Government meetings

louisiana student financial assistance commission: 10:30 a.m., Louisiana Retirement Systems Building, 8401 United Plaza Blvd.

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board:5 p.m., School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive.

East Baton Rouge Library Board of Control: 4 p.m., BREC Administration Building, Board Room, 6201 Florida Blvd.

, Jan. 20, Community events

cat haven adoptions: Noon to 6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road.

project purr cat adoptions: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana, second floor by Dillards.

museum after dark: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The program will have a king cake cooking demonstration and a lecture on the history of king cake. or (225) 389-7200.

tutoring: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church’s Naylor Building, 9340 Florida Blvd. Qualified tutors will provide free one-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students. Student and accompanying adult should arrive 10 minutes early to register. (225) 924-4271.

bridal show: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Old Governor’s Mansion, 502 North Blvd. The event will feature a reproduction of a wedding, vendors with new wedding trends, cocktails and appetizers. Tickets are $15 per person. (225) 387-2464 or

basic gardening series: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners will offer a Basic Gardening Series with each session covering two topics. This week’s topics are “Hedge to Hedge Carpeting: Turf Grass” and “Butterfly Gardening: Color in Motion.” (225) 937-2263 or

Baton rouge jewish film festival: 7 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The festival will run until Swith a different movie each night. Tonight’s movie will be “Torn.” Tickets are $8.50 each and can be purchased by calling (866) 451-2787 or by visiting

baton rouge symphony orchestra with allison sanders: 7:30 p.m., River Center Theatre, 275 River Road S. Tickets are $25-$55 each. or (225) 383-0500, ext. 100.

  • ew play festival: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, off Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. The festival will feature plays created by MFA candidates from the LSU Theatre Department and Swine Palace. The plays are “Curry Bowl” by Jessica Jain and “Turkey Boys” by Nic Hamel.

‘who’s afraid of virginia woolf?’: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. The show is a pay-what-you-can performance. (225) 924-6496 or