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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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Chris Leblanc at Live After Five
The Capital City's premier live music event continues this Friday. Each Spring and Fall, visitors and locals take in the sights and sounds of downtown as musicians come together to perform a FREE concert in downtown Baton Rouge. This season is being held in the newly opened Repentance Park. Chris Leblanc and Friends will be the featured artist at this week's event.

Friday, April 12, 5PM
Repentance Park

Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Featuring an impressive lineup of Blues legends and newcomers alike, this FREE to the public event is fun for the whole family. This year's festival will feature artists such as Bobby Rush, CC Adcock, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Visit the website below to find out more information on one of Baton Rouge's most anticipated annual event.

Saturday, April 13, 11AM - 8PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Sunday in the Park
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announces the return of its Sunday in the Park concert series which takes place on Sundays from noon to 3PM in North Boulevard Town Square. The FREE concerts will run through April and May. Appearing this Sunday will be roots rock artist Moreland & Arbuckle.

Sunday, April 14, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Velo Louisiane Bicycle Festival
The 4th Annual Velo Louisiane Bicycle Festival highlights safe and fun bike riding for all ages and abilities, plus music, food, art, bike displays and lots of cycling information booths. They will have children's activities starting at 3:00pm. Fun riding plus off-bike events, bike decorating, and a fun, noncompetitive kids' road ride. One of the main festival events will be the first Bike Baton Rouge Bicycling Ambassador Award ceremony at 4:30pm.

April 14, 12PM - 6PM
North Boulevard Town Square

WAFB Job Fair
WAFB is holding an employment expo, bringing area job seekers together with local employers and schools. Local and national companies such as Community Coffee, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and Capitol One Bank will be a part of this event. For more information, visit the website below.

Wednesday, April 10, 11AM-4PM
275 South River Road (River Center)

Garrison Keillor at the Manship
True to his radio form, humorist celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor, shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and 'late-life fatherhood.' With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom.

Monday, April 15, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Zumba in Town Square
Back by popular demand the Zumba - YMCA Spring Outdoor Fitness Series returned yesterday at 5PM in Town Square. Start your week off right with this exciting class available for FREE. Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements. Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, this class will help you learn in a non-threatening way.

Every Monday and Wednesday, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Library Schematic Design
Click the link to view the Schematic Design Presentation or other details related to the River Center Branch Library replacement project from the presentation last week. Since nothing thrives in a vacuum, please submit your comments or questions by April 30 via the Survey Monkey comment boxes from the link at the end of the online Schematic Design Presentation.

Through April

Dinner and a Movie at Manship
Manship Theater is showing the movie "The Jerk" with Steve Martin and for $26 you get a ticket to the show and a choice from a special "Jerk" menu at Capital City Grill. Once you buy your ticket, just call Capital City Grill at 225-381-8140 and make your reservations. Spots fill fast!

Friday, April 12, 7:30 PM
100 Lafayette Street

Heritage Lecture
South Louisiana photographer Charles Martin will lecture on Thursday, April 11, at the Old Governor's Mansion on Perique, known to many as the strongest and most flavorful of tobacco plants. The title of the lecture is "Perique Mystique." Refreshments will be served at 6PM with the lecture beginning at 6:30PM.

Thursday, April 11, 6:30PM
502 North Blvd.

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Come out this Saturday for great produce and support your local farmers. As usual the market will have a variety of items not limited to produce. See you there!

Every Saturday, 8AM-12PM
Corner of Main St. and Fifth St.

Elvis Lives! at the River Center
ELVIS LIVES! is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a
tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences "Can't Help Falling In Love" with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

Sunday, April 14, 7PM
275 South River Rd.

Bike to Work Week
Baton Rouge's Bike to Work week kicks off on Monday, April 15th and runs through Friday the 19th. Group rides will take place every morning at 7am and riders will receive free Bike to Work week items, participate in a Bike Raffle, and be eligible for food specials throughout the week at participating restaurants. Every day during that week, FREE coffee and t-shirts will be available in Town Square to bike commuters in the morning. The week will culminate with a bike ride on Friday at 5PM to Live After Five in Repentance Park. Visit the website below for more information and a calendar of events.

April 15 - 19
North Boulevard Town Square

Lobby Cafe Now Open
Now open, the Lobby Cafe will offer a late breakfast and lunch. The Cafe can also be host to private events. The Lobby Cafe is located in the former Buzz Cafe location on Florida Street. The menu and hours are linked below.

340 Florida Street

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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