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Monday, March 30, 2015

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 4: “HE SAID/SHE SAID” A VISUAL-LITERARY ART EXHIBIT, by artist Mike Sledge. 1 to 3 p.m. at Rhino Coffee, 721 Southfield Rd. Shreveport.

APRIL 7-28: ART EXPOSITION III 2015, Fifteen artists come together with a variety of mediums. Reception on April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday : noon to 4:30 p.m. Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St. Shreveport. 424-6764.

APRIL 10-MAY 2: VISUAL VIBRATIONS, illustrating the direct connection between sights, sounds, feelings and emotions. Reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. May 1. The meadows Museum, Centenary College of Louisiana.

APRIL 12: WOMAN’S DEPARTMENT CLUB ARTIST RECEPTION, featuring Brenda McCart. Free from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Women’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Place. 222-4186.

THROUGH APRIL 4: CRITICAL MASS @ ARTSPACE, this eclectic exhibition will take place in the mainspace gallery. 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 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. 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 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 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 & Chris Allen “Jazz Night”, Thursdays; Thomas Keys, April 4, 11; Sammy Halphen, April 18; Steve Ramey & Deidre Malbrough, April 25.

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. Yojimbo, 10 p.m. April 3; Cha Wa, 10 p.m. April 11; Seratones featuring Ghostbones, April 17; 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. Shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Black Top Mojo, April 4; Ladies Night Out with Buns and Bowties, 8p.m. April 9; Pulse & Solice, April 10; Victims of Sanity & New Horizons with Trepid, April 11; Monroe Invades!, April 25; Darling Down with Autumn Stay, 10 p.m. May 1; HellBent & Degradations, 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. Jerry Beach Blues Jam every Monday; Funhouse, April 3; Kandu, April 4, 10, 17, 24.

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. Dirty Redd’s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all around good music every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 12 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. Jonathan Byrd, April. 4; Dirk Quinn Band, April. 19; Birds of Chicago, May 10; Harpeth Rising, June 7; Kevin & Dustin Welch, July 12; Eric Taylor, July 26; Raina Rose, Sept. 13.

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

SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123. 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays & Fridays; Haley Brooke on Thursdays; Nathaniel Hooten on Saturdays.

THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754-4231. Shows start at 9 p.m. Jimmy Wooten, April 3; Red River Son, April 4; Mike and the Moonpies, April 9; Ole Whiskey Revival, April 11; After Hours, April 17; Dug Pinnick, April 24; Fatman, April 25; The Waterboys, May 9; Irene and the Sleepers, May 16.

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: Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Call 752-3633. Easton Corbin, April 3; Wade Bowen, April 10; Casey Donahew Band, April 17; Confederate Railroad, April 24; Chase Bryant, May 15; Cowboy Mouth, May 30; Dustin Lynch, July 10; Neal McCoy, Aug. 20.

TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355. Rock Popes, 9 p.m.

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


APRIL 11: JACK PARKER, with special guest Jim Reed. 8 p.m. at Strange Brew, 235 Wall St. Shreveport.

APRIL 12: JAKE COWLEY “THE START,” 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 Pennsylvania Ave. Minden.

APRIL 17: NOTHING MORE, 7 p.m. at the Riverside Warehouse, 630 Commerce St., Shreveport.

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. Visit 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 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, 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.

JULY 9: THE EAGLES, $45-$179. 8 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. 747-2501. For tickets, visit www.livenation.com.


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.b@comcast.net or or visit www. gosaintgeorge.org.

APRIL 4: DANCING FOR THE CURE, 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 6–10: SPRING BREAK CAMP, Free and open to students 6 to 17. Contact your nearest SPAR community center to register. www.myspar.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. Contact Rydra at raydra@deafactioncenter.org or call 425-7781.

APRIL 9: CELEBRITY WAITER GOES TAILGATING, with special guest Terry Bradshaw. $80. 6 p.m. at CenturyLink Center, Bossier City. Contact Terri.Axelson@ evergreenls.org or 455-4974. www.cwtailgating.myevent.com.

APRIL 10-19: HOLIDAY IN DIXIE, parade will be April 11 in Downtown Shreveport at 5:30 p.m. 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 13: WINE & SWINE, Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop will host the restaurant’s annual celebration of all things pork and wine-related, 3 to 6 p.m. April 13. Tickets will be available for purchase at Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop, 4801 Line Ave. in Shreveport.

APRIL 18: THIRD ANNUAL RENZI JAZZ & BLUES BRUNCH FUNDRAISER, featuring Buddy Flett and AJ Haynes. Food and drinks by Marilynn’s Place and Rhino Coffee. Admission is $35. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Shop, 2002 Southern Ave. Shreveport.

APRIL 18: FOURTH ANNUAL DANCE EXPLOSION 2015, one-day dance workshop hosted by Shufflin’ Along, LLC. Ages 12 and older. $20, $25 day of the workshop, group rate are available. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Power & Grace School of Performing Arts, 425 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport. Visit www.shufflinalongllc.com.

APRIL 18 & 19: 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 18: CRAWFISH WITH THE CLERGY, presented by HOPE for the Homeless. Featuring crawfish with all the fixins, Cajun sausage, beer and wine, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30. 5:30 p.m. at 2350 Levy St. Shreveport. For sponsoring or to purchase tickets, contact Christa Pazzaglia at 317- 3770 or 206-7445. christa@nwlahope.org.

APRIL 18, 19: SPRING BOOK SALE, Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free. Shreve Memorial Library, Main Library, 424 Texas St. Shreveport.

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.

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 rustongardenclub@gmail.com.

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.

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. barksdaleafbairshow.com.

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+. Tcikets 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 Boutique. 2 to 6 p.m. at the lawn of R.W. Norton Art Gallery.

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.

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: BEGINNER SWING DANCE LESSONS, $8 per person. Every Tuesday through March and 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.

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 Rockin’ Rodeo in Bossier City. Doors at 6:30, lessons at 6:45 p.m. 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.


APRIL 10-12, 17-19: “SNOW WHITE,” presented by BPCC. Performances are at 7 p.m. April 10, 17 and at 2 p.m. April 11, 12, 18 and 19. Call 678-6021 or email theatre@bpcc. edu.

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.

APRIL 23-26 AND MAY 1-3: “THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT – THE SMELL OF THE CROWD,” presented by Shreveport Little Theatre. All performances at 8 p.m. except April 26 and 2 p.m. May 3. 812 Margaret Place.


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