Things to do in Baton Rouge this weekend: Free First Sunday, Dana Carvey and more events

Belt it out at a La Divina arts gathering on Friday

Step into the vibrant world of musical creativity at the Original Music Gathering (OMG), an event at La Divina for artists to share their original work.

Singer-songwriters, poets, comedians and more are welcome to share their original work while sipping wines, cold beers, food and gelato at the all-ages event hosted by Daniel Broe.

Secure your spotlight by arriving at 6 p.m. La Divina is at 3535 Perkins Road, Suite 360. Find more info here.

Immerse yourself in nature on Saturday morning

Explore nature on the first Saturday of each month at Frenchtown Road Conservation Area. Designed for both enthusiasts and newcomers to the natural world, these engaging activities aim to foster a deeper connection with the expansive BREC Conservation system.

As the largest conservation area in the BREC Conservation system, each month offers a unique experience exploring different aspects of the site.

The event runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is mandatory, and children’s participation requires adult accompaniment. Registration is $5. Frenchtown Conservation Area is at 17819 Frenchtown Road. Find more info here.

Laugh out loud with Dana Carvey on Saturday night

The Emmy Award-winning actor brings his comedy act to Baton Rouge for a hilarious show at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel.

You may recognize the comedian from his iconic roles on Saturday Night Live and Wayne’s World. Learn more about the show in 225’s Q&A with Carvey.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Find more info at lbatonrouge.com and buy tickets here.

Get ready for spooky movie season on Saturday and Sunday

Calling all horror film makers and fans. Head to Crowne Plaza Executive Center for the Baton Rouge Cult Classic Convention, where attendees and filmmakers alike can immerse themselves in the world of cinematic nostalgia.

Explore the offerings of 100 diverse vendors. Whether in English or accompanied by English subtitles, any horror film with a runtime cap of 30 minutes can take the spotlight. Those who showcase their craft have a chance to be one of the three honored winners.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Crowne Plaza Executive Center is at 4728 Constitution Ave. Find more info here.

Embrace LSU Football mania on Sunday

Calling all Tiger fans to the LSU-FSU Watch Party at the Socially Yours Event Center.

At the gathering, football enthusiasts and families can share in the excitement of the first game to kickoff the season.

The doors swing open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Socially Yours Event Center is at 7227 Exchange Place. Reserve your spot and find more info here.

And if you’re looking for another spot to watch the game, check out 225‘s roundup of places to watch away LSU and Southern games this fall.

Explore downtown arts and culture with Free First Sundays

It’s a downtown tradition: The first Sunday of each month is a chance to museum hop.

Score free admission to Capitol Park Museum, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, LSU Museum of Art, LSU Center for River Studies and Magnolia Mound Plantation.

Find more info here, and check with each museum on their current hours.