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| ART/EXHIBITS

THROUGH FEB. 22: CRITICS CHOICE 2019 – VISUAL & LITERARY ARTS CRITICAL MASS 7 SOLO SHOW. Artists Linda Dickson Moss and Carolyn Breedlove exhibit a collection of award-winning visual, literary and performance arts. Free. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH FEB. 22: MATERIALITY – AN ON THE WALL EXPERIENCE. Northwest Louisiana artists take on the walls of artspace using the walls as backdrops to multiple 3D installations in fiber, textiles, clay, metal, photography and the written word. The public is also invited to paint /create directly on the opposite wall. Free. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

THROUGH FEB. 22:"THE SHAKEN FOUNDATION": ART BY LINDA DICKSON MOSS. Visual artist for last year’s Critical Mass, Moss premieres her solo exhibition of mixed media art. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport. Visit www.artspaceshreveport.com.

FEB. 14, 22: CRITICAL MASS 8 DEADLINE. Unless otherwise notified, this is a showcase of all artists in Northwest Louisiana with the requirement that the artist be self-registered on the NWLA Artists Directory as Active at the time of submission. All applications, visual, literary and performing art work, are due by 4 p.m. All actual artworks, literary works and visual art are due by 4 p.m., Feb. 22. Visit www.shrevearts.org.

FEB. 15: EXPLORING NORTHWEST LOUISIANA’S BLACK PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY. With archivist Raegan Stearns, owner of Cloud & Clay Cultural Preservation. 11 a.m. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City. Call 746-7717.

THROUGH FEB. 26: JUDGED ART SHOW. The Shreveport Art Club in collaboration with the North Louisiana Romance Writers Club presents this art show with art inspired by writing and writing inspired by art. University Gallery Center, LSUS, One University Drive, Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 28: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. Photographer Melanie Parent's contribution to the Meadow's spring exhibit offerings where she explores nostalgia and memories in her work. Parent will host a conversation about her work March 5 from 6 t0 8 p.m. Free. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd. Visit themeadowsmuseum.com.

THROUGH FEB. 29: THE K-M-R EXHIBITION. Features abstract oil paintings and nature photography by three regional artists, Karen LaBeau, Maria Markell and Ron Smith. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org.

THROUGH MARCH 15: CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. The inspiring exhibition consists of new works by the artists of Holy Angels. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.rwnaf.org.

THROUGH MARCH 13: THE SPACE TO BE: AN EXPLORATION OF FEMININE BEING. Artist Jazmin Jernigan presents this photographic exhibition about women – how they present themselves to the world and how they cultivate and express their inner strength. Central Artstation Gallery, 801 Common St., Shreveport. Visit www.shrevearts.org.

THROUGH MARCH 31: ADENA HELM. She is an acrylic and mixed media painter that uses planned and intuitive layers to capture an essence of a person, animal or flower. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH MARCH 31: VIRTUALLY ANYTHING ON VIRTUALLY ANYTHING AIRBRUSH SHOW. By artist Rod Sims. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH APRIL 18: HEATHER F. WETZEL AND SHEA HEMBREY. These two artists have joined forces to curate a gallery of their own original pieces. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.themeadowsmeseum.com.

THROUGH APRIL 18: KATHRYN KELLER'S POIGNANT GESTURES. Paintings and drawings by Alexandria, La., artist Kathryn Keller. Meadows Museum of Art, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport. Visit www.themeadowsmeseum.com

FEB. 10: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION MONTHLY MEETING. With Lily Thompson demonstrating art using thread. Free. 6-8 p.m. The Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 861-3324.

MARCH 13-14: SAINTS AND SINNERS ART SHOW. A two-night interactive art show with folk art, music history, religious artifacts. VIP showing, $30; general public, $20. 6-9 p.m. C&C Mercantile, 2430 Line Ave., Shreveport. Call 424-4406.

| 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. 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, Feb. 14; DJ Saint Clair, Feb. 15; Night Shift, Feb. 21; DJ Dynamix, Feb. 22; Electric Circus, Feb. 28; DJ Tony Martinez, Feb. 29. 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. 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: 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 6-9 p.m., Aiden Fitzgerald, Feb. 12; Jim Reed, Feb. 26; The La-Di-Das, March 4; Cheridy Adams, March 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. DiamondJacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. Flashback, Feb. 15. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 841- 1345.

NICKY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT (LA DOWNS): Live music from 6:30-10 p.m.; Flashback, March 6, April 4. 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. 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781.

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

PARADISE THEATER: Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m., Feb. 15. Exile, 8 p.m., March 7. Tickets start at $15. Jordan Davis, 8 p.m., March 27. Tickets start at $64. Gene Watson, 8 p.m., April 25. Tickets start at $15. Rodney Carrington, 8 p.m., May 8, 9. Tickets start at $45. Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

RED RIVER BREWING COMPANY: Live music with Josh Love, Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m.; Daniel Goodwill, Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m.; and Landon Lloyd Miller, Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m. 1200 Marshall St., Ste. 500, Shreveport.

RIVERDOME: Live music, special guests. Gin Blossoms and Fastball, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15; Styx, 8 p.m., Feb. 21. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 800-895-0711.

SAM'S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment all month long with Crush, 7 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 14, 15; The Syndicate, 6-11 p.m., Feb. 16; Total Choice, 7 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 21, 22; Tambria Adams, 7 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 28,29. 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711.

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

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. Dusty Rose, Feb. 14, 15; Loco-Motion, Feb. 21, 22; Bluez Boys, Feb. 28, 29. 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, La. 318-746-0711.

SUPERIOR GRILL: Live entertainment on the patio from 6:30- 10:30 p.m.; Stage Jumpers, Feb. 12; Savage Trio, Feb. 13; Audubon Place, Feb. 14; Casey Martin, Feb. 15, 27; Jimmy Wooten Band, Feb. 19; Tambria Adams, Feb. 20; Jason Sepulvado Band, Feb. 21; Keith Horton Band, Feb. 22; Professor Porkchop, Feb. 26; Heartland, Feb. 28; Fine China, Feb. 29. 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243.

SUPERIOR'S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music Skylar Smith, 6-10 p.m., Monday, Thursday, Friday; 7-11 p.m., Saturday; 5-9 p.m., Sunday; Stan Hoffman, 6-10 p.m., Tuesday; Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m., Wednesday; The Stilettos, first Friday of every month; Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.

TIKI BAR: Live music, Bucket List, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19. 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. Ambush, Feb. 14, 15. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, 711 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777.

WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Live entertainment with HWY 59, Feb. 13; Darrin Morris Band, Feb. 14; Exact, Feb. 15; Service Industry Night, Feb. 17, 22; Jay Statham and The Tokie Show, Feb. 20; Lee Mathis, Feb. 21; Kid Icarus Project, Feb. 22; Eric Craig Band, Feb. 27; Roger Delano Band, Feb. 28; Identity Crisis, Feb. 29. Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711.

| MUSIC/COMEDY

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.

FEB. 20: THE NEXT GENERATION OF DANCE – AILEY II. The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet presents the incredible spirit and energy of the renowned Alvin Ailey. Fans have been mesmerized by their U.S. and international performances under the artistic direction of Troy Powell. $45, $35 and $25. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Call 318- 226-8555 for tickets or visit www.thestrandtheatre.com.

FEB. 29: BEETHOVEN’S 7TH SYMPHONY. With conductor Michael Butterman and Orchesis Dance Company. $20-$63. 6:40 p.m., pre-concert discussion; 7:30 p.m., show. RiverView Theater, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportsymphony.com.

FEB. 29: HEART OF TEXAS HONKYTONK NIGHT. Join us for a great night of honkytonk country music featuring Darrell McCall, Tony Booth, Dallas Wayne and Justin Trevino. The party starts at 8 p.m. Margaritaville, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855- 346-2489. www.margaritavillebossiercity.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.

APRIL 10: 14TH ANNUAL SHREVEPORT BLUES FESTIVAL. Featuring Pokey Bear, Jeter Jones, O.B. Buchana, Melvia “Chick” Rodgers, Calvin Richardson and Tucka. $54-$104. 8 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

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| THEATER

FEB. 12, 18, 19, 25, 26: SLT IMPROV FEBRUARY WORKSHOP. The workshop is open to ages 18 and older and all experience levels and is taught by Kari Kennon. 6:30-8 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Text 453-1333.

FEB. 15: SENIOR THEATRE CLASS. Taught by Mary Joris, this class will include scene study, improvisation, and voice and diction. $175. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

FEB. 27-29, MARCH 1, 6-8: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. This off- Broadway musical is set in 1958 at a high school prom with four girls with big dreams. Featuring over 30 classic ‘50s and ‘60s hits. $25. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27-29, March 6, 7; 2 p.m., March 1, 8. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport. Call 424-4439.

FEB. 28-MARCH 1: CARRIE. The musical is based on Stephen King’s debut novel. $18, adults; $15, seniors and military; $10, students. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27-29; 2 p.m. March 1. Central Artstation, 801 Crockett St., Shreveport. Visit www.stagecenterla.com.

MARCH 6: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The Tony Award-winning musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. $25 (student) - $75. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www. thestrandtheatre.com.

MARCH 27: BEAUTIFUL. The true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar. $25 (student) - $79. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.thestrandtheatre.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 MARCH 28-NOV. 14: 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.

FEB. 13: GENEALOGY 101: LOVE AND MARRIAGE. Learn the basics of genealogy searches with a focus on marriage records. 2 p.m. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City. Call 746-7717.

FEB. 14: WOMEN OF COMMUNITY RENEWAL VALENTINE'S LUNCHEON. With guest speaker Junny Henson, a Christian comedian and inspirational speaker. $25. 11:30 a.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Call 425-3222.

FEB. 15: HEART DISEASE AWARENESS SEMINAR. Take control of your heart health. Participants are encouraged to bring lab reports. Free. Fitness Lady, 1700 Old Minden Road, #180, Bossier City. Call 747-1897.

FEB. 15: 2020 GREEN THUMB SEMINAR & PRUNING DAY. An educational seminar with Connie Reeve with hands-on pruning on the grounds. Please bring your gloves and pruners. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Klima Rose Hall, The American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Call 938-5402.


FEB. 18, 21, 25, 27: MAKE & GO TEAM. This team will introduce kids and teens to the world of engineering and technology using Snap Circuit workshops. For kids and teens 8 and older. Various times and Shreve Memorial Library branch locations. Visit www.shreve-lib.org.

FEB. 20: 20TH ANNIVERSARY SOX GALA. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of Shreveport Opera Xpress in the community with a dinner and concert. $100. 7 p.m. The Petroleum Club, 416 Travis St., Shreveport. Visit www.shreveportopera.org.

FEB. 22: ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. For caregivers and patients of Alzheimer’s or dementia with special guest Paige Parker. Free. Fitness Lady, 1700 Old Minden Road, #180, Bossier City. Call 747-1897.

FEB. 27: GO RED FOR WOMEN TAILGATE IN RED. This empowering evening event focuses on building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support heart disease and stroke research in our community. With tailgate fun, a health fair and a dinner featuring Rob Smat. $100. 5:30 p.m., pep rally and health fair. 7 p.m., dinner. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport. Visit www.nwlagored.heart.org.

MARCH 4-15: VENARDOS CIRCUS. A Broadwaystyle animal free circus that has been reinvented for the next generation. $25, adults; $15, 12 and under. Riverview Park, 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.venardoscircus.com.

MARCH 9: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION MONTHLY MEETING. Open to all. 6-8 p.m. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier city. Call 861-3324.

MARCH 13-15: COLE KICKIN' MUSIC FESTIVAL. An outdoor event that honors fallen area musicians and artists. All ages until 9 p.m. each night, then 21 +. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 13; 11-2 a.m., March 14; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., March 15. Bayou Thunder Saloon, 1910 Market St., Shreveport. Visit www.colekickinmusicfestival.com.

MARCH 14: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING. With guest speakers Phil and Debi Adderley, genealogist and family historian. Free. 1-3 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.altgenealogy.com.

MARCH 14: SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN-SHREVEPORT GALA. A night of fun and fundraising for children with guest speaker Austin Oliver, former patient and current Shriner. $125. 6 p.m., reception; 7 p.m., doors open. Eldorado Resort and Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. Visit www.firstshriners.org.

MARCH 21: BOSSIER CITY MAKERS FAIR. With over 100 local makers, artists, crafters and food trucks. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Louisiana Boardwalk, 540 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.BossierCityMakersFair.com.

MARCH 21: 5TH ANNUAL DOUGHNUT DASH 5K. Free Southern Maid doughnuts at the start line and free craft beer at the finish line to benefit MLK Health Center & Pharmacy. $25, early bird registration. Red River Brewing, 1200 Marshall St., #500, Shreveport. Call 227-2912.

MARCH 28: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION DNA WORKSHOP. With Tarah Thomas as guest speaker and information on DNA testing. Free. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.altgenealogy.com.

MARCH 31: BOUQUETS 2020 - A SOUTHERN FOOD & FLORAL DEMONSTRATION. The Shreveport Garden Study Club hosts its biennial floral design symposium with Greg Campbell, Erick New, Elizabeth Heiskell as featured speakers. $60. 10:30 a.m. to noon. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. Visit www.bouquets2020.eventbrite.com.

APRIL 3: SMOKIN’ ON THE RED. Premium cigar event with door prizes, food and drinks, music and more. All entries include a premium cigar from each cigar rep. $59, through April 3; $70 at the door; $79, VIP. 5-9 p.m. Tobacco House at Eddie's Tavern, 1701 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. Call 861-2243.

APRIL 23: SHREVEPORT LITTLE THEATRE GUILD’S SPRING GALA. With a plated dinner, entertainment, live auctions and a silent auction of hand-painted chairs by local artists. 6 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome, 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. Visit www.shreveportlittletheatre.com.

MAY 9: KEGS & CORKS CRAFT BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL. Local and regional breweries and wineries will provide samples along with local eateries and live music. $48.50. 1-6 p.m. East Bank District & Plaza, 600 Barksdale Blvd., Block 630, Bossier City. Visit www.eventbrite.com.

| MARDI GRAS

FEB. 15: KREWE OF CENTAUR PARADE XXIX. One of the largest parades in Louisiana with giant, colorful floats, marching bands and more. 3:30 p.m. Visit www.kreweofcentaur.org.

FEB. 22: KREWE OF GEMINI MARDI GRAS PARADE XXXI. This parade was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society and features large, colorful floats, marching bands and more. 3:30 p.m. Visit www.kreweofgemini.com.

FEB. 22: KREWE DE PROVENANCE MARDI GRAS PARADE. With food for purchase, drink specials, king cakes and live music. 10:30 a.m. Provenance Community, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport. Visi the event on Facebook.

FEB. 23: KREWE OF HIGHLAND MARDI GRAS PARADE XXV. This parade is known for its unique throws and its variety of floats. 2 p.m. Visit www.thekreweofhighland.org.

FEB. 25: 4TH ANNUAL FAT TUESDAY CHILDREN'S PARADE. This family parade features floats and fun for kids. 6:30 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall, 2950 E. Texas St., #212, Bossier City.

| CASINO PROMOS

BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, 746-0711. www.boomtownbossier.com. February Promotions. $15K Mardi Gras Madness. Two names will be drawn every 30 minutes starting at 6 p.m., Feb. 14, 21. Prizes range from $100 to $750 in Free SlotPlay. Leap Year Drawings. Two names will be drawn every 15 minutes to win prizes ranging from $100 to $500 in Free SlotPlay beginning at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, 29. One person will win $1,000 in cash at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 29 for the final drawing. Cattleman’s Buffet Specials: Taste of LA, dinner buffet from 4-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday in February. $24.95 with mychoice card. Valentine’s Day Crab Fest, 4-10 p.m., Feb. 14, $32.95 with mychoice card.

DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. See Rewards Club for details. Restrictions apply. New Member. Receive up to a $100 refund in the mail. Mail offer based on play. Happy Birthday. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present from us.

LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Salute to our troops. 25% off every day at Legends Buffet. Must have military I.D. to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. $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.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 877-602-0711. February Promotions. Roads to Riches Daily Swipe. All ONE Club card holders can play once per day at any ONE Club kiosk. Guests must earn a minimum of five tier points to activate that day's game and prizes. $20,000 “Krewe of the Big Screen” TV Giveaway. Entry earning period is from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21, 28. Activate entries from 7-10:45 p.m. Drawing times are every 20 minutes from 8-11 p.m. Each winner will receive a 55-inch 4K big screen TV! $12,000 Super Sunday Cash Drawings. Every Sunday from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Card activation from 1 – 4:45 p.m. each promotional day. Drawings will be held every 20 minutes from 2-5 p.m. $35,000 Sweetheart’s Choice Gift Card Drawing. Entry earning period is from 4:30 a.m. through Feb. 15. Activate entries from 5- 11:45 p.m. Drawing times are every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight. Each winner will receive a gift card ranging in value from $150 to $5,000! $35,000 Big Deal Cash Drawing. Each winner will have the option of keeping the $500 or choosing a briefcase with prizes ranging from $150 to $5,000!

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. February Promotions. Caesars Rewards members can play the Founding Fortunes Kiosk game for a chance to win up to $500 in Free Slot Play if they reveal a face on Feb. 17. Guests who play and do not reveal a face will receive a 3X Reward Credit Multiplier. $12K Lover’s Loot. 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. Starting at 4 p.m., winners will be announced every hour until 10 p.m. for a chance to win up to $400 in Free Slot Play. $15K We Heart 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. Starting 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. 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 kiosk to receive their dining credit which is valid for seven days.

HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. February Promotions. $90,000 Legendary Fourtunes Drawings. On Fridays and Saturdays win up to $1,000 I Free Slot Play. Five winners will be selected every half hour from 6-9:30 p.m. to receive $200 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., two winners will be selected to win $1,000 in Free Slot Play. Activation is from 5-9:45 p.m. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier. On Mondays, 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. Asian 3K Drawing. On Mondays, Caesars Rewards Members 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 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 Mini Baccarat Tournament is Feb. 14-28. Round 1 has seven sessions: 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11 p.m., 11:45 p.m., 12:30 a.m. Final round is 1:15 a.m.

MARGARITAVILLE CASINO AND RESORT: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489. www. margaritavillebossiercity.com. February Promotions. Lagniappe Cash Giveaway. Win a share of $100K starting at 6 p.m., Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. Leap into Jeep Qualifier. Win up to $1,000 in Free SlotPlay or promo chip or a brand new 2020 Jeep Wrangler, 7 p.m., Feb. 29.

SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.Samstown.com. February Promotions. Blizzards of Cash. You could be one of three winners at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m., Feb. 15, 22, 29 to step in the Money Booth to grab and keep as much cash as you can! Emerald, Onyx and Titanium cardholders get 60 seconds in the booth, and Ruby and Sapphire cardholders get 30 seconds in the booth. Plus, earn 10X Entries every Monday and Tuesday. All B Connected card holders receive one free entry daily by visiting a promotional kiosk through Feb. 29. Golden Arm Craps Promotion. Roll to win over $5,000 in cash and promo chips in our Golden Arm Craps promotion through March 28. Earn tickets daily with rolls of the dice; two chances to redeem, Feb. 15 and March 21. Be one of the top 20 players between Feb. 15 – March 21 and qualify for the bonus drawing on March 28. The bonus drawing includes a trip to Las Vegas to play in the Golden Arm Tournament. Blackjack Tournament. Registration starts at 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 22, 29 in Pit 3 in the table games area of the casino floor. $20 entry fee. The prize payout is $1,500.00 guaranteed. Mardi Gras Kiosk. Earn 20 Tier Credits and swipe your B Connected card at any promotional kiosk to win your Mardi Gras prize from noon to 8 p.m., Feb. 25. Also, stop by the B Connected desk between noon and 8 p.m. for free Mardi Gras beads. $100,000 New Member Scratch and Win. New members who sign up for a B Connected card through March 31 will receive a scratch card with a guaranteed prize of $5 B Rewards playable on all your favorite slots. Additional prizes include more B Rewards, trips, electronics packages and up to $100,000 in cash! Plus, build your own bonus. New members will receive an additional prize up to $200 in B Rewards. Just swipe at the end of your visit to see what your offer is and qualify for the best B Rewards bonus.

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