- RED STICK FUTUREFEST: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., LSU Digital Media Center, 340 E. Parker St. Displays from augmented reality and hybrid worlds to the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LOL); from interactive installations to innovations in social networking, from Mobile computing to video game design on platforms that don’t yet exist. Free. (225) 578-8904.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT AT THE SWAMP: 6 P.M.-10 P.M., BREC’S BLUEBONNET SWAMP, 10503 N. OAK HILLS PARKWAY. HIKES, GAMES, CRAFTS AND ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WILL FOCUS ON NOCTURNAL CRITTERS AND THEMES. DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED. $20 (IN-PARISH RESIDENTS); $24 (OUT-OF-PARISH RESIDENTS). BREC.ORG/SWAMP.
HOT ART, COOL NIGHTS: 6 P.M.-10 P.M., MIDCITY AREA FROM I-10 TO LOBDELL BOULEVARD AND FROM CLAYCUT/BROUSSARD TO MAIN STREET. ART SHOPPING AT LOCAL BUSINESSES ALONG THE ROUTE, LIVE MUSIC, HORS D’OEUVRES AND DRINKS. SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE PROVIDED. PROCEEDS WILL HELP PURCHASE PUBLIC ART FOR THE MIDCITY AREA. (225) 924-6437.
- MUSEUM STORE SHOP HOP: Museum store at LASM, LSU Museum of Art museum store, USS KIDD gift shop, Old State Capitol, Old Governor’s Mansion, Louisiana State Capitol, Magnolia Mound. Twenty five percent off one item at each store and drawing for gift baskets.
‘ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN’: 7 P.M., LOUISIANA STATE POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY AUDITORIUM, 7901 INDEPENDENCE BLVD. POST PERFORMANCE TALK-BACK AFTER EACH PRODUCTION. PRESENTED BY UPSTAGE THEATRE COMPANY. $20. (225) 924-3774.
- DISNEY ON ICE ‘LET’S CELEBRATE!’: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. $9-$67 plus fees. ticketmaster.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY AND THURSDAY
- ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. A screwball comedy that pits the eccentric Sycamore family against the buttoned-up bigwigs of Wall Street and the IRS. Parents Night Out on Saturday. Children ages 5-12 can take part in supervised theater games in the Studio Theatre while parents watch the show. Price for Parents’ Night Out is $15 for one child and $10 for additional siblings. Show tickets: $25, individual; $22, groups of 10 or more; $15 student advance. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.
- RED STICK FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Red Stick Farmers Market, 501 Main St. Local food, produce and more for sale. breada.org
- THE ESSENCE OF BEING A MATURE MAN: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. For men seeking spiritual community. $65. (225) 338-1170.
- MOTHER’S DAY ART: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Third Floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Create a watercolor still life painting inspired by the exhibition “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection.” For children of all ages and a caregiver. $3 per child. (225) 344-0334.
- 25TH ANNIVERSARY TEA TIME: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. $17. For reservations call (225) 766-0340.
- CAWWS CAT ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Acadian Village Petco, 3535 Perkins Road. caaws.org
- CAWWS DOG ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., CAAWS Shelter, 6357 Quinn Drive. caaws.org
- PET ADOPTIONS: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
- ATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Exhibits and displays, special planetaruim shows and solar viewing. Free with general admission.
- COLORS OF THE RAINBOW TEAM MATCH BALLROOM DANCE COMPETITION: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Magnet High Auditorium, 2825 Government St. Sponsored by the Whistle Stop Dancing Classrooms. Elementary school students will compete. whistlestopkids.com.
- TRI-PARISH BALLET AUDITIONS FOR ‘SNOW WHITE’: 2 p.m., Odyssey Academy of Dance, 31342 La. 16, Denham Springs. Dancers ages 8 and older can audition for the two week summer tour in July. (225) 665-3414 or email email@example.com.
- FAMILY FUN UNDER THE STARS: 3 p.m.-11 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Activities such as homemade comets, a renaissance sundial and radio telescope demonstrations. Special viewings of the moon, sun, stars and planets as well as raffles, food and games. (225) 768-9948.
- BE BRAVE WITH BRADY: 4:30 p.m., Greystone Country Club Pavillion, 9214 Greystone Drive, Denham Springs. Steak dinner and silent auction. Proceeds benefit medical treatment for 3-year-old muscular dystrophy patient Brady Lawson. $30 per person.
- FUR BALL 2014: 6:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave. All proceeds benefit Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge. furballbr.org.
- SYMPHONY POPS! AT RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., LSU Rural Life Museum, 4650 Essen Lane. A night under the stars with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra on the grounds of the museum. Former Broadway star and guest artist Ana Maria Adricain will accompany the symphony in performing music from the American songbook, as well as patriotic and movie theme music. General table seating or lawn seating available. $55, table seating; $20, lawn seating. (225) 383-0500 or rurallife.lsu.edu.
- SPRINT CARS: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge Raceway, 17700 Plank Road. Stock car racing on dirt. (225) 774-4524 or batonrougeraceway.com.
- MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO: 9:30 a.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3603 Thomas Road. The first 100 moms who enter the zoo will receive a flower courtesy of Billy Heroman’s. Visitors will enjoy mom & me themed Safari Amphitheater programs as well as making a craft for mom. $8.25, adults/teens: $7.25, seniors; $5.25, children ages 2-12; free, children ages 1 and younger. (225) 775-3877 or brzoo.org.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Free outdoor concert featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble. (225) 344-8558
- ‘MENOPAUSE-THE MUSICAL’: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. brrivercenter.com.
- ALL CITY TEEN POETRY SLAM FESTIVAL AND GRAND SLAM FINALS: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Featuring Chancelier “xero” Skidmore . $15, adults; $7, children, students, seniors.
- BUILDING GREEN CITIES BATON ROUGE WORKSHOP: 7 a.m., LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane. After lunch at Burden, the participants will be shuttled to a new development where there will be an overview of the use of implementation of Best Management Practices. Participants will then be shuttled to the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center to review the use of permeable parking systems and bioswales by Ted Jack of BREC Parks. A reception will follow at the Nature Center and participants will be shuttled back to the Botanic Gardens. A box lunch and transportation to and from Bluebonnet Swamp is included in the registration.
- HEMLINE: 7 p.m., The Lyceum, 124 Third St. LSU’s 8th annual student fashion show.
- MUSE, ART FOR HOMESCHOOLERS: 1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. An art enrichment program for children ages 6-12 and their families and caregivers. $3; free, museum members. lsumoa.com.
- ELEPHANT & PIGGIE PARTY: 6 p.m., Denham Springs-Walker Branch Library (Livingston Parish Libraries), 8101 U.S. 190, Denham Springs. Kids can vroom around the library, play dress up, and make ice cream. Also, a puppet show based on the popular book series by Mo Willems. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 665-8118.
- CHAMPAGNE AND BEER STROLL: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., McMains Children’s Developmental Center, 1805 College Drive. Music, food and fun benefitting McMain Children’s Developmental Center. $65 per person or $100 per couple. mcmainscdc.org.
- ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with music by Simple Interest. Perkins Rowe is located in Baton Rouge at Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard. Free. (225) 767-2000.
- ‘STEP OFF’: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Studio, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.
- BEAUREGARD GALLERY AND BISTRO: 715 Europe St. LSU BFA graduates will showcase their latest work though May 31. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BREC SPLASH PADS: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks. Open through October.
- ‘LINCOLN, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CIVIL WAR: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. On display through June 1. (225) 336-2422.
- LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana: The Baton Rouge Connection” on display through Aug. 3. “Nari Ward: Rooted Communities” through Aug. 10. lsumoa.org
- PET ADOPTIONS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Companion Animal Alliance, 2680 Progress Road. Prices include spay/neuter, microchip and all vaccinations. The society also offers adoptions 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco Acadian Village. For more information, call (225) 774-7701.
- CAT ADOPTIONS: noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Cat Haven Adoption Center, 11130 N. Harrell’s Ferry Road. The society also holds adoption events at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the PetSmart in Siegen Marketplace and the Petco at Acadian and Perkins. Call (225) 636-2680.
- YELP!BR DOG ADOPTIONS: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road. Adoptable dogs are also available at the Yelp House, 3205 Lanier Drive by appointment only. Email email@example.com.
pet adoptions: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Friends of the Animals Adoption House, 8476 Highland Road. The organization also offers adoptions noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Orvis in Perkins Rowe, Bluebonnet at Perkins Road. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org
Compiled by Emily Beck Cogburn