| ART / EXHIBITS
THROUGH AUG. 25: EXHIBITIONS AT LSEM: The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum presents the exhibitions of the Shreveport Art Club and Louisiana Mud Mavens ceramic art in the West Wing Galleries. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www. laexhbitmuseum.org. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.
THROUGH SEPT. 27: “EXAGGERATING NATURE’S BEAUTY”: Jennifer Hendry and her solo-show exhibition in the Bossier Arts lower gallery. Artist reception, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
THROUGH SEPT. 27: THE ART OF JOAN COLE: Joan Cole, a Shreveport artist, captures her interest in realism and the abstract. Opening reception, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 318-741- 8310 or email@example.com. Bossier Arts Council in the East Bank Gallery, 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.
AUG. 11 - OCT. 28: THE ART OF DOMINIQUE MCLEMORE AND JOE BLUHM: Discover the soul-stirring artistry of Dominique McLemore at “HUEMANEiTY” exhibition and “CUMULUS,” a collection of animation projects and illustrated stores by Joe Bluhm in downtown Shreveport at Artspace. Opening reception for both events, Aug. 11 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and will feature a DJ set by GoDJ Chris. 708 Texas St., 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 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Karaoke on Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; Aug. 18 & 19, Charlotte’s Web; 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.
BAYOU THUNDER: Live music. Aug. 26, Charlotte’s Web; 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. 501 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-584-7169.
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.
ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.
FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music from 6-9 p.m.: Aug. 10, Michael Brown; Aug. 15, Jesse Rawlinson; Aug. 17, Haley Brown; Aug. 22, Cole Vosbury and Amanda June; Aug. 24, Tim Powell; Aug. 29, Haley Brown; Aug. 31, Daniel Goodwill; Sept. 5, Christopher Gates; 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.
NOBLE SAVAGE Live music. Every Wednesday night playing memories and the blues, 8 p.m.; 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-828-2619.
RED RIVER BREWPUB/THE GARAGE: Live music. Aug. 12, Backseat Heroes, 8 p.m.; 310 Mansfield St., Bossier City. 318-317-4110
SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music from 7 p.m. - midnight; Aug. 11, The Raven; Aug. 12, The Lane Bricker Band; Aug. 18, Shot Glass; Aug. 19, The Crowd; Aug. 25, Chasin’ Benjamins; Aug. 26, The Cartoons; 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.
THE CUB LOUNGE AND GRILLE: Live music. Aug. 12, Charlotte’s Web, 7-11 p.m.; 3002 Girard St., Shreveport. 318-861-6517.
THE SEVENTH TAP BREWING PROJECT: Live music from 6-9 p.m. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-754-4471.
TIKI BAR AND GRILL: Live music from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Good & Evil Ben; Aug. 10, Tree Fiddy Trio; Aug. 11, Open Mic; Aug. 12, Hidden Tracks; Aug. 16, Better Days; Aug. 17, Barksdale Bubble; Aug. 18, Comedy Showcase; Aug. 19, Old Skool; Aug. 25, Open Mic; Aug. 26, MGB; Aug. 30, DD4; Aug. 31, Sutie Harmony; 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-754-4471.
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.
AUG. 11 - AUG. 26: LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: Aug. 11, Brett Sheroky; Aug. 26, Bryan Martin. Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, 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.
EVERY THURSDAYS - NOVEMBER 16 : THIRSTY THURSDAYS: The Shreveport Regional Arts Council presents “Thirsty Thursdays” at Caddo Common Park. PoeticX “anchors” live entertainment shows; Chase Boytim anchors the bar with themed speciality cocktails for each event. Live entertainment. 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 318-673-6500 or www. shrevearts.org. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport.
FIRST SATURDAY OF MONTH: SUPER SATURDAYS AT CADDO COMMON PARK: An invigorating free exercise session led by experienced trainers. Participants can join in on five different exercises, including yoga, trampoline exercises, highimpact workouts and more. Also, an enchanting arts market showcasing the work of local artists, and vendors will showcase and sell their creations. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Entrepreneur Center, 717 Crockett St., Shreveport. https:// www.aaec.space/aaecevents.
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.
THROUGH SEPT. 28: GAMEPORT: Sci-Port Discover Center announces the return of “GamePort,” which features interactive stations designed to help visitors enhance critical thinking skills, learn basic traditional science principles, and introduce a variety of science-driven career options in the video game industry, all in a fun and stimulating environment. For children, teens and adults. For more information, call 318-424- 3466 or go to www.sci-port.org. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
AUG. 8 - SEPT. 12: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: Aug. 8, dinner and movie series “Hitch” at 6 p.m.; Aug. 15 movie and lunch, “Million Dollar Mermaid,” 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 15, “The Night of the Hunter,” 6 p.m.; Aug. 22 dinner and movie, “Clueless,” 6 p.m.; Sept. 12 dinner movie, “Almost Famous,” 6 p.m. For more information, call 318-459-4122 or go to robinsonfilcenter. org. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.
AUG. 11: FILM PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT/AFTERPARTY: Prize Foundation will announce the Top 20 short film finalists that will compete in this year’s Louisiana Film Prize. 7 - 9 p.m. at the Robinson Film Center. Official afterparty following announcement from 9 - 11 p.m. at Pepito XO. Both events will feature drinks, food and celebration of the achievement of talented artist. Entry to both events is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, go to prizefest.com.
AUG. 12: BINGO AND BREWS: The Great Raft Brewing is hosting a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. 4 - 7 p.m. Six Bingo games w/ prizes. $1 per card. $2 per dauber. Follow on Facebook or call, 318-734-9881. 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport.
AUG. 12: “ON THE DANCE FLOOR” GOLF TOURNAMENT: Shreveport Metro Ballet presents “On The Dance Floor” at Old Oaks Golf Club. 9 a.m. $130/ per person. $520/per team of four. Includes alcohol, lunch and a gift bag for each player. Sponsorships or for more information, Contact Krystal Cyr at 318-344-7717. 60 Golf Club Drive, Haughton.
AUG. 12: COMEDY NIGHT IN EAST BANK: “Don’t Take This Serious” tickets $10 presale, $15 at the door and purchased at Eventbrite.com. 7:30 p.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.
AUG. 12: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION SEMINAR: The speaker will be Patti Smith, professional genealogist and lecturer. Her lectures will include “Overview of Genetic Genealogy," “Why Use DNA in your Genealogy Research?” “How to use Ancestry.com ThruLines” and “Introduction to GEDMATCH,” plus a wrap-up DNA case study. 8 a.m., and lectures are 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $40 and includes coffee, pastries and lunch if pre-registered. For further information and registration instructions, go to: www.altgenealogy.com, contact Jim Johnson at 746-1851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. University Center, LSUS campus.
AUG. 17 - NOV. 18: BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA: Sept. 7, Lauren Daigle w/ special guest Crowder; Sept. 16, Maxwell; Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey; Nov. 3, Katt Williams; Nov. 18, National Black Rodeo Finals. For more information, go to email@example.com. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive. Bossier City.
AUG. 18 - SEPT. 24 : SHREVEPORT CONVENTION CENTER EVENTS: From Aug. 18 -20, Geek’d Con 2023; Sept. 14, Texas Cornhole League Tournament; Sept. 22-24, Inkin Shreveport Tattoo Festival; 400 Caddo St., Shreveport.
AUG. 23: OAKWOOD HOME FOR WOMEN: Annual banquet and fundraiser, “Happy, Joyous and Free for 49 Years” at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport. All proceeds go to maintain the operating budget needed to provide all food, room and transportation, and other necessities for the women who are residing at Oakwood Home for Women. Oakwood Home benefits the restoring lives of women in the journey of early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. For sponsorship and ticketing information, go to www.auctria. event/oakwood2023 or call Jess at 318-221-9451.
AUG. 24: AN EVENING WITH ELVIS: Enjoy the life and legacy of Elvis Presley at Sci-Port Discovery Center with a special screening of the Oscar-nominated 2022 film “Elvis” starring Austin Butler. 5:30 - 9 p.m. 856 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.
AUG. 26: LOUISIANA LEGENDS: AMATEUR BOXING: The Dement Bros. Boxing Club enters the ring at East Bank Plaza. Spectators can expect around 20 bouts, with the first bell set to ring at 3 p.m. Artists’ vendor booths will be available for shopping with food trucks and also VIP seating available. Live music. For more information or sponsoring, contact jacobbrandon14@ yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. East Bank Plaza, Bossier City.
AUG. 31 - NOV. 10: MUNICIPAL EVENTS: Aug. 31, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening; Sept. 14, Jason Isbell + The 400 Unit; Oct. 10, Gov’t Mule - Peace … Like a River Tour; Oct. 19, Bluey’s Big Play; Oct. 21, Theory of a Deadman & Skillet: Rock Resurrection Tour with Saint Asonia; Oct. 25, Joe Bonamassa; Nov. 2, Buddy Guy - The Legend - Damn Right Farewell; Nov. 4, Keeping It Country Live & Sons of AMVETS Veteran Tribute; Nov. 10, Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza; 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.
SEPT. 2: CANE RIVER ZYDECO FESTIVAL: Celebrate this popular accordion-based musical genre in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information call 318-332-7455. www.natchitoches.com.
SEPT. 2: SUPER DERBY MARKET AT THE DOWNS: 50+
local vendors will be set up in the Red River Room on the ground floor
of Louisiana Downs. Shop in the cold A/C and get easy access to the
apron, where the Super Derby will take place. Food trucks, free kids’
activities and more. Free admission and parking. Louisiana Downs,
OCT. 19: WITCHES’ RIDE OF MINDEN: Think whimsical bike ride with ladies from all across north Louisiana dressed in their spookiest and most festive garb. Over 300+ participants expected. Monies raised will go toward a community park. $45 for witches’ ride and block party. $10 block party only (kids, free). For more information, call Katie Theriot, 318-278-1881.
AUG. 12: AUDITIONS FOR JUNIOR COMPANY FALL 2023: The
Shreveport Little Theatre Academy announces auditions for the fall 2023
production of "Elf Jr." Open to students currently in grades K-8th
grade. 10 a.m. - 4 pm. at the Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret
Place and enter through theatre front door. For more information and
cost, email email@example.com. or call 318-424-4439.
AUG. 18 - 20: STEPHEN KING’S “MISERY”: Stage Center proudly presents the third MainStage production of their 12th season will run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. Tickets go on sale July 31 online at StageCenterLA.com or call/text 318-218-9978. Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun. at 2 p.m. $25 adult, $22 senior/military, and $20 students. For more information, call 318-218-9978 or go to info@ stagecenterla.com. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.
AUG. 18 - 20 & 25 - 27: “SCOTLAND ROAD”: The Bossier Parish Community College presents Titanic Supernatural Mystery “Scotland Road,” a captivating play that will leave audiences at the edge of their seats. Aug. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. with additional matinee show on Aug. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre in Building C on the BPCC campus. 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City.