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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

TALK OF THE TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS THROUGH AUG. 31: “GROUNDED AND ROOTED

... IN THE CENTENARY ARCHIVES, 1885-2014,” The exhibit includes archival sources documenting such buildings as First United Methodist Church (Houma, La.), Brown Memorial Chapel at Centenary College, and the first home constructed by the Retired Ministers Homes Board in Ruston. Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons at Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 869-5462.

THROUGH SEPT. 24: “NEITHER CREATED NOR DESTROYED,” This new series of paintings by Ann Gilloon is an interpretation of the beauty in our connections, our linkage with the world around us and the energy that will pass from these seemingly disconnected things. Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. Visit www.anngilloon.com or call 268-3011.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY ALY CRAWFORD, works from this local artist who uses her connection with Jesus and her spirituality to guide her paintings. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: BRYAN DAUPHIN AND LISA GIBLIN EXHIBIT, the Bossier Arts Council presents these two Louisiana artists with an opening reception from 2 to -4 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 2: SHREVEPORT ART CLUB ANNUAL JURIED SHOW EXHIBIT, this year 24 artists will participate in the 95th annual show at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call 632-2020 or visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: “CENTENARY IN PARIS: A MONUMENTAL EXPERIENCE,” celebrates Centenary’s innovative immersive curriculum. This exhibition features work created by incoming students, as well as monumental original art designed by Professor Bruce Allen, to celebrate the Class of 2020 and a college classroom like no other. Free. The Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Mondays from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4p.m. Call 869-5040 or visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: “THE COURT OF KING SKEBAL,” a collaboration by Bossier City multi-disciplinary artist Steve Zihlavsky and Shreveport musician and filmmaker Michael Futreal. Zihlavsky wields his scrap-work creativity to open an imaginary world full of alien creatures and environments, accompanied by an original musical score and soundscape, produced with Futreal’s own hand-built electric and acoustic instruments. A reception for the artists is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 10. Free. The Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Mondays from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4p.m. Call 869-5040 or visit www. centenary.edu/meadows.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: “ELECTION HUMOURS,” showcases a print series by 18th-century British artist William Hogarth, who pioneered political cartooning and sequential narrative art in Europe. In conjunction with the exhibition, Dr. Mark Leeper, will give a related lecture ,“Are They Still Hitting the Spot? An Historical Glance at the Use and Effectiveness of Political Ads in Presidential Campaigns,” from 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 12, discussing the origins and use of television advertising by presidential candidates, from Eisenhower to Clinton and Trump. The Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Mondays from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 12 to 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. Call 869-5040 or visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

SEPT. 1-30: DIGIART SHOW, the Bossier Arts Council showcases digital artwork from local professionals and students. By providing a platform to publicly display works created with advanced digital tools and programs. Opening reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

SEPT. 11: H.O.S.T.S. ART TOUR, visit different studios in the Highland neighborhood to this self-guided tour. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Su Stella for maps and information at HostsSundays@ gmail.com.

SEPT. 15: LISANDRA DI LIBERTO BROWN ARTIST TALK, Lisandra Di Liberto Brown will discuss her current exhibit, “Cow Circus.” Free. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Artspace, 710 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

OCT. 21: AMAZING FLOWERS OPENING RECEPTION, The Rainforest Art Foundation is bringing this traveling exhibition from its New York City location to Shreveport that features flowers from various artists. Show will be on display through Dec. 9. Free with suggested $10 donation. 5 to 7 p.m. 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Call 717-9111 or visit www. rainforestartfoundation.org.

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: SHREVEPORT WRITERS CLUB, Writers from all stages of life in all genres and styles of writing meet to share their thoughts in written form with other people who love words; guests welcome. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Bossier Arts Council Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH NOV. 12: THE ART OF SHAWN BARBER, Shawn Barber is a nationally recognized painter and photographer who studies the tattoo as an art form. this exhibit will include participation by area tattoo artists, demonstrations, school tours, and an artist’s talk. artspace 710 Texas St. http://artspaceshreveport.com

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 5 to -10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6- to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall with bassist Chris Allen, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

AGAVE: Happy hour every day 5 to -7 p.m.; two-for-one well, wine and draft. All shows are 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort.

AURA ULTRA LOUNGE: 205 Texas St., Shreveport. 272-1643 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Space Rockerz, Rebirth Brass Band, Sept. 16.

BABY HUEY’S ON THE BAYOU: You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays. 1709 Sligo Road, Bossier City. 752-9465.

BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport 272-1643.

BON TEMPS COFFEE BAR: 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766. Every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. is Jam Sessionz with Ophy Jaw. Bring your instrument, plug in and jam out. Every Thursday from 7- to 10 p.m. is Thursday Night Vibes with local singers, songwriters, musicians and performers as they display their talents. Every Friday is Game Night from 7 p.m. to midnight . Every Saturday night is Poetry Nights from 7- to 10 p.m.

THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m.

BREAKTIME BAR: Live local music and cold drinks with no cover charge. Shane Metts Trio, 6200 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Enjoy fantastic drink specials in Allure and Celebrity. Live music Wed. through Sat. Happy hour in Celebrity every night from 5- to 7 p.m. Two-for-one drinks. Eldorado Resort Casino.

CHICAGO/THE HOOKAH ROOM: Acts are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless otherwise stated. Loco Lounge featuring the best selection of electronic dance music artists in town, Fridays; Floyd Grigsby and the 5GK Band, Saturdays. 118 Texas St., Shreveport. 221- -0490.

COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 11:30 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday. 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

FROG’S BREATH SALOON: You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 1984 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

FLYING HEART BREWING: Housed in a historic building that was once home to Bossier City’s Fire House No. 6, the tasting room is open 5:30- to 9:30 p.m. for karaoke and 4 to -9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tours are available at 3:30 p.m. Tours cost $5 and include a pint at the end of the tour. Guests must be 21 or older. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Open every Thursday and Friday from 4- to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Free tours are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport.

H&H LOUNGE: Good Vibes Night every Wednesday. Drum Circle, 6-9 p.m.; VJ-DJ music, 9 p.m. to midnight. 717 Hope St, Shreveport. 424-9297.

HANGAR 21: Shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise stated. 616 Commerce St. Shreveport. 221-0064. LEE’S: Acts are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Blues Jam every Monday night, Kandu, Sept. 2, 16, 30; Jess & Chuck, Sept. 3; Betty Lewis & The Executives, Sept. 9, 23; Jason Sepulvado, Sept. 10, 17; Chuck Kesilman, Sept. 24. 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 861-2151.

MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 6:30 to -10 p.m., Thursdays, Wayne’s FM Karaoke. 1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dirty Redd’s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all- around good music every Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight. 417 Texas St, Shreveport. 221-1781.

THE OFFICE: Happy hour every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson. 1303 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, Shreveport. 216-3346.

PARADISE THEATER: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

RIVERDOME: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111.

SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 877-429-0711. Kat Herrin Band, 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 1; Ambush, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 2, 3; 2 Hipnotic, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sept. 2, 3; 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 4; Johnny Riley, 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 8; The Boomers, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 10; Side FX, 10 to 2 a.m., Sept. 9, 10; Mayday by Midnight, 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 15, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sept. 16, 17; What the Funk, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 17; Time Machine, 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 22, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sept. 23, 24; Front Cover, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 23, 24; Professor Pork Chop and the Dishes, 7 to 11 p.m., Sept. 29; Wizards of Voz, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 30, Oct. 1; Pamela Ward, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sept. 30, Oct. 1.

TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 868-6355.

TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Fridays. 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Rd., Bossier City. 752-3633. Marc Broussard, Oct. 28. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster. com.

SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 6-10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays and Fridays; Haley Brooke on Thursdays; Nathaniel Hooten on Saturdays. 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

WHAT’S ON TAP: Happy hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Showing college football on 15 different TVs and 33 beers on tap. 1207 Shreveport- Barksdale Highway, Shreveport 869-2422.

WHAT’S ON TAP II: Happy hour daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Serving food and showing college football on 18 different TVs and 23 beers on tap. 2369 Airline Drive Bossier City. 747-5505.

WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Hours are noon to midnight Sunday; 6 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays karaoke. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111.

| MUSIC/COMEDY SEPT. 2: THE CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE, one of America’s premier rock n’ roll shows performing ’70s classics. $10. 8 p.m. Legends Theatre inside DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777

SEPT. 9: THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, multiplatinum recording artists visit Shreveport on their 50th anniversary tour. $52.50, $42.50. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.www.thestrandtheatre.com.

SEPT. 20: NEEDTOBREATHE, This American Christian rock band is coming to the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium with special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms. $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

SEPT. 24: MICHAEL GARVIN AND FRIENDS, writer of 34 No. 1 songs across the globe including “Waiting on Tonight “ (Jennifer Lopez) and “Never Give Up On A good Thing” (George Benson). Accompanied by a stellar three-piece band, every song performed will have been a No. 1 from somewhere including Great Britain, Scandinavia and the United States. Up-and-coming singer songwriter Matthew Torma will open the show. Cliburn Auditorium at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road. Doors open at 6 pm, show begins 6:30. Tickets: $25. Call 632-2020.

SEPT. 24: WAYNE BRADY, entertainer, musician, comedian and former talk show host will hit the stage at Paradise Theater. Tickets start at $40 via Ticketmaster. Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Call 698-7177.

SEPT. 24: RODNEY ATKINS, American country artist best known for songs like “It’s America,” “Farmers Daughter,” and “Take A Back Road.” $25. 8 p.m. Legends Theatre in DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.diamondjacks.com.

SEPT. 25: FALL CHORAL POTPOURRI, The Scottish Rite Chorale performs pop, Broadway, gospel, inspiration, patriotic, and sacred songs at this debut concert. Free, donations accepted. 3 p.m. The Scottish Rite Cathedral, 752 Cotton, Shreveport.

SEPT. 30: I LOVE THE ’90S, This throwback tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa, All 4 One, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base is coming to the CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Drive, Bossier City. www.ticketmaster.com. Call 747-2501.

SEPT. 23: 3 DOORS DOWN, This multi-platinum rock alternative band will hit the stage. $65, $55 and $35. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd, Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 12: OCTONAUTS, This action-packed and interactive theater features brand new and fan favorite songs. $48.50, $38.50 and $28.50. Reserved seating. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 15: KEITH SWEAT, with special guest H-Town and Bobby V. $153, $63, $53. Reserved seating. Doors open 7 p.m.; show 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 16: ZZ TOP, American rock band is coming to Shreveport. $79. $69, $59, $49. Reserved seating. Doors open 7 p.m.; show 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

OCT. 21: LEGENDS OF SOUTHERN HIP HOP, featuring Mystikal, Juvenile, 8 Ball & MJG, Trick Daddy, Bub B and Paster Troy. $55-$75. 7 p.m. CenturlyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. www.ticketmaster.com. Call 747-2501.

OCT. 25: BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND, legendary folk singer, Bob Dylan is coming to Shreveport. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 29: GAITHER VOCAL BAND, featuring Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, David Phelps, Adam Bracc, Todd Suttles and other special guests. $28, $38, $72. Reserved seating. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show time 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

NOV. 2: GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER, $49.50, $42.50 and $35. General admission on floor; reserved seating all other sections. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd., Shreveport. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Call 841-4000.

NOV. 16: JEFF DUNHAM, Comedian and ventriloquist, along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of the “Perfectly Unbalanced” Tour. $49.50. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center, Drive, Bossier City. Call 1-800-653-8000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.

| THEATER SEPT. 16-18, 23-24: STEEL MAGNOLIAS, follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy’s beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana. $20 adults/seniors; $15 students. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24; 3 p.m., Sept. 18; 2 p.m. Sept. 24. East Bank Theater, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 218-9978 or email stagecenterla@gmail.com.

OCT. 7: NEIL SIMON FESTIVAL’S “DRIVING MISS DAISY,” A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Starring Charlene Tilton of “Dallas” TV fame and Clarence Gilyard of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” $55.50, $45.50, $35.50. 8 p.m. The Strand, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226-8555 or visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

NOV. 18: LIVE AND LET DIE, a symphonic tribute to the music of Paul McCartney. $39.50 $32.50 $20.50. 8 p.m. The Strand, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226-8555 or visit www. thestrandtheatre.com.

DEC. 1: FACE THE MUSICAL, a full-throttle journey traversing the struggles, triumphs and fears of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theater. $72.50 $59.50 $42.50. 8 p.m. The Strand, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226- 8555 or visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

DEC. 9: SHANGHAI ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, The Shanghai Acrobats have become one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China. They have won numerous awards in acrobatic and circus competitions at home and abroad. $42.50, $35.50, $25.50. 8 p.m. The Strand, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226-8555 or visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

| SPECIAL EVENTS SEPT. 1: COW CIRCUS EXHIBITION OPENING

RECEPTION, Lisandra Di Liberto Brown paints bright and bold cows on canvas to help cure her homesickness as well as to reflect the passion (her husband) that keeps her in Shreveport. Free. 5:30 to 8 p.m. artspace, 710 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

THROUGH DEC. 17: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET, Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot, with more than 200 vendors that includes farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, makers, hobbyists, baked goods, entrepreneurs, crafters, artists, restaurants, food trucks with Louisiana cooking and much more. The family-friendly event is free, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has ample convenient parking located in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www. bossiercityfarmersmarket.com

SEPT. 2: TWILIGHT TALKIE: “SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS,”Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food trucks will also be on hand with food for purchase. Free. Movie starts at 8 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

SEPT. 3: KICKOFF K’S, The Camping World Independence Bowl is hosting 5K and 10K races, put on by Sportspectrum. $20 per person through Aug. 26; $25 through Sept. 2; $30 on race day. 7 a.m. Red River District, 450 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit runsignup.com and search for “Camping World Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” or visit sportspectrumusa.com.

SEPT. 4: RED RIVER POUR OFF, bartenders from Shreveport and Bossier City compete for the Best Margarita in town. Pre-sale tickets are $25; day of $30. 3-7 p.m. Red River District, 450 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.redriverpouroff.com.

SEPT. 9-10: CENTENARY BOOK BAZAAR, This annual bazaar is sponsored by the Centenary Muses with proceeds used to fund projects and programs for Centenary students. Gold Dome at Centenary College. Call 219-3409.

SEPT. 9: TWILIGHT TALKIE: ARISTOCATS, Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Food trucks will also be on hand with food for purchase. Free. Movie starts at 8 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

SEPT. 9 -15: PACE 8TH NORTH LOUISIANA GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL, annual festival that will feature feature, documentary and short films. Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit nlglff.org for the complete schedule.

SEPT. 10: YOGIE AND FRIENDS FALL BAKE SALE, Homemade baked goodies and Yogie merchandise to benefit the special-needs cats of Yogie and Friends Special Needs Cat Sanctuary. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.

SEPT. 10: ARKLATEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING, with featured speaker Erica Gipson. Free. 1 to 3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave (corner of Fairfield Ave. and Kings Hwy), Shreveport. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@suddenlink.net.

SEPT. 13-15: DIGIFEST SOUTH 2016, The Bossier Arts Council presents this annual digital art and educational festival that include talks, a 48-hour Game Jam, art show, keynote and panel luncheon, expos, and a free concert. For a complete schedule, visit www.digifestsouth.com or call 741-8310.

SEPT. 17: HIGHLAND JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL, The festival will feature two stages of live music as well as food and art vendors and more. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and spread out on the park lawn. Preview and after parties are also planned. Free. Noon to 5 p.m. Columbia Park, 600 Columbia St., Shreveport. Visit www. HighlandJazzandBlues.org.

SEPT. 24: BE A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER: KID’S CAMP, Children between the ages of 9 and 12 are invited to participate in this immersive camp; 15 slots available and pre-registration is required by Sept. 17. $25. Mansfield State Historic Site, State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Call 872-1474.

SEPT. 24: “PURSES FOR A PURPOSE,” a Salavation Army fund-raiser, will be held at East Ridge Country Club and offers fashionistas the opportunity to purchase top designer handbags from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Dooney & Bourke and many other highly sought designers. The Salvation Army fund-raiser will be from 10 a.m. until noon. To confirm attendance: pursesforapurpose.eventbrite.com For more information, call 424-3200, ext. 28, or by e-mail, purses. for.a.purpose.auction@gmail.com.

SEPT. 24: SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE NORTHWEST LOUISIANA, run breast cancer out of town at this annual race. Registration is $30. Race site opens at 7:30 a.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Ctr, Bossier City. 220-7050.

OCT. 1-8: RED RIVER REVEL ARTS FESTIVAL, Enjoy national headliners, local and regional bands, and artistic performers on four stages along with 108 visual artist booths, 23 food booths, and entire areas dedicated to fun at Revel 41! $5 on weekends and after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, free on Monday, and free any day with a valid military ID. Eightday passes, which include admission to the entire festival, may be purchased for $10. Visitwww.RedRiverRevel.com.

OCT. 1: ST. PIUS X LADIES GUILD ANNUAL STYLE SHOW & LUNCHEON, see the 2016 new fall fashions from Dillard’s of St. Vincent’s Mall with lunch and door prizes. $25. Noon to 2 p.m. Trinity Heights Baptist Church, 3820 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport. Call Earline Davis at 453-5700.

OCT. 15: RUN WITH THE NUNS 10, celebrate the 10th anniversary of RWTN with this annual motorcycle rally and bicycle tour. Tickets include Silver Star breakfast, lunch, rude, blessing and religious medal. $25 riders, $20 non-riders. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star Smokehouse, 1201 Dixie Overland Rd., Bossier City. Call 681-6781 or visit www.ChristusFoundationShreveportBossier.org.

OCT. 22: MINI MAKERS FAIRE, whether you’re a crafter, coder or performer, this event will empower makers to participate in show-and-tell in categories such as engineering, arts and crafts, homesteading, science, young makers and others. 9 a.m. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit shreveportmakerfaire.com.

OCT. 29: A PANT HOOT AFFAIR, Chimp Haven’s annual gala with a masquerade theme with mysterious fun, dinner, auctions and dancing with The Big Daddy Band. 7 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.chimphaven.org.

SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: INVENTORS CLUB, Do you have an idea or an invention? Join the Shreveport-Bossier Inventors Association at CoHab. Call 349- 3857 or E-mailsbia_ideal@yahoo.com.

ONGOING: GEORGE’S POND, lace up and check out the coolest place in town. George’s Pond is open for weekend public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, broomball, private parties and more. Admission is $8 and $4 skate rentals. 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 2-4 p.m.; 6-1 to 0 p.m.Saturdays; 2 to -4 p.m. Sundays.

| SPECIAL EVENTS MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO DECLARES SEPTEMBER “PAWS IN PARADISE MONTH.” Designed to bring awareness to the numerous rescue and shelter organizations in the Shreveport-Bossier community, the event will raise money for those organizations and offer a fun alternative opportunity to place pets in loving homes.

A “Most Photogenic Pet” contest will launch the event on the Margaritaville Facebook page. Enter your animal to win a $250 gift certificate to PetSmart. Beginning Sept. 1, a $25,000 Slot Tournament will be held every Thursday in September, with buy-in donations given to area animal rescues. Players may win a share of $5,000 in bonus play and help support local animal rescues.

Slot Tournament Details:

• Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

• Registration from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

• Slot Tournament from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

• Winners announced at 10 p.m.

• Net proceeds from the $20 buy-in donations will benefit local animal rescues

• Each participant will receive a Paws in Paradise T-shirt

• Top prize is $1,500 in bonus play Sunday, Oct. 2, Margaritaville’s Paradise Theater will open to the public for a fund-raiser and showcase of area rescue pets available for adoption. Attendees are welcome to bring their own pets for entry into the animal costume contest. Low-cost microchipping will be available, as well as food and T-shirts for purchase. Net proceeds from those sales will be added to the slot tournament buy-in donations and split amongst participating rescues. Address: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City.

| CASINO PROMOS DIAMONDJACKS CASINO

& RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. New members receive up to a $100 refund in the mail.Mail offer based on play. See Rewards Club for details. Restrictions apply. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present from us!

LEGENDS BUFFET: Seafood Buffet Friday and Saturday night. $21.99 All-you-can-eat seafood buffet (with Rewards Club card). 50% off every Monday and Tuesday. For guests 50 years of age or older. Salute to our troops every day with 25% off. Must have military ID (active or retired) to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 877-602- 0711.

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555.

HARRAH’S CLUB- BUFFET DINING:Harrah’s Club offers our guests an all-day buffet dining experience for a great price, just $19.99 per person. Harrah’s Club is open on Saturdays. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made through Racing Publications. The Buffet offering begins at 12 p.m. and ends each

Saturday at 5 p.m.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO:

711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111. 742-0711. 2017 Porsche Boxster Labor Day Weekend Car Giveaway. Earning ends at 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 4. Daily entries into the drawing can also earn additional entries for every 25 Tier Credits earned from Aug. 1. Receive 10X entries for every 25 Tier Credits earned on Tuesdays at Horseshoe Bossier City. At 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 winners will be announced. Four will receive $1,000 in Free Slot Play and one lucky winner will win a 2017 Porsche Boxster Convertible. No swiping until Sept. 4. See Total Rewards for details. Return Rewards: All Total Rewards members must earn 100 Tier Credits each promotional day to activate.Total Reward members will receive bonus free slot play via e-mail within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. (Must accept e-mail and download from a smart phone.) Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Monopoly Change Reward Credit Multiplier. See Total Rewards® for details.

DARE DAYCLUB: Dare is open daily to the public from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Admission is $10 at the gate. Must be 21 years old to enter.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Bossier City. 877-429-0711. 100 Win 100 are Fridays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in September. Every 30 minutes, 10 names will be selected to win $100 Slot Dollars. All B Connected members will automatically receive one free entry! Guests can also earn additional entries for every 100 points earned on promotional days. Deposit your entries at a kiosk or by playing the hour before the drawing. $50,000 Pigskin Toss are Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. in September. Every hour, three lucky guests will be selected to toss a football for the chance to win $1,500 in Slot Dollars. Guests can earn 5x entries on Mondays in September, and all B Connected members will automatically receive one free entry! Guests can earn additional entries for every 100 points earned on promotional days. Deposit your entries at a kiosk or by playing the hour before the drawing. Sam’s Town Lucky Scratch-Off Lotto are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays in September. Win Louisiana Lottery Scratch-Off tickets every Sunday in September.

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

Margaritaville Millions is every day with over $3 million in prizes awarded! Free swipe daily and instant prizes. Two free plays every Wednesday. 2X Play Wednesdays and receive two free game plays on Wednesdays only! 

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