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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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Mulligan Brothers 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. The Mulligan Brothers will be rocking out at this week's event! Also,Visit Baton Rouge will be giving away 2 tickets for Bayou Country Superfest. You must be present to win!

Friday, May 17, 5PM
Repentance Park

BONUS:Sunday in the Park
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge decided to add a show to their spring concert series! Sunday in the Park concert series takes place on Sundays from noon to 3PM in North Boulevard Town Square. This Sunday will feature the band Phunky Monkeys.

Sunday, May 19, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Edward Pramuk at LSUMOA
Hear the sounds of Wes Anderson at the Member's Opening Reception for Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye on Jazz. Not a member yet? Click the link below for information.

Thursday, May 16, 5:30PM
100 Lafayette St.

Zumba in Town Square
The YMCA Spring Outdoor Fitness Series continues at 5:00PM 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.

Every Monday and Wednesday, 5:00PM
North Boulevard Town Square

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:
Wednesday, May 15 - Gimme the Loot
Thursday, May 16 - Gimme the Loot
Tuesday, May 21 - Jules and Jim

100 Lafayette St.

Audra McDonald at the River Center
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra is bringing in one of Broadway's best for a special encore of its Great Performers in Concert series. Five-time Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Audra McDonald will perform alongside the orchestra in the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Thursday, May 17, 7PM
275 S. River Rd.

Children's Book Week
Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to the River Center Branch Library to help celebrate Children's Book Week 2013. Stop by and create a photograph with your favorite book, then begin a story of your own with one of our supplied Children's Book Week official Story Starters.

May 13-18, 10AM- 4PM
120 St. Louis St.

South Central Shrine Association Parade
The Acacia Shriners are proud to host South Central Shrine Association Parade. They invite you and your friends to the parade which will roll through downtown on Saturday. The parade will begin at the Belle of Baton Rouge.

Saturday, May 18, 1PM
Parade Begins at The Belle of Baton Rouge

Revolution Dance Company
Revolution Dance Company will present its 6th annual performance to the Baton Rouge public. This year, "Vivere Saltere", which means "Live to Dance", will illuminate the stage, just as previous year shows have done. Revolution's dancers never fail to leave the audience captivated with their technique, beautiful movement, and musical interpretation.

Saturday, May 18, 2PM & 6PM
100 Lafayette St.

Story Book Ball
This gala event will feature 12 larger than life storybooks such as Jungle Book, Princess and the Frog, Where the Wild Things Are and many more. There will be an activity for each child at every storybook, a vintage carriage for photo shoots, and lots of amusements for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday, May 18, 5PM-8PM
275 S. River Road

Art After Hours at LASM
Be a part of the discussion about one of America's most innovative artists and his influential legacy, while also enjoying a great night out with your friends. A guided tour of this new exhibition will be given by Dr. Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, art professor and curator of collections at Xavier University. There will also be plenty of time for questions, chat, giveaways, and sampling the exclusive buffet provided by Capital City Grill.

Sunday, May 19, 5:30PM
100 S. River Road

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
The 29th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will take place on Sunday. This globally-recognized memorial is among the world's oldest HIV/AIDS remembrance, awareness and community action events. The Candlelight Memorial supports individuals living with HIV/AIDS by reducing negative stigma, promoting testing and prevention, and continuing the fight against this disease. For the Baton Rouge observance, HAART has planned a candlelight vigil and a memorial walk begining at North Boulevard Town Square.

Sunday, May 19, 6:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Celebrate Garden Month
Spring weather is finally here and shoppers can find beautiful fresh cut flowers at the Red Stick Farmers Market including zinnias, sunflowers, snap dragons and delphiniums. As the Markets celebrate Garden Month, shoppers are invited to enter to win a $15 gift certificate from one of the Market's green nurseries, Mizell Farm and Greenhand Nursery.The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute. The chefs will feature fresh spring produce in delicious recipes for shoppers to sample during the 10AM cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market.

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

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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