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Fall of Isaac Live at Spirits
March 01, 2017 - March 01, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Spirits Food & Friends, Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 Fall of Isaac is a collaboration of experienced musicians located in Central Louisiana. The band consists of talents that have withstood the tests of rock modernization and continue to build on inspiration and raw emotion. Jason Myatt - Has performed with many classic rock coffee house style acts like Tyler Town and more; however, the man can throw down by giving his acoustic sounds a rest from time to time by primarily now employing more aggressive electric voicing. Equip: PRS and Fender electric and Taylor acoustic guitars, Mesa/Boogie amps, Sure mics, and Dunlop accessories James Douzart - James has contributed ... read more
 
A-Town Evenings: Smithfield Fair
March 09, 2017 - March 09, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, Time: 7:00 PM

Purchase tickets here! Hear perennial local favorites Smithfield Fair live at the Hearn Stage for one night only. Tickets are $15 and include snacks. A cash bar will also be available. For over four decades, the focus of Smithfield Fair has been harmony, vocals, and original songs deftly placed over acoustic instrumentation. Smithfield Fair has presented its heartfelt original music and arrangements of traditional songs across the United States on concert and festival stages; in historic venues and theatres; at large events such as the World's Fair, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival; as well as in ... read more
 
A-Town Evenings: Caleb Elliott & Louisiana Appleseed
April 20, 2017 - April 20, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, Time: 7:00 PM

Purchase tickets here! Caleb Elliott is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cellist based in Lafayette, LA. He’s currently working on a new album entitled “Get Me Out of Here”. On his debut album he’s backed by Louisiana favorites singer Susan Cowsill, Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys guitarist Sam Broussard. Elliott has performed throughout the United States and on television shows such as CBS: This Morning.  Louisiana Appleseed is a Southern Soul revivalist band from Shreveport, Louisiana. Calling upon artists like the Band and the Swampers, Louisiana Appleseed strives to combine great song ... read more
 
Pianist Richard Dowling plays Scott Joplin
March 19, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Hurst Loft (1611 Washington Street), Time: 2:30 PM

 Internationally acclaimed pianist, Richard Dowling will be playing the complete piano works of Ragtime Composer, Scott Joplin at Carnegie Hall in April.  Come get a sneak peek of his concert right here in Alexandria on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Hursts' Loft (located at 1611 Washington St. in Alexandria).  This concert (with refreshments afterwards) will benefit Arts & Healthcare, Inc. whose mission is to bring healing arts into healthcare settings. Seating is very limited and we expect this to be a sell-out.  Richard will have Joplin CDs to sell and autograph after the concert.  Don't miss ... read more
 
Holy Savior Menard Theatre Arts presents Bye Bye Birdie
April 05, 2017 - April 09, 2017
Event Category: Theater
Location : Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Time: Wednesday - Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM

Purchase tickets here. April 5th through 9th, join the talented students of Holy Savior Menard High School’s theatre department and director Cherise Rino for their production of the award-winning Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie! There will be five performances, including showings Wednesday through Saturday at 7 PM and a Sunday matinee at 2 PM. All shows are performed at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District. Conrad Birdie, arguably the biggest rock and roll superstar in the world, has just been drafted, which brings his legion of teen-aged female fans marching in the streets in protest. One ... read more
 
LBM Productions presents James & the Giant Peach
March 09, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Event Category: Theater
Location : Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center

Click here to purchase tickets online. LBM Productions presents James and the Giant Peach  from March 9th to 12th  at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria. Public performances will be held on March 10th, 11th, and 12th. Two school performances will be held on Thursday, March 9th. For tickets to these school performances, please visit LBMProductions.net. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to ... read more
 
My Plate at T.R.E.E. House
March 04, 2017 - March 04, 2017
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum, Time: 1:00 PM

 Come and learn about the food pyramid and find out what kinds of foods will make you grow big and strong! Program is included in $4 admission. Children under the age of two get in free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ... read more
 
Doll/Stuffed Animal Clinic at T.R.E.E. House
March 11, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum, Time: 1:00 PM

Join us at T.R.E.E. House for a doll/stuffed animal clinic! Bring in your favorite stuffed animal or doll and learn about what happens at a checkup! Nursing students from LSUA will be here to demonstrate.  Program is included in $4 admission. Children under the age of two get in free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ... read more
 
Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils Live at Spirits
March 15, 2017 - March 15, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Spirits Food & Friends, Time: 7:00 PM

Jennifer Westwood cut her teeth on Detroit Gospel before hitting the gritty Detroit bars that set her career in motion. She has been a Detroit Music Award winner and nominee in several categories, and has contributed music to multiple Emmy Award winning commercials and documentaries, as well as film. She first found confidence to consider music as a career by the encouragement of a church acquaintance, a professor of music who had previously served as ensemble choir director for the late Bishop C.L. Franklin, father of Aretha. Performing in church lead to her first work in the outside world, singing ... read more
 
Pi Program at T.R.E.E. House
March 18, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum, Time: 1:00 PM

 Join us for a celebration of PI! We will be joining Dr. John Allen for a wacky time! Wear your best Pi Pirate costumes and come on out!  Program is included in $4 admission. Children under the age of two get in free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ... read more
 
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