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Weekend Events!
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Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
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Hilton Art Tour and Martini Night at the Kingfish Lounge
The Hilton invites you to take a walking tour of selections from the Hilton's exclusive Permanent Collection of Louisiana Art assembled in consultation with Brunner Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts. The location, title, artist, and medium of each individual painting and sculpture in the collection is provided for your viewing convenience. The tour can be taken at anytime. Click for tour guide

High-Tini Tuesday- Every Tuesday, 1/2 Price Martinis 5 - 7 pm. Located in the Kingfish Lounge. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and Live Entertainment!


Exploring the Universe: Probing the Heavens with Galileo
In 1609, Galileo Galilei was the first person known to point a telescope skyward and to observe the moon, sun, planets, and stars. In this new digital sky show, Galileo himself makes an appearance to explain what the universe was like during his lifetime, why people thought the visible planets and sun orbited the earth, and what he discovered with his telescope that changed how we see our place in the cosmos today.
Also currently playing: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather, Digital Universe, Mystery of the Nile, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, Voices in the Dark, and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

Follow link for show times and trailers!


Karaoke Every Wednesday @
Red Star!
Spill everything you've got on the mic for the enjoyment of your friends, fans, and fellow karaoke'ers. The point isn't to sound good, it is to sound pathetic. So come on down to the Red Star and sing like the rest of us sappy, drunken, lonely karaoke'ers. You'll fit right in!


Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's Celebrating Our Culture from Morning til Night!

Cajun Fais Do-Do- Saturday, August 1
Mel Chavis- 10AM - 1PM
Brandon Moreau & La Band Pain Perdu- 2PM - 6PM
Joe Hall & The Louisiana Cane Cutters- 7PM - 11PM

Brunch served 10AM - 1PM


Free First Sunday!
Admission to all of the attractions below is free on the first Sunday of each month! Join them for special art and history programs!

LSU Museum of Art
State Museum
Old State Capitol
USS Kidd


Arts Market This Weekend
Over 50 artists from four states will be on hand this Saturday, August 1st from 8 a.m. - 12 noon at 5th at Main Street. Begin your weekend by shopping at the Arts Market! Items available include jewelry, pottery, metal sculpture, stained glass, hand made soaps, birdhouses, wind chimes, hand knit garments, photography, and lots more.

If you are interested in selling your artwork at the Arts Market, the next quarterly application deadline is Friday, August 7. Applications are available at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge website.


Happy's Run Club
Happy's Run Club runs every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (run begins at 6:15 sharp) - Starting at the Roux House Patio on 3rd Street downtown. The runs rotate between 3 routes in order to keep things fresh. Don't worry, maps are provided before the weekly run. The club was started in 2008 by Scott Higgins and Michael Lang with the support of Jack Warner and Happy's Irish Pub. The sole philosophy of the club is also our motto: "Run... drink... and be HAPPY!"


Center Stage Presents: Before & Beyond: A Salute to Musical Theater @ Manship Theatre
Beyond is a musical review of Center Stage's 1st 9 summer musicals and a glimpse into future shows they would like to perform.

When: July 30, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Also running July 31, 7:30PM - 9:30PM and August 1, 2PM - 4PM.


Wine Walk Wednesday!
This Experience what is quickly becoming the best night in downtown Baton Rouge! This week at 5:30 pm the walk will begin at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's for 4 wines to taste and half off glasses of wine. Next to Kingfish or Stroube' more


Dalton's Presents Saint Cecilia
The original Dalton's building located at 244 Lafayette Street is thriving once again to the sounds of great live music and good times. Stop in for a cool adult beverage, listen to Baton Rouge's finest bands and see why Dalton's will become downtown's favorite destination.

When: Saturday, August 1, 10PM


The 2009 Louisiana Book Festival Call for Volunteers
The Louisiana Book Festival is back for its seventh installment! Louisiana's world-class celebration of readers, writers and their books will return to Baton Rouge from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2009. They want you to be part of it. Volunteers are essential to the festival's success. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering and would like more information about the festival as well as volunteer opportunities, visit their website at Or, if you've already made up your mind to volunteer, go directly to and select the "I Want To Volunteer" link.


Red Stick Farmer's Market
Everything Eggplant Fresh Fest continues at the Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market with "Everything Eggplant" this Saturday. Local Chef & Caterer Don Bergeron of Don Bergeron Enterprises utilizes the late summer's bounty to create unique eggplant dishes with his signature Cajun flair. He joins Chef Celeste Gill for the Fresh from the Market cooking show at 10 am in the North Street entrance of Main Street Market. Stick around after the show to hear the soothing sounds of the Lagniappe Dulcimers. Fifth and Main Streets.


Ready for your close-up, BR?
Tune in to the hot new show Hollywood Presents Downtown, a 30-minute program, which is shot in Hollywood's Studio 7 on the banks of the Mississippi River, where you'll find out the latest from Downtown Baton Rouge. With special guest interviews and details on blockbuster events happening on the riverfront, you'll be ready for all the action.

The show airs each Wednesday at 8:30PM and Saturday at 10:00PM on Cox Channel 4.

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

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