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| ART/EXHIBITS THROUGH APRIL 29: “A PILGRIM’S SKETCHBOOK BY LEE BAXTER

DAVIS,” featuring 22 ink and watercolor works from 1998 to present. Davis’ drawings are in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Houston's Contemporary Museum of Art, and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art. He was one of four artists selected to represent the four major geographical areas of Texas in the Texas Biennial. Free. The Meadows Museum of Art, located at Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays; noon-4 p.m, Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Call 869-5040 or visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

THROUGH MAY 13: CRITICAL MASS 5, This annual invitational exhibition encourages Northwest Louisiana artists to perform, present and/or exhibit one performing and visual artwork for critique by nationally recognized critics and compete for the “Best of Show” recognition with a $2,000 cash award to winners to mount a solo visual exhibition, performance and literary exhibition – in July – to be reviewed by the same critics. artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

THROUGH MAY 31: IMPRESSIVE CEREMONIES: CENTENARY’S PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS, 1835-2010, This exhibit features material documenting how Centenary has welcomed new presidents throughout the institution's history. The exhibit is accessible online or on display. Centenary College’s Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 869-5462.

THROUGH MAY 14: BLOOM! This spring an explosion of color rocks the Norton both inside and out. Just as the botanical gardens burst forth with blossoms, BLOOM! bestows canvases crowded with pigmented peels all along the Norton Wing Corridor. It all began with an invitation of submissions on a floral theme from regional artists for a juried competition. More than 150 colorful creations found their way to the Norton, all wonderfully rendered versions of the lovely flora usually found outdoors. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.norton.org.

THROUGH MAY 14: BOTANICAL BOUNTY: THE POWER OF FLOWERS, In association with Bloom! Festival, lithographs by renowned botanical artist Maryrose Wampler will be featured along with some old favorites from the permanent collection on canvas and in porcelain and glass, including Peter Ellenshaw’s rendition of Claude Monet’s fabulous garden at Giverny and a 19th century still-life by Severin Roesen inspired by the Dutch Old Masters. Be sure to join us for this trip through the Norton’s interior garden of floral art. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.norton.org.

THROUGH MAY 31: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY – HILARIE TURLEY, The Dallas native will show her first solo exhibition. Opening reception from 2-4 p.m., April 15. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

THROUGH MAY 31: KIT GILBERT & ROBERT FOGEL, Exhibits from both artists on display. Opening reception from 2-4 p.m., April 15. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

APRIL 22: “EPHEMERAL EARTH,” Rainforest Art Foundation presents Susan Duke’s “Ephemeral Earth” on Earth Day with musical accompaniment by Blind Uncle Keith. He will be performing Pete Seeger covers, peace songs and some original songs. $10 donation. 2-5 p.m. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport. Call 717-9111.

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. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE

2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6-11 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: Friday and Saturday night live entertainment. Katalyst, April 14,15; Anxious, April 21,22; The Pack, April 28, 29. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5-7 p.m.: Two-for-one well, wine & draft. No cover. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

ARTIPSY WINE AND ARTS BAR: Last Friday of every month from 8-11 p.m. for “Hot Topic” comedy series; $10 presale; $15 at the door. The Mind, Body and Soul poetry event. $10. 8-10 p.m., April 15, 22. All events are for those 21 years and older. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy, Ste. 600, Shreveport.

AURA ULTRA LOUNGE: 205 Texas St., Shreveport. 272-1643.

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

BON TEMPS COFFEE BAR: Every Thursday from 7-10 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 Night from 7-10 p.m. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766.

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

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Eldorado Resort Casino, Alter Ego, April 12; Safira with Karaoke, April 13; Elegant Few, April 14; E.A.S.Y. 2-DJs, April 15; Total Choice, April 19; Fortag, April 20; Electric Circus, April 21; Live 5, April 22; Soul Shine Band, April 26; A Sure Thing, April 27; Departure (Journey Tribute Band), April 28. 451 Clyde Fant Parkway. Call 877-602-0711.

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.

END ZONE SPORTS BAR: 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Happy hour daily from 1-8 p.m. Shuffleboard and pool table. 2216 Benton Road, Bossier City. Call 747-2773.

FROG’S BREATH SALOON: 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 Friday and Saturday from 3:30-10 p.m. with tours starting at 3:30 both days. Ask about hosting your event at the tap room. Books and Brews, which is an open forum book club, takes place on the fourth Friday of the month. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Open every Wednesday through 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. on Saturdays. 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, April 14, 21, 28; Jason Sepulvado, April 29. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: The Temptation Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, May 27. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 or older. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

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

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

NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Weeknight shows start at 8 p.m. Every Tuesday, Crystal Thomas & The Dons Jam. On Wednesdays, Joe Nadeau's Blues Jam. Dirty Redd's Open Jam Session featuring area artists playing all-around good music every Thursday. 417 Texas Street., 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: Wayne Toups, 8 p.m. April 29. Tickets start at $20. Sammy Kershaw, 8 p.m., May 13; Dennis DeYoung, May 27. Tickets start at $30. Gino Vannelli, 8 p.m., June 10. Tickets start at $45. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: Chris Janson, 8 p.m., April 21; Celtic Woman, 8 p.m. May 13; Patti Labelle, 8 p.m., May 27; Vince Gill, 8 p.m., June 2; Trace Adkins, 8 p.m., Oct. 20. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment all month long.315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711. Billy Holt, 7-11 p.m., April 13, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 14,15; Pocket Change, 6-9:30 p.m. April 14, 15; the Ziffles, 7-11 p.m., April 20; Total Choice 6-9:30 p.m., April 21,22; Radio Incorporated, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 21,22; Professor Pork Chop and the Dishes, 7-11 p.m., April 27; Flashback 5, 6-9:30 p.m., April 28, 29; Katalyst, 10 p.m to 2 a.m., April 28, 29.

SAM’S TAVERN: 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 9 p.m., every Friday and Saturday Night, 3816 E. Texas Street, Bossier City. 626-5930.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Tracy Byrd, $25, 8 p.m.; Easton Corbin, $35, 8 p.m., April 28; Wade Bowen, $20, 8 p.m., May 5; Craig Morgan, $35, 8 p.m., May 12; Pat Green, $30, 8 p.m., May 19. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com.

STRANGE BREW: Darth Brooks, Chief & The Hounds, and Shaliff, March 31. 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.

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

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Jimmy Wooten Band, April 12, 13; The Pack, April 14; Professor Porkchop Band, April 15; The Mix, April 19; Robert Duncan Band, April 20; The Caravan, April 21; Christina Langston Band, April 22; Jeff Childress (solo guitar), April 25; Ziffel Bros., April 26; What the Funk?!, April 27; Pocket Change, April 28; The Syndicate, April 29. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

THE BAR CHORD, 4-11 p.m. 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.

TIKI BAR: Live music featuring Darth Brooks, May 27, July 29, Sept. 30, Nov. 25. 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. WHAT’S ON TAP: Happy hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 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.

| MUSIC/COMEDY APRIL 15: MANN’S WORLD FAMILY TOUR, featuring Tamela and David Mann. $35-$80. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. APRIL 20: BRANTLEY GILBERT, makes a stop on his The Devil Don't Sleep Tour with special guests Tucker Beathard, Luke Combs and Brian Davis. $26.75-$36.75. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. APRIL 21: CHRIS JANSON, $17-$27. 8 p.m. Riverdome, Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 22: TRACY BYRD, 21 and up. $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetic kets.com. APRIL 23: BOSTON, reserved seats. $41 - $59; $76-$100. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 27: ALABAMA SHAKES, an American blues-rock band from Athens, Alabama. $57.50-$52.50. General admission for floor; reserved seating in all other sections. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 28: EASTON CORBIN, 21 and up. $35. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetickets.com.

APRIL 29: WAYNE TOUPS, Louisiana music legend Wayne Toups has been dubbed “The Cajun Springsteen” and known for his Zydecajun music sung in both English and Cajun. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 5: WADE BOWEN, 21 and up. $20. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetickets.com. MAY 7: ANTHONY HAMILTON & JOE, $59.50-$69.50. Reserved seating. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 11: ALICE COOPER, Reserved seating, $45, $55, $65. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. MAY 12: CRAIG MORGAN, 21 and up. $35. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetickets.com.

MAY 12: OUTCRY: This troupe, which champions, represents and promotes the Bride of Christ, will highlight the creativity, heart and mission of the local church. Featuring a unique combination of artists and worship leaders including Jesus Culture, Elevation Worship, Lauren Daigle, Steven Furtick and Levi Lusko. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.outcrytour.com.

MAY 13: CELTIC WOMAN, an all-female ensemble that plays traditional Irish music and modern songs. $47-$67. 8 p.m. Riverdome, Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 13: SAMMY KERSHAW, country music legend and Louisiana native comes to Bossier City. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 19: PAT GREEN, 21 and up. $30. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetickets.com.

MAY 27: DENNIS DEYOUNG, The founding member of Styx will perform The Music of Styx live. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www. Ticketmaster.com.

JUNE 10: GINO VANNELLI, tickets start at $45. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater at Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 27: PATTI LABELLE, The legendary R&B and soul singer comes to the Riverdome. $41.50-$61.50. 8 p.m. 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com. JUNE 2: VINCE GILL, $44.50-$64.50. 8 p.m. 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www. ticketmaster.com. AUGUST 25: KANSAS, Reserved seating. $59.50, $69.50, $99.50. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. 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 APRIL 13: ONCE, Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Once" is a truly original Broadway experience. It tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. $72.50; $59.50; $42.50. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

APRIL 20-23, 28-29: AUNTIE MAME, The hilarious comedy takes audiences on a madcap journey of the famous bohemian aunt as she takes on the care and education of her newly orphaned nephew, Patrick.7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on April 23, 30. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students and active military. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

APRIL 21-23, 28-29: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE HEBERTS, This musical fable for children offers a new spin to the traditional Goldilocks fairy tale of the young girl’s encounter with the household of bears whose last name happens to be Hebert set in the swamps of Louisiana. $5. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bossier Parish Community College Performing Arts Theatre Blg. C, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City. Visit www.bpss.edu/theatre.

APRIL 27-30: SHREK THE MUSICAL, With the 37-member cast comprised entirely of students from Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts, this musical is fun for the entire family. $18 adults; $15 students and children. 7 p.m. April 27, 28, 29; 2 p.m. April 29, 30. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common Street, Shreveport. Call 218-9978. APRIL 22-23: PETER PAN, Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet presents this ballet featuring the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Riverview Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmedtoballet.org.

APRIL 29: MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE, Mozart’s version of "The Bachelor" semi-staged and in concert with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. $20-$30; $65; $90. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

MAY 4-13: THE FOREIGNER, presented by BackAlley theatre starring Donny Smith and Brian McCarty. $10. 7 p.m. BackAlley Theatre, 1902 W. Main Street, Grand Cane. Call 461-0202.

MAY 4-7: CIRQUE ITALIA, This spectacular production has become the greatest version of a “traveling circus.” It includes a creative mus of acrobatics, dance, contortion, and high-performance BMX and roller-skating. 7:30 p.m., May 4, 5; 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., May 6; 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., May 7. State Fair of Louisiana Grounds, 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.cirqueitalia.com/tickets.

JUNE 11: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! $79.50; $65.50; $47.50. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

| SPECIAL EVENTS APRIL 14: BATTLE OF THE BADGES, Back by popular demand, this event includes 13 bouts as local firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies box it out for a great cause. Must be 21 years or older. $22-$32. 7 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome, Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Drive. Visit www.riverdome.com.

APRIL 14-23: HOLIDAY IN DIXIE Celebrate the life of the Shreveport-Bossier community in this historic 10-day festival in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza. The HID Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. on April 22 in downtown Shreveport. Music headliners: Saturday April 15, presents the Kings of Pleasure and Professor Porkchop & The Dishes. Thursday, April 20, features What The Funk. Friday, April 21, showcases the Buddy Flett Trio and Tres Bluebirds Y Collie. Saturday, April 22, will headline Two Tone Blues and the Casey Martin Band. Visit www.arklatexambassadors.com for carnavial and band performance hours and carninval ride ticket prices.

APRIL 15: WALK WITH JESUS, This is an Easter event for families celebrating the journey of Christ. Free. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2565 Airline Drive, Bossier City. Call 746-2215. APRIL 22: BUG BAZAAR, Featuring bugs on parade. The event will showcase creepy crawlers of all types and activities for children and families. $3. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.sciport.org.

APRIL 22-23: MELROSE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, More than 100 vendors will set their tents and tables beneath the gorgeous live oak trees of Melrose. Artists will show and sell their original paintings, stained glass, gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing, photography, plants, toys, woodworking products, pottery and more. $5 for adults; $2 for ages 6-12; and free for children 5 and under. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Melrose Plantation, 3533 Highway 119, Melrose. Visit www. melroseplantation.org.

APRIL 22-23: LOUISIANA COMIC CON: SBC, a two-day event that brings together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists and fan groups in an affordable, family-friendly environment. $20 per day or $30 for the weekend. $5 for kids 2-8. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 22; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 23. Hirsch Memorial Coliseum / State Fair of Louisiana Fairgrounds Complex, 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search Louisiana Comic Con: SBC.

APRIL 22: DANCE HIS HIGH PRAISE 10, a tribute to the legacy and life of Dr. E. Edward Jones Sr. featuring The Orchesis Dance Company from Grambling State University along with the Christian Dance Center. $20. 6 p.m. Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., #200, Shreveport. Call 226-8555.

APRIL 22: CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE AFFAIR, Shreveport’s finest will enjoy an evening of decadence and indulgence at this after-dinner event with music, dancing, live and silent auction, and chocolate delicacies with champagne, all to support Easterseals Louisiana. 7 p.m. DiamondJack’s Casino & Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack’s Blvd., Bossier City.

APRIL 22: RENZI EDUCATION AND ART CENTER’S 5TH ANNUAL JAZZ AND BLUES BRUNCH, will celebrate the musical art of jazz and blues with food and drink provided by Marilynn’s Place and Rhino Coffee. $35; $40 at the door. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Shop, 2002 Southern Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.renzicenter.org.

APRIL 22: MILDRED EUAL CENTER SERVICE AND RECOGNITION BANQUET, will honor five seniors 55 and older who have made contributions to Shreveport- Bossier to make the community a better place to live. $25. 2 p.m. SPAR-Princess Park, 931 Baker Street, Shreveport. Call 584-7086 or visit www.mildredeualcenterinc.org.

APRIL 23: 5TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING, Hosted by the Historic South Highlands Neighborhood Association with live music, face painting, kids' activities, adult beverages, food for purchase and more. Bring a blanket and spend the day with your neighbors in the park. Free. 4-7 p.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 24: 20TH GREATER SHREVEPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF CLASSIC, four-person scramble tournament where par is your partner promises to be fun for the whole office. 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start. Southern Trace Country Club, 200 Southern Trace Pkwy., Shreveport. Call 677-2547 or visit www. shreveportchamber.org/nwlagolfclassic.

APRIL 24-30: 33RD ANNUAL ARTBREAK FESTIVAL, The largest student arts festival in the South. Each student is a celebrity in this seven-day festival showcasing the artists and art programs in the visual, literary, cultural and performing arts in Caddo Parish public schools, Bossier Parish public schools and participating private schools. ArtBreak is a family festival with an emphasis on students entertaining, enlightening and enriching adults! 5-9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; 12-5 p.m., Sunday. Shreveport Convention Center, State Rte. 173, Shreveport. Visit www.artbreaksb.com.

APRIL 27: BOSSIER COUNCIL ON AGING STYLE SHOW, Join us for a delightful afternoon lunch and style show. Ed Walsh and Sonja Bailes will emcee as the models jaunt across the catwalk modeling spring styles. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Call 741-8302.

APRIL 29: PAWCHELLA 2017, In conjunction with National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Alpha Media Shreveport presents this event to celebrate our love affair with animals with an afternoon of interactive activities for your pets. Splash pad for dogs, animal adoptions, exhibitions, pet photo booths, music, food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Market Square, Benton. Call 841-0803.

APRIL 29: 18TH ANNUAL CROQUET CLASSIC, One of Shreveport’s most fun fund-raisers with proceeds benefitting Adult Renewal Academy. Whether or not you have ever hit a croquet ball or you’re the family reunion champion, there’s a spot for you. $200 for a team of two; $25 spectator and cuisine ticket. LSUS Campus, 1 University Place, Shreveport. Visit www. communityrenewal.us.

APRIL 29: AUTHORS IN APRIL, will feature New York Times bestseller Dominic Smith, the author of “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos.” The widely published writer will be at Margaritaville Casino and Resort Ballroom at noon. The event benefits the Pioneer Heritage Center. $40. Call 797-5339.

MAY 4: 9TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER, Join us for a fun and games themed night featuring a live auction, games, prizes, dancing, live entertainment from The Caravan Band, and Evergreen’s spinoff of the popular TV game show, "Let’s Make a Deal!" Celebrity waiters will be on hand to serve and entertain you with their humorous crazy waiter antics! Benefits go to Evergreen in North Louisiana. $75. 6-9:30 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Call 564-2987 or visit www.evergreenls.org/cwdwin.

MAY 4: KATHIE KRIELOW JEWELRY SHOWING, Krielow’s heirloom jewelry will be on display and available for purchase. She will be hosting a drawing to win a piece of her jewelry. 3-7 p.m. Nader’s Gallery, 524 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. Call 868-3021.

MAY 4: AN EVENING FOR HEALERS, This annual event honors physicians and other healthcare professionals and first responders who provide healing care to patients in the region. $150. Cocktail hour: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport. Visit www.lsuhsfoundation.org.

MAY 4: CAREGIVERS MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, is a meeting for those caring for loved ones suffering from memory loss-related illnesses. Free. 5:30 p.m. The Glen Retirement Center, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. Call 213-3567.

MAY 5 AND EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH JULY 7: SHREVEPORT SUMMER MARKET, With fruit, vegetables, baked goods, crafters, honey, restaurant vendors, this family-friendly event offers a unique summer shopping experience. 4 p.m. West parking lot of Mall St. Vincent, 1133 St. Vincent Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ShreveportSummerMarket.com.

MAY 6: DERBY DAY, This afternoon-long party celebrates the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and will feature live music, food and an open bar. Raffle drawings, lawn games and more. Must be 21 or older to attend. $85. 2-6 p.m., R. W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.derbydayshreveport.com.

MAY 6-7: BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE OPEN HOUSE AND AIR SHOW, Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels with special performances by B-53, B-2 Spirit, B-25, “Fifi” B-29 Superfortress, B-17 Flying Fortress, Randy Ball Mig-17, Jeremy Holt, Rob Holland and more! Free. 11 a.m. Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City. Visit www.barksdaleafairshow.com. MAY 6-7: LE TOUR DES JARDINS, Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners present this annual spring garden tour through seven private gardens. $10 in advance; $15 day-of at any garden on the tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Call 698-0010.

MAY 9, JUNE 6, JULY 11, AUG. 8: CATS: EVENTS ON CULTURE, ARTS, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, Each of the events will provide insight and illumination into critical issues of our time especially those that relate to Northwest Louisiana. Free, but you must RSVP. 3 p.m. The Glen Retirement Center, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. Call 213-3567. MAY 10: WAM: WINE, ART AND MUSIC, Featuring local artist John Wagoner, wine tastings, food pairings and live music. $25. 5:30 to 8 p.m. 1800 Prime, Boomtown Casino, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

MAY 12: ANNUAL DAY OF CARING, The largest single-day, community-wide volunteer event in Northwest Louisiana with more than 500 volunteers representing nearly 50 local businesses and involves nearly 40 local nonprofits. Kickoff breakfast at Horseshoe Bossier City Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier, where teams receive T-shirts, briefing, and then go to assigned sites. Wrap-up party at Whiskey Roadhouse, inside Horseshoe Bossier City. Visit www.unitedwaynwla.org.

MAY 20: GRAMBLING UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INC. 2017 SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON, with speaker Broderick Robbs, head football coach at Grambling State University. Proceeds will provide scholarships for area Grambling State University students. $40. 2 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 425-2669 or 349-6761.

MAY 25-28: 34TH ANNUAL MUDBUG MADNESS FESTIVAL, features three stages of live entertainment as well as arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities, and variety of food vendors. There is also a crawfish eating and calling contest for all ages, a 5K on May 25, and the annual painting of the Mudbug Madness Festival mural. $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit www.MudbugMadness.com.

JUNE 26: BRING IT! LIVE, Back by demand, Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, stars of Lifetime’s hit series "Bring It!" return to Shreveport. Tickets start at $32.75. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

AUG. 18: 2017 AUCTION FOR AIDS, Staying Alive: staying healthy and staying strong. 6-10 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 222-6633. AUG. 18-20: GEEK’D CON, with local and regional artists, vendors across the country, TV and film stars, and non-stop geek entertainment. VIP tickets, $76.50; weekend tickets, $26.50; single-day tickets, $16.50; kids (ages 6-12) single-day tickets, $6.50; Friday tickets, $6.50; kids 5 and under free. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport. Visit www.geekdcon. com/shreveport.

| 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. Happy Birthday. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present from us. APRIL PROMOTIONS. 100K Globetrotter Giveaway. Win a dream vacation getaway 11 p.m. every Saturday in April. April 15: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, includes roundtrip airfare and four nights' hotel. April 22: Kaanapali Beach, Maui Island, Hawaii, includes roundtrip airfare and four nights' hotel. April 29: Europe (London, Paris and Rome) includes roundtrip airfare and three nights' hotel in each destination. Cash and JackPlay drawing every from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 10X entries every Monday and Thursday. Ends April 29. Spring Gift Sundays April 16, 30. Earn a spring gift with 10 slot points. Ends April 30. Mystery Point Multiplier is April 9 and 23. Win up to 10X points! Enroll at MACK. Ends April 23. Cash Me Some Winnings Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guaranteed winner with every play. Lots of slot play, prizes and more. Enroll at MACK with 10 slot points. Up to three swipes per day. Hump Day Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Win up to $250 in JackPlay every Wednesday in April. Tax Day Bonus; 4 p.m. April 18. Win 410, $20 or $100 in Points! LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Crawfish Buffet is every day. $24.99 Sunday - Thursday; $24.99 Friday and Saturday with Rewards Club Card. Easter Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 16. $21.99 with Rewards Club Card; $23.99 without Rewards Club Card. Salute to our troops every day! 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 Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711. Randomonium! $20,000 Hot Seat Giveaways every Friday in April. Who knows where the cash will land during April’s RANDOMONIUM! Hot Seat Giveaways? We’ll hand out $250 in cash to randomly chosen gaming positions! Just be playing with your properly inserted Club Eldorado card or have an active table rating to enter. Up to 20 guests will win each giveaway day! Ends April 28. $13,000 Blackjack Tournament is April 14. Will you hit or stay? Double down? Or maybe split a pair? Whether you’re a blackjack expert or new to the game, all are welcome! Registration will begin at 7 p.m. on the first level of the casino. Make it to the final table, and you’re a guaranteed winner! First place wins $10,000 cash! Route 66 Camaro Giveaways is April 15, 29. Hit the highway this spring in a brand new Camaro! Play beginning April 2 to earn entries for your chance to hit the open road in a 2017 Chevy Camaro LT Coupe!

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

HARRAH’S CLUB – BUFFET DINING: Harrah’s Club offers 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 noon and ends each Saturday at 5 p.m.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111. 742-0711.

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: Fridays and Saturdays in April starting April 7. 6-10 p.m. on Friday and 3-10 p.m. Saturday. Every hour, three winners will be selected for a chance to win a gift card worth up to $500 or other Slot Dollars prizes! One guaranteed $500 gift card winner will be chosen every hour. Guests can earn 5x entries on Mondays in April, and all B Connected card holders receive one free entry. Receive additional entries for every 100 points earned on the day of the event. Deposit your entries one hour before the drawing, and at any time during the promotion, up to 15 minutes prior to the final drawing by swiping at any kiosk. Pick a Prize Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in April. Guests who earn 600 points can swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk, then print and redeem their voucher at the Promotions desk to pick a prize. Choose from cookware, apparel, housewares and more. See B Connected for more details. One prize per player. Ends April 30. 5x Bonus Point Multiplier from 2-6 p.m. Sundays in April from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Play your favorite penny games and stock up on your bonus points with our 5x point multiplier! Guests must swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk to activate the multiplier. Earn up to 100,000 points! Points earned on video poker are not valid. Ends April 30. Cow Tippin’ Kiosk Game from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays in April. Every Tuesday in April, guests have three chances to win big with our Cow Tippin’ Kiosk Game. Earn 200, 400, and 600 points to swipe at any promotional kiosk and reveal a prize. Guests can win Slot Dollars, sweet treats, prizes and more. Ends April 25. Free Buffet from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12, 26. Guests who earn 100 points by playing their favorite slots or table games on April 12, 26 can swipe their B Connected card at any kiosk to print a voucher for a free dinner buffet. One buffet per player. Play With Your Food from 4:30-9 p.m., April 13, 27. Guests who purchase a buffet on April 13, 27 will receive $10 in Slot Dollars. See International Buffet for more details. Valid during posted hours of operation. Guests can win up to $1,000 in Slot Dollars! Mystery Point Multiplier from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., April 15. B Connected members who earn 50 points on April 15 can swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk to reveal a mystery point multiplier up to 7x points on penny games. See B Connected for all details relating to the multiplier promotion.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. Everyday! Margaritaville Millions – Continuity Game. An island-themed game with the appeal of more winners, more often. Customers must complete a collection on Island 1 first before progressing to Island 2. Mon.-Thurs: Play ‘N’ Get – 12-Pack of Coca-Cola.Tuesdays and Thursdays in April, gift may be redeemed for 150 base points. Upon issuance of receipt, guests have 24 hours to redeem at the MGV-BC Players Club during standard hours of operation. Tuesdays: Beach Bum Club Breakfast at the World Tour Buffet. Guests 50+ (only) $5.99 Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Lunch $12.99 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 2x Play: Guests receive two free game plays on Wednesdays only. Grand Fortune Giveaway Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. Activation begins at 6 p.m. Drawings from 7 p.m. to midnight. Four names will be drawn every 30 minutes at the Promotions and Events Stage. Saturday, April 29: guests drawn Friday night will receive entry tickets for the $25,000 Cash Giveaway to be dropped off from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Promotions and Events Stage. The $25,000 Cash Giveaway begins at 12:15 a.m., where five names will be drawn. Four guests will pull pods containing $500 in bonus play (promo chips optional for table game players). One guest will pull the pod for $25,000 cash!

| THEATER "Shrek: The Musical" comes to the Emmett Hook Center April 27-30.

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