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Weekend Events!
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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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Lagniappe Brass 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 listen to Lagniappe Brass band as they play New Orleans second-line brass band sound. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Galvez Plaza
Friday, October 19, 5PM-8PM

Mike Soulman Baptiste at the Belle of Baton Rouge
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with New Orleans native, Mike Soulman Baptiste. 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 19, 8PM

Sunday in the Park with Phat Hat
Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held on the Town Lawn of North Boulevard Town Square. Phat Hat will have you dancing in the Square!

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, October 21, 12PM

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at the River Center
Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor opens with a strong declamation, spanning almost the entire range of the keyboard. The evening ends with Shostakovich's epic work, Symphony No. 10 in E minor, filled with musical symbolism that is craftily woven into the complex fabric of the original score. 17-year old Julliard student Colton Peltier joins the orchestra as a guest artist who has been part of the competition world since age 9. Enjoy the music experience provided by the talented orchestra artists!

275 South River Road
Thursday, October 18, 7:30PM

Women & Wine at the Manship Theatre
Women & Wine on Wednesdays connects women for building new relationships and for re-connecting old ones, through a unique facilitated forum - an ideal opportunity for women in Baton Rouge who are striving to balance their own needs with those of their family, their jobs, and community involvement. The monthly events fulfill an ongoing and critical need for women to share resources and discover new opportunities as they transition through the many stages of their lives, providing access to a larger network of business, community, and social connections, for the growth of their professional and personal lives. Events are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, October 17, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Tailgating Throwdown
Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market will open at 7AM this Saturday only. Celebrate Louisiana farmers, food and culinary culture this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Tailgating Throwdown at the Red Stick Farmers Market from 9AM to 12PM. The public can sample delicious dishes using farm fresh ingredients for just $15. Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available for purchase during this special fundraiser for the Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market. Live event music will feature the John Gray Jazz Trio and zydeco musician Mel Chavis. A special Kids Zone, sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, will feature fun games, gardening activities, a Kid's produce market and a balloon artist for just $5. Guest chef Michael Prados will also offer a kid friendly cooking demonstration at 10AM inside Main Street Market with samples.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, 7AM-12PM

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-infested New Orleans-style crypts at Necropolis 13!

832 St. Phillip Street
Thursday - Saturday, October

Cameron Carpenter at the Manship
"Not Your Grandma's Organist": Alternatingly dazzling and subtle, and always fired by a profound musical intelligence." - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. For one night only you can see Cameron Carpenter at the Manship Theatre.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, October 18, 7:30PM

White Cane Safety Day
This event will give the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired an opportunity to commemorate White Cane Safety Day by organizing a variety of cane activities which will include a downtown scavenger hunt. Educational handout and brochures will also be available.

North Boulevard town Square
Wednesday, October 17, 9AM- 2PM

2012 Hollydays Hustle
This will be a great kick off the Hollydays event. The Hollydays Hustle is a 1 mile fun run and a 5K race that will take place in Town Square. Programming includes space jumps for the kids, a DJ, and various vendors. Come out and support the Junior League of Baton Rouge this Saturday.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, October 20, 9AM

Ultimate Louisiana Party
Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor play their brand of Louisiana Reggae, Soul, Funk and Blues on their 2012 Ultimate Louisiana Party Tour. The band's style of music is described as a "gumbo" of flavors. They are well known for their tongue-in-cheek lyrics, dance tunes and touching ballads. Spend Saturday afternoon in beautiful Town Square listening to great music.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, October 20, 1PM - 7PM

Wall #2 Community Celebration at Harrington's
BR Walls Project is having a community celebration. Artist Joseph Konert's inspiration is still going & he will be painting live throughout the event this evening. Dr. Brian Dixon's book launch next door at Mentorship Academy will start at 6PM with beer & wine provided by Camelot Club of Baton Rouge. Dinner served by Craig & Lacey at 6PM Harrington's Cafe : Fried Chicken, Catfish, Shrimp & Corn Soup, Chicken & Andouille Pasta, Spinach Madeline, Grilled Veggies, and Sensation Salad. FREE to the public!

329 Florida Street
Tuesday, October 16, 6PM - 9PM

Star Party on the Levee
Look to the stars, the planets, the moon, and more all while enjoying a fun and educational evening at LASM. Several telescopes will be set up on the Riverfront Landing Dock on the Mississippi River levee. This is a FREE event for all ages and begins at sunset.

Riverfront Landing Dock
Saturday, October 20, Sunset

Fitness on Town Lawn
Ongoing group fitness activities continue this fall includeing: 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

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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