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Parking Changes in Spanish Town
Spanish Town Parking Permit signs are going up in Spanish Town. A new City ordinance requires Spanish Town residents to obtain a $5 parking pass from DPW Traffic Engineering for on street parking. The passes are meant to resolve parking issues in Spanish Town, particularly during the Legislative session. The program will help ensure residents can find a parking spot close to their homes. Permits will be required Monday-Friday 6AM - 6PM. Permits can be obtained starting Monday, January 4 from DPW's Traffic Engineering Office, 329 Chippewa Street. Spanish Town residents will need their vehicle registration or a copy of a vehicle lease. They also will need two additional proofs of residency: a driver's license, utility bill and a property tax bill or a rental/lease agreement, the ordinance says. Cash, check or money order are all accepted. The permits are tags that hang from rearview mirrors, or can be displayed prominently in vehicles parked in the neighborhood. Please call (225) 389-3246 for more information.

New Year's Eve Downtown!
What's happening Downtown this New Year's?
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!

2010: Common Ground New Year's Eve Party @ The Lyceum
Things have changed but the good times remain. Before wine bars and martini lounges, there was "2010." The teen club "2010" located outside the Bon Marche Mall provided the soundtrack, dance venue,
and parking lot cruising for the late 1980's high school experience in Baton Rouge. Back then the year 2010 seemed so far away...Now we've almost arrived. We've taken many different paths, but the music and memories of the late 80s and early 90s bring us back to our Common Ground.

On December 31, 2009 from 9PM - 2AM, let's revisit our defining decade and an updated version of the "2010" dance club on New Year's Eve!

Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet
Beau Soleil, easily one of Louisiana's most successful and influential bands is constantly touring across the globe, however once a year we are given a chance to see these Cajun treasures in their homeland. Come join The Manship in welcoming the boys home for a year end celebration that is not to be missed. Get your tickets early, as this show always sells out fast!

Wednesday, December 30, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Manship Theatre

Jitterbug Contest @ Bou' n Thibs'
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY New Year's Eve Party! Featuring: Early Bird COUPLES JITTERBUG DANCE CONTEST! 8pm - 10pm; Registration 7pm - 8pm in the Nightclub. Music by: THE CIRCUIT BREAKERS (Jive / Roots) 7pm - 10pm TRUE TO LIVE (Dance Variety) 10pm - 2am. NO COVER CHARGE TO COME IN! Champagne Packages Available: $ 20, $ 30, $ 50


Dalton's New Year's Party
Come out to Dalton's on Thursday, December 31 to celebrate the New Year! Music provided by Still Frame Tragedy. StillFrame has been taking over the Jackson Music scene for the past year with the aspirations to provide friends and fans alike with a new style of hardrock music. Bring in the New Year at Dalton's!

New Year's Eve Masses
St. Joseph Cathedral Vigil Mass, December 31 @ 4PM w/ Bishop Muench, followed by New Year's Eve Gumbo in Parish Hall. Also, Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses, 8PM & 10AM, on New Year's Day. 412 North St., 387-5928

Laurel Street Lollapalooza!
The Laurel Street Lollapalooza is the best street party in town that celebrates the arts in Baton Rouge with lively bands and entertainment, a first-class silent auction, and great food and spirits. The Arts Council is proud to announce that 2010 King Lollapalooza is John Noland and 2010 Queen Lollapalooza is Mary Terrell Joseph. The Laurel Street Lollapalooza will take place downtown at 427 Laurel Street at the Arts Council (in the Old Bogan Fire Station) and in the Chase Bank Building on Friday, January 8, 2010, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Come join us for great music, food and fun!

Tickets for this all-inclusive evening of food and entertainment are $40.00 per person in advance and are available at the door for $45.00 per person. You may order in advance by calling the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge at 344-8558.

River Center Ice Skating

Skating on the River is back!
Come out and join the fun! Session Includes: 90 Minutes Skating, Skate Rental & Coke
Admission: $12.00

Avoid the Disappointment of a Sell Out...& buy your Tickets in advance!

Through January 3

Baton Rouge River Center

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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