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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
visit our site at the link below!

Live After Five
Ready for some Springtime fun?
Start planning your Friday afternoons and evenings with family, friends and office workers for the city's premier free downtown concert series.

MAY 15TH - JIVE TRAIN (R & B, Soul and Dance)Free! 5PM - 8PM, Galvez Plaza, North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)

Sunday in the park

Sunday in the Park Spring 2009!
Sunday in the Park, a FREE outdoor concert series in Lafayette Park featuring brunch and music under the oaks will continue this weekend.

Grammy Nominee Cedric Watson is one of the most noted young talents to emerge in Creole music.

Cover Free Entertainment at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's!

Friday - May 15th
Balcony: Acadien Cajun Band (Cajun) 5pm - 8pm
Nightclub: The Captain Legendary Band (Country-Rock) 8pm - 1am

Saturday - May 16th

Nightclub: John Lisi & Delta Funk (Funk / Blues) 9:45pm - 1:45am

Thursday, May 21st

Balcony Bar: The Truman Holland Trio (Variety) 10pm - 1am

Reunion: James Burke, Edward Pramuk, and Robert Warrens. Be the first to see this fantastically whimsical exhibition reuniting and celebrating the artistic careers of three men who taught at the LSU School of Art Department from the 1960s through the 1990s!

Friday, May 15, 2009 9:30am

Legends of Hip-Hop at River Center
Catch the the ultimate lover man of rap's first decade-Big Daddy Kane, the first human beatbox- Doug E. Fresh, one of the first female rappers- MC Lyte, and one of the South's most admired rapper- Scarface this Friday May 15, 2009 @ 8pm.

Also this weekend:
Log Home and Country Living Expo
May 16 @ 9am - 6am
May 17 @ 10am - 5am

Beauregard Gallery Presents:Paper and Clay
An opening reception showcasing works by William and Sherry McInnis entitled Paper and Clay on May 15, 6PM - 8PM. The works will be on exhibit May 4 - May 29 at Beauregard Gallery, 715 Europe Street.

Call 383-1932 for more details.

100 Hours of Power
100 Hours of Power is an event in which volunteers will be serving the community for more than 100 straight hours by performing powerful and transformative community service projects. Take a leadership role by sponsoring this amazing service week! Sponsor a service project as a team building activity for you and your employees! Sign up to volunteer and recruit others to volunteer with you!

Light up the Levee
HAART is coordinating the local observance of the 26th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. This is among the world's oldest HIV/AIDS remembrance, awareness and community action events, taking place the third Sunday in May (5/17/09). In honor of this year's event, HAART has planned a candlelight vigil and memorial walk themed "Light up the Levee."

Where: Across from the River Center on Levee
When: Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:30 PM

state museum

Walk This Way in History this Sunday!
Experience three centuries of Louisiana history with a special Capitol Park walking tour by museum staff. Spend an hour with us learning all about the significant events and colorful characters in our state's history. Tours begin and end at the Louisiana State Museum. Wear comfortable shoes!

When: May 17, May 24, May 31
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Weather permitting)
Location: Louisiana State Museum
Free Admission


Red Stick Farmer's Market
On the first Saturday of each month, the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners are at the Red Stick Farmers Market to offer expert advice on seasonal gardening and often provide free soil sample kits. The Fresh from the Market Cooking Show happens every Saturday inside Main Street Market. This cooking demonstration showcases local chefs and food lovers from around Louisiana. Also on the first Saturday of each month, except January and May, the Baton Rouge Arts Market sets up next to the Red Stick Farmers Market.


Save the Date!
You are invited to attend a public open house for The North Boulevard Town Square. The design team will reveal the preferred design concept.

The meeting will be held at the Old State Capitol between 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The design team will present a PowerPoint presentation then transition into an open house forum; where the team will be available to address individual feedback.

North Boulevard Town Square:
Public Open House
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Where: Old State Capitol
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Design Team: BROWN + DANOS landdesign / Joseph Furr Design Studio Joint Venture


The DDD Welcomes
Stroube's Chophouse!

We would like to welcome Downtown's newest addition Stroube's Chophouse and encourage everyone to visit this truly special dining experience at the corner of Third Street and North Boulevard.

Location: 107 Third Street

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.


Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!

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

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