Weekend Events April 25-28, 2019

Louisiana Living

MONROE/WEST MONROE, La. — (4/24/19) 

Celtic Woman “Ancient Lands” Tour

Celtic Woman, the Grammy -nominated, multi-platinum international music group announced its return to North America with a brand new live show, Ancient Land. The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of the 13th studio album of the same name. Celtic Woman will visit nearly 70 North American cities in 2019 including one performance at Monroe’s WL Jack Howard Theater on April 24, 2019. Celtic Woman Ancient Land will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 24.

Date(s) : 04/24/2019 – 04/24/2019

Address : Jack Howard Theater

401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : (318) 329-2225

Brown Bag Concert Series

Take your lunch break outside during this beautiful spring weather during the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana’s FREE Brown Bag Concert Series. Everyone is welcome to come out at noon every Wednesday in April at Anna Gray Noe Park. The park is located in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse. Limited seating is available, and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Rod Payne and Lisa Spann: The Series ends strong with two local fan (and Series) favorites — Rod Payne and Lisa Spann. Rod is one of our area’s most visible musicians! He’s kept generations on the dance floor with show tunes, old standards, easy listening, and more. He’s excited to be joined today by frequent partner Lisa Spann, whose talent as a vocalist makes every performance fresh and fun. What a great way to wrap up the Series and help spring forward into the new season!

Date(s) : 04/24/2019 – 04/24/2019

Hours : 12:00 PM

Cost : Free

Address : Anna Gray Noe Park

251 Oak Street, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : 318-329-2454

Website : http://nelaarts.org/event/4th-of-the-brown-bag-concert-series/

ULM Lady Warhawks vs Stephen F. Austin Lady Jacks

Join in on the fun and watch the ULM Lady Warhawks take on the Stephen F. Austin Lady Jacks!

Date(s) : 04/24/2019 – 04/24/2019

Hours : 6:00 PM

Cost : General Admission: $5

Address : ULM Softball Field

Warhawk Way, Monroe, LA 71203

Phone : (318) 342-1000

56th Annual Juried Competition Exhibition Reception

Join Masur Museum of Art on Thursday, April 25th for the long-awaited reception celebrating their 56th Annual Juried Competition! This year’s juror, Catherine Futter (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) will be giving a talk and announcing prize winners at 6pm. The exhibition will be on view Feb 28 – May 11, 2019 and will showcase contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

Date(s) : 04/25/2019 – 04/25/2019

Hours : 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

Address : Masur Museum of Art

1400 South Grand, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : 318-329-2237

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/372006610273109/

Wine Over Water

Wine Over Water is your opportunity to support scholarship funding by attending an exclusive party on the beautiful ULM campus. Net proceeds go to “The Spirit of The Warhawk” scholarship. Tickets for the Wine Over Water Bridge Party are $60 each and may be purchased online or at the Laird Weems Center. Attire is dressy casual, no denim or shorts. The Bridge Party is from 7-10pm. Ticket prices include: food from over 30 local restaurants, wine provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, beer provided by Marsala Beverage, a commemorative wine glass, boat rides on Bayou DeSiard and entertainment featuring Flashback 5. In addition, the Patron Party will be held prior to Wine Over Water Bridge Party at 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m in the ULM Library, 7th Floor. Patron Party Tickets include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, event wine glasses, and attendance to the Wine Over Water Bridge Party event. Entertainment at the Patron Party will be by Rod Allen Payne and Trevor Davis.

Date(s) : 04/25/2019 – 04/25/2019

Hours : 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost : $60

Address : University of Louisiana at Monroe

700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209

Phone : 318-342-1000

Website : http://alumni.ulm.edu/page/wineoverwater

Mamma Mia at Strauss

Enjoy a showing of Mamma Mia at Strauss! A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show with songs such as the title song plus “Dancing Queen”, “Thank You for the Music”, and “Money, Money, Money.”

Date(s) : 04/25/2019 – 04/28/2019

Hours : 7:00 p.m. Thurs – Saturday 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Cost : $30 for Adults/ $10 for Students

Address : Strauss Theatre Center

1300 Lamy Lane, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : 318-323-6681

Ballet Under the Stars

Beautiful dancing and an outdoor setting combine to make an unforgettable evening for patrons of North Louisiana’s signature spring arts event. Celebrated choreographers will work their magic to produce a varied, full-spectrum concert of dance that covers many genres. Picturesque Kiroli Park creates the perfect backdrop for our dancers to share their incredible strength, musicality, beauty and joy of dance.

Date(s) : 04/26/2019 – 04/28/2019

Address : Kiroli Park

820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

Phone : 318-396-4016

Website : http://www.twincityballet.org/performances

West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce Annual Skeet Shoot & Crawfish Boil

Stop by the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range on April 26th for the Annual Skeet Shoot & Crawfish Boil! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd Place Teams in the skeet shoot! Snacks & beverages provided.

Date(s) : 04/26/2019 – 04/26/2019

Hours : 9 a.m.-4 p.m.–Skeet shoot, Crawfish boil begins at 5 p.m.

Address : Ouachita Parish Rifle Range

1311 Edwards Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

Phone : 318-325-1961

Bingo Brunch at the Food Bank of NELA

Join the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for Bingo Brunch! Various ticket packages are available, with Bingo cards, brunch, and drinks also offered à la carte. Chef Pat Nolan Catering is providing the delicious food. Prizes include: $50 Target gift card; $50 Brookshire’s gift card; $50 Restaurant Cotton gift card; plus many more! All proceeds benefit the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in our community. Please RSVP to reserve your spot: 318-322-3567. Doors open at 10:00, BINGO from 10:30-12:30

Date(s) : 04/26/2019 – 04/26/2019

Hours : 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost : $1-$35

Address : Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

4600 Central Ave, Monroe, La 71203

Phone : 318-322-3567

Ouachita Live Concert – Astro Motel

FREE Outdoor Live Music Event! Stop by Downtown West Monroe every Last Friday March – October for a musical event!

Date(s) : 04/26/2019 – 04/26/2019

Hours : 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost : Free

Address : Antique Alley

100-400 blocks of Trenton Street, West Monroe, LA 71291

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/2119795018127318/?event_time_id=2119795021460651

Celebrate Your Heroes 5K & 1mile run

Louisiana Hospice & Palliative Care is hosting the second annual Hospice Promise Fundraiser “Celebrate Your Heroes” 5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk! Dress up as your favorite hero! Awards will be given for teams with the best team name, best costume and largest team. Individuals in costume will be eligible for door prizes. This is a chip-timed event and includes a race t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for first place finishers. Medals for second and third place finishers. Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Celebrate your favorite hero on their Hero Wall. For a $20 donation, send them a 4×6 photo and write up of your hero and they will feature them during the race. McDonalds is the presenting sponsor and will be providing breakfast for all registered participants. All money raised at this event will benefit Hospice patients and families in our community with non-hospice related expenses they are unable to afford themselves.

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 7:30am

Cost : $25

Address : Chennault Park & Golf Course

8475 Millhaven Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Phone : 318-322-2235

Website : http://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Monroe/CelebrateYourHeroes5k1mile

Love Your Community Day

Love Your Community Day will be an event for everyone at the RiverMarket. This event will consist of coffee and tea tastings, a kid zone, local non-profits, local authors, and local vendors from Ouachita Parish. The RiverMarket is so happy to partner with Ouachita Parish Public Library and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana on this event. You can show your appreciation for your community by bring non-perishable foods to our canned food drive on this day or enter the canned food sculpture contest at 11:30. They will also have their first Little Miss Ouachita River pageant from 2:30-4:00.

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost : Free

Address : Downtown Riverwalk

316 South Grand, Monroe, La 71203

Phone : 318-812-0450

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/1658521864248584/

Strut Your Mutt

Come out to Kiroli Park and Strut Your Mutt to support SOS Pets of Ouachita, sponsored by local VFW Post 1809! FREE bandanas for all dogs, while supplies last! VFW / SOS shirts available for purchase at the event!

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost : $15 in advance, $20 at park

Address : Kiroli Park

820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

Phone : 318-396-4016

Website : http://www.eventbrite.com/e/strut-your-mutt-tickets-58512977892?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Desiard Street Marketplace & Artisan Stroll

The Downtown RiverMarket is proud to put on the Desiard Street Marketplace & Artisan Stroll on April 27th from 10-4 in between 4th and 6th Street. This event will showcase artisans from all over Northeast Louisiana while bringing shoppers and vendors to the Downtown Monroe area. They will have live entertainment from country artist Bryan Martin from 2-4 in the courtyard of 2 Dudes Brew & Que. Local downtown businesses will being offering specials in their businesses to get attendees downtown as well.

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address : RiverMarket

316 South Grand, Monroe, LA 71203

Phone : (318) 807-9985

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/276934366577889/?active_tab=about

16th Annual Smokin on the Bayou Rib Cook-off

The 16th Annual Smokin on the Bayou Rib Cook-Off will be held April 27th, 2019 at Forsythe Park! The event is open to the public from 11am-3pm. You can purchase 7 sampler tickets to taste the teams Rib’s for $10. That purchase will also give you a chance to vote on your favorite team for our People’s Choice Award! There will be activities for the kids and split the pot tickets!

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cost : $10

Address : Forsythe Park

Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : 318-329-2439

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/2114683841911366/

Dine & Wine Under the Vines

The Louisiana Restaurant Association and Landry Vineyards would like for you to join them on Saturday, April 27, 3:00- 6:30 pm for an afternoon of great food from area restaurants, live music by Lisa Spann & Co and fun. The cost of the ticket will include free sample size food items from at least 17 local restaurants and free wine tastings. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the LRA Education Foundation. To purchase tickets and VIP tables visit www.LRA.org

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 3:00 – 6:30 PM

Cost : Adults: $20 Ages 11-18: $10 Ages 10 & under: free

Address : Landry Vineyards

5699 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe, LA 71292

Phone : 318-557-9051

Website : http://www.lra.org/

Roe City Roller Derby VS Northshore Lethal Ladies

Your favorite roller derby team is back in action! Join the Roe City Roller Derby team as they take on the Northshore Lethal Ladies. You don’t want to miss this hard hitting game! This is a family friendly event, so kids 10 and under get in free! A portion of our proceeds will be going to the Wellspring! The Wellspring is an umbrella organization focused on leading our community by serving people in need.

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 5:00 PM

Cost : $10 in advance, $15 at door, Kids 10 & Under: Free

Address : Monroe Civic Center

401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA 71210

Phone : 318-329-2225

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/296446264624346/

“Twist of Fate” – featuring Joseph Kingma, piano

The four most iconic notes ever written astound in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Hear this musical manifestation of fate – a cornerstone of the symphonic canon – in all its grandeur. In addition, pianist and Stricklin Emerging Artist Winner Joseph Kingma mesmerizes with Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.

Date(s) : 04/27/2019 – 04/27/2019

Hours : 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost : $5-$25

Address : Jack Howard Theater

401 Lea Joyner Expy,, Monroe, LA 71201

Phone : (318) 329-2225

Website : http://www.eventbrite.com/e/twist-of-fate-tickets-50133375275?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Goat Yoga at the Farm

Come join Double BB Farms for Goat Yoga at the farm! Goat yoga is for people of all ability or no ability at all. This event will be outside so dress appropriately. Class includes tour of farm. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one. Class will be taught by Yogi, Elizabeth Griffon. Click link below to book. **Disclaimer: Class could be interrupted at any moment by baby goats wanting a cuddle!

Date(s) : 04/28/2019 – 04/28/2019

Hours : 4:00 PM

Cost : $20

Address : Double BB Farms

1816 Stubbs Vinson Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Phone : (318) 355-1824

Website : http://www.facebook.com/events/2608599265820811/

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