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Women and Wine on Wednesdays at the Manship Theatre
Women & Wine on Wednesdays is an ideal opportunity for women in Baton Rouge who are striving to balance their own needs with those of their families, jobs, community involvement, as well as maintain their own personal overall well-being. The monthly events fulfill an ongoing and critical need for women to be able to share resources and discover new opportunities as they transition through the many stages of their lives, providing access to a larger network of both business, social, and community connections. Come enjoy this FREE monthly event for a glass of wine, catch-up with old friends, or meet new ones.

100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30-7:30PM

Manship Theatre presents Lindsey Buckingham
American guitarist, singer, composer and producer Lindsey Buckingham is most notable for being the guitarist and male lead singer of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and 1997 to present day. Aside from his tenure with Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham has also released six solo albums and two live albums featuring such hits as "Trouble," "Go Insane," and "Holiday Road." As a member of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Buckingham was ranked 100th in Rolling Stone magazine's 2011 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

100 Lafayette Street
Friday, August 17, 8PM

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 Ernest Scott and Funk Children! 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 17, 5PM

Films at Manship:The Highest Pass
Part heart pounding adventure, part spiritual quest, this award winning film shares the journey of seven seekers who follow a guru with a Vedic death prophecy on a motorcycle trip up to the highest pass of the Indian Himalayas. Jon Anderson, lead vocal for YES, wrote two original songs for the film including the title song, "The Highest Pass." There will also be a Q&A immediately following the film with Guru Anand Mehrota.

Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, August 15, 7PM

LSU Museum of Art hosts Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood
Join LSU Museum of Art and Louisiana Public Broadcasting collaboration in celebrating the 200th birthday of Louisiana with LPB's one-hour documentary, Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood, at the Manship Theatre. There will also be Wine & Cheese Reception and tour of the exhibition, Uniquely Louisiana, by curator Natalie Mault Mead on the fifth floor at 6:15PM.

LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, August 17, 5PM

Mixture: Forum 35's Cultural Diversity Initiative
The Forum 35's Cultural Diversity Initiative MIXTURE celebrates Baton Rouge's diverse culture. All proceeds will be donated to the BR Walls Project. This will be an exciting Friday night celebrating culturally diverse fashion, art, and music!

Lyceum Ball Room, 124 Third Street
Friday, August 17, 5PM

Films at Manship: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro's life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father. Tsunami Sushi Restaurant will host a sushi & sake hour in the Manship Gallery space immediately following screening.

Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street
Tuesday, August 21, 8PM

Mechanical Bull in Town Square
Hang on tight Baton Rouge! The Professional Bull Riders Chris Shivers Invitational is coming to the River Center on Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. Downtown is starting the party early and in honor of the Professional Bull Riders, the Baton Rouge River Center will have a mechanical bull that you can ride in Town Square this Friday, August 17th! 100.7 The Tiger and Country Legends 104.9 will be giving away PBR tickets to the first 100 people during the lunchtime.

North Boulevard Town Square
Friday, August 17, 11AM

Zydeco at the Market
Come Downtown this Saturday and enjoy live Zydeco music while you shop for the freshest produce in town. The awards for the 2nd Annual Canning Competition will be announced this Saturday at 9AM inside the North Street seating area to Main Street Market. Following the award presentation, join Chef Elton Hyndman of Nino's Italian Restaurant for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10AM. Shoppers are encouraged to watch the demo and sample the delicious farm fresh recipe.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, August 18, 8AM-12PM

Justin McCain at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's
Baton Rouge musician and singer, Justin McCain brings his own special flair to an entourage of party songs that music lovers of all ages will appreciate. Wear your dancing shoes because this band works extra hard to keep you on the dance floor!

214 Third Street
Saturday, August 18, 10PM

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

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