I ART / EXHIBITS
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 27: ARTSPACE EXHIBITION OPENINGS. Three incredible exhibitions will be on display simultaneously and fill the spaces at artspace 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.
AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 24 : “ORIGINS AND RETROSPECTIVE: A CELEBRATION OF COLOR.” Two prominent women artists will be featured at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum: “Origins by Jerry Wray,” watercolor and acrylic on paper, canvas and driftwood, inspired by prehistoric caves of Lascaux in France, and Randy Hedgecock, colorful still lifes and interior scenes in oil, acrylic and water media. Opening reception, Sunday, Aug. 29, from 2-4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. 318-632-2020 or sos.la.gov/lsem or laexhibitmuseum.org.
SEPTEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 24: THE WORLD OF FRIDA, an exhibition highlighting 95 contemporary artists who have each created a piece inspired by the life and career of the fabulous Frida Kahlo. This exhibit comes from the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Calif. Opening night, Sept. 24, will also have food trucks and restaurants, face painting, music and more. For more information, contact the museum at 318-865-4201. R.W. Norton Art Gallery, 4747 Creswell Avenue, 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.
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: Aug. 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.
LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live
music: Aug. 26, Haley Brooke, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 27, Beaux Atkins, 6-9
p.m.; Aug. 28, Trey Houser, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 2, Clay Logan, 6-9 p.m.;
Sept. 3, David Deaton, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 9, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.;
Sept. 10, Seth Bradford, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 16, Beaux Atkins, 6-9 p.m.;
Sept. 17, Haley Brooke, 6-9 p.m.; 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BAR B QUE: Live music. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. Aug. 26, Matthew Looney, 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 27, Cal Presley, 6-9 p.m.; Sept. 10, 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: Sept. 17, The Joanitones, 7-10 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
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: MORNING BOXING. This event is brought to you by 318 Boxers Fighting and Dement Brothers Boxing Club and held at The Lot, downtown Shreveport. 9:30 - 11 a.m. 400 Crocket St., Shreveport.
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 info@ shreveportaquarium.com.
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 farmersmarket@ redriverrevel.com.
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, colva@bowlholidaylanes. com or Darin Spindler, Kids Bowl Free, at darin@ bowlingbusinessbuilders.com.
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, 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, 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 isummers@sciport. 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: TWILIGHT TALKIES: LEAP! The
R.W. Norton Art Gallery will be showing “Leap!” on the front lawn of
the museum for free. You are encouraged to bring your chairs and
blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Local food trucks: Hot Dawg
Hut, 318 Food Co., and Streetcar Snoballs will be on hand at 6 p.m.
Picnics allowed. Please no dogs, smoking or tobacco products at this
event. Movie begins at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Norton
Museum at 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport.
SEPTEMBER 3: CIRQUE DU LOT is
a one-night fair event that combines artists, vendors, live music, food
and drink, along with such things like trapeze artists, stilt walkers,
mermaids and more. Admission is free, and the event is for all ages. 5 -
10 p.m. The Lot, 400 Crocket St., Shreveport.
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, 318-424-3466.
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 5: SHREVEPORT BLUES AND SOUTHERN SOUL PRE-LABOR DAY FESTIVAL. The
10th annual festival will feature headlining performances by TK Soul,
Wilson Meadows, TILL!, Jeff Floyd, Avail Hollywood and Jaye Hammer.
General admission tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $45, Reserved tables
of eight are $360 in advance. Gates open at 5 p.m., and show begins at 6
p.m. Coolers are not permitted. Vendors will be on site with food,
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and more. For more information,
contact Anouk Brumfield at 832-969-2031 or email@example.com. Tickets maybe purchased in Shreveport at King of Wings and at Vernorn’s Barbershop in Bossier City or purchased online at www.prelabordayshreveport.com
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 masks required and not provided on site. For more
information or further updates, www.centenary.edu or see them on Facebook.
SEPTEMBER 12: AT GEORGE’S POND. Tickets on sale now for Shenandoah, Exile, Shane Pons and Stand Paul Davis. Purchase tickets by
calling 318-636-7094 or tickets. georgespond34.com. George’s Pond,
Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, 3207 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport.
SEPTEMBER 16: EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER benefits
the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and all of the programs they
serve. It will include a soup dinner, bread and dessert, a silent
auction, a wine pull with red, white and pink wines and several raffles.
Ticket donation is $50 per person. Begins at 6 p.m. Sam’s Town Grand
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 two-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
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.
SEPTEMBER 18-19 : 4TH ANNUAL SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY VINTAGE GUITAR, MUSICAL GEAR SHOW and
The Battle of the Bands presented by J&W Music. The two-day event
will feature the first day, Guitar Show, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Round 1 of
Battle of the Bands, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Day 2 Guitar Show, 11 a.m. - 4
p.m. and Finals of Battle of the Bands, 4:30 - 9 p.m. Admission each day
$10. For more information, contact John at 318-507-5096 or email email@example.com. Event held at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, 8000 East Texas St., Bossier City.
SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 6: DIXIE MAZE FARMS 2021 FALL FESTIVAL will host such events as live pumpkin patch and corn maze, pony rides, hay rides and haunted attractions and more. For cost and times, please visit dixiemaze.com or call 318-703-2870.
AUGUST 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. 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 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.
SEPTEMBER 2-5 & 10-12: BOEING BOEING is
a nonstop comedy by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans.
This fast-paced comedy tell the exploits of bachelor Bernard and his
three lovely female flight attendants with frequent layovers.
Performances: Sept. 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 5 and 12 at 2
p.m. Tickets for non-season members are $25 for adults and $23 for
seniors, students and active military. Reservations may be made by
calling SLT’s box office at 318-424-4439 or www.shreveportlittletheatre.com. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret
SEPTEMBER 17-19 : "I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS," a play by John Logan, starring Susan Kirton and directed by Artistic Director Jared Watson. Sue Mengers’ clients were the biggest names in show business, and she dishes dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details of their lives. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Follow current protocol of Covid-19 health precautions. Tickets, $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 student. Central Artstation, downtown Shreveport. For more information, call 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.
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. bring 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.