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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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CAAWS Krewe of Mutts Parade
The CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade is a fun filled way to spend an unforgettable day with your dogs Mardi Gras style while parading them in what has become one of Baton Rouge's most beloved events. The parade is the largest fundraiser for CAAWS and raises much needed funds for the CAAWS Community Outreach Spay/Neuter Program. The parade is a walking parade where dogs and their owners stroll along North Blvd. in their finest Mardi Gras attire. Anyone can enter the parade. Register online and save $10 off the parade day prices.

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, January 27, 12PM

Krewe of Jupiter and Juno Parade
Jupiter rolls to the streets on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Parade begins at the corner of Government Street and St. Philip Street, and ending at the corner of Convention Street & S. River Road. Jupiter's 2013 Theme is "A Diamond Jubilee." Jupiter's Jubilee Ball will be held on at the Baton Rouge River Center. The Annual Jupiter and Juno Jam after parade party will be held at the Lyceum Dean Ballroom located at 124 Third Street. Doors open at 7 p.m., entertainment provided by Artemis.

Saturday, January 26, 6:30PM

Living Pink Benefit Concert
Living Pink benefit concert Is a Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior project. The music for the concert will be provided by Baton Rouge Music Studios and all donations will benefit breast cancer research.

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, January 26, 12PM

Bite and Blend
Join food blogger and radio host Jay Ducote at Blend Wine Bar for some Argentine cuisine and wine. This is Jay Ducote's first pop-up restaurant event of the new year and will feature Argentinean dishes such as lamb carpaccio, beef short ribs and spiced flan. Make you reservations today!

304 Laurel Street
Tuesday, January 29, 8:30AM

Chubby Carrier at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Louisiana native and Zydeco legend, Chubby Carrier. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. The show starts at 8PM!

103 France Street
Friday, January 25

Claudia Acuña performs at the Listening Room
Chilean Jazz Vocalist, Claudia Acuña will appear in the next installment of the Arts Council's Listening Room Series of jazz concerts on Thursday, January 24th at 7:30PM in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, January 24, 7:30PM

Kick It Out at the Manship
Local contemporary dance-theatre company, Of Moving Colors, premiers their third annual community performance, Kick It Out. The show features the fresh new faces of 75 young dancers from around the city dancing alongside the professionals. Come enjoy the fantastic sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole in an evening of pure entertainment for the entire family. Appropriate for all ages and great for the entire family!

100 Lafayette Street
Friday, January 25, 7:30PM
Saturday, January 26, 7:30PM
Sunday, January 27, 2PM

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
January 22 & 23, 7:30PM

Bicycle Dreams at Manship
Bicycle Dreams, The True Story of the Race Across America is a 2009 documentary film about the race across America by director Stephen Auerbach. The film has won numerous film festival awards. Tickets are available at the door or online.

100 Lafayette Street
Tuesday, January 29, 7PM

Sacred Heart Open House
Sacred Heart Elementary School, near downtown Baton Rouge, will be hosting an open house Tuesday, January 29. Come and see one of the many amenites of living and working downtown by having this historic school nearby.

2251 Main Street
Tuesday, January 29, 9AM - 1PM

Louisiana and Latin American Independence Movements
As a former Spanish colony with strong cultural and economic ties to Latin America, Louisiana played a unique role in early 19th century independence movements throughout the region. Louisianians gave refuge to revolutionary leaders like Benito Juarez and some joined directly in armed struggles against Spain. Guest speaker Robert Gray Freeland explores this fascinating chapter in hemispheric history. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

660 N. Fourth Street
Thursday, January 24, 6PM

Jimmy John's Open Late
The downtown Jimmy John's on Third Street will now be staying open late night, until 3AM on Friday and Saturday nights. They have also increased their hours until 6PM Monday through Thursday. Stop by their new location in the heart of downtown or call for delivery!
(225) 379-8500

201 Third Street

Zolia Bistro Jazz Brunch
Zolia Bistro Enotenca is now hosting a Jazz Brunch on Sundays. This is a great addition to downtown events, and is a great way to end your weekend!

400 Convention Street at II City Plaza
Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

Bill Maher at the River Center
Controversial and outspoken stand-up comedian Bill Maher comes to the Baton Rouge River Center. The host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher", Maher is known for his political satire and social commentary. Tickets are available at the River Center Box Office.

275 S. River Road
Sunday, January 27, 7PM

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

Winter Market
Meet friends for a hot breakfast inside Main Street Market this Saturday and shop for locally made artisan and culinary gifts. Also, The Louisiana Culinary Institute will showcase the versatility of winter fruits and vegetables in the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday. Market.

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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