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TALK of the TOWN

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| ART/EXHIBITS MARCH 29: HOW THEY DO THAT THING

THEY DO. From the walls of Critical Mass 6 comes a night of live artistic demonstrations. $15, includes one beer or wine. 6-8 p.m. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH APRIL 3: NATURAL STONE ARCHES AND SPIRIT OF NATURE IN AFRICA. Two photography exhibits focusing on nature presented by the Rainforest Art Foundation. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Call 717-9111.

THROUGH APRIL 30: A GLIMPSE OF SHREVEPORT FROM 1918. Featuring a selection of stunning gelatin photographs from a photo album highlighting Shreveport’s business community and labor force commissioned by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 1918. 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/ meadow.

THROUGH MAY 5: CRITICAL MASS 6. This annual open invitational exhibition and critic series combines critique, creativity and community building through an explosion of art, entertainment and literature. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m., Saturday. artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

APRIL 3- MAY 31: CHRISTY MARTIN AND SARAH KENNEDY EXHIBIT. Bossier Arts Council will feature the artworks of these two local artists. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m., April 13 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

APRIL 20: 4TH ANNUAL TEXTILE AND ART SHOW. Presented by Agora Borealis, this year’s theme is “Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope. Into the Cosmos” with one-of-a-kind clothing designs and accessories by local designers and an artist marketplace and gallery. $30, general; $80, VIP. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Call 268-3011.

APRIL 28: WHAT SPEAKS TO ME. Join Louisiana pop artist Lauren Ross for another swingin’ solo show with her new “ICONS” series and more. Live music, complimentary champagne and cash bar provided. 1007 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH MAY 6: BLOOM! Just as the botanical gardens burst into color, the Norton presents an indoor exhibit of canvases crowded with pigmented petals. Forty-five paintings by local and national artists will inspire and delight. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

MAY 9: WAM: “TWO PEAS IN A POD.” The quarterly event featuring Angie Brown Correia and Billie Brown, wine tastings, food pairings and live music by Downtown Wave. $35. 5:30-8 p.m. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 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: No cover. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. 2-for-1 well, wine & draft. Southbound 71, March 30, 31; Bluebirds, April 6, 7; Side FX, April 13,14; 8-Track, April 20, 21; Flashback 5, April 27, 28. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

AMERICAN LEGION #14: Flashback, March 30; Red Chute Revue Band, April 6; Blue Rhythm Band, April 13; Back Beat Boogie Band, April 20; Back When Banc, April 27; AJ and the Two Tones Blues Band, April 21, June 22. Annual Style Show, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 14. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 5315 Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 635-8186.

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. 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. 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: DJ playing today’s hits and requests, 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday night; live music from 9 p.m. to midnight every Saturday. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway. Alter Ego, March 28; Big Daddy, March 29; Empire 6, March 30; Chinatown, March 31. 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. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.

LEGENDS THEATRE: Free Fallin’, Tribute to Tom Petty Band, 8 p.m., April 27. Diamondjacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: Beauty and the Beasts, March 30. 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays; AJ and the Two Tone Blues Band, March 24; April 21. 7960 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 841-1345.

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, April 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: Lonestar, 8 p.m., April 28. Tickets start at $30. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855- 346-2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: 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. Professor Porkchop & the Dirty Dishes, 7-11 p.m., March 29, April 26; The Boomers 6-9:30 p.m., March 30, 31; Radio Incorporated, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 30, 31; The Ziffle Bros and Sister Collie, 7-11 p.m., April 5; Ambush, 6-9:30 p.m., April 6, 7; Miles Flatt, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 6, 7; Big Daddy Band, 7-11 p.m., April 12, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 13,14; Mark Trimmier Band, 6-9:30 p.m., April 13, 14; Robin Beach & 4 Score, 7-11 p.m., April 19; Caravan, 6-9:30 p.m., April 20, 21; Chicken on the Bone, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 20, 21; What the Funk, 6-9:30 p.m., April 27, 28; MoJiles, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 27, 28. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets Available at www.outhousetickets.com.

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

SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live music is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Spinoff, March 30, 31. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Professor Pork Chop Band, March 28; Tyler Vosbury Band, March 29; Jimmy Wooten Band, March 30; Casey Martin Band, March 31. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music 6-10 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 7-11 p.m., Saturday. Haley Brooke, most Thursdays, many Fridays and Saturdays; Landon Pate, many Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Morgan Smith, many Wednesdays; The Stilettos, the first Friday of the month. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.

TIME OUT SPORTS BAR: 9064 Mansfield Road, Shreveport. 688-3247.

TIKI BAR: 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.

VFW POST #5951: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, first and third Saturday of the month. 1315 Northgate Road, Bossier City. 746-7611.

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. K94.5 Morning Madhouse Trivia Night with Know It All Trivia, March 28; Southbound 71, March 29; After Hours, March 30; Vernon Hensley, March 31. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

WANT TO GET YOUR EVENT, BAND OR BAR/NIGHTCLUB LISTED IN “TALK OF THE TOWN”? E-MAIL INFORMATION THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE TO EDITOR@THEFORUMNEWS.COM.

| MUSIC/COMEDY APRIL 6: FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS. Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, George Wallace and Arnez J. $54, $64, $77, $99. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

APRIL 12: CENTENARY WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT. This concert is honoring Bill Causey, Centenary alumnus and longtime band leader, who passed away. 5 p.m. Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater (“The Shell”), Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.centenary.edu.

APRIL 26: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. $45-$49.50. General admission on floor and reserved seating for all other sections. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

APRIL 28: LONESTAR. One of country music’s biggest groups will hit the stage at Margaritaville. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 3: JON PARDI. The country music singer will hit the stage in Shreveport on his latest tour. $22; $32. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

MAY 18: THOMAS RHETT. Featuring special guests Brett Young and Russell Dickerson. 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 18: JOE BONAMASSA. Grammy-nominated blues-rock guitarist hits the stage for the performance of a lifetime. $149; $129; $99; $89; $79. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

MAY 26: EDDIE B. On his Teachers Only comedy tour. $25, $35, $45, $55. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. 508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.

| THEATER MARCH 29-31: “AMERICAN MENU.” About five black women working in the kitchen of a “whites only” Texas diner in 1968. $15. Pre-show reception, at 6:30 p.m., March 29; post-show artist talk, March 30. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m., March 29,30; 2 p.m., March 31. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 382-2841.

APRIL 5: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OPERA NIGHT DINNER. Join us for an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera and musical theater selections with the cast of “Beauty and the Beast.” $85. 6:30 p.m. The Shreveport Supper Club, 610 Commerce St., Shreveport. Call 227-9503.

APRIL 6: NIGHT OF THE STARS GALA. A fundraiser for the Shreveport Little Theatre to include an elegant seated dinner, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, a cash bar and valet parking. $100. 6:30 to 1 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.

APRIL 8: SUMMER MUSICAL AUDITIONS. Auditions for “Memphis.” All roles are available. Vocal auditions begin at 6:30 p.m.; dance auditions begin at 8 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

APRIL 14: TALE AS OLD AS TIME. Power & Grace School of Performing Arts presents this classic story told through dance. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 20-21: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Shreveport Opera presents the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney's “Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. $35- $95. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveopera.org

APRIL 22: THE WIZARD OF OZ. The entire family will be captivated by one of the greatest musicals of all time. $45.50; $59.50; $74. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

MAY 3-5, 10-12. THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR. In this riotous funny Southern comedy, three cousins, Gaynell, Peaches and Jimmy Wyvett, decide to throw a family reunion. Back Alley Community Theatre, 1902 W. Main St., Grand Cane.

Visit www.backalleytheatre.com.

| SPECIAL EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: THE HISTORIC 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.

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.

APRIL 5: CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY KICK-OFF PARTY. Theme and kick-off party to this award-winning gala. Ages 21+. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Central Artstation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.shrevearts.org.

APRIL 6: CRAWFISH WITH CLERGY. An annual event to raise money for HOPE Connections that will highlight and honor local churches and their clergy members with crawfish, hot dogs, beer, wine and more. Dr. Pay Day will be the honorary clergy member this year. $35. 6 p.m. HOPE Connections, 2350 Levy St., Shreveport.

APRIL 7: TEXAS AVENUE MAKERS FAIR. Visitors can shop local makers, dine on food trucks, listen to live music from Lou Wells and create your own art. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 800/900 blocks of Texas Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shrevearts.org.

APRIL 7: THE BIG SCENE. Texas Avenue Makers Fair. Join the fun and enjoy art, shopping, food trucks and live music. Shreveport Jazz Ensemble directed by Lou Wells will perform live music all day. Artists have signed up to produce artworks live during the street festival. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 800-900 block of Texas Ave.

APRIL 7: FOOD TRUCK BLOCK PARTY. The Gingerbread House is partnering with local businesses for a day of good food, shopping and family fun with food trucks, vendors and kids' activities. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier CIty. Visit the Gingerbread House Facebook page.

APRIL 7: CORK. Sample over 80 wines at this annual festival with wine experts and samplings of dishes from local restaurants. $85. 2-5 p.m. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.corkwinefestival.com.

APRIL 7: “DANCING IN THE RAIN.” With Robin and the Mystics. $15. 7:30-10:30 p.m. El Karubah Lodge, 6230 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. Call 401-1801.

APRIL 7: SPRING PLANT SALE. The annual event will have a wide selection of perennials, shade plants, unique vines and fragrant herbs for sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call 698-0010.

APRIL 13: SHINE THE LIGHT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT 5K GLOW/1 MILE COLOR RUN. Fund-raiser for Project Celebration. 6-9 p.m. LSUS Campus, 1 University Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.christfitgym.org/ shine-the-light.

APRIL 13-15: YOGA FARM FEST. A new large-scale event that brings the wellness community together to celebrate mind, body and soul with yoga, meditation, qigong, hula hooping, live music, farm to table food and more. $20, kids 18 and under; $75, day pass; $125, two-day pass. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 14; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 15. Perkins Property, 10560 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Visit yogafarmfest.com.

APRIL 14: GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP. Citizens are welcome to join the movement to improve neighborhood streets, parks, schools and waterways in Shreveport. 8 a.m. to noon. Call 219-1888 ext. 20.

APRIL 14: MEMORIES IN WONDERLAND. Margaritaville Resort Casino and Tia’s Hope, a foundation dedicated to providing special memories for children spending part of their childhoods in hospitals, host this annual event for all children with special needs ages 5-21. 6 p.m. El Karubah Shriners Temple. 6320 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. Call 698-7192.

APRIL 14: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. Featuring Linda Swain Bethea’s presentation, “Preserving Family Stories,” and a panel discussion. Free. 1-3 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@ suddenlink.net.

APRIL 21: DANCING FOR A CURE. The annual fund-raiser for Susan G. Komen North Louisiana features local media competing in a dancing competition. $25. 7 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.komennorthlouisiana.org.

APRIL 21: 7TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE & CHAMPAGNE. This after-dinner event will have music, dancing, live and silent auctions and a sampling of tasty chocolate delicacies and endless champagne. Proceeds benefit the Easterseals Louisiana. 7 p.m. DiamondJack’s Casino & Hotel, 711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City. Call 221-8244.

APRIL 22: 2ND ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. The Rainforest Art Foundation is partnering with the Marlene Yu Museum and CoCreative for this event featuring art exhibitions, emerging artists, live music, local green groups, children's activities, and food and beer for purchase. Suggested $10 donation per family. 6-9 p.m. 710 Travis St., Shreveport.

APRIL 26: BOSSIER COUNCIL ON AGING 2018 STYLE SHOW FUND-RAISER. This year’s theme is “An Affair to Remember.” $30. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Call 741-8302.

APRIL 27: BYRD CLASS OF 1968 50TH REUNION. Alumni and guests are invited to attend the many events and activities during this fun-filled weekend with a golf tournament, meet and greet, tour, luncheon and evening event. $100. Visit www.byrd68.weebly.com.

APRIL 28: NOEL’S HIGHLAND BLOCK PARTY. With free burgers, hot dogs and family-friendly fun. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon, Shreveport.

APRIL 28: DANCE HIS HIGH PRAISE. Featuring Orchesis Dance Company from Grambling State University along with Christian Dance Center of Shreveport. $20. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226-8555.

APRIL 28: RUN WITH THE NUNS. A two-hour guided motorcycle ride that benefits the 17 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital programs at CHRISTUS Shreveport- Bossier Health System. The main event will feature a blessing, breakfast, lunch and a two-hour guided ride. $40 includes shirt, meals and ride. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Stage at Silver Star Smokehouse, 1201 Dixie Overland Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.runwiththenuns.com.

APRIL 28: ARTINI. This annual fund-raiser for the Bossier Arts Council is a celebration of the art of spirits featuring live music, local artists and a martini competition between 25 area restaurants. $65 in advance; $75 at the door. 7-11 p.m. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 6015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

APRIL 28: 19TH ANNUAL CROQUET CLASSIC. Players of all levels dressed in croquettes whites will enjoy croquet cuisine and participate in the annual tournament. Proceeds go to Adult Renewal Academy. $200 for a two-member team. 9 a.m. LSUS campus, 1 University Place, Shreveport. Call 425-3222.

MAY 5: SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL. The literary event will feature famed children’s authors, local authors and illustrations of children’s books, fun games and activities for kids, and delicious food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. LSUS Campus, 1 University Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

MAY 12-13: LE TOUR DES JARDINS GARDEN TOUR. This year’s garden tour will take you through eight beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport. $10, advance tickets; $15, day of tickets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 12; 1-5 p.m., May 13. 3101 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. Visit nwlamg.weebly.com.

MAY 17: PAINT YOUR POUR. A unique painting experience where you create one of a kind artsy pint glasses. $15. 8:30 p.m. Flying Heart Brewing, 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

MAY 19: 100 MILE RIDE AND A.N.T.S. RALLY. Bikers Against Child Abuse is hosting its annual ride with breakfast, raffle, auction and live music. Must be 21 and older. $10. 8:30 a.m.Ride starts at Bossier Harley Davidson, 2225 Autoplex Drive, Bossier City, and ends at Tildon Gillum Ranch, 6083 Hwy. 171, Gloster.

| CASINO PROMOS

BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. March Promotions: Shamrock Scramble Drawings is from 8-11 p.m., March 17. One guest will win $500 Bonus Rewards every 20 minutes. Home Improvement Drawings is from 7-10 p.m. every Friday in March. Two winners every 20 minutes! Then at 10 p.m., we will draw one winner for a $1,000 gift card. Home Improvement Finale is 7-10 p.m., March 31. Win a share of $20,000!

CATTLEMAN’S BUFFET SPECIALS: All-You-Can- Eat Crawfish every night in March for $26.95 with a MyChoice card. Easter Brunch is April 1. $17.95 with a MyChoice Card.

DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. March 29. Pick up a gift with 10 slot points. 10X Points from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at 200 points. April Promotions: 65K Showers of Cash & JackPlay Giveaway. Win a share of $10,000 cash, 11 p.m., April 28. Cash drawings from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. JackPlay drawings from 7-11 p.m. every Saturday. 10X drawing entries every Sunday and Monday. Sunday Funday Gifts. Pick up gift with 10 slot points: umbrella, April 1; Pinnacle Cake Vodka, April 15; chip and dip platter, April 29. Enroll at MACK from noon-6 p.m. Free Buffet with Play every Monday. Earn 50 points and receive a FREE dinner buffet! Enroll at MACK from noon-8 p.m. Mystery Point Multiplier is April 3, 10, 24. Win up to 10x points! Quicker free play and rewards! Enroll at MACK. Tax Day Release is from noon-6 p.m., April 17. Win up to $500 cash. Roll the Dice Wednesdays is from 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Roll the dice and multiply your cash up to 600! Enroll at MACK. Hot Seat is from 5-7 p.m. April 5,19. Be in the right seat and win $100 JackPlay or Promo Chips! Spring Cleaning Gifts is from noon-6 p.m., April 12, 26. Pick up a gift with 10 slot points. 10X Points from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at 200 points

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. 50+ Diamond Club every Wednesday with $9.99 dinner buffet. All-you-can-eat crawfish buffet for $26 with Rewards Club card.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602- 0711. $50,000 Spring Fever Cash Drawings is March 31. Grand Prize is $10,000 cash. Play all month long to earn entries for your chance at a share of $50,000. Drawings begin at 2 p.m. and over 40 guests will win. $45,000 Hi-Tech Giveaways. Friday and Saturdays in March go hi-tech at Eldorado! We’re giving you chances to win Amazon Echo Show and a big-screen smart TV each weekend this month. Drawings begin at 8 p.m., and up to 25 guests will win each promotional day.

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Total Rewards® members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Total Rewards® members have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier. Gold & Platinum guests are guaranteed at least 3X multiplier. Diamond guests are guaranteed at least 5X multiplier. Seven Star guests are guaranteed at least a 7X multiplier. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. March Madness Drawings. Winners will take home a share of $3,000 in Free Slot Play Fridays in March! Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Total Rewards® members receive one free entry upon activation. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 Tier Credits during the earning period. At 4 p.m., drawings will begin and happen every 30 minutes for three winners to be announced to receive $50 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., three winners will be announced to receive $400 in Free Slot Play! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Pot of Gold Drawings.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. March Promotions: Mercedes Giveaway. Earn entries during the month of March for your chance to win 2018 Mercedes CLA250. All Total Rewards® members who have qualifying play on Mini-Baccarat are eligible to participate and earn entries throughout March. Increase your odds by downloading the PlayByTR® app to receive 888 bonus entries every Tuesday in March. Finale is March 31. Entry Activation from 7-10 p.m. in the Asian Pit. Drawing at 10: 30 p.m. $50,000 Millionaire Maker Slot Tournament. Select guests must earn 100 Tier Credits to participate. Earning Period: 5 a.m. March 29 through 11:30 a.m., March 30. Tournament registration is from 5-7 p.m., March 29 in the Orleans Room. Round 1 Tournament Play begins at 7 p.m. in the 1st Floor Tournament area. Continued Tournament Registration from 2-6 p.m., March 30 in the Riverdome Foyer. Round 2 Tournament Play begins at 4 p.m. in the 1st Floor Tournament area. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Total Rewards Members can swipe their Total Rewards Card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier or a 3X multiplier for Video Poker. Guests can swipe their Total Rewards card at any Promotional Kiosk. See Total Rewards® for details.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. Margaritaville Millions Continuity Game is an 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.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown. com. April Promotions:“Truckin’ Away a Winner” drawings from 6-10 p.m., Fridays in April from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. and 3-10 p.m., Saturdays in April. Every hour, three winners will win $100 in Slot Dollars and a chance to qualify to win a new 2018 Ford® F150 Supercrew. The truck drawing will take place at 10 p.m., April 28. All B Connected card holders receive one free entry. Receive additional entries for every 100 points earned on the day of the event. Players can deposit their entries one hour before the drawing, at any time during the promotion and up to 15 minutes prior to the final drawing by swiping at any kiosk. 11x Bonus Point Multiplier is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays in April. Each Sunday in April, players can participate in the 11x Penny Point Multiplier. B Connected members who use their B Connected card during the promotion times will earn 11x points on penny games. No activation is required. The promotion does not include video poker games. Additionally, the promotion has a 100,000 bonus point cap and does not include card score. Coffee and Donuts Slot Tournament is every Monday in April. Guests can play in the weekly tournament for a chance to win the top prize of $150 in Slot Dollars. Registration begins at 10 a.m. each Monday and the tournament starts at 11 a.m. Enjoy free coffee and donuts at registration. Cow Tippin’ Kiosk Game is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Tuesday in April. Every Tuesday in April, guests have three chances to win big with Sam’s Town’s Cow Tippin’ Kiosk Game. Earn 200, 400 and 600 points to swipe at any promotional kiosk and reveal a prize. Guests can win Slot Dollars, sweet treats and more. Spin and Win 50+ Slot Tournament is Wednesdays in April. Guests 50 years old or better can play in the weekly tournament for a chance to win the top prize of $125 in Slot Dollars. Registration begins at 4 p.m. each Wednesday and the tournament starts at 5 p.m. See B Connected for more details. 10x Points is from 6 a.m. to midnight every Thursday in April. Each Thursday in April, players can participate in the 10x Bonus Point Multiplier. B Connected members who use their B Connected card during the promotion times will earn 10x points. No activation is required. The promotion does not include video poker games. Additionally, the promotion has a 100,000 bonus point cap and does not include card score.

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