Weekend Events with Alana Cooper July 11

Weekend Events with Alana Cooper July 11

President/CEO from the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Alana Cooper join us to talk about this weekend events.
Friday & Saturday
Shop til You Drop...Dead! Dinner Theatre
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show begins at 6:30 pm
The hit TV game show "Stop, Shop, and Bankroll" has come to Monroe to tape a few segments, bringing its dashing host, Benny Sharpe, and the lovely hostess, Loreli Lawless. As usual, the director is worried about her temperamental stars, but between Loreli's new feather dress and Benny's vanity, trouble is guaranteed. Contestants from the audience participate in the shopping part of the game, until Benny cashes in his chips - poisoned by person or persons unknown! Miss Peabody, the cookies-and-cream librarian who's no stranger to murder, attempts to keep order until the police arrive. But the director sees a new opportunity for a TV game show - solving the crime with cameras rolling!
Venue: Strauss Theatre Center
Address: 1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost: $45 per person, $400 per table of 8
Phone: (318) 323-6681
Web: www.strausstheatrecenter.com

Saturday
Sole Sisters Health Celebration
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00pm
Sole Sisters invites all ladies to come out and start walking towards better health. Pledge to walk 2 miles or participate for 30 minutes in one of the Zumba, aerobics, or line dance class. Free t-shirt (while they last). Free kid friendly event. Health professionals and fitness instructors will be available so you can ask all your questions. IF IT RAINS we will be at Benoit Recreation Center.
Venue: Charles Johnson Park
Address: 3313 Bernstein Park Drive, Monroe LA, 71202
Admission Cost: FREE
Phone: 318-582-0504
Web: www.forLouisiana.org

Fiesta Travel Designs Presents: Ronnie McDowell
Time: 7:00 pm
Legendary Country Music Artist, Ronnie McDowell is in concert at the Monroe Civic Center. Opening for Ronnie will be Award Winning Tribute Artists, Todd C. Martin and Cliff Wright. Celebrate the music of Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Tim McGraw and Elvis! Ticket sales will benefit Angel Ministries.
Venue: Monroe Civic Center
Address: 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost: Tickets-$45; $35; $25
Phone: (318) 329-2338

Sunday
Nunsense: A Musical Comedy
Time: 3:00 P.M.
The show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song, this zany musical is sure to inspire madness. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.
Venue: Strauss Theatre Center
Address: 1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost: $25.00
Phone: 318.323.6681
Web: www.strausstheatrecenter.com

Coming up on Thursday
Krewe of Janus Wine Tasting
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy appetizers from the "Kooking with the Krewe II" cookbook at this wine tasting. Receive a souvenir wine glass with a $10 donation. Cookbooks will also be available for $20. Proceeds to benefit the 32nd Annual Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade.
Venue: Tonore's Wine Cellar
Address: 801 Louisville Avenue, Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost: $10 donation
Phone: 318-323-0230
Web: www.kreweofjanusonline.com
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