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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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Neighborhood Block Party
Enjoy food and wine tasting, tours of Hotel Indigo and LSU Museum of Art, bicycle tours of Arsenal Park, and a silent auction at the Neighborhood Block Party benefitting LSU Museum of Art and Manship Theatre. A drawing for a 4-day trip for two via Delta Airlines to any Hotel Indigo location in the United States will be held. Tickets are $100.

Hotel Indigo
Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 10AM -10PM or 225.343.1515 for more information.

TONIGHT - Women & Wine on Wednesdays
Women & Wine on Wednesdays provides a unique networking and socializing opportunity for building new relationships and for re-connecting old ones, through a unique facilitated forum.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Wednesdays @ 5:30PM

A Night at the LA State Museum
The Inaugural Annual Louisiana State Museum FRIENDS' fundraiser is a perfect blend of local art and culture with a historical twist. While guests are enjoying wine and beer and the unique delicacies by Heirloom Cuisine, they will be interacted with by some of Louisiana's historical characters coming to life right out of the Museum. Visitors entering the Museum will be given a unique Passport to take a journey through all the Museum's lively exhibits and be entered in a prize drawing. There will be live music and lots of fun along with amazing live and silent auction items. Tickets are only $35.00 per person and can be purchased by calling 225-219-0730 or by visiting

Louisiana State Museum
Saturday, June 18

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Shoppers Annual Tomato Me Crazy event! Put your guess in the "Count the Tomatoes" contest for a chance to win tomato prizes! Kathleen Cooper of Forte Grove will lead a special tomato canning demonstration at 9 AM inside Main Street Market. Stick around for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10 AM as Josh Couvillion of Oscar's Pizza offers recipe ideas for fresh summer tomatoes. There will also be face painting for the kids and live zydeco music by Mel Chavis! The market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Country Music Karaoke
Two Downtown Juneteenth Celebrations
Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is the oldest holiday observance of freedom from slavery in the United States of America. Two Downtown events are planned for Saturday, June 18. Come out and enjoy great music and culture.

Juneteenth Roots and Heritage Awareness Festival @ 12PM -538 South Boulevard
Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African-American History- 225.343.4431 for more info.

Juneteenth Family Day Celebration @ 12PM
Repentance Park

Red Stick Green Drinks
Red Stick Green Drinks is a monthly gathering for environmentally minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time! This month Marcelle Boudreaux will speak about CPEX's community greening initiatives in old South Baton Rouge. Come on out, enjoy a beverage and have a good time!

Manship Theatre
Thursday, June 16, 5:30PM

Red Stick Roller Derby presents Rocky Horror
Red Stick Roller Derby presents a Science Fiction Double Header. All-Star team, the Diables Rouges, faces off against the Mobile, Alabama Torpedo Bay Roller Girls. The B team, the Capital Defenders, take on the Jacksonville, Texas East Texas Bombers. Bouts to benefit Friends of Animals.

River Center
Saturday, June 18th @ 5PM

Happy Movers - Explore Yoga, Zumba & Dance
A week of movin' and groovin' with Yoga, Hip Hop, Dance Improv and Zumba. Each class is created especially for kids and taught by trained professionals. These activities are great ways to get your kids dancing and exercising, all while having fun! Each child is required to bring a yoga mat, lunch, drink and a snack each day.

Manship Theatre
June 20-24, 8:30AM - 3PM

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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