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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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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

LSUMOA presents Animals in Art
Animals have always been important subject in art. Join us for a program exploring creatures in the Museum's collection followed by an opportunity to create a magical animal sculpture combining unusual materials.

Saturday, March 9, 10AM
100 Lafayette St.

Monster Jam at the River center
Don't miss this rockin' monster truck show at the River Center! Tickets are on sale now at the River Center Box Office.

March 8, 7:30PM & March 9, 2PM and 7:30PM
275 River Road

Kids' Lab: Creating Fun with Chemistry
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on Kids' Lab workshops for children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. Participants may sign up on a first come, first served basis on the day of each program. Members may also pre-register by noon Thursday prior to the weekend program, and groups may schedule in advance.

Sunday, March 10, 1:30PM and 3PM
100 South River Road

LSU Night of French Film at Manship
The Center for French and Francophone Studies at Louisiana State University is proud to present the Seventh Annual LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge! Now a well-established Center tradition, this all-night cinematic event returns to the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 6:00PM until dawn!

Saturday, March 9, 6PM -Till
100 Lafayette Street

Habitat Home and Garden Show
Come get ideas, investigate new products, gather information and meet one-on-one with the professionals who will help you make informed decisions that are right for your budget and your unique needs. Bring your plans, your photos, your drawings, and your dreams! Hosted by the Capital Region Builders Association.

March 9 & 10
The River Center

Spank the Monkey at Roux House
The Roux House presents one of Louisiana's most beloved local bands. Spank the Monkey has been rocking since 1995 and is sure to light up downtown this Friday!

Friday, March 8, 9PM
143 Third Street

Shirley Brown at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with American Soul singer Shirley Brown. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. The show starts at 8PM!

Friday, March 8, 8PM
103 France Street

Marc Broussard & the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Manship
From Cajun country to The Big Easy, two of Louisiana's finest, Marc Broussard & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, come together to share an uplifting night of Bayou soul and New Orleans brass music..

Friday, March 8, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Madame Legendre: Hostess to History
Historian and genealogist Yvonne Lewis-Day traces the life and career of Madame Legendre who ran Baton Rouge's first five-star hotel and hosted many famous visitors in early the 19th century.

Wednesday, March 6, Noon
660 North 4th 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

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:
March 6th, Louis Dunn and the Dunn Deal All-Stars
March 7th, Jonathon "Boogie" Long
March 8th, Louis Dunn and the Dunn Deal All-Stars
March 9th, "Blues Box" All-Stars
March 10th, Elvin Killerbee and Friends "JAM"

244 Lafayette Street

Strawberries at the Market
As spring approaches, the sweet Louisiana strawberry season grows each week. Look for plenty of berries this weekend along with late winter produce. Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature Chef Troy Deano, Chef de Cuisine at 18 Steak, located inside L'Auberge Casino. The cooking demonstration begins at 10AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.

Saturday, March 9, 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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