Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Images of Christ
Dates: From 3/22/2018 to 1/5/2019
Images of Christ is a major exhibit that will feature depictions, both two and three dimensional, of Jesus created by artists of various national and ethnic origins. Artwork will come from museum collections and private collectors. The exhibit will feature two PowerPoint slide presentations - one of Images of Christ on display in churches in Ouachita Parish, the other featuring images taken from pages of Illustrated Bibles in the Biedenharn's collections. There will be three public programs by outside scholars, and multiple presentations concerning the exhibit by Museum Director Ralph Calhoun. Special promotional packages featuring hotel accommodations, food and museum admission are available for out-of-town visitors.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday.
Phone: 318-387-5281


The Cover of Life
Dates: From 10/11/2018 to 10/20/2018
Stop by the Strauss Theatre to watch The Cover of Life! Three young women in Sterlington, La, all married to brothers who have gone to war, move in with their husbands'mother. Their story ends up "on the Cover of Life" magazine. Written by Bastrop native, Ronn T Robinson, a former performer on the Strauss and ULM stages, the play had a recent successful off-broadway revival.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7pm Thursday - Saturday, 2pm on Sunday
Cost: $30 for Adults $10 for Students
Phone: 3183236681


SACRED VESSELS • Lynda Frese & Babette Beaullieu
Dates: From 10/18/2018 to 11/15/2018
Frese layers pigments collected from around the world & combines them with egg tempera, images & photographs of ancient sites & the natural world. Beaullieu is an interdisciplinary sculptor whose organic sculptures have a visceral quality that is minimalistic and influenced by Zen Philosophy. On view through November 15. About the Artists: • Babette Beaullieu • Interdisciplinary sculptor, Babette Beaullieu, forges sculpture, installation and performance into a vehicle in which she takes a critical look at memory, impermanence and balance. Her organic sculptures have a visceral quality that is minimalistic, influenced by Zen Philosophy. She has been commissioned to create sculpture for private collections throughout the U.S.; her performances entitled Memoirs of the Sistahood, has been performed in several major cities in the U.S. In this interdisciplinary work, she collaborates with her sister, Becky Beaullieu Valls, who is a dance choreographer from Houston, Texas. Layering of sensory memories is accomplished through on-stage art making, dance and film using both personal and universal themes. Her installations deal with cultural and personal objects, ritual and memory: collecting and shedding. A couple of such projects include: Memoirs of the Sistahood: Chapter Four Sacred Trails(2013): an installation that creates a path of white dresses. Growth (2008) was a site specific installation in an over grown yard after Katrina where a path of red women dresses were placed. Support for her work includes: National Performance Network Residency Grant, Diverse Works Artspace Residency in Houston, Brown Grant, Louisiana Division of the Arts, the private collection of Sam and Jaque Cannon, private collection of Carlos Sanchez and David Finley, private collect of Bruce and Lou Steward. •Lynda Frese• Lynda Frese has made south Louisiana her adopted home since 1986. From Rhode Island, she moved to the west coast to study art, receiving both her BFA and MFA degrees from the University of California at Davis. As a graduate student she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Ms. Frese joined the faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1986 where she taught primarily photography for 30 years. She received the 2013 Distinguished Professor award for her scholarly work and is now Professor Emerita. Ms. Frese maintains a studio in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and has been an artist-in-residence at the Rockefeller Bellagio Foundation, the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities, ArtStudio Ginestrelle and the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been exhibited in South America, Europe and across the United States; it is represented in private and public collections including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Ms. Frese received Artist of the Year at the 2016 Louisiana Cultural Awards for her sustained work celebrating the culture and history of the south. Levee Gallery specializes in contemporary artwork created by emerging and established regional artists. The gallery also hosts events with the goal of broadening the understanding and appreciation of visual arts and culture. Kathy Biedenharn, the owner, and Brooke Cassady, curator, aim to connect visual arts to other organizations and within the community. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. (call 318.537.9006). Located in Murray Place Shopping Center, 1617 North 18th Street, Monroe, LA. More information can be found on Facebook and at leveegallery.com.
Address:  1617 N 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: varies
Cost: Free and open to the public
Phone: 3185379006


Louisiana Food & Music Festival
Dates: 10/20/2018
Free to attend, this festival highlights the rich culture and talent in the area, as well as Louisiana at large. The music, food, musicians, artisans, and chefs who all keep our area vibrant come together as a community and celebrate the Louisiana culture! This event is rapidly growing every year!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: 0
Phone: 3188071735


Monroe Distance Classic
Dates: 10/20/2018
The Monroe Distance Classic was established in 2018 with a 2-fold mission. The first was to encourage the community to embrace a more active lifestyle. The second was to become a NELA major racing event to kickoff the fall road racing calendar. The Monroe Distance Classic inaugural events will consist of a 5K and Half-marathon through mid-town Monroe, LA. The Monroe Distance Classic will raise funds to support Team WillPower Foundation benefiting St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Address:  1120 Oliver Road
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Cost: 5K- $25 and Half-marathon- $45


International Food Festival
Dates: 10/20/2018
A new event is taking the Origin Bank RiverMarket by storm Fall 2018! The community is invited to celebrate the diverse cultures found in Northeast Louisiana at the first annual International Food Festival. A variety of delicious food from around the world will be available for sale. Enjoy a diverse range of activities and entertainment throughout the day, and shop with unique vendors!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free Event- Tickets for sale to sample foods
Phone: (318) 807-1735


Super Saturday
Dates: 10/20/2018
Super Saturdays include garden-based activities for children and adults, early childhood activities in the outdoor learning center, community health fair in the parking lot, seminars for parents of children 0-18 in main hall, and volunteer opportunities in the garden and in the community. Super Saturday is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe, will coordinate with compatible third Saturday events, and serve as a meet up for United Way 211 volunteer opportunities both in the garden and in the community.
Address:  117 Hall Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Gates open at 9:00 and close at Noon
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-323-8775


Touch a Truck & Trick or Treat Event
Dates: 10/20/2018
"Touch a Truck" will allow climbing, vehicle touching and noise making around construction, emergency, farm equipment, military and commercial vehicles. Children are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes as candy will be handed out at each vehicle. The "Touch a Truck" event hosted by Families Helping Families of NELA will benefit families of children with disabilities as well as adults with disabilities.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $5 a person Children 2 and under free
Phone: 318-325-9160


"Expression of Joy" - featuring Melissa White
Dates: 10/20/2018
The Monroe Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Dvorák’s rousing, Bohemian-flavored Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 and showpieces of Saint-Saëns, with the fiery virtuoso violinist Melissa White. The orchestra also marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with Selections from West Side Story.
Address:  600 Forsythe Ave.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $5-25
Phone: 318-323-2237


ULM Warhawks vs Texas State Bobcats
Dates: 10/20/2018
Join in on the fun and head to Malone Stadium to watch the ULM Warhawks take on the Texas State Bobcats!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 PM -
Cost: $22-32
Phone: 318-342-1000


Pumpkin Fest 2018
Dates: 10/20/2018
Stop by the Ike Hamilton Expo Center on October 20th for the Third Annual Pumpkin Fest! There will be vendors, hayrides, jumpers, costume contests, pet parades, entertainment, and so much more!
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Phone: 318-325-9160


Herbal Harvest Original Arts and Crafts Festival
Dates: 10/20/2018
Free event which will host more than 60 vendors selling original artisan arts and crafts. St. Paschal will be selling herb plants and foods prepared by their church members. Delicious Herbed Chicken Salad, Taco Soup, Grilled Sausage, freshly baked Breads, Cakes, Cookies and Sweets, Almond Tea and Cold Drinks will be available for purchase. Bring the entire family for a fun time!
Address:  711 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-801-9138


Fight Night VI
Dates: 10/20/2018
Professional and amateur MMA cage fighting event! Witness a colossal clash as local, pro-MMA talents Brandon "The Spartan" Martin, Christopher "The Pit Bull" Anthony, and Quentin "The Hero" Henry prove that the fiercest warriors train in Louisiana.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-396-5000


Dogue: A Runway Show
Dates: 10/20/2018
Its that time again. Dogue is a runway show benefitting SOS Pets of Ouachita. There will be a great fashion show, dance numbers, live music by Astro Motel, and more!
Address:  310 Walnut St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost: $25
Phone: 3183292237


Zombie Asockalypse at Pumpkin Bash
Dates: 10/20/2018
Zombie Sockologist Jasper Price will visit Ouachita Parish Public Library's Annual Pumpkin Bash to help children stop the ZOMBIE ASOCKALYPSE! Join author-illustrator Jasper and his assistant Angie for a reading and book signing of his children's book and make your own zombie sock to take home. This program is free. Signed books will be available to purchase for $8. For more information on the Pumpkin Bash, call the library at 318-327-1490.
Address:  1800 Stubbs Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-327-1490


15th Annual Community Health Fair
Dates: 10/20/2018
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Iota Omega Chapter, will host its 15th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Lincoln Elementary School in Monroe, Louisiana. In keeping with this year's theme: "Exemplifying Excellence in Healthcare and Wellness," a variety of health and wellness screenings will be offered to the public at no cost. These services will include eye exams, dental consults, diabetic screening, bone density screening, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, as well as weight, height, and BMI checks. Other on-site resources will include prescription medication counseling, mental health counseling, asthma education, diabetes and stroke prevention education. In addition, this year's event will feature a Men's Health Forum led by Dr. Thomas Williams and the Life Share mobile blood donation center. Arrive early and complete your "health passport" for a chance to win a $100 gift card. One lucky boy and girl will win a new bicycle! Meals and healthy snacks will be served.
Address:  4200 Elm St
Monroe, La 71202
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 366-3212


International Archaeology Day Extravaganza at Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Dates: 10/20/2018
Poverty Point World Heritage Site invites visitors to take part in celebrating International Archaeology Day on Saturday, Oct. 20. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a variety of activities highlighting how life may have been for the inhabitants of the area centuries ago. In addition to the various demonstrations, visitors are also welcome to join ranger-guided tram tours held throughout the day at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Guests can learn about spear-throwing with an atlatl and even try it out for themselves, witness the creation of stone tools by the ancient process of flint knapping, or join in weaving Palmetto mats which could have been useful for cooking and other tasks. There also will be an earth oven cooking demonstration at 10:45 a.m. showcasing the way ancient Native Americans prepared and cooked food. Experts also will be on hand to help guests identify their artifacts, so feel free to bring your personal prehistoric artifact collections.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


NELA Master Gardener Fall Bulb and Plant Sale
Dates: 10/20/2018
The NELA Master Gardeners Association annual fall bulb and plant sale will be held Oct. 20th at the Pavilion At Seventh Square! The time for planting bulbs for next spring is now, and the sale will have them! Lots of other plant selections as well. Debit/credit card friendly!
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: 318-396-4016


North Monroe Harvest Block Party
Dates: 10/20/2018
North Monroe's Harvest Block Party is almost here! Saturday, October 20th from 10am-1pm they will have free games, food, bounce houses, and much more. Bring the family out and have a great time!
Address:  210 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 3183434730


Origin Bank RiverMarket
Dates: 10/20/2018
Shop for unique gifts, art and jewelry the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at the Origin Bank RiverMarket. This event is family and pet friendly!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free Event
Phone: 3188120450


Louisiana State Games Cross Country
Dates: 10/20/2018
Cross Country Event. Grade levels: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th , 7th-8th. Participants can register at event for a fee of $5 for an individual or $75 per school.
Address:  681 Highway 594
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 (12 & Over)
Phone: 318-343-2769


Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series - The Lady & The Trouble
Dates: 10/24/2018
The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck. The October Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup includes: The Waterboys will play October 24. Featuring powerful harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and a bountiful rhythm section, The Waterboys are three local musicians: Brandon Muey, Brian Burris and Morgan Decelle. Having performed for more than 16 years, the trio has played alongside our area’s best entertainers. Their eclectic mix spreads from classic rock to today’s hits. In case of rain, Brown Bag will be moved to First Baptist Church of Monroe. Brown Bag is sponsored by CenturyLink, KEDM, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Kilpatrick’s is providing a tent to keep the musicians cool and in the shade. Water and lemonade are provided by First Baptist.
Address:  251 Oak Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Noon
Cost: Free
Phone: 318.397.6717


2018 Cyber Conference
Dates: 10/25/2018
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year's Cyber Conference at the top of the ULM Library on October 25th! The purpose of this year's conference is to inform those companies in the finance and manufacturing industries about the newest cyber compliance regulations and their associated penalties for those who fail to be within compliance by the compliance deadlines.
Address:  4100 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $28


MSO on Tap
Dates: 10/25/2018
Kick back and relax at this fundraising event to benefit the Monroe Symphony Orchestra. Craft beer and succulent food from Tribe's from 5:00-9:00pm, and live music from the LA Jazz Quartet from 6:30-8:00pm! 21 and older.
Address:  506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $10
Phone: (318) 547-1738


Haunted Nature Trail
Dates: From 10/26/2018 to 10/31/2018
The Haunted Nature Trail is back for three nights this year! Oct. 26th, 27th, and Halloween night. Come earlier for a less scary experience or come later when it is darker for a bit more of a scare. As always when you survive, you will be rewarded with a s'more.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30 PM
Phone: 318-387-1114


2018 Food Fight on the 'Front
Dates: 10/27/2018
ESA Alpha Gamma Chapter is hosting the third annual Food Truck Competition benefitting Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Attendees are invited to enjoy the nice weather while watching local food trucks battle it out for the best in the biz title. Entry fee allows for you to try samples from the trucks and one vote for your favorite (People's Choice). Enjoy live music, face painting, a jumper for the kids along with other vendors with items to purchase.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $5 or $3 with a valid military ID. Children 5 and under free


ZOOrasic World Boo at the Zoo
Dates: 10/27/2018
Wear your best costumes and visit treat stations throughout the zoo. Enjoy costume contests, games, and candy.
Address:  1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $7 (ages 2 & under Free). Free for Members!
Phone: 3183294200


Tails at Twilight a Purr-Anormal Event
Dates: 10/27/2018
The River City Humane Society presents Tails at Twilight a Purr-Anormal a Halloween Costume Gala on October 27th from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Catering by Chef Pat Nolan. Live Music -featuring Jack Rabbit Slims. Unique Silent Auction Items and a Raffle. All proceeds will go directly to the River City Humane Society for Cats.
Address:  501 South Grand Avenue
Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Phone: 318-329-1381


Landry Vineyards Concert - Mike McKenzie Band
Dates: 10/27/2018
Mike and his & Band play country, classic rock and dance music. Jambalaya, cheese trays, 4 types of boudin, wine bellini's and drinks will be offered for purchase. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax on the lawn or call to reserve a table. Food and cold drinks are welcomed but please do not bring pets or outside alcohol. The tasting room will open at 11:00 AM and will carry through to the end of the concert. Don't miss out on the wagon tours that will be available through the vineyards during the concert. Come celebrate an afternoon of fun with your family and community!
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 adults young adults 13-18 years $5.00 children 12 and under are free.
Phone: 318-557-9051


Wild Wild West
Dates: 10/27/2018
Enjoy food, a street dance, dessert auction, bourbon ring toss and entertainment on Antique Alley! Proceeds benefit the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $30 per ticket


Downtown Foot Pursuit 5K
Dates: 10/27/2018
The Downtown Foot Pursuit will follow a beautiful course in Downtown Monroe, La. This race will benefit the reserve officers of the Monroe Police Dept.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $15-25
Phone: (318) 807-9985


Stars on the Bayou
Dates: 10/27/2018
Stop by the Barak Shrine Temple for Stars on the Bayou! This event featured international speaker Jessica Cox, a Guinness World Record Holder, Goodwill Ambassador and NGO Handicap International Winner. Born without arms, Jessica has conquered every other obstacle in order to excel in all of life. A licensed pilot and black belt in martial arts, Jessica Cox does not now how to say "I cannot". Come hear her inspiring message while enjoying good food, drink, fellowship, a silent auction and more!
Address:  6620 Frontage Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-345-2511


Monroe Mid-Mod Tour
Dates: 10/27/2018
Tour four of Monroe's finest Mid-Century Modern Houses on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour concludes with a tour of the Cooley House, boxed lunch and talk by award-winning interior designer, Mil Bodron. Sites incliuded on the tour are: • Paul Stewart – A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Sorkin (1959) – 4005 Deborah Drive • Saul Mintz – A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Strauss (1957) – 3706 Deborah Drive • Saul Mintz – A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Saul Mintz (1969) – 2767 Point Drive • Curtis & Davis – A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Marx (1950) – 2120 Pargoud Blvd. • Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin – A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Brian Cooley (1908) – 1011 South Grand
Address:  1101 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $50
Phone: 318-267-5220


Poverty Point World Heritage Site Hosts Night Hike
Dates: 10/27/2018
Enjoy a nature-based night hike at Poverty Point World Heritage Site on Saturday, October 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will consist of a discussing the various animal furs in the museum, followed by an owl prowl. The program will end with spider sniffing and animal related stories around the campfire while enjoying s’mores and hot chocolate or water. Please wear appropriate clothing, a limited number of flashlights will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Comfortable shoes are needed for the hiking portion of the program.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 6:30 PM -
Cost: $4
Phone: 888-926-5492


World Championship Series Finals - USTPA
Dates: From 10/28/2018 to 11/3/2018
The USTPA World Championship Series will be held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center October 28 - November 3. The purpose of the United States Team Penning Association is to engage those with an affinity for the western lifestyle in the sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting and to develop resources and services for the benefit of USTPA members and growth of the sport. Join in on the western lifestyle at the USTPA World Championship series!
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Phone: 318-325-9160


Edgar Allan Poe-try Night
Dates: 11/1/2018
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and the Ouachita Parish Public Library invite all literary arts fans to Edgar Allan Poe-try Night from 5:30-7 p.m. November 1 at Miss Kay's Sweets & Eats. During the festivities, guests will listen to dramatic readings of Poe’s best work, and will mix and mingle with local poets, authors, and literary artists. November 1 is National Authors’ Day, and local authors will have their own work on display in the coffee shop. Edgar Allan Poe-try Night is free to attend, and Miss Kay’s will be selling coffee and baked goods. All local authors wishing to participate in the evening may contact Jade Wheeler at jwheeler@oplib.org.
Address:  401 Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Phone: (318) 582-5871


Evil Visions Haunted House Blackout
Dates: From 11/2/2018 to 11/4/2018
You have heard the stories, you have felt the fear! Now, let's see if you have what it takes to survive the blackout! For two night only Evil Visions Haunted House turns out the lights! Come see if you have what it takes to survive the Capmus of Carnage in the dark! Your group, 1 glowsitck! Can you survive?
Address:  501 DeSiard St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 PM -
Cost: $20


ULM Annual Chili Cook-Off
Dates: 11/3/2018
Join ULM for the 34th Annual Don Weems Memorial Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the 31 Ambassadors! Check in is at 9:00 am and awards will be given out at 12:30 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Alumni Association at (318)342-5420. This event is open to the public with a maximum of six members per team.
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: 318-342-1000


2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's, Northeast
Dates: 11/3/2018
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's on November 3rd at Forsythe Park!
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00 AM -
Phone: 318-329-2439


ULM Warhawks vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Dates: 11/3/2018
Join in on the fun and head to Malone Stadium to watch the ULM Warhawks take on the Georgia Southern Eagles!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 2:00 PM -
Cost: $22-32
Phone: 318-342-1000


FREE Children's Drop-In Activity
Dates: 11/3/2018
Offered the first Saturday of every month, these free activities are for children of all ages. Drop by the museum any time between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled day. Children will work on an art project that relates either through subject matter, medium, or technique, to the exhibition currently on display.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Cost: FREE
Phone: 3183282237


Blues, Brews, & BBQ
Dates: 11/3/2018
It's not difficult to draw visitors to the scenic Ouachita River, but it doesn't hurt to throw in the promise of good music and food. Top it all off with some ice cold beer, and you've got a perfect event. This classic event returns with new life in October 2018. Attendees will enjoy the sounds of blues experts while shopping artisan and food vendors and sampling delicious beer.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Cost: Food and drinks will be for sale
Phone: (318) 807-1735


Landry Vineyards Concert - Lisa Spann & Co.
Dates: 11/3/2018
Lisa Spann & Company will play classic rock, R&B and dance music. Jambalaya, cheese trays, 4 types of boudin, wine bellini's and drinks will be offered for purchase. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax on the lawn or call to reserve a table. Food and cold drinks are welcomed but please do not bring pets or outside alcohol. The tasting room will open at 11:00 AM and will carry through to the end of the concert. Don't miss out on the wagon tours that will be available through the vineyards during the concert. Come celebrate an afternoon of fun with your family and community!
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 adults young adults 13-18 years $5.00 children 12 and under are free.
Phone: 318-557-9051


Fall Extravaganza
Dates: 11/3/2018
Join Easterseals Louisiana and the Barak Shrine Temple of Monroe, Louisiana for their first ever Fall Extravaganza! This will be an afternoon of fun carnival games, food, music, crafts and so much more! This event is open to the community and is accessible for those of all ages and all abilities.
Address:  6620 Frontage Road
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $1 Admission
Phone: 318-345-2511


Black Bayou Paint Out
Dates: 11/3/2018
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018. Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors - no matter their age, background, or artist level - is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out day and its reception the following week are free and open to the public. To be included in the artist reception, participants may drop off canvases 36x36 or smaller at the Refuge visitor center on Paint Out day. Artists may take home their art after the reception. Artists are responsible for their own supplies. Black Bayou Paint Out is hosted by the Refuge and the Arts Council. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all. Activities of the Arts Council are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 318.397.6717


Black Bayou Paint Out - Artists' Reception
Dates: 11/8/2018
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge will present an artists’ reception at the Refuge Visitor Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out day and its reception the following week are free and open to the public. To be included in the artist reception, participants may drop off canvases 36x36 or smaller at the Refuge visitor center on Paint Out day. Artists may take home their art after the reception. Artists are responsible for their own supplies. Black Bayou Paint Out is hosted by the Refuge and the Arts Council. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all. Activities of the Arts Council are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 318.397.6717


Matt Maher & Zach Williams - Together in Concert
Dates: 11/8/2018
Join North Monroe Baptist Church for a night with Matt Maher and Zach Williams TOGETHER in concert!
Address:  210 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $20-50
Phone: 318-343-4730


Murder at Cafe Noir Dinner Theatre
Dates: From 11/8/2018 to 11/10/2018
Join Strauss Theatre for their first dinner theatre of the season! This 1940’s “whodunit” serves as a comedic tribute to the Bogart era. The owner of the Café Noir has washed ashore, murdered, on the forgotten island of Mustique, and private investigator Rick Archer is on the case. With a cast including several suspects, the audience votes twice and their interaction/involvement guides the P. I. on what he does next.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $45 per person
Phone: 318-323-6681


Veterans Day Speaker Kick-off
Dates: 11/9/2018
The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and the Northeast LA Delta African American Heritage Museum have partnered to bring an historic event to our community. The evening will kick-off Veterans Day weekend, Friday November 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the African American Museum. The public is invited to attend, as both museums unite to tell this American story of triumph. Tickets will include complimentary spirits and heavy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants served from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the opening reception before the speaking event. Tickets are available for $20. Event proceeds will directly support both museums' educational and community outreach services to facilitate awareness of history and culture.
Address:  1051 Chennault Park Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $20
Phone: 318-342-8889


Tokyo's Otonana Trio Live
Dates: 11/9/2018
Otonana Trio returns to the U.S. to visit their beloved fans & play their signature party-funk dance tunes that they're known and loved for. The Houston Press review says it all: “Japan’s Otonana Trio possess something that many bands, even some Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-dwellers, lack. The simplest way to put it is: they’re joyful.”
Address:  3221 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00 PM -
Cost: $5
Phone: (318) 322-7100


ULM Volleyball vs. Arkansas State
Dates: 11/9/2018
Join in on the fun and head to Fant Ewing Coliseum to watch the ULM Warhawks take on the Arkansas State Wolves!
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:30 PM
Phone: 318-342-1000


ULM Volleyball vs. Arkansas Little Rock
Dates: 11/10/2018
Join in on the fun and head to Fant Ewing Coliseum to watch the ULM Warhawks take on the Arkansas Little Rock Trojans!
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:30 PM
Phone: 318-342-1000


Dine & Wine Under the Vines
Dates: 11/10/2018
The Louisiana Restaurant Association and Landry Vineyards would like for you to join them on Saturday, October 6th, 3:00- 6:30 pm for an afternoon of great food from area restaurants, live music by Lisa Spann & Co and fun. The cost of the ticket will Include free sample size food items from at least 17 local restaurants and free wine tastings. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the LRA Education Foundation. To purchase tickets and VIP tables visit www.LRA.org
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 3:00 - 6:30 PM
Cost: Adults: $20 Ages 11-18: $10 Ages 10 & under: free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Prehistoric Acorn Cooking
Dates: 11/10/2018
Acorns, which would have been an important part of the Native American diet at Poverty Point approximately 3,500 years ago, were as plentiful centuries ago as they are today. Ranger will demonstrate how acorns are made edible and prepared to eat. Samples will be available to taste.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 12:15 PM -
Phone: 888-926-5492


Wine Chocolate & Jazz - Masquerade Ball
Dates: 11/10/2018
Come out and enjoy great wine, various chocolates and great sounds of Jazz while mingling with The Arts with Passion supporters and friends. Food will be catered by Chef Darrell Teats of KNOE’s Good Morning ArkLaMiss Cooking Segment.” Cash Bar and VIP tables are available. Proceeds will benefit The Arts with Passion nonprofit organization.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Cost: General Admission in advance $35.00 - Singles $60.00 - Couples Day of the Event 40.00 per person VIP in advance Table of 8 - $320.00 (tickets included) Table of 4 - $160.00 (tickets included) Individuals - $40.00 (ticket included)
Phone: 318-329-2225


Delta Veterans' Expo & Celebration
Dates: 11/10/2018
This Veteran's Day weekend, Chennault Aviation and Military Museum wants to do something a little extra for our vets.They have decided that it is not only a time to celebrate all who have defended our country, but also time to make sure they have all the resources and support they need to succeed. They want to bring all organizations, opportunities, and resources together to one location and let veterans be able to go home knowing that they have all the information they need. While they will have several area vendors offering information and freebies for our beloved vets, they are also going to make it fun for the entire family. There will be live music, bounce houses, free food, activities for the kids, and even a military themed Touch a Truck! The evening will culminate with a special Christmas tree lighting with trees representing the five branches of the military.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Raku-B-Q
Dates: 11/10/2018
Raku Pottery meets BBQ in this HOT new workshop/event hosted by the Masur Museum! Raku is a low-fire method in which the ceramic ware is heated quickly to 1800 degrees F, removed from the kiln when the glaze has melted and the pieces are still glowing hot, and placed in combustible material which burns around the ware staining it with smoke. Participants in the workshop will receive a pre-bisque fired decorative vessel, thrown by Alyssa Guidry of Wild Phlox Pottery, to paint with Raku glaze however they choose. Participants will glaze their vessels using crayon wax resist, masking tape resist and a variety of painting techniques. The ware will be glazed and fired in two batches at the Raku-B-Q from 3-7 pm on November 10. Each firing takes about an hour so enjoy a hamburger or veggie burger while the kiln is doing all the work! Chief Taylor of the Monroe Fire department will be on site cooking up some delicious hamburgers on the grill at 4:00 PM!
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Raku Workshop Participation (BBQ included in ticket price): $40 Just food: $15
Phone: 318-329-2237


Mixed Media Card Making for Adults with Lisa Qualls
Dates: 11/10/2018
Join Masur Musuem for a holiday card workshop for all levels. You will use a variety of techniques and materials including silkscreen, tape transfers, stencils and solar fast to create designs on paper cards. Cards, envelopes and other materials included. Lisa will show students various techniques, which they can then use to create to their heart’s content!
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: 318-329-2237


Patriotic Kids Parade
Dates: 11/10/2018
Kids are encouraged to dress up in their best patriotic costumes and to decorate their wagons, bikes, and scooters in red, white, and blue or camouflage. If you don't have a non-motorized vehicle, feel free to march along! It is ask that no motorized vehicles be part of the parade. Children and their guardians will begin to line up at 2:40, and the parade will start at 3:00.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Annual Mistletoe & More Holiday Gift Show
Dates: From 11/16/2018 to 11/17/2018
Come join the fun at this year's Annual Mistletoe & More Show! Start your Christmas shopping off early with over 70 booths filled with something for everyone's taste, style, & budget. Bring the kids to see The Grinch and Minnie & Mickey Mouse on Saturday. Receive a free gift while supply last on both Friday and Saturday with paid admission. Door Prizes will be given away hourly! Booth space is still available for this show. For more information visit the website www.shoptiludropla.com
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Friday 3PM-7PM Saturday 9AM-5PM
Cost: Admisson: $4.00 Children 10 and under: free
Phone: 318-470-6714/318-564-9489


Monroe Makers Fair
Dates: 11/17/2018
Desiard Street will be filled with good food, good music and goods from our growing arts community. This is a pet-friendly event for the public. There will be plenty of activities for the kids and big kids. Don't miss it!
Address:  100 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Heart of a Tiger 5K
Dates: 11/17/2018
Join Anytime Fitness in the First Annual "Heart of a Tiger" 5K! This charity event is for the John Clarke Perry foundation that helps provide financial support to families in need of life-changing medical treatments. The "Heart of a Tiger" event will be held on Saturday, November 17th, at the Flying Tiger Brewery. The kids fun run will start at 10 AM with the 5K to follow at 10:30 AM.After the race stick around for the Cornhole tournament at 1 PM, food truck, live music, raffles, the LSU football game, and much more!
Address:  506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (318) 547-1738


Rangers Guided Hike
Dates: 11/17/2018
Visitors are invited to accompany a ranger on a 2.6 mile hike around the prehistoric site. The ranger will discuss the earthworks as well as other interesting things that might be seen along the way.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 9:30 AM -
Phone: 888-926-5492


Monroe Symphony Orchestra – Sports Spectacular
Dates: 11/17/2018
The MSO brings the world of sports to the concert hall with movie selections from Rocky, Chariots of Fire, Rudy, Hoosiers, and many more iconic films. Rounding out the program will be a series of familiar college fight songs along with a few other surprises.
Address:  715 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: General Admission $25 Student Tickets: $5
Phone: 318-387-1500


Bayou Stock
Dates: 11/17/2018
Bayou Stock, a festival started by country music artist Dylan Scott is coming back to North East Louisiana on November 17th! Proceeds from this event will help support kids who need toys for Christmas in NE Louisiana. Line up includes Barrett Pepper, Lainey Wilson, Morgan Evans, and Dylan Scott. Come and enjoy great music, local food trucks, and fun for the whole family as we bring back the largest country festival North East Louisiana has seen in ten years!
Address:  1290 LA-136
Sterlington, LA 71280
Time: 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost: $20


"Will Dance For A Cure" Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser
Dates: 11/17/2018
Save The Date! Willpower Foundation's annual “Will Dance For a Cure” Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Bayou Pointe Event Center on ULM's Campus. This event will be their best ever with a new venue, dance music, great food, and a chance to win fabulous items in their silent and live auctions. The Willpower Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that focuses on raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 100% of all monies raised are delivered to the hospital.
Address:  100 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00 PM -
Phone: 318-342-5216


FIDO 5k & 1 Mile Dog Walk
Dates: 11/17/2018
The FIDO 5K & 1 Mile Dog Walk is held to Benefit the Humane Society Adoption Center of Monroe. They are a No Kill Dog Rescue center. This event is a great family event! There will be Vendors & Food plus lots of fun.
Address:  820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 8:30 am- 11:30 am
Cost: $20-$28
Phone: 318-396-4016


Geeks Along the River
Dates: 11/17/2018
It's the only geek fair in town, and it's back for the third year! This free, family-friendly event features something for everyone. Fans of comic books, movies, video games, table top gaming, fantasy, and more flock to the RiverMarket each year to let their geek flag fly. The day features gaming tournaments, geeky vendors, delicious food, cosplay contests for humans and pets, and more! Each year, proceeds from the cosplay contests benefit one local nonprofit.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free Event
Phone: (318) 807-1735


Super Saturday
Dates: 11/17/2018
Super Saturdays include garden-based activities for children and adults, early childhood activities in the outdoor learning center, community health fair in the parking lot, seminars for parents of children 0-18 in main hall, and volunteer opportunities in the garden and in the community. Super Saturday is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe and will coordinate with compatible third Saturday events as well be a meet up for United Way 211 volunteer opportunities both in the garden and in the community.
Address:  117 Hall Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Gates open at 9:00 and close at Noon
Cost: Free
Phone: 3183238775


Revolution Park Driving Experience
Dates: From 11/18/2018 to 11/19/2018
Get out of the stands and get behind the wheel of a real race car at Revolution Park with the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience! Limited spots available, must book in advance.
Address:  8850 Frontage Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Cost: $199-$1,499
Phone: 318-812-7223


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dates: 11/19/2018
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Dove of Peace Tour! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, and a 2 dancer Dove of Peace with a 20 foot wingspan. The Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages, “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America in 2018. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Cost: $28.00- $175.00
Phone: 800-320-1733



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