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Weekend Events!
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Baton Rouge Symphony
The orchestra is joined by their very own Pricipal Flute, Rachel Ciraldo who brings to us a composition by a young modern composer named Martin Kennedy. Another living composer is featured on this concert with Joseph Schwantner's piece Chasing Light.... Joseph Schwantner's Chasing Light... is part of Ford Made in America, made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund. Bernstein's entertaining and nostalgic Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story", and Dvorak's Slavonic Dances weave a thread of energy sure to have you riveted in your seats!

Thursday, March 18, 7:30PM
Baton Rouge River Center

Of Moving Colors Presents: Aqua
Local contemporary dance-theatre company Of Moving Colors premiers a new "colorworks" production March 20th and 21st, 2010 entitled Aqua. Artistic Director Garland Goodwin-Wilson dives deep into all things liquid as she presents a new dancework featuring the company's exceptional dancers presenting dances and images set to surfer music, the sounds of the ocean and music with Caribbean influences. For the first time, OMC will also premier a Cirque du Soleil-styled work in collaboration with LSU's Nick Erikson in which dancers hang from 14-foot-long silks.

Manship Theatre
Saturday, March 20, 7:30PM

Paint & Pour
Come relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the company of friends while creating a beautiful masterpiece with your own two hands! All supplies are provided and you leave with a completed sealed canvas ready to hang on your wall! Painting begins at 6 p.m. Arrive at 5 p.m. and enjoy Happy Hour

Thursday, March 18
The Wine Loft

2010 Great American Clean-Up
The GAC is a national program of KAB's 500+ affiliates that for the past 20 years has united community activists in one day each spring of trash and litter pick-up that also includes activities such as renovating playgrounds, cleaning up waterways and seashores, planting trees, beautifying parks, graffiti removal and building restoration, conducting recycling collections, youth education and litter-free events. This year's clean-up will be Saturday, March 20, 8:30-12AM with registration starting at 8AM.

Downtown headquarters will be: Old State Capitol building, Capitol Grocery at Spanish Town and 7th, and Frosttop at the corner of Government St and St. Ferdinand.

Red Stick Farmer's Market
The Market's green nurseries will have a variety of spring vegetable and landscape plants, shrubs and trees available for home gardeners. Professional sharpener Doyle Hanson will be back so don't forget your garden tools and kitchen cutlery. Musician Benjamin Moore will play outside at the farmers market and the Lagniappe Dulcimers return to Main Street Market. The Fresh from the Market cooking show will welcome Cast Iron Chef Finalist Chris Herring to cook fresh and local with host Chef Celeste Gill.

Spring Into Style Express Way Event at Atelier Rouge
Bring your blowdryer, flat iron, curling iron, hairbrushes, make up...all those tools you use to get glam! Trade in your tools and products to recieve a discount on new tool purchases and products. Old tools will benefit the Women's Community Rehabilitation Center. Door prizes for free and discounted salon and spa services. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided by Dalton's. $30 dollars per person, which goes toward purchases. Recieve $10 in Atelier Bucks when you bring a friend.

Wednesday, March 24 from 4PM - 7:30PM
Atelier Rouge

Sesame Street Live @ River Center
Sesame Street Live is the live touring show based on the children's television show Sesame Street. Bring the kids Downtown to enjoy this always popular show at the River Center. Tickets start at $14 and group sales are available.

March 18 @ 10:30AM & 7:30PM
March 20 @ 10:30AM, 2PM, & 5:30PM
March 21 @ 1:PM & 4:30PM

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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