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Fun Camps in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

Starting Monday 6/11/2016 there are a number of cool camps and classes starting in Baton Rouge:
1. Kid's Orchestra Summer Camp Session 1. 8 am-5 pm. M-F at Episcopal High School at 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd. With a concert at the end of each week. $200/wk. If you miss this week, perhaps you can participate the following. call 225-922-4656 or visit for more info.

2. Baton Rouge Ballet Theater Summer Dance Intensive. 9 am-4 p.m. M-F at Dancers' Workshop , 10745 Linkwood Court. Ages 11 an dup. $365 Call 225-766-8379

3. Father's Day Make and Take craft at 10 am at the River Center Library, 120 St Louis St. Kids age 3-11 can make dad a unique card.

4. Tango Classes for beginners and intermediate level. 6:30 p.m. at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

There you go! Have a fun week!

Fun Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

by Pat Wattam

Baton Rouge offers an abundance of activities for all ages.  Here is a sampling of things coming soon:

Friday, Oct 16  Toulouse-Lautrec Satellite Show Opening Reception from 6-8 at the Firehouse Galery  427 Laurel Street.  Free.  Refreshments

Friday-Saturday through out this month, The 13th Gate at 832 St Phillip St.  This gets you ready for Halloween with the haunts and frights at one of the scariest haunted house attractions i the country!! Opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Want something a little less scary?  Check out Boo at the Zoo!  BREC Baton Rouge Zoo at 3501 Thomas Road has a trick-or-treating extravaganza at the zoo.  Wear your costume, wanter throught the Hay Maze or make a memory at the Safari Snapshot photo both.  Regular admission.  9:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 17.  Red Stick Farmers Market - always a hit!  8 am.  501 Main Street.  Lots of fall vegetables along with Maggie Heyn Richardso will be cooking up seasonal recipes and discussing her book "Hungry for Louisiana"

The Pat Wattam Team likes to help the newcomers to our city, as well as our long time residents, find fun things to do.  If you ever wonder "What's Happening this weekend" just give us a call!


Music Happenings in Baton Rouge This Week!

by Pat Wattam

Do you enjoy Chamber Music? If so, you are in for a TREAT!  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:30 the LSU School of Music, Recital Hall on Dalrymple Drive will host  an evening of chamber music.  Philip Myer prinicpal orn wiht the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform with violinist Yova Milanova and Pianist Willis Delony.  Tickets are only $15!!  Call 225-578-3527 for more information!

Neal Family Blues Exhibit

by Pat Wattam

The West Baton Rouge Museum showcases the Neal Family musical legacy in an exhibt commorating the music  of Raful Neal and his family.  Blues musicians Jacie Neal, Kenny Neal, and Raful Neal - known as the Godfather of Baton Rouge Blues, who have all passed away, have their legacy on showcase at the West Baotn Rouge Museum thruough Sunday , July 12.  Hours are 10 am - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 - 5 p.m. n Sundays.  Admission $ Adults and $2 for seniors or students.  Their names could been seen on many jukeboxes back in the day.  The exhibit has photos, a lits of songs on the jukebox form Parker's Lounge in Point Coupee Parish, and many authentic items loaned by the family, including their early guitars.  Should be a good time for the whole family!

Bluegrass Music at the Manship 2/28/15

by Pat Wattam

You know I love music but some people don't know how much I enjoy Bluegrass music.  We have the opportunity tonight, Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, to hear a wonderful group in the intimate setting of the Manship Theater.  The Gibson Brothers will be performing their concept album, "Brothers" tonight at 8 p.m.  I love attending concerts at the manship as there are no bad seats!  Check it out at

This Thursday - Baton Rouge Symphony

by Blake Hanna

                   DON'T MISS OUT!

This Thursday 7:30PM at the River Center



  Bion Tsang, cello

Thursday, January 22 at 7:30; River Center Theatre

Paulus: The Age of American Passions

 Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33, TH 57

 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F major (Pastorale)


Bion Tsang, cello 

Thursday, January 22 at 7:30; River Center Theatre

Paulus: The Age of American Passions

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33, TH 57
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F major (Pastorale)MASTERWORKS IV Bion Tsang, cello Thursday, January 22 at 7:30; River Center Theatre Paulus: The Age of American Passions Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33, TH 57 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F major (Pastorale)MASTERWORKS IV Bion Tsang, cello  Thursday, January 22 at 7:30; River Center TheatrePaulus: The Age of American PassionsTchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33, TH 57Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F major (Pastorale)


Fall Fridays in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

For a great way to start your weekend in downtown Baton Rouge, check out Live After Five.

The concerts run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 24.  This series of free outdoor concerts will include music from Mark Broussard, Chris LeBlanc, Flotide, the LSU Jazz Assemble Horns, and more.  Don't miss these fun and free things to do in Baton Rouge.  

Things to Do in Baton Rouge Sunday, March 23, 2014

by Pat Wattam

So many things to do on a potential rainy day!  Here are a few choices:

1.  Sesame Street Live, Make a New Friend at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S River Road.  

2.  River Road African American Museum Presents Ovation:  3 p.m. at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette Street.  This is a fundraiser for Ovation:  Celebration 20 years of Preserving History and Culture.  Semi Formal Attire.  $100  225-344-0334

3.  SPILL, a play and visual installation inspired by the aftermath of the Deepwater HOrizon/BO oil spill.  2 p.m. at the Reilly Theatre on Tower Drive on LSU campus. Presented by Swinepalace

4. Brush with Burden - if it's too rainy to walk the grounds, attend the Brush with Burden Art show features new works of art and photography - a juried show.  Today 1-4.  Open whenever the Burden Gardens are open daily. LSU AgCenter at 4.  Of course, I do have a one of my oil paintings in the show - which won an award at the opening ceremonies yesterday!

5.  Attend a concert at LSU Union Theater with Wycliffe Gordon, Trombonist of the year, performing with the LSU Jazz band!  7:30 p.m.

6.  I heard great reviews of the Theatre Baton Rouge production of Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein.  Today at 2 p.m. at the Theatre Baton Rouge at 7155 Florida Blvd.  225-924-6496

Have a Great Sunday!

July Happenings in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

So many fun things available to keep you inside and cool on these hot summer days.  Here are a few of my picks to entertain you:

Les Miserables - the award winning musical performed by our own Theatre Baton Rouge (Used to be called Baton Rouge Little Theatre - new name).  7155 Florida Blvd. Tickets $29.   Performances through July 21, 2013.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 is the Hot Art Nights in Mid City.  The Elizabethan Gallery has their opening reception that night for the summer show by the Associated Women in the Arts.  Great works on display and for sale (including some by yours truly!)


Summer Sounds at St James Concert Series.  Tickets only $10. Wednesday July 10 hear a performance by the Hot Club of New Orleans with a reception to follow.  7 p.m.  St James Episcopal Church, corner of Convention and North Fourth streets downtown Baton Rouge.

Elvis LIVES! Here in Baton Rouge!

by Pat Wattam

Yes, the King is alive!!  If you are looking for some fun this weekend, take in the Broadway show, Elvis Lives, at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater this Sunday, April 14th.  Elvis Lives, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style embraced by many of today's artists, continues to entertain audiences of all generations!

Join me there for a Rockin' good time!

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