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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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International Guitar Night
The world's premier touring guitar festival is coming to the Manship Theatre on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:30PM. Each show brings together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Tickets are $35-$45. Buy Tickets

Caddywhompus at Red Star
"Caddywhompus' sound comes at you with in-your-face exuberance of raucous noise pop hipsters. There are rave-like romps, driving drum beats, psychedelic infusions, and fuzzy, dreamy harmonies," says Indie Rock Cafe'. Catch this two-man experimental noise-pop outfit at Red Star along with Leaving on Friday, January 28.

Animal Krackers at Roux House
What makes a great live band? Think about the best concerts you've ever seen. Now, imagine all of your favorite concerts in one night, on one stage. You're imagining Animal Krackers. An Animal Krackers show is an amazing experience which combines the power of driving rock with wacky costumes and crazy antics into a non-stop dance circus of retro-meets-modern party energy.

Roux House
Saturday, January 29

Beyond Black: Ed Clark, Eugene Martin and John T. Scott
This exhibition presents the impressive artistic careers of Ed Clark, Eugene Martin, and John T. Scott, three modern African-American artists who rose to the challenge of abstract art. Though all three artists were often overlooked in their time, their perseverance and their varied output has made a vibrant mark on American painting.

LSU Museum of Art
January 30 - May 8, 2011

Preservation Salon: Weatherizing Older Buildings
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will present a lecture and demonstration on energy saving methods and weatherization techniques for older and historic homes. The discussion will feature various topics on weatherization by building constructor William Robinson of Train2Rebuild.

Old Governor's Mansion
Thursday, January 27 @ 6PM

Support Yelp!BR and the "No Kill Initiative"
The Kingfish Restaurant in the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is hosting a Benefit for Yelp!BR to be held Wednesday, January 26th. Enjoy lunch or dinner in a restaurant fit for a King! Don't forget to mention to your wait staff that you are here supporting Yelp!BR so we will get the 10% donation!

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
Join host chef Celeste Gill and chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute this Saturday for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. Be at the North Street entrance to the Market at 10 AM to see the demonstration and taste a sample of the dish. Kids will enjoy fun art activities in the Kids Korner from 9-11 AM on Saturday. The Kids Korner is located inside the fenced booth at the Main Street end 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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