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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.
Come and get tacky at Ivar's Sport's Bar at the Tacky Sweater Christmas Festivus featuring music by David Borné.
- $5 cover, must be 21 to enter
- $3 pints of Abita Brewing Company's The Boot
- Portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank during this critical time
- Bar tab will be awarded to the person with the tackiest sweater
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.
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!)
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana for police brutality victim Alton Sterling
Sterling, 37 was brutally murdered June 5 after he was shot by police at a store, where he regularly sold CDs.
This will be a heartfelt service on World Human Rights Day honoring Sterling’s life featuring powerful speeches, songs and poems, addressing the issue of black lives being loss at the hands of law enforcement across the nation.
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!
The Ogden Park Civic Association and Radio Bar invite you to Share The Bounty: A Flood Of Giving!
Come out for a silent auction benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank! The silent auction will close at 7pm. You must be present to win.
It is once again time for friends and family to gather over holiday food and drink. During this festive season, we ask you to join Ogden Park Civic Association in our second annual Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank fundraiser and silent auction. This year’s flood has created an even greater need for assistance in Baton Rouge.
During the floods, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank felt the full force of this disaster. Their warehouse and offices took on four feet of water, resulting in the loss of delivery vehicles, refrigeration units and 1 million pounds of food.
This year we will collect cash donations and have a silent auction to raise funds to assist in the rebuild of this great Baton Rouge institution. Please join us at the Radio Bar on December 4th for some free food, courtesy of Radio Bar, and help us provide meals to the 76,000 (17.2%) East Baton Rouge residents who are food insecure.
Stay tuned for information about the goodies that will be up for auction!
Join WHYR Community Radio for their montly Record Shop Sale. All Albums are $1 with proceeds going back to WHYR Community Radio.
This month On Saturday December 3rd, as part of WHYR’s first ever fund drive, stop by the Listening Room to pledge your end of year support in person.
Everyone who pledges in person will get their choice of a free record from a special bin of vinyl as an extra thank you. Plus we’ll have refreshments and station tours! Join the fun!
The GDCA is hosting its annual Garage Sale Saturday, December 3, from 8am to 12pm. Participating houses will be selling their treasures in their yards around the neighborhood. To get your house on the Garage Sale map, visit https://gdcabr.org/event/garage-groove/
Once you’re done browsing the sales, head on over to the 2100 block of Cherokee Street for food and live music under our gorgeous oak trees. Food trucks will serve from 11am to 2pm and Where Y’acht will be setting sail from 12pm to 2pm playing the smoothest tunes from the 70s and 80s.
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.
Join the Arts Council of Baton Rouge for another installment of ECLECTIC TRUTH!!! This week they are having a potluck, bring a dish, bring some poems, slam, & open mic. Best of all, it's FREE!
Natasha Hooper is a spoken word artist from Texas, currently residing in California. Her love for the arts has always been strong, but her passion for spoken word poetry outweighs all others and continues to grow by the day. Natasha has involved herself in poetry events and venues throughout the nation, recently performing with Jasmine Mans at Busboys and Poets in D.C. and also competing in the Women of the World Poetry Slam...
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
The first Saturday of every month WHYR Listening Room + Record Shop is open to the public. All records are $1 with proceeds going back to WHYR Community Radio. Help support WHYR Community Radio and come listen to some groovy tunes!
4th annual Twisted Oak Music Festival will be hosted at The Market at Circa 1857 in Mid City Baton Rouge. There will be two stages, live art, art vendors, a cash bar provided by Yvette Marie’s, and much more!
This years lineup includes:
Chris Hare Trio
Amy Willson and Elisa Galleano
Perla Del Rocío Fernández López and Rafael Galván Herrera
Dr. Scott Miller
Dr. Corey Knoll
You can buy tickets here: http://twistedoakbr.com/tickets/
$20.00 at the door
It's that time of the year again! We've had too much fun and the Capital Heights Social Rides will be ending in about a month so we're going to be sneaking in ONE SOCIAL RIDE EVERY WEDNESDAY until the fun police shut us down on November 2nd.
This week we'll be pedalling down towards the Tara area and checking out a handful of neat cut throughs that can get you from street to street while avoiding some major roads. Come join us for a pedal!
UPDATE : Our good friend Jen Bernard has offered her place as a post-ride gathering location. Thanks Jen!!!
The Ogden Park Prowl is a neighborhood art festival in Mid City, Baton Rouge.
Prowl is a collection of open houses and yards featuring arts, crafts and entertainment made fresh and hyper-local.
The Prowl kicks off Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1-6pm.
Join your neighbors at Spain Street Park for the 1 year anniversary of Coffee on the Porch. For the last year we have been sharing stories, enjoying free coffee, and talking about all things Mid City. Coffee mornings are hosted by the Mid City Studio the last Friday of every month from 8 to 10 AM. Feel free to bring breakfast and be sure to bring a coffee mug!
The Capital Heights Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale is a great way to do some Spring cleaning and make some cash! Register your garage sale at the provided link and you'll get listed on the official map, get a sign for your yard and support the Capital Heights Neighborhood Association! This year, we'll advertising the sale in The Advocate as well as in our "Local Reads" newsletter and online!
Neighborhood Concert Series with a variety of local musicians.
Bring a blanket, a picnic and BYOB. No Dogs and No Smoking.
Capital Heights Neighborhood Association will be selling Hot Dogs to fundraise for the neighborhood and bands are paid by "Pass the Hat"
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"
The Ogden Park neighborhood has a regular Saturday morning bike ride from Mid City to the downtown farmer's market departing from the Baton Rouge High parking lot at 10am. They would love others to join.
Mid City meets at Baton Rouge High parking lot, Ride leaves for downtown farmers market at 9:15am.