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Geaux Rouge is proud to present "The Perkins Road Burger Fest" on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 2pm-6pm. This will be a charity event with proceeds benefiting Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and A.C. Lewis YMCA.
Attendees will get to sample a small burger from each participating competitor and beer from Mockler Beverage Company. Tickets to the event are $20.00 for regular pricing and $15.00 in online early bird pricing until January 6th.
There will be a battle amongst the competitors for The "Taste" Award, selected by a panel of judges, and a "People's Choice" Award, voted on by you, the attendees! The winners get the title of Best Perkins Road Burgers.
There is a current list of competitors but invites are open to any and all burger spots on or around Perkins road to compete.
The Overpass Merchant
Kalurah Street Grill
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie
Phil's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Table Kitchen & Bar Baton Rouge
Ivar's Sports Bar
Iverstine Farms Butcher
Franz Borghardt from Geaux Rouge
Alex Barbosa from Barbosa's Barbeque
Allison Offner Bookman from Cupcake Allie
Molly Taylor from Beneath the Bark Jewelry
Matthew Sigur from The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Dustin Sutton from Geaux Downtown BR
Geaux Rouge, Three Sixty Eight, Kristen Seneca, Mockler Beverage Company, Baton Rouge Printing, Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, Baton Rouge Burgers, Giraphic Prints
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Building on the momentum of the thousands of volunteers that came out to transform 10 blocks along Main St. in Mid City last January 2016, this year the community cleanup efforts will extend to a 4-Day Festival Of Service from Friday 1/13/17 to the Monday 1/16/17 to paint even more murals, cleanup 2x as many blighted properties, and help fix-up houses in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Contact the Walls Project for more information.
Join O’Neil’s Barber & Beauty Salon for Line 4 Line on the First Monday of every month. Free haircuts to boys ages 2 to 13 in exchange for reading a book. Books are also available to bring home.
Experience the holidays as Santa makes his annual stops at the following location. Bring your cameras to take memorable family photos as you tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Enjoy holiday games, crafts, marshmallow roasting and other fun activities for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase.
The Baton Rouge Association of Minority Firefighters (BRAMF) is a non-profit community based organization that strives to promote firefighters in a positive light within the community. As a part of their service to the community, they are sponsoring the Stuff the Truck Christmas Celebration on December 17, 2016.
This Stuff the Truck event will collect toys for underprivileged children during the holiday season. These toys will be given to the Department of Children and Family Services.
There are several ways to contribute, online and several drop off locations.
To contribute now, go to www.eventbrite.com, keyword "Stuff The Truck"
New (unwrapped) toys maybe dropped off at the following Fire Stations from December 7-16, 2016:
Station No. 7 located at 5758 Claycut Street
Station No. 9 located at 4025 Perkins Road
Station No. 12 located at 555 Government Street
Station No. 14 located at 4121 Harding Boulevard
Station No. 19 located at 1101 Coursey Boulevard
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, you may drop off toys from 8am-1pm at the EpiCenter located at 6220 Florida Boulevard.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library will be showing "A Christmas Story" for free in the plaza at the Main Library! They will have chairs available inside and outside or you can bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Special guest, Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the movie, will make an appearance.
A Blondefire Productions Event ... The Eric DiSanto Band rolls into the Guru for a special night of blues and rock.
Joined by Jim George on drums and Cletus Robinson on bass ... this is going to be a fun night!
Special Guest Jim Standley to open!
Calandro's 5th Annual Rare Whiskey Event & Raffle is happening on Thursday, December 15th @ Calandro's Perkins. Get ready for Whiskey Samples, Wine Tastings, our legendary Pappy Van Vinkle & Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Raffle & much more! AND - because it was so successful last year, they are again going to use raffle entries as a way to donate to a wonderful cause in St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital*. So make sure and mark your calendars and get over that night for your shot to buy some truly rare, truly sought after, truly amazing bourbons and other whiskeys, just in time for Christmas!
(* Entries into the raffle will cost $10, but you can give over and above this amount to your heart's content. They'll take care of cutting a check to St. Jude's for 100% of what we collect in raffle entries and donations!)
The Santa Fun Run is a community event with "want-to-be" Santa's running a 1.25 fun run in advance of the Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
Price: $20 for Adults. $15 for kids.
Meeting location at the corner of Government Street and St. Phillip.
(225) 806-3900 for more information.
Blackbird Letterpress invites you to join the first Holiday Sale and Open House in their new studio. They will have lots of holiday goods for sale: cards, kits, notebooks, calendars, and prints. They will also be offering letterpress printing demos, and an ornament making workshop at noon (workshop is free, ornament kit is $8).
Drive by after you visit the Arts Market & Farmer's Market downtown!
Join Baton Rouge Green with your friends, family, and community for our 3rd annual City Citrus Pick Event on December 10th, 2016!
Each year, we pair volunteer pickers with residential citrus trees that would go unpicked if not for this event. Last year, 39 volunteers harvested and donated over 5,300 lbs of citrus in only a half day. Come out and help us best this number in 2016! This is a great event for all ages!
Fruit Pickers will meet with the Baton Rouge Green Team at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for breakfast and coffee at 8:30a.m., where we will learn about Baton Rouge’s premier food pantry and its recovery in the wake of the recent flooding.
After breakfast, all participants will be broken into groups according to ability to transport larger quantities of fruit to the nearest drop-off point. These drop-off points help free up the pickers while making this event flow more smoothly. They are made possible by the generosity of Baton Rouge’s very own, Bofinger's Tree Service LLC, sponsor of Pick Event 2016.
Go to the website, batonrougegreen.com to sign up as a volunteer or register your fruit tree!
As always, #ShareTheFruit
Hardcore // Maine
Hardcore // New Jersey
Metal // Pennsylvania
Crossover // Ohio
Hardcore // Texas
Hardcore // Florida
Hardcore // Baton Rouge
Piece of Me
Hardcore // Baton Rouge
Doors @ 6PM
Show @ 7PM
Louisiana Blues // Baton Rouge
Acoustic Rock // Baton Rouge
Rock // Lafayette
Smooth Psych Blues // New Orleans
Show @ 8PM
Listening Party Presents: Dave Ross
Hosted by Evan Rabalais
Dave Ross is a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles. Sometimes his comedy is vulnerable and personal. Other times his comedy is loud, stupid and about butts. You can find him stumbling around L.A. and the country, performing at every festival, club, theater, bar, fire hall or bombed-out stone building that will have him. He's in a sketch group called WOMEN that makes sketches for Comedy Central and IFC's Comedy Crib. He hosts the podcast Terrified on the Nerdist Network. He won a MOTH Grand Slam, he got interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron, and he told a story on Comedy Central's Drunk History. He likes his cat. His cat is dope.
Show @ 8PM
Let's Get Quizzical Trivia Nights is heading to MidCity!
Starting Wednesday Nov. 30th at 8pm Trivia kick off at Curbside, the new hot burger joint on Government St. (next to Calandro's)
There will be drink specials, burgers, bocce ball and prizes.
Experience Baton Rouge's Mid City Art and Design Cultural District for an evening of local art, food, wine and live music at this year's White Light Night! Meet local artists and craftsmen as you visit local businesses and restaurants along the Government Street Corridor (Jefferson Highway shopping centers to I-110). This year, Mid City Merchants will host the premier art festival on Friday, November 18th, from 6-10 p.m.
**This is a FREE event!
*FREE Shuttle Service is provided in between businesses on the route
Join Sexual Trauma and Awareness Response at Bistro Byronz on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for good food for a good cause. Dine in or take out and tell your server you are dining for STAR;
STAR will receive 20% of dine in tickets and 10% of take-out ticket proceeds.
Presented by Whole Foods Market, the 2016 Movies & Music on the Lawn season comes to a close with a special night just before Halloween. For this year's grand finale, we invite everyone to join us for an encore of the first-ever Movies & Music on the Lawn pairing, "Nosferatu" and local band The eXpanded Trio.
Admission is $7 (free for BRG members) and includes free popcorn!
BRG's Movies & Music on the Lawn continues this month against the backdrop of BREC's City Park. Over the past 18 years, the summer film series has paired up dozens of iconic silent films with the best local, contemporary bands in our area. Each band performs a never-before-heard score for the film, which is projected on a huge inflatable screen on the lawn behind the gallery.
The screenings, which take place towards the end of the month begin at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $7 price of admission includes free bottomless popcorn.
This year's series, is once again presented by Whole Foods Market, and in honor of BRG's 50th anniversary, we'll be celebrating a few of the very best pairings of bands and films from the program's recent history.
On July 30, sponsored by The Grind, Fritz Lang’s epic “Metropolis” returns to the Movies & Music screen. When the film first debuted in 1927, it was among the first feature-length sci-fi films and today is regarded, as Roger Ebert once put it, as “one of the great achievements of the silent era, a work so audacious in its vision and so angry in its message that it is, if anything, more powerful today than when it was made."
The film is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows Freder (the wealthy son of the city's ruler) and Maria (a poor worker, played by Brigette Helm) and their attempts to overcome the gulf separating the classes of their city. Much of the plot line of Metropolis stems from the First World War and the culture of the Weimar Republic in Germany while exploring themes of industrialization and mass production.
Providing the score for the film, as he did in 2012, will be digital musician Matsy. Well-known in Baton Rouge as a DJ performing at venues like The Spanish Moon, The Varsity Theatre and The State, having also played at BRG’s Surreal Salon Soiree.
For more details on Movies & Music on the Lawn, visit batonrougegallery.org/movies-music-on-the-lawn/.
Charles Brooks, DMA will be the featured artist this Friday night for the Bee Nice Music Summer Concert Series, held and hosted by Dave Mooney and Penni Guidry at their home in Capital Heights neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA. The Bee Nice Concerts are designed to promote local musicians and to give the growing Capital Heights community access to the finest live music for FREE without having to leave the comfort of their own neighborhood.
Brooks, a classically trained percussionist, will perform a solo set from 7-8 p.m. on Vibraphone and hand percussion. From 8-9 p.m. he will bring his group The Charles Brooks Collective to the stage to perform jazz fusion and original compositions.
The Charles Brooks Collective is an eclectic celebration of music featuring a magnetic collaboration between Charles Brooks, DMA and a solid rotation of guest musicians. For the Bee Nice Concert, The Collective will feature Ross Hoppe on keyboards, Robert Kling on electric bass, Chris "the Kat" Lee on drums, with Brooks on the vibraphone.
HEY YOU GUYS!!!! The Library will be showing The Goonies for FREE in the plaza at the Main Library! (If you prefer to beat the heat we will also be showing it inside on the big screen!) We will have chairs available inside and outside or you can bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets! Several food vendors will be selling food and treats and the library will be serving free punch.
Healthy BR will host our third annual Family Fit Day, a FREE open streets initiative centered around BREC City-Brooks Park to create temporary paved parks for running, walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing on May 21st from 7:30AM-12:30PM.
During the event local organizations will offer fitness classes, speakers, healthy cooking demonstrations, kids' activities, bike safety classes, runs, bike rides and much more. Fitness classes and fitness events include a Varsity Sports run, Tai Chi, the Mayor’s Bike Ride, yoga, HIIT, karate, hip hop dancing, kid fit events, dance aerobics, circuit training, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and a hula hoop contest.
Parking will be available in the City Brooks parking lot, or on side streets around the City Brooks park. Most major roads will be shut down around the park, so please plan accordingly.
Baton Rouge joins over 90 other cities hosting Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. The streets are open to all abilities to encourage everyone in Baton Rouge who wants to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health to come out, bring their families, and even pets too! Join us for Family Fit Day!
AARP Louisiana, BREC, Ochsner Medical Center, and Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.
Other Sponsors for Family Fit Day include:
Aetna, AmeriHealth Caritas, Baton Rouge Moms, Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, Front Yard Bikes, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Trainingwithadrianb, UFC GYM, Varsity Sports, Whole Foods Market, Wallgreens, and Woman's Hospital.
Make it a Movie Night @ IPT: Disney's Wall-E
Sunday, May 15 @ 3 p.m.
Come enjoy a Disney classic with us at the Independence Park Theatre and MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT. We'll be screening Disney's Wall-E. The showing is free and we'll have concessions available for purchase.
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot named Wall-E inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Bee Nice Concert at Bee Nice Park, located at Capital Heights and Ingelside Dr. featuring “Unselfish Lovers of the Blues”
BYOB, No Dogs, No Smoking
Feel Free to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner
Bands are paid by "pass the hat"