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Weekend Events!
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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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Sound of Summer Concert Series
The Sounds of Summer concert series is part of a parish-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of the creation of East Baton Rouge Parish. Residents have expressed their appreciation for events such as Sunday in The Park and Live After Five, and now have the opportunity to extend the live music experience into the summer. Friday concerts are from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Galvez Plaza. This week is Mia Borders on June 18 and Big Sam's Funky Nation next week on June 25.

Visit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge online for additional info and a full schedule of artist.

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Juneteenth Festival
Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. Activities will be educational based, informative and entertaining for the entire family. All activities will be multi cultural and everyone is encouraged to come out and participate. Enjoy music, dancing, speakers, children's exhibits, and more.

Saturday, June 19, 10AM - 7:30PM
Galvez Plaza

This Weekend at the River Center
This weekend the River Center presents Anthony Hamilton Live in Concert Friday, June 18 @ 8PM featuring special guest comedians JJ Williamson and Ced Delaney and a surprise opening act. Also, this Saturday is the Red Stick Roller Derby and Cat Fight Fever at 6:30PM. Come on out and cheer for our girls!

Tomato Me Crazy
Join us this Saturday for the Annual Tomato Me Crazy celebration at the Markets! We will feature all things tomato and farmers will bring a variety of these delicious red beauties for shoppers. The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute demonstrating summer recipes using Louisiana tomatoes found at the Red Stick Farmers Market. The show starts at 10 AM inside the North Street seating area to Main Street Market. Come enjoy a hot breakfast inside and then shop the bounty of our Louisiana summer harvest including blueberries, sweet corn, eggplant, peppers, onions, peaches and much more.

Playmakers presents: Sleeping Beauty at Manship Theatre
Sleeping Beauty is written by Charles Way with music by Chad Henry. This musical retelling keeps the fairy tale appeal but tells it with a modern touch of humor and style. In the classic battle between good and evil, a terrible curse is put on a young princess, who falls into a hundred-year sleep on her sixteenth birthday. The only one left awake is a prince who must conquer the forces of evil and restore happiness to the kingdom with true love's kiss. Sleeping Beauty is recommended for ages four and older.

Manship Theatre
Shows on June 18-20, 24-27 (check link below for show times)

A Wonderland Tea Party and Style Show at LASM
Bring your favorite young companion and join Alice and the Mad Hatter for a special tea party at LASM on Saturday, June 19! There will be two seatings-1:00 PM and at 3:30 PM. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and more while viewing the latest styles from local childrens' boutiques! Also, this Friday is the Star Party on the Levee. The whole family can celebrate the beginning of summer by viewing the moon, the ringed planet Saturn, star clusters, and more through telescopes set up on the levee. Free and open to the public!

Dave Matthews Tribute Band at Roux House
On Friday, June 18th, The Roux House presents The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Tickets in advance for $6.00 and $10.00 at the door. Also on Thursday, June 17th from 4:00- 8:00pm The Roux House will continue their Professional Networking Happy Hour.

The Mayflower Artist feature Art After Work
Art after Work by the Mayflower Artists located at 755 Napoleon Street at Mayflower Street. Featured artists include Shannon Stage, Lynn McDowell Washauer Marylyn Daniel, Alex Smith Debbie Denstorff, Betty Efferson Donna Kilbourne, Becky Nash, and Nancy Jo Poirrier. Featuring Pottery, Original Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Mixed Media and Prints. Come enjoy a glass of wine and view the art! Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Artists will be in Attendance. Bring Your Friends. Also open every Saturday in June 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Arts Council presents Arts Blast
The Arts Council's ever-popular Arts Blasts continues! Let the Community School for the Arts educate and entertain your young artist during their holiday or summer break. Visual, literary, and performing artists will lead workshops in sketching, painting, pottery, music, film, drama and so much more! Sign up early, as space for this very popular program is limited.

Summer Arts Blast
Ages 6 - 12
Session II June 22 - July 2
Session III July 12 - 23
8:00am-3:30pm or 5:30pm (extended day option)
$360/$460 (extended day)

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

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