• 5TH ANNUAL BBQ FUNDRAISER: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Dinner includes chicken or pork chop, dirty rice, baked beans, cake and a soda. $8. Free delivery for five or more orders. (225) 300-4528
  • 2ND ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY’S FINEST VIP RECEPTION: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. This event is the culmination of a 16-week fundraising campaign which honors area young professionals who show exemplary leadership, are active in their community, and have excelled in their profession. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • BATON ROUGE BEER FEST: 8 p.m.- 11 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. Taste local craft beers and eat food from local vendors including Barcadia, Marty J’s, City Pork and Troy Deano’s Catering Company.


  • “STUPID KIDS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge’s Studio Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. First production by Bang Bang You’re Dead Theatre, new contemporary theater company. $15; $10, students. (225) 924-6496 or


  • “THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER”: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. $15. (225) 578-6996 or


  • SICKLE CELL COMMUNITY RUN: 8 a.m., starting from 222 North Blvd. 8 a.m., 5K run; 8:15 a.m., 5K walk; 8:30 a.m., 1-mile fun walk. (225) 346-8434 or
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown.
  • LSU TIGER MARCHING BAND ANNUAL PRACTICE MARCH TO TIGER STADIUM: 8:30 a.m., starting from the Greek Theatre on Dalrymple Drive. The drill will include its traditional pre-game fanfare on Victory Hill, after which it will rehearse songs in the north end zone stands.
  • SOAP CARVING: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Pelican Woodcarvers Guild members will instruct soap carvings for children attending the “Duck Duck Goose” antique decoy show.
  • ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRUM CLINIC: 10 a.m.-noon, 1815 Dallas Drive. The Spencer Drum Clinic and New Heaven Church Ministries provide instructional drum lessons and prepare them for band. (225) 284-0919 or (225) 588-0067
  • HOMES FOR HOUNDS: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Skip Bertman Drive. Faculty, staff and students will assemble and paint dog houses to be donate to local shelters and rescue organizations. Food and music; public invited.
  • EVENING IN THE PARK: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Tony dugas North Park Recreation Center, Denham Springs. Dinner, dancing to the Big River Express, silent auction, raffle. Presented by Livingston Youth and Family Counseling. $50. (225) 590-4634
  • LIVE MMA AT THE BELLE: 8 p.m., Belle Capital Atrium, 103 France St. $25.


  • 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. $7.


  • MICHELLE HIRSTIUS: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., La Divina Italian Café. Acadian Village Shopping Center, 3535 Perkins Road #360. The author will read “JUJU the Good Voodoo.”
  • WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAY: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Frameworks Gallery, 8501 Highland Road. Bring your business cards for this networking event for women.
  • BASIC CAPOEIRA CLASSES: 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Learn more about this Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance and rhythmic movements. Free. (630) 362-2566 or


  • JOHN SCHNEIDER STUDIOS AND MAVEN ENTERTAINMENT’S “SHAKESPEARE IN THE SWAMP” PRODUCTION OF “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM”: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27-29, barn theater at John Schneider Studios, 16050 U.S. 190, Holden. $24.95.


  • BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Latest works from artist members Amy James, Linda Jeffers and Brian Kelly will be on display through Thursday, Aug. 27.
  • LIVINGSTON PARISH CHILDREN’S CHOIRS ENROLLMENT: Last day to join is Tuesday, Sept. 1. Choirs meet at New Covenant Church, Florida Boulevard, Denham Springs. Fall semester began Aug. 11. Tuition is $150 per semester. Register online at
  • NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROJECT: Serving four communities – Scotlandville, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Melrose East. Art activities are developed around themes that celebrate different artists across cultures as well as exhibitions on view at the LSU Museum of Art. The education department also integrates a science or math component. All activities are adapted to pre-school through high school ages and a range of abilities. (225) 389-7212
  • 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.
  • CAT ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. (225) 636-2680
  • ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway.“Southern Summers and Fantasies ­— New Paintings by the Associated Women in the Arts” will be on display through Saturday, Aug. 29.
  • FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. The gallery is displaying works from Andrea Pramuk and Erin Riche through Sept. 5. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (225) 769-0582 or
  • HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY: LSU campus. Check out “Graphic Sensibility: Selected Comics & Illustrations from DC to Dürer,” through Sept. 26. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; hours are extended to 8 p.m. Tuesdays when classes are in session; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Free. (225) 578-6544 or
  • JONES WALKER FOYER: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Do You See What I See?,” featuring photography by Denise Roussel, runs through Oct. 11. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. (225) 346-5001
  • LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 River Road S. The museum is showing “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” through Sept. 27; and “Selected Recent Acquisitions,” through Sept. 13. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (225) 344-5272 or
  • LOUISIANA’S OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. “The Enduring Architecture of A. Hays Town” is on display through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (225) 342-0500.
  • LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Debbie Fleming Caffery: Baton Rouge After the Storm” and “Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas,” through Sunday, Aug. 30. “Shaking Up Prohibition: The Cocktail Drawings of Olive Leonhardt,” through Oct. 31.
  • LSU SCHOOL OF ART’S ALFRED C. GLASSELL JR. GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (225) 389-7180.
  • LSU STUDENT UNION GALLERY: LSU campus. “LSU Folks’ Arts & Crafts Show,” featuring works of art from LSU faculty and staff, is showing through Thursday, Aug. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (225) 578-5162.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. (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 Hwy. Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs are available from the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
  • PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road.
  • SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS FRONT LOBBY: 100 Lafayette St. Check out paintings by Elan Vital Montessori School students created through pin art, bubble art and pendulum painting.
  • WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Holding Out and Hanging On: 10 Years Later,” featuring photographs by Thomas Neff, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, will be on display through Sept. 13.

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 years old.

  • YELP! BR PET ADOPTIONS: Noon-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

Compiled by Whitney Christy