Mid City Merchants is once again hosting its major arts festival, White Light Night, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at businesses along Jefferson Highway and Government Street. There will be local artists, live music, exhibits and food vendors. Map your experience by visiting www.midcitymerchantsbr.org.
Join Baton Rouge native and singer-songwriter CJ Solar on Friday, the release day of his new song, “Good Day for a Heartbreak.” Solar performs at Cure SMA’s Evening of Hope at White Oak Plantation. Tickets start at $85. https://curesma.ejoinme.org/2023registerSS
Just for fun
Actor and stand-up comedian Todd Barry (“Bob’s Burgers,” “The Wrestler,” “Wanderlust”) takes the stage at the Manship Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Andrew Polk opens. Tickets are $30-$40 plus fees at manshiptheatre.org.