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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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Prescriptions to Geaux Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Downtown will be welcoming its first pharmacy in nearly 40 years this Friday. Owner/Pharmacist T.J. Woodard and his staff along with Mayor-President Kip Holden will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony. We invite everyone to attend to learn about Prescriptions to Geaux's new patient enrollment and transfer procedure and delivery service. It is easier than you might think! Click the icon below for more information.

Friday, March 15th, 11AM
313 Third Street

Downtown Greenway Public Comment
Downtown Greenway public comment will be open for another week. Click the icon to review a summary of the Downtown Greenway schematic design. Please take advantage of this opportunity to provide input. Send comments to

Until March 22

Buddy Guy at the Manship
Proudly hailing from Baton Rouge, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues. Don't miss this chance to see Buddy in the intimate venue of the Manship Theatre!

Saturday, March 19, 8PM
100 Lafayette St.

Baton Rouge Ballet presents Act III of the Sleeping Beauty
Please join the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre as they present Act II of The Sleeping Beauty. Tickets are on sale at the River Center Box office.

Thursday, March 14, 7:30PM
River Center

Shinedown and Three Days Grace at the River Center
Three Days Grace and Shinedown will make a stop at the Baton Rouge River Center as part of their 2013 co-headlining tour. Tickets are available at the River Center Box Office.

Monday, March 18, 7PM
275 River Road

Lunchtime Lagniappe: Louisian's Contributions to Advancements in Medicine
Curator Polly Rolman-Smith brings Louisiana medical history to life with fascinating artifacts and images from the Louisiana State Museum science and technology collections.

Wednesday, March 13, Noon
660 N. Fourth Street

Mike Epps at the River Center
Join funny men, Mike Epps, Doug E. Fresh, and Gary Owen this Friday at the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets are on sale now at the River Center Box Office!

Friday, March 15, 8PM
275 S. River Road

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's. 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 15, 8PM
103 France Street

The Vagina Monologues at the Manship
The Vagina Monologues is a unique theater experience that combines art and activism to help end violence against women and girls. This collection of stories is written by Eve Ensler, a playwright and author, who traveled the world asking women to talk about their experiences with love and sexuality, the obstacles they face in being women.

Tuesday, March 19, 7PM
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

Todd O'Neil at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's
Todd O'Neill's all-inclusive country music vision embraces everything from tear-in-your-beer ballads to flat-out country rock anthems, wrapped up in a tall, good looking package and delivered in a pure-country voice that sounds at once instantly familiar and like nobody you've heard before.

Friday, March 15, 8PM
214 Third Street

Luck o the Irish at the Market
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this Saturday with fresh cabbage, carrots and lamb from the Red Stick Farmers Market. Chef Celeste Gill will offer suggestions for special Irish themed menu items using produce from local farmers and food artisans during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration at 10AM. Food artisans both inside Main Street Market and at the Red Stick Farmers Market will also offer ready to serve foods for party appetizers including homemade breads, dips, soups and pies.

Saturday, March 16, 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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