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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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Habitat Home and Garden Show
Here's your chance to get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet one-on-one with exhibitors who will help you make informed decisions that are right for your budget and your unique needs. Bring your plans, your photos, your drawings, and your dreams! Buy tickets

River Center
March 12 & 13

Monster Jam
Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These 12 ft. tall, 10,000 lb. machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom designed track full of obstacles to soar over - or smash through. Massive Entertainment Tailored for Your Family's Budget! Buy tickets

River Center
March 11 & 12

Leo Kottke at Manship Theatre
The Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz, and folk music, and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke has overcome a series of personal obstacles including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely-recognized master of his instrument. See him on March 10. Buy tickets

Also, on Sunday, March 13 The Manship Theatre and Baton Rouge Music Studios have teamed to create a 4 concert event called "Garage Band Series" throughout the months of March and April. The concerts will feature local amateur bands comprised of students in middle and high school. Buy tickets

After 8 Party Band
After8 is a fun, entertaining, and tight-sounding group with a style that keeps audiences moving! They take classic Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, and R&B and tastefully combine a modern sound with a powerful horn section. The band covers a wide variety of music, from the 1920's to today's hot hits, while adding their own touch of funk to a high-energy show.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, March 11 @ 9PM

A Second Saturday Arts Market
Come out and celebrate spring fever and the arts in our community. Normally on the first Saturday of the month, a special SECOND Saturday Arts Market is planned due to Mardi Gras. On March 12th, the Baton Rouge Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works of art from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop for the spring season with over 60 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida.

Gumbo at St. James
Call 225-387-5141 between 8AM and 10AM to place your order for drive-thru or inside pickup. Dine-in is open from 11AM -1PM. Shrimp or Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Lunch includes steamed rice, sensation salad, homemade bread, dessert and (dine-in only) coffee or tea - $10 - Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church - Fourth at Florida Streets.

Every Friday during Lent
Starts this Friday, March 11

Lighthouse & Beauvilles at Red Star
Two great DIY bands on their way to SXSW will perform at the Red Star on Monday, March 14. Lighthouse Music is a group of five young multi-instrumentalists from St. Augustine, Florida who make genre-bending music that, at times, breaks with conventional music wisdom and ventures into new sonic territory. Also, known for their incendiary and inspired live shows and led by a singer-guitarist evocative of dead 70's icons, The Beauvilles have traveled far and wide across the 48 states, playing hundreds of shows, dozens of festivals, throwing guitars haphazardly across stages, tossing wine at audiences and whisky on themselves.

Happy's Running Club 2nd Annual Downtown Spectacular 5000 Meter Road Race on March 26
A NIGHTLIFE Series Event Presented by BROOKS. Text your running partner, tweet your followers, facebook update your friends--yes, it's time to get ready for the 3rd installment of the Happy's 5000. It's more than just a's a cultural event!

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This week at the Market
Local farmers, fishers and food artisans return this Saturday after a short break due to the Mardi Gras parades. This Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature chefs Nathan Gresham and Jeff Conaway from Beausoleil Restaurant and Bar. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area to Main Street Market. Musical entertainment this Saturday will include the Bluegrass Jam performing inside Main Street Market beginning at 11 AM. Local guitarist Kevin Johnson will also be entertaining shoppers outside at the Farmers Market. The Red Stick Farmer's Market is every Saturday from 8AM -12PM at Fifth & Main 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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