Louisiana's Top 200! A Bicentennial Celebration
Saturday, Jul. 7, 2012
Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm; Sun. 2 pm-5 pm
West Baton Rouge Museum 845 N. Jefferson Ave. Port Allen, LA 70136 Directions 225-336-2422
The exhibition, "Louisiana's Top 200! A Bicentennial Celebration," was curated by Lauren Davis. Davis used surveys and social media to cull public opinion on what citizens considered were the most notable people, places, products, and events in the state's history. This method is called 'crowd sourcing' and has led to a rich exhibit filled with art, history, sports, food, music, personalities and a variety of Louisiana trademarks that make the state truly unique. Dozens of artifacts fill the gallery including paintings, decorative arts, memorabilia, tools, textiles, photographs, and trophies from some of the state's outstanding collections including The Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana State Museum, State Parks, Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, and the West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Donation suggested: $4; $2 seniors and students
Venue Website: www.westbatonrougemuseum.com/
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.