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Live After Five
Last Live After Five Concert of the Spring Season
The last Live After Five Concert 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.

The 2011 Spring Season wraps up Friday from 5pm - 8pm with David St. Romain (contemporary country).

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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Blue Star Museums
This Summer @ LASM
LASM is proud to announce it will continue to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families, as part of a nation wide program called Blue Star Museums. Enjoy extended hours beginning Tuesday, May 31 and ending Sunday, July 31.

Beginning May 24, enjoy the planetarium's new summer film Hurricane on the Bayou

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 10am - 8pm
Sundays: 1pm - 5pm

Old State Capitol
The Jewel of the State Gala

This glittering event features food, spirits and the music of Luther Kent and Trick Bag. Gala tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple and can be purchased here!

Highlight of the evening will be the drawing for a one-of-a-kind gold bracelet inspired by designs at the Old State Capitol and commissioned by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 300 will be sold. To purchase a raffle ticket, call 219-6118.

Old State Capitol
Thursday, May 26, 7pm - 10pm

Country Music Karaoke
Country Music Karaoke @ Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
With the Bayou Country Superfest on May 27th & 28th, we're looking for the best local country singers in town to set the tone for a weekend filled with great country music. If you're a country croomer or think you are - haul your boots Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's to see if you can win the grand prize for Best Female or Best Male singer.

Thursday, May 26
Contest starts @ 11pm - 12am


"Connect With... Professional Networking Happy Hour"
"Connect With...Professional Networking Happy Hour"
Get to know other thriving professionals in a great environment! Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Click to RSVP

Roux House
Thursday, May 26 from 4pm - 8pm

Run For The Children
Run For The Children
This is the third annual Run for the Children will take place on Saturday, May 28. All proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is a family friendly event and run t-shirts are included in the registration fee. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gina Pentas at 225-939-7290

North Boulevard & Third Street
Saturday, May 28
1 Mile Walk / Run: 8 am & 5K Run: 8:30 am

LSU Museum of Art
The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
This exhibition brings together a large number of well-known artists from around the country. See the intimacy of the small scale works which demonstrate the imaginative spirit and the endless creativity of the artist. For information call 389-7206 or visit

LSU Museum of Art
Sunday, May 29 @ 1 pm

Memorial Day / Armed Forces Day @ USS KIDD
A memorial service will be held in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza on Monday, May 30 at 11am to honor those men and women of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in service to our country. The observance is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend.For info call 342-1942 or visit

Butterfly Extravaganza

Join noted naturalist and lepidopterist Dr. Gary Ross at the Market this Saturday to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden. Dr. Ross will speak on Butterfly Gardening at 9:30 am in the North Street seating area as a special guest for Fresh from the Market. Following the butterfly discussion, Dr. Ross will be outside at Red Stick Farmers Market to answer questions on selecting plants from Market green vendors Mizell Farms, Greenhand Nursery and Coyote Creek. There will also be plenty of peaches, sweet corn, field tomatoes, and squashes for Market shoppers! The Main Street Market takes place every Saturday from 8am - 12pm at the corner of Fifth and 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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