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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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National CBS "Buzz Tour" Coming to Baton Rouge
CBS is visiting 60 cities in 60 days and the bus will roll into Baton Rouge to thank the loyal viewers of CBS and WAFB. There will be a meet and greet with fans, and you'll be able to collect beads good for discounts on dining downtown. Live music and a photo experience will round out the afternoon. CBS is excited about the opportunity to connect, in person, with WAFB viewers that have helped CBS become the most-watched network in nine of the past 10 seasons. Come on down to say hello... have some refreshments, fun and music provided by John Gray!

North Boulevard Town Square
Wednesday, August 8, 4-6PM

Mindless Behavior #1 Girls Tour at the River Center
Mindless Behavior stir up a frenzy wherever they go. Mingling R&B grooves, pop hooks, and hip hop swag, the teen quartet-Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray, and Princeton-has quickly become a modern musical phenomenon with an army of screaming fans following them everywhere.

River Center, 275 S River Road
Thursday, August 9, 7PM

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 Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame's Swamp Pop Stars. 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.

Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France Street
Friday, August 10, 5PM

Lil' Band O' Gold at the Manship Theatre
Lil' Band O' Gold features some of the most influential musicians to ever have emerged from America's most important musical state. Lafayette born CC Adcock, a musician of meteoric talent, has packed a lot of living into his 40 years with long stints slinging guitar with Bo Diddley and Buckwheat Zydeco, two highly acclaimed solo records, several feature film scores, Grammy nominated album productions and thousands of live shows worldwide.

Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street
Friday, August 10, 8PM

LSU Museum of Art hosts Artist Demonstration: Sarah G
Washes of color and layers of lines combine in Sarah G's art. Sometimes pretty, at others poignant, but always memorable. You won't believe how she creates her art until you see it with your own eyes. LSU MOA manifests a decade-long vision to offer LSU and the Baton Rouge community greater access to its diverse art collection, changing exhibitions, education programs, and special events - all within an exceptional cultural complex.

LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette Street
Saturday, August 11, 1PM

Louisiana Saturday Night
Aneurysm Outreach's annual fundraiser. Featured will be special guest NFL legend Joe Theismann, live music, a silent auction and a variety of Louisiana cuisine from local restaurants. For more information or tickets call 343-6600 or click below.

Lyceum Ball Room, 124 Third Street
Saturday, August 11, 5PM

Roger McGuinn at the Manship Theatre
Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as "folk-rock." Roger's solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.

Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street
Saturday, August 11, 8PM

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
On the heels of his starring role in the hit movie Think Like A Man, actor and comedian Kevin Hart extends his "Let Me Explain" tour which moves from sold-out theatres to arenas. Hart has performed for more than 334,000 fans during the 2011 and 2012 theatre run of "Let Me Explain."

River Center, 275 S River Road
Saturday, August 11, 8PM

Red Stick Farmers Market
Red Stick Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week with the 2nd Annual Canning Competition. Shoppers can submit their homemade jams, jellies, pickles, or preserved fruits and vegetables to the Market Hospitality Booth until this Saturday, August 11th. The entry form and guidelines can be found at Winners will be announced August 18th inside Main Street Market at 9 am. This Saturday, August 11th, kids are encouraged to make "Love Your Famer" cards at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Shoppers can also enjoy live music by local guitarist Kevin Johnson. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature Chef Celeste Gill at 10 AM inside Main Street Market. For information call 267-5060 or click below.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, August 11, 8AM-12PM

Spirit of '45 Observance
An observance will be held by the USS KIDD to commemorate the end of hostilities during World War II. The ceremony will be held across the street at the Old State Capitol. Guest speakers will include Ms. Nell Calloway, director of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum of Louisiana; Ms. Cindy Bishop with HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation); and the Honorable Melvin "Kip" Holden, Mayor-President of the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus will also be performing.

Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd.
Tuesday, August 14, 11AM

Viking Cooking School
The Viking Cooking School may be the most enjoyable school on earth - even the homework is fun. From the novice to the experienced cook, over 77,000 students including kids, moms and dads, business professionals, and others come alone, or together with friends, to attend our classes each year. If you love to cook, entertain, or just appreciate the pleasure of great food, the Viking Cooking School is the place to indulge your passions. For information call 906-5882 or click below.

Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street

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

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