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Belle of Baton Rouge Features New Venues
The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino now features a new venue called Bar 102, a place where the drinks are always cold and the food is always delicious. Bar 102 serves up frothy pints of locally brewed beers as well as all your favorite beverages. Join them for a post-work happy hour or relax and hang out with your friends. From mouthwatering appetizers like quesadillas, gumbo, and buffalo wings to tasty sandwiches like the crawfish-cake burger and roast beef & onion panini, there's something for everyone's appetite! Hours of operation will be Sunday - Thursday, 11:00AM - 11:00PM, Friday & Saturday, 11:00AM - midnight. The Belle also has another newly opened venue, The Atrium Cafe. This is an upscale dining venue that is open only in the evening or as a private dining event. The Atrium Cafe's hours will be, Thursday through Sunday from 5PM - 10PM. The Atrium Cafe will feature a local Baton Rouge artist each month and display samples of their work.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino

Mignon Faget Exhibition at the Capitol Park Museum
A major exhibition celebrating the life and work of noted Louisiana artist and jewelry designer Mignon Faget is opening at Capitol Park Museum this Friday, and it will run through Feb. 25. Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design, originally organized by the Historic New Orleans Collection, features hundreds of objects including jewelry, prints, linoleum blocks, drawings, glassware and textiles. The exhibition presents the artist's commercial work and commissioned pieces for Mardi Gras krewes, museums and numerous charitable organizations.

Capitol Park Museum
November 18 - February 25

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Night
As part of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week, they are hosting their 11th Pitch Night this Thursday. This will be their biggest and most publicized Pitch Night to date. Four area entrepreneurs will have 10 minutes to pitch their business to the panel of experts in front of a live audience. RIO is flying in venture capitalists from across the country & CMO Accelerator is flying in a notable entrepreneur from New York to sit on the judges' panel for this event. A cash prize will be given to the entrepreneur with the best combined presentation and business model.

The Manship Theatre
Thursday, November 17, 6-8PM

Anthony Hamilton at the River Center
Anthony Hamilton is an outstanding American R&B soul, singer/songwriter and record producer. His fame rose with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From which featured the singles "Comin' from Where I'm From" and "Charlene."

The River Center
Sunday, November 20, 7PM

LASM Planetarium New Shows Starting
LASM would like to invite you to their newly renovated planetarium this Friday. They reopened the planetarium November 4 after a three-month renovation, during which new carpet and seats were installed. This Friday, several new programs will open to the public, including a family-friendly show called One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; a large-format digital movie called Wild Ocean; and Life: A Cosmic Story.

Friday, November 18

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Manship Theatre
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, "How big can you get - 100 years of Cab Calloway" is a sure hit. Enjoy an exciting night with a fusion of jazz, swing, dixieland and big band. Tickets:$50

Manship Theatre
Friday, November 18, 7:30PM

Red Stick Green Drinks
Red Stick Green Drinks is a monthly gathering for environmentally minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time. This month's Green Drinks will feature Jeff Shaw from Gulf South Solar and he will discuss recent projects and innovative new ones.

The Gallery at Manship Theatre
Thursday, November 17, 5:30PM

Tigers and Tops and Toys, Oh My!
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up to the spectacular holiday exhibition Under the Big Top! Be amazed by historic posters and photographs! Enjoy exciting works of art, see ferocious stuffed animals and amazing antique toys! Under the Big Top is a fanciful exhibition, on display throughout the holiday season. This exhibition highlights the magic and timelessness of the circus through the Museum's spectacular collection of toys, fine art, turn-of-the-century photos and circus posters on loan from a private collector.

LSU Museum of Art
Through December 31

After 8 at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
After 8 is a fun, entertaining, and tight-sounding group with a style that keeps audiences moving! They take classic Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, and R&B and tastefully combine a modern sound with a powerful horn section. The band covers a wide variety of music, from the 1920's to today's hot hits, while adding their own touch of funk to a high-energy show.

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, November 18

Battling Batten's - A Fight Against Time Amazing Race
Come run this challenging and exciting "Amazing Race" style race. Teams of two people will race from one stop to the next in beautiful downtown Baton Rouge completing challenges at each stop before receiving a clue to move on to the next. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The race starts at the Roux House.

Roux House
Saturday, November 19, 4PM

Shop the Markets for Your Thanksgiving Feast
Farmers and food artisans will offer a variety of desserts for Thanksgiving including pies, sugar cane syrup cakes, Louisiana citrus, first of the season strawberries, tarts, cakes, cookies, and cheesecakes. Other holiday specialties include winter squash, sweet potatoes, seasonal greens, pecans, mushrooms, artisan cheeses, jasmine rice and native Louisiana wines. Join the Fresh from the Market cooking show to learn how to create a Farmers Market Feast with local produce, nuts, breads, native Louisiana wines and artisan cheeses. Chef Celeste Gill will host award winning local Chef Nathan Gresham from Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar as they share menu ideas to make this year's Thanksgiving dinner a special Louisiana treat. Musical entertainment will include The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society throughout the morning. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, November 19

Boogie Nights Michael Mania Weekend
Boogie Nights, the ultimate 70's and 80's dance club is now open at the Hollywood Casino! Don't miss special performances by the King of Pop! Boogie Nights' own Michael Jackson impersonator will be performing hits like "Billie Jean", "Beat It", "Thriller" and more! Plus, a Tito's Vodka promotion and Thanksgiving Food Drive on Friday. Get in free when you bring in canned or dried foods to support local food drive for The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Must be 21 to enter.

Boogie Nights
November 18 & 18

#ConnectBTR at The Roux House
Come out and listen to international social media guru, Amanda Hite. Interact with other thriving professionals while enjoy complimentary beer and pizza till 6! RSVP to or at

The Roux House
Thursday, November 17, 5PM - 9PM

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

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