Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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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 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 or call 318-632-2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 23: KORNER LOUNGE EXHIBIT: A new exhibition, “,” by James Marks, will be on display at The Korner Lounge. For more information, email 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. For more information, email 413 Lake St., Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 29: “THE FABRIC OF PEACE”: Southern University Museum of Art at Shreveport presents solo art exhibition by Shreveport fabric artist Charmel Lester, who is a nationally recognized fabric artist and founder of the Yarning for Hope art initiative. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Angelique Feaster Evans at 318-670- 9631 or 610 Texas 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 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 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.

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.

APRIL 14: 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 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 15: ADULT TOUR AT THE NORTON: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites you to attend an adult monthly tour of the museum. Each person attending will need their own ticket. Space is limited. For more information or tickets, call 318- 865-4201 or 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 24 - JUNE 7: “PAINTINGS FROM THE INSIDE”: Artist Bill Gingles' exhibit, “Paintings From The Inside,” will be displayed in the West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Meet and greet with light refreshments April 24 from 2-4 p.m. For more information about the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, go to www. or call 318.632.2020.


1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music: May 6, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. 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. April 22, The Joanitones, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6614 Youree Drive, 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: April 7, Tim Powell, 6-9 p.m.; April 14, Leigh Rose, 6-9 p.m.; April 21, Hali Brown, 6-9 p.m.; April 28, Aiden Fitz, 6-9 p.m.; May 5, J.W. Clark, 6-9 p.m. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: April 6, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; April 12, Kamryn Murphy, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; April 13, Seth Bradford, 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: April 7, Joey Greer w/Jon Brakefield, 6:30-9:30; April 8, Clay Logan Band, 7-11 p.m.; April 14, Cory Kent w/David Daniels, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; April 15, Cody Hibbard w/ Clay Logan Band, 6:30-9:30 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: 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.

SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music. April 9, Captain Joe Band, 8 p.m.; April 16, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. April 22, The Syndicate, 8 p.m; April 23, Ricky Lynn Gregg, 8 p.m.; April 30, Tipsey The Band, 8 p.m. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 318-424-7777.

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: May 7, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. Monday Nights, Blues Jam. 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.


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 or call 318-226-8555.

APRIL 21-24, 29-30 & MAY 1: “THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON”: Featuring over 30 hits from the 1960’s and 1970’s. One Wonderette must choose between her lifelong friends and the allure of fame in this sequel to SLT’s previous musical hit. April 21, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30. Box office: 318-424-4439 or Shreveport Little Theatre. 813 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

APRIL 23: NO LIMIT REUNION TOUR FT. MASTER P.: Featuring Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal, Fiend, Mia X, Choppa Style and Mr. Serv On and Special Guests Juvenile and Yin Yang Twins. Brookshire Grocery Arena. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at or in person at B1 Bank. Box office open Wed. and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

APRIL 23: GLORYFEST: This concert is a benefit to support the missions of The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans. Sponsored by Red River Range this event boast multiple bands and live music. Food trucks. Adult beverages and door prizes. Also, a farmers' market with over 30 vendors. Purchase tickets in advance at 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Lot at 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.

APRIL 27: ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN: Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, this spectacular live concert recreates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. This note-for-note experience of mega hits including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Are the Champions” will deliver this great tribute to Queen. 8 p.m. The Strand. 318-226-8555 or 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

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 VIP tickets $30, premium tickets $22 and general admission $15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Woman’s Department Club (WDC) Theater, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MAY 6: “WAITRESS”: The hit Broadway musical is about Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts like “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie” that mirror her topsy-turvy life. When a baking contest in a nearby county— and a satisfying encounter with someone new—present Jenna with a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. 8 p.m. The Strand. 318-226-8555 or 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.


EVERY SATURDAY - NOVEMBER: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS MARKET: Over 75+ vendors weekly with loads of fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, jellies, pickles, cajun cuisine, fresh squeezed lemonade, BBQ, peppers, handmade soap, crafts, real fruit smoothies and juice, handmade goods, Gulf shrimp, art, plants, leather goods, roasted corn, kids activities and much more. Live music. New A/C indoor customer seating. Family fun and leashed pet friendly. Free admission. Free parking. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City.

EVERY THURSDAY: POP-UP MERCHANT THURSDAYS: April 7, Dripp Donuts, 3-6 p.m.; April 14, Rooster’s Salsa, 3-6 p.m.; April 21, Gnome Hollow Candle & Soap Company, 3-6 p.m.; April 28, Bracelets for George, 3-6 p.m.; Upcoming markets; vendor applications now available. By the Provenance Clubhouse, Woodberry Avenue, Shreveport.

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.

SECOND SATURDAYS: ANDRESS ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR CENTER: Shop and chat with the artists of the AAEC on the second Saturday of each month from 12-4 p.m. at Andress Artist & Entrepreneur Center; 717 Crockett 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: BEASTER BUNNY: NecroManor Haunted House announces the opportunity to have your picture taken with Beaster Bunny, with his pink, button nose smells your fears and with his big floppy ears, hears your screams. 6-10 p.m. at the Louisiana Boardwalk. Pictures are free and will be posted to Facebook page after the event. 505 Boardwalk  Blvd., Bossier City.

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 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 or call  318-221-8500. Riverview Theatre, 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

APRIL 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 23: SPRING POP-UP MARKET: Broadmoor United Methodist Church will celebrate spring at their Spring Pop-Up Market with support of local vendors and artisans. Grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a family friendly activity. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the church. Vendors may apply 3715 Youree Dr., Shreveport.

APRIL 23: INDEPENDENCE BOWL FOUNDATION MEMBERS CRAWFISH BOIL: All active Independence Bowl Foundation members will receive two wristbands for all-you-can-eat crawfish and jambalaya from Shaver’s Catering. Non-members are invited to enjoy the party but will not have access to the crawfish. To purchase a new membership or renew a membership, visit RSVP to Ann Crouch at 318-221-0712 or by April 18.

APRIL 23: DAVID RICE MEMORIAL ANGEL RUN & WALK: On Holy Angels Campus & Virtual with a goal to have representation from all 50 states! Learn more and register at Holy Angels Campus; 10450 Ellerbe Road, 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 open 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 11 days. Gate admission is $12 and ride armbands are $35. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 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 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. Breakfast and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information or registration, visit web. or call Carole Bennett at 318-677-2510 or email Shreveport Gun Club, 4435 Meriwether Road, Shreveport.

APRIL 28-30: CURIOSITY SHOPPES: Broadmoor United Methodist Church will have their Curiosity Shoppes. Donate $10 to missions and be allowed to the preview on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Event is Friday & Saturday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

APRIL 30: CROQUET CLASSIC: The Community Renewal’s Croquet Classic consist of teams of two compete in a fundraiser for the Adult Renewal Academy, where students of all ages earn their high school equivalency diploma. Learn more and sign up at

MAY 7: CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL: The Shreve Memorial Library’s annual Children’s Book Festival will be held on the LSU Shreveport campus. Family-friendly, daylong literary event that features children’s book authors and illustrators, costumed characters, and interactive games and activities for children of all ages. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admissions free and open to the public.R.L. Stine, author of the internationally bestselling “Goosebumps” series, will headline this year’s event. Local authors and illustrators are encouraged
and invited to participate by reserving a booth space. Contact Emily Horan at 318-226-4980 or For more information, contact Samantha Bonnette at 318-213-4992 or


APRIL 22-24, 29-30 AND MAY 1: “THE RAT’S TALE OF CINDERELLA”: This sparkling princess production adapted by the Dean of Communication and Performing Arts, Dr. Ray Scott Crawford of the Bossier Parish Community College, tells the familiar story of a mistreated, but plucky young woman whose life is transformed through magic and love but is narrated by Alphonse and Gaston, the Rat Brothers. April 22, 29 at 7 p.m. and April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets $5 at or call 318-678-6021. Stephen W. Slaughter Theater, Building C, 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City.


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. 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 or call 318-424-7777. Reservations recommended.


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