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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
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!

Live After Five this Friday!
The spring season of Live After Five kicks off this Friday September 10, 5PM - 8PM with The Warbabies (Rock & Soul.) Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for the State's premiere free outdoor concert series. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

2010 Freedom Walk
The America Supports You Freedom Walk is a tradition reflecting on the lives lost on September 11th, 2001, renewing our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, in addition to honoring our veterans, past and present. Join them on September 11th 8:30am for the Baton Rouge America Supports You Freedom Walk and to Honor Patriot Day at the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial. Register to walk or for more information call Dani Lamana at 225-291-7963 or 225-772-0633 or email (name and shirt size) to Check in begins at 7:30am. The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum will open at 8:00am (Museum is free).

Live painting during Cool Art - Smooth Jazz
Acclaimed painter and muralist Christopher P. Turner and saxophonist Scott Campbell will be featured on Friday, Sept 10, 7-11PM at Tsunami for Cool Art - Smooth Jazz, which will blend the best of art and music on the best roof top in Baton Rouge. Christopher Turner, is presenting a new stream of upscale entertainment that plans to showcase contemporary visual art and jazz, national and local artists in Baton Rouge and other metropolitan areas nationwide. Join Christopher Turner as he creates a live painting to the live music of solo, multi-instrumentalist, Scott Campbell. This event will be free and open to the public.

"Run... drink... and be HAPPY!"
A combination of serious and recreational runners, Happy's Running Club is a great resource for anyone looking for training partners for any running distance. They run every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (run begins at 6:15 sharp) - Starting at the Roux House Patio on 3rd Street. The runs rotate between 3 routes in order to keep things fresh. Maps of the route(s) are provided before the weekly run. The sole philosophy of the club is also their motto: "Run... drink... and be HAPPY!"

Second Saturday
You will have to look very closely to see some of these differences! Colors, shapes, sizes, numbers have changed. Other parts have totally disappeared. There are challenges with this game for the whole family. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult who is prepared to provide assistance. Groups of 10 or more who would like to participate in the Second Saturday's programs are encouraged to email education curator, Lara Gautreau at

LSU Museum of Art, 100 Lafayette St.
For information call 389-7200 or visit

Nourish Your Life
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) has teamed up with the Manship Theatre and Fresh Salads & Wraps to launch the Nourish Your Life lunch and learn series, a pilot program to promote health, physical activity, fitness and enjoyment for professionals in and around the Baton Rouge community. The Nourish Your Life, lunch and learn series, is a six week wellness program at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts. Participants will enjoy lunch from Fresh Salads & Wraps with guest speakers on various health topics on Mondays from 11:30am-12:30 p.m. as well as their choice of three physical programs per week at the Manship Theatre after work in the evening hours. $50.00 per person for a six week session or $25.00 for BCBSLA members. Registration Begins: September 1, 2010

Playmakers of Baton Rouge presents Click Clack Moo
What happens when cows break the communication barrier with humans? They demand better living conditions. Playmakers brings the children's book alive for kids, both young and ageless.

Manship Theatre
September 10-12

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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