Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
53rd Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum
Dates: From 5/9/2016 to 7/5/2016
The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Open Tues-Fri from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sat from 12:00-5:00 pm; closed Sun-Mon
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Free Admission at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
Dates: 5/31/2016
Enjoy free admission to the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum thanks to Kohl's!
Address:  323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: Free from 12-2pm
Phone: 318-361-9611


Tadpole Adventures at Black Bayou
Dates: 6/2/2016
Join Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge as they learn more about frogs and do a froggy craft. This event is free for 3- 5 year olds and their parents.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00pm-11:00am
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 6/2/2016
Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, eleven art galleries in downtown Monroe and West Monroe are open all evening for the public to enjoy great art, food, drink and music. Original art is for sale, tax free. Admission is free.
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


First Thursday Downtown
Dates: 6/2/2016
On the first Thursday of every month join Antique Alley for extended shopping hours. Enjoy sips, nibbles, and store specials during extended shopping hours at participating merchants
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 5:00pm- 7:00 pm
Cost: Free


New Music on the Bayou: "Art Crawl" Concert
Dates: 6/2/2016
Enjoy art and music all in one night as New Music on the Bayou presents the "Art Crawl" Concert.
Address:  220 Desiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm


New Music on the Bayou: Masur Museum of Art
Dates: 6/3/2016
Listen to composers from around the U.S. and beyond as they perform at the Masur Museum of Art as part of New Music on the Bayou.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Phone: 318-329-2237


New Music on the Bayou: Biedenharn Recital Hall
Dates: 6/3/2016
Enjoy an evening of musical celebration at the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall as composers from around the globe perform as part of New Music on the Bayou.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Phone: 318-342-1568


New Music on the Bayou: Black Bayou Outdoor Concert
Dates: 6/4/2016
Enjoy a afternoon outdoors as New Music on the Bayou presents nature-inspired music at the Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Phone: 318-387-1114


BrewFest
Dates: 6/4/2016
The Downtown Monroe Alliance presents the second annual BrewFest! Come down to the River Walk and sample over 150 different beers from Choice Brands, Marsala Beverage, Glazer's Distributors, International Wine & Spirits, the Fort Miro Brewmasters, Ouachita Brewing Co., Flying Tiger Brewery, and Cotton Port Brewing.
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $50
Phone: 318-812-0450


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 6/4/2016
Bring your kids and let the creativity flow at the Masur Museum as they create an art project. This event is free of charge and children will leave with a unique art project.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Birding and Paddling at Black Bayou
Dates: 6/4/2016
Join Louisiana Delta Adventures, Inc for a birding event by canoe/kayak. Guided by John Dillion a local birder who does field ornithological surveys for LSU and USGS. Pre-registration required by call
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00pm
Cost: $25 rental of canoe/kayak - $10 if bringing your own.
Phone: 318-387-1114


Free Admission at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
Dates: 6/10/2016
Enjoy free admission to the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum thanks to Kohl's!
Address:  323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free from 1-4pm
Phone: 318-361-9611


12th Annual PAWS Golf Tournament
Dates: 6/10/2016
The 12th Annual PAWS Golf Tournament will be a fun 2-person scramble with registration beginning at 11AM, lunch at noon, and the tournament begins at 1PM. There will be great tee gifts including a YETI cooler valued at $50 for each participant, food and beverages to please all, raffles, and great surprises. All proceeds will benefit PAWS of NELA’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Assistance Program.
Address:  1484 Frenchman's Bend
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 11:00am, tournament begins at 1PM
Cost: $200 per team
Phone: 214-883-2781


The Flop
Dates: From 6/10/2016 to 6/11/2016
A spiritual successor to Neil Simon’s hit Oscar and Felix, this laugh out loud hit follows the four poker playing friends Roy, Vinnie, Speed and Murray as they deal with life away from the more famous duo. Written by Matt Wilkins, this show explores all the highs and lows of having crazy friends and even crazier experiences with those friends. From card games, to pranks, to strange folks from a strange land, this comedy will have you ready to go straight home and call up some buddies for a night out.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Tickets $45/person includes complimentary wine & beer
Phone: 318-323-6681


Ronald McDonald House Big Bass Tournament
Dates: From 6/10/2016 to 6/12/2016
Fisherman mark your calendar for this year's Ronald McDonald Big Bass Fishing Tournament. Hourly Payout and Prizes! Big Bass and the first bass that weighs 6 pounds of the tournament receives $10,000 cash! Net proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Register online or you may also register at The Honey Hole, Toledo Tackle, or at The Ronald McDonald House.
Address:  Corner of Hamilton and Thompson
West Monroe, LA 71291
Cost: 1-day registration $85, 2-day registration $150, McDonald's Challenge $170
Phone: 318-387-7933


Funroe Fest
Dates: 6/11/2016
Funroe Fest will be the ultimate celebration of Monroe's culture and diversity with local art, food, and music.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Phone: 318-329-2225


Louisiana State Games: Disc Golf
Dates: 6/11/2016
Join in on the fun at the Louisiana State Games Disc Golf event!
Address:  Corner of Hamilton and Thompson
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Competition starts at 7:30 am daily.
Cost: $35 per athlete


Cultural Exchange Panel at Masur Museum
Dates: 6/14/2016
This event will be emceed by Susan Roach, Folklorist for the Louisiana Regional Folklife Program. Local masters of traditional fishing net construction, storytelling, quilting, and basket weaving will give brief introductions to their craft.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Studio Practice Lecture at Masur Museum
Dates: 6/15/2016
During this FREE event Beili Liu will give insight into her creative life. Knowing an artist on a deeper level always makes viewing their work more rewarding.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


The Flop
Dates: From 6/17/2016 to 6/18/2016
A spiritual successor to Neil Simon’s hit Oscar and Felix, this laugh out loud hit follows the four poker playing friends Roy, Vinnie, Speed and Murray as they deal with life away from the more famous duo. Written by Matt Wilkins, this show explores all the highs and lows of having crazy friends and even crazier experiences with those friends. From card games, to pranks, to strange folks from a strange land, this comedy will have you ready to go straight home and call up some buddies for a night out.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Tickets $45/person includes complimentary wine & beer
Phone: 318-323-6681


Living Fountain at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Dates: From 6/17/2016 to 6/18/2016
Watch nature come to life before your eyes as the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens presents the Living Fountain. This unique show will be back at the Biedenharn for the first time in 5 years. On Fri., Jun. 17th, three daylight performances will take place at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm and again on Sat., Jun. 18th. Two special evening performances will take place at 8pm on Fri., Jun. 17th and Sat., Jun. 18th.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
Cost: Daytime performance $10, Evening performance $15
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Downtown Summer Art Festival
Dates: 6/18/2016
Downtown ArtFest is a one day celebration of the arts in the streets of Downtown West Monroe. The area between Antique Alley and the river will be filled with artist booths, live bands, and performers. The festival also features free children’s crafts and activities and delicious food.
Address:  Corner of Commerse and Wood
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-512-2131


First Day of Summer/Full Moon Paddle at Black Bayou
Dates: 6/20/2016
Come and join Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge for an evening paddle to celebrate the first day of summer and the full moon. Pre-registration required if you need to rent a canoe/kayak - $10/person. If you have your own you are welcome to join. Bug protection and a headlamp suggested. Call 387-1114 to reserve a kayak or email blackbayoulake@fws.gov
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $10 to rent canoe/kayak
Phone: 318-387-1114


Masur Museum Curator’s Tour
Dates: 6/21/2016
Join Masur Museum of Art and learn about their exhibitions first hand from Ben Hickey, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Miss Louisiana Pageant
Dates: From 6/23/2016 to 6/25/2016
Come support your favorite contestants at the 53nd Miss Louisiana Pageant. The contestants will dazzle you while they compete in; interview, talent, swimsuit, and evening gown. A special variety show on Friday night will light up the audience and is the perfect lead into the crowning on Saturday.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Thursday-Friday-8:00 pm; Saturday-7:30 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Free Admission at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
Dates: 6/24/2016
Enjoy free admission to the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum thanks to Kohl's!
Address:  323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free from 1-4pm
Phone: 318-361-9611


Pollinator Celebration at Black Bayou
Dates: 6/25/2016
Come and celebrate National Pollinator Week and learn more about our wonderful pollinators from bees to butterflies with activities. Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge will also be bring out their sun filter for the telescope so you can look at the directly into the sun.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Tummy Yummy Cake Tasting
Dates: 6/25/2016
Join Tummy Yummy Creations for their monthly free cake tasting. Register by calling 318-398-1954.
Address:  405 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-398-1954


Bottles and Brushes Painting Class
Dates: 6/25/2016
Join the Masur Museum of Art as they host Bottles and Brushes Painting Class with René Hatten. Participants are welcomed to bring a bottle of wine or other preferred beverage to enjoy during the class. To register, please visit hattenhome.com/Classes where payment can be made through PayPal
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $30
Phone: 318-329-2237


Sizzlin Summer Fight Night
Dates: 6/25/2016
Sizzlin night of fights: Blake LaCaze vs. Christian Holmes,REMATCH: Lucas Comeaux vs. Philip Lars, Josh Joseph vs. Erick Bossler, John "Elbow" Reed vs. Will Fusilier, Josh Ross vs. Gregorio Herrera, REMATCH Dennis Williams vs. Tyrone Selders, "Marvelous" Marcus Beckford vs. Christon Edwards, Jamykle Wade vs. Marco Russell.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Phone: 318-342-1000



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