Food and Fun

Mardi Gras mask making workshops to be held in Natchitoches

Bead Town artist Stephan Wanger is holding a series of Mardi Gras mask making workshops in Natchitoches as part of the "300 Legacy Bead Town Natchitoches" project.

Poet Chancelier 'Xero' Skidmore to appear at LSU Museum of Art’s 'Discover the Collection – First Free Sunday' today

The LSU Museum of Art presents a special program with Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore on Sunday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. as part of its “Discover the Collection - First Free Sunday” series.

Wine gala to benefit Swine Palace’s 2013-2014 Season to be held on July 11

Share a summer night of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres on the Reilly Theatre on July 11, and help Swine Palace get ready for the 2013-2014 season.

BREC hosts 'Pets and Paddling'

BREC will host a new event, Pets and Paddling, on July 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave. 

Mid City Merchants to hold mini art hop on July 11

The third annual Mid City Merchants summer mini art hop, “A Mid City’s Night Dream”, will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Got $32m? Jackie O's 'Love Boat' for sale

If this yacht could talk, one can only imagine the stories it would tell about one of the most high-profile romances of the 20th century.

Courtney wins Baton Rouge hot dog eating contest

Chris Courtney downed 15 hotdogs in ten minutes to take home the 2013 Frankie’s Dawg House Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Champs win hot dog eating contest again

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

Show us how YOU'RE celebrating the 4th of July

Happy birthday, America! You turned 237 today! The Fourth of July is far more than just a time to eat hotdogs and pop fireworks; it’s a day when we celebrate independence.

Fourth of July grillmasters changing up the menu due to high prices

Lots of people are ready for barbecues tomorrow, but the items on the menu might be different this year. Prices for some of the most popular cookout foods, like beef and fresh produce, are higher than usual.

USS KIDD to host Fourth of July festivities

The USS KIDD will be celebrating our nation's independence for all to see tomorrow.

Fourth of July events for Lafayette area

All across the country, towns will be celebrating the Fourth of July in their own, unique ways.  Here is a list of events going on in the Lafayette area:

Firework related injuries increase during the Fourth of July holiday

The Fourth of July holiday accounts for 60 percent of annual firework injuries, according to a new study. At the end of June, the U.S.

Baton Rouge Gallery spotlights latest works from Gould, Hammock, Jahnke and Richard during July Exhibition

Baton Rouge Gallery has been filled with the latest works from four of its artist members -  Frankie Gould, April Hammock, Ross Jahnke and Tom Richard.

Bucktown Music Festival takes stage on July 4 in Metairie

Bucktown unveils a new festival on July 4th at the new Bucktown Marina giving those who celebrate our Independence Day a new way to enjoy the day.