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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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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"! This is the last week the musical will be in Baton Rouge.

100 Lafayette Street
July 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 music by the Chee Weez 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 20, 5PM

The American Cancer Society's Light Up the Night 5K
The purpose of this event is to "Light Up the Night!" Participants are encouraged to dress up their running gear with lights, glow sticks, etc. Be as creative as you want because there will be a prize for the "Brightest Runner." Cross the finish line and join The American Cancer Society for the after party at Happy's Irish Pub on Third Street.

North Blvd and Fourth Street
Saturday, July 21, 6:30PM

Official Premiere Party
Join the Famous Theater for the Beasts of the Southern Wild official premier party this Thursday at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Enjoy Music by John Gray of the Michael Foster Project and celebrate the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner and Cannes Film Festival Camera D'Or. The red carpet will be rolled out at 10PM.

150 Mayflower Street
Thursday, July 19, 9PM

Summer Lecture Series
The Capitol Park Museum is hosting a summer lecture series featuring Dr. Eva S. Baham explores change of the century values via three African-American women - Valena C. Jones, Frannie C. Williams and Lucie Levy Hutton. 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 19, 6:30PM

Museum After Dark: A Tale of Baton Rouge Candy and Culture
The photographers in A Tale of Two Cities were compelled to document the parts of their cities that were in danger of being lost to modernism, growth, and inevitable change. With Culture Candy, we asked Baton Rougeans to photograph similar areas of our city. Those photographs have been available online at, but this event will allow you to join the photographers for a reception and slide show of their images.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, July 19, 5:30PM

Fashion Show at Zolia Bistro
Come and see the styles from Baton Rouge's premiere clothing stores . Featuring White House Black Market, Frock Candy, Levi's, Charming Charlie, Aveda, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits the BR Walls Project. DJ Triz-A will provide the soundtrack for the show and party after.

II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street
Friday, July 20, 9PM

I Do! Bridal Event
Fleur du Jour has partnered with The Bridal Shop Downtown to host a intimate evening downtown where brides can stop stressing and start having fun with their planning. Meet with local vendors directly and see first hand what ideas they have to offer for your big day. Music, shopping, food and fashion will be part of the evening's highlights. Bring all your bridesmaids and make a night of it!

447 Third Street
Thursday, July 19, 6PM-8PM

Clean Up Day Downtown
Join Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful for their Downtown Clean Up Day. Sign in and supply distribution will be at LASM across from the River Center and refreshments courtesy of the Hilton Capitol Center immediately following. KBRB serves the Baton Rouge community by promoting public interest in the general improvement of the environment through programs pertaining to litter control and beautification of Baton Rouge. Please RSVP to and please help Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful!

LASM, 100 River Road South
Saturday, July 21, 8AM-10AM

Cool as a Cucumber at Red Stick Farmers Market
Cucumbers take center stage this week as Red Stick Farmers Market and Louisiana 2 Step present Cool as a Cucumber. Raw cucumbers add texture to salads and sandwiches and are a popular condiment when pickled. Cucumbers are very popular in Asian dishes and this Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature cucumbers in traditional Japanese preparations. Jimmy Le of Rock-n-Sake will demonstrate recipes using fresh cucumbers and offer samples to Market shoppers. Kids will enjoy face painting as well as cucumber themed art activity. Musical entertainment will include The Lagniappe Dulcimer Society.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, July 21, 8AM-12PM

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

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