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| ART/EXHIBITS

THROUGH DEC. 7: FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE HOOVER WATERCOLOR SOCIETY. Free. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-5:30 pm.; Sat., 12-4:30 p.m. Norsworthy Fine Arts Gallery. 214 Texas St., Shreveport. (318)424-6764.

THROUGH DEC. 15: HEART OF THE MATTER: THE CELEBRATION OF ESSENTIAL IN EVERYDAY LIFE. James Michalopoulos’ brightly colored oil paintings feature exaggerated viewpoints and skewed perspectives. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

THROUGH DEC. 21: FRIENDSWITHYOU. International retrospective art exhibition by the creators of Rainbow City (a companion event of giant inflatables, now open at the new Caddo Common Park), Arturo Sandoval III and Samuel L. Borkson. The artists use the various mediums of painting, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, live performances, virtual reality and animation to encourage people to relate to one another through their art. They have taken this message to Hong Kong, Toronto, New York and Miami. Free. Artspace, 709 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH DEC. 27: LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS EXHIBITION. Features oil paintings and graphic works. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 315 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

THROUGH JAN. 9: CHRISTMAS AT THE NORTON. The Norton celebrates the original meaning of these holy days with a gorgeous poinsettia tree, celebrating the Mexican legend of the poinsettia as a gift to the baby Jesus. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

THROUGH JAN. 31: BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW. This year’s theme encourages students from Bossier Parish elementary, middle and high schools to produce artworks that showcase what it means to them to be a hero or to honor someone in their life that gives them inspiration. An opening reception is from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 10. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

DEC. 4: DOWNTOWN ART WALK. Jump on the Jolly Trolley and ride to stops around downtown. Enjoy Christmas in all its forms and get your holiday shopping completed in one evening! Starts at Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.downtownshreveport.com

DEC. 8: HIGHLAND OPEN STUDIO TOURS SUNDAYS. With art, music, holiday shopping and more. Noon to 4 p.m. 424 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 286-3846.

DEC. 11-JAN. 29: THINKING MONEY FOR KIDS. A multimedia traveling exhibition for children 7-11 designed to teach kids and their families about money with games, activities and more. Hamilton/South Caddo Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library, 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. Visit www.shreve-lib.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.

AMERICAN LEGION #14: Karaoke with Jay Couger or Dickie Turner 5:30 p.m. every Sunday; Flashback, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 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.

BAYOU THUNDER SALOON. 5 Star Karaoke Plus, 6-11 p.m. every Sunday; 8 p.m. to midnight. Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 848-7732.

BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: Live entertainment starts at 8 p.m. 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 272- 1643.

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. Eldorado Resort Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway. Call 877-602-0711.

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: Dorsey Summerfield Jr., 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; Winston Hall and Chris Allen, 6-9 p.m. every Sunday night in the Green Room. 6535 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-8866.

CLARION INN: Winston Hall and Chris Allen, The Three Dons, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Fridays. 4000 Industrial Drive, Bossier City. Call 747-0711.

COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 11:30 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday. 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262.

EL POTRILLO. Joanitones, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 798-0040.

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. Live music is from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday night. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.

FRANK'S PIZZA NAPOLETANO. Live music on the patio, The La-Di-Das, Dec. 4; Jeremy Hurst, Dec. 11; Eric Charles, Dec. 18. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 230-7130.

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.

LEGENDS THEATRE: Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight, Flashback, Dec. 6, 7; Ambush, Dec. 13-14. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music, Flashback, Dec. 14. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 841-1345.

NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (LA DOWNS). Live music from 6:30-10 p.m., The Brothers Band, Dec. 20; Flashback, Dec. 28. 7960 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Call 79-2446.

NOBLE SAVAGE: Open 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Dirty Redd's Open Jam Session featuring area artists playing all-around good music every Thursday, Bad Santa Party, 9 p.m., Dec. 7. 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781.

THE PORT GRILL: Food, live entertainment. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Ste. C.

PARADISE THEATER: James Burton’s Rockin’ Louisiana Christmas, 8 p.m., Dec. 21. Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley, 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY: 1200 Marshall St., Ste. 500, Shreveport.

RIVERDOME: Live music, special guests. Tanya Tucker and Marty Stuart, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13. John Fogerty, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 28. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

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; Ambush, Dec. 20, 21, 29.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. 752-3633. Tickets available at www.outhousetickets.com.

THREE DONS: Winston Hall and Chris Allen 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday. 4000 Industrial Drive, Bossier City. 703- 3120.

SUNDANCE CANTINA BAR AT BOOMTOWN: Live music is from 8 p.m. to midnight. 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, 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.

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. 868-6410. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport.

WHISKEY JACKS MUSIC AND SPIRITS: Live entertainment 6-10 p.m., Thursdays, 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays. Flashback, Dec. 6, 7; Ambush, Dec. 13, 14; Lee Mathis Band, Dec. 20, 21; Chris McCaa, Dec. 26; Side FX, Dev. 27, 28; Winston Hall, Dec. 29; Beaux Atkins, Dec. 30; DJ Crowd Pleaser, 5-9 p.m., Dec. 31; Dusty Rose Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Dec. 31. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Live entertainment. Tambria Adams, Dec. 5; Kid Icarus Group, Dec. 6; Gary Patrick Band, Dec. 12; Nashville South, Dec. 13; Jimmy Lewis & 8 Second Ride, Dec. 14; What The Funk?!, Dec. 19; the Syndicate, Dec. 20; The Mix, Dec. 21; Hand On, Dec. 26; The Bluebirds, Dec. 27; Ambush, Dec. 28; Southern Roots, Dec. 31. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711.

| MUSIC/COMEDY

DEC. 13: CODY JINKS. Tickets on sale now for the biggest independent country music artist. $15-$100. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

DEC. 21: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. "The Prophecy Show" tickets on sale now. $53, $45, $65. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

DEC. 27: CHRISTMAS COMEDY FESTIVAL. Featuring Lavell Crawford. $46, general admission. $60, VIP. 8 p.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

FEB. 14: FOREIGNER. Tickets on sale now for their “The Hits” tour. $38.75-$129.75. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

MARCH 6: DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! Tickets on sale now. $59.50-$89.50. 7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

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| THEATER

DEC. 5: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with the perfect holiday event. $55, $45, $35, $25 (student). 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

DEC. 6: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE. A fresh take on a timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the story live on stage. $26.50-$46.50. 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

DEC.12-15,19-22: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. The holiday classic based on the movie of the same name. $25. 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m., Sundays. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.

JAN. 3-5: FROZEN, JR. The beloved winter musical from Disney comes to the local stage presented by The Academy of Children’s Theatre. $15. 7 p.m., Jan. 3, 2 p.m., Jan. 4; 3 p.m., Jan. 5. Visit www.actlouisiana.com.

JAN. 3-5: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME. The best-selling novel is brought to live on stage by Stage Center. $20, adults; $18, senior and military; $15, students. 7:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 4; 2 p.m., Jan. 5. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.StageCenterLA.com.

| 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.

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: 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.

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.

THROUGH DEC. 22: LE MARCHE DE NOEL. Each weekend (Friday-Sunday) will feature different artisan and craft vendors, ferris wheel for family-friendly fun! Downtown Shreveport riverfront. Visit www.facebook.com.

THROUGH DEC. 22: RED RIVER EXPRESS. The 45-minute boat ride is a holiday experience that is fun for the young and young at heart with treats, carols and Mrs. Claus story-telling. $25, Tuesday through Thursday; $30, Friday through Sunday. 5, 6, 7 p.m. Visit www.shreveportaquarium.com/redriverexpress.

THROUGH JAN. 30: SNO-PORT. A temporary winter-themed interactive exhibit that will showcase the wonders and science of snow. $10, adults; $5 children 12 and under; $5 Sci-Port members. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.sci-port.org.

DEC. 4: WATERFALLS RECEPTION. This new exhibit features breathtaking waterfalls from all around the globe. 5-9 p.m. Marlene Yu Museum, 710 Travis St., Shreveport. Visit www.rainforestartfoundation.org.

DEC. 5: JINGLE MINGLE. The Woman’s Department Club is collecting unwrapped toys, food items and Christmas socks for local nonprofits. 9-11 a.m. Woman’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

DEC. 6: CENTENARY COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. With the theme “Joy,” this service features gatherings, music and a program of Lessons and Carols. Free. 5:30 p.m. Brown Chapel, Centenary College Campus, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Call 869-5112.

DEC. 6: YULE BALL. Inspired by the world of Harry Potter, this event is a change for youth in grades 6-12 to enjoy a night out with enchanting mix of magical fun! Free, but permission slips must be signed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library Main Branch, 424 Texas St. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

DEC. 6: TINSEL. Tinsel shoppers begin and end at Superior Steakhouse and are chauffeured to multiple stops along Line Avenue, shopping in the area’s most popular stores, in a private after-hours environment. Participating stores offer a variety of complimentary food, beverage, entertainment and discounts to Tinsel shoppers. The evening ends at the official Tinsel Afterparty. $30. Line Avenue Shopping District, 855 Pierremont Road, Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportevent.com/events/tinsel.

DEC. 6-8, 13-23: CHRISTMAS IN ROSELAND. With new lights, events, features and more! This walking tour through The American Rose Center is a holiday event for the entire family. 5:30 -10 p.m. $5 per person or $20 per carload. The American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Visit www.christmasinroseland.org.

DEC. 7: CHRISTMAS ON CADDO FIREWORKS FESTIVAL. With food vendors, live music and family activities. 3:30 p.m., festival opens. 6:30 p.m., fireworks start. Earl G. Williamson Park, 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City. Visit www.christmascaddofireworks.com.

DEC. 7: HIGHLAND HOLIDAY HOME TOUR. Tour beautiful homes in the historic Highland and Fairfield districts with complimentary transportation. $15 discounted tickets; $20 at the door. 5-9 p.m. Event starts at Woman’s Department Club, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Visit www.restorehighland.org.

DEC. 8: WESSELHOEFT: TRADED TO THE ENEMY. Ruston resident Wes Wesselhoeft will share his story and sign his book. 2 p.m. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City. Call 746-7717.

DEC. 8: SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS BRASSED. The annual concert from the I-49 Brass Quintet to benefit the Salvation Army that offers holiday favorites covering a wide range of musical styles. $10. 3 p.m. Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport. Call 868-3659.

DEC. 9: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION MONTHLY MEETING. This month will feature a Christmas party with refreshments, social time and an activity. Free. 6-8 p.m. The Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 965-0798.

DEC. 9: KCS HOLIDAY EXPRESS. Visit Santa Claus and walk through the train filled with holiday displays. Free. 4 p.m. 4500 N. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.kcsouthern.com.

DEC. 13-14: SHOP TIL YOU DROP ARTS, CRAFT & GIFT SHOW. A sale in every booth! Door prizes given away hourly with a special appearance from the Grinch and other characters. $4, children 10 years and under are free. 3-7 p.m., Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 14.

DEC. 14: BOSSIER HOLIDAY NIGHT MARKET. The largest one-day vendor event in the area with over 150 vendors and food trucks. Free. 3-9 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.bossiernightmarket.com.

DEC. 14-15: CHRISTMAS IN CANDYVILLE. Kids of all ages are invited to to the season’s sweetest holiday event where the CenturyLink Center will be transformed into a landscape of interactive, holiday, confectionery bliss with activities, crafts, food, fun and more. $10. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 14; noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 15. Visit www.centurylinkcenter.com.

DEC. 21: ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. For caregivers of those with dementia or Alzheimer’s led by Stacey Hand. Free. 9 a.m. Fitness Lady, 1700 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Call 747-1897.

DEC. 21: HOLIDAY POPS. With Broadway stars Hugh Panaro and Sarah Jane McMahon and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. $25-$69. 7:30 p.m. RiverView Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

DEC. 21: YOGIE AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE. All proceeds go to the care of the Yogie and Friends cats. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.yogieandfriends.org.

DEC. 23: WALK-ON'S INDEPENDENCE BOWL BIG GAME SHOW. Before the teams play in the Independence Bowl, they will have to battle it out in an array of game show-style competitions. Family fun event. 5:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.WalkOndIndependenceBowl.com.

DEC. 24: FCA BREAKFAST. The annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast is presented each year for the Walk-On's Independence Bowl's participating teams and their coaching and administrative staff offering breakfast, and featured speakers who give their personal testimonies. 7:30 a.m. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Visit www. WalkOndIndependenceBowl.com.

DEC. 26: WALK-ON'S INDEPENDENCE BOWL PARADE AND PEP RALLY. The Krewe of Gemini and the team bands and spirit squads will parade down the Louisiana Boardwalk, followed by a pep rally and battle of the bands at the conclusion of the parade. 9 a.m. Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.WalkOndIndependenceBowl.com.

DEC. 26: WALK-ON'S INDEPENDENCE BOWL COCA-COLA FAN FEST & TAILGATE PARTY. Food options from local chef Jason Brady will be available, New Orleans brass band Cha Wa will be performing, and the battle of the bands will continue! Enjoy the music, familyfriendly entertainment and activities, and Louisiana game day atmosphere! 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., outside Independence Stadium, 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.WalkOndIndependenceBowl.com.

DEC. 26: 2019 WALK-ON'S INDEPENDENCE BOWL. Don't miss the chance to watch future NFL stars play in Shreveport at the 11th-oldest bowl game in college football. Individual tickets start at just $30, and group tickets are just $15. 3 p.m. Independence Stadium, 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.WalkOndIndependenceBowl.com.

JAN. 1: FIREWORKS OVER WINDRUSH. See fireworks, enjoy holiday treats with food trucks and live music. 5 p.m. Windrush Lake Overlook, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.yourprovenance.com.

JAN. 11: THE MUSIC OF QUEEN. Windborne Music and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to the timeless of Queen. $25-$69. 7:30 p.m. RiverView Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

FEB. 1: BOSSIER NIGHT MARKET. The largest one-day vendor event in the area with over 150 vendors and food trucks. Free. 4-9 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot, 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City. Visit www.bossiernightmarket.com.

| RAINBOW CITY EVENTS

DEC. 6: FRIENDS FEST. Featuring Space Kadet and Ryan Visor. $10. 7-10 p.m. Caddo Common Park, 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.friendswithyoushreveport.com.

DEC. 7: WHIMSICAL WAFFLES & WILLIAM JOYCE. Bring the family for the Waffle Walk with Nicholas St. North from William Joyce’s popular movie, “Rise of the Guardians!” $10-$20. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Caddo Common Park, 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.friendswithyoushreveport.com.

DEC. 8: BALDERAS BRUNCH IN RAINBOW CITY. Hosted by Gabriel Balderas of El Cabo Verde. 12:30-3 p.m. Visit www.friendswithyoushreveport.com.

| 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. December Promotions. $20,000 Magic of the Holidays Giveaway. Win up to $1,000 cash or electronics! Drawings are from 7-10 p.m. every Friday. New Year’s Eve Count down to Cash is Dec. 31 with drawings from 2-11:30 p.m. Free cash and JackPlay, drawings, free party favors, free champagne toast at midnight and free live music. Win up to $2,020 cash as we count down to the New Year 2020! Jingle Bells Swipe and Win is from noon to 6 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday. Win gifts, points and more! Guaranteed with every play! 50+ Diamond Club is every Wednesday. Entry Multiplier with 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold. Enroll at a kiosk starting at noon. Saturday Gift with 100 Points on Dec. 21. Pick up gift with 100 points earned same day. Enroll at a kiosk starting at 2pm. While supplies last. Deck the Halls Giveaway with drawings from 5-9 p.m. every Thursday. Win up to $1,000 Cash! Earn entries Sunday through Thursday. 3X entries Mondays and Tuesdays. Holiday Gift Shop is from 2-6 p.m., Dec. 22-24. For every 10 points earned you will receive a voucher redeemable in our holiday gift shop. Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Drive through Dec. 7. Bring new, unwrapped toys to designated bins around DiamondJacks property to be donated to families in the Shreveport/Bossier area. All donations go to the Salvation Army Angel Tree. 100 New Slot Games. 100 new slot games have hit the casino floor!100 new ways to win! Kiosk Reward 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!

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 five slot points earned the same day. $18.99 Cajun Buffet with all-you-can-eat Cajun favorites. 4:30-10 p.m. every Saturday. $16.99 Christmas Day buffet with all-you-can-eat holiday favorites. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 4:30-9 p.m., Dec. 25. $26.99 Surf and Turf New Year’s Eve Buffet. All-you-can-eat prime rib and crab leg buffet. 4:30-10 p.m., Dec. 31.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711.

HARRAH'S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Must be 21 years of age or older. See your Caesars Rewards for details. December Promotions. Return Rewards. Caesars Rewards Members that earn 100 Tier Credits in a day will receive at least $5 in Free Slot Play. The Free Slot Play offer will be emailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Member must read and accept emailed offer and redeem within 24 hours of receiving email at the Caesars Rewards Kiosk. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. On Tuesdays & Wednesdays Caesars Rewards members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. Caesars Rewards members have a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier: Gold & Platinum guests are guaranteed at least 3X multiplier. Diamond guests are guaranteed at least 5X multiplier. Seven Star guests are guaranteed at least a 7X multiplier. Holly Jolly Drawings. Every Friday, Caesars Rewards members can swipe their Caesars Rewards card for a chance to win Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Caesars Rewards members receive one free entry upon activation; additional entries are earned based on Tier. At 4 p.m., winners will be announced every half-hour until 10 p.m. for a chance to win up to $600 in Free Slot Play. Frosty’s Free Play Drawings. Every Saturday, Caesars Rewards members can swipe their Caesars Rewards card for a chance to win Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3-9:45 p.m. All Caesars Rewards members receive one free entry  upon activation; additional entries are earned based on Tier. At 4 p.m., winners will be announced every hour until 10 p.m. for a chance to win up to $600 in Free Slot Play. Build Your Bar Giveaway. On Dec. 14, select guests must earn 100 Tier Credits to receive a bottle of Jim Beam Bourbon. 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. Fuddruckers Special. Earn 100 On Fridays and Saturdays. Caesars 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). Caesars Reward members must swipe card at a redemption kiosks to receive their dining credit which is valid for seven days. New Year’s Eve Hot Seat Drawings. On Dec. 31, Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards card for a chance at the Hot Seat! Activation is from 5-11 p.m. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 Tier Credits during the earning period. Starting at 7:20 p.m., every hour until 11:20 p.m. a winner will be called to receive $300 Free Slot Play. As a bonus, the guest sitting directly to the left and to the right of the winner will each win $150 in Free Slot Play if the guest has active play. New Year’s Eve Lobby Party. Rock in the New Year at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs at the best party around. The fun starts at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, in the Harrah’s Lobby! There is no cover! Dance the night away to live music by favorites, MissUsed and DJ Love. At midnight, we will count down the clock to 2020 in true Harrah’s fashion, then light up the sky with a Fireworks Spectacular around 12:05 am. We’ll provide the party favors and a great time – come out and play!

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. December Promotions. 2020 Range Rover Evoque Giveaway. A New Year, New Ride for one lucky winner on Dec. 27! Someone will drive away in a 2020 Range Rover Evoque. All Caesars Rewards members will receive one free entry into the drawing and can also earn additional entries based on Tier. All guests will receive 10X entries on select Sundays and Thursdays throughout December. Activation is from 5-9:30 p.m., Dec. 27. At 10 p.m., 10 winners will be announced, nine will receive a share of $6,000 in Free Slot Play, and one will receive the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. Merry Money Cash Drawings. Horseshoe Bossier City is hosting Merry Money Cash Drawings Fridays and Saturdays in December (excluding Dec. 27) for a chance to win big. All Caesars Rewards card holders will receive one free entry each promotional day upon activation. Additional entries can be received based on tier for every 25 Tier Credits earned on each promotional day. Three winners will be called every hour from 6-9 p.m. to claim $750 in cash. At 10 p.m., one winner will be called to claim $1,000 in cash, plus any unclaimed cash from drawings the same evening. 10X Tier Credit Multiplier is Dec. 20-21. The more Tier Credits you earn, the more perks you get. Just remember to show your Caesars Rewards card with everything you do! Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. Every Monday and Tuesday, Caesars Rewards Members can swipe their Caesars Rewards Card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier or a 3X multiplier for Video Poker. Guests can swipe their Caesars Rewards card at any Promotional Kiosk. Asian 3K Drawing. On Mondays, Caesars Rewards Members who have 60 minutes of qualifying play can swipe their Caesars Rewards Card to activate their entry into the drawing between 7-11:45 p.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every halfhour 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, Caesars Rewards Members can swipe their Caesars Rewards Cards 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. Christmas Gift Series. On Wednesdays, select 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. Asiam Mini Baccarat Tournaments Fridays In December (excluding Dec. 13, 27). Round 1 will consist of 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 at 1:15 a.m. $50K Twin Slot Tournaments is Dec. 27-29.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.com. December Promotions. Big Screen Blowout. Names are drawn every 30 minutes from 8-10:30 p.m. on Fridays to recieve $250 in Free SlotPlay or a 50” TV. One name will be drawn at 11 p.m. to win $1,500 in Free SlotPlay and a 50” TV. $50K Happy Harley Days Giveaway. Three names are drawn every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. every Saturday in December for a chance to win Free SlotPlay worth $250-$750. Guests are narrowed down to five finalists at 11 p.m., and the finalists choose a suitcase to recieve $250 in Free SlotPlay or win a Harley. Chevy Silverado Giveaway. Ten finalists will be identified, and nine will recieve $1,000 in Free SlotPlay or promotional chips, and one will win a Chevy Silverado at 6 p.m. on Dec. 30.

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

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