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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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Gibson Brothers at Manship
The Gibson Brothers are the best of the best when it comes to brother duos in bluegrass music. Their harmonies won them the highest accolade in bluegrass, the coveted 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Get your tickets today for this can't miss show!

Saturday, February 28th, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Opening Reception: An American in Venice
An opening reception for LSUMOA's paired exhibitions An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy and Venice, Traces: The Art of Sandra Russell Clark is Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 6-8PM. General admission is $10 and FREE to Museum Members.

Thursday, February 26th, 6PM
100 Lafayette Street

One Book, One Community Kick-Off Event
Join East Baton Rouge Parish Library for an evening of music from John Gray, food, and fun as they kick off OBOC with a New Orleans-style street festival! The festival will include an Ignatius Rilley impersonator and Lucky Dogs! All ages welcome.

Saturday, February 28th, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

FREE First Sunday
First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, March 1st



USS Kidd

USS Kidd Mini Field Day
For those looking to give back to the community, the USS KIDD Veterans Museum is seeking volunteers to lend a hand on Saturday, Feb. 28th, as part of its Mini Field Day. A Field Day event is a work day aboard ship. "Our Field Days in the fall are a weekend-long event," said Ship Superintendent Tim NesSmith. "The Mini Field Day is for folks within driving distance. They can come, help out, and then head home without giving up their whole weekend." NesSmith stated that no military experience is required, just a willingness to work and a desire to have fun. "The camaraderie is great. A lot of friendships have started on Field Days that continue away from the ship." The event runs from 9AM to 5PM and individuals wanting to volunteer may contact Tim NesSmith at 225-342-1942, x. 11 to sign up.

Saturday, February 28th, 9AM
305 S. River Road

Matherne's Market Specials
Matherne's Market Weekly Specials! See the link below to view a flyer of Matherne's Market at 440 on Third's specials!

Monday - Saturday, 7AM-9PM
Sunday, 8AM - 8PM
440 Third Street

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Shop the Markets this weekend for fresh winter produce, meats, artisan breads and ready to serve meals and treats. Bring the kids for a special Red Stick Sprouts food themed art activity from to 9 to 11AM at the Market. Inside Main Street Market, the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature chef Willie Davis of Fleming's Steakhouse. Pick up a hot breakfast from one of the Market's cafes and watch the cooking demo beginning at 10AM at the North Street end of the Market.

Saturday, February 28th, 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

2nd Annual Louisiana Wing-a-Thon
The second annual Louisiana Wing-a-thon is sure to be a wing-lover's dream brought to life. Come out to the Baton Rouge River Center on Saturday, February 28 at 11AM to sample wings from many restaurants/bars across the Baton Rouge area. These restaurants will be competing for "The Hottest Wing," "Most Unique Wing," and "Best Overall Wing." All guests will have a chance to cast their vote for each category.

Saturday, February 28th, 11AM
275 S. River Road

Glory and Gumbo at St. James
The St. James Center for Spiritual Formation announces a wonderful speaking series to be presented during the ECW Friday Lenten Gumbo lunches. Six preachers from various religious traditions are scheduled to speak on successive Fridays, in the church, from 12:05 to 12:30PM, so attendees may enjoy gumbo then the speaker, or the speaker, then gumbo in Bishops Hall!.

Fridays during Lent
205 Fourth Street

Live MMA WFC 35
The Belle of Baton Rouge will be hosting the hottest show in town, Live MMA World Fighting Championship 35. Get your tickets now for the show this Saturday!

Saturday, February 28th, 8PM
103 France Street

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

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