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THROUGH APRIL 27: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION OF BOSSIER PARISH. The show offers a variety of mixed media and artworks on canvas and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
THROUGH APRIL 29: ARTBREAK. The largest showcase of student art programs in the South featuring more than 100 Caddo Parish and private schools and more than 50 hands-on STEAM learning activities, community performances and more. 5:30-9 p.m., April 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 28; noon to 6 p.m., April 29. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Visit www.artbreaksb.com.
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.
MAY 2: FAUXTOGRAPHY: AN EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY PAIGE POWELL. A free event featuring the artist’s 318 Collages and The Couch Series with live music and refreshments. 5-8 p.m. minicine?, 846 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.pixelpaige.com.
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.
THROUGH MAY 31: CHRISTY MARTIN & SARAH KENNEDY. Local artists work on display that feature Louisiana life and culture. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH MAY 31: ADENA HELM. Works from this artist are a part of the Emerging Artist Gallery. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
APRIL 26-MAY 11: PATRICK SART EXHIBIT. The New Orleans-inspired artwork captures the spirit of the city and are a kaleidoscope of color and movement. Opening reception, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 26. Nader’s Gallery, 524 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. Call 868-3021.
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 1-5: LSUS STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW. Showing in the Bossier Arts Council Annex. An opening reception is from 2-4 p.m., May 5 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
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.
MAY 12: BONSAI SOCIETY’S SPRING EXHIBITION. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
MAY 16-31: LSUS STUDENT 3D MODELING AND ANIMATION SHOW. Opening reception is from 2-4 p.m., May 19 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
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. Keith Horton Band, 6-10 p.m., May 3; What the Funk, 8 p.m. to midnight, May 4, 5; Identity Crisis, 8 p.m. to midnight, May 11, 12; Anxious, 8 p.m. to midnight, May 18,19; Betty Lewis, 8 p.m. to midnight, May 25, 26. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.
AMERICAN LEGION #14: Back When Band, April 27; AJ and the Two Tones Blues Band, April 21, June 22, Aug. 24. 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. Call 877-602-0711. What the Funk, May 2; Treble Hook, May 3; LA Roxx, May 4; Splendid Chaos, May 5; Bayou Boyz, May 9; Haywire, May 10; The Flux Capcitors, May 11; DJ Shiftee, May 12; Total Choice, May 16; Live Karaoke with Safira, May 17, 31; After Party, May 18; Pop Culture, May 19; Front Cover, May 23; The Hollow Decks, May 24; Party Machine, May 25; DJ Crush, May 26; Windstorm, May 27; Core Landry, May 30.
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 & PUB: 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. Craft Happy Hour to benefit The Strand, 6-9 p.m., May 15. 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, Kandu, April 20. 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: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays. 7960 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 841-1345.
NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Weeknight shows start at 8 p.m. 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, April 28, Aug. 25. 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. Montgomery Gentry, 8 p.m., June 16. 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., April 26; 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. Diamond Rio with After Hours, April 27; Stone LaRue with Cody Cooke & the Bayou Outlaws, May 4; Shenandoah, May 11; Josh Abbot Band, June 9; Pat Green, June 22; William Michael Morgan, June 29; Mark Chesnut, July 13; Eli Young Band, Aug. 25; 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.outhousetickets.com.
ST. CHARLES TAVERN. 5 Star Karaoke Plus featuring Ed Williams, 8 p.m. to midnight. 2706 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-210-7434.
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.
SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live music is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Ambush, May 4, 25, 26; Rockin Redeyes, May 5; 8-Track, May 11,12; Pseudo Boom, May 18, 19. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.
SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Professor Porkchop Band, April 25; The Syndicate, April 26; Casey Martin Band, April 28; Matthew Davidson, May 4. 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 Hwy., 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, April 25; Nickel Draft, April 26; Dixie Bent, April 27; Jimmy Lewis & 8 Second Rule, April 28. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
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 5: PHILIPPE QUINT. The Grammy-nominated violinist returns to perform Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Shreveport Symphony. $20-$60. 7:30 p.m. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.
MAY 6: “CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS,” A FAMILY CONCERT. A free concert by the Shreveport Symphony with family activities to include food trucks, instrument demonstrations, craft booths and more. 2:15 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.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.
JUNE 23: HEATHER LAND. On her “I Ain’t Doing It” tour, Heather Land has a knack for finding the funny out of the frustrating and has an ability to deliver consistent comedy in a self-deprecating style. $29, $49, $99. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
JUNE 16: MONTGOMERY GENTRY. The country music band is taking their latest album on the road. Tickets begin at $30. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: Shows begin at 7 p.m. 508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Go to www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.
APRIL 27-28: OF MICE AND MEN. The John Steinbeck American classic about two farm hands, one of whom unwittingly murders a woman. $18, seniors, students and active military; $20, adults. 7 p.m., 2 p.m., April 22, 29. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.
APRIL 27-29: A LITTLE PRINCESS. The Academy of Children’s Theatre presents the spring family musical. $25. 2 p.m. Emmett Hook Performing Arts Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport. Visit www.actlouisiana.com.
APRIL 26-29: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION. Directed by Centenary junior theatre major Caroline Dopson, this play follows an unlikely group of strangers who enroll in a six-week drama class at a community center in a small town in Vermont. Free. 7:30 p.m., April 26-27; 2 p.m., April 28-29. Central Art Station, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.
MAY 10-13, 17-19: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story set in fifteenth-century Paris. 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m., May 13. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.stagecenterla.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.
JUNE 14-17: FUN HOME. An intimate and emotional theatrical musical experience that looks through Alison’s eyes as she reflects on the moments that made her who she is. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., June 17. Artstation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.stagecenterla.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.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV.: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS' MARKET. With fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, jams and jellies, makers, hobbyists, handmade soap, baked goods, food trucks and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas Ave., Bossier City. Visit www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.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.
EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH MAY 10: PRIME TIME PLUS FAMILY READING PROGRAM. A national and statewide initiative that seeks to increase reading readiness in preschool-aged children and encourage a culture of literacy and healthy eating with a weekly story, activity and more. Space is limited. 5:30-7 p.m. Multicultural Center of the South, 520 Spring St., Shreveport. Call 424-1380.
APRIL 26: BPCC SPRING CONCERT. The Concert Choir will perform this concert under the direction of William Bond Jr. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stephen W. Slaughter Performing Arts Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Call 678-6146.
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: FOOLIN' AROUND WITH CARS. This fund-raiser for the Salvation Army is a car show for cars, trucks and motorcycles. $25 per vehicle; $20 for each additional vehicle through April 24. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 2821 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call 424-3200 ext. 28.
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: CROQUET CLASSIC. While players of all levels are dressed in croquet whites and enjoying delicious croquet cuisine, participants will have a chance to hear from lives changed through Community Renewal’s Adult Renewal Academy (ARA). 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. LSUS, 1 University Drive, Shreveport. Call 425-3222.
APRIL 28: ANGEL FEST. Support Holy Angels and #GiveForGood at this event with a celebration of music, food and our Angels. Bands will play throughout the day accompanied with food trucks and bars. Free admission with a suggested donation of $25. 4-10 p.m. Windrush Park, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.laholyangels.org.
MAY 1: ROBINSON FILM CENTER’S 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. With live music, cake, champagne and Birthday Cake Martinis and chances to win prizes. 6-8 p.m. Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.robinsonfilmcenter.org.
MAY 1: THE PICTURE OF HEALTH. MLK Health Center and Noel Community Arts Program teamed up for a fund-raiser that will explore the intersections of art and health by turning a concrete embankment into a work of art. With live music and light hors d'oeuvres and giving stations for Give for Good. 5:30-7:30 p.m. MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, 865 Olive St., Shreveport. Visit www.mlkhealth.org.
MAY 1: EAT A (HOT) DOG, SAVE A CAT. Yogie and Friends will have grilled hot dogs, chips and a bottle of water, for a donation of $5.95. Kona Ice will be on site, and Yogie and Friends merchandise will be for sale. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.
MAY 5: 131ST BIRTHDAY PARTY. Party like the Victorians at the Shreveport Water Works Museum’s 131st birthday celebration with food trucks, games, live music, tours and more. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 142 N. Common St., Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com.
MAY 5: 50TH GOLDEN GALA. A journey through the decades that celebrates Southern University Shreveport Louisiana’s proud history and visionary future with fine food, great music and inspiring tributes. $50. 7 p.m. 421 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.susla.edu.
MAY 5: SHREVEPORT DERBY DAY: With food, raffles, lawn games and best-dressed contests. An outdoor cigar lounge will feature cigars for sale and a live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby. $85. 2-6 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.debydayshreveport.com.
MAY 5: DERBY DAY PARTY: Dust off your fedoras, fascinators and fabulous hats and mark your calendar for “Jockeys and Juleps,” the Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League’s annual fund-raiser. Call Melanie Johnson at 469-8669.
MAY 5: HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS OPENING DAY. With food trucks, a kids' zone and lots of fun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Harrah's Louisiana Downs, 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.facebook.com.
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 8: CHRISTUS SKIN CANCER SCREENING. This annual free skin screening is in partnership with Dermatology and Skin Surgery. Participants can get a full-body skin cancer screening with dermatologists. 5:30 -7 p.m. CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center, 1453 E. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport. Call 1-844-CHRISTUS or visit www.eventbrite.com.
MAY 11: TWILIGHT TALKIES: TOY STORY. Free movie on the lawn of the museum. Bring chairs and blankets. Local food trucks will be on hand. 7 p.m., 8 p.m., movie. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.
MAY 12: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. Education committee members will lead a panel discussion on “Tried and True Tips for More Effective Genealogy Searches.” Free. 1-3 p.m. Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Call www.enchantedgarden.com 746-1851.
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.
JUNE 9: 19TH ANNUAL GENTLEMEN’S COOKING CLASSIC. Featuring exquisite dishes prepared and served by community members to raise money for Southern University at Shreveport. $35, adults; $12,50, children 6-10; free for children ages 5 and under. 6-9 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Call 670-9681.
JUNE 10: WWE LIVE. With Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe plus Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz in a Triple Threat Match. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
JUNE 16: YOGIE AND FRIENDS BELLA NONNA DAY. Purchase products in store or online and Bella Nonna’s will donate a portion of the sales for that day to Yogie and Friends. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bella Nonna’s Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Bar, 14009 E. 70th. St., Ste. 107, Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.
JUNE 16: 20TH ANNUAL SUNFLOWER TRAIL AND FESTIVAL. With scenic sunflower trail, picking arts and crafts, live entertainment, art exhibits, children’s activities and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Red River Crossroads Museum, 12797 Main St., Gilliam. Visit www.Facebook.com.
JUNE 22-23: LOUISIANA PEACH FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW. Featuring 150 vendors with arts & crafts, food, teddy bears, wood crafts, pottery, quilts, toys, peaches and more! Noon-6 p.m., June 22; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 23. Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St., Ruston. Visit www.louisianapeachfestival.org.
JUNE 30: BLUES & SOUTHERN SOUL SUMMER JAM 2018: With Willie Clayton, Tucka, Wilson Meadows, Jeter Jones and Crystal Thomas. $45-$55. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
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BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. May Promotions. Message in a Bottle Kiosk Game is from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Everyone wins! Guests swipe MyChoice card at any MyChoice kiosk to play. Win Bonus Rewards, gifts, and more! Let’s Get Trucking Drawings are from 7-10 p.m. every Friday.Two winners every 20 minutes until 9:40 p.m. will win Bonus Rewards. At 10 p.m., we will draw one name for a finalist spot in our finale drawings on Drawings are from 5–8 p.m. One finalist will be chosen every 30 minutes. Guests swipe MyChoice card at any MyChoice kiosk OR insert their MyChoice card into any slot or video poker machine from 4:30-7:55 p.m. to activate entries
DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. May Promotions: 85K Mega May Giveaway. Win a Ford F-150 M at 11 p.m. on May 26. Win a vacation at 11 p.m. every Saturday: Vegas Vacation, May 5; Caribbean Cruise, May 12; Branson, Mo, May 19. Cash and slot play winners from 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. 10X drawing entries every Sunday and Monday. Sunday Funday Gifts. Pick up gift with 10 slot points. Gifts include: six-piece essential oils gift set, May 13; Cruzan Vanilla Rum, May 27. Enroll at Kiosk from noon to 6 p.m. Swipe and Win Tuesdays. Win up to $500 JackPlay! Win other great prizes! Enroll at Kiosk with 10 slot points from noon to 6 p.m. Cash Blaster Blowout is from 5-8 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Win big cash in the cash blaster machine! Enroll at Kiosk. 10X Points is from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Earn more cash back at the machine. Multiplier caps at 200 points. Memorial Day USA Cap with 10 Slot Points is at noon, May 28. Enroll at Kiosk.
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 $26.99 with Rewards Club card. Mother’s Day Buffet is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., May 13. $22.99 allyou-can-eat buffet. Mothers receive a complimentary flower. Memorial Day BBQ Buffet is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 28. $22.99.
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602- 0711. May Promotions. Summer Gas Dash Gas Card Giveaway is every Friday in May. Entry Earning begins at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 10:45 p.m. on each promotion day. All Player’s Club members receive one free entry. Every point earned = 1 additional entry. Activation times are 7-10:45 p.m.; drawing times are every 20 minutes from 8-11 p.m. Each winner will be awarded one Gas Card valued at $250; up to 40 winners (10 per promotional period). 30,000 Blackjack Tournament is May 27. $200,000 Mustang Mania is every Saturday in May and June from 5-10:45 p.m. 1 point = 1 entry. Drawing times are every 15 minutes from 6-11 p.m. Up to 21 winners. One guest will win a 2018 Ford Mustang or cash option of $20,000. Remaining 20 qualifiers will receive a cash prize of $100. $12,000 Summer of Cash is May 6, 13, 20, 27. Activate entries are from 1-5:45 p.m. Drawings are held every 20 minutes from 2-6 p.m. Guests may obtain an additional entry for every point earned. Up to 13 winners will win receive cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000!
HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. April promotions: 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. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. 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. Easter Egg Drawings. Win a share of $3,000 in Free Slot Play every Friday in April! 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., six winners will be announced to receive $200 in Free Slot Play! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Easter Holiday Drawings. Another shot at a share of $3,000 in Free Slot Play every Saturday in April. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Total Rewards® members receive one free entry upon activation.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. 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. Asian $3,000 Drawings. On Mondays, Total Rewards® members can swipe their Total Rewards Card to activate their entry into the drawing between 7-11:45 p.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every half-hour starting at 8 p.m. with the last one at midnight. All Total Rewards members who have qualifying play in the Asian Pit receive complimentary entry(s) based on their Tier for a chance to win Promotional Chips or Free Slot Play. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Asian Midweek Drawings. April 25: choice of remaining items. $40,000 Legendary Fortune Drawings. $40,000 in Free Slot Play up is for grabs every Friday in April. Win up to $1,000 each promotional day! Every Friday between 5-9:45 p.m. Total Rewards® members can activate their entries and can also earn an additional entry for every 25 Tier Credits earned on each designated drawing day. Drawings will happen every hour from 6-1 0 p.m. and four winners will be selected. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. Mini Baccarat Tournament. Reserve your spot now into the $8,000 Baccarat Tournaments on April 27. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call David Nguyen at 347-6520 or Kim Lam at 730-6670 to make your reservation. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details. $40,000 Golden Legacy Drawings. $40,000 in Free Slot Play is up for grabs. Win up to $1,000 in Free Slot Play every Saturday between 5-9:45 p.m. Total Rewards® members can activate their entries and can also earn an additional entry for every 25 Tier Credits earned on each designated drawing day. Drawings will happen every hour from 6-10 p.m. and four winners will be selected to win thousands in Free Slot Play. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. 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.