There’s a lot of stuff going on this weekend in our fair city, and none of us are going to want to miss any of it. Even if it means getting a little wet.
First stop for kids and grown-ups should definitely be the Louisiana Book Festival, happening in downtown Baton Rouge from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM come snow or rain or heat or gloom of night (like the Post Office, but without the threat of utility bills)! Stop by the bookmobile and the library’s tents to check out all kinds of neat stuff. You can also stop by the Main Street Market for breakfast and local produce as long as you get there before 1:00.
The Halloween Parade will walk by just a few blocks down. Because of the weather, the parade has been pushed up to 9:30 AM. It will still follow the same route and stop in several locations to accept donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items.
If it’s not raining, by some whim of local air pressure systems, and if you like science, you should also stop by the Highland Road Park Observatory’s Fall Day, happening from 10:00-12:00. (If we recall correctly from our college days, they’ve got some very cool displays with liquid nitrogen to look forward to.) (Liquid nitrogen freezes things, you see, and – ) This event is for Science Academy Cadets ages 8-12 and their chauffeurs, and costs $5 for in-parish kids and $6 for out-of-parish kids. (All you have to do to become a Science Academy Cadet is show up, basically, but you can also pre-register on Brec’s WebTrac by looking for “Activities” under “Observatory.”)
Due to the sky’s recent attempts to teach us about what kinds of things can be used as flotation devices in an emergency (meaning, threats of lightning), Mayor Kip Holden has moved trick-or-treating to Friday, October 30th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. But pretty much nothing stands in the way of a group of kids and a sugar high, so be on the look-out for some tiny pirates and superheroes to show up on your doorstep. Remember to keep your porch light on to let them know you’ve got the goods.
If you don’t “do” Halloween, but you still want something to do this weekend, the Ascension Community Theater is putting on The Addams Family, and our own Theatre Baton Rouge‘s production of The Miracle Worker opens this Friday! Have a great weekend, Baton Rouge!