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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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Live After Five this Friday!
The fall season of Live After Five kicks off this Friday September 7, 5PM - 8PM with Flow Tribe (Funky, Rockin' Soulful Party.) Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for Louisiana's premiere FREE outdoor concert series. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Galvez Plaza
Friday, September 7, 5PM-8PM

Irma Thomas at the Belle of Baton Rouge
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the legendary Irma Thomas. 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 8PM.

103 France Street
Friday, September 7, 8PM

Good Life Summer Fest 2012
The Baton Rouge River Center welcomes Kevin Gates and the first Annual Good Life Summer Fest. The Good Life Summer Fest is a hip hop concert for all ages. Other performers include Young Ready, Level, Mista and many more. End your weekend with a bang at the River Center!

275 South River Road
Sunday, September 9, 2PM

Touchdown Express at North Boulevard Town Square
The Capital Area Transit System is providing transportation to and from all 2012 LSU home football games. For only $4, fans can be picked up in North Boulevard Town Square as well as other locations around the city. The shuttle will run 4hrs before the games and 1 hour after. Show up early in Town Square for LSU music, college football on the big screen and activities for the kids!

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, September 8, 2PM

Pastime LSU Shuttle
Pastime Restaurant offers their shuttle service for LSU homes games for $12. The first shuttle begins 3 hours before the kickoff and drops passengers off at the corner of Nicholson & Skip Bertman Drive. The pick-up after the game will be at Mike's Cage with the last bus heading back to Pastime no later than 30 minutes after the final gun.

252 South Boulevard
Saturday, September 8, 3PM

Upcoming Films at Manship
Film fans and the community at large can share a unique film experience complete with pre-screening parties, specialty cocktails, contests and more! This week Films at Manship presents:
September 7 - Ai Weixei: Never Sorry
September 9 - La Raymonda: Bolshoi Ballet
September 10 - Hitchcock's Vertigo &
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

100 Lafayette Street

LASM Kids' Lab
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on Kids' Lab workshops for children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. One adult caregiver is required for every four children, and participants must sign in at least 20 minutes before the workshop. Kids' will love creating fun with chemistry!

100 River Road
Saturday, September 8, 10:15AM

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Chef Celeste Gill will be the featured chef this weekend for the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market. Chef Celeste offers catering and emergency food services throughout the Baton Rouge region. On Saturday she will demonstrate quick ways to feed unexpected guests using local ingredients from the Farmers Market. Stop by the Market Hospitality booth for a chance at a special farmers market basket giveaway. Contributions will be accepted for the Louisiana Small Farm Survival Fund to assist farmers affected by Hurricane Isaac. The fund provides gap funding and assistance with recovery efforts for farmers who experience crop losses, equipment or structure damage due to natural disasters. Choose from late summer produce, meats, dairy, seafood, baked goods and plants while you listen to the smooth tunes of local musician Kevin Johnson.

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

ZoliArt: Local Art in the Plaza
ZoliArt in the plaza is a month long art exhibit kicking off on September 6th at Zolia Bistro with live Jazz music. The Art will be displayed in the restaurant along with the main lobby of City Plaza 1 & 2 and the promenade which separates the two buildings.

400 Convention Street, II City Plaza
Thursday, September 6, 5:30PM

USS Kidd Freedom Walk & Patriot Day Observances
Originally created in 2005 to commemorate the attack on the Pentagon and honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, the Freedom Walk has grown into a nationwide event. The starting point for the walk will be at the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial. The route will start at the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and will proceed southward along South River Road for ½ mile before returning to the KIDD for a total distance of one (1) mile. A memorial service will be held on the museum grounds to honor those Louisiana natives who were lost in the Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks: Lt. Michael Scott Lamana (USN), Kevin Wayne Yokum (USN), Louis Calvin Williams III, Leo Russell Keen, and Robert J. Hymel. The Walk will take place immediately afterward. To register for the Walk or for more information contact Ms. Dani Lamana at 291-7963 or 772-0633.

305 South River Road
Saturday, September 8, 8:30AM

Karaoke Wednesday at Red Star
Spill everything you've got on the mic for the enjoyment of your friends, fans, and fellow karaoke'ers. The point isn't to sound good, it is to sound pathetic. So come on down to the Red Star and sing like the rest of us sappy, drunken, lonely karaoke'ers. You'll fit right in!

222 Laurel Street
Wednesday, September 5

Kress Gallery Reception Rescheduled
The Kress Gallery & BR Walls Project present works by: John Wax, Katie Knoeringer, & Michael Secor. Donations will be accepted to extend the number of murals painted by the BR Walls Project. Due to Hurricane Isaac the opening reception has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:30pm.

Third Street and Main Street
Thursday, September 13, 6PM

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

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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