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ONGOING: ARTSPACE EXHIBIT: Two exhibitions featuring a trio of unabashed artists using their talent to break through the boundaries of creativity. “Brazen Spirit” showcases the art of sculptor Julie Glass and fiber artist Sherry Tamburo, and “Breaching the Surface” introduces the acrylic on canvas work of Parker Turner. For more information, call 318-673-6535 or 708 Texas St., 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.

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 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 23: WARHOL EXHIBIT: Curated by Anna Jane Storms ’23 and Jae Tuggle ’25, this Andy Warhol exhibit of Polaroid pictures will be on display at The Meadows Museum of Art. For more information, go to 2911 Centenary Blvd., 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 AFeaster@ 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. 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 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.

MAY 20: 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.


1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music: May 6, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. May 7, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8p.m.- 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. Bands on Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.

BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. April 22, Pocket Change, 9 p.m.; April 23, Kandu, 8 p.m.; April 30, Syndicate, 9 p.m.; May 12, Girls Night Out-Magic Mike, 8 p.m. 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 CHICO: Live music. May 5, Bluebirds w/Buddy, 5:30-6:30; 1513 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport. 318-798- 5777.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. April 22, The Joanitones, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 27, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-9:30 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 21, Dueling Pianos (ticketed event), 7-9:30 p.m.; April 28, Ian Smith, 7-9:30 p.m.; May 6, Charlotte’s Web Band, 7-9:30 p.m. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music: 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 20-21, Braydon Watts, 6:30 p.m.; April 26, Schaefer Mueller, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; April 27, Seth Bradford, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 4, 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: April 21, Tanner Usrey w/Derrick McClendon, 7-11 p.m.; April 23, Eli Howard & The Greater Good w/ Ole Whiskey Revival, 7-11 p.m.; April 28&29, Chad Cooke Band w/Lucas Jagneaux, 7-11 p.m.; April 29, The Syndicate, 7-11 p.m.; April 30, Charolette Web’s Band, 7 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.

KI’ MEXICO: Live music: April 29, Bluebirds w/ Buddy, 6:30- 9:30; 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.

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: May 14, 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. April 23, Sara and Kyle, 6:30 p.m.; April 29, Comedy Night, 9 p.m.; April 30, Beaux Atkins, 6:30 p.m. 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 22, The Syndicate, 8 p.m; April 23, Ricky Lynn Gregg, 8 p.m.; April 29, Anxious, 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: May 6, Bluebirds w/Buddy and special guest, John Howe, 6-9 p.m.; 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 6-10 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, customerservice@ or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

APRIL 23: SAINT-SAENS & SCHUMANN: A Willis-Knighton Masterworks series at RiverView Theater. Shreveport Symphony Orchestra with conductor Michael Butterman. Violin virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi returns for one of her favorite works, the colorful and dramatic Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens. The concert opens with Faure’s gorgeous Pavane and ends in a blaze of speed with Schumann’s tuneful Symphony No. 4. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

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.

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 Box office sales will be available the day of the show only. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.

JUNE 10: BROOKS & DUNN REBOOT 2022 TOUR: Brooks & Dunn will return to arenas for the first time in over a decade. Best-selling duo of all time with special guests Jordan Davis and Dillon Carmichael. 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, customerservice@ or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

JULY 14 - 31: “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”: This deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hears of theatre goers for over 30 years. The musical will be directed and choreographed by Laura Beeman Nugent, with musical direction by Adam Philley. Performance schedule: July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17, 24, & 31 at 2 p.m. at the historic Shreveport Little Theatre. For further information, please email or call 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, 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 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. https://

APRIL 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 office@ 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport.

APRIL 23: INDEPENDENCE BOWL FOUNDATION MEMBERS CRAWFISH BOIL: All active Independence Bowl Foundation members will receive two wristbands for all-youcan-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 and 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: SOUTH HIGHLANDS SPRING FLING: The Historic South Highlands Neighborhood Association is partnering with the R.W. Norton Art Gallery for the annual Spring Fling. 3-6 p.m. Family friendly fun, good eats from local food trucks, games, live music by Dusk til Dawn and more. Open to the public, free admission. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

APRIL 23: MOVIES IN THE PARK: At the Southern Hills Community Park “The Secret Life Of Pets” will be the featured drive in movie with showings at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Food trucks available. 1002 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, 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 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: CENTENARY FUNDRAISER: The Centenary Alumni Association has planned the return of its “Beast Feast: Surf, Turf and More!” fundraiser. 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Centenary’s Jones Rice Field. Individual tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door. Premium craft beer will also be available for purchase. Children 12 and under are free and can enjoy games and activities in the Chick-fil-A Kid Zone. For advanced tickets: alumni/beast-feast/. For more information, contact Katie Chopin at 318-869-5115 or

APRIL 30: ANNUAL HERB AND FLOWER SALE: The Ark-La-Tex Herb Society’s annual herb and flower sale will be held at the P&S Pantry from 8 a.m. thru 1 p.m. For more information, contact Tina Post at 318-347- 1707. 1907 Southern Loop, 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 PERFORMED Saloon. BY 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 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 consists 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 4: GEAUX 4 KIDS: A luncheon benefitting Geaux 4 Kids Inc. Project Geaux Bags, will be held at East Ridge Country Club. Door open at 11:30, program begins at noon. Special guest speakers include “The Blind Side” star Quinton Aaron and Geaux 4 Kids board member Kelly Orgeron. Limited sponsorship available. For more information, call Karen Hardtner at or 318-990-9383.

MAY 6: TWILIGHT TALKIES: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: The R. W. Norton will be showing “Beauty and the Beast” on the front lawn of the museum. Free admission. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the movie under the stars. Picnics allowed with local food trucks like Tasty Treats, Taylor’d Eatz, Mama’s Popcorn and Dripp Donuts all beginning at 6 p.m. with movie beginning at 8 p.m. No dogs, smoking or tobacco products. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

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

MAY 7: DERBY DAY: For the first time since 2019 with a move to the incredible grounds of The David Toms Academy known as “265.” The event will continue to carry its tradition of being a vibrant outdoor celebration of the Kentucky Derby. Learn more and purchase tickets at David Toms Academy “265”; 1111 Academy Dr, Shreveport.

MAY 7: 1ST & GIVE CHARITY FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: Teams can register through April 23, and the entrance fee for each team is $350 - with all $350 being donated to a 501(c)3 charitable organization that each team designates to receive. Each team consist of seven players. All players to be at least 14 years of age. For more information on this Independence Bowl event, contact Jennifer Rider at

MAY 9-15: ARTBREAK 2022: The South’s largest student arts festival with over 100+ school performances will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. This Caddo Schools arts showcase is presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is free family fun with over $1,000 in prizes. Fri., from 5-9 p.m., Sat. From 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sun., from 12 - 5 p.m. with awards ceremony at 3 p.m. For more information, visit 400 Caddo St., Shreveport.


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.


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. May 2022 Specials: Military and AAA members receive a 10% discount off prevailing room rates. Summer Stay and Play Package: Book a mid-week stay and receive 20% off Shreveport Aquarium tickets. La Spa: Book a 50-minute or 80-minute Relaxation Massage and receive a free 15-minute add-on ($30 value). $25,000 BlackJack Tournament: May 6 registration from 6 - 10 p.m. Entry fee: $100. Service workers get 50% discount on entry fee. Late registration May 7 from 9 - 11 a.m. Tournament play, Saturday, May 7, begins at 11 a.m. First prize, $15,000 cash. $100,000 Splash into Summer Sweepstakes: up to 80 winners. Win cash prizes ranging from $500 up to $10,000 every drawing night. Drawings Friday 5/13; Saturday, 5/14; Friday, 5/27; Saturday 5/28. Drawings held between 5 - 9:45 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 or call 318-424-7777. Reservations recommended.


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