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| ART/EXHIBITS

THROUGH MARCH 29: GLOBAL CONTAMINATION: A GULF PROJECT. A mixed media installation by Joan Hall that documents pollution on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.themeadowsmuseum.com

THROUGH MARCH 29: LOUISIANA LANDSCAPES. An exhibit curated from the museum’s permanent collection that features works by regional and national artists showcasing Northwest Louisiana landscapes. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.themeadowsmuseum.com

THROUGH MARCH 29: SILENT FOREST: RETURN. A film project by Adam Hogan that examines the interaction of industrial and commercial enterprises with delicate wetland environments in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.themeadowsmuseum.com.

THROUGH MARCH 29: “OUT OF THE DARKNESS: REPRESENTATIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH.” The exhibit is a juried art show with works that represent different types of mental health disordered. A closing reception and panel discussion is from 4-6 p.m., March 27. Donna Service Art Gallery, Bossier Parish Community College campus, 6220 E. Texas St. (Building A), Bossier City.

THROUGH MARCH 31: VICTORIA SMITH. In the Emerging Artist Gallery. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday- Saturday. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH MARCH 31: LIFE AND LEGACIES. This dual show features the legacy of Ed and Carol Allen paired with the reflection of the life of Julia Raring. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

MARCH 17-APRIL 5: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION OF BOSSIER PARISH. The show will offer a variety of mixed media and artworks on canvas and paper in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. The Juried Winter Art Show is from 2-4 p.m., March 17 with an awards ceremony and artists’ reception. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

MARCH 21: BIZ-ART SHOWING & RECEPTION. Featuring Connie Stephens. This is a free, family-oriented event featuring new, local artists every month. 5-7 p.m. 9045 Ellerbe Road, Ste. 103. Call 698-3000.

APRIL 1-MAY 31: “DEPTH OF FIELD” A PHOTO EXHIBIT. Featuring the work of Maria Schmelz and Ron Austin. An opening reception is 6 p.m., April 5. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 

2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall with bassist Chris Allen, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Zeke Steadman and Stan Hoffman, Saturdays. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City.

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. St. Patrick’s Day, 5-10 p.m., March 17 with $3 domestic beer and $5 fireball shots. Lee Mathis, 6-10 p.m., March 14; What the Funk, 8 p.m. to midnight, March 15, 16; Toni & Drew, 6-10 p.m., March 21; Betty Lewis, 8 p.m. to midnight, March 22, 23; Haley Brooke, 6-10 p.m., March 28; Ambush, 8 p.m. to midnight, March 29, 30. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

AMERICAN LEGION #14: Karaoke with Jay Couger or Dickie Turner 5:30 p.m. every Sunday; Back Beat Boogie Band, March 15; 2 Easy Band, March 22; Flash Back Band, March 29. 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: Safira Live Band Karaoke, March 14, 28; The Slags, March 15; Pop Culture, March 16; Front Cover, March 21; Vegas Stars, March 22; DJ Crush, March 23; Big Daddy, March 29; Mayday by Midnight, March 30. 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.

COYOTES BAR & GRILL. 5 Star Karaoke Plus 8 p.m. to midnight every Monday; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Saturday. 1618 Market St., Shreveport. 424-0650.

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. 5 Star Karaoke Plus 9 p.m. to midnight every Thursday. Shuffleboard and pool table. 2216 Benton Road, Bossier City. Call 747-2773.

FRIDA'S: 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; The Brothers Band, March 23; Richard Cook, March 29. 2701 Viking Drive, 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. 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.

OUR PLACE BAR & GRILL: 5 Star Karaoke Plus 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and 2:30-6:30 p.m. every Sunday. 300 Cryers Camp Road, Elm Grove. 987-3334.

PARADISE THEATER Molly Ringwalds, 9 p.m., March 22. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346- 2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: Lee Brice, 8 p.m., March 15; Rodney Carrington, 8 p.m., March 30. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY: Live music from 6-9 p.m. 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 317-4110.

SAM'S TAVERN: 5-Star Karaoke Plus every Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m. Located at 3816 E. Texas St. 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. Koe Wetzel + Kolby Cooper, March 22; Randy Rogers Band, April 5; Jordan Davis + Jared Mourad, April 12; Cowboy Mouth + Spectra Vamp, April 19; Parker McCollum, May 10. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.outhousetickets.com.

STRANGE BREW: Mike Brown Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.

STREAKER LOUNGE. 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. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. What the Funk, March 13; Ziffel Bros, March 14; Tambria Adams Band, March 15; Ryan Matthew Band, March 16; Jimmy Wooten, March 20; Scram Wuflie & Lefty, March 21; The Syndicate, March 22, 29; Jason Sepulvado Band, March 23; Professor Porkchop Band, March 27; Pseudo Boom, March 28; Casey Martin Band, March 30. 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. K94.5 Morning Madhouse Trivia with Know It All Trivia, March 13, 20, 27; Eric Craig Band, March 14; Chris Wayne Band, March 15; Identity Crisis, March 16; Sunday Funday with DJ Love, March 17, 24, 31; '90s Nite out with That Girl DJ, March 18, 25; Jimmy Wooten Band, March 21; Haywire, March 22; Michael Player, March 23; The Mix, March 28; Lee Mathis, March 29; Flashback 5, March 30. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

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| THEATER

MARCH 14-17: THE LION KING JR. The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back with the 7th and 8th grade company cast from Southfield School. 7:30 p.m., March 14, 15, 16; 3 p.m., March 16, 17. $10. Margaret Shaffer Dickson Theatre, Southfield School, 1100 Southfield Road, Shreveport. Visit www.southfieldschool.ticketspace.com/LionKing.

APRIL 6-7: THE WIZARD OF OZ. Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet brings its most popular spring production to the stage. $25, $35, $45. 2:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

APRIL 11: BEAUTIFUL CHAOS: A MODERN TRAGEDY OF R+J. Set over a period of four years, the show focuses on the lives of two young men: Rome and Julian, whose lives are forever changed when they meet at camp one summer. Show not suitable for younger audiences. Free. 7:30 p.m. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 28: MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. "Spamalot" tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail in seriously ridiculous Monty Python style! This hilarious spoof features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. $25, student, $44, $61, $75. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

| MUSIC/COMEDY

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.

MARCH 16: CELEBRATE THE BRASS. The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra low-brass section steps out to center stage for Jennifer Higdon’s new concerto. $15-$55. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

APRIL 10: PIONEERS OF ROCK ‘N SOUL. Bill Buchanan pays tribute to the '50s and '60s icons. $20-$25. 7-9 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

APRIL 12: A TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN OF SOUL. Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts presents this performance for Aretha Franklin. $15. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 226-8555.

APRIL 13: JEFFERSON STARSHIP. With original members David Freiberg and Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith, Jude Gold and Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by Grace Slick. $25, student; $32, $42, $52. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

APRIL 25: LAUREN DAIGLE. Tickets on sale for the two-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

MAY 11: CHONDA PIERCE - STILL LAUGHING. Featuring Karyn Williams. $26, $36, $49.50. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

| SPECIAL EVENTS

EVERY TUESDAY THROUGH MAY: EAST BANK MARKET. A celebration of local vendors, handcrafted goods, artists, food and small business to include live music, fun family activities and more. 4-7 p.m. East Bank District and Plaza, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.EastBankMarket.com.

EVERY THURSDAY: DANCE CLASS. With Ivan and Vicky Bean. $8 per person. 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.

EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING APRIL 6: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS' MARKET. With fresh foods, honey, soap, makers, entrepreneurs, artists, food trucks and fun activities for kids. Free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 East Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.

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.

MARCH 14: DESIGNER BAG BINGO. Featuring designer handbags as prizes with 10 games of bingo and an incredible raffle hosted by the Junior League of Shreveport- Bossier. 6 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.jlsb.org.

MARCH 15: 0070TH SECRET AGENT GALA. Gala and casino night event for the Shreveport Opera with live music, special performances by the SOX artists, casino experience, prizes, delicious dining and more. $200. 7-11 p.m. The Petroleum Club, 416 Travis St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org/operaguild.

MARCH 15-16: STOP TILL YOU DROP ARTS AND CRAFTS & GIFT SHOW. Enjoy this familyfriendly event. $4; free for children 10 years old and younger. 3-7 p.m., March 15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 16. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City.

MARCH 15-17: COLE KICKIN’ MUSIC FESTIVAL. A three-day music festival to remember and honor Barry Eakin Jr. and other area musicians who have passed away. With local live music, food trucks, art and craft vendors, a live auction raffle and more. All ages. Free. 5 p.mmidnight, March 15; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., March 16-17. Visit the event page at www.facebook.com.

MARCH 16: 8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CIRCLE. This event brings together women of all walks of life with guest speaker Dr. Kristine Poblete. Free. 3-5 p.m. The Multicultural Center of the South, 520 Spring St., Shreveport. Visit www.mccsouth.org.

MARCH 16: POVERTY POINT MORNING HIKE. A ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks and nature found in the park. Meet at the museum for a short video. Poverty Point, 6859 LA-5777, Pioneer. Call 318-926-5492.

MARCH 16: PICNIC IN THE PARKLET. Bring your lunch and share your love of community at this event. A bike repair station will be available and Shreveport Common will be on hand to talk about the progress on the park being built on Texas Avenue. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Common Parklet, 880 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com.

MARCH 16: ST. PATTY’S BEARD BASH. Bear competition, family fun, games, door prizes and more. $15 to compete. 4:30-9 p.m. Red River Brewing, 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. Visit www.mudcatwhiskers.com.

MARCH 16, 23: DOG DAYS DOWNTOWN KICKOFF. With the new IMAX Dome Theatre movie, Superpower Dogs, with pet adoptions, education, food vendors and more. $8 for movie only; $12 general admission. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.sci-port.org.

MARCH 17: SCCA AUTOCROSS. A precision driving competition that pits one car at a time against the clock and against others in the same class to see how quickly you can negotiate your way around an orange pylon-marked course without hitting any cones or deviating from the course. $40, novcies and SCAA members; $50, experienced non-SCAA members; no charge for non-competitors. 8 a.m., registration and tech inspection. Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 501 Mane St., West Monroe. Call 687-1507.

MARCH 17: GREENS ON THE RED FESTIVAL. The event celebrates the wide variety of edible greens that grow in the ArkLaTex with live music, activities for the family, seed planting, garden education, health screenings, bike blender and more. 2-4 p.m. Highland Community Garden, 520 Herndon St., Shreveport.

MARCH 22-23: CRAWFEST. The third annual event will include crawfish for sale, local vendors, hog roast, live music, local artists, kids' area and VIP area. Free admission. 4-10 p.m., March 22; 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., March 23. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.crawfestshreveport.com.

MARCH 22: TWILIGHT TALKIES: SHREK. Enjoy a movie on the front lawn of the museum. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars with local food trucks. 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., movie. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

MARCH 23: BLOOM! FESTIVAL 2019. The festival aims to provide cross-generational education, focusing on the 43 acres of botanical gardens housed on the R.W. Norton Art Gallery property. Everyone from children, novice gardeners and master gardeners alike will find something to experience at this festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

MARCH 23: 2019 BATTLE OF THE GUMBO GLADIATORS. This annual gumbo cook-off is the largest fundraiser for Volunteers for Youth Justice. Noon to 4 p.m. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.gumbogladiators.com.

MARCH 25-29: SPRING BREAK LUNCH ON THE LAWN. Spread a picnic blanket on the grass and dine surrounded by the sight and scent of the Norton’s beautiful botanical gardens while the kids are on spring break with food trucks serving up treats. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

MARCH 26: CINNAMON ROLLS COOKING CLASS. Open to all ages 18 and older. Registration is required, and ingredients are supplied by the library branch. Attendees are asked to bring a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon and apron. Free. 6-7 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library Main Branch, 424 Texas St., Shreveport. Call 226-5897.

MARCH 30: 12TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Featuring Santa Cruzan parade and fireworks. 4-9 p.m. Aseana Asian Gardens of Shreveport, 800 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Call 401-8078.

MARCH 30: BOSSIER CITY MAKERS FAIR. A celebration of handcrafted goods, artists, crafts and foods with over 100 markers and artisans with live music, activities and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.BossierCityMakersFair.com.

MARCH 30: ARTINI 2019. The annual fundraiser for the Bossier Arts Council that celebrates art and area restaurants create signature martinis. $50-$65. 7 p.m. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Visit www.bosserarts.org.

MARCH 30, MAY 11, JUNE 29, AUG. 24 : TWIN CITY ROLLER DERBY. Watch them take on the Tulsa Roughnecks. $10, in advance; $12 at the door; $5 children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. 5 p.m., March 30; The Conroe Cutthroats, 6 p.m, May 11; Cajun Roller Girls, 6 p.m., June 29; The Capital Defenders, 6 p.m., Aug. 24. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. Visit www.twincityrollerderby.net.

MARCH 30-31: CADDO VELO CLASSIC. A two-day cycling event that will bring amateur and professional cyclists from across the country to Shreveport that benefits Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. The event features $20,000 in top prizes. Visit www.caddoveloclassic.com.

MARCH 31: 3RD ANNUAL MILES FOR MEALS 5K AND MOSEY MILE. An afternoon of running, music and family fun that benefits the Caddo Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. $35, 5K; $15, Mosey Mile. 3 p.m. Caddo Council on Aging, 1700 Buckner St., Shreveport. Visit www.caddocoa.org/MFM19.

APRIL 5: SMOKIN’ ON THE RED. Premium cigar event with 10 cigar manufacturers, door prizes, food and drinks, music and more. 5-9 p.m. Tobacco House at Eddie's Tavern, 1701 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Call 861-7905.

APRIL 6: DEFENDERS OF LIBERTY MUD RUN. Barksdale Air For Base opens its doors to the local community for this unique adventure race with military members through the four-mile, rugged wooden terrain of Barksdale’s east reservation with 19 military style obstacles. There is also a kids' race and activities for the entire family. 10 a.m. Warrior Training Center. Take exit 33 off I-20 (Haughton- Fillmore) and follow the signs. Visit www.barksdalelife.com.

APRIL 6: ART OF THE DOG SHOW. Robinson's Rescue and Rainforest Art Foundation are collaborating to host Art of the Dog, a mixed media visual arts show. Artists' reception from 5-7 p.m. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Call 717-9111.

APRIL 13: DRESSING THE PART. A Shreveport Little Theatre spring fundraiser with brunch, auction and entertainment. $100, adults; $37.60, children. Margaritaville Resort Paradise Theatre, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. Call 424-4439.

APRIL 13: HIGHLAND BLOOM GARDEN PARTY. Enjoy our Highland garden that was featured on Les Tour de Jardins and join us for an evening of food, wine and fine art to support the MLK Health Center & Pharmacy. $100. 6-9 p.m. 865 Olive St., Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

APRIL 13: ANECA EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA. The most ginormous and free egg hunt in town with Easter Bunny photos, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AC Steere Park, 4009 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com.

APRIL 13: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With guest speakers John Agan and Glenda Bernard. Free. 1-3 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library’s Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.altgenealogy.com.

APRIL 27: 18TH ANNUAL DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL RUN & WALK 5K. Make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while running and walking through the beautiful Long Lake subdivision in South Shreveport. Afterwards, enjoy fun for the whole family with live music, food, photo-fun, face painting, yoga, puppet shows, massage therapists and much more! $30-$40. Race begins at 8 a.m. Holy Angels campus, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Visit laholyangels.org.

APRIL 28: 7TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING. Join your neighbors with family and friends for music, food and fun. 4-7 p.m. Betty Virginia Park, 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.

MAY 2: ANGEL FEST. Support Holy Angels and #GiveforGood with a celebration of music, food and friendship. Live music throughout the evening accompanied by tasty eats, refreshing drinks and family-friendly activities. Free admission with a suggested donation of $25. 4-9 p.m. at Provenance Community in Shreveport. Visit laholyangels.org.

MAY 3: 21ST ANNUAL LSUS ALUMNI CAPITAL ONE PILOTS GOLF CLASSIC. A day for great golf, great prizes! $750 for a four-person team with two meals, snacks, beverages, range balls and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Golf Club at StoneBridge, 301 StoneBridge Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.lsus.edu/golf.

MAY 4: CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL. Shreve Memorial Library hosts this family-friendly, literary event with children’s book authors and illustrators, costumed characters, fun games and activities for kids and food vendors. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. LSU Shreveport Campus, 1 University Place, Shreveport. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

THROUGH MAY 5: BLOOM! An exhibit featuring the beauty of nature in the spring. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-4201.

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BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com.

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. $25,000 Instant Jackpot Giveaway. Win your share of 25K in cash and prizes! Win up to $5,000 cash instantly! Drawings from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. March Money Madness is every Friday and Saturday with drawing from 7-10 p.m. Win your share of 25K in cash and prizes! Win up to $5,000 cash instantly! 50+ Diamond Club is every Wednesday.

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. $9.99 Thursday buffet with Rewards Club card. $7.77 Senior Dinner Buffet is every Wednesday for guests 50 years and older with five slot points.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602- 0711. March Promotions. $15,000 Progressive Cash Drawings is every Friday. Drawings begin at 8 p.m. Total prize amount is up to $3,000 per drawing date. $120,000 Roads to Riches Finale Drawing is March 30. Qualifying drawings begin at 6 p.m. Twenty guests win $500 cash and one lucky guest drives home in a brand new Mercedes C-Class Sedan.

HARRAH'S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Return Rewards. Caesar's Rewards Members that earn 100 Tier Credits in a day will receive at least $5 in Free Slot Play. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier is Tuesday and Wednesday. Caesar's Rewards members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Caesar's Rewards members have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier. Build your Bar Giveaway is March 22. Guests must earn 100 Tier Credits to receive a bottle of Jim Beam. Earning period is from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gift distribution is from 6- 9 p.m. at the Lobby Promotions Desk. $15,000 March Mania Drawings is every Friday. Caesar's Rewards members can swipe their Caesar's Rewards card for a chance to win Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Caesar's Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation; additional entries are based on Tier. At 4 p.m., drawings will happen every hour. Winners will have a chance to double their Free Slot Play Prize if they successfully toss a basketball into a hoop from the designated line. $15,000 Lucky Clover Drawings are every Saturday. Caesar's Rewards members can swipe their Caesar's Rewards card for a chance to win a share of up to $600 in Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Caesar's Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation; additional entries are based on Tier. At 4 p.m., drawings happen every half hour. Fuddruckers Special Earn 100 is Friday and Saturday. Caesar's Rewards members who earn 100 Tier Credits can receive a complimentary meal voucher for a burger, fries and a drink at Fuddruckers (max value $20). Caesar's Reward members must swipe card at a redemption kiosks to receive their dining credit which is valid for seven days.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. March Promotions. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier is Monday and Tuesdays. Total Rewards Members can swipe their Caesar's Rewards Card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier or a 3X multiplier for Video Poker. Asian BMW X1 Giveaway is through March 31. All Caesar's Rewards members can participate who have qualifying play on Mini-Baccarat are eligible to participate. Finale is 10:30 p.m., March 31 in the Asian Pit. Activation is from 7-10 p.m. Asiak 3K Drawing is every Monday. On Mondays, Caesar's Rewards Members can swipe their Caesar's 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. One winner will be announced to receive promotional chips or Free Slot Play. Asian Midweek Drawing is Wednesdays. Total Rewards Members can swipe their Caesar's Rewards Card to activate their entry into the drawing between 7-11:45 p.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every 15 minutes starting at 8 p.m. with the last one at midnight. One winner will be announced to receive promotional chips, Free Slot Play or a Visa Card. Bakeware Gift Series is Wednesdays. Guests must earn 150 Tier Credits to receive one complimentary gift card each week. Earning period is from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; gift distribution is from 3-8 p.m. See Caesar's Rewards® for details. $100,000 Luck of Legends Drawings is Friday and Saturdays. Take your shot to win a share of $100,000 in Free Slot Play. Four winners will be selected every 30 minutes from 6-9:30 p.m. to receive Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., two winners will be selected to win $1,000 in Free Slot Play. Asian Mini Baccarat Tournaments is March 15, 22. Round 1 has seven sessions: 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11 p.m., 11:45 p.m., 12:30 a.m. Final round is at 1:45 a.m.

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.


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