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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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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
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

Young Band Summer Slam
Eight student bands of Baton Rouge Music Studios' "Young Band Nation" spent the summer writing an original song, recording it, and creating a music video for it. Each band will premiere the music video and follow it up with a live performance of the song! The ages of our students range from 9-18 years old.
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Manship Theatre's 4th Floor Terrace
Saturday, July 30, 8PM

Caddyshack at Manship Theatre
In this cult classic starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray, an exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. Come dressed in your best golf attire and play a round of Wii Golf before the show! Happy Hour from 6PM - 7PM in the Gallery.
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Manship Theatre's 4th Floor Terrace
Friday, July 29, 8PM

Blue Dogs and Cajuns on the River
This exhibit features over eighty original paintings and sculptures that illustrate the progression of George Rodrigue's forty-year career and reveal the origins of his iconic Blue Dog. The exhibition includes a series of Rodrigue's famous Blue Dog paintings from the New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as signature works from local collectors and the artist's personal collection. Click here for more information

LSU Museum of Art
Through September 18

Pacifico, Native America and The Diane Lanes at Red Star
Having previously been featured on MTV, FUSE, a Subway commercial and, Pacifico continues to push through the music scene playing 100+ shows a year. Come rock the night this Friday as the Red Star presents Pacifico, with Native America and The Diane Lanes. Click here for more information

Red Star
Friday, July 29, 9PM - 12AM

Flow Tribe at The Roux House
The Flow Tribe is a unique blues/funk/rock band that electrifies the audience with the diversity of music represented on the stage and absorbs the crowd into the band to form one funky party we all can enjoy. Influenced by the eclectic New Orleans funk/rock community, the Flow Tribe has grown into a dynamic and all around entertaining entity. Simply put, the Flow Tribe seeks to flip your switch, crack your backbone, and take any event into the 4th dimension.
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The Roux House
Friday, July 29

Rock On at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
ROCK ON! Featuring bands such as Edge of Reason & Versus Roberts. These bands are gonna tear the place down! Bring your party pack and have some BnT fun!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, July 28

Everything Eggplant
Summer's Fresh Fest continues as we celebrate the eggplant. Shoppers will find glove-shaped eggplant in purple, pale lavender, jade green and white. The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature Chef Jamie Stephens of Enoteca Marcello's Wine Bar & Café. Join Chef Stephens and host Chef Celeste Gill at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market to learn how to prepare eggplant varieties found at the Market. Stick around for zydeco music by Mel Chavis and a performance of young violinists from the studio of Danis Salassi. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

AIA Baton Rouge 2011 Rose Awards Gala
Join the American Institute of Architects as they unveil and celebrate award winning architecture and development produced by firms from nine surrounding parishes. A jury of peers from out-of-state firms will be graciously viewing all submissions, and will share their insight during the evening as all submissions will be on display. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear directly from the architects about their award winning designs.
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Tickets: $50 in advance, $55 at the door

Lyceum Dean Building
Friday, July 29, 7 - 10PM

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

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