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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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From Sugarcane to Cocktails
Join owners of Donner-Peltier Distillers at the LSU Museum of Art for an evening of Louisiana distilled spirit tastings paired with culinary creations by Chef Brad Andries and Chef Mark Reilly of Stroubes Seafood & Steaks. Learn about the unique antique barware in the LSU Museum of Art's permanent collection. $40 for members; $45 for non-members; 21 and over only. Call LeAnn to purchase tickets at 225.389.7211 or 7210.

Thursday, January 30th, 6:00PM
100 Lafayette St.

Barry Manilow at the River Center
The Barry Manilow concert at the River Center has been postponed to Monday, February 3rd due to inclement weather conditions. Tickets are on sale at the River Center Box Office.

Monday, February 3rd, 7:30PM
275 South River Road

Heritage Lecture: David McNamara
The Foundation for Historical Louisiana's (FHL) monthly Heritage Lecture will feature Dave McNamara Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Governor's Mansion. McNamara's lecture entitled, "The Louisiana Orphan Train," will describe the life and experiences of the orphans that were part of this movement. Stories of the lives of orphan train riders will be retold by McNamara and FHL board member Myrna Bergeron. Currently, there is a museum dedicated to the story of the Louisiana Orphan Train in Opelousas. The lecture is free for FHL members and $10 for guests. Individuals are encouraged to pre-register. Calandro's Select Cellars and Fine Wines will host the reception beginning at 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 30th, 6:30PM
502 North Boulevard

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, February 2nd

Of Moving Colors presents Kick It Out!
Local contemporary dance-theatre company Of Moving Colors premiers their third annual community performance, Kick It Out. The show features the fresh faces of over 80 young dancers from around the city dancing alongside the professionals. Come enjoy the fantastic sounds of The Rat Pack and Motown music in an evening of pure entertainment for the entire family..

Friday, January 31st, 7:30PM
Saturday, February 1st, 7:30PM
Sunday, February 2nd, 2:00PM
100 Lafayette Street

Sacred Heart School Open House
The Sacred Heart of Jesus School is rescheduling an "Open House" for Tuesday, February 4th to tour the school and meet the students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, February 4th, 9AM - 1PM
2251 Main Street

Old State Capitol Reception: Our Quilted Past
Our Quilted Past: An Exhibit of Feedsack Quilts and the cotton bag industry of the mid-20th century features 19 quilts made between 1925 and 1955. The exhibit tells the story of the American cotton bag industry and women's ingenuity in re-using those bags. Other items on display include vintage dresses, aprons and sun-bonnets. Join the Old State Capitol February 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for the exhibit opening and refreshments.

Tuesday, February 4th, 5:00PM
100 North Boulevard

Zolia Sunday Jazz Brunch
Zolia Bistro Enotenca hosts an amazing Jazz Brunch every Sunday. This is a great addition to downtown events, and is a great way to end your weekend!

400 Convention Street at II City Plaza
Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

Mardi Gras Wreath Design Class
Welcome guests this Mardi Gras season with a wreath that you create! Each class will feature the same wreath design and you will choose the color of the mesh (green, gold, purple or multi-color) and the best part is anyone can do it. One of the experienced designers will walk you through the process in a group setting that is fun and relaxed. So tell your friends and make a night of it! Come early for the best spot and refreshments.

Thursday, January 30th, 7PM
447 Third St.

Baton Rouge Arts Market
The Baton Rouge Arts Market takes place every first Saturday of the month from 8:00AM until 12:00PM at 5th and Main Streets in Downtown Baton Rouge. Featuring artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Saturday, February 1st, 8AM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

First Saturday at the Market
Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market celebrate the First Saturday downtown with fresh food, friends and local art! The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners join the farmers with tips for planting spring gardens for shoppers. Local artists from the Gulf region will also return with the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

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

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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