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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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Holiday Movies on the Beacon
Gather the kids, coats, and blankets and come downtown to watch a christmas movie on the Town Square Media Beacon. This friday we will be screening the new holiday favorite, Elf! Don't forget to grab some dinner from one of our many downtown restaurants and make it a picnic in the lawn.

North Boulevard Town Square
Friday, December 21, 6PM

Karmady Yoga Holiday Party
Karmady Yoga & Massage invites you and a friend to attend our 1st Holiday Party! There will be complimentary wine, beer & hors d'oeuvres from 7PM - 9PM.

533 Spain Street
Friday, December 21, 7PM

Louisiana Cookin' Release Party
Come and celebrate the national distribution and release of the Jan. / Feb. issue of Louisiana Cookin' Magazine, featuring Restaurant IPO's, Chef Wadsworth. The party will include $2 Tin Roof Beer, Wine Tasting from Republic National, live music by Kirk Holder, live podcast by Me and My Big Mouth, and passed Tapas by Chef Wadsworth!

421 Third Street
Tuesday, December 18, 6:30PM

Family Day at the Shaw Center
Bring the entire family to the Shaw Center for the Arts for a day filled with holiday fun. At 10:30AM come see "Polar Express," the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home! Immediately following the movie, "All Aboard!" to the LSU Museum of Art for our holiday exhibition "Trains, Planes and Automobiles." You don't want to miss the train leaving the station. Click the icon for more information and times for the train.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, December 20, 11:30AM & 2PM

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! Tickets are on sale now.

275 S. River Road
December 19, 6:30PM & December 20, 3:30PM, 6:30PM

Swamp Pop Christmas Pageant at Manship
Bask in the golden sounds of C.C. Adcock, Steve Riley, Warren Storm, David Egan, Tommy McClain, and the gang in an all-new Christmas program - Louisiana style! From covers like Dolly Parton's Hard Candy Christmas to Swamp Pop originals, Lil' Band O' Gold will leave you swooning and in good the Christmas spirit. Get tickets early - this show will sell out quickly.

100 River Road South
Wednesday , December 19, 7:30PM

Joy: An Irish Christmas
Join modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty for a joyful Irish celebration of the birth of Christ. Featuring the award-winning Irish Film Orchestra, renowned choral ensemble Anúna, and virtuoso traditional players, this vibrant collection of beloved carols, modern hymns and spirited reels and jigs celebrates the wonder and beauty of Christmas.

100 River Road South
Friday, December 21, 7PM

Amanda Shaw at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Louisiana native, Amanda Shaw. Amanda is one the rising stars in combining traditional french with contemporary pop music. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, December 21, 8PM

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 18 - An Evening with Kylian
December 20 - Polar Express
December 20 - Holiday Inn
December 22 - Scrooged
December 23 - The Nutcracker: Ballet in Cinema

100 Lafayette Street

Dinner and a Movie
Manship Theatre presents Holiday Dinner & Movie with Capitol City Grill. $5 for film. $25 for film and dinner package. Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire star in Holiday Inn as a popular nightclub song-and-dance team. This film features holiday songs, including the iconic, White Christmas. Join the Manship Theatre and Capitol City Grill for this must-see classic holiday film!

100 Lafayette
Thursday, December 20, 8PM

Ice Skating at the River Center
Multiple skating sessions will be available every day and each session is 90 minutes. Skating tickets are only $12 and are on sale now! Price includes admission to one skating session, skate rental, a small candy, and small coke.

275 S. River Road
December 21 - January 2

Last Market before the Holidays
The Market is your one stop shop for everything this holiday season. Shop for unique locally sourced gifts this Saturday inside Main Street Market and choose from cookbooks, jewelry, artwork, vintage gifts, health food items and culinary items. Red Stick Farmers Market will also have everything you need to make your holiday meal fresh and local. Hot crops this week include broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, citrus, strawberries, cauliflower, carrots and winter greens. Food artisans will also have breads, jams, pickles, and native wines to add to your holiday meal. You can also purchase gift certificates to the Red Stick Farmers Market in the form of tokens for your foodie friends. Stop by the Market Hospitality Booth in the green tent for more information.

Corner of 5th and Main
Saturday, December 22, 8AM

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

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