Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
Events Calendar
Emily Caldwell, Naturally
Dates: From 7/15/2015 to 10/15/2015
Emily Caldwell is a pillar of the arts community in Monroe, Louisiana. Her service to Monroe’s Downtown Arts Alliance has contributed to providing area artists with a launching pad for careers in the arts. Caldwell’s artistic practice is as exemplary as her service to the Monroe arts community. She is a skilled draftswoman and a patient assembler of collages. Positing humans as unseen observers and stewards, her drawings and collages speak to the interconnectedness of various species and the roles they play in the delicate balancing act required to have a healthy ecosystem. Taking this into account, Caldwell focuses on the habitats within Northeast Louisiana, using them as specific examples to discuss broader conservation issues throughout the world. Caldwell’s finished works of art vacillate between stripped down drawings that feel slightly somber and scientific to lyrical pattern-driven collages full of contrasting, sometimes otherworldly colors. All told, her work is like the artist herself: an improbable mixture of joie de vivre and seriousness that coalesces into beautiful, thought provoking activism.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday noon to 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Masur Museum's Recent Acquisitions & Favorites
Dates: From 7/15/2015 to 10/15/2015
This exhibition will highlight recent acquisitions and favorites from the Masur Museum of Art’s permanent collection. While specifically outlining our collecting habits, it will also deal with broad artistic and historic trends, as well as those in the American South. Recent Acquisitions & Favorites will feature work by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Albino Hinojosa, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday noon to 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Maker's Marks at the Masur Museum
Dates: From 7/15/2015 to 10/15/2015
Makers’ Marks is an exhibition featuring work by Todd Cloe, Frank Hamrick, and Cliff Tresner. These artists’ studio practices revolve around making objects constructed largely by hand, as well as using visual forms to express parables. Their broad storytelling capacity touches on many themes ranging from formal or art historical issues to personal narratives with larger human implications. These artists work in representational and abstract modes in media as diverse as tintypes, books, drawings, and sculptures. The intended impact of this exhibition is an unexpected immediacy and connection by visitors to the artists’ work, because the personality of the artists and essence of their materials overlap where the traces of their touch can be detected. Tintypes individually rendered, with their distorted edges and glossy surfaces; hand hewn wood weathered by the very hands that shaped it; aggressively welded metal; and precisely bound, deckle-edged rag paper all speak to this. By and large, the work showcased in Makers’ Marks is an interesting counterpoint to living in front of a screen and expecting instant gratification. The exhibition is not a criticism of our milieu though, but a new way of appreciating it by reacquainting ourselves with skills and materials alien to most.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday noon to 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-329-2237


Biedenharn Museum & Gardens Annual Sale
Dates: From 9/1/2015 to 9/5/2015
Don't miss discounts of 25-75% on home items, jewelry, garden items, and more!
Address:  2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 318-387-5281


Pigskin Pub Crawl
Dates: 9/3/2015
It's time to score in Downtown Monroe at the Pigskin Pubcrawl! Throw on your favorite team's jersey, grab your teammates and kickoff at Bry Park this Thursday! Huddle up at each one of the stops, including River and Rail Cantina, Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe, Shananigan's, Restaurant Cotton and Neat. Take a time out for drink specials and get your passport stamped at each location. Head into the end zone at the last stop - Neat - where one random pub crawler will do the touchdown dance when they win the grand prize! Transportation provided by Monroe Transit. Brought to you by Monroe Renaissance, Choice Brands, Glazer's and Marsala Beverage.
Address:  110 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend; Beverages and food prices vary.


My Mini Masur Drop In Activity
Dates: 9/5/2015
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


Celebrate Life
Dates: 9/5/2015
Support Life Choices at their fundraiser at Landry Vineyards featuring music by Lisa Spann and Co.
Address:  5699 New Natchitoches Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: $10
Phone: 318-557-9051


Tool Demonstration
Dates: 9/6/2015
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


Brown Bag Concert featuring Roses & Revolvers
Dates: 9/9/2015
Grab your lunch and enjoy this free concert in West Monroe. Roses and Revolvers is an acoustic due made up of husband and wife Jordan and Stacey Sheppard. Their music is influenced by bluegrass, country, blues, pop, and rock 'n roll.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016


Celtic Festival Kick-Off featuring Emerald Accent
Dates: 9/10/2015
Enjoy this concert and kick-off for the Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival featuring Emerald Accent with special guests Catherine Bishop and Eric Farmer of The Jackson Irish Dancers. Tickets may be purchased at the ULM Box Office and WMWO Chamber.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15.
Phone: 318-325-1961


Taste of Home Cooking School
Dates: 9/10/2015
The Taste of Home Cooking School returns to the Twin Cities with Culinary Specialist, Michelle Roberts, who will share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes. This event is brought to you by Sunny 98.3, 92.3 The Wolf & 103.1 NowFM. Taste of Home is America’s leading cooking school program, inspiring more than 140,000 passionate home chefs at 200+ events nationwide. Attendees will receive a gift bag with coupons and other goodies. Visit www.sunny983.com and click on ‘Cooking School’ or come by 1200 North 18th Street, Suite D, Monroe for tickets.
Address:  901 Ridge Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Doors Open at 4PM; Show Starts at 6:30PM
Cost: $12
Phone: 318-398-1983


Remembering September 11
Dates: 9/11/2015
Join the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum for an evening of tribute and honor of September 11 and those we lost on that tragic day.
Address:  701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: (318) 362-5540


Jonathan Levin's performance of "American Portraits"
Dates: 9/11/2015
Jonathan Levin will perform "American Portrait", the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern.
Address:  700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $50
Phone: 318-342-1568


Landry Vineyards presents: Hands On
Dates: 9/12/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Hands On! A mix of classic rock, Country Blues, Soul & R&B 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: 4:00-7:30pm
Cost: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office DARE Youth Fishing Tournament
Dates: 9/12/2015
Kids will love this fishing tournament for children ages 2-12. Fish any waterway, public or private within Ouachita Parish. Participants must check in at registration, even if they do not catch a fish, at 11am. Participants who make a catch will weigh in at this time for a chance to win in their age category. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt and bag. Lunch will be provided, at no charge, during the weigh for participants and families. Note - Fishing poles and bait will be provided for those who do not have fishing equipment.
Address:  1311 Edwards Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: Fishing begins at daylight. Weigh-In starts at 11am
Cost: Free
Phone: 3186801434


Warhawk Football: ULM vs. Nicholls State
Dates: 9/12/2015
Come and cheer on the Warhawk Football team as they take on Nicholls State! From the tailgate to the game, this evening full of fun will have you cheering the whole time!
Address:  514 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Lower Chairback (Sections 102-106)- $40; Lower Bench (Sections 101-107) - $30; Upper Chairback (Sections 202-206) - $30; General Admission (upper WEST or EAST) - $18;GROUP PRICING AVAILABLE; for ticket packages visit the Warhawk football website.
Phone: (318) 342-5417


Brown Bag Concert featuring String Theory
Dates: 9/16/2015
Grab your lunch and enjoy this free concert in West Monroe. This band is renowned for the number of instruments they use playing everything from Pink Floyd to Neil Diamond to the Zac Brown Band.
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016


Munchkin Market Fall/Winter 2015
Dates: From 9/16/2015 to 9/19/2015
An Upscale Children's Consignment Sale including clothes, toys, baby equipment, bouncers, shoes and so much more! B
Address:  100 North 18th Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Wednesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm


Rural Business Entrepreneurship Summit
Dates: 9/19/2015
The Town of Richwood is hosting a Seven-Parish Rural Business and Entrepreneurship Summit with the ULM Small Business Development Center. There will be workshops on Business Financing, Business Marketing and Advertising, and Small Business Startups. Come network and interact with Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Bankers and Credit Union Officers to learn what you should know to run a successful business.
Address:  5130 Brown Road
Richwood, LA 71202
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend.
Phone: 318-237-1433


Hunting and Fishing Day
Dates: 9/19/2015
Come out for free family fun geared toward educating our youths about conservation and the great outdoors. Plenty of activities for all ages including bouncy houses, BB gun shooting, skeet shooting, archery shooting, arts and crafts, educational activities, live animals, demonstrations, vendors, exhibitors, door prizes, silent auction, and much more! Kids can enter contsts such as Cutest Kid in Camo, Tensas Top Shot shooting competition, and a new Archery competition. The highlight of the day is the drawing for a lottery guided youth deer hunt. Food is available on-site for affordable prices.
Address:  2312 Quebec Road
Tallulah, LA 71282
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-574-2664


Race for the Cure
Dates: 9/19/2015
Help support and fund cancer research and treatment at this 5K and 1 mile fun run. This is the largest 5K series in the world and the largest 5K in Northeast Louisiana.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8:00am
Cost: Registration fees vary from $25 - $35
Phone: 318-966-8130


Gypsy
Dates: From 9/19/2015 to 9/20/2015
Referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Saturday at 7:00 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-323-6681


Brown Bag Concert featuring Bradley Bridges
Dates: 9/23/2015
Grab your lunch and enjoy this free concert in West Monroe. Bradley Bridges is a local Christian artist who just recently released his first EP, "Set Me Free."
Address:  1700 N 7th St # B
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-396-4016


Gypsy
Dates: From 9/25/2015 to 9/26/2015
Referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with "the ultimate show business mother." It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.
Address:  1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $25
Phone: 318-323-6681


Landry Vineyards presents: Code Blue & The Flatliners
Dates: 9/26/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Code Blue & The Flatliners! A mix of 60’s,70’s,80’s, & country 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: 3:30pm-7:00pm
Cost: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Black & White Ball
Dates: 9/26/2015
Get glammed up in all black and white to raise money and awareness for the Children's Advocacy Center. Enjoy live music, decadent cuisine, a silent auction, and raffle items.
Address:  3501 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: $75 per person
Phone: 318-398-0945


Bottles and Brushes Painting Class
Dates: 9/26/2015
The Masur Museum of Art is proud to announce the return of Bottles and Brushes Painting Class with teacher René Hatten! Students are welcome to bring a bottle of wine or other preferred beverage. You must be 18 or older to attend the class, and 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages. The cost to cover the canvas and all supplies included for painting is $30. Reserve your seat! A new painting will be offered every month, and no prior painting knowledge is needed.
Address:  1400 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $30
Phone: 318-329-2237


Octoberfest 2015
Dates: 10/1/2015
Join in for good beer, brats, and a great time while supporting the 2016 Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade!
Address:  901 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $20 per person
Phone: 318-338-3172


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 10/1/2015
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: 5-9 pm
Cost: free
Phone: 318-503-5125


Ballet, Ballgowns, and Bubbly
Dates: 10/3/2015
Signature Fall event for the TCBC that includes a style show by Couture Designer Suzanne Perron, cocktail buffet, and a performance of "Flowers" by the Twin City Ballet Company. Tables of 8 are available for purchase at $500.
Address:  3501 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $60
Phone: 318-388-3011


Tutus and Tea
Dates: 10/3/2015
Mom and Me tea party featuring dancers from the Twin City Ballet Company performing excerpts from"Flowers" and much, much, more.
Address:  3501 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $25.00 each
Phone: 318-388-3011


Bark in the Park
Dates: 10/3/2015
5K run for people, 1K walk & 1K run for people and pets; t-shirts, gift bags, trophies, door prizes for people & pet participants. Blessing of the pets 8:30; sale booths, micro-chipping, live music, sliders.
Address:  Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 8am-11 am
Cost: $20 for 5K only; $20 for 1K only; $25 for both 5K and 1K; $40 family discount rate (3 family members and 1 pet);
Phone: 318-376-0331



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