June 2024 Calendar-at-a-Glance

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Art

Ongoing-June 15: Enduring Concepts and Prints by Picasso, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 Second St, Alexandria). Enduring Concepts explores recurring themes prevalent within its scope of Modern and Contemporary Louisiana, Southern, & American Art. The Timothy Collins Collection presents an important and insightful gathering of etchings, lithographs and linocuts by one of the great masters of the 20th century. This exhibition provides a unique window into a significant era in art history, and takes a serious and scholarly look at Picasso’s development and creative process, often not as accessible in his paintings. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

June 8: Second Saturday at the Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 Second St, Alexandria). Enjoy the Alexandria Museum of Art without admission charge on the second Saturday of the month. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

June 8: Art for All, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 2nd Street, Alexandria), 1:00pm-4:00pm. Participants will be inspired by the mixed media dress pieces of Debra Barnes from our Permanent Collection. They will learn to create their own expressive mixed media pieces using various materials and techniques including embroidery and hand sewing.  This workshop is open to all ages, but participants over the age of 8 may need help from their grown up. Bring a friend. Bring family. Bring yourself! Space is limited. Register today! Bring a group of up to 5. Cost: AMoA members Free; non-members $20.00.  Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

June 11: Creatives Round Table, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 2nd Street, Alexandria), 5:30pm-7:30pm. Are you an artist or creative in Central Louisiana? Are you looking for a place to come and talk to other creatives? Join us for the Creative Round Table! Being an artist can be isolating, but we can lift each other up! Do you want to learn about grants and artist calls? Talk about process? Maybe you want to learn how other artists market their art or ship their art? Well, come on! Let’s talk about it! No need to register. Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

June 13: An Evening of Picasso with Dr. Timothy Collins, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 2nd Street, Alexandria), 6:00pm. Join AMoA for an exclusive evening with the owner of the Picasso collection currently on display at the museum! DR. Collins will share his art collecting journey and his prized Picasso prints. Whether you’re an aspiring collector or just looking for a fascinating night out, don’t miss this special event. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

July 2: Creativity Launch Pad—Acrylics, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 2nd Street, Alexandria), 5:30pm-7:00pm. Launch your creativity in this on-going adult (21+) art education series for any and all skill levels seeking a relaxed creative environment in which to learn, receive instruction, experiment with mediums with other adults. Launch Pad classes offer a rotation of mediums to provide a well-rounded art experience, designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced students. All supplies are included. Classes meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Cost: $10.00 AMoA Members; $20.00 Non-Members. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

Music

June 15: Birds of a Feather Cabaret, The Diamond Grill (924 Third Street, Alexandria), 7:00pm. This exciting evening includes a delicious Prix Fixe Dinner (appetizers, dinner & dessert!) and a live Show directed by Broadway’s favorite diva Faith Prince (Tony Award Winner) and featuring Laine Berry Miller and Enrico Cannella, with Music Director Michael Sterne on keyboard. Cost: $75.00. Call: 318-451-3915. LBMProductions.net

June 29: Travis Tritt, Paragon Casino Resort Mari Room (711 Paragon Place, Marksville), 8:00pm. GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter, musician & multi-platinum country recording artist Travis Tritt returns to the Mári Showroom stage! Cost: $50.00+. Call: 800-946-1946.

Theatre

Ongoing-June 9: Star on the Door, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre (1102 Third Street, Alexandria). The story follows cinema legend Doreen Lewis who is nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside.  She intercepts a phone call for her dresser (who is secretly wed to Doreen’s son) confirming that “Mrs. Lewis” is pregnant! A loony resolution caps this evening of nonstop guffaws. Performances Thursdays through Sundays. Cost: $15.00 adults; $12.00 seniors; $7.00 students; $5.00 Thursdays. cpptheatre.com

June 10, 17, 24 & July 1: Military Monday at the Movies, Grand Theatre Alexandria (2039 North Mall Drive, Alexandria). All military personnel and first responders can enjoy the ultimate movie experience at Santikos Entertainment for just $5.00. Along with $5.00 movie tickets, they’ll also have access to a $5.00 large drink and a $5.00 large popcorn, making their cinema experience even more enjoyable and unforgettable. Valid ID required. Cost: $5.00.

June 20-23: 2024 Ten Minute Play Festival, Hearn Stage at Kress Theatre (1102 Third Street, Alexandria). Each year Spectral Sisters highlights local playwrights and gives them the opportunity to see their works staged live. This year’s theme is “A Roll of the Dice”. Showtimes are Thursday throgh Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Cost:$10.00. Contact: [email protected].

Events

Ongoing-June: New Hope Al-Anon Group, Horseshoe Drive Methodist Church (1600 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria), 7:00pm.  The New Hope Al-Anon Group meets each Tuesday and Thursday evening. Al-Anon is a mutual support group for anyone having experienced a problem with someone else’s drinking or addiction. You are free to ask questions or to talk about your situation or just listen. Every meeting is different. Each meeting has the autonomy to be run as its members choose, within guidelines designed to promote Al-Anon unity. Cost: Free.

June 11, 18, 24 & July 2: Alexandria Farmer’s Market, First United Methodist Church (2727 Jackson Street, Alexandria), 3:00pm-6:00pm. The Alexandria Farmers Market is a weekly gathering that connects the community of Alexandria with the farmers, ranchers, and agricultural artisans of Central Louisiana. This connection strives to improve the physical, social, and economic well-being of the region by providing access to fresh, healthy, local food for residents, fostering community relationships, and serving as a business incubator for growers and producers. Cost: Free. Call: 318-441-3407.

June 12: Child Safety Seat Check, Rapides Regional Medical Center Main Entrance (211 4th Street, Alexandria), 2:00pm-5:00pm. A trained child passenger safety educator will take a look at your car seats, make sure they are not under recall, make sure the seat is installed properly and show you how to install the car seat. The car seat check process takes between 15-25 minutes, depending on how many car seats are in the vehicle. The seat checks normally are held the second Wednesday of each month. Cost: Free.

June 13-15: 36th Annual Louisiana Corn Festival, Bunkie. The Louisiana Corn Festival is held every year the second full weekend in June. The festival and slogan “Aw Shucks” originated in 1986 and still is the only corn festival in the state of Louisiana. There is music every night with live bands Friday and Saturday night with a street dance, games, contests, corn cooking contest, children’s parade, pirogue races, corn shucking contest, and corn eating contest! Plus, a state-wide softball tournament. All proceeds of the festival are put back into the community, festival grounds, and projects throughout the city. So follow the rows of corn down to Bunkie, where you are sure to have a corn shucking good time! Secure your fun in advance! Early bird carnival tickets are available now at the Train Depot for $25 each. Cost: $5.00 ages 12+; $1.00 under 12. bunkiechamber.org/corn-festival

June 20: Rapides Symphony Orchestra $10,000 Sweepstakes, England Airpark Community Center (1718 Kegelman Boulevard, Alexandria), 6:00pm. Waste away in Margaritaville with a chance to win $10,000 at the Rapides Symphony’s annual Symphony Sweepstakes on Thursday, June 20th. This year’s theme is a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett, so tropical food, drinks (including Margaritas!), a live auction, and a good time! Cost: $100 per couple (1 drawing entry). Call: 318-442-9709. rapidessymphony.org

June 25 & 27: Safe Sitter Class, RRMC Education Department (211 Fourth Street, Alexandria), 8:30am-4:00pm. This one-day class, offered twice this month, is designed to teach boys and girls, aged 11-14 years old, how to be safe babysitters. It is a fun way for babysitters to learn important topics such as how to handle emergencies, how to entertain kids, CPR/choking rescue for children and infants, basic child care skills, babysitting business skills, and how to keep themselves safe while babysitting. Space is limited for each session. Cost: $45.00. Call: 318-769-4440.

June 27: Cenla Author’s Club Meeting, Westside Regional Library (5416 Provine Place, Alexandria), 6:30pm. Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will speak on his incredible LPB Documentary “Louisiana A’int Mississippi” as well as on his accompanying book by the same name. Cost: Free.

June 28: Free Friday Night at T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum (1403 3rd St, Alexandria), 5:00pm-8:00pm. Join in every 4th Friday of each month for a great time to “treat” friends and family to a night at the museum! Cost: Free. Call: 318-619-9394.

July 4: 12th Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival, Paragon Casino Resort (711 Paragon Place, Marksville), 10:00am. The Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival combines everything you know and love about the Fourth of July, from the longest-running July 4th parade in the state, live music from Louisiana musicians, festival queens, food booths, a car show, a dazzling fireworks display and more! Call: 318-264-1826.

July 6: Experimental Aircraft Association 1st Saturday Breakfast, Buhlow Lake Airport (200 Lake Buhlow Road, Pineville), 7:30am-10:00am. Come enjoy a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, pancakes, grits, potatoes, milk, orange juice, and more! Anyone interested in aviation and general cordial chatter with lakeside ambience is welcome and invited to come to enjoy breakfast with us! Cost: $10.00 Donation.

July 6: Central Louisiana Dutch Oven Cookers First Saturday Gathering, Indian Creek Recreation Area (100 Camp Ground Road, Woodworth), 9:00am-12:30pm. A delicious day with Dutch oven cooking enthusiasts. There is no charge for food, however, donations are accepted. Regular park admission applies. Call: 318-625-1762.

Sports

June 11, 18, 24 & July 2: Yoga in the Gallery, Alexandria Museum of Art (933 2nd Street, Alexandria), 5:45pm. Chill out every Tuesday with yoga classes taught by Learn with Laci. Registration is no longer required! Cost: Free. Call: 318-443-3458. themuseum.org

 

*All events subject to change.