| ART / EXHIBITS
THROUGH NOV. 30: SKETCHY BUSINESS- INKTOBER COMES TO THE NORTON: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is joining the fun this year with an exhibition, "Sketchy Business: Inktober 2022 Comes to the Norton," that will grow daily. Each day, a different artist, using that day’s prompt, will create an original drawing for display in the museum and on social media. By the end of the month, the exhibition will be complete! 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
THROUGH DEC. 2: “OLD SCHOOL” EXHIBIT: The exhibit will feature over 50 artworks by Northwestern State University professors of art Dr. Bill Bryant, Clyde Downs and Michael Yankowski (Old School). The artist meet & greet will be Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and admission is free and open to the public. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH DEC. 3: EXHIBITION “WISDOM OF THE TRUTH”: An exhibition featuring the work of Cuban-American artist Cesar Garcia will kick off the fall 2022 exhibition season at Centenary College’s Meadows Museum of Art. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the museum at 318.869.5169 or visit themeadowsmuseum.com.
THROUGH DEC. 31: CREOLE HERITAGE MONTH EXHIBITION: “As For Me: My Journey Back to Art” featuring the works of visual artist Ron Smith. For more information, contact Michael Thomas at email@example.com.
2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: Live music. Tuesday-Saturday and for Friday lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring local artists such as Winston Hall, Shawn Stroope, Drew Ley and Toni Mundy, The Lovers, Jimmy Wooten and Haley Brooke. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 318-841-5646.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music every Friday night 7-10 p.m. $5 cover. Every Sunday is trivia/ karaoke starting at 5 p.m.; 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318 635-8186.
ANTONIO’S ITALIAN: Live music. Every Friday and Saturday night. 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 318-230- 7979.
VFW POST 4588: Live music: Every Saturday night 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 cover. Dec. 3, Brandy Roberts; Dec. 10, Red Chute Revue; Dec. 17, The Band Delta; Dec. 24 -no dance on Christmas Eve; Dec. 3, New Year's Eve dance special time and cover - 8 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. - $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 1004 Jeter St., Bossier City, LA 71111 Call 318-752-4588 or 318-655-5274
BEAR’S: Live music. Dec. 3, Rat•A•Tat Revue Variety Show, 10 p.m. $10 cover. 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 318-606-4267.
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: DJs Friday and Saturday nights. New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. Cover charge. 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 POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-798-0040.
ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.
FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.
FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music. Nov. 30, Christopher Gates, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 1, Kent Gill; Dec. 8, Tim Powell, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 15, Eric Charles, 6-9 p.m.; Dec. 22, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318- 230-7130.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music. Nov. 30, Seth Bradford, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, Seth Bradford Acoustic, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Dec. 13, Josh Love, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Dec. 14, Glen Parker, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. Dec. 1, Barksdale Bubble, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 2, David Adam Byrnes w/Scotty Alexander, 7-11 p.m.; Dec. 3, ’80s Rock Night w/The Crue & Poison I.V., 7-11 p.m.; Dec. 8, David Daniels Band, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 9, Chucky C w/Bond Plus, 7-11 p.m.; Dec. 10, Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws w/Clay Logan Band, 7-11 p.m.; Dec. 15, Pocket Change, 7-10 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.
KI’ MEXICO: Live music. Dec. 2, Jean Bertrand & The 99 Playboys, 6:30 p.m. 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.
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. Dec. 17, Raven, 6-10 p.m.; 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318-747-2332.
NOBLE SAVAGE Live music. 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-828-2619.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
RED RIVER BREWPUB/THE GARAGE: Live music. Dec. 3, Clay Logan, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 9, Travis Chapman, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 10, BJ Jones & The Stateline Shine, 7-10 p.m.; Dec. 16, Schaefer Mueller, 7-11 p.m.; 310 Mansfield St., Bossier City. 318-317-4110
SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music. Dec. 3, Lady Chazz and the Champs, 7 p.m. - midnight; Dec. 9, The Sultans, 7 p.m. - midnight; Dec. 10, The Crawdads, 7 p.m. - midnight; 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 MARKET: Live music. 10539 Norris Ferry Road, Shreveport. 318-797-4375.
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, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; 1207 Shreveport- Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
NOV. 30 - DEC. 3: A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL: From the writers of “The Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” “A Christmas Story The Musical” will be produced in collaboration with Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts. Stage Center.
DEC. 1 - FEB. 11: LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: Dec. 1, Cody Canada; Dec. 16, Anseley Rimmer’s Christmas Special, Dec. 17, Dan Smalley, Jan. 14, Jason Boland, Feb. 11, Joshua Ray Walker. Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
DEC. 1 - 4: SHREK JR. THE MUSICAL: Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts (SoPA) announces their production of the smash-hit Broadway musical, DreamWorks’ “Shrek The Musical (Junior Edition).” Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 14, online at StageCenterLA.com or call/text (318) 218-9978. 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets $15. For more information, call/text 218-9978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College Campus. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.
DEC. 9: BOSSIER CITY R&B MUSIC EXPERIENCE: Monica, Bell Div Defoe, Xscape, Tamar Braxton 1112 & Silk. 8 p.m. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com or box office. 2000 Brookshire Grocery Arena Drive, Bossier City.
DEC. 10-11: SHREVEPORT METROPOLITAN BALLET’S NUTCRACKER: A Christmas classic will once again be at Riverview Theater. Dec. 10 at 6 p.m, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at shreveportmetroballet.org or by calling 318-221-8500. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: SHREVEPORT OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Hybrid meetings: Zoom and inperson at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 6012 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Meet in the “Seekers Room.” Monday at 7 p.m. Meeting ID: 408 929 232 Password: 385284. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Meeting ID: 492 444 818. Password 797919.
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 Marshall 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.
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.
THROUGH DEC. 23: HOLIDAZE: Artspace
will be decked top to bottom with paintings, handmade ornaments, wooden
boxes, pet accessories, photography, bags, stuffed creations
caricatures, quilts and more original art created by NWLA artists.
Holidze artists: Nicola Ballard, Sean Ballard, Erica Branch, Christine
Broussard, ML Dumars, Connie Eaton, Yolanda Glass, Jennifer Heard,
Hooshang Khorasani, Karen LaBeau, Betsy Levels, Sandy Park, Debbie
Porter, Michelle Pennington, Red River Relics, Ron Smith and Douglas
Walton. For more information, go to www.shrevearts.org or www.artspaceshreveport.com.
THROUGH JAN. 29: SNO-PORT: Visitors
from across the area have engaged in snow-themed, science-based
activities housed in an interactive science “playground” known as
“Sno-Port” since 2019 at Sci- Port Discovery Center. Sno-Port,
re-designed annually, represents the imaginations and creations of local
artists and has become a favorite holiday experience. Learn more at
sci-port.org/snoport. Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway,
NOV. 30-DEC. 22: SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM: Nov. 30, Million Dollar Christmas Quartet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. ; Dec. 7, World Ballet Series: Nutcracker 2022, 7 - 9 p.m.; Dec. 8, 85 South live! Ghetto Legends 2: Unfinished Business, 8 p.m.; Dec. 11, Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy, 7 - 9 p..m.; Dec. 14, CoComelon live JJ’s Journey, 6 - 8 p.m.; Dec. 22, The Prophecy Show - The Music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 7 - 10 p.m. For more information, go to www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com. 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.
NOV. 30: 30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW: Bossier
Parish Community College, in collaboration with the city of Bossier
City, presents “Into the Wild Blue Christmas.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and
showtime at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Canned food donation for The
Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. Children will be able to visit with Santa
and Mrs. Claus after the show. For more information, call 318-678-6021
or email email@example.com.
NOV. 30: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PEARLS: Join
the Shreveport Symphony Guild at East Ridge Country Club as guest
speaker Mike Brennan delivers an entertaining and informative
presentation about the wonderful world of pearls. Huge selection of
pearl jewelry for a shopping extravaganza, including new designs at
incredible savings direct from the producer. All ladies attending will
receive a beautiful pair of pearl earrings. Reception at 11:30 a.m. with
lunch at noon. Reservations required. Limited seating. Full tables or
individual seats available. $60 per person. For details or RSVP, email
Roxanne Bosserman at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport.
DEC. 1 - DEC. 22: THURSDAY POP-UP MERCHANTS: Each
Thursday from 3-6 p.m., one vendor will have a pop-up shop in
Provenance by the Clubhouse. Dec. 1, Five Acre Farm Flowers; Dec. 8,
Nana and Papas; Dec. 15, Clean Slate Botanicals; Dec. 22, Rosepointe
Faire. Provenance, 1968 Bridgewater Avel, Shreveport.
DEC. 1 - JAN. 8: GOOD TIDINGS WE BRING - THE HISTORY OF SANTA AND FRIENDS: Discover
the origins of well-known Christmas favorites like Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Uncover the history of
Santa's elves, and learn how a ballet about a toy soldier evolved into
one of the most well-known Christmas productions. There is something for
everyone as the R. W. Norton Art Gallery explores the world of Santa
and friends. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
DEC. 2: TINSEL SHREVEPORT: Be
a part of Shreveport's premier shopping experience. From 5 - 9 p.m.
Relax while you're chauffeured from place to place along Line Avenue to
shop all your favorite local businesses after hours and receive amazing
deals and discounts. Tickets are $35 and are on sale at
DEC. 2 AND 3, 9, 16-18: BELIEVE! LIGHTS THE NIGHT: Celebrating
its third year of Christmas magic, “Believe!” is said to be the
ultimate interactive magical Christmas journey in the biggest,
brightest, most beautifully decorated place in town. Get festive! Wear
your Christmas jammies or sweaters. This experience typically takes
60-90 minutes. $30 for adults and kids age 2+. Members get $10 off with
discount code found in newsletter. Reservations required. No refunds.
5:15-9:30 p.m. (last entry 8:15 p.m.) Dec. 3, 10, 17 at 8:30 a.m. or
10:30 a.m. enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and his helpers. Play
games, enjoy crafts and pictures. For more information, call
318-383-0601. Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
DEC. 2-4: WIDEMAN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION: The
annual Wideman International Piano Competition will be held in the
auditorium at the Hurley School of Music on the Centenary College
campus. Thirty young pianists from many different countries and music
schools compete for prizes that include the opportunity to play with
nationally known orchestras. Each contestant plays a 15-minute excerpt
from a piano concerto at the preliminaries. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday, and each finalist performs an entire piano concerto
on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The public is welcome attend all three days:
the preliminaries at no charge, and tickets are $10 at the door for the
finals. Visit the Wideman’s website at https://www.widemanpianocompetition.com for more information.
DEC. 3: RED KETTLE RUN: The
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary annual event to be held at LSUS/Run or
Walk supports many local charities. You may register at Sportspectrum
or online at www.sportspectrumusa. com or on race day starting at 6:30
a.m. Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
DEC. 6 - JAN. 27: BOSSIER PARISH STUDENT ART SHOW: The
2022-2023 show’s theme is “Living in the Present” for K-12 in Bossier
Parish Schools. $1,500 award in prizes. Opening reception, Dec. 6, from
6-8 p.m. For more information, go to www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. Bossier Arts Council. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
DEC. 10: CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY 2022: Winner
of the Special Events International Magazine “Best Gala In The World”
award is produced every other year by the Shreveport Regional Arts
Council at Louisiana Downs. The 19th biennial, black-tie, glitzy,
glamorous events theme is: “Kiss A Frog, An enchanted evening of fairy
tales, tall tales and cocktales." Cost per ticket: $300. Visit
2022Sky.com to purchase your admission. Louisiana Downs, 8000 E. Texas
St., Bossier City.
DEC. 10: BOSSIER HOIDAY NIGHT MARKET: Get
all of your shopping done in one place! Family-friendly and enjoy the
100,000+ twinkling lights, decorations, food trucks and live music. Over
200 local vendors selling their unique wares – market goods, food, wood
crafts, jewelry, art, jams, jelly, salsa, clothing, vintage, ceramics,
accessories, seasoning blends, wreaths, decor, skin care, baked goods,
candy, handcrafted soap, candles, crochet, honey, coffee, cocoa, kids
activities and much more! Free admission and parking. 3-9 p.m. 2950 E.
Texas St., Bossier City.
DEC. 15: HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE: 360
Kids Academy will be collecting toys for kids for the holiday. Please
drop off an unwrapped toy to be donated to a boy or a girl between 6 - 7
p.m. For more information, go to email@example.com. AmeriHealth, 3709 Jewella Ave., Shreveport.
DEC. 15: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: Free
family-friendly movie, “The Grinch,” in Greenleaf Park. Food trucks
arrives at 4:30, and movie begins at dark. Provenance. 1955 Woodberry
DEC. 17: COCOA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA: Sci-Port
Discover Center will host Santa Claus to entertain and sit for photos
while visitors create holiday versions of cocoa and cookies. As an
additional treat, visitors can purchase tickets for Polar Express and
are encouraged to join the staff by coming dressed in holiday PJs. For
more information, visit Sciport.org or call 318-424-3466. 820 Clyde Fant
DEC. 17: MISS FAB OVER 50 COMPETITION: The
Miss Fab Over 50 is part of a fundraising campaign for 360 Sports and
Training Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and will be held
at 360 Nutrition in Shreveport at 2 p.m. Contestants will compete in
sportswear and are asked to email a photo along with name and occupation
and must mail a non-refundable $40 entry fee made payable to 360 Sports
and Training Academy. 2533 Bert Kouns, Ste. 115, Shreveport, La. 71118.
Deadline to register is Dec. 1.
DEC. 31: CELEBRITY LOUNGE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Bally’s
Shreveport’s Celebrity Lounge with live music by Flamethrowers and DJ
Deluzion. Cover charge $25 for standing room. Dance floor table
reservations, $200 for entry and seating for 4. VIP seating for 8 also
available. 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. For more information, contact Kirsten DeMoss
at 318-207-0489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAN. 1: NEW YEAR’S DAY FIREWORKS: Free and open to the public. 4-7 p.m. Food trucks and more. Provenance. 1955 Woodberry Ave., Shreveport.
DEC. 1: CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A
new twist on an old classic performing at The Strand at 7 p.m. Tickets
$55, $45, $35, $30 (student) and can be purchased at the box office. For
more information, go to www.thestrandtheatre.com or call 318- 226-8555. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
DEC. 3 & 4: THE NUTCRACKER: The New Orleans Ballet Theatre will take the stage of the Strand Theatre and perform the classic Christmas ballet.
DEC. 8-11 AND 15-18: HONKY TONK ANGEL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR: Shreveport Little Theatre’s Christmas show, by Ted Swindley and directed and choreographed by Denis Dion. The musical is of three good ol' country gals reunite for a Christmas musical revue at “The Hillbilly Heaven Club” in Nashville, joined by a psychic and gospel soul sister. Tickets $30. Performance times: 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 11, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Box office 318-424-4439 or www.ShowTix4U.com. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.