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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
visit our site at the link below!


The Promised Land with The Little Band O' Gold @ Manship Theatre
A Swamp Pop Journey. 8 Members, 25 Egos, and 6 Livers. Film Screening at 7 p.m. Live performance featuring the Lil Band O' Gold after film. Official selection SXSW 2009 Film Festival. Cannes & Tribeca film festivals. Watch trailer!

Also, catch Casablanca Sunday @ 2PM...


Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie @ Hollywood Casino
Studio 7 (in the Hollywood Casino) presents Geno Delafose & The French Rockin' Boogie, Friday, August 7 at 9:00pm. French Rockin' Boogie combines traditional Cajun music with blues and R&B. Tickets $10.


TNA Wrestling & The Crazy Love Tour at River Center!
Catch the World Heavyweight Title match between Kurt Angle and AJ Styles Saturday, August 8th, 7:30 PM

Catch two R&B greats in The Crazy Love Tour: Charlie Wilson & Keith Sweat with Rude. Friday, August 7, 2009 @ 7:30 pm


Second Saturdays- An all ages day of art!
Which of things is not like the other? See if you can spot the differences as you explore Reunion and the LSU Museum of Art's permanent collection galleries. Pick up a "Take-and-Make" bag to create your own tricky artwork at home. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to provide assistance. Saturday, August 8, 10AM - 2PM (Fifth floor)


Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Visual Music Show @ LASM
Back by popular demand! Slip away with Pink Floyd's legendary album Dark Side of the Moon. Experience the music as never before with the planetarium's state-of-the-art 4K digital projection system and 5.1 digital surround audio. 8PM on Saturday.

The Perseid Meteor Shower: A Live Presentation- Every August, the Perseid Meteor Shower displays some 100 or more meteors, or shooting stars, per hour! Jon Elvert, director of the Pennington Planetarium, explores why the Perseid Meteor Shower is the year's major meteor shower. Wednesday, August 12 @ 7PM

Follow link for show times and trailers!


Watch UFC 101 at Punchers!
In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. In the co-feature, the pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts, middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, tests the waters at 205 pounds once again when he battles former light heavyweight champ and Ultimate Fighter season one winner Forrest Griffin.


Single Baby Boomers Night @ Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's !
Meeting other singles in their 40's, 50's and 60's in Baton Rouge is just hard! Whether you're looking for friendship, love or networking opportunities, we're giving Baton Rouge Baby Boomers a place to mix and mingle. Bring five friends and help us develop Wednesday nights in downtown Baton Rouge as the place for single adults to party. Featured music for the 60's, 70's and 80's. The event takes place Wednesday 6PM - 10PM.

Thursday, August 6th Black Magnolia
Friday, August 7th Wade Reeves + Sid Melancon Saturday, August 8th The Circuit Breakers


Allison Collins Acoustic @ Roux House!
The reputation precedes itself. Few groups have dominated the delta region like the Allison Collins Band in past years. Record-breaking crowds, major concert venue sellouts, literally thousands of CD's sold, taken in by artist development programs of three major music industry corporations including MCA and Atlantic Records.... Catch Allison Collins Un-plugged at the Roux House Wednesday at 8PM.


Avoyelles on the River This Week!
Wednesday 8/5/2009- Wine & Whiskey Wednesday. [ half off wine and whiskey till 10PM] Monthly wine tasting featuring wines from The Grape with free Hors d'œuvres for $20.
Thursday 8/6/2009- PRIVATE EVENT
Friday 8/7/2009- " Double down Fridays" [ half off drinks till 10 p.m] Live music from 10PM till 2AM with Denton Hatcher and the Soapbox Blues
Saturday 8/8/2009- "Saturday Night Live" 10PM - 2AM


Wine Walk Wednesday!
Hello Everyone!!! First check out a video of the wine walk. If this doesn't make you want to come out and have fun, what possibly could? We are growing in number every week and will slightly change our walk this week again (hopefully the last time, lol)... read more

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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
Red Stick Farmers Market will recognize the farmers, fishers, chefs and food artisans who make the Baton Rouge market a favorite community gathering place as part of "National Farmers Market Week." Help us celebrate by telling us what makes our Market special! Send us an email at with a special memory from the market and we'll publish some in our newsletter! Summer's Fresh Fest celebration concludes this Saturday with Salsa Saturday. Many types of peppers, vegetables and fruits will be featured in the salsa recipes during the Fresh from the Market cooking demo with Chef Celeste Gill and Chef Katherine Gividen which begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market.


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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