TALK of the TOWN
THROUGH DEC. 11: “FIRED UP,” The art faculty at Bossier Parish Community College 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. 17-JAn. 15: “PEARLS BEFORE SWInE” ARTIST RECEPTIOn, The Agora Borealis in Downtown Shreveport is hosting Pearls before Swine, an artist reception for artist Megan Davis Taylor from 4 to 7 p.m. Representatives from Splash Kingdom Waterpark will also be at the Agora from 2 to 5 p.m. offering a discount price of $69+tax on 2016 season passes, and giving out door prizes including a free season pass. This is a family fun event and free to the public. Join the Agora Borealis in honoring artist Megan Davis Taylor and her pet pig “Jasper” who will perform tricks and posing for photos. Libations and light hor d’ oeuvre‘s of wild boar will be served. Taylor’s work is a celebration of the various and wonderful animals and wildlife of Northwest Louisiana.
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.
THROUGH DEC. 29: “MUSING OF MACROCOSM” BY MARY LOUISE PORTER, A contemporary landscape painter, inspired by the universe, the world, the landscapes she has been to. This award winning La. Roster Artist brings her work to Norsworthy Gallery, located at 214 Texas Street, Shreveport. Cara Derrick will read some backstories for some of the paintings during the reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 12.
THROUGH DEC. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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 1925–55.”
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 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.
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 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for karaoke and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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. Throughout December Flying Heart is teaming up with the Fraternal Order of Police to help raise money and awareness for their nonprofit, Shop with a Cop. During karaoke on Tuesdays, the brewery will donate $1 for each pint sold, as well as $1 for the first song each person sings.
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..
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.
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 at7 p.m.; Brian Blade & The Fellowship 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.
JAn. 7: GLEnn MILLER ORCHESTRA, This spectacular event will include a seated dinner and dancing to the sounds of the orchestra all to benefit Shreveport Opera. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel Shreveport. Table sponsorships are available. Individual tickets are $100 per person. Call 227-9503 or email email@example.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.comfor tickets.
JAn. 30: BARRY MAnILOW, Don’t miss your chance to see Barry Manilow on this “One Last Time” tour at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets available at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
JAn. 31: LIL WAYnE, Grammy Award winning and multiplatinum selling hip hop music superstar, Lil Wayne with special guest Rae Sremmurd coming to CenturyLink Center. Tickets are available at the box office, ticketmaster.com, and by calling 1-800- 745-3000.
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
DEC. 11-13: EL KARUBAH SHRINE CIRCUS, This
three-day circus will feature performers from around the world,
motorcycle madness, animals and much more at the CenturyLink Center.
Friday shows starts at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday shows are at 11 a.m., 3 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are
available at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
DEC. 12; NORTHWEST CAR CLUB SANTA FUN RUN, Help
give back this year by bringing an unwrapped gift to each of the three
locations to help support the Rescue Mission, Operation Santa Claus and
Toys for Tots. Call 453-7027.
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.
DEC. 19: THE FIRESIDE SOCIAL AT SAINTE TERRE, Join
Sainte Terre for a night of fun and holiday revelry! Keep warm and cozy
by the terrace fire pits, smoke a stogie at the cigar and bourbon bar,
and enjoy the wall o’ holiday punches while competing with your friends
in a vintage game or two. A ski lodgestyle menu, an open bar with craft
beers and wines from Fete LA, s’mores and spiked hot chocolate and a
live performance by indie/ folk band Elms District will be featured.
Tickets are $85 at can be purchased at sainteterre.com or by calling
THROUGH 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.
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 Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.
THROUGH 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.
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
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. Go to www.philadelphiacenter.org.
JAN 9.: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING, From
1 to 3 p.m. at the Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave (corner
of Fairfield Avenue and Kings Hwy), Shreveport. The featured speaker is
Leonard Gresens, Investments Advisor, Historian and Collector. His
presentation will be “Old Tokens and Other Nostalgia of Shreveport”. In
addition, Genealogist Peggy LaCour will present “If It Had Been a Snake.
. .” This program is free and open to the public. Call 746-1851 or
MARCH 28: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, The
Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history as the
world famous team celebrated its 90th Anniversary World Tour with a stop
at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are available at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
APRIL 30: DIAMOND RIO, The
Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana is holding this
benefit concert at the Historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. The
doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. Call, 225-360-3380 or
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.
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. Calling
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 from $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.org or by calling SMB at 221-8500.
DEC. 19-20: DISNEY’S “ALADDIN JR.,” Shreveport
Little Theatre Academy presents this musical for all ages. Show times
are Dec. 19 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets
are $12 and can be purchased online at www.shreveportlittletheatre. com,
by calling 424-4439 or in person at the box office.
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 call 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
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 are 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. 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.