TALK of the TOWN
FEB. 21-MAY 2: â€śTHE DREAM SERIES,â€ť By Marlene Tseng Yu. Opening reception Feb. 28. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Meadows Museum of Art. 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport.
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, 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday. 2910 Woodlawn St., Shreveport. 869-5047.
THROUGH FEB. 28: â€śJERRYâ€™S TREES,â€ť Explore a retrospective â€śforestâ€ť of paintings by Jerry Wray. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday: noon to 4:30 p.m. Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St. Shreveport. 424-6764.
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 13: â€śA PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVEâ€ť BY BYRON GATES JR., a photographic retrospective of the Central Fire Stationâ€™s transformation into Central ARTSTATION. 801 Crockett St. Shreveport.
THROUGH MARCH. 29: CREATIVE ART CONNECTIONâ€™S â€śPREMIER FINE ART EXHIBIT,â€ť The Bossier Arts Councilâ€™s East Bank Gallery. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH MARCH 31: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY PRESENTS DICKIE MARTIN, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.
THROUGH APRIL 4: CRITICAL MASS @ARTSPACE, this eclectic exhibition will take place in the mainspace gallery. Free admission and cash bar. Visit artspaceshreveport.com or call 673-6535.
THROUGH APRIL 30: JULIE CREWS AT 1800 PRIME STEAKHOUSE, at Boomtown Casino. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.
THROUGH APRIL 19: AUDUBON AND THE ART OF BIRD EXHIBIT, Using Audubonâ€™s great work, the Bird of America, as a focal point, this exhibition traces the evolution of ornithological art from the Renaissance to the present day in over 100 prints, drawings and paintings. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
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 and Chris Allen â€śJazz Night,â€ť Thursdays; Sammy Halphen, Feb. 21; Steve Ramey, Feb. 28.
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. Whiskey Shivers, 9 p.m. Feb. 20; Sphynx, 9 p.m. Feb. 21. Bears Fest 2015 featuring Big Freedia, Quickie Mart, Seratones, March 6, 7.
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.
HANGAR 21: 616 Commerce St. Shreveport. 221-0064. Pullman Standard, 10 p.m. Feb. 19; SexChamber, 10 p.m. Feb. 20; Classhole, 10 p.m. Feb. 21; Dan Tedesco featuring Rougarou, 9 p.m. Feb. 26; The Bone Dancers, 10 p.m. Feb. 27; Blackwater Bride, 10 p.m. Feb. 28; The Ian Quiet Band, 10 p.m. March 7; Milk Carton Mafia, 10 p.m. March 13; Nancy Bones, March 14.
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. Kandu, Feb. 20; Jerry Beach Blues Jam, Feb. 23; Trash Can Jinga, Feb. 27; Kandu, Feb. 28.
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. Every Thursday from 8 to 12:30 a.m. Dirty Reddâ€™s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all around good music. Joe Nadeau, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 17; Dan Garner, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18; Airheart, 9 to 11 p.m. Feb. 20; Joey V. & the Vindicators, 10 to 1 a.m. Feb. 21; Mary Fagen, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24; Moon PI, 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25; Kings of Pleasure, 9 to 11 p.m. Feb. 27; AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, 10 to 1 a.m. Feb. 28.
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. 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. Wizards of Voz, Feb. 17; Jimmy Wooten Band, Feb. 18; Robert Duncan Band, Feb. 19; Keith Horton Band, Feb. 20; Leanne Bridges Band, Feb. 21; The Caravan, Feb. 25; Professor Porkchop Band, Feb. 26; Pocket change, Feb. 27; Billy Oâ€™Conn & Bad Apple, Feb. 28.
SUPERIORâ€™S STEAKHOUSE: 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123. 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson, Wednesdays; Stan Hoffman, Feb. 19; Kenny Bill Stinson, Feb. 20 & 21.
THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754-4231. Chris Canterbury, 9 p.m. Feb. 19; Stiff Necked Fools, 9 p.m. Feb. 21; Charlie Robinson, 8 p.m. Feb. 27; The Oâ€™s & Magnolia Mae, 9 p.m. March. 7; Cedric Burnside, 9 p.m. March 13; All Them Witches w/ Roadkill Ghost Choir, 9 p.m. March 15; Violet and the Undercurrents, 9 p.m. March 20; HWY Lions with Devils Anse, 9 p.m. March 21; Daniel Romano with El Matador, 8 p.m. March 24; Young Valley, 9 p.m. March 27; Grannyâ€™s Cadillac, 9 p.m. March 28. Red River Son, 9 p.m. April 4; Panhandlers, 9 p.m. April 11.
THE OFFICE: 1303 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy. Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour everyday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson.
THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Schedule: Sam Hunt, Dec. 11. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Call 752-3633. Stoney Larue, March 6; David Nail, March 26; Easton Corbin, April 3; Wade Bowen, April. 10; Casey Donahew Band, May 8; Chase Bryant, May 15; Neal McCoy, Aug. 20.
TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355. 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; Highway 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. 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 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. 17 AND 18: SESAME STREET LIVE: LETâ€™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.
FEB. 18 AND 25: TRIPLE-TWO DANCE LESSONS, $8 per person per lesson. Beginners at 6:30 and intermediate at 7:30. Sandyâ€™s Dance Center, 111 Dalton St. Shreveport. 678-3544.
FEB.19: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOCUMENTARY AND GUEST SPEAKERS, â€śPRIVATE VIOLENCE,â€ť Domestic violence national advisor and victimâ€™s advocate Kit Gruelle will join local advocate Petrina Jenkins of Project Celebration for a screening of the new documentary â€śPrivate Violenceâ€ť with an audience Q&A following the film. $7.50 ($5.50, RFC members) 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. Shreveport.
FEB. 20: MOVIES AND ART DINNER, â€śMR. TURNER,â€ť The new film celebrates the life and work of a great artist, and RFC is celebrating the filmâ€™s opening night with a special dinner. Guest speakers from the Meadows of Museum of Art and the Centenary Film Society will share why J.M.W. Turnerâ€™s work has stood the test of time. $30 ($28, RFC members) 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. Shreveport.
FEB. 24: 2015 WINTER CAREER FAIR, presented by ShreveportHelpWanted.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center. 620 Benton Rd.
FEB. 27, 28 AND MARCH. 1: SHREVEPORT WORLD OF WHEELS, 5 to 10 p.m Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Adults are $14, children 6-11 are $6 and children 5 and younger are free. Shreveport Convention Center. Visit www.shreveportworldofwheels.com.
MARCH 10 & 11: 2015 ANNUAL MEETING FOR SHREVEPORT FARMERSâ€™ MARKET VENDORS, those wishing to sell items produced on a farm should attend one of the following meetings: 9 to10:30 a.m. March 10 or 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 11. Those wishing to sell all other items should attend one of the following meetings: 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 or 9-10:30 a.m. March 11. Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway. Call 455-5788 or email email@example.com.
MARCH 12 â€“ 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 14: LOUISIANA CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS, Costs $125 and covers all required items such as: fingerprints, photos, notary, required shooting scoring, etc. You will leave with everything you need to submit your application to the State Police. 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cypress Masonic Lodge #89, 112 5th St., Benton.
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 eight. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors at 11 a.m.) Diamond Jacks Casino. 453-9285 or email Lindsey_Nickerson@yahoo.com.
MARCH 28: EIGHTH ANNUAL ASEANA SPRING FESTIVAL: â€śSOURSDEY MUT CAMBODIAN FESTIVAL,â€ť 4 to 9 p.m. at the ASEANA Asian Gardens in Downtown Shreveport.
MARCH 28: HEART OF GOLD 5K, supporting #LoveForLiza. Presented by the LSU Health Shreveport Medical Schoolâ€™s student government. Register through Sportspectrum, $20 until March 21, $25 the week before and $30 the day of. Contact Chris Trosclair at email@example.com or 573-2874. Visit the event page at: www.sportspectrumusa.com/events/heart-of-gold-5k.
MARCH 28: INTRODUCTORY HANDGUN TRAINING CLASS FOR WOMEN, in-depth training day where we introduce the new and novice female shooter to the various types of handguns. $125 for the day plus 2 boxes of ammo. This class will be limited to no more than 20 ladies. Please email me for more information regarding this class or to sign up for it. Arcsselfdefense@gmail.com.
APRIL 4: DANCING WITH THE MEDIA STARS, presented by Susan G. Komen of Northwest Louisiana. Horseshoe Riverdome. For more information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, call 220-7050 or visit komennwla.org.
APRIL 25: ARTINI, featuring artist Micah Harold and music by Engine. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. 7 p.m. at the Horseshoe Riverdome.
THROUGH FEB. 26: SUSLA CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015: A CENTURY OF BLACK LIFE, HISTORY AND CULTURE, Inaugural SUSLA Honors Brunch at the Shreveport Convention Center, Feb. 18. SUSLA Black History Convocation featuring Maggie Anderson in the SUSLA Gymnasium, Feb. 19; NAACP Health Awareness Forum at the SUSLA Metro Center, 610 Texas St.; Revel in Your Roots: Family History Day at the SUSLA Library, Feb. 21; AN Intimate Night with Lala Hathaway and her Band at the Scottish Rite Temple, Feb. 26; Making it Modern: Black History Art Contest & Exhibit, through Feb. 28 at SUMAS 610 Texas St.
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, 7:30-9:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: FREE DANCE LESSONS, every Friday night at Rockinâ€™ Rodeo in Bossier City. Doors at 6:30, lessons at 6:45. 678-3544.
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. 26-28, MARCH 1, 5-8: â€śALL MY SONS,â€ť Performances begin at 8 p.m., except March 1, 8 begin at 2 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Pl., Shreveport. $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and active military. Email email@example.com or call 424-4439.
MARCH 12-15, 20, 21: â€śBONNIE & CLYDE,â€ť A new musical. March 12-14, 20 at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at 3 p.m. March 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 students. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St. Shreveport.
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.