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Cirque du Soleil- Allegria
A baroque ode to the energy, grace and power of youth. Alegria is a mood, a state of mind. The themes of the show, whose name means Jubilation in Spanish, are many. Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth - it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegria play out thier lives.

Baton Rouge River Center
January 5-9

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Earth, Moon & Sun Family Show
This highly entertaining, educational show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote. An amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Throughout the show, Native American stories help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the Sun rises and sets, how the Earth orbits the Sun once a year, and how long it takes the Moon to orbit the Earth. View Trailer

Starting January 4, 10AM & 5PM

Bad Astronomy and an updated favorite, Digital Universe also start on January 4th in the Planetarium.

Walk this way in History! Capitol Park
Discover three centuries of Louisiana history in State Capitol Park. Tours begin at 9:00AM on Saturdays at the Louisiana State Museum, 660 N. Fourth Street. Walks may be cancelled for inclement weather. Patrons are advised to dress comfortably for the 45-minute tours. Convenient street parking is free on Saturdays. For more information call 225-342-5428 or email:

IMAGINETHAT is an only top 100's cover band, playing hits by popular artist with a diverse and unique set list. IMAGINETHAT presents a cutting edge concept that no cover band has before: Playing all NEW music! They are the only cover band that bases their whole set on current Top 100 hits that people sing, dance, and rock out to each and every day.

Second Saturday- Name that Artwork
Based on the old favorite "Name that Tune" visitors see who can recognize an artwork with the fewest number of clues. Be careful not to overestimate your powers of deduction - the consequences could lead to serious laughter. 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-serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to provide assistance. Groups of 10 or more who would like to participate in the Second Saturday program are encouraged to email the education curator, Lara Gautreau, at

LSU Museum of Art
January 8, 10AM -2PM

Red Stick Roller Derby Presents: Winter Rollerslam
It's the first home bout of 2011 for Red Stick Roller Derby! They are holding a DOUBLE-HEADER in the River Center Arena! Their All-Star team, the Diablo Rouges, faces off against Houston's B Team, The Houston Knockouts, and their rookie team, the Capital Defenders, take on Hattiesberg's Southern Misfits team. Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 8 @ 6PM

Music at Mid-Day
Free lunchtime concerts 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 order takeout from any downtown area restaurant.

The concerts take place on the Fourth Floor Terrace of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Call 225-389-7200 for more info.

Laurel Street Palooza
Join the Fun and Support the Arts! The Laurel Street Palooza is the best street party in town that celebrates the arts in Baton Rouge with lively bands and entertainment, a first-class silent auction, and great food and spirits. The Laurel Street Palooza will take place Downtown at 427 Laurel Street at the Arts Council (in the Old Bogan Fire Station) and in the Chase Bank Building on Friday, January 14, 2011, from 5:30-9:30PM. Come support the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge with great music, food and fun!

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The Beauregarden Newsletter
The Beauregardener's winter vegetables are absolutely beautiful and growing so well. If you haven't been to the garden lately, grab some hot chocolate, your big coat and take a stroll to see the new fruit trees in the Beauregard Community Garden.

Click link to view the current Beauregardener's Newsletter!

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

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