Idea Stage

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The IDEA Stage: for all the lightbulb moments in your life!

The IDEA Stage: for all the lightbulb moments in your life!

North Boulevard Town Square will ignite your inner creator during Ebb & Flow with innovative offerings from Baton Rouge entrepreneurs. Get a workout or a haircut, try your hand at origami, and see all kinds of presentations, demonstrations, and performances. You can learn about Mardi Gras, Louisiana tax credits for film-making, creative bike sculptures, our coasts and the people saving them, and meet the youngest entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge!


Ongoing Events:

*Please note that sunday locations have changed and are listed below

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  • Batch Baking Company Buy tasty treats and see live baking demonstrations from this innovative bakery! (Moved to The Gallery at Manship Theatre on Sunday)

  • Coast and Environment Graduate Organization of LSU Make your own ocean critter! Learn about ocean animals and how YOU can help them out by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Fold origami animals out of recycled materials that you can take home with you! (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Sunday)

  • Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Head to this booth for interactive coastal restoration-related activities! CWPPRA is federal legislation enacted in 1990 that is designed to identify, prepare, and fund construction of coastal wetlands restoration projects. Since its inception, 210 coastal restoration or protection projects have been authorized, benefiting approximately 100,000 acres in Louisiana. (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Sunday)

  • Front Yard Bikes Check out a bike for the day from Front Yard bikes to ride along the levee or take in the heART Trail.

  • Krewe of Yazoo Precision Lawn Mower Drill Team Lee Randall has designed said costumes since 1984, similarly starting small - t-shirts and baseball caps - and evolving to the more elaborate foam-rubber-and-electric-light creations of recent years. They have to be colorful, they have to be sturdy, and they have to be inexpensive. And we need about 35 of ‘em every year. Through still photos, video and live demonstration, Ms. Randall’s design and construction techniques will be on display all day at Ebb and Flow Sunday, April 7th, and the lawn mower krewe itself will perform at 2:00 pm. (Moved to Mezzanine at Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Sunday)

  • Line4Line O’Neil’s Barber & Beauty Salon Barbershop Literacy Program will be providing free haircuts on Sunday, April 7th, from 3:00-4:00 pm in exchange for reading books from our specialized Line4Line library. We will also have free books to take home to build your own collection. (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Sunday)

  • Revibe combines your music libraries into one convenient app. Stream underground music, remixes, and your paid streaming services all in one place. Come by to see a demonstration! (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum on Sunday)

  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy Baton Rouge Come meet young entrepreneurs, ages 13-18, and witness the launch of Louisiana's 15 newest businesses on Saturday, April 6th. These students mean business!

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 6th

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11:00 am — 12:00 pm Women in TV and Film Workshop
12:00 — 12:30 pm YEA BR Pitch Session
12:30 — 1:00 pm Balanced Nutrition with The Maxine Firm
1:00 — 1:30 pm Dance Workout with For the Love of Dance
1:30 — 2:00 pm YEA BR Pitch Session
2:00 — 2:30 pm Pinterest Pies with Batch Baking Company
2:30 — 3:00 pm YEA BR Pitch Session
3:00 — 3:30 pm Revibe - Your All-in-One Streaming App, featuring DJ CMix
3:30 — 4:00 pm YEA BR Pitch Session
4:00 — 4:30 pm Baking Basics with Batch Baking Company
4:30 — 5:00 pm Revibe - Your All-in-One Streaming App, featuring DJ GUESSwork


Sunday, April 7th

*Please note that sunday locations have changed and are listed below

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12:00 — 1:00 pm Louisiana Tax Credits Film Workshop (Moved to Firehouse Gallery at 427 Laurel Street)
1:00 — 1:30 pm Dance Workout with For the Love of Dance (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum)
1:30 — 2:00 pm Pinterest Pies with Batch Baking Company (Moved to The Gallery at Manship Theatre)
2:00 — 2:15 pm Krewe of Yazoo Performance (Moved to Mezzanine at Louisiana Art & Science Museum)
2:15 — 2:30 pm Revibe - Your All-in-One Streaming App (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum)
2:30 — 3:00 pm Episcopal High School Thesis Presentations (Moved to Louisiana Art & Science Museum)
3:00 — 3:30 pm Baking Basics with Batch Baking Company (Moved to The Gallery at Manship Theatre)
3:30 — 5:00 pm Ten Tiny Dances (Moved to the Shaw Center Lamar Atrium)