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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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Miranda Lambert at The River Center
Miranda Lambert will be performing at the Baton Rouge River Center with special guest Randy Rogers Band and Justin Moore. Miranda Lambert remains country's most refreshing act as she puts on some of the best concerts in today's country music scene. Come out for what is sure to be an amazing show!

River Center
Friday, September 30

Live After Five fall season continues with Chasing Scarlett
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 Chasing Scarlett, a super group of talent, with a unique sound that is one-of-a-kind. The members of this group are comprised of seasoned musicians who have joined forces to create a sound that fans have called "Americana roots rock," and quite simply put "rock with a fiddle!"

AZ Young Park
Friday, September 23

Sunday in the Park kicks off this weekend!
The 2011 FREE Fall Concert starts on Sunday, October 2nd and continues for 6 consecutive Sunday's downtown from noon until 3PM in historic Lafayette Park across from the Shaw Center for the Arts. Come and enjoy amazing live music, wonderful food, face painting and balloon creations. Sunday in the Park is a fall and spring series of free outdoor concerts for the arts in collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and 225 Magazine.
Lafayette Park
Sunday, October 2, 12PM - 3PM

AIABR presents Architecture: The Process Behind the Project
Sneak peek into the evolution of "the Architectural project". Using 2011 Rose Award entered projects, this exhibition will provide a behind the scenes look at their development and how they came to fruition. Exhibition lasts through October 30th.

Kress Gallery
Friday, September 30 7PM - 9PM

Abita Dinner Series at Stroubes
The Abita Brewing Company invites you to experience the 2011 Abita Dinner Series. Each course of the meal is paired with an Abita Beer for the ultimate dining experience. Dine with Abita as Stroube's favorite chefs bring your favorite brews to the table.

Thursday, September 29, 6:30PM

Art Talk at LASM
LASM is hosting a special free art talk this Sunday. Dan Cameron, founder and artistic director of Prospect New Orleans, will lead a lively discussion about contemporary art while touring the current exhibition Old Methods, New Visions: Three Louisiana Artists. This program is free and is supported in part by the Louisiana State University School of Art.

Sunday, October 2, 2PM

The 13th Gate & Necropolis 13
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.

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!
Tickets $20

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

Manhattan Short Film Festival at Manship Theatre
An extraordinary global event will take place when over 100,000 people in over 200 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes for one purpose - to view and vote on the finalists in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Manship Theatre
Friday, September 30, 7:30PM

First Saturday at the Markets
Enjoy beautiful fall weather and a great selection of produce this Saturday at Red Stick Farmers Market. Featured fall items will include squash blossoms, persimmons, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, mustard greens and chestnuts. Chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate easy to prepare dishes using seasonal vegetables from the fall harvest. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration begins at 10:30 AM inside the North Street entrance to Main Street Market. Shoppers will also enjoy music by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society, the Baton Rouge Arts Market and face painting for young market shoppers. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, October 1

Arts Market
Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts this Saturday at the Baton Rouge 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. Shop with over 60 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 & Main St.
Saturday, October 1

Free First Sunday
First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, October 2

LPB Art Rocks at Louisiana State Museum
Come celebrate the 2011 LPB Art and Travel Auction featuring artworks and fine crafts from over 200 artists. Enjoy the sound of the John Gray Jazz Trio, live art demos and more!

Louisiana State Museum
Friday, September 30, 7PM - 9PM

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

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

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