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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 Home, 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.
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30: THE ARTWORKS OF DAWN ASH presented by the Bossier Arts Council will be on display in the Emerging Gallery at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
THROUGH 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 at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
AUGUST 17: OPEN CRITIQUE. Calling all 2D, 3D and digital artist for a peer critique session. A casual review setting where you can get feedback about your newest pieces of works in progress. Set up starts at 5:30 p.m., and critique begins at 6 and ends at 8 p.m. Limited easels available; if possible bring your own display/easel. Sharable foods or individual meals are welcome. The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. 318-268-3011.
AUGUST 27: ARTSPACE EXHIBITION OPENINGS. Three incredible exhibitions will be on display simultaneously and fill the spaces from top to bottom. Stunningly vibrant 3-D “Abstractions on Steel” by Byron May, combustible literary art by Mawiyah Bomani and everything it takes to create William Joyce’s newest short film, “Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat.” Opening Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Free exhibition. For more information, go to artspaceshreveport.com or call 318-673-6535. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
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: 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: 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: Aug. 12, Chris McCaa, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 13, Seth Bradford, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 14, Trey Houser, 6-9 p.m.; August 19, David Deaon, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 20, Victoria Wells, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 21, Haley Brooke, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 26, Haley Brooke, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 27, Beaux Atkins, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 28, Trey Houser, 6-9 p.m. 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BARBQUE: Live music. 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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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! Familyfriendly,
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 are 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
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, 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
roomstyle game. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or email email@example.com.
AUGUST 11: IMMERSION CULINARY WORKSHOP. AARP
Louisiana with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council will feature chefs
from Northwest Louisiana. These chefs will prepare the following during
the workshop and then be prepared to answer your questions in a live Q
& A session: Gabriel Balderas with El Cabo Verde preparing
guacamole, Damien Chapman with Orlandeaux’s Cafe preparing gumbo and
Blake Jackson of Whisk preparing Lemon Rosemary Tart. 2 - 3 p.m. Free.
Registration link: https://aarp.cvent.com/ ArtsCulinaryWorkshop081121
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 first come, first served basis. 6-9 p.m. at The Robinson Film Center at 617 Texas Street, Shreveport.
AUGUST 20: LABYRINTH playing
at the South Bossier Drive-In Movie Theater. Tickets are $25 per car
and must be purchased in advance at www.Eventbrite. com. Ticket holders
receive one bag of popcorn upon entry. Showtime 8 p.m., gates open at 7
p.m. at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive, Bossier City.
AUGUST 21: DAZED AND CONFUSED playing at the South Bossier Drive- In Movie Theater. Tickets are $25 per car and must be purchased in advance at www.Eventbrite.com.
Ticket holders receive one bag of popcorn upon entry. Showtime 8 p.m.
gates open at 7 p.m. at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive, Bossier City.
AUGUST 23: CLEMENTINE HUNTER’S WORLD is
a short documentary exploring the life of Clementine Hunter and will be
broadcast on LPB. The Louisiana produced film combines vintage
photographs with Hunter’s colorful paintings to bring her story to life.
An encore is planned for Saturday, Aug. 28, at 8 p.m. The film airs 7
p.m. Louisiana Public Broadcasting. For more information, contact Collen
Spillane at 225-767-4453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 28-29: THE LOUISIANA SOUL FOOD FALL FESTIVAL will be filled with food and music for your soul. This inaugural festival will be held at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport. A Pelican Bike and Car Show will also be held on Aug. 28 from noon-6 p.m. Admission $5 per person, proceeds to benefit 360 and PHP outreach programs. Car Show participants: $20 donation registration per vehicle. Trophies will be awarded. Louisiana Soul Food Fall Festival from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. For more information, go to Louisianasoulfoodfestival@yahoo.com or visit www.Louisianasoulfoodfallfestival.com, or call 318-779-8941.
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 3-26: DINING BY DESIGN. A
new STEAM-inspired tablescape exhibit created by 16 local design
personalities to open at Sci-Port Discover Center. This exhibit is a
combination of the blending of science and art that will showcase math,
architecture, digital technology, design, geometry, in addition to
critical thinking skills. A sneak peek preview will be held on Sept. 2.
Tickets are $50 and will help support local charities, including
Robinson’s Rescue, Holy Angels, Roys Kids, The Renzi Center and Room
Redux. For more information, contact Sci-Port Discovery Center,
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.
SEPTEMBER 9: AN EVENING FOR HEALERS, Celebrating
10 years of Heroes, Healing and Hope is a signature fundraiser for The
LSU Health Sciences Foundation benefitting LSU Health Shreveport. This
platform is to shine light on the community’s unsung heroes: physicians,
nurses, allied health professionals and first responders. Limited
sponsorship opportunities available from $2,000, and individual tickets
can be purchased for $150. Welcome reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with
dinner at 7 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center. Proof of
vaccination will be required for all attendees. Non-vaccinated
individuals will be able to enjoy the event virtually. For most current
event details, go to www.lsuhsfoundation.org/healers or call
SEPTEMBER 10-11: CENTENARY’S 34TH BOOK BAZAAR. Presented
by the Centenary Muses, will be held at the Centenary Gold Dome.
Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with 50% off after 1 p.m.
on Saturday. Face mask required and not provided on site. For more
information or further updates, www.centenary.edu or see them on Facebook.
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 2-hour
workshops beginning at 1 p.m. The workshops are Improv 101 and Advanced
Improv. Each workshop is limited to 15 students. Each workshop costs
$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
SEPTEMBER 17-19: JURASSIC QUEST. The
largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is back,
bigger and better than ever. More than 100 photorealistic dinosaurs are
ready to delight families. Tickets start at $19 at www.jurassicquest.
com and include a 100% ticket guarantee that in the event of a show
cancellation or postponement for any reason, ticket purchases will be
automatically refunded for the full purchase amount. Tickets are for a
timed arrival window, and advance ticket purchase is strongly
encouraged. There are rides and activities, with tickets purchased for
these on site, $5. For more information, www.facebook.com/ jurassicquest@jurassicquest. Friday, 1-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., 400 Caddo St., Shreveport Convention Center.
SEPTEMBER 18: BIG FAT GREEK GOLF TOURNAMENT is
back for its fourth year. A fundraiser event hosted by St. George Greek
Orthodox Church is a chance for everyone to “Go Greek” for a day and
enjoy a round of golf and plenty of Greek food. Registration is $125 per
player in teams of four. Tournament is limited to 30 teams.
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Querbes
Golf Course, 3500 Beverly Place, Shreveport. For more information,
contact Georgia Booras, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-464-3309.
SEPTEMBER 18: HIGHLAND JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. This 17th annual event, presented by Lagniappe P.R.I.M.E., LLC, will be in the Shreveport Historic Highland neighborhood at Columbia Park. With music and fun for everyone, the festival will include eight bands playing from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on two stages. Local favorites Buddy Flett, Betty Lewis and also Tree Fiddy Trio, The Rougarou Trio, Junior the Third, Ohm Haus and the Grammy Award-winning New Orleans Nightcrawlers will headline. Free. For more information, go to www.highlandjazzandblues.org
OCTOBER 1-2: MIRACLE TOUR. The
5th Annual Miracle Tour offers rides catering to every cyclist, with
routes providing beautiful scenery of Lake Bistineau and the surrounding
countryside. Participants are also invited to Great Raft for Carb Load
Dinner the night before to pick up packets and enjoy delicious food. All
proceeds go to support local kids served by CMNH programs at CHRISTUS
Shreveport Bossier Health System. For more information, email email@example.com
OCTOBER 9: CARD SHOW. The Downtown Hilton, Shreveport will host the first card show in 10 years. Tables available. Free admission and free covered parking. 104 Market St., Shreveport.
OCTOBER 26: EXPO & TASTE OF SOUTHERN HILLS at Summer Grove Baptist Church. For more information, www.southernhillshreveport.org or call 318-687-7808.
DECEMBER 11: LAS VEGAS NIGHT The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center will once again bring the fun and excitement back. Guest will play blackjack, craps and roulette, and try their luck in two silent auctions and a live auction, all in support of the deaf and hard of hearing community of Northwest Louisiana. Tickets are $250, includes food and drink, as well as $500 in chips to be used in blackjack, roulette and craps. Tickets will be available for purchase online at Deafactioncenter.org. 7 p.m. until ? At The Petroleum Club of Shreveport.
AUGUST 20 - 22 & 27 - 29: DR. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE, adapted
by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, will be performed at BPCC Theatre.
Aug. 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 22, 29 at 2 p.m. General
admission is $12. For teenage and older audiences. Call 318-678-6021.
AUGUST 28: SLT AUDITIONS. The Shreveport Little Theatre will hold auditions for "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Musical" at Broadmoor United Methodist’s Pearce Hall. Open to adults and senior members of SLT Academy. Those with tap shoes should bring them to the dance call, and all auditioning should wear appropriate clothes for dance and vocal auditions and encouraged to bring and submit headshot and theatre resume. Mandatory 1 p.m. dance call, vocal auditions begin at 3 p.m per the sign-in order. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-424-4439. Auditions at 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
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 handson 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.