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"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 - Soul Food/Home-Style Plate Lunches
  Appletree Café 
2934 Cypress Street, West Monroe
Located inside Blessings Bookstore.
  Best Buy Soul Food 
2952 Renwick Street, Monroe
Try the CC Burger with down-home sausage, a fried egg and cheese.
  Big Momma's Fine Foods 
1118 S. 2nd Street, Monroe
Daily plate lunches with good Southern vegetables like real mashed potatoes, butter beans, candied yams, greens (mustard and turnips), corn and black-eyed peas.
  Chef Eric Johnson & Company 
222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals.
  Daq's Wings & Grill 
2217 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Stop by with friends for wings that are marinated for 24 hours before cooking.
  Frenchie's Wagons 
113 Smith Street, West Monroe
For a great meal on the run, try their delicious ham, beef, or shrimp po-boys, plate lunches and burgers.
  Granny's Family Restaurant 
3110 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.
  Granny's Family Restaurant #2 
2510 Cypress Street, West Monroe
In the mood for some good country cooking? Then pull up a chair and try a home-style plate lunch with choices like fried chicken, beef tips and rice, fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, smothered squash, okra and tomatoes, lima beans and hush puppies.
  Hollywood Snack Bar 
1810 Bernstein Park Drive, Monroe
Located on your way to the Zoo, stop in for some home-style cooking with a creole flair.
  Jo-el's Café 
2500 North 7th Street, West Monroe
Located in the bottom floor of the Richland State Bank Building, Jo-el is serving up fresh salads, sandwiches and desserts daily, with a few sides of "y'all" mixed in for fun.
  Kayla's Kitchen 
311 Wood Street, West Monroe
Nestled in historic Antique Alley, this mother-daughter duo cooks up daily plate lunch specials, dessert and tea included.
  Lea's of Lecompte 
319 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Family-owned and famous for home-made pies, like chocolate, coconut, and lemon meringue.
  Magic Grill 
4331 Sterlington Road, Monroe
Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
  Magic Grill 
2500 Arkansas Road Suite 1, West Monroe
Try a Magical Po-Boys with a choice of roast beef, ham, fish, turkey, ribeye, shrimp, philly or hamburger, along with a cup of their famous gravy and fresh cut fries.
  Melvyn's Restaurant 
1128 Oliver Road, Monroe
You'll feel like a local in this hometown hangout, famous for award-winning, charbroiled, hand-patted burgers and hamburger steaks stuffed with cheese and onions.
  Miletello's Sports City Grill 
2105 N. 7th Street, West Monroe
Catch the game and a great meal, too.
  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.
  Not Just Pie 
2117 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Southern Living Magazine calls this eatery "a diner's delight" where one can get "hypno-pied" by a variety of fresh pies like banana caramel, coconut and chocolate all topped with whipped cream and meringue.
  Ole South Diner 
4506 Cypress Street, West Monroe
A working man's diner with options like hamburger steak, beef tips and rice, catfish and pork chops.
  Patsy's Big Top Restaurant & Lounge 
2055 Old Natchitoches Road, West Monroe
An all-you-can-eat country buffet and delicious homestyle hamburgers!
  Ray's PeGe 
8209 DeSiard Street, Monroe
A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, and kurly-Q fries.
  Ray's Pege West 
1501 Cypress Street, West Monroe
A local favorite since its doors opened in the 60s, this grill is famous for its roast beef po-boys with gravy on the side, Kurly-Q fries, and open-faced burger.
  Riverside Coney Island 
710 Walnut Street, Monroe
More than the usual Coney Island experience.
  Smith Street Coney Island 
302 Smith Street, West Monroe
Famous for their homemade chili, made fresh daily.
  The Coffee Bean 
2501 Broadmoor Boulevard, Monroe
More than your standard coffee house.
  The Corner Coffeehouse 
207 Blanchard Street, West Monroe
Coffee may be on your mind, but you'll love their giant specialty cupcakes and cakes, scones, muffins and cookies.
  The Kitchen 
202 S. 6th Street, Monroe
Open the screen door and take a whiff of some good ol' Southern cooking.
  The Kuntry Diner 
946 Ole Highway 15, West Monroe
Want something that'll stick to your ribs but is reasonably priced? Stop in here for burgers, po-boys and plate lunch choices such as shepherd's pie, meatloaf and country fried chicken during the week.
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