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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
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!


2009 Great American Cleanup!
Saturday April 4th, 2009
Registration: 8 am
Cleanup: 8:30 am - Noon

Downtown Baton Rouge - 100 S River Road (in front of LASM, across from River Center)

The organization's mission is to keep Baton Rouge beautiful through education and community involvement.


Happy's 206th 1st Annual Superfecta Downtown Spectacular 5K!
A 5k Race unlike any other in Baton Rouge...a great new downtown route, live music pre- and post- race, vintage race t's, and great post-race food highlighting the restaurants of downtown Baton Rouge. Race is Saturday, April 4, 2009 with music starting at 5pm, race at 6pm, and post-race music, food, and drinks 'till 2am.


Jerry Seinfeld at The River Center!
Don't miss the hilarious stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld of the long running television show Seinfeld at the Baton Rouge River Center this Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:00 PM - 12:00 PM.

Also, Don't miss...
12th Annual International Heritage Celebration
April 5, 2009 12:00 PM
FREE, live music, food, dance, storytelling, native dress, flags, stage performances and educational booths representing over 40 countries provide a rich insight into the multi-cultural makeup of Baton Rouge.

Sunday in the park

Sunday in the Park Spring 2009!
Sunday in the Park, a FREE outdoor concert series in Lafayette Park featuring brunch and music under the oaks, will kick off the Spring 2009 season Sunday April 5 at 12PM with The Benjy Davis Project.

Farmers Market

Red Stick Farmer's Market
On the first Saturday of each month, the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners are at the Red Stick Farmers Market to offer expert advice on seasonal gardening and often provide free soil sample kits. The Fresh from the Market Cooking Show happens every Saturday inside Main Street Market. This cooking demonstration showcases local chefs and food lovers from around Louisiana. Also on the first Saturday of each month, except January and May, the Baton Rouge Arts Market sets up next to the Red Stick Farmers Market.


Upcoming Events at LASM

Fine Art, Fine Wine: Inuit Art and Culture
Thursday, April 2, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Enjoy a glass of wine and learn more about the fascinating culture and artwork of the Inuit people of northern Canada at this after-hours event.

In the Footsteps of Galileo: A Lecture
Friday, April 3, 7:00 PM
Learn about who Galileo was, the time he lived in, what science looked like during his lifetime, and the profound impact he had on the development of scientific discovery, religion, and philosophy


April Fence History Month at Louisiana's Old State Capitol
On Sunday, April 1, an exhibit on the history of the magnificent fence that surrounds the Old State Capitol will be on display. There will be photographs of the fence before, during and after the restoration project that began in May of 2007 along with architectural drawings and artifacts

The exhibit will be on display through Wednesday, April 29 during regular museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

St James

Upcoming Events at Manship Theatre
Hearts: An Evening with Brother Dave Gardner
Saturday, April 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m. $30.00-$50.00
Brother Dave is reincarnated, and ever so funny. One of the biggest comedy stars the South ever produced returns for one more laugh, performing his most memorable routines and real life story.

Frame to Frame: LSU MOA & A Movie
Thursday, April 9, 2009, 6 p.m. $15.00
The LSU Museum of Art and Manship Theatre present a celebration of art and cinema with the Frame to Frame series. A screening of Gigi follows a reception and viewing of the featured exhibition, Rodin: a Magnificent Obsession.

Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!

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

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