and open to the public.
- FLASHLIGHT NIGHT AT THE SWAMP: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Visitors will explore the trails, enjoy live animal encounters and view a nature film. No registration necessary. General admission applies; free for pass holders. brec.org
- BEYOND CLASSICAL VOICES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPOSERS: 7:30 P.M., School of Music Recital Hall, LSU. Listen to music by contemporary African-American composers. Free. cmda.lsu.edu/events
- LIVE WFC PROFESSIONAL BOXING: 7:30 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. Featured fighters include Justin Thomas, Henry Allen, Harris Tucker, Manjarro Hills Jr., and Chris Singleton. Tickets are $35. worldfightingchampionships.com
- PUB NIGHT: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Café Americain, 7521 Jefferson Highway. Featuring music by the Wilder Janes with special guests Ryan Harris and Alan Morton. Admission is $15. bririshclub.com
- ECLECTIC TRUTH GRAND SLAM FINALS: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Baton Rouge Music Studios, 9327 Burbank Drive. Competitors will have to make it through three rounds of competition to be in the top five, with elimination happening after every round. Admission is $7 presale, and $10 at the door. facebook.com/theeclectictruth
- ‘GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen try to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Rated R. Tickets are $25, $20 for students. theatrebr.org
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Main Street Market, Fifth and Main streets.
- GET FRESH RUN: 8 a.m., Fresh Junkie, 303 North Blvd. A 3.1 mile run followed by yoga for runners with Carly James Tamor at 9 a.m.Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color and breakfast tacos to refuel.
- WRITERS AND READERS SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m., Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville. $150 per person.
- ‘FORGOTTEN BATON ROUGE’: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The talk will include anecdotes of lost images of the city’s greatest period of expansion from the 1890s to the 1930s. Free.
- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA’ PANEL DISCUSSION: 10 a.m.-noon, House Chamber, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, North Boulevard. Renae Friedley, the artist whose photographs are featured in the exhibition, will moderate discussion featuring Mardi Gras Indian and educator Cherice Harrison-Nelson aka Queenie, Cajun author Sam Irwin, Director of the Los Islenos Museum William Hyland, and Choctaw Native American Margo Rosas. Free.
- ENGINEER IT — DIG IT: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore the world of geotechnical engineering and soil science in this new hands-on workshop. Ages 6-12.
- MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Adalié Brent Auditorium, 100 S. River Road. Sing, dance and share stories in this interactive program for young children that explores the art and science of the seasons. lasm.org
- IRON BREWER 2016 PRESENTED BY BRASSUERS A LA MAISON AND BACON ROUGE: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tin Roof Brewing, 1624 Wyoming St. More than 15 teams of brewers from around the state will be serving hand crafted homebrews highlighting Louisiana ingredients. Free to public. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for local food bank. firstname.lastname@example.org
- AUDITIONS FOR TBR’S PRODUCTION OF ‘DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER’: 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Contact the box office, at (225) 924-6496, to sign up for auditions. theatrebr.org
- 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.
- CLOSING RECEPTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road. Alexis Moon’s newest works are now on display. Free.
- ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY, KICK-OFF PARTY: 6:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Join in on an evening of music, food and fun to celebrate the community-wide reading program. ebrpl.com/oboc.html
- POP-UP DINNER WITH CHEF TOM RAMSEY OF STÄGE: 6:30 p.m., Simple Joe, 3057 Government St. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and meet and greet with chef. Tickets are $100.
- YOUTH BALLET AUDITIONS: 12:30 p.m., The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Auditions are open to intermediate-level dancers ages 10 to 14. $10 audition fee. Christy@batonrougeballet.org
AQUILA THEATRE PRESENTS ‘ROMEO & JULIET’: 2 P.M., MANSHIP THEATRE, 100 LAFAYETTE ST. AQUILA THEATRE WILL BRING TO LIFE AN ALL NEW PRODUCTION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S “ROMEO AND JULIET.” TICKETS ARE $25-$35. MANSHIPTHEATRE.ORG
FATHER/DAUGHTER SWEETHEART DANCE: 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M., BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER, 275 S. RIVER ROAD. FUNDS RAISED THROUGH THIS DANCE BENEFIT THE PATIENTS AND FAMILIES SERVED BY BATON ROUGE GENERAL. REGISTRATION IS $30. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORBRGENERAL.ORG
- DINING FOR PRIDE: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bistro Byronz, 7747 Tom Drive. A portion of your bill will help this year’s Baton Rouge Pride Fest.
DAVID TAYLOE, TENOR: 7:30 P.M., SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL HALL, LSU. CMDA.LSU.EDU/EVENTS
- LSU SCIENCE CAFÉ: 5 p.m., Schlittz & Giggles Perkins, 2355 Ferndale Ave. Architect and Director of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio Jeff Carney presents challenges and solutions at the interface of built and natural systems. Free food and networking. For more information, call (225)578-3870.
BASIC BEADING CLASS: 6 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M., CAJUN BEAD CRAFTS, 4733 JONES CREEK ROAD, SUITE H. THIS FREE CLASS ALLOWS PATRONS TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE JEWELRY. SEATING IS LIMITED. CALL (225) 223-6573 FOR INFORMATION.
LSU WIND ENSEMBLE: 7:30 P.M., STUDENT UNION THEATER, LSU. WIND ENSEMBLE WILL HOST PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COMPOSER JOSEPH SCHWANTNER WILL SHOWCASE SOME OF HIS MUSIC. CMDA.LSU.EDU/EVENTS
- LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Noon, West Baton Rouge Museum, Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color
HAMMERS & REEDS TRIO: 7:30 P.M., SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL HALL, LSU. CMDA.LSU.EDU/EVENTS
- KENSUKE YAMADA — VISITING ARTIST: 9 a.m., LSU Ceramics Studio, Room 154, 2832 Gourrier Ave. Kensuke will be demonstrating his dynamic building and decorating techniques. Free and open to the public.
- SEED BEADING CLASS: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cajun Bead Crafts, 4733 Jones Creek Road, Suite H. This free class features a new seed bead pattern each week of a bracelet, necklace or earrings. Seating is limited. Call (225) 223-6573 for information.
- FORUM FEVER: 6:30 p.m., Creative Bloc, 804 Main St. Representatives from each committee will be in one room, so you can mix, mingle, and identify the projects that interest you. forum35.org
- ‘LION KING JR.’ DRAMA PRODUCTION: 6:30 p.m., Louisiana School for the Deaf, 2888 Brightside Lane. Admission $3 for students, $5 for adults. For more information, call (225) 757-3202.
POT(TING) PARTY WITH THE HERB SOCIETY: 6:30 P.M., BURDEN CENTER, 4560 ESSEN LANE. PLANTS GROWN BY MEMBERS OF THE BATON ROUGE UNIT OF THE HERB SOCIETY OF AMERICA WILL BE PUT INTO POTS AND LABELED.
- BATON ROUGE GALLERY: Noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Explore the latest works from Paul Dean, Heather Ryan Kelley and Kelly A. Mueller. Through Thursday. batonrougegallery.org
- BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART SHOW: Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Featured artists include Keith Douglas, Randell Henry, Felicia Hunt and Nathaniel Landry. Through March 5. elizabethangallery.com
- CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
- CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.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.
- CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680.
- ‘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. On display through March 20.
- 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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- ‘LOVING LOUISIANA — CELEBRATING THE CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA’: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit honoring the state of Louisiana on display through March 20.
- ‘THE CARNIVAL, THE CITY AND THE SEA’: LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. An exhibition of Haitian art that runs through March 20. 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.
LARK CERAMICS EXHIBIT: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., LSU Union Art Gallery, Room 210 inside the Union. The exhibit features works from the LSU School of Art and the University of Arkansas Fayetteville’s ceramics programs. Through Friday. Free and open to the public. (225) 578-5162.
- 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.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (225) 774-7701.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
- ‘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.
‘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. Opens Thursday. 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
- YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Applications accepted for adoption approval. (225) 485-9200 or email@example.com
Compiled by Marchaund Jones