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


Monroe Farmer's Market
Dates: From 6/5/2018 to 8/31/2018
Market featuring seasonal produce like tomatoes, green beans, peppers, and more from local growers.
Address:  1212 Washington St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Monday-Saturday from 7:00 am-Noon
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-812-0450


Bernard Mattox Exhibition- Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series
Dates: From 6/15/2018 to 7/26/2018
Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series featuring original oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, & vessels by Bernard Mattox. A Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. The artist’s statement about this series: “Though solitude is not the direct theme of the work, it is the guidepost and first principle of having lived the last 27 years in the deep woods, some 40 miles from the place of my birth in N.O.L.A. I am more archaeologist than artist, forever excavating and resurrecting the strata of images from my own interior life, so what and where is the sources rarely litters of narrative in the traditional sense. The imagery in dreams is collective and available to all and you could fill the Astrodome with books that have attempted to interpret and account for them.”
Address:  1617 N 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am-5pm, Thursday: 11am-7pm, Friday: 11am-4pm, Saturday: 11am-3pm or by appointment.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Phone: 318-537-9006


Paddle & Pint
Dates: 7/17/2018
Join your fellow River Rats as we paddle from Forsythe Boat Ramp to Trapp's for dinner(limited menu and drinks will be available) and then paddle back! Please confirm if you plan to attend so that we can let Trapp's know an expected number. Leaving Forsythe for Trapp's at 6pm!
Address:  2100 Riverside Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: Free


The Northeast Louisiana Summer Film: Five Awake
Dates: 7/18/2018
The Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series continues with the screening of Five Awake. Directed by a Louisiana woman, this film follows the fierce efforts of five women who are fed up with domestic violence. The women push anti-domestic violence laws through the Louisiana legislature to protect their sisters across the state. The Arts Council partners with The Wellspring to feature this film.
Address:  506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Cost: Tickets for non-members are $5. Arts Council members will receive free tickets
Phone: (318) 547-1738


Drive Thru Farmers Market
Dates: 7/20/2018
Come get lunch and fresh produce! Each Friday there will be a wide variety of fresh produce brought in by some of local farmers and a different local food truck every Friday set up as well for lunch. Located at the south end of the Riverwalk.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


PAWS of Northeast Louisiana Annual Golf Tournament
Dates: 7/21/2018
Join PAWS of Northeast Louisiana at Frenchman's Bend Golf & Health Club on Saturday, July 21st for a fun 18-hole, 2-person team scramble format golf tournament for PAWS of NE Louisiana! First 60 paid teams accepted. Entry fee is $200/team and includes: * 18 holes of golf * Use of practice range (day of tournament) * Lunch * Beverages * Tee gifts There will be opportunities for mulligans, closest to the hole, raffles & more! 11:00 - Registration begins 12:00 - Lunch (included in team entry fee) 1:00 - Tournament begins
Address:  1484 Frenchman's Bend
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 11:00 - Registration begins; 12:00 - Lunch; 1:00 - Tournament begins
Cost: $200
Phone: (318) 387.2363


Young Frankenstein Auditions
Dates: From 7/23/2018 to 7/24/2018
Auditions For “Young Frankenstein” Have Been Set For Monday, July 23rd And Tuesday, 24th At 6pm. Must Be 18 Years Of Age Or Older To Audition. Young Frankenstein Will Be Directed And Choreographed By Walter Allen. Can call the Box Office at 318-323-6681 or email boxofficemanager@strausstheatre.com for any questions or for more information.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6pm
Cost: no cost
Phone: 3183236681


Closing Reception for Bernard Mattox Exhibition: Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series
Dates: 7/26/2018
Chasing the Thing: The River Fugue Series featuring original oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, & vessels by Bernard Mattox. A Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. The artist’s statement about this series: “Though solitude is not the direct theme of the work, it is the guidepost and first principle of having lived the last 27 years in the deep woods, some 40 miles from the place of my birth in N.O.L.A. I am more archaeologist than artist, forever excavating and resurrecting the strata of images from my own interior life, so what and where is the sources rarely litters of narrative in the traditional sense. The imagery in dreams is collective and available to all and you could fill the Astrodome with books that have attempted to interpret and account for them.”
Address:  1617 N 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 11am-5pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Phone: 318-537-9006


Drive Thru Farmers Market
Dates: 7/27/2018
Come get lunch and fresh produce! Each Friday there will be a wide variety of fresh produce brought in by some of local farmers and a different local food truck every Friday set up as well for lunch. Located at the south end of the Riverwalk.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Bayou Black Open Rodeo
Dates: 7/28/2018
The 18th Annual Bayou Black Open Rodeo will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 in Monroe, Louisiana. Come see a variety of events such as Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl's Barrel Racing, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10-$20
Phone: 318-329-2225


Downtown Cinema Presents: Batman
Dates: 7/28/2018
Downtown Cinema will close out the 2018 season with Tim Burton's Batman (1989) starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. They'll have free popcorn and water, just bring your own seating. The movie starts at dark.
Address:  220 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00 PM- 11:00 PM


Moonwalker: A Reflection of Michael Jackson
Dates: 7/28/2018
Inspired by the biggest star to ever live, MOONWALKER - THE Reflection of Michael takes the audience on a musical journey. Featuring live vocals, supported by an incredible cast of talented musicians, singers, and dancers. Our Micahels Jackson stylists bring Jackson to life in an explosion of energetic perfection, with their voices, their looks, and their dancing. Winner of the Reel Award for Best Produced Show! General Admission starts at $10.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Cost: $10-$28
Phone: 318-325-9160


Dixie Majors World Series
Dates: From 7/28/2018 to 8/1/2018
Teams from all over the country are headed to Monroe, Louisiana for one final tournament. Winner gets the glory and the big trophy. The event starts at the new Sterlington Sports Complex, and then moves to Warhawk Field in Monroe for the final three games. Click the website link for the official bracket. Dixie Baseball World Series for ages 15-19
Address:  1290 LA-136
Sterlington, LA 71280
Time: Jul 28 at 9 AM to Aug 1 at 10 AM


Drive Thru Farmers Market
Dates: 8/3/2018
Come get lunch and fresh produce! Each Friday there will be a wide variety of fresh produce brought in by some of local farmers and a different local food truck every Friday set up as well for lunch. Located at the south end of the Riverwalk.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, La 71203
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-807-1735


Roe City Rollers vs. Madams Of Mayhem
Dates: 8/4/2018
Roe City Rollers is Monroe's original roller derby league. Est. 2011. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups ("jams") in which both teams designate a scoring player (the "jammer") who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while blocking the opposing jammer—in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM, games start at 7:00 PM
Phone: 318-329-2225


Goat Yoga at the Farm
Dates: 8/11/2018
Not your usual yoga class! Goat Yoga at the farm is for people of all ability or no ability at all. It is lots of fun! This event will be outside so dress appropriately. Please bring your yoga mat. Class will be taught by Yogi, Elizabeth Griffon. Pre-paying guarantees a spot. Limited spots available. **Disclaimer: Class could be interrupted at any moment by baby goats wanting a cuddle!
Address:  1816 Stubbs Vinson Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM
Cost: $20
Phone: (318) 355-1824


Flying Tiger Open
Dates: 8/11/2018
Don't miss out on this fun Disc Golf tournament at Chennault Park in Monroe. Proceeds benefit ORVA's Project 4 Hope. Tee time is 9:15 am.
Address:  8475 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 9:15 am Tee Time
Phone: 318-329-2454


The Pursuit
Dates: 8/14/2018
KIck off the 2018-2019 academic and athletic year with the ULM Warhawks and special guest host, Tim Brando of FOX Sports at beautiful Bayou Pointe Event Center. Food will be provided by Catfish Cabin, Fieldhouse Bar & Grill, Marsala Beverages, Glazer and Waterfront Grill.
Address:  100 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $60 for an individual; $750 for a table of 8
Phone: 318-342-5216


Northeast Louisiana Summer Film: I Am the Blues
Dates: 8/15/2018
The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana is proud to present the first ever Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series. All films will be shown at the Flying Tiger Brewery. The final film of the series, I Am the Blues, will be screened August 15th. The delta is the birthplace of America’s music, and this film honors the original men and women who created the art of blues. Filmed across the Louisiana and Mississippi delta, this film explores the music and musicians of the famed Chitlin’ Circuit. The Arts Council partners with KEDM to screen this documentary. The Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series is sponsored by the Flying Tiger Brewery and the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau. Details: https://nelaarts.org/2018/04/03/northeast-louisiana-summer-film-series/
Address:  506 North 2nd Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5
Phone: 318.397.6717



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