Fall leaves

The leaves are falling and so are the temperatures (finally!) It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy that cool autumn breeze. Check out a few ways to enjoy the Capital Region this season: 

  • Cool air is the perfect ingredient for an enjoyable festival. Thankfully, the Capital Region has a ton to offer. Head to St. Francisville for the Yellow Leaf Arts Festival to visit local makers and listen to live music. Head on over to Ogden Park in Baton Rouge for the neighborhood’s annual arts festival. This unique event features open houses, art displays, live music and more. Drink beer and support your local animal shelter at Cap City Beer FestYou can find this dog-friendly beer tasting event in downtown Baton Rouge. 
  • Grab some fresh foods for your latest fall soup recipe at the Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market in Gonzales. Be sure to get there early for the best selection! 
  • Stretch out and relax at Tin Roof Brewing Co. every Wednesday for Yoga On the Lawn. In this weather, you can exercise without sweating buckets! 
  • Enjoy a free concert with a fun twist. Grab your favorite costume and head to downtown Baton Rouge for a performance by The Chee Weez 

Flavor of the Week: The Overpass Area Gets Yummier 

One of Baton Rouge’s favorites, Chow Yum Phat, has busted out of White Star Market and opened a second location! This new hot spot offers colorful décor, delectable food, and delicious drinks for the overpass area to enjoy. Your favorite dishes from Chow Yum Phat’s White Star Market location will still be available, but new dishes will also be served. We suggest the small plates, they are best enjoyed split among friends! The new location offers plenty of space for gathering with coworkers for a good after-work drink or meeting up with friends for the perfect instagrammable meal. Still dedicated to your workday lunch spot? Have no fear! Chow Yum Phat will be staying at White Star Market for the foreseeable future. 

Snap a pic in front of one of the vibrant walls and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Business Development/Marketing Coordinator 

A local architecture firm is seeking a business development/marketing coordinator to promote the firm and pursue new clients and job opportunities. Responsibilities include crafting and submitting proposals, nurturing client relationships, managing email marketing campaigns and more. A college degree in communications or a related field and 2-4 years of relevant work experience is preferred. To learn more, message talent@brac.org. 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Splashes of Blush and Bashful 

The beloved classic Steel Magnolias is headed to Baton Rouge! Red Magnolia Theatre Companya Baton Rouge theatre group, has announced Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias as its 2019 main stage production. Often remembered for its 1989 movie, Steel Magnolias actually originated as a play based on the playwright’s real-life sister and mother. The story places six sassy Southern ladies under the roof of a local beauty shop while exploring themes of family, friendship, strength, laughter and hardship. You can catch Red Magnolia’s production of Steel Magnolias from November 14-24 at Theatre Baton Rouge’s Second Stage. Tickets are on sale now! 

Supporting local arts, that’s my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org. 

Out on the Town

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.