Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project at the Masur Museum
Dates: From 10/29/2014 to 2/14/2015
This exhibition features photographs by Jenny Ellerbe. It deals with the landscape of Northeast Louisiana as a cultural object whose layers heap one on top of another. Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project exhibition is collaboration between the Poverty Point Station Archaeology Program and the Masur Museum of Art. It will feature fine art photography and archaeological artifacts. Free lectures and educational activities will take place at the Masur and Poverty Point State Historic Site during the exhibition.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Whispering Pines at the Masur Museum
Dates: From 10/29/2014 to 2/14/2015
Birney Imes is a renowned American photographer and the Masur Museum of Art is proud to exhibit Whispering Pines. Whispering Pines is a series of photographs documenting the life and times of Blume Triplett, the late proprietor of Whispering Pines, a roadside bar and restaurant in Crawford, Mississippi.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Freedom Trees
Dates: From 11/11/2014 to 1/1/2015
Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Santa's Christmas Village
Dates: From 11/22/2014 to 12/21/2014
A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decorating, and special visits with Santa! Don’t miss the talking and singing Tree-Jays, an interactive light display that the kids will love.
Address:  323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Thursday-Friday 5:00-8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 1:00-6:00pm
Cost: $5 to enter; $10 to skate
Phone: (318) 361-9611


Dancing Lights
Dates: From 11/22/2014 to 1/1/2015
Monroe-West Monroe is shining with festive light displays painting each city bright! Drive the trail of light shows that tell jokes, dance and more. See the map for locations.
Address:  DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
Cost: Free
Phone: 800-843-1872


Christmas at the Biedenharn
Dates: From 12/5/2014 to 12/31/2014
Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and ELsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. This year's theme is "O Christmas Tree." Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family Christmas snapshots. The museum will be open until 6:00pm through December 23 so that visitors may enjoy the lights.
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm through Decmber 26; Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm after December 23
Cost: Adults $6; Children $4
Phone: (318) 387-5281


Louisiana Delta Ballet's "The Frozen Kingdom"
Dates: From 12/15/2014 to 12/19/2014
This all new ballet takes place in a “frozen” kingdom with all of your favorite icy characters that will bring this enchanting story to life. Based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Snow Queen”, this ballet is sure to please all bringing love and Compassion to your hearts this Christmas season.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Show performance times vary.
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: (318) 345-1155


Strauss Theatre Center presents The Music Man
Dates: 12/18/2014
Celebrate the Season with Strauss Theatre Center, in collaboration with Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, as they bring you one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. A fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader when he arrives in River City, Iowa. After conning the citizens into buying non-existent instruments and uniforms, his plans are to skip town with the cash, but he falls in love with Marion the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: (318) 323-6681


Louisiana Delta Ballet presents "The Frozen Kingdom"
Dates: 12/19/2014
This all new ballet takes place in a “frozen” kingdom with all of your favorite icy characters that will bring this enchanting story to life. Based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Snow Queen”, this ballet is sure to please all bringing love and Compassion to your hearts this Christmas season. It’s must see!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $20-$25
Phone: 318-329-2225


Warhawk Basketball: ULM v. LSU-A
Dates: 12/19/2014
Show your school pride and come to the ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum to watch your Warhawks play against the Generals.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary; Students get in free with I.D
Phone: 318-342-1000


Feaux Sneaux
Dates: From 12/19/2014 to 12/20/2014
Don't miss the Feaux Sneaux in downtown West Monroe with light displays and snowmen that deliver a snowy experience each weekend. “Sneaux” falls every 30 minutes. Faux Sneaux happens every Friday & Saturday evening from 11/28/2014-12/20/2014.
Address:  100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 800-843-1872


Wagon Rides
Dates: From 12/19/2014 to 12/20/2014
The holiday lighting in Monroe and West Monroe is growing brighter each year. We are offering our residents the opportunity to take a special ride through our most illuminated areas of Christmas lighting in the Landry wagon, which holds approximately 30 people. Wagon provided by Landry Vineyards. The tour will begin at Commerce and Wood Streets of West Monroe, travel down Trenton to Wood Street, then N Riverfront Street, over the Endom Bridge, driving straight on Desiard Street turning onto S 6th Street and on to the Monroe Civic Center. We will return via Calypso Street to S Grand, driving by the NE Children’s Museum on Walnut and returning via Louisville Avenue and the Lea Joiner Bridge (see map). Rides will begin on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 evening and will happen every Friday/Saturday until Christmas. The rides will begin at 5pm and will end at 9pm, with each trip taking about 30 minutes. We are looking to start a new trip every 40 minutes which should allow 6 trips per night. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Address:  Corner of Commerce & Wood St
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $3 per adult, $2 per child, free for children under 2.


Strauss Theatre Center presents The Music Man
Dates: 12/20/2014
Celebrate the Season with Strauss Theatre Center, in collaboration with Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, as they bring you one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. A fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader when he arrives in River City, Iowa. After conning the citizens into buying non-existent instruments and uniforms, his plans are to skip town with the cash, but he falls in love with Marion the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: (318) 323-6681


Christmas in Costume
Dates: 12/20/2014
Stroll down Trenton and Cotton Streets, stopping in your favorite stores to see the merchants dressed in costumes depicting their favorite movies. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Christmas character. This will be a fun way to get your last minute shopping done.
Address:  100 Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 10:00 am tp 5:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend
Phone: 318-388-3930


Celebrate Solstice Eve at Black Bayou Lake NWR
Dates: 12/20/2014
Celebrate the day before the first day of winter and the day before the shortest day of the year. Come out and create a solstice craft, go on a night walk, and enjoy a bonfire and cocoa.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-387-1114


Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dates: 12/23/2014
Part cirque show, part Broadway musical, part holiday spectacular and all family-friendly entertainment – the Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2014 event is not to be missed. From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, this newest adventure is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil,” according to the New York Daily News. “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.”
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Phone: 318-329-2225


Children's Winter Workshops
Dates: 12/29/2014
The Masur Museum will be hosting a Children's Winter Workshops on Monday, December 29th. Children will have the opportunity to create at least two art crafts using mixed media landscape painting and Mosaics. Snacks will be provided.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm for ages 5-8; 2:00pm-5:00pm for ages 9-12
Cost: $30 for museum members / $40 for non-members
Phone: 318-329-2237


Warhawk Basketball: ULM v. Arkansas State
Dates: 1/5/2015
Show your school pride and come to the ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum to watch your Warhawks play against the Red Wolves.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Cost: Ticket prices vary; Students get in free with I.D.
Phone: 318-342-1000


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 1/6/2015
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: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Meals From Around The World
Dates: 1/13/2015
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: 5:00pm-6:30pm; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-397-0007


Warhawk Basketball: ULM v. Troy
Dates: 1/15/2015
Show your school pride and come to the ULM Fant-Ewing Coliseum to watch your Warhawks play against the Trojans.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary; Students get in free with I.D.
Phone: 318-342-1000



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