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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

Krewe of Jupiter Rolls this Saturday
By the light of a full moon Jupiter rolls to the streets this Saturday, January 30 at 6 p.m. Parade begins at the corner of Government Street & St. Philip Street, and ending at the corner of Convention Street & S. River Road. Jupiter's 2010 Dignataries include King Kirk Napoli, Queen Tammy Napoli, and Grand Marshal is David St. Romain.
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Karaoke at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Not your ordinary Karaoke! Hosted by Lee Ashton of Legless Dog Entertainment (Walk-Ons, The Station, The Caterie). When you're not singing, Lee plays the hottest songs on the charts. Sing, dance, PARTY!!!! No Cover!

Every Wednesday in February and March 9PM-til...

LASM After Hours: Getting Real with the Artists of Get Real
Come for the art, stay for a drink! Meet the artists of Get Real: Still Life Paintings by Five Louisiana Artists. The galleries will be open for a special viewing of the exhibition. Wine is complimentary with admission: members free, nonmembers $7.

Thursday, January 28, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Baton Rouge's 11th Annual CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Dog Parade is this Sunday, January 31 at 1:30PM. Dress your canine pal in super-sleuth style and join the Mardi Gras Dog Parade. The parade begins at North Boulevard and 5th Street, proceeding east to 9th Street, turning left onto 9th Street, 9th Street to North Boulevard and ending at the 4th Street & 5th Street area. "Bark in the Park" will be held along the North Boulevard median between 4th Street & 5th Street from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Costume Contest will be at North Boulevard and 4th Street.

Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi at Manship Theatre
Often cited as one of the world's top fingerstyle, steel-string guitarists, Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi brings a unique voice to the art of acoustic guitar with his evocative compositions and arrangements, a highly-orchestrated sound, and sheer virtuosity. The Wall Street Journal has called his playing "flawless" and Billboard hails his "intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention." De Grassi's trademark is an ability to create a highly orchestrated sound in his solo guitar music. His playing weaves together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, rhythm, and cross-rhythms creating a canvas of sound unheard of in a solo guitar performance. Using a broad palette of techniques and timbre, and driven by a unique sense of composition, his rich performances take the listener beyond the instrument.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 @ 8PM

Allison Collins Band at Roux House
The Allison Collins Band is an explosive, fast paced, hi-energy dance band....One of the most powerful and dynamic rock and roll, dance, and variety stage shows in the south. The ACB is continuing to set new standards in live entertainment for the Gulf Coast region. Catch them at the Roux House Friday, January 29 at 9PM.

Saturday's Fresh from the Market to feature Saints Super Bowl Menu
Local culinary enthusiast Ben Clark will join host chef Celeste Gill during the Fresh from the Market cooking show to demonstrate special Saints Party recipes and ideas for entertaining friends on Super Bowl Sunday. Clark and Gill will feature a Louisiana menu featuring appetizers with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the farmers and food artisans at the Market. The program begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market this Saturday, January 30th. The Markets will continue their Who Dat celebration for the next two weekends. Music this Saturday will be provided by the Bagasse Boyz with a great mix of favorite Saints and Louisiana-themed songs. Other Saints Celebration activities will include Fleur-de-lis art activities for children and face painting.

Curious About Collecting
Have you ever thought about buying a piece of original art? Or, maybe have a piece or two and are now wondering how to grow your collections. Whatever stage of collecting you are in, getting advice from those in the know is always a good idea. Join us as collectors Bill Fagaly, Curator of African Art at NOMA, and Ben and Salomia Jeffers, long-time arts supporters, provide insights, cautions, and encouragement to those who are curious about collecting.

Sunday, January 31
LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St.

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!

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

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