TALK of the TOWN
FEB. 5: WAM (WINE ART MUSIC), featuring wine and food pairings by Chef Giuseppe, music by Twang Darkly and visual art by Julie Crews. $20. 5:30 p.m. at Boomtown Casinoâ€™s 1800 Prime Steakhouse. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.
FEB. 5 THOUGH APRIL 4: CRITICAL MASS AT ARTSPACE, this eclectic exhibition will take place in the mainspace gallery. Opening night celebration on Feb. 5 starting at 5 p.m. Free admission and cash bar. Visit artspaceshreveport.com or call 673-6535.
THROUGH FEB. 20: DON EDWARDS STUDIO ARTIST, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Museum hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. 3015 Greenwood Rd. Shreveport.
THROUGH FEB. 26: ELLEN SOFFER: THE OTHER SIDE OF YELLOW, Magale Library at Centenary College. 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday. 2910 Woodlawn St., Shreveport. 869-5047.
THROUGH MARCH 1: â€śTHE WORLD ACCORDING TO RON IN VISION,â€ť Pamoja Art Society artist review and reception for Ron Hardy. Free. Pamoja Cultural Art Center, 3806 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. 638-8739.
THROUGH MARCH 29: CREATIVE ART CONNECTIONâ€™S â€śPREMIER FINE ART EXHIBIT,â€ť The Bossier Arts Councilâ€™s East Bank Gallery. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City. Visit www.bossiersrts.org.
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 to10 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 HUEYâ€™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. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Amy Lavere featuring Will Sexton/Club Joya, 10 p.m. Feb. 6; Naughty Stu, 9 p.m. Feb. 7; Irene and the Sleepers featuring The Devil Anse, 9 p.m. Feb. 12; Beaux Atkins, 9 p.m. Feb. 13; Bristol Hills, 9 p.m. Feb. 14; Gordon Nurse, 9p.m. Feb. 17; Whiskey Shivers, 9p.m. Feb. 20; Sphynx, 9 p.m. Feb. 21.
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. Wayneâ€™s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.
FROGâ€™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.
LEEâ€™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. Funhouse, Feb. 6; Kandu, Feb. 7; Jerry Beach Blues Jam, Feb. 9; Kandu, Feb. 13; Jerry Beach Blues jam, Feb. 16; Kandu, Feb. 20; Jerry Beach Blues Jam, Feb. 23; Trash Can Jinga, Feb. 27.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NOBLE SAVAGE: 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781. Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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. Claudia Nygaard, Feb. 14; Dylan Leblanc, Feb. 22; Joe Crookston, March. 15; Jonathan Byrd, April. 4; Dirk Quinn Band, April. 19; Birds of Chicago, May 10; Harpeth Rising, June 7; Eric Taylor, July 26.
SUPERIOR GRILL: 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243. Live music on the patio 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. What The Funk, Feb. 7; The Caravan, Feb. 8; The Pack, Feb. 9; Christina Langston Band, Feb. 10; The Mix, Feb. 14; What The Funk, Feb. 15; Keith Horton band, Feb. 16; Bridges Row, Feb. 17; Robert Duncan Band, Feb. 21; Jimmy Wooten Band, Feb. 22; What The Funk, Feb. 23; Wizards of Voz, Feb. 24; Jimmy Wooten Band, Feb. 28; JB & Funhouse, Feb. 29; Flashback 5, Feb. 30; Robert Duncan Band, Feb. 31.
THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754-4231. Captain Legendary Band & Grannyâ€™s Cadillac, 9 p.m. Feb. 6; Chris Canterbury, 9 p.m. Feb. 19; Stiff Necked Fools, 9 p.m. Feb. 21; The Oâ€™s & Magnolia Mae, 9 p.m. March. 7; Cedric Burnside, 9 p.m. March 13; All Them Witches with Roadkill Ghost Choir, 9 p.m. March 20. Grannyâ€™s Cadillac, 9 p.m. March 28.THE OFFICE: 1303 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy. Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour everyday 11 a.m. â€“ 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson.
THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Call 752-3633. Stoney Larue, 7 p.m. March 6; Wade Bowen, 7 p.m. April 10.
TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355. Bucket List, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4; The Mansion Family, 9 p.m. Feb. 5; Dragstrip Phantoms, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Polyester Robot, 9 p.m. Feb. 12; Oddfellows, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14; Bucket List, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18; Hooka Hey, 9 p.m. Feb. 19; Kulture Kill, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21; Suite Harmony, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25; Nuns With Guns, 9 p.m. Feb. 26; Hwy Lions, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayneâ€™s FM karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.
FEB. 7: SECOND ANNUAL SHREVEPORT COMEDY FESTIVAL, 8:00 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.
FEB. 10: BPCC MUSIC PROGRAMâ€™S SPRING GUEST ARTIST SERIES OPENING, performance by the Black Bayou Brass at 3:30 p.m. in the BPCC Performing Arts Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 678-6146.
FEB. 14: ROCKET QUEEN, at Hangar 21 Bar Nâ€™ Grille, 616 Commerce, Downtown Shreveport. 221-0064.
FEB. 19: JASON ALDEAN, $33.25 - $63.25. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.
FEB. 20: K. MICHELLE PRESENTS MY TWISTED MIND TOUR, $55 Reserved and $45 general admission. K. Michelle meet and greet tickets are $50 (does not include admission). The Strand Theatre, downtown Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com or call 226-8555.
FEB. 27: WINTER JAM 2015, $10 at the door. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.
MARCH 6: HELMET, $20. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m. Riverside Warehouse, Downtown Shreveport.
MARCH 19: THE FOREVER CHARLIE TOUR, Starring Charlie Wilson with special guest Kem Joe. $49.50 - $100. 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.
APRIL 30: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, tickets are $37.50 advanced and $40 day of show. Doors at 7:30 p.m. show at 8:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, downtown Shreveport. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
MAY 3: PRIMUS AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, tickets are $57, $46 and $41.50. 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, downtown Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com or call 226-8555.
MAY 14: DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS, plus the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tickets are $60, $50 and $40. 8 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, downtown Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com or call 226-8555.
MAY 20: TAYLOR SWIFT, Sold out. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
FEB. 7: KREWE OF CENTAUR PARADE, Parade begins at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street. It continues on Clyde Fant Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway. The parade then takes a left on to East Kings Highway and continues to Preston Avenue, where it ends.
FEB. 7: VALENTINEâ€™S TRUNK SHOW, gifts to adore, made from local lovers themselves. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St. Shreveport.
FEB. 8: KREWE OF BARKUS AND MEOUX, The Mardi Paw Pet Parade is a chance for festive pets to celebrate Mardi Gras. Activities begin at 1 p.m. The parade walks at 3 p.m. Register the day of the parade, $20 for the first pet and $10 for each additional pet. T-shirts will be available for $15 each and $10 for participants. 2000 Reeves Marine Dr.
FEB. 13: NORTON AT NIGHT â€“ THE ART OF LOVE, a journey through our permanent collectionâ€™s most famous, or infamous, love stories. Will feature wines and champagnes to compliment hors dâ€™oeuvres provided by Rhino Coffee and chocolates from The Chocolate Crocodile. 21 and older. $30 per person. Visit www.rwnaf.org or call 865-4201 ext 130.
FEB. 14: 27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS BANQUET, Keynote speaker will be Shreveportâ€™s first African American female mayor, Ollie Tyler. Music by Young Pros. Individual tickets are $25, $180 for a table of eight. Begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Church Family Life Center, 3220 Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport. Call Ken Latin at 422-0876.
FEB. 14: KREWE OF GEMINI, The Krewe of Gemini XXVI Grand Parade features floats, beads, costumes, masks, music and more.
FEB. 14: ROMANCE UNDER THE STARS, dining and dancing under the stars for romantic science-lovers at Sci-Port: Louisianaâ€™s Science Center. Candlelit three-course meal provided by Good Eats. Prices vary from $100-$300. Reservation can be made by visiting www.sciport.org/romance or calling 424-3466.
FEB. 15: KREWE OF HIGHLAND, Krewe of Highland Parade rolls through Shreveportâ€™s historic Highland neighborhood via Creswell Avenue and Centenary Boulevard. More than 150 floats, marching bands, unusual throws and more.
FEB. 17: KREWE OF AESCLEPIUS, A Mardi gras parade thatâ€™s â€śall about the kids.â€ť No alcoholic beverages allowed. Parade begins in the south end of Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot.
FEB. 17 AND 18: SESAME STREET LIVE: LETâ€™S DANCE!, $17-$60. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501.
THROUGH FEB. 26: SUSLA CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015: A CENTURY OF BLACK LIFE, HISTORY AND CULTURE, Making it Modern: Black History Art Contest & Exhibit, Feb. 28 at SUMAS 610 Texas St.; Black History Motivational Moment, Feb. 10 in the Jesse Stone Lecture Hall; School Daze Movie Night at the Robinson Film Center, Feb. 12; Inaugural SUSLA Honors Brunch at the Shreveport Convention Center, Feb. 18.
FEB. 27, 28 AND MARCH 1: SHREVEPORT WORLD OF WHEELS, Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $14, Children 6-11 are $6 and Children 5 and younger are free. Shreveport Convention Center. Visit www.shreveportworldofwheels.com.
MARCH 12-15: INAUGURAL FALLEN OFFICERSâ€™ INVITATIONAL BASS TOURNAMENT, hosted by the Louisiana State Chapter of C.O.P.S. Registration fees are $200 per two-man team and registration is limited to the first 300 boats. Make all entry fees payable to LA-COPS and mail to: LA-COPS, 6713 SageWind Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119. Fundraiser will be held at Red River South Marina in Bossier City. www.la-cops.org or call 561-6914.
MARCH 23: LSUS ALUMNI CAPITAL ONE PILOTS GOLF CLASSIC, team sponsorship levels range from $750 to $2,500. Fairway sponsorships with course signage only are $250. East Ridge Country Club. Call 797-5190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 24: 2015 ANNUAL INSPIRING WOMEN LUNCHEON â€śHONORING WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY,â€ť hosted by The Commission for Women of Bossier City. Keynote speaker will be Pam Tebow. Tickets are $20 per person or $200 per table of 8. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors at 11 a.m.) Diamond Jacks Casino. 453-9285 or email Lindsey_Nickerson@yahoo.com.
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, 7:30 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 email@example.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.
FEB. 5: â€śGUYS AND DOLLS,â€ť 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-8555.
FEB. 11-15: â€śBOEING BOEING,â€ť River City Repertory Theatre presents a 1960s French comedy featuring a self-styled ladiesâ€™ man who has three beautiful â€śairline hostessesâ€ť with a number of â€ślayoversâ€ť 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.
FEB. 26-28, MARCH 1 AND 5-8: â€śALL MY SONS,â€ť Performances begin at 8 p.m., except March 1 and 8 begin at 2 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Pl., Shreveport. Email email@example.com or call 424-4439.
MARCH 13: â€śSEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS,â€ť nominated for a Tony award for Best Original Score. This production is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a tune on your lips. $55.50, $45.50, $29.50. 8 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, downtown Shreveport. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-8555.
MARCH 14: ALL Yâ€™ALL LIVE STORYTELLING: â€śLADIES NIGHT,â€ť featuring true stories told love and without notes, from the lives and adventures of unforgettable women. $10 at 7 p.m. Womenâ€™s Department Club, 802 Margaret Pl., Shreveport. www.allyallblog.com.
MARCH 16-18, 23-25: â€śNICHOLAS NICKLEBY,â€ť BPCC presents a dramatization of Charles Dickensâ€™ most theatrical novel. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. March 22 and 29. Call 678-6021 or email email@example.com.