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Upcoming Events
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
02/25/2017 to 02/26/2017
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.

Fashion Fusion 2017
02/25/2017
This high energy, runway-style fashion show is infused with dance performed by the Debbie Bourg School of Dance and is a benefit event for the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The show features local fashion boutiques from the Monroe area and promotes shopping local, while promoting the work of the Children's Coalition.

36th annual Black History Parade
02/25/2017
Enjoy marching units, schools, churches, car clubs, motorcycle clubs and horse clubs! This year's theme is "Freedom is never given. It is won." The parade rolls down Washington Street to North 4th to DeSiard Street and will end at Eastgate Plaza.

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Where to Eat - Catfish Houses
  Catfish Cabin 
1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972.
  Catfish Charlie's 
2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
  Cheniere Shack 
7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.
  Copeland's of New Orleans 
3851 Pecanland Mall Drive, Monroe
This Louisiana original offers wide choices of menu options.
  Danken Trail 
7712 DeSiard Street, Monroe
They've been serving their tangy sauce with beef, turkey or sausage for over 30 years.
  Golden Pier Seafood 
1114 N. 7th Street, West Monroe
Offering fried fish, gumbo, and seafood, along with po-boys.
  Mane Street Fish House 
205 Mane Street, West Monroe
Offering an all you can eat buffet of catfish, seafood, and frog legs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
  Mohawk Seafood Tavern Restaurant 
704 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
This longtime local favorite is famous for gumbo, fried fish, raw oysters, shrimp po-boys and shrimp delight salad.
  Moon Lake Marina 
231 Moon Lake Rd., Monroe
Located on the Ouachita River, this bar and grill offers Tuesday steak nights, Friday night is shish-ka-bobs and fish plates.
  Scott's Catfish & Seafood 
2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.
  The Fish House 
8823 Hwy 165 Suite 6, Monroe
A seafood restaurant offering traditional favorites like catfish, frog legs and hamburgers.
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