Plants for sale, exchange and use as medicine; free lessons and a new jam: Around Bâton Rouge | Entertainment/Life



METEOR PERSEID SHOWER VISIT: after dark, Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Note that viewing may be delayed by one day. For updates, call (225) 768-9948 or email [email protected]

NIGHT PARODY! WITH “BEETLEJUICE”: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe pokes fun at the classic 1988 film starring Michael Keaton with live commentary, sketches and interactive games. Rated R-ish due to improv content. $12.


SUMMER PLANT SALE & GARDEN EXPO: 8 a.m. to noon, Independence Botanic Gardens, 7950 Independence Blvd. Wide assortment of plants and garden art for sale. All profits will be donated to the Gardens.

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

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 in their immediate community.

BATON ROUGE GARDEN CLUB PLANT EXCHANGE: 8 a.m. to noon, Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Free event; all are welcome to bring something, take something. [email protected]

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

SPIRO STRETCH CLASS: 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., Athleta Store, Towne Center, 7455 Corporate Blvd. Class designed to gently stretch your muscles using the Spiro stretching tool (provided) to improve joint mobility, range of motion and relieve tension in the mind and body. Open to all levels, including beginners. Bring a yoga mat and water; the class is free. [email protected]

GARDEN DISCOVERIES: HOW TO TURN A PLANT INTO MEDICINE: 10 a.m., Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Presentation led by Dr. Elizabeth Floyd. Free. (225) 231-3750

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.

LEELA FESTIVAL: 12-4 p.m., Leela Yoga Lifestyle, 7215 Highland Road. With donation-based entry, free yoga classes, live music and a range of ethical vendors in support of a community garden and composting., on Facebook as Leela Yoga Lifestyle or on Instagram @leelayogalifestyle

VIOLA AND PIANO RECITAL: 2:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. With Sonia Feres-Lloyd and Maira Braga Cabral. Registration required at 763-2260.

JOLIE PEARL SUMMER JAM: 3 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square Lawn. The inaugural event opens with music from Blu Rouge, followed by Spank the Monkey at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, 315 North Blvd.

“THE SAFE SPACE”: 6 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A drama about three men’s silent struggle to find a safe space to speak their truth. Presented by Phoenix 1 and the Royal Hearts Foundation. $30 to $45.


“MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES”: 2:00 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. It’s the big-screen debut of beloved character Marcel in this funny and heartwarming story about finding connection in every corner. $9.50.


FARMERS’ MARKET IN BATON ROUGE: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more.

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FARMERS’ MARKET IN BATON ROUGE: 9 a.m. to noon, ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more.

A VIEW OF EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD: 1972-2005: 6 p.m., Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. A speech by civic and community leader Press Robinson, the first African-American member and chair of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. Free.


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.

TACOS AND TRIVIA: 7 p.m., Three Roll Estate, 760 St. Philip St.

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


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.

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.

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

ELIZABETHANE GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Hwy. “Summer Art Show & 35th Anniversary Sale” with new works by Associated Women in the Arts on the theme “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. “In Empathy We Trust”, until October 30; and “Our Louisiana,” through Jan. 14; (225) 344-5272 or

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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