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Spectral Sisters Ten Minute Play Festival Auditions
April 14, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Event Category: Theater
Location : Classroom F, 2nd Floor of Rapides Foundation Building, Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Spectral Sisters Productions is looking for actors for our 2018 Ten Minute Play Festival! There are no audition requirements, just show up with a great attitude and an open mind. If you're unable to make the April 9th or 14th auditions, send us a direct message on Facebook and we'll be happy to put you in touch with our directors. Break legs! ... read more
 
Grace Christian School presents Into the Woods, Jr.
April 26, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Event Category: Theater
Location : Grace Christian SchoolChurch 4900 Jackson St. Alexandria, Time: 7:00pm on Thursday and Friday, 2:00pm on Saturday

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Awardwinning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm ... read more
 
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the LC/Red River Wind Symphony
April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2018
Event Category: Music
Location : Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Time: 7:00 PM

 Free and open to the public. Piano Professor Joseph Kingma will play Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The LC/Red River Wind Symphony will accompany him and play a selection of other ... read more
 
LSUA Cavanaugh Lecture with Professors Ge Gar and Lei Zhong
April 24, 2018 - April 24, 2018
Event Category: Lectures/Readings
Location : Alexandria Museum of Art, Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 Associate Professors Ge Gao and Lei Zhong, both of whom are members of the English Department and from the College of Foreign Languages of Qu Fu Normal University in Shandong Province, China, will present the last lecture of the 2017-2018 season of the LSUA Cavanaugh Lecture series this April 24, 2018 at the Alexandria Museum of Art.  Professor Gao, who teaches undergraduate and graduate students majoring in linguistics and applied linguistics, serves as the Director of the English Department. She is the author of several published works, including the “Experimental Study of the Influence of Chinese Experience on English Phonetic ... read more
 
Jazz on Jackson - Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival
April 20, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Event Category: Music
Location : First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Time: 6:00 PM

 Join us for music and refreshments in the courtyard, Jazz on Jackson; an annual celebration of the arts, part of the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival. This event is free and open to the public. This years musical guest is Doug Kearney. Born and raised in the heart of Louisiana, Doug Kearney picked up his first guitar at the tender age of 10 and by 16 he was playing his first gigs. At 18 he began working in bars, traveling the crawfish circuit, and doing concerts and festivals throughout Louisiana and Texas. Immersed in southern blues, jazz, country, texas swing, ... read more
 
Children's Day - Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival
April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Hands to Hands Crossing Cultures - create symbolically decorated hand symbols with artist Leslie Elliottsmith. This workshop is for ages 5-12 years. No prior ability or knowledge is required. Children will learn to embrace and enjoy the arts of many nations. Pre-registration is required: www.fumca.org/artsfestival The Hamsa (hand symbol) is used by all major religions in the world. It can be a symbol of warding off evil but is also used as a symbol of reaching across cultures to achieve understanding. In Christianity it was originally on open palm hand but is frequently seen as two hands today. In Hinduism, Buddhism, ... read more
 
Cenla Cruis'n Car Show & Music Festival
April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Arna Bontemps African American Museum (1327 Third Street), Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 Proceeds to benefit The Arna Bontemps African American Museum & Cultural Art Center. Central Louisiana and surrounding communities can view the hottest cars around Cenla & enjoy great live music.  Food & beverage vendors will be onsite. Great kid's activities! Event goers can participate to win fabulous door prizes and take chances on a great raffle items. You don't want to miss it! To register you car, truck or motorcycle (see the flyer) or call Rose Fields State Farm Office 318-487-1881. Entry Fee $25. Registration is 9am-11am. EVENT PERFORMERS: Ministry of Jazz, Snazz, IMPROV & MR. GQ & SAUCE SPONSORS: ... read more
 
Just Dance Revue 2018
May 25, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Event Category: Dance
Location : Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center

 Friday: 6:30 PM  Saturday: 9:00AM 11:30AM 3:00PM ... read more
 
Spectral Sisters Ten Minute Play Festival
May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Event Category: Theater
Location : Hearn Stage, Kress Theatre, Time: Thursday - Saturday: 7:30PM Sunday: 2:30PM

  Click Here to Purchase Tickets! Join Spectral Sisters Productions May 17 to 20 for their Annual Ten Minute Play Festival!  Each year Spectral Sisters highlights local playwrights and gives them the opportunity to see their works staged live.  The nine plays selected to be part of this year’s festival are: “Can’t Cage the Sun” by John Wilson “Home of the Brave” by David Sobel “Safe at Home” by Jeff Goelz “Home Coming Surprise” by Darlene Dufour “Allergy to Seafood” by David Holcombe “Ambien Airways” by James McDonald “Sticks and Stones” by Melissa Savage “It’s a Choice” by Jim Weinzettle “In ... read more
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