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Live After Five
The spring season of Live After Five kicks off this Friday April 6, 5PM - 8PM with Mojeaux (top 40 and dance.) Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for the State's premiere free outdoor concert series. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Click here for information on CATS shuttle to LAF

Sunday in the Park
Starting Sunday, April 11th and for the next 6 Sundays, the Arts Council and 225 Magazine will present a variety of top-notch musical entertainment as part of the spring line-up for Sunday in the Park. Catch Fete Louisiane: Cedric Watson & Feufollet (zydeco) in Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts from 12 noon - 3PM this Sunday!

Happy's Running Club 2nd Annual Downtown Spectacular 5K
Happy's Running Club 2nd Annual Downtown Spectacular 5,000 Meter Road Race will be on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 6pm. Run starts at music starts at 5. Live Art, 6 Bands, 8 Restaurants, and oh yeah...a 5k! First 1,000 to register get a Happy's 5k Commemorative Beer Mug!!! In attempts to be better citizens of humanity...this year they will have organic race-t's, recycled shoe drive, recycling of all water and sport bottles, no paper registration (online only), and other sustainable aspects.

Register at:

Harold & The Purple Crayon
One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn't any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them. And thus his journey began.

Manship Theatre
Friday, April 9, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Fresh Spring Vegetables
Come to the Red Stick Farmers Market this weekend for fresh spring vegetables, Louisiana seafood and many other locally grown and produced items. Looking for recipe inspiration? Be sure to catch the popular Fresh from Market cooking show inside Main Street Market. Host chef Celeste Gill will welcome local cookbook author Gaye Sandoz to teach easy recipes using fresh ingredients found at the Farmers Market. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.

AC/DC Tribute Band
Hells Bells- a tribute to AC/DC has been tearing up stages across 36 states with a driving presence and energy that is matched by no one. Hells/Bells covers all the hits. These guys rip through AC/DC riffs as if they wrote the songs themselves. They are the next best to the real thing.

Thursday, April 8th, 10PM
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's

13th Annual International Heritage Celebration
FREE, live music, food, dance, storytelling, native dress, flags, stage performances and educational booths representing over 40 countries provide a rich insight into the multi-cultural makeup of Baton Rouge. Entertainment, exhibits, food and visitors from around the globe will take center stage.

Sunday, April 11, 12PM - 8PM
Baton Rouge River Center

Development + Diversity = Downtown
Cultural Diversity Project of Forum 35 cordially invites you to join them for a FREE Panel Discussion: Development + Diversity = Downtown. Panel Speakers will include representatives from: Downtown Business Association, Spanish and Beauregard Neighborhood Associations, City-Parish Government, EBR Library Board, Faith Based Community. Moderators: Maxine Crump & Andy Koplin. Light dinner provided.

Tuesday, April 13, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lyceum Dean Ballroom

RSVP by April 9th- Vanisia Winston/Theo Richards or

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

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