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TALK OF THE TOWN

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ENTERTAINMENT/FUN/THEATER/DANCE/MUSIC/CASINOS

| ART/EXHIBITS 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.

THROUGH 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.

THROUGH NOV. 30: HUMAN BEINGS AND BEING HUMAN: A SELF-PORTRAITURE SHOW. Featuring artworks from a variety of local artists. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

OCT. 27: “HOW DID I GET HERE: A STUDENT EXHIBITION.” Created by high school senior Haleigh Johnson, it is a one-night-only event. Evening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

NOV. 8: WAM: FEATURING JONO GOODMAN. This quarterly event features local artist Jono Goodman, wine tastings, food pairings and live music from Twang Darkly. 5:30-8 p.m. $25. 1800 Prime, Boomtown Casino and Hotel, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. 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.

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.

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. Fall Evening Paint, 8-10 p.m., Oct. 13. Join us for paint and sip session. $30. 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.

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 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: Shows start at 9 p.m. 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-230-6863.

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

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Halloween in Celebrity Lounge, Oct. 28 with KISS Destroyer, drink specials and cash prizes for “best overall” and “sexiest” costumes. Shayliff, Oct. 11; Safira with Karaoke, Oct. 13, 26; Chris Boss Band, Oct. 13; Mayday by Midnight, Oct. 14; Lost Boys, Oct. 18; Hubcaps and The Loose Nuts, Oct. 19; Southern Roots, Oct. 20; DJ Beverly Skillz, Oct. 21; Front Cover, Oct. 25; Hollow Decks, Oct. 27. 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, Oct. 12, 19, 26; The Joe Nadeau Band, Oct. 13; Betty Lewis, Oct. 20; Kandu, Oct. 27. 639 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: Kenny Loggins, 8 p.m., Nov. 4. Tickets start at $60. Travis Tritt, 8 p.m., Dec. 2. Tickets start at $40. 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. Gregg Martinez, Oct. 13, 14; Radio Incorporated, Oct. 13,14; Pocket Change, Oct. 20,21; Pamela Ward, Oct. 20,21; Fortag, Oct. 26,28; Front Cover, Oct. 27,28. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

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. 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 GRILL: Live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Ryan Matthew Band, Oct. 11, 21; Scram Wulfie & Lefty, Oct. 12; Jason Sepulvado Band, Oct. 13, 14; Jimmy Wooten Band, Oct. 18; Casey Martin Band, Oct. 19; Morgan Smith Band, Oct. 20; What the Funk, Oct. 25; Professor Porkchop Band, Oct. 26; The Syndicate, Oct. 27; The Classifieds, Oct. 28; Jason Sepulvado (solo), Oct. 31. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

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, 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. Football every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Caravan, Oct. 12; Culverhouse, Oct. 13; Flashback 5, Oct. 14; Pocket Change, Oct. 19; Dusty Rose Band, Oct. 20; The Syndicate, Oct. 21; Pro Karaoke with Scott, Oct. 24, 31; Trebel Soul, Oct. 25; Roger Delano Band, Oct. 26; What The Funk!, Oct. 27; Southern Roots, Oct. 28; 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 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 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. 20: ALL KEYED UP II. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Music Ministry presents this performance of “a piano and organ explosion!” Free. 7 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 204 Patton Ave., Shreveport. Call 841-8202.

OCT. 21-22: KEVIN HART. Movie star and comedian Kevin Hart will stop in Shreveport on his upcoming tour. Tickets start at $45. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. 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. 21-22: “RHAPSODY IN VIEW.” The annual concert from the Centenary College Choir presented by the Downtown Shreveport Lions Club. $15 in advance; $17 at the door; $10 students. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m., Sunday. Shreveport Riverview Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 869-5235.

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.

| 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 opera tells the story of love, virtue, magic and revenge. This production will be performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and sung in English with subtitles projected above the stage. $25, $35, $70, $95. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

DEC. 7: RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER. The timeless holiday ballet featuring the Russian Grand Ballet dancers. 7 p.m. 425, $35, $40, $50, $65, $85. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www. livenation.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.

THROUGH OCT. 20: “THE ART OF THEATRE.” A new exhibit with more than 50 works of set models, designs, costumes, props, re-created masterworks, production skills, masks and assorted renderings, from faculty and students of BPCC’s Theatre Program. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Donna Service Gallery (Building A), BPCC Campus, 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City. Call 678-6041.

THROUGH OCT. 30: JUNIOR LEAGUE PUMPKIN PATCH AT PROVENANCE. With fun-filled activities including fall crafts for kids, a pet costume contest, storytelling, movie nights, photo sessions, hayrides, a raffle drawing for a custom playhouse, pumpkin carving party and much more. Free. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Provenance Neighborhood, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.jlsb.org/ pumpkin-patch.

THROUGH OCT. 31: DIXIE CORN MAZE. Featuring a haunted corn maze, zombie paintball, pumpkin patch, children’s activities, cornfield maze and pony rides. Haunted and non-haunted activities. $10.97-$44.81. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday. Visit www.dixiemaze.com.

THROUGH OCT. 31: RONNIE MAUM PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. The Haughton-based wildlife photographer will exhibit photographs from his book "A Southeast Alaska Adventure." Centenary’s Magale Library, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.ronniemaum.com.

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.

OCT. 12: RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. $45.50; $59.50; $72.50. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

OCT. 13: THE FIRST AND ONLY 2017 GLITTER ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE BALL. Enter the weird, wacky Halloween world of William Joyce and get your glitter on with other ghouls, ghosts and goblins. $10; $8 military ID. 6-10 p.m. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

OCT. 13: “QUEEN OF THE NIGHT,” A HALLOWEEN PARTY. Shreveport Opera invites you to one of the most memorable events of the season with music from Jay Whatley, unexpected entertainment popping up throughout the night, costume competition, door prizes, food, beverages and more. 21 and older. $30. 8 p.m. JR Gallery & Performance Space/Events on the Red, 624 Commerce Street, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

OCT. 13-15: NORTH DELTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL. Calling all foodies and wine lovers! This annual festival in Monroe includes artisanal food, wine and beer from dozens of purveyors with wine tastings, wine pairing class, brunch and more. Visit www.northdeltafoodandwinefestival. com or call 318-397-6754.

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: BREW. Experience an afternoon sampling internationally acclaimed and domestically micro-brewed ales, pilsners, stouts and everything in between with live music, college football games and samples of signature dishes from Shreveport restaurants. 2-6 p.m. $70. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportbrew.com.

OCT. 14: BOOS AND BREWS 5K. Hosted by Flying Heart Brewing to help raise funds for the Red River Clean Up. $25 through Oct. 13; $30 day of race. All ages welcome.8 a.m. Flying Heart Brewing, 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.runsignup.com

OCT. 14: THE SOUTHERN SOUL & FUNK SHOWDOWN. Featuring the Zapp Band, T.K. Soul and J-Wonn with guest appearances from Crystal Thomas & M.P. Soul. $27, $32, $37, $47. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.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. 14-15: SHOP TIL YOU DROP ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT SHOW. With over 80 booths of shopping, Poppy the Troll and vendors from all over the Ark- La-Tex! $4; children under 10 are free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 14; 1-3 p.m., Oct. 15. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.shoptiludropla.com.

OCT. 14-15; 20-21; 27-31: TERRA-PLEX. Terraplex uses creative place making to combine agribusiness and the arts to offer exciting experiences for the entire family. Terra-plex's daytime offerings include the family-friendly Corn Maize of Mysteries, Harum-Scarum Hayride, Children's Area, Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo. At dusk, Terra-plex transforms into a Spooky Scream Park with the opening of the Gas Light Players-sponsored "Gentleman Death's Shocktale Show" haunted attraction, "Mortuary of the Macabre" coffin ride attraction, "Zombie Shoot" CQB course, as well as the "Corn Maize of Mysteries" filled with creatures lurking in the shadows. Faith Farms & Arena, 1145 Highway 527, Elm Grove. Visit www.terra-plex.net.

OCT. 19: BOURBON & BOWTIES. The annual event will feature an open tasting menu including small-batch bourbon, a commemorative tasting glass, charbroiled oysters and grilled meats, and beer. Cigars available for purchase. 21 and older. $50. 5-9 p.m. Brown Estate, corner of Trabue & Line Ave. Visit www.bourbonandbowtie.com.

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.

OCT. 20: CHARLIE WILSON. On his “In It To Win It” concert with Anthony Hamilton. $49.50-$88. 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 21: SBC ZOMBIE WALKS. Featuring Lularoe Beth Ogilvie, vendors, guests, costume contests and door prizes. 4-9 p.m. 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit the event on Facebook.

OCT. 21: CLAYS FOR CAMP TIGER. LSU Health Shreveport medical students are hosting a skeet shooting tournament to raise funds for Camp Tiger, a weeklong camp for area children with physical and mental challenges. $100, single shooter; $500 five-person team; $70 students and military. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shreveport Gun Club, 4435 Meriwether Road, Shreveport. Visit www.lsuhsfoundation.org/ claysforct.

OCT. 21: CARVE YOUR HEART OUT. Bring the family to create spooktacular pumpkins with two carving demonstrations led by Bruce Allen or paint your own pumpkin. $20 per pumpkin for carving; $10 per pumpkin for painting. 1-5 p.m. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

OCT. 21: MIRACLE TOUR. The inaugural bicycling tour to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier with a 27-, 41- and 63-mile cycling tour and a 5-mile family fun ride. Post-ride celebration food and drink. $40 through Oct. 19; $45 Oct. 20- 21; $15 per rider for Family Run Ride. 7 a.m., registration; 8 a.m. start time; 8:30 a.m. Family Fun Ride; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., post ride celebration. Visit www.miracletour.org.

OCT. 26: FX’ED UP. Douglas Cobb, owner of Mad Cow Masks and NecroManor Haunted House, brings a workshop to take your makeup skills to the next level. This class will teach how to get the most out of the most basic Halloween makeup kit. $30. 6-8 p.m. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

OCT. 27: BYRD HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION LUNCHEON. Annual luncheon recognizing Byrd High School alumni and faculty. $30. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Call 861-3656.

OCT. 28: “NIGHT OF THE WILLIES.” A Halloween dance performance to celebrate the opening of the new Arts Dance Center. Food, cash bar, desserts, costume contest and dancing. $25; $15 children 3-12. 6 p.m. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artsdancecenter.com.

OCT. 28: 3 REDNECK TENORS. A musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists who were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent.” $20, student; $25.50; $35.50; $42.50. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com

OCT. 28: KREWE OF CENTAUR HALLOWEEN PARTY. Calling all ghosts and ghouls, witches and wizards! Join the Krewe of Centaur for this Halloween party featuring a signature cocktail, costume contest, and BYOB allowed. $5 donation. 7 p.m. to midnight. Krewe of Centaur Den, 351 Aero Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.allevents.com.

OCT. 28: GREAT PUMPKIN RUN. Dress up, join the fun and run to help support local cancer research efforts at LSU Health Shreveport Feist-Weiller Cancer Center with a half-mile fun run and 5K. $20-$30. 8 a.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.sportsspectrumusa.com.

NOV. 1: ANNUAL ALL GREEK SOCIAL. Local members of Greek organizations are invited to attend this fund-raiser for the Bossier City Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship with wine, appetizers and a 20% off shopping discount. $20. Lewis’ Gifts, 5807 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportpanhellenic.com/home.

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. 2-4: LRCA FINALS RODEO. The Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals Rodeo is hosted by the 2017 State Fair of Louisiana with top rodeo riders in the South to compete for over $140,000 in cash prizes. $10-$25. 7 p.m. Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, 3207 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.statefairoflouisiana.com.

NOV. 5: KICKING IT WITH THE KREWES CO-ED KICKBALL TOURNAMENT. This Sunday Funday event will feature a little food, a little music and a lot of fun with kickball teams of 6-10 players hosted by the Krewe of Highland. $200 per team. 12-5 p.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thekreweofhighland.org.

NOV. 8: 2017 LOYOLA STYLE SHOW. The annual show will showcase 104 seniors modeling clothing from local vendors with the “Welcome to the Wild, Wild West” theme. $35, early bird through Oct. 25. 11 a.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. visit www.eventbrite.com.

NOV. 8-12: CURTAINS. Broadway’s musical comedy whodunit from the writers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago” presented by Stage Center. $22, adults; $20, seniors; $18, students in advance. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11; 2 p.m., Nov. 11; 3 p.m., Nov. 12. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport, Call 218-9978.

NOV. 11: MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. 3 p.m. $28; $37.50; $48; $68; $102; $175. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.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. October Promotions: $20,000 Haunted Cash Giveaways is every Friday with drawings at 10 p.m. $60,000 Tabley Thriller Giveaways is every Saturday. Up to 25 guests win a new tablet each night. Drawings begin at 5 p.m.

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. October Promotions: 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.Trip or Treat Drawings is every Friday. Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance to win a two-night stay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Total Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 Tier Credits during the earning period. At 4 p.m., drawings will begin and happen each hour. Three winners will be announced to receive $50 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., one winner will be announced to receive a two-night stay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details.Gambling Problem? Call 1-800- 522-4700. Frights and Free Slot Play is 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. All Total Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details.

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. October Promotions: The Ultimate Jackpot with $20,000 in Big Pulls every week! Play your way to the $170,000 Ultimate Jackpot Finale on Nov. 25. Grand Finale winner will drive home a 2018 740i BMW. All Total Rewards members will receive one free entry into the drawing and can also earn additional entries for every 25 Tier Credits earned now to Nov. 25. All guests will receive 10X entries on Sundays and Thursdays throughout November and 20 entries each Friday through Play by TR. Each Saturday, drawings will happen from 6-10 p.m. Five winners will be announced every hour between 6-9 p.m., four winners will receive 10 spins on a $25 Slot Machine or $250 in Free Slot Play and one winner will receive 10 pulls on a $100 Slot Machine or $1,000 in Free Slot Play. The Ultimate Jackpot Finale Drawings is from 6-9 p.m., Nov. 25. 10. Guests can swipe their Total Rewards card at any Promotional Kiosk. See Total Rewards® for details.

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. 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+). The Monster Ball under the moonlight poolside at DARE featuring The Chee-Weez live on stage, 8 p.m., Oct. 27. $5 at the gate with Total Rewards Card, $10 without. With over $1,500 in cash up for grabs in the costume contest, we’ll award the sexiest, scariest and most creative attire of the night and chance your way through the Carnival of Dares with drinking games like DRINKO, Bobbing for Apple Bottoms, and Pumpkin Pong; win your way to shots and more shots! This Halloween party will leave you screaming for more. Bikini or costume, come ready to have a thrilling time! Must be 21 years old.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. Paws In Paradise Month. This month-long event offers a variety of interactive pet-themed events throughout October. We’re bringing back our “Most Photogenic Pet” contest! The public is invited to enter their pet’s photograph on the Margaritaville Facebook page to win a $250 gift certificate to PetSmart. Our largest fund-raising endeavor is the $20,000 Paws in Paradise Slot Tournament, held every Thursday in October. For only a $10 buy-in donation which will directly benefit the participating animal rescues and shelters, players will have a chance to win $5,000 in bonus play. Slot Tournament Details: Registration from 5-9 p.m., Oct. 12, 19, 26; Slot Tournament from 6 -9 p.m.; winners announced at 10 p.m. Net proceeds from the $10 buy-in donations will benefit local animal rescues. Top prize is $1,000 in bonus play. Margaritaville’s Paradise Theater will open to the public from 2-6 p.m., Nov. 5 for a fund-raiser and showcase of area rescue pets available for adoption. Attendees are welcome to bring their own pets for entry into the animal costume contest. Low-cost microchipping and Faces Alive face painting will be available, as well as food and drinks for purchase. Net proceeds from those sales will be added to the slot tournament buy-in donations and distributed amongst participating rescues.

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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