UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:30 PM
GAOC, Joseph Kingma
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts presents pianist Joseph Kingma for a concert in the beautiful Emy Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. Kingma will perform his concert on one of ULM's renowned Fazioli grand pianos. Jim Villani, Music Director, Manassas Symphony Orchestra, says of Kingma's virtuosity on piano, “Joseph Kingma is a terrific musician and pianist. His playing is flawless and expressive. He fits my ideal for a pianist — one whose technical abilities don’t get in the way of his exquisite music-making.” There is no admission charge for this performance.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 5 - Oct 6 @ 11:30 PM
State of Local Government Lunch
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM
Bloody Mary Fest
Downtown RiverMarket – Tito's Handmade Vodka presents Bloody Mary Fest to be held at the Origin Bank RiverMarket. We are excited for this event to hit the Riverwalk for a second year. Enjoy 4 hours of tasting delicious, hand crafted bloody mary's from 12 different restaurants or bars, then vote for your favorite! The tastings are from 12pm to 4pm . Market hours run from 10am to 4pm. Earlybird Tickets are $18 until July 31, 2017 , so get them before they run out! Pre-sale tickets from August 1st-October 6th will be $25 and $35 at the Door. We are excited to partner with Tito's Handmade Vodka and our local bars & restaurants. It's going to be an event you won't want to miss! Ticket holders will receive a punch card that is good for the number of participating restaurants and bars. Ticket holders must be 21+ to attend and have a valid ID. There will be vendors and food trucks to quench your needs. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, call Sheena at the RiverMarket Office at 807-1735 https://bloody_mary_fest.eventbrite.com
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Oct 10 @ 6:30 PM
Theology on Tap with Shelly Schmidt
Diocese of Shreveport – Join us to hear Shelly Schmidt discuss, "What's so Mysterious About the Rosary?" Shelly is the Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Paschal Church in West Monroe. She has worked in youth ministry for the past 12 years in the Monroe/West Monroe area. She enjoys taking youth on retreats such as the National Catholic Youth Conference, Steubenville South, Abbey Youth Fest, Beloved, Encounter Jesus & Catholic Youth Day diocesan retreats. She is involved in ACTS, Teen ACTS, Teams of Our Lady (TOOL), Bible studies, Grace Place Ministry, and serves as a mentor to Theology on Tap and the ULM Catholic Campus Ministry. She is married to Doug and home schools her three children.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 12 @ 5:30 PM
PARTY 318
Masur Museum of Art – PARTY 318 PRESENTED BY MARSALA BEVERAGE!!! PARTY 318 will be held on Thursday, October 12th, from 5:30pm to 8:30ish pm Monroe’s best block party! FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE The Masur Museum and Marsala Beverage present our next pARTy 318!!! Pop in after work. This free party features an open bar, door prizes, transportation to and from your vehicle,music, and local eats. Bring money for the food. We will also have amazing art vendors and games! Who does not like free libations and hobnobbing? We will sneak a few more surprises in too. Check us out on Facebook for more information or call 318.329.2237. PARTY 318 will take place at the museum, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA. A full line-up will be available soon!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 13 - Apr 13 @ 1:30 AM
Instrumental and Vocal auditions
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – The ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts announces audition dates for 2017 - 2018. Auditions begin at 1:30 pm on the designated dates. Students interested in the instrumental auditions should go to ulm.edu/music/audtitions-instrumental.html. Students interested in vocal auditions should go to ulm.edu/music/auditions-vocal.html. For more information contact the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts at 318-342-3811.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Oct 13 @ 7:30 PM
Justin Moore: Hell On A Highway Tour
Monroe Civic Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Shazam Presale : Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Venue Presale : Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Radio Presale : Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Ticketmaster Presale : Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Justin Moore Fan Club Presale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Dylan Scott Fan Club Presale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM VIP Package Presale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM VIP Package Public Onsale : Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Oct 18 @ 8:30 AM
VAPA Day 2017
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – VAPA Day is designed to give interested high school juniors and senior an in-depth look at the visual and performing arts programs at ULM which includes art, theater, music, and dance. VAPA faculty will be on-hand to give demonstrations and answer questions regarding admissions, auditions, and requirements of the concentrations in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees and minors in art, dance, and music. Register online at ulm.edu/vapaday.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 19 @ 12:00 PM
Workforce Lunch w/LDCC Chancellor Dennis Epps
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM
Louisiana Food and Music Festival
Downtown RiverMarket
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM
Caroline Youngblood: Becoming the Butterfly (Reception & Talk)
Masur Museum of Art – Caroline Youngblood: Becoming the Butterfly August 29 – October 27, 2017 Gallery Reception & Artist Talks by Lacey Stinson & Caroline Youngblood October 26, 6 – 8pm Lacey Stinson 6:30 pm Caroline Youngblood 6:50 pm Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202 Youngblood uses Northeast Louisiana’s landscape and old family photographs as inspiration for her artistic practice. She reclaims her roots by creating stunning oil paintings using these two types of source images. Her reclamation project mirrors her coming of age as a young artist with that of her family pursuing the American dream in the Delta in the past. She approaches her work with a reverence that is palpable. The visceral nature of her work is fitting being as you are witnessing her becoming something new when spending time with her paintings.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM
Lacey Stinson: Thoughts on Small Worlds (Reception & Talk)
Masur Museum of Art – Lacey Stinson: Thoughts on Small Worlds August 29 – October 27, 2017 Gallery Reception & Artist Talks by Lacey Stinson & Caroline Youngblood October 26, 6 – 8pm Lacey Stinson 6:30 pm Caroline Youngblood 6:50 pm Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202 Stinson’s fine oil paintings explore the many ways in which individuals create their own worlds, and often cut themselves off from others. His anthropomorphic landscapes are particularly interesting when thinking about how people perceive the world because they are incomplete. The in-progress nature of this work is fitting when thinking about this idea because perceptions are always changing. Ultimately, Stinson’s are inherently positive because their intrinsic beauty mirrors humans’ indomitable optimism in the face of hardship and struggle.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 11 @ 9:00 AM
Veteran's Day Parade and Picnic
Sons of Amvets Monroe, La – PARADE, PICNIC, INFORMATIONAL BOOTHS, JUMBALYA COOK OFF, CAR SHOW, SPEAKERS, ENTERTAINMENT FREE TO ALL
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Geeks Along the River
Downtown RiverMarket
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM
Christmas in domo
Downtown RiverMarket
 
UPCOMING
    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
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Woofstock
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!
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.