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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
visit our site at the link below!

art melt

Art Melt Friday!
The Art Melt is an occasion for all the senses - sights, sounds, smell, taste, and touch - guests viewing the selected pieces of art at the reception will also enjoy hors d'oeuvres, live musical entertainment, and performances. The event is free and open to the public, with a cash bar available.

When: Friday, July 10, 6:30 PM
Where: Brunner Gallery, 100 Lafayette St. and Lyceum, 124 Third St.

Preview Party Thursday w/ The Iguanas
6:00 PM @ Brunner Gallery


BR Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) Presents Veer @ Manship Theatre

VEER explores America's fast-growing bicycling culture, and sub-culture, by profiling five people whose lives are inextricably tied to bicycling and the bike-centric social groups they belong to. This film screening is part of BRASS's 2009-2010 fundraising and membership drive. Proceeds will go to expanding bicycle education programs; continuing efforts to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities; and, expanding outreach efforts into the community.

When: Saturday 7:30 PM

Also, Saturday, 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM Rumpelstiltskin
Sunday @ 2:00 PM, The Wizard of Oz


Shaw Center's Second Saturdays: Explore, Take and Make
Eye-spy lots of art in the LSU Museum of Art's galleries. How good are you at spying colors, lines, textures, and patterns? Come find out and then bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork! Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to provide assistance.


Uniforms for Kids Jambalaya Dinners
The price of two lunches will buy a complete school uniform for a needy child. Jambalaya dinners are $5. Meal includes jambalaya, salad, roll, and dessert. To place group orders, call 225-332-4490.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Main entrance to Chase Bank- 451 Florida St.


This Week @ The Roux House
Wednesday, July 8- Davis Borne
Thursday, July 9- Indie Lounge w/ Godspeed the Jackel & Brothers and Kings
Friday, July 10- Allison Collins Band
Saturday, July 11- True to Life


Biker Block Party w/ LA Riders TV Show!
Deep South Choppers, LA RIDER (TV Show) & Boudreaux & Thibodeaux present...The unveiling of Deep South Choppers newest custom built bike. LA RIDER will shoot an episode of their television program on site. (Road Closure...200 Block of Third St. 3pm - 7pm)

Free Music by: THE HIPPY SMITH BAND (Southern Fried Rock) 3pm - 7pm (Nightclub)
Free Food! VIP Street Blocking on the 200 Block of Third Street for Bikers!

The party will be followed by CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND (Roots / Rock / Zydeco) 9:45pm - 1:45am


Schedule Some ME Time at the Massage Emporium!
Did you know that stress-related disorders make up between 80-and-90 percent of the ailments that bring people to family-practice physicians? There also is scientific evidence showing that people experiencing psychological stress are more prone to develop colds and other infections than their less-stressed peers.

The Massage Emporium is offering two new special programs that cater to the workplace.
Click here to read all about the new programs!

The Massage Emporium is located downtown on 240 Laurel Street and is open 7 days a week.
For more information or to schedule us in your workplace, call Faith or Laura at: 225-387-0060.


Red Stick Farmer's Market
Summer's Fresh Fest continues at Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market this Saturday with a celebration of the peach season. Saturday's Fresh from the Market show will feature local chef Scott Dardenne of the Louis DeAngelo Restaurants demonstrating sweet and savory recipes using Louisiana peaches. Stop by the coffee booth to join "Friends of the Markets" and get 3 free chances to win the Farm Fresh Market Basket giveaway! Fifth & Main Street. For info call 267-5060 or visit

Event Procedures & Guidelines
An Event Procedures and Guidelines manual is now available for anyone looking to facilitate an event or open a business Downtown! The manual is a compilation of existing City/Parish policies for special events, parades, etc. created to act as a guide through the permitting processes and procedures. The manual is available at the DDD office and at where it can be browsed by sections.

For questions regarding Downtown Event Procedures and Guidelines please contact:
Gabriel Vicknair- Special Events and Marketing Coordinator-

Click here to view and download the manual

Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!


Ready for your close-up, BR?
Tune in to the hot new show Hollywood Presents Downtown, a 30-minute program, which is shot in Hollywood's Studio 7 on the banks of the Mississippi River, where you'll find out the latest from Downtown Baton Rouge. With special guest interviews and details on blockbuster events happening on the riverfront, you'll be ready for all the action.

The show airs each Wednesday at 8:30PM and Saturday at 10:00PM on Cox Channel 4.

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

227 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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