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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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BR Walls Fundraiser at Mud and Water
BR Walls is holding a fundraiser called Come Paint With Me event at downtown's newest spot, Mud and Water. Participants are encouraged to join gallery renowned artists in a live-collaborative painting experience with an art auction fundraiser to follow. Entertainment will also include a performance of partner acrobatics and the soundtrack for the evening provided by DJ Otto and Salamander. All proceeds raised will go to the BR Walls Project to continue enhancing the artistic beauty of our capital city into 2013.

174 South Boulevard
Wednesday, December 13, 8PM

Van Broussard at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Van Broussard. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Friday night music in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, December 14, 8PM

BREC's Convention Street Park
The Recreation and Park Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish will celebrate the Grand Opening of Convention Street Park on Wednesday, December 12, from 11AM to Noon at 717 Convention Street in downtown Baton Rouge. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. In partnership with the Downtown Development District and the Baton Rouge Walls Project, Convention Street Park is part of the Seventh Street Corridor which emerged from the Plan Baton Rouge initiative as the ideal pedestrian corridor connecting the hearts of the Spanish Town and Beauregard Town neighborhoods.

717 Convention Street
Wednesday, December 12, 11AM

FHL Heritage Lecture: Dr. William Cooper
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana hosts a Heritage Lecture with featured speaker: Dr. William Cooper, author, scholar, and LSU Boyd professor of history on his book We Have the War Upon Us - The Onset of the Civil War November 1860 - April 1861. Refreshments will be served at 6PM and the presentation will begin at 6:30PM.

502 North Boulevard
Thursday, December 13, 6:30PM

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:

December 12, 7PM - Holy Motors
December 13, 7:30PM - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
December 13, 7:30PM - Monty Python's Life of Brian
December 14, 8PM - Love Actually
December 16, 2PM - The Marriage of Figaro
December 16, 7PM - Step Up To The Plate
December 17, 7PM - Metropolis

100 Lafayette Street

Women and Wine on Wednesdays Women & Wine on Wednesdays connects women for building new relationships and for re-connecting old ones, through a unique facilitated forum. This an ideal opportunity for women in Baton Rouge who are striving to balance their own needs with those of their families, jobs, community involvement, as well as maintain their own personal overall well-being. This month the Women and Wine on Wednesdays will be held at the Hilton Capitol Center.

201 Lafayette
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30PM

The Nutcracker / A Tale from the Bayou
The Nutcracker / A Tale from the Bayou, created by Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews in 1991, has become one of the most highly awaited events of each Christmas holiday season. Incorporating local landmarks and accompanied by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, this lavish production continues to thrill adults and children alike.

275 S. River Road
December 15 & 16, 6PM & 9PM

Lokka Med Spa
Shop Lokka Med Spa this holiday season and give the gift of relaxation. Lokka Med Spa is downtown's first and only medical spa located on Third Street. Experience medical spa treatments in the comfort of a day spa. Walking distance from any downtown business, hotel, or venue. We are Baton Rouge's only surgeon- owned medical spa. Gift certificates and holiday specials are available. Click the icon below check out all of the holiday shopping options downtown.

334 Third Street

The Baton Rouge Arts Market
This is the last Arts Market of the year. Cap off your holiday shopping with over 80 artists this Saturday from 8AM - 12 Noon. The Arts Market is a place where quality craftsmanship is not a lost art!

Corner of 5th Street and Main Street
Saturday, December 15, 8AM - 12PM

Fresh and Local Holiday Gifts at the Market
Shop for unique locally sourced holiday gifts at Main Street Market and Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. Bring the whole family to enjoy holiday music by the east Baton Rouge talented musicians and the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. There will also be face painting and an art activity for the little ones. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday will feature Chef Gerard Hemery and Lynn Anselmo from the Cabin Restaurant in Burnside, Louisiana. Join the chefs in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market at 10AM to learn about incorporating local foods in your holiday meals.

Corner of 5th Street and Main Street
Every Saturday, 8AM - 12PM

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

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