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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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Coming Soon: Downtown Greenway Charrette
The Downtown Greenway will create a pedestrian and bicycle corridor that links inner city residential neighborhoods, parks, businesses, and cultural attractions utilizing the existing interstate infrastructure. Stakeholder charrettes and public meetings will be held on March 5, 6, and 7 in order to ensure a collaborative, community-driven design. Click the icon below for details including the time and locations of the meetings.

March 5th, 6th, & 7th

Opera Louisiane: Elixir of Love
L'elisir d'amore or The Elixir of Love rounds out the 2012-2013 Season in style, Friday, March 1, 2013. The first grand opera performance in Opéra Louisiane's history will be performed at the River Center Theater with English supertitles, grand sets, stunning costumes, and full orchestra under the baton of Maestro Michael Borowitz. This production is sure to be the cultural event of 2013!

Friday, March 1, 7:30PM
275 South River Road

Baton Rouge Bus Boycott Remembered
In remembrance of the 60th Anniversary, the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon will air the one hour documentary, "Signpost to Freedom", that recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation's first large-scale boycott. Recently aired on LPB, this documentary has won several awards for its excellence. Come out and enjoy the FREE public viewings of this significant documentary.

Viewing times:
Wednesday, February 27th at 6PM
Thursday, February 28th at 12PM and 6PM

Art After Hours: Photography at the Edge
Relax with friends and experience "The Edge of Vision" guided by Kristine Thompson, LSU's assistant professor of photography. Thompson will lead visitors through the exhibition of still images, installations and video projections by leading international photographers. She will also comment upon today's usage of photographic phenomena to create intriguing works of abstract art. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission. Click icon for more information.

Thursday, February 28, 5:30PM
100 South River Road

EBR All Parish Honor Jazz Bands
EBR All Parish Honor Jazz Band is an annual jazz concert by middle and high school honor bands. The show begins at 7PM inside the Manship Theatre. Come out and support the local talent!

Thursday, February 28, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Sesame Street at the River Center
Come and play Before the show! Play Zone at Sesame Street Live is a fun way for children to experience their favorite street! Sing and dance with Sesame Street friends, sit in Big Bird's nest, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, sit on the steps of 123 Sesame Street, and much more. You won't want to miss a single picture-perfect moment! Play Zone is FREE with your Sesame Street Live ticket.

Thursday, February 28, 10:30AM & 7PM
Friday, March 1, 10:30AM & 7PM
Saturday, March 2, 10:30AM, 2PM, & 5:30PM
Sunday, March 3, 1PM & 4:30PM
275 South River Road

Free First Sunday
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, March 3rd

2013 Louisiana Skeeter Run
Last year over 2000 people participated in the Louisiana Skeeter Run. We hope you will join us as we put our best foot forward to continue the fight to save lives. On Saturday, March 2, 2013, SWAT Teams all over Louisiana will gather for either a One Mile Run/Walk or a 5K Run/Walk to help stomp out malaria as part of the 2nd Annual Louisiana Skeeter Run! Click icons for race information..

Saturday, March 2

Maceo Parker
The name Maceo Parker is synonymous with Funky Music. His pedigree is impeccable and his band is the tightest little funk orchestra on earth! Don't miss your chance to see Maceo Parker at the Manship Theatre.

Saturday, March 2, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

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:
March 1 - Rust and Bone
March 2 - Man without Words

100 Lafayette Street

Gumbo Fridays at St. James
St. James Episcopal Church is having their annual Gumbo Fridays during Lent. They are offering Shrimp or Chicken Sausage Gumbo over rice served with salad, bread, dessert and tea or coffee. You also have the option to dine in or take out. Click on the icon for more information.

Fridays during Lent
205 North 4th Street

Brooks Shoes Event in Town Square
Come out to Town Square this Friday and sign up for Providence Corporate Cup. Brooks will have give-aways and Varsity Sports will be leading a one mile levee walk at noon.

Friday, March 1, 11AM - 2PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Craving Crawfish?
Get them while they are hot! Crawfish season only lasts a few months so fill up on some mudbugs while they are available. Here are downtown restaurants offering crawfish:

Lucy's retired Surfer Bar
Restaurant IPO/The Office Bar

The Blues Room
Downtown Baton Rouge has a new live music venue! Located in the old Tabby's Blues Box on 244 Lafayette St., The Blues Room is bringing veteran blues stars back to downtown. Check out next week's line - up:
February 27 - Louis Dunn and the Dunn Deal All-Stars
February 28 - Jonathon "Boogie" Long
March 1 - Clarence "Pieman" Williams
March 2 - Blues Box All- Stars
March 3 - Elvin Killerbee and Friends

244 Lafayette Street

Baton Rouge Arts Market
Shop with over 80 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Saturday, March 2, 8AM
Corner of 5th and Main

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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