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Kick start your summer by attending the Ouachita Parish Public Library's annual SummerFest on Saturday, May 18th.Themed "Universe of Stories" the Ouachita Parish Public Library is using treats, activities, a challenge, and even prizes to motivate participation in their Summer Reading Challenge. Festivities for SummerFest are being held at the Main Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for space cadets of all ages.

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On Friday, April 12, 2019 we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Off the Wall - Monroe's premiere silent art auction and hands down one of the best parties around!

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     The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series each Wednesday at noon in April at the Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse. Performances include:  April 3 – Jordan and Stacy SheppardHusband and wife duo Jordan and Stacey Sheppard have been playing all over the southeast since 2008. Inspired by many different artists and genres, their sound is a blend of country, soul, blues, and rock ‘n roll.

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The Hot Club of San Francisco heats up the holidays with Cool Yule December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium at Louisiana Tech University. The gypsy jazz group performs some well-known and rare holiday tunes in their unique style, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France.

Art is Flying Off the Wall at Masur Museum

Apr 5, 2018
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The 9th Annual Off the Wall is April 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Masur Museum of Art.

"Proceeds from Off the Wall support our educational programming, exhibitions, and collections," says Evelyn Stewart, Executive Director of the Masur Museum of Art. Tickets include entrance to the auction, live music, and a chance in the Bon Voyage Trip Raffle.

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Strauss Theatre presents "Smoke on the Mountain," a story about a gospel singing family traveling to a North Carolina church, February 15-24.

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
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Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

Standing Out with Light and Sound

Oct 20, 2017
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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra's new season is opening with a Symphony in Lights. This combination of light and sound will be held Saturday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the West Monroe High School Auditorium. 

Experiencing Culture at the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

Oct 12, 2017
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The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival is ringing in its 62nd year of culture and history Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival will take place in downtown Columbia on the Ouachita River.

Music and Art in the Heart of Monroe

Sep 28, 2017
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The Downtown Monroe Alliance is continuing its mission to make a better Monroe this October through hosting the Downtown River Jam. This outdoor concert will take place Thursday, October 5th, at Bry Park from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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