Our Louisiana: Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood
Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012
Tue.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm; Sat. 9 am-5 pm
Louisiana State Museum - Capitol Park Museum 660 N. 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Directions 225-342-5428
Marking the bicentennial of Louisiana statehood, the Louisiana State Museum is presenting a major exhibition of seldom-seen artifacts, documents and works of art representing the state's unique heritage and culture. Curators selected 150 items from more than 450,000 artifacts in the Museum's collection for display in 'Our Louisiana.' The exhibition features a wide range of media-paintings, prints, photographs, clothing, textiles, industrial and scientific equipment, furniture, decorative arts, maps and manuscripts.
Venue Website: www.crt.state.la.us/museum/
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.