THROUGH MARCH 31: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL. East Bank Gallery will host the artworks of Cathy Cobb. Cathy, a Shreveport used-acrylic painter and muralist, has been featured at R. W. Norton, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, ArtSpace, as well as many other local galleries. As an artist with a disability, her work has been featured for two consecutive years in the internationally juried Art Ability exhibition in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and she was selected by the Community Foundation of NWLA for the 2019 G. Scott Griffin Award. For more information, please call 318-741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH APRIL 9: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION. A juried collection of plein air works by several artists. Artists' reception, 2-4 p.m., March28. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call 632-2020.
APRIL 1 THROUGH MAY 29: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL proudly presents the artworks of Bonnie Kirkley in the Emerging Artists Gallery. Kirkley is a multi-disciplined artist, often employing techniques and methods acquired in her work as an illustrator and designer. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at 318-741-8310.
APRIL 1 THROUGH MAY 29: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL proudly presents the artwork “She’s Teaching Me” by Deanna Glaze, featuring Shelby Glaze, in the East Bank Artist Gallery. The opening reception will be held Friday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at 318-741-8310.
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: For details 318-230-7130. Ask for Jeremy Shows.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music from Logan Lewis Trio with on-site food truck from Mi Meza Latin Cuisine March 26, 4-8 p.m.. March 27, 2-5 p.m. Vegan Junk Food from Vuture Food Truck. March 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday Funday Crawfish Boil (must have ticket for admission). Tasting Room 4-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 12-8 p.m. Saturday for both in-person service and curbside pickup. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 734-9881.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. April 16, Joanitones. 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 318-317-4110.
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.
APRIL 16-18: SPRING AWAKENING. Stage Center’s 10th anniversary season kicks off when tickets go on sale March 29 for "Spring Awakening," the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This rock musical is directed by SC Artistic Director Jared Watson, with choreography by Zhailon Levingston, who is on hiatus from Broadway’s Tina Turner musical, and musical direction by Seth Taylor. Mature content. Tickets $20, single; $40, household (streaming only); $15, senior/students (in person only). For more information, contact StageCenterLA.com or 318-218-9978.
APRIL 30 THROUGH MAY 2: DISNEY'S, THE LITTLE MERMAID JUNIOR EDITION. Stage Center @HOME continues when tickets go on sale April 12 for the first School of Performing Arts production in the 10th Anniversary Season, Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" (junior edition). The journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends was captured on sound stages over 10 weeks and will be streamed to your favorite device. "The Little Mermaid" stars Charlotte Abney, Carolanne Adams, Annamaria Aranda, Genevieve Aranda, Luke Aranda, Charley-Ann Booth, Emma Burney, Ella Cooper, Juliet Davis, Natalie Davis, Addison Dowling, Rylie Duncan, Rachel Evans, Kenna Goss, Mia Jenkins, Emerson Jones, Claire Kevil, Mia Kihnl, Miles Mainiero, McKenna Maranto, Rowan Martin, Millie Oakes, Christian Perkins, Alyson Peyton, Devyn Prokopf, Amelia Raring, Sophia Reeme, Elizabeth Schoup, Ava Smith and Aubrey Sneed. The family favorite is directed by SCSOPA Director of Education Maddison Gilcrease, with choreography by Kaityln Bundrick-Brown, and musical direction by Gilcrease and Aiden Poling. For details, contact StageCenterLA.com or 318-218-9978.
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MARCH 23 - APRIL 24: HOLY ANGELS 20TH ANNUAL DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL RUN & WALK this year virtually! Early registration is now through April 9, $30 fee. Price increases to $35 on April 10. Walk, run or jog the 3.1 miles anytime by the end of April 24. Pick a route near you or jump on a treadmill - anywhere you are comfortable. Race at your own pace! Join the online Angel Run & Walk community by posting a finisher photo and sharing your results with us on social media by the end of April 24. Tag @laholyangels and #IRunForAngels to be entered in the giveaway. Contests & Giveaways: Keep up with @LAHOLYANGELS on social media for additional giveaways, contests and sales. For more information, contact Holy Angels at 318-797-8500.
MARCH 24: CRITICAL MASS 2021 Collectible Artists Exhibition Opening & Collector’s Talk. Meet three new collectible artists, Lynn Laird, Connie Stephens-Eaton and Devin Rachul, along with some of the current 55 artists whose work critics say, “You Must Collect!” Then hear critic Lauren Smart explain why you should support “local” artists! Central artstation, free. 5 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council or email: Artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
MARCH 25: CRITICAL MASS 9 Performance online-streamed showcase at artspaceshreveport.com and 6 - 9 p.m. & online starting March 29. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council or email: Artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
MARCH 26: CRITICAL MASS 9 Visual/Literary Exhibition Opening at artspace. Free. 5:30 - 7 p.m. “Critics Choice” Awards. 7 p.m. opening celebration. Online starting March 29 at artspaceshreveport.com. Club 365 members are invited to attend the opening for CM9 and toast to the arts with a free libation. Members just sign in when they arrive to Artspace. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council or email: Artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
MARCH 26: EAST BANK PLAZA will host the annual Food Truck Pop-Up with this month’s feature being Hot Dawg Hut and Streetcar Snoballs! Parked outside in the East Bank Plaza from 6-8 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your mask and practice social distancing. For more information, contact BAC at 318-741-8310 or visit them at www.bossierarts.org.
MARCH 27: HEELS UP HALF-MARATHON to benefit the Hub Urban Ministry in Shreveport-Bossier is a 13.1-mile race throughout South Shreveport neighborhoods that begins and ends at Provenance Community. Three-level registration: half-marathon, two-person relay for the halfmarathon & sleep-in supporter. 7:30 - 11 a.m. For cost and other information for participation, go to YourProvenance. com/events.
MARCH 27: 1ST ANNUAL SHOOT HAPPENS! Sporting Clays Tournament. Family-oriented event held outdoors at the Shreveport Gun Club. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and includes continental breakfast. Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with post-tournament lunch and awards reception. Social distancing required. Contact Carole Bennett at 318-677-2510 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 3: ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE hosted by The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will be held at the Randal T. Moore Center, located at the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Kings Highway, from 8 a.m. until noon. A wide selection of perennials, shade plants, unique vines and fragrant herbs in addition to the many varieties of native plants grown by Master Gardners will also be available. Some of these include hydrangea, Louisiana iris, angel trumpet, Texas star hibiscus, hellebores and Louisiana super plants. Local Master Gardeners will also be available to help you select the best plants for your yard and garden. For more information, contact the Master Gardener office at 318-698-0010 or www.nwlamg.weebly.com.
APRIL 3: BOSSIER CITY FARMER’S MARKET. EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 21 100+ vendors and food trucks every week. Easter Egg Scramble on opening day (April 3)! Free Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under at 11 a.m. and 12 noon with over 1,500 eggs filled with candy and coupons for special deals with market vendors. Market hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Located at 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall. For more information, www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com
APRIL 14: VIVA LAS VEGAS! The 68th Annual Loyola Style Show has been officially canceled for 2021.
APRIL 24: BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE 9th Annual A.N.T.S. Rally, Abuse Needs To Stop, will be at Bayou Thunder Saloon from 12 p.m. until… Live music from The Dragstrip Phantoms and 8-Track and is presented by River Cities Chapter of B.A.C.A. Bike Show $10 entry from 3-5 p.m. Silent and live auctions start at 5 p.m. 1910 Market St. Shreveport. For information or to register as a vendor, call Beau Feu at 318-393-0182 or beaufeu@rc-la.BACAworld.org.
APRIL 24-25: DOWNTOWN MERCANTILE MARKET, which is an outdoor market with over 40 artists, live music and featured local chefs. The Mercantile will be open for shopping, and our resident artist inside of Artifact will have their studios open. Saturday from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. and Sunday the 25th from 10 a.m. - until (gospel brunch & featured chef). 1110 Texas Ave, Shreveport. For more information, contact C&C Mercantile, email@example.com.
APRIL 30: SMOKIN’ ON THE RED hosted by The Tobacco House will begin at 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $79, regular $59 in advance, and $69 at the door. Drinks, food, entertainment and cigars. 9464 Mansfield Road. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 26: BEST IN SHEAUX 2021 begins with a silent auction and dog voting. June 5: Runway Dog Show Airs. June 12: VIP Awards Show at The Lot from 6-9 p.m. at 400 Crockett Street. Tickets are available to event sponsors. From “pure breeds” to our beloved mutts, all dogs are welcome to strut their stuff on the Best in Sheaux runway. Proceeds allow the Robinson’s Rescue to continue with their mission to provide high-quality, low-cost spay-neuter services to our community. For more information on how to be a sponsor or enter your dog, call 318-221-0017 or email at development@ robinsonsrescue.org.
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 March 31, get a new Ruby B Connected card at the Cashiers' Cage and receive up to $30 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 half-hour 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.
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