- CREATIVE LOUISIANA MEETUP: 8:30 a.m., Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 City Park Ave. The free event will feature discussions from artists Kelli Scott Kelley, Scott Finch and George Marks. Coffee will be served. creativelouisiana.com.
- THE GREAT RACE: 4:30 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. Mayor-President Kip Holden will arrive at 4:30 p.m. in a Leslie Special to begin the event that will feature about 100 antique automobiles arriving in one-minute intervals at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel parking lot. The free event is a segment of the Great Race rally that started June 22 in Minnesota and will end Sunday at the Gulf of Mexico. Food and drinks will be available. Live music will begin at 6:30 p.m. visitbatonrouge.com or greatrace.com.
- “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE”: 7:30 p.m., Swine Palace, LSU campus. The performance is based on the work by William Shakespeare. Tickets cost $10. (225) 578-9286 or swinepalance.org.