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Weekend Events!
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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 Avett Brothers
There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into their fraternal DNA. You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well.

Baton Rouge River Center
Thursday, March 15, 7:30PM

Irish Music and Film to fill the O' Square!
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, North Boulevard Town Square will be filled with classic and current Irish music for all to enjoy. The music will run from Thursday, March 15th - Sunday, March 18th. In addition, a classic Irish film - 'The Quiet Man' with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara will air on the Town Square beacon on Friday, March 16th at 2:00PM and 7:00PM and on Saturday March 17th at 7:00PM. Enjoy the O' Square while Downtown and dine from one of our many restaurants.

North Boulevard Town Square
March 15 - 18

Levi Stephenson and DOC
Lovers of classic rock and folk should join Zolia Bistro as Levi and DOC bring some old favorites back to life along with a mix of originals. Drink and dinner specials compliment this fun filled evening with music starting at 5:30PM.

Zolia Bistro
Friday, March 16

Spontaneous Combustion
Join Fleur du Jour for Spontaneous Combustion, a live art event made up of local musicians, painters, sculptors, and other artists invested in spreading the love of art in the Greater Baton Rouge Area community.

Fleur du Jour
Thursday, March 15, 6PM - 9PM

Yoga in the Square
Karmady Yoga, a new downtown business, would like to introduce themselves to the downtown community by offering free yoga classes in the new North Boulevard Town Square! Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, this class will help you learn in a non-threatening way. You will experience a gentle, slow approach to postures, allowing you to experience each pose. The session will close with an emphasis placed on relaxation and allowing a restoration of the body and mind. The classes will be held on Sunday and on Tuesday before the Happy's Running Club gets going, so come out and stretch away some stress in the square!

Town Lawn in North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesday, March 13, 4:45PM
Sunday, March 18, 1PM

Museum After Dark: The Sounds of Stone
Combine the multifaceted granite sculpture of Jesús Moroles with improvisational percussion by the LSU percussion group Hamiruge (Hammer-Rouge) and you get a once in a lifetime experience. The ensemble, under the direction of Brett William Dietz, Associate Professor of Percussion with the School of Music at LSU, has been at the forefront of commissioning, performing, and premiering new works for percussion. Don't miss this unique artistic collaboration.

LSU Museum of Art
Thursday, March 15, 6PM

Wreath's and Wine
Experience Wreaths & Wine while making decorative Easter wreaths and enjoying refreshments and h'orderves. $50 for members and $60 non-members (supplies included for both). Class is instructed by Malcom Anderson of Andes Bridal & Floral Design. Pre-Register and pay with Claire Trahan, 387-2464 by March 16th.

Old Governor's Mansion
Monday, March 19, 5:30PM - 8PM

The Little Engine That Could
Choo! Choo! Watch the little switch engine beat the odds as she bravely agrees to try and pull the heavy train cars up the mountain. Children will learn the importance of optimism, hard work and persistence as they chant, "I think I can! I think I can!" Experience and enjoy a train ride around the plaza, play with toys from Victoria's Toy Station, receive cast member autographs after the show, snack pack consisting of pop-corn and caffeine-free drink. Train ride is free with purchase of show ticket, $5 without show ticket. Train will be giving rides around the Shaw Center Plaza 1 hour before performance and 1 hour after.

Manship Theatre
Sunday, March 18, 2PM

Lunchtime Lagniappe
Lunchtime Lagniappe, a weekly series of lively presentations on local history will run at the Capitol Park Museum on Wednesdays through March 28. Designed for downtown workers on a break, the free hour long programs are held at noon each Wednesday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. The Capitol Park Museum friends make refreshments available for a small donation.

Wednesday, March 14, 12PM
Louisiana State Museum curator Matthew Reonas traces the political transformation of Louisiana's first governor William C. C. Claiborne from Anglo-American "outsider" to Creole "insider."

Crawfish Sundays at Lucy's
Every Sunday at 3PM Lucy's is boiling up crawfish with all the fixin's! $15 for a 3lb. tray and $25 for all you can eat. They will be playing live music from 3PM - 6PM and their featured drink specials are $2.50 Bud Light Draughts and $15 buckets of Bud and Bud Light to compliment $4 Rumplemintz after 8PM!

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar
Sunday, March 17, 3PM

Saturday at the Market
Find late winter and early spring crops at the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday along with flats of sweet Louisiana strawberries. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration welcomes Chef Andy Flores of The Dream Gourmet. Chef Flores will create a seasonal dish using fresh ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join the North Street seating area of Main Street Market at 10AM to watch the demo and sample the completed dish. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets.

St. James Gumbo
St. James is serving shrimp or chicken & sausage gumbo over rice with salad, homemade bread, dessert and coffee or tea (dine-in only). Call 225-387-5141 between 8:00AM and 10:00AM to place your order for drive-thru or inside pickup. Dine in is open from 11:00AM - 1:00PM. Price is $10 - Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church - Fourth at Florida Streets.

St. James Episcopal Church
Friday, March 16

Rock The Roof at the YMCA
Rock the Roof is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament being held on the 7th floor roof of the Third Street Lasalle parking garage. Literally take your game to new heights as players will experience a great view of the downtown and the river. There will be 3 divisions; middle school, high school and adult. Entrance cost is $50 per team and the tournament will be double elimination. Cash prizes will be given to the adult winning team. Registration begins at 8AM. Sign up now!

Third Street Lasalle Garage, 7th Floor Roof
Saturday, March 31, 9AM

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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