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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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ZZ Top at the River Center Theatre
The "little ol' band from Texas", ZZ Top makes a special small venue appearance in Baton Rouge's River Center Theatre on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30PM. Don't miss the chance to see ZZ Top in a close and intimate setting at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater!

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30PM
220 St. Louis Street

Boz Scaggs at the River Center Theatre
Boz Scaggs live in concert is presented by Jefferson Performing Arts Society. Boz Scaggs will perform all his hit songs and more at the River Center Theater on Wednesday, May 6th at 8PM. Tickets are now on sale!

Wednesday, May 6, 8PM
220 St. Louis Street

Disney in Ice presents Frozen
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! You'll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Thursday, May 7, 7PM
Friday, May 8, 10:30AM & 7PM
Saturday, May 9, 11AM, 3PM, & 7PM
Sunday, May 10, 1:30PM & 6PM
275 River Road South

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

Live After Five - Kenny Cornett & Killin' Time
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. The Spring season continues with Swamp-Pop favorite Kenny Cornett & Killin' Time! 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, May 1, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Marcus Roberts Trio at Manship
"We call him 'the genius of the modern piano,' because he is."--- Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. 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 the Jazz Listening Room for a total of eight upcoming music events in 2015.

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Crawfish King Cook-Off
Taste the very best in local boilers as they compete for the Crawfish King Title on May 1, 2015, "Backstage" of Live After Five concert. Event entry is $25 All-You-Can-Eat boiled crawfish and $10 kids ticket. Gates open at 4PM. Bring the family, enjoy the music from Live After Five and cast your vote for Crawfish King. Proceeds of this event support the programs of Junior Achievement and Big Buddy Program.

Friday, May 1, 4PM
City Hall Plaza

2nd Annual Global Community Day
The 2nd Annual Global Community Day is coming to downtown Baton Rouge's North Boulevard Town Square (Galvez Plaza) on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1PM - 6PM. Musical Entertainment will be held in conjunction with Sunday in the Park. This is a popular event featuring a wide variety of dance numbers on the Galvez Stage, plus amazing food and cultural booths set in a festival atmosphere born of the international cultures alive and well right here in our Capital City. This is always a great event for students, families and children, each year increasing awareness and celebrating differences in the cultures from around the globe that make up our wonderful city.

Sunday, May 3, 1PM-6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Sunday in the Park - Minos the Saint
Sunday in the Park is a series of five consecutive, FREE outdoor concerts in North Boulevard Town Square. Join the Arts Council in celebrating the arts with five Sunday afternoon performances during the months of April and May from 2PM til 5PM This week's concert is with Minos the Saint.

Sunday, May 3, 2PM-5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

USS Kidd: Twilight Tours
The USS KIDD Veterans Museum hosts exclusive, adults only Twilight Tours twice a month throughout the fall. Twilight Tours will take guests behind the scenes of the KIDD and will focus on content that regular tours are not normally exposed to due to its more graphic nature. Only 15 tickets will be sold per Twilight Tour in order to fully engage participants throughout the evening. These unforgettable nights will culminate with drinks on the decks of our historic ship while watching the sunset over the Mississippi River. "Twilight Tours allows the public to learn of the KIDD and her crew and the dangerous environment in which they served in an unvarnished and uncensored manner," said USS KIDD Ship Superintendent Tim NesSmith. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Cost is $25 per person and includes two drinks. Please call 225-342-1942 to pre-register or for more information.

Thursday, April 30, 5:30PM
305 S. River Road

2015 Red Wig Walk
Please join the coalition members of Take Charge Take the Test and Testing Makes Us Stronger of Baton Rouge for the Red Wig Walk! The walk will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 10AM at North Boulevard Town Square. Grab your sassiest RED WIG or a fun red t-shirt in support of an HIV free community in Baton Rouge!

Saturday, May 2, 10AM
North Boulevard Town Square

European Film Festival at Manship
April 30, 7PM - Ida
May 1, 7PM - Vivre Sa vie
May 1, 9:30PM - Human Capital
May 2, 11:30AM - Das Boot ist Voll
May 2, 2:30PM - Leviathan
May 2, 6PM - Winter Sleep

April 30 - May 2
100 Lafayette Street

2015 OLOL "Driving the Future"
Help "Drive the Future" of lifesaving care at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital by purchasing a chance to win one of five Lexus vehicles. 100% of the proceeds from this raffle go to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital to purchase lifesaving equipment, recruit pediatric specialists and ensure our kids receive the best care, close to home. Buy your tickets now for the 2015Driving the Future Campaign. Tickets are only $50 each. You could win 1 of 5 brand new Lexus vehicles. With your ticket stub, ask about lunch specials at Capital City Grill, Stroubes, and Jolie Pearl! Live drawing on WAFB-TV Channel 9 at 5:00PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Thursday, April 30, 10AM
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!
USS Kidd



Sunday, May 3

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Join BREADA for the first Saturday of the month, May 2, for a day of fun, fresh produce, arts and more. Bring the kids out for face painting and the return of the Arts Market. Also this week, the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be returning with tips for growing local vegetables. Local vendors and food artisans will be offering a variety of Ponchatoula strawberries, pastured pork & chicken, fresh-caught seafood, vegetable plants, native wines, cheeses, prepared meals, cheese, fresh eggs, artisan breads, baked goods and more. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market will take place at 10 a.m. in the North Street seating area featuring fresh and local ingredients from the market in seasonal recipes. This week's cooking demonstration will feature Maggie Richardson of 225 Dine. Pick up some cooking tips and sample her dish this Saturday.

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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