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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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25th Annual Turkey Trot
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving feast while supporting the March of Dimes' efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Turkey Trot offers a 5k Run and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Turkey Walk.

Convention & Third Street
Thursday, November 24, 8AM

Christmas Wreaths and Wine
Enjoy wine and refreshments and create your own Christmas wreath to take home for your front door! $55 covers all supplies and instruction by Malcolm Andes of Andes Floral and Bridal Design. Pre-register with Claire Trahan at 387-2464 or

Old Governor's Mansion
Tuesday, November 29, 5:30PM

Aaron Neville at the Manship Theatre
Come out for a great night featuring Aaron Neville, the soul and R&B singer and musician. Neville has had four top-20 hits in the United States along with four platinum-certified albums. Of mixed African American and Native American heritage, his music also features Cajun and Creole influences.
Tickets:$85 & $100

Manship Theatre
Sunday, November 27, 7:00PM

United We Groove at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
United We Groove is a four piece band that supplies untouchable energy and music that covers a wide spectrum. The group has entertained fans across Southeast Louisiana including performances at The New Orleans Hornets Buzz Fest, The Wooden Boat Festival, Relay for Life Fundraisers and much more. The band is known for covering a wide range of genres during their show. From the funk of Sly and The Family Stone to the rock edge of Led Zepplin, this group offers something for everybody. Check them out on their facebook page or on their website!

Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Friday, November 25

Markets Open Saturday After Thanksgiving
Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market are the perfect outing for friends, family and out of town guests during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Markets will be open this Saturday, November 26th beginning at 8AM. Start off the morning with a cup of coffee and a hot breakfast inside Main Street Market while enjoying the many artisan shops. Then, head outside for the freshest produce in town from local farmers as well as artisan cheeses, meats, seafood, breads, pies, honey, native plants and fresh cut flowers. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at Fifth and Main Streets.

Main Street Market
Saturday, November 26

Boogie Nights Black Friday Blacklight Party
Show your receipt from any of the local businesses and get in for free! Wear neon or dayglow and be there when the lights go out for the ultimate black light party event of the year! Doors open at 9PM. Must be 21 to enter.

Boogie Nights
Friday, November 25

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are turning heads around the world and bringing Louisiana flavor to the masses. The funky zydeco band's latest release, "Zydeco Junkie," earned one of the highest musical accolades when it was named Best Zydeco / Cajun Album during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards celebration in February 2011.

The Roux House
Saturday, November 26

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 now open at Capitol Park Museum 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
Through February 25

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

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

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