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Live After Five fall season continues with the Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Live After Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the capital city's premier FREE live music event, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. The fall season of Live After Five continues this Friday with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience! For more than 2 decades Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today.

AZ Young Park
Friday, September 23

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra presents the Entergy Masterworks Series at the River Center
Step into the BRSO's 63rd season and become swept up in the rapture of Maurice Ravel's poème chorégraphique La Valse. Experience the unexpected as the waltz tosses the listener from sweet delicate melodies to pompous ebullience. La Valse is followed by Ludwig van Beethoven's bombastic Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, featuring guest violinist Giora Schmidt. Be dazzled by his virtuosity, performing one of the most challenging of violin works ever written due to technically ambitious octaves. The enchantment of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite completes the evening. Stravinsky's unique voice is a blend of Russian nationalism and styles of Debussy and Ravel.

River Center
Thursday, September 22 7:30PM

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

The 13th Gate
The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. From crawling though a crematory oven and an old hearse, to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart. The 13th Gate has consistently been recognized as one of the top haunted attractions in the country by, MTV, AOL Cityguide, Fangoria Magazine, Haunted Attraction Magazine, and The Travel Channel. Tickets $20

832 St. Phillip Street
Thursday - Saturday
September 22 - October 31 6:30PM - 11:30PM

Necropolis 13
To celebrate a decade of fright at The 13th Gate,
Midnight Productions unveils its latest haunted creation,
Necropolis 13! 40,000 sq ft and over 400 zombie-infested New Orleans style crypts located next to The 13th Gate! With its extreme level of detail and a storyline rooted firmly in Louisiana's dark history of Voodoo, this event is sure to be one of the most unique haunted attractions ever created!
Ticktes $20

Thursday - Saturday
September 22 - October 31 6:30PM - 11:30PM

McCoy Tyner Quartet at Manship Theatre
Tyner's blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

Manship Theatre
Wednesday, September 21, 7PM & 9M

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies are powerfully talented musicians and entertainers who immerse the audience into all original Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing in the Southwest Louisiana tradition. No one will be able to sit still, and everyone will remember MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies forever. Also Tuesday, September 20 is Totally Original Tuesday, which is a night of totally original art, stand-up comedy and reader's theatre. Held bi-monthly in the nightclub with no cover.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, September 23

Chris Leblanc Band at the Roux House
After two decades of writing music, producing and releasing four different full length CD's on his own label Sweetroll Records, touring the U.S.and Europe, headlining festivals and nightclubs from Alaska to Algiers, Chris LeBlanc has become the live music performers performer. Playing covers ranging from The Beatles and Creedance Clearwater Revival to Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, or his own original music, Chris LeBlanc puts on a driving show that draws in the crowds and keeps them waiting for the next song to drop!

The Roux House
Friday, September 23

Fall Market
Fall is officially here and Red Stick Farmers are beginning to bring the first fall crops of the season. Tender mustard greens, squash blossoms, kale, spinach, radishes, pumpkins, purple hull peas and persimmons are making their way to the Saturday Market. Shoppers can look forward to new crops in the coming weeks along with some of summer's favorite squashes, cucumbers peppers and eggplant. Transitioning seasons also provides a great deal of variety. The Fresh from the Market weekly cooking show will feature Chef Jeremy Coco and students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Chef Coco and the talented LCI students will join host chef Celeste Gill cooking demonstration on how to use Louisiana's seasonal ingredients for Tailgating menus. Following the Fresh from the Market show, the Bluegrass Jam will gather and perform inside Main Street Market at 11AM. Local musicians are invited to join the group for this festive jam session. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, September 24

South Louisiana Food Historian to Share Insights to New Orleans Cuisine at Old Governor's Mansion
Rien T. Fertel, a bi-coastal South Louisianan from St. Martinville and New Orleans, is bringing his creativity and expertise in South Louisiana culture, particularly its history of cuisine to the Heritage Lecture series of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana. The lecture is free to FHL members and $10 for guests. A reception, hosted by Calendro's Fine Cellars, will be held at 6PM and the lecture begins at 6:30PM.

Old Governors's Mansion
Thursday, September 22, 6PM

Small Business Seminar at Capital One
Dear Small Business Owner,
Do you need some tips on how to manage your business finances? Do you need help in securing capital for your growing business?
Capital One has partnered with the LSU LBTC, the Downtown Business Association and others, to provide a seminar designed to help small businesses thrive in the current economy. Take home winning strategies to enhance your business. Please contact Cheri Ausberry to register by Tuesday, Sept. 27th

Capital One Bank Branch Downtown
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Women & Wine Wednesdays
Women & Wine on Wednesdays connects women for building new relationships and for re-connecting old ones, through a unique facilitated forum - an ideal opportunity for women in Baton Rouge who are striving to balance their own needs with those of their families, jobs, community involvement, as well as maintain their own personal overall well-being. The monthly events fulfill an ongoing and critical need for women to be able to share resources and discover new opportunities as they transition through the many stages of their lives, providing access to a larger network of both business,social, and community connections - for the growth and development of their professional and personal lives. Location changes every week.

Hotel Indigo
Wednesday, September 21, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

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

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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