Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Menopause: The Musical
Dates: 4/28/2015
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 4/28/2015
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Chinese Language Classes at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
Dates: 4/28/2015
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is now offering Chinese language classes. The classes will provide an elementary understanding of Mandarin Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture. Classes begin April 7 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $600, including textbook and supplies. Funds raised will be used to support the museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $600
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Louisiana Crawfish Gatorfest
Dates: From 4/30/2015 to 5/3/2015
This is the 1st Annual Louisiana Crawfish & Gator Fest @The Ike in West Monroe, La. This is the biggest event to hit NorthEast Louisiana in years. Perfect event to bring your family and friends to enjoy great food, carnival rides, shopping, and live entertainment. This will be a funfilled 4 day event for all to remember from all areas 0f the ArkLaMiss to come enjoy the best crawfish and experience live Gators for your enetertainment. So please come support and enjoy so we can make this the biggest event to hit this area, and continue to bring this event back every year.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Phone: 318-325-9160


The Color Dash 5k
Dates: 5/2/2015
The Color Dash to benefit the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana will be Saturday, May 2nd at Forsythe Park in Monroe.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Packet Pick Up at 7:00am; Dash Starting at 9:00am
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-329-2439


Barracuda Concert
Dates: 5/2/2015
Barracuda- A tribute to Heart- will be in concert at the Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom on Saturday, May 2nd. Barracuda is a Florida based Heart Tribute band dedicated to Heart and Ann and Nancy Wilson featuring hits and songs from the 70s to the present.
Address:  209 Olive St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00pm
Phone: 318-548-4562


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 5/2/2015
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


Wild Wild West Fundraiser
Dates: 5/2/2015
Enjoy food, a street dance, mechanical bull, live auction and entertainment by Jack Rabbit Slim on Antique Alley! Proceeds benefit the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: $50 per person; $70 at the door
Phone: 318-325-1961


YMCA's Annual Healthy Kids Day
Dates: 5/2/2015
Join us for a fun-filled day of activities! We're kicking off the day with the Color Dash 5k Fun Walk/Run at 9am and then enjoying the rest of the day with free fun for the whole family featuring an inflatable obstacle course, Family Yoga & Zumba, games, and much more!
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Cost: 5k prices vary; all other activities are free.
Phone: 318-329-2439


Building is for the Birds
Dates: 5/2/2015
Join the site ranger as he discusses blue birds, which we can attract into our yards by simply encouraging nesting. Following the discussion, materials will be available for everyone to build a standard blue bird box.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Springtime Finale
Dates: 5/2/2015
Join the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the Monroe Symphony Chorus as we close the 2014-2015 season with one of the best-known works in the repertoire of classical music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor. This work is almost universally considered Beethoven’s greatest work and is considered by many to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever written.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $20 per adult; $5 per child
Phone: 318-329-2225


Thunder on the River Motorcycle Fest Featuring Blue Harley Davidson
Dates: 5/2/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Canoe Outfitting & Guiding 101
Dates: From 5/2/2015 to 5/3/2015
A 2-Day Primer for Starting Your Own Small Business as a Canoe Guide and Rental Service. The class will feature indoor and outdoor classroom opportunities to learn the basics of guiding and outfitting. Participants will learn: 1. How to start a small business dedicated to canoe guiding and outfitting. 2. Techniques to safely guide canoeists through our local bayous, rivers and lakes for supplemental income by a successful entrepreneur. 3. The many challenges and opportunities associated with a nature tourism business. 4. How to proceed in the pursuit of an outfitting business For more information, visit www.ce.ulm.edu.
Address:  700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: $199.00
Phone: 318-342-1030


Antique Alley Spring Open House
Dates: 5/3/2015
Stroll the Alley and shop till you drop with music, food and fun.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-5691


Tool Demonstration
Dates: 5/3/2015
Come and watch the rangers demonstrate the tools used by early inhabitants to build, hunt, and create other articles used in their culture.
Address:  6859 Highway 577
Pioneer, LA 71266
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $4 per person
Phone: 888-926-5492


Chinese Language Classes at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
Dates: 5/5/2015
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is now offering Chinese language classes. The classes will provide an elementary understanding of Mandarin Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture. Classes begin April 7 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $600, including textbook and supplies. Funds raised will be used to support the museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $600
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 5/5/2015
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Brown Bag Concert: Noteorious Chorus
Dates: 5/6/2015
Grab a lunch and join in the fun for a free concert at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe. Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2454


Strauss Theatre Center presents Promises, Promises
Dates: From 5/8/2015 to 5/10/2015
This is the story of a nice guy, in a world where niceness goes unnoticed and unrewarded, Chuck Baxter wants to be a romantic figure, but girls dont' remember his name. He wants a promotion in his Manhattan Insurance office, and Mr. Sheldrake of personnel is oblivious to him. Chuck soon discovers what other people consider his only asset: his apartment. Promises are made, including promotion, marriages are broken, and new loves arise. Chuck eventuallly decides to be his own man and to get away from what his life is in Manhattan, but something stops him just as he is about to leave.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday and Saturday 7:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 323-6681


Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Reserve Day at the RiverMarket
Dates: 5/9/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Landry Vineyards presents: Mike McKenzie Band
Dates: 5/9/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Mike McKenzie Band! A mix of Country,Rock and Funk 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: Per Person: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Cost: 4:30-8:00pm
Phone: 318-557-9051


Mother's Day Bluesfest
Dates: 5/9/2015
You don't want to miss the great shows at Mother's Day Bluesfest at the Monroe Civic Center!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Dragon Boat Festival
Dates: 5/9/2015
A free day of watching the races at the corner of Forsythe and Loop Road. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to use as you watch the races. Food and drink vendors will be available on-site.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00am
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2439


An Exclusive Night with Damien: A Tribute to Mother's
Dates: 5/10/2015
Come listen as Damien Lawson of "The Voice" sings a special set of songs to mothers on Mother's Day! Food & beverages will be served! Prizes will also be given!
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $35 per ticket
Phone: 318-396-5000


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 5/12/2015
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.
Address:  605 Louisville Ave
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25 per person
Phone: 318-237-4859


Chinese Language Classes at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
Dates: 5/12/2015
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is now offering Chinese language classes. The classes will provide an elementary understanding of Mandarin Chinese and an introduction to Chinese culture. Classes begin April 7 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $600, including textbook and supplies. Funds raised will be used to support the museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $600
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Brown Bag Concert: The String Theory Band
Dates: 5/13/2015
Grab a lunch and join in the fun for a free concert at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe. Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2454


4th Annual pARTy 318!
Dates: 5/14/2015
It's time for the third pARTy 318! The Masur Museum of Art is continuing our new series of FREE special events for young professionals and museum members. This fun party will feature food trucks, an open bar, and door prizes. Please join us and come see what the Masur has to offer. Did we mention this is free? The pARTy is free so please bring cash for the food trucks.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Phone: 318-329-2237


Strauss Theatre Center presents Promises, Promises
Dates: From 5/15/2015 to 5/16/2015
This is the story of a nice guy, in a world where niceness goes unnoticed and unrewarded, Chuck Baxter wants to be a romantic figure, but girls dont' remember his name. He wants a promotion in his Manhattan Insurance office, and Mr. Sheldrake of personnel is oblivious to him. Chuck soon discovers what other people consider his only asset: his apartment. Promises are made, including promotion, marriages are broken, and new loves arise. Chuck eventuallly decides to be his own man and to get away from what his life is in Manhattan, but something stops him just as he is about to leave.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Friday and Saturday 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 323-6681


Health & Fitness Day at the RiverMarket
Dates: 5/16/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Soul Night with Roxy Roca
Dates: 5/16/2015
Roxy Roca will be the debut show at Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom in Monroe, LA on Saturday, May 16. Roxy Roca is said to be "…a high-voltage dose of authentic soul with a splash of revival spirit…"
Address:  209 Olive St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cost: $5 cover
Phone: 318-548-4562


Brown Bag Concert: The Waterboys
Dates: 5/20/2015
Grab a lunch and join in the fun for a free concert at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe. Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016


Run for the Red, White and Blue
Dates: 5/23/2015
Run with heroes at the Run for the Red, White & Blue! Held at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, this annual event features a 5K race on a flat, well surfaced course, a 1K fun run/walk, free museum tours, live music and supervised activities for kids. Immediately following the race, there will be a memorial service and balloon release in honor of all veterans and current duty military. All proceeds from the Run for the Red, White & Blue benefit the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Cost: For 5K, $20-30 depending on time of registration. For 1K, $10-15 depending on time of registration
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Farmer's Market at the RiverMarket
Dates: 5/23/2015
Enjoy this destination to shop and gather on the picturesque Ouachita River. This french-style market has a variety of culture, education and entertainment. The RiverMarket offers produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a “town square” setting. Don't miss out on all the fun!
Address:  316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-807-9985


Brown Bag Concert: Southern Grace
Dates: 5/27/2015
Grab a lunch and join in the fun for a free concert at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe. Chairs and complimentary beverages will be provided.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016



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