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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!

An Evening With Groucho
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including "Hooray for Captain Spalding," and "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady." The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. A show perfect for all ages!

Saturday, March 6 @ 8PM
Manship Theatre

Baton Rouge Arts Market
Come out and celebrate spring fever and the arts in our community. The Baton Rouge Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works every first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 5th and Main Streets. Shop for the spring season with over 60 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Free First Sunday
Enjoy free admission to the attractions below this Sunday as part of Free First Sunday!

LASM, Patent Ideas: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly lecture, 2pm,100 S. River Rd., 344-5272,

LSU Museum of Art, - Gallery Talk: George Ohr Rising, 2pm,100 Lafayette St., 389-7200,

Louisiana State Museum - 660 Fourth Street - 219-0726,

Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd., 342-0500,

USS Kidd, 305 S. River Rd., 342-1942,

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Galatoire's Bistro Cooks at the Market. Fresh from the Market show begins Saturday at 10am and host Celeste Gill welcome Chefs Jeff Conaway, Nathan Gresham, and Kelley McCann from Galatoire's Bistro. Galatoire's chefs will shop the Farmers Market and select seasonal ingredients to create Lenten menus. Music by the Lagniappe Dulcimers, gardening tips from the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners. Professional knife sharpener Doyle Hanson will be at market so bring your cutlery! Visit the coffee booth outside and take a dollar chance to win the Farmers Market Basket, full of fresh produce and other Market items.

Poetry Out Loud
You are invited to the Poetry Out Loud State Final. Special performances by local poets. Reception following competition sponsored by Whole Foods. The Poetry Out Loud program uses contemporary trends in poetry, especially the revival of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in slam poetry and hip-hop music, to encourage American youth to get involved in this form of literature. The program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, "builds on that momentum by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class," according to the Web site for Poetry Out Loud.

Saturday, March 6, 1PM - 3:30PM
Louisiana State Museum

George Ohr Rising, The Emergence of an American Master
This exhibition recounts the transformation between the fire of 1894 and the end of George E. Ohr's potting career in 1905. Examples include teapots, cadogans and two-handled vases which highlight the artist's interest in organic lines and shapes and brilliant colored glazes. At 2PM Jay Milner, resident artist for the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, will guide this gallery talk about the ceramic techniques of George Ohr. Milner will provide a working-artist's perspective of Ohr's radical approach to altered pottery and unique glazes.

Sunday, March 7, 1PM
LSU Museum of Art

Community Garage Sale
Fleur Du Jour is holding a Community Garage Sale to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake on Saturday, March 13 from 8AM - 5PM. They are asking the community for items to be donated for the sale. They will be accepting donations this week and until Friday the 12th. They will gladly accept anything that you may no longer be in need of: clothes, furniture, games, housewares, shoes, etc. (no irreparable items). With an entire community donating we know the sale will not only be successful, but also a unique shopping experience.

640 Main St., Suite 103
Please call 225_334_9300 for more info

Hair and Makeup Salon Showcase
Come witness the transformation of 600 Main to PLAY @ 600 Main. Enjoy complementary Chandon Rose Champagne by Moet and Chandon from 9-10pm. Eye Candy Hair and Makeup Salon Showcase featuring: A. Marcelite Salon, Avallon Salon, The Refinery Salon & Salon Static. Each Salon will combine the talents of Hair and Makeup to transform all of their models into Eye Candy! DJ Knuckles the resident DJ for 600 Main's Popular TABU Saturdays will turn up jams and light up the visual screen with your favorite Music Videos.

Saturday, March 6

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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