Around Baton Rouge for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TGIF MOVIE DAY: 1 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library Jones Creek Regional Branch, 6222 Jones Creek Road. This month, the branch will show western movies. Popcorn and punch will be served. (225) 756-1150.

“THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL:” 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The play is about an active and highly motivated widow who escapes her watchful son and daughter-in-law to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. New Venture Theatre will present. Tickets are $20. manshiptheatre.org or (225) 344-0334.

“THE SHAPE OF THINGS:” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. The play is a modern day retelling of the fall of man. It is rated R. Tickets are $22. theatrebr.org.

RED DRAGON SONGWRITER SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, both well-known songwriters with country and bluegrass backgrounds, will perform with Ryan Harris as the opening act. Tickets are $59-$69. manshiptheatre.org or (225) 344-0334.

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. The topic will be “Solar Cycle 24,” the current solar cycle that has generated sunspots and flares, radio blackouts and aurorae lights at the North and South poles. Admission is free. hrpo.lsu.edu or (225) 768-9948.

MOLLY RINGWALDS: 8 p.m., The Varsity, 3353 Highland Road. The popular ’80s cover band from England will perform. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. varsitytheatre.com.

PROM DATE: 10 p.m., Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road. Local dance pop band will debut their full-length album, “Portraits.” Baby Bee and The Van Der Beeks will open the show. Cover is $8. thespanishmoon.com.