The Power of Children Exhibit
Apr
6
May 25

The Power of Children Exhibit

  • Louisiana's Old State Capitol

The Power of Children Exhibit

This exhibit shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White—three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. It encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear, and prejudice throughout the 20th-century and today. 

Taste of the Jag
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Taste of the Jag

  • Belle of Baton Rouge

Taste of Jag

Attendees will experience the essence and the soul of the Jaguar via culinary delights from notable Louisiana chefs and restaurants, along with live entertainment. Advance tickets are $20. For more information call 242-2600 or visit www.belleofbatonrouge.com

Live After Five: Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience
May
26
5:00 pm17:00

Live After Five: Flow Tribe + Shaun Ward Xperience

  • Repentance Park

Shaun Ward Xperience

Genre: Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Experimental

Follow Shaun on his musical journey, as he fuzes Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, and Rock through the strings of his blue violin. Are you Ready?!

Flow Tribe

Genre: Funk, Rock, Psychedelic and Blues

Members:
K.C. O'Rorke
Mario Palmisano
Chad Penot
Russel Olschner
Bryan Santos
John-Michael Early

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every Flow show into a celebration. For Flow Tribe, New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which they have dubbed “backbone-cracking music.” The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest

Manship Theatre: Family Dinner Comedy Troupe Improv Comedy Night
May
26
7:30 pm19:30

Manship Theatre: Family Dinner Comedy Troupe Improv Comedy Night

  • Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre

Family Dinner Comedy Troupe Improv Comedy Night

This show is the equivalent of Rated R-ish. 17 and older please.
Shows last around 90 minutes.

From those jerks who brought you Spoof Night! with Films at Manship comes a brand new Improv Show.

Hang out with Baton Rouge's premier comedy troupe in our Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre for some live Improv Games. We have no idea what to expect, but there is only one way to find out.

Entrance into the Hartley/Vey Theatre is on North Blvd.

Run for the Children
May
27
8:00 am08:00

Run for the Children

  • Run for the Children

Run for the Children

Run through scenic Downtown Baton Rouge on a fast out and back course. Starting in the heart of Downtown at the Galvez Plaza. The course will take you down North Blvd around United Methodist Church back up North to the Garden District and back. Come experience Downtown and help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Race day registration starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 7:55. The course begins in Galvez Plaza at North Blvd. and 3rd St. The course takes you up North blvd around United Methodist Church back up North to the Garden district, then back. It is an out and back course this year.There should be plenty of parking spaces available along North Blvd, meter parking is free on the weekends. Family friendly event and a great way to start off a holiday weekend. For more information or to register visit www.active.com/baton-rouge-la/running/distance-running-races/run-for-the-children-5k-and-1-mile-2017

BASF Kids' Lab: Hold Everything
May
27
May 28

BASF Kids' Lab: Hold Everything

  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum

BASF Kids' Lab: Hold Everything

Don't cry over spilled anything! 

Join us while we explore some interestingly absorbent materials. Experiment with common household products before discovering an amazing chemical with a noteworthy property. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside!

Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by e-mailing kidslab@lasm.org. Groups that schedule in advance may receive confirmed reservations and discounted admission rates.

Ages 6-12 with accompanying adults. Sponsored by BASF

Other Dates:

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00am
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 1:00pm
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 3:00pm
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:30pm
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 3:00pm

Films at the Manship: SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Films at the Manship: SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK

  • Manship Theatre

SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK

Directed by Barney Clay, 2016

Starring Mick Rock
Not rated, 95 minutes

“[Mick Rock] proves a witty a rueful commentator whose observations are infused with self-deprecating humor.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“…a light, smart, and often funny dance through an era with the man whose images made icons out of many, and burned those icons into our visual memory.” – Movie Nation

A joyride that delves deep into the mind of rock and roll’s greatest living photographer: Mick Rock. Rock explores his past and present, from London’s glam rock to New York’s snarling punk scene.


Live After Five: Hai Karate
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Live After Five: Hai Karate

  • Repentance Park

Hai Karate is an 8-piece horn band that specializes in 70s groove-oriented music. Their dynamic set includes music by Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, The Isley Brothers, and much more. 

Films at the Manship: FREE FIRE
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Films at the Manship: FREE FIRE

  • Manship Theatre

Directed by Ben Wheatley, 2017

Starring Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Jack Reynor

Rated R, 90 minutes

“A surefire cult classic in the making, its unhinged carnage proves a memorable delight.” – The Film Stage

“In a universe of shootout clichés, Free Fire manages to curve out its own niche.” - Indiewire

Set in Boston in 1978, Justine brokers a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who intend to sell them a stash of guns. But when shots fire during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.

Free Fire is also being screened on May 21st at 2 PM and on May 24th at 7 PM.

Films at the Manship: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Films at the Manship: MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

  • Manship Theatre

Directed by Dash Shaw, 2016
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts

Rated PG-13, 75 minutes

“…more thoughtful than meets the eye, a cockeyed ode to what it feels like when nobody takes you seriously.” - Indiewire

“…a dazzling burst of pleasure…” – The Guardian

High school sophomores Dash and Assaf are best friends and the only writers for the school newspaper. One day, when Dash is doing research, he learns that the school is not up to code and tries to warn the students, but nobody believes him. Then, an earthquake hits and the school sinks in to the Pacific Ocean with all of the students trapped inside.

Opera Louisiane's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Louisiane's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert

  • Raising Cane's River Center

Opera Louisiane's 10th Anniversary Gala Concert

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30PM
Baton Rouge River Center Theater

Ticket prices range from $38-$88. Children 18 and under attend free!
http://operalouisiane.com/10th-anniversary-gala

Celebrate our 10th season with favorite stars from past seasons on stage with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and chorus under the baton of Opera Louisiane’s Artistic Director Michael Borowitz. Soloists include Carl Tanner (new this season!), Daniela Mack (Chanson d’Amour 2011), Chauncey Packer (Madama Butterfly, Opera and Broadway, All That Jazz 2011), Hope Briggs (Madama Butterfly), Mark Walters (Baritones on the Bayou), Elizabeth Beers Kataria (The Ring), Dennis Jesse (Baritones on the Bayou, Madama Butterfly, The Ring, Elixir of Love, The Barber of Seville), and Leanne Clement (The Ring, Rosanna, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute).

Lunch with Leanne ft. Mark Walters
May
10
11:30 am11:30

Lunch with Leanne ft. Mark Walters

  • City Club of Baton Rouge

Lunch with Leanne - featuring Mark Walters

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:30AM
City Club of Baton Rouge

Tickets: $66.50
225-377-2029
http://operalouisiane.com/our-season/lunch-with-leanne

Enjoy an elegant performance and lunch. Hosted by Opéra Louisiane General Director Leanne Clement and accompanied by Artistic Director Michael Borowitz, this event features a concert arias and songs by baritone Mark Walters followed by a three-course lunch and an opportunity to meet the performer.

Cinco de Mayeaux
May
5
May 6

Cinco de Mayeaux

  • Lava Cantina Downtown

Stop by Lava Cantina while you're downtown for Live After Five to celebrate cinco de mayo with delicious food and live music on the patio and inside!

Charleston Bourgeois playing live on the patio from 4pm-8pm

Justin McCain playing live in the restaurant from 8pm-midnight

Live After Five: Travis Thibodaux and Curley Taylor
Apr
28
5:00 pm17:00

Live After Five: Travis Thibodaux and Curley Taylor

  • Repentance Park

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

Genre: Louisiana Zydeco, Soul and Blues

A Louisiana native, Curley Taylor's bluesy, soulful vocals and the band's hard driving Zydeco beat blend to create high-energy dance music for all audiences.  Curley's music is true to its roots in Zydeco and Blues, but contemporary enough to appeal to a broad range of music lovers.  Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble tour extensively throughout the US, playing festivals and clubs from New York to San Diego and from Florida to Seattle. Often playing to audiences who have never heard Zydeco music before, they make fans wherever they go. They've played major festivals including Rhythm and Roots in Ninigret RI,  the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland OR and Jazz Fest in New Orleans.  When at home in Louisiana, you can find Curley in the studio working on his latest CD, or playing in one of the local clubs around the Lafayette/Opelousas area to the delight of his hometown fans.

Travis Thibodaux

Genre: Cajun, Swamp Pop

From traditional Cajun and New Orleans artists, Country, Pop, Rock and everything in between, Travis's influences are endless. Travis wrote the famous song "Take My Hand," performed by Wayne Toups, when he was just a kid. When he's not playing solo, Travis is performing background vocals for the iconic rock band Journey. 

Broadway's Next Hit Musical: A Night of Improvised Musical Theatre
Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Broadway's Next Hit Musical: A Night of Improvised Musical Theatre

  • Manship Theatre

Broadway's Next Hit Musical: A Night of Improvised Musical Theatre

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.

Downtown Day: Win a Lexus!
Apr
27
11:00 am11:00

Downtown Day: Win a Lexus!

  • North Boulevard Town Square

Purchase a chance to win one of five Lexus vehicles downtown in North Boulevard Town Square, Thursday April 27th, from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to building a freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

In addition to having the cars displayed, Another Broken Egg, City Gelato and more will offer food for sale. Everyone who purchases a ticket in Town Square will be entered to win a $200 Raising Cane’s gift basket! Tickets are only $50, and the live drawing will be on WAFB-TV channel 9 at 5pm Thursday May, 18, 2017. This is also an opportunity to play #Locate the Lexus by uploading a picture of the cars to the OLOL Children’s Hospital Facebook page to be entered to win a car care package! If you can’t make it to the square, you can purchase tickets here.

Third Street Songwriters Festival
Apr
21
Apr 22

Third Street Songwriters Festival

  • 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA United States

Third Street Songwriters Festival

The Third Street Songwriters Festival, now in its 3rd year, will feature
local, regional, and Nashville hit songwriters.  The festival will start
with a kickoff party immediately after LIVE AFTER FIVE  at The Red Dragon
Listening Room followed by a "Tennessee Whiskey" Late Night jam back on
3rd Street.  Saturday will include educational seminars for local
singer-songwriters, songwriter rounds on Saturday afternoon at multiple
venues along 3rd Street, a special “Moonshine & Music” Dinner in The
Manship Gallery and catered by Stroubes, featured Songwriter Showcase at
The Manship Theatre, after-party at Hotel Indigo, and a “Wine Down” at
The Blend.  Sunday concludes with a Bloody Mary Brunch at Jolie Pearl and
concludes with Sunday in the Park & Songwriter Sunday at The Pearl.

For festival details and full weekend lineup, visit: www.thirdstreetsongwritersfestival.com

Live After Five: Kristin Diable + Burris
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Live After Five: Kristin Diable + Burris

  • Repentance Park

Kristin Diable

Genre: Americana Soul Rock-N-Roll

Members:
Kristin Diable
Charles Lumar
Chris Adkins
Ben Alleman
Chris Davis

Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, one that shook New Orleans and cooled the air. And her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots, while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths.

Burris

Genre: Rock

Members:
Chris Hochkeppel - Guitar/Vocals
Stephen Bohnstengel and Andrew Moss - Bass
Ben Herrington - Keys/Vocals
Anton Zholondz - Violin
Kevin McMann - Saxophone
Matt Murray - Aux. Percussion
Tyler Hanson - Drums

Burris, based out of Baton Rouge, has formed a unique rock sound with hints of jazz and funk, described as “a gumbo of music!” 

Live After Five is produced by the Downtown Business Association. 

Live After Five: Chase Tyler Band
Apr
14
5:00 pm17:00

Live After Five: Chase Tyler Band

  • Repentance Park

Chase Tyler Band

Genre: Country, Blues and Southern Rock

Members:
Chase Tyler
John Pisciotta
Jude Hollier
J.D. White

Tailgate Sunset marks Chase Tyler's third full length release by this south Louisiana artist who has made a career of making great music since before he was old enough to drive. 

Live After Five is produced by the Downtown Business Association. 

Family Programming: Stories in Art
Apr
7
10:30 pm22:30

Family Programming: Stories in Art

  • LSU Museum of Art

Stories in Art

Join us for a kid-sized program designed to support reading and art making  for ages 0-6 with parent/caregivers. Enjoy a book and art project designed to make families comfortable exploring in a museum setting. This program continues the first Friday of each month. Free.

Brown Bag Lunch
Apr
5
12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag Lunch

  • LSU Museum of Art

Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12-1 p.m., LSU Museum of Art, Third floor

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the third floor conference room to hear LSU MOA curator Courtney Taylor discuss Julie Heffernan and her work. Free.

Community Programming: Line 4 Line
Apr
3
4:00 pm16:00

Community Programming: Line 4 Line

  • O'Neil's Barber & Beauty Salon

Line 4 Line

Join us on the first Monday of every month at O'Neil's Barber & Beauty Salon (449 N. Acadian Thwy.) for Line 4 Line. Free haircuts to boys ages 2 to 13 in exchange for reading a book. Also includes healthy snacks, free books to bring home and art making, in addition to participation in our new Line 4 Line 449 Book Club.

Ebb & Flow Festival
Apr
1
Apr 2

Ebb & Flow Festival

  • Riverfront Plaza

Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council Presents: Ebb & Flow Festival

In true Louisiana fashion, the festival will include a flavorful music lineup, representing local, national, and international talent. Look for two days of performances on multiple stages: the Headliner Stage at Repentance Park, the Cox International Music Stage at Riverfront Plaza, and a Buskers Stage at the Baton Rouge Dock – also known as the Paperclips. The festival will also feature performances by flamenco dancers, singer songwriters, and slam poets, all set against the backdrop of the country’s grandest waterway – the Mississippi River. Full lineup to be announced in March 2016.

Want to be involved? Contact Mina Estrada at mestrada@artsbr.org or at 225.344.8558 Ext. 233. 

Mayor Broome's Clean Sweep
Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Mayor Broome's Clean Sweep

  • Visit Baton Rouge

Join the Downtown Clean Sweep!

Help us keep Downtown beautiful! We'll be picking up trash throughout the Downtown area Saturday morning. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Visit Baton Rouge to collect supplies and their assignments. You can sign up here