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Weekend Events!
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Live After Five
Ready for some fall fun?
Start planning your Friday afternoons and evenings with family, friends and office workers for the city's premier free downtown concert series. Join us this week for Bits & Pieces (variety/dance) from 5pm - 8pm, Galvez Plaza/North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)

Sunday in the Park
Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts in Lafayette Park at the Shaw Center for the Arts from 12 noon - 3 p.m. This Sunday, The Arts Council and 225 Magazine will present Greg Hayden and Vintage as part of the fall line-up for Sunday in the Park. Come and enjoy brunch and music under the oaks!

LSU vs. Auburn Gameday Shuttles
The Hilton will begin selling LSU shuttle tickets ($18) for the Florida game at 10AM Thursday morning. The Sheraton will start selling tickets ($18) from their front desk at 9AM Friday morning. Both the Hilton and Sheraton shuttles will depart at 3:30PM and 5PM. Pastime will also be offering their usual shuttle service. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis and sales start at noon Saturday. The price for a round trip ticket is $12.00.

Get your tickets early because they are selling fast! Enjoy the ease and convenience by avoiding the traffic hassles!

Hilton- 344-5866 * Sheraton- 242-2600 * Pastime- 343-5490

Baton Rouge River Center Presents: Comedian Brian Regan
Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

October 22, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

Galilean Nights, this Thursday and Friday at LASM
The activities start Thursday, October 22, 5-8PM with Celestial Matters: A Talk with the Artist of Starry Messenger. Then, Friday at 7:00 pm in the planetarium, a special screening of Exploring the Universe: Probing the Heavens with Galileo will delight all ages. Then at 8PM, weather permitting, They'll move the party outside to the levee, where telescopes will be set up near the Riverfront Landing Dock between LASM and the USS Kidd to observe the planet Jupiter and its moons.

Christopher O'Riley @ Manship Theatre
From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake to his unforgettably sublime interpretations of the Classical canon, pianist Christopher O'Riley has stretched the piano beyond conventional boundaries.

Friday, October 23, 7:30 - 9:30PM

The Chris Leblanc Band Friday at Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's
The band describes themselves as a collision of southern rock and old school blues, add a little Motown and sprinkle some party jams on top. Hear the band that was voted by 225 readers as "Best Original Music" and "Best Singer" at Bou 'n' Tibs Friday, 8-12PM in the Nightclub.

The 13th Gate Haunted House
The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor and (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. The 13th Gate has consistently been viewed as one of the top Haunted Attractions in the country by Haunted Attraction Industry leaders such as (which listed The 13th Gate as the #1 Haunted Attraction in the country for 2008). Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights through November 13th. November 6, 7 and 13 are Flashlight Nights.

Downtown Wine Walk
Registration will be in the Manship / Shaw Center breezeway between Stroube's and The Roux House patio at 5:30PM. Cost for the event is $10 and allows for two free two ounce wine tastings per participating venue. Featured wines will be $4 per glass at each establishment. A map and menu of the event will be provided at registration. Visit Wine Walk Wednesday on Facebook.

Lawyers Work for Food
The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Project will hold its annual Lawyer's Work for Food Jambalaya Fundraiser and Pro Bono Participation Drive at the Middleton Bar Center located at 544 Main St. Get a delicious jambalaya dinner with a salad, roll and dessert for only $7.00. Contact Robin Kay or Mary Shortess at 225-344-4803 to reserve your dinner.

Cat Haven fundraising event
Outdoor screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show @ 7:30PM. Live music by Flatbed Honeymoon @ 10pm. Indoor and outdoor cash bar. Rocky Horror attire, Halloween costumes, water guns, and newspaper welcome but not required. $15.00 for Rocky Horror plus Band, $10.00 for Rocky Horror only, $10.00 for band only. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cat Haven Spay/Neuter Feral program. Friday October 30, outside of Daltons- 244 Lafayette Street

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Anytime Fitness Downtown
New Anytime Fitness location open downtown! Anytime Fitness clubs make fitness convenient by accommodating your busy schedule 24 hours a day. You can avoid traffic and save time by getting fit before work, after work, or whenever it fits your busy schedule. Anytime Fitness members enjoy: 24 Hour Club Access; Reciprocity at All of the over 1,000 Anytime Fitness Clubs; Secure, Clean Environment; State-of-the-Art Equipment; Tanning. Call or stop in today to find out about their discount membership rate for city and state employees. Check them out at their new location downtown at 200 Government Street across from the Baton Rouge River Center. Call 225-636-2632 or visit them online.

Main Street Market
The Fresh from the Market cooking show happens every Saturday inside Main Street Market. This cooking demonstration showcases local chefs and food lovers from around Louisiana. The recipes always incorporate local, seasonal ingredients found at the Red Stick Farmers Market. The show is hosted by Chef Celeste Gill and begins at 10:00 am in the North Street seating area. The Red Stick Farmers Market runs from 8AM - 12PM every Saturday.

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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