Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
The Downtown Cinema presents: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Dates: 7/26/2014
Join the fun in Downtown at the showing of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," presented by Downtown Cinema. Downtown Cinema is a free outdoor movie event that showcases family friendly movies once a month during the spring and summer. Admission to the movie is free and Downtown Cinema also provides free popcorn and water. Guests only need to bring their own seating!
Address:  220 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Begins at dark-7:30 pm
Cost: Free


The Molly Ringwalds
Dates: 7/26/2014
The greatest 80s show on earth!The Mollys will take you back in time in a super energy packed show!! This show will sell out..get tickets early at ticketweb.com!
Address:  2003 Tower Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9pm
Cost: $15-$20
Phone: 318-323-3352


Les Miserables
Dates: 8/1/2014
Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables, a sung-through pop opera, is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made it a popular masterpiece. Directed by Jason Rinehart, Conducted by Deborah Chandler.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: 318-342-1568


Les Miserables
Dates: 8/2/2014
Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables, a sung-through pop opera, is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made it a popular masterpiece. Directed by Jason Rinehart, Conducted by Deborah Chandler.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: 318-342-1568


4th Annual Rotary Club of the Twin Cities Poker Run
Dates: 8/2/2014
Take to the water or the road for this Poker Run benefitting Salvation Army and various Rotary Club of the Twin Cities projects. Boat stops include the Sterlington Bridge, Whites Lake, West Monroe Dock, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, Long John Beach, River & Rail Cantina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. Bike stops include Skeeters, Bootleggers, River Grille, Sparks Nissan, Bleu Bayou Harley, Lazarre Point, Moon Lake Marina, and Prairion Bayou Ramp. The Grand Prize is $10,000 and is paid out on 1st Royal Flush dealt with original hand. The best hand wins 50/50. Must be 21 to participate.
Address:  231 Moon Lake Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: Registration- 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at all stops
Cost: $25 per hand; $10 per extra hand
Phone: 318-614-7427


Kevin D. Alexander presents Downtown River Jam
Dates: 8/7/2014
Join Downtown Monroe Alliance for the popular live concert series held in the heart of downtown Monroe. The series features a variety of local and national acts. So come down and enjoy live music, cold brews, and a beautiful view of downtown!
Address:  110 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-4947


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 8/7/2014
Start visiting nine galleries hosting the Downtown Gallery Crawl on either side of the Ouachita River. On Antique Alley in West Monroe, you can peruse the works of over 30 artists, all part of the Ouachita River Art Gallery. Then, crossing the Endom Bridge and turning right on South Grand, you can visit Livaudais Gallery, which always generously hosts guest artists. Backtracking a bit to DeSiard Street, you might then stroll down to the Palace Gallery, housed in the historic, now renovated Palace Department Store. Finally, almost directly across DeSiard, you will hit the mother lode—UPSTAIRS, the Big Room, the new Downstairs Gallery + Studio, Arender Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and MAD Gallery—all located on Art Alley (formerly known as North 2nd Street).
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost: Free


Moonlight in the Garden
Dates: 8/8/2014
This month's Moonlight in the Garden features an evening tour of the first floor of the Biedenharn home, Coke floats, and an evening stroll in beautiful ELsong Garden. The walk through tour of the home's first floor will feature eight main rooms including the Fountain Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: Per Person: $5
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Revolution Park presents: Whelen and Law Enforcement & Military Night
Dates: 8/9/2014
Help support our Law Enforcement and men and women of the Military out at Revolution Park. Racing Action includes: Bandos, Thunderstock, Factory Stocks, Legends, Compacts and Pro Late Models.
Address:  8850 Frontage Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: Gates open-5:00 pm; Race begins-7:15 pm
Phone: 318-812-7223


Battle of the Badges
Dates: 8/9/2014
Catch all the boxing action as the Policemen take on the Firemen in this non-stop action event. Proceeds will benefit Med Camps of Louisiana.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices range from $11 to $26.
Phone: 318-381-1812


Gospel Explosion Concert
Dates: 8/15/2014
Great night of gospel music with The Nichols Sisters, Michael Thompson & Embrace Voices, Tawanna Tarvin, Big Al, Michael Jackson & the Remnant, and Delta Bleu Liturgical Dancers.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: VIP- $15; Floor- $12; Balcony- $10
Phone: (318) 329-2225


14th Annual Black Bayou Open Rodeo
Dates: 8/16/2014
Catch all the rodeo action on Saturday, August 16 starting with a parade that will roll at 10 am from the LA Purchase Gardens & Zoo to the Civic Center. Tailgating begins at 11:00 am and a Business Expo begins at 12:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm for the Rodeo and the action kicks off at 7:00 pm.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Parade- 10:00 am; Business Expo- 12:00 pm; Rodeo- Doors Open at 6:00 pm and event begins at 7:00 pm
Cost: Early bird tickets through July 31- $10; After July 31, tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for Children 3-12
Phone: (318) 329-2225


Landry Vineyards presents: Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers at Red Grape Stomp Fest
Dates: 8/16/2014
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers. A mix of Classic Rock and R&B music will have you, family & friends dancing all night. Make sure you pack your lawn chair, blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy the outdoor show.
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: Per Person: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: (318) 557-9051


Yoga in the Garden
Dates: 8/16/2014
The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will host a morning yoga session in their beautiful gardens. Stretch and enjoy the beautiful, serenity of their lovely gardens. The next session will be held on September 20.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Cost: $10 per session
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Revolution Park presents: 2014 Season #5 Race
Dates: 8/23/2014
Racing action includes: Bandos, Thunderstock, Factory Stocks, Legends, Compacts and Pro Late Models. Join the thrill of all things racing out at Revolution Park.
Address:  8850 Frontage Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: Gates open-5:00 pm; Race begins-7:15 pm
Phone: 318-812-7223



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