TALK of the TOWN
| ART/EXHIBITS MARCH 2-MAY 5: CRITICAL MASS 6. This annual open invitational exhibition and critic series combines critique, creativity and community building through an explosion of art, entertainment and literature.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; Noon-5 p.m., Saturday. artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.
THROUGH MARCH 4: ART IS … A student art show with high school students’ works from the region. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.
THROUGH MARCH 4: THE SOUND OF ART. A unique exhibit featuring playlists selected from local musicians, artists and community members to accompany Norton's permanent collection. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.
THROUGH MARCH 23: THE BEAUTY OF BELIZE. More than 50 works on paper and canvas from Belizean faculty and students are featured in this exhibit. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donna Service Gallery (Building A), on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Call 678-6324.
THROUGH 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.
THROUGH MARCH 23: TRIAD: ABSTRACTIONS, ILLUSIONS AND METAPHORS. This exhibit combines the
talents of three remarkable and inspirational artists, Dorothy Kristin
Hanna, Kim Rogers and Bennett Sewell. West Wing Art Gallery at the
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call
THROUGH APRIL 3: NATURAL STONE ARCHES AND SPIRIT OF NATURE IN AFRICA. Two photography exhibits focusing on nature presented by the Rainforest Art Foundation. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Call 717-9111.
THROUGH APRIL 30: A GLIMPSE OF SHREVEPORT FROM 1918. Featuring a selection of stunning gelatin photographs from a photo album highlighting Shreveport’s business community and labor force commissioned by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 1918. 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.
APRIL 20: 4TH ANNUAL TEXTILE AND ART SHOW. Presented
by Agora Borealis, this year’s theme is “Micro/Macro: Under the
Microscope. Into the Cosmos” with one-of-a-kind clothing designs and
accessories by local designers and an artist marketplace and gallery.
$30, general; $80, VIP. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport.
APRIL 28: WHAT SPEAKS TO ME. Join Louisiana pop artist Lauren Ross for another swingin’ solo show with her new “ICONS” series and more. Live music, complimentary champagne and cash bar provided. 1007 Texas Ave., Shreveport.
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. What the Funk, March 2,3; Dusty Rose Band, March 9,10;
Katalyst, March 16, 17; Legato Stone, March 23,24; Southbound 71, March
30, 31. 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. Nashville South, March 1;
Triggerproof, March 2; DJ Dynamix, March 3; Justin Martindale, March 7;
Safira with Karaoke, March 8, 22; Tom Petty Tribute, March 9; First
Class, March 10; Luna J, March 14; Electric Five, March 15; Southern
Roots, March 16; DJ Crush, March 17; What the Funk, March 21; Identity
Crisis, March 23; Live 5, March 24; Alter Ego, March 28; Big Daddy,
March 29; Empire 6, March 30; Chinatown, March 31. 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., 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.
are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays. Blues Jam every Monday night. 639 E. Kings Highway,
LEGENDS THEATRE: Joe
Diffie, 8 p.m., March 10. Free Fallin’, Tribute to Tom Petty Band, 8
p.m., April 27. Diamondjacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks
Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: Beauty and the Beasts, March 30. 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s
FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays; Beauty and the Beasts, March 9; AJ
and the Two Tone Blues Band, March 24; April 21. 7960 E. Texas St.,
Bossier City. 841-1345.
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: Neal McCoy, 8 p.m., March 17. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)
Lewis, 7 p.m., March 9; Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m., March 17. Horseshoe
Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
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. Sweet Trouble, 7-11 p.m., March 1; 6-9:30
p.m., March 2, 3; Side FX, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 2,3; Joe Nadeau
Band, 7-11 p.m., March 8; Parker James, 6-9:30 p.m., March 9, 10; What
the Funk, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 9, 10; Billy Holt Band, 7-11 p.m.,
March 15, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 16, 17; 8 Track, 6-9:30 p.m., March
16, 17; Syndicate, 7-11 p.m., March 22; Total Choice, 6-9:30 p.m., March
23, 24; Keith Horton Band, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 23, 24; Professor
Porkchop & the Dirty Dishes, 7-11 p.m., March 29; The Boomers 6-9:30
p.m., March 30, 31; Radio Incorporated, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 30,
31. 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 www.outhousetickets.com.
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.
SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live
music is from 8 p.m. to midnight. 4 Score, March 2,3; Pseudo Boom,
March 9,10; the Syndicate, March 16,17; The LaRouxs, March 23,24;
Spinoff, March 30, 31. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La.
SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Professor Porkchop Band, Feb. 28. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music 6-10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 7-11 p.m., Saturday. Haley Brooke, most Thursdays, many Fridays and Saturdays; Landon Pate, many Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Morgan Smith, many Wednesdays; The Stilettos, the first Friday of the month. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
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.
VFW POST #5951: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, first and third Saturday of the month. 1315 Northgate Road, Bossier City. 746-7611.
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. K94.5 Morning
Madhouse Trivia Night with Know It All Trivia, Feb. 28, March 7, 14,
21, 28; Heather Linn & The Deacons, March 1; Culverhouse, March 2,3;
Pro Karaoke with Scott, March 6, 13, 20, 27; Jimmy Wooten, March 8;
Twisted Whiskey, March 9; Shotgun Josephine, March 10; Jeremy Bowley
& Legal Limit, March 15; Dusty Rose Band, March 16, 17; Quest
Featuring Sweet T, March 22; Charlie Wood and the Smokin’ Section Band;
What The Funk?, March 24; Southbound 71, March 29; After Hours, March
30; Vernon Hensley, March 31. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd.,
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| MUSIC/COMEDY MARCH 1: LEON BRIDGES. American
gospel and soul singer known for his hits “Coming Home” and “Better
Man.” $26.50; $36.50; $46.50. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium,
705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit
MARCH 2-3: AT THE HOP. Featuring Flashback with songs of the legends of rock and country music. Back Alley Community Theatre, 1902 W. Main St., Grand Cane. Visit www.backalleytheatre.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 Drive,
Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
MARCH 4: CENTENARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT. Student instrumentalists from Centenary’s Hurley School of Music will join the Centenary
Youth Orchestra for its spring concert featuring a program of Mozart,
Saint-Saens and Stravinsky. Free. 2:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium at
Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit
MARCH 6-7: RIVERDANCE. The
international Irish dance phenomenon is back on its 20th anniversary
world tour. $45.50; $59.50; $74. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619
Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
MARCH 10-11: THE BAND WARS. A new live music competition with a $20,000 prize with 15 bands from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Canada. $15-$25. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., March 10; 2-6 p.m., March 11. Festival Plaza, Shreveport. Visit www.thebandwars.com.
MARCH 15: JEEZY. With special guest Tee Grizzley. $32.50, $42.50, $52.50, $62.50. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 16: 12TH ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL. With Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, TK Soul, Tucka and Tyree Neal. $49, $56, $71. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 17: NEAL MCCOY.
The East Texas country music star will hit the stage in Bossier City.
start at $20. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino,
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
MARCH 23: JUSTIN MOORE.
With special guest Dylan Scott. 7:30 p.m. $26.75-$46.75. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit wwwshreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 24: BERNSTEIN AT 100: A CHORAL SPECTACULAR. Celebrating
the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, the SSO, Centenary
College Choir, and vocal ensemble Prísma will join forces to perform
Bernstein's “Chichester Psalms,” as well as the magnificent hymn-like
conclusion of Copland's opera, “The Tender Land.” $12, students; $22.
7:30 p.m. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit
MARCH 24: JASON MRAZ. An
evening with the musician on his solo acoustic tour. $39.50, $59.50,
$79.50. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave.,
Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
APRIL 6: FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS. Featuring
Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, George Wallace and Arnez J. $54, $64,
$77, $99. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley
Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
APRIL 26: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. $45-$49.50. General admission on floor and reserved seating for all other sections. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MAY 18: THOMAS RHETT. Featuring
special guests Brett Young and Russell Dickerson. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink
Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, 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.
MARCH 1-3, 9-10. ON GOLDEN POND. A love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year and visited by their middle-aged daughter, her fiance and his teenage son. $18, seniors, students and active military; $20, adults. 7:30 p.m., March 1, 2, 3, 9 ,10; 2 p.m., March 4, 11. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.
MARCH 16: DIRTY DANCING. The classic movie comes to the stage to share the story of Baby and Johnny during the summer of
1963. Students, $20; $45.50; $59.50; $74. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre,
619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
APRIL 6: NIGHT OF THE STARS GALA. A
fundraiser for the Shreveport Little Theatre to include an elegant
seated dinner, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, a cash bar
and valet parking. $100. 6:30 to 1 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000
Stewart Dr., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.
APRIL 22: THE WIZARD OF OZ. The entire family will be captivated by one of the greatest musicals of all time. $45.50; $59.50; $74. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
MAY 3-5, 10-12. THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR. In
this riotous funny Southern comedy, three cousins, Gaynell, Peaches and
Jimmy Wyvett, decide to throw a family reunion. Back Alley Community
Theatre, 1902 W. Main St., Grand Cane. Visit www.backalleytheatre.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.
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.
MARCH 1: DESIGNER BAG BINGO. Junior
League of Shreveport/Bossier will offer 10 exciting rounds of Bingo
with designer handbags as prizes, food, an open bar (wine and beer), and
amazing raffle prizes. 21 and older. $50. 6 p.m. Centenary College
Fitness Center, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 662-616-9832.
MARCH 3: RED BIRD FOUNDATION FUND- RAISER. Featuring
Paula D’Arcy and special guest Ken Medema. $100. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit
MARCH 3: BEST IN SHEAUX. A live runway dog show fund-raiser for Robinson’s Rescue. 6:30-10 p.m. RiverView Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.robinsonsrescue.org/best-in-sheaux .
MARCH 3: THE ROBBYS. Join
the fun Oscar weekend to celebrate Hollywood’s golden age at this
annual fund-raiser for Robinson Film Center. $125, RFC members; $150
general public. 7 p.m. Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport.
MARCH 3; APRIL 7, MAY 5: GRAND CANE TRADE DAY. With booths featuring antiques, collectibles, homemade items, music, food, animal adoptions and more. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historic Village of Grand Cane, US-171 Grand Cane. Visit the Grand Cane Trade Day Facebook page.
MARCH 6: BOUQUETS. A
floral design symposium with speaker John Grady Burns hosted by the
Shreveport Garden Study Club. Limited seating $50. 10:30 a.m. with
coffee and mimosa and Bloody Mary cash bar. East Ridge Country Club,
1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. E-mail email@example.com.
MARCH 6-7: RIVERDANCE. The
20th Anniversary World Tour of the international Irish dance phenomenon
is back by popular demand. $44.50; $61.50; $74.50. 7:30 p.m. The Strand
Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
MARCH 10: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With
guest speaker Sarah Hamer’s presentation, “Tracking Your Ancestors -
DNA and Genealogy.” 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield
Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.
MARCH 10: ARK-LA-TEX CRAFT BEER & BARBECUE FESTIVAL. A
new regional experience that blends two great American pastimes, craft
beer and competition barbecue. $50, general admission; $45, military
admission; $60, festival and Mudbugs game combo; $75, early access. Noon
- 6 p.m. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road,
Shreveport. Visit www.arklatexcraftbeerandbbq.com.
MARCH 13-17: 318 RESTAURANT WEEK. More than 35 restaurants throughout Shreveport and Bossier City will offer $10 lunch specials and $20 dinner specials throughout the week. Visit www.318restaurantweek.com.
MARCH 15: COMMUNITY BOWL PAINTING PARTY. Enjoy
painting a ceramic bowl to support the Food Bank of Northwest
Louisiana, and your talent will be someone’s treasure at the Empty Bowls
Fund-raiser. $20. 5:30- 7 p.m. Anderson Hall Gym at Broadmoor United
Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
MARCH 16: 12TH ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL. With
Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, TK Soul, Tucka and Tyree Neal. $49,
$56, $71. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley
Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 17: 3RD ANNUAL SHAMROCK SHUFFLE RACE & KID’S FUN RUN. The
Barksdale Officers’ Spouses Club hosts this annual event to raise funds
for the BOSC scholarship program as well as local and national military
charities. Post race party will include music, vendors and free kids’
activities by The Warrior Network. $20, 5K; $8, fun run; $20, sleep in
supporter. 9 a.m. Marilynn’s Place, 4041 Fern Ave., Shreveport. Visit
The Shamrock Shuffle 5K Shreveport/Bossier City’s Facebook page.
MARCH 17-18: STOP TIL YOU DROP ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT SHOW. A
spring shopping event with hourly door prizes and the Easter Bunny. $4;
children 10 and under are free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 17; 11 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., March 18. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., Bossier
City. Visit www.shoptiludropla.com.
MARCH 24: CRAWFEST. The
free admission festival will have crawfish, better burgers, sodas and
other concessions available for sale as well as live music, local
artists and a kids' area. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901
Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com/crawfestshreveport.
MARCH 24: SPRING BAKE SALE. This fundraiser is for Yogie and Friends. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Dr., Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.
APRIL 7: SPRING PLANT SALE. The annual event will have a wide selection of perennials, shade plants, unique vines and fragrant herbs for sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 698-0010.
APRIL 28: ARTINI. This
annual fund-raiser for the Bossier Arts Council is a celebration of the
art of spirits featuring live music, local artists and a martini
competition between 25 area restaurants. $65 in advance; $75 at the
door. 7-11 p.m. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 6015 Greenwood Rd.,
Shreveport. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
MAY 3: JON PARDI. The country music singer will hit the stage in Shreveport on his latest tour. $22; $32. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
| CASINO PROMOS
BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300
Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. March
Promotions. All-Star Drawings is 8-11 p.m., March 3. One guest will win
$500 Bonus Rewards every 20 minutes. Shamrock Scramble Drawings is from
8-11 p.m., March 17. One guest will win $500 Bonus Rewards every 20
minutes. Home Improvement Drawings is from 7-10 p.m. every Friday in
March. Two winners every 20 Minutes! Then at 10 p.m., we will draw one
winner for a $1,000 gift card. Home Improvement Finale is 7-10 p.m.,
March 31. Win a share of $20,000!
CATTLEMAN’S BUFFET SPECIALS: All-You- Can-Eat Crawfish every night in March for $26.95 with a MyChoice card. Easter Brunch is April 1. $17.95 with a MyChoice Card.
DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711
Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. 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. March
Promotions. Pot Of Gold Giveaway. Win $10,000 cash or more at 11 p.m.,
March 31. Cash drawings from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. JackPlay drawings
from 7-11 p.m. every Saturday. 10X drawing entries every Sundays and
Mondays. Sunday Funday Gifts. Pick up a gift with 10 slot points . March
11- Pinnacle Vodka. March 18- Cruzan Rum. Enroll at MACK noon-6 p.m.
Free Buffet With Play is every Monday. Earn 50 points and receive a free
dinner buffet! Enroll at MACK noon-8 p.m. St. Pattys Palooza. Win up to
$500 cash and other great prizes including JackPlay Enroll at MACK with
10 slot points. Lucky Wheel Wednesdays. Take a spin and win up to $500
JackPlay! Drawings every hour from 5-8 p.m. Double prizes for Chairman.
Cash Grab is from 5-7 p.m., March 1.
Win up to $500 cash and JackPlay. Entry Multiplier Thursdays. March 8,
22. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold. Spring Cleaning Gifts. March 15,
29. Pick up a gift with 10 slot points. 10X Points from 5-7 p.m. every
Friday. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at 200
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. 50+ Diamond Club every Wednesday with $9.99 dinner buffet. Crawfish Buffet Special is every Tuesday and Thursday. $7 for 3 pounds of crawfish, corn and potatoes with purchase of regular dinner buffet.
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877- 602-0711. $50,000 Spring Fever Cash Drawings is March 31. Grand Prize is $10,000 cash. Play all month long to earn entries for your chance at a share of $50,000. Drawings begin at 2 p.m. and over 40 guests will win. $45,000 Hi-Tech Giveaways. Friday and Saturdays in March go hi-tech at Eldorado! We’re giving you chances to win Amazon Echo Show and a big-screen smart TV each weekend this month. Drawings begin at 8 p.m., and up to 25 guests will win each promotional day.
HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Total Rewards® members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Total Rewards® members have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier. Gold & Platinum guests are guaranteed at least 3X multiplier. Diamond guests are guaranteed at least 5X multiplier. Seven Star guests are guaranteed at least a 7X multiplier. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. March Madness Drawings. Winners will take home a share of $3,000 in Free Slot Play Fridays in March! 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 every 30 minutes for three winners to be announced to receive $50 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., three winners will be announced to receive $400 in Free Slot Play! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Pot of Gold Drawings. Winners will take home a share of $3,000 in Free Slot Play Saturdays in March! 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 every hour for three winners to be announced to receive $100 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., three winners will be announced to receive $400 in Free Slot Play! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Fuddruckers Special Earn 100. On Fridays and Saturdays, Total Rewards members who earn 100 Tier Credits can receive a complimentary meal voucher for a burger, fries and a drink at Fuddruckers (max value $20). TR® members must swipe card at a redemption kiosks to receive their dining credit which is valid for seven days.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. Asian Midweek Drawing. On Wednesdays, Total Rewards Members can swipe their Total Rewards Card to activate their entry into the drawing between 7-11:45 p.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every half-hour starting at 8 p.m. with the last one at midnight. One winner will be announced every 30 minutes to receive promotional chips, Free Slot Play or a Visa Gift Card and an entry into the Mini Baccarat Finale on March 3. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Crazy in Love Gift Series. On Wednesdays, select guests must earn 150 Tier Credits to receive one complimentary gift each week. Earning period is from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and gift distribution is from 3-8 p.m. Prizes include: selection of remaining gifts, Feb. 28. March Promotions: Mercedes Giveaway. Earn entries during the month of March for your chance to win 2018 Mercedes CLA250. All Total Rewards® members who have qualifying play on Mini-Baccarat are eligible to participate and earn entries throughout March. Increase your odds by downloading the PlayByTR® app to receive 888 bonus entries every Tuesday in March.Finale is March 31. Entry Activation from 7-10 p.m. in the Asian Pit. Drawing at 10: 30 p.m. $50,000 Millionaire Maker Slot Tournament. Select guests must earn 100 Tier Credits to participate. Earning Period: 5 a.m. March 29 through 11:30 a.m., March 30. Tournament registration is from 5-7 p.m., March 29 in the Orleans Room. Round 1 Tournament Play begins at 7 p.m. in the 1st Floor Tournament area. Continued Tournament Registration from 2-6 p.m., March 30 in the Riverdome Foyer. Round 2 Tournament Play begins at 4 p.m. in the 1st Floor Tournament area. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Total Rewards Members can swipe their Total Rewards Card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier or a 3X multiplier for Video Poker. Guests can swipe their Total Rewards card at any Promotional Kiosk.
See Total Rewards® for details. Coffee, Tea, and Me Gift Series. On Wednesdays, select guests must earn 150 Tier Credits to receive one complimentary gift each week from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gift distribution is from 3-8 p.m. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. $40,000 Lucky Spin Drawings. Winners will share $40,000 Fridays in March. Win 10 spins on a $25 or $100 machine each week for your chance to hit it big! Every Friday between 5- 9:45 p.m. Total Rewards® members can activate their entries and can also earn an additional entry for every 25 Tier Credits earned on each designated drawing day. Drawings will happen every hour from 6-10 p.m. and four winners will be selected. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. $8,000 Baccarat Tournament. Reserve your spot now into the $8,000 Baccarat Tournaments on March 9 and 23. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call David Nguyen at 347-6520 or Kim Lam at 730-6670 to make your reservation. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details.
MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com.
Margaritaville Millions Continuity Game is an 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.
SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www. samstown.com . March Promotions: Pot O’ Winnings Kiosk Game is from noon to midnight Fridays in March. Every Friday in March, guests have three chances to win big with our Pot O’ Winnings Kiosk Game. Earn 500 and 1000 points to swipe at any promotional kiosk to pick a pot of gold and reveal a prize. Guests can win up to $5,000 in Slot Dollars. March Hoopla. Fridays from 6 -10 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 -10 p.m. in March. Four guests will be selected every hour to participate in a basketball game to compete for Slot Dollars. Players can win slot dollars for every shot made. The top two winners from each night will advance to a shootout on March 31 for a shot at $5,000 in Slot Dollars. Ruby cardholders will get 30 seconds to shoot; Sapphire cardholders will get 45 seconds to shoot; and Emerald cardholders will get 60 seconds to shoot. All B Connected card holders will receive one free entry. Receive additional entries for every 100 points earned on the day of the event. B Connected members can deposit their entries one hour before the drawing, any time during the promotion and up to 15 minutes prior to the final drawing by swiping at any kiosk. Young at Heart 50+ Slot Tournament is Wednesdays in March. Guests 50 years old or better can play in the weekly tournament for a chance to win the top prize of $125 in Slot Dollars. Registration begins at 4 p.m. each Wednesday and the tournament starts at 5 p.m. See B Connected for more details.