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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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CATS Rollout
The new system operates from five main transit hubs including North Boulevard Town Sqaure. Riders will no longer have to travel to the terminal at 22nd Street to get to most destinations. New routes include an airport express, an O'Neal Park-n-Ride express, a Mall of Louisiana to downtown express and more.

Sunday, March 30th

Lunchtime Lagniappe at the State Museum
In 1926 the City Park Golf Course opened as the first public course in Baton Rouge. Lillie Petit-Gallagher tells about how the historic course is considered to be the cradle of golf in Baton Rouge. All programs begin at noon and are free and open to public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches and may come and go as their schedules require.

Wednesday, March 26th, 12PM Noon
660 N. 4th Street

Bad Elvis at Manship
Bad Elvis takes place in a surreal world set between a hotel lobby and function room. The audience is part of the action as guests at a wedding. The show fuses creative sign-language, live music, puppetry and dance for a one of a kind experience.

Wednesday, March 26th, 7:30PM
100 Lafeyette Street

Art After Hours: The Red Stick Piece
Join the Louisiana Art and Science Museum as Jonathan Brilliant discusses the inspiration and creative process behind his unique, site-specific installations. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free for members, $5 for students with school ID, and $7 for nonmembers.

Thursday, March 27th, 5:30PM
100 River Road South

St. James Friday Lenten Lunches
James Episcopal Church invites you to Bishops Hall, at the corner of Florida and N. Fourth Street for Gumbo 2014! Volunteers at St. James will serve fabulous Gumbo lunches of either shrimp, or chicken and sausage gumbo, along with Sensation Salad, bread and a tasty dessert. Drive-thru pickup of boxed lunches is also available. Please call 225-387-5141 on Friday mornings between 8AM and 10AM, and it can be delivered right to your car on the Fourth Street pick-up lane!

Fridays during Lent, 11AM - 1PM
Corner of Florida and 4th Streets

Zydeco Blues & Brews Bash
Come and enjoy the indoor concert at the Atrium featuring TUCKA, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Cha's. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 4PM.

Friday, March 28th, 10AM
103 France Street

BRSO All Star Pops: Wicked Divas
Join Zolia Bistro before and after the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra All Star Pops for a Prix-Fixe menu. Click the links for dinner reservations and concert tickets.

Friday, March 28th, 7:30PM
275 S. River Road

Engineering Day at LASM
Engineering Day at LASM is a new fun-filled festival, with multiple interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities where LASM visitors learn about a variety of engineering specialties. All Engineering Day activities are included with price of general admission to the museum ($7.25 adult, $6.25 child/senior; free for LASM members).

Saturday, March 29th, 10AM
100 River Road South

MS Walk & 5k
The Walk MS Baton Rouge fundraising event will be located in North Boulevard Town Square this year. Money raised at this year's event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS. Start or join a team, raise funds and celebrate hope for the future! Race begins at 8AM.

Saturday, March 29th, 8AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Welcome Home Veterans Day
The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum is proud to host a celebration honoring our Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans. The U.S. Senate adopted a resolution declaring March 30 each year as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Saturday, March 29th, 10:30AM - 2PM
305 South River Road

Third Day & Skillet at the River Center
Fresh off The Roadshow Tour, Third Day and Skillet continue taking the U.S. by storm with an additional 18 shows as co-headliners. The tour will also feature Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler, We As Human, and Jamie Grace. This is for sure a tour you can't afford to miss!

Saturday, March 29th, 6:30PM
275 South River Road

Red Stick Farmers Market
Make plans to shop downtown this Saturday morning for beautiful spring flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables. Red Stick Farmers Market is the best place to pick up locally grown herbs and vegetable seedlings for your spring garden. Bring the kids to join the Red Stick Sprouts kids club and watch a kid-friendly cooking demonstration by chef Celeste Gill.
Every Saturday from 8AM - 12PM
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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