March 16th-22nd, 2023
This Week: Live Events
Red River Chorale presents: Enduring Psalms
Emmanuel Baptist Church
430 Jackson St., Alexandria, LA
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
The Chorale presents timeless psalms in choral music. The program includes Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece,' "Chichester Psalms," the evocative "Dorchester Canticles" by Tarik O'Regan, and other beautiful psalm settings.
Downtown Rocks: Chicken on the Bone
City of Alexandria-Steps of City Hall
915 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM
Are you ready for some LIVE music in Alexandria? Join us for Chicken on the Bone, March 16th at the City of Alexandria's Downtown Rocks! 
We’ll see you at the steps of City Hall as we spring into Alex River Fête at our FREE Concert Series!
- Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Theatre Louisiana Christian presents: Into the Woods
Martin Performing Arts Center
1140 College Dr., Pineville, LA
March 16-18 and March 23-25
Time: See "Tickets"
Tlc's production of the award winning musical INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine opens March 16th!!!
Directed by Tabitha Huffman
Musical Direction by Enrico Cannella
Synopsis: "Happily Ever After" has never been so complicated. That's what Little Red, a Witch, Cinderella, the Baker, and his wife discover as they invade on another's stories and find themselves tangled in a web of unexpected consequences. They quickly find this web is too big to untangle on their own and they must work together to set everything right in the kingdom. Into the Woods reminds us that only together can we defeat the wolves and giants of the world.
Spectral Sisters presents: The Vagina Monologues
Richard Gwartney Theatre at LSUA
1511 Line St., Pineville, LA
Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM
Based on over 200 interviews Eve Ensler conducted with women, the play addresses women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women. Led by Alana Pate, a melting pot of Cenla’s female voices join together to bring these interviews to life.
Free Admission- Mature Content
Pineville High Theatre presents: A Night at the Theatre
Pineville High School
1511 Line St., Pineville, LA
March 17 & 18
Time & Tickets Coming Soon!
“A Night at the Theatre”
Including selected solo and duet performances, this showcase will present “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang, along with an original musical based on the story of Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, adapted by PHS Theatre’s own Katelyn Bush and Gibson Russell.
30 Years at the Fox - Anniversary Concert
The Fox Theatre
111 S. Washington St., Marksville, LA
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM
The Fox Theatre is proud to celebrate 30 years of performing arts in the Avoyelles community. Join us as we celebrate with a night of music featuring songs from our past performed by local musicians and artists.
​Tickets are on sale now for $18 online or $20 at the door.
Make sure to stay for a complimentary champagne toast after each performance. 
Comedy Night
Fighting Hand Brewing Company
1600 Military Hwy., Pineville, LA
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Come see Evan, Andrea, Sarah and Twitch, along with everyone’s favorite, Johnny Rage!!!
City Park Players presents: Escaping the Labyrinth by Thomas Hischak
The Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre
1102 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
March 23rd-April 2nd
See "Tickets" for Time
Directed by Jim Weinzettle and Jill Dupont.
DRAMA/COMEDY:  Imagine meeting and even falling in love with one of the Greek gods or goddesses. “Escaping the Labyrinth” tells the story of Bud Schlieman, a young American professor who happens to meet one of the Greek gods while on a trip to Greece. During a conversation with him, one of the gods reveals themselves to him, and he sets out on a journey to meet the goddess Artemis. When he meets and falls in love with her, she runs away. He sets on a journey through the rest of the show to find her. Is he able to find her? 
Whether you are looking for an escape from your house or looking for a journey that takes you to travel to places you may not see every day, “Escaping the Labyrinth” is a fantastic show that allows the audience to relax and enjoy an evening of theatre. 
Lagniappe Theatre presents: The SpongeBob Musical
Lagniappe Theatre Event Center
7521 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA
March 23rd-26th
See "Tickets" for Time
The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!
POA presents: Messiah
Pentecostals of Alexandria Church
2817 Rapides Ave, Alexandria, LA
March 23rd-April 9th, 2023
See "Tickets" for Time
Come experience MESSIAH - The life-changing story of the life, death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.
For questions regarding ticket sales, call 318.427.6639 or 318.427.6631
Three Sisters - Stage Reading
Paragon Ballroom
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA
Friday, March 24th & Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company, presents a stage reading of Three Sisters at Paragon Casino Resort.
Written by playwright Carolyn Dunn, a descendant of the Tunica-Biloxi and other Native American tribes, Three Sisters shares the story of estranged sisters who return home to Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana at the request of their dying aunt. The performance explores familial ties, hidden secrets and death when they meet at the intersection of love, loss, tradition and culture.
Dunn’s Native American heritage gives her a deep, innate understanding of what motivates her characters and the connection between culture and relationships. Three Sisters give credence to the struggles of the Native American community and the plight tribal citizens face to preserve their culture and traditions when faced with the challenges and pressures of today’s society. 
“It is important for not only the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, but all of Indian Country to share pieces of our culture with those unfamiliar with our history and traditions,” said John Barbry, Director of the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program. “Our hope is to continue spreading our culture across the country, and with the help of Three Sisters and Carolyn Dunn, we are well on our way. I encourage all audiences to partake in this wonderful story that transcends cultural divides.”
The performances are free and open to the public. For additional ticketing information, contact Paulette Voiselle at or (318) 240-6400. The performance sponsors include The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, the Tunica-Biloxi Education Department, the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program and the Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company.
Downtown Rocks: Lil' Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers
City of Alexandria-Steps of City Hall
915 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Are you ready for some LIVE music in Alexandria? Join us for Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers, March 30th at the City of Alexandria's Downtown Rocks! 
We’ll see you at the steps of City Hall as we spring into Alex River Fête at our FREE Concert Series!
- Food and beverages will be available for purchase
Killer Beaz
Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center
1202 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Celebrating his seventh season on Discovery Channel’s hit series, “Moonshiners”, comedian Killer Beaz is touring the nation when not filming. With well over three decades of comedy clubs and theatres, television and radio, Killer Beaz is legendary in the comedy industry. Beaz continues to make regular stops with his family friendly show to The Grand Ole Opry stage.
Killer Beaz has his own, unique brand of “Hard Hitting” – "Laugh out Loud" – “Laugh A Lot” – “HI-PROOF” – “High Energy” – “Everyman-style” comedy. With many thousands of radio, television and stage appearances, Beaz has been entertaining audiences worldwide, but his passion is his live stage performance. He is an award winning artist and has been signed with both Sony and Warner Brothers Records, and received reviews such as:
"Beaz is 'Killer!’" - Rolling Stone Magazine
“Killer Beaz lives up to his name, “Killing” his audience, night after night, show after show!”
- Entertainment Today/Las Vegas, NV
“Killer Beaz has a universal appeal that makes him a crowd favorite!” – SHOWTIME/Reno, NV
Don’t miss your opportunity to see “THE BEST BUZZ in TOWN!”  See him on television, hear him on the radio, see his stage performance'll be "Stung for Life!" Live show tickets and information are available at 
Tickets: $55 (includes meet & greet), $38 or $28
Gallery One Elllven
111 3rd St., Leesville, LA
On display until March 17th.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Thank you for supporting local art!!
AMoA presents: Environmental Impact II
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 2nd St., Alexandria, LA
On display March 4 - June 18, 2023
Thank you for supporting local art!!
Coming soon...
Gallery One Elllven
111 3rd St., Leesville, LA
On display March 30 - April 22
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in Leesville is pleased to announce their third exhibit of the year, featuring three notable artists from Shreveport. Uriah Oxford, Michael Miller and Lauren Ross Simmons will display their large, colorful abstract works in the gallery in the Leesville Historic District. There will be a reception for the artists on April 8 at 6:00.
Uriah Oxford produces large paintings composed of a myriad of small items and objects that create a pleasing flow across the canvas. Michael Miller will exhibit works that play with simple and common themes from a dissociative and playful perspective. The heavily painted surfaces demand physical presence, encouraging the viewer to engage with the work in a way that is all too often missing in an era where most paintings are seen through photos on screens. Lauren Ross Simmons relies on pop culture and fashion images, past and present to populate her colorful canvases. 
This exhibit is sponsored by Barksdale Federal Credit Union, who have been generous sponsors of the Arts in Vernon Parish for over 15 years.
Creative Aging Series: Ukulele Class
Canterbury Assisted Living
1101 16th St., Alexandria, LA
Every Thursday Until May 18, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
The Arts Council is participating in a national program, Creative Aging, to bring high quality, engaging, arts education experiences to older adults in our area. We have partnered with the Canterbury Assisted Living Facility to host our weekly Ukulele Lessons in their common area. Lessons start at 2pm and go until 3pm every Thursday until May 18th.
The workshop is open to anyone, but will cater to senior citizens. Lessons are provided at any skill level and Ukuleles will be provided on a first come first serve basis, so if you have your own feel free to bring it along. 
TREE House Summer Camps!
Registration for members is open now!
Non-member registration opens March 31st.
Our Summer Camp flyer for 2023 is Officially Here!
We can't wait to have a blast this summer!
See form for more info!
AMoA Spring Ceramics Series: Adult Workshops
Alexandria Museum of Art with LSUA
Mulder Hall Ceramics Lab
8100 U. S. Hwy 71, Alexandria, LA
Saturday, March 18th:
Glazing Your Ceramics
The Spring Ceramics Series includes three parts that allows you to customize your interests.
All classes will be held in the ceramics lab, on the first floor in Mulder Hall at LSUA. Watch your email for additional information and directions prior to class day. 
All supplies and firing are included. 
Participants must be 21 to attend this class.
Please bring a lunch or you can pick up something during the break. Click below for class info.
AUDITIONS! City Park Players present: Ondine - By Maurice Valency, Jean Giraudoux
The Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre
1102 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 AM &
Monday, March 27th at 6:00 PM
Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show! All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers! We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!
Directed by Diane Falcone. PERFORMANCE DATES: May 18-28
CAST NEEDED: 11f, 17m (flexible) Doubling of roles will be preferred.
Ondine – Lead, Female, 18-35. A water sprite, dance or movement training a plus.
Ritter Hans – Lead, Male, 25-35. A knight-errant who has been sent off on a quest by his betrothed.
Auguste – Ondine’s father – a poor fisherman who lives by the lake and raised Ondine after his own child was lost.
Eugenie – Ondine’s mother – a poor woman who raised Ondine after her own child was lost.
The Ondines
The Old One / Illusionist / Second fisherman – Ondine’s mentor from the depths of the sea, Lord Chamberlain, The Superintendent of the Theatre, The Trainer of the Seals, Bertha, Bertram, Violante, Angelique, Venus, Matho, Salammbo, A Lord, A Lady, The King, A Servant, First Fisherman, First Judge, Second Judge
Executioner, & The Kitchen Maid
For more information, please contact us at:
The Rapides Parish Library: March Art Activities & Classes for Everyone!
The Rapides Parish Library
Various Branch Locations
Click below for all the dates!
2023 Creativity Launch Pad Classes
Alexandria Museum of Art
Launch Pad classes are for ANY and ALL skill levels seeking a fun, relaxed and creative environment in which to learn something new or work on your own. They offer an opportunity to experience different mediums as an introduction, that could provide a gateway to independent making.
All materials are provided. Mindfulness classes are perfect for clearing your creative roadblocks and finding your artistic voice.
For Beginners - a great way to test the medium and see what you like.
For Intermediates - great for constructive critique.
For Advanced students - work at your own pace.
Classes meet on the first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:00 in the AMoA classroom.
April 4th - Watercolor
May 2nd - Figure Drawing
June 6th - Mindfulness
July 11th - Acrylics
August 1st - Watercolors
September 5th - Drawing
October 3rd - Mindfulness
November 7th - Acrylics
December 5th - Watercolor
$10 for AMoA Members ~ $20 per class for non-members
You must be 21 to attend this class.
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art - 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA
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Virtual Programming
Alexandria Museum of Art (AMoA)
 AMoA is excited to continue offering online programming for all of you to enjoy! Keep up with monthly content on the following platforms: Monthly Programming on  Facebook and AMoA's YouTube Channel! Find AMoA on Tik Tok!
Second Saturday - Free Admission
Alexandria Museum of Art
Saturday, April 9th
Free Admission to the Alexandria Museum of Art to the public every second Saturday of the month.
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA
Sunset Club: Patrick Swasey
Location: Spirits Food & Friends
1200 Texas Ave., Alexandria, LA
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Grae & Adam
Location: Topshelf Cocktails
4411 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM
Avery Michaels & Bros
Location: Quebedeaux's Cajun Cafe`
3800 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, LA
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day Party with Charlie Rivers
Location: Broken Wheel Brewery
109 Tunica Dr., Marksville, LA
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Sam Fitzgerald
Location: Huckleberry Brewing Company
4724 Sterkx Rd., Alexandria, LA
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Chance the Band
Location: East Side Daiquiris on the Circle
2204 Worley Dr., Alexandria, LA
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM
Sound of Change for St. Patrick's Day
Location: The Mirror Room
200 Desoto St., Alexandria, LA
Date: Friday, March 16, 2023
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Pam's Verda Gameroom 
475 Hwy. 471 Verda, Louisiana
Date: Friday, March 17th & Sat. March 18th
Time: 9:00 PM
Derrick McLendon
Location: The Tasting Room of Louisiana
812 3rd St., Alexandria, LA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM
La Junction
Location: Quebedeaux's Cajun Cafe`
3800 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, LA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Cane River Soul
Location: Huckleberry Brewing Company
4724 Sterkx Rd., Alexandria, LA
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
Paul Boudini
Location: Quebedeaux's Cajun Cafe`
3800 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, LA
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM
Members of the Arts Council
Thank you for proudly supporting the Arts in Central Louisiana!
William & Michele Fontenot
Betty Fay & Joseph Lipsey
Darryl & Natalie Monroe
Arsham & Jilberte Naalbandian
Mark A. Pritchard - Edward Jones
Melissa Whittington
Robin & Nydia Freedman
Just Dance
Bobby Levy & Theresa Louviere
Amy & Sudah Pillarisetti
Glenda & Henry Smith
Grant & Rebecca Bartlett
Robert & Sharon Burns
Noelle & Michael Crowell
Dave & Judy Curry
John & Diane Davidson
Val & Wayne Denley
Michael Dole, MD
Dr. & Mrs. Chester B. Fresh
Jenifer & Randy Gilchrist
Steve & Kay Harris
Trey and Camille Jackson
Michelle & Chris Karam

Betty Lou & Lansing Kolb
Philip & Nelda Laborde
Julie and Oday Lavergne
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Norem, II
The Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Ed & Judy Rundell
John & Louise Simon
Virginia & David Smith
Dr. Gill Taylor-Tyree, Sr.
Jim & Caroline Theus
Renick & Pam Webb
Bassam & Eliane Abi-Rached
Willie & Eunice Banks
Don & Louise Barker
Andrew Bindursky
Aubrey Bolen
Candy & Frank Brame
Miriam J. Brown
David & Norrine Caplan
Edwin Caplan
LaTonya Charles
Fred & Frances Collins 
Mary Covington
Becky Crooks
Dave & Judy Curry
Dr. & Mrs. Dhulipala
Gray & Beverly Easterling
Richard & Terri Febuary
Rev. James A. Ferguson
Chuck & Fritzie Fine
Amelie Freedman
Judy & Bob Ginsburgh
Lyn Goodin
Tom & Betsy Hardin
Stuart C. Head
Gloria Hearn
Dr. John Hill
Hon. Henley & Kathey Hunter
Colt & Angie James
June Johnson-Davis
Dr. & Mrs. R. Bruce Jordan
Romi & Darpan Khuntia
Coan & Sheri Knight
Ann & Martin Masden
Joan K. McLure
John & Judy McLure
Sarena O'Donnell-Dekeyzer
Greg O'Quinn
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Owens
Catherine McCrory Pears
Amanda Phillips
Charlot Pitts Morrison
Paige L. Quillin
Prissy Reap
Nancy Richards
River Oaks Square Art Center
E. Nell Robison
Robert and Jenny Royer
Robert & Melissa Savage
Alice V. Scarborough
Bertie Deming Smith
Buffy & Matt Stroderd
Melvin & Sandya Thomas
S. W. Trammell MD
Dr. & Mrs. Raj Verma
Walker Automotive
Ruth & Jim Weinzettle
Dr. James White III
Lee & Jennifer Willis
Peggy & Mark Wilson 
Dr. & Mrs. Maan Younes
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