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


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: From 8/1/2015 to 8/22/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Downtown Gallery Crawl
Dates: 8/6/2015
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


Rhea Lana's Back to School Sale
Dates: From 8/6/2015 to 8/9/2015
Shop quality name brands for Back to School clothes for a fraction of the price. Clothing sizes available are newborn through teen sizes. Many items will be half off on Saturday and Sunday.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
Phone: 318.732.6453


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/7/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/8/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Twin Cities Rotary 5th Annual River and Road Poker Run
Dates: 8/8/2015
End of run/Dealing event at TRAPPS Cajun and Creole Restaurant with Celebrity Dealers Jeromy Pruitt and David LaDart of SWAMP PEOPLE. Proceeds will benefit the U.S.S.F.
Address:  113 S Riverfront St
West Monroe , LA 71291
Time: 10:AM
Cost: $25.00 Donation/Registration per hand
Phone: 318-381-6219


5th Annual Driven Desires Car, Truck, and Bike Show
Dates: 8/8/2015
Driven Desires is a Car, Truck, and Bike show based in Monroe, La to benefit The Muscular Dystrophy Association with prizes, food, and fun for all ages!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Phone: 318-791-4585


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/14/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/15/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


15th Annual Bayou Black Open Rodeo
Dates: 8/15/2015
Catch all the rodeo action with Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, and more. Enjoy a full day of events with a parade and tailgating before the rodeo begins.
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: Rodeo begins at 7:00 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: 318-329-2225


2015 Battle of the Badges Monroe
Dates: 8/15/2015
Catch all the boxing action as the Policemen take on the Firemen in this non-stop action event. Proceeds will benefit Med Camps of Louisiana.
Address:  4099 Northeast Dr
Monroe, LA 71209
Time: 6:00pm-10:30pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Phone: 318-342-5417


Tool Demonstration
Dates: 8/20/2015
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


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/21/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Murder is Served Dinner Theatre
Dates: 8/22/2015
**This is event is sold out, but stay tuned for more from Murder is Served.** A Funk Music Nightclub, a Drug Kingpin, a Sexy Dancer, a Hit-Man, a couple of Vengeful Women, a slew of Cops and a MURDER! It’s the late 70’s and you’re invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Kitty Club... The funkiest nightclub in the city! So, put on your funky best and prepare to ‘tear the roof off’ as you groove to some funky, funky jams, solve a mystery and enjoy a delicious meal from Chef Eric Johnson. Disclaimer...this performance is rated PG-13 for:Colorful Language, Simulated Drug Use and Excessive Booty-Shaking.(Oh... And someone dies)You have been warned!
Address:  222 Blanchard Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: 318-237-1660


Funroe Fest
Dates: 8/22/2015
Funroe Fest at the Monroe Civic Center will focus on art, culture, and music! This fun event will feature live bands, dancing, food trucks, retail vendors, and more!
Address:  401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71210
Time: TBA
Phone: 318-329-2225


Back to School, Come to Church Celebration!
Dates: 8/26/2015
Come celebrate the beginning of the school year with free food, games, inflatables and live music!
Address:  1901 Lexington Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: Free
Phone: 318-322-4454


Red Grape Stomp Fest with Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers
Dates: 8/29/2015
Landry Vineyards winery outdoor concert featuring Easy Eddie & The Party Rockers! A mix classic rock and 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: 4:30-8:00pm
Cost: Per Person: $5-$8; Children 12 & under: Free
Phone: 318-557-9051


Bottles and Brushes Painting Class
Dates: 8/29/2015
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


Fight the Invaders!
Dates: 8/29/2015
We need some volunteers to help us fight the invasive plants at the refuge. This is a training for people to learn about what plants are invasives and also techniques to kill them so they can help us out here.
Address:  480 Richland Pl Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Time: 10 AM - Noon
Cost: free
Phone: 318-387-1114



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