Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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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.

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 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: A “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.

MARCH 31: BABY TREK AT THE NORTON: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites those with newborns to 12 months to join Dr. Martha Mangin on a special visit to the museum for interaction between the caregiver, the baby and a specialist in child growth and development. Tickets will be limited to eight babies and their caregivers. For more information or tickets, call 318- 865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 1: DUET’S EXHIBITION: Artist, writer and 2011 Centenary alumna Sarah Duet’s exhibition, “What Happened is Happening,” will be on display at the Meadows Museum of Art. This exhibit features various blackout poems taken from her book, “What Happened Is Happening.” 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 14: “BRIDGING ART & COMMUNITY”: The Creative Art Connection’s exhibit in the West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. 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.

THROUGH APRIL 23: KORNER LOUNGE EXHIBIT: A new exhibition, “TheWireTrust.com,” by James Marks, will be on display at The Korner Lounge. For more information, email theagoraborealis@gmail.com. 800 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 23: LAKE STREET GALLERY: A new exhibition, “Art School Floor” by Dean Dablow, will be on display at Lake Street Gallery. Opening reception is March 24, 5-7 p.m. Artist talk at 6 p.m. For more information, email theagoraborealis@gmail.com. 413 Lake St., Shreveport.

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.

THROUGH MAY 8: “CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE II.” This exhibit features artists of Holy Angels. For more information, contact Holy Angels at 318-797-8500.

THROUGH MAY 21: THE LOT EXHIBIT: A new exhibition, “The Work of Karen La Beau,” will be on display at The Lot. For more information, email theagoraborealis@ gmail.com. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.

MARCH 23-25: 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.

MARCH 31: REGIONAL FILMMAKERS SPOTLIGHT: Story TellHERS is a collection of films by female filmmakers at the Robinson Film Center and will be followed by a Q & A. For more information, call 318-459-4121. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE

1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music: 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. 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.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. Mar. 26, The Joanitones, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 6614 Youree Dr., Shreveport. 318-798-0040.

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: April 7, Kaerington, 7-9:30 p.m.; April 14, Will Fenton, 7-9:30 p.m.; April 21, Dueling Pianos (ticketed event), 7-9:30 p.m.; April 28, Ian Smith, 7-9:30 p.m.; 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music: 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: Mar. 23, Derrick McLendon Acoustic, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Mar. 29, Logan Lewis Acoustic, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Mar. 30, Seth Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; April 6, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 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.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music: Mar. 24, The Steel Woods w/ Jimmy Wooten, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Mar. 25, Ole Whiskey Revival, 7 p.m.; Mar. 26, Coddy Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws, 7-11 p.m.; April 7, Joey Greer w/Jon Brakefield, 6:30-9:30; April 8, Clay Logan Band, 7-11 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.

LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live music: 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.

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

NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT at East Texas St. Live music: 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: June 4, Shayliff, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-4471

TIKI BAR: Live music: Monday Nights, Blues Jam, Mar. 24, Tree Fiddy Trio, Mar. 26, King of Pleasure, Mar. 30, DD4, Mar. 31, Suite Harmony. 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 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, multi-instrumental 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.

APRIL 2: SYMPHONY OF ILLUSIONS: The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) presents master illusionist Michael Grandinetti. This family-friendly concert program includes music from “Harry Potter” by John Williams, Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Mussorgsky’s “A Night on Bald Mountain,” Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite” and more. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at shreveportsymphony.com or by phone at 318-227-8863. Prices range from $25-$69. Covid-19 restrictions apply. Call 318-222- 7496 for more information. RiverView Theater. 600 Clyde Fant, Shreveport.

APRIL 21: SOUTH PACIFIC: Set on a tropical island during World War II, this timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features some of the most beautiful music ever composed. 8 p.m. The Strand Theatre. For more information, go to thestrandtheatre.com or call 318-226-8555.

APRIL 29: BART CROW: With a sound all his own, Bart Crow produces an ever-evolving flow of Red Dirt, Texas and American music with six No. 1 singles onto the Texas Music Chart. Tickets and limited VIP dining room tables are available online at www.LouisianaGrandstand.com. VIP tickets $30, premium tickets $22 and general admission $15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Women’s Department Club (WDC) Theater, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MAY 27: JEEZY & K. MICHELLE: The music by an American rapper and a proficient, soul-rooted R&B vocalist will take the stage at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Box office sales will be available the day of the show only. 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. studiosanctuaryglassstudio.com.

MARCH 25-26: CENTENARY BOOK BAZAAR: The 34th annual event is sponsored by the Centenary Muses and will be held in a new location this year, the College’s Fitness Center. Over 80,000 items will be available for purchase. Friday from 4 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Face covering will be required for all unvaccinated Book Bazaar patrons. All items are half-price after 1 p.m. Saturday. Call the Book House at 318-869-5710 for more information. 2911 Centenary Boulevard, 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 1: TWILIGHT TALKIES: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery kicks off the 2022 Twilight Talkies series with “The Incredibles.” Free to the public. Bring your chairs or blankets. Local food trucks begin at 6 p.m. Movie begins at 8 p.m. Picnics allowed. No dogs, smoking or tobacco products. For more information or tickets call 318-865-4201 or www. rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 2: SPRING PLANT SALE: The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardens will host their annual Spring Plant Sale at the Red River Research Center at 8 a.m until noon. Featuring Louisiana super plants, pollinator plants, annuals and perennials, hanging baskets, succulents, native plants, Louisiana irises and angel trumpets. For more information, call 318-408-0984 or www.nwlamg.weebly.com. 262 Research Rd., Bossier City.

APRIL 2: BOOK SIGNING: Local author and writer Betsy St. Amant will be on hand from 2-4 p.m. to sign her two titles, “The Key To Love” and “Tacos For Two,” at Barnes and Noble on Youree Drive. Bayou Walk, 6646 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

APRIL 2: CORK XVI: This annual event attracts over 1,000 wine enthusiasts and socialites to Festival Plaza for an afternoon of wine, music, art and food. The 2022 event will feature 22 wine booths pouring 90+ wine varieties including reds, whites, sparkling, sweets and roses. Also, 10 of the local restaurants will also be featured. Music provided by Dead Reckoning String Band. Tickets are $85 and reserved tables packages with 10 tickets included is $1,350. To purchase, visit https://redriverrevel.com/event/cork/-wine-festival/. 2 - 5 p.m. at the upper pavilion of Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.

APRIL 4, 14 AND 21: FILMMAKING 101: DIRECTING: In the directing series, you will learn to tie all of the elements of your film together and get the story in the can. Taught by directors Mark Bonner and Alexander Jeffery, this course covers identifying and developing stories, blocking, working with actors and more! 8 p.m. For more information, call 318-459-4121. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

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: YOGIE AND FRIENDS: The Spring Bake Sale and fundraiser will be at Petco at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, email yogieandfriends@hotmail.com. 6596 Youree Drive, 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.

APRIL 23 - 24: DOWNTOWN MERCANTILE MARKET: Be a part of the growing revitalization of historic Texas Avenue. Shop local, local chefs, food trucks, pop-up bar, artisans, makers, musicians. Saturday begins at 9 a.m., and Sunday’s opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 318-424-4406. 1110 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 23 - 24: SPRING BOOK SALE: Take your bags and boxes, because the Shreve Memorial Library has over 50,000 curated books for everyone to enjoy. Find treasures, find books that you forgot you were looking for, or find something new and unusual. All types and genres. Children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks and collectible/antiquarian. Shreve Memorial Library Friends Book Sale. Members pre-sale is Saturday, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday, 12 - 5 p.m. non-members and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Memberships $5. Free admission to the public. 424 Texas St., downtown Shreveport.

APRIL 28 - MAY 8: STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA, “SPRING FEST 2022”: Spring Fest will consist of many of your favorite State Fair food vendors, street performers, live music, attractions, exhibits and over 50 exciting carnival rides and games. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. each day for the eleven days. Gate admission is $12 and ride armbands are $35. Tickets can be purchased in advance at statefairoflouisiana. com and save beginning April 1 through April 27. Parking and gate admission will be free on weekdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 30: A.N.T.S. RALLY: The River Cities Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) will host a fundraiser with a live and silent auction, vendors, games and a bike show raising money so “No Child Deserves To Live In Fear” at Bayou Thunder Saloon. 12 p.m. For more information, call 318-557-0349 or Quotes@RC-LA.BACAworld.org. 1910 Market St., Shreveport.

APRIL 30: SHOOT HAPPENS!: The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce announces its second annual sporting clays tournament. Cash prizes, a fun raffle, a delicious lunch and opportunities for shooters of all ages and with all skill levels to join in a safe, professional and fun shoot. Sponsorship opportunities available. Youth registration $75, individual registration $100 and team of five registration $500. Register before April 1 and receive one free Mulligan per team. Breakfast and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information or registration, visit web.shreveportchamber.org. or call Carole Bennett at 318-677-2510 or email carol@shreveportchamber.org. Shreveport Gun Club 4435 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport.

I THEATER

MARCH 26: SLT AUDITIONS FOR 2022 SUMMER MUSICAL: The audition for “Little Shop of Horrors” will start with mandatory dance call for adults at 11 a.m. and should enter through the front door of Shreveport Little Theatre. Singing auditions will begin, per sign-in order during registration. Callbacks will take place on March 27 at 6 p.m. For further information on how to prepare and what to bring, please email boxoffice@ shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

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. 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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