I ART EXHIBITS
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK is a stroll through historic buildings, see (and buy) great art, enjoy food & 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 JULY 30: THE BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL presents the artworks of Celia Carr and Heather Blue. 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.
JULY 11 - AUGUST 27: SHREVEPORT ART CLUB Annual juried show, celebrating 100 years presented by the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Artists: Stephen Banks, Joan Cole, Jo Cooper, Marion Davis, Becky Garner, Adena Helm, Judy Home, Betsy Levels, Cindy Magee, Ed McDonnell, Susan Pierce, Jeanne Marie Reed, Mary Yeh. Opening reception will be Sunday, July 11, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the West Wing Gallery. Guest Judge: James King, MFA, Caddo Parish teacher. Admission is free. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. 318-632-2020 or sos.la.gov/lsem or laexhibitmuseum.org.
AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30: THE ARTWORKS OF DAWN ASH presented by the Bossier Arts Council will be on display in the Emerging Gallery with an opening reception on Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council 630 Barksdale Blvd. Bossier City. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 30: WOO AND WASSERMAN presented by the Bossier Arts Council. The artworks of Lucia Woo and Dan Wasserman, East Bank Gallery, will be on display with an opening reception on Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, visit www. bossierarts.org or call 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.
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: July 1, Joanie Nerrettig, 6-9 p.m.; July 8, Aiden Fitzgerald, 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: 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 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: July 30, Pat Mason & Bayou Boogie from 9-11 p.m.; 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 is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or email email@example.com.
THROUGH JULY 21: PAPER TRAIL Painting by Rebecca Nesbitt Prosino will be at Central Artstation with opening reception, Wednesday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
THROUGH JULY 30: SALVATION ARMY FAN DRIVE for seniors 60 and older that reside in Caddo Parish. New fans are to be brought to 147 East Stoner Ave., Shreveport Tuesday or Thursdays from 9 -11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m., or you may send a monetary donation to 200 East Stoner Ave, attention Fan Drive. For more information of how you can help, call Tiffany Jones at 318-424-3200 or 318-762-4576 or email TIFFANY.Jones@USS.Salvationarmy.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/artbreakartspace.
THROUGH 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 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 of bowling each day of program. For more information, contact Holiday Lanes at 318-746- 7331, firstname.lastname@example.org or Darin Spindler, Kids Bowl Free, at darin@ bowlingbusinessbuilders.com
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.
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 318-294-0642.
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 9: BOWLING AT ALL STARS for the Southern Hills Business Association’s Bowling For Bucks for $50 or bowl for fun for $25. Door prizes will also be available. Go to www.southernhillshreveport.org for the form to download or call 318-687-7808 for more information.
JULY 12-16: PLANET PROTECTORS. Camp
Aqua at the Shreveport Aquarium. Dedicated to our amazing planet and
oceans! 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, visit
JULY 15: LIVE MUSIC & TEXAS SWING FRIENDS NIGHT Part of the Summer Events of the Louisiana Trail Riders/Saddles & Spurs “Out of the Shadows” hosted by artspace. 708 Texas St., in downtown Shreveport. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 16: UKULELE GUMBO BAND will
be performing live for the residents of Waterview Court at 2 p.m. at
2222 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. For more information,
call Lou Osburn at 318-294- 0642.
JULY 16 - AUGUST 1: CITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT will
feature players who have never played in a tournament before to current
and former collegiate players and everything in between. All matches
will be at Bossier Tennis Center. Family-friendly and no admission to
the public. For more information, contact Jeffrey Goodman at
323-841-3529 or https://www.facebookcom/TheCityChampio nships/?modal=admin_todo_tour
JULY 19-23: 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, visit www. shreveportaquarium.com.
JULY 20-24: CHARACTER CREATION CAMP. The
Bossier Arts Council has teamed up with local artist Alex Richardson of
Dasuq Arts to teach your kiddos the ins and outs of character design.
Starting with brainstorming sessions and ending with mini art reception
for all campers on Saturday, July 24, at 12 p.m. Each camper will get
handson instructions in design elements, proportions, facial expressions
and more. Camp session will run Tuesday, July 20-Friday, July 23, from
12 p.m.-3 p.m. Mini reception will be on Saturday, July 24, from 12-1
p.m. Camp fees include: sketch books, pencils, snacks and a finished
framed art work to display at the mini art reception. Ages 5-10. Camp
registration required, https://bit.ly/3fNc325 Fee: $250. Space is limited/masks will be required. For more information, contact BAC at 318-741-8310.
JULY 24: LOUISIANA TRAILRIDERS: Parade
of Trail Riders at artspace, Saturday, July 24, at 3 - 10 p.m. Don your
boots and mosey over to artspace for the ride through downtown! Stay
for live music and food truck vittles. For more information, contact
SRAC at 318-673-6500.
JULY 30: JORDAN DAVIS on
stage at Paradise Theater. The contemporary country singer and “Artist
to Watch” Jordan Davis will bring his unique sounds such as “Slow Dance
in a Parking Lot,” “Singles You Up” and more. Tickets start at $40.
Showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
AUGUST 1: THE SONS OF THE PIONEERS in
concert at the Emmett Hook Center, Admission free. 3 p.m. 550 Common
Street, Shreveport. For more information, call 318-429-6887.
AUGUST 31: ICE CREAM SOCIAL for the Southern Hills Business Association, a networking event at the fire station on Baird Road. 5-7 p.m. For more information, www.southernhillshreveport.org or call 318-687-7808.
SEPTEMBER 4 & 5: RODNEY CARRINGTON mouths
off at Paradise Theater. Carrington will bring his unique mix of
gut-busting standup comedy and outrageous original music, including
satirical songs like “Dancing with a Man,” “Fred” and “Carlos, Man of
Love.” Tickets start at $50, showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way,
Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
OCTOBER 26: EXPO & TASTE OF SOUTHERN HILLS at Summer Grove Baptist Church. For more information, www.southernhillshreveport.org or call 318-687- 7808.
JULY 9-18: “THE KING AND I” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stirring musical based on “Anna and the King of Siam” will be at the Emmett Hook Center. Tickets available on line www.emmetthookcenter.org or call 318-429-6885. 550 Common Street, Shreveport. For more information, call 318-429-6887.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
JULY 9 - 11: THE 43RD ANNUAL SICKLE CELL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT will be at Cargill Park looking to have over 1,200 participants. This event is a National Softball Tournament and is sanctioned by the American Softball Association. Not only are adult teams invited to play in the event, but the entire community is invited out for the Home Run Derby on Friday evening and the tournament play on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on registering for the tournament, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.