Resale Road Trip

Help out local organizations and find some great bargains at this event.

WHAT: Non-Profit Resale Road Trip. Four local nonprofit resale stores are offering special discounts and/or activities and refreshments.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday.

WHERE: YWCA’s La Friperie, 3735 Perkins Road (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday); Connections for Life, 2286 Highland Road (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday); The Purple Cow, 6586 Jones Creek Road (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday); and Shiloh Bargain Center, 945 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday).

INFORMATION: YWCA — (225) 344-0221 or visit; Connections for Life — (225) 379-3640 or visit; Purple Cow — (225) 751-3262 or visit; Shiloh Bargain Center — (225) 343-9300 or visit

Baton Rouge Hops

Ready, set, learn about hip hop.

WHAT: An arts festival and celebration of all things hip hop.

WHEN: Opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday; events and workshops Saturday and Sunday.

WHERE: Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.


DETAILS: Highlights include a touring urban art exhibition; a hip hop fashion show; two performances blending poetry, dance, visual arts and live music; a community artists’ showcase and a break dance battle.

CASA Kids Day

If you haven’t gotten your raffle ticket for the playhouse, here’s your last chance.

WHAT: CASA Kids Day, sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates.

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Mall of Louisiana.

INFORMATION: Visit or call (225) 379-8598.

DETAILS: The event includes a children’s safety fair and performances throughout the day, culminating at 5 p.m. with the drawing for the children’s playhouse, now on display at the center court of the mall. Raffle tickets are $5 and available at the mall.

BR Green fundraiser

Help support Baton Rouge Green as it continues to work to make Baton Rouge greener.

WHAT: Baton Rouge Green’s Paradise Party.

WHEN: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 19.

WHERE: Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway.

TICKETS & INFO: $100 per person. Call Baton Rouge Green at (225) 381-0037 or visit

DETAILS: Country music recording artist Sammy Kershaw and his band will perform as will Of Moving Colors dance company. The event includes a chuck-wagon barbecue, a silent auction and Cotton-Eyed Joe dance lessons. Auction items are listed at the website.