TALK of the TOWN
THROUGH NOV. 28: ART BY SARAH JOY LEWIS, The Bossier Arts Council is excited to present the artworks of Sarah Joy Lewis in the Emerging Artists Gallery. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
THROUGH NOV. 28: SHREVEPORT PASTEL SOCIETY, The Bossier Arts Council’s East Bank Gallery welcomes the artists of the Shreveport Pastel Society. Go to www. bossierarts. org. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
THROUGH NOV. 29: EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: THE CIVIL WAR, Visit the R W. Norton Art Gallery rare and antiquarian collection for books that tell first hand accounts of the Civil War.
THROUGH NOV. 29: KENT ULLBERG: “A RETROSPECTIVE,” The show displays 50 of Kent Ullberg’s works from his more than 250 smaller pieces along with five large scale photographs of some of his monument at R W. Norton Art Gallery.
THROUGH NOV. 30: JULIE CREWS EXHIBIT, Oil paintings from artist Julie Crews are on display on the Gallery Wall at Agora Borealis. Julie Crews is an oil painter who’s work gives the viewer an intimate glimpse into her personal life, exposing the delicacy of monotony and repetition regarding domestic life.
DEC. 1 - JAN. 30: “BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW, The Bossier Arts Council presents this year’s theme, “Me, Myself & Art” which features students’ works that represent who they are and their personality. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9 at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Go to www.bossierarts.org or call 741-8310.
DEC. 4-28: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE HORNE AND ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND PARASOLS BY AMANDA BOSLEY, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live music starts at 9 p.m. Noble Savage.
THROUGH DEC. 11: “FIRED UP,” The Art Faculty at Bossier Parish Community Colleges presents this new exhibit at the Donna Service Gallery featuring the works of Northwest Louisiana ceramicists. The exhibition features 45 ceramic works by 11 artists from the region in the Donna Service Gallery located on the first floor of Building A on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City.
DEC. 12: HEART THE ART BIZARRE STREET PARTY, The Bossier Arts Council and Flying Heart Brewery present this fun event to include live music, food trucks, art vendors, activities, and an outdoor movie 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Barksdale Blvd. in front of BAC and Flying Heart Brewery.
DEC. 18: “COSMIC COWGIRLS” FASHION SHOW, Ann Chandler of “Ann Collections” created this show that will feature her designs and a brand new Marlene Tseng Yu inspired dresses and selection from the Cioa Bella Boutique. Seating will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation, located at 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Tickets are $10 and available now. Come dressed in your best Western attire. Call 717-9111.
THROUGH DEC. 19: “FROM FLOWERS TO FORM: ART INSPIRED BY MATHEMATICS,” by Harriet Stone Evans illuminates the mathematical elements in art. Experience the power of geometry and algebra as art forms through the interactive artworks. The artspace interactive exhibition has been presented at the Museum of Science in Boston and the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans.Tours will be led by Evans and professional leading area artists from through Dec. 17.
THROUGH JAN. 8: “RECYCLED SCULPTURES” BY JOHN NORWOOD, This New York City artists will show his work for the first time at the Rainforest Art Foundation in Louisiana. The exhibit opens, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 with a Museum Member dinner at 7 p.m. at the Rainforest Foundation, located at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport. Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. The opening will also feature the 2014-15 Kids Can exhibit “Oceans of Adaptation” featuring the recycled bottle fish created by children and volunteers in the community at various events throughout the year.
THROUGH JAN. 24: LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS EXHIBIT, features local artists and shows a variety of mixed media and artworks on canvas, and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. The exhibit will be on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum’s west wing gallery.
THROUGH JAN. 31: BAUHAUS INSPIRED DESIGN EXHIBIT, The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College will host “Supposed to Be the New World: Bauhaus Books, Bauhaus People, Bauhaus Culture in America 1925–1955.”
THROUGH JAN. 31: “SKETCHES FROM THE TRENCHES: JEAN DESPUJOLS IN WORLD WAR I,” The Meadows Museum’s new exhibition offers exclusive insight to a French soldier’s experience. On loan from the Despujols family, these drawings have never before been displayed. The exhibition features loans from the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and the R. W. Norton Art Gallery.
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.
2 JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 841-5646. 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday throughThursday. 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall, Wednesdays; Winston Hall & Chris Allen “Jazz Night:’ Thursdays.
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.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 855 Pierremont Road No. 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 Drive, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m.
THE OFFICE:1303 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour every day 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.
TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355.
TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.
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.
FLYING HEART BREWING: located at 700 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City and housed in a historic building that was once home to Bossier City’s Fire House No. 6. The tasting room is open each Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., and tours are available at 3:30 p.m. Tours cost $5 and include a pint at the end of the tour. Guests must be 21 or older.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: located at 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Open every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday From noon to 9 p.m. Free tours are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.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.
LEE’S: 639 E. Kings Hwy., 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 night. Kandu, Nov. 27.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT:1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thursdays, Wayne’s FM Karaoke.
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 midnight. Brian Zimmerman, 8 to 10 p.m., Nov. 25; Bryan Cathy 9 to 11 p.m., Nov. 27; Easy Money, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Nov. 28.
RISTORANTE GIUSEPPE: 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869- 4548. Jazziana, 7 p.m. every Friday andSaturday.
SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Shows begin at 7 p.m.; Brian Blade & The Flellowship Band, Dec. 19; Wild Ponies, Jan. 17; Dayna Kurtz, March 19; Rebecca Loebe, May 1. Go to shreveporthouseconcerts.org/.
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport.
SUPERIOR GRILL: 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869- 3243. Live music.
WHAT’S ON TAP: 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport 869-2422. Happy Hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Showing college football on 15 different TVs and 33 beers on tap.
WHAT’S ON TAP II: 2369 Airline Drive Bossier City. 747-5505 Happy Hour daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Serving food and showing college football on 18 different TVs and 23 beers on tap.
DEC. 1: THE GUITAR EVENT OF THE YEAR-JOE BONAMASSA, Tickets range from $69 to $99 and doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium Box Office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 841-4196, any Ticketmaster location, or online at ticketmaster.com.
DEC. 5: RICKEY SMILEY, American standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality will hit the stage at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are available at CenturyLink Center Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com.
JAN. 10, LEWIS BLACK, American comedian, Lewis Black, will stop in Shreveport on his national “The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth” tour at the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $79.50 to $55.50. Reserved seating. Go to www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.
FEB 6: FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS, Top veteran comedians Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake and Tony Rock will hit the stage at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are available at www. ticketmaster.com.
FEB. 10: DEF LEPPARD, Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and groundbreaking multi-platinum albumsincluding two of the best-selling albums of all time. Their new tour will stop at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier and will capture the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits. Go to www.defleppard.com.
MARCH 12: LUKE BRYAN, Country superstar, Luke Bryan, will bring his Kill the Lights Tour to the CenturyLink Center with special guest, Dustin Lynch. Tickets are available at www. livenation.com.
APRIL 22: CARRIE UNDERWOOD, Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood will bring her Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round, to the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are available at www. ticketmaster.com.
APRIL 23: JOHNNY RIVERS, With 17 Gold records, 29 chart hits, two Grammy Awards, and more than 30 million records, Johnny Rivers continues to perform his big hits like “Secret Agent Man,” “Memphis,” “Maybelline,” “Mountain of Love,” “Midnight Special,” “Seventh Son” and so many beloved others.The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
MAY 13: OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music.Upbeat and uplifting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
NOV. 27 - DEC. 31: NIGHTLY SNOW FALL AT LOUISIANA BOARDWALK OUTLETS, Watch the snow fall at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in front of Copelands Cheesecake Bistro nightly at 6:30 p.m.
NOV. 27 - DEC. 20: CHRISTMAS IN ROSELAND FESTIVAL, featuring thousands of twinkling lights, dozens of lighted displays, giant Christmas Cards to the Community, nightly entertainment, photos with Santa, rides on the Roseland Express train and tons of fun for the whole family! The festival runs Friday - Sundays only with encore dates Dec. 21-23. Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the last care admitted at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per carload or $5 per person with ages 2 and younger free. Go to www.rose.org for more information on busses, group rates, Roseland Express Train and more.
NOV. 28: ROCKETS OVER THE RED, A highlyanticipated holiday festival featuring live music, arts and crafts, childrens’ activities, fireworks and more at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets from 2 to 6 p.m.; fireworks begin at 6:30 p.m.
DEC. 2: C.C. LOCKWOOD BOOK SIGNING, Louisiana photographer C.C. Lockwood will present images from his book “Louisiana Wild: The Protected and Restored Lands of The Nature Conservancy,” accompanied by music and stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marlene Yu Museum, located at 710 Travis St., Shreveport. The event is free and open to the public.
DEC. 4-6: 65TH WIDEMAN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION, Forty of the world’s best young pianists will converge on Shreveport for a once in a lifetime chance at the gold medal in the 65th Wideman International Piano Competition held at Hurley School of Music, Centenary College.Free 15 minute performances during the preliminaries on Friday and Saturday with finalists on Sunday. Tickets are $10 at the door. Go to www. widemanpiano.com for more information.
DEC. 5: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS, ’Tis the season to be jolly! Kick off the holidays with Sci- Port’s yearly tradition that brings families and friends together for food, fun, science and Santa! Breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m. Sci-Port member tickets are $15 children, $18 adults; nonmember tickets are $18 children, $20 adults. Price is all inclusive: Food, activities, IMAX movie and photo that will be sent by email. Go to www.sciport.org.
DEC 12: ASCEND COMBAT PRESENTS “SEASON’S BEATINGS 7” The Historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium presents Ascent Combat Ultimate Cage Fighting. The fight begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advanced and $25 the day of the show. For more information or to buy tickets, call 402-6644.
DEC. 12: LAS VEGAS NIGHT 2015, Spin, roll, or draw! This fundraiser for the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center, hosted by Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop will begin at 7 p.m, and offers live and silent auctions, open bar, and buffet. Tickets are $250 and include $500 in chips for playing blackjack, roulette and craps. Go to www.deafactioncenter.org to purchase tickets.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH DEC. 19: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS MARKET, From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall with fresh vegetables, handmade crafts, live music, baked goods, gifts and more. Go to www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
DEC. 21-23, 28-31: SANTA SCIENCE CAMPS, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center hosts science camps during Christmas break. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children K through 10th grades. Price per day is $55 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Each camp includes breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack. Pre-registration is required by calling 424-8660 or visiting www.sciport.org.
DEC. 30: DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! “DANCE ALL NIGHT TOUR,” Fans of Dancing withthe Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, will be given the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in Shreveport-Bossier City. The Dance All Night Tour is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at www. ticketmaster.com.
DEC. 31: NEW YEAR’S AT NOON: Is staying up until midnight pushing the limits for you? Celebrate New Year’s at Noon at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center! Watch the Sci-Port Ball Drop along with a thousand balloons, noisemakers, and streamers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to stop by our fireworks demonstrations to learn the science behind pyrotechnics. Free with center admission.
JAN. 2: RESOLUTION RUN, The Philadelphia Center produces the annual run as a way to promote a healthier community and to provide funds for its work in the field of HIV/AIDS and STDs. The Resolution Run 5k/10k walk and run provides a way for people to start a New Year’s Resolution for a more active and healthy life. Registration opens Nov. 27 with a $15 Black Friday rate until Nov. 30. Go to www.philadelphiacenter.org.
SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: INVENTORS CLUB, Do you have an idea or an invention? Join the Shreveport Bossier Inventors Association at CoHab. Call 349-3857 or email sbia_ideal@ yahoo.com.
NOV. 26-29, DEC. 3-5: “A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL,” Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, “A Christmas Story,” The Musical, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, a daydreamer from Indiana who spends his days counting down to the most exciting day in any kid’s life: Christmas.Tickets go on sale Nov. 9 by calling 218-9978. All performances are at Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St. Goto www.stagecenterla.com.
DEC. 10: “RAGTIME,” The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold, set in turn-of-the-century New York. All three are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
DEC. 12,13: “THE NUTCRACKER AND SUGAR PLUM FAIRY TEA,” Don’t miss the must-see performance of the holiday season as Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra bring The Nutcracker to life at Shreveport’s Riverview Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea is Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. and includes a character meet and greet and photo. Tickets for the show and the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea are on sale now. Performance tickets range frm $15 through $40. Tickets for the tea are $15 or $100 for a reserved table for 8. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shreveportmetorballet.orgor by calling SMB at 221-8500.
JAN. 17: “THE PRODUCERS,” once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor with this musical about a scheming producer and his mousy accountant aiming to produce the biggest flop on Broadway. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
FEB. 5: “H.M.S. PINAFORE” OPERA DINNER, Join the Shreveport Opera for an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera! Enjoy great music as you meet the principal artists for upcoming productions. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Shreveport Club, 410 Travis St. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased online at www.shreveportopera.org or by calling 227-9503.
FEB. 9: PEPPA PIG’S BIG SPLASH, Peppa Pig’s first U.S. live theatrical tour will visit the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. This show brings the hit Nick Jr. TV series to life on stage. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.
FEB. 18: “ANNIE,” The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
MARCH 2: BLUE MAN GROUP, Experience the award winning show that combines music, technology and comedy that is entertaining, innovative and energetic at the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $69-$99 and can be purchased at the CenturyLink Center Box Office by calling 747-2501 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
MARCH 11: “JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT,” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless musical is the irresistible family story about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373.
APRIL 7: DEAD MAN WALKING, Join the Shreveport Opera for an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera! Enjoy great music as you meet the principal artists for upcoming productions. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Shreveport Club, 410 Travis Street. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased online at www.shreveportopera.org or by calling 227-9503.