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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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Baton Rouge Restaurant Week
Don't miss a chance to try some of downtown's best restaurants as Baton Rouge celebrates Restaurant Week. Each restaurant will have a specially priced three course menu that will allow new customers to taste the best of what each restaurant has to offer. Reservations are encouraged. Please select the icon below for a complete list of downtown restaurants.

July 15th-20th

Melon Mania at the Market
Watermelons, cantaloupes, and Asian sun melons will fill farmers' tables this Saturday as the Fresh Fest summertime celebration continues with Melon Mania on Saturday. Melons are a summertime favorite for backyard parties and family activities. Chef Chris Wadsworth from Restaurant IPO will join host Chef Celeste Gill for the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration this Saturday. Wadsworth features local ingredients at IPO regularly and will provide refreshing melon recipes to beat the summer heat during the cooking show.

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

Live on the balcony at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's presents Live on the Balcony every Friday and Saturday night. Performers this week:
July 12th- Justin McCain
July 13th- Jordan Earles

214 Third Street

Art Melt Invitational
The 10th Anniversary Art Melt Invitational opens on July 12th for members! Forum 35 members are invited to attend this members' opening for a $10 admission fee if they are not Museum members. The retrospective exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of Art Melt and will feature works of art from the nine past "Best in Show" award winners of Art Melt as well as history on the event that has become Louisiana's largest juried art show. Enjoy the tunes of DJ Otto while celebrating the success of this wonderful Baton Rouge event!

Friday, July 12th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

Films at the 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:
July 10- Chicago
July 11- Dinner and A Movie: Raising Arizona
July 12- Becoming Triviata
July 13- Rules of the Game
July 14- Funny Face
July 14- Three Worlds
July 16- Tiger Eyes

100 Lafayette Street

Free Comedy Wednesdays at the Belle
The Belle of Baton Rouge brings comedy back to the downtown area every Wednesday night. Jim Holder will be featured in this week's FREE show.

103 France Street
Wednesday, July 10, 7PM

Summer Series Talks/ The Creole Trail
Brian J. Costello, a lifelong resident of New Roads, will present a study of genealogical connections between parishes that provide the majority of Louisiana's Creole population. Come early to view the museum's galleries which will be open until the program begins.

Thursday, July 11th, 6:30PM
Capital Park Museum

A Lively Discussion of Bastille Day at the Old State Capitol
The Secretary of State Tom Schelder and the Old State Capitol present a discussion of Bastille Day. The lecture will feature a variety of guest speakers and will focus on Louisiana's French connection, past, present, and future.

Thursday, July 11th, 5PM
100 North Blvd.

The World of Percussion at the River Center Library
New Orleans native Curtis Pierre stops by the River Center Library for a drum clinic that the whole family can enjoy. Known as "The Samba Man", Curtis has traveled the America's studying, performing, and teaching this unique style of music. Children ages 4 & up.

Thursday, July 11th, 10AM
120 St. Louis

I Do! Bridal Event
Enjoy an evening designed with today's chic bride in mind. Set in the fabulous showroom of Fleur Du Jour and co-hosted with Ashley Renee Bridal. This event brings top-rated fashion vendors to the downtown area for an intimate shopping experience.

Thursday, July 11th, 6PM
447 Third Street

Zolia Wine Night
Zolia hosts a Wine Night every Thursday from 5:30-9PM! Come out for the live music & enjoy as much wine & tapas as you want! Reservations are recommended.

Thursday, July 11th, 5:30-9PM
400 Convention St. II City Plaza

Blues Extravaganza
Previously scheduled for Father's Day weekend, the Blue's Extravaganza was rescheduled for this Friday night. This event will feature a long list of blues and soul artists including Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Shirley Brown, and T.K. Soul. All tickets from the previous date will be honored.

Friday, July 12th, 8PM
275 S. River Road

Boogie Nights at Hollywood

Boogie Nights is bringing back the glory days of rock every Saturday night with hot girls, slammin' tunes and drink specials to keep the night rolling. The party playground kicks off at 9PM with the best in 70s, 80s & 90s rock, including all your favorite southern, heavy metal, hair band, indie and classic rock hits.

Saturday, July 13th, 9PM
1717 River Road North

Millie Jackson at the Belle
The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with legendary soul artist Millie Jackson. FREE Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

Saturday, July 13th, 11PM
103 France Street

Party On The Boat at the Belle
Every Friday and Saturday night, the Belle will feature a live band on its deck. This week, the OMT Band will take the stage during one of many FREE concerts hosted by the Belle!
Friday & Saturday, 9PM-Midnight
103 France Street

LSU Storytelling Festival
The LSU School of Library and Information Science will hold its fourth annual Storytelling Festival at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Students enrolled in the Art and Practice of Library Storytelling, will open the event by telling traditional folktales of their own choosing. Their stories will span many different cultures and ethnic groups. Following the students' presentations, attendees of the event are invited to share their own family-friendly stories.

Saturday, July 13th, 11AM
100 Lafayette Street

Beauregard Town Seasonal Social
This Sunday, you are invited to a Beauregard Town BBQ and seasonal social. Come have a good time meeting your residential and business neighbors. Music, food, and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring a side dish to share.

Sunday, July 14th, 2PM
730 North Boulevard

Summer Sounds at St. James
The St. James Center for Spiritual Formation is pleased to announce the return of the popular Summer Sounds at St. James series of concerts. Programs are scheduled each Wednesday evening in July at 7:00 p.m and will feature The Hot Club of New Orleans this week! Admission for each concert is $10; college students with a valid ID will be admitted free. A reception follows each concert so the audience may have opportunity to meet the performers, and obtain memorabilia and music.

Every Wednesday in July, 7PM
205 North Fourth Street

Ideal Protein at Downtown Physical Therapy
Downtown Physical Therapy is the only location downtown that offers the Ideal Protein Diet! They offer FREE consultations, flexible hours, referral rewards, and mix & match packaging. Make your appointment today by calling 756-2722 or see link below.

160 North Eight Street

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

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