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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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U4RIA at Live After Five
The Capital City's premier live music event continues this Friday. This season is being held in the newly opened Repentance Park. U4RIA will be playing hip and funky music at this week's event!

Friday, May 3, 5PM
Repentance Park

Sunday in the Park
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge hosts 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. This Sunday will feature funk band Captain Green.

Sunday, May 5, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Ryan Foret at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with the Swamp Pop band, Ryan Foret. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. The show begins immediately following the Live After Five Concerts.

Friday, May 3, 8PM
103 France St.

Betty Wright at the Belle
Come see Grammy winning Soul Queen Betty Wright for a special one night performance!

Saturday, May 4, 8PM
103 France St.

Duke and the King at Manship
Part music documentary, part concert film, Duke & The King is a cautionary tale about hero worship and a testament to the power of song. Duke Bardwell was never famous. This docu-musical will leave you wondering why he wasn't.

Thursday, May 2, 7PM
100 Lafayette St.

Rock of Ages at the River Center
A rock musical set in Hollywood in the 1980s, when it was all about big chords, big dreams and big hair! Rock of Ages explores the pursuit of dreams and tells its story through hits from iconic groups and rockers of the 1980s. Channeling every totally rad '80s cliché in the book, Rock of Ages is superfluous silliness at its best. A high-energy dive into a living, breathing music video, the show-which never takes itself seriously-races quickly along, riding high on nostalgia and hairspray.

Thursday, May 2, 7:30PM
275 S. River Rd.

USA MMA Stacked 3
USA-MMA is bringing mixed martial arts back to the Baton Rouge River Center. Stacked 3 will feature local and regional fighters on an eleven bout card. With three titles up for grabs, Stacked 3 is sure to be an action packed MMA event.

Friday, May 3, 8PM
275 S. River Road

Impact Wrestling at the River Center
The stars of 'Impact Wrestling' on Spike will go head to head against each other in an interactive match that allows select fans to go backstage and meet their favorite stars, including Hulk Hogan, Rob Van Dam, Brooke Hogan, the TNA Knockouts and more.

Saturday, May 4, 7:30PM
275 S. River Road

Slim Harpo Awards at Manship
An evening of celebration honoring the Baton Rouge Blues Heritage and celebrating Blues music. 2013 recipients of the Slim Harpo Music Awards are Warren Storm, "Guitar Gable" Perrodin and Clarence "Jockey" Etienne, Harvey Knox and David Kearns. The reception will be hosted by Shirley Neal and members of the Neal family. Shirley will be serving her home cooked Shrimp Creole at 6pm. There will be a cash bar and the awards program will begin at 7pm followed by a jam session with bluesman Kenny Acosta hosting the jam.

Wednesday, May 1, 6PM
100 Lafayette St.

Exquisite Gowns by Suzanne Perron
The LSU Museum of Art will host a lunch, lecture, and tour with special guest, LSU alumni and New Orleans-based fashion designer Suzanne Perron. The lunch and lecture will begin at 12 noon followed by a guided tour at 12:45 p.m. in the museum. The museum's current exhibit features a collection of 13 Perron-designed bridal gowns, debutante dresses, and Mardi Gras gowns.

Thursday, May 2, 12PM
100 Lafayette St.

B.R. Arts Market
The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open-air market and cultural event held on the first Saturday of each month. The market will showcase a wide variety of local artwork including pottery, sculptures, and paintings. Put on by the Baton Rouge Arts Council, the market will take place on the corner of 5th and Main.

Saturday, May 4, 8AM-12PM
Corner of 5th St. and Main St.

Spanish Town Walking Tour
Learn about the Spanish Town neighborhood, its historic significance and the colorful architecture.
Tours begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Capitol Park Museum. Patrons are advised to dress comfortably. Walks may be cancelled for inclement weather. Tours generally last 60 to 90 minutes. All walking tours are free and open to the public and leave from the Museum lobby.

Saturday, May 4, 9:15PM
120 St. Louis St.

Capitol Region 101
The Downtown Business Association hosts monthly Membership Events on the FIRST Thursday each month. Plan to attend this Social, May 2, at the Hotel Indigo, from 5pm-7pm.

Saturday, May 4, 5PM
200 Convention St. (II City Plaza)

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

Sunday, May 5, 10:30AM - 12PM
400 Convention St. (II City Plaza)

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, May 5

Blueberries are here!
Red Stick Farmers Market is bursting with new spring produce each week with farm fresh blueberries from Morrow Farm arriving as the newest addition each Saturday. Tender bamboo shoots can also be found this Saturday from Briarhill Farm and are a unique delicacy during the brief spring season. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature Lili Courtney of Delightful Palate which includes a line of gluten free salad dressings and condiments. Ms. Courtney will showcase her line of products combined with fresh ingredients found at the Red Stick Farmers Market in healthy recipes during the cooking demonstration.

Saturdays from 8AM-12PM
Corner of 5th and Main 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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