Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge: boutique event, concerts and more

Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge: boutique event, concerts and more – [225]

Visit the “Green Book” exhibition on Thursday with the ambassadors of the arts

The group of arts ambassadors, which supports the Conseil des arts du Grand Baton Rouge, is organizing a screening of the “Green Book of Black Motorists” this Thursday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Capitol Park Museum.

During the event, members and prospective members will explore the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, which documents what the Green book travel guide for black travelers in the days of the Jim Crow laws. Participants will hear presentations on the Civil Rights Trail and the Civil Rights Museum. Wine provided by BY DAY Commercial + Residential Architecture will be served after the event.

RSVP here. Learn more about the Arts Ambassador program here and the “Green Book” exhibit here. The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth St.

See you Thursday at the Sparkle Soiree for a mini-market and an artist showcase

Capital City Lighting celebrates two years of activity at Sparkle Night this Thursday, October 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The open house event will feature an artist showcase and mini makers market with local vendors like Wanderlust by Abby, Mimosa Handcrafted, Geaux Clear Collection, Truly Haute Candles and many more.

Find more information here. Capital City Lighting is located at 6951 Exchequer Drive.

LASM’s Gala Brings a Night of Virtual Entertainment and Art on Friday

The 36th annual Louisiana Art & Science Museum gala will be broadcast live this Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m.

On the theme of the current exhibition of the museum “Iridescence”, the virtual presentation will include a guided tour of the exhibition by a curator; a silent auction and raffle with unique works of art, fine jewelry and spirits up for grabs; cocktail and craft demonstrations and more.

Watch the gala at or on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and WAFB +.

Rock at Live After Five Friday

After postponements throughout 2020 and 2021, Live After Five finally returned last week.

The Downtown Business Association’s weekly outdoor concert series continues this Friday, October 8, featuring hip-hop, R&B and funky, soulful rock by Shaun Ward Xperience.

Live After Five is free, every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., until November 5 at the Galvez Stage at Rhorer Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge. Find more information and the full program here.

Enjoy acoustic performances at Old Time Music Open Jam Sunday

Take out your violins and acoustic guitars this Sunday, October 10 for Old Time Music Open Jam at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

On the second Sunday of each month, guests and musicians are invited to a free concert at the museum. Although the jam session leans towards old country, bluegrass, and folk tunes, performers are welcome to play acoustic music of any genre. Whether you are a seasoned musician or just learning your instrument, everyone is encouraged to participate.

More information about Old Time Music Open Jam can be found here. Free music will be played from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The West Baton Rouge Museum is at 854 N. Jefferson Ave.

Find your next hatchback outfit on Sunday at Boutique Blowout Sale

Southern Flair Blog is welcoming more than 20 boutiques to the Crowne Plaza Executive Center & Hotel this Sunday, October 10, for the 7th annual Baton Rouge boutique sale.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ballroom will be full of clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry and gifts racks. Free entry.

Find more information here. The Crowne Plaza is located at 4728 Constitution Ave.

Dance to a free Sunday show in the park

Sunday in the park, the series of outdoor concerts of the Conseil des arts du Grand Bâton Rouge, continues downtown this Sunday, October 10.

New Cajun Xpress Band take the stage at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza, bringing their signature blend of Cajun, Zydeco, Louisiana swamp pop, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

The concerts are free and continue until November 14 with a different artist each week. (Find the rest of the lineup here.) The Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza is located at 100 Lafayette St.

Corina C. Butler

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