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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.

Red Stick Farmers Market
Kick off the New Year with fresh, locally grown Louisiana foods. The Market is the perfect place to fulfill your New Year's resolution for healthy eating with a variety of seasonal vegetables including winter greens, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and much more. The citrus crop is hitting its peak with a wide variety including clementines, mandarins, blood oranges, grapefruit and Louisiana sweets along with the favorite Louisiana navel and satsuma varieties. Chef Celeste Gill will feature the Louisiana citrus crop in a variety of healthy recipes during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration beginning at 10 AM inside Main Street Market. The Bluegrass Jam returns this week so bring your guitar and join in the fun.

All the Women I've Loved @ Manship Theatre?
LeBaron Brown would have to be completely nuts to let a vibrant, intelligent, beautiful woman like Phoenix Morgan walk out of his life. But after failing to pop the question that Phoenix was anticipating on their third dating anniversary, he's been dumped faster than he can say "commitment phobia."

Thursday, January 7, 7PM
Friday, January 8 & Saturday, January 9 @ 8PM

Dirty Play this Saturday at The Roux House
Hailing from all parts of the South with an extremely talented group of guys playing all across the Gulf Coast. Known as a favorite from Alabama to Bourbon Street, Dirty play is a great addition to any event. Dirty Play brings a strong sound with a variety of genres reaching from the bluesy rock favorites to classic R&B, Rock and 80's Party Tunes.

January 8, 9PM

Walk this Way in History!
This month's tour: discover three centuries of Louisiana history in State Capitol Park. Guides John Sykes and Susan Moreau of the State Museum, will be giving tours of landmarks and historic areas. The topics will vary monthly as the series moves forward. All walks are free and open to the public. Walks may be cancelled for inclement weather. Patrons are advised to dress comfortably for the 45-minute tours. Convenient street parking is free on Saturdays. For more information, please call 225/ 342-5428. We hope to see you this Saturday!

Saturday, January 9 @ 9:00AM
Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. Fourth Street.

LASM holding NEW Kid's Saturday!
Beginning Saturday, January 9, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and continuing on the second Saturday of each month, kids 12 and under will be admitted free to all the museum's galleries. On KIDS' Saturday, regular admission is charged for parents, grandparents, and children over 12. Children may not attend LASM without an adult. Please note: Free admission does not include planetarium shows.

The Baton Rouge Blues Society's International Blues Festival Fundraiser
This Friday, Jan. 8th at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's is The Baton Rouge Blues Society's International Blues Festival Fundraiser. On the Balcony is DREW ZAUNBRECHER (Blues / R&B) from 7pm - 10pm. In the Nightclub is ELVIN KILLERBEE (Blues) from 10pm - 1am. There is a $10 cover til Midnight.


A New Familiar Face at Dalton's
Dalton's Downtown welcomes the New Year and a very special new staff member: Margaret Carriere, formerly of Latil's Stationary. Ms. Margaret worked at Latil's for 30 years. Dalton's feels very blessed to have Margaret as part of their family and hope you will stop in soon to say "Hello" and wish her well in her new endeavor. Dalton's offers delivery, boxed lunches, catering trays, and private parties.
Also Thursday watch the BCS Bowl Game on all of their TVs with drink specials all game - followed up by Particular Friends: 90s are the new 80s Dance Party until close.

Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
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!

Parking Changes in Spanish Town
Spanish Town Parking Permit signs are 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 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.

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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