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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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Saving Hubble
Saving Hubble is an independent documentary film that examines NASA's decision in 2004 to cancel the famed Hubble Space Telescope and introduces us to the people who united to save it. The FREE screening and party will take place at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts. Star gazing courtesy of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society will take place outside immediatley following the movie.

275 S River Road
Tuesday, July 24, 7PM

Macy Gray at Manship Theatre
The voice of Macy Gray is a wondrous thing. It can be as intimate as the wee small hours or as exciting as a packed nightclub; disarmingly sweet on one song, harsh and raspy on another. She is truly an act not to miss! Join the Manship Theatre and Zolia Bistro from 6PM-7PM for a pre-party upstairs in The Gallery before the show.

100 Lafayette Street
July 25, 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 Jo-el Sonnier 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 27, 5PM

4th Annual Irish Film Festival at the Manship Theatre
A full day of entertainment with four highly acclaimed films and four short films about Ireland and the Irish. The day also includes McTeggart Irish Dancers of Louisiana, Na Cait Dubh Bagpipers and music by the Irish singer Danny O' Flaherty. Come out and enjoy the great music, film, food and cash bar.

100 Lafayette Street
Saturday, July 28, 11:45AM

Black and Orange Social
Join 10/31 Consortium as they kick off the Halloween season with their annual Black and Orange Social. Members and guests will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeurves, spirits and entertainment provided by Ned Fasullo and the Fabulous "Little" Big Band Orchestra. Consortium 10/31will also announce important 2012 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade details, including: Grand Marshal, Royalty, Route and Theme.

259 East Boulevard
Saturday, July 28, 7PM

Summer Lecture Series
The Capitol Park Museum's summer lecture series continues this Thursday featuring Dr. Peter Breaux. His lecture will chronicle the genesis, development and achievements of the earliest quest for civil rights in the state. 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 26, 6:30PM

Wine Tasting at Zolia Bistro
Take this Wine Tasting opportunity to learn more about Mayer IT's flexible solutions, design guidelines and best practices for your networking and storage solutions. This event is FREE if you register by noon on Thursday!

II City Plaza, 400 Convention Street
Thursday, July 26, 5PM

Baton Rouge Bridal Show
Get information on everything you need for your wedding all in one place at South Louisiana's largest Bridal Show. There will be more than 50 prizes to be won throughout the day. Enter the Diamond Dig contest to win grand prizes like honeymoons, wedding coordination services, photography sessions and more.

275 S River Road
Sunday, July 29, 1PM-4PM

International Clown Day at North Boulevard Town Square
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey celebrate International Clown Day in Downtown Baton Rouge! Families are invited to celebrate in Town Square dressed in their best clown face, clown costume, or silly clothing. The first 300 children 12 & under will receive a free ticket to opening night of the circus, August 2nd. Barnum Bash's preshow host Dean Kelley will be on site meeting and greeting, then later he will lead the kids in a fun party dance.

North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesday, July 31, 6:30PM-8PM

Everything Eggplant at Red Stick Farmers Market
Celebrate the Louisiana summer eggplant crop this Saturday at the Red Stick Farmers Market with Everything Eggplant. Shoppers can find traditional purple oval eggplants as well as Asian eggplant and gourmet baby eggplants. Chef Peter Sclafani of Ruffino's Restaurant will showcase the versatility of eggplant during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market at 10AM. Outside entertainment will include zydeco tunes by popular musician Mel Chavis.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, July 28, 8AM-12PM

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

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