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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

TALK OF THE TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS THROUGH SEPT. 1: SHREVEPORT ART CLUB 96TH

ANNUAL JURIED SHOW. Featuring 23 original artist works. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhitbitmuseum.org.

AUG. 17: COLLECTORS COLLECTIBLE ARTISTS. Gathering for meeting, greeting, munching, drinking and talking about how to acquire great art and support great artists with critical review by David Kiplen and David Bottoms artist talk. Please RSVP. 5-6 p.m., 6:30 p .m., review; 7:15 p.m., artist talk. Artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

AUG. 19: BEAUTIES AND BUBBLY. Local pop artist Lauren Ross will display new work while guests sip on champagne and indulge on food creations from Drake Catering. $15. 6-9 p.m. C&C Electric and Lighting, 2430 Line Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

AUG. 19-JAN. 7: FROM ALASKA TO ZIMBABWE: DON EDWARDS PAINTS THE WILD SIDE. During his 30-year career, Edwards has traveled extensively and painted subjects from the Colorado Rockies, Wyoming’s Grand Tetons and the Alaskan tundra in America to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya and Kruger National Park in South Africa. This exhibit features remarkable images of life that few of us would be privileged to see in the wild. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

AUG. 26: CENTENARY IN PARIS. Featuring work created by students participating in Centenary’s unique program that sends all first-year students to Paris to begin their college careers. 4-6 p.m. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www. centenary.edu/meadows.

AUG. 26-OCT. 22: “UNRAVELED.” An exhibit by Jim Arendt featuring pieces made entirely of reclaimed denim where he explores the cycles of seasonal death, unemployment, natural disasters and loss. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; 12-4 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon, Friday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

THROUGH AUG. 30: JASON PHIPPS AND JACQUELINE FITZGERALD RUIZ. Both artists will exhibit their art in the East Bank Gallery. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 30: “QUAKE IN PARADISE: ECHOES OF NEPAL.” Art exhibit featuring the works of Northwest Louisiana artist Douglas Walter. Walter and a group of artists were on an outing in Nepal when the 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal. His work is a reflection of the experiences of the people of Nepal during this incredible natural disaster. These are artful images, created by putting Benjamin Moore latex interior paint, vinyl, duct tape and tissue paper on canvas. Opening in Mainspace@artspace, the exhibit will run through Sept. 30. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. On Friday, Sept. 1, there will also be an opportunity to meet artist Douglas Walton during a Nepalese-inspired luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The luncheon will take place in the exhibition space at artspace and will be prepared by Southern Fork Catering. Tickets are $30 and are available online at artspaceshreveport.com or by calling artspace at 673- 6535. 708 Texas Avenue, Shreveport. Visit www.artspacehreveport.com.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 30: “VICARIOUS TRAUMA.” Exhibit by Ruston artist Raluca Iancu will explore disaster, tragedy, memory and vulnerability in his show upstairs in CoolSpace@artspace. A featured piece, “It’s Not Easy to Stop a Train,” is an immersive experience that presents viewers to “step into” one compartment of a crashed long-distance passenger train and experience catharsis. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Free and open to the public. Visit www.artspacehreveport.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 2: “LIFE THROUGH ABSTRACTS” BY FRANK KELLEY. Renowned Louisiana artist Frank Kelley Jr. was recently featured on LPB’s “Art Rocks!” show. His paintings interpret real stories motivated by true-life situations. 1-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 12-4:30 p.m., Saturday and by appointment. Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 424-6764. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; 12-4 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon, Friday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday.

| ART/EXHIBITS Above: See "Flores Rojas" by Claire Sharp at Shreveport Art Club's 96th Annual Juried Show located at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Right: "Pharrind" by Dean Dablow at Agora Borealis through Sept. 17. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www. centenary.edu/meadows.

SEPT. 5-NOV. 22: “PORTRAITS OF ‘THE OTHERS’” Artist Nathan Madris created a painting series that investigates our perception of “the other” and “otherness.” Artist talk, 6 p.m., Sept. 5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; 12-4 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon, Friday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary. edu/meadows.

THROUGH SEPT. 16: PERCEIVED FOUNDATIONS BY THOM JOHNSON. His recent works of oils on canvas manifest perceived foundations, progressions of time and artifacts left behind. Agora Borealis, 421 Lake Street, Shreveport. Visit www.theagoraborealis.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 17: DEAN DABLOW AND ALAN DYSON

EXHIBITS. Dablow's collection of acrylic paintings on wood panel are an attempt to challenge accepted design theories. Dyson's series of watercolor and prismacolor on limestone are seen as jazz improvisations with God. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment with Agora Borealis. Vintage Gallery, 411 Lake Street, Shreveport.

THROUGH 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. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

SEPT. 30: MARLENE YU’S 80TH BIRTHDAY GALA. Featuring food, entertainment and the unveiling of “Pink Marble in Hot Spring, I, II, III, IV.”

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. 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. 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.

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

BIG D’S BBQ: 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. Second Service, A gospel jam session. 3-6 p.m., Aug. 20. Free; all ages. Game Night x Karaoke, 7-10:30 p.m., Aug. 25. Game Night features private tabletop board games as well as group participation games, or grab your friends and karaoke. 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: Hubcaps & The Loose Nuts, Aug. 16; Burnham Road, Aug. 17; Michael Hix and the Holla, Aug. 18; DJ San-D, Aug. 19; Justin Martindale, Aug. 23; Texas Flood, Aug. 25; Flux Capacitors, Aug. 26; Lost Boys, Aug. 30; Caravan, Aug. 31. 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.

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.

FATTY ARBUCKLES: SATURDAY IN THE SQUARE WITH FLOW TRIBE. Fatty’s presents an end of summer rocking good time from 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Aug. 19, in the Red River District under the Red River bridge. Opening artist Shayliff will be joining in. Shreveport. Fatty Arbuckles at 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 459-1448.

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; Kandu, Aug. 18; The Joe Nadeau Band, Aug. 25; Jason Sepulvado, Aug. 26. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: 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. AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Oct. 28. 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: The Molly Ringwalds, 8 p.m., Aug. 25. Tickets are $10. Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, 8 p.m., Oct. 7. Tickets start at $30. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: 50 Summers of Love, 8 p.m., Aug. 25; Trace Adkins, 8 p.m., Oct. 20. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

SAM'S TAVERN: 5-Star Karaoke Plus every Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m. until. Located at 3816 E. Texas Street in Bossier City. 318-658-9804.

SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment all month long. Trigger Proof, 7-11 p.m., Aug. 17, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 18, 19; Identity Crisis, 6-9:30 p.m., Aug. 18, 19; Robin and 4 Score, 7-11 p.m., Aug. 24; Ambush, 6-9:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 26; Memory Trip, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Aug. 25, 26. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: 5 Star Karaoke Plus,7-11 p.m., every Wednesday; 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, LA 318-746- 0711.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. What the Funk, Aug. 16; Jason Sepulvado Band, Aug. 17; Matthew Davidson Band, Aug. 18; Casey Martin Band, Aug. 19; The Caravan, Aug. 20; Professor Porkchop Band, Aug. 23; The Classifieds, Aug. 24; Robert Duncan Band, Aug. 25; Audubon Place, Aug. 26; Ziffel Bros., Aug. 27; Jason Sepulvado (solo), Aug. 29; Pocket Change, Aug. 30; Ryan Matthew Band, Aug. 31. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

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

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| MUSIC/COMEDY 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.

SEPT. 1: MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL “BACK AND FORTH.” The first in the annual Cathedral of St. John Berchmans concert series. This concert also features a talk by Robert Cruz. Free. 6:20 p.m., talk; 7 p.m. concert. Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, 947 Jordan Street, Shreveport. Call 221-5296.

OCT. 12: AARON LEWIS AND BLACKBERRY SMOKE. Out on their Sinners and Sanctified Tour with special guest Alex Williams. $49.50, general admission pit; $39.40, $49.50, reserved seats. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 13: MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL “VISIONS OF THE VIRGIN.” The annual Cathedral of St. John Berchmans annual concert series featuring Festival String Quartet. Free. 7 p.m. Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, 947 Jordan Street, Shreveport. Call 221-5296.

OCT. 7: RICK SPRINGFIELD AND RICHARD MARX. '80s music legends team up for an amazing acoustic performance, sharing the stage and performing their hit songs together. $30 and up. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 19-28: SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY GUILD’S 20TH ANNUAL SHOPPERS CARD. Throughout this 10-day shopping period, shoppers who purchase a card will receive a generous 20% discount at more than 50 local merchants. $50. Cards can be purchased from any Shreveport Symphony Guild member.

OCT. 21: KEVIN HART. Movie star and comedian Kevin Hart will stop in Shreveport on his upcoming tour. Tickets start at $45. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.livenation.com.

OCT. 21: CHRIS STAPLETON: ALL AMERICAN ROAD SHOW. $35.75-$70.75. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 28: JASON ALDEAN. This country star comes to Bossier

City on his “They Don’t Know Tour” with special guests Chris Young and Kane Brown. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

SEPT. 16: MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY. An american soul/quiet storm band. Reserved seating. $60.50-$70.50. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 11-12: PAW PATROL LIVE. X barks the spot in the new Paw Patrol Live tour, “The Great Pirate Adventure.” $19-$55. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.at CenturyLink Center.

NOV. 27: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL!. The classic Christmas cartoon come to life on stage. $29; $39; $49; $59. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 28: PEPPA PIG. A brand new Peppa Pig live show, “Peppa Pig’s Surprise.” $34, $34. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www. shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. Carsie Blanton, Aug. 20; Dirtfoot album release with special guest, Caleb Elliott, Sept. 10; Matt Bendarski with special guest, Mus Gillum, Oct. 15. 508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org

| THEATER 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.

SEPT. 7-10: A CHORUS LINE. A new high school edition of the full-length version of the famous concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. $18, adults/seniors; $15, students. 7 p.m., Sept. 7, 8, 9; 2 p.m., Sept, 9, 10. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 218-9978.

| 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 SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 25: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ 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.

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’ Healthy, 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.

AUG. 18-19: WHEELS IN THE HILLS. A free kid-friendly event where children are able to explore dozens of large vehicles including fire trucks, bulldozers, helicopters, military vehicles and more. Also features other children’s activities. All-new country Friday night with The Beaux Atkins Band with Ole Whiskey Revival. Free. 6-10 p.m., Friday; 8-11 a.m., Saturday. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.

AUG. 19: MISSION: POSSIBLE RUN, WALK AND FUN RUN. All proceeds from the race will go to The Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission's Life Recovery Program which helps homeless men, women and children break the cycle of poverty and gives them the tools they need to become self-sufficient. $35. $40, race day. 8 a.m. First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Drive., Shreveport. Visit www. sportsspectrumusa.com.

AUG. 20: BRIDAL FAIR AT THE GARDENS. With tastings, tours, drawing and more featuring vendors that specialize in baking, bar service, catering, photography, videography, jewelry, flowers, music, hair and makeup, and much more. $10. 1-5 p.m. Klima Rose Hall at the American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Call 938-5402 or e-mail loukerr@live.com.

AUG. 22: AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS TROOP LA0401 REGISTRATION NIGHT. Girls between the ages 5-18 who are interested in being an American Heritage Girl are invited. There will be fun, games, information for parents. 6 p.m. Barksdale United Methodist Church. 1465 Patricia Drive, Bossier City. Call 773-2719.

AUG. 22: TRAIL LIFE USA TROOP LA2206 REGISTRATION NIGHT. Boys between the ages 5-18 who are interested in being a Trail Life member are invited. Fun, games and information for parents. 6 p.m. Barksdale United Methodist Church. 1465 Patricia Drive, Bossier City. Call 458-6106.

AUG. 24: 3RD ANNUAL WOMEN WHO CARE, SHARE LUNCHEON. The YWCA of Northwest Louisiana hosts this event to educate the community about YWCA programs, and they support clients so they can build a future free from poverty, violence and racism with keynote speaker Ms. Dale Smith Thomas. $100. 11:30-1 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Call 550-4417 or visit www.ywcanwla.org.

AUG. 25: TERRY L. HARRIS BOOK SIGNING, Meet local author Terry L. Harris for this book signing for two books. 5-9 p.m. Retro Coffee and Cafe, 521 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www. tlharris.biz.

AUG. 26: BARON’S BALL. Now in its 10th year, the event will honor eight individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against cancer. This year features a White Out Cancer theme and includes live music and performances by Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, auction and food. 6-9 p.m. Southern Trace Country Club, 200 Southern Trace Pkwy., Shreveport. Call 218-1668.

AUG. 26: FISHING FOR ANGELS. Two-man scramble tournament with a chance to win $5,000 with fun for the family, too. Featuring face painting, a bounce house, cornhole, water activities and a live auction. Wristband includes all-you-can eat food with hamburgers, hot dogs and Cajun creations. $200 per team; $5 food wristband. 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., tournament; 1-5 p.m., family fun day. Red River South Marina, 250 Red River South Marina Road, Bossier City. Visit www.laholyangels.org.

AUG. 27: ARTIPSY GRAND OPENING. Come see what Artipsy is all about with live music, light snacks and a group painting! Supplies are provided. $35. 450 Clyde Fant Parkway, Ste. 600, Shreveport. Call 606-4595.

SEPT. 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.

SEPT. 8-14: PACE’S 9TH ANNUAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL. With guest appearances, opening weekend reception, Q&As, panel discussions, films and much more. Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.nlglff.org.

SEPT. 8: 2ND BIENNIAL FUND-RAISING GALA. Come join us for an evening of patriotism and reflection with special guest and keynote speaker Lt. General (Ret.) Russel L. Honore' ,“The Ragin Cajun.” Proceeds will go toward Bossier and Caddo Crime Stoppers. $125, reserved seats; $100, military and first responder. 6-9 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www. eventbrite.com.

SEPT. 10: SIP UNLIMITED. A wine, food and entertainment experience showcasing Northwest Louisiana’s favorite restaurants and wines. The event also celebrates local restaurant legend, Luan Lim of Lucky Palace. $75; $150 for VIP Experience. 2-5 p.m. Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

SEPT. 16: GLITZ & GRITS 2017. Enjoy exceptional Louisiana cuisine prepared by Chef John Folse in this fund-raiser for Louisiana State Exhibit Museum with cooking demonstrations, Tanya Dischler, Louisiana artist, and Bruce Odell, Raku potter. $175. 7 p.m. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport. Call 632-2020.

SEPT. 16: LIFE SAVERS GALA. Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s annual gala with the “Roaring into our 20’s” theme. 7 p.m. Sam’s Town Riverfront Ballroom, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 813-1485.

SEPT. 22-24: SHRINE CIRCUS. The El Karubah Shrine Circus is back with a world-class family entertainment at a safe and secure venue. $12.50-$37. Sept. 22, 7 p.m.; Sept. 23, 11 a.m.; Sept. 23, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 2 p.m., 6 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

SEPT. 26: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER AFRICAN- AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT. 18-hold, four-man scramble. 10;30 a.m. Crooked Hollow Golf Club, 8667 Elysian Fields Road, Greenwood. Call 220-9098.

SEPT. 30: RACE FOR THE CURE. Give breast cancer the boot at this annual 5K/10K race and fun run to benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana. Registration, 6:30 a.m.; Fun run, 8 a.m.; 5K/10K, 8:30 a.m. CenturyLink Center Parking Lot D, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.komennorthlouisiana.org.

OCT. 4: 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.

OCT. 7: 10TH ANNUAL CHARITY FUNDRAISER, STYLE SHOW AND LUNCHEON. St. Pius X Ladies Guild hosts this annual event and Dillard's presents fall fashions with live models from the area and lunch from Jimbeaux & Sons. $25. 12-2 p.m. Trinity Heights Baptist Church, 3820 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport. Call 929-9803 or 453-5700.

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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.

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. August Promotions. Every Friday is Randomonium $20,000 Hot Seat. Knockout! $40,000 Cash Giveaway is Aug. 19. The Mercedes Event with a Mercedes GLC SUV Giveaway is Aug. 26.

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. Experience The Empire Drawings. Every Saturday, Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance to 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. 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 are Ladies Night! No cover for ladies and complimentary well drinks from 6-7 p.m. Party poolside on Splash Saturdays w/DJ Dayton & Sunday Fundays w/DJ Love from 2-7 p.m.! $5 daily all summer long (21+). Food Truck Friday, Aug. 18. Enjoy great bites from Beaux Jax & live music on the Dare Stage by Legato Stone at 6 p.m.

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.

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. 877-429-0711. www.samstown.com. August Promotions: Cruisin’ into Summer Kiosk Game noon to midnight, Fridays in August. Guests will have three chances to win big with our “Cruisin’ into Summer” Kiosk Game. Earn 250, 500 and 1,000 points to swipe at any promotional kiosk and reveal a prize. Guests can win Slot Dollars, gas cards and prizes, or qualify to win a new Ford. See B Connected for more details. Cruisin’ into Summer Drawing is from 3-10 p.m., Saturdays in August. Every hour, three lucky guests will be selected to win Slot Dollars as well as qualify for a chance to win a new Ford on Aug. 26. Guests can earn 5x entries on Mondays and Tuesdays in August! All B Connected card holders receive one free entry and can receive additional entries for every 100 points earned on the day of the event. Deposit your entries one hour before the drawing at any time during the promotion and up to 15 minutes prior to the final drawing by swiping at any kiosk. Sam’s Town Lucky Scratch-Off Lotto is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays in August. Win Louisiana Lottery Scratch-Off tickets. Earn points for the chance to win scratch-off tickets, with prizes triggered at 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000 and 4,000 points. Guests can swipe their B Connected card at any kiosk, then print and redeem their voucher at the Promotions desk for lotto tickets. Beach Ballin’ Kiosk Game is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesdays in August. Guests earning 200, 400 and 600 points can swipe their B Connected card at any promotional kiosk to pick a beach ball and reveal a prize on our kiosk game. Guests can win Slot Dollars and many other great prizes.

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