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Live After Five Fall Season opens up with Satisfaction
The Fall season of Live After Five kicks off this Friday with Satisfaction, the international touring tribute show dedicated to the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band". This glamorous show has been in production and touring since 2001 with over 1500 performance dates to its credit. It is the only full time touring show of it's kind in the world. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 45 years of classic hits. Featured in dozens of national newspapers, magazines and television ads as the greatest show ever honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

AZ Young Park
Friday, September 9

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Manship Theatre
It's the hair and that electric sound! A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and innovator of funk, Clinton and his elaborate band will fill the stage and propel the house with hits like "Not Just Knee Deep" and the chart topper "Atomic Dog!" and more!

Manship Theatre
Friday, September 9, 8PM

LASM After Hours: Meet Three Louisiana Artists
Artists Troy Dugas, Shawne Major, and Jonathan Pellitteri are making big strides onto the national art platform. LASM curator Elizabeth Weinstein will engage the artists in a lively discussion about method and meaning in their work, how they got started, and where they are headed. For information call 344-5272.

Thursday, September 8, 5:30 PM

Special Second Saturdays at the Arts Market
If Tropical Storm Lee Dampened your Arts Market experience, here's another chance, this Saturday. Shop for one-of a kind gifts at the special Second Saturday September Arts Market! The Arts Market showcases original, hand-made works every first Saturday of the month from 8:00AM until 12:00PM at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Shop with over 50 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

5th and Main Street
Saturday, September 10, 8AM - 12PM

Tyler Kinchen and The Right Pieces at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Young, funky and talented, this fresh group of musicians from Ponchatula, LA will keep you on the dance floor with their renditions of some the best R&B and Soul on the planet!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, September 9

Second Saturdays at LSU MOA
Just think about art and the shapes you see. If you're a good matcher, this will be a spree! Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to provide assistance. For more information call 389-7200. Free admission

LSU Museum of Art
Saturday, September 10, 10AM - 2PM

The Flamethrowers at the Roux House
The Flamethrowers have been melting faces across the Gulf Coast since 2005. This high energy group of twenty somethings from Louisiana have toured extensively, opening for such national acts as Candlebox, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Sister Hazel and have sold out large capacity venues including the Varsity Theater and The Swamp in Fort Walton Beach, FL. These four kids, all seasoned veterans of the cover band circuit, know exactly how to kick out the jams, playing the greatest Rock N' Roll party songs from the 50s to today through amplifiers that go all the way up to eleven.

The Roux House
Friday, September 9

Tailgaters Market
Beautiful weather is on schedule for this Saturday's Market! Farmers, fishers and food artisans will have plenty of fresh and local items for tailgating menus as LSU & Southern both host their first home games of the season. Gulf shrimp, local sausage, chicken and beef are great on the grill along with seasonal vegetable kabobs. The Arts Market will also return as special guests with over 60 regional artisans. Local food enthusiast Parker Debenport will join host chef Celeste Gill for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. The cooking show begins at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Sunday, September 3

A Fete With Faust at the Old State Capitol
Join Opera Louisiana as they invite you to experience a true French Fete with food and devilishly divine specialty drinks by Heirloom Cuisine. Participate in their passion for the fashion contest by wearing your most passionate or devilish red accessory! Passion for fashion contestants will compete for a prize from Robert Roth Jewelers. Following the Fete enjoy a 90 minute version of Gounod's five act grand opera, Faust.

Old State Capitol
Thursday, September 8, 6PM

Freedom Walk and Patriot Day Ceremony at the USS KIDD
Join the USS KIDD for the annual Freedom Walk and Patriot Day observances. The Freedom Walk is a tradition reflecting on the lives lost on September 11, 2001, renewing our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, in addition to honoring our veterans, past and present. This year is the 10th anniversary of that tragic day. Patriot Day ceremonies will begin at 8:30AM on the museum grounds to honor and remember Louisiana natives lost in the Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks: Lt. Michael Scott Lamana (USN), Kevin Wayne Yokum (USN), Louis Calvin Williams, Leo Russell Keen, and Robert J. Hymel. The walk will begin immediately following the ceremony. The ceremony and walk are free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 11, 8:30AM

Rock the Roof at the YMCA
Rock the Roof is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament being held on the 7th floor roof of the Third Street Lasalle parking garage. Literally take your game to new heights as players will experience a great view of the downtown and the river. There will be 4 divisions; middle school, high school, adult and 40 years and older. Entrance cost is $50 per team and the tournament will be double elimination. Cash prizes will be given to the adult winning team while Academy Sports and Outdoors will give prizes to the winning youth team. Registration begins at 8AM.

Third Street Lasalle Garage, 7th Floor Roof
Saturday, September 24, 9AM

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

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