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2018 2019 CULTURE CALENDAR

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AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 13
Critical MASS Winners Exhibitions
artspace
708 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
See website for hours. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Aug. 30 - Exhibition Opening 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sept. 13 – Artist Talk/Critical Review, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
See the winners of Critical Mass 6 Solo Shows’ hosted by artspace featuring the art of the Best of Show visual winner Joshua Chambers and literary winner Katie Bickham.

AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 13
Collector’s Eye @ artspace
708 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibition Opening 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
See website for hours. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the collectible art of several who collect from locals across Northwest Louisiana. The work being shown exemplifies the high caliber of Art being produced across this 10-parish region and available to interested collectors.

SEPTEMBER 5
September 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.

SEPTEMBER 5
Marjorie Grigonis: Celebrating 50 Years of Creation Opening
Marlene Yu Museum
710 Travis St, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
rainforestartfoundation.org/events-shv/
Rainforest Art Foundation is proud to present the works of Marjorie Grigonis. The exhibition celebrates her 50 years of composing arresting images with line shapes and colors.

SEPTEMBER 7 - 13
North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presented by P.A.C.E.
Robinson Film Center
617 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. $30-$40/person
nlglff.org
NLGLFF honors filmmakers sharing the struggles and triumphs of the LGBT community with the rest of the world. Watch our website nlglff.org for all the details on guest appearances, the opening weekend reception, Q & A’s, panel discussions, summaries and trailers for all our films.

SEPTEMBER 9
Highland Open Studio Tour Sundays
424 Dalzell St., Shreveport, LA 71104
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
fb.com/HOSTSShreveport/
Shreveport’s oldest neighborhood brings you a unique art tour. This food and art tour is partnering with the Slow Roll (bicycle) Movement.

SEPTEMBER 9
Opening Reception with Artist Lena Smith
Norsworthy Gallery
214 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
thenorsworthy.com
The Norsworthy Gallery presents the art of Lena Smith.

SEPTEMBER 11
Denene Stringfellow and the Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
7 p.m. $3-$5/person
dixiecenter.org
Dixie Center for the Arts is proud to present the melodic sounds of “the man with the ‘golden voice,” Denene Stringfellow and the Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble.

SEPTEMBER 12
Critics & Collectors Panel
artspace
708 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Join artspace for a panel discussion led by the Critical MASS art critics on the importance of collecting art and critical review.

SEPTEMBER 13-15
Creole Heritage Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
NSU Student Union
Friedman Building, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Call for information on schedule. $30-$90/person (318) 357-6686 for ticket information. The Creole Heritage Center invites you to a celebration of the Creole traditions, musicians/music, cooks/foods, artists/works, of course the families.

SEPTEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 3
Meadows Museum of Art Fall Shows
2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, LA 71104
Visit Website for Hours. FREE
centenary.edu/meadows/
Fall Opening - September 13
Meadows Museum presents an exhibition of Lavar Munroe’s paintings; Aún Recordamos Aquel Hogar, featuring 5 South Texan Latin artists; Lives within an Odyssey; Portraits by Jean Despujols, featuring the portraiture work of Jean Despujols during his tour through Indochina; and the latest installment of the Meadows Outdoors Sculpture Series.

SEPTEMBER 15
Life Savers Ball
Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. $400/couple
Hosted by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, the ball will be a laid-back evening of Boots and Bikers festivities and silent auction which includes artwork by Arts in Medicine participants.

SEPTEMBER 15
Highland Jazz & Blues Festival
Columbia Park
600 Columbia St, Shreveport, LA 71104
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. FREE
highlandjazzandblues.org
Enjoy live music at the always unique and funky “party in the park” presented by Geaux Brands. This annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food and local artwork in the historic Columbia Park!

SEPTEMBER 15
Fall for Dance!
C. E. Byrd High School
3201 Line Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
6:30 p.m. $10-$12/person
shreveportmetroballet.org
Join the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet for an amazing evening of dance competition and celebration!

SEPTEMBER 20
The Unafraid
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.

SEPTEMBER 20
Paint Your Pour: Wine Glasses
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $15/person
bossierarts.org
The Bossier Arts Council invites you to a unique painting experience where friends can gather to create one of a kind artsy drinkware pieces. Bring a friend or come solo for the paint party! Ages 21

SEPTEMBER 20-22
Southern Black Theatre Festival
East Bank Theatre and other area venues.
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Times vary $5-$50/person
mahoganyensembletheatre.org
Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents the premier cultural arts event celebrating the rich tradition of African-American theatre in the South. This exciting three-day event features live theatre, a youth talent showcase, drama awards, stage reading/ spoken word, arts forum and honorees dinner throughout Shreveport-Bossier City.

SEPTEMBER 21
Cirque du Lake Street Festival
The Agora Borealis
421 Lake St, Shreveport, LA 71101
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. FREE
theagoraborealis.com
A local artisan marketplace fills the 400 block of Lake Street in Downtown Shreveport with local art, food and entertainment where street vendors, entertainers and artisans collaborate in a “plein air” way to celebrate and serve the public.

SEPTEMBER 22
Pictures at an Exhibition
First Baptist Shreveport
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$60/person
shreveportsymphony.com
The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra invites you to experience the pomp and pageantry along with world renowned violinist Karen Gomyo playing this fiery Shostakovich concerto. Tan Dun’s work for orchestra and smartphones will be a unique, multisensory kick-off to the season.

SEPTEMBER 22
Lee Greenwood
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
8 p.m. $35-$55/person
thestrandtheatre.com
Hear a country music icon with seven #1 songs and 25 charted singles to his credit. His song, “God Bless the USA,” won CMA Song of the Year and has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America.

SEPTEMBER 27
Project Broadway Beauty Bar
artspace
708 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. $25-$35/person
sbmag.net
SB Magazine has teamed up with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council for a design competition to create a one-of-a-kind eveningwear look to be worn at SRAC’s biannual Christmas in the Sky 2018.

SEPTEMBER 26 - 28
DigiFest South
Bossier Civic Center
620 Benton Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check Website for Daily Schedule. FREE
digifestsouth.com
Hosted by the Bossier Arts Council, Digifest inspires students to seek advanced education in digital arts, demonstrates the economic significance of digital skills and emphasizes the importance of S.T.E.A.M. education models.

SEPTEMBER 29
The Minden Makers Fair
The Farm
417 E. Union St., Minden, LA 71055
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE
artsinminden.com
Hosted by Cultural Crossroads of Minden, this is a first-ever event at The Farm featuring a Farmers’ Market, food vendors, almost 30 makers and a dozen community partners.

SEPTEMBER 29
Food Pantry Mural Painting
Highland Community Garden--Noel
520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101
10 a.m. - Noon FREE
noelumc.org
Noel Community Arts invites the community to join in on a family friendly event – the painting of a Food Pantry Mural at Noel UMC.

SEPTEMBER 29
Renzi Bunco Bash and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Eldorado Resort Casino
51 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. $45.00/person
renzicenter.org
The Renzi Education and Art Center provides hours of fun playing Bunco as guests enjoy a buffet dinner, live music and the chance to win door prizes. A silent Auction features a wide variety of great items.

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 7
The Red River Revel FREE -$5/person
Riverview Park in Downtown Shreveport
101 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for schedule. $0-$10/person
redriverrevel.com
It is all about art, music, food, family and Fun. This nine-day, multi-arts festival and celebration of the Arts has been bringing quality visual and performing arts, seminars, workshops, children’s aesthetic education and a variety of creative experiences to the people of the Ark-La-Tex for 43 years.

OCTOBER 3-7
7th Annual Prize Fest Weekend
Downtown Shreveport, LA
Check Website for Times. $30-$200/person
prizefest.org
The Prize Foundation’s time-of-your-life weekend is a “come and get it” dining experience, chefs’ demonstrations, live music and non-stop film viewing. The grand finale is a $50,000 cash prize awarded to the filmmaker whose Northwest Louisiana film YOU vote the best.

OCTOBER 3
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

OCTOBER 4 - 31
National Folk Art Month Exhibit
Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport
610 Texas St., Ste. 110, Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibit Reception-October 4, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
susla.edu/page/university-museum/
Southern University presents an exhibition dedicated to Folk Art.

OCTOBER 6
Pumpkin & Posies Watercolor Class
Highland Community Garden--Noel
520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cost: TBD
noelumc.org
Join Noel Community Arts for a day outdoors complete with an adult watercolor class and community garden tour.

OCTOBER 11
Oktoberfest Crafts & Craft Beer Night
artspace
708 Texas St., Shreveport, LA 71101
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cost: $30/person
artspaceshreveport.com
Craft night returns with the creation of your own beer stein! Taste six Oktoberfest beers and take a bottle of each one home with you. (included in price)

OCTOBER 11-14
Greater Tuna
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
See Website for Times. $6-$15/person
rctruston.org
Ruston Community Theatre presents this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores. Find out about the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town.

OCTOBER 11-14, 18-21
Once On This Island
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times. $15/person
bpcc.edu/performingarts/
The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre presents the story of a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.

OCTOBER 12
Contained Art Show Reception
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
The Bossier Arts Council invites you see a smorgasbord of 12”x12” works by artists from all over the area!

OCTOBER 13
Chinese Warriors of Peking
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
8 p.m. $25-$45/person
thestrandtheatre.com
This production is filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics to tell the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the Chinese capital of Peking.

OCTOBER 19
ArtOberfest
The Norton Building
207 W Mississippi Ave, Ruston, LA 71270
5 p.m. - 10 p.m. $30-$45/person
nclac.org
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council in Lincoln Parish is brewing up some real fun at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston featuring the art of home brewing live music, fun raffles and food trucks.

OCTOBER 21
Jersey Boys
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. $25-$75/person
thestrandtheatre.com
They were just four guys from Jersey, and while their harmonies were perfect on stage, offstage it was a very different story. This is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning phenomenon, “Jersey Boys.”

OCTOBER 24
Spring Into History
Spring Street Museum
525 N Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101
6 p.m. $5-$10/person
springstreetmuseum.org
Cheryl White presents a haunted history lecture as a part of the monthly lecture series.

OCTOBER 25 - 30
The Rocky Horror Show
Central ARTSTATION
801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. $10-$35/person
rivercityrep.org
River City Repertory Theatre presents this musical cult favorite. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character. Bloody Marys, frankenfurters, popcorn and concessions will be sold.

OCTOBER 25
Las Sandinistas
Dixie Center for the Arts
212 N Vienna St, Ruston, LA 71270
7 p.m. $3-$5/person
nclac.org
During 1979’s Sandinista Revolution, a group of Nicaraguan women shatter barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social reforms. North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) partners with the Southern Circuit Tour to bring six independent films and their respective filmmakers each year.

OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 4
A Southern Exposure
Shreveport Little Theatre
811 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. $25/person
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre brings a story about love, forgiveness and letting go. This comedy reveals little truths about extraordinary women leading ordinary lives.

OCTOBER 27
An Evening with Broadway Star Ashley Brown
First Baptist Shreveport
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$66/person
shreveportsymphony.com
Straight from Broadway, Ashley Brown has it all. This event is brought to you by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

OCTOBER 27
7th Annual Aseana Fall Festival
800 Texas Ave, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. FREE
shreveportsymphony.com
The ASEANA Foundation proudly presents the 7th Annual Fall Festival featuring the Diwali Festival of Lights and Asian Street Food!

OCTOBER 27
Delilah Stage Play
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $20-$25/person
fb.com/jmacsent/
JMACS Enterprises presents love at first sight ... the woman of your dreams, but everything that glitters is not gold, and even salt looks like sugar.

NOVEMBER 1 - 30
Opening Reception with
Louisiana Artists Inc.
Norsworthy Gallery
214 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. FREE
thenorsworthy.com
The Norsworthy Gallery presents the group art show from Louisiana Artists Inc.

NOVEMBER 5
West Side Story Opera Night
Shreveport Petroleum Club
416 Travis Street, Suite 1412, Shreveport, LA 71101
6:30 p.m. $85/person
shreveportopera.org
Please join us for an evening of fine wine, exquisite cuisine and thrilling opera. Enjoy some great music as you meet the principal artists of our upcoming production of “West Side Story.”

NOVEMBER 7
WAM (Wine, Art, Music) Featuring
Ginger Elliot Briggs
1800 Prime Steak House
300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. $35/person
bossierarts.org
Celebrate the works of Ginger Elliot Briggs while sampling a carefully crafted wine selection, delicious foods and live music.

NOVEMBER 7
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.

NOVEMBER 8
Farmsteaders
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.

NOVEMBER 9
West Side Story Opera Night
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7:30 p.m. $25-$95/person
shreveportopera.org
(Friday) Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the Shreveport Opera presents a play that has captivated audiences since 1957. Experience it as the Shreveport Opera performs with the Shreveport Orchestra.

NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 29
HoliDaze shopping at artspace
artspace
708 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for holiday hours. FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Artspace kicks off the holidays by filling two floors with one-of-a-kind, uncommon and unexpected giftable art created by almost 50 Northwest Louisiana Artists. Check the website for upcoming Holidaze events!

NOVEMBER 9
Poetry Reading Night
Downtown Rhino Café
624 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. FREE
noelarts.org
Noel Community Arts Program is thrilled to be partnering with Downtown Rhino for their first ever community poetry reading night. Sign up online to share an original piece or one written by your favorite poet.

NOVEMBER 10
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
3 p.m. $28-$175/person
thestrandtheatre.com
“The Great Russian Nutcracker” brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.

NOVEMBER 15 & 16
Ruston Holiday Art Crawl
Downtown Ruston, LA 71270
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (both nights) FREE
nclac.org
North Central Louisiana Arts Council hosts its two-day lighting up downtown Ruston and including art demonstrations, performances, children’s projects and art displays set up with local merchants.

NOVEMBER 15
Oasis of Hope Louisiana film showcase
Shreveport Convention Center
State Rte 173, Shreveport, LA 71101
6:30 p.m. $10/person
(318) 210-9145 for more information
Oasis of Hope Louisiana presents a film showcase of “All Grown Up” and “Sabotage and Surrender 2” at the Shreveport Convention Center.

NOVEMBER 16 & 17
King Hedley ii
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times and ticket costs.
extensionsofexcellence.org
Extensions of Excellence examines African-American life in 20th century USA with a tale of an ex-con in Pittsburgh trying to rebuild his life.

NOVEMBER 17
All Beethoven!
First Baptist Shreveport
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$60/person
shreveportsymphony.com
Fresh and youthful, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Plano Concerto No. 1 boldly announced the arrival of a compser who would change the course of music history. Widerman Gold Medalist Mei Li joins the SSO for this special evening.

NOVEMBER 15-18
A Classic Southern Christmas
Bossier Civic Center
620 Benton Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check Website for more information.
lesboutiquesdenoel.com
With more than 40 years of the annual Les Boutiques de Noel, The Shreveport- Bossier Opera Guild presents more than 100 vendors, restaurateurs and beverage partners all putting you in a Christmas state of mind.

NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 6
Natchitoches Christmas Festival
780 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Check website for times. $8-$10/person
natchitocheschristmas.com
Experience Christmas lights and riverbank set pieces in downtown Natchitoches and along the riverbank of Cane River Lake along with live entertainment, arts, crafts, food vendors, a parade and a magnificent fireworks show.

NOVEMBER 24
Shop Small Saturday
The Agora Borealis
421 Lake St, Shreveport, LA 71101
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. FREE
theagoraborealis.com
Show support for small businesses and local artisans, browse the vendor booths and marketplace for that unique holiday gift and treat yourself to something special to celebrate the holiday season.

NOVEMBER 29
Greening of the Museum
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109
laexhibitmuseum.org
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum hosts 3rd grade Caddo Parish students to construct ornaments and decorate a tree with the 2018 theme, “Swamp Critters.” All trees remain on display in the museum through the holiday season.

NOVEMBER 29, 20 & DECEMBER 1
God’s Trombones
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
7:30 p.m. $20/person
mahoganyensembletheatre.org
The Mahogany Ensemble Theatre presents this holiday musical celebration based on the sermon poems by James Weldon Johnson. The musical production captures hearts with soul stirring sounds of traditional Gospel music, Biblical narratives and dance.

NOVEMBER 29-30/DECEMBER 1-2, 7-9
One Slight Hitch
Shreveport Little Theatre
812 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. $25/person
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre presents a play by Lewis Black and directed by Shawn Dion. This comedic farce about Courtney’s wedding day and her mom, Delia, who is making sure that everything is perfect, is filled with wisecracks and keen social observation.

DECEMBER 1 & 2
The Nutcracker
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 2
$25-$45/person
shreveportmetroballet.org
The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet brings this holiday classic to life with a cast of more than 100 local dancers.

DECEMBER 5
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.

DECEMBER 6-9
Miracle on 34th Street
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 this timeless classic about six-year-old Susan who doubts childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus.

DECEMBER 6
Christmas 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 Christmas 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!

DECEMBER 6
Paint Your Pour: Mugs
Retro 521 Cafe & Venue
521 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6:30 p.m. $15
bossierarts.org
The Bossier Arts Council invites you join them to paint coffee mugs! All supplies are included.

DECEMBER 7
Bossier Parish Student Art Show Reception
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
See the works of some of the brightest young artists that Bossier Parish has to offer!

DECEMBER 8
Christmas in the Sky: Broadway
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
7 p.m. $300/person
shrevearts.org
Support Northwest Louisiana Arts at the 18th biennial,black-tie, glitzy, glamorous, award-winning, fundraiser for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Christmas in the Sky Broadway invites you to be a little “WICKED,” wear “Kinky Boots,” and bid like the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

DECEMBER 9
Highland Open Studio Tour Sundays
424 Dalzell St., Shreveport, LA 71104
12 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE
fb.com/HOSTSShreveport/
Shreveport’s oldest neighborhood wants to bring you a unique art tour. Experience the artisans of this close knit community.

DECEMBER 14 - 16
Mary Poppins Jr.
Shreveport Little Theatre
812 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and cost.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre presents your favorite practically perfect nanny in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.

DECEMBER 14
Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band Christmas 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 jingle-bell rocking the DCA stage!

DECEMBER 15
Willie Stewart Family & Friends Christmas Concert
Many Community Center
675 San Antonio Ave, Many, LA 71449
7 p.m. $5-$8/person
toledobendlakecountry.com
Join us at the Many Community Center on December 15 at 7 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Willie Stewart Family & Friends Christmas Concert!

DECEMBER 16
Holiday Pops with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
6 p.m. $10-$66/person
shreveportsymphony.com
The Shreveport Symphony invites you to enjoy two-time Tony® Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell as he brings his charismatic presence and warm baritone to to celebrate the holidays with you.

DECEMBER 20
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. $35-$55/person
Join the whole Peanuts gang, and enjoy this all-new touring stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s classic animated television special.

DECEMBER 28 - 30
Glengarry Glen Ross
Shreveport Little Theatre
812 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and cost.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre presents a smalltime, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers, in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.

JANUARY 2 (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.

JANUARY 4-6 (2019)
Meet Me in St. Louis
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
2700 Woodlawn Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
Check website for times. $25/person
actlouisiana.com
The Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) invites you to a wholesome and delightful play featuring local student actors and actresses as they portray a turn-of-the-century American family anticipating the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair

JANUARY 12 (2019)
The Music of David Bowie
Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
7 p.m. 9 p.m. $25-$69/person
shreveportsymphony.com
Join the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent and a full rock band on this symphonic odyssey by Windborne Music featuring David Bowie’s top hits!

JANUARY 18 - FEBRUARY 23 (2019)
On the Wall
artspace
708 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport, LA
Check website for times FREE
artspaceshreveport.com
Several Northwest Louisiana Artists partner to paint large-scale artworks directly on the walls of artspace in a fusion of different styles. Watch them create LIVE.

JANUARY 10-13 (2019)
A Few Good Men
Central ARTSTATION
801 Crockett St, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and cost.
stagecenterla.com
Stage Center Productions brings this performance of the story of a group of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay when they uncover a high-level conspiracy.

JANUARY 11-13 (2019)
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End
Shreveport Little Theatre
812 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and cost.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
The Shreveport Little Theatre presents the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

JANUARY 18 - 19
Gene
East Bank Theatre
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for more information.
companyrep.wordpress.com
Company Repertory Theatre presents “Gene.”

JANUARY 23 (2019)
Spring Into History
Spring Street Museum
525 N Spring St, Shreveport, LA 71101
6 p.m. $5-$10/person
springstreetmuseum.org
Robert Trudeau will share the history of Mardi Gras as a part of the monthly lecture series, “Spring into History at the Spring Street Museum.”

JANUARY 24 (2019)
Crafts and Craft Tequila
artspace
708 Texas St., Downtown Shreveport, LA
5 p.m. $30/person
artspaceshreveport.com
Craft a unique art item while tasting Craft Tequilas. Then take home a bottle of your favorite.

JANUARY 25 (2019)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Strand Theatre
619 Louisiana Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101
8 p.m. $25-$55/ticket
thestrandtheatre.com
No one represents New Orleans jazz better than Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring seven outstanding jazz musicians who carry on the New Orleans jazz tradition.

JANUARY 25-29 (2019)
Becky’s New Car
Shreveport Little Theatre
812 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and cost.
shreveportlittletheatre.com
Shreveport Little Theatre presents Becky, who is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage. Then one night Becky is offered nothing short of a new life . . .

FEBRUARY 1-3, 8-10
Sleeping Beauty,
A Musical Children’s Show
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 the sleeping princess, her fairy friends and her handsome prince as they face off against the evil Maleficent in this adaptation of the classic film.

FEBRUARY 2 (2019)
Mozart, Bach & Glass
First Baptist Shreveport
543 Ockley Dr, Shreveport, LA 71106
7:30 p.m. $10-$60/person
shreveportsymphony.com
Experience the emotional intensity of Mozart’s G Minor Symphony plus a pair of piano concerti with a special relationship.

FEBRUARY 5 (2019)
#50@$50 Art Exhibition
Location TBD
Downtown Ruston, LA 71270
5:30 p.m. FREE
nclac.org
This one-night exhibition is one of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s most popular events. Join NCLAS for a juried exhibition of 50 small artworks to be sold for $50 each.

FEBRUARY 6 (2019)
Annual Black History Month Exhibit
Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport
610 Texas St., Ste. 110, Shreveport, LA 71101
Exhibit Reception-February 6, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
susla.edu/page/university-museum/
Southern University presents an exhibition dedicated to Black History Month.

FEBRUARY 6 (2019)
Downtown ArtWalk
Downtown Shreveport
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE
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.

FEBRUARY 8 (2019)
Artist Receptions: Ed and Carol Allen, Julia Raring, and Victoria Smith
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE
bossierarts.org
The Bossier Arts Council‘s galleries present a variety of art from painting, mixed media and stained glass!

FEBRUARY 13 - 17 (2019)
Desire
Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times and ticket prices.
rivercityrep.org
River City Repertory Theatre presents six Tennessee Williams short stories dramatized by six playwrights.

FEBRUARY 14 (2019)
Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops Story
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.

FEBRUARY 14 - 16 (2019)
i3 Art Expo
Bossier Civic Center
620 Benton Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Check website for times.
bps-la.schoolloop.com/i3artexpo/
Bossier Schools presents a celebration of all-things-art in this student showcase.

FEBRUARY 16 (2019)
Art Collector’s Home Tour
Shreveport Regional Arts Council
801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times and prices.
shrevearts.org
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council invites you into the homes of art collectors to see how local art has enhanced their living spaces and how they have built relationships and encouraged local artists.

FEBRUARY 23 (2019)
Compassion Fatigue & Creativity Workshop
Highland Community Garden--Noel
520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25/person
noelumc.org
Taught by a licensed Art Therapist, this workshop is for adult care-givers of all kinds: social workers, nonprofit employees, ministers, people with aging parents or small children, etc.

FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 1-3, 8-10 (2019)
Inherit the Wind
Shreveport Little Theatre
811 Margaret Pl, Shreveport, LA 71101
Check website for times. $25/person
shreveportlittletheatre.com
Join Shreveport Little Theatre as they bring you “Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. Directed by Mary Joris, it has its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial and has been called one of the most exciting dramas of the last decade.

MARCH 2 (2019)
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE
laexhibitmuseum.org
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum celebrates National History Day by hosting the regional competition of “Conflict and Compromise in History,” a project-based academic contest that frames students’ research within a historical theme, through website design, poster exhibits, research papers, documentaries and performance, relevant to recent or ancient history.

MARCH 3 (2019)
Drum Circle and Art Project at Highland Parade
Highland Community Garden--Noel
520 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA 71101
2 p.m. FREE
noelumc.org
We have so much fun every year at the Highland Parade! Join us as we wait for the floats while creating art and music to fill the time. Look for us in the green space across from Noel UMC.


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