September 2017 Calendar of Events

All month

LSU home games
Tiger fans will see their boys take the field again, along with a new tiger and outdoor area serving beer and wine at the stadium. LSU will take on Chattanooga in Death Valley for the first home game of the season Sept. 9 and will play Syracuse Sept. 23. The homecoming game, also the purple game for fans, will be Sept. 30. lsusports.net

Southern University home games
Sport your blue and gold this month as the Jaguars begin their 2017 season. Southern will take on the South Carolina State Bulldogs in the first home game of the season Sept. 3 and will play the Fort Valley State Wildcats Sept. 30 at A.W. Mumford Stadium. gojagssports.com

Photo by John Oubre/Courtesy Southern University.

Sept. 2

Find your new favorite handmade work from a local artists at September’s Baton Rouge Arts Market, hosted by the Arts Council next to the Red Stick Farmers Market on Fifth and Main streets. Admission is free. 8 a.m.-noon. artsbr.org

Sept. 6

Cool off with a Sunset Paddle in the LSU lakes. Paddlers will meet at BREC’s Milford Wampold Memorial Park. Cost is $10-12 to reserve a boat.
7 p.m. brec.org

Photo by Ischelle Martin

Sept. 7

Capital Chefs’ Showcase

Sample dishes from the city’s finest chefs, participate in live auctions and enter raffles to benefit Baton Rouge Cancer Services at its annual Capital Chefs’ Showcase held at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center. Tickets are $100. 6:30 p.m. cancerservices.org

Sept. 8

The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe will perform live commentary and improv games during a showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Spoof Night at the Manship Theatre. Tickets are $8. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. manshiptheatre.org

Learn how to make your own moleskine notebook at Blackbird Letterpress’ monthly printshop social. Tickets are $15. 7-9 p.m. blackbirdletterpress.com

Sept. 8 – Oct. 27

Live After 5

Baton Rouge’s ever-popular free community music event returns Sept. 8. Held at Repentance Park downtown, Live After 5 features live entertainment and food and art vendors. This month, Gina Brown and Jonathon Boogie Long perform Sept. 8, Chubby Carrier takes the stage Sept. 15, River City Hit Squad is scheduled Sept. 22 and Supercharger will round up September’s lineup on the 29th. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. downtownbr.org

Photo by Collin Richie

Sept. 9

Start your Christmas shopping early at September’s Mid City Makers Market at 541 S. Eugene St., 5-9 p.m. midcitymakers.market

Sept. 9

Girls ages 6 to 10 can learn their own shredding skills at BREC’s SHrEdders Girls-Only Skate Clinic at Perkins Road Community Park, 10-11 a.m. Reserve a spot for $20. brec.org

Sept. 20-21

The 2017 Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference will teach participants how to be more environmentally conscious while networking and sharing ideas at the Galvez Conference Center. Registration is $125 per person for both days. keeplouisianabeautiful.org

Sept. 22-23

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Do something different with your weekend at the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival, held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. Tickets are $5.
Noon-10 p.m. ascensionballooning.com

On the Road

Sept. 11-17

Experience the best cuisine the Big Easy has to offer at Restaurant Week New Orleans. Choose from more than 90 eateries with prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. coolinaryneworleans.com

Sept. 23

Enjoy a few brews at the event that touts itself as the largest beer festival in the region, NOLA On Tap. Live entertainment and food and art vendors will be at the event at New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds. Ticket prices vary. Noon-7 p.m. nolaontap.org

Courtesy Alicia Haefele

Sept. 23-24

Celebrate one of the South’s most beloved dishes at the second annual National Fried Chicken Festival at Woldenberg Park. Admission is free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. friedchickenfestival.com

Sept. 26

Don’t miss indie rock band Arcade Fire’s Infinite Content tour at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m. arena.uno.edu


Sept. 7

Janet Jackson performs at the Cajundome for her State of the World Tour. Ticket prices vary. 8 p.m. cajundome.com

Sept. 9

Come out for a day of tacos and margs at Taco Festival Lafayette, held at Parc International. General admission tickets are $14. Noon-6 p.m. thetacofestival.com/lafayette

Courtesy The National Taco Tour

Sept. 16-17

Fans can come together for Louisiana Comic Con 2017 at the Cajundome Convention Center. Ticket prices vary. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. louisianacomicconlafayette.com