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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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Live After Five - Gina Brown
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. The Spring season continues with the soul Queen Gina Brown! Live After Five Concerts are held on Fridays from 5PM-8PM in North Boulevard Town Square under the award winning Crest sculpture. Make sure to check out the LINE-UP because you aren't going to want to miss a show!

Friday, April 17, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Louisiana Earth Day
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Louisiana Earth Day April 19, Noon-6PM! Exhibits and Children's Activities end at 5pm and the Music continues to 6pm with acts such as Marcia Ball, Colin Lake, and Geno Delafonse in downtown Baton Rouge.!

Sunday, April 19, Noon - 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square - Old Governor's Mansion

Town Square Web Cameras!
Go online now to check out the North Boulevard Town Square Web Camera. The web camera is a great way to view everyday activity or listen to concerts like Live After Five! Select the link or visit townsquarebr/ to view the camera.

Record Store Day 2015
Join Lagniappe Records for Record Store Day 2015!!! Here's what to expect: Limited-Edition RSD Vinyl Releases, gift-card raffles, t-shirt & tote bag giveaways, KLSU DJ's (McFly, Baby Kate & The Hellcat) will spin hot jams all day, an ice cold keg of beer, and BBQ courtesy of City Pork Deli & Charcuterie.

Saturday, April 18, 10AM-7PM
705 St. Joseph Street

Kidd Keynotes: Autism Awareness
April is National Autism Awareness Month and the USS KIDD Veterans Museum has partnered with Autism Speaks to present a free lecture that will address the importance of appreciating the unique aspects of all people on Saturday, April 18, at 1PM, in the museum lobby. According to the Autism Society, "National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year."

Saturday, April 18, 1PM
305 S. River Road

R. Kelly at the River Center
Don't miss the King of R&B Mr. R. Kelly performing Live with Special Guest Chrisette Michele on April 19, 2015 at the Baton Rouge River Center. Show starts at 7:30pm, and this event will be hosted by the Hilarious Michael Blackson and Baton Rouge's own Comedian Big Sexxy.

Sunday , April 19, 7:30PM
275 S. River Road

MS Walk & 5K
Walk MS & 5K: Baton Rouge is first and foremost a fundraising event. Money raised at this year's event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS.

Saturday, April 18, 9AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Monuments & Metaphors Walking Tour
Baton Rouge is on the move and public art is popping up everywhere! Located where people work and live, this type of art reflects the history and values of a community. Monuments & Metaphors spotlights some of the most endearing and best known public art in Baton Rouge as well as new projects by The Walls Project, the Museum of Public Art, and the Percent for Art Program of the Louisiana State Division of the Arts. Preparatory drawings, maquettes, 3-D printer models, and full-scale photographs reveal how these public works came to be, the stories they tell, and how they were made.

Saturday, April 18, 9AM
100 River Road

Swamp People at the Old State Capitol
Families will use unconventional artistic tools to Meet Jeromy Pruitt from the History Channel's hit show Swamp People at Louisiana's Old State Capitol on April 18 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Gator hunting is risky business and Jeromy will share some of his most harrowing moments as well as his techniques used to lure the unsuspecting reptiles!

Saturday, April 18, 2PM
100 North Boulevard

Of Moving Colors presents Romeo & Juliet
The first in a brand new Shakespeare series, this is
OMC's contemporary take on one of history's most
famous stories. The production will feature
choreography by NYC's Pavel Zustiak,
New Orleans' John Allen, Garland Goodwin Wilson,
Bethany Jones McCullough, Courtney Landry, and Carrie Tatum. Tickets are on sale now.

April 21 & 22, 7:30AM
100 Lafayette Street

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Red Stick Farmers Market celebrates the Louisiana
strawberry harvest with the annual Strawberry Jam this Saturday. April 18. Shoppers can find flats of sweet Louisiana berries as well as strawberry jam, wine, pastries, pies, salad dressings and even pots of growing strawberry plants. Chef Troy Deano from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will demonstrate recipes featuring the popular Louisiana berry during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration hosted by Chef Celeste Gill. Throughout the morning there will be face painting by Liz Lopes, special strawberry giveaways at the coffee booth, a strawberry kids art activity, and music from the local Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. Local farmers will have tasting samples of a variety of berries grown in Louisiana. Belle Ecorce Goat Farm will have a special strawberry chevre for shoppers to sample. Kids 12 and under are encouraged to visit the Red Stick Sprouts tent to learn about the Sprouts kids club and sign up to win a pint of strawberries. The Market's Coffee Booth will also feature strawberry
giveaways and recipe cards.

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

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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