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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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2015 Irish Film Festival
The 7th Annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival at the Manship Theatre will feature "Wee Irish Film Night" with 9 short films on Friday, July 31, 2015, which includes nine short films, music by Wild Irish Roots, food and a cash bar. Irish shorts to be shown are Cead Ghra'; Cutting Grass; Deadly; Land is God; Rockmount; Tea with the Dead; Under Open Skies;, The Weather Report and Rince. Audience members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite short at the end of the night. .

Friday, July 31st, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Stroubes Now Open on Sundays!
Starting August 2nd, Stroubes will now be open on Sundays from 4PM-9PM. Stop in or make a reservation to cap off a great weekend!

Sunday, August 2nd, 4PM-9PM
107 Third Street

Free First Sunday
Free admission to the LSU Museum of Art, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and the USS Kidd make downtown Baton Rouge the place to be every first Sunday of the month. Also, the LASM features reduced admission to planetarium shows and exhibits. 1-5PM.

Sunday, August 2nd, 1-5PM

Family Fun Month at the Kidd
August is National Family Fun Month and the USS KIDD Veterans Museum is offering families the opportunity to have fun and learn something new together at no cost. The KIDD's Family Fun Day will give families a chance to make history fun as they learn about a National Historic Landmark and enjoy family-oriented arts & crafts, music, movies and games. Several local veterans' organizations will be contributing delicious baked goods that will be sold in the museum lobby. Proceeds of this bake sale will benefit the USS KIDD.

Sunday, August 2nd 9AM-5PM
305 S. River Road

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

SSO Road Closure
The I-110 Service Rd. (9th St.) from Spanish Town Rd. to North St. will have closures:
• 1 lane will be closed Friday, July 31 from 9am - 3pm.
• A full closure will occur from 7 pm Friday, July 31 through 6 am Monday, August 3.
• Traffic will be detoured using Spanish Town Rd. to N. 11th St. to North St. Interstate traffic will be directed to exit Laurel St. Residents along 9th St. will have access to their property during the closure.
Questions or comments? Call 225.588.5678

July 31st - August 3rd
9th Street

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 in 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. Begins at Restaurant IPO.

Wednesday, July 29th, 5:30PM
421 Third Street

The Film Lounge presents Bound to Vengeance
The Film Lounge Series in Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre is our newest, and most unique screening experience, equipped with a brand new big screen, lounge furniture, cabaret tables, and a full service bar all in one room! Plus servers from our neighbors at Capital City Grill will on-hand throughout the film taking food orders and delivering them right to your seat! !

Wednesday, July 29th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Louisiana Marathon Halfway to Geaux
The Louisiana Marathon will be celebrating the halfway point to the marathon with an event in Town Square. Come out and enjoy the evening with vendors, speakers, and refreshments!

Tuesday, July 28th, 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Baton Rouge Arts Market
Don't miss our first Saturday bounty of local creativity! The Arts Market, an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January and April) in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmer's Market and the Main Street Market, located at 5th and Main Street from 8 AM- 12 PM. The Arts Market provides entrepreneurial opportunities to local artists, while fostering creative community relationships by allowing artists to sell directly to the public. Stroll through our Arts Market on the first Saturday and find a variety of hand-made arts including: pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-bound books, hand-made soaps, mixed media, hand-made garments, furniture, wood carvings, hand-painted silks, mosaics, hand-woven baskets, photography, and more!.

Saturday, August 1st, 8AM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Everything Eggplant at the Market
Start you weekend downtown with First Saturday at the Markets. We celebrate Louisiana eggplant varieties with a special Italian cooking demonstration featuring chef Peter Sclafani at 10AM inside Main Street Market. Farmers will have late summer produce including eggplant, watermelons, peppers, tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. Enjoy a hot breakfast, fresh food.

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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