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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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Smart Growth Summit 2011
Online registration will reopen Thursday. Day-of registration will be available at the event for $75. This price does not include additional $10 lunch sessions. Cash or checks made out to CPEX will be accepted. The summit is free for members of the press, students and educators.

Shaw Center

August 17 - 19

Dax Riggs at Manship Theatre
Louisiana's own dark star and Orpheus of the underground, Dax Riggs - the fool in your tarot deck - trippin' over his own tombstone, reaching into the atmosphere and pulling spirits from the air. An alchemy of all roots music, doom metal and glam-punk poetry. It sounds like voodoo, feels like redemption and puts off heat like a burning oil rig. In the service of tears and the ghost of all sorrows...say goodnight to the world. Tickets: $12

Manship Theatre
Saturday, August 20, 8PM

First Annual Red Carpet Road Race
The NIGHTLIFE series presents the 1st Annual Midsummer Night's Dream Red Carpet Road Race. This race is a VIP look into the world of racing. All race participants will receive a unique race "bib" and the run will finish on a Red Carpet. All finishers receive a race medal and Paparazzi will be on hand to take your picture on the Red Carpet. All participants will receive a door prize (over $8000 in prizes), VIP after party will include a martini bar, beer, catering by Stroube's Seafood and Steaks, music by Josh Garrett and the Bottomline, and a few surprises along the way.

Convention & 4th Street
Saturday, August 20, 6PM

Red Stick Roller Derby
Come out to see some hard knock roller derby at the Baton Rouge River Center.

Double Header:
Diables Rouges vs. Burn City Rollers
Begins at 6:00pm, Doors at 5:00pm
Capital Defenders vs. Bayou Outlaw Rollergirls

Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall 2

The Anteeks at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Come rock out the Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's nightclub with the Anteeks as they will be playing everything from Johnny Cash to Genuine.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, August 19

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., there has been and will be no IPODs, just nasty, messed up warped old records found at junk shops.

Red Star Bar
Saturday, August 20

Kung Fu Pineapple at the Roux House
Come enjoy modern, classic rock at the Roux House with Kung Fu Pineapple Friday night! Kung Fu Pineapple is a cover band based out of Lafayette, playing a large variety of 80's, 90's, modern, classic rock and more.

The Roux House
Friday, August 19

Local Blogger Cooks at the Market
Join Jay Ducote of the popular Bite and Booze blog for this Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. Jay will share his tips for preparing top notch tailgating fare with a fresh and local twist. The cooking demonstration will begin at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. This Saturday is also the last day to submit entries for Red Stick Farmers Market's First Canning Contest. Visit for the details and submission form. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

300 Seats Social Revolution
The Middle East and North Africa are scenes of emerging democracy. Culture and tradition are challenged by mobile technology, communications and twitter. 300 seats will screen an Oscar-winning short film that takes an alternative view on the Arab-Israeli conflict, host a moderated panel discussion on the role of social/web media.The event will also include a sample tasting menu of regional cuisine including taboule, moujadra and more. Tickets: $30

City Club
Thursday, August 18, 7:30PM - 10PM

Wedding Flower Design Class at Fleur Du Jour
Join Fleur Du Jour as students will learn basic care and conditioning of flowers, and techniques for designing and fashioning bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. They will provide all the tools, materials and experience you need to create the perfect wedding flowers. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced designers alike.

Fleur Du Jour
Wednesday, August 17, 6PM - 9PM

Miranda Lambert Presale Offer
Exclusive venue presale offer to purchase tickets to the Miranda Lambert concert at the River Center. Presale is this Thursday from 10AM - 10PM. Password: HOUSE

River Center
Friday, September 30, 7:30PM

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

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