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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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Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor Band at Live After Five
Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for Louisiana's premiere FREE outdoor concert series. This week there will be a Louisiana Party with Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor Band. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Galvez Plaza
Friday, October 5, 5PM-8PM

Kenny Neal at the Belle of Baton Rouge
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Kenny Neal. Start your weekend with some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts. FREE live music continues indoors every week in the Atrium at 8PM.

103 France Street
Friday, October 5, 8PM-10PM

Sunday in the Park returns!
Sunday in the Park returns this fall with Chasing Scarlett. Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held on the Town Lawn. Six concerts will be held from 12PM until 3PM on Sunday on October 7, 14, 22, 28, November 4, and 11. This Sunday, the Louisiana National Guard 256 BTSB will be at the North Boulevard Town Square for its Iron Horse Run, finishing up on the Town Lawn at Sunday in the Park.

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, October 7, 12PM

Alan Jackson
One of country music's biggest and legendary stars
in coming this weekend to Baton Rouge River Center. Alan Jackson is on his 2012 Thirty Miles West tour, and is sure to bring some "twang" to Downtown Baton Rouge.

275 South River Road
Friday, October 5, 7:30PM

Lunchtime Lagniappe / Baton Rouge Cemeteries
This weeks Lunchtime Lagniappe Faye Phillips explains the history of Baton Rouge cemeteries. From immigrants who used the burial grounds at military forts to family-created places of rest, to the beginning of burial as a business. All programs begin at noon and are free and open to public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. The Louisiana State Museum Friends will have refreshments available for a small donation.

660 North Fourth Street
Wednesday, October 3, 12PM

Zombie Bash 5k
Zombie Bash is back from the dead for 2012...and coming for you! This 5K race begins and ends at the award-winning 13th Gate Haunted House in Downtown Baton Rouge, and follows an out & back route along River Road. After the race, stick around for food, drinks, and a performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"! 1st and 2nd place will be awarded in each of the following: Age Group, Overall, Masters, and Grand Masters. Costumes are encouraged.

South Boulevard and St. Phillip
Friday, October 5, 6:30PM

Yappy Halloween Run & Stroll
This is an recreational untimed 5k or 1 mile stroll that encourages you to dress up with your dog. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather with live music, halloween treats and a costume contest! Click the icon below to register.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, October 5, 9AM

The Listening Room presents Mark Whitfield
Jazz Guitarist and former Baton Rougean, Mark Whitfield and his band Whitfield Extended headline the next Listening Room concert from the Arts Council. Whitfield Extended is Mark's hard bop quartet featuring his sons Davis Whitfield at the piano, Mark Jr. on Drums, and Bassist James Genus.
The one show only is nearly sold out and seating is limited. Get your tickets now!

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, October 4, 7:30PM

First Saturday at the Market
Make plans to join the First Saturday at the Market this weekend and enjoy local food, farmers and artisans! Begin your morning inside Main Street Market with a hot breakfast and watch the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10AM featuring Cynthia Nobles with recipes from The Delta Queen Cookbook. Look for fall pumpkins, sweet corn, tender greens, tomatoes, okra and turnips as well as some lingering summer produce this Saturday. The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners and the Arts Market also return this Saturday.

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

Free First Sunday
First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD, and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE!

Sunday, October 7

The 13th Gate & Necropolis 13
Ranked nationally as one of the scariest in the country, The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. Also, across the street is 40,000 sq ft. and 400 zombie-ifested New Orleans-syle crypts at Necropolis 13!

832 St. Phillip Street
Thursday - Saturday, October

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:
October 2 - Charlie Chaplin's City Lights
October 3 - Little White Lies
October 5 - Manhattan Short Film Festival

100 Lafayette Street

Fitness on Town Lawn
Ongoing group fitness activities continuing this fall include Yoga Classes on the Town Lawn by Karmady Yoga, Happy's Running Club on Tuesday afternoons and Zumba classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. These events complement the launch of the Mayor's HealthyBR website that promotes fitness, and encourages community members to make healthy choices and join the movement to make Baton Rouge a healthier community. See you in Town Square!

Karmady Yoga - Tuesdays 4:45PM
YMCA Zumba - Monday & Wednesday 5:30PM
Happy's Running Club - Tuesdays 6:30PM

North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesdays, 4:45PM

LASM Golden Anniversary Gala
Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) will host its Golden Anniversary Gala Friday, October 5, from 7:30PM to 10:00PM. Guests will enjoy an opulent array of food and drink from Baton Rouge's top restaurants and caterers. Music will be provided by Ned Fasullo and his Fabulous Big Band Orchestra. There will also be a silent auction featuring hundreds of deluxe items, including fine art, a fishing trip, beach condos and more. Gala-goers will also have the first look at the fall art exhibition 50 Years of Collecting, showcasing artworks and artifacts selected from among LASM's major holdings.

100 River Road South
Friday, October 5, 7:30PM

Columbus Day Festa
There is no concern for weather conditions this year, as the Columbus Day Festa will be held inside the air-conditioned Atrium of the Belle of Baton Rouge. Come out for music, food, shopping and much more!

103 France Street
Sunday, October 7, 11AM

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

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