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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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Creative Roc
As a collaborative workspace for the multi-talented professionals of the world, Creative Roc wants to open up their studio to the musically talented as well. Creative Roc is a public jam session held every third Thursday of the month in the Creative Bloc Studio and is open to the public for local musicians to showcase their skills.

Thursday, June 18, 6PM
804 Main Street

Teen Summer Movie Series
Join teens downtown to watch a superhero movie! Watch a film about a mighty avenger trying to save Earth and all Nine Realms. Showtime is Wednesday, June 17th at 2PM at the River Center Library!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2PM
120 St. Louis Street

Emerson Bell Story Swap @ LASM
Emerson Bell was not only a gifted artist, but also a mentor and friend to countless members of our community. Bell's legacy lives on in the stories, often humorous yet always touching, that people tell about him. Come share the memory of this passionate local artist by sharing your favorite story about him or simply listening to the tales of a life well-lived. Emerson Bell: A Tribute, a display of the artist's work with quotes from those who knew him, will be available for viewing. Admission is Free.!

Saturday, June 20th, 3:30PM
100 River Road South

Unified Relay Across America
From June 13th - 19th, you can take part in the Unified Relay Across America as it passes through Louisiana! This event will unify the nation as it delivers the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games. A community celebration will be held Wednesday, June 17th from 6PM - 8PM in North Boulevard Town Square.

Wednesday, June 17, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

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

Christ in the City Concert
Soul Savage Project, a local Christian music group with a bluesy sound, will present a lunch-time concert at North Boulevard Town Square Thursday, June 18th, between 11:30AM and 1:30PM. Come rest, relax, or brown bag and feel the difference in your day! No charge-all courtesy of Christ in the City, an oasis of Christian hospitality in the heart of downtown.

Thursday, June 18, 11:30AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Pre-Father's Day Concert
Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick perform at The River Center's Pre-Father's Day Concert. Showtime is at 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale now at the River Center Box Office.

Friday, June 19, 7:30PM
275 South River Road

A. Hays Town Exhibition
The opening reception for the exhibit The Enduring Architecture of A. Hays Town will take place June 17th from 5:30-7:30PM. Signed copies of The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town by Cyril Vetter and Philip Gould will be available for purchase. There will also be several showings of the documentary 1000 Homes: The Legacy of A. Hays Town. Food and drink are provided. Free and Open to the public. Sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Wednesday, June 17, 5:30PM
100 North Boulevard

Rockin Dopsie & U4RIA at the Belle Rockin Dopsie and U4RIA perform in the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium this Friday. General admission is FREE; VIP seating is available for $10 per person at the door. Show begins at 8PM.

Friday, June 19, 8PM
103 France Street

Engineer It: Water Works @ LASM
Explore the wonderful world of water in this unique hands-on learning experience for aspiring young engineers. Roll up your sleeves and work together to make some dirty water clean again while learning about the water filtration process and the relevance of engineering in our daily lives. At least one adult is required to attend per every four children.

Saturday, June 20, 1PM
100 River Road South

Tomato Me Crazy at the Market
Red Stick Farmers Market honors the Louisiana tomato with the annual Tomato Me Crazy celebration this Saturday. Market shoppers are encouraged to put in a guess for the popular "Count the Tomatoes" contest with a chance to win a gift certificates to local restaurants Ruffino's and the Little Village. Enjoy tomato tastings as well as tomato-themed giveaways at the Market Information Booth throughout the morning. At 10AM, chef Brant Palazzo of D'Angelo's Restaurant will offer recipe suggestions using local tomatoes during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market. Kids can also enjoy a tomato arts project as part of the Red Stick Sprouts program as well as face painting throughout the morning.

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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