What’s Going On This Weekend In Baton Rouge


If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!


LENTEN MEALS  Friday night Lenten Meals @ Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School –Fish, Shrimp & Combos and Seafood Etouffee plus Crawfish Pies for $2. 5:00 – 7:00 PM – $7.00 a plate cash or check @ the Ott Center by the Gym.

Billy Joe Shaver with Yvette Landry at the Manship One of the most lauded songwriters in all of country music, Billy Joe Shaver is still at the top of his game well into his fifth decade in the business. Artists who have recorded Shaver’s songs include Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jerry Jeff Walker, Elvis Presley, The Allman Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, and countless others—the list grows all the time. The Red Dragon Listening Room brings one of American music’s true heavyweights back to the Manship Theatre tonight; Grammy-nominated artist and CFMA Vocalist of the Year award-winner Yvette Landry will open the show. 7:30 pm at 100 Lafayette Street. $50–$70. (225) 344-0334 or manshiptheatre.org.

Voices of African-American Composers At LSU, violinist Tami Lee Hughes sets out to captivate audiences with her lavish sound, beauty, and grace during a concert titled Beyond Classical: Voices of African American Composers. Hughes, whose debut solo album, Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers, gained worldwide critical acclaim, will be joined by soprano Marcia Porter and pianist Marcena Kinney to perform music by contemporary African-American composers including Leslie Adams, Gary Powell Nash, and Irene Britton Smith. 7:30 pm in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall. Free. cmda.lsu.edu/events

February Fun Fever Join the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce for its biggest fundraiser of the year supporting the Highway Billboards campaign, February Fun Fever. Visitors will enjoy silent auctions for local merchandise, trips, and other items; cuisine from the best local restaurants, beverages, and a DJ set to dance to. Chesterton Square, 143 NW Railroad Avenue. 6 pm–9 pm. (985) 386-2536 or ponchatoulachamber.com for ticket prices and details.

Flashlight Night at the Swamp Experience Bluebonnet Swamp after the sun goes down…and the animals come out to play. The swamp’s park gates remain open until 9 pm for this special night, allowing visitors late-night access to trails, live animal encounters, and even a nature film. No registration is necessary, but general admission applies. 10503 North Oak Hills Parkway. (225) 757-8905 or brec.org/swamp for more information.


LSU Vet School Open House veterinary medicine is more than just cats and dogs, though the LSU Veterinary School’s Open House will have a fair amount of the canine variety. Visitors take a self-guided tour through the world of veterinary medicine with horse and dog breed parades, a petting zoo, and even a “teddy bear repair” station where kids can bring their sick stuffed animals. Anatomy and radiology labs, surgery suites, and more will be available for observation, as well. 9 am–3 pm, free. Donations are welcome. (225) 578-9922 or lsu.edu/vetmed.

SATURDAY MORNING FARMERS MARKET This Week: Winter greens, strawberries, citrus, and root vegetables are filling farmers’ tables this weekend at the Market. Start your morning with breakfast inside Main Street Market and stick around for the 10 am Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration with Daniel Dreher of the Fresh Kitchen.

Children’s Garden Series At the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, the children become gardeners. Bring them out today to participate in fun, interactive activities involving gardening. An adult must accompany each child, and children will receive snacks and take-home garden crafts. Attendance is limited to fifteen, so email angwall@cox.net to reserve your spot. (225) 763-3990 or discoverburden.com for more information.

Tea, Fashion and Fancies Visionary textile designer Rebecca Vizard headlines this year’s Tea, Fashion and Fancies event, hosted by the LSU Rural Life Museum and LSU Costume and Textile Museum. Vizard is well-known for using antique textiles and creating unique compositions on hand-sewn pillows. A special English-style tea will be served, along with assortments of sandwiches. $60, $25 for children 12 and under, $5 discount for museum members. 4560 Essen Lane, 2 pm–4 pm. (225) 765-2437 or sites01.lsu.edu/wp/rurallifefor more information.

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