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Fall of Isaac Live at Spirits
April 18, 2018 - April 18, 2018
Event Category: Music
Location : Spirits Food & Friends, Time: 7:00 PM

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Visual Artists Business Boot Camp
March 09, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Event Category: Classes
Location : Classroom C, 2nd Floor, Rapides Foundation Building (1101 4th Street, Alexandria)

Register Now!   Dedicate yourself to the business of art! This program, designed for advancing visual artists in all mediums, will take you through all aspects of visual art as a business. Using a combination of presentation and small group work, the boot camp will address: ·         How is art sold? What determines pricing? ·         Promoting yourself and your art. ·         Working with Galleries, festivals, and commission. ·         Copyright and visual arts law. ·         Creating an arts business. ·         Developing a career plan to succeed. Friday, March 9th: Opening Meet and Greet Reception  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ... read more
Theatre Louisiana College presents
March 16, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Event Category: Theater
Location : Martin Performing Arts Center, Time: Friday - Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM

  Purchase Tickets! The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Theatre Louisiana College presents The Music Man from March 16th through 18th and 23rd through 25th. Shows begin at 7:00 PM  on Fridays and Saturdays; ... read more
ArtFête 2018
May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018
Event Category: Festivals
Location : Downtown Alexandria Cultural District

  Register Online! Download a Registration Form! Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for ArtFête 2018, 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 4 & 5.  The festivities begin Friday, May 4 from 4 to 9 PM, and continue all day Saturday, May 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM . Please note that times are ... read more
Ceramics Workshop with Sam Chung at River Oaks
April 18, 2018 - April 19, 2018
Event Category: Classes
Location : River Oaks Square Arts Center, Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 Workshop Title: Off-Axis Bottles Fee: $95 per student (clay included/supply list upon registration) Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced Class Size" Limited to 8 persons Dates:April 18 & 19, 2018 Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Workshop Description: This 2-day workshop will focus on wheel-thrown stoneware bottle forms thrown off-axis and assembled in parts. Chung will demonstrate how to throw two different body shapes, assembled together with tilted perspective, adding a foot and neck feature to the altered form. These shapes relate to historical Korean and Chinese pottery forms, where students will discuss consideration of traditional pottery in a contemporary context. ... read more
LBM Productions presents Annie, Jr,
March 02, 2018 - March 04, 2018
Event Category: Theater
Location : Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center

  Purchase Tickets! LBM Productions presents Annie, Jr. from Friday, March 2nd to  Sunday, March 4th. Performances will be held at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Downtown Alexandria, Leapin’ lizards, she’s back! The orphan whose upbeat attitude inspired Americans during the Great Depression still brings hope and smiles to audiences today! Join us as our performers (ages 7 – 18) bring to life the story of Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan and all the colorful characters with familiar songs, including “Hard Knock Life,” “Little Girls,” “Easy Street,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “N.Y.C.” and everyone’s favorite: “Tomorrow.” LBM Productions is ... read more
Witness to Wartime Opening Reception & Member Preview
March 02, 2018 - March 02, 2018
Event Category: Exhibitions
Location : Alexandria Museum of Art, Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Witness to Wartime: Takuichi Fujii introduces an artist whose work opens a window to historical events, issues, and ideas far greater than the individual. Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) bore witness to his life in America and, most especially, to his experience during World War II. Takuichi Fujii was fifty years old when war broke out between the United States and Japan. In a climate of increasing fear and propaganda, he became one of 120,000 people of Japanes ancestry on the West Coast forced to leave their homes and live in geographically isolated incarceration camps. Fujii began an illustrated diary that spans ... read more
AMoA AfterHours: Swamp Blues and Jazz
March 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018
Event Category: Music
Location : Alexandria Museum of Art, Time: 6:30 PM

Tickets available here. At the age of nine, Shreveport native Chris McCaa attended a performance of the Shreveport Symphony with guests jazz pianist/composer Dave Brubeck and Jerry Mulligan with their band. It was at that moment McCaa knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. McCaa – now performing as Professor Porkchop – is an accomplished and acclaimed keyboardist/composer in his own right, heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans and the blues scenes of Austin and Memphis. These days, with his band Professor Porkchop and The Dirty Dishes (Jason Coffield, guitar, sax, vocals; Shawn ... read more
Hallelujah: A Tribute to Paul Simon
April 14, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Event Category: Music
Location : pin Hide Map Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim Jewish Temple (2021 Turner St, Alexandria), Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hallelujah: A Tribute to Paul Simon Fundraiser Concert to Benefit Alexandria Museum of Art April 14th - 7pm Performance by Octavia Jackson Williams with Nicholas Ford Musical Accompaniment by Michael Sterne, HB Smith, Bud Albright, and Dale Lingenfelter $50 per person • Museum members $45  (plus online ticketing fee of $3.49) AMoA Members use discount code ... read more
Scout Night at T.R.E.E. House - STEM
March 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018
Event Category: Just for Kids
Location : T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum, Time: 6:00 PM

Scouts of all ages are welcome to join T.R.E.E. House for Scout Night on Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 PM! Scouts will participate in STEM activities such as building catapults and bridges, making putty, blowing up balloons with soda, and making bubble snakes.     The cost is $7 per scout and $5 for chaperones and siblings! Space is limited to 40. Please call the museum at (318) 619-9394 to reserve your spot!   ... read more
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