Pop-up art: 11am-noon, Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road Pavilion. Guests ages 3-12 can take home their creations. brec.org.
Friday Night Lecture Series: 7:30 PM, Highland Road Park Lookout, Highland Road 13800. A series covering astronomical observation tips, physical phenomena, space programs, famous events, celestial history and future possibilities. For ages 14 and up. free. hrpo.lsu.edu.
Red Stick Farmers Market: 8am to noon on 5th Avenue and Main Street downtown. Agricultural products directly from the farm, products, cooking demonstrations, etc. panda.org.
Oasis Market: 9am-1pm, 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling produce, crafts, baked goods, and more. themarketattheoasis.com.
Greater Baton Rouge Model Train: 10am-2pm, West Florida Republic Historical Museum, 3406 College Street, Jackson. Miniature model trains and running model trains on large track systems. free. Greaterbrrailroaders.com.
Stargazing: 10:00 am, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Eileen W. Pennington Planetarium at 100 S. River Road. Learn about the stars and constellations in your local night sky, followed by an all-ages show. Included in regular admission fee. lasm.org.
BASF Kids Lab: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. From age 6 he explores the science of chemistry in a 45-minute hands-on workshop for 12-year-old scientists and accompanying adults. This month’s workshop is “Rainbow connections”.
National Summer Intensive Audition: 1:00 to 3:00 pm, The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Cosmopolitan Ballet Theater tryout at Smith College. $25; Registration begins at 12:30 PM.
plus night: 7:00 PM, Highland Road Park Lookout, Highland Road 13800. Go beyond the standard display and get something special, like sky tours, physical science demos, ‘birth’ stars, marshmallow roasts and more. Each plus night has its own theme. For all ages. freedom. hrpo.lsu.edu.
Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: “Man in the Basement”: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. Phillippe Le Guay’s 2022 film. Rated R. $11.50. manship theatre.org.
BASF Kids Lab: 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. From age 6 he explores the science of chemistry in a 45-minute hands-on workshop for 12-year-old scientists and accompanying adults. This month’s workshop is “Rainbow connections”. Regular admission applies. Membership is free. lasm.org.
National Summer Intensive Audition: 2-4pm, The Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. Nashville Ballet Tryouts. Ages 12+. Young Intensive for ages 9 and up. $35; Registration opens at 1pm. Pre-register at nashvilleballet.com/siinfo. Junior Focus, nashvilleballet.com/junior-focus.
Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: “Farewell Mr. Huffman”: 3 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. 2022 film directed by Fred Cavaye. Rated R. $11.50. manship theatre.org.
NAT GEO LIVE — An unlikely rise with Maureen Beck: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theater, 100 Lafayette St. Beck wins 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, chronicling her journey as a leading figure in the sport of paraclimbing. $35. manship theatre.org.
Red Stick Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Agricultural products directly from the farm, products, cooking demonstrations, etc. panda.org.
Winter Art Show and Sale Opening Reception: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Elizabethan Gallery, 680 Jefferson Highway. “How to Watch Egret” by Krista Ann Roche, through Saturday, February 25th. (225) 924-6437 or email@example.com.
Taco trivia: 7pm, Three Roll Estate, 760 St. Philip St. facebook.com/threerollestate.
Art Guild of Louisiana: Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. “Winter Member Show” through March 9. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. artguildlouisiana.org.
Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Surreal Salon, an annual exhibition celebrating the pop surrealist/sleazy movement through Thursday, January 26.batonrougegallery.org.
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center: 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. The “4th Annual Swamp Art Spectacular” runs through his February 26th during normal business hours, with the theme “Louisiana’s Impressions of Nature,” featuring works by local artists in the fields of fabric art, fine art, and photography. Featured. brec.org.
Capitol Park Museum: 660 N. Fourth St. “Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: Washington Mardi Gras Ball.” (225) 342-5428 or louisianastatemuseum.org.
Elizabeth Gallery: 680 Jefferson Highway. “The Egret’s View” by Christa Roche, Jan. 19-Feb. 25. (225) 924-6437 or her Facebook page in the gallery.
MANSHIP GALLERY: 100 Lafayette St. “Becky Fos” through April 30th. “Beth Welch” is hers until February 20th at Jones Walker Foyer. free. manshiptheatre.org/exhibit/becky-fos.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum: 100 S. River Road. “Wild Bees,” featuring Paula Sharpe and Ross Her Eatman Photos, runs through April 30th at the Colonnade Gallery. “Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore,” through Sunday, January 29th. “Pinpointing the Stars,” Universe Gallery, featuring works from his permanent collection highlighting planetarium history, development timelines, and a focus on the stars through August 2024. Medical illustrator until August 6th. And “our Louisiana” until Saturday. Also, “Mesmerica” has been extended to her January at Eileen W. Pennington’s Planetarium. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org.
LSU Art Museum: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Mediterranean: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection.” “Pearlware, Polish, & Privilege: Art by Paul Scott” runs through his February 26th. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org.
Magnolia Mound Plantation: 2161 Nicholson Drive. Guided and self-guided tours. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. brec.org/index.cfm/park/MagnoliaMoundPlantation.
Old Government House: 502 North Blvd. Observation possible. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. Free admission. oldgovernorsmansion.com.
Old State Capitol: The 100 North Boulevard facility will be closed through Monday for routine maintenance and will reopen on Tuesday. Free admission. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org.
West Baton Rouge Museum: 845 N. Jefferson Ave, Port Allen. “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture,” through August 7th. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.
Yes we cannibalize: 1600 Government St. “Emptness Ecology,” Various Louisiana Artists through Saturday, February 4th. Hours of operation are Saturday noon to 6:00 pm, Sunday noon to 3:00 pm, and Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm by appointment. (240) 644-2038 or (240) 595-9421.