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Alan Jackson @ River Center
Country music newcomers GLORIANA will join Country Music Superstar ALAN JACKSON as part of his 20th Anniversary career celebration of making Real Country Music. Don't miss these country greats at the River Center November 5, 2009 @ 7:30 pm.

arts market
Special Birthday Celebration for the Arts Market
Celebrate the 11th birthday of the Baton Rouge Arts Market at 5th at Main Street from 8 a.m. -12 noon this Saturday, November 7!

The celebration includes:
  • Shopping with 70 artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida!
  • Live entertainment from 9 a.m. - 12 noon provided by rockabilly singer/songwriter Ben Bell.
  • Birthday cupcakes!
  • And for the kids: Artist Anita LeJeune of New Roads will instruct kids in printmaking.This hands-on activity will be taking place in the Arts Market Kids Booth 8 a.m. - 12 noon and kids will get to take home their very own print creations.

Grand Day at St. Joseph Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Joseph will honor grandparents and grandchildren at a special Mass (12PM) followed by a "Four Corners Celebration" on Sunday, November 8 from 12PM - 3PM. Following Mass, a GRAND Celebration will take place on the Four Corners, the original commercial center of Baton Rouge at the intersection of Main and Fourth Streets. Complimentary food and children's activities will give grandparents and their grandchildren an opportunity to enjoy a Sunday event together. Space walks, face painting, caricature drawing, balloon animal art and music will be entertaining for children of all ages.

For more info contact Bobbie Carey @ 767.7224

The 13th Gate Flashlight Nights
Experience an EXTREME Level of Terror with Flashlight Fright Nights. After the Halloween season closes, the lights go out and a completely different, even more terrifying show comes to life as the haunted house goes completely pitch dark! For more info visit link below!

Best Practices in Managing a Corporate Twitter Account
The seminar will focus on using Co-Tweet as a successful tool for enriching your company's relationships with clients, the tool's usability and helpful tips in developing an account. The Capitol Room at the Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street.

Monday, November 9 @ 10:30AM & 1:30PM

Drum Dances @ Manship Theatre
Of Moving Colors collaborates with world-class percussionist Lisa Pegher to bring a brand new contemporary dance-theatre production to the Manship stage. Pegher, whom Symphony Magazine has dubbed "the future of percussion," will join the dancers onstage to provide a live sound score in this performance you won't want to miss.

Saturday, November 7, 7:30PM

Cancer benefit @ Dalton's
Dalton's is going pink this Saturday, November 7, 6PM - till. $5 cover, all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. Help us win the fight against cancer!

Live After Five
Fall Live After Five make-up date!
Don't miss the last chance to catch the city's premier free downtown concert series this season. Join us this week for a make-up show with Neighborhood Stars (dance mix) 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 the last fall show with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue this Sunday. Come and enjoy brunch and music under the oaks!

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.

Main Street Market
Join us to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Red Stick Farmers Market and the 7th Anniversary of Main Street Market as we cut the birthday cake at 9 AM this Saturday! Festivities will include a kids garden tent, face painting and an art area for the kids to design birthday cards for the Markets! The Fresh from the Market cooking show will feature Chef Mike Dardenne of DeAngelos Casual Italian Dining. Chef Dardenne and host Chef Celeste Gill will use the bounty of the fall harvest to demonstrate seasonal menu ideas. The cooking demonstration begins at 10 AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market.

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

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