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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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Gordon Lightfoot
The signature Lightfoot sound, both in the studio and on tour, centers around Lightfoot's distinct baritone voice and folk-based twelve-string acoustic guitar. Be sure to check out this exceptional vocalist.

River Center
Monday, January 16, 8PM

Resolve to Eat Healthier in 2012
The Red Stick Farmers Market is the place to be this Saturday morning. Local farmers will bring fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, beets, lettuce, kale, spinach, strawberries and citrus. Learn to pair local citrus and pork together during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration by chef Fred Heurtin. The demonstration begins at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets.

Laurel Street Palooza
Best street party in town and celebrates the arts in Baton Rouge with lively bands and entertainment, silent auction and great food and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

427 Laurel Street & Chase Building
Friday, January 13, 5:30PM

Second Saturdays
Colors are everywhere in the Museum of Art, but can you find them when you need five in a row? This bingo-with-a-twist will help you see things in a whole new hue! Bring a "Take-and-Make" home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit.

LSU Museum of Art
Saturday, January 14, 10AM

Meditation at the Museum
Instead of spending the evening stuck in traffic, unwind and relax with Meditation at the Museum with Pure Yoga instructor Alvin Temple. Through meditation and a sublime museum setting, you will learn to calm your mind and be more stable, still and aware.

LSU Museum of Art
Thursday, January 12, 5:30PM

Louisiana Marathon & Cypress 5K
Friends, family and curious spectators will line up along the 26.2 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer on the many that chose to run. The Louisiana Marathon course features a fast, flat, runner-friendly path through the lakes, along the river, around downtown, on the university campus and in historic neighborhoods. The Cypress Challenge 5K starts at the State Capitol and ends at the Louisiana State Museum.

State Capitol
January 14 - 15

Smart Melt
The Law Offices of McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton will display art created by students at Woodlawn Middle and McKinley Middle Magnet Schools. Stop by during normal business hours to view and/or purchase unique art created by these students.

340 Florida St.
January 17 - 29

Martin Luther King Day March
The NAACP will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2012 Commemoration Program this Monday. The theme for this year's event is "We've Come This Far by Faith."

Mount Zion First Baptist Church
Monday, January 16, 8AM

Eric J. Brown: Text & Context
An exhibition of the works of artist Eric J. Brown titled "Text & Context" is on display at the Shaw Center for the Arts and runs through January 23. Through brilliant abstract paintings, scrolls in vessels and two-dimensional sculptures, Brown explores a language by which all in existence relate.

Shaw Center for the Arts
Through January 23

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

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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