Sunday Nov 19 @ 1:30 PM
Bye Bye Birdie audtions
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – Auditions are set for VAPA's Spring production of the classic musical Bye Bye Birdie. Registration begins at 1:00 on on November 19 and auditions begin at 1:30 pm. An accompanist will be provided. Please no acapella or taped music. No prepared dance routine is required. Bring a song that shows off your voice and be prepared to dance. Wear comfortable clothes for movement with jazz, tennis, or character shoes. Students interested in serving on the technical crew (sound, lighting, constumes, scenery, etc) are also welcome to these auditions. There will be an audtion workshop on Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm in Brown Theater to help students pick a song and prepare for the auditions. For more information contact Robin Stephens at 342-1312.
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday
Masur Museum of Art – We appreciate your interest in the current exhibitions we have! Click to view the exhibitions descriptions: The Masur Museum will resume normal business hours on November 25, 2017 which are 12 - 5 PM for Saturdays. Thank you for your continued support!
    Tuesday Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
Holidays at ULM Concert
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – The public is invited to the 2017 Holdays at ULM concert featuring the Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir. The program features many holiday favorites sure to get you into the spirit. There is no admission charge for this performance.
    Saturday Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM
Christmas in DoMo
Downtown RiverMarket – Lagniappe Broadcasting presents Christmas in DoMo at the Origin Bank RiverMarket on December 2, 2017 from 10am to 4pm. Come hear the joyful noise of Christmas carols and holiday favorites sung by local choir groups. Prepare to battle with our Ugly Sweater Contest for a chance to win Girft Cards from Rusitco, Free Bird Boutique, roeLA Roasters, Five19 and Monterrey Grill. Your furbabies even have a chance to win prizes from PetSmart, Petco, The Animal House and Doggie Style Grooming & Pet Supply with the S.O.S. Pets of Ouachita Christmas Pet Pageant. Give back to the community with a variety of Charities to chose from. Take a jolly photo with Santa and as always, there will be Fireworks and Christmas Parade to end the day. Schedule of Events: •10am: Market Opens •11am-1pm: DoMo Rocks Rock Painting •11:00-12:00pm: The S.O.S Pets of Ouachita Christmas Pet Pageant 12:00-12:15/12:30-12:45pm: Piney Hills Harmony Chorus •1:00pm-1:30pm: Betty Hawkins & United 1:45pm-2:15pm: 1st Monroe Choir •2:30pm-3pm: Door Prizes and Thanks to our Sponsors •3:00pm-3:45pm: Ugly Sweater Contest Prizes provided by PetSmart, Animal House, Doggie Style Grooming & Pet Supplies, Rustico, Free Bird Boutique, Five19, roeLA Roasters, Monterrey Grill and local vendors. Thank you to our Sponsors: Lagniappe Broadcasting Origin Bank Monroe Civic Center Spherion Staffing Choice Brands Downtown Monroe Alliance City of Monroe Monroe-West Monroe CVB Bear's Towing PetSmart The Kirksey Agency Dusty & Co Sanican Protection 1 Woodforest National Bank Comcast Spotlight Assurance Financial Laminin Spinal Health Center Peggy Sullivan State Farm The Joint Chiropractic Strategic Counseling Solutions Scoliosis Physical Therapy iEncouragefitness Trinity Diamonds Direct Tubbs by Grubbs The News-Star Delta Style Thrifty Nickel Holistic Chamber of Commerce For His Temple Family Foods Ouachita Green Spa Bella MandK House Arrow Public Art Fireworks are put on by the Monroe Renaissance presented by Orgin Bank at sunset.
    Thursday Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM
Reception: Pat Phillips, Victoria Smith, & Terence Williams, II
Masur Museum of Art – Gallery Reception & Artist Talks by Pat Phillips, Victoria Smith & Terence C. Williams II ARTIST TALKS: Pat Phillips: 6:30 pm Victoria Smith: 6:45 pm Terence C. Williams II: 7:00 pm Join us for these three artist talks and members reception! We will have light fare and drinks served. Read more about each artist below! Pat Phillips: Told You Not to Bring That Ball Told You Not to Bring That Ball showcases Pat Phillip’s initial work on a yet-to-be-named series he began recently while attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The work on view deals with the complexities of coming of age using references as diverse as Bambi and Boyz N The Hood. Told You Not to Bring That Ball is loosely autobiographical, primarily focusing on moments in Phillips’ life when the joy of youth gives way to growing up black in America. Phillips was recently a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Solo exhibitions of his work were mounted by Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans, LA), and the Acadiana Center for the Arts (Lafayette, LA). Victoria Smith: It Seemed Right Victoria Smith’s It Seemed Right is an attempt by the artist to visually catalog several of her personal relationships. For her project at the Masur she created symbolic representations of people, events, and objects, as well as herself, which chart the ebb and flow of how she deals with people. This soul searching work is cathartic for Smith and will likely be for visitors as well. If you were presented as a single image, perhaps resembling a coat of arms or family crest, how would your personage and conduct be manifested? Smith’s many exhibition credits include shows at the Upstairs Gallery (Monroe, LA), Rumo’s (West Monroe, LA), Parlor House (Monroe, LA), University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS), and Agora Borealis (Shreveport, LA). In 2019 Smith will show with the Bossier Arts Council as their Emerging Artist. She and her sister, Mashall Smith, are gaining renown in Northeast Louisiana with their mobile screen printing shop Pint Sized Printers. Terence C. Williams II: Common Questions for an Uncommon Time Terence C. Williams II’s artistic practice provides satirical insight into a variety of topics including online culture, history, hip hop, current events, and more. His paintings often have the appearance of graphic novels and other forms of popular culture he critiques. His willingness to adopt this visual strategy illustrates his elevated understanding of his subject matter and content. Williams holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has shown extensively in Northeast Louisiana. Williams is also a staff member at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.
    Saturday Mar 3 @ 10:00 AM
River RUMble
Downtown RiverMarket – The second annual River RUMble. This event features the area’s hottest bars and restaurants competing to be declared number one with a bottle of rum. Competitors will craft their most delicious rum punch for a chance to win bragging rights. Ticketholders will get to enjoy samples and vote for their favorite crafted drink! More details coming soon
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Downtown RiverMarket – It's all about Peace, Love, and Paws! This fun day will be filled with unique shopping, great food, fun contests, groovy activities and refreshments for your pup as well as the whole family. Local rescues, vets, pet stores, and shelters will be joining us and our RiverMarket Vendors to share their low-cost pet services, pet products, hosting pet activities, and education on various topics. This will be a day you will not want to miss out on!
    Thursday Mar 22 - Mar 25 @ 7:30 AM
Bye Bye Birdie
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60's ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and song writer Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye. Albert's mother will do anything to break him up with Rosie. Kim and Hugo, the high school steadies, live in Sweet Apple, Ohio where most of the action takes place.
    Saturday Apr 21 @ 10:00 AM
Ritas on the River
Downtown RiverMarket – Local bars and restaurants compete to make the best Margarita in Northeast Louisiana.