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LASM Gala, free concerts and more


Things to do at Bâton Rouge this week: LASM gala, free concerts and more

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

The ambassadors of the arts group, which supports the Arts Council of Grand Baton Rouge, is organizing a screening of “The Negro Motorist Green Book” this Thursday, October 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Capitol Park Museum.

During the event, members and potential members will explore the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, which documents what the annual “Green Book” travel guide meant for black travelers during the days of the Jim Crow Laws. Participants will hear presentations on the Civil Rights Trail and the Civil Rights Museum. Cocktails 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.

Theme around the museum’s news “Iridescence” exhibition, 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 lasm.org/gala 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 on the Galvez stage at Rhorer Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge. Find more information and the complete program here.

Find your next hatchback outfit on Sunday at Boutique Blowout Sale

Southern Style Blog welcomes more than 20 boutiques at 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 filled with racks of clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry and gifts. 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.

Group News Cajun Xpress takes the stage at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza, bringing his 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 range here.) The Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza is located at 100 Lafayette Street.

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