TALK of the TOWN
| ART/EXHIBITS 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.
THROUGH 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.
THROUGH JAN. 14: WILLIAM SCARLATO’S “NEVER THE SAME MOMENT.” This retrospective exhibition highlights Scarlato’s diverse artistic interests, mediums and influences. 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 JAN. 31: BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW “EMERGING EXPRESSION.” Featuring Bossier Parish’s elementary, middle and high school students' work. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
JAN. 8-MARCH 23: LOST STORIES, FOUND IMAGES: PORTRAITS OF JEWS IN WARTIME AMSTERDAM. The exhibit displays photographs taken by German-born Dutch photographer Annemie Wolff during the German occupation of the Netherlands. These previously lost works, rediscovered by Dutch photo historian Simon Kool, help illuminate an untold story of Jewish life in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. 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/meadow.
| 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.
cover. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. 2-for-1 well, wine
& draft. Dusty Rose, Jan. 5, 6; Total Choice, Jan. 12, 13; Side FX,
Jan. 19, 20; Anxious, Jan. 26, 27. 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: DJ
playing today’s hits and requests, 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday
night; live music from 9 p.m. to midnight every Saturday. 300 Riverside
Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE: 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.
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
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.,
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.
are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays. Blues Jam every Monday night; Kandu, Jan. 5, 19; Mickey Gill,
Jan. 19. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.
LEGENDS THEATRE: Keith
Sweat, 8 p.m., Jan. 12. $40. Rockin Dopsie, 8 p.m., Feb. 9.
Diamondjacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays, 1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City.
NOBLE SAVAGE: Open
5 p.m.-2 a.m. Weeknight shows start at 8 p.m. Every Tuesday, Crystal
Thomas & The Dons Jam. On Wednesdays, Joe Nadeau's Blues Jam. Dirty
Redd's Open Jam Session featuring area artists playing all-around good
music every Thursday. 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781.
THE OFFICE: Happy
hour every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports
and $6 Patron and Jameson. 1303 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway,
PARADISE THEATER: Big
Band Tuesdays in January, 6 p.m. $10 with Players Card, $20
without.Ricky Skaggs, 8 p.m., Jan. 20. Tickets start at $35. Cowboy
Mouth, 8 p.m., Jan. 26. Tickets start at $15. 777 Margaritaville Way,
Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)
RIVERDOME: Gladys Knight, 8 p.m., Dec. 16. Tickets start at $42. 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.
THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live
entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie
Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets Available at
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.
SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. 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,
TIME OUT SPORTS BAR: 9064 Mansfield Road, Shreveport. 688-3247.
TIKI BAR: 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. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe
Blvd., Bossier City.
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| MUSIC/COMEDY JAN. 26: COWBOY MOUTH. For
over two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up their unique style of rock
& roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band’s
hometown, New Orleans, with the fierce firepower of a group that lives
on the road. Tickets start at $15. 8 p.m. Margaritaville’s Paradise
Theater, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit
JAN 26: WILD KRATTS LIVE!: The
popular children’s show is live on stage. $29, $39, $42, $49, $100.
6:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave.,
Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
FEB. 15: LIKE COMBS. With
special guest Ashley McBryde on his “Don’t Tempt Me with a Good Time
Tour.” $27, standing room only; $22- $27, orchestra and balcony. 7:30
p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave.,
Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 3: BLAKE SHELTON. The
country superstar comes to Bossier on his County Music Freaks Tour. $57
and up. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Dr., Bossier
City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. 508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.
| THEATER JAN. 19-20: OUR TOWN. Caddo Parish Talented Artists presents this play by Thornton Wilder in celebration of its 80h anniversary since it opened on Broadway in 1938. $5. 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19, 20; 2 p.m., Jan. 20. Shreveport Little Theatre, 811 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.
FEB. 8-10: THE NERD. A hilarious comedy about an aspiring young architect and the debt he owes a Vietnamvet for saving his life. $10. 7 p.m. BackAlley Theatre, 1902 W. Main St., Grand Cane. Call 461-0202.
| 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.
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
JAN. 12: NIGHT OF PRAISE. Featuring
The Allen Family, The Steel Magnolias, The Voices of Louisiana College,
Calep Lewis, Jack Cowley and Ammer Gayle Whatley. 6:30 p.m. Calvary
Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. Call 347-4370.
JAN. 13: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. Guest
speaker Ellen Kyle will present a lecture on “Epigenetics: A Study of
our Inherited Genes” and a panel discussion on genealogy research
questions. Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave.
JAN. 19-20: MONSTER NATION’S READY TO RUMBLE TOUR. Monster
trucks, a three-story tall mechanical dinosaur and a 1,500 horsepower
jet-powered golf cart. $17-$25. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000
CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
JAN. 26: TASTE OF THE NORTON. Chef
Blake Jackson chose works from five galleries throughout the museum and
devised specific dishes to evoke them. Cash bar. $35. 6-9 p.m. R.W.
Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.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. New Member:
Receive up to a $100 refund in the mail. Mail offer based on play. See
Rewards Club for details. Restrictions apply. January Promotions: 80K
Jackplay for a Year Giveaway at 11 p.m. every Saturday. JackPlay
drawings from 7-10 p.m. 12X entries every Sunday and Monday $2018 Cash
Extravaganza. Win up to $2018 in cold hard cash every Friday! Cash
drawings from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. 12X entries every Sunday and
Monday. Sunday Gifts: Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Jan. 14; Three-piece
cast-iron skillet set, Jan. 28. Enroll at MACK from Noon-6 p.m. Mystery
Multiplier is every Tuesday in January. Win up to 10X points! Quicker
FREE PLAY and Rewards! Multiplier caps at 200 points. Cash in or Trade
up Drawings from 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Win $50 cash or trade it for
$100 slot play! Enroll at MACK. Cash Grab is from 5-7 p.m., Jan. 4, 18.
Win up to $500 cash & slot play. Enroll at MACK. Hot Seat is
Jan. 11, 25. Be in the right seat and win $100 in slot play or promo
chips. Five winners every hour. Double prizes for Chairman. 10X Points
is from 5-7 p.m.
every Friday. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at
200 points. MLK Points Rewards is at 2 p.m., Jan. 15. Win up to $500 in
points!Enroll at MACK.
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. Sizzling steak buffet every Saturday for $22.99 with Rewards Club card. Seafood buffet every Friday featuring crab legs for $22.99 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. DJs Seafood and Steaks with unlimited catfish and shrimp for $9.99.
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877- 602-0711.
HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711.
MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com.
Margaritaville Millions Continuity Game is an islandthemed game with the appeal of more winners, more often.
must complete a collection on Island 1 first before progressing to
Island 2. JANUARY PROMOTIONS: Play ‘N’ Get – New Year, New Gear! Monday
through Friday in January. Earn 200 base points Jan. 1-5 and receive a
tumbler. Earn 300 base points on Jan. 8-12 and receive a ball cap. Earn
400 base points on Jan.15-19 and receive a long-sleeve shirt. Earn 500
base points on Jan. 22-26 and receive a rain jacket. Guests upon
issuance of receipt have 24 hours to redeem at the MGV-BC Players Club
during standard hours of operation.2x Play Wednesdays. Guests receive
two free game plays on Wednesdays only. $240,000 Barry’s Favorite Things
is Jan. 5-6, 26-27. Activation: 7 p.m. at the Promotional Kiosk or Slot
Machine. Drawings: 8-11:30 p.m. Five winners will be drawn every 30
minutes and will receive $500 in bonus play. Upon redemption of their
winnings, each guest will receive a “Barry Buck” based on their tier
level: Parrothead, Pirate, Islander - 1 “Barry Buck,” Landshark - 2
“Barry Bucks,” and AA - 3 “Barry Bucks.” At midnight on each specified
drawing date, one guest will be identified to spin the wheel and could
win one of Barry’s Favorite Things! $30K Mini-Baccarat - Find Your
Fortune is Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 28-29. Drawings: 5-8 p.m. at the Promotions
and Events Stage. One name will be called every 15 minutes. The patron
will pull from a bag with amounts ranging from $250 - $1,000 in
promotional chips. All forfeited amounts will be added to the final
drawings on Jan. 29.
BEACH BUM CLUB: Tuesdays breakfast. Guests age 50+ only. 7-10:30 a.m. $7.99 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.