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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Laurel Street Palooza
The Laurel Street Palooza is the best street party in town, celebrating the arts in Baton Rouge with lively bands and entertainment, a first-class silent auction, and great food and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Laurel Street Palooza will take place Friday, January 9, 2014. Tickets are $40 in advance $45 at the door.

Friday, January 9th, 5:30PM - 9:30PM
427 Laurel Street

Elvis's 80th Birthday Celebration at Manship Theatre
This special evening begins at 7:30 and will feature a talk with Barbara Barnes Sims author of The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records. It will be accompanied by Gal Holiday and the band Barbara refers to in her book. A book signing will follow the talk beginning at 8:30PM and Gal Holiday will also continue to play.

Thursday, January 8th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Around the World at Lunch Lecture w/ James McNeill Whistler
Join curator Dr. Katie A. Pfohl for Around the World at Lunch, a new lunchtime lecture series that follows six American artist-travelers on their voyages across the globe. This month's program features James McNeill Whistler in Venice. Third Floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. $10 for non-members, $5 for Museum Members.

Wednesday, January 7th, 12PM Noon
100 Lafayette Street

Bobby V at Belle of Baton Rouge
Come down to the Belle of Baton Rouge this Friday to witness the R&B styling of Bobby V at a show not to be missed!

Friday, January 9th, 5:30PM
103 France Street

Kid's Lab: Creating Fun with Chemistry at LASM
Slippery, ooey, and gooey - oh my! Explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimy creation is yours to keep. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!

Saturday, January 10th, 11AM/1PM/3PM
Sunday, January 11th, 1:30PM/3PM
100 River Road South

Monday Movie Series at River Center Library
Join us Monday, January 12th on the 4th floor of the River Center Library for the next Monday Movie Series. This movie is sure to have everyone laughing as Kevin Hart and Ice Cube pair up in this comedy of a lifetime. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided so come join in!

Monday, January 12th, 1PM - 2PM
100 Lafayette Street

Saturday at the Market
The Downtown Saturday Farmers Market is a producer only market. Once a week, local and seasonal produce, baked goods, and farm raised meat and eggs are available for purchase. The market is a fun shopping event for all ages, featuring not only local foods but quality handcrafts and live music.

Every Saturday, 8AM - 12PM
Corner of 5th Street & Main Street

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

247 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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