THROUGH APRIL 9: CREATIVE ART CONNECTION. A juried collection of plein air works by several artists. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call 632-2020.
THROUGH MAY 22: CRITICAL MASS 9 is on display at artspace. This body of work by over 100 artists was submitted for audience appreciation and critics review. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presented the annual conflagration of Northwest Louisiana visual, literary and performance artists. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council or email: Artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
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.
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.
UPCOMING: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL is hosting their popular artists' call for a third time, “Contained Cubed,” the 12” x 12” show. Local artists can submit their works for this exhibition, and all works will be sold for $50. Artwork submitted will be juried by an anonymous gallery panel. $10 submission fee for non-members. Free submission for BAC members/ students/military (must provide valid ID). All completed works must be dropped off by Sept. 25 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Artworks will be on display in the East Bank Gallery from Oct. 1 until Nov. 30. Opening reception Oct. 8. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at Michael@ bossierarts.org or 318-741-8310.
| BARS/ NIGHTLIFE
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.
FAT’S OYSTER HOUSE: Libations & Hip Hop Vol. 5, April 15 at 8 p.m. and Tipsy Under The Bridge, April 17 at 8 p.m. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
FATTY ARBUCKLES: Dan Smalley live on the patio, April 9 at 8 p.m. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
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. 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.
PORT CITY BAR B QUE: Live music. April 10, Haley Brooke at 6:30 P.M.; April 14, Trivia Night at 6:30 P.M.; April 17 Jean Janet at 6:30 P.M.; April 24, Trivia Night at 6:30 P.M.; April 24, Kent Gill at 6:30 P.M. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport. 318-208-8767
APRIL 16-17: THE EMMETT HOOK CENTER will be the stage for the Academy of Chidren’s Theatre 17th season with Disney’s “Moana Junior,” through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The musical adaptation of the popular 2016 Disney film brings the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life on stage. 7 p.m. April 16, 2 and 5 p.m. April 17. Tickets $15 each and must be purchased in advance at actlouisiana.com or call 318-218-2822.
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 22: OPEN HOUSE, Crawfish boil to be held at Active Recovery. From 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. at 1505 Doctors Drive off Shed and Airline, Bossier City. For more information, contact Terri Schaffner at 318-946-8157
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.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
2021 SEASON OPEN: The
American Rose Center’s 47th blooming season has opened to the public.
Peak rose bloom is expected between mid-April and mid-May. Hours of
operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. at 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Admission to
the gardens is by donation. For more information, call 318-938- 5402 or
visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanrosecenter.
THROUGH 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.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 20: BOSSIER CITY FARMER'S MARKET. 100+
vendors and food trucks every week. The market has an abundance of
fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods,
street tacos, jellies, handmade soap, pickles, flowers, bread, pies,
tamales, kettle corn, candies, Cajun cuisine, BBQ and much more. 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
APRIL 10: INAUGURAL BOURBON AND BARBEQUE FESTIVAL coming
to downtown Shreveport in the Red River District. This local
celebration will host live music from Grammy award-winning artist,
Rebirth Brass Band. The festival consists of eight competitors: three
bourbon cocktail artists from Bear’s on Fairfield, KRUE Events and Style
Bar along with five barbecue pit masters from Big Nate’s BBQ, Hives
Barbecue, SHV BBQ, Triple J BBQ and Triple T BBQ. The winning favorite
gets a trophy and cash prize. $75 for general admission and $125 for
VIP. Must be 21 and up. For more information, visit
APRIL 15-17: PORT CITY FEST featuring
football from the biggest rivalry in Historically Black Colleges and
Universities with The Bayou Classic at 1:30 PM April 16 at Independence
Stadium where Grambling’s Tigers to go head to head with Southern’s
Jaguars. Off-the-field entertainment will start with the Party on the
Red music festival at Festival Plaza. Bayou Under the Bridge kicks off
April 15 with Libations & Hip Hop Vol. 5: April 16 on main stage,
the world famous New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia for Big Freedia’s
Block Party 2. For more information see page 11 in this issue of
318Forum or tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/o/32917739419.
APRIL 24: INDEPENDENCE BOWL FOUNDATION ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL will
be at Great Raft Brewing. Tickets include all-youcan-eat crawfish, corn
and potatoes, and jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. Open to the public
from 12-6 p.m, but for Foundation members the hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
and from 11 to noon is exclusively for Foundation members. Live music
from 12 - 3 p.m. featuring Vic Shepherd and Tim Brogan. For more
information, contact Logan Lewis at Logan@ independencebowl.org or
calling Ann Crouch at 318-221-0712.
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. Those include:
Gnome Hollow Candles and Soaps, Paige Colston Designs, K Jane Art,
Hanelise Designs and Red River Leather. Saturday from 10 a.m. through 7
p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - until (gospel brunch & featured
chef). 1110 Texas Ave., Shreveport. For more information, contact
C&C Mercantile, ecom. firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 25: WOD GODZ IV AFTERPARTY hosted
by Wod Godz, a regional competition of total body fitness and Fred
Passin at The Lot in downtown Shreveport. Price Free, open to the public
at 7:30 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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 St.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 5: UNITED WAY’S #RUN4NWLA VIRTUAL FUN RUN & 5K. Tickets
go on sale April 23 as part of the 100th year of service celebration.
The top three runners with the best times in each age/gender division
will be recognized and awarded. If you are interested in participating
or sponsoring, please contact Carly Koen at email@example.com.
APRIL 23-24: SOUTH BOSSIER DRIVE-In movie theater announces April 23 is The Princess and the Frog and April 24 is Steel Magnolias. Showtime is at 7:00 P.M. $25.00 per car. Tickets are purchased in advance at www. Eventbrite.com. Movie Theater location, Reeves Marine Center. For more information contact Emerie Eck Gentry at 318-469-5642.
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. 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 awardwinning 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.