ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., doors; 9 p.m., enclosed grounds, BREC Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. A festive nighttime tour of the zoo, with more than 50 illuminated sculptures of animals and traditional holiday figures. www.brzoo.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road. Series featuring tips on sky watching, physical phenomena, space programs, famous events, and celestial stories and possible futures. For over 13 years. Free. hrpo.lsu.edu.
PARTY LIGHT IN BATON ROUGE GENERAL: 5:30 p.m., BRG campus, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. A display of twinkling, singing and music-synchronized lights, Christmas ornaments and gifts, and a 20-foot Santa hat. BRgeneral.org/holidaylights.
ICE SKATING ON THE RIVER: multiple times, Raising Cane’s River Center Arena, 275 S. River Road. $20; group rates available. raisingcanesrivercenter.com.
MARKET OF RED PALMS: From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cincè and Major streets, city center. Farm fresh produce, produce, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.
THE MARKET IN THE OASIS: 9am to 1pm, 13827 Coursey Blvd. Vendors selling farm produce, handmade items, baked goods and more. themarketattheoasis.com.
LOOK AT THE STARS: 10 a.m., Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Museum of Art and Science, 100 S. River Road. Learn about the stars and constellations in the local night sky, followed by a show for all ages. Included in the regular ticket. lasm.org.
VRBO CITRUS BOWL: LSU VS. PURDUE: noon, Celebrity Theaters Baton Rouge, 15365 George O’Neal Road. Free. Reserve seats by emailing email@example.com.
EXHIBITION HOCKEY: MISSISSIPPI SEA WOLVES VS. PORT HURON PROWLERS: 7 p.m., Raising Cane’s River Center Arena. $10-$20. ticketmaster.com.
MARKET OF RED PALMS: 8 a.m. to noon, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road. Farm fresh produce, produce, cooking demonstrations and more. breada.org.
TACOS ‘N TRIVIA: 7 p.m., Three Roll Estate, 760 St. Philip St. facebook.com/threerollestate.
CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball.” (225) 342-5428 or louisianastatemuseum.org.
CARY SAURAGE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER SHELL GALLERY: 233 St. Ferdinand St. “The Artist’s Question: Answered in Fiber,” a regional exhibition by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., through Saturday. artsbr.org.
ELIZABETHAN GALLERY: 680 Jefferson Highway. “Fall Art Show,” with Carol Hallock and other gallery artists, through Saturday. (225) 924-6437 or the gallery’s Facebook page.
THE GALLERY AT THE MANSHIP: 100 Lafayette St. Exhibit of work by New Orleans artist Becky Fos, whose painting, “Louisiana State of Mind,” was commissioned by Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin as the official sticker artwork.” VOTED” for the November 2022 election. The show runs through Monday. Free. manshiptheatre.org/exhibit/becky-fos.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF ART AND SCIENCE: 100 S. River Road. “Wild Bees,” with photography by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, runs through April 30 at the Colonnade Gallery. “Diamonds in History: Powerful Women by Ashley Longshore,” through Jan. 29; “Pinpointing the Stars,” Universe Gallery, featuring works from the permanent collection highlighting the planetarium’s history, chronology of its development and focus on the stars, through August 2024. “Illustrating Health,” delving into the often ignored work. of medical illustrators, until August 6; and “Our Louisiana,” until January 14. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org.
LSU MUSEUM OF ART: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Mediterranean: American Art from the Graham D. Williford Collection;” and “Pearlware, Polish, & Privilege: Art by Paul Scott,” through Feb. 26. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.org.
MAGNOLIA MOSQUITO PLANTING: 2161 Nicholson Drive. Guided and self-guided tours. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. brec.org/index.cfm/park/MagnoliaMoundPlantation.
GOODWOOD MAIN LIBRARY: 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Louisiana Art Guild two-dimensional art exhibit, through Friday.
FORMER MANSION OF THE GOVERNOR: 502 North Blvd. Open for guided tours. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Free admission. oldgovernorsmansion.com.
OLD STATE CAPITOL: 100 North Blvd. The facility will remain closed until Monday, January 16 for cyclical maintenance and will reopen on Tuesday, January 17. Free entrance. louisianaoldstatecapitol.org.
ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 12501 La. 10, St. Francisville. Christmas decorations in the style of the early to mid-nineteenth century, until Saturday. (225) 635-3110 or LaStateParks.com.
USS KIDD VETERANS MUSEUM: 305 S. River Road. Traveling exhibition “Fur, feathers and fidelity: military pets”, until Saturday. uskidd.com.
VANGUARD GALLERY: Inside Stephen Wilson Stained Glass Studio, 1469 Laurel St. “Winging It,” a group art exhibit benefiting Bethany Center Elementary School in Uganda, through Friday. (225) 343-2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM: 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic. A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition,” through Saturday, Jan. 7; and “Angela Gregory: Doyenne of Louisiana Sculpture,” through Aug. 7. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.
YES WE ARE CANNIBAL: 1600 Government St. “Emptiness Ecologies,” various Louisiana artists, through Saturday, February 4. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and by appointment. (240) 644-2038 or (240) 595-9421.