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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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Simmering in the Square
The Baton Rouge Black Chamber of Commerce and DVJ, LLC will co-host Simmering in the Square on Saturday, March 24 from 12PM - 8PM in the newly constructed North Boulevard Town Square, Town Lawn stage. Simmering in the Square is a FREE spring concert featuring Bent, N'Tune, and Ampersand. With beautiful weather in the forecast, spend your day Downtown and enjoy the live music! Food and beverages to be sold at the event.

Jerry Seinfeld Live
Due to popular demand, America's premier comedian is hitting the road in a return to his first love - stand-up comedy. Hailed as "the master stand-up comic of his generation" and "the best comedian of our time" in a Washington Post article by Tom Shales, Seinfeld has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.

Baton Rouge River Center
Friday, March 23, 7PM

BRSO Entergy Masterworks VII Closing Night
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra prepares for the season finale of "La Belle Époque de la Symphonie; France and its Influence on the Musical Arts". A blockbuster night is planned, including the full orchestra led by Maestro Muffitt, the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus led by Chorus Master David Shaler, and guest artist soprano and LSU Alumnus, Jane Redding. Stroube's Chophouse is offering a delicous dinner special to compliment this spectacular event!

Baton Rouge River Center
Thursday, March 22, 7:30PM

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

Baton Rouge River Center
Thursday - Sunday

The David Mayfield Parade
Grammy-nominated musician and producer David Mayfield is a force of nature on stage. His boundless energy and enthusiasm for performing music are evident show after show, whether it's with the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or his own band The David Mayfield Parade.

Manship Theatre
Thursday, March 22, 8PM

SENSE Pitch Night: Film Industry
An incredible opportunity for those seeking capital for their film project. Investors and entrepreneurs will learn first hand what it takes to get a film project off of the ground.

Manship Theatre
Thursday, March 22, 6PM

Zolia Wine Dinner: Wines from Tuscany, Veneto, Sicily
Zolia invites you to join them for a very special 6 course meal, including after dinner drink, hosted by Antonio Molesini, Italian wine specialist. The cost is $75.00 per person, gratuity included. You can view their complete wine dinner menu here. Plus, they will have a *special* on the wines and gift baskets for purchase that night!

Zolia Bistro I Enoteca
Thursday, March 22, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

History of the Cocktail
Join bar master Luke Tullos of Jolie's Louisiana Bistro as he creates innovative cocktails in the classic tradition. Tullos will delve into the significance of cocktails in history and culture and their evolution over time. This program complements "Beer, Wine & Spirits," an exhibition currently on display in the Museum's Decorative Arts case and Friends of the LSU Museum of Art Gallery.

LSU Museum of Art
Thursday, March 22, 6PM - 8PM

Music at the Market
Put on your dancing shoes and head downtown this Saturday morning for lively zydeco music at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Accordion player Mel Chavis will entertain market goers as they shop for the farm fresh produce including late winter and early spring offerings. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute preparing seasonal dishes with fresh market ingredients. Join the fun beginning at 10AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market and stick around to sample the chefs' creation. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets.

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 21, 12PM
Civil War historian Richard Holloway follows the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas in action from Vicksburg to Baton Rouge.

Sax on the Patio
Saxophone musician, Mark Kraemer will be out on the Roux House patio every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening from 5PM - 10PM. Unwind this spring with the sounds some smooth brass.

Mad Hatter Tea at Strands
Strand's Mad Hatter Tea last year was a huge success, so much so that they have decided to bring it back! Customer appreciation cards are available, for every six coffees or pastries you purchase, your seventh one is free! They can't wait to have you join them in the fun! Call for reservations, 344-5346

Strands Cafe
Saturday, March 24

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 are held on Tuesdays before the Happy's Running Club gets going, so come drop in any time from 4:45PM - 6PM and join in. Props are provided if you don't have your own.

Town Lawn in North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesday, March 20, 4:45PM

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 25, 3PM

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 23

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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