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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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Zumba Returns in Town Square
Starting today, Downtown Development District is again partnering with the YMCA to bring free outdoor health classes to downtown. Downtown's North Boulevard Town Square is now a hub for physical outdoor activity. The YMCA kicks off their FREE Spring Zumba series on April 2nd. Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5PM.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Chee Weez Kick Off Live After Five
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. Produced by the Downtown Business Association, Live After Five Concerts are held on Fridays from 5PM-8PM in North Boulevard Town Square under the award winning Crest sculpture. Make sure to check out the LINE-UP because you aren't going to want to miss a show!

Friday, April 4th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

This weekend, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will present FestForAll - Baton Rouge's largest art & music festival! Join the Arts Council for a full weekend of art and entertainment in North Boulevard Town Square, and on the grounds of the Old State Capitol and the Shaw Center for the Arts. FestForAll is free and open to everyone!

Saturday, April 5th, 10AM-7PM
Sunday, April 6th, 12PM-6PM
Town Square, Old State Capitol, & Shaw Center

Branford Marsalis at Manship
NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time will perform at the Manship Theatre. Please join the Arts Council for an astounding performance of one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 7PM & 9PM
100 Lafayette Street

Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Manship
The Vagina Monologues is a unique theater experience that combines art and activism to help end violence against women and girls. Tickets are on sale now at the Shaw Center Box Office.

Thursday, April 3rd, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

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

Zolia Bistro Jazz Brunch
Zolia Bistro Enotenca has one of Downtown's Best Brunch complete with Live Jazz & a Touch of Zolia Magic! Enjoy you Sunday mornings with great food and music!

Every Sunday, 10AM - 2PM

400 Convention Street at II City Plaza

Strawberries at the Market
Join the Red Stick Farmers Market downtown this Saturday morning for fresh food and friends at Main Street Market. Stephanie Riegel and Tracey Koch of Kids Dish will have a fun, kid-friendly cooking demonstration using fresh ingredients at 10AM inside Main Street Market. Bring the little ones to learn how to help Mom and Dad in the kitchen and enjoy face painting! Louisiana strawberries will be available in good supply as well as late winter root vegetables and greens.

Every Saturday from 8AM - 1PM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

B.R. Ballet Theatre - Snow White
This classic fairytale ballet will feature professional and pre-professional dancers, stunning guest artists and our upcoming youth talent as dwarves! Winthrop Corey's Snow White at the River Center Theatre is sure to be the capital city's must-see event of Spring 2014!

Saturday, April 5th, 7PM
Sunday, April 6th, 2PM
275 South River Road

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, April 6th

Baton Rouge Food Tours
The "C'est Si Bon Food Tour" is a guided walking tour in Downtown Baton Rouge which includes food tastings at local restaurants infused with entertaining historical and cultural details; sure to get you full from belly to brain. All fitness levels will take pleasure in their 2.5 hour leisurely paced walk.

Thursday's at 11AM
Friday's at 11AM & 6PM

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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