I ART EXHIBITS
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK is a stroll through historic buildings, see (and buy) great art, enjoy food and drink specials and live music. Free admission, families welcome. For more information, www.downtownshreveport/ artwalk.
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. 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 JUNE 25: PROJECT TALENT: THE ARK GROUP EXHIBIT at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Admission is free, and tours are available by appointment. The show will offer for sale a variety of paintings on canvas and paper in Prisma colored pencil, mixed media and acrylic, in addition to handmade pottery. The Group Project is The Ark, pairs of animals/ species. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. For more information, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
THROUGH JULY 18: “THROUGH A LOVER’S LENS: Steglitz and O’Keefe" exhibition at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 318-865-4201.
THROUGH JULY 30: THE BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL presents the artworks of Celia Carr and Heather Blue. An opening reception will be held June 18 from 6-8 p.m. at East Bank Galleries. For more information about the artwork or how to become a sponsor, call 318-741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.
THROUGH AUGUST 7: LOUISIANA TRAILRIDERS, SADDLES & SPURS. “Out of the Shadows” photography by Jeremiah Ariaz are on exhibit at artspace. Saturday, Aug. 7, the closing exhibit with The Trail Riders Share the Legends & Reality of the Black Cowboy at artspace. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
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.
JUNE 19: SUMMER ACTING AND THEATRE WORKSHOP 2021 at Lumpy Grits Artistry with Cheri Gray. Register on Eventbrite, ages 16 and up. 9 a.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, email email@example.com
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.
ERNEST'S ORLEANS: Every Wednesday – Blues, Burgers and Betty, featuring Betty Lewis and Don Mason, 5:30-9 p.m. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.
FAT’S OYSTER HOUSE: Live music. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
FATTY ARBUCKLE'S: Live music. 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: June 24, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.; July 1, Joanie Nerrettig, 6-9 p.m.; July 8, Aiden Fitzgeral, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 318-230-7130. Ask for Jeremy Shows.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music: Tasting Room 4-8 p.m. Wed. through Fri., 12-8 p.m. Saturday for both in-person service and curbside pickup. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 318-734-9881.
LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live music: June 17, Haley Brooke, 6-9 p.m.; June 18, Magnolia Mae, 6-9 p.m.; June 19, Victoria Wells, 6-9 p.m.; June 24, Clay Logan, 6-9 p.m.; June 25, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.; June 26, Magnolia Mae, 6-9 p.m.; 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: July 3, Gene Watson, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $15; July 30, Jordan Davis, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $40. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BARBQUE: Live music. June 16, Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m.; June 19, Beaux Atkins, 6:30 p.m.; June 23, Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m.; June 25, Comedy Night, 6:30 p.m.; June 26, Camille Gladney, 6:30 p.m.; June 30, Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m.; 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. July 2, The Joanitones, 6-9 p.m.; 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; virtually every Friday, Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m.; first Saturday of the month, Brian Watson, Solo. Every other Saturday, Daniel Ley Duo 7-11 p.m. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Highway. 318-868-4588.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
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. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-6410.
WHAT’S ON TAP: Live music: First Saturday every month, Jason Askew, 9-10 p.m. 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
ONGOING: THE AMERICAN ROSE CENTER’S 47TH BLOOMING SEASON. Open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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 SUMMER: SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM announces their summer hours and special packages, including birthday parties, summer camps and membership drive. Mon. - Fri. open at 10 a.m. and last entry 5 p.m. Sunday open at 10 a.m. Last entry, 5 p.m. For more information, call 318-383-0601 or email info@ shreveportaquarium.com.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 20: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET. Dog Days of Summer and on July 3 you may bring your leashed pets to shop! 75+ vendors and food trucks in an open air, social distancing environment 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 in 50,000 twinkling lights. Market hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Family oriented. Located at 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall. For more information, www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
THIRD SATURDAY & SUNDAY: UNCOMMON WEEKENDS IN CADDO COMMON PARK is every third weekend of the month. Exercise, artists, animals and activities from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. brings Wild Wonders Saturdays with exercise, animals from Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, story time and hands-on activities. Sundays in the Park with Artists at 2 - 5:30 p.m. brings yoga, food trucks and hands-on art activities for the family, live performances, live painting by artists, an arts market and more. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
THROUGH FALL: GAME-PORT AND NASA EXHIBIT landing at Sci-Port. An exhibit of the evolution of games and digital gaming, from historic board games like Candy Land, checkers and backgammon to classic and newer digital games that can be played with a giant custom-made retro-inspired game controller. Interactive classic Pong game reimagined at Sci-Port for a hands-on experience. The Adventures of Intrigue will be hosting their version of gaming via an escape-room style game. Participants will be given clues to solve STEM-based riddles which revolve around the history and science of NWLA. On exhibit is also the Chandra X-Ray Observatory from NASA, which will be on display until fall 2021. Game-Port tickets $5 for Sci-Port members and $8 for non-members. Online Game-Port tickets: bit.ly/ sciportgameport. Adventure of Intrigue tickets $5 for Sci- Port members and $8 for non-members. Regular Sci-Port admission price: $15. Do It All Pass, $25 per person. (20% savings) Chandra X-Ray Observatory included in regular admission price. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THROUGH AUGUST 5: ARTBREAK SUMMER CAMP DAYS returns to artspace in downtown Shreveport. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Sign up your kids now at https://www.artspaceshreveport. com/artbreak-artspace.
THROUGH AUGUST 13: SCI-PORT SUMMER CAMPS. Register your child for Sci-Port Discovery Center’s Summer Camps: Offering both half-day and fullday sessions. Designed for students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Limited spots available. Please visit www.sci-port.org for complete schedule and costs.
THROUGH AUGUST 31: KIDSBOWLFREE. COM. Holiday Lanes & The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is giving away millions of dollars of free bowling games to kids! Two free games each day! For more information, contact Holiday Lanes at 318-746- 7331, email@example.com or Darin Spindler, Kids Bowl Free, at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 17 & 24: PROVENANCE FARMERS’ MARKET in Windrush Park annual Summer Market & Music Series to peruse produce and meats, art and other goods by local growers, makers and artists. Frios Pops will be there on the 17th for the sweet tooth. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. 30-35 vendors with live music, food trucks, and the event is free and open to the public. (BYOB - Bring Your Own Blanket) https://yourprovenance.com/events
JUNE 18: DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER, SHOW: “Finding Nemo” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance at www.Eventbrite.com. $25 per car at Reeves Marine Center in South Bossier.
JUNE 19 AND 26: DOWNTOWN MERCANTILE MARKET. The Mercantile 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.
JUNE 19: SUNFLOWER TRAIL & FESTIVAL located
between Hwy. 3049 between Shreveport and Gillaim and on the Sentell
Road Loop, fields of sunflowers, approximately 20 miles of country
highway, with various fields, large, medium and small. This is an
outdoor event, and leashed dogs are welcome. There is no admission. Live
music by the Joanitones Trio from 1-2:30 p.m.
JUNE 19: POKEMON GO SCAVENGER HUNT & PUB CRAWL for
Pokemon turning 25. An All-Ages Scavenger Hunt and later in the day, an
Adults-Only Pub Crawl. For more information, contact the DDA at dda@ downtownshreveport.com.
JUNE 19: ART•ISH: We
Round The Corner Black Art Show. It’s time to celebrate black artistry
right here in Shreveport. Black culture. Black art. Black history. Let’s
vibe, eat, drink and support Dope Black Art! Featuring live music,
libations, food trucks, DJ sets and more. Admission is free. 11 a.m. -
10 p.m. The Lot, downtown Shreveport, 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. Call
JUNE 19: DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER, SHOW: “Big Daddy” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance at www.Eventbrite.com. $25 per car at Reeves Marine Center in South Bossier.
JUNE 19: CROSS LAKE FLOATILLA presented
by Bayou Daiquiri will host the 30th annual Cross Lake party. The
schedule of Pre- Floatilla Events: June 18, Pre- Party, 5-8 p.m.
Registration for decorated boat begins on event day at 11 a.m. American
Legion Post 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Full bar, food available. For
more information on prizes and schedule, go to the Cross Lake Floatilla
Facebook page or email crosslakefloatilla@ gmail.com
JUNE 19-20: PARADE OF HOMES by the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana is a tour of newly constructed homes in Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Haughton and Stonewall, La. Tickets are available at all area Brookshire’s and at any Parade house. For more information, call 318-797-8222.
JUNE 20: BEATHOVEN CONCERT, featuring
Elizabeth Beck, violin, and Alison Beck, piano. 3 p.m. Emmett Hook
Center. Free admission. 550 Common St., Shreveport. For more
information, call 318-429-6887.
JUNE 20: THE LION KING (junior
edition), will be performed by Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts
2021 Performance Troupe at SRAC’s UNcommon weekend at 1:30 p.m. at
Caddo Common Park.
JUNE 21-25: FANTASTIC BEASTS of
Shreveport Aquarium at the Shreveport Aquarium. Dedicated to the art of
Magi-Zoology. Ages 6-11. $240 includes camp T-shirt. $15 discount for
annual pass members, siblings and multiple camps. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 601
Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. For more information or registration,
JUNE 24: LTGBQ INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE online
webinar hosted by Goodwill Industries. Diversity, Equity &
Inclusion in partnership with the Philadelphia Center is a discussion to
educate workforce practitioners, human resource professionals as well
as business and industry regarding the advantages of recruiting,
retaining and advancing LGTBQ employees. For more information, contact
Lynn Stevens at lstevens@ goodwillnla.org or call 318-629-5980
JUNE 25: CIGAR TASTING with My Father Cigars at the Tobacco House Cigar Lounge. Cigars, drinks, food, cigar deals and raffles. From 6-8 p.m. 9464 Mansfield Road, Shreveport. Call Rhonda Earhart at 318-617-8911.
JUNE 28-JULY 2: AQUARIST FOR A WEEK at
the Shreveport Aquarium. A week of internship. Ages 10-16. $250
includes camp T-shirt. $15 discount for annual pass members, siblings
and multiple camps. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.
For more information or registration, visit www.shreveportaquarium.com.
JULY 2: UKULELE GUMBO BAND will
be performing live for the residents of Brookdale Living at 2 p.m. at
2540 Beene Blvd. Bossier City. For more information, call Lou Osburn at
JULY 3: GENE WATSON live at Paradise Theater. Gene Watson is making some of the greatest music of his long career. Hear one of the finest pure country singers of his generation perform such classics as “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” and “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” Tickets start at $15, showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
JULY 15-18: ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA, THE MUSICAL produced by MainStage will go on sale June 28. This 34-member cast will perform Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $25, $22 for seniors and $20 for students. For more information, call 318-218-9978 or email stagecenterboxoffice@gmail. com.
FIRST WEDNESDAYS: WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS in
Caddo Common Park is a fitness instruction and warm-up to walk a mile
around the park and a wellness education program presented by Ochsner
LSU Health Shreveport. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information,
contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
FIRST THURSDAYS: FIT & STRONG THURSDAYS. Caddo
Parish Parks & Recreation presents creative “core” building and
exercises designed with older adult fitness in mind, but open to all. 10
- 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
THIRD THURSDAYS: ACTIVE LIVING THURSDAYS features
programming designed to get everyone moving with creative dance by
Roshanda Spears. Take home a Healthy Heart recipe created by Ochsner LSU
Health Shreveport. 10:30 a.m. - noon. For more information, contact
SRAC at 318-673-6500.
JULY 3: THE 37TH SPORTSPECTRUM FIRECRACKER 5K RACE FOR RESEARCH is set through the historic South Highlands neighborhood. Also featuring live music, great food and drinks and the ceremonial starting at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Matt Brown at 318-798-1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.