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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

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 Casino’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: “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RON IN VISION,” 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 CONNECTION’S “PREMIER FINE ART EXHIBIT,” The Bossier Arts Council’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 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. 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. 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. 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 & Granny’s Cadillac, 9 p.m. Feb. 6; Chris Canterbury, 9 p.m. Feb. 19; Stiff Necked Fools, 9 p.m. Feb. 21; The O’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. Granny’s Cadillac, 9 p.m. March 28.THE OFFICE: 1303 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy. Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour everyday 11 a.m. – 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. Wayne’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 PROGRAM’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 N’ 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.


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: VALENTINE’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 – THE ART OF LOVE, a journey through our permanent collection’s most famous, or infamous, love stories. Will feature wines and champagnes to compliment hors d’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 Shreveport’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: Louisiana’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 Shreveport’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 that’s “all about the kids.” No alcoholic beverages allowed. Parade begins in the south end of Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot. 

FEB. 17 AND 18: SESAME STREET LIVE: LET’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 OFFICERS’ 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 alumni@lsus.edu.

MARCH 24: 2015 ANNUAL INSPIRING WOMEN LUNCHEON “HONORING WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY,” 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 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.


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.

FEB. 26-28, MARCH 1 AND 5-8: “ALL MY SONS,” Performances begin at 8 p.m., except March 1 and 8 begin at 2 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Pl., Shreveport. Email boxoffice@shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 424-4439.

MARCH 13: “SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS,” 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 strand@thestrandtheatre.com or call 226-8555.

MARCH 14: ALL Y’ALL LIVE STORYTELLING: “LADIES NIGHT,” featuring true stories told love and without notes, from the lives and adventures of unforgettable women. $10 at 7 p.m. Women’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Pl., Shreveport. www.allyallblog.com.

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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