| ART / EXHIBITS
ONGOING: CRITICAL MASS ELEVEN: THE Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s exhibit for experiencing over 100 works from an active, producing community of visual and literary artists in Northwest Louisiana. Artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 26: HOOSHANG KHORANSANI EXHIBIT: Hosted by The Agora, Hooshang is an internationally exhibited artist with work studios in Ruston, La., and Orange County, Calif. Visit https://www.hooshangstudio.com to learn more about their work. Lake Street Gallery. 421 Lake St., Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 26: ANDRES SANCHEZ FLORES EXHIBIT: The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum will host the daughter of a great muralist who will talk about her father’s legacy in Mexico, the U.S. and Australia and his work with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Free admission. For more information about the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org or call 318.632.2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 30: “SENSORY SHOW: THE SECOND SENSE”: The goal of the Sensory Show is for artists to take their visual medium and incorporate a secondary sense for viewers to interact with. Smell, sound, taste or touch can be utilized. For more information about the artwork, how to become a sponsor or other Bossier Arts Council events, please visit www.bossierarts.org or call us at 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.
THROUGH JUNE 3: CONVERGENCE DIVIDED EXHIBITION: A fine art-based body of work that shows an external manifestation of Jenn Brooke Wasserman’s personality identity as it deals with big division in life. Central ArtStation. 801 Crockett St., downtown Shreveport.
MAY 26: EUROPEAN ART EXPERIENCE TOUR: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery’s European art tour: globes from the 1600s, Piraseni’s dreams and nightmares, Wedgewood, Auguste Rodin and more. Journey through Europe right here at home. Tickets are available at www.rwnaf.org/events.
JUNE 1 - AUGUST 6: SUMMER EXHIBITION: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites you to the opening reception for “A Squiggle Party: A Doodle Experience guest curated by Kirk Reedstrom” and “Of Sea and Shore.” Reception June 1 from 5-7 p.m. Both exhibits run through Aug. 6. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
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 Wooton and Haley Brooke. Call for weekly schedule. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 318-841-5646.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. Karaoke on Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; . May 20, The Chee-Weez Concert at the Riverdome, 9 p.m.; midnight; 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.; May 19, Clay Logan, $5 cover 7-10 p.m.; May 20, Chess Tournament, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; May
26, 2 Easy, $5 cover from 7-10 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. https://www.restaurantji.com/la/shreveport/antonio-s-/
BEAR’S: Live music. 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 318-606-4267.
BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. 501 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-584-7169.
BIG COUNTRY: Live music. Every Thursday is Ladies' Night; 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. 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.
ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.
FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music. May 18, Eric Charles, 6-9 p.m.; May 23, Haley Brown, 6-9 p.m.; May 25, Michael Brown, 6-9 p.m.; May 30, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.; June 1, Jesse Ralinson, 6-9 p.m.; 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music. May 17, Derrick McLendon, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 23, Zebb Rogers, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 24, Al Boogie, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 30, Clara McBroom, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 31, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30 -9:30 p.m.; June 7, Seth Bradford, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. May 18, Josh Love, 7-10 p.m.; May 19, Slade Coulter w/Braydon Watts; 7-11 p.m.; May 20, Foo Fighters (tribute to Foo Fighters) w/ TroubleMakers (tribute to Weezer), 7-11 p.m.; May 25, Schaefer Mueller, 7-11 p.m.; May 26, Ole Whiskey Revival w/ Kylee Dayne & Kaitlyn Jewett, 7-11 p.m.; May 27, ’80s Night, 7-11 p.m.; June 1, Identity Crisis, 7-11 p.m.; June 2, Honey, 7-11 p.m.; June 8, Dusty Moats, 7-11 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.
KI’ MEXICO: Live music. 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.
LINE AVE. PIE & BREW CO.: Live music. 6301 Line Ave., Shreveport. 318-606-5072.
MONZON’S CANTINA AND GRILL Live music. 2091 Stockwell Road, Ste. 1, Bossier City. 318-562-3359.
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. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318-747- 2332.
NOBLE SAVAGE Live music. Every Wednesday night playing memories and the blues, 8 p.m.; May 20, The Joanitones, 7-11 p.m.; 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. 310 Mansfield St., Bossier City. 318-317-4110
SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music from 7 p.m. - midnight; May 19, Ricky Lynn Gregg; May 20, Chasin’ Benjamins; May 26 & 27, Chicken Bone; 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 318-424-7777.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music: Tues., Brian Watson, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Wed., Alan Dyson, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Thurs., Stan Hoffman, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri., Brian Watson & Avery Covington, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Daniel Ley Duo, 7-11 p.m.; Sun., Victoria Wells, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 318-219-4123.
SHREVE STATION: Live music. May 25, Tab Benoit w/Matt Andersen + Jimmy Wooten, 7 p.m.; June 4, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country + Jennifer Jannet + Braydon Watts, 7 p.m.; 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
THE MARKET: Live music. 10539 Norris Ferry Road, Shreveport. 318-797-4375.
THE MISSING LINK: Live music. 504 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-751-5820.
THE SEVENTH TAP BREWING PROJECT: Live music. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 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.
VFW POST 4588: Live music every Saturday night 6:30 -10:30 p.m. $10 cover. May 20, The Sultans; May 27, The Band Delta; June 3, Flashback; June 10, Red Chute Revue; June 17, Del Rio; June 24, Delta; 1004 Jeter St., Bossier City. Call 318-752-4588 or 318-655-5274
WHAT’S ON TAP: Live music. Every Thurs., Christopher Gates, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; 1207 Shreveport- Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
EVERY THURSDAY IN MAY: JAM ON THE RED: The Shreveport Aquarium will host live music from 5:30-9 p.m. May 18, Seth Bradford; May 25, Josh Love. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
MAY 25 & JUNE 1: SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM: May 25, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. June 1, “Madagascar the Musical.” For more information, go to www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com. 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: GLOFESTS: The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is thrilled to announce the debut of its monthly GloFest on the “Bakowski Bridge of Lights” on Texas Street Bridge. Free festival. Features new animated light shows on the bridge produced by the Light It Up Artist Team and Caddo Parish Schools. 7-10 p.m. Art market, food truck court, street performances and more.
ONGOING: REVEL - CALL FOR ARTISTS: Applications are now open for the 47th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival to visual, music and performing artists. Since 1976, the annual Red River Revel Arts Festival has offered a vast experience through art activities, entertainment, food and cultural traditions. The festival dates are Sat., Sept. 30 – Sun., Oct. 8. To find the application and full list of rules and regulations, please visit redriverrevel.com.
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.
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. studiosanctuaryglassstudio.com.
FIRST WEDNESDAYS AND SECOND AND DEMENTIA RESOURCE CENTER: Monthly educational mini-workshops for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Local experts present topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia in a one-hour session. First Wednesday 11 a.m. - noon at The Resource Center, 851 Olive St., Shreveport. First Saturday at 11 a.m. at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport.
EVERY WEEKEND: GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS: High Gravity Glassworks workshops allow you to participate in the making of a work of art. Book now at https://highgravityglassworks.com. For more information, call 318-582-1424. 1200 Marshall St., Ste. 500, Shreveport.
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: SHREVEPORT OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Hybrid meetings: Zoom and in-person 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.
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.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 25: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS' MARKET: Support your local community, and invite your friends and family to the market and do some shopping. The market has a wealth of local fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, soap, candles, baked goods, jellies, pickles, tamales, flowers, kettle corn, barbecue, lemonade, southern cuisine, fruit smoothies, coffee, Venezuelan cuisine, funnel cakes and much more. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall. Visit www. BossierCityFarmersMarket.com. 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City.
THROUGH MAY: 2023 AMERICAN ROSE CENTER: The 49th blooming season is open. Hours of operation are Monday though Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission to the gardens is $5 per person or $10 per family. Peak rose bloom season is expected between mid-April and mid-May. Call 318-938-5402 or www.rose.org. 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 28: GOODMAN IMAX DOME: Now showing: Through May 28, "Dream Big: Engineering Our World"; through May 28, "Ancient Caves." For more information, go to Sci-Port.org. Sci-Port Discovery Center. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
THROUGH JUNE 4: BE THE ASTRONAUT: The newest temporary exhibit at Sci-Port Discover Center that is scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility that teaches visitors about the concepts, challenges and excitement of spaceflight, through the use of touchscreen stations, artifacts and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. Learn more and purchase tickets at sci-port.org/be-the-astronaut/. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
SUNDAYS THROUGH JUNE 18: BARKSDALE MARKET: This new Sunday market will feature three dozen of your favorite local vendors from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Farm goods, makers, handmade items, retail, food and fun. www.BarksdaleMarket.com. 3224 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.
MAY 17: LOUISIANA BROWN COTTON: Tony Mullins will share the unique story of brown cotton in Louisiana and how it is making a comeback among those looking for natural fibers and heirloom products. 2 p.m. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 22006 Beckett St., Bossier City.
MAY 17 - JUNE 3: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: May 17, “Clue,” 7 p.m.; June 3, The Robbys. For more information, call 318-459-4122 or go to robinsonfilcenter. org. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.
MAY 18: MARKETS & MUSIC: The Provenance Markets & Music takes place on third Thursdays in the spring/summer 2023. Open to the public from 4-8 p.m. Vendors may apply. For more information, contact 318-683- 0399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 19: TWILIGHT TALKIES - “THE SANDLOT”: Join the R.W. Norton Art Gallery for the kick off of summer with the showing of “The Sandlot” on the front lawn of the museum. Free. Bring chairs and blanket. Picnics allowed. 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. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 19 - JULY 27 : LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: May 19, Nolan Taylor; June 3, Mike & The Moonpies; June 10, Killer Beaz of Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners”; June 15, Uncle Lucius; June 17, Jacob Stelly; June 23, Josh Ward; July 14 Marc & Ted Broussard; July 27, Red Clay Strays; Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
MAY 19 - 20: 48TH POKE SALAD FESTIVAL: The city of Blanchard hosts the annual festival with the excitement beginning on the main pavilion stage on May 19. Parade May 20, at 10 a.m. Live entertainment, food and family activities. For more information, contact Jessica Blackwell at email@example.com or call 318-422- 9867.
MAY 20: LOUISIANA BIGFOOT FILM FESTIVAL: The Bossier Arts Council presents the first annual film festival in the East Bank Theatre. Short films, documentaries and guest speakers. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Free to the public. 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.
MAY 22 - 28: CITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Celebrating 100 years with all matches being at Bossier Tennis Center. Family friendly and there will be no admission to the public. Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday will begin at 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For additional information, please contact: Jeffrey Goodman 323/841-3529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 25 - 28: MUDBUG MADNESS 39: Beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a Celebrity Crawfish Eating Contest, it only gets better. From 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily fun and excitement beckons. Live entertainment with fun and food. Festival Plaza, downtown Shreveport.
JUNE 3: THE ROBBYS: The Robinson Film Center presents this year's theme, “Fifteen Candles” and will be an irreverent celebration of the ’80s. Dress: formal wear, your best ’80s costumes or something in-between. 7 p.m. Red carpet, Karaoke room, bistro lounge, awards room, silent auction and a ’80s prom. Tickets are available at robinsonfilmcenter.org/robbys or at the box office. Ticket prices range from $100 public tickets contact Alexis Salinas at 318-459-4113 or email@example.com.
JUNE 3 - 4: LE TOUR DES JARDINS: The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring garden tour through six private gardens throughout Shreveport and Bossier. Tour hours will be 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on June 3, and 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on June 4. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank or call 318-408-0984 or online at 222.nwlamg.weebly.com. Tickets may be purchased at any garden on tour day for $15. For information and locations, go to www.nwlamg.weebly.
JUNE 10: ARTINI: The 13th Annual ARTini fundraiser for the Bossier Arts Council is bringing the ’80s back. Featured artist, Paige Powell. Celebrating various forms of Creative Expression and encompassing the culinary, musical and visual arts by having a local mixologists create signature martinis. Buy tickets on Eventbrite by following the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../artini-2023-tickets...
JUNE 13: COFFEE AND CONVERSATION ON WWII: June’s topic is “Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in World War II” with Pam Carlisle. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Bossier Parish Libraries History Center, 22006 Beckett St., Bossier City.
JUNE 15: MARKETS & MUSIC: The Provenance Markets & Music takes
place on third Thursdays in the spring/summer 2023. Free and open to the
public from 4-8 p.m. Vendors may apply. For more information, contact
318-683-0399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.
JUNE 17: BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA: June 17, Thomas Rhett; For more information, go to www. email@example.com. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.
JUNE 17: SUMMER POP-UP AT COHAB: The Queen of Digital Marketing in collaboration with the Black Women in Business Networking Group will host the summer pop-up at Cohabitating. From 1 - 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Indoor and outdoor vendor spaces available. Contact Chantelle for vendor or sponsor information by calling 318- 200-0835. 500 Clyde Fant Pkwy Ste., downtown Shreveport.
MAY 25 - 28: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND: Shreveport
Little Theatre’s Senior Academy presents “Once on This Island.”
Showtime May 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be
purchased by calling the box office at 318-424-4439 or online at
ShowTix4U.com. All tickets are $23. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.
JUNE 1 - JUNE 4: “FINDING NEMO JR.”: Stage
Center & their School of Performing Arts announces the second
production of their 12th season, Disney•Pixar’s "Finding Nemo The
Musical Jr." Thurs. & Fri. 6 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., and
Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 all seats and go on sale May 15 online at
StageCenterLA.com or call/text (318) 218-9978. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
on the Centenary College Campus.
JULY 14-16 & 21-23: “THE MUSIC MAN”: This Academy Award-winning musical will play at the Emmett Hook Center in downtown Shreveport. Tickets $25 adult, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 3 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 318-429-6885 or info@ EmmettHookCenter.org. 550 Common St., Shreveport.
I SUMMER CAMPS
JUNE 5-9, 19-23 & 26-30: DIGITAL MEDIA INSTITUTE: Three
summer camps for ages 13+: Level 1 Animation Camp, Level 2 Animation
Camp and a Game Development Camp. Five days long from 8 a.m. - noon.
Cost: $125. Visit www.dmi.edu/camps for more information.
JULY 10 - 14: SLT SUMMER CAMP: The Shreveport Little Theatre Academy is currently enrolling students into three age groups: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. From 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $150 for the week. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.