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River City Jazz Masters: Irvin Mayfield
Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy and Billboard Award-winning artist. He is a bandleader, composer, arranger, professor, cultural ambassador and recording artist. At 36, he is one of the most recorded and decorated Jazz musicians of his generation. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is filling the Capital with amazing world-class jazz experiences. The four-concert River City Jazz Masters series at the Manship Theatre will be joined by the return of our Jazz Listening Room for a total of eight upcoming music events in 2014-15.

Wednesday, March 11th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette St.

Dale Watson at the Manship
Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon,Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

Saturday, March 14th, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the River Center Theatre
Goin' courting" has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Milly, a young bride living in the 1850's Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

Wednesday , March 11th, 7:30PM
220 St. Louis Street

Margaret Evangeline: On War Opening Reception
Join LSUMOA for the Margaret Evangeline: On War opening reception Thursday, March 12, from 6-8PM. Admission is $10, FREE to Museum Members. This retrospective exhibition of Baton Rouge native Margaret Evangeline examines the nature of modern war and violence through the artist's provocative paintings, mixed media, and installation works. Evangeline's art explores the causes and effects of modern combat, and reflects the capacity of art to represent and respond to war.

Thursday, March 12th, 6PM
100 Lafayette Street

Capitol Park History Walking Tour
Experience three centuries of Louisiana history with a special Capitol Park walking tour by the Capitol Park Museum staff. Spend an hour learning all about the significant events and colorful characters in Louisiana's history. Tours begin and end at the Louisiana State Museum.

Saturday, March 14th, 9AM
660 Fourth Street

Arts for Families: Charcoal Cityscapes
Inspired by Venice, the city of love, families will tour the museum's exhibition An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy. We will learn about the famous city, its iconic architecture, and James McNeill Whistler's influence on 20th century printmaking. The group will then examine two giant charcoal murals that represent Whistler's work and were created by LSU School of Art students. Families will then get to work on the Shaw Center's third floor art studio to create a collaborative massive charcoal drawing of a fantastical cityscape. This free event begins in the museum gallery at 10:30AM and lasts until 12PM.

Saturday, March 14th, 10AM
100 Lafayette Street

Louisiana Treasures: Chef Celeste Gill
Chef Celeste Gill's Louisiana Treasures, locally made Louisiana culinary products and gift items, is located inside the Main Street Market. You can also find Chef Celeste's products such as her Honey Mustard at the Matherne's Market at 440 on Third!

Main Street Market & Matherne's Market

Matherne's Market Specials
Matherne's Market Weekly Specials! Click the link to view the flyer!

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. 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.

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

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

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

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