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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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Beat the Heat With Ice Skating on the River / Discover Downtown
This summer's Discover Downtown package allows visitors to "cool off" as the River Center will be magically transformed into a huge ice skating rink.

Skating Ticket: Includes skate rental, 90 minute skating session, small drink and small candy $12

Discover Downtown: Includes skating session at the River Center, and admission to the USS Kidd Veteran's Museum and LASM* $20.00
(LASM - Includes admission to Cut! Costumes and the Cinema Exhibit, does not include admission to Planetarium)

Click here for more information!

Baton Rouge River Center
July 8 - 17

Down the Hatch at Manship
Join Big Easy Theatre's 'Person of the Year' Bob Edes Jr. and New Orleans chef/author Elizabeth Pearce as they recount the story of New Orleans in spirits and songs! From the sazerac your great-great-grandparents drank to the hurricanes that barely legal types guzzle on Bourbon Street, New Orleans is a city defined by its fortifying adult beverages. Sing and sip along as pianist Jim Walpole joins Bob and Elizabeth for an intoxicating adventure. Buy tickets

Manship Theatre's Hartley/Vey Studio
Friday, July 9, 8PM

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's New Happy Hour Menu
The new menu includes fried green tomatoes, Boudreaux sliders, oysters on the half shell, blackened alligator, gumbo, swamp wings, meat pies.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Happy Hour 4PM - 7PM Daily

Click here to view the menu!

35th Annual Preservation Awards

Come out to honor the greats of our community. 6:30PM cocktail hour with cash bar and hors d' oeuvres, 7:15PM until 9PM dinner and awards program. For more ticket information call 387-2464.

Hilton Capitol Center Hotel
(Historic Heidelberg Hotel)
Tuesday, July 12

MOD Dance Party at Red Star
The dance party is about having a good time. At the Dance Party, the dancers are part of the fun and part of the show. Everyone can participate. All music is provided by scratched up vinyl 45's and 33 lp's. Just nasty, messed up warped old records found at junk shops.

Red Star
Saturday, July 9

Justin McCain Project at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Justin McCain, a local musician, from Baton Rouge has been playing music his entire life. Previously the lead singer of the local rock band The Anteeks, Justin is proud to announce his newest band - The Justin McCain Project! Made up of some of Baton Rouge's most talented musicians, The JM Project brings a fresh face to rock and roll featuring Justin McCain on lead vocals & guitar, Chris Roberts on bass, and Johnny Sheets on drums.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Saturday, July 9, 9:45PM

Happy Birthday Lokka Med Spa
Join Lokka Med Spa to celebrate their
2nd Anniversary in Downtown Baton Rouge! Special offers all summer long on cosmetic treatments such as botox and juvederm. Non-surgical procedures offer less downtime and discomfort than traditional surgical procedures. Call 225.381.7944 now to book a free consultation with Dr. Cayton.

Just Peachy
Fresh Fest continues at Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market this Saturday with a celebration of the peach season. Saturday's Fresh from the Market show will feature local chef Don Bergeron who will demonstrate sweet and savory recipes using Louisiana peaches. The cooking show begins at 10AM in the North Street seating area inside Main Street Market. Buddy Miller of Waterproof, Louisiana has his sweetest peach crop ever. Market Music will include Kevin Johnson playing outside at Red Stick Farmers Market and later at 11AM inside Main Street Market the Bluegrass Jam takes place with an open invitation to local musicians to join the fun. LSU Press will be on hand with several great books for summer reading. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Second Saturdays at LSU MOA
Mystery bags are scattered throughout the Museum. In each bag is something to feel. Can you match the feel in your hand to what you see with your eyes? Then you can brag "I Feel Good." You have to bring an adult, so pick the most fun one you know. Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. For information call 389-7200. Free Admission!

LSU Museum of Art, Fifth Floor
Saturday, July 9,
10AM - 2PM

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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