THROUGH JAN. 11: SOME ARE POEMS. Paintings by Ellen Soffer on display. The Learning Commons, Bossier Parish Community College, 6220 East Texas St., Building A, Bossier City.
THROUGH JAN. 12: SKETCHING EXHIBIT Award-winning artist Robert Trudeau will display some 25 recent sketches with three interactive elements. Five oil paintings by Talbot Hopkins Trudeau will be on display. Woman’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Place,
THROUGH JAN. 13: THE PELICAN STATE GOES TO WAR: LOUISIANA IN WWII. A historical exhibition from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Closing reception is from 5-7 p.m., Jan. 11. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
THROUGH JAN. 19: “EMPRESS OF FOLLY.” Emily Ezell's work is a strange brew of the glamorous monster feminine tempered with a candy-bright aesthetic. A closing reception and artist talk is from 5-8 p.m., Jan. 5. The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. Visit www.theagoraborealis.com.
THROUGH JAN. 19: “MOVE, OBSCURE, RESPOND.” By ceramic artist Jessica Sanders. Sanders’s work gives new insight into the ceramic medium by allowing the hard, vitrified clay to return to a state of movement. The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. Visit www.theagoraborealis.com.
THROUGH JAN. 31: "BENEATH THE SURFACE" BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW. This year’s theme encourages students to produce artworks that best express their limitless creativity and imagination. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH JAN. 31: NEIL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. Featuring a series of photographs from the local artist. iArchitecture, 417 Lake St., Shreveport.
THROUGH JAN. 31: STAR WILLIAMS EXHIBIT. Featuring a series of other-wordly acrylic paintings. Red River Brewing Company, 1200 Marshall St., #500, Shreveport.
THROUGH MARCH 5: “THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF FANTASY MASKS.” The exhibit features elaborate one-ofa-kind fantasy masks by Shreveport mask designer Dennis Beckman. Opening reception from 2-4 p.m., Jan. 6. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
JAN. 11-27: THE 5TH EVENT: A CONVERSATION IN LOUISIANA. Go beyond just a clock on the wall with Danielle Weigandt. Stemming from the idea that the process of creating the art is just as important as the object that is created, the viewer cannot merely move their eyes over the work or simply walk around it for there to be understanding. Opening reception is from 5-7 p.m., Jan. 11. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
JAN. 14: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION MONTHLY MEETING. World-traveled artist and teacher Jenny Lankford will present a demonstration of her technique of double vision with oil and mixed media. Come see what it’s all about! Free. 6-8 p.m. Bossier Arts Council Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 965-0798.
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.
318 INFUSED CIGAR LOUNGE: Mike Brown Karaoke, Tuesdays 7-11 p.m. 7611 Pines Road, Shreveport. 318-564-3050.
AGAVE: No cover. Happy hour Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. 2-for-1 well, wine & draft. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.
AMERICAN LEGION #14: Karaoke with Jay Couger, 6 p.m. every Tuesday; Karaoke with Dickie T, 6 p.m., every Sunday; Rhythm Band, Jan. 4; Red Chute Revue Band, Jan. 11; Back Beat Boogie Band, Jan. 18; Back When Band, Jan. 25. 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: 5815 Youree Drive. Visit www.thebarchord.com.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON. 5 Star Karaoke Plus with Ed Williams from 6-11 p.m. every Sunday. 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 8 p.m., Friday. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 848-7732.Shreveport.
BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 272-1643.
BIG O'S CATFISH & MORE: Mike Brown Karaoke, Thursdays 7-11 p.m. 5765 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 636-4443.
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 p.m. to midnight. 450 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Ste. 700, Shreveport. 734-9766.
BREAK-N-RUN: 5 Star Karaoke Plus hosted by Kaylee Rose every Friday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 9447 Mansfield Road, #3, Shreveport. 687-5556.
CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318- 746-0711.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway. Call 877-602-0711.
CENTRAL STATION: Mike Brown Karaoke, first and third Sundays 8 p.m. to midnight. 1025 Marshall St., Shreveport. 222-2216.
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 MONO: 2400 E 70th St., Shreveport. 616-3600.
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.
FRIDA’S: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6-10 p.m., Friday. 200 Travis St., Shreveport. 208-8600.
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 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday. 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. Call 584-7039.
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. Call 734-9881.
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. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 861-2151.
LEGENDS THEATRE: DiamondJacks Casino & Resort, 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
MYLESTONE BAR: Mike Brown Karaoke, first and third Fridays, 8 p.m. to midnight. 1920 Market St, Shreveport. 678-0700.
NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6:30-10 p.m., Thursdays. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 841-1345.
NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 6721 Klug Pines Road, Shreveport. 318-671-0811
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. 417 Texas St.,
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 Exile, 8 p.m., Feb. 16. 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.
RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY: 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 317-4110.
SAM'S TAVERN: 5-Star
Karaoke Plus every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Located
at 3816 E. Texas Street in Bossier City. 318-658-9804.
SAM'S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment all month long. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-429-0711.
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.
ST. CHARLES TAVERN. 2706 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-210-7434.
STRANGE BREW: Mike Brown Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.
STREAKER LOUNGE. 5 Star Karaoke Plus hosted by Alice from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday. 2245 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport. 226-6555.
SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live
music is from 8 p.m. to midnight; 5 Star Karaoke Plus featuring Ed
Williams, 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday night. Clay Logan Band, Jan. 4; The
Social Brigade, Jan. 11; Dusty Rose Band, Jan. 18; Pseudo Boom, Jan.
25. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.
SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. 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: Live music at 6:30 p.m. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 868-6355.
TWISTED ROOT BOSSIER: Friday Nights at the Root, 7-9 p.m. on the patio. 2578 Airline Drive, Bossier City.
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 from 8 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
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JAN. 22: THE BEACH BOYS: NOW & THEN. Tickets on sale now. Reserved seating. $50, $68, $86. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
JAN.25: PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND. Tickets on sale now. $35, $45, $55. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
FEB. 7: BROTHERS OSBORNE. Plus
the Wild Feathers. General admission for floor; reserved seating for
all other sections. $29.50, $32.50, $34.50. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport
Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit
FEB. 14: FUNNY AS ISH. Featuring
comedians Mike Epps, Sommore, Tommy Davidson and Earthquake. $58, $62,
$78, $99. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley
Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
FEB. 16: EXILE. Live
in concert. Tickets on sale now. $15 and up. 8 p.m. Paradise Theater,
Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City.
MARCH 4: WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY. Tickets
on sale now. $39-$149.75. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705
Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit
MARCH 8: 13TH ANNUAL SHREVEPORT BLUES FESTIVAL. With
Shirley Brown, Ronnie Bell, Tucka, TK Soul, Theodis Ealey and Crystal
Thomas. 8 p.m. $58, $64, $80, $104. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705
Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
MARCH 14: MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR. Tickets on sale now. 7 p.m. $45, $70, $80, $95, $110. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
JAN.4- 6: “A LITTLE MERMAID.” This familyfriendly production tells the underwater tale of Ariel, the little mermaid who longs for a better life out of the sea much to the consternation of her father, King Triton, and her mersisters, presented by The Academy of Children’s Theatre. $25. 7 p.m., Jan. 4; 2 p.m., Jan. 5; 3 p.m., Jan. 6. Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport. Visit www.actlouisiana.com.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
EVERY THURSDAY: DANCE CLASS. With
Ivan and Vicky Bean. 7 p.m., beginner two-step; 8 p.m., beginner West
Coast swing. Bellaire Fitness Center, 4330 Panther Drive, Bossier City.
Call 949-4901, 678-3544 or visit www.shreveportbossierdance.com.
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: FREE COMMUNITY WORKOUT. With
Camp Gladiator-certified personal trainers. One-hour total body workout
for all ages and levels. 8 a.m. Bossier Parish Community College, 6220
E. Texas St., Bossier City. 9 a.m., Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield
Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.campgladiator.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.
JAN. 5, 26: LOCAL AUTHOR MICHELLE CHOPIN BOOK SIGNING. Chopin
will present her book "From the Dust of the Earth - Who, Me? A Study
for Reflection" at the signing. Free. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Jan. 5 at Eaves
Room of the Shreve Memorial Library Main Branch, 424 Texas St.,
Shreveport. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Jan. 26 at the Shreve Memorial Library
Hamilton/South Caddo branch, 2111 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport.
JAN. 11: SHOWTIME SHOBOX CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. This
night of championship boxing will feature an eight-card bout with over
two hours of televised boxing on Showtime with Devin Haney, one of the
most dominant up-andcoming boxers out of Las Vegas taking on a South
African competitor. Tickets start at $25. 7-11:30 p.m. Stageworks of
Louisiana, 400 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportbossiersports.com.
JAN. 12: THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE. The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents this show with a full rock band featuring singer Tony Vincent. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.
JAN. 12: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With
guest speakers Martha Fitzgerald and Phil Adderley. 1-3 p.m. Shreve
Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Capt. Shreve Drive, Shreveport.
FEB. 16: MARDI GRAS JAZZ BRUNCH. Grab your beads and join the fun at the Woman’s Department Club. Mardi Gras attire. $35 due Feb. 12. 11:30 a.m. Woman’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 222-4186.
FEB. 17: PBS KIDS LIVE! REALLY BIG TINY ADVENTURE. With
a live stage show plus shrink- and-explore playground. $16.74, $26.75,
$36.75, $56.75. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis
Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
FEB. 22: SUPER R&B JAM. With
Tyrese, Avant, Ginuwine, Donnell Jones, 702, K-Ci of Jodeci. $89-$69. 8
p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City.
MARCH 9: BEST IN SHEAUX. This
fantastic fundraiser and gala benefiting Robinson’s Rescue Low-Cost
Spay/Neuter will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. The event
features a live Westminster-style runway dog show, a silent auction,
buffet and Shelter Dog Showcase. $85. 6:30pm. Marlene Yu Museum, 710
Travis Street, Shreveport. Visit www. robinsonsrescue.org or call
MARCH 13: PJ MASKS LIVE: SAVE THE DAY! Tickets on sale now. $29, $39, $49, $59. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
| CASINO PROMOS
BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. January Promotions. Drive Away in Luxury – Mercedes Benz Giveaway. Drawings are every Friday in January with $500 winner every 30 minutes from 7-10 p.m. One finalist spot will be given away at 10 p.m. each Friday until Feb. 1. Earn 5X entries when you play your favorite casino games with your mychoice card. The Prize is Right Kiosk Game is from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is a guaranteed winner.
DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. See Rewards Club for details. Restrictions apply. New Member. Receive up to a $100 refund in the mail. Mail offer based on play. Happy Birthday. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present from us.
LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Salute
to our troops. 25% off every day at Legends Buffet. Must have military
I.D. to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with
any other offer. Seafood Buffet is Friday, $26.99 with Rewards Card.
Prime rib and shrimp buffet, $24.99 Saturday nights with Rewards Card.
Prime Rib and Shrimp Buffet is $24.99 with Rewards Club card on
Saturday. $9.99 Thursday buffet with Rewards Club card. $21.99
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711.
HARRAH'S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711.
MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855- 346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com.
SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown.com.