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May 2022

Wild Wine Walk

May 20

Wine tasting, food sampling, twinkly lights, live music: it's a night of celebration and class we've all been craving. Oh and then there are the monkeys. And the giraffes. And, of course, the alligators. The Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo invite all to their second annual Wild Wine Walk, a lively and indulgent stroll through the zoo, enjoying a variety of wines and bites from local eateries. 5 pm–7:30 pm. $50; $75 for VIP, which includes early entry (4…

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Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room

May 21

It's always a fun night at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room, and when it's free, the deal is that much sweeter. Each free show features performances by Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, and the Listening Room All-Stars, who may include Kelton ‘Nspire Harper, Larry LZ Dillon, comedian Eddie Cool, and more. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 8 pm until midnight. $10, which includes a soul food side dish. henryslisteningroom.com. Location: 2733 North Street Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Baton Rouge Arc Arts Market

May 21

Following the opening of Arc Baton Rouge's headquarters off Jefferson Highway, Executive Director Susanne Romig sought out opportunities for special needs clients in the local area. One exciting result comes in the form of a new Baton Rouge Arts Market, introduced by Arc Baton Rouge and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, scheduled to take place every third Saturday from 10 am–2 pm at the Arc headquarters. The new market will provide entrepreneurial opportunities for artists with special needs…

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Grand Country Junction

May 21

Livingston's most happenin' live music event, "Your Hometown Branson Show" is back in action. Every third Saturday, come out to Suma Crossing Theatre in downtown Livingston for the hottest local country music acts. 7 pm. Tickets sold at the door; $15 for adults, $10 for kids; free for children younger than three years old. grandcountryjunction.com. Location: 28975 Satsuma Road Livingston Louisiana

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Red Stick Farmers Market

May 21

It's easy for Baton Rougeans to get their fresh local produce fix thanks to the Red Stick Farmers Market, now over twenty years old. 8 am–noon on the corner of Fifth and Main. breada.org. Location: 501 Main Street Baton Rouge Louisiana

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West Baton Rouge Library Writing Workshop

May 21

If you're looking for a mini-community in which to hone your literary craft, the West Baton Rouge Library introduces its monthly Writing Workshop series, held on the third Saturday of every month from 1 pm–3 pm. For more information, call Adult Services Librarian Luis Interiano at (225) 342-7920, ext. 230 or email linteriano@wbrplibrary.us. Location: 830 North Alexander Avenue Port Allen Louisiana

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Saturday Stargazing

May 21

Each weekend, you can experience stargazing during the day under the grand dome of LASM's planetarium. Learn fascinating facts about the stars and constellations in the local night sky during an interactive presentation, then enjoy a featured show for all ages. Each week, you can even collect a new constellation trading card by clicking here. Cost included with the price of general admission and free for members. Every Saturday at 10 am. lasm.org. Location: 100 River Road South Baton Rouge…

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Birding at Burden

May 21

It's no secret that Louisiana is aflocked with an enormous variety of birds. At LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden alone, over 320 species have been recorded—from the meager mockingbird to the wondrous woodpecker. Through its new program, Burden is inviting the bird-experts and bird-curious alike to participate in three-hour guided bird walks. Here are upcoming dates for this year's excursions and their guides: May 21: Luke Laborde June 18: TBD July 23: Ashley Long August 20: Luke Laborde September…

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The Market at the Oasis

May 21

The Market at the Oasis partners with independent artists, farmers, food providers, coffee makers, craftspeople, and potters, to create an ongoing, weekly event which will also feature yard plants, herbs, succulents, and flowers. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and landscaping while you shop, eat, drink, and relax. 9 am–2 pm. facebook.com/themarketattheoasis. Location: 13827 Coursey Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Basic Woodworking Workshops

May 21

Join skilled woodworker Terry Landry for a two-part workshop on how to build a foot stool. By the workshop's end, each participant will have built their own four-legged stool using only hand tools. Materials are included in the $150 class fee, though participants are asked to bring their own #2 pencil and tape ruler. 9 am–noon both days. wbrmuseum.org. Location: 845 North Jefferson Avenue Port Allen Louisiana

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