Evening on town+Transport to Evening on Town & Your B&B Stay

July 21, 2021

Arts & Theatre

You're itching to execute a unique out-on-the-town experience where you can gain all kinds of points with your significant other.  The perfect event allows for extended times where there are just the two of you together in a romantic setting. Hence, you also need to plan for out-on-the-town, post-event romantic interludes. Great organization, plans, romance and surprise are key to gain those ever so desirous "extra" bonus points that create lasting memories you both can relish for years to come.

Here is a plan for you.

·         * Check out a nearby theatre schedule. Go for a live presentation. Movies are nice, but live shows are a much more memorable experience primarily because of the uniqueness.

·         * Pick an event you would both like to attend. If you are unsure, go for an instrumental or play event.

·         * Look for a really nice restaurant near the Theatre. Skip Taco Bell and the like. Go for linens and attentive service.

·         * Most importantly, find a romantic Bed and Breakfast to spend TWO nights at. Hunt for one with a limo style shuttle service to and from your night on the town events who offers you gourmet style breakfasts and over the top amenities and accommodations. The 1st night you roll into town for the theatrical/dining experience. The second night you enjoy the company of each other in solitude and romance. Soak together in your double backed wet room's claw foot tub and/or stand under the that room's rain head shower and multiple body showers. You simply must add a relaxing sunset balcony or in-room massage . Hunt for large remote properties with private balconies to allow you to commune with nature from an elevated position.  A game area can allow you to entertain each other between those romantic interludes.

         * Better yet, stay a THIRD night and plan to dine in. Find a B&B place who will bring you a grand meal from a local restaurant to be eaten on your private terrace or near a secluded hot tub. You should consider eating next to a fires romantic burning log crackle.  Seek cozy two person porch style swings.

          * Maybe one more thing would be nice. Have all this set-up for you. Your pre-event time to accomplish this over-the-top experience is limited.

* The best execution results are had when one of the two of you is surprised by the events as they evolve. Reserve the dates with your significant other; but do not divulge the elements before they happen. Keep the surprise alive. Let the B&B know that romance is an objective. They can often help with surprises like candlelit rooms and special bath/bed amenities like rose petals and scents.

* Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery can make ALL of this happen for you and your special companion.

What is the best Live theatre in Hammond, in Tangipahoa Parish, on the Northshore, or maybe even within the whole state of Louisiana? 

Columbia Theatre in Hammond, Louisiana is our answer. To see their details, take a peak at their website, They are sponsoring many community and self initiated events. They also enjoy the unique position of having art/music department ties to (dance, plays, instrumental, choir, etc.) and support from Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) which is also located in Hammond, Louisiana.    

When staying overnight at Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery, we offer date specific partnership deals with Southeastern Universities sponsored Columbia Theatre in Hammond, La. See MonAmiBnB.COM BLOGS.

The of Phantom of the Columbia: A  Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

April,27,28,29,30; 2022  7:30 PM (limo leaves B&B at 6:15 PM)

Dressfor fine dining and operatic grandeur. Celebrate in Columbia Theatre’s grand downtown Hammond theatrical facility. But beware!  Murder lurks around every corner in this interactive experience that spans the Columbia facility and enjoys food from Chef Haigler of 113 Restaurant.

The Phantom event is our only per person deal. Packages are in addition to our dual occupancy room cost.

            Single night Stay Package increment to room cost before taxes:        $169 / person in room + tax

            Multiple night Stay Package increment to room cost before taxes:   $139 /person in room + tax

Up to two theatre packages can be added to each B&B room rented on this event night and includes:

           Free Limo Style service to/from Bienvenue Mon Ami B&B and Dinner/Theatre Performance

                       (Limo returns to B&B at presentation conclusion)

           A single Theatre Ticket (reserveimmediately as this event has sold out on opening ticket sales day)

           Each Ticket includes dinner intheatre by the 113 Hammond Restaurant Chef Haigler


Inaddition to room rental fees, this event package covers the events listed belowthe overviews:

            Single night Stay Packageincrement to room cost before taxes:        $169 / room + tax

            Multiple night Stay Packageincrement to room cost before taxes:   $149 / room + tax

Enhance typical B&B amenities with atheatre package that can be added to each room reserved:

           Free Limo Style service to/fromBienvenue Mon Ami B&B and Dinner/Theatre Performance

                          (Limo returns toB&B at presentation conclusion or any after show dinner conclusion)

           A 50$ Voucher on the event night foreither Tope La or Cena’s Restaurants  

                       (Unless specifiedotherwise in list below, dinner is reserved for before the theatre event)

             Pre-show Theatre Tours and VIPtreatment by the staff of Columbia Theatre    

           Two Theatre Tickets on the eventnight of your stay to any of the listed presentations following:

Jaws (the Movie)     August 14, 7:30 pm  -or-

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (the Movie)  August 28, 7:30 pm 

Got the back-to-school blues? Come play hooky with this legendary John Hughes’ film! -or- CelebrateSpiellerg’s classic creature classic. Film historian Dr. Jason Landrum willintroduce films and share some fun facts about the making of these cinemaclassics. For each of these film events get free popcorn & an 80s “swagbag” included with your purchase as long as supplies last. 

The House on Haunted Hill    October 15, 16, 22 & 23,7:30 pm

An eccentric millionaire is throwing a party…inside ahaunted house!  Riches await his guests if they can survive the night. Adapted for the stage from the Vincent Price film, Tommy Jamerson’s take onthis creepy classic is filled with Halloween thrills and chills.  Directedby the Columbia Theatre’sartistic director, Jim Winter.  Adapted from the Original.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show   (Audience Interaction Movie) October29 and 30, 9:00 pm

Back by popular demand!  Hostedby master of ceremonies Dr. Joe Burns, our two screenings of this cult classicfeature a shadow cast, costume contest and…more more more.  VIP ticketsinclude a throw bag filled with all the interactive props you need and asurprise from our shadow cast!

The Last Waltz, Hammond    November 5, 7:30 pm

An array of local musicians cometogether on the Columbia stage to perform theset list from the famous farewell concert by The Band.  Featuring ByronDaniel, Will Vance, Soul Revival, Katie Kenny, Bayou Honey and many more! This event is a fundraiser for Serenity Treatment Centers, SoutheasternStudents in Recovery and True Rescue.  VIP ticket includes a reusable,spill-proof Columbia Theatre tumbler.  

The Columbia Theatre’sHoliday Extravaganza   December 3, 6:00 pm

Put on your most festive pajamas andjoin us for a holiday celebration!  Explore our decorated lobby, meetSanta Claus, take selfies, listen to live holiday music, and enjoy a specialscreening of The Polar Express. Free popcorn, hot cocoa andholiday “swag bag” included with your purchase while supplies last.   *Thefilm begins at 7 pm.

The Nutcracker    December 10 and 11, 7:00 pmand December 12, 2:00 pm

The Hammond Ballet Company celebratesthe 25th anniversary of their timeless holiday classic, featuring the combinedtalents of professionals and all-star locals.

Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at A Certain School of Magic and Magic                                 February 4 &11, 7:00 pm, February 5 & 12, 2:00 pm (For Matinee event: Limo leavesB&B at 1 PM and dinner is after the theatrical event)

For seven years, a certain boy wizardwent to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not hisstory. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. MattCox’s smash hit Off-Broadway comedy celebrates all things Harry!  Directedby the Columbia Theatre’sartistic director, Jim Winter.

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Live Show)  March 11, 12,18 & 19, 7:30 pm

Come up to the lab and see what’s onthe slab as the Columbia Theatre andSoutheastern Theatre combine forces to bringyou the live musical sensation that inspired the legendary cult film. Directed by Shane Stewart.  Book, Music and Lyrics by RichardO’Brien.  Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

The 21st Annual Bill EvansJazz Festival   April 6-9, 7:30 pm

The Columbia Theatre is proud to host the four prime time concertevents for this world-class celebration of America’s original art form. Concerts feature current Southeastern students, alumni, faculty, and guestartist Lisanne Lyons.

Star Wars:  A New Hope    May 4th   7:30 pm

May the Fourth be with you! Come celebrate this most Star Wars of days with the movie that started itall!  Film historian Dr. Jason Landrum will introduce the film and sharesome fun facts about the making of this cinema classic.  Free popcorn andStar Wars “swag bag” included with your purchase while supplies last.  Besure to come a little early because we’ll be decorating the lobby and therewill be lots of fun photo-op spots! 


What is the best and most romantic B&B in Amite, in Tangipahoa Parish, on the Northshore, and maybe in the state of Louisiana and Mississippi or even the southeast USA?

We think you know our answer as Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery. Just page through the web pages on (book a room on two or one nights inclusive of event night to see our two pricing options Reservations BOOK YOUR STAY, EVENTS, and PACKAGES in addition to this ARTS AND THEATRE BLOG post).  Look at our select Columbia Theatre events with dining transport and our overnight stay packages that you can view when seeking a room reservation. Our free concierge service can set-up those events all planned out for you with our one or two night theatrical stay package deals. Remember the plan above calls for the two or more nights for the full romantic event you should seek. You just pick the select theatre date and reserve the package room with all those extras like dining vouchers, VIP choice theatre tickets and limo style transportation to and from the event. Bienvenue Mon Ami B&B has all it takes to accomplish the grand plan above.

In addition to the Mystery Theatre Oct 15,16,17 event, This very special package Bed & Breakfast Stay with Theatre & Dining experience is available for the following 2020/2021 Columbia Theatre in Hammond events:

Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers    October 3, 7:30 pm   (limo leaves B&B at 5:15 PM)

Award-winning New Orleans own José Torres-Tama and his highly theatrical, one-man, sci-fi Latino noir.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show   October 8, 9; 9:00 pm (limo leaves B&B at6:30 PM)

Don’t dreamit.  Be it.  Fanfare at the Columbia continues with two screenings of this cult classic featuring a shadow cast, costume contest and…more more more.  

Columbia Famous Talent Show   October 22, 7:00 pm (limo leaves B&B at 4:45 PM)

Come see the winners and finalists from Columbia’s Talent Contest perform and display their winning pieces. This special night will feature singing, acting,dancing, visual art, comedy and instrumental music.

Alice’s Christmas in Wonderland   November 14,15 2:00 pm  (limo leaves B&B 1:15 PM-Dinner after show)

Follow us down the rabbit hole for the world premiere of award-winning playwright Tommy Jamerson’s latest play, written specifically for Columbia Theatre with local children in the cast.  

The Nutcracker  December 11,12 7:00 pm (limoleaves B&B at 4:45 PM)

  December 13, 2 pm           (limo leaves B&B 1:15 PM-Dinner after show)

Featuring the combined talents of professionals and all-star locals, the Hammond Ballet Company brings their timeless classic home to the Columbia just in time for the holidays.

The Purple Xperience   January 30, 7:30 pm (limo leaves B&B at5:15 PM)

Put on your purple and kick off of 2021 like it’s 1999. Marshall Charloff heads up the only Prince tribute band endorsed by the Prince estate to continue his legacy.  This band promises to blow the new roof off.  

Flowers for Halie  February 20, 7:30 pm (limo leaves B&B at 5:15 PM)

New Orleans playwright/performer Troi Bechet celebrates Mahalia Jackson with a mix of story and song.  See the Queen of Gospel from her NewOrleans upbringing in a shotgun shack to her international fame as a singer and civil rights leader.  

Sonic Butterfly    February 26, 7:30 pm (limo leaves B&B at 5:15 PM)

The Sonic Butterfly is a 60-foot harp.  Its stringsspan from the stage, out over the heads of the audience and all the way into the balcony; transforming the entire auditorium into a giant musical instrument.

The Wizard of Oz    March 11, 12, 13; 7:30 pm (limo leaves B&Bat 5:15 PM)

Follow the yellow brick road and watch out for the flying monkey’s.   Directed by the Columbia Theatre’s artistic director, Jim Winter, this musical features community actors and the behind the scenes talents of community all-stars Brent Goodrich, Chelsea Tallo Little, andthe Paris Parker salon team.  

One-Man Stranger Things    TBA - happens in Spring of 2021 probably 7:30 pm (limo leaves B&B at5:15 PM)

Inpartnership with Alpha Psi Omega’s Alpha Epsilon Psi cast, Columbia  proudly welcomes on Halloween Eve the return of international fringe and Off-Broadway star Charles Ross in a one-man parody of the hit Netflix series. Dress up as your favorite Stranger Things character-it’s 80s night.

SLU and Hammond are just a short drive from Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery who can often offer transport to and from Hammond events when staying there. Call 985-634-7786 for details and reservations.