I ART EXHIBITS
ONGOING: R.W. NORTON ART GALLERY ANNOUNCES PHASE III OF REOPENING WITH NEW HOURS: Friday 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 - 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. No reservations or tickets required, and admission is free. For more information, contact R.W. Norton Art Gallery at 318-865-4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and open to all ages. August takes us to historic Texas Avenue. Beat the heat with art vendors, history tours with Robert Trudeau, live music from Joan Nerrittig, and food trucks. Explore C&C Mercantile and Lighting and ArtiFact, learn about the historic ‘nue, sketch the city with architect Mischa Farrell and more! 1110 Texas Avenue, C & C Mercantile and Lighting. For more information, www.downtownshreveport/artwalk.
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 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 Horne, Betsy Levels, Cindy Magee, Ed McDonnell, Susan Pierce, Jeanne Marie Reed, Mary Yeh. 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.
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 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.
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.
AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 12: “STRIKE: HOW THE NEWSIES MAKE HEADLINES.” R. W. Norton’s newest special exhibition, guest curated by the Norton’s summer interns, Sarah Durpee and Anna Jane Storms, focuses on the photographs of Lewis Hine and the history behind the images he took during the two-week strike against newspaper tycoons, Pulitzer and Hearst. Opening Reception from 5 - 7 p.m. August 6. 4747 Creswell Ave. Shreveport. For more information, contact Emily Feazel at email@example.com or call 318-865-4201.
OCT. 1 - NOV. 30: NYCTOPHILIA: THE LOVE OF DARKNESS. The Bossier Arts Council is kicking off the spooky season with this very unique artist call. Submit works for this upcoming themed exhibition which will be displayed in the East Bank Emerging Gallery. Artwork submitted for the show will be juried by an anonymous gallery panel. All completed works must be dropped off by Sept. 25 at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. Opening reception Oct. 8, from 6-8 p.m. 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 29, Hali Brown, 6-9 p.m.; August 5, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m; August 19, Jimmy Wooten, 6-9 p.m.; August 26, 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: July 30, Lyrical Valor, 6-9 p.m.; July 31, Cold Canyons, 6-9 p.m. Tasting Room 4-8 p.m. Wed. through Fri., 12-8 p.m. Saturday for both inperson service and curbside pickup. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 318-734-9881.
LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live music: July 30, David Deaton, 6-9 p.m.; July 31, Seth Bradford, 6-9 p.m. 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: July 30, Jordan Davis, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $40. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BARBQUE: Live music. July 31, Elvis Tribute by Richard Cook, 6:30 p.m., August 7, Leif Shively, 6:30 p.m. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. August 13, Mason Howard, 6-9 p.m.; August 20, Josh Love Trio, 6-9 p.m.; August 26, Matthew Looney, 6-9 p.m.; August 27, Cal Presley, 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. 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, barbecue 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 30: SALVATION ARMY FAN DRIVE for seniors 60 and older who 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/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 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 28: THE ORIGINAL SHREVEPORT FARMERS' MARKET serving local famers and our community by providing bountiful weekly markets. Open Saturdays, The Pavilion features vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, honey and meats grown/raised within a 150-mile radius of Shreveport. Ranchers sell ethically-raised beef, pork, chicken and lamb. Great breads, jams, jellies, pickles, various canned goods, locally-made soaps, dog treats, seasonings, sauces and sweets galore! Family friendly, open-air, fun environment. From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of Crockett Street and Commerce Street, Festival Plaza, downtown Shreveport. Free parking. For more information, contact Emerie Eck Gentry at 318-455-5788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or Darin Spindler, Kids Bowl Free, at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERY SATURDAY: 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 29: EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY AND BLACK HOLES in
Sci-Port's IMAX Dome Theatre: NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Exhibit to feature
special Zoom program of scientists and astronomers. This is a special
free program: 10-11 a.m.; Q&A until 11:30 a.m. 820 Clyde Fant
Parkway, Shreveport. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or visit www.sci-port.org.
JULY 29: 3 DOORS DOWN will
be performing with special guest Seether at the Brookshire Grocery
Arena in Bossier City. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's
debut album, “The Better Life.” Tickets may be purchased at
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
St., Shreveport. For more information, call 318-429-6887.
AUGUST 6: TWILIGHT TALKIES: THE MIGHTY DUCKS a
series from the R.W. Norton Art Gallery showing “Mighty Ducks” on the
front lawn of the museum for free. Bring your chairs and blankets and
enjoy a movie under the stars. Local food trucks will be on hand
starting at 6 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m. Picnics allowed. Please no
dogs, smoking or tobacco products at this event. 4747 Creswell Ave. Shreveport. For more information, contact Emily Feazel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-865-4201.
AUGUST 12: FILM PRIZE 2021 TOP 20 ANNOUNCEMENT. Join
the Prize Foundation as they reveal the Top 20 filmmakers competing for
this year’s Louisiana Film Prize and the $25,000 cash grand prize. The
event is free to attend and open to all. Space is limited to 200 guests,
and entry will be granted on a firstcome, first-served basis. 6-9 p.m.
at The Robinson Film Center at 617 Texas Street, Shreveport.
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.
SEPT. 17: THE SECOND CITY WORKSHOP hosted by the Shreveport Little Theatre and Academy. The Second City troupe is an improvisational comedy enterprise who will be in Shreveport performing its “Legendary Laughs” at the Strand Theatre, with twohour workshops beginning at 1 p.m. The workshops are Improv 101 and Advanced Improv. Each workshop is limited to 15 students. Each workshop cost $80. Participants can reserve their spot and pay through ShowTix4U.com or SLT’s box office, 318-424-4439 or 812 Margaret Place, noon - 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, contact Robert Darrow at 318-458-2700 or email@example.com.
JULY 29 - 31 & AUGUST 1, 6, 7 & 8: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, written by Tennessee Williams, will be performed as Shreveport Little Theatre's main stage production. Contains very strong language and mature themes. July 29, 30, 31 and August 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m., August 1 and August 8, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com, or visit www.showTix4U. com and by calling or visiting SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, noon-4 p.m. weekdays, 318-424- 4439.
JULY 30 - AUGUST 1: THE MUSIC MAN JR. a
Meredith Willson production at Stage Center’s School of Performing
Arts’ 10th anniversary season. A six-time Tony Award-winning musical
comedy is family entertainment at its best. Friday, at 6 p.m., Saturday,
2 p.m. & 6 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse.
Tickets $15 all seats. For more information, call 318-218-9978 or email:
AUGUST 20 - 22 & 27 - 29: DR. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson will be performed at BPCC Theatre. August 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and August 22, 29 at 2 p.m. General admission is $12. For teenage and older audiences. Call 318-678-6021.
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.
|A| BARS/NIGHTLIFE Matthew Looney live at Red River Brewpub, Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m.
|B| BARS/NIGHTLIFE August 7, Leif Shively will be at Port City Barbque at 6:30 p.m.
|C| ART/EXHIBITS "Photo Bomb" by Judy Horne is showing at the Shreveport Art Club Annual Juried Show, through Aug. 27.
|D| THEATER "The Music Man Jr.," at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, July 30 - Aug. 1.
|E| THEATER "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde," BPCC Theatre, Aug. 20, 21, 27 & 28.
|F| ART/EXHIBITS "Strike: How The Newsies Make Headlines." R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Aug. 6 - Sept. 12.
|G| BARS/NIGHTLIFE Elvis Tribute by Richard Cook at Port City Barbque, July 31, at 6:30 p.m.
|A| SPECIAL EVENT The Sons Of The Pioneers at the Emmett Hook Center, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m..
|B| SPECIAL EVENTS NASA Exhibit at Sci-Port, now though the fall.
|C| ART/EXHIBITS Downtown Artwalk, the first Thursday of the month. Stoll through historic buildings, see great art, enjoy food and drinks and live music.