TALK of the TOWN
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 28: ART EXHIBITION III, local artists come together with a variety of mediums to make an extraordinary show. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas St. Shreveport. 424-6764.
THROUGH APRIL 30: JULIE CREWS AT 1800 PRIME STEAKHOUSE, at Boomtown Casino. Visit www. bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.
THROUGH MAY 2: “THE DREAM SERIES,” By Marlene Tseng Yu. Noon to 4 p.m. at the Meadows Museum of Art. 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 11: LOUISIANA RIVER ARTS 2015 COLLEGE ART CONTEST, All Louisiana colleges were invited to compete with their peers from across the state for a chance at $10,000 in prize money. This exhibition showcases the 25 finalists from the contest. With colleges from Centenary and LSU Shreveport to McNeese and University of New Orleans represented, the talent and creativity that is thriving in our state is a sight to behold. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 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; 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.
BEAR’S ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. 272-1643. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. 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 close 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. 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; Kandu, April 17 and 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. 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 #120, Shreveport. 219-4123. 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays and Fridays; Haley Brooke on Thursdays; Nathaniel Hooten on Saturdays.
THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Dr, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m. 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. 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. Ben & Rich, 9 p.m. April 16; Nancy Bones, 9:30 p.m. April 18; Bucket List, 6:30 p.m. April 22; 4 Score, 9 p.m. April 23; The Mansion Family, 9:30 p.m. April 25; Suite Harmony, 6:30 p.m. April 29; Hellbilly Homicide, 9p.m. April 30
TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayne’s FM karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.
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. For tickets 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 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 Memorial Auditorium. Tickets available at the box office, all Ticketmaster locations or Ticketmaster.com.
APRIL 25: NATHAN’S NIGHT FUNDRAISER FEATURING COLE VOSBURY, all proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. $65 per ticket until April 20 and $75 after. 21 plus. 7 to 10 p.m. at Dare Pool at Horseshoe Casino. www.nathansnight.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 Auditorium, downtown Shreveport. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com or call 800- 745-3000.
MAY 1: FLYLEAF, The Revolver Magazine Tour featuring bands from The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock. Riverside Warehouse. 630 Commerce St. Tickets and VIP tickets are available now: hottestchickstour.com.
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.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
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: BOOK SIGNING: “OUTSTANDING WEATHER PHENOMENA IN THE ARK-LA-TEX, AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS,” written
by Billy Andrews. 2 to 4 p.m. at the Shreve Memorial Library, South
Caddo/Hamilton Terrace branch, 2111 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop.
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. firstname.lastname@example.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 24-25: FAMILY THERAPY CONFERENCE, featuring
keynote speaker Dr. Patch Adams. Hosted by the Red River Institute.
First United Methodist Church, downtown Shreveport.
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 email@example.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.
APRIL 26: THIRD ANNUAL SPRING FLING IN BETTY VIRGINIA PARK, hosted
by the Historic South Highlands Neighborhood Association from 4 to 7
p.m. Live music by the Rockin’ Redeyes, Clark’s Tailgate Catering, Cash
bar and games for kids. Membership drive for the Association and open to
APRIL 30: MINORITY BUSINESS OPPURTUNITY AWARDS, 6
p.m. cocktails and 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Wyndham Garden Shreveport,
1419 E. 70th St. Pre-registration is required (deadline April 27).
Tickets are $50, none sold at the door. Register by email email@example.com or call 677-2500
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: INAUGURAL 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 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 (318) 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. 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
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LA. 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).
APRIL 15-19: “THE GOAT OR WHO IS SYLVIA?” River
City Repertory Theatre presents an award winning drama that examines
the irrational, confounding and conventionalthwarting 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
APRIL 17-19: “SNOW WHITE,” presented by BPCC. Performances are at 7 p.m. April 17 and at 2 p.m. April 18 and 19. Call 678-6021 or email email@example.com.
MAY 14-17, 21-23: ‘“CABARET,” Tickets go on sale April 27, kicking off the summer musical season. FLEXTIX, our membership program, is available for the remainder of the 2015 season. The production will be directed and choreographed by Jared Watson, with musical direction by Seth Taylor. $22 adults, $20 seniors and $15 for students. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College.