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Downtown Rocks
March 24, 2017 - April 07, 2017
Event Category: Music
Location : Steps of City Hall, Time: 6:00 PM

 Free and open to the public. Spring Outdoor Concert Series March 24  Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers March 31  Tank & the Bangas April 7   Buddy Terzia ... read more
April 07, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Event Category: Holiday
Location : Pentecostals of Alexandria Main Sanctuary

The Pentecostals of Alexandria will present six performances of ABOVE ALL this year.  If you were familiar with the Messiah production (1983-2004), you will remember it told the story of the life of Jesus Christ.  Above All focuses on His final hours - that last week between Bethany and Jerusalem.  Telling His story, frequently in His own words, utilizing drama, music, and multimedia sound, lights, and imaging, those final seven days come to life. The cast of over two hundred individuals of all ages conveys the timeless message of the New Testament Gospels: Jesus Christ loves us. He came to save us. Above ... read more
AMoA AfterHours: Renegade Tour
March 16, 2017 - March 16, 2017
Event Category: Lectures/Readings
Location : Alexandria Museum of Art, Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We have an all new, totally free Renegade Tour scheduled for Third Thursday, March 16, at 6:30pm. Guided by Tammy Killian, LSUA's Howard Eloise Mulder Chair in the Arts, and a Spectral Sisters Founding Member, and a special mystery guide too! Have a drink downtown (or not), and walk over to The Museum for a unique, unorthodox tour designed for adults, and see how fun art museums can be! You might just like it! Call Gar Pickering: ... read more
Cenla Meditation Group
March 07, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Event Category: Classes
Location : Body Tao (701 4th St., Alexandria, LA - first floor, Holiday Inn Downtown), Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m. Yoga Tao First Floor, Holiday Inn Downtown 701 4th St. Alexandria, La Free of charge Beginners ... read more
ArtFête 2017
May 05, 2017 - May 06, 2017
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Downtown Alexandria

  Register Online Now! Download a Registration Form! Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for ArtFête 2017, part of the festivities of this year’s AlexRiverFête. ArtFête is a free, family-oriented arts festival with over 100 participating artists, vendors, and live entertainment acts, held in Downtown Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District.  Sidewalks, green spaces, and the alleys come alive as local artists demonstrate and sell their works of art. ArtFête is a two-day festival held this year on May 5 & 6.  The festivities begin Friday, May 5 from 4 to 9 PM, and continue all day Saturday, May 6 from 9 AM to 4 PM . Please note that times ... read more
Holi Fest 2017
April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Tamp & Grind Coffee, Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Register Online! It’s time again for the celebration of Spring, Life, Unity, Community, and Downtown Culture! Join us April 29th for the 6th ANNUAL HOLIFEST!! This year’s celebration is extra special, as we remember Jeff Phillips, a beloved part of Downtown. Unity in Diversity…Playing colors with each and every one brings a feeling of spirit without any distinction of caste, creed, color, race, status or sex. It is one occasion when sprinkling colored powder (‘gulal’) or colored water on each other breaks all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed, just like the gumbo ... read more
Little Walter Music Festival
May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Alexandria Riverfront Ampitheatre

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Spectral Sisters Ten Minute Play Festival
June 22, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Event Category: Theater
Location : Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre

 More info coming ... read more
AMoA's Youth Art Month Festival
March 11, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Alexandria Museum of Art, Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 March is Youth Art Month! Join us for the Youth Art Month Festival on Saturday, March 11 at AMoA, 10:00am - 2:00pm Celebrate the talent and creativity of the students in community. A day filled with art, music, learning, fun and friends!  Many FREE hands-on art activities and demonstrations for all ages by artists, art teachers and high school art students! Art vendors, popcorn, cotton candy, snowcones and more!  Balloons, quarter art games and more! March 11 is Second Saturday which means FREE admission to the Museum! Be our guest to view the current exhibitions, Kathryn Keller: The View from Within, ... read more
March 19, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : Alexandria Zoo, Time: 2:30 PM

 Special concert at the Alexandria Zoo on Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 pm! Free admission AND free T-shirts for the first 200 children! Come hear Peter & the Wolf performed by the RSO, narrated by Karen Riley Simmons, and acted by LBM ... read more
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