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FRIDAY

BLUES CAMP II: 2-3:30 p.m., Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room, 2733 North St. Sessions consist of a half hour of blues structure and instrumentation, a half hour of history and syntax, and a half – hour of entertainment. applications and conferences. Free and open to all ages. Also available virtually at facebooklive.com, henryslisteningroom.com or (225) 802-9681.

FOOD TRUCK MEET AT THE ROWE: 6-8 p.m., Perkins Rowe, 10000 Perkins Rowe. Street trucks and Melissa Sings concerts in Town Square. In case of rain, the show will take place in the Great Hall. (225) 767-2001.

“JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSIC”: 7 p.m., Reilly Theater, Tower Drive, LSU Campus. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $20 for adults and $15 for children at playmakersbr.org.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. A TBR Young Actors Program production. $25 to $35. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org

SATURDAY

FARMERS’ MARKET IN BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more. paina.org

NORTH BATON ROUGE URBAN FARMERS’ MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, 5068 Airline Highway. With local farmers and small businesses as vendors, the new market’s mission is to revitalize North Baton Rouge by encouraging entrepreneurship and giving residents a place to shop within their immediate community.

THE OASIS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling farm produce, handmade items, baked goods and more. themarketattheoasis.com

STAR OBSERVATION: 10:00 a.m., Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Discover the stars and constellations in the local night sky, followed by a show for all ages. Included in regular admission. lasm.org.

BE LIKE IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT: 10 a.m.-noon, Ascension Parish Library Dutchtown Branch, 13278 La. 73. A morning of Iggy Peck-inspired 3D building projects for kids ages 6-8 to explore architectural design and robot programming.

“JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSIC”: 2 p.m., Reilly Theater, Tower Drive, LSU Campus. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $20 for adults and $15 for children at playmakersbr.org.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater, 7155 Florida Blvd. A TBR Young Actors Program production. $25 to $35. (225) 924-6496 or theatrebr.org.

SUNDAY

EXTRAVAGANZA SHOPPING IN THE WEST: 12-4 p.m., Addis Community Center, 7520 La. 1. Organized by the West Baton Rouge Small Business Council, the shopping and entertainment day features more than 30 local stores, boutiques and artists. $10. https://bit.ly/3cGxIPH.

“JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSIC”: 2 p.m., Reilly Theater, Tower Drive, LSU Campus. A Playmakers of Baton Rouge production. $20 for adults and $15 for children at playmakersbr.org.

TUESDAY

90s INFO WITH MIKE AND JOE: 8 p.m., Brickyard South, 174 South Blvd. Teams of five or less; no free entry. Over $300 in prizes, plus a $25 prize for best 90s costume. brickyardsouth.com.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

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BATON ROUGE SYMPHONIC CONCERT BY CANDLELIGHT BEY-THOVEN: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Noland Black Box at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, 233 Saint-Ferdinand Street. A quartet of orchestral musicians performing pieces by Beethoven and Beyoncé. $30 to $50. https://ci.ovationtix.com/36370/production/1134505

THURSDAY

FARMERS’ MARKET IN BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m. to noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more. paina.org

TACOS AND TRIVIA: 7 p.m., Three Roll Estate, 760 St. Philip St. facebook.com/threerollestate

ALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Newly released documentary on the life and music of singer-songwriter Cohen.‍ $9.50. manshiptheatre.org

IN PROGRESS

LOUISIANA ARTS GUILD: Independence Park Theater, 7800 Independence Blvd. Members’ exhibition featuring a mix of original and studio art, through September 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

BATON ROUGE GALLERY CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. “Cloudburst: The Work of Matt Kenyon” through August 31. batonrougegallery.org

BREC COMMUNITY POOLS, SPLASH PADS AND AQUATIC PARK: Various locations in Baton Rouge. Swimming pools and paddling pools are free and open to the public; Entrance fee to the water park. brec.org

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. (225) 342-5428 or louisianastatemuseum.org.

CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. “Threshold”, celebrating 10 years of printmaking by the International Print Exchange Program India. Show hosted by Baton Rouge artist Kelsey Livingston, one of 39 participating international artists. The exhibition runs until Friday, August 26. artsbr.org.

ELIZABETHANE GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Hwy. Summer Art Exhibition and 35th Anniversary Sale featuring new work by Associated Women in the Arts on the theme of “Reflections”. The exhibition runs until Saturday, September 10. (225) 924-6437 or the gallery’s Facebook page

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE: 100 S. River Road. “Illustrating Health,” delving into the oft-overlooked work of medical illustrators, through Aug. 6, 2023. “In Empathy We Trust,” through Oct. 30; and “Notre Louisiane”, until January 14. Closed Wednesday through Friday, August 24-26 for facility upgrades and maintenance. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org

LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES GALLERY: 3851 Essen Lane. The 52nd annual “River Road Show,” a national juried art exhibition sponsored by the Art Guild of Louisiana, runs through September 29. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. artguildlouisiana.org

LSU ART MUSEUM: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Mario Moore: Responding to History,” through October 23, offering an in-depth look at Moore’s nuanced work “During and After the Battle.” “Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936-Present,” through October 23. “Eugene Martin: The Creative Act,” through October 2, features a selection from a 2008 acquisition of 31 works and focuses on Martin’s unique brand of abstraction. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org

MAGNOLIA TUBE PLANTING: 2161 Nicholson Drive. Guided and self-guided tours. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. www.brec.org/index.cfm/park/MagnoliaMoundPlantation.

FORMER GOVERNOR’S HOUSE: 502, boul. North Following a renovation, the mansion is open for visits. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. FREE ENTRANCE. oldgovernorsmansion.com

OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100, boul. north. “The Boggs Family Legacy,” through Dec. 16; the Louisiana Photographic Society presents “Visual Perspectives of Louisiana”, until September 10. Free admission. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. Three-year exhibition, “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture,” with a donation of 15 works by Gregory from Angela Gregory Legacy LLC. The donated works, other pieces by Gregory from the permanent collection, as well as sculptures by Gregory on loan from other institutions are included in the exhibition. Also, “Courting Style: Women’s Tennis Fashion,” through Sunday. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.

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