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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!


State Museum Open Thursday Nights!
The Louisiana State Museum-Baton Rouge on North Fourth Street is now open Thursday evenings until 8 PM, adding a new attraction to downtown after the business day. In extending hours on Thursday evenings, the Museum will close one hour earlier at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. The Museum has a free admissions policy and you are encouraged to stop in.


The Listening Room Presents The Yaron Herman Trio!
The Listening Room presents another exceptional performance with the Yaron Herman Trio on September 16 at 7:00PM and 9:00PM. Honored and celebrated world-wide for their charisma, enthusiasm and lyricism, the Yaron Herman Trio will treat audiences to a phenomenon unique in the history of piano playing.

For more information, visit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge website.

Laughs on the River
The funniest comedians from BET Comic View, Comedy Central, Funnybone Comedy clubs and more will be stopping by to perform and give the crowd exactly what they need in these times, Laughter. Come on out, have a laugh and witness the new coming of comedy in the Baton Rouge area.

Lyceum Ballroom
Thursday, August 20
Doors open at 8:30 and show starts 9:30 Sharp Limited Seating. Ages 21 and up.

The LAST 3rd Thursday @ LSU Musuem of Art
Come experience the LSU Museum of Art's LAST 3rd Thursday on August 20th! Its a "Style Your Sole" Party! Where you can purchase a pair of TOMS and have them painted by your favorite local artist or you can decorate them yourself! For every pair of TOMS you purchase, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need!... read more

Thursday, August 20 @ 7PM


Dalton's Presents Kristy Lee
That mighty rumble you hear coming out of Alabama is none other than Kristy Lee. Her voice like thunder, rolling in before a sweet southern rain, instantly washes the world away. Kristy Lee's unique rhythms are absolutely nourishing, clean, pure, and unapologetic. This woman means it when she takes her voice out to play! By the time Kristy Lee reached 18, she landed her first album nationwide, to be sold exclusively with "Target Stores" across the states. Kristy Lee's first album gave her an early jump on, what is now, a career. This Alabama girl can pack a house in any state. Tough luck sticking her in a category, because when it comes to writing songs, she has no limits! Saturday, August 22, 9PM.


Chard Gonzalez Dance Class @ Manship Theatre!
Currently on the dance faculty at NOCCA, Chard enjoys teaching a variety of contemporary techniques based on Cunningham, Graham, Limón and Klein. He has taught in many schools internationally including: London Contemporary Dance School, Laban Centre, London Studio Centre, Roehampton University, Winchester University, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and in many dance studios throughout the USA, UK and Italy. Contemporary Dance Class Level: Intermediate thru Advanced ages 13 and up. Call 225-344-0334 or click here for a ticket for class.

Saturday, August 22, 1PM


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... read more

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Red Stick Farmer's Market
Team Fresh from the Market welcomes Student Chefs' Cody Carroll and Jeremy Barlow of the Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI) to compete in a head to head cook off. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Red Stick Farmer's Market, each student will create samples of their culinary delights for the crowd to judge. The show starts at 10 am inside the North Street entrance of Main Street Market. Stick around after the show for the always popular Bluegrass Jam. Fifth and Main.


Designer of Shaw Center Fountains and Riverfront Master Plan Joins LSU
Glenn Allen, an internationally renowned landscape architect and alumnus of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture graduate program has been selected to the Marie H. Bickham Endowed Chair for the 2009-2010 academic year. Allen's portfolio includes the plaza and fountains at the Shaw Center for the Arts and Lafayette Park as well as the Baton Rouge Riverfront Master Plan which were designed by Hargreaves Associates under Allen's direction. Dean David Cronrath of the College of Art & Design feels that "Allen will help to ensure that the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture maintains it's stature as one of the very best programs in the country." The DDD welcomes Glen Allen back to Baton Rouge,


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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