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TALK OF THE TOWN

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ENTERTAINMENT/FUN/THEATER/DANCE/MUSIC/CASINOS

| ART/EXHIBITS

THROUGH SEPT. 16: PERCEIVED FOUNDATIONS

BY THOM JOHNSON. His recent works of oils on canvas manifest perceived foundations, progressions of time and 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.”

THROUGH 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 the country. 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. 708 Texas Avenue, Shreveport. Visit www.artspacehreveport.com.

THROUGH 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. 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Free and open to the public. Visit www. artspacehreveport.com.

OCT. 13-NOV. 4: INGRAVED. An exhibition of visual, literary and performance works inspired by the history and the scenes of the 100-year-old Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, where several wellknown Louisianans have been laid to rest, by 50+ Northwest Louisiana artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. CoolSpace at artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www. artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH 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 NOV. 22: “PORTRAITS OF ‘THE OTHERS’” Artist Nathan Madris created a painting series that investigates our perception of “the other” and “otherness.” 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.

OCT. 3-NOV. 30: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY WITH SUZY NELSON. This artist creates art inspired by objects that attract her interest by color, texture, design or value. Her use of color and various materials make her images come to life by providing depth and movement in each piece. An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 12. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741- 8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

NOV. 16-JAN. 6: HOLIDAZE. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council will be spreading cheer across three full floors of artspace this holiday season with a gallery of juried fine art by Northwest Louisiana artists for sale in the downstairs MainSpace; an enormous Christmas Bazaar, where artists and nonprofits will be selling their specialties in the Funatorium on the lower level; and a Winter Wonderland designed by William Joyce, where you can host your holidays parties in CoolSpace on the top floor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

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. Diamond Jacks 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. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766.

BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-230-6863. 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: Total Choice, Sept. 13; Gyth Rigdon, Sept.

ENTERTAINMENT/FUN/THEATER/DANCE/MUSIC/CASINOS 14, 21; Space Rockers, Sept. 15; Trentino, Sept. 16; The Mix, Sept. 20; Identity Crisis, Sept. 22; Flamethrowers, Sept. 23; Wonderdogs, Sept. 27; Hollow Decks, Sept. 28; The Hipshot, Sept. 29; Live 5, Sept. 30 . 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.

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; Joe Parault Oldies, Sept. 14, 21, 28; Kandu, Sept. 15, 22, 29;. E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: 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: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, 8 p.m., Oct. 7. Tickets start at $30. Kenny Loggins, 8 p.m., Nov. 4. Tickets start at $60. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: 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. 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. Shayliff, Sept. 13; What the Funk, Sept. 14; Tyler Vosbury & The East Kings, Sept. 15; Casey Martin Band, Sept. 16; Jimmy Wooten Band, Sept. 20, 23; Morgan Smith Band, Sept. 21; The Syndicate, Sept. 22; Jason Sepulvado Band, Sept. 26; Professor Porkchop Band, Sept. 27; The Caravan, Sept. 28; Audubon Place, Sept. 29; Ryan Matthew Band, Sept. 30. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

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

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. 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. 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.

NOV. 4: KENNY LOGGINS. Music legend Kenny Loggins has had smash hits that span decades. Tickets start at $60. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 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 comes 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. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

DEC. 7: “A GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS TOUR.” Featuring Casting Crowns and For King & Country. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. Matt Bendarski with special guest, Mus Gillum, Oct. 15. 508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www. shreveporthouseconcerts.org

| THEATER OCT. 12-15, 19-21: WORKING. The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. For teenage and older audiences. $15. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., Oct. 15, 22. Bossier Parish Community College, Building C, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City. Visit www.bpcc.edu/theatre.org

NOV. 4: THE MAGIC FLUTE. Perfect for all ages, this operatells the story of love, virtue, magic and revenge. This production will be performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and sung in Italian with English subtitles projected above the stage. $25, $35, $70, $95. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

| 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 FARMER’S MARKET. Featuring 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.

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 Road, Shreveport. Call 632- 2020.

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

SEPT. 22: SHREVEPORT OPERA XPRESS. Enjoy a night of singing and dining featuring the 2017-18 Shreveport Opera resident artists. This event, a fund-raiser for SOX education and outreach program, has a seated dinner, silent auction and cash bar. $85. 6:30 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreevportopera.org.

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. 23: YOGIE AND FRIENDS FALL BAKE SALE. With homemade baked goods and Yogie and Friends merchandise. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www. yogieandfriends.org.

SEPT. 25: BACK TO SCHOOL TRIVIA NIGHT. Join the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, BeauxJax and Red River Brewing for a night of great food, fun and trivia. Ticket includes trivia, alligator, gumbo and jambalaya and one beer. Cash bar. $25. 5:30-8 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

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

SEPT. 29: CIRQUE DU LAKE. Join us for another year as we celebrate with our neighbors and friends the expansion of Lake Street’s Design District with local art, food and live music. Come thirsty and be prepared to feast your eyes on some of the best talent this town has to offer! Free and for all ages. 5-9 p.m. 421 Lake Street, Shreveport. Call 268-3011.

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. 5: “PEOPLE OF COURAGE” BENEFIT LUNCHEON. Fund-raiser to help the Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center. $50. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 584-7171.

OCT. 7: 10TH ANNUAL CHARITY FUND-RAISER, 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.

OCT. 7: THE AIOLI DINNER SUPPER CLUB. Experience a unique culinary tradition made famous by George Rodrigue’s painting "Aioli Dinner" (1971). Join us for a four-course wine dinner to raise funds for Louisiana A+ Schools, an arts education program of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts! $300. 6 p.m. Frierson Plantation, 10985 Harts Island Road, Shreveport. Visit www. aiolidinner.com.

OCT. 9: PORT CITY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT. Southern University at Shreveport Foundation presents this annual event to help fund scholarships. Four-man scramble with awards for longest drive, closest to the hole and door prizes. Early bird registration from Sept. 11 - Oct. 2. $100 individual; $400 for a team. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Crooked Hollow Golf Course, 8667 Elysian Fields Road, Greenwood. Call 670-9681.

OCT. 10, NOV. 13, DEC. 16, FEB. 8, MARCH 13, APRIL 11: KIDS ON THE RUN SERIES. A series of one-mile runs designed to build camaraderie and competition among the local elementary school running clubs. Individual runners are invited to participate. $30 for all six races, online registration option only. For times, location and more info, visit www.facebook.com/ KOTRShreveport/ or call 820-2221.

OCT. 11: CADA ANNUAL DINNER. The annual event for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse featuring actor and activist Lou Gossett Jr. $50 each or $500 for a table of eight. 6:30 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Visit www.cadanwla.org.

OCT. 13-NOV. 4: THE GHOSTLY, GHASTLY, GHOULISH HALLOWEEN WORLD OF WILLIAM JOYCE. Award-winning short-film maker, artist and author William Joyce weaves a web of Halloween magic with his collection of stupendous spiders, spine-tingling skeletons, spooky skulls and generally scary stuff from his Halloween parties that Martha Stewart once featured on her show. Ghost stories, pumpkin carving and painting, as well as face and body painting by professional artists will be featured Halloween activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. MainSpace at artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

OCT. 14: ARKLATEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. Guest speakers, Thad Pardue, genealogist and teacher, presenting “Researching the Sanderlins” and Sonja Webb presenting “Planning a Trip to the Cemetery.” Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.

OCT. 19: THE MAGIC FLUTE OPERA DINNER. Enjoy an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera. Meet the cast of "The Magic Flute" and enjoy their voices as they serenade the audience through the evening. $85. Shreveport Club, 410 Travis St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

NOV. 1: 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.

NOV. 16-19: LES BOUTIQUES DES NOEL. This has become the signature event that signals the start of the holiday shopping season throughout the Ark-La-Tex with unique merchants and enthusiastic shoppers. $10, daily admission; $25, four-day pass; $5, seniors and military; free for children under 12. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 16; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 17-18; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 19. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.lesboutiquesdenoel.com.

NOV. 18: 2017 NATIONAL BLACK RODEO FINALS. Featuring special guests, the world famous Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band. $20, $27, $30, $45. Group tickets of 15 or more available by calling 752-6730. Doors open at 6:30; show at 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 30: BIG CHURCH NIGHT OUT! Featuring Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca and more. Groups of 10 or more get to free pre-order. $21 for groups of 10 and more; friends and family four-pack, $23 per ticket; single ticket, $28. Reserved seating. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.bigchurchnightout.com.

DEC. 3-9: LOUISIANA’S SHOP LOCAL ARTIST WEEK. In conjunction with a statewide effort to promote Louisiana's local art and artists, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council will fill artspace with the work of local artists of all forms as a part of the HoliDaze artspace exhibition to encourage shoppers to consider local art for their holiday gift giving. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

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.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Salute to our troops! 25% off every day at Legends Buffet. Must have military I.D. (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.

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. 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 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' nights! 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+).

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. 811-429- 0711. www.samstown.com.

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