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Brooks National Tour Bus visits Happy's Running Club in North Boulevard Town Square
Get ready for what could be the biggest Tuesday in Happy's Running Club history. The Brooks Running National Tour Bus will be parked out at North Boulevard Town Square giving out postcards that can be redeemed for discounts and spinning tunes with a live DJ. Everyone who attends will get a discount from Varsity Sports for Brooks gear to be redeemed at Varsity Sports. To feed your appetite and replenish your flluids, the will be serving FREE Jimmy John's subs and Powerade drinks. If you haven't tried Happy's Running Club yet then this is an event you don't want to miss and a great opportunity to try it out!

North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesday, March 6, 6:15PM

2012 Good Growth People's Choice Awards
North Boulevard Town Square is in the running for the 2012 People's Choice Award with the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition. Please click on the link and consider voting for North Boulevard Town Square.

Downtown Development District

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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Opera Everywhere in the Square
Baton Rouge non-profit, Opera Louisiane, is partnering with the Downtown Development District to host "Opera Everywhere in the Square," a celebration to commemorate the organization's fifth year of being incorporated. Come out and grab a bite to eat from one of our many restaurants as Opera Louisiane serenades you and your friends during the FREE event in the North Boulevard Town Square. For more information on the organization and its upcoming event, CHORUS!, visit

North Boulevard Town Square
Friday, March 9, 11:30AM - 1PM

Monster Jam
Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These 12 ft. tall, 10,000 lb. machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom designed track full of obstacles to soar over - or smash through. Massive entertainment tailored for your family's budget!

Baton Rouge River Center
March 9 & 10

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing "Beethoven's Last Night" for one final tour. Not to be missed, this unparalleled unique performance combines virtuoso musicianship, story-telling, over the top production. Audiences will immerse themselves into "Beethoven's Last Night," with the music and story of the famed composer as he battles for his eternal soul.

Baton Rouge River Center
Wednesday, March 7, 7PM

The Ben Harrington Duo at Zolia Bistro
The Ben Harrington Duo, a fantastic piano bar sing along group will be performing at Zolia Bistro. Come out and enjoy an evening of friends, food, vino and request your favorite songs to sing along to. Drink and dinner specials compliment this fun filled evening with music starting at 5:30PM.

Zolia Bistro
Friday, March 9

"Say Yes to the Dress" at the Bridal Shop Downtown
The Bridal Shop Downtown wants to help you "Say Yes to the Dress." They will have the professionals from Sorellas Photography on hand to capture the moment when you say yes. Your bridal look will be complete for your pictures with a beautiful bouquet from Fleur du Jour. A celebratory piece of cake will be provided by Piece of Lagniappe. Call them today to schedule your appointment for this exciting event at 937-2503.

The Bridal Shop Downtown
Friday, March 9

Yoga in the Square
Karmady Yoga, a new downtown business, would like to introduce themselves to the downtown community by offering free yoga classes in the new North Boulevard Town Square! Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, this class will help you learn in a non-threatening way. You will experience a gentle, slow approach to postures, allowing you to experience each pose. The session will close with an emphasis placed on relaxation and allowing a restoration of the body and mind. The classes will be held on Sunday and on Tuesday before the Happy's Running Club gets going, so come out and stretch away some stress in the square!

Town Lawn in North Boulevard Town Square
Tuesday, March 6, 4:45PM
Sunday, March 11, 1PM

Second Saturdays at LSU MOA
How good is your memory? Can you remember which side it's on? How many there are? How big it is? Test your memory throughout the galleries and don't let it drive you mad. Bring a "take-and-make" bag home to create your own artwork inspired by your museum visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to email education curator, Lara Gautreau at Free Admission, Fifth Floor.

LSU Museum of Art
Saturday, March 10, 10AM - 2PM

Special Second Baton Rouge Arts Market this Saturday
If last week's weather prevented you from shopping at the Baton Rouge Arts Market you will have a second opportunity! Shop with artists from Louisiana and throughout the region who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps and so much more.

Fifth and Main Street
Saturday, March 10, 8AM - 12PM

Country Royalty
Country Royalty consist of Jason Petty and Carolyn Martin's musical tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Come out and enjoy the stories behind these two legendary singers and be treated to 24 of their greatest hits!

Manship Theatre
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30PM

Lunchtime Lagniappe
Lunchtime Lagniappe, a weekly series of lively presentations on local history will run at the Capitol Park Museum on March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Designed for downtown workers on a break, the free hour long programs are held at noon each Wednesday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and may come and go as their schedules require. The Capitol Park Museum friends make refreshments available for a small donation.

Wednesday, March 7, 12PM
Louisiana State Museum curator Katie Hall describes furniture and decorative arts on display in the museum's bicentennial exhibition.

Saturday at the Market
Look for an abundance of Louisiana strawberries, leafy greens, root veggies and more this Saturday at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will feature seasonal ingredients in the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market. Grab a hot breakfast, watch the demo and sample the chefs' creation during the 10 am cooking show. The Red Stick Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8AM-12PM on the corner of Fifth and Main Streets.

St. James Gumbo
St. James is serving shrimp or chicken & sausage gumbo over rice with salad, homemade bread, dessert and coffee or tea (dine-in only). Call 225-387-5141 between 8:00AM and 10:00AM to place your order for drive-thru or inside pickup. Dine in is open from 11:00AM - 1:00PM. Price is $10 - Bishops Hall at St. James Episcopal Church - Fourth at Florida Streets.

St. James Episcopal Church
Friday, March 9

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

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