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| ART / EXHIBITS

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.

ONGOING: MEADOWS MUSEUM: Centenary College’s Meadows Museum of Art recently acquired new paintings by black artists who lived and worked in Shreveport. After two separate donors approached the museum last year, the museum’s permanent collection now includes paintings by Shreveport residents Frances Drew (1949-2007) and Milton Fletcher (1906-1992).The museum is open Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays and college holidays. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the museum at 318.869.5169 or visit themeadowsmuseum.com.

SECOND SATURDAYS: ANDRESS ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR CENTER: Shop and chat with the artists of the AAEC on the second Saturday of each month from noon - 4 p.m. 717 Crockett St., Shreveport.

THROUGH 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. Admission free. Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. LAEXHIBITMUSEUM.ORG. 318-632-2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

THROUGH MARCH 31: “FANTASY, FEMME, FLORAL”: The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) Emerging Gallery presents the artwork of Erica Branch. 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 artists with a wide variety of mediums. There will also be a special category of self-portraits. For more information, contact the Bossier Arts Council at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH MAY 8: NEIL JOHNSON EXHIBITION: The exhibition of Neil Johnson entitled “Opposites Abstract” at Big Sun Studios. For more information and hours of operation, call 318-313-4310 or email kelly@bigsunstudios.com. 619 Edwards St., Shreveport.

MARCH 11 - MAY 8: “CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE II.” This exhibit features artists of Holy Angels. The opening reception will be held March 11. For more information, contact Holy Angels at 318-797-8500.

MARCH 18: ADULT TOURS: AMERICAN LANDSCAPES AND PORTRAITURE: Join the R.W. Norton for the monthly adult tours. 10 a.m. Each person attending will need their own ticket. Space is limited. Tickets can be reserved at www.rwnaf.org/events. For more information, call 318-865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 19: ART ADVENTURES: DANCING INTO SPRING: The R.W. A Norton Art Gallery will host this series and offers free activities, story times and tours designed to engage with art at the museum. The tour works best if family members interact together with the museum and art. Lessons and activities are designed for children ages 5-10. Tickets can be reserved at www.rwnaf.org/events. For more information, call 318-865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 20 - APRIL 14: “BRIDGING ART & COMMUNITY”: The Creative Art Connection’s exhibit in the West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum and opening reception Sunday from 2-4 p.m. There are 41 members in the group, mostly located in Bossier Parish, who will offer works for sale. For more information, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org or call 318-632-2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

MARCH 21-25: SPRING BREAK LUNCH ON THE LAWN: Having trouble figuring out what to do with the kids for spring break? Join The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, where food trucks will be serving from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spread a picnic blanket or dine in the surrounded botanical gardens. For more information, call 318-865-4201 or www.rwnaf. org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 25 - MAY 8: BLOOM!: This annual juried exhibition coincides with the R.W. Norton Art Gallery explosion of spring blooms from their botanical gardens and pleases the crowds inside and outside with canvases crowded with pigmented petals. 294 submissions from across the United States and 13 countries around the world. 51 make up this year's display. For more information, call 318- 865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE

1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music: March 11, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m. to midnight.; March 12, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m. to midnight.; March 18 and 19, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. - midnight; April 1, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m. to midnight.; April 2, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m. to midnight.; Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music: First Friday of every month, “At The Hop” 7 p.m. $5 cover; every Sunday, Jay Cougar does Trivia at 5 p.m. and Karaoke 6 - 8 p.m.; 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.

BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.

BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. March 17, Shayliff, 8:30-10:30 p.m. 501 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318 584-7169

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.

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: March 10, Hali Brown, 6-9 p.m.; March 17, Eric Charles, 6-9 p.m.; 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

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: Live music: March 18, The Joanitones, 3 - 3:30 p.m. 504 Texas Street, Shreveport. 318-751-5820.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT at East Texas St. Live music: March 19, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-10 p.m.; April 23, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-10 p.m. 7960 E. Texas St. Bossier City. 318-841-1345.

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT at Viking Drive: Live music: March 26, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-10 p.m. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318-747-2332.

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.

THE SEVENTH TAP BREWIN PROJECT: Live music: March 19, Bingo with food trucks sponsored by HSNWLA, 5-7 p.m. June 4, Shayliff, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-4471

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.; 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.

I MUSIC

MARCH 10: VERDI’S “RIGOLETTO”: An evening of fine wine, great cuisine and thrilling opera. Enjoy wonderful music and meet the principal artists and creative team of “Rigoletto” at the Petroleum Club. Catch the performance following at Riverview Theatre. Seating is very limited. Call 318-227-9503 or purchase online at www.tix.com. or boxoffice@shreveport.org. 318-227-9503. 16th floor of the Petroleum Club, downtown. 416 Travis St., Ste. 1500, Shreveport.

MARCH 11: NICKELODEON’S JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M.: A YouTube superstar personality, singer, dancer, social medial influencer will bring her hugely popular voice to Brookshire Grocery Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. TicketMaster.com. Brookshire Grocery Arena. For more information, go to customerservice@brookshiregroceryarena.com or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

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 17-20: “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”: Centenary Theatre Program and Stage Center present their smash-hit Broadway musical play for a oneweek run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Centenary College campus. Tickets on sale online at StageCenterLA.com. 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. 2 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices: $20, adults; $18, seniors; and $15, students. For more information, call or text 318-218-9978 or email info@stagecenterla.com.

MARCH 18: SHREVEPORT OPRY: The Shreveport Opry returns for another historic night with Ryan Matthew and regional talent. 7 p.m. Tickets available at www.shreveportopry.com. 802 Margaret Place, 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 open at 7 p.m. and showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 25: THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS: Music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. With their performances synchronized to video projections of the original films, the band of six world-class professional musicians will lead you through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multiinstrumental mayhem and comedy. 7 p.m. The Strand Theatre. For more information, call 318-226-8555.

MARCH 25: WINTER JAM TOUR SPECTACULAR: An annual American music tour featuring contemporary Christian music artists of all genres, stunt and/or comedy performances, as well as a tour speaker. It is the United States' largest annual Christian music tour. TicketMaster. com. Brookshire Grocery Arena. For more information, go to customerservice@brookshiregroceryarena.com or call 318-747- 2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

MARCH 26: NEW EDITION WITH CHARLIE WILSON & JODECI: An American R&B group. Doors open at 7 p.m., and show begins at 8 p.m. TicketMaster. com. Brookshire Grocery Arena. For more information, go to customerservice@brookshiregroceryarena.com or call 318-747- 2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

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.

I 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. Sanctuary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.

MARCH 11: LOUISIANA GAMES UNITING MIND & BODY (LA GUMBO, INC.): The 2022 GUMBO North Track and Field meet at Lee Hedges Stadium will begin at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. with track events at 12:30 p.m. Designed specifically for ages 5-21 years of age and adults with physical, visual or hearing impairments. Pre-registration for the event is required. For more information, contact Dianna Watson, 318-603-6784, or Pam Carey, 318-452-7771. 6115 Roma Drive, Shreveport.

MARCH 11-12: 5TH ANNUAL GEORGE DEMENT CLASSIC: The 5th Annual Boxing Tournament, March 12, noon - 6 p.m. The Lot Downtown. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.

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 12: GO FOR THE GOLD: This 5K and Fun Run, benefitting the Arc Caddo-Bossier’s Goldman School and Child Development Center. 5K, $25; 1/2 mile Fun Run, $15. You may also ghost run for $25 and still get your race shirt without breaking a sweat. Begins at 8 a.m. at A.C. Steere Park, 4009 Youree Drive. For more information, go to https://runsignup. com/Race/LA/Shreveport/TheArcGofortheGold or contact Cheryl Taylor at 318-221-8392, ext. 225 or go to 351 Jordan St., Shreveport.

MARCH 12: MARATHON & RELAY: The 6th Annual Heels Up Half Marathon & Relay on the beautiful 13.1 miles throughout south Shreveport neighborhoods begins and ends at Provenance Community! Proceeds from this race supports The Hub Urban Ministries, Purchased: Not for Sale. Call Provenance at 318-683-0399. 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 12: R-RATED MAGIC SHOW: Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises back to East Bank Theatre. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com. 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

MARCH 15 & 18: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: March 15, Silver Screening: “Charade,” 10:30 a.m. movie & luncheon. 8 p.m. movie only. March 18, Friday Night Freakout: “Strawberry Mansion,” 10 p.m. 617 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-459-4122.

MARCH 15: “BOUQUETS” 2022 FUNDRAISER: The Shreveport Garden Study Club fundraiser, "Bouquets," will be held at East Ridge Country Club. This year the featured internationally acclaimed designer will be Bruno Duarte. Garden Shop opens at 10 a.m. and demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. Admission: $75. Light lunch following guest speaker. Cash bar available. For more information, contact Judy Chidlow at jchidlow@gmail.com or call 318-393-9905.

MARCH 17: AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON. The Norwela Council, BSA will host their annual luncheon at East Ridge Country Club. 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.

MARCH 18-20: CRAWFEST SHREVEPORT: Crawfest is a celebration of food, music and community at Shreveport’s historic Betty Virginia Park. Concessions include Louisiana crawfish boiled on site, a whole-hog roast, smoked barbecue and various other food, desserts and drinks from a variety of local vendors. Live music. Purchase tickets at www.crawfestshreveport.com.

MARCH 19: MONSTER TRUCK NITRO TOUR: Two big shows. VIP tickets for the best seats in the house. Go early and ride in a real Monster Truck. Advanced ride truck passes are available exclusively at www.MonsterTruckTour. com. The 1:30 show is Kids Day… Kids get free tour toy while supplies last. TicketMaster.com. Brookshire Grocery Arena. For more information, go to customerservice@ brookshiregroceryarena.com or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

MARCH 19: BOSSIER CITY MAKERS FAIR: Shop local with over 125+ makers and artisans. Featuring four separate large groups of all handcrafted artisans showcasing everything from pottery, stained glass, knitting, art, upcycled furniture, soap, jewelry, home décor, clothing and so much more. Meet the makers and shop by buying local, one-of-akind creations. Grab a bite to eat, shop the handmade maker booths, and enjoy the atmosphere. Live music and fun activities for the whole family. Face painting, bubbles, balloons, bouncy houses and games in a family-friendly, safe environment. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission and free parking. The Louisiana Boardwalk, Bossier City.

MARCH 19: 7TH ANNUAL SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K/10K RACE: Barksdale Spouses’ Club host the fundraiser, which will begin at First Baptist Church of Shreveport and will raise money and awareness for for scholarships and teacher grants to local military-affiliated dependents. 8 a.m. Contact Courtney Vanni at shamrockshuffle. bsc@gmail.com. 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport.

MARCH 19: ST. PADDY’S FEST: Downtown Shreveport’s Missing Link, will host a St. Paddy’s Festival from 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. Live music, including The Joanitones from 3 - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 318-751-5820. The Missing Link, 504 Texas St., Shreveport.

MARCH 25 - 26: SPRING ROSE FESTIVAL & GARDEN MARKETPLACE: Opportunities to be outdoors, to shop for plants (herbs, roses, trees, bulbs, shrubs, annuals, daylilies, camellias, Louisiana Iris, garden structures, garden products, wood products, bird feeders …) and garden-related items, hear interesting programs, see important demonstrations, and tour the newly restored America’s Rose Garden. Food trucks available. Guided tours on Friday. March 25, at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. March 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 1 & 2 are rain day alternatives. Admission $10. Children free. For more information, call 318-938-5402 or beth@rose.org. American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport.

MARCH 30: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: This American favorite in basketball is back and will honor Curly Neal with 22 record attempts. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m. TicketMaster.com. Brookshire Grocery Arena. For more information, go to customerservice@brookshiregroceryarena. com or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

APRIL 8: SMOKIN’ ON THE RED: This premium cigar event offers food, drinks and free cigars and great deals. 5 - 9 p.m., Tickets $79 in advance, $89 at the door. For more information call 318-861-2243. Tobacco House Cigar Lounge. 9464 Mansfield Road, Shreveport.

APRIL 9 - 10: “COPPELIA”: The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet will perform “Coppelia,” the comic ballet. Showtime 2:30 p.m. Tickets at shreveportmetroballet.org or call 318-221-8500. Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

I THEATER

MARCH 18-20: DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS: Shreveport Little Theatre Academy’s production is a classic based on the animated film of the fur-raising adventures featuring Cruella De Vil and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. March 18 at 6 p.m., March 19 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 and may be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MARCH 17-20: “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER”: Centenary Theatre Program and Stage Center present their smash-hit Broadway musical play for a one-week run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on Centenary College Campus. Tickets on sale online at StageCenterLA. com. 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices: $20, adults; $18, seniors; and $15, students. For more information, call or text 318-218-9978 or email info@stagecenterla.com.

I CASINO 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. March 11-12, $25,000 Blackjack Tournament. 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. 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. Play winning tables and hot slots on three floors of gaming. Restaurants: Smokey Joe’s, Java’s, William B’s. Book reservations online at OpenTable.com or call 318- 424-7777. Reservations recommended.


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