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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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The Harlem Globetrotters
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back! These basketball tricksters will have you jumping out of your seat. Come out for what is sure to be an exciting event!

River Center
Saturday, January 21, 2PM

Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch is considered to be the most prolific and celebrated solo jazz pianist of his generation. He balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, while remaining in-demand as a collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists.

Manship Theatre
Wednesday, January 18, 7:30PM

Saturday at Main Street Market
Enjoy a crepe, quiche, breakfast pizza, muffin, cinnamon roll or a traditional full breakfast this Saturday inside Main Street Market while listening to tunes by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. Each of the cafes inside the Market offer a unique approach to breakfast, brunch and lunch options for market shoppers. At 10AM, young chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will offer suggestions for cooking with fresh, local ingredients in the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration. The demonstration is held in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Red Stick farmers will also be on hand with a great variety of winter fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, baked goods, honey, plants and prepared foods. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets.

The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival returns to the Manship Theatre for its sixth year with another award-winning lineup. For four days, the festival will present a variety of internationally recognized films including The Matchmaker, The Infidel, and more...

The Manship Theatre
January 21 - 24

Museum After Dark: The History of Coffee
With over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is the world's most popular beverage. Join the owners of Strands Café, Baton Rouge as you sample coffees from different regions and learn about different brewing processes and flavors. Discover the long-standing history of this well-known drink in a museum setting complete with 18th century and 19th century tea and coffee services.

LSU Museum of Art
Thursday, January 19, 5:30PM

Red Stick Green Drinks
Red Stick Green Drinks is a chance for ecologically minded Baton Rouge residents to meet, exchange ideas, and just generally have a good time. Steve LeVan, Vice President of Advocacy for Albemarle will discuss the company's new products and initiatives.

Manship Theatre
Thursday, January 19, 5:30PM

The Islenos & the Spanish in Louisiana Lecture
John Hickey, distinguished historian of the Los Islenos Culture and Heritage Society, will present a lecture on the history of the Islenos culture and its relation to the Spanish Empire and the formation of the State. The event is part of an educational lecture series of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana.

Old Governor's Mansion
Thursday, January 19, 6PM

BRSO Masterworks Series
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series continues this week as former BRSO principal violist Matthew Daline performs William Walton's brilliant Viola Concerto.

River Center
Thursday, January 19, 7:30PM

Jambalaya Cook Off in North Boulevard Town Square with Andrew Zimmern
MSN's Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern is an entertaining journey into the heart and soul of America- through its food and its people. Each episode finds Zimmern in a new city, sampling its unique cultural and culinary experiences, while lending a helping hand to people in need. Come down for a plate of Jambalaya while participating in the filming of the cook off!!

North Boulevard Town Square
Wednesday, January 25, 11:30AM - 1:30PM

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.
Through January 29

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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