THROUGH JULY 19: GREETINGS FROM SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY. Urban sketches by local artist Mike McSwain. Building A, Bossier Parish Community College, 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.bpcc.edu.
THROUGH JULY 19: RED RIVER QUILTERS EXHIBITION AT CENTRAL ARTSTATION. Keeping the age-old art of quilting alive, the Red River Quilters share their work in this exhibit. Free. Central ArtStation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.shrevearts.org.
THROUGH JULY 20: "AS NIGHT SPILLS INTO DAY." Ruston artist Nick Bustamante will explore the relationship between interior and exterior spaces with this exhibit. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.
THROUGH JULY 31: MURAL ARTIST CHRIS OPP, aka "Artisticshark," will display canvas and resinpoured works including a premiere of his painting celebrating President George H.W. Bush and painted for President George W. and Laura Bush. He has completed more than 70 public art projects in Shreveport alone. Red River Brewing, 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY 31: PEGGY COOPER HENDON. The Emerging Gallery presents this artist’s photographic re-creation of the sensitivities that all women possess – beauty, intimacy, longing, desire and the poignant soul of women. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH JULY 31: BIZ ART: JEANNE MARIE REED. The watercolor and pastel artist's work explores wildlife and nature. A reception is from 5-7 p.m., July 25. Hayter Reynolds Law Firm, 9045 Ellerbe Road, Ste. 103, Shreveport. Call 698-3000.
THROUGH AUG. 10: SUMMER OF GLASS WITH ERIC HESS AND MICHELLE PENNINGTON. This Texas Contemporary Glass Exhibition features over 40 works of glass. Free. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.
THROUGH AUG. 17: CONNECTIONS: AN ASG ART COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION. Artworks by Joanna Gifford, Willow Lanchester, Jessica Sanders and Lilah Sheperd Ward will be on display. Tues.- Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Agora Borealis, 413 Lake St., Shreveport. (318)268-3011.
THROUGH AUG. 18: ANN GEORGE: SEASONS OF SELF. This Louisiana artist uses her camera, paper, ink and paint to create photographic fusions that tell stories through her use of imagery. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
JULY 18: SOUTHEASTERN NATIVE AMERICAN VIEWS ABOUT THE COSMOS. Jeff Girard, retired archaeologist for the State of Louisiana, will discuss visions of the cosmos as depicted in ancient Southeastern Indian art, ceremonial centers and rituals. This program is geared to adults but open to all ages. From 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City, La
JULY 26: RESIN ART CLASS WITH PRIMAL FLOW STUDIOS. Join us for a highly technical but extremely rewarding world of resin art. $60. 6-9 p.m. East Bank Community Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
JULY 30 THROUGH SEPT. 6: THE FACES OF SHREVEPORT COMMON. This exhibition, created by 15 local artists, will represent neighbors of the Shreveport Common neighborhood in art, including the James Burton Foundation, Epic Aquaria, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the Korner Lounge, the LightHouse, the Logan Mansion, Mercy Center and other noted properties. Central Artstation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.shrevearts.com.
AUG. 1 THROUGH SEPT 30: A DUAL ARTSHOW PRESENTING THE TALENTS OF WHITNEY TATES AND HILLARY FRAZIER. Opening reception Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m. The East Bank Gallery at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. www.bossierarts.org.
AUG. 2-SEPT. 30: BRITTANI PHILLIPS. This emerging artist specializes in functional and abstract art. An opening reception is from 6-8 p.m., Aug. 9. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
AUG. 7: WAM: WINE, ART & MUSIC. This quarterly event features local artists with the Creative Art Connection, wine tastings, food pairings and live music. $35. 5:30-8 p.m. 1800 Prime, Boomtown Casino Hotel, 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.
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. Monty Russell, 6-10 p.m., July 18; Red Thread, 8 p.m. to midnight, July 19, 20; Lee Mathis, 6-10 p.m., July 25; Bluebirds, 8 p.m. to midnight, July 26, 27. 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, 6:30-10:30 p.m., July 19; Karaoke with Dickie, 5:30-9:30 p.m., July 23; Back When Band, 6:30-10:30 p.m., July 26; Jay Couger, 5:30-9:30 p.m., July 30; Flashback, Aug. 30. 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. 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: Live entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Lineup includes Camps, Sick Ride & Bleach, July 19; The Hollow Decks Present: The '90s Summer Spectacular; Spotlights NY with Vampyre and Whether, July 26; and Ultrariot and Subliminal Landmines, July 27. 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.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Live music. Three Thirty Seven, July 19; Empire 6, July 20; Southern Roots, July 26; DJ Trentino, July 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. 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday and 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.
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.
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. 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: Fun Run benefitting St. Jude, July 17; Name that Movie Trivia, July 21. 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; Betty Lewis & The Executives Blues Band, July 20; Tambria Adams Band, July 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; Flashback, Aug. 31. 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 allaround 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: Live entertainment, Jeremy Hurst, 7 p.m., July 18; Crayfish Comedy, 9 p.m., July 19; Ryker Hall, 7:30 p.m., July 20; Quentin Tarantino Trivia, 7 p.m., July 24; Port Fest St. Jude Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 27. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Ste. C.
PARADISE THEATER: The Roots and Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $71. Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY: Open Wed. through Sun. Live music from 6–9 p.m. 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 317-4110.
RIVERDOME: Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.
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. Latin Nights with DJ Manny from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. every Thursday night. Tambria Adams, July 19 and 20, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. What the Funk, July 26 and 27, 7 p.m. 12 a.m.
THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. Cowboy Mouth + Spectra Vamp, July 20; Ray Wylie Hubbard, July 26. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.outhousetickets.com.
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 222-2337.
SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live music is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Flashback, July 19, 20. 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, July
17; Casey Martin Band, July 18; Good News, July 19; The Syndicate, July
20; Savage Trio, July 21; Jimmy Wooten Band, July 24; Fine China, July
25; Rogers & Zaffater Band, July 26; Mainstreet, July 27; Jason
Sepulvado Band, July 28; Professor Porkchop and the Dishes, July 31.
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.
TIKI BAR: Live music at 6:30 p.m., 639 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport. 868-6355.
TREJO’S: Live entertainment. Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6-10 p.m., Fridays. 5750 LA-1, Shreveport. 929-0299.
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
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. Tambria Adams Band, July 18; Captain Joe Band, July 19; Flashback 5, July 20; DJ Love, July 21; 90’s Nite Out featuring That Girl DJ, July 22, 29; Pro Karaoke with Scott, July 23, 30; K94.5 Wednesday Night Trivia, July 24, 31; Caravan, July 25; After Hours, July 26; Jimmy Lewis & The 8 Second Ride, July 27; DJ KC, July 28. Horseshoe Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
JULY 27: PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR. With special guest The Canton Spirituals. $35.50, $40.50, $50.50. 6 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
AUG. 2: BRING IT! LIVE. The
Dance Battle Tour. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32.75. Shreveport Municipal
Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit
SEPT. 6: RICHARD MARX. Tickets
on sale now. $57, $47, $39; $25, student; $157, VIP. 8 p.m. The Strand,
619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.
SEPT. 7: EDDIE B. Tickets
on sale for his “I’m Already a Professionally Developed” tour. $55,
$45, $35, $25. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley
Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
OCT. 12: MIRANDA SINGS. The
YouTube star comes to the stage with her “Who Wants My Kid” tour. 7
p.m. $82-$36.50. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis
Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
OCT. 13: ALISON KRAUSS. Tickets
on sale now. $92-$62. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705
Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit
OCT. 19: RUSSIAN BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS SWAN LAKE. Tickets on sale now. $86-$29. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.
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THROUGH JULY 21: DISNEY’S NEWSIES. Hosted
by Stage Center in association with their School of Performing Arts,
the updated classic is timely and fresh. The fictionalized adaptation of
"Newsies" addresses ageold themes of social injustice, exploitative
labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to
harness their power against a corrupt establishment. July 18 & 19
at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 21,
at 2 p.m. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.. For
more information call 318-218-9978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THROUGH JULY 21: TEXAS STREET ARTS SERIES PRESENTS ANNIE. The
blockbuster family musical has a cast of 50! Tickets are $15-$25.
Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport. (318)429-6885. www.emmetthookcenter.org.
JULY 11-14, 18-21, 25-27: MAMMA MIA! ABBA’s
hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth
father set on a Greek Island paradise. $30. 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m., Sundays.
Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Visit
JULY 26-28: RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA. The School of Performing Arts Summer Camp
production of the timeless fairy tale. $15. 6 p.m., July 26; 2 p.m., 5
p.m., July 27; 2 p.m., July 28. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn
Ave., Shreveport. Call 218-9978.
AUG. 9-11: A STEADY RAIN. The inaugural Left of Center Series production of a story that explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. $20. 7:30 p.m., Aug. 9, 10; 2 p.m., Aug. 11. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Call 218-9978.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
EVERY THURSDAY: LIVE MUSIC AND FUN. Enjoy live music. $6. Bossier Council on Aging, 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City. Call 741-8302.
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 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.
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.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH AUG. 24: SHREVEPORT FARMERS' MARKET. With vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey and meats grown/raised within a 100-mile radius as well as breads, jams, jellies, sweets and more. Live music. Free. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www. shreveportfarmersmarket.com.
JULY 18, 25: JAM ON THE RED. Features some of the most talented regional rock, pop and jazz artists with great good and drinks for purchase. Free. Live music schedule, Beaux Atkins, July 18; Vosbury, July 25. 5:30-9 p.m. Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportaquarium.com/jamonthered.
JULY 18, 25, 27: DEEP DIVE INTO ART WITH WILLIAM BIERS. Take
a peek behind the veil of the world of art with this course in art
appreciation and take guided trips to Shreveport’s art institutions.
$150 for all classes or $20 per class. 5:30-7 p.m. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.
THROUGH JULY 19: “ A MATTER OF BALANCE” MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLS. With
Holly Liles as the instructor. Registration required. Free. 8:30-10:30
a.m. Bossier Council on Aging, 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City. Call
JULY 19: SPOTLIGHT ON OPERA: THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS. A
touring children’s opera. "The Bremen Town Musicians" celebrates the
idea that friendship, cooperation and respect for others is far better
than facing problems alone. Fun for children of all ages! Shreve
Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive,
Shreveport. Visit www.shrevelib.org/broadmoor.
JULY 19-21: ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE BAZAAR. Visit the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral to shop, tour, eat and drink at this inaugural event. A VIP event is $25 per person or two for $40 from 5-8 p.m, July 19. General admission is $5, and free for children under 12. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 20, 21. Scottish Rite Cathedral, 725 Cotton St., Shreveport. Call 599-1930.
JULY 20: 2019 GREEN THUMB SEMINAR. The
Ark-La-Tex Herb Society will celebrate a new installation and share the
history of their herb study group and a late morning tea party. Space
is limited; registration is required. Free. 9:30 a.m., check in, 10 a.m.
to noon, program. The American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road,
Shreveport. Visit www.eventbrite.com.
JULY 20: A MORNING OF TEA IN AMERICA'S ROSE GARDEN. This
seminar will include a discussion on how herbs have been and are the
mainstay of healthy eating, and how they have enriched our lives
throughout history. To conclude the morning, take part in a "Morning Tea
Party," and enjoy scones, lemon curd and herbal teas. Free.
Reservations required, limited seating. The Gardens of American Rose
Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road. For more info: (318) 938-5402.
JULY 20-AUG. 24: SUMMER ACTING CLASSES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND FRIENDS: Taught by professional director Mary Joris, the class will include scene study, improvisation and voice and diction. Professional choreographer Roshanda Spears will teach dancing and stage movement. Classes on Saturdays, June 20, 27, Aug. 2, 10 & 24. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $165. Preregistration required. Shreveport Little Theatre. Call (318) 424-4439.
JULY 24: CHILLIN’: AN ADULT SUMMER FIELD TRIP. Three Line Avenue destinations interpret their own meaning of Chillin. $10. 6-10 p.m. Visit www.eventbrite.com.
JULY 26-27: SHREVEPORT’S URBAN FILM FESTIVAL. Featuring 10 short films from filmmakers around the country. $10.50. Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.robinsonfilmcenter.org.
JULY 26: ALL Y’ALL “WILD CARD 2.” The
Shreveport-based live storytelling event series is hosting a second
"Wildcard" event where every audience member should come prepared with a
story or nominate a friend to share a story. $15. 7:30 p.m. RSVP, 2609
Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.AllYallBlog.com.
JULY 27: SHREVEPORT AFRICAN- AMERICAN HISTORY TOUR: Robert
Trudeau, history presenter, presenter and artist, hosts these engaging
walking tours that include notable downtown historic sites and
properties. Starting at 10 a.m. and ending at noon, the journey begins
at Rhino Coffee, 624 Texas St. $10 or a contribution. Register by
texting name and date to (318)272-6045.
JULY 27: CELEBRATING VINYL FROM THE '60S AND '70S AT RICK'S RECORDS. Folk-rock
trio Deserters of the Alamo will perform an acoustic set in-store from
3-5 p.m. Bob Critcher, Al Valdez and Robert Trudeau will sing tunes from
Neil Young, Creedence and Dylan. 3512 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
JULY 27: SPRINKLER DAY AT THE NORTON. Museum
turns on the waterworks for kids in the gardens of the South Lawn.
Local food trucks will be on site. Bring towels, chairs and sunscreen
and be ready to play. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. R.W. Norton Art Gallery,
4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
JULY 27: PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR. With
special guest The Canton Spirituals. $35.50, $40.50, $50.50. 6 p.m.
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 27-28: 56TH ANNUAL ARK-LA-TEX COIN, STAMP AND CARD EXPO. Buy,
sell and trade collectible coins, stamps and sports cards. $3; free for
ages 12 and under. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 27; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July
28. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City.
JULY 27: 15TH ANNUAL TASTE OF CULTURE. Celebrate
the cultural tapestry through the flavor, sights and sounds of the many
ethnicities represented in Northwest Louisiana with food, live
entertainment and a silent auction. Presented by the Multicultural
Center of the South. 6-9 p.m. $50. DiamondJack Casino & Hotel, 711
Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.mccsouth.org.
JULY 27: GRITONIAN MUSIC AND DANCE FETE. This
even aims to celebrate, raise awareness and educate our community on
the connection between music, dance and the black experience. $10,
adults; $5, children, free for children 5 and younger. 6-11 p.m. East
Bank District & Plaze, 600 Block of Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
JULY 27: SPRINKLER DAY AT THE NORTON. The
annual sprinkler day for the family with local food trucks, sprinklers
and more. 10 a.m to 1 p.m. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave.,
Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.
JULY 30: FAMILY FOOD TRUCK NIGHT. An
evening of family, food and fun with The Hot Dawg Hut, Jimbeaux’s &
Son, LLC, and Sweetport. 5-8 p.m. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit
JULY 30, AUG. 27, SEPT. 24, OCT. 29: EAST BANK MARKET. A
celebration of local vendors, handcrafted goods, artists, food and
small business to include live music, fun family activities and more.
5-9 p.m. East Bank District and Plaza, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier
City. Visit www.EastBankMarket.com.
THROUGH JULY 31: “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES” SUMMER READING PROGRAM PERFORMANCES. Shreve
Memorial Library is blasting off and invites young and old to explore
the mysteries of space in the annual Summer Reading Program with
workshops, performances and more. Check your local branch for dates and
times. Shreve Memorial Library. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.
AUG. 3: SHREVEPORT NIGHT MARKET. With
over 100 vendors and over a dozen food trucks and fun for the family.
Free. 4-9 p.m. Parking lot at St. Vincent Mall, 1133 St. Vincent Ave.,
Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportnightmarket.com
AUG. 23: WWE LIVE. Returning
with Superstars of Monday Night RAW! 7:30 p.m. CenturyLink Center, 2000
CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
SEPT. 7: BOSSIER NIGHT MARKET. With
over 200 vendors and food trucks. The largest one-day vendor event in
the South. Free. 4-9 p.m. Parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E.
Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www. BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
SEPT. 8: 3RD ANNUAL SIP UNLIMITED: A TRIBUTE TO KUAN LIM. The
food and wine event benefits deserving individuals from the local
hospitality industry. Food and wine stations will feature the work of
the area's finest culinary professionals and sommeliers for a
gastronomic adventure. Three legends will be honored: Mike Bush, Phillip
Cueller and Kuan Lim as they continue to battle serious medical issues.
$75; $150, VIP. 2-5 p.m. Visit www.eventbrite.com.
SEPT. 14: HIGHLAND JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. The 16th annual music and food event will be held on the grounds of Columbia Park in the Highland neighborhood. With music and fun for everyone, the festival will include nine bands playing from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on two stages. There will be more than 70 food and art vendors onsite and a Kids' Zone. Headliners include Buddy Flett, Shreveport Second Line Brass Band, Jimmy Wooten, and Logan and the Legendaries. Free. More information visit www.highlandjazzandblues.org.
| SUMMER CAMPS
JULY 22-26: CAMP AQUA: HEROES OF THE DEEP. Your
camper will learn about the amazing abilities of aquatic animals as
well as test a few of their own. Ages 6-12. $225 per week; discounts
available for season passholders and siblings. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(extended care available for $10 per session). Shreveport Aquarium, 601
Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportaquarium.com.
JULY 22-26: OH, SHARKS! Each day students will be exploring time with both Sci-Port and Bricks 4 Kidz instructors while they build and explore unique creations, play exciting games, learn about STEM topics, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks! Campers must be entering 1st-6th grade. $234, members; $259, non-members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com/pg/sciport/events.
JULY 29-AUG. 2: Each day students will be exploring time with both Sci-Port and Bricks 4 Kidz instructors while they build and explore unique creations, play exciting games, learn about STEM topics, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks! Campers must be entering 1st-6th grade. $234, members; $259, non-members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.facebook.com/pg/sciport/events.
| CASINO PROMOS
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. July Promotions. Friday Drawings to win a 60” TV and $1,000. 7-10 a.m. 50+ Diamond Club is every Wednesday. Must be 50 years of age or older. Entry Multiplier starts at noon. Saturday Gifts with 100 Points starts at 2 p.m., July 20, 27.
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. $9.99 Thursday buffet with Rewards Club card. $26.99 Seafood Buffet from 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Price with Rewards Club card. Free Senior Dinner Buffet is every Wednesday for guests 50 years of age or older with 5 slot points earned the same day.
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711. July Promotions. $95,000 Roads to Riches. Play daily for your chance at cash and prizes! Simply earn 5 tier points to unlock that day's game and win Reward Dollars and prizes, including additional entries into the Finale Drawing on Sept. 28. Twenty lucky guests will win $500 cash while one lucky guest will drive home in a brand new 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SUV!
HARRAH'S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Must be 21 years of age or older. See your Caesars Rewards for details. July promotions: Caesars Rewards Members that earn 100 tier credits in a day will receive at least $5 in free slot play. The offer will be emailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier: On Tuesdays & Wednesdays Caesars Rewards members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk for a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier. Build Your Bar Giveaway: On July 20, guests must earn 100 tier credits, 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m., to receive a bottle of Bacardi. Gift distribution is 6-9 p.m. at the lobby promotions desk.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. July promotions and events. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier: On Mondays and Tuesdays, swipe your Rewards Card for a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier or a 3X multiplier for video poker. Asian 3k Drawing: On Mondays, members who have 60 minutes of qualifying play can swipe their rewards card to enter into the drawing between 7 and 11:45 p.m. in the mini baccarat area. Drawings happen every half-hour starting at 8 p.m. $800 Epic Summer Drawings: Win thousands in free slot play on Fridays & Saturdays. Receive one free entry into the drawing each event day upon activation by swiping your Caesars Rewards Card, and you can also receive additional entries based on tier for every 25 tier credits earned. Earning period is 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Activation period from 5- 9:45 pm. Dare Day Club & Ultra Pool: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., $10 cover. Sat. and Sun. from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. $20 cover. Must be 21.
MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. July Promotions. $360,000 All American Giveaway: Every Friday and Saturday five names will be drawn every 30 minutes for a qualifier spot and $200 in free play. 7 p.m., activation; 8-11:30 p.m., drawings.
SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.Samstown.com. July promotions. $136,000 Ron’s Bank Roll – Fridays, July 19 and 26, from 6-10:30 p.m. and Saturdays, July 20 and 27, from 2-10:30 p.m. Every 30 minutes, one lucky guest will win $500 in cash. The winner will have 10 minutes to claim. Unclaimed winnings will be rolled into the grand finale drawing on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10:45 pm. B Connected card holders receive one free entry daily by visiting a promotional kiosk through August 31. Activate by swiping at any promotional kiosk one hour prior to drawing times. Enjoy 20x points July 20, 8 a.m.-noon and 8 p.m.-midnight. Sapphire card holders and higher will earn 20x points while playing with your B Connected card during the promotion times. Excludes video poker. On Sundays in July, Sapphire players and higher will earn 7x points while playing with your B Connected card during the promotion times from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Does not include video poker. Black Jack Tournament: – Thursdays, July 18 and 25. Register at 3 p.m. and tournament begins at 4 p.m. $20 buy-in, cash only. Winners announced at 10 p.m. in the tournament area. Latin Nights in Sam’s Town Live: July 18 and 25 from 8 p.m.- midnight with DJ Manny on Thursday nights. In addition to great music, there will be beer and margarita specials such as $3 Dos Equis longnecks and $4 margaritas, and taco and empanada specials.