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TALK OF THE TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS AUG. 1-30: JASON PHIPPS AND JACQUELINE

FITZGERALD RUIZ. Both artists will exhibit their art in the East Bank Gallery. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 11. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

AUG. 1-SEPT. 30: CAITLIN LINDSAY ROSE.This local painter, performer and dreamer is a live painter in an audio-visual band, and the Emerging Artist Gallery features those paintings. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 11. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

JULY 9-28: “EXCELLENCE IN ART.” Featuring original artworks by Caddo Parish Educators. An opening reception is from 2-4 p.m., July 9. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. West Wing Gallery, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

THROUGH JULY 10: GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL ART CONTEST. This exhibit features winners from this contest with the theme “New Orleans Tricentennial.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201 or visit www.rwnaf.org.

JULY 11, 18, 25, AUG. 1: MUSIC TALES TUESDAY. Each week mini-music makers will join artists at artspace to make instruments and interactive art that will be used during story time featuring a different story each week. $10 in advance; $12 day of. No charge for accompanying adults. 10-11:30 a.m. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com/story-time.

THROUGH JULY 15: FRAMED. This exhibit features a series of sculptures made entirely out of paint by John C. Wagoner. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake Street, Shreveport. Visit www.theagoraborealis.com.

THROUGH JULY 21: FIBER ART EXHIBIT. Artists from Shreveport, Bossier and Natchitoches. Opening reception is from 4:30-6 p.m., July 12. Donna Service Gallery, first floor in Building A on the BPCC campus. 6220 E. Texas Street, Bossier City. Visit www.bpcc.edu.

THROUGH JULY 21: BPCC STUDENT ART EXHIBIT. Includes drawings, paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces. Opening reception is from 4:30-6 p.m., July 12. Learning commons, first floor in Building A on the BPCC campus. 6220 E. Texas Street, Bossier City. Visit www.bpcc.edu.

THROUGH JULY 30: ASHLEY LONGSHORE. International art sensation Ashley Longshore combines bold colors, gold leaf and rhinestones to create works of art that are truly one of a kind. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201 or visit www.rwnaf.org.

THROUGH JULY 31: LINDA DICKSON. Dickson will be the featured artist at the Emerging Artist Gallery with her acrylic art. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH 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. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www. Bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

THROUGH AUGUST 9: THE ART OF THE GUITAR. Nobody illustrates it in bolder “living color” than “The Master of the Telecaster,” James Burton. From vivid pink paisley to flaming red hot, Burton’s guitars and his unmistakable riffs and soft, bending sounds have defined rock ‘n roll for more than six decades and have made him one of the world’s greatest musical legends. Burton, Shreveport guitar legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy Award winner, opens his guitar collection to the public in a never-before-seen exhibition. Area guitar collectors bring their one-of-a-kind guitars for display. Some are autographed by stars like Mick Jagger. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council presents the two exhibits at artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Call 673-6535.

AUG. 9: WAM: WINE ART & MUSIC. This quarterly event features local artist Jennifer Hendry, wine tastings, food pairings and live music provided by Ver Violin. $25. 5:30-8 p.m. 1800 Prime Steakhouse, Boomtown Casino and Hotel 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Visit www. bossierarts.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. 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; Zeke Steadman and Stan Hoffman, Saturdays. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

AGAVE: Friday and Saturday night live entertainment. On stage from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.: Bluebirds, July 7, 8; Anxious, July 14, 15; Flashback 5, July 21, 22; 8-Track, July 28, 29. No cover. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. 2-for-1 well, wine & draft. 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.

THE BAR CHORD, 4-11 p.m. Winston Hall, July 8; Haley Brooke, July 14; Dylan LeBlanc and Muss Gillum, July 15; Chris McCaa aka Professor Porkchop, July 21; Landon Llyod Miller, July 22; Sonnyboy Rambin, Aug. 4; Shay Bailiff and Michael Brown, Aug. 11. 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.

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

BIG D’S BBQ: Royal Thunder, July 8. 101 Common St., Shreveport, 226-0301.

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 7-10:30 p.m. Every Saturday night is Poems and Songs that pairs poems with smooth backing music from 7:30 to midnight. 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 DJ entertainment every Friday night. 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.Front Cover, July 5; Safire with Karaoke, July 6, 20; Hipshot, July 7; Elegant Few, July 8; Soul Shine, July 12; Big Daddy, July 13; Identity Crisis, July 14; Mayday by Midnight, July 15; Shayliff, July 19; After Party, July 21; Live 5, July 22; Trey Rose Duo, July 26; A Sure Thing, July 27; Windstorm, July 28; DJ Enferno, July 29.

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.

CHIANTI: Winston Hall and Chris Allen 6-9 p.m. every Sunday night in the Green Room. 6535 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-8866.

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

CRYSTAL STAIRS: 601 Texas Street, Shreveport. 424-8783.

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 p.m. 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, The Joe Nadeau Band, July 7, 14; Kandu, July 15, 21, 28; Jason Sepulvado, July 29; 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: Eddie Money, 8 p.m., July 8; Faith Evans, 8 p.m., Aug. 5; Marshall Tucker Band, 8 p.m., Sept. 1. Must be 21 or older to attend show. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com. 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 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: Tickets start at $45. Chippendales, July 15.Tickets start at $10. American Icon: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, 8 p.m., July 29. $20. The Molly Ringwalds, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/ COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: Charley Pride, 8 p.m., July 8; The Price is Right, 8 p.m., July 21 and 4 p.m., July 22; Wayne Newton, 8 p.m., Aug. 4. 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.

CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: 5 Star Karaoke Plus,7-11 p.m., every Wednesday; 8 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. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Kevin Fowler, July 7. $20. Josh Abbott Band, Aug. 5. $25. Turnpike Troubadours, Aug. 18. $30. John Conlee, Sept. 15. $25. Reckless Kelly, Sept. 29. $25. Better Than Ezra, Oct. 27. $35. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com.

STRANGE BREW: 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, 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.

WANT TO GET YOUR EVENT, BAND OR BAR/ NIGHTCLUB LISTED IN “TALK OF THE TOWN”? E-MAIL INFORMATION THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE TO EDITOR@THEFORUMNEWS. COM.

| MUSIC/COMEDY JULY 6: THE CUT. Watch local singer/songwriters see if they can make the cut in round 1. 7 p.m. Your voice will determine the winner. The Supper Club, 610 Commerce Street, Shreveport. E-mail thecutshreveport@gmail.com.

JULY 9: JOURNEY. $34.50-$95. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, 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 15: PAUL MCCARTNEY. Legendary music icon is bringing his One on One Tour to Bossier City. 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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

AUG. 19: TOWER OF POWER. Playing timeless music for fans of all ages. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater at 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.

AUG. 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.

| THEATER JULY 7-16: OLIVER! This timeless musical featuring local stage actors. $15 children, $20 seniors/military, $25 adults. 7:30 p.m., July 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m., July 9; 3 p.m., July 16. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common Street, Shreveport. Visit www.emmetthookcenter.org.

JULY 8-9: FENCES. Natural Charms of Arts presents this play directed by Shaina Renay and Willie Scooter Burton. 7 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 519-7357.

JULY 13-30: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, this play is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. $25. Tickets go on sale June 27. 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. on Sundays. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.

JULY 14-15: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY. Presented by Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc. No children under 5. $12. 7:30 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. ter Burton. 7 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 519-7357.

JULY 20-23, 27-29: GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT. This rock opera boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before where the two characters struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world. Contains adult themes and strong language. $15, adults/seniors, $10 students. 7:30 p.m., July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; 3 p.m., July 23; 2 p.m., July 29. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Call 218-9978.

AUG. 18-20: WRONG NOTE RIGHT: THE STORY OF AN ACCIDENTAL PIANO MAN. Join us for a special evening of theatrical and musical adventure as storyteller and award-winning piano entertainer Winston Hall shares the colorful tale of his unlikely rise as one of North Louisiana’s most popular performers. 7:30 p.m., Aug. 18, 19; 2:30 p.m., Aug. 20. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

| SPECIAL EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: THE HISTORIC OLGILVIE-WIENER HOME. Come take a step back in time and visit this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and watch the progress of historic preservation of this magnificent home. $10. 4-6 p.m. 728 Austen Place, Shreveport.

EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH JULY 7: SHREVEPORT SUMMER MARKET, With fruit, vegetables, baked goods, crafters, honey and 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.

EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 25: BOSSIER CITY FARMER’S MARKET. With farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, makers, hobbyists, baked goods, entrepreneurs, crafters, honey, handmade soap, artists, restaurants, food trucks with Louisiana cooking, and much more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. South parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www. bossiercityfarmersmarket.com.

JULY 5: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK. Start at 801 Crockett Street, four stops with art and artists, Sketch the City with AIA- Shreveport, learn about downtown’s railroading past, and tour the new (old) KCS Restaurant. Free and open to all ages. 5-8 p.m. Visit www. downtownshreveport.com.

JULY 6: CAREGIVERS MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. A meeting for those caring for loved ones suffering from memory loss-related illnesses. Leigh Peregoy will speak about "Understanding and Dealing with Behaviors Associated with Dementias." This support group is held on the first Thursday of each month. Free. 5:30 p.m. Harrell Library, The Glen Retirement System, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport. Call 318-798-3500 or e-mail info@theglensystem.org.

JULY 7: TWILIGHT TALKIES: THE SANDLOT. Free movie on the front lawn of the museum. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie under the stars. Food trucks will be on hand with food for purchase. Free. 7 p.m., 8 p.m., movie starts. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

JULY 8: SAVE THE BOOBIES RUN. Poker run, concert and silent auction benefiting Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana. 9 a.m., registration, kickstands up at noon. Harley Davidson, 2224 Autoplex Drive, Bossier City. Ride ends with concert and silent auction at Faith Farms Arena, 1145 Hwy. 527, Elm Grove. Call 742-3047.

JULY 8: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. The meeting topic will be "Family Artifact Show 'n Tell." Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.

JULY 11: AT THE GLEN: CATS SERIES – MILITARY HISTORY. The series, called CATS: Events on Culture, Arts, Technology and Science, features Michael Walker’s discussion, “Over Here: Happenings on the Home Front.” Walker will take a look at what has gone on in our families and society when we send our troops off the war. 3 p.m. The Glen Retirement System, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport. Call 318-213-3567 to RSVP.

JULY 15-16: SHOP TIL YOU DROP ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT SHOW. Featuring over 100 booths with a variety of products for purchase. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will make an appearance for kids. $4, children 10 and under are free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 15; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 16. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.shoptiludropla.com.

JULY 15: CHIPPENDALES. Tickets start at $10. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

JULY 16: RED RIVER REGION, SCCA. Registration and tech inspection 8-9 a.m.; mandatory drivers’ meeting at 9:30 a.m.; first car out at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $40 for novices and SCCA members and $50 for experienced non-SCCA members. There’s no charge for noncompetitors.Thunder Road Raceway Park, 5700 Thunder Road, Gillam.

Call 393-9410. JULY 22: 2017 ANNUAL SURVIVORS’ CELEBRATION LUNCHEON. Join us for “Heroes in Pink” as we celebrate breast cancer superheroes with a brunch, raffle, auction and guest speaker Dianne Guillot. $15 survivors; $25 for guests. 10 a.m. to noon. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.komennorthlouisiana.org or call 220-7050.

JULY 29: A TASTE OF CULTURE. Celebrate a cultural tapestry through the flavors, sights and sounds of the many ethnicities represented in Northwest Louisiana at this fund-raiser for the Multicultural Center of the South. $50. 6 p.m. DiamondJacks Casino, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.mccsouth.org.

AUG. 2: 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.

AUG. 7: CENTENARY’S BOOK BAZAAR DROP OFF. Drop off gently used books, compact discs, videotapes, DVDs, records and cassettes for the Centenary Book Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Book House, 108 East Kings Highway.

AUG. 12: TOUR ST. GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH. A rare opportunity to view this historic Highland treasure. Each tour will showcase the church’s history, unique architecture, spectacular Byzantine iconography and Orthodox traditions. Free. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1719 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 949-1148.

AUG. 12: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SEMINAR AND BOOK FAIR. Featured speaker: Cari Taplin, certified genealogist and lecturer. A book vendor will be on site with a special selection of genealogy and history books. Due to limited seating, advance registration recommended. Lunch and syllabus included if pre-registered. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pearce Hall, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@suddenlink.net.

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.

AUG. 18: 2017 AUCTION AGAINST AIDS. Join the Philadelphia Center as they present Stayin’ Alive: Stayin’ Health, Stayin’ Strong at the 28th annual auction event with '70s music, local art, silent auction and contest you don’t want to miss. 6-10 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 222-6633.

| SUMMER CAMPS THROUGH JULY 17: CAMP CAVS. Choose from our 10 day camps varying from sports, art and even cooking. Must register. Each registration comes with a Camp Cavs T-shirt. Ages 7-18. $49-$129. Visit www.bpcc.edu/continuingeducation or call 678-6015.

JULY 10-14: UP, UP AND AWAY. Held in conjunction with the Red River Balloon Rally, campers will explore aerodynamics, make rockets and understand how planes, birds and other objects are able to fly. K-5th grade. Registration is required. $168, members; $189, future members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 10-14, JULY 24-28: STOP MO ANIMATION STEAM CAMP. A fun, interactive hands-on STEAM Camp taught by professional animators. This week-long camp teaches students about three different kinds of stop motion animation methods. Students will choose one to make a two-minute short animated movie illustrating the art of sound. 6th-12th graders. $250. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com/summer-fun.

JULY 11, 18, 25, AUG. 1: MUSIC TALE TUESDAYS. Celebrate the art of music at this camp that joins mini-music makers and artists to make instruments and interactive art. Different theme each week. Pre-K through 3rd grade. $10 per child. 10-11:30 a.m. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com/summerfun.

JULY 17-21: SUMMER THEATRE CAMP. Featuring classes to instill a practical, thorough knowledge of the craft of theatre and various specific areas of study. Campers will branch off into age groups and specific areas of study each day. Ages 6-18. $200. 8:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre Academy, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439 or e-mail sltacademy@gmail.com.

JULY 17-21: FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SUPER CAMP. Our training camp is designed to help you uncover your secret powers. You’ll develop your superhero name and costume, learn to spot a villain and test your super powers. Save the day throughout the week and discover the real science behind some of your favorite superheroes. K-5th grade. Registration is required. $168, members; $189, future members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 17-21: BRICKS 4 KIDZ: BRICK CITY ENGINEERS AMUSEMENT PARK! Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city-themed models using LEGO Bricks. 1st-6th graders. $154, Bricks. 9 a.m. to noon. Provenance Community Clubhouse, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.bricks4kidz.com.

JULY 17-21: BRICKS 4 KIDZ: BAT LEAGUE! Campers will use their imaginations, building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains. 1st-6th graders. $154, Bricks. 1-4 p.m. Provenance Community Clubhouse, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.bricks4kidz.com.

JULY 24-28: WIZARDING WORLD OF SCIENCE. Put on the sorting hat and grab your wand for a week of scientific magic! Campers will earn house points as they prepare for the Tournament of Wizards, Sci-Port’s own Triwizard Tournament, at the end of the week. K-5th grade. Registration is required. $168, members; $189, future members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 24-28: BRING A BOOK TO LIFE! Featuring books and a different book and activity each day. Ages 3-5. 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30- 4:30 p.m. $125, members; $130, future members. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 31-AUG. 4: SPY ACADEMY. Somewhere deep inside the museum, an elite group of campers is lurking in the shadows preparing to take on top secret missions. Each day campers will be given top secret briefings and activities to put their spy kills to the test, such as fingerprinting, chromatography and DNA extraction. K-5th grade. Registration is required. $168, members; $189, future members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. K-5th grade. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 31-AUG. 4: HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES. Campers will learn about eyes, ears, noses, bones and how to get physical. Ages 3-5. 9 a.m. to noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m. $125, members; $130, future members. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 424-8660 or visit www.sciport.org.

JULY 31-AUG. 4: BRICKS 4 KIDZ: JURASSIC BRICK WORLD! We will learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our specialized project kits! $154, Bricks. 9 a.m. to noon. Provenance Community Clubhouse, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.bricks4kidz.com.

JULY 31-AUG. 4: BRICKS 4 KIDZ: MINECRAFT ZOMBIES & SKELETONS! Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics and custom models, incorporating LEGO® Bricks. 1st-6th graders. $154, Bricks. 1-4 p.m. Provenance Community Clubhouse, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.bricks4kidz.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. July Promotions: 100K Firecracker Giveaway. 11 p.m., July 29. Win $10,000. Ten guests will win a share of more than $20,000. Win up to $1,000 cash 7-10 p.m. every Friday. JackPlay drawing 7-11 p.m. every Saturday. 10X entries every Monday. Points Payout Sundays, noon-6 p.m. July 16, 30. Every play wins a point multiplier up to 10x OR a points bonus up to $1,000! Star Spangled Sundays. Receive a patriotic themed gift by earning 10 slot points! July 9, flag print folding chair; July 23, American eagle flag beach towel. Stripes, Swipe and Win Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guaranteed winner with every play. Enroll at MACK with 10 slot points. Up to three swipes per day. Roll the Dice Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday. Four winners every hour win $100 to $600 cash! Entry Multiplier Thursdays. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold entries toward weekend drawings every Thursday.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Salute To Our Troops! 25% off every day at Legends Buffet. Must have military ID (active or retired) to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Shrimp Buffet: Sunday through Thursday $24.99 with Rewards Club Card. Sizzling Steak Buffet every Saturday for $24.99 with Rewards Club Card. Seafood Buffet every Friday featuring crab legs for $24.99 with Rewards Club Card.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711. July Promotions. $50,000 12th Birthday Spectacular is July 14-15. Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve been doing it for an amazing 12 years. It may be our birthday, but it’s your party! To celebrate, we are giving away $50,000 cash! Play beginning on July 9 to earn entries for your chance at cash! Up to 38 guests will win $1,000 cash each; plus, one lucky winner will celebrate our 12th birthday with a $12,000 cash grand prize! Drawings will be held every 30 minutes beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. To celebrate the last 12 amazing years in Shreveport-Bossier, we want to give back to the community, too! Join us on the first level hotel pavilion at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday as we present a $12,000 donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Shreveport — that’s $1,000 for every successful year we’ve had in Shreveport-Bossier! $80,000 American Beauty Camaro Giveaways, July 29. We are celebrating America’s Independence with an American Beauty! Play to earn entries for your chance to drive home in a brand new 2017 Chevy Camaro LT Coupe! $15,000 Christmas In July Gift Card Drawings is July 7, 21, 28. We’re stuffing your stocking with $250 Visa Gift Cards! Drawings will be held every 15 minutes from 6 -10:15 p.m. each promotional day. Up to 54 guests will each stuff their stocking with a $250 Visa Gift Card!

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. 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. Clubhouse Box Seats: Box seats are available in the Clubhouse located on the third floor. Box seats with a TV monitor $25 (includes four seats) and without TV is $5/ seat. On Super Derby Day Clubhouse Box seats with a TV monitor $50 (includes four seats) and without TV is $10/seat. Reservations can be made by calling 800-551-7223 or 752-6367. Grandstand seating on the second floor. It is free every day of Live Racing.

HARRAH’S CLUB – BUFFET DINING: Located on a prime perch on the third floor of Louisiana Downs. Every Saturday during live Thoroughbred racing, enjoy a Spectacular Race Day Buffet for $24.99 per person. Special race days, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Super Derby, buffet offering is $29.99. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 800-551-7223 or 318-752-6367.

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

DARE DAY CLUB: Dare Ultra Pool and Day Club is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during season. Dare is open to the public, and daily admission is $5 for any guests not staying at Horseshoe. Guests must be 21 years of age to enjoy all that Dare has to offer. Dare offers a rhythmic and vibrant setting for all guests. The décor is modeled on modern sophistication that offers an intimate day life surprise that utters exclusivity. Enjoy the trendy cocktail menu and elegant European bottle service offerings, and top-notch service, premium amenities. Enjoy your own piece of tranquility, in your very own cabana equipped with a misting system, safe, flat-screen television, refrigerator and the most comfortable lounges around. For cabana and daybed pricing, contact the DARE office at 318-741-7866 or e-mail: knicholson@Caesars.com. Friday Nights is Ladies Night! No cover for ladies and complimentary well drinks from 6-7 p.m. Food Truck Friday, July 7, enjoy great bites from Beaux Jax & Flashback 5 at 6 p.m. Party poolside on Splash Saturdays w/DJ Dayton & Sunday Fundays w/DJ Love from 2-7 p.m.! $5.00 daily all summer long (21+). Food Truck Friday, July 21, enjoy great bites from Beaux Jax & live music on the Dare Stage at 6 p.m. Dare Foam Party featuring DJ Love 7 p.m., July 29. $10.00 cover (21+)

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. Margaritaville Millions 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.

July Promotions: Play ‘N’ Get – Summer Beach Series are Mondays through Fridays in July. Earn 150 base points through July 7 and receive a complimentary beach cup. Earn 250 base points July 10–14 and receive a complimentary beach cooler. Earn 300 base points July 17–21 and receive a complimentary beach bag. Earn 350 base points July 24–28 and receive a complimentary beach towel. Guests have 24 hours upon issuance of receipt to redeem at the MGV-BC Players Club during standard hours of operation. 2x Play Wednesdays. Guests receive two free game plays on Wednesdays only.

$350,000 Summer Series: July 7-8 and July 28-29. Activation: 7 p.m. from promotional kiosk or slot machine. Drawings: 8-11:30 p.m., with five winners drawn every half hour. 300 pucks, with prizes ranging from $100 - $1,000 in bonus play, will be available on the board with 10, 2x multipliers each weekend. Grand prize puck allows a spin with the “Wheel of Prizes.” Parrotheads, Pirates and Islanders pull 1x, Landsharks pull 2x, All Access pull 3x. “Wheel Spin” puck allows spin at wheel containing prizes of a Camaro, Party Barge, Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and more!

$30K Mini Baccarat Tournaments: July 9, 16, 30. Registration from 6-8 p.m. in Pit 1. Tournament: Preliminary Rounds: 8-9 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.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown.com.

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