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2009 Downtown Festival of Lights!
Join us on December 4th, 2009 from 4PM - 9PM under downtown's historic oaks to commemorate Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition. Transforming the winter sky into a wonderland, the Mayor will light North Boulevard with half a million sparkling lights. Experience the magic beneath the snow at the 35-foot Christmas tree, where Third Street meets North Boulevard. Enjoy free ice skating and play in six (6) tons of real snow at the Snow Village. Visit Santa's Gift Shoppe or listen to holiday music during an evening of visual, culinary, and performing arts. Don't miss an illuminated Miracle on Third Street and visit the many holiday open houses. Follow the link below to view a schedule of events for the Festival of Lights and the rest of the holiday season!

24th Annual March of Dimes Turkey Trot
The 2009 Turkey Trot will start at Galvez Plaza, (North Boulevard at Third Street) on November 26, 2009 @ 7:30AM. There will be a 5K run, 5K wheelchair & 1-mile walk. Fee is $25 on race day, arrive early for registration. Benefits March of Dimes. Call (225) 295-0655. Visit link below for registration and more info.

Manship Theatre presents: I Love a Piano
I Love a Piano is an enchanting new musical journey spanning seven decades of American history as seen through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin. Using 64 of Berlin's enduring and popular favorites, I LOVE A PIANO captures the spirit of America from the Ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century through the swinging sophistication of the 1920s and 30s. From the sentimental songs that inspired a nation during two World Wars to the innocent optimism of the 1950's. Timeless classics, such as "White Christmas," "God Bless America," "Puttin' On The Ritz," and "There's No Business Like Show Business," do more than define the music of a generation, they define the music of our country.

Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 2PM - 3:30PM
Manship Theatre

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Markets
Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market will be open this Saturday after Thanksgiving with an abundance of seasonal goodies as well as early shopping ideas for Christmas. Breakfast at the Market makes the perfect start for a morning visit downtown with your out-of-town guests and family. Farmers and food artisans will offer a variety of holiday gift baskets for your shopping convenience. And beginning this Saturday and continuing through December, the Market will offer to wrap your Louisiana products in a Market bag for a nominal fee. Complimentary recipe cards will also be available at the Market's Hospitality Booth. Don't miss this week's Fresh from the Market cooking show at 10 AM as Chef Celeste Gill welcomes the Market's own Paul Wong to demonstrate an after Thanksgiving weekend menu with local produce and farm raised meats. Paul Wong promises to inspire you to cook locally with quick and easy to prepare recipes.

National Family Week Storytime at River Center Branch Library
Come out to the River Center branch Library for Storytime. National Family Week Storytime starts at 10:30 a.m. After reading stories about families, children will receive family-themed coloring sheets. For information call 389-4959. At 2:30 p.m. listen to Dream Catcher and celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month. For more information call 389-4967.

Saturday, November 28 @ 10:30 AM & 2:30PM

River Center Library, 120 St. Louis St.

Clay Newsom and the Quarter Moon Band @ Studio 7
Clay Newsham will be at Studio 7 Friday, November 27 @ 8pm. Cover is $5 - $7. Clay Newsom and the Quarter Moon Band are a family group from Walker, LA. Clay,keyboard/bass/lead vocals, Jeff, (Dad) on lead guitar/vocals, Sherry (Mom) on rhythm/vocals, and Paul Golmon, (family friend)drums.

Hollywood Casino, 709-7777

The Original Wine Walk is back this week!
The original wine walk with Chris and Wardell is back downtown. The Saints are 10-0 and we all have a lot to be thankful for. So come out and reunite with all of your friends before the holidays are upon us.This week we will begin the walk at Tsunami at 5:30 p.m...Read more

Thanksgiving Blowout @ Roux House
Don't miss the Thanksgiving Blowout w/ The Harvey Wallbangers at the Roux House this Wednesday @ 10pm. The Harvey Wallbangers are a 5-Piece Variety Dance band from the Suburbs of Baton Rouge. They have a very versatile songlist featuring music from artists such as: Kool & Gang, Lil Jon & Eastside Boys, Wayne Toups, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bon Jovi, Rick Springfield, Stevie Wonder, and Rascal Flatts...a list that has proven to keep the crowd movin' and shakin'.

Star of Bethleham @ LASM
Join us on a journey in search of the celestial object that led the wise men to the Christ Child. Along the way, you will learn who the wise men really were and where they came from. Using the planetarium's digital star field, we can re-create the night sky of 2,000 years ago to see what the wise men saw. Also included is a seasonal tour of the evening sky that identifies constellations and visible planets.

Starts Friday the 27th with shows at 10AM & 12PM

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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