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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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Mother's Day Downtown
Send us a photo of your "Star-Mom". We will happily display it on Sunday, May 12th (Mother's Day) during Sunday in the Park on the North Boulevard Town Square beacon! Please send your photos to by Friday, May 10th at 12 Noon. Be sure to stop by our downtown gift shops and make reservations at one of our many restaurants. Your Mother will approve!

Museum Shop Hop
Fleur du Jour
Massage Emporium
Zolia Bistro Jazz Brunch
Little Village
Stroube's Chophouse
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Hotel Indigo
Hollywood Casino Epic Buffet
Belle of Baton Rouge Champagne Brunch

Hat Season at Bates & Thigpen
Baton Rouge's most complete men's store is offering a wide array of fedoras for these hot summer days. This fourth generation establishment has been styling the men of Baton Rouge since 1924. Head to their Downtown location and check out all of their fine men's clothing.

335 Third Street

Hai Karate at Live After Five
The Capital City's premier live music event continues this Friday. This season is being held in the newly opened Repentance Park. Hai Karate will be playing funky music at this week's event!

Friday, May 10, 5PM
Repentance Park

2nd Annual Greek Festival
Festival goers will dine on exceptional Greek food, cooked by hard-working members of the Church, using authentic Greek recipes. A Greek band, "Alpha Omega Sound," from Atlanta, GA will provide live entertainment and visitors will learn traditional Greek dances. The Holy Trinity Greek Dancers from New Orleans will also perform throughout the day. Bring out the family to enjoy this wonderful event!

Saturday, May 11, 11AM
North Boulevard Town Square

LATAN's 5k Run/Walk/Roll
This scenic run through downtown Baton Rouge promotes the independence that individuals with disabilities gain through the use of Assistive Technology that is provided by LATAN, the only statewide non-profit that provides this service. Event dovetails into the 2nd Annual Greek Festival. $20 early registration includes voucher to Festival food.

Saturday, May 11, 8:30AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Sunday in the Park
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge hosts Sunday in the Park concert series which takes place on Sundays from noon to 3PM in North Boulevard Town Square. The FREE concerts will run through May. This Sunday (Mother's Day) will feature country band Route 90.

Sunday, May 12, 12PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Boxing at the Belle
Boxing returns to the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium for the first time in three years! With a card full of the area's best talent, this is sure to be a night of great fights and great fun.

Saturday, May 11, 8PM
103 France St.

Disney On Ice at the River Center
Join a celebration of royal proportions when Rapunzel, Tiana, and Cinderella star in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, coming to the Baton Rouge River Center. Tickets available at the River Center Box office.

May 9-12
275 S. River Rd.

No at the Manship
A Chilean military dictator calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive to head their campaign to stop him. Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. Don't miss this great film at the Manship Theatre.

Wednesday, May 8, 7PM
100 Lafayette St.

Heritage Lecture: Coastal Environment of Louisiana
Gregory Grandy, environmental manager, landscape architect, and volunteer environmental educator, is passionate about Louisiana's landscape, particularly preserving its coast. Grandy's lifework is dedicated to preserving Louisiana's coastline. Calandro's Fine Wines and Select Cellars will host refreshments at 6PM and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 6:30PM
502 North Blvd.

Portraits of Love: Mom at LSU Museum of Art
In honor of Mother's Day join us for a program celebrating women found in paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Once inspired, we will get to work creating a portrait of a special woman in your life - a great girft for Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 11, 10AM
100 Lafayette St.

Sushi Class at Tsunami's
Learn how to make some of your favorite sushi rolls from the Tsunami chefs. At $50 per person the Sushi Class includes: personal hands on instruction of building, rolling, cutting, 2 rolls, edamame, miso soup, and a soft drink. You will also get Tsunami "take away's" which are a Tsunami koozie, a sushi rolling mat, personal chop stix, and an instructional booklet of the lesson.

Saturday, May 11, 10:30AM
100 Lafayette St.

Sergio Leone Double Feature
We take a quick look at a couple of classics from director Sergio Leone's westerns that sky rocketed both the Italian filmmaker and his young star, Clint Eastwood, to fame. Tha Manship Theatre presents The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and For A Few Dollars More in their entirety.

Sunday, May 12, 3PM
100 Lafayette St.

Mother's Day Gifts at the Market
In celebration of Garden Month, Elizabeth Holloway will explain why honey bees are so important to farmers and home gardeners at the Fresh from the Market cooking show while M'Lou Barry and host chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate ways to add honey to menu planning for spring. Red Stick Farmers Market will also feature a variety of ideas for Mother's Day gift items including farm grown cut flowers, vegetable garden and landscaping plants, and gift baskets of Louisiana strawberries and blueberries. Pies, cakes and homemade breads will be available to add to Mother's Day luncheon menus as well. Families will enjoy Saturday morning at the downtown Farmers Market where Liz Lopes will be on hand for children's face painting.

Every Saturday, 8AM-12PM
Corner of Main St. and Fifth St.

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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