“Spotlight” for Feb. 25, 2013

Band Fest

Come hear good music while supporting a worthy cause.

WHAT: Youth Oasis Children’s Shelter’s first Band Fest.

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge.

TICKETS & INFO: $15 each, or $20 with jambalaya; (225) 343-6300 or http://www.youthoasis.org.

DETAILS: The Michael Foster Project, Nice Dog, The Upper Two, Red Panda and Young Band Nation Blues Project will perform to support the programs provided by the shelter. The event will be a competition between the bands with the winning one having the opportunity to perform at a renowned venue.

Book Bazaar

Looking for books, CDs, DVDs, sheet music and vinyl record albums?

WHAT: The annual Friends of the LSU Libraries’ 2013 Book Bazaar.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

WHERE: 4-H Mini-Farm and Nelson Memorial Building, LSU campus.

INFORMATION: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/friends/bazaar.html.

DETAILS: This year’s sale will have more than 68,000 books, as well as other items. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the Zone 1 Commuter parking lot — bordered by Highland Road on the west, South Stadium Drive on the north and Parker Coliseum on the south.

Southern Smash

Join this two-day event and help raise eating disorder awareness.

WHAT: Southern Smash 2013.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: Peabody Hall, LSU campus, Thursday; and Baton Rouge Beach, Friday.

INFORMATION: http://www.southernsmashings.com.

DETAILS: Smashtalk, an open panel discussion addressing body image, negative self-talk, the pressures of perfection and more will be Thursday. At Southern Smash on Friday, attendees are invited to smash scales and let go of those perfect numbers. There will be giveaways and prizes.

Sapphires ’N Spurs

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is celebrating 58 years of service.

WHAT: Sapphires ’N Spurs fundraiser.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

WHERE: LSU Parker Coliseum, LSU campus.

TICKETS & INFO: $20 adults, $2 children younger than 12; (225) 927-9810 or http://www.fsgbr.org.

DETAILS: Dust off your boots and saddle up for a western night that benefits FSGBR. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, music, dancing, a silent auction and plenty of food.