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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
visit our site at the link below!

EBR Library Board of Control invites you to a Public Forum
You are invited to review and comment on possible features and services for the Downtown Library. Weigh in on options to renovate, expand or replace the facility. Your ideas are welcome!

Monday, August 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm
The Lyceum- 124 Third Street, Baton Rouge

Download River Center Library Feasibility Study

Smart Growth Summit
The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit hosted by Center for Planning Excellence is an annual convening in downtown Baton Rouge of elected officials, engaged citizens and local, national, and international experts in community planning and growth. Topics of discussion at the 2010 summit will include disaster response and dealing with the oil leak, transit-oriented development, healthy communities, green construction, coastal planning,... progress made since the 2005 hurricanes and mobility and transportation in Louisiana. Registration is open to anyone who cares to join in the conversation.

Manship Theatre
August 19 at 7:30am - August 20 at 7:30pm

For a speakers list, schedule, and to register:

New Downtown Business
We welcome Lake Quick Care to Downtown! Lake QuickCare is a walk-in clinic designed to deliver high quality care for minor illnesses in a convenient, cost effective way. Lake QuickCare is set to open at 307 Third Street, this winter. Hours will be Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm.

For more information contact:

Central Community Theatre presents Footloose
To the rockin' rhythm of it's Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Manship Theatre
August 12-15

Evolution at the Community Gallery
The Arts Council's Community Gallery, located on the 2nd floor at 427 Laurel Street, will present a closing reception for "Evolution: New Work by Tom Lorio and Comusina Celan" on Friday, August 13, from 6-8PM. The Arts Council's Community Gallery is committed to offering rich and diverse cultural experiences to the Baton Rouge community through the presentation of regional, national and international artists' work. Learn more about the Arts Council's Community Gallery at:

Second Saturday's "Giant Gallery Game"
If the whole world can be a stage, why can't the whole museum be a game? If you've played our gallery games in the past, you won't want to miss actually being a part of the game. This month's activities aren't for the faint of art! Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

LSU Museum of Art
Saturday, August 14, 10AM

KIDS' Saturday @ LASM
On the second Saturday of each month, kids 12 and under will be admitted free to all the museum's galleries. On KIDS' Saturday, regular admission is charged for parents, grandparents, and children over 12. Children may not attend LASM without an adult. Please note: Free admission does not include planetarium shows.

Saturday, August 14, 10AM-5PM

Farm to Table Tops
Wednesday August 11th is the last day to bid on a table! Visit to pick your favorite table and bid. The auction will end at 10 PM. You can also purchase a chance to win this year's Lagniappe Table for just $10! The winning ticket will be drawn by Mayor Kip Holden this Saturday during the Farm to Table Tops Community Celebration. The festivities will kick off at 9 AM as we say farewell to the "current" tables in a jazz parade led by The John Gray Jazz Trio. The new tables will then be unveiled with a welcome and blessing by Reverend Chris Andrews. Mayor-President Kip Holden will present certificates to the youth artists that created the beautiful new tables to be displayed in the Market for the next three years. The event recognizes the unique collaboration of talented artists and community partners in a celebration of the downtown community, seasonal produce, and the arts. Please join us for the celebration complete with live music, cake, balloons and other festivities.

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

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