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FRIDAY

THE BIGGEST DAY OF SWIMMING LESSONS IN THE WORLD: 8:00 a.m., Liberty Lagoon at BREC, 111 Lobdell Ave. Three hundred swimmers are expected to take part in an event to raise awareness of the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim and preventing drowning. brec.org

SEASON OF X: Noon, River Center Branch Library, 250 North Blvd. Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Walls project and unveiling of its three-year strategic plan. www.thewallsproject.org/events

THE FAMILY DINNER IMPROV COMEDY SHOW: 7:30 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatre, Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Live, interactive improv games. Rated R-ish. $10. manshiptheatre.org

“SHREK THE MUSIC”: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30, adults; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or TheatreBR.org

FRIDAY SUNDAY

“THE DANCE ON THE WIDOW’S ROW”: 7 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, UpStage Theater, 1713 Wooddale Blvd. An UpStage Theater Production. $25. (225) 924-3774 or upstagetheatre.biz

SATURDAY

FARMERS’ MARKET IN BATON ROUGE: 8 a.m. to noon, Fifth and Main streets, downtown. It’s “Corn and Squash-Tastic” weekend. Farm fresh produce, merchandise, cooking demonstrations and more. paina.org

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

DINO DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road. Hands-on activities, Louisiana Public Television’s “Dinosaur Train” screening at the Adalié Brent Auditorium and immersive dinosaur-themed shows at the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium until 5 p.m. General admission to the museum applies. (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org.

BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m., Brew Ha-Ha, 711 Jefferson Highway, and 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble 2590 Citiplace Court. With Susanne Duplantis, author of “Lagniappe Restes”. Illustrator Dr. Tom Quaid will also participate in the 2 p.m. signing. makeovermyleftover.com

PRIDE PARTY: Noon-7 p.m., Raising Cane’s River Center Convention Center & Galleria, 275 S. River Road. Entertainment, resource fair and relationship blessing. batonrougepride.org

“SHREK THE MUSIC”: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30, adults; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or TheatreBR.org

SATURDAY SUNDAY

“SWEAT”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio Theater, LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building, Dalrymple Drive. A Swine Palace production of the drama Lynn Nottage. Free. (225) 578-3527 or lsu.edu/cmda/theater

SUNDAY

“SHREK THE MUSIC”: 2 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30, adults; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or TheatreBR.org

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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“ORAL HISTORY — EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL”: 6 p.m., Varsity Theatre, Highland Road and live stream on Facebook. An LSU Science Café event. Director of the T. Harry Williams Oral History Center, Jennifer Cramer, will speak about the Mossville Oral History Project. Registration on eventbrite.com is recommended.

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. paina.org

WEDNESDAY

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

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

“SHREK THE MUSIC”: 7:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Theater Main Stage, 7155 Florida Blvd. $30, adults; $25, students. (225) 924-6496 or TheatreBR.org

IN PROGRESS

BATON ROUGE GALLERY CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Work by member artists Mary Ann Caffery, Rob Lamb Carpenter, Theresa Herrera and Brian Kelly, through Thursday, June 30. 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

START OF MOUNTAIN DULCIMER COURSES: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway. Presented by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. Loaner dulcimers available. Text (225) 205-7407.

RACE LOUISIANA ORIGINAL SERIES DIALOGUE: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to July 12, Shaw Centre, second floor, 100 Lafayette Street. Join the conversation. $50. eventbrite.com

“DOWN HOME MUSIC”: Iberville Museum, 57735 Main Street, Plaquemine. Curated by Allen Kirkland, the exhibition highlights local artists and musicians. ibervillemuseum.org

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE:100 S. River Road. “In Empathy We Trust”, until October 30; “Iridescence”, until July 31; “Our Louisiana”, until January 14; (225) 344-5272 or lasm.org

CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM: 660 N. Fourth St. “Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial” explores the life and legacy of Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair or simply Fess, one of the most beloved pianists and most influential in the history of New Orleans. Until August 6. (225) 342-5428 or louisianastatemuseum.org.

LSU ART MUSEUM: Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. “Eugene Martin: The Creative Act,” continues through Sunday, October 2, with a selection from a 2008 acquisition of 31 works and focuses on the unique brand of abstraction from Martin. (225) 389-7200 or lsumoa.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 August 14. (225) 336-2422 or westbatonrougemuseum.org.

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