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THROUGH APRIL 30: HOOSHANG KHORASANI EXHIBIT. Fourteen large abstract paintings by the artist are on display at the new Gibsland Bank & Trust location at 3400 Line Ave., Shreveport

MAY 1: THE NIGHT WE MET. Local artist Ciny Magee makes her debut show in the Northwest Louisiana area with this solo exhibit. 5-8 p.m. Red River Brewing Company, 1200 Marshall St. #500, Shreveport. Call 713-557-2432.

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.

THROUGH MAY 24: ARTIST UP! The exhibition includes sculpture, acrylic painting, printmaking and photography by 17 graduates of the Artist Up! Entrepreneurial Training Program. Central ArtStation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Call 673-6500.

THROUGH MAY 31: "DEPTH OF FIELD" A PHOTO EXHIBIT. Featuring the work of Maria Schmelz and Ron Austin. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH MAY 3: LOUISIANA: A PARADISE FOR BIRDS. This photography exhibit is on birds by Dr. Charles Lyon. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

THROUGH MAY 25: BIZ ART. A free family event featuring local artists. April’s artist of the month is Adena Helm. 5-7 p.m. Hayter Reynolds, LLC, 9045 Ellerbe Road, Ste. 103, Shreveport. Call 698-3000.

MAY 13: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION MONTHLY MEETING. Julia Raring will show her approach to watercolor and other mediums used in her art. 6-8 p.m. Free. Bossier Arts Council - The Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 549-1251.


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. Legato Stone, 8 p.m. to midnight, April 26, 27; Ambush, May 3, 4. 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. 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, 6-11 p.m. every Sunday; 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 848-7732.

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. 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: 9447 Mansfield Road, #3, Shreveport. 687-5556.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE: The Wonderfuls, 9 p.m., April 26; DJ Trentino, 10:30 p.m., April 27. 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. 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday. 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.

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: 5 Star Karaoke Plus 8 p.m. to midnight, Wednesdays; Tambria Adams Band, April 26. 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.

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.

NORTHWOOD HILLS GOLF CLUB CLUB HOUSE Live music with Wayne’s FM Karaoke, every last Saturday of the month. 5000 Northwood Hills Drive, Shreveport. 797-9556.

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.

THE PORT GRILL: Wine dinner, 7 p.m., April 24; Grey’s Anatomy Trivia, 7:30 p.m., April 30. Live music, Clay Logan, 7 p.m., April 25; Stilettos Due, 7:30 p.m., April 27. 208-8767. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Ste. C.

PARADISE THEATER: Cajun Jamboree, 7 p.m. May 24. Tickets start at $20. Blackberry Smoke, 8 p.m., May 25, $45, $55. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346- 2489. (Also see MUSIC/COMEDY.)

RIVERDOME: Dustin Lynch, May 24. 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., Bucket List, 6:30 p.m., May 1. 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 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. Eli Young Band, May 4; Parker McCollum, May 10; Delbert McClinton, May 17; Cowboy Mouth + Spectra Vamp, July 20. 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; Lady Chazz & The Champs, April 26, 27. 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., Bucket List, 6:30 p.m., May 15; Hunter, Brabham, Williams, Deaton, 6:30 p.m., April 24, May 22. 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 868-6355.

TWISTED ROOT: Live music on the patio from 6-9 p.m., Buddy Flett, Tuesdays; Tim Powell, first and third Thursdays; Shay Bailiff, second and fourth Thursdays. Know-It-All Trivia, 7-9 p.m., Mondays, free entry. 868-6410. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport.

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. 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 8 p.m. to midnight, Tuesdays. K94.5 Wednesday Night Trivia with Know It All Trivia, April 24; Sunday Funday with DJ Love, April 28, 31; ’90s Nite Out with That Girl DJ, April 29; NFL Draft Party, April 25; Come To Life, April 26; Iron Rations, April 27; Flashback 5, April 30. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.



APRIL 26-28: THE FANTASTICKS. The world’s longest-running musical that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescence. $25. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., Sundays. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

APRIL 27: MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Shreveport Opera presents Puccini's beloved operatic masterpiece. $35-$95. 7:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

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.

MAY 9-12: FROZEN (JUNIOR EDITION). The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. $15. 6 p.m., May 9, 10, 11; 2 p.m., May 11, 12. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Call 218-9978.


APRIL 25: BPCC CONCERT CHOIR. This spring concert will include a joint performance with the Haughton High School Choir. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stephen W. Slaughter Performing Arts Theatre in Building C, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Call 678-6429.

APRIL 25: LAUREN DAIGLE. American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $27.50-$87.50 and are available at Shreveport Convention Center box office Mon.-Fri. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone (800)745-3000.

MAY 4: SCI-FI SPECTACULAR. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra performs music from some of the most popular sci-fi movies. $15-$66. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Shreveport, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com

MAY 4: ELI YOUNG BAND. Tickets on sale now. $30, advance. $35 at the door. The Stage at Silver Star, 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Visit www.outhousetickets.com.

MAY 5: THE NOEL FOUNDATION, INC. CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra explores the jazzy and the funky with works for wind and brass players, featuring the bassoon, trumpet, and trombone. 3 p.m. LSUS Auditorium, 1 University Place, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

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.

MAY 19: STEVE CONN. Shreveport House Concerts Series presents this live performance. $20. 7 p.m., opening act; 8 p.m., main event. Fairfield Studios, 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveporthouseconcerts.org.


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 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. 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.

FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: MOMMY & ME YOGA. This 30-minute class is filled with songs, laughter, stories and yoga and created for mommy and baby bonding. $5. 10 a.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

EVERY SATURDAY: 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.

APRIL 25: AN EVENING OF WINE AND ROSES. This fundraiser for The American Rose Center will honor local journalist Maggie Martin. The event includes a silent auction, live music, wine, catered dinner and more. $125. 6 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., dinner. The American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Visit www.rose.org.

APRIL 26: DANCING FOR A CURE. Annual dancing competition for Susan G. Komen Louisiana featuring Christian Piekos, Delano Henry, Luana Munoz, Morgan Trahant Lang and Waynette Ballengee and Vicki’s School of Dance. $50. 7 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.komenlouisiana.org.

APRIL 26-28: YOGA FARM FEST. With yoga, meditation, qigong, hula hooping, stand-up paddle boarding, live music, farm to table food, acupuncture, massage all in a beautiful outdoor setting. $125, weekend, or $75 each. Registration is 5-8 p.m., April 26 at Red River Brewing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 26, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Perkins Property, 10560 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport. Visit www.yogafarmfest.com.

APRIL 26-27: PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP. This two-day workshop, attendees will create pet portraits. $125, all inclusive; $100, bring your own. 5-8 p.m. Bossier Arts Council- Art Annex, Bossier City, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

APRIL 27: DRESS FOR SUCCESS SPRING SALE. This annual sale will help the women in our community. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1520 N. Hearne Ave., Ste. 108. Call 674-3509.

APRIL 27: MUSIC IN THE PARK. With live bands, food trucks, family activities and more. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southern Hills Park, 1002 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport. Call 834-7179.

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 27: EAST BANK RE-ANIMATION CHALLENGE. Come geek out with us for this block party and music event with a costume contest where guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animated character from a game, animated series, comic or animated film with a costume crawl, food, drinks and more! 5-10 p.m. East Bank District & Plaza, 600 block of Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

APRIL 27: COMMUNITY RENEWAL CROQUET CLASSIC. Features a croquet tournament, a scrumptious lunch from Ono’s Hawaiian Cuisine, beautiful music and fabulous fellowship – all for a fantastic cause! Proceeds benefit the Adult Renewal Academy. 9 a.m. LSUS, One University Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.communityrenewal.us or call 425-3222.

APRIL 27: 8TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE. This after-dinner event benefits the Easterseals with chocolate and champagne tastings, music and dancing to the Backbeat Boogie Band, along with a silent auction, fork pull and golden ticket drawing. $100. 7 p.m. DiamondJack’s Casino Hotel, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.laeasterseals.com.

APRIL 28, MAY 2: JAM ON THE RED CONCERT SERIES. Features some of the most talented regional rock bands for the ultimate destination for a Thursday night happy hour! Rock out at this weekly outdoor music festival in the courtyard. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. 5:30-9 p.m. Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportaquarium.com.

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.

APRIL 30: FAMILY FOOD TRUCK NIGHT. Join us at the museum for an evening of family, food and fun with local food trucks. 5-8 p.m. R.W. Norton Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

MAY 1: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK. Art, artists, live music at The Garage, food, condo tours, history, your chance to sketch the city and so much more. 5-8 p.m. 416 Cotton St., Shreveport. Visit www.downtownshreveport.com.

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: TACO WARS 2. This free family event will feature 12 local taquerias who will battle for the Golden Taco with free chips and salsa tasting along with free screenings of "CoCo" and "The Three Amigos" as well as live music and more. 5-9 p.m. LSU Shreveport, 1 University Place, Shreveport. Visit the page on www.facebook.com.

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 3: 11TH ANNUAL ULM WARHAWK CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT. A four-person scramble with a shotgun start with lunch, gift bags, door prizes and more. 10 a.m., registration; 11 a.m. lunch. $100. Northwood Hills Golf Club, 5000 Northwood Hills Drive, Shreveport. Call 797-9556.

MAY 3: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. A luncheon benefiting Geaux 4 Kids with special guest speaker, LSU Football Head Coach Ed Orgeron. $1,500 for a table for eight and two guests VIP reception with Coach O. 11 a.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

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.

MAY 6: WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH THROUGH THE EYES OF A GERMAN BOY. Rev. Kunz will tell his riveting and heartbreaking story as a child refugee during and just after World War II. 6 p.m. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City. Call 746-7717.

MAY 7, 8, 29: SML ART CLUB: EVYIND EARLE. This series will spotlight the work of this American-born painter and teens and adults will create their own fantasy paintings. No registration or previous artistic experience is required. For ages 10 and older. 4 p.m. Shreveport Memorial Library locations. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

MAY 8: WAM (WINE, ART & MUSIC). This quarterly event features local artist Kimberly Gable, wine tastings, food pairing and live music. $35. 5:30-8 p.m. 1800 Prime Steakhouse, Boomtown Casino, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

MAY 9: P.R.I.D.E AWARDS. The banquet recognizes excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry presented by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Nominations close at midnight, April 23. 5:30 p.m. cash bar; 6 p.m. dinner awards. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/pride.

MAY 10: DAY OF CARING. The largest single-day, community-wide volunteer event with nearly 600 volunteers that work on various projects across the community. 7:45 a.m. at the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.unitedwaynwla.org.

MAY 11: CATHEY GRAHAM NICKELL BOOK SIGNING. The Shreveport native will present her children’s book, "Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car," and bring it to life by arriving with a real art car. 10 a.m. to noon. The Moppet Shoppe, 4840 Line Ave., Shreveport. Call 865-7655.

MAY 11: IMAGINE ACHIEVE BELIEVE. This inaugural gala for Shriners Hospitals for Children - Shreveport will feature dinner, program and live/silent auctions. $125. 7 p.m. Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shreveport.

MAY 11: ZUMBATHON. This 90 minute Zumbathon for Older Americans Month will benefit the Bossier Council on Aging. $5 donation.. 9:30-11 a.m. 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City. Call 741-8302.

MAY 11: HEART GATES VINEYARD FUNDRAISER. Featuring Shayliff. Concert proceeds will be used to repair the Water Well at Heart Gates. $25-$75. 4 p.m. Heart Gates Vineyard, 6737 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.heartgatesvineyard.com.

MAY 11: SHREVEPORT STUFFED SHRIMP FESTIVAL. The inaugural festival will include live music, cooking demonstrations, historical presentations, food trucks, a kids' area and more. Free admission and VIP packages are available for purchase. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.stuffedshrimpfestival.com.

MAY 11: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With Leonard Gresens’ presentation on “Early Shreveport/Bossier Private Coinage.” Free. 1-3 p.m. Branch Library, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.altgenealogy.com.

MAY 11-12: LE TOUR DES JARDINS. This garden tour will take you through five beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport as well as a tour of the Greenwood Cemetery. $10, advance; $15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 11; 1-5 p.m., May 12. Visit www.nwlamg.weebly.com.

MAY 14: THE STRAND SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY. The Strand will reveal the upcoming season at this free, public event. 5:30 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

MAY 18: ROCKING THE BOARDWALK MUSIC FESTIVAL. The largest youth musical festival in the tri-state area. This is an all ages, family-friendly event. 11 a.m .to 9 p.m. The Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. Visit the event page on www.facebook.com.

MAY 20: AUTHOR FAIR. This year’s event highlights romance and will feature a self-publishing workshop in addition to the panel. Currently accepting submissions from local authors for the panel before May 6. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Romance Self-Publishing Workshop; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Romance Author Fair forum. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

MAY 21: CATS: EVENTS ON CULTURE, ARTS, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE. This event brings a diverse group of scholars, leaders and artists to residents of The Glen and our community. This event will be on growing and tasting tomatoes. 3 p.m. The Glen Retirement System, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. Call 798-3500.

MAY 30: LADIES IN LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON. This event brings together women in senior roles from various industries to discuss topic regarding personal and professional development. $17. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Petroleum Club of Shreveport, 416 Travis St., 15th Floor Ballroom, Shreveport. Call 425-4521.

JUNE 8: Q-PROM. If you ever wanted a second chance to get prom right, this is your shot! This event is aimed at adults and designed in celebration of Pride Month with live music, punch, hors d’oeuvres, professional photographer, a themed backdrop and more. $20, general admission; $40 Q-Prom and Dinner by Parish Taceaux. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportqprom.com .

JUNE 18: CATS: EVENTS ON CULTURE, ARTS, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE. This event brings a diverse group of scholars, leaders and artists to residents of The Glen and our community. This event will be on Astronomy 101. 3 p.m. The Glen Retirement System, 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. Call 798-3500.


BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. April Promotions. Night of 100 Winners Drawings is from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. Ten winners every 20 minutes. Press 2 Win Kiosk Game is from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday. 5X Entries for Night of 100 Winners is every Monday and Tuesday. Guests will earn 5X entries. Play and Eat Buffet Promotion is every Monday and Tuesday. Guests earn 150 tier points on Monday or Tuesday to receive a free buffet to redeem Wednesday through Sunday. May Promotions. $95K Let’s Get Truckin’ Giveaway is every Friday. Drawings are from 7-11 p.m. Guests will receive $200 in free play or promotional chips. The finale is at 11:30 p.m., May 31, and one winner will win a brand new F-150. Backyard BBQ is from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Everyone wins! One swipe per day per guest. 5X Entries for Let’s Get Truckin’ Giveaway. Every Monday and Tuesday guests will earn 5X Entries. Play and Eat Buffet Promotion is every Monday and Tuesday. Guests earn 150 tier points to receive a free buffet to redeem Wednesday through Sunday. Tier points must be earned in one day.

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. April Promotions. $20,000 April Showers Giveaway. Win $2,500 cash instantly. Win your share of $20,000 cash and JackPlay. Drawings from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. 50+ Diamond Club is every Wednesday. New Kiosk Rewards Program. Turn your play into Rewards right at the kiosk! Now you can easily manage and redeem your points. Your points earn you slot play, food and cash. New Rewards Club Benefits. New enhanced benefits, exclusive points multiplier and more! Manage your own rewards with our New Kiosk Rewards Program. Your email could be worth $100. Submit your email to the Rewards Club for a chance to win a share of $500!.

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. $26.99 Crawfish Buffet is from 4:30-10 p.m every Friday. All-you-can-eat crawfish buffet. Price with Rewards Club 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. Easter Buffet with all-you-caneat holiday buffet for $16.99. Price with Rewards Club card. Tax and gratuity not included.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711. April Promotions. $95,000 Roads to Riches. Mystery Multiplier is every Thursday. Play between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. and win bonus entries. The finale drawing is June 29. Play daily for your chance at cash and prizes! Simply earn five tier points to unlock that day's game and win Reward Dollars and prizes, including additional entries into the Finale Drawing! Twenty lucky guests will win $500 cash, while one lucky guest will drive home in a brand new 2019 Jaguar F-PACE SUV! $20,000 Super Slot Sundays. Just when you think Sundays are Super, it gets better! Play in our Super Sunday Slot Tournament every Sunday in April. Play anytime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. each week for your chance at a share of $5,000! $20,000 Spring into Cash is every Friday. Play every Friday this month for your chance at a share of $5,000, Ten guests will win prizes ranging between $1,000-$250 each week! Drawings begin at 8 p.m.

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. On Fridays and Saturdays, 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. May Daily Racing Promotion & Special Events. Opening Day begins at 11 a.m. on May 4 with kid zone, food trucks, free water slides, food trucks and more. Mobile Mondays. Check-in on the Caesar's Rewards app from your smart phone to receive an entry into the weekly “Day at the Races” drawing. Winner will receive a dining experience for two to the Harrah’s Club (max value of $100). 2X Tuesdays. Present your Caesar's Rewards card when making a wager and receive a 2X racing reward credit multiplier each Tuesday. Watch & Wager Wednesdays. Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, beer and racing programs for only $1! $5 Free Bet is May 4, 18. Opt in and receive a ticket at the Racing Kiosks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, 25, redeem your Free Bet at the Mutuel Counter. Preakness Stakes Family Fun Day starts at 11 a.m., May 18. Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is the place to be to watch and wager on the live racing action at Pimlico and Preakness 144 as the quest for the Triple Crown continues. Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will also offer live racing. Enjoy family fun on the apron including food trucks, inflatables, face painting and the thrill of live racing action. Memorial Day Pig Races and Family Fun Day starts at 11 a.m., May 27. Don't miss these wacky races as these high-flying little porkers race to the finish line. The Pig Races will happen between post times for the Memorial Day Race Card. There will also be a petting zoo for children and a kids' area with bounce houses and water slides. Face painting is available for purchase. Eat up as food trucks serve up great local bites.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. April Promotions. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. On Mondays 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. Guests can swipe their Caesar's Rewards card at any Promotional Kiosk. Asian 3K Drawing. 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. On Wednesdays, 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 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. As Seen on TV Gift Series. On Wednesdays, guests must earn 150 Tier Credits to receive a gift each week. Earning period is from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; gift distribution is from 3-8 p.m. $100,000 Legendary Fourtunes Drawings. On Fridays and Saturdays you can win a share of $100,000 cash. Five winners will be selected every hour from 6-9 p.m. to receive $500 cash. At 10 p.m., one winner will be selected to win $1,500 cash. Activation is from 5-9:45 p.m. $100,000 Legendary Fourtunes Second Chance Drawings. At 9 p.m. on select Thursdays, someone will walk away with $1,500 cash and any remaining unclaimed prize cash from the previous weekend’s Legendary Fortunes Drawing. Activation is from 5-8:45 p.m. Asian Mini Baccarat Tournaments are Friday in April.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. April Promotions. Margaritaville Millions Continuity Game is every day with Island-themed game with the appeal of more winners, more often. Play ‘N’ Get Umbrella is Monday through Thursday. Four hundred base points available while supplies last. 2X Play Wednesdays. Guests receive two free game plays. $20K Mini Baccarat Hot Seat is April 24. Drawings are 8-11 p.m. Two winners will be drawn every 15 minutes for $200 in promotional chips. All Access members will receive $400 in promotional chips. $25K Around the World Giveaway is April 28. Drawings are 8-9:45 p.m. Two names are drawn every 15 minutes for $250 in promotional chips and an entry ticket into the finale drawing. $11K Checks in the Mail Giveaway is April 26, 27. Five names will be drawn every 30 minutes from 8–11:30 p.m. to pull a “check” from the designated mailboxes. Prizes range from $100 - $1,000 in cash. At midnight, one name will be drawn to make a selection and in addition, they will take all forfeited amounts from the mailboxes. $25K Jackpot Party is April 27. For every jackpot hit, guests will receive variable entries based on tier.

SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.Samstown.com


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