Naomi and Jon- Love Songs, a Valentine’s Concert 02/12/2016 Enjoy an evening of favorite love songs when two of NELA’s finest musicians, vocalist Nami Cordill and pianist Jon Baccarini, celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day in a performance at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens.
Venue: Biedenharn Musum and Gardens
Modern Classics: The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel 02/13/2016 What do you get when you combine the dynamic sounds of Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the legendary music of Elton John and Billy Joel? You get an evening of great entertainment! There are two ways to enjoy this concert. You can either sit at a table for eight with your friends and you bring your favorite foods and libations to enjoy during the concert, or you may also choose to sit in the general admission seating area. You’ll hear an array of music from these iconic entertainers performed with the live orchestra such as Movin’ Out, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Piano Man, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and many more. The combination of classic rock and the symphony music pair perfectly together because of these memorable melodies. Table reservations are $50 not including the cost of the tickets. Tickets can be purchased on our website atmyMSO.org
Bird Fun for Families 02/13/2016 Celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count with a fun drop-in event about birds. Learn some basic bird ID, practice with binoculars, make a bird feeder, try your hand at migration and take the bird beak challenge. Come by anytime between 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where to Eat
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.
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.
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.