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The 1st Annual Downtown Spring Art Walk this Saturday
The 1st Annual Downtown Spring Art Walk will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 3pm - 8pm. This exciting event will be held during FestForAll and will feature original works of art inside many Downtown businesses and attractions. The Downtown Spring Art Walk is a great opportunity for the community to shop for original works of art while enjoying a great time in Downtown Baton Rouge.

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FestForAll - Art & Music Festival
FestForAll is a Baton Rouge tradition. This artfully fun and family friendly art festival is an exciting art buying opportunity! Celebrate the arts while shopping the original artwork of over 90 local and national juried artists. The festival held at North Boulevard, the Old State Capitol grounds, and the Shaw Center features exceptional fine arts and crafts, along with kid's art activities in Children's Village, live music from blues to classical, and a variety of Louisiana cuisines. Learn more about FestForAll and the many great activities planned at

Saturday, April 30 - 10AM-7PM
Sunday, May 1 - Noon-6PM

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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Live After Five at AZ Young Park
Due to the construction of North Boulevard Town Square and the new permanent stage at Galvez Plaza, Live After Five will be held at the opposite end of Third Street at A.Z. Young Park (3rd Street & Spanish Town Road.) A FREE CATS SHUTTLE will loop through the Arts and Entertainment District to drop visitors near the concert site.

2011 Spring Season continues Friday from 5PM - 8PM with Phat Hat (party mix).

Sunday in the Park
The 2011 Sunday in the Park free concert series continues this Sunday, May 1 with Herman Jackson from noon until 3PM at Lafayette Park across from the Shaw Center for the Arts. Come and enjoy amazing live music, wonderful food, face painting and balloon creations.

Two Perfect Voices - One Perfect Night
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to present the 11th Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation Great Performers in Concert Series performance - "Two Perfect Voices - One Perfect Night," a brilliant evening of popular operatic favorites, April 28, 2011. Opera superstars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Troxell join the BRSO and BRSO Chorus. Secure your ticket today and assure your place in the theater for this sure-to-be sold out performance!

Thursday, April 28 @ 8PM
River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts

All the Right Moves at Manship
Last year, over seventy local dancers had an opportunity to shine in the original production by Debbie Allen entitled, Just Dance. Dreams and Brothers of the Knight were also choreographed by Debbie Allen and produced locally with community talent. This year, even more local dancers will take the stage at the Manship Theatre, April 28 through May 1, for her original production entitled All the Right Moves. The eclectic mixture of dances this year will include a "Bollywood" routine, a classical tap number, a ribbon work routine, a fairyland ballet and a Hip Hop explosion, just to mention a few. Buy tickets.

April 28 - May 1
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We Landed on the Moon!
"If you like super energetic, angsty 1980s-style tunes about failed love affairs and unsatisfactory men, this is your ticket." says Pop Matters. The catchy female fronted rock band We Landed on the Moon! will rock the Red Star on Saturday night, April 30 before their May 6 performance at Jazz Fest! You don't want to miss this show!

Kids Fest at River Center
Jump into summer with Hollywood Hal & Rhinestone Al for the largest kids event ever featuring Kiddie Rides, a Petting Zoo, Clowns, Inflatable Playsets, Video Games, Climbing Wall and more! Come see Scooby-Doo, Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, Popeye, Spider Man, Iron Man, and others. Free tickets available at Papa Murphy's while supplies last...or just $5 at the door!

Saturday, April 30, 9AM - 4PM

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Look for first of the season blueberries, English peas, baby artichokes, Vidalia onions and mayhaws this Saturday along with summer squashes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries and tender greens. Chef Jim Urdiales of Mestizo Restaurant will be the guest chef for this Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with his Mexican inspired recipes using farm fresh ingredients. The cooking demo begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Local blues musician Kenny Acosta will also be playing his signature tunes throughout the morning in preparation for the Baton Rouge Blues Festival. The Red Stick Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at the corner of Fifth & Main Streets.

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

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