Bachtoberfest, PlantFest!, Maker Faire and Harvest Fest — take your pick: Around Baton Rouge | Entertainment/Life



LIVE AFTER FIVE: 5-8 p.m., Davis S. Rhorer Plaza, 200 St. Louis St. 90s throwback party with The Mixed Nuts. Free. downtown

BOOK SIGNATURE OF HAYLEY ARCENEAUX: 5 p.m., The Conundrum Bookshop, 11917 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville.

KEENAN WINE DINNER: 7 p.m., Matherne’s Market at 440 Third, North 3rd Street. $80. Email [email protected]

BACHTOBERFEST: 7:30 p.m., Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Featuring musicians from the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in a performance from the Lamar Family Chamber Series. $30.

“MOONAGE DAYDREAM”: 7:30 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Film exploring the creative and musical journey of David Bowie. Unclassified. $9.50.


FALSE RIVER HARVEST FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, New Roads downtown. Night parade on Friday, music, fireworks on Saturday evening.


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 within their immediate community.

PLANT PARTY! : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., LSU Hilltop Arboretum, 11855 Highland Road. Over 5,000 plants will be included, representing 600 different species.

WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC SPANISH CITY: 9:00 am, Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St. Join the museum curator for a tour of the neighborhood. Limited space; registration required. $20; free for members.

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

MAKE OF THE MANUFACTURER: 10am-5pm, Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. From engineers and artists to scientists and artisans, a place where makers can demonstrate hobbies, experiments, projects and more. The event will also highlight sustainability – “Reduce, Reuse, Redo!”

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.

LIVINGSTON PARISH BOOK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Branch, 20390 Iowa St., Livingston. With authors A. Lonergan, Kwame Alexander and Jeanette Weiland.

ACADIAN CIRCUS: 7 p.m., LASM’s Pennington Planetarium, 100 S. River Road. High-energy circus variety show with aerial arts and LED object manipulation under custom projections in the planetarium dome. $10 and up.


SUNDAY IN THE PARK: 2 p.m., Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza, 100 Lafayette St. Music by Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Free.

DOKTOR KABOOM: BE CAREFUL! SCIENCE ARRIVES: 2 p.m., Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street. $20.


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.


BATON ROUGE GALLERY CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Leslie Friedman, Kelly A. Mueller, Nonney Oddlokken and Herb Roe, until Thursday, October 27.

CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. “Members + Exhibition,” an annual showcase of Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council member artists in the visual realm, through Friday, Oct. 21.

LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER COMPANY: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall, 8354 Jefferson Highway. Weekly jam; all acoustic instruments are welcome. (225) 753-7917.

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE: 100 S. River Road. “Diamonds of History: Mighty Women by Ashley Longshore,” through January; “Pinpointing the Stars”, Universe Gallery, featuring works from the permanent collection that highlight the history of the planetarium, the timeline of its development and its focus on the stars, through August 2024. “Illustrating Health” , delving into the often overlooked work of medical illustrators, through August 6, 2023. “In Empathy We Trust,” through Monday, October 31; and “Our Louisiana,” through Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (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,” also through October 23. (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”, until Friday, December 16. Free admission.

STRUMMERS IN BATON ROUGE: Dulcimer jam 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Highway. (225) 753-7917 or

SIP & TOUR: Cary Saurage Community Arts Centre, 233 Saint-Ferdinand Street Pottery wheel throwing class with ceramist Quaja Bell, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Thursday to November 17. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. ID required for verification.

WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic. A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition” through January 7, 2023 and “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture” through August 7, 2023. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum. org.


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