With so many diverse happenings in Baton Rouge this weekend, now is the time to step out of that ordinary routine and check out something cool and new. Here are five events that offer some of the most unique and enjoyable entertainment in the city for the weekend of June 24, 2011.

The American Tragedy

On Friday, June 24, The American Tragedy, an alternative/rock band, will be performing at The Varsity Theatre at 9 p.m. The band’s unique approach to rock mixes hardcore and a more subtle sound with deep, and thankfully, understandable lyrics. This event is bound to be enjoyable for many audiences, even if rock isn’t your main choice of music.

Snag a ticket for $10 at The Chimes restaurant on Highland Road, by calling 800-594-8499 or online at http://www.varsitytheatre.musictoday.com/VarsityTheatre/calendar.aspx

License to Thrill Lingerie Fashion Show

Whether it’s the barely-dressed models or the sexy clothing, there’s a reason for everyone to attend the License to Thrill lingerie fashion show at the Roux House on Friday, June 24. Step away from the normal club scene and sit down for an enticing fashion presentation. For only a $5 cover charge, you’re bound to have a lively, exciting experience this Friday night.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 11:30 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.rouxhousebr.com.

The 9th Annual Black and White Affair

If you’re looking for a formal, elegant party, don’t miss the Black and White Affair hosted by Perfect 10 Productions on Saturday, June 25. Taking place at The Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, this event has been referred to as, “The largest, most spectacular themed event in the nation.” General admission is $30, but tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible. The mixologists of the evening are Kool D.J. Supa Mike and D.J. Chill. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

For dress code information and tickets, visit http://p10blackandwhite2011-eorg.eventbrite.com/

Cochon de Lait and Travis Matte

The Roux House welcomes Cochon de Lait and Travis Matte for a night of zydeco/rock music on Saturday, June 25. This show isn’t for all audiences, but many will enjoy laughing at the outlandish lyrics of songs like “Booty Call” while dancing the night away. This is the perfect time to grab a drink and have fun with friends. Manager Larry Dewitt says this event will be a “big deal,” and will kick off a once a month experience called the “Louisiana Saturday Night Concert Series.”

Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.

For more information, go to http://www.rouxhousebr.com.

The Jersey Shore Party

“It’s t-shirt time!” With a fist-pumping contest, a cast member look-a-like contest and $1000 in cash and prizes, this “Jersey Shore” Party on Saturday, June 25 at the Triple A Bar is sure to be a hit. Dress up as your favorite cast member to get into the event at no charge while living out all your “Jersey Shore” fantasies. This party is sure to bring out the Snooki in us all.

The party fires up at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.tripleabatonrouge.com/