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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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King Cakes Downtown
It's Mardi Gras season and that means King Cakes! Here are the downtown merchants offering this holiday treat:

PJ's Coffee

Strand's Cafe

CC's Coffee - Starting next week

Red Stick Farmers Market - Forte Grove

Louisiana Marathon
The Louisiana Marathon celebrates running as part of the unique culture and passionate lifestyle filled with food and music. As a running festival which offers a featured full marathon, The Half presented by Michelob Ultra and The Advocate Cypress 5K & Kids Marathon; participants, volunteers and spectators can enjoy local food and beverage offerings and live music from around the state.

Friday - Sunday, January 18 - 20

B. B. King at the River Center
His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don't miss your chance to see this legendary blues figure!

275 S. River Road
Saturday, January 19, 8PM

King Cakes at LSUMOA
Don't miss the chance to watch New Orleans bakers from Ambrosia Bakery demonstrate how to make a king cake and talk about its significance for the season. You may just get the baby!

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, January 17, 5:30PM

Women and Wine at Fleur Du Jour
Women & Wine on Wednesdays connects women for building new relationships and for re-connecting old ones, through a unique facilitated forum. This event is 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.

447 Third Street
January 16, 6PM

Blue Man Group at the River Center
Experimental musical theater troupe, the Blue Man Group, will be at the Baton Rouge River Center January 22nd and 23rd. Using sight gags, stunts, and audience participation, the Blue Man Group puts on an exciting show that is equal parts concert, play, and sketch routine.

275 S. River Road
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30PM

Baton Rouge Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week gives you the opportunity to enjoy the very best restaurants Baton Rouge has to offer at irresistible price points. From $15 - $35 per person, these unique three course menus are sure to tempt your taste buds at unheard of prices. Reservations are highly recommended as many restaurants will quickly book up. This is a great week to experience places you've been meaning to try!


The Little Village

Restaurant IPO


Through Saturday, January 19

Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival
These stories inspire people by helping them find meaning in their own lives. With this in mind, the JFF has put together the 7th annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. They bring you a series of films that inspire, inform, and entertain; above all they reflect the long history and engaging culture of the Jewish experience. The Jewish Film Festival presents:

January 16, 7PM - Follow Me
January 17, 7PM - Torn
January 18, 7:30PM - Hava Nagila (The Movie)
January 20, 1PM - Foreign Letters
January 20, 3PM - Footnote

100 Lafayette Street

Kress Opening Reception
History and Innovation highlights artwork by Randell Henry, Christopher Henry, Eric J. Brown, and Taufeeq Muhammad. Much of the work takes inspiration from spiritual or musical matters, and for the majority of these artists the use of color is important and often explosive. The opening reception is a chance to meet the artists from 6 pm until 8:30PM on Friday, January 18. Gallery hours are 11AM - 2PM Tuesdays and Thursdays.

447 Third Street
Friday, January 18, 6PM

State Museum presents Project Runway
Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars designer and top-four finalist Anthony Ryan Auld, a Baton Rouge native and Louisiana State University alumnus, is excited to announce that he, in conjunction with Brother International and the Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne's Office, will present a viewing of the finale episode of the current second season of Project Runway All Stars, a first-of-its-kind event in Louisiana, on January 17, 2013. The event will be open to the general public and held at the Capital Park Museum.

660 N. 4th Street
Thursday, January 17, 7PM

Hotel Indigo presents Nick Abraham
Hotel Indigo presents Nick Abraham who will be helping you wind down with music on Thursday evenings. Hotel Indigo will be offering a happy hour menu of vintage drinks and some classic standards. Music begins at 6PM!

200 Convention Street
Every Thursday, 6PM

Something Old Something New
Take a sip of something blue at the local historical venue to view the trends that are new, before you say "I Do". Old wedding traditions and new trends will be displayed as cocktails and appetizers are served.

502 North Boulevard
Thursday, January 17, 6PM

Baton Rouge Syphony Orchestra
Baton Rouge Symphony is the oldest arts organization in the region and the oldest professional orchestra in the state. Come out and have a wonderful experience!

275 S. River Road
Thursday, January 17, 7:30PM

Crawfish at Lucy's
Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar and Restaurant will be having crawfish boils every Sunday starting January 13th. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with live music, crawfish, and drink specials!

151 Third Street
Every Sunday, 3PM

Red Stick Farmers Market
Got cabin fever from all of the rain? Bring the family downtown this Saturday morning for a hot breakfast inside Main Street Market. Enjoy music by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society while shopping for locally made gifts and culinary items. Join the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration with Chef Celeste Gill beginning at 10:30AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market for tips on preparing fresh, local produce. Local farmers and fishers will also be on hand outside with a variety of seasonal vegetables including Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries. LA citrus and more!

Corner of 5th and Main
Every Saturday, 8AM

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

247 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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