TALK of the TOWN
APRIL 2: ARTPORT 2015: “FLYING COLOURS,” featuring original works by 100 local and regional artists. 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shreveport Regional Airport with free admission and free parking.
APRIL 10-MAY 2: VISUAL VIBRATIONS: illustrating the direct connection between sights, sounds, feelings and emotions. Reception will be on May 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Meadows Museum, Centenary College of Louisiana.
THROUGH MARCH 28: “FULL CIRCLE” WORKS BY PENELOPE PRZEKOP, Norsworthy Fine Arts Gallery, 214 Texas St. Gallery Hours: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 424-6764.
THROUGH MARCH 29: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION’S “PREMIER FINE ART EXHIBIT,” The Bossier Arts Council’s East Bank Gallery. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City. Go to www.bossiersrts.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 4: “LIVING ART” A PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVE, by Mary Catherine Rollo, capturing the vigor and vibrancy of the February 2014 UNSCENE! Residency with award-winning skateboarder Steve Olson. Free admission with cool nibbles and cash bar. artspace, 710 Texas St., Shreveport. 673-6535.
THROUGH APRIL 19: AUDUBON AND THE ART OF BIRD EXHIBIT, Using Audubon’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.
THROUGH APRIL 30: JULIE CREWS AT 1800 PRIME STEAKHOUSE, Boomtown Casino. Visit www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310
THROUGH MAY 2: “THE DREAM SERIES,” by Marlene Tseng Yu. The Meadows Museum of Art. 2911 Centenary Blvd. 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. 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 & Chris Allen “Jazz Night,” Thursdays; Sammy Halphen, March 21; Steve Ramey & Deidre Malbrough, March 28.
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. Flow Tribe, 11 p.m. March 21; Seratones featuring Couches and Hgran, 10 p.m. March 22; Concord America, 10 p.m. March 24; Bucket List, 8 p.m. March 26; Papa Mali Album Realease, 11 p.m. March 29; Yojimbo,10 p.m. April 3; Cha Wa, 10 p.m. April 11; Big Deal Burlesque, 10 p.m. April 18; Brian Martin, 10 p.m. April 23; Sweet Crude featuring Seratones, 10 p.m. May 8.
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.
HANGAR 21: 616 Commerce St. Shreveport. 221-0064. Dead Man’s Grill, 10 p.m. March 19; Nathan Kalish & The Last Callers, 11 p.m. March 20; March 21; Lance Lopez and Joe Nadeau, 10 p.m. March 28; Black Top Mojo, April 4; Victims of Sanity & New Horizons with Trepid, April 11; Monroe Invades!, April 25; Darling Down with Autumn Stay, 10 p.m. May 2; Zync & Staronic, 10 p.m. May 8; The Hollow Decks, 10 p.m. May 9; Wendy’s B-Day Bash with DIK, May 16; The Ian Quiet Band & Madaline with Channel 8, 10 p.m. June 12; Element A440 Tour Stop, June 16.
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. Kandu, March 20 and 27; Jerry Beach Blues Jam, March 23 and 30; Clay & Walt, March 26.
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 Redd’s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all around good music. Buddy Flett 8 p.m. March 18; Ramer/Gentry, 9p.m. March 20; Dragstrip Phantoms, 10 p.m. March 21; Blind Dog Cook, 8 p.m. March 24; Brian Zimmerman, 8 p.m. March 25; Jay Kirgis, 9 p.m. March 27; Jason Colfield Trio, 10 p.m. March 28; Bob Ingram, 8 p.m. March 31.
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. 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. Scram Wulfie & Lefty, March 19; Keith Horton Band, March 20; Audubon Place, March 21; Robert Duncan Band, March 25; Jimmy Wooten Band, March 26; Pocket Change, March 27; Ally Venable Band, March 28.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123. 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays. Stan Hoffman, March 19 and 20; Nathaniel Hooten, March 21; Haley Brooke, March 26; Kenny Bill Stinson, March 27; Haley Brooke, March 28.
THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754-4231. Violet and the Undercurrents, 9 p.m. March 20; Hwy Lions with Devils Anse, 9 p.m. March 21; Daniel Romano with El Matador, 8p.m. March 24; Young Valley, 9 p.m. March 27; Granny’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. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Call 752-3633. 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. Rock Popes, 9 p.m. March 19; Critical Failure, 9:30 p.m. March 21; Suite Harmony, 6:30 p.m. March 25; Double 11, 9 p.m. March 26; Hollow Decks, 9:30 p.m. March 28.
TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayne’s FM karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.
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.
MARCH 27: DELLA MAE, Boston-bred and Nashville-based Grammy nominated four piece bluegrass-Americana unit. $20. Doors at 6:30 p.m. show at 7 p.m. at Studio 1508, 1508 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. 670-3567.
APRIL 18: BLACK & BROWN COMEDY GET DOWN, featuring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy. 8 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. Go to ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets or the CenturyLink Center box office. 1-800- 745-3000.
APRIL 22: BILL BURR: “THE BILLY BIBLE BELT TOUR,” $34 reserved seating. 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, Shreveport. www.thestrandtheatre.com or 226-8555.
APRIL 23: GOV’T MULE, $50 floor, $45 orchestra, $35 balcony. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 8 p.m. at the Historic Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. Tickets available at The CenturyLink Center or Municipal Box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000.
APRIL 25: PRE-MOTHER’S DAY BLUES SHOW & SIR CHARLES JONES BIRTHDAY BASH SPECIAL, performances by Monro Brown, LJ Echols, Wendell B, Carl Sims and Peggy Scott-Adams. $50 Floor, $45 Orchestra and $35 Lower/ Upper Balcony. Doors at 5:30 p.m. show at 6:30 p.m. at The Historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets available at the Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or Ticketmaster.com.
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. Go to 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
MARCH 20: ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE AWARENESS GATHERING, admission is free. 6:30 p.m. at The Heart of Hope Maternity Home, 10420 Heart of Hope Way, Keithville. email@example.com or call 861-4600.
MARCH 21: BATTLE OF THE GUMBO GLADIATORS, Teams of Gumbo Gladiators from near and far will battle for victory and bragging rights to the title of Ultimate Gumbo Gladiator. Event begins at 11 a.m. all proceeds support the work of Volunteers for Youth Justice. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport.
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 “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.
MARCH 26: COMMUNITY INVITED TO PAINT BOWLS, the bowls will be used at the annual empty bowls Dinner/silent auction. $10 donation per bowl is requested. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the old Liz Claiborne space at Louisiana Boardwalk.
MARCH 27: LOCO FEST, a free, cultural event that will allow locals to meet, connect, share, teach and learn in a wonderfully inviting environment for all five senses. Starts at noon at The Shell Amphiteater, Centenary College of Louisiana.
MARCH 28: BEN RIGGS SATURDAY SPEAKER SERIES, presented
by the Bossier Arts Council. Will be discussing contemplative
spirituality. 2 to 3 p.m. at the BAC Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier
MARCH 28: THIRD ANNUAL DRESS GIVEAWAY, junior
and senior girls from Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Red River and
Webster parishes will shop for a free prom dresses. 9 a.m. to noon at
Ayers Career College, 8820 Jewella Ave. Shreveport. www.
MARCH 28: EIGHTH ANNUAL ASEANA SPRING FESTIVAL: “SOURSDEY MUT CAMBODIAN FESTIVAL,” 4 to 9 p.m. at the ASEANA Asian Gardens in Downtown Shreveport.
MARCH 28: BUNNY RUN 5K AND EASTER ON THE RIVER, presented
by ANECA Federal Credit Union, Metro PCS and Townsquare Media
Shreveport. An entire fun-filled day of Easter celebration starting with
the Bunny Run 5k (8 to 10 a.m.) and following with Easter on the River
(10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Stoner Park, Shreveport. Go to sportspectrumusa.com
for race application and details.
MARCH 28: HEART OF GOLD 5K, supporting
#LoveForLiza. Presented by the LSU Health Shreveport Medical School’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. Go to 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 introducing the new and novice female shooter to the
various types of handguns. $125 for the day plus two boxes of ammo.
This class will be limited to no more than 20 ladies. For more
information regarding this class or to sign up for it.
MARCH 28: LOUISIANA MOPAR NATIONALS: 24TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW, A
family event presented by the Mopar Magic Unlimited Auto Club.
Registration at 8 a.m. Judging at noon and the awards at 3 p.m. First
Baptist Church of Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive. www.moparmagic.us or call Loyd Overstreet at 210- 9641 (no calls after 9 p.m.).
MARCH 28: SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR CIVIL WAR TRUST’S PARK DAY, Mansfield
State Historic Site is looking for volunteers who are willing to help
clean and paint our artillery carriages, re-lay a section of split rail
fence, or help pick-up tree limbs off the historic battlefield trail.
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield.
872-1474 or visit www.LaStateParks.com.
MARCH 30: DAVID TOMS GOLF CLASSIC: enjoy interaction with David Toms and the participating Golf Captians: Kevin Faulk, Bert Jones, Kevin Mawae, Todd Walker, Leon Barmore, Hollis Conway, Billy Joe Tollive and more. Participant cost is $1,250 or $5,000 per team of four. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at David Toms Golf Academy 265, 1111 Academy Dr. Shreveport. LaSportsHall.com or 798-5437.
APRIL 2: GREEK EASTER BREAD SALE, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the St. George Activities Center, 542 Wichita St. Shreveport. 747-4478, email Georgia.firstname.lastname@example.org or or visit www.gosaintgeorge.org.
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 go to komennwla.org.
APRIL 7-JUNE 7: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES, $200 not including books. Every Tuesday night for 10 weeks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Deaf Action Center. Conatct Rydra at email@example.com or call 425-7781.
APRIL 10-19: HOLIDAY IN DIXIE, parade will be 5:30 p.m. April 11 in downtown Shreveport. Carnival is free at Festival Plaza in Downtown Shreveport. www.arklatexambassadors.com.
APRIL 11: SPRING PLANT SALE, Large selection of perennials, shade and native plants. 8 a.m. to noon at the Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. www.lsuagcenter.com/ nwlamg or 698-0010.
APRIL 18: THIRD ANNUAL RENZI JAZZ & BLUES BRUNCH FUNDRAISER, featuring
Buddy Flett and AJ Haynes. Food and drinks by Marilynn’s Place and
Rhino Coffe. Admission is $35. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Shop, 2002
Southern Ave. Shreveport.
APRIL 18, 19: THE 41ST ANNUAL MELROSE PLANTATION ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL, sponsored
by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches.
Featuring more than 100 vendors from several states. Opens at 9 a.m. on
the first day and 10 a.m. on the second. $5 for adults and $3 for
children (6-12). Melrose Plantation on State Highway 119 in southern
Natchitoches Parish. Visit www. melroseplantation.org.
APRIL 25: THIRD ANNUAL BBQ COOK-OFF “GRILLIN’ FOR GRADS,” live entertainment by Bayou Boogie Band. $10 proceeds will go towards the Ark-La Tex Ambassadors’ college scholarship essay contest for high school seniors in the area. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Festival Plaza, Downtown Shreveport. www. arklatexambassadors.com/bbq-cook-off. Email arklatexbbq@ gmail.com or call 865-5555.
APRIL 25: JOLIE JARDINS – A GARDEN TOUR, presented
by Ruston Garden Club, featuring three beautiful local gardens. A meal
provided by First National Bank will be at the Ruston Lincoln CVB as
well as vendors selling unusual crafted goods and herbs. Tickets are $10
at Ruston Lincoln CVB (2111 N. Trenton), Twin Oaks Nursery (630 E.
Georgia) and Townsend House (410 N. Bonner) or firstname.lastname@example.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.
MAY 2: INNAUGURAL SHREVEPORT DERBY DAY, featuring
live music by Flow Tribe, food by Rhino Coffee and an open bar by Wine
Country Bistro and Bottle Shop. 21 plus. Tickets are $85 and can be
purchased online at www.derbydayshreveport. com or in person at Rhino
Coffee, John Pickens Clothiers, King Hardware or Knox Goodman’s
Boutique. 2 to 6 p.m. at the lawn of R.W. Norton Art Gallery.
MAY 2, 3: BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE OPEN HOUSE AND AIR SHOW, featuring
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Free admission and parking. Gate open at 9
a.m. show begins at 11 a.m. Barksdale Air force Base, Bossier City. www.
MAY 2, 3: LE TOUR DES JARDINS, presented
by The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. This year’s garden tour
will take you through nine beautiful private gardens throughout
Shreveport. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 3. Advance
tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank, or
by calling the Master Gardeners office at 698- 0010. Tickets may also be
purchased at any garden on the days of the tour for $15.
MAY 21-24: 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.
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: BEGINNER SWING DANCE LESSONS, $8 per person. Every Tuesday through April, 6 to 7 p.m. at Hot Wheels Skating Rink, 3000 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City. No partner necessary. Contact Shelia at 294- 2651.
MARCH 18-22 & 26-29: “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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 20, 21: “BONNIE & CLYDE,” A
new musical. March 20 at 7:30 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
MARCH 26-29: INTO THE WOODS JR., presented
by Southfield School. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. March 26-28, with 3:00
p.m. shows on March 28 and 29. Tickets are $10. Dickson Theater at
Southfield School, 1100 Southfield Rd. Shreveport. Purchase tickets at www.southfield-school.org/musical.
APRIL 10-12, 17-19: “SNOW WHITE,” presented by BPCC. Performances are at 7 p.m. on April 10 and 17 and at 2 p.m. April 11, 12, 18 and 19. Call 678-6021 or email email@example.com.
APRIL 15-19: “THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA,” River City Repertory Theatre presents an award winning drama that examines the irrational, confounding and conventional-thwarting nature of love. $35, $20 for military and $10 for students with valid ID. 7:30 p.m. except April 19 at 3 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City.