QUICK & DIRTY DEMOS: NORTH AFRICAN SPICES: Noon to 1 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. This demo explores the world of spices, featuring Lili Courtney. Tickets are $20 and are available through redstickspicecompany.com. (225) 930-9967.
BLOOMSDAY CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Enjoy an evening of Irish merriment, literary moments, music and bagpipes, food and drink. Free and open to the public. facebook.com/batonrougeirishclub.
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES LUAU: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., BREC's Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave. Individuals with disabilities and their family and friends are invited to attend this event that includes swimming, music, snacks, and fun. For more information or to purchase a wristband, call (225) 216-7474.
MOVIES AT MAIN — "FIELD OF DREAMS": 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring a screening of the film starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. Free.
80S NIGHT BEACH PARTY: 9 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. The annual party returns and is going to the beach, break out the beachwear and enjoy music and drink specials.
COOKING (BREAKFAST OR DINNER) WITH DAD: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Young Chefs Academy of Baton Rouge, 7970 Jefferson Highway, Suite E. Young chefs and their dads will create and enjoy a delicious meal. $60 for one adult and one child. $25 for each additional child. Tickets available on batonrougela.youngchefsacademy.com/special-events. (225) 928-2022.
DISNEY'S 'THE LION KING JR.': 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, LSU Shaver Theatre. Cue the intro to "Circle of Life," New Venture Theatre brings the Disney classic about Simba to the Shaver Theatre stage. Tickets are $22, $17 for kids. nvarts.org, (225) 588-7576.
DISNEY'S 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST': 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. "Be our guest" at Theatre Baton Rouge's production of the Disney Academy Award winner. Tickets are $29, students $20. ASL performance on Sunday. Show runs through June 25. theatrebr.org, (225) 924-6496.
2017 HBCU PRIDE 5K RUN: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Represent your favorite historical black college and university at this inaugural run celebrating the legacies of the institutions. $25 registration. Get more information at runsignup.com/race/la/batonrouge/2017hbcu5kpriderun.
GARDEN FEST: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burden Museum & Gardens, 4560 Essen Lane. Activities and educational programs throughout the day including waterslides for the kids, hayrides, vegetable tastings and gardening advice. $5 for ages 4 and up and free for ages 3 and below. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. (225) 763-3990, discoverburden.com
RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Downtown Baton Rouge, Fifth and Main streets. Enjoy "Tomato Me Crazy" with Peter Sclafani from Ruffino's Restaurant. breada.org.
GOODWOOD FATHER'S DAY CAR SHOW: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, 7539 Jefferson Highway. An annual event with something for everyone. Free admission. goodwoodhardware.com (225) 926-0040.
BATON ROUGE CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Featuring plant displays, vendor and member's plant sales, educational exhibits, and a raffle.
"WATER TRAILS OF THE ATCHAFALAYA": 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Highlighting Louisiana's rich natural diversity with an exhibit dedicated to the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp. On display in the Whitehead Gallery through Oct. 29. (225) 336-2422, westbatonrougemuseum.com.
BATON ROUGE PRIDE MARCH: 11:30 a.m., from the State Capitol to the Raising Cane's River Center Arena. To increase LGBTQ visibility and awareness. A family friendly event.
COOKING WITH JAY DUCOTE: Noon to 1 p.m., Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, 7539 Jefferson Highway. Featuring all different takes and twists on tacos from the man behind Gov't Taco.
SCIENCE SATURDAY: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., LIGO Livingston, 19100 Ligo Lane. Experience the LIGO Science Education center with tours, activities and more. Free. facebook.com/LIGOlivingston.
SMOKE & BOIL: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. Featuring food from chefs Richard Markert, Erik Lefort and Jamie Brown as well as art. facebook.com/smokeandboil.
HIGH FIVE CONTRA DANCE: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., St. Alban's Chapel, Dalrymple and Highland Road. Live music by High Cotton. Short lesson at 4:45 p.m. Cost is $6, $5 students, and free for ages 18 and under. (225) 803-9194.
GEAUX ARTS DINNER PARTY AND LIVE AUCTION: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring a three-course dinner from Chef John Folse and auction. Single tickets $125, couples $200, available at lsumoa.org. (225) 389-7200.
MID CITY RISING: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Collective, 2678 Government St. A monthly art show also featuring food and music. facebook.com/thecollective2678.
SUMMER SALADS ADULT COOKING CLASS: 10 a.m. to noon, The Crown: A Royal Bistro, 16016 Perkins Road. Participants will make three salads and enjoy a light meal with extra salads to package and take home. Tickets are $45 and are available at theroyalstandard.com.
ATCHAFALAYA DANCERS: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Eden Park branch, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road. A program on Native American dances and traditions at various library branches this summer. Ages 4 and up. ebrpl.com, (225) 231-3240.
NO SHOW COMEDY: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., The Guru inside Circa 1857, 1857 Government St. Headlined by Vincent Zambon. Cover is $8. facebook.com/thenoshowcomedy.
PASTRY FUNDAMENTALS: BISCUITS & SCONES: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join April Hamilton for a hands-on cooking class to master creating perfect pastries at home. Tickets are $50 and are available at redstickspicecompany.com. (225) 930-9967.
BUTCHERY AND BOURBON — A PIG'S TALE: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Twine Market and Deli, 2921 Government St. Learn where your favorites cuts sit on the animal and discover pieces you never knew existed. Bourbon sampling offered throughout the demonstration. Tickets are $50 and are available through eventbrite.com. twinebr.com, (225) 334-9809.
WINE WALK: SUMMER KICK OFF: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Lava Cantina Downtown, 151 3rd St. An open group of wine lovers going to four to five different places with two tastings at each venue, spending one hour at each place. Must be 21. Tickets are $10, available at eventbrite.com.
RIDE THE BULL 8 REGISTRATION PARTY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Highway. Enjoy free food and beer at The Backpacker while registering for Ride the Bull 8, the world's largest kayak fishing tournament in Grand Isle.
THE JOYS OF HERBAL OILS AND VINEGAR'S: 6:30 p.m., Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. Featuring a talk and demonstration from the Musso family of Season to Taste on Highland Road. The public is welcome to attend. Herb Society members admitted free, $5 for nonmembers. seasontotastebr.com.
'BALLET SOIREE' PUBLIC TOUR: Various locations and times around the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's Youth Ballet performances run through Friday. Performances are scheduled to take place at 30 local libraries, local camps and other venues. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit batonrougeballet.org.
AT BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featuring the latest works from Michael W. Howes, Phyllis Lear and Christy D. Liffman through June 29.
AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Highway, Port Allen. Featuring "Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior" through Sunday; “The River Rises: Historical Floods” on display through August 27.
AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan" through Sept. 17.
AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring “Saving Stories: A Playful Take on Recording Personal History” through Oct. 1; "Absence and Presence: The Moons of Monica Zeringue" through June 25; and Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show 11 a.m. Saturdays. lasm.org.
AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring selections from the permanent collection. louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/capitol-park-museum.
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Huey P. Long Field House, Fieldhouse Drive. Beginners welcome; no partner needed. (225) 766-0517 or brifd.homestead.com. Every Friday except holidays.