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Weekend Events!
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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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Duran Duran at The River Center
The band that defined the MTV generation! Don't miss the four original members of Duran Duran; John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes & Simon Le Bon, take the stage in Baton Rouge!

River Center
Friday, October 7

Live After Five fall season continues with Flow Tribe
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 Flow Tribe. Boiled in the musical melting pot of New Orleans, simmered in Louisiana soul, Flow Tribe transcends the traditional barriers of the music establishment with their unique style and sound. With the delicacy of a sledgehammer, Flow Tribe fuses psychedelic/blues and funk/rock to captivate any crowd.

AZ Young Park
Friday, October 7

Sunday in the Park
The 2011 FREE Fall Concert continues on Sunday and extends through November 6th 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 9, 12PM - 3PM

Tech X 2011
The concept behind TechX 2011 is simple, bring together the entire technology and telecommunications buying and decision making community, and provide them with network marketing and education to show them how many great companies are right here in the Gulf Coast Region.

River Center
October 5 - 7

United Way Jambalaya Jam
Capital Area United Way is throwing a street party you don't want to miss! The 24th Annual Jambalaya Jam, sponsored by DOW, is coming back to downtown Baton Rouge in 2011. Guests will be invited to enjoy cold drinks and live entertainment while sampling some of South Louisiana's best jambalaya from 45 teams competing!

Third & Lafayette Street
Thursday, October 6, 5PM - 8PM

Second Saturdays at LSU MOA
Someone painted a president when he was seventeen. Someone else married a king's little brother. Swap Stories until you find one that fits. Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own Blue Dog inspired artwork by your museum visit. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

LSU Museum of Art
Saturday, October 8, 10AM - 2PM

Zombie Bash 5K Run / Walk
Kick off Halloween with Of Moving Colors at the 2nd annual Zombie Bash 5k run/walk. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged! The race starts at the 13th Gate and proceeds down River Road (out & back), then ends back where it started for food, music, a costume contest, awards, and Thriller! To join the OMC dancers in a mass street dance of Michael Jackson's Thriller, check for a schedule of free Thriller classes in the weeks leading up to the Zombie Bash. To register for the race, go to

The 13th Gate
Friday, October 7, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Louisiana State Museum Fall Lecture Series
Lunchtime Lagniappe, a weekly series of lively presentations on local history, is returning to the Capitol Park Museum. The free, hour long program is designed for downtown workers and is held at noon each Wednesday in October. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. The Louisiana State Museum friends make refreshments available for a small donation.

Capitol Park Museum
Wednesday, October 5, 12PM

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

Meriwether & Royal Teeth at Manship Theatre
These two bands are to set to rock the house down. Both bands put on excellent live performances and will certainly have you on your feet screaming for an encore.

Manship Theatre
Friday, October 7, 8PM

Saturday at the Markets
Visit the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday to pick up the freshest produce in town along with lots of ready to eat goodies for weekend football parties. Shoppers can find pumpkins, sweet potatoes, fall squash varieties, greens, sausage, homemade pies, milk, shrimp, dairy products and much more this Saturday. Enjoy a hot breakfast inside Main Street Market and stick around for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration featuring chef Don Whitmore of Maxwell's Market. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Shoppers can also enjoy live music throughout the morning by the Fabulous Bagasse Boyz. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, October 8

Smart Melt
Stop by the McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton law firm for an open house to check out the latest, upcoming, upscale art featured by Belaire High School! Art will be displayed all month.

340 Florida St.
Wednesday, October 5, 6PM

Wine Down Wednesdays at the Wine Loft
Check out the Wine Loft on Wednesdays for a great time and awesome specials like 1/2 off bottles all night. The atmosphere truly allows you to wine down while the staff is always friendly and cheerful.
Wine Loft
Wednesday, October 6

Red Dress Thursdays at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Live Music, appetizers, delicious happy hour specials and great company! Just what Louisiana is all about! Every week from 4-7PM featuring happy hour specials, new music and more! Sponsored by McGlynn, Glisson and Mouton, with a special partner sponsor every week.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Thursday, October 6

Funk Me I'm Famous at The Roux House
With a special blend of New Orleans style brass and funk alongside the best DJ's in Louisiana. Come get funked and dance all night every first Thursday at the Roux House.

The Roux House
Thursday, October 6

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

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