THROUGH JANUARY 30: 2020-2021 Bossier Parish Student Art Show, “History Has Its Eyes On You." Bossier Arts Council East Bank and Emerging Galleries. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at Michael@bossierarts. org or call, 318-741-8310.
THROUGH JANUARY 2: BAILEY ART GALLERY, From
established artists to the up-and-coming, the finest unique works this
corner of the South has to offer. Now showing: “Mixing Oil and Water”
with Represented Artist Mike Torma. Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday: 1 - 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 12 - 4:30 p.m. 214 Texas St.,
Shreveport. For more information or private showing, call 318-424-6764.
THROUGH JANUARY 8: THE LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS EXHIBITION will be on display in the West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Admission free and tours available by appointment. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. For more information, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
CHIANTI: Dorsey Summerfield Jr., 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 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.
FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music is from 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday night. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.
FRANK'S PIZZA: Live
music Dec. 17, Jimmy Wooten, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 23, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9
p.m.; Dec. 31, Jim Reed, 6-9 p.m. For details 318-560-3278. Ask for
GREAT RAFT BREWING: 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 734-9881.
SUPERIOR'S STEAKHOUSE: Live
piano music every weekend. The Stilettos, 6-10 p.m. first Friday of
every month; every other Friday, Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m.; first
Saturday of the month, Skylar Smith. Every other Saturday, Daniel Ley
Duo. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TWISTED ROOT: Monday Night is Trivia Night from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays live music on the patio from 6-9 p.m., Buddy Flett. 868-6410. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 18-20: STAGE CENTER'S VIRTUAL PRODUCTION OF ANNIE, (JUNIOR EDITION). This winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical, based on the popular comic strip, "Annie Jr." features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Friday @ 6 p.m. (In-person watch party or stream from anywhere), Saturday @ 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. (In-person watch party or stream from anywhere), Sunday @ 2 p.m. (Stream from anywhere only). Tickets $15 single view/ $30 household for streaming only. For other options and levels of participation, call 318-218-9978 or email email@example.com.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
MASTER GARDENER CLASS: The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for the next Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Class, scheduled for January through March. Membership is open to all adults in Northwest Louisiana. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday for 10 weeks, starting Jan. 21. Class is limited. Contact Mark Wilson at 318-698-0010 or download a form from https://nwlamg. weebly.com/forms.html.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS: MINI-MERCANTILE MARKET. Local
artists and one local chef will present their local talent and their
merchandise in a great downtown setting. The store will be open, and if
you are interested in being a vendor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 1110 Texas Ave., Shreveport.
THROUGH DECEMBER: LOUISIANA HOLIDAY TRAIL OF LIGHTS is
an eight-city North Louisiana tradition offering Christmas festivals,
awe-inspiring lighted displays, traditional Cajun and Creole culinary
experiences, firework displays, walking tours, holiday home tours and
many other exciting festivities. From east to west on I-20, and north to
south on I-49. Plan your trip today to Alexandria-Pineville, Minden,
Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Shreveport- Bossier. For more
information visit www.holidaytrailoflights.com.
THROUGH DECEMBER 23: BELIEVE! The
magic of Christmas awaits at the Shreveport Aquarium and the
interactive Christmas journey through the aquarium, which will be
immersed in the biggest, brightest and most beautiful decorations.
Available during regular hours Sunday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those looking for an evening
experience complete with cocoa, cookies and a photo opp with Santa,
enjoy "Believe Lights the Night!" on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5
to 8 p.m. For more information and costs per age group, go to www.shreveportaquarium.com.
THROUGH DECEMBER 23: CHRISTMAS IN ROSELAND. A
three-quarter-mile walk through of the gardens lit with beautiful
Christmas lights. The 38th year will dazzle with the addition of 30,000
LED lights sure to impress. From the wall of LED to a 25-foot Eiffel
Tower, there is something for all ages. On Dec. 17, Shreveport
Metropolitan Ballet will perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker.” Dec.
20, Joanie of The Joanitones will perform solo. On Monday, Dec. 23,
fireworks at Roseland and a candlelight singalong with every night
having a Marshmallow Station! Admission $5 per person or $20 for a
carload, 2 years and under free. American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson
Paige Road, Shreveport. For more information, call 318-938-5402 or visit
DECEMBER 18: EAST BANK HOLIDAY MARKET. Visit 35 local vendors selling beautiful works of art, hot cocoa bombs,
homemade wreaths, Christmas decor, food trucks and more! Santa will even
be on site with his sleigh to take pictures with the kiddos and the
kiddos at heart. KTBS 3 will stream musical performances and the
Talented Arts Students will be singing carols. COVID restrictions apply.
Please be courteous and wear your mask. For more information, please
call 318-741-8310 or email at email@example.com.
JANUARY 1: NEW YEAR’S DAY FIREWORKS. Provenance will host a New Year's Day celebration with music, food trucks and fireworks from 5 to 7 p.m. at Windrush Lake Overlook, 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport 71106.
FEB. 10, 2021: VIVA LAS VEGAS! The 68th Annual Loyola Style Show (postponed from fall) will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. This is the biggest fundraiser for the seniors at Loyola College Prep. Event chairmen are Aimee Ballard, Joanna Kelly and Laura Gooszen, who will coordinate the 92 seniors modeling in the show, the food and decor, and partnerships with Shreveport stores. Food by Shaver's Crawfish and Catering. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, La. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.with show starting at 11. Tickets are $45 at lcpstyleshow2020.eventbrite. com or $50 at the door. COVID mandate will apply at the time of the event.
SAM'S TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 811-429-0711. www.samstown.com. Includes four restaurants, luxurious signature spa – spa blu – a 1,500-seat Convention Center, spacious hotel tower and outdoor pool. The property has a 30,000-square-foot casino with 28 table games including blackjack-21, roulette, baccarat, craps and more than 1,100 video poker and slot machines. Additionally, Sam’s Town Shreveport includes the Shreveport Trading Company Gift Shop and Sam’s Town Live, an intimate venue featuring local and national musicians. New Member Sign-Up Bonus. Through Dec. 31, get a new Ruby B Connected card at the Cashiers' Cage and play $10 within 48 hours of signing up and receive $5 in B Rewards. Available to anyone who has not had a B Connected card previously. Boyd Gaming has brought back the iconic Stardust brand in a social casino app (available for download at the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store). Book a hotel room or suite and enjoy our award-winning rooms, refreshing pool and fitness center, and relish in delicious meals at Smokey Joe’s or William B’s Steakhouse. More information on Sam’s Town Casino Shreveport can be found at www.samstownshreveport. com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SAMSTOWN), and Twitter (@stshreveport). Sam’s Town Casino Shreveport is a property of Boyd Gaming.
HORSESHOE BOSSIER CITY HOTEL AND CASINO: 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City. 742-0711. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Caesars Rewards members should swipe their cards at Promotions Kiosks for promotions. See Caesars Rewards for details. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier on Monday and Tuesday. Swipe card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier or a 3X Multiplier for video poker. Asian 3K Drawing on Mondays: Swipe Rewards card to activate your entry into the drawing between 7 and 11:45 p.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every halfhour starting at 8 p.m. closing at 12 a.m. One winner will be announced to receive promotional chips or Free Slot Play. Play More, Get More: On Wednesday, the more you play, the more you can earn in free play. Earn 100 tier credits each promotional day to participate. May only redeem once per promotional day once finished playing. 1:1 Reward Credits to Free Slot Play: Every Thursday, Rewards members can swipe their card at the Promotions Kiosk and exchange Reward Credits for Free Slot Play at a 1:1 ratio.
HARRAH'S LOUISIANA DOWNS: 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 742-5555. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Caesars Rewards members should swipe their cards at Promotions Kiosks for promotions. See Caesars Rewards for details. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier on Tuesday. Swipe card for a chance to win up to a 100X Multiplier. 1:1 Reward Credits to Free Slot Play every Wednesday, $1,000 Free Slot Play Cap. Feast on Free Slot Play drawings every Friday and Saturday with a chance to win up to $600 in Free Slot Play. Activation is from 3 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. 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. From 4 - 9 p.m., four winners will receive $100 in Free Slot Play. At 10 p.m., one winner will receive $600 in Free Slot Play. Fuddruckers Special: Earn 100 on Friday and Saturday. 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) and valid for seven days.
PLEASE HELP: Christmas Kettles, Salvation Army
Few know all of the humanitarian services The Salvation Army of Northwest Louisiana provides. We are responsible for:
• The Merkle Center of Hope Shelter – This is a 110-bed shelter that assists veterans, men, women and families get back on their feet by helping them find jobs, affordable housing and a plan for their future.
• The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport who assist underprivileged youth ages 6-18. They assist with self-esteem issues, schooling and many other issues these children face.
• Emergency Assistance Programs
• Emergency Disaster Services
• Emergency Food Assistance
• For all eight (8) parishes in Northwest Louisiana
• Angel Tree, which is a Christmas program for the community to adopt underprivileged children aged 0 – 12 in all eight (8) parishes. We have 1,060 children who are in the program this year.
• Holiday assistance, which is in the form of food baskets, holiday meals and other needs. For more information, call 318.424.3200