Enjoy Baton Rouge festivals and events

Life is about celebrating, and in Baton Rouge, we do plenty of it. During your visit, make it a point to stop by a local festival or event—there’s always something worth celebrating here.

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Baton Rouge Named Playful City USA for second consecutive year
Baton Rouge Named Playful City USA for second consecutive year

Baton Rouge is one of 212 cities and towns to earn recognition from the national nonprofit KaBOOM! as a 2014 Playful City USA community for providing children with ample opportunities for play. On your next trip, bring the kids, head outside and PLAY! For more information on the award, click below.

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Get Down at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel
Get Down at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel

L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge announces its fall concert lineup with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Clint Black, Wynonna & The Big Noise and returning artists, Better Than Ezra and Aaron Neville. Click below for more information.

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Rhythms in the Rouge
Rhythms in the Rouge

Tap your toes in Baton Rouge! With plenty of options there’s a genre fit for any taste. For a complete list of upcoming concerts and schedules click on More Information.

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Art Depictions from Leaders in African-American Culture to Abstract Paintings

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014

Ransom Rambo, a renowned Southern artist has several oil paintings from his Faces of Freedom and Voices of Freedom on display. Also, artist Eric J. Brown has his work on display on the second floor. Come out and enjoy these wonderful exhibits. Note: Library hours are--Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am-10:00 pm, Fri.-Sat. 8:00 am-6:00 pm and Sun. 2:00 pm-10:00.

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The Great Planet Adventures

Sep 21, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014

Experience zip lining on scorched Mercury, hang gliding over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan and much more. For further information, visit www.lasm.org.

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Super Volcanoes!

Sep 21, 2014 - Jan 15, 2015

Super Volcanoes is an immersive planetarium show that looks back at some of the most explosive and historic eruptions on planet Earth, including the legendary North American hot spot, Yellowstone National Park.

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American Brilliant Cut Glass: A Silver Lining

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014

 American Brilliant cut glass is named for its unsurpassed radiance and clarity. Debuting in 1886, American cut glass earned its title as the most superior in the world when displayed at the Centennial Exposition that year in Philadelphia. By 1925, the period of production had ended. On loan from private collections, this selection of silver-embellished American Brilliant cut glass honors the return of the American Cut Glass Association’s annual convention to Louisiana after 25 years.

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Herman Mhire-Emilio Garcia: The Art & Science of Shells

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014

Stroll through LASM’s galleries and admire one of nature’s most beautiful creations – the shell.  Lafayette photographer Herman Mhire captures the subtle beauty and sense of wonder evoked by sea and land shells in this exhibition. Mhire selected his subjects from more than 7,000 species and 100,000 specimens collected by Dr. Emilio Garcia, a world renowned malacologist – an expert in the study of mollusks. Shells from Dr. Garcia’s collection will also be on view.

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Selections from the LASM Collection: Egyptian Tapestries

Sep 21, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

 An essential stop for many tourists traveling in Egypt is Harrania, a village near Cairo known for its charming tapestries made by Egyptian children.  LASM’s collection includes a number of these tapestries dating from the 1970s and attributed to the Kunooz School. The school followed the philosophy and practices set by Ramses Wissa Wassef whose experiment in creativity evolved into the highly acclaimed Wissa Wassef Art Center. Dr. Wissa Wassef set out to prove his belief that creativity is innate by teaching uneducated children who were isolated from modern civilization how to express themselves through weaving.

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Dinosaurs at Dusk

Sep 21, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014

Take to the skies and travel back in time to discover the origins of flight. Meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Then experience first-hand the cataclysmic "last day" of the dinosaurs. Visit www.lasm.org for show times.

 

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