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MARCH 12: TRAVIS TRITT. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at www.Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 16: “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: THE MUSICAL." Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is the golden ticket that is touring the imagination. Ticket prices $82, $72 and $61. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre. 318-226-8555. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 26: BABY SHARK LIVE! Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Showtime at 2 p.m. Tickets at www. Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 1: KOE WETZEL LIVE IN CONCERT: Grab your cowboy boots for Koa Wetzel. 8 p.m. Brookshire Grocery Arena. 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Grocery Arena, Bossier City.


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. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 20: SNO-PORT. The annual snow-themed exhibit will transport visitors to the magical Snow Factory, where the local Nanites are hard at work manufacturing snow and ice for the upcoming winter season. Sci-Port Discovery Center. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or Sci-Port.org. 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 2: VAN THYN MEMORIAL LECTURE: Historian Dr. Wendy Lower will deliver Centenary College’s 2022 Van Thyn Memorial Lecture virtually via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required at centenary.edu/vanthyn. In her Van Thyn lecture, Lower will recreate the research journey leading to her acclaimed 2021 book "The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed," beginning with a chance viewing of a rare photograph at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 depicting the murder of a Jewish woman and her children by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Bld.

FEBRUARY 6: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Sci-Port Discovery Center and The Mahogany Ensemble Theater will be collaborating to bring science to life in a special program featuring three African-American historical figures recognized for their impact on a variety of science-related professions. This year’s featured people: Matthew Henson, Dr. Mae Jamison and Garrett Morgan. Admission free. Local chef Niema Longstratt, with RNL Cookery, will be on site serving lunch from their food truck. For more information, go to www.sci-port.org or the Sci- Port Facebook page or call 318-424-3466.

FEBRUARY 11: CIRQUE DE SOLEIL. Returning to Bossier City for five performances, this family-friendly event will be held at the Brookshire Grocery Arena. For tickets call 318-747- 2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

FEBRUARY 16: “SEED SAVER MAN”: The Shreveport Garden Study Club will host speaker John Coykendall of Blackberry Farm at LSU-S Auditorium at 11 a.m. Coykendall will present “Seeds of the Past for the Future.” Free to the public. For more information, contact Ellen White at 318-518-0056 or ellhennesy@aol.com. 1 University Place, Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 22: LIGHT UP THE BRIDGE! Free family fest at the Riverview Amphitheater with front row seats for the official lighting of the “Bakowski Bridge of Lights” on the Texas Street Bridge. Light shows, fireworks, arts market, live entertainment, food trucks and view the weddings from a live stream to the digital wall. Free to attend. 5:30 - 9 p.m. For $222.22 a year, you can have VIP opportunities by adopting a light, or you can pay $222.22 and Tie the Knot on the Bridge on 2-22-22, with additional guests $22.22 each. Or, you may just renew your vows for the $222.22. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council at 318-673-6500 or www.shrevearts.org. Riverview Amphitheater on Clyde Fant Parkway.

FEBRUARY 22: YETI AND SPAGHETTI: A special Sci-Port Discovery Center program invites guests to “Meet and Eat” with Freddie the Yeti from the popular children’s book and board game “There’s a Yeti in my Spaghetti” that Sci-Port has transformed into a live interactive experience. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch from Giuseppe’s Pastacaffe’ will be served at 11:30 and again at 12:30 for two groups of 50. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.sci-port.org. For more information, go to www.sci-port.org or the Sci-Port Facebook page or call 318-424-3466.

FEBRUARY 26: MUTTS GONE NUTS. Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation. 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $49, $39 and $29. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 3: VIRGINIA K. SHEHEE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AWARDS CEREMONY. This award honors women who have made significant contributions to our community and who may do much of their work behind-the-scenes. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. Nominations are open. Individual tickets are $75 each. Table sponsor $1,000 each. For more information,contact Holy Angles at 318-797-8500.

MARCH 4: PARDI GRAS 2022: The “Pardi” is coming back to Mardi Gras at the East Bank District's newest venue, Hurricane Alley live! A combined experience of three amazing decades: the '80s, '90s and 2000s. A multitude of diverse entertainment, including DJ Jay Whatley, the Molly Ringwalds, The Chee-Weez and That Girl DJ. Themed attire is encouraged. $55 admission. Must be 21+. 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. For more information, contact the Bossier’s Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

MARCH 12: BEST IN SHEAUX: The William A. Robinson Foundation will present Haute Dogue, an incredible evening of dogs, drinks, delicious eats, fabulous raffle and silent auction items and more. Riverview Hall. For more information, call 318-221-0017. Crocket Street, Shreveport.

MARCH 17: AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON. The Norwela Council, BSA will host their annual luncheon at East Ridge Country Club, where James Elrod, Sheriff Steve Prator and Centenary College of Louisiana will be honored for their community service. Noon. For more information, contact Jeff Brasher at jeffery.brasher@scouting.org or Michael Gullion at Michael.gullion@scouting.org or call 318-868-2774.

JANUARY 13: ROTARY CLUB OF BOSSIER CITY’S LUNCHEON. State Superintendent Cade Brumley will be the featured speaker. Noon. $20 and the public is invited. Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, Bossier City.


JANUARY 29: “WHITE LIES.” This play is presented by H.O.P.E C.A.R.E Foundation and is a story of a group of friends and family whose facades get exposed one by one … and the consequences are devastating. What happens when the lies are too big to forget? 7 p.m. Ticket prices: $78 (includes  meet & greet), $56, $35. The Strand Theatre. 318-226-1481. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 19: “SHREVEPORT RISING!” Extensions of Excellence Performing Arts Inc. will perform this historical drama written by national playwright and screenwriter David Barr and will tell about the civil rights history of Shreveport and will feature a local cast, as well as the Orchesis Dance Company from Grambling State University. 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Admission is $25-$35. Children under 5 will not be admitted. To reserve tickets, call the Strand Theatre Box Office at 318-226-8555 or pay at the door. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.


THROUGH FEBRUARY 27: CARNIVAL: MARDI GRAS THEN AND NOW. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you experience the R. W. Norton Art Gallery’s newest exhibition guest curated by local artist Emily Welch. Free and open to the public. Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. the Shreveport Second Line Brass Band will be playing. Food trucks, activities and more. Visit www.rwnaf.org/events. 318- 865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 5: AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY PARADE: At 11 a.m. the parade begins and ends at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in downtown Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 12: “EAST BANK MARDI GRAS MARKET AND PARADE”: The East Bank District will be celebrating Mardi Gras big this year with live music, art market vendors, food trucks and a golf cart parade from 7 - 9 p.m. register at https://forms.gle/iFA1usgtKYYoqy1e8. Family fun. From 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Bossier’s Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

FEBRUARY 13: KREWE OF BARKUS AND MEOUX PARADE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson St., Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 19: KREWE OF CENTAUR PARADE: 3 p.m. parade begins in downtown Shreveport at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street, follows Clyde Fant Parkway south, and rolls through the Broadmoor neighborhood on East Kings Highway.

FEBRUARY 26: KREWE OF GEMINI PARADE: 3 p.m. parade begins in downtown Shreveport at Clyde Fant Parkway at Lake Street, follows Clyde Fant Parkway south, and rolls through the Broadmoor neighborhood on East Kings Highway.

FEBRUARY 27: KREWE OF HIGHLAND PARADE: 2 p.m. parade begins at the intersection of Gregg Avenue at Gilbert Drive in Shreveport and rolls through the historic Highland neighborhood.

FEBRUARY 12: KREWE OF GEMINI’S “NIGHT AT THE MOVIES”: The Krewe of Gemini’s Grand Bal and Tableaux, Shreveport Convention Center. 6:30 p.m. - midnight. Tableaux at 8 p.m. The Grooves at 9 p.m. Movie concession foods at 10:30 p.m. Open to the public. Tickets available online at www.kreweofgemini.com.


PROMOS BALLY’S CASINO AND HOTEL SHREVEPORT: Must be 21 to play. Promotional rules and conditions apply. Featuring video poker, traditional reels, and electronic table games. Valentine’s Day Getaway Hotel Package. Valid for a twonight stay for the 13 and 14. Includes champagne and a $75 food credit. $249.00 + taxes/fees. Feb. 11 & 12: Flat Screen Frenzy Drawing. For every tier point earned Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, guests will receive one entry into the two-night drawing. Flat screens will range in sizes. 32” to 65”. $100,000 Great Points Race— Win your share of $100,000 in cash and free play! Open to all Bally Rewards card members. Earn through March 26 to become a top 400 Promotional Point Earner. Grand Finale Drawing Day, Saturday, March 26, the top winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Dining. The Vintage: Try The Vintage, Bally’s Shreveport’s gourmet fine dining steakhouse offering 100% USDA prime beef, the freshest seafood and the best wine list in town. Sportsmans’ Paradise Cafe: Offering a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options including delicious pancakes, omelets, salads, appetizers, entrees and is a one-of-a-kind twist on casual dining. Noodle Bar: Bally’s Casino and Hotel in Shreveport’s Noodle Bar is an authentic Asian noodle kitchen, located on the second-level Pavilion. The extensive menu features amazing Vietnamese delicacies and Chinese favorites. Live entertainment at Celebrity Lounge every Friday and Saturday night in Celebrity Lounge.


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