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Lake Quick Care Open
Lake Quick Care opened its doors this morning at 307 Third Street. Hours are 8AM - 6PM Monday - Friday. Lake Quick Care is a quick and convenient option to treat common minor illnesses and skin conditions. Healthcare services are provided by nurse practitioners specifically trained to treat such conditions, as well as vaccinations and laceration repairs. No appointment is necessary, and visits are covered by most insurance plans. We welcome them to the Downtown community!

New Exhibit at Old State Capitol
Hear and see the forces that shaped our city from its earliest days as a sleepy village to a sprawling metropolitan area that is home to two universities, chemical refineries, a major port and, yes, the state capital. "River Capital: A History of Baton Rouge" is the newest exhibit at Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Free admission 9AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:30PM on Sundays.

Also, on Sunday, Meet Annabelle Armstrong at the Old State Capital from 2-4PM. Armstrong takes her reader through the evolution of historic Baton Rouge communities showcasing southern charm and romanticism through firsthand accounts of people who call these places home in her book, Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge.

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!

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Frontier Ruckus at The Manship Theatre
Here is what Rolling Stone Magazine had to say about them..."They may hail from up north - Michigan, to be specific - but Frontier Ruckus sing the sound of the South: delicate, finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful brass and trembling percussion, and you've got the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana."

Thursday, October 21 @ 7:30

Oktoberfest at Happyland
Watch the LSU vs Auburn game at Happy's Irish Pub on the big screen. Buy a souvenir stein for $25 (first 300 people) and enjoy all you can drink: Abita Fall Fest, Abita Select, Sam Adams Octoberfest, and Killians. Bands will perform before and after the game.

Saturday, October 23, 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Fall for LASM
Visitors who purchase a general admission ticket will receive free admission to a planetarium sky show or film, through Friday, December 31. General admission to LASM, which in the Fall for LASM special now includes free admission to the planetarium, is $7 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. For more information about exhibits, planetarium shows, admission and hours, call (225) 344-5272 or visit:

Lunchtime Lagniappe
'Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge' Baton Rouge is a city of neighborhoods and each has its unique story. Author Annabelle Armstrong relates stories from her new book, Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge. Hear the stories about the families that call these places home. Annabelle's book will be available after the talk along with a signing.

Louisiana State Museum
Wednesday, October 20 @ Noon

Live After Five this Friday!
The fall season of Live After Five continues this Friday October 22, 5PM - 8PM with Curtis Coubello and The Insta-Gators (Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Country). 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!

Sunday in the Park
On Sunday, October 24, 2010, Sunday in the Park will continue with Seth Walker (Blues) from noon until 3:00 p.m. at Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts, this season of concerts will offer a diverse musical selection including Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B and a special Italian Festa on November 14th. Come and enjoy amazing live music, wonderful food, face painting and balloon creations. A free bike valet will be provided by B.R.A.S.S. Face painting and balloon creations will be provided by The Party Artist.

West Florida Revolt Bicentennial Lecture
Philemon Thomas: the man and his career " An icon of the West Florida Republic, General Thomas had a remarkable life: A Revolutionary War veteran, a pioneer in Kentucky, a veteran of the War of 1812, and a distinguished political career. Local historian Edward Cailleteau tells the amazing story of Thomas's life and military career. For information call 342-5428.

Louisiana State Museum
Thursday, October 21 @ 6:30PM

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
Join the Odell S. Williams Now and Then Museum of African-American History at 538 South Boulevard for its Inaugural Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, October 24 @ 6PM and its 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 11 @ 12PM. For more information contact Sadie Roberts-Joseph at 343-4431 or

13th Gate Haunted House
The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor and outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. The 13th Gate has consistently been recognized as one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country. The 13th gate will open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October 16 and nightly from October 21 - October 31 starting at 6:30 pm.

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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