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Live After Five
Ready for some Fall fun?
Start planning your Friday afternoons and evenings with family, friends and office workers for the city's premier free downtown concert series. Join us this week for Long Neck Society (Variety) from 5pm - 8pm, Galvez Plaza/North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)

Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts in Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts from 12 noon - 3 p.m. This Sunday, The Arts Council and 225 Magazine will present Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr. as part of the fall line-up for Sunday in the Park. Come and enjoy brunch and music under the oaks!

River City Jazz Masters Presents Kurt Elling @ Manship Theatre
With 7 Grammy nominations and a string of stellar recordings for the Blue Note label, Elling has become the voice of a new generation of jazz. Kurt Elling's rich baritone voice spans four octaves and displays an astonishing technical facility and emotional depth. Elling has an awesome command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics, often sounding more like a virtuoso jazz musician than a mere singer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
7PM - 9PM @ The Manship Theatre.

Happy's Run Club
Happy's Run Club convenes every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (run begins at 6:15 sharp) - Starting at the Roux House Patio on 3rd Street downtown. The runs rotate between 3 routes in order to keep things fresh. Don't worry maps are provided before the weekly run. The club was started in 2008 by Scott Higgins and Michael Lang with the support of Jack Warner and Happy's Irish Pub. The sole philosophy of the club is also the motto: "Run... drink... and be HAPPY!"

Main Street Market
The Main Street Market listed as the Top Farmer's Market in Louisiana and among the Top 15 Farmer's Markets in the United States takes place every Saturday from 8AM - 1PM. The seasonal harvest of pumpkins, gourds, sweet potatoes, green beans and Louisiana citrus is here. Stop in at the Fresh from the Market cooking show with host Chef Celeste Gill as she welcomes Carolyn Waller of Sunflower Hill Farms. Carolyn will prepare some of her family's favorite Italian recipes featuring the market's fall seasonal vegetables. The show begins at 10 am in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Also inside the Market this Saturday is the Bagasse Boyz and the ever popular Blue Grass Jam. For info call 267-5060 or visit:

Hear it straight from the industry leaders
The largest business-to-business tradeshow in the Gulf South will be at the Baton Rouge River Center Wednesday, October 7th & Thursday, October 8th from 10:00 - 3:00PM both days. The event is expected to fill the River Center garages, so a free shuttle service from beneath the approach to the I-10 bridge on South Blvd will be offered. Click for shuttle map

Baton Rouge Italian Festa
The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association presents a fun-filled day for the family with lots of Italian food, music, and dancing. Activities include a Vino Stroll, a Celebrity Pizza Eating Contest, hot air balloons, the city's largest Tarentella dance, presentation of Italian princesses and ending with a fabulous fireworks display.

Sheraton Atrium
Sunday, October 11, 11:00AM - 7:30PM

Downtown Wine Walk
Registration will be in the Manship / Shaw Center breezeway between Stroube's and The Roux House patio at 5:30PM. Cost for the event is $10 and allows for two free two ounce wine tastings per participating venue. Featured wines will be $4 per glass at each establishment. A map and menu of the event will be provided at registration. Visit Wine Walk Wednesday on Facebook

Tabby's Hoodoo Party & 21st Century Blues Symposium
The Symposium will bring together a diverse group of music business and film professionals with the aspiring to encourage networking and the continued development of the Baton Rouge artistic community.

Oct. 11, 12, & 13 @ Manship Theatre
100 Lafayette St., 344-0334

Visit the link below for more info and event descriptions/times.

Lunchtime Lagniappe
On the eve of the 200th Anniversary of the West Florida Republic, relive the history and drama of 1810, the year in which local citizens threw off the last shackles of Spanish colonial rule. This unique - and little remembered - history of East Baton Rouge and the other Florida Parishes will be the focus of a year-long commemoration, beginning in 2010.

The Lunchtime Lagniappe programs will be held every Wednesday at 12 noon at the Louisiana State Museum, located at 660 North Fourth Street. Guests are encouraged to bring lunch and to come and go as their schedules require.

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

227 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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