Weekend Preview: April 24-27, 2014

Wine Over Water
Time:     7:00 pm-10:00 pm
The 9th Annual Wine over Water takes place along the bridge over beautiful Bayou DeSiard in the center of the ULM Campus. Enjoy food provided by local restaurants, wine, and musical entertainment by Funk de Ville. Proceeds benefit the “Spirit of the Warhawk” Scholarship.
Venue: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Admission Cost:                $60 Per Person; additional packages available.
Friday Night
Time:     7:30 pm
The City of Monroe is pleased to announce DELTAFEST, Northeast Louisiana's premier music festival, is returning to the Monroe Civic Center Complex. The 2014 lineup brings a mix of performers for music fans of all types. Featured band is the Heads of State, including Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant.
Venue: Monroe Civic Center
Admission Cost:                Ticket prices: $25; $40; $50; $70
Friday & Saturday
Biedenharn Museums and Gardens presents: Garden Symposium and Plant Sale
Time:     9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday's Symposium features three programs and early access to the Plant Sale. Speakers include Jeffery Carbo, Charles Allen, and Catherine Strange. The Plant Sale will resume Saturday and offers a variety of unusual and hard to get plants from last year's supplier Heidi Sheesley of Treesearch Farms, Houston, TX. These include Bletilla strata the ground orchid , Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick,' Hiromi Cherry, Byzantine Gladiolas and the much requested Peggy Martin Rose. The Biedenharn Museum will offer Staghorn Ferns, Walking Iris, night blooming ceres, bromeliads and more from cuttings and plants from ELsong Garden.
Venue: Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Admission Cost:                Symposium Registration: $65; Saturday Plant Sale- Free garden admission
Phone: (318) 387-5281
Web:     www.bmuseum.org
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Ballet Under the Stars
Time:     Friday & Saturday- 7:30 pm; Sunday- 2:30 pm
The annual Ballet Under the Stars is set to take stage at the Ballet Amphitheatre in beautiful Kiroli Park in West Monroe. This unique venue and ballet will offer new, original choreography in popular venues of dance created by some of your favorite choreographers. The Sunday, April 27th is a “Gift Back to the City” with only the park entrance fee per car.
Venue: Kiroli Park Amphitheatre
Admission Cost:                Friday- $25; Saturday- $45 (includes cocktail reception & dinner); Sunday- Free with park admission.
Saturday & Sunday
Holy Kiroli: It's A Zoobilation Celebration!
Time:     Saturday- 2:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm
Ryan Treecrest is back and bringing you this year's Kiroli Park performance! Join Ryan as the dancing park animals return (including last year's "Dawg" winners), challenge the animals from Louisiana Purchase Garden and Zoo to a dance off! This high energy performance will also bring back those hilarious judges, as well as the zany zookeeper, Zane. Children and adults alike will enjoy this fun, interactive performance based on everyone's favorite dance and singing competitions, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol."
Venue: Kiroli Park
Admission Cost:                Free with park admission
RiverMarket Days: Home & Garden
Time:     10:00 am-4:00 pm
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!
Venue: RiverMarket
Downtown Cinema presents "Singin' in the Rain"
Time:     7:30 pm
Don't miss this family friendly outdoor movie experience in Downtown Monroe with a showing of "Singin' in the Rain" with free popcorn and water.
Venue: Palace Park
Admission Cost:                Free
Revolution Park Presents: Speedfest & Mobil 1 Night
Time:     Gates open-5:00 pm; Race Begins-7:15 pm
Enjoy "Education Day" out at Revolution Park honoring our local educators and the RP Bandolero Drivers. Racing action includes Bandos, Thunderstock, Factory Stocks, Legends, Compacts and Pro Late Models.
Venue: Revolution Park Race Track
Spring Tea Talks: Derby Days and Mint Juleps
Time:     2:00 pm-3:00 pm
The Spice and Tea Exchange invites you to their Spring Tea Talk Series on Sunday afternoons. There will be Hot Brew, Cold Brew, Flash Chill and other fun ways to Brew or Cook with tea. Derby Days and Mint Juleps features Marrakesh Mint, Mint Chilla Chai Nilla and Ginseng Hippie.
Venue: Spice and Tea Exchange
Admission Cost:                $10

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