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Alex Hebert, of Thibodaux, celebrates his winning the Louisiana Marathon in downtown Baton Rouge last year.

Make the marathon

The Louisiana Marathon takes off this weekend with quarter, 5K and kids' races on Saturday, and the half marathon and full marathon on Sunday. Also, spectators can cheer runners on along the course, which stretches through downtown, the LSU campus and historic neighborhoods.

See The King(s)

The King Creole Elvis Festival will offer Elvis Presley tribute artists in shows covering multiple eras of the iconic singer's career. The fest, also with special events, rocks 'n' rolls through Saturday at Embassy Suites, 3914 Constitution Ave. For ticket info, go to

Read aloud at library

East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries are recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day with read-aloud events at various locations Saturday and Sunday. There will be books and poems available to readers or just bring your own. For more info, visit