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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017


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| ART/EXHIBITS THROUGH SEPT. 30: CAITLIN LINDSAY ROSE. This local painter, performer and dreamer is a live painter in an audio-visual band, and the emerging artist gallery features those paintings. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: “QUAKE IN PARADISE: ECHOES OF NEPAL.” Art exhibit featuring the works of Northwest Louisiana artist Douglas Walter. Walter and a group of artists were on an outing in Nepal when the 2015 earthquake devastated the country. His work is a reflection of the experiences of the people of Nepal during this incredible natural disaster. These are artful images, created by putting Benjamin Moore latex interior paint, vinyl, duct tape and tissue paper on canvas. Opening in Mainspace@ artspace, the exhibit will run through Sept. 30. 708 Texas Avenue, Shreveport. Visit www.artspacehreveport.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: “VICARIOUS TRAUMA.” Exhibit by Ruston artist Raluca Iancu will explore disaster, tragedy, memory and vulnerability in his show upstairs in CoolSpace@artspace. A featured piece, “It’s Not Easy to Stop a Train,” is an immersive experience that presents viewers to “step into” one compartment of a crashed long-distance passenger train and experience catharsis. 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Free and open to the public. Visit www.artspacehreveport.com.

OCT. 13-NOV. 4: INGRAVED. An exhibition of visual, literary and performance works inspired by the history and the scenes of the 100-year-old Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, where several well-known Louisianans have been laid to rest, by 50+ Northwest Louisiana artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. CoolSpace at artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH OCT. 22: “UNRAVELED.” An exhibit by Jim Arendt featuring pieces made entirely of reclaimed denim where he explores the cycles of seasonal death, unemployment, natural disasters and loss. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; 12-4 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon, Friday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

THROUGH NOV. 22: “PORTRAITS OF ‘THE OTHERS’” Artist Nathan Madris created a painting series that investigates our perception of “the other” and “otherness.” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; 12-4 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon, Friday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary.edu/meadows.

OCT. 3-NOV. 30: EMERGING ARTIST GALLERY WITH SUZY NELSON. This artist creates art inspired by objects that attract her interest by color, texture, design or value. Her use of color and various materials make her images come to life by providing depth and movement in each piece. An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 12. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741- 8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

OCT. 3-NOV. 30: HUMAN BEINGS AND BEING HUMAN: A SELF- PORTRAITURE SHOW. Featuring artworks from a variety of local artists. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

OCT. 27: “HOW DID I GET HERE: A STUDENT EXHIBITION.” Created by high school senior Haleigh Johnson it is a one-night-only event. Evening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.

NOV. 16-JAN. 6: HOLIDAZE. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council will be spreading cheer across three full floors of artspace this holiday season with a gallery of juried fine art by Northwest Louisiana artists for sale in the downstairs MainSpace; an enormous Christmas Bazaar, where artists and nonprofits will be selling their specialties in the Funatorium on the lower level; and a Winter Wonderland designed by William Joyce, where you can host your holidays parties in CoolSpace on the top floor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; Noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

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. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.


2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall with bassist Chris Allen, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Zeke Steadman and Stan Hoffman, Saturdays. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

AGAVE: Friday and Saturday night live entertainment. On stage from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. 2-for-1 well, wine & draft. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

ARTIPSY WINE AND ARTS BAR: Last Friday of every month from 8-11 p.m. For “Hot Topic” comedy series; $10 presale; $15 at the door. Dance with Me: Couples Dance Classes from 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 7. With cocktails and appetizers before class. No partner, no worries. $45 per couple; $25 single. Reserve seats at artipsystudio.com. Fall Evening Paint, 8-10 p.m., Oct. 13. Join us for paint and sip session. $30. All events are for those 21 years and older. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy., Ste. 600, Shreveport.

AURA ULTRA LOUNGE: 205 Texas St., Shreveport. 272-1643.

THE BAR CHORD, 4-11 p.m. 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.

BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 272- 1643.

BON TEMPS COFFEE BAR: Every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. is Thursday Night Vibes with local singers, songwriters, musicians and performers as they display their talents. Game Night and Karaoke, 7-10:30 p.m., Oct. 6. Every Saturday night is poems and songs that pairs poems with smooth backing music from 7:30 to midnight. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766.

BRASS MONKEY: Shows start at 9 p.m. 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-230-6863.

CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday; 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746- 0711.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Wonderdogs, Sept. 27; Hollow Decks, Sept. 28; The Hipshot, Sept. 29; Live 5, Sept. 30. Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway. Call 877-602-0711.

CHICAGO/THE HOOKAH ROOM: 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. 118 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-0490.

CHIANTI: Winston Hall and Chris Allen 6-9 p.m. Every Sunday night in the Green Room. 6535 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-8866.

COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 11:30 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday. 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262.

CRYSTAL STAIRS: 601 Texas Street, Shreveport. 424-8783.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

END ZONE SPORTS BAR: 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Happy hour daily from 1-8 p.m. Shuffleboard and pool table. 2216 Benton Road, Bossier City. Call 747-2773. FROG’S BREATH SALOON: 1984 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

FLYING HEART BREWING: Housed in a historic building that was once home to Bossier City's Fire House No. 6, the tasting room is open Friday and Saturday from 3:30-10 p.m. with tours starting at 3:30 p.m. both days. Ask about hosting your event at the tap room. Books and Brews, which is an open forum book club, takes place on the fourth Friday of the month. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.


GREAT RAFT BREWING: Open every Wednesday through 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. on Saturdays. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport.

H&H LOUNGE: Good vibes night every Wednesday. Drum Circle, 6-9 p.m.; VJ-DJ music, 9 p.m. to midnight. 717 Hope St., Shreveport. 424-9297.

HANGAR 21: Shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise stated. 616 Commerce St., Shreveport. 221-0064.

LEE’S: Acts are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Blues Jam every Monday night; Joe Parault Oldies, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Kandu, Sept. 29, Oct. 27; The Joe Nadeau Band, Oct. 13; Betty Lewis, Oct. 20. E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: Diamondjacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays, 1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Weeknight shows start at 8 p.m. Every Tuesday, Crystal Thomas & The Dons Jam. On Wednesdays, Joe Nadeau's Blues Jam. Dirty Redd's Open Jam Session featuring area artists playing all-around good music every Thursday. AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., Oct. 28. 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781.

THE OFFICE: Happy hour every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson. 1303 Shreveport- Barksdale Highway, Shreveport. 216-3346.

PARADISE THEATER: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, 8 p.m., Oct. 7. Tickets start at $30. Kenny Loggins, 8 p.m., Nov. 4. Tickets start at $60. Travis Tritt, 8 p.m., Dec. 2. Tickets start at $40. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/ COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: Joan Jett, 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Trace Adkins, 8 p.m., Oct. 20. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

SAM'S TAVERN: 5-Star Karaoke Plus every Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m. until. Located at 3816 E. Texas Street in Bossier City. 318-658-9804.

SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment all month long. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live music from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Professor Porkchop Band, Sept. 27; The Caravan, Sept. 28; Audubon Place, Sept. 29; Ryan Matthew Band, Sept. 30. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Reckless Kelly, Sept. 29. $25. Better Than Ezra, Oct. 27. $35. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets Available at www.ticketmaster.com.

STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.

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

THE BAR CHORD, 4-11 p.m. 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.

TIKI BAR: Live music featuring Darth Brooks, Sept. 30, Nov. 25. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 868-6355.

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

WHAT’S ON TAP: Happy hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 33 beers on tap. 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, Shreveport 869-2422.

WHAT’S ON TAP II: Happy hour daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Serving food and 23 beers on tap. 2369 Airline Drive Bossier City. 747-5505.

WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Hours are noon to midnight Sunday; 6 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, karaoke. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.


| MUSIC/COMEDY OCT. 7: RICK SPRINGFIELD AND RICHARD MARX. '80s music legends team up for an amazing acoustic performance, sharing the stage and performing their hit songs together. $30 and up. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.Ticketmaster.Com.

OCT. 12: AARON LEWIS AND BLACKBERRY SMOKE. Out on their Sinners and Sanctified Tour with special guest Alex Williams. $49.50, general admission pit; $39.40, $49.50, reserved seats. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 13: MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL “VISIONS OF THE VIRGIN.” The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans annual concert series featuring Festival String Quartet. Free. 7 p.m. Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, 947 Jordan Street, Shreveport. Call 221-5296.

OCT. 19-28: SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY GUILD’S 20TH ANNUAL SHOPPERS CARD. Throughout this 10-day shopping period, shoppers who purchase a card will receive a generous 20% discount at more than 50 local merchants. $50. Cards can be purchased from any Shreveport Symphony Guild member.

OCT. 21-22: KEVIN HART. Movie star and comedian Kevin Hart will stop in Shreveport on his upcoming tour. Tickets start at $45. 7 p.m., 10 p.m., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.livenation.com.

OCT. 21: CHRIS STAPLETON: ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW. $35.75-$70.75. 7 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 28: JASON ALDEAN. This country star comes to Bossier City on his “They Don’t Know Tour” with special guests Chris Young and Kane Brown. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 4: KENNY LOGGINS. Music legend Kenny Loggins has had smash hits that span decades. Tickets start at $60. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.


SEPT. 28-OCT. 1: “TWELFTH NIGHT.” A cast of Centenary students, along with special guest John Bogan, will tackle William Shakespeare’s comedy. $15, general admission; $10 senior and military; $5 elementary and high school students; free for Centenary students with student ID. 7:30 p.m. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary.edu/mlptickets.

OCT. 12-15, 19-21: WORKING. The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. For teenage and older audiences. $15. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., Oct. 15, 22. Bossier Parish Community College, Building C, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City. Visit www.bpcc.edu/theatre.org

NOV. 4: THE MAGIC FLUTE. Perfect for all ages, this opera tells the story of love, virtue, magic and revenge. This production will be performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and sung in Italian with English subtitles projected above the stage. $25, $35, $70, $95. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.


OLGILVIE-WIENER HOME. Come take a step back in time and visit this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian mansion and watch the progress of historic preservation of this magnificent home. $10. 4-6 p.m. 728 Austen Place, Shreveport.

EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 25: BOSSIER CITY FARMER’S MARKET. Featuring farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, makers, hobbyists, baked goods, entrepreneurs, crafters, honey, handmade soap, artists, restaurants, food trucks with Louisiana cooking and much more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.bossiercityfarmersmarket.com.

SEPT. 27: BOSSIER COUNCIL ON AGING FALL HEALTH FAIR. This one-stop health fair features local medical professionals, law enforcement members, Medicare and other agencies with services for the aging with flu, tetanus, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations, free with your Medicare card, diabetes screening and more. Free to the senior public and $5 burger plates available. 9 a.m. to noon. Bossier Council on Aging, 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City. Call 741-8302.

SEPT. 28: BANNED BOOKS WEEK: CELEBRATING OUR RIGHT TO READ. A moderated panel discussion with guest speakers and an exploration of banned books in the United States. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library’s Main Branch, 424 Texas Street. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

SEPT. 29-30, OCT. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-31: TERRA- PLEX 2017. Corn Maize of Mysteries that is family-friendly by day, and spooky at dusk! With a children's area, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, Harum-Scarum hayride, Zombie Shoot CQB course, Mortuary of the Macabre burial experience coffin ride, concessions and more. $5-$15. Fair Farms Arena & Events, 1145 La-527, Elm Grove. Call 747-9595.

SEPT. 29: CIRQUE DU LAKE. Join us for another year as we celebrate with our neighbors and friends the expansion of Lake Street’s Design District with local art, food and live music. Come thirsty and be prepared to feast your eyes on some of the best talent this town has to offer! Free and for all ages. 5-9 p.m. 421 Lake Street, Shreveport. Call 268-3011.

SEPT. 29: RENZI EDUCATION AND ART CENTER’S 12TH ANNUAL BUNCO BASH. In addition to hours of fun playing Bunco and competing for top prizes, guests will enjoy a buffet dinner prepared by Eldorado’s chefs, live music, a silent auction and the chance to win great door prizes. A cash bar will feature frozen margaritas, beer and wine. Admission is $45 through Sept. 28, then goes to $50. 6 p.m. Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.renzicenter.org or call 222-1414.

SEPT. 28: MARLENE YU’S 8OTH BIRTHDAY GALA. A fabulous night of food, revelry and entertainment features an open bar, a six-course dinner by celebrity Chef Anthony Felan, Cyr wheel acrobat Frank Champman performs as do a fire spinner, and exotic veil-dancing by the Port Belly Project. Yu’s new 20-by-40-foot masterpiece, “Pink Marble in Hot Spring I, II, II, IV,” will be unveiled for the first time. Tickets are $125. Saturday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation, 710 Travis, Shreveport. Visit www.MarleneYuMuseum.org or call (318)717-9111.

SEPT. 30: RACE FOR THE CURE. Give breast cancer the boot at this annual 5K/10K race and fun run to benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana. Registration, 6:30 a.m.; fun run, 8 a.m.; 5K/10K, 8:30 a.m. CenturyLink Center Parking Lot D, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.komennorthlouisiana.org.

OCT. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: BENTON FALL FARMERS’ MARKET. With over 40 booths full of produce, meat, seafood, artisan food, live music and children’s activities.12-4 p.m. Benton’s Simpson Street Park, 495 Simpson Street, Benton. Visit www.bentonlafarmersmarket.com.

OCT. 4: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK. Tour historic spaces and meet artists and purchase locally produced art with new stops at Spring Street Historical Museum, SALT Restaurant, J&R Gallery and Weiland Company. Food, drinks, historic talks, sketch sessions and more. 5-8 p.m. Visit www.downtownshreveport.com.

OCT. 5, 12,19, 26: PROVENANCE FARMERS' MARKET & CONCERT SERIES. Grab your fresh produce and meats, local art, food, homemade crafts and enjoy live music from Professor Porkchop, Oct. 5; Ryan Dougherty, Oct. 12; T.D. McMurry, Oct. 19; Southern Roots, Oct. 26. 5-8 p.m. Windrush Park, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Call 683-0399.

OCT. 5: “PEOPLE OF COURAGE” BENEFIT LUNCHEON. Fund-raiser to help the Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center. $50. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Call 584-7171.

OCT. 5-7: MUSIC PRIZE. Featuring an all-star indie lineup headlined by Royal Teeth, a locals-only showcase and much more. Localsonly showcase is 21 and up; all other events are open to all ages. Tickets start at $40 for the entire weekend; $75 for all-access wristbands. For bands, schedule, times and locations, visit www.prizefest.org.

OCT. 6: JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. Legendary rock star Joan Jett hits the stage in Bossier City. 8 p.m. The Riverdome, Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.caesars.com.

OCT. 7: 10TH ANNUAL CHARITY FUND-RAISER, STYLE SHOW AND LUNCHEON. St. Pius X Ladies' Guild hosts this annual event, and Dillard's presents fall fashions with live models from the area and lunch from Jimbeaux & Sons. $25. 12-2 p.m.

Trinity Heights Baptist Church, 3820 Old Mooringsport Road, Shreveport. Call 929-9803 or 453-5700.

OCT. 7: PARK-IT- MARKET. One of the largest, single-day, outdoor garage sales. Vendor space available for $20 that helps support the Renesting Project. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Drive, Bossier City. Call 747- 5520 or e-mail nhaacker@renestingprojectinc.org.

OCT. 7: THE AIOLI DINNER SUPPER CLUB. Experience a unique culinary tradition made famous by George Rodrigue’s painting "Aioli Dinner" (1971). Join us for a four-course wine dinner to raise funds for Louisiana A+ Schools, an arts education program of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts! $300. 6 p.m. Frierson Plantation, 10985 Harts Island Road, Shreveport. Visit www.aiolidinner.com.

OCT. 8: SCCA AUTOCROSS. This is a precision driving competition that pits one car at a time against the clock, and against others in your class, to see how quickly you can negotiate your way around an orange pylon course without hitting any cones or missing any gates. 8-9 a.m. registration and tech inspection; 9:30 a.m., mandatory drivers’ meeting; 10 a.m., first car out. $40 for novices and SCAA members; $50 for experienced non-SCAA members. No charge for non-competitors Thunder Road Raceway, 5700 Thunder Road, Gilliam. Call 393-9410.

OCT. 9: PORT CITY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT. Southern University at Shreveport Foundation presents this annual event to help fund scholarships. Four-man scramble with awards for longest drive, closest to the hole and door prizes. Early bird registration from Sept. 11 - Oct. 2. $100 individual; $400 for a team. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Crooked Hollow Golf Course, 8667 Elysian Fields Road, Greenwood. Call 670-9681.

OCT. 10, NOV. 13, DEC. 16, FEB. 8, MARCH 13, APRIL 11: KIDS ON THE RUN SERIES. A series of one-mile runs designed to build camaraderie and competition among the local elementary school running clubs. Individual runners are invited to participate. $30 for all six races, online registration option only. For times, location and more info, visit www.facebook.com/ KOTRShreveport/ or call 820-2221.

OCT. 11: CADA 2017 ANNUAL DINNER. With guest speaker Tom Arnold, actor, writer and producer, sharing his story of addiction and recovery. $50. 6 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport. Visit www.cadanwla.org.

OCT. 13: “QUEEN OF THE NIGHT” A HALLOWEEN PARTY. Shreveport Opera invites you to one of the most memorable events of the season with music from Jay Whatley, unexpected entertainment popping up throughout the night, costume competition, door prizes, food, beverages and more. 21 and older. $30. 8 p.m. JR Gallery & Performance Space/Events on the Red, 624 Commerce Street, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

OCT. 13-15: NORTH DELTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL. Calling all foodies and wine lovers! This annual festival in Monroe includes artisanal food, wine and beer from dozens of purveyors with wine tastings, wine pairing class, brunch and more. Visit www.northdeltafoodandwinefestival.com or call 318-397-6754.

OCT. 13-NOV. 4: THE GHOSTLY, GHASTLY, GHOULISH HALLOWEEN WORLD OF WILLIAM JOYCE. Award-winning short-film maker, artist and author William Joyce weaves a web of Halloween magic with his collection of stupendous spiders, spine-tingling skeletons, spooky skulls and generally scary stuff from his Halloween parties that Martha Stewart once featured on her show. Ghost stories, pumpkin carving and painting, as well as face and body painting by professional artists will be featured Halloween activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday. MainSpace at artspace, 708 Texas Street, Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

OCT. 14: THE SOUTHERN SOUL & FUNK SHOWDOWN. Featuring the Zapp Band, T.K. Soul and J-Wonn with guest appearances from Crystal Thomas & M.P. Soul. $27, $32, $37, $47. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 14: ARKLATEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. Guest speakers, Thad Pardue, genealogist and teacher, presenting “Researching the Sanderlins” and Sonja Webb presenting “Planning a Trip to the Cemetery.” Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 746-1851.

OCT. 14-15: SHOP TIL YOU DROP ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT SHOW. With over 80 booths of shopping, Poppy the Troll and vendors from all over the Ark-La-Tex! $4; children under 10 are free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 14; 1-3 p.m., Oct. 15. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.shoptiludropla.com.

OCT. 19: BOURBON & BOWTIES. The annual event will feature an open tasting menu including small-batch bourbon, a commemorative tasting glass, charbroiled oysters and grilled meats, and beer. Cigars available for purchase. 21 and older. $50. 5-9 p.m. Brown Estate, corner of Trabue & Line Ave. Visit www.bourbonandbowtie.com.

OCT. 19: THE MAGIC FLUTE OPERA DINNER. Enjoy an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera. Meet the cast of "The Magic Flute" and enjoy their voices as they serenade the audience through the evening. $85. Shreveport Club, 410 Travis St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

OCT. 20: CHARLIE WILSON. On his “In It To Win It” concert with Anthony Hamilton. $49.50- $88. 8 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.


LSU Health Shreveport medical students are hosting a skeet shooting tournament to raise funds for Camp Tiger, a weeklong camp for area children with physical and mental challenges. $100, single shooter; $500 five-person team; $70 students and military. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shreveport Gun Club, 4435 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport. Visit www.lsuhsfoundation.org/claysforct.

OCT. 21: MIRACLE TOUR. The inaugural bicycling tour to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport- Bossier with a 27,41, and 63-mile cycling tour and a 5-mile family fun ride. Post-ride celebration food and drink. $40 through Oct. 19; $45 Oct. 20-21; $15 per rider for Family Run Ride. 7 a.m., registration; 8 a.m. start time; 8:30 a.m. Family Fun Ride; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., post ride celebration. Visit www.miracletour.org.


Annual luncheon recognizing Byrd High School alumni and faculty. $30. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Call 861-3656.

OCT. 28: GREAT PUMPKIN RUN. Dress up, join the fun and run to help support local cancer research efforts at LSU Health Shreveport Feist-Weiller Cancer Center with a half-mile fun run and 5K. $20-$30. 8 a.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.sportsspectrumusa.com.

| CASINO PROMOS BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com

DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. New members receive up to a $100 refund in the mail. Mail offer based on play. See Rewards Club for details. Restrictions apply. Happy Birthday: Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present from us.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Salute to our troops! 25% off every day at Legends Buffet. Must have military I.D. (active or retired) to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Shrimp buffet: Sunday through Thursday $24.99 with Rewards Club card. Sizzling steak buffet every Saturday for $24.99 with Rewards Club card. Seafood buffet every Friday featuring crab legs for $24.99 with Rewards Club card.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711.

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Return rewards. Total Rewards members that earn 100 tier credits in a day will receive at least $5 in free slot play. The free slot play offer will be e-mailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Member must read and accept e-mailed offer and redeem within 24 hours of receiving e-mail at the Total Rewards kiosk. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Locals only 5x multiplier. Every Wednesday, local Total Rewards members can swipe their card at a promotional kiosk to receive a 5x reward credit multiplier. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Experience the Empire drawings. Every Saturday, Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance to win free slot play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. Number of earned entries is based on tier. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 tier credits during the earning period (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at 4 p.m. The drawings will begin and happen every 30 minutes through 9:30 p.m. Two winners will be called to receive $100 in free slot play at 10 p.m. One winner will receive $300 free slot play and an Experience the Empire qualifier spot. Clubhouse box seats: Box seats are available in the clubhouse located on the third floor. Box seats with a TV monitor, $25 (includes four seats), and without TV is $5/seat. On Super Derby Day clubhouse box seats with a TV monitor $50 (includes four seats) and without TV is $10/seat. Reservations can be made by calling 800-551-7223 or 752-6367. Grandstand seating on the second floor. It is free every day of live racing.

HARRAH’S CLUB – BUFFET DINING: Located on a prime perch on the third floor of Louisiana Downs. Every Saturday during live thoroughbred racing, enjoy a spectacular race day buffet for $24.99 per person. Special race days, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Super Derby buffet offering is $29.99. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 800-551-7223 or 318-752-6367.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711.

DARE DAY CLUB: Dare Ultra Pool and Day Club is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during season. Dare is open to the public, and daily admission is $5 for any guests not staying at Horseshoe. Guests must be 21 years of age to enjoy all that Dare has to offer. Dare offers a rhythmic and vibrant setting for all guests. The décor is modeled on modern sophistication that offers an intimate surprise that utters exclusivity. Enjoy the trendy cocktail menu and elegant European bottle service offerings, and top-notch service, premium amenities. Enjoy your own piece of tranquility in your very own cabana equipped with a misting system, safe, flat-screen television, refrigerator and the most comfortable lounges around. For cabana and daybed pricing, contact the Dare office at 318-741-7866 or e-mail: knicholson@caesars.com. Friday nights are ladies' nights! No cover for ladies and complimentary well drinks from 6-7 p.m. Party poolside on Splash Saturdays w/ DJ Dayton & Sunday fundays w/DJ Love from 2-7 p.m.! $5 daily all summer long (21+).

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com.

Margaritaville Millions island-themed game with the appeal of more winners, more often. Customers must complete a collection on Island 1 first before progressing to Island 2.

BEACH BUM CLUB: Tuesdays breakfast. Guests age 50+ only. 7-10:30 a.m. $5.99 breakfast at World Tour Buffet. Lunch: guests age 50+ only. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.99 lunch at World Tour Buffet.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown.com.


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