Food & Drink

The hottest, newest spots to check out during Hot Art Cool Nights May 11

One of Mid City Merchants' hallmark events, Hot Art Cool Nights is back with a vengeance this year. It can be hard to keep up with the rapid growth of Mid City sometimes, but art hops like this one—and the blessed shuttle service that comes with it—gives us a chance to hit it all in one night. Here's what to add to your itinerary for Friday night, May 11. White…

Style & Home

Fashion inspired by Baton Rouge’s signature amusement park

On the topic of 225 things to do in Baton Rouge, dozens of images come to mind. From the shadow of Tiger Stadium to the peak of the State Capitol to the arching, mossy branches of oaks along Highland Road, our city is full of iconic sights. Consider the white roller-coaster tracks stretching up into the sky right off of Interstate 10. It’s the landmark welcoming you to the southern…

Things to do

May 2018 calendar of events

May 5 • Lace up those running shoes! Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge hosts its Ninth Annual Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk and Fun Fest at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. 8-11:30 a.m. fhfgbr.org • Pack some sunscreen and bag chairs. The inaugural HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Rugby Classic at Southern University is a celebration of rugby tradition and HBCU culture. The one-day competition features teams from…

Our City

Backstage with some of Baton Rouge’s hardest working performers: drag queens

The lights of Splash Nightclub hit C.J. Carver for the first time on his 19th birthday. He wasn’t a queen then—not yet. He’d just come out as gay, just graduated high school, just begun to find his place in the gay community. From the first turn under the disco ball, though, he knew he was home. That joy lit up the dance floor each time Carver stepped into Splash, until…