Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Not Again? at the Masur Museum
Dates: From 7/2/2014 to 10/11/2014
In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday from noon to 5 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 329-2237


Warhawk Football
Dates: 8/28/2014
Get your "Talons Out" as the ULM Warhawks take on Wake Forest!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 342-3856


42nd Annual Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows
Dates: From 8/29/2014 to 9/1/2014
Get ready for intense competition at this year's Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows. The event includes four all breed dog shows and 23 specialty dog shows including Boxers, Basset Hounds, Chinese Shar-Peis, Schnauzers, and many more. Many of the dogs that participate continue to compete in New York’s televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show. More information to come.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 9:00 am to 4 pm daily
Cost: Adults $5; Children $2
Phone: (318) 329-2225


Brown Bag Concert
Dates: 9/4/2014
A free concert hosted by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council in downtown Monroe. Join NLAC for a mid-day celebration of art, music, and a good time in Monroe!
Address:  251 Oak Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 12:00 Noon
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 396-9520


Free Real Estate Education Event - Developed by Scott Yancey star of A&E's Flipping Vegas
Dates: 9/4/2014
Come learn how expert real estate investors make successful investments. This live preview event developed by TV star Scott Yancey, from the hit show Flipping Vegas can help you discover how to: Get started as an investor, learn how to chose the right area of real estate, discover how the experts generate monthly cash flow and big investment returns.
Address:  400 Mane St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 888-326-1864


Downtown Pigskin Pub Crawl
Dates: 9/4/2014
Monroe Renaissance is kicking off the festive football season with their bi-monthly Downtown Pub Crawl. Participants check in at Bry Park, located at the corner of South Grand and Desiard Street. They will receive their pub passport, which will have a map and list of the participating locations, along with drink specials at each location. After making each stop and getting their passport stamped, pub-crawlers will drop off their completed passport at the last stop – Shananigan’s – for their chance to score a touchdown in the form of prizes donated by Marsala Beverage. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Address:  100 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to participate; There is a cost for drinks and food at each location.
Phone: 318-807-1177


Warhawk Football
Dates: 9/6/2014
Get your "Talons Out" as the ULM Warhawks take on Idaho!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: (318) 342-3856


Dirty South Running presents Downtown Donut Dash
Dates: 9/6/2014
In the Downtown Donut Dash, participants will run a 5K race through the historic downtown Monroe, LA. At every mile, the racers will stop running and start eating. Racers will eat one tasty donut before running the the next mile or finishing the race. The first person to finish the race, and hold down their donuts will be crowned the champion!
Address:  100 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: $20
Phone: 318-366-4188


Revolution Park presents: 2014 Season #6 Race
Dates: 9/6/2014
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


Cotton Stakes Classic
Dates: From 9/7/2014 to 9/14/2014
Don't miss this exciting competition. Cutting is a sport where a horse and rider are judged on their ability to seperate a single animal from a cattle herd.
Address:  501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Cost: Free to the public
Phone: (318) 325-9160


Homeward Bound with Bonalyn Nelson Boyd
Dates: From 9/8/2014 to 9/9/2014
Don't miss Soprano Bonalyn Nelson Boyd in concert with accompanist Julian Jones. Bonalyn returns to Monroe to present "Homeward Bound," a vocal concert featuring a variety of songs to include several from Broadway musicals, opera, and sacred hymns. Garden gates open for guests at 6:15 p.m. There will be a reception in the garden immediately following the concert.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Homeward Bound with Bonalyn Nelson Boyd
Dates: 9/9/2014
The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens features renowned soprano Bonalyn Nelson Boyd in a concert of classical and Broadway songs in the Fountain Room of the Historic Biedenharn Home. The concert entitled "Homeward Bound" will include the music of Victor Herbert, Johann Strauss, Charles Gounod, Maury Yeston, Craig Courtney and others. With selections from Opera to Broadway, Mrs. Boyd has designed a concert to entertain music lovers of all types.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Landry Vineyards presents: Code Blue & The Flatliners
Dates: 9/13/2014
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Code Blue & The Flatliners. A mix of 60's, 70's and 80's 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: 4:00 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: Per Person: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: (318) 557-9051


Revolution Park presents: Last Chance for Points Weekend & Checkered Flag Party
Dates: From 9/19/2014 to 9/21/2014
Enjoy a weekend full of racing, food, entertainment and fun at Revolution Park. Racing action includes: Bandos, Thunderstock, Factory Stocks, Legends, Compacts and Pro Late Models. Don't miss out on the last action packed weekend of the season!
Address:  8850 Frontage Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Time: Gates open-5:00 pm; Race begins-7:15 pm
Phone: 318-812-7223


Yoga in the Garden
Dates: 9/20/2014
The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will host a morning yoga session in their beautiful gardens. Stretch and enjoy the beautiful, serenity of their lovely gardens.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Cost: $10 per session
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Hunting and Fishing Day at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
Dates: 9/20/2014
Bring the whole family for a fun day at Tensas River NWR! All activities are free and food will be available and reasonably priced. Vendors and exhibitors will be present. Available kids activities include live animal exhibits, Cutest Kid in Camo Contest (ages 0-7 yrs), BB gun shooting, archery shooting, skeet shooting, arts and crafts, hay rides, music, game calling contest, and the opportunity for youths 8-15 to apply and be drawn for a guided deer hunt on the Refuge. PLEASE CALL OR VISIT WEBSITE FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS!
Address:  2312 Quebec Road
Tallulah, LA 71282
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-574-2664


Kevin D. Alexander presents Downtown River Jam
Dates: From 10/2/2014 to 9/2/2014
Join Downtown Monroe Alliance for River Jam a popular live concert series held in the heart of downtown Monroe. The event features a variety of local and national acts. So, join us for some 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



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