| ART / EXHIBITS
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 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.
AUGUST 2 - SEPTEMBER 30: THE ARTWORK OF LEAH WELCH: The Bossier Arts Council presents the works of Leah Welch. Opening reception is August 12 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
AUGUST 2 - SEPTEMBER 30: PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB HORNE: The Bossier Arts Council presents “Moments In Time: Photography by Bob Horne.” Opening reception is August 12 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310.
ONGOING: PHOTOGRAPHY OF BENNIE DOTIE: The Shreveport Regional Arts Council presents “Caddo Lake, Texas’s Style” photography exhibition by Bennie Dotie. For more information, visit www.Shrvearts.org or call 318-673-6500. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. 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 29, Kandu, 8 p.m.; July 30, Tambria Adams, 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. 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 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. August 2, Ben Abshire, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; August 9, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; August 16, Cory Cross, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; August 23, Cela Harper, 7-10 p.m.; August 24, Jimmy Wooten, 7-11 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 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.; August 4, Matt Williams w/Trey Gauthreaux, 7-10 p.m.; August 5, Flight Delay w/Cal Presley Band, 7-11 p.m.; August 18, Curtis Crimes w/Zebb Rogers, 7-10 p.m.; August 20, Rock N Roll Over (Ultimate Kiss Tribute), 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. 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., Christopher Gates, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.; 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
AUGUST 18: SHAYLIFF: The Shreveport Opry will host Shayliff at 7 p.m. For all ages. 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
MONDAYS - THURSDAYS: BOSSIER COUNCIL ON AGING: Bossier’s Council on Aging offers activities for the week. Mondays: paint by number canvas art and yoga. Tuesdays: chair exercise and beanbag baseball. Wednesdays: senior game and yoga. Thursdays: chair exercise and Bingo. For more information, call 318-741-8302. 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City.
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 JULY 31: CELEBRATE SHARK WEEK: The Shreveport Aquarium’s annual week-long event coincides with the popular Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Guests can enjoy family-friendly activities, feedings, games and more. For more information, visit www.shreveportaquarium. com. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
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'd Con 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 through 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.
AUGUST 3: THE BRIDGE ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA RESOURCE CENTER: First Wednesday workshop. Managing sleep problems with dementia with guest speaker Sheila Asghar, MBBS, MSc. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport from 12 - 1 p.m. 851 Olive St., Shreveport.
AUGUST 5: TWILIGHT TALKIES - “SING”: The R.W. Norton will present “Sing” on the front lawn of the museum, free. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Local food trucks will be on hand starting at 6 p.m., movie begins at 8 p.m. No dogs, smoking or tobacco products at the event. For more information, call 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
AUGUST 5: DINNER WITH A VIEW: Each month the Texas Street Bridge will reveal a new LED light show and offer a fabulous meal and front row seats to this riverfront illumination spectacular. Guest Chef Jon Ortiz and his East Side Fire Crew will be cooking amazing open-fire menu with DJs, themed cocktails and more. Presale tickets available now. $65. Bar opens at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. and light show begins at 9 p.m. Shreveport Aquarium. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
AUGUST 5: BINGO ON THE BAYOU: The sixth annual event is to raise funds for service programs of Catholic Charities of North Louisiana. Eight bingo games called by priests at the East Ridge Country Club. A silent auction will also be held during the event. Table sponsorship are available for $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000. Individual tickets are $60 each with no more that four reserved seats unless a table sponsorship is purchased. For more information, contact Kathy Schimschock at email@example.com or call 318-865-0200, ext. 109. 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport.
AUGUST 18: GAMEPORT PRE-PARTY - GEEK’D CON ANNUAL KICK OFF PARTY: Sci-Port Discovery Center is holding the official Shreveport Geek'd Con 2022 preparty from 6 - 9 p.m. This event is 18 and over and tickets are limited. Guests will have access to GamePort and Adventures of Intrigue exhibits and be able to participate in a cosplay costume contest with cash prizes and a year’s worth of Raising Canes for the first place winner. Admission is $40 in advance and $45 the day of event. Admission includes access to GamePort and Adventures of Intrigue exhibits, food and drink with complimentary beer and wine, and participation in the cosplay contest. https://sciportgeekdcon2022.eventbrite.com/ At Sci-Port Discovery Center; 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
THROUGH JULY 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 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 and 31 at 2 p.m. at the historic Shreveport Little Theatre. For further information, please email boxoffice@ shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
AUGUST 19-21: “THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED”: Stage Center (SC) announces their production of "The Little Dog Laughed," the third offering in their "Left of Center Series," following "A Steady Rain" (2019) and "I’ll Eat You Last" (2021). The adult comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, and directed by SC Artistic Director Jared Watson, opens for a three-performance run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices: $20 adults/$18 seniors/$15 students and go on sale Monday, August 1 online at StageCenterLA.com or call/text (318) 218-9978. 2700 Woodlawn Ave, Shreveport.
I SUMMER CAMPS
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.