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CULTURE CALENDAR PT.II

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MARCH 6 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends. If you haven’t attended, it’s time to change that.

MARCH 6 (2019)
2019 Collectible Artist Exhibition
Central ARTSTATION
801 Crockett St., Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
shrevearts.org
Take a look at the new Collectible Artists of Northwest Louisiana in this exhibition that kicks off during the March Artwalk.

MARCH 7-31 (2019)
National Women’s History Month/Quilting Exhibit
Southern University Museum of Art
Shreveport
610 Texas St., Ste. 110, Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibit Reception-March 7, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
susla.edu/page/university-museum/
Southern University presents an exhibition celebrating National Women’s History Month plus a Quilting Exhibit.

MARCH 7 (2019)
Critical MASS 7 Exhibition Opening
artspace
708 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport, LA
5:00 p.m. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Over 100 artists submit one work in the category of visual, literary or performing arts for a chance to win $6,000 in cash prizes and an exhibition of their works.

MARCH 8 (2019)
Critical MASS 7 Critical Review
artspace
708 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport, LA
Check website for times. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Hear from the critics! Find out their thoughts on winning pieces and other works that almost made the cut.

MARCH 9 (2019)
Corndog Busker Festival
East Bank District
700 Block of East Bank District, Bossier City LA, 71111
Check website for times. FREE
bossierarts.org
Free to attend, donations appreciated. East Bank District comes alive with music, art and food with all proceeds benefiting Camp Rainman.

MARCH 9 (2019)
Dance Explosion Dance Workshop
Location TBD, Shreveport, LA
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. $35 per class
Call 877-507-1913 for more information!
Come out and experience a full day of dance with Shufflin’ Along’s 7th Annual Dance Workshop from Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and West African with some of the best regional and national dance instructors/choreographers.

MARCH 9 (2019)
Artists Open Studio Tours
Northwest Louisiana
Noon to 5 p.m. FREE
shrevearts.org
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council hosts in partnership with the Bossier Arts Council (BAC), Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Highland Open Studio Tour Sundays (HOSTS), Agora Borealis, Norsworthy Gallery, Minden Cultural Crossroads, and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. These tours give a peek behind the curtain at how NWLA Artists create. Take a tour of the artist studios in Northwest Louisiana. Over 100 artists open their studios in a rare sight into the world of an artist.

MARCH 9 (2019)
The Other Mozart
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
8 p.m. $25-$42.50/person
thestrandtheatre.com
The Strand brings you this drama based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters. “The Other Mozart” is a dazzling one-woman show: dynamic, theatrical, moving, a very special night of theater not to be missed!

MARCH 15 (2019)
Hansel & Gretel
Caddo Middle Magnet
7635 Cornelious Ln, Shreveport, LA 71106
6:30 p.m. $10-$12/person
shreveportmetroballet.org
The Shreveport Metropolitan Opera presents a deliciously dark take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, appealing to audiences of all ages.

MARCH 16 (2019)
Celebrate the Brass
First Baptist Church
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$60/person
shreveportsymphony.com
The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to “Celebrate the Brass” when the SSO’s low brass section takes center stage for Jennifer Higdori’s new concerto written for the Chicago Symphony.

MARCH 21-24 (2019)
Witness for the Prosecution
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
See website for times. $6-$15/person
rctruston.org
The Ruston Community Theatre presents Leonard Vole, who stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose.

MARCH 21-23 (2019)
The Little Mermaid Jr.
Emmett Hook Theatre
550 Common St, Shreveport, LA 71165
Check website for times $25/person
actlouisiana.com
Journey “Under the Sea” with Ariel and friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” performed by the Academy of Children’s Theatre.

MARCH 23 (2019)
Bloom! Festival
R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE
rwnaf.org
Each year the R.W. Norton Art Gallery holds the multi-day festival focusing on the 43 acres of botanical gardens on the R.W. Norton Art Gallery property.

MARCH 28 (2019)
Bathtubs Over Broadway
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
7 p.m. $3-$5/person
nclac.org
North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) partners with the Southern Circuit Tour to bring six independent films and their respective filmmakers each year.

MARCH 28-30 (2019)
Jar the Floor
Eastbank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
7:30 p.m. $15/person
mahoganyensembletheatre.org
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre brings this heartwarming dramatic comedy about a quartet of black women spanning four generations.

APRIL TBD (2019)
The Renzi Center’s 7th Annual
Jazz and Blues Brunch
Check website for dates, location and tickets.
renzicenter.org
The event comes complete with riveting live music performances accompanied by fabulous local food and drink.

APRIL 3 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends. If you haven’t attended, it’s time to change that.

APRIL 4-7, 11-14 (2019)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times. $12/person
bpcc.edu/performingarts/
The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre present Shakespeare’s play about events surrounding the marriage of Theseus to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

APRIL 5 (2019)
Artist Reception for Amanda Roe & Janet Rives
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
The Bossier Arts Council invites you to view brush stroke of artists Amanda Roe and Janet Rives.

APRIL 7 (2019)
The Wizard of Oz
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
3 p.m. $25-$45/ticket
shreveportmetroballet.org
The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet reprises “The Wizard of Oz” featuring the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

APRIL 11 (2019)
This is Home
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
7 p.m. $3-$5/person
nclac.org
North Central Louisiana Arts Council partners with the Southern Circuit Tour to bring six independent films and their respective filmmakers each year.

APRIL 13
Jefferson Starship
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
8 p.m. $25-$52/person
thestrandtheatre.com
The historic Strand Theatre brings its audiences Jefferson Starship, dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy.

APRIL 14 (2019)
St. Matthew Passion
First Baptist Church
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$60/person
shreveportsymphony.com
The Shreveport Symphony performs this not-to-be-missed experience complete with dramatic staging for Palm Sunday.

APRIL 26-28 (2019)
ARTBREAK Weekend Family Festival
Shreveport Convention Center
State Rte. 173, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. FREE!
artbreaksb.com
ArtBreak 2019 features thousands of student works of visual, literary and performing art and awards more than $20,000 in cash awards for outstanding student creations.

APRIL 18-28 (2019)
The Fantasticks
Shreveport Little Theatre
811 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and prices.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre performs the world’s longest-running musical! The story focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers and the journey we all must take through adolescence.

APRIL 27 (2019)
Madame Butterfly
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7:30 p.m. $25-$95/person
shreveportopera.org
Hailed as one of the most beloved operas of all time, the Shreveport Opera brings you this lasting story of love and emotion. Truly a must-see for the seasoned patron as well as the first-time opera attendee.

APRIL 28 (2019)
Spamalot
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. $25-$75/person
thestrandtheatre.com
The Strand Theatre brings you Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

MAY 1 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends.

MAY 3 - 5 (2019)
Classic
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times and ticket prices.
rivercityrep.org
River City Repertory Theatre presents Classic.

MAY 3 (2019)
Spring Recital and Art Show
Highland Community Garden--Noel
520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
noelumc.org
Noel Community Arts’ Annual Spring Recital and Art Show is not only a time for our hardworking students to showcase their pieces, but it is an opportunity for the community to get a better idea of what NCAP has to offer!

MAY 4 (2019)
Derby Day
R.W. Norton Art Gallery
4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. $85/person
derbydayshreveport.com
This annual event returns once again as an elegant afternoon party. This year it celebrates the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, and features live music, lawn games, fabulous food, an open bar serving traditional Kentucky Derby cocktails and more.

MAY 4 (2019)
Sci-Fi Spectacular
First Baptist Church
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$66/person
shreveportsymphony.com
The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra brings a sci-fi spectacular celebrating music from your sci-fi movie favorites including “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and more, with Kermit Poling as guest conductor.

MAY 9 - MAY 24 (2019)
Project Talent
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
laexhibitmuseum.org
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum exhibits the exceptional 2-D & 3-D artworks of Caddo Students in Project Talent featuring Curtis Bias’ students pottery—an exhibit in the tradition of the Caddo Nation using Red River clays.

JUNE 5 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends. If you haven’t attended, it’s time to change that.

JUNE 6 - 30 (2019)
National Black Music Month Exhibit
Southern University Museum of Art
Shreveport
610 Texas St., Ste. 110, Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibit Reception-June 6, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
susla.edu/page/university-museum/
Southern University presents an exhibition celebrating Black Music Month.

JUNE 7 (2019)
Artist Receptions: Maria Schmelz and Peggy Cooper
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
Our galleries express different forms of photography with artists Maria Schmelz and Peggy Cooper.

JUNE 7-9 (2019)
Legally Blonde, Jr.
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
2700 Woodlawn Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
Check website for times. $25/person
actlouisiana.com
The Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) presents Harvard’s beloved blonde in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery. A fabulously happy musical based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde.” Rated PG-13.

JUNE 22 (2019)
Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band Peach Festival Concert
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
Check website for times.
dixiecenter.org
Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band will be on the DCA stage with all the classics!

JUNE 22 & 23 (2019)
Peach Art Exhibition
North Central Louisiana Arts Council
212 N. Vienna St., Ruston, LA 71720
Check website for times.
nclac.org
As part of the Ruston Peach Festival, this event invites local artists of all ages to exhibit their work in more than eight categories and to compete for cash awards.

JUNE 17
Crumbs from the Table of Joy
Central ARTSTATION
801 Crockett St. Shreveport, LA 71101
7:30 p.m. (Pre-show Reception 6 p.m.) $25/person
mahoganyensembletheatre.org
The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents a memory play that tells the coming of age story of an African-American family as they move from the racist South to the North.

JULY 3 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends.

JULY 9-26 (2019)
Caddo Art Educator’s Exhibit
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
laexhibitmuseum.org
The Friends of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum announce the opening of an exhibition of original artworks by Caddo Parish educators. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to display a variety arts in a museum setting.

JULY 11 - AUGUST 4 (2019)
Mamma Mia!
Shreveport Little Theatre
811 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and ticket prices.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make this the ultimate feel-good show!

JULY 11 - 20 (2019)
Disney Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
2700 Woodlawn Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
Check website for times. $15-$22/person
stagecenterla.com
The Stage Center Louisiana presents the high-energy singing and dancing Broadway musical that addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

JULY 18 - AUGUST 31 (2019)
Annual Summer Exhibit
Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport
610 Texas St., Ste. 110, Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibit Reception-July 18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
susla.edu/page/university-museum/
Southern University presents their annual Summer Exhibit. Check the website for more!

JULY 18 - 21 (2019)
The Music Man
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
See Website for Times. $6-$15/person
rctruston.org
Presented by the Ruston Community Theatre, there’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian.

AUGUST 1-3 (2019)
Akeelah and the Bee
Eastbank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 1-3); 3 p.m. (Aug. 3) $20/person
mahoganyensembletheatre.org
The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents the story of Akeelah. She has a crazy passion for words, and her aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 30 (2019)
Shreveport Art Club’s
97th Annual Juried Exhibition
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
laexhibitmuseum.org
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum hosts this display of original artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media form.

AUGUST 3 (2019)
Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
downtownshreveport.com/artwalk/
Every first Wednesday the Downtown Development Authority throws an art party with artists, businesses and hundreds of our closest friends.

AUGUST 9 - 11, 16 - 18
Hold Me
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times. $5/person
bpcc.edu/performingarts/
The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre presents a series of sketches, skits and vignettes as this delightful revue populates the stage with the engaging and all-too-human characters made famous through the author’s renowned cartoons.

AUGUST 9 (2019)
Art Receptions: Whitney Tates and Melissa Gibson
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
Expression abounds in our galleries with thought provoking painting by Whitney Tates and vibrant mixed media pieces by Melissa Gibson.

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