Posted by: barbaraanneeaton | July 27, 2013

FLEA MARKET, SAFARI NIGHT AND THE WIZ

SATURDAY, JULY 27 •

RED STICK REGIONAL PIPE BAND COMPETITION: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Free. csbr.org.

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café. •

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SAFARI NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum. Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.

THE WIZ

THE WIZ: 7:30 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.

TWELFTH NIGHT: 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $10. swinepalace.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 5905 Florida Blvd. Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

PUPPY

FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS: noon-3 p.m., Orvis, Perkins Rowe, Perkins and Bluebonnet. Pet adoptions. friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.

BASF KIDS’ LAB: 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 River Road S. Children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on workshops. Free for LASM members and included in the price of admission for non-members. lasm.org. 

TWELFTH NIGHT: 2 p.m., Studio Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building, corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary drives, LSU. Performance by Swine Palace. $10. swinepalace.org. 

 THE WIZ: 3 p.m., Independence Park Theatre, 7800 Independence Blvd. Performance by New Venture Theatre. $20. (225) 588-7576.

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SWAMP POP, K-9 FASHION CONTEST, ART MELT…

THE WIZ

THURSDAY- SUNDAY THE WIZ Dorothy and Toto are assuredly not in Kansas anymore in this funky, modern take on the heel-clicking journey down the yellow brick road. July 18, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sundays at 3 pm. 7800 Independence Boulevard. $20. (225) 588-7576 or http://newventuretheatre.com/

WORLD FIGHTING

FRIDAY  WFC World Fighting Championships is coming to the Belle of Baton Rouge, Saturday, July 20th! There will be 10, Professional and amateur cage fights including former LSU football player James Stampley. Friday, July 20th, 8PM  103 France Street

R&B SINGER

FRIDAY Lyfe Jennings & Vivian Green The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with legendary R&B artists Lyfe Jennings and Vivian Green. FREE Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana’s hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium.

CASA PLAY HOUSE

SATURDAY CASA FIESTA This weekend kicks off the annual Casas for CASA fundraiser benefiting the Capital Area CASA Association. On Saturday, CASA will raffle off a children’s playhouse in the 19th annual playhouse fundraiser to support efforts to speak up for abused and neglected children. The playhouse is valued at $17,000 and will be on display in the lower level center court of the Mall of Louisiana. Raffle tickets are $5 and are available at the display. Sunday, the CASA Fiesta starts at 7 p.m. at the mall. The event features live music from The Better Than Nobody band and Mexican food from local restaurants while guests bid on auction items. CASA Fiesta tickets are $50, available at the CASA office by calling 379-8598, or at the door. The fundraiser ends Aug. 11. For more information, visit casabr.org.

TALES OF THE COCKTAIL

Until SUNDAY: TALES OF THE COCKTAIL, New Orleans: The numbers say it all: In previous years the celebration used 207.2 gallons of bitters, 1305 cucumber slices, 1320 egg whites, 1760 lemon twists, 2902 mint sprigs, 995 orange wheels, and 475 ginger slices. At Tales of the Cocktail, celebrated chefs, authors, bartenders and cocktail experts guide festival-goers through a schedule that features seminars, cocktail tours and demonstrations, tasting rooms, dinner pairings and cocktail parties. There are, quite literally, dozens of events to choose from: TalesoftheCocktail.com.

ART MELT

FRIDAY & SATURDAY ART MELT, Capitol Park Museum: Now in its tenth year, Forum 35′s fantastic Art Melt kicks off the proceedings with a VIP preview party on Friday night. The art show opens for public consumption Saturday night, celebrating with an assembly of food and beverage trucks, live music by The Scorseses and other acts, and performances by local talents such as Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and Swine Palace. Attendees can see the competing paintings upstairs in the gallery, where they’ll be available for viewing for the next month. Gather your friends for a great night out in Baton Rouge. 5 pm – 10 pm at Capitol Park Museum. More information (and tickets for VIP party) at artmelt.org.

SWAMP POP

FRIDAY- SATURDAY SWAMP POP Van and Grace Broussard, Warren Storm, Greg Melancon, Junior LaCrosse and lots more legends of the swamp pop genre are on the bill for this two-day celebration of another uniquely Louisiana music combination of New Orleans-style R&B, country & western, and Cajun music ¦ with rock n roll flair. This event raises money for cystic fibrosis research with events including a jambalaya cook-off, motorcycle poker run, and two days of swamp pop from the granddaddies of the genre. In the air-conditioned Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road. 6 PM midnight on Friday; Noon 11:30 pm on Saturday. $10 Friday, $15 Saturday. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. www.swamppopmusicfest.com for a complete line-up. The Price LeBlanc Toyota and Nissan Swamp Pop Music Festival will welcome over 6,000 visitors July 19 & 20 in

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SATURDAY K-9 FASHION CONTEST HARLEYWOOD -  Is your dog ready for the spotlight? Harley-Davidson of Baton Rouge joins with Spay Baton Rouge to roll out the red carpet for area dogs. Owners accompany their costumed pets down the red carpet as they vie for “Pawscar” statuettes and strut for the “puparazzi.” Celebrity host Donna Britt (WAFB) joins with judges Scotty Mac (96.1 The River), Travis McLavy (Travis LTD), and Dr. Kristen Kulinski, DVM (Cypress Lake Animal Hospital) to declare a winner, but all contestants are awarded a swag bag of treats. For attendees with opposable thumbs, Nice Dog Hot Dogs and Louisiana Flavor on Ice will fill your food and beverage needs. Who will be America’s Next Pup Model? Proceeds go toward Spay Baton Rouge’s mission to provide affordable spay and neuter services, lowering the rate of pet homelessness and euthanasia. Registration at 11 am; contest noon-1 pm. 5853 Siegen Lane. $25 per dog/handler. (225) 326-8749 or spaybatonrouge.org.

IRISH FILM

SATURDAY IRISH FILM FESTIVAL  The Baton Rouge Irish Club is proud to announce its 5th annual Irish Film Festival on Saturday, July 20th, 2013. The main festival day will once again take place at The Manship Theatre! http://www.batonrougeirishfilmfestival.com/

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SATURDAY: RED STICK FARMERS MARKET,. Cucumbers take center stage this week as Red Stick Farmers Market and Louisiana 2 Step present Cool as a Cucumber. Cucumbers are very popular in Asian dishes and this Saturday’s Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration will feature cucumbers in traditional preparations by Chef Jimmy Le. Fresh from the Market is a weekly event during the Saturday Market and begins at 10AM in the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. Louisiana 2 Step recipe cards will be available for great ideas to create summer menus..breada.org.   SATURDAY   Check out the new Friends of the Animals Adoption House 8476 Highland Rd for rescue pet adoptions – Lots of cute puppies and kittens need you

THEATER •

LA MESA

 LES MISERABLES: 7:30 p.m., Theatre Baton Rouge, 7155 Florida Blvd. $29, adults; $25, groups of 10 or more; $16, students. This weekend is the last chance to see the local production of Les Miserables at Theatre Baton Rouge. The show tells the classic story of Jean Valjean and Javert, set amid the French Revolution. Individual tickets are $29. Thursday and Sunday’s showings are already sold out. The theatre offers special group and student pricing. or http://www.brlt.org.

THE WIZ Dorothy and Toto are assuredly not in Kansas any more in this funky, modern take on the heel-clicking journey down the yellow brick road. July 18, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sundays at 3 pm. 7800 Independence Boulevard. $20. (225) 588-7576 or newventuretheatre.com

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FIREWORKS

Downtown Baton Rouge on the Fourth of July

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8:30 a.m - The BASF Freedom Mile with the Club South Runners will begin at the Old State Capitol .

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USS Kidd

 9 a.m. The USS Kidd and the museum open

 1 p.m. in the Museum Theater the Riverside Opry featuring Anita LeBlanc will be appearing.  Anyone who buys a ticket to the museum only or to the museum and the USS Kidd “It’ll be good family entertainment. We hope people will come down for that,” Drummond said. Air conditioning and indoor restrooms are another reason to buy a ticket. ON THE INTERNET: usskidd.com

 Tours of the museum only are $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Tours of the USS Kidd and the museum together cost $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for active military and $5 for children.

The museum closes at 3 p.m. with the ship closeing at 4 p.m.

Plenty of entertainment will also be available outside, including other  performance

 at 3:30 p.m by 90 Degrees West .

 at 4:30 p.m. Anita LeBlanc with Westbound Train and the Old South Jamboree house band will play again

at 6 p.m.and Mayor Kip Holden will join the band for a special song

Refreshments will be available for sale beginning at noon. “We’ll have plenty of beer, Coke, food of all kinds,” Drummond said. No ice chests, BBQ pits, tents or pets are allowed at the festival.

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At 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the Southern Heritage Air Foundation of Vicksburg, Miss., will launch its annual mock raid on the USS Kidd.

at 7:45 p.m After the air raid, country singer Jenny Brooks will perform, followed by the Chris LeBlanc Band .

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at  9 p.m. Fireworks on the Mississippi, sponsored by WBRZ and The Advocate

Attendees can view the fireworks from the levee or pay $10 to see the show from the decks of the USS Kidd. Tickets can be purchased from the USS Kidd museum gift shop beginning Monday, July 1.

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at 7:30 p.m  The Baton Rouge Concert Band will present its free Independence Day concert of patriotic tunes  on the steps of the State Capitol. The band plays until just before the fireworks start.

4th at MOA

7 p.m. to 10 p.m The sixth floor terrace of the Shaw Center for the Arts will also be open for fireworks. A selection of Tsunami’s grill and sushi, wine and beer will be available as well as live music by Blues4Sale. Tickets are $125 for LSU Museum of Art members, $150 for nonmembers, $50 for those ages 5-21 and free for children 4 and younger. A portion of the proceeds benefit the LSU Museum of Art. Call (225) 389-7210 for tickets.  lsumoa.org

KENILWORTH 4TH OF JULY

In Kenilworth

The annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Kenilworth Science & Technology School, 7600 Boone Drive. The theme of the neighborhood parade, sponsored by the Kenilworth Civic Association, is “Hometown Heroes.” The parade will include military and civic groups, bagpipers, antique cars, buggies, elected officials, horse groups and more. Resident of the year Max Scott will be honored and the Grand Marshal will be Collis Temple Jr.  kenilworthneighborhood.com/july4kca.htm

PORT ALLEN MAP

In Port Allen

The July 4th Fest in downtown Port Allen at the riverfront begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Wayne Toups will take the stage at 5 p.m. and Foret Tradition will play at 7:30 p.m. Other attractions include face painting, a magician, clowns and a spacewalk. No ice chests are allowed. Food and beverages will be offered for sale. The riverfront is also a good place to view Fireworks on the Mississippi at 9 p.m. westbatonrouge.net

Plaquemine, LA

In Plaquemine

The 13th Annual July 4th Hometown Celebration will take place 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, 57845 Foundry St., Plaquemine. Events include the Veterans’ Boat Parade at 5 p.m., crafts, free putt-putt boat rides, dancing on the boardwalk, game booths, and a jitterbug dancing contest. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Food will be available for sale. This event is sponsored by the City of Plaquemine Main Street Program. No ice chests, personal tents, pets or fireworks are allowed. The Iberville Museum’s July 4th celebration will feature a tour of the exhibit gallery. Gene Seneca, of Gross Tete, will showcase his Atchafalaya Lagniappe exhibition, with cypress carving demonstrations, photographs and storytelling from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The museum will be open noon-6 p.m. Admission is free. The Iberville Museum is located at 57735 Main St. in Plaquemine. Call (225) 687-7197 for more information.

False River Fourth of July

On False River

False River’s Fourth of July decoration contest and boat parade will take place at the south end of False River at Marc Barker’s two-story octagon-shaped pier (near Pointe Placid Condos) in Jarreau on Thursday, July 4.
The decorating theme this year is “Tribute to Louisiana Music Legends.” The pier judging contest begins at 11 a.m., followed by watercraft judging at noon and the boat parade at 1 p.m. For more information, call (225) 202-1041 or check the False River Fourth of July Boat Parade Facebook page.

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In Batchelor (near New Roads)

The Old River Landing bar and grill in Batchelor will hold a fireworks display over the Old River at 9 p.m. Friday, July 5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. From Baton Rouge, take La. 1 North, turn left on La. 1/Hospital Road and then left on La. 419 and continue for half a mile. Look for a sign on the right. Continue over the levee. For more information, call (225) 492-3474.

Walker, Louisiana

In Walker

The Livingston Parish Veterans Association’s Red White and Blue celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4, at Sidney Hutchinson Park, 13750 Ball Park Road in Walker. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Field activities include sack races, baseball games and a tug of war start at 10 a.m. Food will be sold beginning at 11 a.m., with hamburgers, hot dogs, crawfish, shrimp, barbeque, sno-balls and more available. The dedication ceremony honoring veterans will take place at the pavilion at 1 p.m. with live music to follow. The event will end with a fireworks display at dark. An F-16 flyover will precede the fireworks.
From Baton Rouge, take I-12 to Exit 15, turn left onto La. 447 (Walker South Road), continue north, turning right at U.S. 190 (Florida Boulevard) Take a left onto La. 1029 (Corbin Avenue) Cross over the railroad tracks and the park is on the left.
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Donaldsonville

In Donaldsonville

Fireworks on the River will take place 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Crescent Park on Mississippi Street in Donaldsonville.
The Avenue Cruisers Band will play from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the Michael Foster Project will perform before and after the fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will be food vendors and children’s activities. No coolers are allowed.
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Hot Summer Nights Cool Jazz and The Circus

Sunday Open House In Bocage

2:00 to 4:00

Rienzi

7410 Rienzi Boulevard

$595,000

5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths

for more information

http://gbrmls.com/BTRLAFReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=1224030459

 

Friends of the Animals Adoption House

FRIENDS OF ANIMAL HOUSE

Check out the new Friends of the Animals Adoption House 

8476 Highland Rd

for rescue pet adoptions – Lots of cute puppies and kittens need you

circus

CIRCUS AT THE RIVER CENTER A 140 year tradition that combines the classics; extraordinary animal performances, captivating clown escapades, and daring high-wire acts with contemporary surprises and thrills. Don’t miss the chance for you and your family to experience the magic of the Ringling Bros. Circus. http://www.brrivercenter.com/explore.cfm/eventscalendarofevents/100105

latimore

FRIDAY LATIMORE AT THE BELLE The FREE Belle of Baton Rouge Concert Series continues this week with R&B Legend, Latimore. FREE Concert Fridays at the Belle has some of Louisiana’s hottest Hall of Fame acts in the Atrium. 8:00 PM

moonlight

FRIDAY MOONLIGHT PADDLING The latest paddling program from BREC will take place under the stars on the LSU lakes. “Moonlight Paddling” is open to all ages and boats will be set afloat from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Meet at Wampold Beach, 901 Stanford Avenue. $10 per boat. Register by calling (225) 272-9200.

Jazz

FRIDAY HOT SUMMER NIGHTS COOL JAZZ LSU School of Music’s popular Hot Summer Nights and Cool Jazz series. High-profile guest artists from a variety of musical backgrounds come to perform with pianist Willis Delony, bassist John Madere, trumpeter Brian Shaw and drummer Troy Davis inside the Recital Hall on the corner of Dalrymple and Infirmary Road.
• June 21: “A Tribute to the Early Days of Jazz” featuring special guest Don Vappie on guitar, banjo and vocals. music.lsu.edu

vance gill

SATURDAY VINCE GILL Say no more. Vince Gill is an eighteen-time Country Music Association Award winner, a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner, and a four-time Academy of Country Music Award winner. In other words, people seem to like his songs. One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, Gill’s songwriting is emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class. Hear him at L’Auberge Casino this evening. Doors open at 7 pm; show begins at 8 pm. 777 L’Auberge Avenue. $60. lbatonrouge.com

roller derby

SATURDAY RED STICK ROLLER DERBY The women of the Roller Derby world are tough and known to get physical on the track. This Saturday, the Red Stick team is back to face off against the Spindletop Roller Girls of Beaumont, Texas, Saturday at Leo’s Rollerland General admission tickets at the door for $8. RSVP Doors open at 6 p.m.; the match starts at 7 p.m

tomato

SATURDAY: RED STICK FARMERS MARKET, Summer festivities will be in full swing this Saturday as Fresh Fest continues its celebration of Local Foods. Farmers host their annual Tomato Me Crazy, a celebration of the summer tomato harvest. There will be live music, face painting, and cooking demonstrations at the Red Stick Farmers Market.breada.org.

FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

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CATFISH FESTIVAL The whiskered fish is the guest of honor this weekend in Des Allemands on the St. Gertrude Catholic Church grounds. Head to this small catfish-centric community for arts and crafts, live music all weekend, carnival rides, and catfish in every form from fried to sauce piquante. When in Rome, may as well sign up for the catfish eating contest. 5 pm–11 pm Friday; 10 am–11 pm Saturday; 10:30 am–8 pm Sunday. 17324 Highway 631. Free.  louisianacatfishfestival.com
Location : Des Allemands

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CORN, CORN EVERYWHERE…JUNETEENTH…AND FATHER’S DAY!!!

PUPPY AND KITENC 

Friends of the Animals Adoption House

8476 Highland Road

for rescue pet adoptions – Lots of cute puppies and kittens need you

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – FLAG DAY

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CAPITAL HEIGHTS

CAPITAL HEIGHTS FREE CONCERT

The Capital Heights Neighborhood Association is sponsoring some free concerts this summer.  The first one kicks off on June 14 when Rae and the 2nd Line plays at 4264 Capital Heights from 5 to 8pm.  For details on the entire series: http://chnabr.org/

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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

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 MID-CITY BLUES MURAL CELEBRATION,

Government at Acadian: Join in the unveiling of the latest mural to beautify Baton Rouge. The Walls Project, partnering with Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance and Cash America Pawn, will present Charles Barbier‘s “Baton Rouge Blues,” a tribute to the Mid-City blues rooms. Located at the entrance of the Government Street Arts District, the installation will be celebrated with a live blues jam, kids’ face painting, local cuisine, and giveaways. 5—7 pm at 3347 Government Street

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JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL

 The 9th annual JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL @ Galvez Plaza in Downtown Baton Rouge, on June 15, 2013 @2pm will allow Southeast Louisiana to join hands and acknowledge a period in American history that continues to shape and influence society today. With the expectation to change the future, all activities will be multi-cultural and advocate tolerance for other cultures.  There will be an array of musical performances; such as Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Rap, Blues, Zydeco and Gospel as well as dancing, a BBQ cook off and more.

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  JUNETEENTH ROOTS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL

African American History Museum 538 South Boulevard  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM The 21st annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration at the African American Museum is FREE and open to the public. There will be live entertainment and a special tribute to the memory of the late Mrs. Odell S. Williams. Live Entertainment, Antique Cars, Essay Contest Prizes and Horse Back Rides, Food Vendors and Exhibitors.

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RED STICK FARMERS MARKET,

Bring dad down to the market this Saturday for our Corn & Squash-Tastic celebration. As part of the summer long Fresh Fest celebration the Red Stick Farmers will host a different event each week of June and July. These special events will highlight Louisiana summer produce items and the great people who grow them..breada.org

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FATHER’S DAY ON THE FAIRWAY

Join BREC at Father’s Day on the Fairway at Historic City Park Golf Course for an evening of fun activities followed by a movie at sunset. We’re opening the beautiful golf course up to the public to have a great time while honoring dads and families. The event is from 6-10pm. 

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

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 bunkie corn

Friday, June 14- Sunday, June 16

Louisiana Corn Festival,

Bunkie

AW SHUCKS! IT’S THE LOUISIANA CORN FESTIVAL

Bunkie will celebrate the 27th Annual Corn Festival on June 14, 15, &16, 2013

http://bunkiechamber.net/cornfestival/

Saturday, June 15 

Bike Fest Abita Springs

 Bicycle Fest

Abita Springs

http://www.labicyclefestival.com/

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 BURDEN PLANTATION

 Garden Fest,

Burden Center

This year’s Garden Fest at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden promises another fun day for gardeners, foodies and families alike. Clamber aboard a hayride tour, which drops guests off at the Botanic Gardens research area to taste tomatoes, watermelons, peppers, and fruit crops. Other opportunities to tease taste buds. Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10. Children under 3 will be admitted at no charge. More information is available at lsuagcenter.com/burden

 

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BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL, PET ADOPTION AND FESTIVALS

PUPPY AND KITENC

Friends of the Animals

Adoption House

8476 Highland Rd

Check out the new place for rescue pet adoptions –

Lots of cute puppies and kittens need you

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BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

The Tigers’ three-game series against OU will take place at

Alex Box Stadium,

with every game slotted for a

6 p.m. start

All games will be shown on the downtown

@Town Square Media Beacon

for those without tickets!

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

.LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM

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A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

June 8,  7-10PM

Opening entertainment by the Michael Foster Project

and featured entertainment by grammy-award winner

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

There will also be a Silent Auction,

 food, and spirits.

http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/LSMbrFriends.aspx

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

 BON MANGE’ FESTIVAL

Down there in the Lockport neck of the woods, not too far from Lake Salvador, lies the community of Gheens. Join the good folks of Gheens for this annual festival featuring Cajun food, music, rides and dancing. And a festival queen of course.

Held at the Vacherie-Gheens Community Center

at 1783 Highway 654. Free admission. (985) 637-6615.

CREOLE TOMATO FESTIVAL

Fresh creole tomatoes take over the French Market this weekend. There’ll be free samples, cooking demonstrations, lots of live music, a tomato eating contest, children’s activities, and more. Celebrate a favorite product of local farms from 10 am–6 pm both days. frenchmarket.org.

LOUISIANA CAJUN-ZYDECO FESTIVAL

 New Orleans

Acadiana comes to the Crescent City in a big way this weekend, during the seventh annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival at the Old U.S. Mint. An all-star collection of musicians this year includes Rosie Ledet, Beausoleil, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and many more. With two stages for Acadiana’s best bands, a huge crafts fair and great food, the Cajun-Zydeco Fest is a dance-happy celebration of the rockin’ music of southwest Louisiana.

11 am–7 pm both days,

400 Esplanade Avenue.

Free.

jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco

FOLLOW THAT BUGGY

Church Point City Park comes alive with clopping hooves and clattering spokes when the thirty-first annual Buggy Festival trundles into town. Church Point was branded the “Buggy Capital of the World” when it remained one of the few towns that continued to have unpaved roads. Nowadays, the tradition continues with a weekend festival of live music and dancing, good food, crafts, and of course, a buggy display and buggy parade. 

10 am–6 pm Sunday.

City Park is on E. Lougarre Street.

(337) 684-2739 for more details.

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 DIDGERIDOO

The Didgeridoo is an Australian musical instrument that Aboriginal people of the Kadaku region have been playing for more than 1,500 years. Hear the unusual sound it makes when Lindsey Dank plays at varying East Baton Rouge Parish libraries. The program focus will be on making music, with information about Australian geography, history, culture, science, ecology, animals, language, and the importance of respect for others and the environment. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the individual branch.

• June 8: Fairwood Library
• June 10: Greenwell Springs Road and Pride-Chaneyville Library
• June 11: Eden Park and Jones Creek Library

 

 

MONDAY

KENDRICK LAMAR @ THE RIVERCENTER

Kendrick Lamar is a hip-hop artist from Compton, CA is respected for his efforts as a member of the group, Black Hippy, as well as his work with a number of major players in the rap and hip-hop field such as

Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Drake and many more.

http://www.brrivercenter.com/explore.cfm/eventscalendarofevents/100095

 

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SAFARIS, FLEAS, BROMELIADS AND OYSTERS TOO

FRIDAY, MAY 31

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  • SAFARI NIGHT

  • SAFARI NIGHT

  • 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning,

  • BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo,

  • 3601 Thomas Road.

  •      Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters. Designed for groups; 15-person minimum.

  • Preregistration required.

  • (225) 775-3877.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

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MCMAINS RUN

  • MCMAIN’S RUN, WALK AND ROLL

  • 7 a.m., registration

  • North Boulevard and Fourth Street, downtown. 5K  and 1 mile fun run.

  • Proceeds benefit McMains Children’s Developmental Center.

  • http://www.cajuntiming.com

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  • farmers market
  • RED STICK FARMERS MARKET AND ARTS MARKET:

  • 8 a.m.-noon,

  • Fifth and Main streets, downtown.

  •      Fresh seasonal vegetables and other homegrown and homemade food for sale.

  •    Arts Market features handmade gifts and works of art.

  • Free kids’ activities 9 a.m.-noon at the Arts Market’s Kids Booth.

  • (225) 267-5060.

  • ARCHAEOLOGY DIG
  • ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD  DAY

  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,

  • L’Auberge Casino,

  • corner of La. 30 and L’Auberge Crossing Drive.

  •      Staffed by the LSU Rural Life Museum,

  • whose researchers are conducting a  comprehensive survey of the Chatsworth Plantation archaeological site.

  •   Free parking in the casino lot. Transportation to the site provided. (225)  765-2437.

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  • ATTIC AND CLOSET SALE

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,

  • St. Paul Center,

  • 3912 Gus Young Ave.

  • Sponsored by the

  • St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #351.

  • Food available for purchase.      (225) 654-6705.

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  • LOOKING FUR LOVE DOG RESCUE

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,

  • PetSmart,

  • Airline Highway,Gonzales.

  • http://lfldr.com.

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  • FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

  • 5905 Florida Blvd.

  • Kajun Corner, NFL sports and  gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture and café.

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  • CAAWS CAT ADOPTIONS:

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,

  • Airline Petsmart,

  • 8660 Airline Highway

  • . http://www.caaws.org.

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  • CAAWS DOG ADOPTIONS:

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,

  • CAAWS Shelter,

  • 6357 Quinn Drive.

  • http://www.caaws.org.

  • MISS TRUDY’S TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW

  •      11 a.m., Adalié Brent Auditorium,

  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

  •      Entertaining, interactive program for young children and families.

  • Free for LASM members and is included in the general price of admission for nonmembers.

  • http://www.lasm.org.

  • RADIOPALOOZA:

  • noon-10 p.m.,

  • North Boulevard Town Square, downtown

  • . Fundraiser for WHYR 96.9 FM  radio.

  • Live music, food truck vendors, art vendors and activities for all ages.

  • (225) 802-8626.

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  • BROMELIAD SHOW AND  SALE:

  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.,

  • Baton Rouge Garden Center

  • , 7950 Independence Blvd.

  •     Free. (225) 753-8414.

  • VIEWING AND DOING ART

  • 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,

  • Louisiana Art and Science Museum,

  • 100 River Road South.

  •     Explore the art of making paper. For children ages 6-12. Included in general admission

  • . http://www.lasm.org.

  • SAFARI NIGHT

  • 6:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m. the next morning,

  • BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

  • , 3601 Thomas Road.

  •      Walking tours, hands-on activities, animal encounters.

  • Designed for groups; 15-person minimum.

  • Preregistration required. (225) 775-3877.

  • SUPR LATE MODEL CARS

  • 8 p.m

  • Baton Rouge Raceway,

  • 17700 Plank Road, Baker.

  • Stock Car Racing on dirt. (225) 774-4524

  • or http://www.batonrougeraceway.com

  • Ingleside Methodist
  • NEIGHBORHOOD FUN FAIR CARNIVAL

  •  4 p.m.-7 p.m.

  • Ingleside United Methodist Church,

  •      4264 Capital Heights Ave.

  • Music groups, carnival games, badminton, face  painting,

  • cake walk, board games, dart throw, basketball throw, food, cold drinks, prizes.

  • Free. (225) 344-9100.

  • Open Oyster Lyon market

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  • NEW ORLEANS OYSTER  FESTIVAL:

  • Woldenberg Park,

  • Conti Street at the Mississippi River, New Orleans.

  • Live music, cooking demonstrations, food,

  • P&J Oyster Shucking Championship on Saturday,

  • and the Acme World Oyster Eating Championship on Sunday.

  • Bands include the Stooges Brass Band, the Gin Blossoms,

  • Joe Nichols, the Mulligan Brothers, the Revivalists,

  • Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs,

  • the Brass-A-Holics and Rose Falcon.

  • http://www.neworleansoysterfestival.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

  • BROMELIAD SHOW AND SALE:

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,

  • Baton Rouge Garden Center,

  • 7950 Independence Blvd.

  •    Free. (225) 753-8414.

  • FUN AT THE FLEA  MARKET

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

  • 5905 Florida Blvd.

  • Kajun Corner, NFL sports and gifts, plant shop, Nita’s Pralines, Deep South furniture, and café.

  • .
  • FIRST SUNDAY:

  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.,

  • Louisiana Art and Science Museum,

  • 100 River Road South

  • . Free admission to the LASM galleries to the LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows.

  • http://www.lasm.org.

  • FREE FIRST SUNDAY:

  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.,

  • Fifth Floor,

  • Shaw Center for the Arts,

  • 100 Lafayette St.

  • 2 p.m.,

  • Gallery Talk, Edward Pramuk will talk about the techniques and processes involved in the exhibitions

  • Edward Pramuk: Seeing Music and An Eye toJazz: Photographs by Herman Leonard.

  • (225) 389-7200.

  • SOUL’D OUT SUNDAYS:

  • 6 p.m.,workshop;

  • 7 p.m., show,

  • Gallery Bohemia,

  • 3774 Government St

  • . Presenting Ed Mabrey.

  • (225) 333-2055

  • BA Eaton and Tubby (2)
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BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST…NO SALES TAX..USS KIDD

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Bayou Country Superfest

has returned this Memorial Day weekend. The festival brings a lot of money in for our city and state.  

Expect congestion around campus.

 If you don’t have tickets and want to go, they have a free fanfest outside the gates. http://www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com

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HURRICANE EYE OF HE STORM

NO State Sales Tax on Hurricane Supplies

This weekend Louisiana is waiving the state sales tax on hurricane supplies.

http://www.wbrz.com/news/hurricane-supplies-tax-free-this-weekend-in-la-/

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Friday, May 24

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TOWNCENTER NORTH BLVD

Live After Five:

Todd O’Neil

Town Square, 5-8pm

The Capital City’s premier live music event continues this Friday. This is the final show of the Spring Live After Fiveseason. Come out and see Todd O’ Neil at this week’s show. Stay tuned for the Fall line-up coming soon!

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Saturday, May 25

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BREADA Farmer’s Market,

500 Main Street,

8am-Noon

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Music and Movies on the Lawn

returns to City Park by Baton Rouge Gallery.

Watch a silent film with accompanying music by some great local musicians.

     http://www.batonrougegallery.org/movies-music-on-the-lawn

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CODA Spring Dance Concert

Students of The Coda, under the direction of Micaela Coner and Stephanie Faucette,

perform ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop works in their second annual Spring Dance Concert.

Manship Theatre, 2:30 & 6:30pm

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 Sunday, May 26

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LADIES NIGHT OUT

The Ladies Night Out Tour

is currently touring the South and Midwest -

The Tour consists of some of the most legendary and soulful performers of the 90′s,

and they will be putting on a very special performance for everyone in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas

Memorial Day Weekend.  River center 7pm (Jagged Edge, JoJo, Dru Hill)  

http://www.brrivercenter.com/explore.cfm/eventscalendarofevents/100094           

   

MEMORIAL DAY

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Bayou Country Superfest

Tiger Stadium

11am-4pm

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FESTIVALS

SICILIAN HE

Thursday, May 23 – Saturday, May 25

NOLA Food and Wine Experience

Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26

Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales

Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, NOLA

Thursday, May 23 – Saturday, May 25

Okra & Creole Zydeco Festival, St. Martinville

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Performing Arts

Thursday, May 23 – Sunday, May 26

 SHOUT! Gospel Review

 Independence Park TheaterBaton Rouge

New Venture Theatre presents “Shout”. This musical is directed by Greg Williams, Jr. and will be performed at the Independence Park Theatre on May 23 through May 26 at 7:30 p.m.A celebration of the good news, SHOUT! is a musical sure to stir your spirit and leave you dancing in the aisles!  The show features all eras of gospel, including old meters and hymns, choir classics, and even today’s contemporary gospel music! SHOUT! will definitely put you in a position of praise and moments of marveling at the goodness of the Good News!To get tickets, call the box office at (225) 588-7576, or visit www.newventuretheatre.com

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Films

Wednesday, May 29

 The Big Lebowski

Manship Theatre, 8pm

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Plan Ahead

Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2

Oyster Festival, NOLA

Saturday, June 1

Citywide Garage Sale, Ponchatoula

Saturday, June 1

Radiopalooza, Town Square

Saturday, June 8

Gal Holiday, Mud and Water

Saturday, June 15 

Pride Fest, Baton Rouge

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10 FESTIVALS, POND TOURS AND A STORY BOOK BALL

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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Tour of Ponds and Gardens

Saturday 10 am–5 pm/Sunday Noon–5 pm

The annual Baton Rouge Area Tour of Ponds and Gardens the beauty and the pleasures of water-gardening—an area in which the sponsor, Harb’s Oasis, is something of an authority. Presented by the Deep South Koi and Pond Society, this tour visits the private ponds of homeowners in the Baton Rouge area as they open their backyards to show off their waterscapes.Since the tour’s inception, over $110,000 has been raised and given back to the community. This year, proceeds will go to Brave Heart—Children in Need and Yelp!BR.  (225) 756-2720 or harbsoasis.com for tickets, pond descriptions, locations and directions

SATURDAY, MAY 18

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RED STICK FARMERS MARKET

Spring weather is finally here and shoppers can find beautiful fresh cut flowers at the Red Stick Farmers Market including zinnias, sunflowers, snap dragons and delphiniums. As the Markets celebrate Garden Month, shoppers are invited to enter to win a $15 gift certificate from one of the Market’s green nurseries,.  .. breada.org.

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Robinson Brothers Lincoln

will donate $20 to Woman’s  Hospital for each test drive (up to $6,000) on Saturday, May 18 between 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. Round up your friends and go for a spin! All proceeds benefit Woman’s community programs.

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PLAY DIRTY ADVENTURE TRAIL

If running through an obstacle course in the mud is your idea of a fun morning, the Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run is just the event for you. The run takes place at the Baton Rouge Fairgrounds Saturday at 9 a.m. The event is open to participants ages 14 and older and will feature a giant mud pit, slip and slide slalom, elevated balance beam, tunnel slosh and much more. A mini course will also be available for kids. For more information, visit playdirtyadventure.com

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Baton Rouge Zoo

THE ZOO

The Baton Rouge Zoo will honor its endangered species Saturday. The day will be full of fun activities for the entire family. Most importantly, visitors will learn why these species are in trouble and what we can do to help save them. Admission is $8.25 for adults/teens, $7.25 for seniors, $5.25 for children ages 2-12, and free for children 1 and younger. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit brzoo.org.

  CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK 

Children ages 5 through 11 are invited to the River Center Branch Library to help celebrate Children’s Book Week 2013. Stop by and create a photograph with your favorite book, then begin a story of your own with one of our supplied Children’s Book Week official Story Starters.     10 am – 4 pm

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   THE SHRINER’S PARADE

The Acacia Shriners are proud to host South Central Shrine Association Parade. They invite you and your friends to the parade which will roll through downtown on Saturday. The parade will begin at the Belle of Baton Rouge. 1 pm http://www.acaciashrine.com/

 REVOLUTION DANCE COMPANY

will present its 6th annual performance to the Baton Rouge public. This year, “Vivere Saltere”, which means “Live to Dance”, will illuminate the stage, just as previous year shows have done. Revolution’s dancers never fail to leave the audience captivated with their technique, beautiful movement, and musical interpretation. 2pm & 6pm  http://manshiptheatre.org/events.asp

STORY BOOK BALL

This gala event will feature 12 larger than life storybooks such as Jungle Book, Princess and the Frog, Where the Wild Things Are and many more. There will be an activity for each child at every storybook, a vintage carriage for photo shoots, and lots of amusements for the whole family to enjoy. 5- 8PM  http://storybookball2013.eventbrite.com/

SUNDAY, MAY 19

  SUNDAY IN THE PARK

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announces the return of its 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 April and May. This Sunday will feature funk band Captain Green. Noon–3 pm in downtown’s Town Square on North Boulevard This Sunday will feature the band Phunky Monkeys.. Free.  www.artsbr.org 

AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL

The 29th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will take place on Sunday. This globally-recognized memorial is among the world’s oldest HIV/AIDS remembrance, awareness and community action events. The Candlelight Memorial supports individuals living with HIV/AIDS by reducing negative stigma, promoting testing and prevention, and continuing the fight against this disease. For the Baton Rouge observance, HAART has planned a candlelight vigil and a memorial walk beginning at North Boulevard Town Square. 6:30 pm

  

FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

 Wednesday, May 15- Saturday, May 25

 Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival

After an intensive residency at the Madewood Plantation House, the Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival presents dynamicconcerts and events in New Orleans. Admission: Varies from free up to $25. Various venues including the Jewish Community Center, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Little Gem Saloon and Tulane University’s Dixon Hall, 504.451.6578.

 Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18

 Mayhaw Festival

Arts and crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, and an auction, talent contest, parade, jelly contest and more. Starks, la http://mayhawfest.com/

 Friday, May 17- Sunday, May 19

Hangout Fest

Three-day music festival features Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Crowes, The Roots, Passion Pit, Galactic and more. Admission: $229 general admission three-day pass (free for children under age 10 with adult). The Hangout, 101 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, e-mail info@hangoutmusicfest.com.

International Spring Festival

Ethnic foods and entertainment, seafood, turtle races, children’s games, arts and crafts, carnival rides, a yard sale, gumbo tasting, raffles and car show. Admission: Free. Our Lady of Fatima, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi, Miss., 228.388.3887.

 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

Music on three outdoor stages, art, food, kids’ activities, games, a run/walk presented by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club (Sat at 8 a.m.), a rubber duck derby, hosted by Second Harvesters Food Bank (Sun) and community resource booths. Proceeds from the duck derby (Sun. at 4:30) benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Admission: Free. $5 for duck adoption for the rubber duck derby. Bayou St. John at Orleans Ave., Orleans Ave. and Moss St, 504.488.3865.

 Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow

Dance contests, crafts, food, drum (singing) contest and live entertainment featuring Robby Romero, Hawk Henries, Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers. Admission: $5 ($3 for children age 5 and younger); registered drums and dancers in regalia and Paragon associates with badges receive free admission. Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Reservation, Marksville, 800.946.1946 x2016.

 Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival-

goers get to feast on fresh Gulf Coast seafood (of course), meet the Seafood Queen, peruse crafts from local artisans,be on hand for the event’s inaugural oyster drop, and dance the weekend away thanks to a great line-up of Louisiana musicians. 109 Good News Ave. $5 adults; free for children twelve and under. (504) 394-6328. plaqueminesparishfestival.com.

  Saturday, May 18

 Jeff Fish Fest and Rodeo

Weigh-in of fish caught at 2-day rodeo, plus crab races, casting contest, information and interactive booths, boat displays, silent auction and raffles. Admission: $20 adult, $5 for children age 13 and younger, includes food and beverages. 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 504.919.7544.

 Riverboat Festival

Antique car show, live music, arts and crafts, children’s area and food. Downtown Columbia, 318.649.0726.

 Satruday, May 18- Sunday, May 19

 Southwest La. All Veterans Reunion

A two-day festival to honor veterans living in Louisiana features a parade, car show, displays, entertainment, food, shopping and fireworks. DeRidder Town Hall, 200 S. Jefferson St., DeRidder, 337.462.8900.

 

 

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