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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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USS Kidd Spirit of '45
The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum is proud to announce that the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel will be sponsoring the KIDD's exclusive "Keep the Spirit of 45' Alive" event at the Belle's newly renovated Beauregard Room on Sunday, August 10th from 5 PM -8PM. "Spirit of 45' Day" will be celebrated nationally on August 10th this year. The Belle is generously offering 150 guests free access to this unforgettable night. The KIDD is taking phone reservations for this event.

Saturday, August 10th, 5PM - 8PM
103 France Street

New Venture Theatre presents The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful follows Carrie Watts, an active, highly motivated widow living in a cramped apartment in Houston with her son and daughter-in-law during the spring of 1953. Carrie escapes her relatives' watchful eyes to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery. This show will be performed all weekend at the Manship Theatre.

Thursday, August 7th, 7:30PM
Friday, August 8th, 7:30PM
Saturday, August 9th, 2PM & 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Edwin McCain Trio at Manship
Few artists share such a tight bond with their fans and can fill concert venues like McCain can. And even fewer can win over new audiences the way Edwin does. Come down to the Manship Theatre to watch this legendary performance that will blow you away!

Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Medicine King at Roux House
The Roux House presents Medicine King. This band is blending the swaggering stomp of the great blues-rock power trios with a funky New Orleans groove and a fearless improvisational spirit. Check out Medicine King this Thursday at the Roux House!

Thursday August 7th, 9PM
143 Third Street

Maxwell Summer Soulstice
Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, will be at the River Center Theatre on Sunday, August 10th. Maxwell's Summer Soulstice tour is his first major tour since 2010. In concert, the singer and songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance.

Sunday, August 10th, 7PM
275 South River Road

Live Music at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Come out to Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's for LIVE music in the club and on the balcony this weekend!
Friday, August 8th: Prime Mates and Jason Martin
Saturday, August 9th: Fuzz and Zachary Lee

August 8th & 9th, 9PM
214 Third Street

Roly Poly Now Open!
North Boulevard has a new restaurant serving sandwiches, soups, and salads. Roly Poly is conveniently located next to Town Square making it a great lunch spot! Delivery available.

Monday - Friday, 10AM-5PM
327 North Boulevard

Lunchtime Lagniappe
This month's Lunchtime Lagniappe features author and historian Richard H. Holloway. Following the Confederate defeat at the Battle of Baton Rouge August 5th, 1862, Federal troops occupied the capitol city. Sharing some of his original Civil War photographs and letters from Union soldiers, Holloway examines how the northern troops viewed the city and its inhabitants. 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, August 13th
660 North 4th Street

National Farmers Market Week
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week this Saturday with special events at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Chef Kelly McCann of Galatoire's Bistro will prepare farm fresh recipes during the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking show at 10AM inside Main Street Market. Children will be creating "I love my Farmers Market" artwork to be displayed at the Markets and can also enjoy complimentary face painting. Shoppers can also pick up "I love Farmers Markets" tattoos at the coffee booth while supplies last.

Every Saturday
Corner of 5th Street and Main Street

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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