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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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5th annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
The 5th annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival brings a series of films that inspire, inform, and entertain, and all reflecting, in some way, the long history and engaging culture of the Jewish experience. All presentations will be held at the Manship Theatre. Some of the feature presentations will be Gloomy Sunday, The Front, Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspan Story, Max Minsky and Me and Three Short Films from Israel. Call for tickets or visit for more information.

Manship Theatre
January 19 - January 23

You're invited to Barney's Birthday
Celebrate with Barney at his birthday party! This brand new, interactive, live stage concert, features more than 25 fun and upbeat tunes, including favorites such as "Mr. Knickerbocker," "Dino Dance," "Baby Bop Hop," and "Rock 'n Roll Star" You'll be singing and dancing in the aisles with your favorite purple dinosaur and his friends Baby Bop, BJ and Riff. It's a fun filled show all about sharing, caring and friendship - brought to you by the power of your imagination.

Baton Rouge River Center
January 22 @ 2PM & 5:30PM
January 23 @ 2PM

LASM after Hours
Photographer Arthur Drooker will lead a tour of the exhibition American Ruins: Photographs by Arthur Drooker and autograph copies of his award-winning book, available for purchase in The Museum Store. Drooker will discuss his unique infrared technique and the selection and historical significance of the architectural landmarks on exhibit. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission: members free, nonmembers $7.

Roux House 6th Anniversary
The Roux House is celebrating their 6th year Downtown on Thursday January 20, 2011 with DJ Jubilee- The Godfather of Bounce. Opening for Jubilee is DJ Rockafella, Shoelace, and DJ JIVE. Special birthday shots, great drink specials, and more.

"Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge"
Author Annabelle Armstrong "Historic Neighborhoods of Baton Rouge". From the Garden District to Highland Road, Baton Rouge has neighborliness unaparalled... Ms. Armstrong deftly navigates these subdivisions and historic districts in a charming and enjoyable journalistic style. Come here her tell a few of the stories. Bring your sandwich or salad. Bring an extra and make a friend!

Old Governor's Mansion
Thursday, January 20 @ 12 Noon

SlackJaw Jane at Bou n Thib's
From arenas, festival stages, to the local live scene; SlackJaw Jane has quickly become a favorite in the gulf south live music scene. The group, from the "Heart of Cajun Country", brings an undeniably powerful stage presence, massive sound, and professional production to any live venue. Selected as one of the "Best of Acadiana" in The Times of Acadiana 2009 and 2010 Readers Poll, the group continues to attract new fans with every packed show. This experienced quartet can trace its influences back to the roots of rock n roll, while looking into the future of music.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Saturday, January 22

YMCA celebrates 10 yrs Downtown
Featuring In celebration of the 10 years in the Downtown community, the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA is offering a gift just for you! Join the YMCA between now and January 31 and you join for only $10! Call or visit for more information.

521 Third Street

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 225-389-7170 for more info.

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Resolve to eat healthier this year and support local farmers, fishers and food artisans. Shopping at the Red Stick Farmers Market contributes to our local economy and ensures you are receiving the freshest produce possible. An abundance of fresh winter fruits and vegetables are available at the farmers market this week including broccoli, tender greens, carrots, strawberries and citrus. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature healthy recipes for the New Year. The demo starts at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at the corner of Main and Fifth Streets.

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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