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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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Live After Five with Jaryd Lane
Live After Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the capital city's premier FREE live music event, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. This week is Ladies Night at Live After Five with Jaryd Lane. Ladies get 50% off of beer purchase.

Friday, September 27, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

LSU Football on the Beacon
Every weekend you can watch all the exciting games on the Town Square Media Beacon. Come out this Saturday afternoon to watch the SEC matchup between LSU and Georgia at 2:30PM. (New Orleans Saints will be playing on Monday Night)

Saturday, September 28, 2:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
WRKF and The Baton Rouge River Center Theatre are proud to host Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal, along with official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week's news.

Thursday, September 26th, 7:30PM
275 South River Road

Kenny Neal at the Belle
Kenny Neal, born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, is known as a modern swamp-blues master and multi-instrumentalist, that draws musically from the sizzling sounds of his native Louisiana. Check Kenny out at the Belle this Friday evening!

Friday, September 27th, 8PM
103 France Street

Leon Redbone at Manship
Redbone describes himself as an entertainer above all else, but declares that playing music is what he has been called to do. In the 70s, Bob Dylan sought him out at the Mariposa Folk Festival, claiming that if he were to ever start a label he would want Redbone to be the first artist he recorded. This legendary rock/folk artist will be playing at the Manship Theatre!

Tuesday, October 1st, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette St.

Red Stick Farmers Market
Find a variety of fall pumpkins and produce at the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. Chef Don Bergeron will demonstrate recipes using fall produce inside Main Street Market during the Fresh from the Market cooking segment. Stop inside the North Street entrance to Main Street Market at 10 am to watch the chef and sample his dish.

Every Saturday from 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main St.

Walter Anderson's Horn Island: Through the Eyes of C.C. Lockwood
The LSU Museum of Art will host a talk featuring C.C. Lockwood while the Walter Inglis Anderson exhibit "Everything I See Is New and Strange," is on display. During the talk, Lockwood will discuss how Anderson inspired his work through the artist's connection to nature, his desire to totally immerse himself in the elements and the time he spent in the wilderness of Horn Island. Lockwood will also read from his book, "Gulf Coast: Where Land Meets Sea," present select photographs and will be available for book signing.

Thursday, September 26, 6PM
100 Lafayette Street

Opera Louisiane presents The Ring
Opéra Louisiane presents a condensed version of Wagner's epic drama, complete with winged helmets, a powerful ring, murder, lust and greed. You may wonder if you're watching Lord of the Rings or another episode of Game of Thrones! This performance will be sung in German with English supertitles.

Friday, September 27, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

13th Gate/ Necropolis 13
The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. Necropolis 13 is unlike any haunted attraction ever created. Imagine walking through a haunted New Orleans-style Cemetery in the dead of night.

September 27-28, 6:30PM-11:30PM
100 South River Road

Antique Cars Downtown
Come out to see the Antique Car Club's Baton Rouge Chapter as they display their cars Saturday morning! The Antique Car Club will be parking along North Boulevard and Lafayette St. while the members attend exhibits in the Old State Capitol and LSU Museum of Art.

Saturday, September 28, 9AM
North Boulevard and Lafayette Street

Manhattan Short Film Festival at Manship
An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 27 to October 6th 2013 when over 100,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.

Monday, September 30th, 7PM
100 Lafayette St.

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

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