THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS: NORTON ART GALLERY PRIVATE TOURS now
open to the public on a limited basis. On Thursdays two tours
available: 10 a.m. “A Family Tour” focusing on exploring the museum from
a child’s point of view and at 11:15 a.m. adult tours, visiting a
different part of the museum’s permanent collection each week. Also, on
Fridays at 11:15 a.m. the adult tours will be offered. Free to the
public but you MUST have a ticket prior to attending, which are
available at www.rwnaf.org. For more information, contact R.W. Norton Art Gallery at 318-865-4201.
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. 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. Bossier Arts Council, 630
Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. For more information, contact Michael
Byrnes at 318-741-8310.
THROUGH SEPT. 25: 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
nonmembers. 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.
MAY 15: RAILROAD DAY AT THE MUSEUM. Tours, talks, model railroad demonstrations, photos, live music and great food. Admission free, family friendly and leashed, well-behaved pets are invited, too! 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. Railroad Museum and Shreveport Water Works Museum. 142 North Common St., Shreveport.
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 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: Live music: April 22, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.; April 29, Aiden Fitz, 6-9 p.m.; May 6, Jennifer Janet, 6-9 p.m.; May 13, T.D. McMurry, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 318-230-7130. Ask for Jeremy Shows.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: April 22, Clay Logan; April 23, Beau Atkins; April 24, Jimmy Wooten and BJ Jones; April 27, David Daniels; April 28, Daniel Goodwill; April 30, Monty Russell; May 1, Matthew Shane Band; May 4, Daniel Goodwill; May 7, Mathis Crew; May 8, Seth Bradford. 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672
GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music: April 23, Anna Gleason, 5 p.m.; April 30, Daniel Goodwill, 5 p.m.; May 7, Will Maranto & The Usual Suspects, 5 p.m. Tasting Room 4-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 12-8 p.m. Saturday for both inperson service and curbside pickup. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 318-734-9881.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. 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.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music and food trucks: May 5, Cinco De Mayo from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission $5. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605
TWISTED ROOT: April 22, Earth Day Celebration, Nature Costume Contest with prizes. Music by Joan Nerrettig 6-9 p.m.; 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 24, Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m.; April 24, Kent Gill at 6:30 p.m. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767
| SPECIAL EVENTS
ONGOING: 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 MAY 25: REMEMBERING 47 YEARS, LIBBEY GLASS OF SHREVEPORT and “Half Way Between Eunice and Mamou” by Julie Glass, sculptor, and Rita Rabalais, author, biography of Minor Vinck. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Free admission, M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. 318-632-2020. Sos.la.gov/lsem or www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 20: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ 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 information, www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com
APRIL 22: CRAWFISH BOIL, Open house 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 23-24: LADY DAY presented by Grambling State University, Department of Voice & Theatre is a “Billie Holiday comes to life” and will be held at the Shreveport Reginal Arts Council, Central Artstation at 801 Crockett Street, Shreveport. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday at 1 p.m. Free with limited seating. Registration is required at Eventbrite.com. Safety protocols will be in place. Live Stream performance on Sunday, April 25, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 318-274-2106.
APRIL 23-24: SOUTH BOSSIER DRIVE-IN MOVIE April 23 is “The Princess and the Frog” and April 24 is “Steel Magnolias.” Showtime is at 7 p.m. $25 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.
APRIL 24: INDEPENDENCE BOWL FOUNDATION ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL will be at Great Raft Brewing. Tickets include all-you-can-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: EARTH DAY AT SCI-PORT. Patrons will enjoy building bio-degradable flowerpots, learning more about unique wildlife and our local ecosystems and more. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please visit www.sci-port.org for more information.
APRIL 24-25,SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA wll present a peformance of Broadway tunes by Tamra Hayden with Craig Schulman. First Baptist Church, 534 Ockley Drive, Shreveport. For more information, call 227-8863.
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 from 10 a.m. - until. 1110 Texas Ave., Shreveport. For more information, contact C&C Mercantile, email@example.com.
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 - MAY 1: SALE, vintage clothing, accessories, costumes, props and more! Shreveport Little Theatre, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 812 Margret Place, Shreveport. For more information, contact SLT at www.shreveportlittletheatre.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 1: CORK XV, A Red River Revel Wine Event featuring live music by Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes, CORK raffle featuring items such as wine lots, James Avery Artisan Jewelry, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Cuban Liquor wine baskets and more. If you love the wines you tasted, they will be available for purchase at the Thrifty Liquor Booth. Must be 21 years of age, and ticket prices are $85 per person. Due to space limitations, the event will accommodate only 1,000 guests. Each patron will receive a CORK gift bag, a commemorative glass and credentials necessary to enjoy a social afternoon of wine tasting. 2020 tickets will be honored. Presented by Eldorado Resort Casino and held at Festival Plaza from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information or how to purchase tickets, call 318-424-4000 or www.corkwinefestival.com.
MAY 1: CINCO DE MAYO celebration with El Cabo Verde at Provenance, Windrush Park. Live music, food, drinks and fun. Family friendly and open to the public free of charge. To cap the night, there will be a spectacular fireworks display. From 2 - 9 p.m. at the corner of Bridgewater Avenue and Torrey Pine Lane, Shreveport.
MAY 6: AUTHOR CHAT SERIES concludes at the Shreve Memorial Library featuring local author and blogger Angela Gatlin Keys. The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at https://bit.ly/SMLchat9.
MAY 8: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU Sci-Port Discovery Center collaborates with the Mahogany Ensemble Theater to produce a special one-time Star Wars-themed family experience. Enjoy music and even a special appearance by Darth Vader. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars Jedi or Sith characters and explore the world of STEM. Please visit www.sci-port.org for more information.
MAY 8: REVVIN’ WITH REV INAUGURAL CAR SHOW hosted by the LSU Shreveport Alumni Association. The event is situated on LSUS campus and will offer sponsored vendor booths, food trucks and much more. Family friendly open admission, COVID protocol. Only preregistration will be offered. No day of, on-site registrations will be accepted. $20 registration fee at https://forms.gle/3eX4rkdiA9pCDSSZA. Top 10 will be awarded in addition to a Best in Show award and a Chancellor’s Choice award.
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 email@example.com.
JUNE 7 - AUGUST 13: SCI-PORT SUMMER CAMPS Register your child for Sci-Port Discovery Center’s Summer Camps: Offering both half-day and full-day sessions. Designed for students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Limited spots available. Please visit www.sci-port.org for complete schedule and costs.
THROUGH APRIL 24: HOLY ANGELS 20TH ANNUAL DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL RUN & WALK this year virtually! $35. 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.
APRIL 23 - MAY 2: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.The Performing
Arts at Bossier Parish Community College and the Cavalier Players
announce their annual original children’s show. April 23 & 30 at 7
p.m. and April 24, 25 and May 1, 2 at 2 p.m. General admission, $5. For
tickets call 318-678-6021; firstname.lastname@example.org;
or visit bpcc.edu. The Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre, BPCC Building C,
6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City. For additional information,
contact Kim Condon at 318-678-6525 or email at email@example.com.
APRIL 30: SHREVEPORT OPERA presents
two short operas, “Speed Dating Tonight!” and “The Telephone” sung in
English. Begins at 7 p.m. at The Catholic Center, 3500 Fairfield Ave.,
Shreveport. General admission $35, and tickets can be purchased at www.shreveportopera.org or call 318-227- 9503. For more information, contact Jennifer McMenamin at Jennifer@shreveportopera.org or call 318-227-9503.
APRIL 30 THROUGH MAY 2: DISNEY'S, THE LITTLE MERMAID Junior
Edition. Stage Center @HOME continues 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
APRIL 30 - MAY 1: SAM SHEPARD’S TRUE WEST, livestream option of the performed “masterwork” of Centenary’s Theatre Program can be viewed by accessing centenary.edu/truewest. The Centenary community can see the live performance at 7:30 p.m. at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary campus April 22 through 25. Masks required, with limited seating for students. For more information, contact Kate Pedrotty at 318-869-5715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 22: ATHLETIC APRIL WORKOUT from
Crossfit Sage. Join the experienced trainers from Crossfit Sage for a
free workout at Great Raft Brewing, 5:30 p.m. at 1251 Dalzell St.,
Shreveport. For more information, call 318-734-9881.
APRIL 25: UNCOMMON WEEKENDS IN CADDO COMMON PARK Kick
off a celebration of spring in the park with exercise, artists, animals
and activities. Starting at 2 - 5:30 p.m. with yoga, food trucks and
hands-on art activities for the family, live performances, live painting
by artists, an arts market and more. This event kicks off a monthly
Saturday/Sunday UnCommon Weekends in the park on the third Sat./Sun. of
the month. For more information, contact the Shreveport’s Regional Arts
Council at 318-673-6500 or Shrevearts.org.
MAY 8: LAGER JOGGER 5K AND BEER MILE. Whether you’re a serious 5K competitor or just in it for the beer, sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/ LagerJogger5kBee. Presented by Great Raft Brewing and SportSpectrum. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 318-734-9881.
MAY 15: ANNUAL 5K AND HALF MARATHON kick
off the Independence Bowl Foundation’s public events. Registration for
both races is available online at
RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/Kickoff-K/ or at
RunSignUp.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/KickoffKs. For more information
regarding registration windows and prices, call 318-221-0712.
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.
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 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.