I ART / EXHIBITS
THROUGH DECEMBER 27: LOUISIANA MUD MAVENS CERAMIC ART. An exhibit of pottery vessels and sculptures by Erica Cheaney, Trudy Daniel, Amanda Mann Davis, Catherine Evans, Paula Frierson, Gwyn Hults, Julie Noles, Kim Norton, Mark Poole, Greena Roboski, Kathie Thomas, Thaddaeus Wallace and Esther White. Free admission. 318-632-2020. West Wing Gallery, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH DECEMBER 4: “CALCULATION." Art exhibition by Centenary studio art professor Shea Hembrey will be on display as the third installation in the Meadows Museum of Art’s Project Gallery Space, a versatile gallery showcasing mostly exhibitions by local artists. Free and open to the public with proof of COVID-19 vaccination. More information is available at themeadowsmuseum.com. 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport.
THROUGH DECEMBER 27 : LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF ANIMAL ARTISTS: An exhibit featuring works by Diane Burr, Carla Davis, Don Edwards, Linda Henry, Ron Kidwell, John McDonald, Sena McWilliams, Melba Miller, Eudenia Owens, Tina Pearson, Jeanne Marie Reed, Deanna Russell and Esther Thompson. Free admission. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. 318-632-2020 or sos.la.gov/ lsem or laexhibitmuseum.org.
THROUGH YEAR'S END: FRANCIS T. KALMBACH EXHIBT, A Family’s Retrospective 1960s - 2000s. The Big Sun Studios is hosting an art exhibition. Most of the paintings on display are in the impressionist-style using painterly brushstrokes as well as some mid-century gems. Open by appointment only during weekdays and from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, go to www.bigsunstudios.com or call 318-313-4310.
THROUGH JANUARY 15: “ALONG FOR THE RIDE." Art exhibition by architect, artist and father Mike McSwain and his artist son, Larsson, who sketched their way through Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and New York trying to make sense of how Covid-19 stopped the world. For more information, call 318-673-6535. artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY: TAPS ART SHOW. The Bossier Parish’s Talented Arts Program Teachers Art Show will be alongside the 2021 Bossier Parish Students Art Show displayed at the Emerging Gallery. Reception will be Dec. 7. For more information, please visit www.bossierarts. org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
THROUGH DECEMBER 1: SILENT RESONANCE is an exhibit by Shreveport artist Eric Hess of sculptures and installations that embed complex emotional ideas into sometimes deceptively simple presentations. Working with glass, steel, ready-made objects and video. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Meadows Museum of Arts, Centenary College, Louisiana. For more information, call 318-869-5040. COVID-19 restrictions and protocols available at themeadowsmuseum.com.
DECEMBER 2 : DOWNTOWN ARTWALK: Looking to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift of art, stationery, pottery, jewelry and other creative items for Christmas giving? Then start at Artspace for the new Mike and Larsson McSwain exhibit and live music by Tipsey the Band, then move to the Lofts at 624, Robinson Film Center, Andress Artists and Entrepreneur Center, The Agora Borealis and other fun art-filled locations. 5 - 9 p.m. Free to attend. For more info, go to downtownshreveport.com/artwalk.
DECEMBER 7: BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW 2021. “Art Tells The Story.” These young artists tell their story through art, their life, their future or what they want their story to be. Enrolled students grades K through 12 in Bossier Parish. Opening reception from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.bosierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 1931 LOUNGE AT HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City. (800) 895-0711.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music, $5 cover. 3515 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
BIG COUNTRY: Live music. 1003 Gould Drive, Bossier City. 318-584-7218.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE LISTING: Dec. 3, DJ Deluzion, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 4, DJ Faze, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 10, Mojiles, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 11, DJ Deluzion, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 17, Identity Crisis, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 18, DJ Deluzion, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 24, DJ Faze, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 25, DJ Deluzion, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Dec. 31, Pop Culture & DJ Deluzion, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Jan. 1, Hollow Decks, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
CHIANTI: Dorsey Summerfield Jr., 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday in the Green Room. 6535 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-8866.
COUGARS DEN: Live music. Dec. 4, Loosey Anna, 8 p.m. 1835 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. 318-752-4140.
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.
FRANKS PIZZA: Dec 1, Jim Reed, Natalie Prauser & Marty Bush, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 9, Stephanie Jackson, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 16, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: 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: Dec. 3, David Deaton, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 4, Jimmy Wooten, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 10, Clay Logan, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 17, Victoria Wells, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 18, 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 BAR B QUE: Live music. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 318-317-4110.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music: Mon. - Thurs., Brian Watson, 6:30-9:30. Wed. Stan Hoffman. Every weekend, Friday, Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Daniel Ley Duo, 7-11 p.m. The Stilettos, 6-10 p.m. f
irst Friday of every month; first Saturday of the month, Brian Watson, solo. Second Wed. of every month, Victoria Williams. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219- 4123. TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Hwy. 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: 1207 Shreveport- Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
DECEMBER 2: POSTMODERN JUKEBOX. The
creator Scott Bradlee ushers in the decade with his Welcome to the
Twenties 2.0 World Tour of the famed time-twisting musical collective he
hopes will inspire a return to the style and craftsmanship that
typified the music of past generations. 8 p.m. Ticket prices: $59, $49,
$42 and $25 (student). For more information, call 318-226-8555. The
Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 3: CD RELEASE PARTY + CONCERT. Up-and-coming
Red Dirt Music/country music star Christian Simeon will perform at
Queue Tavern 2.0 at 10 p.m., doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $10. 318-584-
7074. 4403 E. Texas Street, Bossier City.
DECEMBER 4: PREVIEW OF “WHITE CHRISTMAS”. The
Shreveport Little Theatre will have a special performance of their
upcoming show, “White Christmas.” This uplifting musical is a perfect
way to start the season. Space is limited, so reserve your free tickets
at www. rwnaf.org/events. 318-865-4201. R.W. Norton Art Gallery. 4747
Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 4: ZZ TOP. “That Little ol’ Band From Texas,”an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, by vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons, will be performing live at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com. $36 and up. Call 318-841-4000 for more information. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 6: WIDEMAN TRIBUTE CONCERT. Three
internationally known pianists — Asiya Korepanova, Alon Goldstein and
Stanislav Khristenko — will perform in a concert honoring the Nena Plant
Wideman International Piano Competition and its longtime artistic
director, Dr. Lester Senter Wilson. All three performers are former
Wideman Gold Medalists. 5 p.m., hosted by the Shreveport Orchestra and
will be streamed live and free of charge via YouTube from Anderson
Auditorium on the Centenary campus. Due to Covid restrictions, in-person
seating is limited. To access the live stream on YouTube, search for
Wideman Tribute Piano Concert. For more information, contact Janie
Richardson at 318-865-8502.
DECEMBER 11 & 12: THE NUTCRACKER. The
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Kermit Poling and
guest artists Simon Wexler and Sarah Lane, will perform with the
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet the classic Christmas special, "The
Nutcracker," at Riverview Theatre. Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 3
p.m. Tickets can be purchased at shreveportmetroballet.org or by calling
318-221-8500. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 15: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. A
cherished holiday tradition, the classic television special is brought
to life in the stage production as Rudolph and his friends venture
through the North Pole to ultimately discover that their differences are
what make them special. 7 p.m. Ticket prices: $61, $55 and $45. For
more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana
JANUARY 6: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND. This
Grammy Award-winning American blues and blues-rock group will perform
at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. All advanced tickets
available on www.Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000. The
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium box office sales will be available day
of show only. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
FEBRUARY 12: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of "Trouble Is …," benefitting both Providence House and the Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
| 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: GLASS BLOWING WORKSHOPS. Come
individually or bring a group and create your own original piece of
art. From pumpkins to flowers and beyond, the experience is a good time
with a dazzling reward at the end. Hours: Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday,
noon to 5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday noon-6 p.m.
Sanctuarary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport.
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
THROUGH DECEMBER 23: BELIEVE. Celebrating
its second year of Christmas magic, Believe is the ultimate interactive
magical Christmas experience. Get festive! Wear your Christmas jammies
or sweaters on this unforgettable journey at the Shreveport Aquarium.
Dates: Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17-23. Times: 5:15 - 9:30 p.m. (last
entry 8:15 p.m.). Cost: $30 for non-members, $20 for members. Under 2
are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.shreveportaquarium.
com/believe. Tickets are limited. 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, downtown
DECEMBER 1 - 21: SANTA CLAUS AT SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY. A
very special guest is visiting the Shreve Memorial Library during the
month of December. Santa will stop at 13 locations at different times
during December. All Santa’s visits are free and open to the public.
Registration, face masks and social distancing required. For more
information about times and locations and to register, please visit
DECEMBER 3: CENTENARY’S CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. This
year’s theme of “Hope” will be at Brown Chapel and is free and open to
the public. All attendees must provide either a Centenary ID, proof of
vaccination or proof of recent (within the last 90 days) recovery from
COVID-19. Mask required. A reception follows the service in the lobby of
the college’s Magale Library. For more information, contact Chaplain
Lindy Broderick at lbroderick@ centenary.edu or 318-869-5112.
DECEMBER 3: 7TH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION CONFERENCE. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Leigh Chambers at Leigh. Chambers@lsus.edu. or www.ce.lsus.edu. LSUS University Center, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 3: TINSEL. Tickets
now available for Shreveport’s most unique holiday shopping experience.
Tinsel shoppers are chauffeured to multiple “trolley stops” along Line
Avenue. Dozens of participating stores will offer a variety of
complimentary food, drinks, entertainment and discounts available only
to Tinsel shoppers. 5 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased
online at www.TinselShreveport.com
DECEMBER 3: JOHN CRIST FRESH CUTS COMEDY TOUR. One of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views and four million fans on social media. 7 p.m. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 3 - 23: CHRISTMAS IN ROSELAND. 38th
annual event is a walking event only and no carts available and is a
fundraiser for the American Rose Center. Dec. 3 - 5 from 5:30 - 9:30
p.m. is at the Roseland Christmas Market featuring local vendors,
artists and crafters. Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. is Angel of Hope Candlelight
Vigil with special performance by Magnolia Mae and Michaeah Tatum. Also,
Dec. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. is the Princesses in the Gardens of Never Ending
Stories, LLC and will be in the administration building. Dec. 11 at 7
p.m. is Rock around the Roses with the Tipsy the Band. Dec. 12 free
admission to first responders and medical field employees. Dec. 12 from 6
- 8 p.m. Princesses in the Gardens with the Never Ending Stories, LLC
in the administration building. Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. is Rock Around The
Roses, Star Chamber. Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. is the Shreveport Metropolitan
Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker. Dec. 23 at 7 & 8
p.m. Candlelight Sing-A-Long with Sarah Bissell. Dec. 23 at 8:30 p.m. is
Light Up The Gardens: Finale Fireworks. Every night is Marshmallow
Station where you can purchase and roast a jumbo marshmallow and enjoy
the festivities. Admission $5 per person or $20 carload. Ages 2 and
younger are free. Purchase tickets online at www.christmasinroseland.org or at the gate with cash or card. For more information, call 318-938-5402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. American Rose Center. 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 4: FOUNDER DAY BLACK AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP BALL. Presented
by Delta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at
Sam’s Town Convention Center at 6 p.m., includes social hour, silent
auction and spirit basket raffle. Formal attire. $50 donation per
person. For more information, contact McKeever Moham at 318-354-6436.
DECEMBER 4, 11 & 18: MINI MERCANTILE MARKETS. The Mercantile will be open for shopping during the holiday month
for one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists, delicious foods and
specialty items. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 318-424-4406. 1110 Texas Ave.,
DECEMBER 4: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS. You
don’t want to miss this fun, family friendly event under the stars,
“Elf." Bring a blanket, and dinner will be for purchase. 6 p.m.
Greenleaf Park, 1955 Woodberry Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 7: BLACK ON BLACK AFFAIR. Presented
by Dr. E. Edward Jones Ministries Fellowship is a Christmas dinner at
The Office Hub. Dinner catered by RNL Cookery featuring “Authentic
Sierra Leone cuisine from West Africa.” Music by Marcia Nelson, lead
vocalist on the Divine Band and door prizes. All ministers are invited.
DECEMBER 10, 11, 17 & 18: SHADOWS OF CHRISTMAS HAUNTED HOUSE. Presented
by NecroManor, this special seasonal-themed haunt is a must visit for
those on Santa’s naughty list. 6 p.m. - midnight with admission $10.
Pre-order tickets at necromanor.com. Also, you can have your picture
taken at the annual “Pictures with Krampus” at the Louisiana Boardwalk
Dec. 5 during Krampusnacht. All photos free of charge. 505 Boardwalk
Blvd., Bossier City.
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.
DECEMBER 11: LIGHTWIRE THEATER’S “A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS." Runner-up on "America’s Got Talent," will amaze and electrify. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Showtime at 7:30 p.m. All advanced tickets available at www.Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800- 745-3000. The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium box office Strand-Rudolph sale will be available 9:58 AM day of Page show 1only. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 11: GRINCHED! Presented
by Power & Grace, a Christmas tale in dance as you travel along
with the Grinch as he searches for the meaning of Christmas. A local
holiday tradition. 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $35, $30 and $25. For more
information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave.,
DECEMBER 11: BOSSIER NIGHT MARKET. Visit
the Bossier Night Market at Pierre Bossier Mall and get all your
shopping done in one place. Bring the whole family and enjoy the
100,000+ twinkling lights, decorations, food trucks and live music. Over
185 local vendors selling market goods, food, wood crafts, jewelry,
art, jams, jelly, salsa, clothing, vintage ceramics, accessories,
seasonal blends, wreaths, decor, skin care, baked goods, candy,
handcrafted soap, candles and much more. Free admission and free
parking. 3 - 9 p.m. 2950 E. Texas St. on the south south of Pierre
Bossier Mall. For more information, www.bossiercityfarmersmarket.com.
DECEMBER 11 & 18: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Enjoy
a pancake breakfast with the big guy himself, complete with Christmas
magic. Also, there will be letter writing to Santa and posing for
photos. $35 kids and adults. $30 members. Shreveport Aquarium. 601 Clyde
Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 15 & 18: LETTERS TO SANTA. The
R.W. Norton Art Gallery will host on the 15th for ages 3-6 an
interactive tour focused on the child’s point of view from 1:30 - 2:30
p.m. and on the 18th an art adventure with story times and tours for
families ages 5 - 10 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free tickets at www.rwnaf.org/events. 318-865-4201. R.W. Norton Art Gallery. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
DECEMBER 18: LSU VS. LA. TECH. Don’t
miss this match-up of men’s basketball. Tickets at ticketmaster. com.
Brookshire Grocery Arena, 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.
DECEMBER 18: YOGIE AND FRIENDS FIV+ CAT SANCTUARY. Yogie
and Friends will hold their annual Christmas bake sale to help raise
funds for the FIV positive cats forever home. Funds are used to buy
food, cat litter, and provide veterinarian care for these special cats.
Raffle items will also be available. 100 percent of the funds raised
goes to care for the animals. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information,
contact email@example.com. Located at Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 20: REVEILLON DINNER. This exclusive black-tie event that celebrates the holiday season includes a five-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Anthony Felan of Fat Calf Brasserie. Enjoy the musical talents of Goga. An extensive wine list and full bar will be available. Tickets are limited and are $125 per person. Free valet 7 p.m. Shreveport Aquarium. More information at info@ shreveportaquarium.com. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 2-5: DISNEY MOANA JR. The
School of Performing Arts will produce this Disney production, directed
by Jared Watson, with choreography by Kaitlyn Bundrick-Brown and
musical direction by Seth Taylor. Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m.,
Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $15. For more
information, call 218-9978 or email stagecenterlaboxoffice@ gmail.com. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the campus of Centenary College, Shreveport.
DECEMBER 9 - 19: IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS. In Shreveport Little Theatre’s 100 years of producing live theatre, this production represents the largest investment ever made in a single production. This musical, with its beautiful costuming, is SLT’s holiday gift to the community. Performance schedule: Dec. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at shreveportlittletheatre.com or by calling or visiting SLT’s box office 318-424-4439. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.