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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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Dig Big into Literacy
DIG Baton Rouge is partnering with the Glen "Big Baby" Davis Foundation, which encourages city youth through focusing on literacy, athletic and healthy recreational events & activities. DIG Baton Rouge and the Glen "Big Baby" Davis Foundation, in conjunction with the Manship Theatre is proud to announce an upcoming tour stop: DIG Big into Literacy, to be held on the 4th Floor Terrace of the Shaw Center for the Arts. A $20 donation to DIG BIG into Literacy will give you a chance to meet one of Baton Rouge's most recognized athletes
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Manship Theatre's 4th Floor Terrace
Friday, July 22, 8PM

Blue Dog Art Lessons at Hilton Capitol Center
Follow along as George Rodrique shows you how he creates a Blue Dog portrait. Book Signing immediately following in the Shaw Center Atrium outside the Museum Store at 1PM. Books are available at the LSU Museum of Art Museum Store for purchase. Click here for more information

Hilton Capitol Center
Saturday, July 23, 11AM

Red Stick Green Drinks
Red Stick Green Drinks is a chance for ecologically minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time. This week learn about the new Baton Rouge Community Radio WHYR-LP 96.9. WHYR is a new non-commercial listener supported community radio station primarily comprising locally produced programs featuring local voices covering everything from environment and public affairs, language and culture and even roller derby. Click here for more information

Manship Theatre
Thursday, July 21, 5:30 - 7:30PM

Light Up The Night 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
The purpose of the Light Up The Night 5K and 1 mile fun run is to raise money to help sponsor a mission abroad with Operation Smile, a children's charity that provides free surgery for children with life threatening deformities, such as cleft lips and cleft palates.
One Mile Walk/Run - begins at 6:45PM
5K Walk/Run - begins at 7:45PM
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Lafayette Park
Saturday, July 23, 6PM

Rhett Guillot at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Rock on with Rhett Guillot this Thursday. Playing a healthy mix of new, alternative and classic rock and pop, his acoustic gigs are just plain cool.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, July 21

Cool as a Cucumber
Chill out with a Louisiana cucumber this Saturday at the Markets to celebrate Cool as a Cucumber! The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature the Discover You CAN demonstration on how to preserve cucumbers and purple hull peas. Red Stick Farmers Market vendor Tanya Dillon of Delight Thyself will demonstrate how to can these summertime vegetables at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Recipe cards, canning tips, and complimentary samples will be available for market shoppers. Music by Kevin Johnson and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society will also be provided throughout the morning. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Weekly Wine Tasting at The Little Village
Enjoy wine tasting at the Little Village on Thursday nights from 4PM to 7PM with great complimentary food and wines from all over the world for you to taste and enjoy.

The Little Village
Every Thursday

Save $5 when going to the Circus using YMCA Promotional Code
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus comes to the River Center July 28 - 31. You can save $5 on adult tickets by going to and using the promotional code, YMCA. The River Center will make a donation to the YMCA Changing Lives Campaign for each person using the code.
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River Center
July 28 - 31

Friday Night Floral Design Class at Fleur Du Jour
Fleur Du Jour is hosting a beginner-level floral design class this Friday. Their friendly and engaging staff will guide you through the basics of flower care and conditioning, and show you how to gently handle and manipulate flowers to create eye-catching designs. Cost of the class is $50 per person and is limited to 10 students per class.
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Fleur Du Jour
Friday, July 22, 6PM - 8PM

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

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