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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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11th Annual Mistletoe Market
Mistletoe Market has become one of the largest and most anticipated Christmas shows in Baton Rouge. Last year's show attracted over 6,000 families in the Baton Rouge area and 150 merchants. The Mistletoe Market is proud to showcase local Baton Rouge businesses as well as out of town merchants with only a $3 admission (with half of the proceeds going to children in need in the Baton Rouge area). It offers free parking and they allow strollers which makes their event very family oriented.

Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge
November 12 & 13

Inaugural Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

The Lyceum Dean
November 11 - 13

Walking Tours at the Capitol Park Museum
The Capitol Park Museum is hosting a downtown Baton Rouge Walking Tour. A museum curator is leading the tour which will highlight landmarks in Capitol Park and the historic Spanish Town neighborhood. Walks may be cancelled for inclement weather. Patrons are advised to dress comfortably for the 45 minute tour. All walks are free and open to the public.

The Capitol Park Museum
Saturday, November 12, 9AM

LASM After Hours with Forces of Nature
Relax after work and take in the current exhibition Forces of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Artists Elizabeth Shannon and Dawn DeDeaux will point out some of their favorite works while sharing stories about their own work and discussing how nature continues to inspire artists. On loan from one of America's most prestigious contemporary art collections, the exhibition offers a range of perspectives on environmental issues. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission: members free, non-members $7.

Thursday, November 10, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Red Stick International Animation Festival Fall Retrospective
The 2011 Red Stick International Animation Festival presents its Fall Retrospective, featuring the very best animated films from past festivals, including a special screening of "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Also, a special presentation will be made to the first inductee into the Louisiana Animation Hall of Fame, William Joyce. A reception for ticket holders will follow.

Manship Theatre
Thursday, November 10, 1:30PM

Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Old State Capitol
Join the USS KIDD on Veterans Day as they honor all those who currently serve and have served this great nation in the United States Armed Forces. Services will be held in the House Chambers of Louisiana's Old State Capitol. The Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus will perform a tribute to the men and women of our armed forces during the ceremony. Four veterans will be inducted into the Louisiana Veterans Hall of Honor. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

The Old State Capitol
Friday, November 11, 11AM

2nd Annual Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana Gala
Join the Epilepsy Foundation, take a Seat for Seizures and All that Jazz for an evening of entertainment, food and silent auction bargains. Entertainment will be provided by the Mike Foster Project. Food will be provided by Chef KD, Café Phonecia, Aztecas, Cou-yons Bar-B-Q (Port Allen) Splendido!, Edible Event and The Perfect Platter to name a few. Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka will be featured drinks. $5 Parking available on Convention Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

The Lyceum Ballroom
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30PM

Sneakers & Suits Benefit Gala
Join NBA and former LSU Star Tyrus Thomas, his celebrity friends, and Baton Rouge's finest for an evening of laughter and fun. Proceeds will support his foundation and minority recruitment through the Black Male Leadership Initiative at LSU. This wonderful event features a lively cocktail reception, great food, an open bar, classic games, an elaborate auction and exciting live entertainment.

The Hilton
Friday, November 11, 7PM - 11PM

Christmas in November Sale at First United Methodist
Join First United Methodist in a benefit sale that will include items such as: purses, pashminas, table clothes, table runners, billfolds, coin purses, jewelry, silk scarves, neckties, tote bags, hammocks and much more! All items are made by the women of Cambodia and all proceeds are returned to Cambodia to help women of the Cambodian Methodist Church develop economic self sufficiency.

November 11 & 12, 10AM

The Justin McCain Project at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Baton Rouge musician and singer, Justin McCain brings his own special flair to an entourage of party songs that music lovers of all ages will appreciate. Wear your dancing shoes now because this band works extra hard to keep you on the dance floor!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, November 11

Saturday at the Market
Look for a variety of fall fruits and vegetables including root vegetable, winter greens, lemons, grapefruits, satsumas, sweet potatoes and squashes. Chef Celeste Gill will show shoppers easy ways to prepare these seasonal ingredients during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. The cooking demonstration begins at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Local musicians are also invited to join the Bluegrass Jam directly following the cooking demonstration at 11AM. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, November 12

Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights, the ultimate 70's and 80's dance club is now open at the Hollywood Casino! Don't miss special celebrity guest appearance by singer, actor, pop icon, former teen idol and pop culture sensation Leif Garrett! Must be 21 to enter.

Boogie Nights
November 11, 9PM

The Unfinished Business Band at The Roux House
The Unfinished Business Band is a variety music cover band playing Swamp Pop, Rock N Roll, Line Dance, Blues, and a touch of Country music.

The Roux House
Saturday, November 12, 9PM

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

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