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'The Nutcracker' for kids

Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host auditions for all children's roles in its annual holiday production, "The Nutcracker — A Tale from the Bayou," on Sunday at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Time varies by age; audition fee is $10. For more info, visit batonrougeballet.org/nutcracker-auditions/.

Drop in on 'Dreamland'

In conjunction with the “Coney Island” exhibit at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., the free event “Dreamland” runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Take in performances by Bayou Cirque, games for children, photo ops with Coney Island cutouts and the museum’s exhibits. louisianastatecapitol.org.

An evening of improv

The Family Dinner Improv Comedy Show returns to the Manship Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Expect the unexpected during these live interactive improv games. The show is rated R-ish and admission is $7. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.; doors at 7 p.m. manshiptheatre.org

Honoring first responders

On Saturday, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a free event at John Schneider Studios, 16050 Florida Blvd., Holden, will honor first responders and law enforcement. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and activities will include a meet and greet, movie screening and music. etix.com