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Welcome New Businesses!
We would like to welcome Bumble Lane Spa and Green Frog Productions Downtown! Bumble Lane has moved into the former Atelier's space in the Hilton Hotel, and will offer great spa products and services. Green Frog Productions, a talent management and promotions firm, will move into the former Lastin Concepts offices above Roux House.

For more information on these new Downtown businesses visit their sites below.

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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Uncommon Thread: Transmogrify
CultureCandy's Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show is a national competition that seeks the very best in wearable art. Since 2007 UncommonThread has fostered a respectful and accessible environment for artists and audience alike by provide a stunning venue and an excited atmosphere to showcase talent from across the country. UncommonThread is a visually captivating presentation of art accompanied by inventive musical collaborations, lighting, set, and costume design, and modern dance. Entertainment by DJ OttO. Buy tickets

Friday, May 13 @ 8PM
Old Governor's Mansion

Second Saturday/Who Did It?
Artists have different subjects, different ways of painting or sculpting, and different styles. When faced with a gallery of artworks, can you figure out who did what? Come see if you can match two artworks - one in our galleries and one that isnt - to figure out "Who Did It?" Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. For info call 389-7201 or visit

LSU Museum of Art- 100 Lafayette
Saturday, May 14, 10AM

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 After 8 (funk & rock).

Sunday in the Park
The 2011 Sunday in the Park free concert series will wrap-up this Sunday, May 15 with Lil' Malcolm and the House Rockers 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.

HAART's First Annual Red Hat Run
Don your favorite rouge chapeau or funky red fedora for HAART's First Annual Red Hat Run, in conjunction with the Art Council's Sunday in the Park! Enjoy music, a Fun and 5K run, after-party with libations and more - all to benefit HAART. 12noon - 3PM registration, 2:30PM Fun Run, and 3:30PM 5K. For more information call 927-1269 or visit

Bike Fresh Bike Local at the Market this Saturday
The Capital Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign and the Red Stick Farmers Market are teaming up this Saturday for "Bike Fresh Bike Local", a celebration of local foods and safe bicycling. The public is invited to ride bikes to the market and use the newly installed permanent bike racks located in the St. Joseph's Cathedral parking lot. Bicyclists arriving early to the market on Saturday are invited to ring the bell to signal the opening of the market at 8:00 a.m. and the weekly "Tour de Coffee" rides sponsored by the Baton Rouge Bike Club include a stop at the Red Stick Market.

Red Stick Farmers Market
Berries of all kinds will be available at the Market this Saturday. Look for blackberries, blueberries and strawberries to pair with local honey from the Market. This Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration features Liz Holloway and Milou Barry of Bocage Honey. They will share suggestions on how to incorporate honey into seasonal recipes. They will also explain the critical role bees play in our food system and in agriculture. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

For a complete list of what's fresh each week call 267-5060 or visit

The Chase Tyler Band Saturday
Catch The Chase Tyler Band (Country/Southern Rock) and his band of rowdy backline musicians. Always kickin' good - this band packs the house for one of the best party palace atmospheres in the Capitol City.

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's
Saturday, May 14

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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