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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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Todd O'Neil at Live After Five
The Capital City's premier live music event continues this Friday. This is the final show of the Spring Live After Five season. Come out and see Todd O' Neil at this week's show. Stay tuned for the Fall line-up coming soon!

Friday, May 24, 5PM
Repentance Park

"Run the Summer Fun" for St. Jude
This family friendly event is going to "RUN to SUMMER FUN" through downtown Baton Rouge. The whole family can enjoy participating in the 5K run or 1 mile fun run/walk. There will be live entertainment, food, and fun. Awards will be given for the overall top male and female finishers, as well as the fastest three males and females in each group. Don't forget to wear your best Summer costume.

Saturday, May 25, 8AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Memorial Day Service at the Kidd
The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial celebrates Memorial Day in order to honor those who have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom. It also provides attendees an opportunity to stop and give thanks for the many who have died protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day guests are encouraged to wear red, white and blue and bring an American flag. USS KIDD ship tours will be available at the regular admission price of: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5-12.

Monday, May 27, 11AM
305 S. River Road

Restore the Lincoln Theater Reception
Phase I and Phase II Restoration Plans will be on Exhibit as well as information on how you can be a part of restoring and revitalizing this historical Theater. All donations will be appreciated.

Friday, May 24, 6PM
1132 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive

Ladies Night Out Tour at the River Center
The Ladies Night Out Tour is currently touring the South and Midwest region. The Tour consists of some of the most legendary and soulful performers of the 90's, and they will be putting on a very special performance for everyone in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas this Memorial Day Weekend.

Sunday May 26, 7PM
275 S. River Road

Sir Charles Jones at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with Sir Charles Jones. Free Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest acts in the Atrium. The show begins immediately following the Live After Five Concerts.

Friday, May 24, 8PM
103 France Street

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. There will be no Zumba classes on Memorial Day.

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

To The Wonder at Manship
After falling in love in a whirlwind through Paris and Mont Saint-Michel, Neil (Affleck) brings his new love Marina (Kurylenko) away from her French birthplace to his home in Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane (McAdams). Film fans and the community at large can share a unique film experience complete with pre-screening parties, specialty cocktails, contests and more!

May 22 & 23, 7PM
100 Lafayette St.

Small Business Trade Show
Come participate in this year's BBB Small Business Trade Show at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium. This event will be open to businesses and the public, and will be an excellent time of networking and showcasing your products and services.

Thursday, May 23, 10AM- 6PM
103 France Street

Myshkin's Ruby Warblers at Mud and Water
Check out one of downtown's best live music venues. This Friday, Mud and Water brings you Myshkin's Ruby Warblers. This band brings a modern sound packed with subtle wit and raw honesty. You are not going to want to miss this great band!

Friday, May 24, 9PM
174 S. Boulevard

Louisiana Saturday Night at the Roux House
It is a Saturday Night at the Roux House! This week features modern country band 90 Degrees West. This country and western septet covers such artists as Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Jalson Aldean, George Strait, and many more. Don't miss the Roux House's great drink specials and this great local band!

Saturday May 25, 7PM
143 Third St.

Creating Fun with Chemistry at LASM
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on Kids' Lab workshops for children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. Kids' Lab is FREE for LASM members and included in the price of general admission for non-members. Participants may sign up on a first come, first served basis on the day of each program. One adult caregiver is required for every four children, and participants must sign in at least twenty minutes before the workshop.

Saturday, May 25, 10:15PM, 12PM, & 2PM
Sunday, May 26, 1:30PM, 3PM
100 River Road South

Butterfly Extravaganza
The Market's summer long Fresh Fest kicks off this Saturday with the annual Butterfly Extravaganza! Dr. Gary Ross, noted naturalist and lepidopterist, will conduct a workshop on attracting and caring for butterflies at 10AM inside Main Street Market. The presentation will take the place of the Fresh From the Market cooking demonstration this week. Following the discussion, Dr. Ross will be outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market to answer questions on butterfly gardening and to suggest ideal plants for attracting butterflies.

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

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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