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TALK OF THE TOWN

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ENTERTAINMENT/FUN/THEATER/DANCE/MUSIC/CASINOS

| ART/EXHIBITS

THROUGH 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 well-known 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 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. 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.

THROUGH JAN. 5: THE LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS EXHIBIT. Features local artists and small-scaled works with a variety of mixed media and artworks on canvas and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel that represent the animal world in a natural environment. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhitbitmuseum.org.

OCT. 27: “HOW DID I GET HERE: A STUDENT EXHIBITION.” Created by high school senior Haleigh Johnson, it is a one-nightonly 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.

OCT. 27-JAN. 14: WILLIAM SCARLATO’S “NEVER THE SAME MOMENT.” This retrospective exhibition highlights Scarlato’s diverse artistic interests, mediums and influences. Artists reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. 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 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.

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. 9: ART ON-LINE. With Dave Ivey’s original oil and acrylic paintings on display and featuring a number of other participating artists. 6-8 p.m. 1400 Line Ave. E-mail dig@daveivey.com.

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 holiday 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.

| 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. Ambush, Nov. 3, 4; Katalyst, Nov. 10, 11; Betty Lewis, Nov. 17, 18; Legato Stone, Nov. 24, 25. 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.

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. Front Cover, Oct. 25; Safira with Karaoke, Oct. 26; 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. 26; Kandu, Oct. 2, Nov. 3, 17; Betty Lewis, Nov. 10. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: Four Tops, 8 p.m., Nov. 18. 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 $55. Ricky Skaggs, 8 p.m., Jan. 20. Tickets start at $35. 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. Fortag, Oct. 26, 28; Front Cover, Oct. 27, 28. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

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. 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.

TIME OUT SPORTS BAR: B.J. Jones & the State Line Shine Band, 9 p.m., Oct. 28. 9064 Mansfield Road, Shreveport. 688-3247.

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; Trebel Soul, Oct. 25; Roger Delano Band, Oct. 26; What The Funk!, Oct. 27; Southern Roots, Oct. 28; Pro Karaoke with Scott, Oct. 31. 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. 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.

OCT. 28: MAGNIFICENT MOZART. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra observes the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. In addition, Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal clarinetist, Ricardo Morales, showcases the sublime Clarinet Concerto by Mozart. $20-$60; $12, student. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com or call 227-8863.

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

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.

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. 26-29; NOV. 3-5: PICNIC. The play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the joined backyards of two middleaged widows. $18, seniors, students and active military; $20, adults. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., Sundays. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

OCT. 28-29: SMOKIN ACES. When it’s all said and done, Frays Town becomes the safe haven for the lost souls in 1938. Smokin Aces, being the hottest restaurant turned nightclub, cradles the tortured minds affected by their own inner conflicts. $17. 7 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.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.

DEC. 9-10: THE NUTCRACKER – 40TH ANNIVERSARY. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The as Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra bring this holiday classic to life. 6:30 p.m., Dec. 9; 3 p.m., Dec. 10. $15-$45. Riverview Theater, 6000 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmetroballet.org or call 221-8500.

| 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. 18: SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET. With a large selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, gourmet, baked and canned goods, readyto-eat-food and live music. 8 a.m. to noon. East Pavilion of Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com.

OCT. 24: PUMPKIN SHINE ON LINE. The trails of Betty Virginia Park will light up with jack-o-lantern and pumpkin displays created by various school groups and organizations from the Shreveport-Bossier community. Pumpkin Shine on Line is a community event sponsored by Southfield School and SPAR. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.

OCT. 25-30: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. River City Repertory Theatre opens its 12th season with a live production of the most popular scary musical cult favorite of all time. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character. Bloody Marys, "frankenfurters," popcorn and concessions will be sold in the theatre lobby. Ages 15 and older. $35, general admission; $20, military and college students; $10 high school students. 7:30 p.m.; 3 p.m., Oct. 29. The Engine Room at SRAC’s Artstation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 868-5888.

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.

EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 25: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ 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. 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: JASON ALDEAN. This country star comes to Bossier City on his “They Don’t Know Tour” with guest Dee Jay Silver. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 28: 6TH ANNUAL AUTUMN “ASIAN STREET FOOD” FESTIVAL. with the Jazziana Band and celebrating and sharing the wonderful food of Asia. 4-9 p.m. ASEANA Asian Gardens, 800 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 401-8078.

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: MASTER GARDENER’S FALL BULB SALE. Featuring hard-to-find heirloom bulbs at this annual sale presented by the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. 8 a.m. to noon. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 698-0010.

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.

OCT. 29: POOR MAN’S SUPPER. This annual event benefitting the Christian Service Program of Shreveport-Bossier is a symbolic meal of soup and bread, which signifies what many homeless eat for their supper. $20 donation. Christian Service Facility, 2346 Levy St., Shreveport. Call 221-4857.

OCT. 29: KREWE OF ELDERS HALLOWEEN PARTY. With entertainment from A.J. Cascio and the Two Tone Blues Band, prizes for best costume, snacks and more. 2-6 p.m. $10, non-members; $8, members. The American Legion Hall, 5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. Call 752-9175.

THROUGH NOV. 1: FUTURE SHOCK ON THE BOARDWALK: A POST-APOCALYPTIC MAZE OF NIGHTMARES. NecroManor’s terrifying post-apocalyptic theme brings the opportunity to include levels of nauseainducing thrill like the area has never seen. $13-$15. Louisiana Boardwalk, 505 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.necromanor.com.

NOV. 1: ANNUAL ALL GREEK SOCIAL. Local members of Greek organizations are invited to attend this fundraiser 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: CHEERS TO 40 YEARS – WINE TASTING AND ART AUCTION. Toast to 40 years of Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s "The Nutcracker" during this annual wine-tasting event with hors d’oeuvres and fabulous prices on bottles of wine while viewing beautiful art. $42. 6:30 p.m. The Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmetroballet.org or call 221-8500.

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: EDUCATION & INNOVATION LUNCHEON: INSPIRING WOMEN IN STEM. The luncheon will highlight STEM education and the STEM job sector and will feature Louisiana Sen. Sharon Hewitt. $35. 11:30 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Visit www.bossierchamber.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: RED RIVER REGION, SCCA, SOLO AUTOCROSS EVENT. Precision driving competition that pits one car at a time against the clock and against others in their class to see how quickly they can negotiate their way around an orange pylon course without hitting any cones or missing any gates. $40 for novices and SCCA members; $50, experienced and non-SCCA members. No charge for non-competitors. 9:30 a.m., mandatory drivers’ meeting, 10 a.m. first car out. Thunder Road Raceway, 5700 Thunder Road, Gilliam. Call 393-9410.

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 six to 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-DEC. 7: THE HOOVER WATERCOLOR MEMBERSHIP SHOW. Reception and awards presentation is from 2-4 p.m. in the meeting room at Shreve Memorial Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

NOV. 11: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With guest speaker James Jones, genetic genealogist, presenting “Fundamentals of DNA and Genetics from A to Z.” Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.

NOV. 11: HOLIDAY BAZAAR. With handmade crafts, baked goods, holiday decor, concessions, gifts, jewelry and a silent auction. Free admission. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2565 Airline Drive, Bossier City. Call 746-2215 or visit www.immanualbossier.org.

NOV. 11: “A SUPPER AND A SONG.” River Cities Jubilee Chorus hosts this musical dinner theater featuring barbershop singing. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 6 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 5850 Buncombe Road, Shreveport. Call 673-4968.

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.

NOV. 12: MAGIC MEN LIVE! This high-energy and intensely exciting experience was designed with the desires of contemporary women in mind, featuring a talented lineup of stunning gentlemen sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com

NOV. 16-19: LES BOUTIQUES DE 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.

| 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. November Promotions: 100K Electronic Extravaganza. Win electronics every Saturday at 11 p.m. Win cash and JackPlay up to $1,000! Cash drawings 7-10 p.m. every Friday; JackPlay drawing 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. 10X entries every Sunday and Monday. Ends Nov. 30. Super Swipe, where you can win up to $500 every day in November. Win prizes with every play. Free daily swipe. Enroll at MACK from 12-6 p.m. Ends Nov. 30. $10 on Tuesdays! Every Tuesday earn 50 points and receive $10 in slot play! Enroll at MACK from 12-6 p.m. Limited to 2 plays per promo day. Ends Nov. 28. Lucky Wheel Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. Six winners every hour win up to $500 in slot play. Double prizes for Chairman. Ends Nov. 29. Easy as Pie Pick Up is Thursdays, Nov. 2-23. Pick up a freshly baked pie with 50 points! 10X Points every Friday in November. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at 200 points. Gobble Gobble Giveaway is 4 p.m., Nov. 23. Win up to $100 in points! Enroll at MACK. Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway is 4 p.m., Nov. 24. Make your holiday shopping easy with a free gift card up to $100! Enroll at MACK. Limited to first 100 guests.

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. 50+ Diamond Club every Wednesday with $9.99 dinner buffet. Free Buffet with Play every Monday. Earn 50 points and receive a free dinner buffet. Enroll at MACK from 12-8 p.m. Free Veterans Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 11. As a thank you for your service, enjoy a meal on us! Valid with active or retired military ID.

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 3-9:45 p.m. All Total Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation. 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?

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 $10,000 in Big Pulls every is from 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 from Oct. 1 - Nov. 25.

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 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. 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.

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. October Promotions: $50,000 Halloween High-Low Card Game. Fridays in October from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 3-10 p.m. Every hour, two lucky guests will be selected to play a game of High-Low for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Slot Dollars. All B Connected card holders receive one free entry and can receive additional entries for every 100 points earned. Deposit your entries one hour before the drawing or at any time during the promotion, and up to 15 minutes prior to the final drawing, by swiping at any kiosk. 9x Penny Points Multiplier. Sundays in October from 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. Play your favorite penny games and stock up on your bonus points with our 9x point multiplier! Earn up to 100,000 points! Points earned on video poker are not valid.

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