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Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
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Fest for All 2010
A Baton Rouge tradition, this artfully fun and family friendly art festival is an exciting art buying opportunity! Celebrate the arts while shopping the original artwork of 80 local and national juried artists. The festival features an exceptional representation of fine arts and crafts, along with artist demonstrations, kid's art activities in Children's Village, live music from blues to classical, performing arts, and a variety of Louisiana cuisines. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, FestForAll is dispersed along Lafayette Park, Third Street, Galvez Plaza, and historic oak-lined North Boulevard providing one of the most beautiful settings in the South for a weekend outdoor arts celebration.

Saturday, May 1, 10AM-7PM
Sunday, May 2, 12PM- 6PM

Live after Five
The spring season of Live after Five continues this Friday April 30, 5PM - 8PM with Allison Collins Band. 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
The Arts Council and 225 Magazine will again present a variety of top-notch musical entertainment as part of the spring line-up for Sunday in the Park. Catch BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet in Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts from 12 noon - 3PM this Sunday!

Glassell Gallery
The Glassell Gallery will be holding MFA Thesis Exhibitions from now until May 23. Come out to the Shaw Center for the next 4 weeks and catch the talents of these innovative emergent artist. Art works will be for sale, so this is a great chance to purchase great art by students for a low price.

April 27 - May 1, 2010, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Yoo Jeung Park, Closing Reception: Saturday, May 1, 6-8pm

May 4-8, 2010, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Lindsey Maestri and Cody Arnall, Closing Reception: Saturday, May 8 6-8pm

May 11-15, 2010, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Katrina Andry and David Carpenter, Closing Reception: Saturday, May 15 6-8pm

May 18 - 23, 2010, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Brad Wreyford, Closing Reception: Saturday, May 22 6-8pm

Connect Roux House
Get to know other thriving professionals in a great environment. From arts and culture to volunteering, to social networking, to legal and medical, there is something for everyone to "Connect with..."

Thursday, April 29, 3PM - 8PM
The Roux House
Complimentary drinks from 5PM - 6PM

FREE First Sunday
Admission to the attractions and museums below is free on every first sunday of the month!

, James Burke discusses Caroline Durieux and James L. Steg, 2pm, 100 S. River Rd., 344-5272,

LSU Museum of Art, - 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,

First Saturday Fun
May is Garden Month at the Markets and we will kick off the festivities with special gardening activities for all ages. Kids can pick up free seed packets and participate in a gardening activity. The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer Spring planting questions and also give tips on vegetable gardening. Red Stick's green vendors will have an excellent selection of plants and vegetable seedlings to choose from for your home garden. Be sure to bring your garden and kitchen cutlery as professional sharpener Doyle Hanson returns to the Market. Mel Chavis will also entertain shoppers with festive zydeco music! The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature the chefs from Galatoire's Bistro using farm fresh ingredients to cook fresh and local creations. Don't miss this special first Saturday at the Market!

River Center East & West Parking Garages open Friday for LAF
In response to the largest turnout ever for Live after Five last week, the River Center East & West Parking Garages (St. Louis and Government Streets) will be open for public use this Friday to accomodate concert goers. As always, the Third Street Garage will also be open for parking. We encourage you to arrive early to get a good spot and visit our Interactive Map for additional parking information.

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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