Around Baton Rouge for Saturday, March 29, 2014


RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Main Street Market, 501 Main St. Local farmers and artisans will be available with fruits, vegetables, Angus beef, poultry, eggs, dairy products, baked goods, flowers, plants, wines and more.

KOI AND GOLDFISH SHOW: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, LSU campus. (225) 924-7142.

SPRING GARDEN SHOW: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus. The 12th annual show will include plants for sale and patio-related products.

NOPASSPORT THEATRE CONFERENCE: 9:15 a.m., Music and Dramatic Arts Building, 191 Dalrymple Drive, LSU campus. The conference will explore the “Diasporic Imagination.” Opening remarks will be followed by various performances and sessions. The event will conclude with a performance of “Spill.” Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID. (225) 772-5386 or

ENGINEERING DAY: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road South. The event will include activities and a presentation by Keith Comeaux, chief of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project. Admission is $7.25 for adults, $6.25 for children and seniors, and free for LASM members.

CHILI COOK-OFF: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., John M. Parker Coliseum, Highland Road, LSU campus. The eighth annual Louisiana State and Regional Chili Cook-Off will include entertainment and food. Proceeds will benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. (225) 806-9306 or

WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial, 305 S. River Road. Jambalaya plates will be sold for $5 during the event to benefit the USS KIDD. (225) 342-1942 or

COUGAR FEST: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Capitol Middle School, 5100 Greenwell Springs Road. Students and parents can learn about available resources.

“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The musical comedy is about the Frankenstein legend. Tickets range from $14-$28. (225) 924-6496 or

“SPILL”: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Theatre, LSU campus. The play is about the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Tickets are $28 for the general public, $19 for senior/faculty/staff and $15 for students. (225) 578-3527 or