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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 Big Sam's Funky Nation 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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Summer Ice Skating and Discover Downtown Adventure Special
Looking for a cool activity to share with the whole family? Beat the heat this summer with Summer Ice Skating on the River. SMG is pleased to announce Summer Ice Skating on the River July 2nd through the 18th, including Fourth of July. Summer Ice Skating is part of a parish wide celebration of the Bicentennial of East Baton Rouge Parish. In addition, a Discover Downtown Adventure Special is available and includes skating and admission vouchers to USS KIDD and LASM for one low price of $18. Tickets are available through the River Center.

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 24-27 (check link below for show times)

Dimestore Troubadours at Red Star
From 225: Dimestore Troubadours: Barring all constraints of space, time and shear reason, if Jean Renoir had directed a proto version of Swingers set in the depressed Los Angeles of 1935, and it starred Vincent Gallo rather than Vince Vaughn and ended not in a sunny day coffee shop but in a filthy midnight alleyway where the only shining object was the blade of a knife, no doubt the soundtrack would have been eerily similar to this six-song set from the Dimestore Troubadours. Catch the Dimestore Troubadours at the Red Star on Friday, June 25 with The Sinners.

Happy's Courtyard Concerts
"Vagabond Swing lies within the creative blending of classic sounds and modern concepts, blending acoustic musical tastes from the past and present." Along with the music's fusion of modern and classic genres, the band members themselves bring on a show of high-energy, youthful spunk, which gives the live performance an almost-surprising air of excitement. See them Friday night at Happy's.

Community Action for Public Education 2.0
CAPE 2.0 invites you to an evening with School Board Vice President Jay Augustine to discuss the importance of the school board and how you can get involved by running for office, supporting candidates, recruiting candidates, and staying engaged. CAPE 2.0's will discuss strategies to increase community action in public education moving forward. Time is running out with qualifying for the October election from July 7-9, 2010, so if you know someone who would be a good school board member, please forward this email to them and encourage them to run. Register Now

If you have any questions about this event, please email Alison Hawkins at

Wednesday, June 23, 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM
333 Bistreaux

Paint and Pour at Wine Loft
Come relax and enjoy a glass of wine with 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. Half price wine for participants.

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 6PM
The Wine Loft

Register now for Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence
It's that TIME of year! Time to register for Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence professional development program. Register before July 2 by using our discount code (DisneyDowntown) and receive $60 off the standard fee of $399. We encourage you to register as soon as possible since space is limited.

Thursday, July 15, 8:30 AM - 5PM
Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center

To learn more about the program or register, check out this video link:

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

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