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'On the Bay,' an oil painting by Kathy Daigle, will be featured in the Baton Rouge Plein Air Artists group's early spring art show at Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. The opening reception is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23.


"THE SWEET DELILAH SWIM CLUB": 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Wholly Ground Coffee House, 27988 Walker South Road, Walker. A Spotlight Theatre Players' production. $25. stpds.com.  


TALL SHIP TOURS: Downtown riverfront next to the USS KIDD Museum. Check out the four decks of the NAO Trinidad, a Spanish-built replica of the 16th-century flagship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. $25 per person; children under 5 with an adult are admitted free; fee covers access to the USS Kidd Veterans Museum and both ships.


"ROCK OF AGES": 7:30 p.m. all performances except Sunday, when matinee is at 2 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $25-$35. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.


SPRING BONSAI SHOW: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Presented by Louisiana Bonsai Society. Bonsai displays, demo bonsai tree raffle, pre-bonsai available for doLearnnation, lecture/demo each day at 2 p.m., and bring-your-own tree workshop from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (limited eight participants, $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers; silent observation is free).


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Farm-fresh produce, goods, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.

THE MARKET AT THE OASIS: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling farm-grown produce, handmade items, baked goods and more. themarketattheoasis.com.

STARGAZING: 10 a.m., Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky, followed by an all-ages show. Included in regular admission. lasm.org.


ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY KICKOFF PARTY: 4 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Includes live music, food, crafts, games and a visit from featured author Chris Thomas King. ebrpl.com


NAT GEO LIVE — ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring wildlife photographer Steve Winter. $35. manshiptheatre.org.


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Farm-fresh produce, goods, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.

MUSIC CLUB OF BATON ROUGE SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON: 10:45 a.m., Lod Cook Conference Center at LSU. Live entertainment at noon. $65 by calling or texting Ken Nelson at (225) 335-4521. 

OPENING RECEPTION: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. For Baton Rouge Plein Air Artists group's early spring art show.


ART GUILD OF LOUISIANA: Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Member exhibit, “Celebrate Baton Rouge!”, with reception April 30. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. artguildlouisiana.org.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Works by artist members Sam Corso, Marcus McAllister and Tom Richard. batonrougegallery.org.

CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. Works by Associated Women in the Arts, through April 24. Reception set for 5:30 p.m. March 30. artsbr.org.

THE GALLERY AT THE MANSHIP: 100 Lafayette St. "Becky Fos," through April 30. Free. manshiptheatre.org/exhibit/becky-fos.

IN THE MOOD — WATERCOLOR CLASS: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, BREC's Studio in the Park, Cedarcrest Park, 2490 Silverest Ave. For beginning and experienced painters, this class will help you create stunning skies and atmospheric effects. Guided by local artist Roberta Loflin. artguildlouisiana.org.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM: 100 S. River Road. "Artistry and Accuracy: The Botanical Illustrations of Margaret Stones," through May 7 in the Catwalk Gallery. "Wild Bees," featuring photography by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, through April 30 in the Colonnade Gallery. "Pinpointing the Stars," Universe Gallery, featuring works from the permanent collection that highlight the planetarium’s history, the timeline of its development, and its focus on the stars, through August 2024. "Illustrating Health," delving into the often-overlooked work of medical illustrators, through Aug. 6. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org.


LSU GLASSELL GALLERY: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Nathalie Beras' "Voyages," through March 31. (225) 389-7180 or design.lsu.edu/student-life/galleries/glassell-gallery.

LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. "Some Boys, a Few Bunnies, and One Lousy Unicorn: Sculptures by Alex Podesta," through March 26; "Art in Louisiana: Views into the Collection," ongoing; and "What is Printmaking?", Family Gallery, ongoing. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org.

MAGNOLIA MOUND PLANTATION: 2161 Nicholson Drive. Guided and self-guided tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. brec.org/index.cfm/park/MagnoliaMoundPlantation.

MID-CITY ARTISANS: 516 Moore St., Suite 101. Lori Demand and Claudine Diamond exhibit, through April 16. Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. https://www.mid-cityartisans.com/.

OLD GOVERNOR'S MANSION: 502 North Blvd. Open for tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Free admission. oldgovernorsmansion.com.

OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. Free admission. "Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage," through Saturday; and "Political Parties and the Culture of Conventions," through Dec. 15. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org.

SIP & SPIN: POTTERY WHEEL THROWING CLASS: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, 233 St. Ferdinand St. Presented by Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. $125 (seating for two). eventbrite.com.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY: "Innervisions," paintings by Mike Weary, through Wednesday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. "Ron’s Retro: Honoring Ronald Kennedy," through Sunday. "Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture," through Aug. 7. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.

Compiled by Judy Bergeron. Have an open-to-the-public event you'd like to promote? Email details to red@theadvocate.com. Deadline is noon Monday for the following Friday's paper.