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Monday, May 8, 2017

TALK OF THE TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS 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. 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. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

MAY 26: NORTON AT NIGHT: ASHLEY LONGSHORE, international art sensation combines bold colors, gold leaf, and rhinestones to create works that are one of a kind. This event will have cocktails, body art and experiences never before seen at the museum. 6-8 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call Emily at 865-4201 ext. 130 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

THROUGH JUNE 7: SUSAN DUKE’S “EPHEMERAL EARTH” is the signature art exhibit at the Marlene Yu Museum. Duke’s vision for the show is a retreat to nature as well as an antidote to anxiety. The vibrant canvases boldly reach out to the viewer, engaging and inviting them Susan’s colorful world. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street. Guided tours by reservation. Visit www. rainforestartfoundation.org or call 717-9111.

THROUGH JULY 31: WINE, ART & MUSIC FEATURING JOHN WAGONER The multi-faceted work of artist John Wagoner is on exhibit at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime restaurant. The artist has a unique approach to his multi-media work, creating molds and filling them with layers of paint and materials to recreate familiar shapes and objects of vibrant materials, making art out of the ordinary. Presented by Bossier Arts Council. 1800 Prime Steakhouse, Boomtown Casino, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. 746-0711.

JUNE 1-JULY 31: LINDA DICKSON, will be the featured artist at the Emerging Artist Gallery with her acrylic art. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. June 16 at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

JUNE 1-JULY 31: LAB RAT ARTS, , This is a multifaceted group of artists with artwork that consists of murals, sculptures, props, graphic design, fine art, public art, faux finishing, furniture and handpainted signs. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. June 16 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www. Bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

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. 8-Track, May 12,13; Identity Crisis, May 19, 20; Total Choice, May 26, 27. 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. 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.

CANTINA BAR: Entertainment lineup includes Eric Craig Band, May 13; Skeleton Key, May 20; and Michael DeArmond on May 27. Boomtown Casino, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. 746-0711 or www. boomtownbossier.com.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Eldorado Resort Casino, 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.

Anniversary party with games, food and entertainment and raising money for a local non-profit from noon to midnight, May 13. 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, May 19, 26; The Joe Nadeau Band, May 12. 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: Sammy Kershaw, 8 p.m.May 13. Tickets start at $10. Molly Ringwalds, May 26. $10. Dennis DeYoung, May 27. Tickets start at $30. Gino Vannelli, 8 p.m., June 10. Tickets start at $45. Chippendales, July 15. Tickets start at $10. American Icon: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., July 29. $20. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: 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. Side FX, 7-11 p.m., May 11, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 12,13; Kate Herrin, 6-9:30 p.m., May 12, 13; Big Daddy, 7-11 p.m., May 18; 8 Track, 6-9:30 p.m., May 19, 20; Memory Trip, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 19, 20; Professor Pork Chop and the Disher, 7-11 p.m., May 25; Front Cover, 6-9:30 p.m., May 26, 27, 7-11 p.m., May 28; Vegas Stars, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 26, 27. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

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

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The Mix, May 10; Robert Duncan Band, May 11, 26; Pocket Change, May 12; Audubon Place, May 13; What The Funk, May 17; The Syndicate, May 18; Ziffel Bros., May 19; Christina Langston Band, May 20; Jeff Childress (solo guitar), May 23; Jimmy Wooten Band, May 24; Ziffel Bros., May 25; Morgan Smith Band, May 27; The Caravan, May 28; Rising Sons, May 30; Professor Porkchop Band, May 31. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 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.

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 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.

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.

MAY 27: THE TEMPTATIONS REVIEW, featuring Dennis Edwards, one of the original members. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Legends Theatre inside Diamond Jacks Casino, 711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.diamondjacks.com.

JUNE 2: VINCE GILL, $44.50-$64.50. 8 p.m. 711 Horseshoe Blvd., 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.

JULY 14: DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE!, Dancers from the hit show will take the stage on their Hot Summer Nights tour. $49.50; $59.50; $79.50. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www. shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

JULY 29: AMERICAN ICON: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH, featuring Cash’s classic songs performed by Doug Allen and Wendy Newcomer. $20. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

AUG. 20: JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT, $35, $45. All seats reserved. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. 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 MAY 12: “YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE

BROWN,” based on the comic strip by Charles Schulz with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesnger. $35 to include performance and catered dinner. 6:30 p.m. Events on the Red venue, 2000 Reeves Marine Drive, Bossier City. Call 560-5662 or visit www.cabertdinnertheatre.com.

THROUGH MAY 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 25-28: MAN OF LA MANCHA, This exciting production of the classic musical re-imagines the characters in a high school setting. $20. 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 424-4439.

JUNE 2-4, 9-11: THE LION KING JR., Set against the backdrop of Africa, this musical features the classic hits from the original movie and stars 80 local singers, dancers and actors. $25. 7 p.m., June 2,9; 2 p.m., June 3-4, 10-11. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.acttickets.info or call 212-2822.

JUNE 9-11: JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL, based on the New York Times bestselling book series about a Junie B.’s experience in first grade. $10. 7 p.m., June 9; 2 p.m., 7 p.m., June 10; 2 p.m. June 11. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 218-9978 or e-mail stagecenterboxoffice@gmail.com.

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 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 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 12: CRAWFISH WITH CLERGY, with crawfish, grilled sausage, hot dogs, beer, wine and a chance for all faiths to break bread together in celebration of HOPE Connections. $35. 6-10 p.m. 2350 Levy St., Shreveport. Call 670-4591 or visit www.eventbrite.com.

MAY 12: TWILIGHT TALKIES: THE PRINCESS BRIDE, shown on the front lawn of the museum for free. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the movie under the stars. Local food trucks will be on hand with food for purchase. 7 p.m., 8 p.m. movie. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.norton.org

MAY 13: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING, with guest speaker Tarah Thomas’ presentation, “Strategies for Researching Acadian-Cajun- Creole Ancestors.” Free. 1-3p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@suddenlink.net.

MAY 13-14: 2ND ANNUAL BENTON ROTARY CAR SHOW, with awards, a poker run, pet adoption and live music. Friday includes a poker run from 3-6 p.m. and a car show from 5-8 p.m. Saturday is a car show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and awards at 4 p.m. Benton Parish Courthouse, 204 Burt Blvd., Benton. Call 458-5535.

MAY 13, 20, 21, 27: SPAR POOL OPEN HOUSE, provides an opportunity to meet the lifeguards, water safety demonstrations from Shreveport Fire Department, and other educational and summer safety demonstrations. Saturday open houses are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday open houses are from 2-4 p.m. May 13, Southern Hills Pool; May 20, Airport Park Pool; May 21, David Raines Park Pool; May 27, Bill Cockrell Pool. Call 673-6418 or email beck.berry@shreveportla.gov.

MAY 14: HOLY ANGELS 15TH ANNUAL DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL WALK AND RUN, the only walk/ run in the southeast part of Shreveport that gives participants a rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the area. Celebrations include refreshments, photo booth, live music and massage therapy. Kids' activities will also be available. 8 a.m. Holy Angels, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laholyangels.org.

MAY 16: FOR THE LOVE OF BEER: A CELEBRATION OF GREAT RAFT BREWING, a three-course dinner prepared by Chef Holly Schreiber paired with Great Raft beers and small bites and pairing with Great Raft beers. Also includes interview with Great Raft owners, live music, beer trivia and prizes. $75. 6:30 p.m. Sainte Terre, 190 Nickel Lane, Benton. Visit www.saintterre.com.

MAY 17: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION (CAC), supports and offers local artists an opportunity to meet, share and show their talents. Meetings include a short update on what’s happening in the club followed by live demonstrations, activities or speakers. 6 p.m. East Bank Gallery, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 965-0798.

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 20: 14TH ANNUAL FIT FOR LIFE EXPOSITION AND SPORTS WEEKEND, Come be part of a weekend that celebrates sports and fitness in a variety of methods that both young and old can enjoy, whether they are participants or spectators, with competitions and demonstrations in archery, arm wrestling, grappling, boxing, karate and power lifting. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, Bay 1 and 2, State Route 173, Shreveport.

MAY 20: 14TH ANNUAL OPTIMUM CLASSIC BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIP, draws professional bodybuilders from across the United States, Europe and South America and is a qualifying competition to move forward in international competition. $35-$65. 6-10 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, Bay 3, State Route 173, Shreveport.

MAY 20: BEAST FEAST, a fund-raiser for the Centenary Alumni Association with exotic game and unique dishes prepared by backyard chefs and popular local restauranteurs. $35. 4:30-7 p.m. Jones Rice Field on the Centenary Campus, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 869-5115.

MAY 25-28: 34TH ANNUAL MUDBUG MADNESS FESTIVAL, features three stages of live entertainment as well as arts and crafts vendors, children's 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 1-30: THE TRANSFORMATIONS GROUP, a class of diverse-emerging artists with a variety of backgrounds. Opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. June 16. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org .

JUNE 7: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK, tour historic spaces and meet artists and purchase locally produced art. Food, drinks, historic talks, sketch sessions and more. 5-8 p.m. Visit www. downtownshreveport.com.

JUNE 10: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING, with guest speaker Jackson Sibley presenting “Plantations Along the Upper Red River - 1839 to Present Day” and Glenda Bernard’s presentation on “Overlooked Records of the Freedmen’s Bureau.” Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.

JUNE 19-24: URBAN DANCE WEEK, featuring hip hop, jazz fusion, modern, tap, contemporary ballet and pointe. Registration is required. $380. Arts Dance Center, 4801 Line Ave., Ste. 18, Shreveport. Call 760-224-3549 or visit www.artsdancecenter.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.

JULY 5: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK, Tour historic spaces and meet artists and purchase locally produced art. Food, drinks, historic talks, sketch sessions and more. 5-8 p.m. Visit www. downtownshreveport.com.

JULY 8: SAVE THE BOOBIES RUN, This motorcycle ride that benefits Susan G. Komen of North Louisiana is fun for the entire family and also includes live music, bounce house and waterslide, tattoo truck, catfish plates for $7 and other food vendors on site. 9 a.m. and concerts will go until 10 p.m. Harley Davidson dealership, 2225 Autoplex Drive, Bossier City. Call 742-3047.

DEC. 6: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK, Tour historic spaces and meet artists and purchase locally produced art. Food, drinks, historic talks, sketch sessions and more. 5-8 p.m. Visit www. downtownshreveport.com.

| CASINO PROMOS BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com

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. MAY PROMOTIONS. 100K Mega May Giveaway. Win a 2017 Ford Explorer 11 p.m., May 27. Win a 60” Ultra HD LED Smart TV 11 p.m., May 13, 20. Win up to $1,000 cash from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. JackPlay drawing 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. 10X entries every Monday. 100K Scratch, Match and Win. 12-7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday. $5,000 cash drawings 6 p.m. every Saturday! Earn scratch card with 10 slot points and you could win up to $100,000! Win up to 10X Points Sundays. Quicker slot play and rewards! Enroll at MACK. Whack a Worm Tuesdays. Guaranteed winner with every play from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enroll at MACK with 10 slot points. Up to three swipes per day. Lucky Wheel Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday. Win up to $500 JackPlay. Prizes doubled for Chairman guests. Entry Multiplier Thursdays. Every Thursday. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold entries toward weekend drawings! Memorial Day Tote Bag Giveaway is is 12 p.m., May 29. Earn 10 slot points and receive a free canvas tote bag. Love Our Locals. Must have valid Louisiana driver’s license: $5 JackPlay; BOGO ½ off food special – Legends Buffet and DJ’s Seafood and Steaks; 25% off The Grill; 25% off hotel rate. Limit/ restrictions apply.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Crawfish Buffet is every day. $24.99 Sunday - Thursday; $24.99 Friday and Saturday with 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. Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 14. Receive a complimentary flower for mom! $14.99 with Rewards Club Card. $16.99 without Rewards Club Card. Memorial Day BBQ Buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 29. $14.99 with Rewards Club Card. $16.99 without Rewards Club Card.

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

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Return Rewards. Total Rewards Members that earn 100 Tier Credits in a day will receive at least $5 in Free Slot Play. The Free Slot Play offer will be e-mailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Member must read and accept e-mailed offer and redeem within 24 hours of receiving e-mail at the Total rewards Kiosk. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. Every Monday and Tuesday, Total Rewards members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Total Rewards members have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier. Gold and Platinum guests are guaranteed at least 3X multiplier. Diamond guests are guaranteed at least 5X multiplier. Seven Star guests are guaranteed at least a 7X multiplier. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Locals Only 5X Multiplier. Every Wednesday, Local Total Rewards members can swipe their card at a promotional kiosk to receive a 5X Reward Credit Multiplier. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Punch Your Luck Drawings. Every Friday, Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance to punch a square on the punch board and win Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. Number of earned entries is based on tier. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 Tier Credits during the earning period (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.). At 4 p.m., drawings will begin and happen each hour. Five winners will be called to punch a square on the punch board and reveal their Free Slot Play prize! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Experience The Empire Drawings. Every Saturday, Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance to win Free Slot Play and an Experience the Empire Qualifier spot. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. Number of earned entries is based on Tier. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 Tier Credits during the earning period (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.). At 4 p.m. the drawings will begin and happen every 30 minutes through 9:30 p.m. Two winners will be called to receive $100 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., one winner will receive $300 Free Slot Play and an Experience The Empire qualifier spot. *EXPERIENCE THE EMPIRE FINALE IS JUNE 24. Starting 4 p.m., every 30 minutes two winners will be called to receive $200 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., one winner will receive $500 Free Slot Play and an Experience the Empire qualifier spot. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800- 522-4700.

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: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown.com. $25,000 Kachinko Game. from 6 -10 p.m. Fridays and 3-10 p.m. Saturdays in May. Every hour, three lucky guests will be selected to drop a puck on Sam’s Town’s signature “Kachinko” board for a chance to win $1,500 in Slot Dollars. 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. Gone Fishin’ Kiosk Game 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesdays in May. Guests have three chances to win big with our Gone Fishin’ Kiosk Game. Earn 200, 400 and 600 points to swipe at any promotional kiosk and reveal a prize. Guests can win Slot Dollars and many other great prizes. 500 Free Buffets a Day Giveaway from 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays in May. Sam’s Town is giving away 500 free buffets every Wednesday in May! Guests have a chance to win a free buffet by swiping their B Connected card at any promotions kiosk. Celebrate our 13th anniversary on May 20. 13x Bonus Points – Guests can earn 13x bonus points by playing their favorite slots or table games with their B Connected card between 8 a.m. and noon. The point multiplier will be inclusive of the card level bonus with a 100,000-point cap.* *Video poker play is not eligible for this promotion. Play, Earn & Get Tequila Giveaway is from 7-10 p.m., May 20. Guests who earn 2,000 points can swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk, then print and redeem their voucher at the B Connected for a free bottle of Jose Cuervo Silver. While supplies last. One bottle per player. Blues, Bugs and BBQ from 5-10 p.m., May 26. It’s that time again! Join us on the rooftop for our annual Blues, Bugs and BBQ Party with the sounds of Chubby Carrier, and Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. Plus, enjoy allyou-can-eat crawfish and BBQ. Tickets are $25 and on-sale beginning Saturday, April 22 at Ticketmaster.com or in the Shreveport Trading Company Gift Shop.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. May Promotions: Play N Get Folding Chair. Monday through Wednesday in May. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May, gift may be redeemed for 350 base points. Upon issuance of receipt, guests have 24 hours to redeem at the MGV-BC Players Club during standard hours of operation. See the Players Club for details. $60,000 Harley Giveaway May 19, 20. Activation begins at 6 p.m. Drawings from 7-11 p.m. Patrons drawn will be asked to come back at 11:20 p.m. for the giveaway. Each guest will receive $100 in bonus play. Final Giveaway: Guests will be narrowed down to 10 finalists. One winner will win a brand new Harley Davidson each night! $30K Mini Baccarat Tournaments are May 14, 21. Registration from 6- 8 p.m. in Pit 1. Tournament: Preliminary Rounds: 7-9 p.m. Semi-final Rounds: 10 p.m. Finale: 11 p.m. Final table will be paid out, top prize is $3,000 in live chips. Five Wild Card winners of $500 in promotional chips will be drawn.

BEACH BUM CLUB: Tuesdays Breakfast. Guests age 50+ only. 7-10:30 a.m. $5.99 Breakfast at World Tour Buffet. Lunch: Guests age 50+ only. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.99 Lunch at World Tour Buffet.

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