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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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Art Melt Preview Party
Each year Forum 35 hosts an unveiling of the Art Melt exhibit for an exclusive group of invested individuals. There are a limited number of spaces reserved for outside individuals interested in getting a sneak peak at this fantastic art and mingling with this core group of Louisiana talent. Remember that spaces are limited and tickets go fast!

Shaw Center
Friday, July 13, 7PM-11PM

Art Melt
The Forum 35 Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana. The Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, performing arts, and culinary creation. All artwork accepted to the competition will hang in the gallery and remain up and open to the public for 4 weeks following the event.

Shaw Center, Third Street and Town Square
Saturday, July 14, 5PM-10PM

Art Meltdown Block Party
Be there for the first post Art Melt block party, listen to live music, DJ's, and watch over 8 of Baton Rouge's most talented artists compete for the highest bid in a live art battle. The artists' work is entered into a silent auction and gives the audience an opportunity to purchase amazing art at discounted prices. Art battles will go on in the courtyard at Roux House and the patio in Happy Land. Just $10 gains access to both venues.

Third Street
Saturday, July 14, 9PM

Summer Lecture Series
The Capitol Park Museum is hosting a summer lecture series featuring Dr. Don Hernandez as he presents the history of the Holy Family Sisters and Rosary Institute and their contribution to educating children in and around Lafayette during the 20th century. Museum galleries will remain open until the program begins and guests are invited to arrive early to view the exhibits.

660 N Fourth Street
Thursday, July 12, 6:30PM

Legally Blonde The Musical at Manship Theatre
Center Stage proudly presents Legally Blonde The Musical. Featuring sorority star Elle Woods who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. This production is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel good musical comedy that is one "Elle of a show"!

100 Lafayette Street
July 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 7:30PM

Belle of Baton Rouge Summer Concert Series
Join Roland Doucet from Roland's Rockin' Cajun Show this week as the Summer Concert Series continues with Chris Leblanc & Luther Kent Band at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Start your weekend with some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame Acts and where FREE live music continues indoors every week in the Atrium at 5PM.

103 France Street
Friday, July 13, 5PM

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's presents True Spin
True Spin is bringing the hottest dance and rock music from the 80's, 90's and today. Check out their high energy show this Friday at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's.

214 Third Street
Friday, July 13

Levi Stevenson at Zolia Bistro
Levi Stevenson returns to Zolia Bistro this Friday the 13th at 6PM. Come early to kick off the weekend and enjoy the daily happy hour from 4PM-6PM. Specials include: $2 off wines by the glass, $5 wines by the bottle, and $5 select cocktails, and stay for dinner, Tapas style!

II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street
Friday, July 13, 6PM

NKBA Conference
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Nearly 50 years after its inception, the Association now has a membership of over 40,000 members. This weekend the Louisiana Mississippi Arkansas Chapter is hosting Weekend Rouge a networking and learning opportunity at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

201 Lafayette Street
July 13 - 15

Melon Mania at Red Stick Farmers Market
Watermelons, cantaloupes, and Asian sun melons are a summertime favorite for backyard parties and can even be grilled to bring out their sweet flavor. Chef Jaime Hernandez of Juban's Restaurant will join host Chef Celeste Gill for the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday. Chef Jaime will feature cool melon recipes to beat the summer heat. Musical entertainment outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market will feature local accordion player Mel Chavis. Local musicians are also invited to join the Bluegrass Jam inside Main Street Market.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, July 14, 8AM-12PM

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

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