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So you can quote Godfather one, two and three, but are you really a movie buff if you’ve never been to a film festival? Well, you are in luck because the Louisiana International Film Festival is next week, April 19-22.  

A dynamic mix of film, music, art and culture, the Louisiana International Film Festival offers over 50 world-class movies, live music performances, mentorship workshops, and Q&A sessions with 20 of the industry’s top filmmakers. With so many film options, there is no way you won’t find a movie that suits your tastes. And if you are looking to break into the entertainment industry, the festival’s FREE workshops are perfect for you. You can learn about screenwriting, casting, music licensing and so much more.  

Buy tickets for a movie or purchase a pass for the whole festival and come catch us on the red carpet! 

Flavor of the Week: When Taco Beats Rock, Paper and Scissors

The new food truck Rock Paper Taco has rolled straight into our hearts with its deliciously different craft tacos. Each taco features fun ingredients and is named after a popular Baton Rouge street (how cute?!). 

Try creations like the Airline which comes jam-packed with roasted buffalo cauliflower, shredded cabbage, and charred jalapenos. Or take a bite out of the Coursey which features blackened shrimp, mango avocado salsa, and queso fresco. Or try something totally different like the Staring which includes fried chicken, Belgian waffle, maple butter and Steen’s. Every taco has its own twist, so you better try them all 

Located at Tin Roof Brewing Co., it’s in the perfect location to grab a bite and a brew. If you are really feeling adventurous, we recommend visiting Tin Roof and Rock Paper Taco on a Wednesday for Yoga on Tap; it’s one of our favorite weekday activities. 

Workin’ It: Director of Development

An area art museum is seeking a Director of Development to increase its marketing and philanthropic giving outcomes. A few essential responsibilities of the role include managing the overall strategic vision of the development function, developing strategies to increase fundraising from individuals through memberships, events, annual and major gifts, and working closely with the Executive Director to establish development and fundraising budget goals.  

Requirements for the position include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum of three years of broad grant writing and fundraising experience, and the ability to work a flexible schedule. 

Does this sound like a job for you? For more information, email 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 the job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: A Lighthouse for a Dark Roast

The Capital Region just grew a little more caffeinated this month with the opening of Light House Coffee. With specialty coffees (we are drooling over the lemon lavender cold brew) carefully chosen by roasters who source their beans through direct trade, you can rest assured your cup of joe is allowing coffee farmers to receive as much compensation as possible for their product and labor.  

The coffee shop owners are also practicing intentional hiring to give opportunities to displaced people who have moved to our community. Those baked goods and cups of coffee are doing way more than just giving you your daily dose of caffeine, they are also creating a space for refugees to strengthen their communication skills and learn about the business. 

From a recent 225 Magazine article, Light House is a shop where the “coffee is hot, the cookies are fresh, the seats are cozy and the staff is bridging gaps for some of the most vulnerable in our community, one cup at a time.” That is 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

  • Third Street Songwriters Festival, April 20, listen to original songs by local and regional songwriters at this music-filled event in Downtown Baton Rouge 
  • Audubon Earth Day, April 21, explore the outdoors in St. Francisville at the Audubon Historic Site 
  • Fur Ball Baton Rouge 2018, April 21, get all dolled up and spend the night dancing for a good cause – puppies and kitties! 
  • Red Stick International Festival, April 24-28, dive into digital art exhibits, game jams, experimental music concerts and more at this digital media-focused festival at LSU  

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