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Mayor Holden's Inauguration
Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden will be officially sworn in to his third term of office on Friday, January 4th with inaugural activities that include an interfaith service, an inaugural ceremony, and an evening reception. All events are open to the public.

Friday, January 4, 8:30AM

Free First Sunday
Free 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, January 6

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles at LSUMOA
The LSU Museum of Art sets you on the fast track to nostalgia with our holiday exhibition, Trains, Planes and Automobiles. This remarkable display of vintage and antique toys and fine art has all the bells and whistles, including a 1930s Lionel train set and a miniature model of a double-decker bus. Put the pedal to the metal and speed on over for a fanciful display of toys and art. Trains, Planes and Automobiles will run through January 20th.

100 Lafayette Street
Through January 20

Pepe Romero at the Manship
There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist who has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical guitar music.

100 Lafayette Street
Saturday, January 5, 8PM

TK Soul at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the TK Soul! TK Soul will be rocking out the atrium with some southern soul music. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

103 France Street
Friday, January 4, 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:
January 3, 10:30AM - Happy Feet
January 3, 8PM - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
January 6, 7PM - Struck by Lightning

100 Lafayette Street

Live Band Karaoke at the Roux House
Feel like a rockstar at the Roux House! Tonight and every Wednesday is Live Band Karaoke. Come out for drink specials and listen to some karaoke.

143 Third Street
Wednesday, January 2, 8PM

West Side Story at the River Center
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. Tickets are on sale at the River Center Box Office.

275 S. River Road
January 2, 8PM

Fresh New Year at the Market
Start the New Year with fresh, healthy food from local farmers. On Saturday, Red Stick Farmers Market will offer an excellent variety of locally grown produce including Louisiana strawberries, citrus, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, winter greens, Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots and cabbage. Pick up healthy cooking tips for the New Year from Chef Celeste during the 10AM Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market.

Corner of 5th and Main
Saturday, January 5, 8AM

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

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