- KIDD KEYNOTES: 1 p.m., USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum, 305 S. River Road. Panel discussion on Asian Pacific American History Month by Greg Tokuyama, US Army and president of the Japan Club of New Orleans. (225) 342-1942.
- AFRICAN AMERICANS IN AVIATION: 3:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St. Ghost Riders Productions will give a pictoral history presented by Albert Rutherford. (225) 389-3750.
- PEANUT BUTTER CUP MINI-GOLF TOURNAMENT: 4 p.m., Don Carter’s All Star Lanes, 9829 Airline Highway. Register your team of four or fewer by emailing your team name and names of all team members to info@1031Consortium.com. Ticket prices include 18 holes of mini-golf, 20 tokens for games inside, two return passes for bowling, and a private 10/31 Consortium BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and sodas. Dress is casual, costume or golf-tastic. $31, 10/31 Consortium members; $35, non-members; $15, children 12 and younger. (225) 328-1604.
- LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Free outdoor concert with music by Bag of Donuts. (225) 389-5520.
- ‘MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS’: 8 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road. brrivercenter.com
- ‘STEP OFF’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Hartley/Vey Studio, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. Presented by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.
- ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 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
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SWAMP: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Live animal encounters, cake, make-and-take crafts. Free. (225) 757-8905.
- OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 10 a.m., Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road. Discussion and book signing with Monique Moliere Piper. (225) 756-1150.
- AUDITIONS FOR ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ AT RUNNELS: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Runnels School, 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Auditions for adult actors. (225) 751-2192.
- ‘WHO OWNS THE BONES?’: 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. A talk by Dennis Jones, the principal archaeologist directing the excavation of the historic Chatsworth Plantation and sugar mill. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society. (225) 924-8921.
- 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.
- ENGINEER IT FAMILY WORKSHOP: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Hands-on engineering workshop for children ages 6-12 with adult participation. lasm.org.
- OPENING RECEPTION FOR ‘FONVILLE RETURNS’: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. An exhibit of some of the outstanding works of the late photographer Fonville Winans, on view through July 12. Opening reception includes a book signing with Cyril E. Vetter, author of “Fonville Winan’s Louisiana: Politics, People, and Places” and entertainment by The Nick Abraham Xperience. Free. (225) 342-0500.
- GONZALES GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales. Presented by Classic Arms Productions. $8, adults; $2, children ages 6-11; free, law enforcement offices in uniform. Ages 17 and younger admitted with parent only. (985) 624-8577.
- PET ADOPTIONS: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Petsmart, 8660 Airline Highway. Sponsored by the Northside Humane Society. (225) 964-6992.
- GARDEN TOUR: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., various locations. Tours of private gardens in the area. Sponsored by the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum. Hodge Podge Nursery will be open during the tour. $20. lsu.edu/hilltop or (225) 767-6916.
- SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square. Free outdoor concert featuring John Gray & Funkin’ with Friends with DJ Marquis. (225) 344-8558.
- YOGA NIDRA, HEALING FROM THE HEART: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. With DeeDee Poullard. $20. (225) 338-1170.
- OPENING RECEPTION: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Arts Council Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Opening reception for “It’s My Time: A Collective Work of the Community School for the Arts My Time Painting Class.” Works will be on display through Friday, May 23. Free. (225) 344-8558.
- LIVE IN THE SKY, AN EVENING ART EXPERIENCE: 4 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. The event features the opening of exhibitions by local artists and a range of music performances featuring Louisiana individuals and groups. Special pop-up experiences focusing on food, signature drinks and interactive energy. Complimentary drinks and food. A dress code will be strictly enforced to create a classy yet professional vibe. shawcenter.org.
- CITYWIDE MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd. Variety show with Jolisa Singletary, Reach Nation, United Faith Ministries Dancers, vendors and more. Refreshments will be served. Free. (225) 202-4552.
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
- BAKER BREC PARK TEE BALL & COACH PITCH LEAGUE: 6 p.m., Baker BREC Park, Jefferson St., Baker. Coaches and volunteers needed. All kids ages 4-8 welcome. (225) 205-4652.
- MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM: 5:30 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Book signing and presentation by artist Hunt Slonem at the museum store. lasm.org.
- THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Piano music by Rebecca Gillan, meditation, healing oils. $15. (225) 338-1170.
- WOMEN AND WINE ON WEDNESDAYS: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Ma Maison of Beaute, 8322 Jefferson Highway. Social networking for women. Free. womenwinewednesday.com.
- ELEPHANT & PIGGIE PARTY: 4 p.m., Watson Branch Library, 36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs. Kids can vroom around the library, play dress up, make ice cream and watch a puppet show based on the popular book series by Mo Willems. Space is limited, so registration is required. Free. (225) 664-3963 or livingston.lib.la.us.
- ROCK N ROWE: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10107 Park Rowe Circle. Free, family-friendly event with music by Simple Interest. Free. (225) 767-2000.
- BEAUREGARD GALLERY AND BISTRO: 715 Europe St. LSU BFA graduates will showcase their latest work through 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