Around Town

'The Dude' is in the city

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Jeff Dowd, forever remember as the basis for Jeff Bridges' character from The Big Lebowski, "The Dude", is in the city to talk about the potential that Louisiana has with its upcoming film festival.

FAME Spring Fashion show tonight at The Office

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The annual FAME Spring Fashion Show will be held tonight at The Office, located on Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

First ever Heritage Blues Festival to be held in Port Allen tomorrow

This weekend the first Family and Friends Heritage Blues Festival will be held in West Baton Rouge Parish. The event will begin at noon on Saturday, March 3 and continue until 10 p.m.

Stack-up for a good cause tomorrow for National Pancake Day

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Tomorrow morning you can celebrate a national holiday with a stack of pancakes.

SeNSE seeks entrepreneurs for Film Industry Pitch Night

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The film industry in Louisiana continues to grow. Next month, local entrepreneurs will have their chance to submit an idea for a business that relates to the industry during Pitch Night.

Massive casting call for models to be held tomorrow at Celtic

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A massive open casting call is happening tomorrow for the first ever Baton Rouge-based MODE Fashion Week. Organizers tell us that you don’t have to have experience to walk this runway.

Marcus Brown to host February Creative Louisiana Series

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A cup of coffee and some good old fashion talking is how one group hopes to push Louisiana’s entertainment industry forward.

Local seafood restaurants gear up for beginning of Lent

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Tomorrow is the beginning of the busiest time of year for local seafood restaurants – Lent. Over the next month and a half, seafood restaurants will be packed with visitors.

Fat Tuesday fun facts!

LOUISIANA (FOX44) — We all know how to celebrate the day, but where exactly does the tradition come from.

Mardi Gras' healing horses

NEW ORLEANS, LA (FOX8) -- The next time you're on a parade route, you may recognize two Mardi Gras horses named Bear and Pinot.