Weekend events: Art, Wine & Design, a live art auction and Belly Up with the Bar

Art, Wine & Design returns

The Southdowns Village Shopping Center is again hosting Art, Wine & Design. Merchants will be open after-hours to host artists, musicians and special promotions for those who go. The free event is open to the public and begins tonight, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Participating stores include Ann Connelly Fine Art, Bella Bridesmaid, LD Linens and Décor, Muddy Water Paddle Company, and more. In addition, Portico Restaurant & Bar is offering specials, including $12 Bottomless House Wine and $5 off select appetizers. Join the Facebook conversation here.

Live art auction

Baton Rouge’s Premier Live Art Auction, KINETICS, is returning to benefit Baton Rouge Gallery tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. The annual fundraiser will showcase more than 30 original art pieces available for bidding during the live auction. Other activities or attractions include a raffle, the funky jazz band Café au Lait, and food catered by Stroubes Seafood & Steaks. Register for tickets and enter to win raffle prizes here.

Belly Up with the Bar

The 16th annual Belly Up with the Bar cook-off competition at Live Oak Arabians will offer attendees a variety of tasty fare. It’s happening tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s award-winning education programs for youth. Click here to find out more.