TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 8:00 AM
The Wellness Center - West Monroe Trunk Show
lululemon Baton Rouge – You asked, we delivered. West Monroe guests get ready- we are road tripping your way for a Trunk Show of our latest and greatest summer gear. We'll be at The Wellness Center from 8:00AM - 12:30PM slinging luon and luxtreme all morning. Don't worry, we’ll have some of your all-time faves too. We can’t wait to see you there.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 8:00 AM
Monroe Athletic Club - Trunk Show
lululemon Baton Rouge – It's the return of the MAC. Monroe, we are heading back to you and can't wait to see you. We'll be at the MAC for a Trunk Show with our latest and greatest Summer gear. But don’t worry, we’ll have some of your all-time favorites with us too. We'll be open from 8:00AM-12:30PM, credit and debit cards only. We can't wait to shop with you!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps
ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts – This summer, ULM will again be host to a drum and bugle corps. This time it will be the world famous Troopers, based in Caspar, Wyoming. The Troopers are proud to be a founding member of Drum Corps International, one of the largest organizers of youth activities in the world. The Troopers have been serving the youth of America for nearly 60 years and during that time have held many championship titles, including the World Open, CYO, VFW National, American Legion, North American and DCI regional titles. Aside from summer competition activities, the Troopers have been a popular attraction at professional and collegiate sporting events, including the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Phillies and the United States Air Force Academy. The Troopers were the first competitive drum corps to participate in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade; they represented the state of Wyoming at the 1993 and 2001 presidential inaugural parades, and have performed in concert before World's Fair attendees, NATO Defense College delegates and Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. The corps will arrive in Monroe early in the morning of Tuesday, July 25. After some sleep and breakfast, the group will rehearse at the Sound of Today practice field and also get to spend some time in Malone Stadium. Their schedule for the day has them rehearsing from 10 am to 2 pm and then from 3 pm until 7 pm. All rehearsals are open to the public, however, videotaping is prohibited due to copyright law. The culmination of their time at ULM will be a final run-through of their show at around 6:30 pm in Malone Stadium, also open to the public. The corps members will then eat, shower, and load up their buses for Hattiesburg, MS and a show there Wednesday evening. For more information visit the Troopers website at troopersdrumcorps.org or call the ULM School of Visual and Performing Arts at 318-342-3811.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
HALF PRICE Admission Sponsored by Kohl's
The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum – HALF PRICE Admission to our visitors ALL DAY LONG!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Art Talk and Reception with Gaeb Cardinale
Masur Museum of Art – Reception & Gallery Talk: Gaeb Cardinale’s MAYA: Northeast Louisiana Bottomlands & Waterways FREE TO ATTEND & LIGHT FARE July 27th 6-8pm, Talk via video link in New York at 6:30pm The exhibition and reception will take place in The Gallery by Origin Bank (Member FDIC) in the north end of the Monroe Regional Airport. Gaeb Cardinale’s exhibition MAYA: Northeast Louisiana Bottomlands & Waterways features beautiful, ethereal photo transfers. The MAYA series emphasizes the closeness to nature and feelings of spirituality in the moments leading up to and following success during the hunt. Cardinale’s landscapes illustrate transcendence by mixing the calm dappled light of the forest or bayou with the blinding flash associated with the thrill of the hunt. Gaeb will be executing his discussion via Skype. The artist talk will be from 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm. The Gallery is located in the main terminal of Monroe Regional Airport. The Gallery is sponsored by Origin Bank and curated by Masur Museum of Art. Validated parking from 6 - 8 pm. Follow the Masur Museum of Art on Instagram @masurmuseum and on Facebook @masurmuseumofart for more information. You can also learn more at masurmuseum.org. Follow The Gallery at Monroe Regional Airport on Facebook @TheGalleryMLU and on Instagram @thegallerymlu
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Watermelon Festival Parade
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Louisiana Division – The Lt. Elijah H. Ward Camp #1971, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Farmerville, LA are inviting everyone in the Sons of Confederate Veterans & the SCV Mechanized Cavalry to be a part of the 2017 Watermelon Festival Parade. The line up will begin at 9am at the Farmerville (Union Parish) High School located at 300 Anthony Street in Farmerville, LA. We encourage everyone to attend and be a part of this parade. Our Confederate Heritage needs to be seen now more than ever. Please mark your calendars.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 12:00 PM
FREE Chicken Quarter BBQ to Support Local Vets
Sons of Amvets Monroe, La – The Amvets and Sons of Amvets will be cooking BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters. The Ladies Auxiliary will provide baked beans, tater salad and bread. It is FREE to come eat! There is only one catch: Bring a friend, buy a beverage, talk to a Veteran and donations accepted, but not expected. Please share with your friends. #SupportVets
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 PM
Nashville South at Peppers in West Monroe, La.
Nashville South
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 @ 5:00 PM
Will Work for Food
Masur Museum of Art – FREE TO ATTEND: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 5 – 9pm Outside Gallery, Art Alley (N. 2nd Street) and the railroad tracks, Monroe, LA In partnership with the Outside Gallery, the Masur Museum will present Will Work for Food, an outdoor exhibition by the artist Jenny Ellerbe. Ellerbe’s exhibition will deal with themes of environmentalism related to bees and other pollinators’ fraught relationship with humans. Pay careful attention, or, like bees, you will take Will Work for Food for granted. Since the Outside Gallery is outside, it is always open. This exhibition is in conjunction with the Downtown Arts Alliance's Downtown Gallery Crawl. This installation will remain on view until October 20th. Like the Outside Gallery on Facebook @outsidegallery and on Instagram @outsidegallery318. The Masur Museum of Art proudly presents Alt-Ex: About the Alt-Ex Program Next time you visit the Masur Museum of Art you will see some changes. In late April there was a fire in our permanent collection storage facility. As a result we are postponing our regularly scheduled exhibitions until spring 2018. In the meantime we are transforming our exhibition spaces into a temporary storage facility and conservation lab. This exhibition as art conservation lab will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on July 20th. Visitation hours are 9am – 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Signage and didactic materials will be continually updated and improved. Please come see what we are up to in The Lab. In conjunction with The Lab, we are rolling out a public art initiative with the goal of putting more great arts entertainment and education front and center in Northeast Louisiana. Called Alt-Ex, short for Alternative Exhibitions, the initiative will feature pop up exhibitions, small-scale public art projects, and off-site artist demonstrations. The first Alt-Ex project is currently on view at the Outside Gallery adjacent to Art Alley downtown. Follow the Masur Museum of Art on Instagram @masurmuseum and on Facebook @masurmuseumofart for more information. Exhibition listing for Alt-Ex can be found on masurmuseum.org
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Aug 3 @ 5:00 PM
Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation II
Masur Museum of Art – FREE TO ATTEND: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 5 – 9pm Upstairs Gallery, 131 Art Alley (N. 2nd Street), Monroe, LA In partnership with the Upstairs Gallery, the Masur Museum will present Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation II, an immersive video installation by the artist Lionel Cruet. Entre Nosotros (Between Us) II is an audio-visual and interactive installation that recreates the illusion of an indoor beach environment stuck in time. The work consists of video projections, sounds, lights, and a floor covered in sand and scattered objects that remind us of the contradictions of space, culture, and rituals. This artificial landscape reveals how memory and shared experience can shape the landscape in terms of creating a sense of place. For more information about the Downtown Arts Alliance and the Gallery Crawl, please visit downtowngallerycrawl.com. Visit lionelcruet.com for more information about the artist. The Masur Museum of Art proudly presents Alt-Ex: About the Alt-Ex Program Next time you visit the Masur Museum of Art you will see some changes. In late April there was a fire in our permanent collection storage facility. As a result we are postponing our regularly scheduled exhibitions until spring 2018. In the meantime we are transforming our exhibition spaces into a temporary storage facility and conservation lab. This exhibition as art conservation lab will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on July 20th. Visitation hours are 9am – 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Signage and didactic materials will be continually updated and improved. Please come see what we are up to in The Lab. In conjunction with The Lab, we are rolling out a public art initiative with the goal of putting more great arts entertainment and education front and center in Northeast Louisiana. Called Alt-Ex, short for Alternative Exhibitions, the initiative will feature pop up exhibitions, small-scale public art projects, and off-site artist demonstrations. The first Alt-Ex project is currently on view at the Outside Gallery adjacent to Art Alley downtown. Follow the Masur Museum of Art on Instagram @masurmuseum and on Facebook @masurmuseumofart for more information. Exhibition listing for Alt-Ex can be found on masurmuseum.org
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM
US Senator Cassidy Breakfast
Monroe Chamber of Commerce
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Aug 27 @ 5:00 PM
WWE Live
Monroe Civic Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 7 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Sep 18 - Sep 21 @ 5:30 PM
Glass Painting and Firing Workshop for Adults
Masur Museum of Art – Glass Painting and Firing Workshop for Adults Monday – Thursday, September 18 – 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Masur Museum Carriage House $150 museum members / $170 non – members Class Description Welcome to an exciting world of decorative and portrait painting on glass! Glass painting is a miniature fusing process in which paints or enamels are permanently kiln-fired into the glass. With glass as your canvas you’ll learn numerous techniques—tracing, matting, enameling, silverstaining, etc.--for creating expressive images on glass as well as techniques for traditional glass portraiture. No experience is necessary, and over 4 nights students will complete two different stained glass projects! Bring a clear 4x6 photo of yourself, a loved one, a pet or anything you’d like immortalized in glass. Registration includes all basic supplies for the class. About the Instructor Mark Bleakley has worked in stained glass for nearly 15 years in three professional studios in Houston, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA. In 2010, he opened Bleakley Stained Glass in Vicksburg, MS, with commissions throughout the United States. Mark has been teaching stained glass classes since 2009. In 2013, he moved to Monroe, LA, where he serves as vicar of All Saints Anglican Church. To Register To sign up online, visit www.masurmuseum.org/upcoming-events and click on the "Glass Painting and Firing Workshop for Adults" link. If the class does not appear on the list of events, it is at capacity. To be on the waiting list for the class, please email Jenny at info@masurmuseum.org or call (318) 329-2237. If you prefer not to register online, please call Jenny at (318) 329-2237 or email info@masurmuseum.org. We also accept cash, checks, and credit cards. You can mail in your payment, drop it by the museum, or call and pay with a credit card over the phone.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM
Bloody Mary Fest
Downtown RiverMarket
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM
Louisiana Food and Music Festival
Downtown RiverMarket
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Nov 12 @ 7:00 AM
Cotton Land Marathon
Lafayette Fitness Event Calendar – The Dirty South Marathon was established to bring to North Louisiana and the city of West Monroe its first multi-format event weekend. On October 12, 2014, the eyes of the world were focused on the main event of the weekend – The Dirty South Marathon. The 2nd Annual Dirty South Marathon was held on November 15, 2015, each year's race brought nearly 600 runners from around the country. Friends, family and curious spectators lined up along the 26.2 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer on the many that chose to run. The Dirty South Marathon with a newly designed course and name changed to The Cotton Land Marathon in 2016, has brought a new vibe to the area.This newly designed route showcases the best of West Monroe, running down beautiful streets and threw historic Antique Alley. The only thing makes this course even better is running it twice. The course will be 2 loops through the beautiful city and will be a US Track & Field Certified Course as well as a Boston Qualifier.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Geeks Along the River
Downtown RiverMarket
 
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!