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Main Street Market
Located in the first floor of the Galvez Garage at 501 Main Street in Downtown Baton Rouge, Main Street Market provides a daily venue for Downtown employees and visitors to Baton Rouge. It also serves as the location for the Saturday Farmers Market. With over 10 regular merchants offering unique market items and food, there is something for everyone. Stop by the Main Street Market for great Downtown shopping and a delicious bite to eat! Free parking is available in the Galvez Garage with merchant validation.

Market Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM until 4PM, Saturday 8AM until 1PM.

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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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The Grascals at Manship Theatre
Twice winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award and two time Grammy nominees, the Grascals are touring in support of their new album. Whether in the studio or on stage, they honor the past and forge into the future, bringing fresh yet familiar sounds to the bluegrass world and beyond. Catch them at the Manship Theatre on Saturday, February 5 @ 8PM. Buy Tickets

MOD Dance Party at Red Star
The dance party is about having a good time. At the Dance Party, the dancers are part of the fun and part of the show. Everyone can participate. All music is provided by scratched up vinyl 45's and 33 lp's. Just nasty, messed up warped old records found at junk shops.

BR Arts Market Returns Saturday
After a short break in January, The Baton Rouge Arts Market resumes its regular schedule of every first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop for Valentine's Day with over 60 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more. The Baton Rouge Arts Market is held in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmers Market and the Main Street Market.

16th Annual Bayou Bash presents the 16th Annual Tiger Gridiron Club Bayou Bash Recruiting Party on Wednesday, February 2nd at the Baton Rouge River Center. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, lunch, and drinks will be provided by local area restaurants, Coca Cola, and Mockler Beverage Budweiser. Register for your chance to win great prizes with the Last Tiger Standing, sponsored by Air-Nu of Baton Rouge. Also, see the Golden Band from Tiger Land help bring in Coach Les Miles and his staff as they reveal the outstanding recruits who signed with the Tigers in 2011! Buy tickets

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LASM presents: An Artist's Perspective Talk with A.J. Meek
Join A.J. Meek, local photographer and Louisiana State University professor emeritus of art, for an informal gallery talk about the current exhibitions American Ruins: Photographs by Arthur Drooker and The Dark Side: Photographs by Clarence John Laughlin, 1935-1961. Meek will offer insight into the role of photographer as artist and documentarian, and speak about the photographic techniques employed by both artists.

Sunday, February 6, 2PM

Super Saturday Fun
It's the First Saturday and that means fun for the whole family! The Kids Korner will continue inside Main Street Market this Saturday from 9-11 AM with fun art activities for our little market shoppers. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature Kevin Tien from Tsunami Restaurant in downtown Baton Rouge. The demonstration begins at 10 AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Plus, the Arts Market returns with over 60 artists from the Gulf region. Red Stick Farmers, fishers and food artisans will also have a great variety of fresh foods and ready to serve menu items for your Super Bowl party! See you this Saturday from 8-12. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at the corner of Main and Fifth Streets

Preservation 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
Through May 8, 2011

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.

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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