A look at area sales and events:
Celebrate a milestone anniversary with the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday, November 5. In honor of BREADA and the market’s 20 years of connecting local farmers and consumers, the downtown market will offer live jazz music, kids’ activities and a 10 a.m. cooking demonstration from Ruffino’s executive chef Peter Sclafani in addition to the usual fresh finds. BREADA board members will cut the anniversary cake at 9 a.m. while recognizing co-founder Suzanne Turner (check out a recent inRegister story on Turner’s exquisite landscape architecture work here). And Creole bloody marys and satsuma mimosas will be available for purchase.
At the same time and place, the Baton Rouge Arts Market will be celebrating its 18th anniversary. Market hours are 8 to 11:30 a.m.; the market is located at the intersection of 5th and Main streets.
The anniversary fun continues at the other Red Stick Farmers Market locations throughout November: The November 10 market at Exxon/Mobil YMCA on Howell Boulevard will feature a chef demonstration by food blogger Alice Womble. Chef Celeste Gill will demonstrate one of her savory dishes at the LSU Health Clinic on Airline Highway November 16. The November 17 market at Pennington Biomedical Research Center will feature a demonstration by Daniel Thompson of D’Agostino Pasta.
Find full anniversary details here.
Red Door Interiors is holding its annual Holiday Open House today, Thursday, November 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get free pictures with Santa, check out demonstrations on wreath and bow making and tree decorating, enjoy food and spirits, and register to win door prizes. All holiday decor is 20% off during the open house.
The Baton Rouge Fashion Council will host its “Kick Off to Christmas” free holiday shopping event this Sunday at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to shop from more than 30 local boutiques, enjoy bloody marys and mimosas and enter to win giveaways.
The Foyer will host its Champagne Stroll today, Thursday, November 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Welcome the holidays with food prepared by Heather V’s Café and Champagne with the store’s artists and merchants.
Bring your pets to take photos with Santa this Sunday, November 5, at CAAWS’ annual fundraiser Santa CAAWS. Pictures will be taken between 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and CAAWS will offer free micro-chipping from 1 to 4 p.m. while supplies last. Bring 4 non-perishable food items for 10% off your photo package.
Two Blondes will host a trunk show for Bellemonde Luggage today and tomorrow, November 3 and 4. Purchases made during the show can be personalized at no charge. Summer Steinfeld will also sell her handcrafted jewelry on Friday, November 4, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Ashley Monaghan and Sydney Blanchard of MONA.CO, a locally based creative agency, will launch their experiential design services with a Denim Bar Happy Hour at Time Warp Boutique today, Thursday, November 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. Stop by to sip signature rum cocktails while Ashley, Sydney and the Time Warp staff help you find the perfect pair of fall denim, which you can also personalize with patches onsite.
1010 Nic will celebrate a successful first year of business today, Thursday, November 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. All the businesses at 1010 Nic (Monochrome, Contemporain Gallery, Denicola’s, Noelie Harmon, Jeannie Frey Rhodes, The Front Door and Mercer Supply) will be participating, and guests can enjoy food, cocktails, special promotions and live music by Bon Bon Vivant while they shop. Monochrome will be offering 15% off the their newest line, Ligne Roset, high-style modern furniture pieces from France.
Merci Beaucoup is holding a 25%-off sale on select purple and gold clothing now through Saturday, November 5.
Russo Ross is hosting a Joseph Ribkoff trunk show today, Thursday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rogers & McDaniel at Home is having a Fall Sale with reductions on upholstery, antiques, lighting and accessories, with 50% off all books, now through Friday, November 4.
The Royal Standard is holding a Tabletop Event in stores and online, with up to 50% off select dining and entertaining styles. In stores only, harvest styles are also 25% off, and get a free initial monogram on aprons.
NK Boutique has marked down all pre-fall items by 40% today, all fall items by 30%, and all sale items by 20%. Stop by today and take advantage of the seasonal savings!