COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Atlas Foundation, 7712 Goodwood Blvd. Learn how to cook Turkish food in this hands-on class. $15 at

FOOD TRUCK ROUND-UP: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe. Featuring a variety of dining options from area mobile eateries. Free.

"CLICK CLACK MOO": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A hilariously "moooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise. $15 at, (866) 451-2787.

PRINTSHOP SOCIAL: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Blackbird Letterpress, 1607 Main St. Learn about the first methods of animation. $15 at

PLATINUM COMEDY TOUR: 8 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 S. River Road. Featuring Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Tony Rock and DC Young Fly. $52-$99 at

FISH BAR: Doors at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Parlor, 705 St. Joseph St. Featuring art by Kyrie Berezuk, Louis DeAngelo, Cory Duplechain and Maddie Norton as well as music by Rhaea D'Aliesio, Luke Hester, Masson Lemieux, Jacob Stanley, Eric Stewart, Jena Vangjel and Mathew Ward. $5 at the door. 


"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. Shakespeare's romantic comedy comes to life in this adaption by John Minigan. $19 at (225) 924-6496.


"CABARET": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A production of the Tony-winning musical about a club in 1920s Berlin. $30 general admission, $19 for students at, (225) 924-6496.


YOUTH BALLET AUDITIONS: 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Dancers' Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. $10 audition fee. Form and more information at

ROCKIN' AT THE SWAMP: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Explore the exciting world of geology and earth science. $5 adults, $4 children ages 2-17, and free for ages under 2.

ENGINEERING DAY: 10 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Explore the world of engineering at this annual event. (225) 344-5272,

PLANETARIUM FAMILY HOUR AND STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about stars and constellations in the local night sky; planetarium show to follow. (225) 344-5272,

CARVE YOUR OWN STAMP: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Blackbird Letterpress, 1607 Main St. Learn how to make a stamp with Masy Chighizola. $75 at

CLUB CABARET: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Performers ranging from 10-18 years old perform Broadway standards in a cabaret setting. $12-$17 at, (866) 451-2787.

"CALL ME BY YOUR NAME": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the Oscar-winning coming of age drama. Rated R. $9.50 at (866) 451-2787.

ASCENSION PARISH RELAY FOR LIFE: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cabela's, 2200 W. Cabela's Parkway, Gonzales. Featuring a balloon launch, live entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

LSU DOUBLE REED DAY 2018 FINALE CONCERT: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall. With featured guest artists Peter Cooper, oboe, and Dr. Christin Schillinger, bassoon.

MARCH DISTILLERY TOUR: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Distilling, 11616 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 21. Take a tour, learn about the craft and sample strawberry brandy. $5 at

MID CITY MAKERS MARKET: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mid City Markers Market, 541 S. Eugene St. Featuring live music, food, art and a bar by Beausoleil Restaurant at this monthly show. 

"SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED" RECEPTION: 6 p.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. Featuring a meet-and-greet with artist Dean Dablow. Free.

PEANUT BUTTER CUP MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 9829 Airline Highway. Teams of four or less compete in 18 holes of mini golf. Register at

"IN THE FADE": 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A screening of the drama about grief and violence in modern Germany. Featuring a film school crash course by LSU Film and Media Arts. Rated R. $9.50 at, (866) 451-2787. 


SPRING GARDEN SHOW/ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, LSU Parker Coliseum. Featuring plants and flowers on the stadium floor, vendors, arts and crafts, and a car show on Sunday. 

MISTLETOE MARKET: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Belle of Baton Rouge, 102 France St. Everything needed for spring in one place. Strollers welcome. $6 at

STATE & REGIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, Next to LSU's Parker Coliseum. Featuring fun, food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

BASF KIDS' LAB — HAPPY HANDS: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. See how oil and water mix during this experiment. (225) 344-5272,


BATON ROUGE SPRING CAR SHOW: 9 a.m., LSU Parker Coliseum. All models and years welcome. Email or call (225) 335-1099.

FAMILY DAY IN THE PARK: Noon, West Feliciana Sports Park, 10226 W. Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville. Featuring a car, truck and bike show, food and live music. $20 per person, free for ages 12 and under. 

"MR. BITCHIN": 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A documentary on American artist and underground legend Robert Williams. $8.50 at, (866) 451-2787.

ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Gallery for Contemporary Arts, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Featured artist members discuss their latest works. Free.

FATHER-DAUGHTER SWEETHEART DANCE: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Raising Cane's River Center, 275 River Road S. The event celebrates its 25th anniversary with raffles, prizes and a dance-off. $35 and up at


SIDE QUEST OPEN MIC COMEDY: 8:30 p.m., Barcadia, 3347 Highland Road. El Gringo headlines this open mic night. Sign up is at 8 p.m.


ZOO & ME MORNING WEARING OF THE GREEN: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Featuring a train ride, animal encounters and projects. $18 per child and parent. Registration required. Call (225) 775-3877, option 2. For ages 3-5.

FORUM 35'S PRE-ST. PADDY'S PARTY: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., The Overpass Merchant, 2904 Perkins Road. Join Forum 35 for its March social. RSVP at

"CANTIGAS DE AMIGOS": 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Alban's Chapel Episcopal & Student Center. LSU Tiger Glee Club and Women's Chorale get together for a performance.

ANOTHER SHOW: 8 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Open mic comedy show hosted by No Show Comedy. 


CORKS & SHARPIES: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., CI Group, 447 N. Third St. Sip wine and learn more about interior design in a hands-on workshop with LSU instructor John Campbell. 

CREATURES IN THE BAYOU: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Corporate Brew & Draft, 2561 Citiplace Court, Suite 300. Have a beer and eat crawfish with Creature Comforts Brewing Co. 

PLATTERS & BOARDS: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway. Join Anne Milneck and Lili Courtney for some hands-on cooking fun. $65 at

SULLIVAN'S BOURBON STEAK DINNER: 7 p.m., Sullivan's Steakhouse, 5252 Corporate Blvd. Enjoy a three-course menu paired with bourbon pairings. $85 at

DELETE COMEDY OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., The Station Sports Bar and Grill, 4608 Bennington Ave. Check out local comedy or try standup for the first time. 


RADIO BAR YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. $10. Proceeds benefit Second Chance Dog Rescue.

PERFECT PATIO WINES AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD: 5:30 p.m., Twine Market and Deli, 2921 Government St. Find your new go-to patio wine at this class. $50 at

THIRD THURSDAY: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St., Fifth floor. LSU art history professor Joe Givens will give a gallery talk on the work of Robert Williams. Followed by a rooftop beer tasting. $10 general admission, $5 members.

BELLA'S BALL: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., L'Auberge Casino, 777 L'Auberge Ave. Featuring food, drinks, music, a silent and live auction. Proceeds benefitBella Bowman Foundation. $75 pre-sale, $100 at the door. Cocktail attire.

LATTE ART THROWDOWN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., District Donuts Sliders Brew, 7415 Corporate Blvd., Suite 900. The fiercest latte artists from around the city will show off their skills. $5 to compete; free to watch. 

HIGHLAND COFFEES READING SERIES: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Highland Coffees, 3350 Highland Road. Featuring readings from the Delta Literary Journal. 


LOUISIANA SPORTSMAN SHOW: Noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 16; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring a boat show, big buck contest, splash dogs and food court.


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Main and Fifth streets. Featuring local produce and seasonal vegetables as well as a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. inside the Main Street Market.

AT BURDEN MUSEUM & GARDENS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 4560 Essen Lane. "Brush with Burden" on display through March 22.

AT GREENWELL SPRINGS REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY: 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. "The Journey of Petrouchka" on display through March. (225) 274-4440. 

AT WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Featuring "Fait á la Main: The Acadian Handicraft Project" on display through Aug. 5; "Creoles Du Monde" on display through May 6.

AT LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring "Robert Williams: Slang Aesthetics" on display through June 17; "Bonjour: Au Revoir Surréalisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat" on display through March 25; and "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection."

AT LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. Featuring "Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture" through June 3.

AT CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 660 N. Fourth St. Featuring "For Home and Country: Louisiana in the Great War" on display through June 9; and selections from the permanent collection.

Compiled by Kristie Bihm.