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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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Lunchtime Concert Series with Young Band Nation
Baton Rouge Music Studios is a school of music that helps tweens and teens discover their inner rock stars. This summer, BRMS has partnered with the Downtown Development District to hold a summer series that will feature teen singer/songwriters and bands from BRMS in the new North Boulevard Town Square. The concerts will be held at the Town Lawn Stage June 8, 22, 29 at 12PM. BRMS has also extended an invitation to young bands in the area who are not students of BRMS in order to give them the opportunity to perform in public. For more information on BRMS' summer classes and programs, click the icon below.

Town Lawn Stage
Friday, June 8, 12PM

LASM's Irene Pennington Planetarium Rare Astronomical Event
Gather on the levee and witness the Transit of Venus, a once in a lifetime astronomical event. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum's Irene Pennington Planetarium is offering a special program in honor of this rare occasion. They will host a transit viewing opportunity using special solar-filtered glasses and provide insight to what transits are and why they occur. You won't get a second chance at this as the next set of transits will not appear for 105 years!

LASM, 100 River Road
Tuesday, June 5, 7:15PM

Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park returns! The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announces a special summer 2012 installment of the Sunday in the Park Concert Series, "Summer in the Park." Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held in North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. Four concerts will be held from 12PM until 3PM on Sunday afternoons on June 10, 17, 24, and July 1.

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, June 10, 12PM

Small Business Summit
Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden will hold a Small Business Development Summit to help local businesses explore possible contracting opportunities with the City-Parish. The summit will be held from 8AM until 1PM at the Baton Rouge River Center. The summit is free, but participants are asked to register in advance online. Click below to register.

275 River Road South
Thursday, June 7

Monica and Llyod at the
Baton Rouge River Center
Baton Rouge River Center presents Monica and Lloyd live in concert this Saturday. Monica has had a great career as a musician and actor. In 2010, Billboard magazine listed Monica at number 24 on its list of the Top 50 R&B and Hip Hop Artists of the past 25 years. Come out for this rare chance to see Monica in Downtown Baton Rouge. Click below for ticket information.

275 River Road South
Saturday, June 9

Benjy Davis at The Roux House
Benjy Davis will be playing an acoustic show at The Roux House this Thursday night. Come to Downtown Baton Rouge and stay late for great music and drinks.

143 Third Street
Thursday, June 7, 9PM

Manship Theatre & Zolia: Dinner and a Movie
Enjoy an entrée of your choice at Zolia from a special fixed menu between 4PM-7PM. After, walk a few blocks through the beautiful North Boulevard Town Square to Manship Theatre for a movie screening of The Graduate. This series offers a new way to enjoy what Downtown Baton Rouge has to offer, at an affordable price. Purchase your tickets at Manship Theatre in advance or the evening of, and present them at Zolia to receive dinner. Just want to see the movie? Tickets for the movie are only $5. Click below for ticket information.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, June 7, 8PM

Red Stick International Animation Festival
The Red Stick International Animation Festival, now in its 7th year, is an exciting community event that converges the worlds of technology, art, entertainment and exploration. The movement toward convergence highlights the new set of technical skills that artists employ, and the artistic vision that scientists are embracing. The worlds of the artist and scientist are folding in on one another, and Baton Rouge is at a unique moment in time to embrace this sea of change, further it, and make it our own. Click below to register.

100 Lafayette Street
Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10

Kids Rule the Movies at Manship Theatre
Join Manship Theatre each Wednesday in June as they present four films that became instant cartoon classics. Every movie ticket includes one bag of popcorn, choice of water or juice and a sweet snack! Kids are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to play in the fountains after the show. This week the Manship Theatre will be screening An American Tail, a classic animation about a young mouse on an adventure to find his family after losing them during their emigration to America.

100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, June 6, 10AM

Red Stick Farmers Market: Blueberry Bash
Blueberries take center stage this Saturday as the Markets celebrate Blueberry Bash. Pick up flats of this antioxidant rich fruit along with blueberry pies, tarts, pastries and even blueberry wine. Chef Elton Hyndman of Nino's Italian Restaurant will demonstrate summer recipes featuring local blueberries at the 10AM Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market. The hospitality booth will offer blueberry recipe cards along with blueberry giveaways throughout the morning. Kids can also enjoy a blueberry themed art activity.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, June 9, 8AM-12PM

Karmady Yoga: Saturday Yoga Class
Karmady Yoga is offering free yoga classes on Saturdays at 9AM this summer along with the usual Tuesday afternoon class at North Boulevard Town Square - Town Lawn. Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, this class will help you learn in a non-threatening way. These sessions will close with an emphasis placed on relaxation and allowing a restoration of the body and mind.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, June 9, 9AM-10PM
Tuesdays at 4:45PM

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

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