March 25 Annual Providence Corporate 5k Run/Walk Join thousands of runners and walkers as they celebrate company unity and wellness at this non-profit event. Each team needs three to four people, with at least one female and at least one 40 or more years old. There are four divisions for corporate teams and a fifth division for people participating as individuals; a winner will be chosen from each division. The course travels through Mid City and downtown Baton Rouge and includes an after-race party with free food, drink, music, a cook-off challenge and a t-shirt design contest. Downtown Baton Rouge, 1201 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA www.corporatecup.net/race-day Bring your children to see and touch life-like dinosaurs and other animals. Talented performers, puppeteers and paleontologists make these puppets realistic, educational and entertaining. The theater setting keeps kids involved and learning. Australia’s Erth Visual & Physical Inc. has over 20 years of experience in creating a show to inspire imaginations. Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison, WI www.dinosaurzoolive.us Built in 1926 as a silent movie palace, this landmark theater reflects the evolution of both the film industry and Frederick County. Led by an experienced tour guide, discover Art Deco architectural details, immerse yourself in local theatrical lore, and access backstage areas normally off-limits to the public. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes and are free of charge. No reservations required. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, 21701 www.downtownfrederick.com April 2 Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live April 4 Backstage Tour of the Weinberg

April 8-9 Baton Rouge Blues Festival From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., attend a free, family-friendly music festival. There will be soft drinks, frozen drinks, beer and mixed drinks, water, and southern and Louisiana food. Vendors will sell merchandise to support the festival, blues musicians and art from local Louisiana creatives. North Boulevard Town Square, 200 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA www.batonrougebluesfestival.org/home ONCE follows an Irish street musician who is giving up on his dreams — but a young woman encourages his ambition and love songs, inspiring his music to new levels. Their romance grows stronger but more complicated as they learn about pursuing dreams, defying fears and allowing music to connect people. ONCE, unique for having actors and musicians play their own accompaniment onstage, is a Broadway musical that won eight 2012 Tony Awards. Baton Rouge River Center, 275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA www.oncemusical.com/tour Every April, the Hospice Foundation of the South hosts the Crawfish Cook-Off. Sixty teams compete for the title of “Best Crawfish in St. Tammany Parish,” with over 45,000 pounds of crawfish. Celebrity judges critique the competition, and live music entertains the crowd. This year, entertainment includes Traded Moments, Rock Kandy, Witness, and Marc Broussard. Proceeds benefit the Hospice Foundation of the South’s Hospice House. Admission is free for children under 12. Fritchie Park, 901 Howze Beach Road, Slidell, LA 70458 www.crawfishtickets.com April 14 ONCE April 22 14th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off



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