• “BEFORE I DISAPPEAR”: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A dramatic film based on an Oscar-winning short that trails a troubled young man and his straight-laced niece as they embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City.
  • HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS GALA: 7 p.m., Baker Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Road, Baker. There will be food, drinks and live music performed by Soul FX. Attire is semi-formal. $25.


  • “THE BABADOOK”: 10 p.m. Friday, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. In the film, a single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.


  • ZOO LIGHTS: 5:30 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baker. A mile-long trail through the zoo, with more than 50 illuminated light sculptures. Various special activities during display. Admissions gate closes at 8 p.m., zoo grounds at 9 p.m. $5, adults/teens; $4, seniors; and $3, ages 2-12 and Friends of the Zoo members.


  • ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: Baton Rouge River Center. 75-minute sessions most days. $12 per person, with special group or birthday packages. (225) 389-3030 or


  • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: USS Kidd Museum, 305 S. River Road. Classic Christmas movie screenings. Free with museum admission.


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth Street between Main and Laurel streets, downtown. Homegrown produce and other homemade products. (225) 267-5060
  • LEOLA’S CITYWIDE AFTER CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6:30 p.m., City Cafe, 4710 O’Neal Lane. Presented by Women Brining Women, the adult event is for women suffering from life struggles, and women that need to be refreshed. (225) 202-4352


  • KIDS LAB - FUN WITH CHEMISTRY: 10:15 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, LASM, 100 River Road S. A rainbow creation experiment. Participants will receive a surprise-filled backpack.


  • HOLIDAY TEA: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Inspired by “Downton Abbey”, tea and pastries will be followed by a special preview of the popular PBS show’s fifth season. (225) 767-4214 or


  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. (parking lot of Unitarian Church).
  • THE ECLECTIC TRUTH SLAM AND OPEN MIC POETRY READING: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. National Poetry Slam champion Pages Matam of Washington, D.C. will be featured. $7.


  • RED STICK REVELRY: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, North Boulevard Town Square. Second annual New Year’s Eve celebration. David St. Romain and Phat Hat will perform. The Red Stick will drop at midnight. Also, daytime activities 11 a.m.-noon, same location. Free.


  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road.
  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive.
  • CAFFERY GALLERY: 4016 Government St. “Love Letters, Fairy Tales, and Things that Used to Be” by Therese Knowles, through Wednesday. (225) 388-9397
  • CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. 4th St. “Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn,” exhibit of art and history spanning the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including Napoleon Bonparte’s death mask. Through March 1.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Acadian Village Petco. (225) 636-2680
  • DOG ADOPTIONS: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. $125 adoption fee. Sponsored by Yelp! BR. (225) 485-9200
  • BAKER BRANCH LIBRARY: 3501 Groom Road, Baker. “Profile of a Black Woman,” exhibit by Antoine “Ghost” Mitchell, through Wednesday. Hours: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (225) 274-4440.
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Main Gallery feature: “Art in Action: Inflate. Draw. Pour,” an exhibit presented in honor of Prospect 3+, an international contemporary art biennial. Soupcon Gallery features “Peter de Francia: An Italianate in Britain,” an exhibit to showcase the distinctive paintings of the British writer and teacher. Through Jan. 4.
  • LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES: 3851 Essen Lane. Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild’s 45th annual juried national “River Road Show,” through Monday. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Free. (225) 922-1000
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Installation of Silas Breaux, through Jan. 25. “LeRoy Neiman: Action!,” exhibit of work by the American artist and sports illustrator, through Jan. 17. “Rooted Communities” by Nari Ward, through Jan. 18. “Accalia and the Swamp Monster” by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Jan. 25.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIR OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enrollment for the spring semester. $150. Winter choir camp registration now open. Camp runs Jan. 5-8. $50. (225) 247-8555 or
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Acadian Village Petco. For more information, call (225) 774-7701.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe.
  • RUE COU COU: 1847 Government St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Amy Anderson exhibit of Gemeaux stained glass, acrylics and mosaics, through Wednesday.
  • VANGUARD GALLERY AT STEPHEN WILSON STAINED GLASS: 1469 Laurel St. “Birds of a Feather,” benefit exhibit for Bethany Centre Primary School, Jjungo, Uganda. (225) 343-2211
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson, Port Allen. “Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting,” through Jan. 7; “War of 1812 Quilts,” until Jan. 1 and “War of 1812 Quilt Challenge” until Jan. 11. (225) 336-2422, ext. 15

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose