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Not Again? at the Masur Museum
07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014
In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.

ARK-LA-MISS Fair
09/20/2014 to 09/28/2014
This year marks the 39th Anniversary of the Ark-La-Miss Fair. The Fair is loaded with things for all ages including agricultural exhibits, midway rides, live entertainment, and a wide selection of food and exhibitors!

Meals From Around the World
09/23/2014 to 11/25/2014
Meals from around the world features various menus from across the globe by Chef Pat Nolan & Chef Eli Carle. Seating is limited and you must make reservations. BYOB.

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Where to Eat - Cajun/Gumbo/Crawfish
  Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 
4207 Old Sterlington Rd., Monroe
This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
  Cascio's Tavern 
400 Trenton Street Suite A, West Monroe
This family has been providing memorable meals to local for over 80 years in different locations.
  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.
  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.
  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 a wide choice of menu options.
  Cormier's Cajun Catering & Restaurant 
1205 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe
Grab a picnic table and enjoy their spicy crawfish or famous pig sandwiches.
  Crawfish City 
3426 Cypress Street, West Monroe
No need to look long at the menu - it's all about crawfish here.
  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.
  River Grille 
2538 River Landing, Monroe
On the bayou in the neigborhood, this quaint grill has po-boys, specialty sandwiches and salads.
  Riverside Coney Island 
710 Walnut Street, Monroe
More than the usual Coney Island experience.
  Ron's Cajun Boudin 
1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe
Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family.
  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.
  Southside Coney Island 
1411 South 2nd Street, Monroe
Serving up burgers, chili dogs, fries, and onion rings.
  The Fish House 
8823 Hwy 165 Suite 6, Monroe
A seafood restaurant offering traditional favorites like catfish, frog legs and hamburgers.
  Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant 
One Olive Street, Monroe
Relax along the Ouachita River while you dine in this unique building that was once a cotton warehouse.
  Willie's Duck Diner 
125 Constitution Dr., West Monroe
Southern country foods are served up along side cajun seafood dishes.
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