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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!

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Skating on the River
Indoor ice-skating at the River Center starts on December 17 and runs through December 31. Packages available with group rates, meal deal packages, season passes, and Discover Downtown packages which include skating plus admission to the USS KIDD and LASM. Buy tickets.

Extra Holiday Arts Market
Usually open the first Saturday of each month, the Baton Rouge Arts Market will be open for one more extra Saturday in December on the 18th! Join them for one more opportunity to shop for holiday gifts in December from 8AM - 12PM at 5th at Main Street. The Arts Market is a place where quality craftsmanship is not a lost art!.

Final Saturday Market before the New Year
This Saturday marks the last downtown market before the Christmas holiday as the market will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25. Holiday gifts will be available for everyone on your list as the Arts Market returns for one last appearance before February. Smiley Anders will be signing copies of his recent book inside Main Street Market throughout the morning. Musical entertainment will include festive holiday tunes by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society beginning at 8:30 AM. The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature chefs Nathan Gresham and Jeff Conaway from the new restaurant Beausoleil. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area to Main Street Market.

Teddy Bear Tea
You and your teddy bear are invited to our Holiday Teddy Bear Tea! This elegant tea is for children ages 4 and up. Children will take a photo with Santa, enjoying holiday readings during story time, and take part in a real Tea Party. Tickets are $30 per child (must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations can be made by calling Alison @ 225-603-0063 or LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. For more information call 389-7200 or visit their site below.

2010 Grammy Nominee Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's is delighted to showcase 2010 Grammy nominee, CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND. If you've never heard or seen this band live - come see why this hard-working, talented crew got nominated! High energy - Zydeco / Funk fun for everyone! Entry into the nightclub is cover-free with a requested donation of a brand new pair of children's pajamas or a nightgown - ages 2 to 17 at the door to benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, December 17 @ 9PM

Playmakers and Manship Theatre present: A Christmas Carol
This popular holiday classic is back, presented by Manship Theatre and Playmakers of Baton Rouge. This musical re-telling of Charles Dickens' "ghostly little book" about Scrooge and the three ghosts who visit him on Christmas Eve. Come and share in this tale of redemption. Shows on December 16,18 & 19. Check the Manship's website for show times

Downtown Christmas Pilgrimage
Join numerous Downtown congregations as they celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Downtown Christmas pilgrimage features special music and choral performances at each stop, to help pilgrims enter into this season of hope and anticipation. The pilgrimage will begin on Sunday, December 19 at 6:00 PM, at Mount Zion First Baptist Church.

6:00 PM- Mount Zion First Baptist Church
6:30 PM- First United Methodist Church
7:00 PM- First Presbyterian
7:30 PM- St. Joseph Cathedral
8:00 PM- First Baptist Church

"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

The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou @ River Center
The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou, created by Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews in 1991, has become one of the most highly-awaited events of each Christmas holiday season. Incorporating local landmarks and accompanied by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, this lavish production continues to thrill adults and children alike.

Saturday, December 18, 2010 & Sunday, December 19, 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

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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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