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Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

TALK of the TOWN



JAN. 15: COMMUNITY POETRY READING, The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College and the Friends of the Meadows Museum will host a poetry reading and reception in conjunction with the exhibition “Poet of the Ordinary: Photographs by Keith Carter.” 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

THROUGH JAN. 17: “FIRE: ELEMENT OF LIFE / ABSTRACT CONCRETE OPENINGS,” in mainspace FIRE: Element of Life,  paintings by Marlene Yu. In coolspace Abstract Concrete, the art of Julie Glass. 10 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. artspace, 710 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport.

THROUGH JAN. 31: ANNUAL BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW, This years theme is “The World Around Me.” 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

THROUGH JAN. 31: MARK CHARLEVILLE AT 1800 PRIME STEAKHOUSE, working in various media, local artist Mark Charleville says his work is his life story. 1800 Prime Steakhouse at Boomtown Casino. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.

THROUGH JAN. 31: “POET OF THE ORDINARY” PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEITH CARTER, Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. 11 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport. Call 869-5040.

ONGOING: PAINTED VIOLINS TOUR STOP: Next stops at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Hospital Lobby and Moffitt Automotive. Free. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com or call 222-7496.

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. Bossier Arts Council Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.


2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 2151 Airline Dr., Bossier City. 841-5646. 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall, Wednesdays; Winston Hall with Chris Allen, Thursdays. On Saturdays (rotation) Sam Halphen, Chris McAa Professor Porkchop, Steve Ramey.

BABY HUEY’S ON THE BAYOU: 1709 Sligo Road, Bossier City. 752-9465. You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays.

BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. 272-1643. 

CHICAGO/THE HOOKAH ROOM: 118 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-0490. 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.

COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262. 11:30 a.m. to closing Monday through Saturday.

EL PORTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

FROG’S BREATH SALOON: 1984 Airline Drive, Bossier City. You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 

H&H LOUNGE: 717 Hope St., Shreveport. 424-9297. Good Vibes Night every Wednesday. Drum Circle, 6 to 9 p.m.; VJ-DJ music, 9 p.m. to midnight.

LEE’S: 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151. Acts are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. 

MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635. 

RISTORANTE GIUSEPPE: 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-4548. Jazziana, 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. 

SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: 1508 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. 670-3567. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Victoria Williams, Jan. 11; Papa Mali, Jan. 25.

SUPERIOR GRILL: 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243. Live music on the patio 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754-4231. 

THE OFFICE: 1303 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy. Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson. 

TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355. 

TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayne’s FM karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.


JAN. 11: VICTORIA WILLIAMS, one of the most singular and authentic voices in Americana music performs her classics “Crazy Mary,” “You Are Loved” and more. $20. Doors open 6:30 pm; show begins 7 p.m. Shreveport House Concert, Fairfield Studios, 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 670-3567.

FEB. 7: SECOND ANNUAL SHREVEPORT COMEDY FESTIVAL, 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

FEB. 19: JASON ALDEAN, $33.25-$63.25. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

FEB. 27: WINTER JAM 2015, $10 at the door. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

MARCH 20: MIRANDA LAMBERT, $39.75-$54.75. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.


JAN. 9 AND 10: PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS, PBR is back in Bossier City. $23-$68. 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

JAN. 15: APPRECIATING OUR CITY TREES, Shreveport Green’s Arbor Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

JAN. 16 AND 17: MONSTER NATION, Bigfoot Anniversary Bash. $20-$28. 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

JAN. 17: KREWE OF ARTEMIS-SPRINGHILL GRAND MARDI GRAS BAL XIII, theme is “The Best of Broadway.” Entertainment by Ear Shot Graffiti. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks, bring your own bottle. Tickets are $50 and black tie dress. 6:30 p.m. at Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Dr. Springhill. Call 870-299-0375. Advance reservations required.

JAN. 24: 2015 MARDI GRAS CAJUN DANCE, presented by Cajun Footwork Dancer’s of Shreveport, featuring Cajun on Demand Band. $12. 7-10:30 p.m. at St. John Berchmans School Multi-room, 947 Jordan St., Shreveport. Call 332-2822 or 470-8965. 

FEB. 3: THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, $27-$90. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

FEB. 17 AND 18: “SESAME STREET LIVE: LET’S DANCE!,” $17-$60. Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.

SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: PROFESSIONAL CIVIL LAW NOTARIES ASSOCIATION, Learn about the association and various acts and documents a notary can prepare. Free. Sign-in at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. Southern Hills Business Association Conference Center, 9701 Baird Road, Shreveport. Call 797-4396.

EVERY WEDNESDAY: ADULT INLINE HOCKEY, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10. All skill levels welcome. At The Event Place & Hockey Rink, 1902 Alfred Lane, Bossier City, 71112. www.facebook.com/Shreveport.Bossier.Hockey.

EVERY THURSDAY: ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS, Join the party with instructor Katie Ours Tapis. $7 per person, workout attire. SandysDance Center, 111 Dalton St., Suite 400, Shreveport. Call 465-4534 or visit www.sandysdance.com.

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH: HIGHLAND OPEN STUDIO TOUR, Artist workshops and galleries are open for your perusal with art to make and buy. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours start at 436 Topeka St. Visit www.restorehighland.com/.

ONGOING: ABSOLUTE BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASS, Learn popular line dances and burn calories. Casual dress. $8 per person. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday. SandysDance Center, 111 Dalton St., Suite 400, Shreveport. Call 465-4534 or visit www.sandysdance.com.

ONGOING: ADULT DANCE CLASSES, join us every week for a different genre of dance with Louisiana Dance Collective. Class fee is $10 cash only. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on information about the location, schedule and style of classes or email ladancecollective@gmail.com with any questions. Call Phyllis Whatley at 742-8673 or visit www.bossiercity.org (under animal control adoption).

ONGOING: BOSSIER ANIMAL CONTROL ADOPTION DAYS, Animals in good health are in need of loving homes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Petsmart, 2630 Beene Blvd., Bossier City. Hand in Paw, Friends of Bossier City Animal Control, needs volunteers to help with the adoption days. Contact Phyllis Whatley at 742-8673 or visit www.bossiercity.org (under animal control adoption).

ONGOING: YOGA CLASSES, in the style of Krishnamacarya; all levels welcome. Class fee is by donation. 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays; 5:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road. For class details, call 210-7203.


JAN. 8-11, 15-18: “TWO IN THE AISLE, THREE IN A VAN,” Shreveport Little Theatre presents a behind the scenes comedy with a crazy group of community theater thespians. Tickets are $20 and $18 for students, seniors and active military. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. 424-4439 or boxoffice@shreveportlittletheatre.com

JAN. 9-11, 16-17: “VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE,” Stage Center is kicking off its fourth season with Christopher Durang’s witty mash-up of Chekhov characters and smartphones. Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. With matinees at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 and 2 p.m. Jan. 17. $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. East Bank Theater, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 218-9978 or email stagecenterla@gmail.com.

FEB. 5: “GUYS AND DOLLS,” considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, this romantic romp introduces us to a cast of vivid characters. $68.50, $55.50 and $35.50. 8 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, downtown Shreveport. Email strand@thestrandtheatre.com or call 226-8555.

FEB. 11-15: “BOEING BOEING,” River City Repertory Theatre presents a 1960s French comedy featuring a self-styled ladies’ man who has three beautiful “airline hostesses” with a number of “layovers” on their hands. 7:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb 15. Reserved seats are $35, $20 for military and $10 for students with valid ID. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 868-5888.

MARCH 16-18, 23-25: “NICHOLAS NICKLEBY,” BPCC presents a dramatization of Charles Dickens’ most theatrical novel. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. March 22 and 29. Call 678-6021 or email theatre@bpcc.edu.


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