Baton Rouge Area

To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

FUN

?book signing: noon-2 p.m., Books-A-Million, 2380 Town Center Blvd. Author J.D. Davis will sign copies of his book AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Have a Heart, Save a Life! All cats and kittens half price. http://www.caabr.org.

lenten gumbo lunches: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, Bishops Hall, corner of Florida and North Fourth streets. Shrimp or chicken and sausage gumbo with sensation salad, bread and dessert. Dine-in customers can enjoy water, tea or coffee with their meal. Drive-thru pickup of boxed lunches is also available. A la carte items for heat-and-eat meals can be ordered by calling on Friday mornings between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for car delivery in the Fourth Street pick-up lane. Proceeds benefit Episcopal Church Women’s outreach projects. (225) 387-5141.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS:5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s). Have a Heart, Save a Life! Adoption fees on all cats half price. http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. An LSU Lab Theatre production. $10, only at the door. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

the travelin’ mccoury’s: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. (225) 344-0334 or http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

summer production dance auditions: 9 a.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Dancers needed for Lenore’Kamere Dance Company’s “Evolution of Dance: Dancing through the Decades.” Dancers must make up a 60 second solo routine (bring music on a CD or iPod). If chosen to continue, dancers must learn and perform three audition pieces taught by two of the company’s choreographers. http://lenorekamere.webs.com.

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

my life and times as a resident of the old state capitol: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Talk by Betty Toepfler. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. Free. http://batonrougegenealogy.org or (225) 924-8921.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Have a Heart, Save a Life! All cats and kittens half price. http://www.caabr.org.

CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Airline Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. http://www.caaws.org.

CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. http://www.caaws.org.

MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW: 11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium, Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families. Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers. http://www.lasm.org.

looking fur love dog rescue: noon-3 p.m., Mall of Louisiana across from Bravo restaurant. Dogs, T-shirts and World’s Finest chocolate. http://lfldr.com.

cat haven adoptions: noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Pitties & Kitties adoption event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Pit Stop Rescue & Cat Haven, Neighborhood Pet Market, 12871 Perkins Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). Noon-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. Have a Heart, Save a Life! Adoption fees on all cats half price.http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

uncovering african-american history: 2 p.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St. Check out the tools the library has to offer to help you in your research for Black History Month. (225) 389-4959.

louisiana youth orchestras concert: 3 p.m., Magnolia Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge Community College. Free.

public star party: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU. Partipants will view the first quarter moon along with Jupiter and its four Galilean moons. Make-up date at the same time the next night. http://ww.phys.lsu.edu or (225) 578-2261.

SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Pre-registration required. (225) 775-3877.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre in the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive on campus. An LSU Lab Theatre production. $10, only at the door. (225) 578-4174 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. Have a Heart, Save a Life! All cats and kittens half price. http://www.caabr.org.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). 1-4 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. Have a Heart, Save a Life! Adoption fees on all cats half price.http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 2 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

the old settler: 3 p.m., UpStage Theatre, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. $15. (225) 924-3774 or http://www.upstagetheatre.biz.

piano concert: 5 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive. Performance by Chao-I Chou of Taiwan. Free. http://music.lsu.edu.

soul’d out sunday: 7 p.m., Gallery Bohemia, 3774 Government St. Featuring Marcel P. Black. $5. http://gallerybohemia.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 18

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. http://www.caabr.org.

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

teen game day: 3:30 p.m., Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road, Baker. Teens will play their favorite Xbox games. Light refreshments will be served. (225) 778-5960.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. http://www.caabr.org.

LOOKING AT LATE BLOOMERS: 5 p.m., Hill Memorial Library, LSU campus. Gallery talk and reception to close out the exhibit Late Bloomers, featuring work by Margaret Stones. Free. (225) 578-6522.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

black confederates: 6 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. A presentation about black Southerners in Confederate armies by Charles Kelly Barrow. Free. http://www.atchafalaya.org or (225) 342-5428.

big buddy burger bash: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone St. Burger with all the fixin’s, chips, ice cream and soft drink. $10. Entertainment will be provided by local schools. To go orders will be ready for pick-up beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Big Buddy Scholarship program. Burgers may be ordered in advance at http://www.bigbuddyprogram.org or (225) 388-9737.

piano concert: 7:30 p.m., LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. Performance by Uriel Tshachor. $10, general admission; $5, students. http://music.lsu.edu or (225) 578-3941.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Have a Heart, Save a Life! All cats and kittens half price. http://www.caabr.org.

CAT HAVEN ADOPTIONS: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

PROJECT PURR CAT ADOPTIONS: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor near Dillards). http://www.projectpurrbr.org.

heritage lecture — clementine hunter — her life and art: 6 p.m., refreshments; 6:30 p.m., presentation, Old Governor’s Mansion, North Boulevard. Lecture and book signing by Tom Whitehead and Art Shiver. (225) 387-2464.

LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE: 7 p.m. Reilly Theatre, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. Pay-what-you-can night. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakersbr.org.

the prime of miss jean brodie: 7:30 p.m., Claude L. Shaver Theatre, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive, LSU. $18, adults; $15, senior citizens and LSU faculty and staff; $12, students. (225) 578-3527 or http://www.theatre.lsu.edu.

baton rouge symphony orchestra and baton rouge symphony chorus: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Pre-concert conversation with Maestro Timothy Muffitt before the performance at 6:30 p.m. $25-$55. (225) 383-0500, ext. 100 or http://www.brso.org.

a raisin in the sun: 7:30 p.m., Magnolia Arts Pavilion, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge Community College. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576 or http://www.newventuretheatre.org.

OUTDOORS

BRAMBA (BATON ROUGE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION): http://www.bramba.org.

BATON ROUGE TRIKKE CLUB: http://www.brtrikke.com, email brtrikke@cox.net.

BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY: Robert McLaughlin, (225) 926-2223 (call between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.).

BAYOU HAYSTACKERS PADDLING CLUB: (225) 387-3717 or http://www.bayouhaystackers.com.

BATON ROUGE BIKE CLUB: (225) 963-8616 or http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com. Call for details or go to the website for weekend ride information.

BATON ROUGE HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: (225) 603-8467. Call for details of special events.

BURDEN CENTER: (225) 763-3990, 5460 Essen Lane. Urban hiking. Two miles of hiking, walking trails.

ONGOING

ART GUMBO CENTER: 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales, (225) 644-6131. Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gumbo Center is a program of the River Region Art Association.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Works by Judi Betts, Rosemary Goodell and Steve Schmidt, through Thursday, Feb. 28. (225) 383-1470.

elizabethan gallery: 680 Jefferson Highway. Spirit of Mardi Gras show with particular emphasis on the Spanish Town Parade mascot, the pink flamingo, through Thursday, Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. (225) 924-6437 or http://www.elizabethangallery.com.

THE ENCHANTED MANSION, A DOLL MUSEUM: 190 Lee Drive, (225) 769-0005. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Black History Month exhibit through March. 9. Adults, $4.50; seniors, $3.50; children, $2; children under 2, free. http://www.enchantedmansion.org.

FRAMEWORKS GALLERY: 8501 Highland Road. Louisiana: Through the Years, a display of vintage festival posters and Louisiana prints, through Wednesday, Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

independence park theatre: 7800 Independence Blvd. Interpret this Photo, Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild members show, until March 14. (225) 216-0660.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM & IRENE PENNINGTON PLANETARIUM: Exhibits: On the Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Gloriously Colorful Kodaks: Vintage Cameras from the Greg Milneck Collectionand Animal Fair: Photographs from the LASM Collection. Planetarium shows: Life of Trees, The Little Prince, Digital Universe andWe are Aliens!, through June 30; visual music shows: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon and Rock the Dome. For times, visit http://www.lasm.org.

LOUISIANA VETERANS HALL OF HONOR: permanent exhibit, USS Kidd, River Road downtown. Dedicated to service men and women who have had outstanding military careers. Each person is a Louisiana native. (225) 342-1942.

lsu museum of art: 5th Floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Louisiana’s Artist: Clementine Hunter, through March 31. Cascade of Color: Gabriel Dawe, through April 7. Practically Absurd: the Art and Design of Peter Shire, through April 14. $5; free, students and children 12 and younger. Free admission, fifth floor, on first Sunday of month.

lsu school of art glassell gallery: First floor, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Peter Shire: Serious Fun, through March 24. http://www.glassellgallery.org or (225) 389-7180.

lsu union art gallery: Second floor, LSU Student Union. Peter Shire: A World of Geometrics, through Sunday, Feb. 24. http://www.lsu.edu/union or (225) 578-5162.

LOUIS DEANGELO GALLERY: 16645 Highland Road, Suite F., (225) 250-7750. Featuring work by local abstract artist Lou Deangelo and showcasing work by more than a dozen regional artists in various media. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

MANSHIP THEATRE GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. Ann Connelly Fine Art presents Louisiana Landscapes, work by Lisa Di Stefano, Jill Hackney and George Marks.

­WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. (225) 336-2422 or http://www.westbatonrougemuseum.com. Color in Freedom: Journey along the Underground Railroad, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston, through March 24. Adults, $4; students and seniors, $2; West Baton Rouge Parish residents and West Baton Rouge Historical Association members, free.

SINGLES EVENTS

BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a full list of events. Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley. (225) 930-3092.

cat haven adoptions: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.

mardi gras nitro jam: 2 p.m., gates open; 6:30 p.m., fan fest and Nitro Thunder; 8 p.m., Nitro Jam Showtime, State Capitol Raceway, 11436 U.S. 190 West, Erwinville. $20. http://www.nitrojam.com.

live after five: 5-8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, Third Street. and North Boulevard. Live music concert featuring Island FeverBrandon Giles.One More Time Band. Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun)Bag of Donuts.Stormy. Free. Food and drinks available for purchase. http://liveafterfiveonline.com.

outdoor environmental film series: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; movie starts at 6:30 p.m., LEAN House, 162 Croyden Ave. This week’s film, Gasland.“The Big Fix.” Free. http://www.leanweb.org.

outdoor environmental film series: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; movie starts at 6:30 p.m., LEAN House, 162 Croydon Ave. This week’s film “SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories.” Free. http://www.leanweb.org/.

S.O.S., AKA SICKEST OF THE SOUTH HIP HOP DANCE COMPETITION: 4-9 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College Bienvenue Cafeteria. Part of BRCC’s 4th annual ArtsFest. Free.

ZFEST:5-11 p.m., BREC’s Community Park , 20055 Old Scenic Highway; and Zachary’s Youth Park, 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road., Zachary. Festival featuring 100 artists selling their works, children’s village with inflatables, kayak lessons, and a petting zoo, music, food and beverages. Free. http://www.zfest.us.

SEAFOOD SUPPER: 5-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Academy Dining Hall, 3015 Broussard St. Benefits the SJA Athletic Department. Seafood etouffee, salad and bread, $7.

ballet company audtitions for summer workshop: 4:30-6 p.m., Dancer’s Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Summer intensive workshop programs. Magnus Midwest Dance Intensive holding auditions through the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Applicants must pay a fee and submit a photo showing first arabesque in center in order to register. http://www.batonrougballet.org.

debose visual arts exhibition opens season with ceremony: 5 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Awards ceremony and reception for adjudicated East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Visual Arts Exhibition. Artwork will be on view at the Jones Walker Gallery through February 27. http://www.debosefineartsseries-competition.com.

Kansas city southern railroad holiday express train: 4 - 9 p.m., 1401 Foss St., next to Memorial Stadium. Festive six-car train with Santa Claus and his elves providing rides on the Holiday Express. (225) 344-8558.

DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: 4-9 p.m., downtown, including Lafayette Park, Shaw Center for the Arts. Snow Village, ice skating, Santa’s Gift Shop, fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Free.

ZOOLIGHTS:5-8 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. Lights displays featuring zoo animals throughout the zoo. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children ages 2-12.

LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5-8 p.m., A.Z. Young Park, 755 Third St. Live music and entertainment throughout the fall. Performing will be Brandon Giles. Ernest Scott and the Funk Childrenthe Chris LeBlanc Band with Big Luther Kent.Flow Tribe and Troy Turner Free. http://www.liveafterfiveonline.com.

PROJECT PURR Cat ADOPTIONS:5:30-8 p.m., Mall of Louisiana (second floor by Dillard’s);; 5:30-8 p.m., Petsmart, Millerville Road. http://www.projectpurr.org.

aladdin jr.: 7 p.m., Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. Performance of the Disney musical by the Broadmoor Baptist Church Youth. $10. (225) 927-5454.

ballin’ with the bears: 6 p.m., BRCC Bonne Santé Wellness Center, 201 Community College Drive. Basketball tournament to benefit the Bears’ Athletic Fund. scobeeg@mybrcc.edu or (225) 216-8608.

a tale of two cities: 6:30-8:30 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Opening reception for an exhibition of the work of two early photographers, Eugène Atget in Paris and Berenice Abbott in New York. (225) 389-7206.

hot art, cool nights: 6-10 p.m., throughout the Mid City Art and Design District (I-10 to Lobdell Boulevard and from Claycut/Broussard to North Street. Mid City Merchants Association’s niunth anunal spring art hop. Open house, artists’ receptions, music. Free. http://www.midcitymerchants.org.

birds of a feather: 6-10 p.m., Rou Cou Cou, 1857 Government St. Opening reception for a joint exhibition by Milo and Mickey Ashe. Showing through June 8. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (225) 343-9722 or http://roucoucou.com.

taste of mexico: 5:30 p.m., Whealdon Estates independent senior retirement community, 8650 Jefferson Highway. Cinco de Mayo celebration with taco salad, Spanish rice, salsa and cheese dip and tortilla chips. Free. (225) 927-7557.

the wine tasting experience: 6-9 p.m., Rou Cou Cou, 1857 Government St. Purchase a tasting glass for $20 and sample unlimited wines and food. Sponsored by Calandro’s Select Cellars with food provided by Yvette Marie’s Café. Twenty-five 25 percent of proceeds benefit Hospice of Baton Rouge. (225) 343-9722 or http://www.ruecoucou.com.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN: 6 p.m., Capitol High Black Box Theatre, 1000 N. 23rd St. Play by CHS Theatre Department. Opening night. $3 or donation. (225) 278-6089.

SPRING FAN FRENZY: 6-8 p.m., Pete Maravich Assembly Center’s Legends Club, LSU. Music, LSU and New York Giants Championship memorabilia for auction, and appearances by former LSU football players including Corey Webster in advance of LSU’s Spring Game on Saturday, March 31. Complimentary bar and hors d’oeuvres.

winter hummingbird program: 6:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Presented by Dennis Demcheck, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Admission charged. (225) 757-8905.

red rooster bash: 6:30 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane. Fundraising benefit for the LSU Rural Life Museum. Cocktails, food, music, and a silent auction. Tickets $125. (225) 765-2437.

laurel street palooza: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Arts Council of Great Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. and in the Chase Bank Building. The Laurel Street Palooza is a street party celebrating the arts in Baton Rouge. Live bands, entertainment, food, and silent auction will also be featured. Tickets $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Advance ticket orders: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (225) 344-8558.

art, artists guild river road show: 5-8 p.m. Louisiana State Archives Gallery, 3851 Essen Lane. Louisiana Art and Artists Guild 42nd Annual River Road Show awards presentation and reception. Eighty pieces of artwork on display, including artists reception. Free. (225) 485-8884.

third street film festival: 6:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Inaugural film event, showcasing 10-12 independent films produced and made in Louisiana. $25. http://www.manshiptheatre.org.

star party at lsu observatory: 6-7 p.m., Landolt Astronomical Observatory, roof of Nicholson Hall, LSU campus. View of Quarter Moon and Jupiter expected. Free. http://www.phys.lsu.edu/newwebsite/news/observatory.html.

white light night art hop: 6-10 p.m., midcity Baton Rouge. Mid City Merchants walking tour event featuring latest art work, trends, exhibited along mer

BROADMOOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SINGLES: 8 p.m. Friday Feb. 15, dancing at the American Legion Hall, 151 S. Wooddale; 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, supper at Monjuni’s, 711 Jefferson Highway; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, dinner in the gym followed by volleyball at 7:30 p.m.

lock and key: http://www.lockandkeyevents.com.

slidell christian singles: 8 p.m.-midnight, open dance at St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Music by Jake & the Nifty 50’s. Dressy casual. Smoke free. Setups, snack and door prizes. $15. (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.

TANGI CHRISTIAN RE-SINGLES: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Wesley Foundation, 307 W. Dakota St., Hammond. (225) 567-9567.

slidell christian singles: Dressy Causual Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 17, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Live music by the Austin Kelly band. Smoke free. Setups, snacks, door prizes. $15. (985) 649-4219 or (985) 285-8174.

BATON ROUGE SINGLES: Visit http://www.meetup.com/Singles-Group-of-Baton-Rouge/ for a list of events. Group also planning a Ffiesta Wwinter Pparty Ssingle’s Ccruise: Four day cruise departings from New Orleans Jan. 31, 2013. Four days, $391, double occupancy. Email kathy_redstick@aol.com.To submit event and entertainment items for the Bon Temps calendar, email details to fun@theadvocate.com or fax to (225) 388-0351. Deadline is at noon Monday.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 OCT. 7

annual plant sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 14985 Greenwell Springs Road., Greenwell Springs. Hosted by the Central Bloomers Garden Club. (225) 413-0932.

car, truck and motorcyle show: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs. All donations go to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. $10 registration fee. (225) 456-0856, (225) 439-6947 or (225) 664-4065.

creative louisiana: 8:30 a.m., coffee and mingling; 9 a.m., creative talk, Baton Rouge Gallery, BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Guest speaker Kenneth Brown. http://creativelouisiana.com.

Pie day friday: 8:30-10 a.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park, 1515 Darlymple Drive. Creative Louisiana’s monthly meeting featuring guest speaker Stafford Kendall. Coffee and mingling at 8:30 a.m. followed by a creative interactive experience at 9 a.m., which will include group discussion and pie compliments of Gambino’s Bakery. Free. http://creativelouisiana.com

2012 cajun classic wheelchair tennis tournament: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Paula G. Manship YMCA, Lamar Tennis Center, 8100 YMCA Plaza Blvd. Free. Schedule of matches available at http://www.cajunclassictennis.com.

inner wheel club’s attic trash, treasure sale: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., old Mervyn’s building at Cortana Mall. Beneficiaries of this year’s sale are Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy, Salvation Army, Brave Heart Children in Need, Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund, Big River Economic and Agricultural Development and Alliance, Connections for Life, and Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center. (225) 231-7035.

lsu libraries book bazaar: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 4-H Mini Farm and Nelson Memorial Building, south of the John M. Parker Coliseum, LSU campus. Mor than 60,000 books in all genres. Proceeds benefit the LSU Libraries. (225) 578-5925.

creative louisiana meeting set: 8:30-10 a.m., Baton Rouge Little Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. Creative Louisiana group welcomes Marcus Lyle Brown, a music entertainment veteran, to speak at its regular monthly forum. Creative Louisiana is supported though LSU Continuing Education.

fun at the flea market: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajuon Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shopt, Nita’s Ppralines, and Deep South furniture, and café.

CHARLIE THE NOISE GUY: RETURNS: 10 a.m., River Center Branch Library, 120 St. Louis St.; 2:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Charlie “The Noise Guy” Williams, a vocal sound impressionist from Oregon, entertainsis back with his stories and wacky sound effects. Fun for the whole family! Ages 4 and up. About 45 minutes. For more information or to register, call the individual library branch. http://www.ebrpl.com.

baton rouge ballet theatre’s youth ballet: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Performance of Graduation Ball. Free. http://www.batonrougeballet.org.

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Reilly Theatre, Tower Drive, LSU. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $20. (225) 578-6996 or http://www.playmakers.net.

mural dedication: 10:30-11:30 a.m., BREC’s Greenwood Community Park, 13350 La. Highway 19. Dedication of “Heroes of Harding Field” mural by Charles Barbier. (225) 272-9200 ext. 446 or http://www.brec.org.

disney on ice: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. Dare to Dream production featuring memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella. $15-$55. For information, http://www.disneyonice.com. For tickets, http://www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.

The Louisiana Science Fiction Film and Costume Festival: 7 p.m., Hampton Inn, 2755 Commercial Drive, Port Allen. Opening night and toga party. (225) 400-1793 or http://www.lascifi.com.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.

?11th annual akc dog agility trial: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Port Allen Multi-Purpose Arena, 152 Turner Road, Port Allen. More thanOver 120 handlers, many with multiple dogs, will compete in theis regional agility trial. Concessions available. Hosted by the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club. Free. http://www.lccoc.org.

(move to outlying) MODEL TRAIN CLUB OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Republic of West Florida Museum, 3406 College St., Jackson. Presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders. Free.

MODEL TRAIN CLUB OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Republic of West Florida Museum, 3406 College St.reet, Jackson. Presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders. Free.

Sesame street live: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center Arena. “Elmo Mmakes Mmusic” has. Elmo and friends teaching children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Tickets start at $13. http://www.brrivercenter.com.

Ticket prices start at $13.

gumbo fridays during lent: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Gumbo lunches of shrimp or chicken and sausage, and salad served each Friday during Lent. $10. Dine in or take away. (225) 387-5141.

COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering. http://www.caabr.org.

???COMPANION ANIMAL ALLIANCE: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., EBR Shelter, 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Airport. Pet adoptions and fostering http://www.caabr.org.lsu ag center livestock, 4-h show: all day, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. More than 2,000 4-H exhibitors expected to compete featuring all types of farm livestock. http://www.lsuagcenter.com/livestockshow.

gold, silver roadshow: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Hyatt Place 6080 Bluebonnet Blvd., and Oak Lodge 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., E-1. Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery company stages a buy and sell roadshow of precious metals, jewelry, historical artifacts, and antiques. Free admission. (217) 726-7560.

‘rumbling oldies’ pre-49 car show: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Holiday Inn at Interstate 12. More that 100 cars on display, including door prizes, food, and music. Free. (225) 933-8253.

creative louisiana meeting features digital technologist: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Monthly meeting for creative and outreach group, features lecture by Scott Eric Oliver, instrumentalist and a pioneer of digital audio technology. http://www.outreach.lsu.edu.

F‘RoD’s club cruise breakfast: 7-9 a.m., Holiday Inn, Airline Highway and Interstate 10. General meeting for those interested in discussing hot rods with other enthusiasts. (225) 933-8253.

dreams come true radiothon: Benefit radiothon fundraiser for Dreams Come True children’s organization, sponsored through the Guaranty Broadcasting Group’s radio stations in Baton Rouge. Listeners may donate funds through its hotline (225) 490-8190. Dreams Come True grants dreams to Louisiana children threatened with life-threatening illnesses. http://www.dctbrla.org.

‘recycle your electronics day’: 5 a.m. - 1 p.m., Conn’s Appliances, Electronics, Siegen Lane. Sponsored program from the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council. Drop off points for old and unwanted computer hardware, accessories, networking equipment, processors, circuit boards, cell phones and pagers. For further information on other items that can be dropped off visit “Recycle Your Electronics Day”: http://www.wbrz.com.

ICE SKATING:9:30 a.m., Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center. Ninety minute skating sessions. (225) 389-3030. http://www.ticketmaster.com.

denham springs animal shelter: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adoption event, Petco, Denham Springs. Adoption fee, $50. Christmas special of two for $50. (225) 938-3215.

un at the flea market:10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd.. Deep South, and Kajun Korner,. NFL shop, Nita’s Praelines, plants, furniture and cafée.

YELP DOG ADOPTIONS:11 a.m.-4 p.m., Yelp House, 3205 Lanier Drive., Baton Rouge. http://www.yelpbr.com.

?cat haven adoptions: Noon-6 p.m., Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. http://www.cathaven.org.