JAZZ FEST 2016 Set for April 22 through May 1 http://www.nojazzfest.com/home/
FRIDAY • LIVE AFTER FIVE Samantha Fish is an American blues singer, songwriter and musician who grew up in Kansas City, Mo. She started out playing drums, but when she was 15 she switched to the guitar. Fish frequently went to the Knuckleheads Saloon to hear touring Blues artists. After turning 18, she often joined in with the singers and bands who were performing there. Early influences were Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
FRIDAY • GOURMET IN THE GARDEN Enjoy local flavours among the blooms and under the stars during this third annual dining event held at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. Guests will enjoy creations from local restaurants and award-winning chefs prepared with locally grown products in the garden’s lush setting. The progressive dinner will feature tastings in the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie as well as the Orangerie Gardens and the Pavilion; and the evening will include beverages from Louisiana’s best local breweries and distilleries. The event is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, Burden Horticulture Society and the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Tickets are $60 per person in advance and include dinner, beverages, and live music. $70 at the door. Advance tickets available online at Eventbrite.com. 7 pm–10 pm. lsuagcenter.com/portals/our_offices/research_stations/botanic-gardens.
SATURDAY• Author After Hours event: KINGFISH: The Reign of Huey P. Long • FREE • 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at Goodwood • This program will feature a book discussion with author Richard D. White Jr. http://www.ebrpl.com/Source/Source201604_rev.pdf#page=2
SATURDAY• RED STICK FARMER’S MARKET RED STICK SPROUTS Sprouts Saturday Bring the kids downtown this weekend to enjoy a special Sprouts Saturday garden art activity with the LSU Museum of Art. Children 2 to 12 can sign up for the Red Stick Sprouts kids club and receive $2 in Market tokens to spend with local farmers each.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY• ITALIAN FESTIVAL Combine the Louisiana parade tradition with the Italian pasta tradition, add in some classic small-town festival fare and a Saturday parade, and you’ve got The Italian Festival in Tickfaw. With a spaghetti cook-off and live music from The Dominos, Kelly Cornett & Killin’ Time, Floyd Brown, and Chase Tyler Band, the red sauce will be flowing! The parade rolls at 10 am on April 23. For updated information, visit theitalianfestivalorg.com.
SATURDAY • 3RD FAMILY FUN DAY – LIVINGSTON A Family Fun Day April 23rd at the Livingston Parish Fairgrounds from 8am to 6pm five-dollar donation is requested for all day entry into the event with all day fun for the whole family, including a car show, live music, lots of kid games, food, beverages, many different vendors and much more. They will even have Boiled Crawfish this year! P’Maw from the Show Swamp’d will be the Special Guest Auctioneer for the day and selling merchandise from his store on site. So bring the Family and have a day of fun with us. All vehicles are welcome to enter into the car show for a chance to win a plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class. A $25-dollar donation is requested per vehicle to register. All proceeds & donations to the not-for-profit Capitol Region Chapter of B.A.C.A.® are used for the benefit of abused children.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY • Festival International de Louisiane. Music, visual arts, theatre, dance, and cuisine combine into a melting pot that celebrates the common threads that bind their cultures and Louisiana’s own artistic expressions together. Festival, as it is simply called by the locals, transforms downtown Lafayette into an entertainment complex with many music stages presenting local, international and emerging musicians, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, drinks stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations, and a world music store. best of all, it’s free! festivalinternational.org.
SATURDAY• DANCING WITH BIG BUDDY This year’s participants in Big Buddy’s annual fundraising event are successful in their own careers, but can they dance? To find out who can really trip the light fantastic, you’ll just have to be at the gala event as prominent Baton Rougeans show off moves learned during the six weeks leading up to the show. 7 pm to 10 pm at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on North Stadium Road; doors open at 6 pm. General admission tickets are $10; proceeds support the good works of the Big Buddy Program. (225) 388-9737 or bigbuddyprogram.org.
Touch A Truck • Saturday, April 30, 2016 • BREC’s Fairgrounds at Airline Highway Park • 17200 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Silent Hour: 9:00 am to 10:00 am for those sensitive to noise)
Touch A Truck is a unique, interactive, one-day event that allows children to see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks, vehicles, heavy equipment and more, as well as meet the individuals who protect, serve, and build Baton Rouge. https://www.juniorleaguebr.org/touch-a-truck/
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