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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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Fest for All!
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will present FestForAll - Baton Rouge's premier art & music festival, March 28 - 29, 2015! Join them for a full weekend of art and entertainment along North Boulevard in downtown's Town Square and on the grounds of the Old State Capitol and the Shaw Center for the Arts. The hours on Saturday, March 28 are 10AM - 7PM and on Sunday, March 29 are 12 noon - 6:00 PM. FestForAll is FREE and open to everyone.

Saturday, March 28th, 10AM - 7PM
Sunday, March 29th, Noon - 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

3rd Street Grub Crawl
Thrive BR and Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers are excited to partner in bringing you the launch of their first 3rd Street Grub Crawl in downtown Baton Rouge on March 26th! 11 venues, 10 bands/DJs....1 powerful cause! This fun block party downtown will benefit improving public education through Thrive BR's Charter School.

Thursday, March 26th, 6PM - 9PM
Third Street

Masquerade on the Mississippi: 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join the LSU MOA Thursday, March 26, 7-10PM, for Masquerade on the Mississippi, a masked ball that celebrates our Venetian-themed exhibitions and 10th anniversary at the Shaw Center for the Arts. $30 for Museum Members and $40 for non-members.

Thursday, March 26th, 10AM
100 Lafayette Street

Shen Yun at the River Center
Based in New York, Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance to the world on a large scale. And it has taken the globe by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Shows in top venues, like New York's Lincoln Center, are sold out. Think of it as a journey into a long-lost world you cannot see anywhere else-from ancient legends to heavenly palaces to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. You cannot even find a show like this in China, where this ancient heritage has been destroyed. Now you can experience it live on stage at the Baton Rouge River Center March 24th & 25th.

Tuesday , March 24th, 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 25th, 7:30PM
275 River Road South

Kathy Mattea at the Manship
Check out Kathy Mattea performing songs from her new album Calling Me Home! Calling Me Home is Kathy's new release on Sugar Hill Records, co-produced with multi-Grammy-winner Gary Paczosa. It's a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia, and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

Sunday, March 29th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

EBRPSS Music in our Schools Benefit Concert
The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the importance of the music programs in E.B.R. and to showcase some of our outstanding student and faculty talents that are thriving in our parish. The entire event is structured in two sets: one set for student/teacher performances and one set for our guest musical entertainment. The guest showcase group will be a "who's who" of professional musicians in the Baton Rouge area that will comprise the band "Take That!". They will perform a mixture of horn driven R&B, Soul, and Funk selections that will bring great entertainment to the audience.

Friday, March 27th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Art After Hours: A Monumental Occasion
Rub shoulders with artists, architects, and local movers-and-shakers while getting the inside scoop on the Baton Rouge area's recent and historical art in public spaces, from monuments to murals. This event is held in honor of the new exhibition Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission.

Friday, March 27th, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
100 River Road

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
"Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" being held from 11AM until 2PM on Saturday, March 28th at the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. The KIDD is one of two organizations in the state paying tribute to a group of veterans. Please join the Kidd in the Memorial Plaza at 11AM for a ceremony that will honor our Vietnam Veterans and an event that will highlight their contributions.

Saturday, March 28th, 11AM
305 S. River Road

John from National Theatre London at the Manship
Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. Don't miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2PM - 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

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

Tsunami Delivers!
Tsunami now delivers for lunch! Take advantage of this great service from 11AM-3PM Tuesday to Friday.

Tuesday - Friday, 11AM-3PM
100 Lafayette Street

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Join us this Saturday, March 28, to get all of your market necessities. Farmers and food artisans will offer fresh leafy greens, citrus, Ponchatoula strawberries, prepared foods, seafood, cheeses and more. Bring the kids out to the market for our special Sprouts activity of the month. Inside Main Street Market, the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will take place at 10AM in the North Street seating area featuring fresh and local ingredients from the market in seasonal recipes. This week's cooking demonstration will feature students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Pick up some tips and tricks and sample their dish this Saturday .

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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