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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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Repentance Park Ribbon Cutting
Please join us for the official opening of Repentance Park on Tuesday, April 2nd at 12 noon.
Mayor-President Holden and City officials will officially cut the ribbon on this important park for our City. Simultaneous with the ribbon cutting will be a ceremonious toss of the new Frisbees and various sport balls available in the park for public use. Picnic in the Park will immediately follow.

Tuesday, April 2, 12PM
Repentance Park

Zumba In Town Square
Back by popular demand the Zumba - YMCA Spring Outdoor Fitness Series return Monday, April 1 at 5:30PM in Town Square. Start your week off right with this exciting class available for FREE. Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements. Whether you are interested in flexibility, strength, stress reduction or balance, this class will help you learn in a non-threatening way.

Every Monday and Wednesday, 5:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Lunchtime Lagniappe
This week's lecture, The Fresh Table: Cooking in Louisiana All Year Around, features cook, blogger and The Advocate food columnist Helana Brigman. She will share techniques and recipes for tasty Louisiana cooking, whatever the season. All programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches and may come and go as they please.

Wednesday, March 27, Noon
Louisiana State Museum
660 N. Fourth St.

Mint Condition at the River Center
Formed in the early '80s in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mint Condition began as six talented musicians combining a variety of influences and experience to shape their own sound. Mint Condition does it
delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip hop edge,
rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush soul ballads.

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30PM
275 River Road (River Center Theatre)

Live Music at The Blues Room
Downtown Baton Rouge has a new live music venue! Located in the old Tabby's Blues Box on 244 Lafayette St., The Blues Room is bringing veteran blues stars back to downtown. Check out this week's line - up:
March 28th - Jonathon "Boogie" Long
March 29th - "Blues Box" Allstars
March 30th - John Lisi and Delta Funk
March 31th - Elvin Killerbee and Friends "JAM"
April 3rd - Louis Dunn and the Dunn Deal All-Stars.

244 Lafayette St.

Honoring Our Past
Join the Kress Gallery for a luncheon on March 28, 2013 commemorating the Kress sit-in by seven Southern University students. The documentary "Taking a Seat of Justice" by Dr. Rachel Emanuel will be shown during the luncheon. An original painting by Artist Taufeeq "Feeq" Muhammad honoring the 1960 sit-in will be unveiled. Please RSVP. Catering provided by Stroubes Steak and Seafood.

Thursday, March 28, 11:30AM
447 Third Street

Wine Tasting at Zolia Bistro
Zolia Bistro will be holding wine tastings every Thursday night until 9PM. There will be a variety of red and white wines to be sampled and you can enjoy as much as you like for one fixed price. Also, live music will be by some of the bes area local musicians.

Thursday, March 28, 5:30PM
400 Convention St.

Lil' Band of Gold at the Belle
Lil' Band O' Gold resurrected swamp pop tradition while putting its own stamp on the rock music coming out of Southwest Louisiana. Returning to Baton Rouge, the Lil' Band of Gold is sure to provide a fun, family friend concert that showcases Louisiana swamp pop at its finest. This event is part of the Belle's FREE concert series.

Friday, March 29, 8PM
102 France St.

Anthony Hamilton at the River Center
Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling and critically acclaimed entertainer Anthony Hamilton
has been a favorite staple on the scene since 2002, when he lent his vocals to the infectious hook on the Nappy Roots' "Po' Folks" song. He has also garnered 10 Grammy nominations since that time. The singer-songwriter touches the soul with a poignant sound that makes him unlike any other artist of the 21st century.

Friday, March 29, 7:30PM
275 River Road (River Center Theatre)

Elton John at the River Center
Sir Elton John is undeniably one of the biggest pop stars of all time. His seemingly effortless musical skill and flamboyant style propelled him to superstardom in the '70s, and he has managed to retain his overwhelming popularity--producing top 40 singles yearly from 1970 to 1996. Don't miss this once and a life time performance!

Friday, March 29, 8:00PM
275 River Road (River Center Arena)

Rick Ross at the River Center
Rick Ross is a Southern rapper in the tradition of Scarface, T.I. and Young Jeezy. Hailing from Miami, Ross has been rapping for 12 years and launched his debut album, 'Port Of Miami' in 2006. Ross has laced his music with a sentimental yet guarded edge that defines hip-hip's classic offerings.

Saturday, March 30, 7PM
275 River Road (River Center Arena)

Dreamgirls at the River Center
Catch the dream! Direct from Harlem's world famous Apollo Theater in New York City comes a sensational new stage production of Dreamgirls! Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s singing girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

Saturday, March 30, 8PM
275 River Road (River Center Theatre)

FUMC Sunrise Service
First United Methodist will conduct their annual Sunrise Cermony in the Town Lawn on Easter Sunday. Following the sunrise service an Easter breakfast will be served in the gymnasium at First United Methodist Church, located at 930 North Blvd. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 31, 6:30 AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Omega Fest
Capital Area Ques of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will be capping off 3 days of events with "Omega Fest". "Omega Fest" will be an outdoor gathering in North Boulevard Town Square with food and music!

Saturday, March 31, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Saturdays at the Market
Did you know that the Market not only offers fruits and vegetables, but meats, seafood, honey, breads, pies, jams, grits, pecans, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, plants, fresh cut flowers and even wine? Even if you are not a home cook, it is a great place to pick up prepared foods such as soups, dips, homemade meals and Mediterranean specilaties.

Every Saturday, 8AM
Corner of Fifth and Main

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

247 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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