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Live After Five and LSU Tailgate Party this Friday!
The Fall 2009 Live After Five season will kick off this Friday with Neighborhood Stars (Dance Mix) at 5PM. This weeks opening concert will also be LSU's Official Tailgate Party to kick off the 2009 Football Season. With the LSU cheerleaders, Mike the Tiger singing on stage, Mens & Womens Basketball players shooting hoops, and appearances from various don't want to miss it!!!


Downtown Clean-Up
This Friday will start the next exciting concert series of Live After Five. In our efforts to keep Downtown Baton Rouge an attractive place to be, volunteers will team up with the City of Baton Rouge this Thursday, September 10th, to help clean up Downtown. Volunteers will meet at 4 p.m. in Galvez Plaza.

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Baby T-Rex Appearing @ Main Street Market!
An extraordinary friend is headed to the Red Stick Farmers Market this weekend. Baby Tyrannosaurus Rex will make a special appearance at 9:30 a.m. The Fresh from the Market weekly cooking show will feature guest chef Will Spiers from Whole Foods Market. Spiers and host Chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate local menu ideas for fresh and seasonal menus. The cooking show begins at 10 AM inside Main Street Market at the North Street seating area and offers a sampling of the recipes to the Market audience. Musical entertainment will include the bi-weekly Bluegrass Jam which welcomes local musicians to gather for a festive jam session from 11 am until 12:30 pm. The theme for this Saturday's jam be Beatles Bluegrass style and feature several of the all time favorite Beatles recordings.


Downtown's First and Only Med Spa Open House!
Meet the staff and tour the facility of Lokka Med Spa at 334 Third Street on Monday, September 14, 2009 from 5PM - 8PM. There will be cuisine by 333 Bistreaux @ Avoyelles and wine by The Wine Loft. In addition, two local artist, Adrian Fulton from Lafayette and Andy Flores from Baton Rouge, will showcase there work. Meet the medical director Dr. Stewart Cayton to set up a free consultation for services including Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne, and Latisse. Lokka Med Spa offers many packages that include but are not limited to massages, nails, body treatments, and cosmetic treatments.

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Second Saturdays and Living Color @ LSU MOA!
Join the LSU Museum of Art for an evening of art and music on Friday, September 11th. View their newest exhibition, Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper and be entertained by the sounds of the Baton Rouge Area Youth Jazz Band.

Also, Second Saturdays this month challenges visitors' abilities to make connections, think outside the box (or frame in this case), and untangle their tongue. Bring a "Take-and-Make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St. For information call 389-7200.


Art Lounge @ Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's
Art Lounge is a weekly art show taking place every Tuesday night in downtown Baton Rouge at 3rd Street Gallery, located inside Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's upstairs bar & patio and sponsored by ICON Studios. Each week they feature a talented artist from the Baton Rouge area. Shows start at 7:00 PM and have NO COVER! The restaurant will be open until 10pm and serving it's full menu upstairs and downstairs.

Local Favorites Bubba & Doug @ Dalton's
The original Dalton's building located at 244 Lafayette Street is thriving to the sounds of great live music and good times. Friday the 11th immediately after Live After Five is local favorites Doug & Bubba. Stop in for a cool adult beverage, listen to Baton Rouge's finest bands and see why Dalton's is one of downtown's favorite destinations.


International Dance Party at 600 Main
Every Friday at 600 Main is La Noche Dulce, the HOTTEST LATIN INTERNATIONAL DANCE PARTY IN TOWN! Free Salsa Lessons every Friday with Eri from 9 to 10! Join them as DJ Q and DJ Calde spin the latest in International Dance. Move to the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Punta, Samba, Arabic, Bhangra, Reggae, and Dance. Ladies in FREE before 11pm! Premium 10 Cane Rum and Don Julio Drink Specials all night!


Comfort at its Finest
Formerly the Thirsty Tiger, one of Baton Rouge's most famous watering holes Willie's On The River is named after the ghost that reportedly haunts the building. Located downstairs beneath Little Village, Willies's is an upscale wine and martini bar where guests can relax while waiting on their table upstairs or stop by Willie's before a night out on the town. Appetizers from the Little Village are available, as well as a dining room for private parties.


Wine Walk Wednesday!
This week at 5:30 pm we begin our walk at Dalton's (across from the Hilton) they will have free appetizers for us and hand selected wines to taste and half off these glasses. Next at 6:30pm we go to Tsunami for a little sunset and relaxation... read more

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LSU Tiger Trails kicks off!
LSU Tiger Trails Transit began full-scale operations August 24. The service is FREE to LSU riders and to the general public. With a total of 6 Downtown stops, the Tiger Trails system is fully equipped with GPS and can be tracked on iPhones, iPods or laptop computers. Bus arrival times are every 20-30 minutes and will run Monday-Friday 7AM - 5:30 PM. Below is a link to the transit visualization software page.


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.

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