Since you are already here or thinking about coming to the Lake Charles, LA area stay a while and check out some of our really cool attractions and events happening in and around Lake Charles and SWLA (Southwest Louisiana).  Sometimes our hotels are chosen to be the host hotel for some of these events and may offer discounted rates for your selected Lake Charles area event. 

"Big Fish, Little Fish", fine art by CPSB K-12 Art Specialists (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
02/05/2018 to 02/23/2018 - The Art Associates Gallery showcases local, regional, and national artists. Come visit us on the second floor of historic Central School located in the heart of the Charpentier Historic District.
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Botanical Art & Illustration Exhibit (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
01/12/2018 to 03/24/2018 - Botanical Art & Illustration from the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation will be on display in the second floor gallery through March 24. The Hunt Institute specializes in the history of
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Brush Strokes of Colors Exhibition (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
02/02/2018 to 03/02/2018 - You don't want to miss this exhibit of the finest artwork by artist Norman LeCoq, and books by our featured authors Darius Clayton & Sharon Guillory. Special performances by spoken word artist Keisha
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Brush Strokes of Colors Exhibition (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
02/02/2018 to 03/23/2018 - You don't want to miss this exhibit of the finest artwork by artist Norman LeCoq, and books by our featured authors Darius Clayton & Sharon Guillory. Special performances by spoken word artist Keisha
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Bryan Trahan (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
02/19/2018 to 02/19/2018 - Live music by Bryan Trahan
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Freeing the Gesture Exhibit (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
01/12/2018 to 03/03/2018 - Historic City Hall to Open Three Extraordinary Exhibits Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center will open three new exhibitions on Friday January 12. An opening reception will take place from
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Homeschool Day and Presidents' Day (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
02/19/2018 to 02/19/2018 - The museum is a great place to explore and learn through play! If you are homeschooling, join us from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a chance to interact with others doing the same. Admission is $6.50 per person
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Open Mic @ Rikenjaks (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
01/29/2018 to 12/17/2018 - Open Mic at Rikenjaks. Rikenjaks on Ryan invites all area songwriters and musicians to join in on the weekly ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT happening from 7:30-10:30 Mondays. Acoustic PA and vocal mics will
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Open Mic Night at Luna Live (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Starting 01/30/2017 - Open Mic Night is every Monday from 9-12. Every musician who signs up gets two songs each. If the list is short and time permits, the list starts over with every musician playing one more song.
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Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 Exhibition (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Starting 02/12/2018 - "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865", a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade, is on display at the Calcasieu Parish Library in Lake
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The Personal is Political: Portraits of Louisiana Second-Wave Feminists Exhibit (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
01/12/2018 to 03/03/2018 - Historic City Hall to Open Three Extraordinary Exhibits Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center will open three new exhibitions on Friday January 12. An opening reception will take place from
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Cash & Carry Farmers Market (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
01/02/2018 to 12/25/2018 - Come visit us at the beautifully restored historic Cash & Carry building on the corner of Enterprise and Broad in downtown Lake Charles. While you're here, you will enjoy a unique market experience
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Starting 07/25/2017 - Lake Charles' most popular trivia night is the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz every Tuesday at Rikenjaks Brewing Co. Teams of up to six vie for the top spots. Topics range from high to low culture and
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Laissez Bon Temps Rouler Exhibit (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
01/02/2018 to 03/23/2018 - “Laissez Bon Temps Rouler” exhibit will be paintings of happy times in Louisiana. Exhibit runs Jan. 1 - March 23, 2018. Gallery by the Lake houses 200+ works of art using various mediums: oil &
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Luna Live Trivia Tuesdays (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Starting 02/21/2017 - Join us every Tuesday, bring your friends, and test your knowledge for a chance to win FREE drinks and prizes! Sign up at 7:30pm. Games begin at 8pm. No cover.
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McNeese Symphonic Band Concert (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
02/20/2018 to 02/20/2018 - McNeese Symphony Band Concert Tuesday February 20, 7:00pm Tritico Theatre, Shearman Fine Arts The McNeese Department of Performing Arts hosts numerous senior recitals, band and choral concerts and a
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Seldom Seen Exhibition (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
01/02/2018 to 02/24/2018 - Seldom Seen – features a diverse collection of works by different artists from local private collectors. The staff of the Museum have curated this exhibit to offer a rare glimpse of these
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Stacy Bearden (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
02/20/2018 to 02/20/2018 - Live music by Stacy Bearden
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Boozin' Bingo | Karaoke Ladies Night (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
01/31/2018 to 12/19/2018 - Oh ladies... Wednesday means BOOZIN' BINGO / LADIES NIGHT at Rikenjaks on Ryan! Play for free and win cool prizes starting at 9. You can also show off your inner pop star with Front Row Karaoke hosted
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Brown Bag Lecture on Black History Month (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
02/21/2018 to 02/21/2018 - Coinciding with Black History Month, the City of Lake Charles' Leadership Team for Community Diversity and Inclusion will host a Brown Bag Lecture at Carnegie Memorial Library on Wednesday, February
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Chester Daigle (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
02/21/2018 to 02/21/2018 - Live music by Chester Daigle
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Crappie University (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
01/31/2018 to 02/28/2018 - Crappie University is an 8-hour course packed full of “how-to” information relevant to your geographic location. Beginners and avid crappie anglers alike will benefit from the instruction that not
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Dr. Jennifer Iles, Clarinet (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
02/21/2018 to 02/21/2018 - The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free clarinet recital by Dr. Jennifer Iles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Tritico Theatre. The
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McNeese Cowboys Basketball vs. Nicholls (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
02/21/2018 to 02/21/2018 - McNeese Cowboys Basketball vs. Nicholls, starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the McNeese Ticket Office at 562-4MSU (4678) or online at mcneesesports.com.
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Open Sew (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
Starting 06/11/2014 - Every Wednesday, quilters bring their sewing machines and projects to visit and work in our classroom.
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20th Annual Connections Count! Professional Development Conference (Thu, 22 Feb 2018)
02/22/2018 to 02/23/2018 - L’Auberge Casino Resort- Lake Charles is proud to host the 20th Annual Connections Count! Professional Development conference on Thursday, February 22, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and on Friday, February 23,
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Chester Daigle & Grace Smitherman (Thu, 22 Feb 2018)
02/22/2018 to 02/24/2018 - Live music by Chester Daigle & Grace Smitherman
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Ian and the Websters (Thu, 22 Feb 2018)
02/22/2018 to 02/22/2018 - Live music by Ian and the Websters at Isle of Capri starting at 7 p.m.
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Speaker Series: Issues that Affect Us as We Age (Thu, 22 Feb 2018)
02/22/2018 to 02/22/2018 - The speaker is a registered nurse with over 20 + years of experience. She will be discussing issues such as dementia and Alzheimers, etc. 
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Children's Theatre: Alice in Wonderland (Fri, 23 Feb 2018)
02/23/2018 to 02/25/2018 - The Children's Theatre Company presents Alice in Wonderland, February 23-25, 2018. A bouncing rabbit, a beguiling cat and a crazy queen! What has Alice fallen into? Will she ever get right-side up?
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