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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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Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Tonight at Manship
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
Tonight, August 21, 8PM

Chris Shivers Invitational: Professional Bull Riders
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. Watch Louisiana native Chris Shivers in his last season on the Professional Bull Riders Tour.

275 South River Road
Friday and Saturday, August 24-25, 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 Christian Serpas and Ghost Town! Start your weekend with some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame Acts where FREE live music continues indoors every week in the Atrium at 5PM.

Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France Street
Friday, August 24, 5PM

Films at Manship: Pina
Pina is a feature-length dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer. PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. Wenders takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble.

100 Lafayette Street
Tuesday, August 22, 5PM

A Taste of Tiger Tailgating at the River Center
This is the 11th annual "A Taste of Tiger Tailgating" at the Baton Rouge River Center. Bring the entire family and sample the great Louisiana cuisine offered by some of the best restaurants and caterers in South Louisiana. This event will be a great tasting, pre-season LSU football tailgating event!

275 S. River Road
Saturday, August 25, 5PM

Dinner and a Movie: Capital City Grill and Manship Theatre
Enjoy an entrée of your choice at Capital City Grill Downtown from a special fixed menu and then walk a few steps over to Manship Theatre for the show. The Dinner and a Movie series continues to offer a new way to get away and enjoy what downtown Baton Rouge has to offer, at an affordable price. Purchase your tickets at Manship Theatre in advance or the evening of, and present them at Capital City Grill to receive dinner. Just want to see the movie? Tickets for the movie only are $5 and will be available for purchase online as well.

Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, August 23, 7PM

Louisiana Art and Science Museum presents Art After Hours
Join the conversation, Thursday, August 23 at 5:30PM as Louisiana native and international new media artist John F. Simon, Jr. discusses his unique art-making process at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum's (LASM) Art After Hours program. Tour the exhibition Digital Paintings, and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission: members free, students with ID $5 and nonmembers $7.

100 River Road South
Thursday, August 23, 5PM

Something Old Something New at the Old Governor's Mansion
Take a sip of something blue at the local historical venue to view the trends that are new, before you say "I Do". Old wedding traditions and new trends will be displayed as cocktails and appetizers will be served. Show up early becuase the first 100 brides at the door will receive a special gift!

502 North Boulevard
Tuesday, August 23, 6PM

High Top Kicks at the Roux House
High Top Kicks has performed with acts such as Datsik, Bassnectar, The Polish Ambassador, Wick-It, Kraddy, Liquid Stranger, Michael Menart, Boombox, VibeSquad, Zoogma, The M Machine, EPROM, Sugarpill, Bass Science, Heyoka, Defunct! ...and other heavy hitters in the electronic music scene.

143 Third Street
Saturday, August 25, 9PM

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast from one of Main Street Market's cafes this Saturday morning and shop with artisan vendors inside the Market. Stick around for the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10 am with student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute. The Red Stick Farmers Market will also offer late summer produce, Louisiana meats, baked goods and culinary gifts.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, August 25, 8AM-12PM

Live Piano Night at Bald Eagle Pub
One of Downtown's newest watering holes presents a live piano night. Bring your inner Elton John and Billy Joel and enjoy the show!

140 Main Street
Saturday, August 25

2012 Sickle Cell Community Walk
Become a part of this walk/5K event that will raise awareness and support for those individuals and their families challenged with sickle cell disease. Registration will begin in Town Square at 8AM and the 5K will begin at 9AM.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, August 25, 8AM

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

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