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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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Miss USA 2015
The 2015 MISS USA Competition will, once again, take place in Baton Rouge, La. After the success of last year's telecast, the MISS USA Competition returns to air LIVE from The Baton Rouge River Center Sunday, July 12 (7-10PM) on REELZ and will stream from the North Boulevard Town Square Media Beacon. The 2015 MISS USA Competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Tickets can be purchased at the River Center Box Office.

Preliminary: Wednesday, July 8th, 8PM
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, July 12th, 11AM
Finals: Sunday, July 12, 7PM
275 S. River Road

Long Summer Nights: Red Molly at the Manship
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Tickets are $20. Call 225-344-0334.

Friday, July 10th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette St.

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

Neighborhood Arts Project at BREC Expressway Park
Neighborhood Arts Project is a FREE community art outreach program designed for all ages. Join LSUMOA for a day of creative, engaging and fun art making under tents! This event will take place at BREC Expressway Park, 935 S 11th Street. For more information, contact Lucy Perera by calling 225-389-7207.

Thursday, July 9th, 5:30PM
935 S 11th Street

The Red Dragon Singer Songwriter Series Presents: Chris Knight w/ Martin Flanagan at the Manship
Gritty songs with an attitude, Chris Knight is a new breed of country songwriter. His albums have charted nationally and his live shows are legendary. Tickets are $39.50 - $58.50 plus fees.

Saturday, July 11th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Kid's Lab: Creating Fun with Chemistry at the Art & Science Museum
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on Kids' Lab workshops for children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. One adult caregiver is required for every four children, and participants must sign in at least 20 minutes before the workshop. For more information, call the Art and Science Museum at 225-344-5272.

Saturday, July 11th, 1PM & 3PM
Sunday, July 12th, 1:30PM & 3PM
100 River Road

Wreckless Eric, Toby Hartleroad, & Tess Brunet at Lagniappe Records
Musicians Wreckless Eric, Toby Hartleroad, and Tes Brunet perform live at Lagniappe Records (705 St. Joseph Street) at 6pm. Admission is $6. The event is 21+ and BYOB.

Sunday, July 12th, 6PM
705 St. Joseph St.

Wine Walk Wednesdays
Wine Walk Wednesday is an open group of wine lovers coming together in Downtown Baton Rouge every Wednesday. In order to participate for the wine walk you will need to pay $10, then receive your wine bracelet and a wine card for the list of venues and the number of tasting. Must be 21 years of age. Tweet @winewalker1.

Wednesday, July 8th, 5:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Christ in the City: Ethics First
The Christ in the City lunchtime lecture will feature Guest speaker Aaron Beam. Beam is a former executive-turned whistleblower, who travels around the country lecturing on ethics in business-will discuss the $2 billion securities fraud scandal at his former company, HealthSouth; the three months he spent in federal prison; the demise of his professional career; and the importance of upholding ethical and legal business practices. The Ethics First lecture will be held from noon to 1:30PM Friday, at Ruffino's Catering at De La Ronde Hall, 320 Third St. Tickets are $50 for lunch and the program. For more information, call 225-397-6393.

Friday, July 10th, 1:30PM
320 Third Street

Just Peachy at the Market
The Markets celebrate the Louisiana peach crop this Saturday with Just Peachy. Award-winning chef Don Bergeron will be the guest chef for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market at 10 am. Arrive early for a delicious hot breakfast from one of Main Street Market's locally owned cafes. Outside, you'll find farm fresh tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, sweet corn, peppers, melons and peas.

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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