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Weekend Events!
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Cooler temperatures and even cooler Jazz
Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as "one of the most important young artists in jazz" (The Los Angeles Times). He is unquestionably developing what will be a long and extraordinary career. Stefon Harris' passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. Don't miss a special evening with an extraordinary performance by Stefon Harris and Blackout this Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 or 9:00 p.m. at the Manship Theatre.

Sunshine for Kids Gala
The Sunshine for Kids Gala is a fundraiser for the Sunshine Foundation, which provides a copy of "You Are Sunshine," a book promoting self-esteem, to kindergarten children in public, private and parochial schools in Louisiana. This year's Sunshine for Kids Gala will honor Phyllis Taylor, chairwoman and president of the Patrick Taylor Foundation. In addition to food, there will be a live and silent auction and entertainment by young people in the community. Ticket are $75.00 Single; $125.00 per couple and Educators Tickets are only $25.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Old Governor's Mansion
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 PM

Shaken or Stirred wraps up at The Camelot Club
Capital Area United Way's Shaken or Stirred series wraps up this Thursday 5:30 - 8PM at The Camelot Club. This week's celebrities competing for the top trophy are Christy Reeves, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation; Joanna Wurtele, The Wurtele Foundation; and Adam Knapp; Baton Rouge Area Chamber. They will square off behind the bar to compete for tips and try to steal the lead from Mike Wampold who has raised $2,220.

Connect with...Happy Hour
Get to know other thriving professionals in a great environment. Bring your entire office. The company with the most employees present will receive a Thanksgiving Pizza Feast from Schlittz & Giggles! Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 4-6PM.

The Roux House
Thursday, November 18, 4-8PM

Click here to RSVP

"Music at Mid-Day" Concerts
A FREE lunchtime concert beginning at noon each Wednesday will feature local musicians, student ensembles, professional musicians and a wide variety of music from Classical to Standards, Blues, Jazz and Americana. Downtown patrons interested in attending can bring their own lunch, or contact one of the participating downtown restaurants and order from the Music @ Mid-Day lunch menu. Restaurant partners include Capital City Grill, Stroubes Chophouse, Tsunami Sushi and the Hilton Kingfish.

Fourth Floor River Terrace at Shaw Center
Wednesday, 12 Noon

For more information call 389-7200

Lake Quick Care ribbon cutting set for Wednesday
Join Lake Quick Care for a ribbon cutting and reception on Wednesday, November 17 at 2PM. Lake Quick Care is a walk-in clinic designed to deliver high quality care for minor illnesses in a convenient, cost effective way. Patients are seen by a Nurse Practitioner who is specially trained to treat common illnesses. Prescriptions will be written when they are necessary for treatment. Services are available to anyone 18 months and older.

Fresh & Local Thanksgiving
This Saturday's Market will include a cornucopia of fresh produce and food items for your Thanksgiving feast. Shoppers can find Opelousas sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, tender greens, fresh pecans, pumpkins, Louisiana strawberries and organic citrus satsumas and navel oranges. A variety of sweet treats will also be available including home baked pies such as mincemeat, apple cranberry, pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato. Flower vendors will also bring fresh cut sunflowers and mums which make beautiful fall decorations for your holiday table setting. The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature Chef Fred Heurtin from Slow Food Baton Rouge. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.

Artois the Goat
The South Arts and The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers presents Artois the Goat at the Manship Theatre on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30PM. "Virgil Gurdies doesn't eat to live, he lives to eat. Unfortunately for Virgil, his passion for fine cheese doesn't jive with his day job: manufacturing artificial flavor additives for TV dinners. When Virgil is stripped of his lab coat, he comes face-to-face with the strange inhabitants of an unfamiliar world: that of artisanal goat cheese. Discovering his passion, he buys Artois, a scrawny young buck, putting his operation in motion. Now all Virgil has to do is figure out how to explain to his girlfriend that he spent the money he was saving for her engagement ring on a goat."

BRSO presents: Mozart and Sibelius
After opening with the swelling melodies of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, BRSO principal bassoonist Gabriel Beavers takes center stage, performing Mozart's Bassoon Concerto with the orchestra. Composed by Mozart at the tender age of 18, the Concerto is much admired for its stylish charm. In a work which is indescribably connected with the spirit of Finland, Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 delights the listener with intimations of the melodic fluidity of the Finish language, every note an expression of the ethos of his homeland.

River Center Theatre
Thursday, November 18 @ 7PM

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

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