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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!

MLK Commemorative Program and Downtown March!
Program starts Monday, January 18, 8AM at Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Boulevard. March begins at 9:30AM on Government Street, followed by a 10AM MLK Day of Service honoring civil rights pioneers at the Baton Rouge River Center.

Jazz Night Tonight at Stroube's!
Stroubes Chophouse is proud to present on every Wednesday in January Live Jazz Music from 6-8. Come enjoy the warm atmosphere that Stroubes provides with the smooth sounds of Jazz featuring John Gray and Mike Foster. The bar will be featuirng $5 infusion Martinis including our signature infusion; Naughty Lobbyist-Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Blueberry infused Vodka. We will also be featuring our signature Duck Braised Baby Back Rib appetizer for $5. Happy Hour will be extended to 8:00pm! Featuring $4 Black Castle Wines $3 Featured Craft beers as well as $10 off any bottle of wine $50 and under. Look foward to seeing you Wednesday!

Red Stick Farmer's Market receives distinction from Encore LA
Red Stick Farmers Market was recently named one of the Best Local Shopping Experiences in the state in the Top 50 for 50+ contest by Encore Louisiana. Almost 3,000 Louisiana residents over 50 years of age voted to place Red Stick Farmers Market as one of 5 winners statewide.

Join Chef Celeste Gill this Saturday as she welcomes up and coming chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute to the weekly Fresh from the Market show. The chefs will demonstrate innovative recipes using seasonal produce found at the Market. The show begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market. Don't forget to bring your cutlery and garden with you this weekend for professional sharpening by Doyle Hanson. Musical entertainment will include the Lagniappe Dulcimers beginning at 8AM inside Main Street Market.

International Guitar Night Tonight
The longest-running "mobile guitar festival" in North America will make its way to the Manship Theatre tonight, Wednesday, January 13 @ 7:30PM. Each year, IGN founder Brian Gore of San Francisco is joined by three of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For the November 2009 Canadian Tour and 10th Annual U.S. Tour in January/February 2010, IGN founder Brian Gore welcomes Lulo Reinhardt, a descendant of Django from Germany who mixes his family's trademark Gypsy Jazz with new forays into Latin music; Itamar Erez from Israel whose symphonic compositions echo his Middle Eastern roots, and renowned harp guitarist Stephen Bennett from Virginia.

The Video Premiere of Arianne's "INVINCIBLE"
The Anticipation is building!! What started as merely the video premiere of a hot single is morphing into one of the BIGGEST kick off events for live music/performance artists this year!! Make sure you are camera-ready fresh as New Orleans' own RaBee TV will be filming a live episode at the video premiere in addition to the Nikon flashin courtesy of Reminisce Photography & Media! This will also be a blue-carpet affair so suggesting that you're fly is an understatement...come regal!! Everyone gets in FREE!

Thursday, January 14 @ 8PM

Building Huey's House
Their extensive and painstaking research in archives, libraries, and through oral histories uncovered information on the craftsmen, the materials, the talent that created this landmark designed by the phenomenal architectural firm of Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth. The Foundation is excited to report that this work ultimately will result in a beautiful book on the Old Governor's Mansion.

Old Governor's Mansion- January 14
Lecture starts @ 6:30PM
(refreshments provided by Calandro's Select Cellars and Fine Wines at 6PM)

Swamp Pop legend Van Broussard at Studio 7 Saturday
Van Broussard is no stranger to the music business. He has had one of the longest running success streaks of any group that we know of. His roots go all of the way back to 1954 when he formed his first rock group way back in 1954, almost a half century ago. Who would have ever thought that this talented individual would be just as popular in the year 2000 as he was in the fifties. His current band, the "Bayou Boogie Band" is performing all over South Louisiana in the hottest night clubs. If ever a man could lay claim to the term, "Swamp Pop King", it would have to be Van Broussard. He will be at Studio 7 in Hollywood Casino this Saturday, January 16 @ 8PM.

Mardi Gras 2010!
Check out our website for info on all parades and runs for the Mardi Gras season!

Krewe of Jupiter | Mystic Krewe of Mutts | Krewe of Artemis | Krewe Mystique de la Capitale
Krewe of Orion | Spanish Town Parade | Krewe of Poseidon | Amedisys Mardi Gras Mambo 10K

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

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