| ART / EXHIBITS
THROUGH JULY 24: EXHIBITIONS AT THE NORTON: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites you to “Writing on the Wall: A Tribute to European Street Art,” guest curated by Jan Gary and Sophia Romanski, and "Dance: A Song Of the Body.” 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY 29: EXHIBITION: “REALLY MIXING IT UP”: The exhibition, “Really Mixing It Up,” is an art exhibit featuring the work of three Northwest Louisiana artists at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Artists Kathleen Pate, Malik Stewart and Nancy Farrari utilize a number of mediums in their work, including acrylic and collage, photography and pottery. The exhibit will be on display through July 29 in the West Wing Gallery. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY 31: “OTHER REALMS”: The Bossier Arts Council presents a combined show featuring local artists Ben Moss and Linda Moss. Ben: elements of gritty street art and CMYK color splash. Linda: naturalistic comfort in life’s quiet moments. For more information, go to www.bossierarts. org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
THROUGH AUGUST 27: “CHIP KIDD PRESENTS BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE”: Featuring 165 original works of art themed as Batman comic book covers by some of the world’s most interesting artists. Artspace. For more information, call 318-673-6500 or www.shrevearts.org. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
JULY 15: ADULT TOUR: AMERICAN JOURNEY: Explore the R.W. Norton’s permanent collection. Reserve your ticket by visiting www.rwnaf.org/events. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 29: ART A LICIOUS 2022: The 360 Foundation will host Art A Licious 2022 at the Consortium Venue in Shreveport. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Admission $25 and will include appetizers. Artwork by Dennis Beckman, the fantasy mask creator at Enchanted Garden, Ron Smith and Juanita Mayo will be featured. Proceeds benefit 360 Sports and Training Academy. 1925 N. Market St., Shreveport.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. July 23, IDC, 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. Bands on Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318 635-8186.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. July 15, Rougarou, 9 p.m.; July 29, Kandu, 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.
CASA JIMADOR: Live music. 4801 Line Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-3885.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE BALLY’S CASINO: DJ’s Friday and Saturday nights. 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. July 16, The Syndicate, 8 p.m. -12 a.m.; 1835 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. 318-752- 4140.
COYOTE’S BAR & GRILL: Live music. 1618 Market St., Shreveport. 318-424-0650.
EL CHICO: Live music. 1513 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport. 318-798-5777.
EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-798-0040.
ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music. Tuesday nights the Queen of the Louisiana Blues, Betty Lewis, and featuring Reece Carpenter. 5:30-9 p.m. through Aug. 16. 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. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.
FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music. July 14, Katie Callahan, 6-9 p.m.; July 21, Kent Gill, 6-9 p.m.; July 28, Andrew Stuart & Brooke Wilson, 6-9 p.m.; August 4, Cory Cross, 6-9 p.m.; August 11, Stephanie Jackson, 6-9 p.m.; 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music. July 13, Seth Bradford, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; July 19, Schaefer Mueller, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; July 20, Monty Russell, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; July 26, Brayden Watts, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; August 2, Ben Abshire, 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. July 14, David Adam Byrnes w/Derrick McLendon, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; July 15, Tab Benoit w/Eric Johnson, 7-11 p.m.; July 16, Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute) w/Clay Logan, 7-11 p.m.; July 21, Reid Haughton w/David Daniels, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; July 23, Koldrank, 7-11 p.m.; July 28, Palmer Anthony w/David Daniels, 7-10 p.m.; July 29, Pearl Gem w/Josh Love Trio, 7-11 p.m.; July 30, Anxious, 7-11 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.
KI’ MEXICO: Live music. 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 St., Shreveport. 318-751-5820.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT at East Texas St. Live music. 7960 E. Texas St. Bossier City. 318-841-1345.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT at Viking Drive: Live music. July 30, The Syndicate, 8 p.m. -12 a.m.; 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318-747-2332.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PHOENIX 2.0 NIGHTCLUB: Live music. 400 Commerce St., Shreveport.
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. July 23, The Syndicate, 8 p.m. -12 a.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.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
THE SEVENTH TAP BREWING PROJECT: Live music. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-4471
TIKI BAR: Live music. Monday nights, Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 318-868-6355.
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. - 12 a.m.; 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
AUGUST 25: SON OF THE DIRTY SOUTH TOUR: Brantley Gilbert is joining forces with country rocker Jelly Roll for this amazing tour. Begins at 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Tickets start at $67 and available through Ticketmaster and the box office. For more information, email@example.com or call 318-747-2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
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, barbecue, 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. BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
WEEKLY ON MONDAYS: SHREVEPORT TOASTMASTERS HYBRID CLUB MEETING: Learn public speaking, leadership, network, self-development, etc. from the oldest club in Louisiana. 12 - 1 p.m. In-person, third floor conference room, Beaird Tower, 330 Marshal St., Shreveport. Zoom meeting ID: 868 9338 7810 Passcode: 1234.
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.
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://www.aaec.space/aaecevents.
THROUGH AUGUST 9: TUESDAY NIGHT COSPLAY WORKSHOPS: Led by veteran Cosplay, “Superman,” Michael Byrnes of the Bossier Arts Council, participants will spend seven weeks creating a Cosplay character (Batman, Robin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman and more — you pick.) You will learn the characterization, make the costume, try your hand at hair and makeup and even pose in a photo shoot. 6-8 p.m. Wear your costume to Geek'dCon at the Shreveport Convention Center. $35 per session with advance reservations for $225 for all seven sessions, paid in advance. Shreveport Regional Arts Council. For more information, call 318-673-6500 or www.shrevearts.org. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.
THROUGH AUGUST 27 (SATURDAYS): SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET: The
Shreveport Farmers’ Market has over 75 vendors that sell a variety of
homegrown and homemade items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants,
honey, breads, jams, jellies, pastries, candies, pickles, cheeses,
shrimp, various canned goods, seasonings, sauces and meats. In addition
to the variety of foods, there will be local artisans that have
handcrafted items such as art, jewelry, crafts, candles, soaps and dog
treats. Prepared breakfast and lunch meals will be available for purchase
and consumption. 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Festival Plaza. Free parking
is available. For more information, contact Manager Emerie Eck Gentry
at farmersmarket@redriverrevel. com or call 318-455-5788. 101 Crocket St., Shreveport.
THROUGH OCTOBER 2: GAMEPORT EXHIBIT: This
exhibit features interactive stations designed to enhance critical
thinking skills, learn some basic classic science principles and promote
a variety of science-driven career options in the video game industry
in a fun and stimulating environment. Fun for all ages. Admission is $8
for general admission and $5 for Sci-Port members. Tickets can be
purchased online at https://sci-port.org/gameport or at the door. For more information, 318-424-3466 or visit sci-port. org. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
JULY 14: 318 AUTHOR NIGHT - JAX FREY: Meet
New Orleans artist and author of the Gumbeaux Sistahs Trilogy, Jax
Frey. You do not want to miss this night of inspiration accompanied by
great conversations and questions regarding the book series and how Jax
became a writer. 318 Art Co will also be sponsoring an art show of Jax’s
New Orleans-inspired artwork and will have a great wine selection and
hors d'oeuvres. https://www.318artco.com/products/318- author-night-art-show-with-jax-frey-tickets/ At 318 Art Co at 6:30 p.m.; 750 Southfield Road, Ste A, Shreveport.
JULY 15-17: DINOS IN TOWN FOR SUMMER [JURASSIC QUEST]: See
the dinos in person when they come to your city this summer! The
largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America,
Houston-based Jurassic Quest, and its herd of photorealistic dinosaurs
will delight the whole family including life-like moving and roaring
dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows,
interactive science and art activities including a giant fossil dig,
real fossils, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers,
photo opportunities and more. For more information and tickets, visit www.jurassicquest.com. Shreveport Convention Center, 400 Caddo St., Shreveport Place, Shreveport.
JULY 16: SCAVENGER HUNT: Join
the Deaf Action Center for their first annual Summer Games scavenger
hunt. Meet at The Lot at 9 a.m. and explore downtown Shreveport using
clues and your brain. Regroup at The Lot at noon for food trucks and
prizes. Grand prize is $500 cash, with other prizes for creativity in
team name and photography. $10 entry fee per player, team max of six.
Visit https://tinyurl. com/DAChunt to register your team or sponsor the
event. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.
JULY 21: MARKET & MUSIC: Windrush Park in the Provenance Community. Shop local merchants, fresh produce,
and listen to a free outdoor concert from a top local band. Bring
chairs and a blanket to spread out and enjoy the neighborhood!
Family-friendly. Free admission. 4-8 p.m. Open to the public. Food
truck. 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 22: TWILIGHT TALKIES: “THE LITTLE MERMAID”: The
R.W. Norton’s front lawn will feature a family-friendly evening under
the stars. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the movie “The
Little Mermaid.” Local food trucks will be there at 6 p.m. Movie starts
at 8 p.m. Picnics allowed. Free admission. No dogs, smoking or tobacco
products at the event. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 22: SPLASH BASH FUNDRAISER: Fundraising
event for Holy Angels by the Champions Committee including bingo,
burger bar, door prizes and a cannonball contest with resident judges.
6-8 p.m. Learn more and register at https://www.laholyangels.org/events/champions-events/. At Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. Spring Lake Drive, Shreveport.
JULY 23: SPRINKLER DAY AT THE NORTON: The
R.W. Norton’s south lawn will be the place to be on a hot summer day.
All you need to do is bring a towel, chairs and sunscreen and let the
kid inside play. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 28-31: BOY WIZARD SCAVENGER HUNT: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is hosting a celebration of the “birth of boy and girl wizards throughout the area with a temporary school of sorcery.” During that time, the museum will host fantastical creatures, professors of the occult arts, and enchanting artifacts to titillate the inquiring minds of the gifted via a scavenger hunt. There’s fun to be had for the whole family, so put on your wizarding robes and join the Norton to conjure up some fun. For more information, call 318-865- 4201. 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport.
JULY 29-30: RED RIVER QUILTERS ANNUAL QUILT SHOW: 200+
quilts and quilted items will be on display with silent auctions and
handmade items for sale in the Guild Booth with a merchant mall.
Featured quilter, Lenita Smith. Tickets for queen-sized quilt made by
Red River Quilters guild members will be raffled off for community
service projects. Admission is $10 for ages 11 thru adults and $5 ages 5
- 10 and free under 5 years of age. Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.redriverquilters.com. Louisiana State Fairgrounds Ag Building. 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport.
JULY 30-31: ARK-LA-TEX COIN, STAMP AND CARD EXPOSITION: The 58th Coin, Stamp and Card Exposition is for buy-sell-trade coins, currency, postage stamps and sports cards. Over 35 dealers from across the South. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adults $3; 12 and under, free. For more information, visit: www.shreveportcoinclub.com. Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City.
JULY 14-17: KINKY BOOTS: Described
as “dazzling and joyous,” this winner of six Tony Awards, including
Best Original Score & Best Musical. "Kinky Boots" features a joyous,
Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by
four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. This musical is sure to give
theatergoers a thrill with Cade Ostermeyer and Cordara Newson in leading
roles. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket price $25 adult/$22 senior/$20 student.
For more information go to StageCenter.com or call 218-9978. Marjorie
Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College.
JULY 14 - 31: “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”: This
deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has
devoured the hearts of theatregoers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
JULY 15-24: “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s immortal musical “The Sound of Music” is the summer production at the Emmett Hook Center. It will be running weekends, July 15-24. The cast of 70 performers will be led by Liesl Cruz (Maria), Bob Gadpaile (Captain von Trapp) and Sarah Wilkerson (Mother Abbess). They will be joined by an orchestra of 28 professional instrumentalists. Shows will run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15 and 22, and at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday, July 16, 17, 23, and 24. Tickets are $15 for children/youth, $20 seniors/ military, and $25 adults. They will be available on line www. emmetthookcenter.org, 318-429-6885, or at the box office noon-3 p.m. Corner of Common and Milam in Downtown, on the campus of First United Methodist Church, Shreveport.
I SUMMER CAMPS
THROUGH JULY 25 TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS: ARTSPACE SUMMER CAMPS: Artist/designer
Chip Kidd is bringing his collection of original Batman covers to
artspace this summer, and with it comes a five-week summer camp tailored
to comic fandom. From cosplay creation to comic and animation. Campers
may register for one day, one week or all five weeks. 1st grade - 3rd
grade and 4th grade - 7th grade. Prices: $10/day or $35/week
(Tuesday-Friday). $150 for all five weeks. For more information, call
318-673-6500 or www.artspaceshreveport.com. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY: ROBINSON FILM CENTER SUMMER CAMPS: Three
summer camps are being offered: Silent Movie Camp, July 11-15, open to
students who have competed grades 6-9, at Bossier Arts Council. For more
THROUGH JULY: CAMP AQUA: Campers
will discover the wonders of the ocean, experience up close animal
encounters and go behind the scenes to get up close and personal with
sharks, eels and a host of other sea creatures. Hand feed the rays,
touch the jellyfish and learn all about how these animals adapt and
survive in their environment. The aquarium will offer weeklong full-day
and half-day camps as well as single-day camps for kids ages 6 - 11. For
more information or registration, visit www. shreveportaquarium.
com/camps. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY: LSUS SUMMER CAMPS: LSUS
has announced their summer camp program: Digi Design for Kids (ages 6
-12) – 7/18 – 7/22, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.; E-Sports Camp (ages 12 -16) 7/18 –
7/22, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. For more information, call 318-798-4177 or email
THROUGH AUGUST: SCI-PORT DISCOVERY SUMMER CAMPS: The
Sci-Port Discovery Center has announced its 2022 Summer Camps. August
20: Kids' Cosplay Video Game Character Day and come dressed as your
favorite video game character (costumes must be latex free). Prizes for
children 12 and under. Fee of $10 includes admission to Sci-Port,
GamePort and IMAX Theater (excludes Adventures of Intrigue). For more
information, visit Sci-Port.org. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
JULY 18 - 22: IT’S A HARD-KNOCK LIFE SUMMER CAMP: The Shreveport Little Theatre’s summer camp is open to ages 6-14. It will be taught by Academy SLTA Academy Artistic Director Laura Beeman Nugent, SLTA Resident Music Director Adam Philley and Academy Guest Director Heather Peak Hooper. Every day will begin with a check-in and brief meeting that will include all age groups. The camp will then branch off into specific techniques and areas of study. Cost will be $150 per student. 9 a.m. - noon. Spaces are limited. For more information, go to www. shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439.