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THROUGH MARCH 5: “NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS”: Presented by The Agora Borealis, the artwork by Jessica Horne will be on display at The Lot Downtown. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.

THROUGH MARCH 31: “FANTASY, FEMME, FLORAL” : The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) Emerging Gallery presents the artwork of Erica Branch. Opening reception will be Feb. 11 from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Bossier’s Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH MARCH 31: “THE ARTWORK OF THE SHREVEPORT ART CLUB”: The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) presents the artwork of the Shreveport Art Club. This exhibit will have art from many different local artist with a wide variety of mediums. There will also be a special category of self portraits. Opening reception will be Feb. 11 from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Bossier Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

FEBRUARY 17 - MARCH 11: “A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF NATURE”: The artwork by Don Edwards will be on exhibit at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Opening reception, Feb. 17, from 5- 7 p.m. Admission free. Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. LAEXHIBITMUSEUM.ORG. 318-632-2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 18: LOUISIANA THROUGH THE MOSS: Take a look at one of Norton’s most well-known and widely reproduced paintings, “Captain Shreve Clearing the Red River Raft,” take part in an outdoor cookout and a funeral procession with Louisiana’s most important folk artist, and see the swamps through the eyes of various artists and historic moments. Adult tour. Tickets available at events. R.W. Norton Art Gallery. 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

ONGOING: CRITICAL MASS 10: Experience over 100 works from an active, producing community of Visual, Performing and Literary artists in Northwest Louisiana. Professional Critics reviewed each Arts Discipline to determine which artist created the most compelling work of Art…one that merits a $2,000 commission to create a Solo Exhibition, Performance, and Literary Presentation. Plus, the last 10 years of the past winners will also be presented. artspace. For more information call 318-673-6535. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.


1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music, Every Sunday, Jay Cougar does Trivia at 5 p.m. and Karaoke 6 - 8 p.m.; Feb. 18, Red Chute Review, 7-10 p.m.; Feb. 25, Eric Craig Band, 7-10 p.m. 5315 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 BALLY’S CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.

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. 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.

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: 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.

MISSING LINK: 504 Texas Street, Shreveport. 318-751- 5820.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Feb. 12, The Joanitones, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. 7960 E Texas St. Bossier City. 318-1345.

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. first Friday of every month; first Saturday of the month, Brian Watson, solo. 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.

TIKI BAR: 318-868-6355. 639 E. Kings Hwy, Shreveport.

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: Every Thurs. Michael DeArmond, 8 p.m.; Feb. 26, Michael DeArmond, 7 p.m. 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.


FEBRUARY 11: KICKBACK CONCERT. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets at 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.

MARCH 12: TRAVIS TRITT. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 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 18: BOB DYLAN: Tickets on sale now for the World Wide Tour 2021 - 2024, “Rough and Rowdy Ways” of Bob Dylan at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Doors 7 p.m. and showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets at 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.

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

APRIL 1: KOE WETZEL LIVE IN CONCERT: Grab your cowboy boots for Koe 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. Sanctuary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport.

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 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 28: AFRICAN- AMERICAN READ-IN: The Shreve Memorial Library is inviting patrons of all ages to participate in the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature by checking out books by African-American authors and diverse issues. Visit any of Shreve Memorial's 21 libraries. For more information, visit

FEBRUARY 9, 16, 23, MARCH 2: “BREAK UP WITH SALT”: A in-person lecture about hypertension management series. 11:30 a.m. Fee: $40, which covers class supplies, participant binders, food demo/tasting ingredients. For more information, call 318-965-2326 or email amcalister@ Bossier Parish Courthouse, 4th Floor, LSU AgCenter Office. 204 Burt Blvd, Benton.

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 15: 36TH ANNUAL ARK-LA-TEX FORESTRY FORUM: A full day of resources and educational opportunities for forest landowners and industry partners in the Ark-La-Tex region. Guest speakers will provide a wide range of information including current market and political issues, new mills entering the region, landowner incentives and much more. A BBQ lunch will be provided, and vendors will be on hand to help with all your land management needs. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. LSU Shreveport University Center, 1 University Place, Shreveport.

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 1 University Place, Shreveport.

FEBRUARY 18-19: PRUNING PARTY: American Rose Garden at the American Rose Center is seeking volunteers to participate during its upcoming Volunteer Days. Volunteers are welcome to go work in the garden at any time during the two days. A brown bag lunch will be provided on both days to all who register. 8 a.m. ’til. For more information or registration, please contact Kim Merritt at 318-938-5402 or email

FEBRUARY 21: CAMP AQUA: Campers will compete in habitat construction, food collection and other skills that the amazing animals of the ocean use every day. Olympians will experience up-close animal encounters and create their own countries and flags, cheers and chants, and even make their own edible gold medals! 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ages 6 - 11. Camp fee: $65. Members receive $5 discount. Spots are very limited. Shreveport Aquarium. For more information, call 318-383-0601 or go to 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., 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 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 For more information, go to or the Sci-Port Facebook page or call 318- 424-3466.

FEBRUARY 25-26: NORTH LOUISIANA QUILTER’S GUILD 2022 QUILT SHOW: Over 300+ beautiful hand-quilted/machine quilted works of art and stunning quilts in amazing styles and colors. Special raffle of quilt, "Backroads USA," designed by guild member Cathy Poe. Tickets $1 each. Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: Ages 9 - 79, $7; all others free. West Monroe Convention Center. 901 Ridge Ave., West Monroe. Website:

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.


FEBRUARY 18: SHREVEPORT OPERA PRESENTS "LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN." This isn't your grandmother's Carmen! Featuring Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) artists, it will be sung in French with English subtitles, with no intermission. The show starts at 7 p.m. All tickets $40, general admission. For tickets, https:// At The Catholic Center, 3500 Fairfield Avenue, 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 318- 865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., 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 Family fun. From 4 - 9 p.m. For more information, contact the Bossier’s Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

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

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.


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 two-night 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 oneof-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.

SAM’S TOWN SHREVEPORT CASINO & HOTEL. Must be 21 to play. Promotional rules and conditions apply. Be one of the lucky winners to take home a share of $45,000 cash during the month of February. Plus wine and dine with your sweetheart during the Valentine’s Day Weekend special at William B’s Steakhouse. Then, get into the game with the new Fanduel Sportsbook. Play winning tables and hot slots on three floors of gaming. February promotions: $20,000 Presidents Day Cash Drawings Feb. 12, 5-10 p.m. Open to all B Connected members. 20 winners will take $500 home cash. One winner will take home $10,000 cash at 10 p.m. final drawing. $25,000 Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Cash Drawings Feb. 19, 5-10 p.m. Open to all B Connected members. 20 winners take home up to $1,000 cash, and one winner will receive $15,000 plus all unclaimed prizes at 10 p.m. Restaurants: Smokey Joe’s, Java’s, William B’s. Feb. 11-14 Valentine’s Special at William B’s, $135 per couple. 5-10 p.m. Book reservations online at or call 318-424-7777. Reservations recommended.


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