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THROUGH OCT. 21: THE ART OF DOMINIQUE MCLEMORE AND JOE BLUHM: Discover the soulstirring 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. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.

THROUGH NOV. 18: “HOODOOS”: Mark Charleville’s works will be on display at the Bossier Arts Lower Gallery. Mark is a Louisiana-based painter whose focus is on the life, folklore and mysteries of the South. He will also host two screenings of “Hoodoos in the Woods.” 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.

THROUGH NOV. 18: “THE THEATRE OF THE MIND”: Artists who were encouraged to give peeks into their thoughts and creative process: “How do you ‘make’?” Or “How do you ‘wonder’?” Whatever it looks like, let it be shown scene-by-scene for the world to see. Art work cost $100. For form and more information, contact the Bossier Arts Council at 318-741-8310 or www.bossierarts.org.

THROUGH NOV. 19: LINE, FORM, FASHION! THE ART OF STYLE: This exhibition features 40+ works of fine and poster art ranging from Jane Atché and René Gruau to Michel Canetti and Christian Dior. In addition to these pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, five Shreveport professional photographers have been asked to create work inspired by this exhibition to be displayed alongside the museum’s artwork. Free and open to the public. R.W. Norton Art Gallery. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH DEC. 2: FALL EXHIBITION AT THE MEADOWS: Two exhibitions – “Visual Gumbo” by Terry Konrath; “From Now on We’re StarDust” by Jude Williams ’26 – will open to the public until Dec. 2. “South Realism X” by Edgar Cano through Oct. 27 and “Simulacrum” by Jessica Hawkins from Oct. 31 through Dec. 2. Two additional exhibitions – “Chasing the Tiger: A Commentary on Colonial Fantasy,” curated by Ben Vazquez ’24 and Emerson Horne ’24, and “Nature’s Wonders” by the Shreveport Art Club – will open on Oct. 16 and run through Dec. 2. For more information, visit themeadowsmuseum.com. 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport.

OCT. 27 - 28: BEAUTY & THE BALLOT BOX: Chronicling the extraordinary efforts of hair stylists Mamie Love, Ann Brewster, Bernice Smith, Mercie D. McConnell and Helen C. Teague as they contribute to the voting and civil rights movements in NWLA. The Modern Beauty Shop is a landmark and saved as a community hub during Shreveport’s civil rights movement. Written and produced by Carolyn Jones Sullivan. Admission $20. Friday at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 209-720-4278. East Bank Theatre, Bossier City.

OCT. 30 - JAN. 1: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ellis Lucia and award-winning photographer Bevil Knapp will be at SAS Galleries. Opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Louisiana Boardwalk, Store 605, Bossier City.

NOV. 4: ART IN THE PARK: A public event by Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park from 12 - 4 p.m. Follow on Facebook, Art in the Park.


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.; 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.; Oct. 20, Red Chute Revue $10 cover; Oct. 27, Bulletproof $10 cover; Oct. 28, Halloween Party $10 cover; 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318 635-8186.

BAYOU THUNDER: Live music. 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. Every Tuesday, big burgers, big blues and big times with Betty Lewis, 6-9 p.m.; 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.

FLAMES MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT: Live music 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, Joanie Nerrettig; 436 Ashley Ridge Blvd, Shreveport. 318-606-5380.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music from 6-9 p.m.: 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, Jimmy Wooten; Oct. 19, Eli Howard & The Greater Good with Braydon Watts; Oct. 21, Insight; Oct. 24, Clay Logan; Oct. 25, Seth Bradford; Nov. 1, Aidan Johnston; Nov. 8, Hali Brown; Nov. 21, Clara McBroom; Nov. 22, Jimmy Wooten; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. Oct. 19, Eli Howard & The Greater Good w/Braydon Watts; Oct. 21, Insight; Oct. 26, Ole Whiskey Revival; Oct. 27 Hauser Brother w/American Slang; Oct. 28, MotorBreath and Lost In Hollywood; Nov. 2, 8-Track; Nov. 3, Trent Cowie w/Cottonwood Crows; Nov. 9, Old School; Nov. 11, Noise Pollution The AC/DC Experience; Nov. 25, Colton Haglar w/Sadie Lee; 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.

SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music from 7 p.m. - midnight; Oct. 20, 8-Track w/Ricky Lynn Gregg; Oct. 21, The Crowd; Oct. 27, Shot Glass; Oct. 28, 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. 3002 Girard St., Shreveport. 318-861-6517.

THE MARKET RESTAURANT: Live music. 10539 Norris Ferry Rd., Shreveport. 318-797-4375.

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. 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.


OCT. 20 - NOV. 3: LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: Oct. 20, The Cox Family; Oct. 27, Zach Rushing; Nov. 3, Bart Crow. Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

OCT. 21: WILLIS KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES: The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra will perform "An American Family Concert” with a tribute to Elvis starring Victor Trevino Jr., Graceland’s 2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Champion.

OCT. 22: SPOOKY SYMPHONY IN THE PARK: The SSO takes over Caddo Common Park for a family-friendly afternoon of symphonic melodies outdoors, plus a costume parade, food trucks and the art market. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

OCT. 27: BIG BAND JAZZ IN THE PARK: The Shreveport Regional Jazz Ensemble will return to Caddo Common Park for a jazz extravaganza, promising an evening of soulful melodies and infectious rhythms. 6-8 p.m. Plus, the art market and food trucks. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

OCT. 27 - 29 AND NOV. 3 - 5: MY WAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA: The Shreveport Little Theatre is paying tribute to Frank Sinatra with over 55 of his songs. Oct. 27, 28 and Nov. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 at www.shreveportlittletheatre.com or call SLT’s box office at 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

NOV. 4 AND 5: ”RHAPSODY IN VIEW”: The Downtown Shreveport Lions Club presents the Centenary Choir in “Rhapsody In View.” This 75th annual event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday night program and the 3 p.m. Sunday program. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door; students are $10 and purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Shreveport Lions members, at Hurey School of Music on the Centenary campus at 318-869-5235, or all Porter Cleaners locations or just call 318-429-6887. The First Baptist Church, Shreveport at 543 Ockley Drive.


THROUGH OCT. 27: PUMPKIN PATCH AT PROVENANCE: Pick your perfect pumpkin and make lasting memories at the annual Great Pumpkin Patch. Open to the public. 4-7 p.m. Tues. - Thurs., 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat., 12 - 7 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. Provenance neighborhood.

THROUGH OCT. 31: CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH: The Dixe Maze Farms Fall 2023 Festival includes activities such as: Fright night, non-haunted and haunted activities, pumpkins, field trips and murder mystery dinners. For tickets and more information, go to dixiemaze.com.

THROUGH OCT. 31: MUTINY AT THE AQUARIUM: The pirate adventure is back. Learn pirate skills and discover all kinds of cool (and creepy) sea creatures. Ramble over a creaky bridge, hoist the sails, hunt for pirate treasure, wander down Sea Monster Alley and meet mermaids every Sunday in October from 1-3 p.m. Meet Captain Bones Mon.-Fri. from 1-4 p.m. and Sat./Sun. from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information and cost, go to info@shreveportquarium.com.

THROUGH OCT. 31: NECROMANOR HAUNTED HOUSE: Funhouse of fear will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. The final days will be the 30th and Tuesday the 31st. Show is for all ages. Fri./Sat. cost is $15 and $10 Sunday. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays. 6 p.m. - midnight Saturdays, and 6 - 10 p.m. Sundays. 505 Boardwalk Blvd, Bossier City.

OCT. 17 - OCT 28 : ROBINSON FILM CENTER: Oct. 17, “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 27 and 28, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with shadow cast performance, 10 p.m. For more information, call 318-459-4122 or go to robinsonfilcenter.org. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

OCT. 19: HAUNTING PERFORMANCES OF THE MUNICIPAL: The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is a landmark for music, but it also has a haunted history. Former Municipal Auditorium tour guide Teresa Micheels will reveal some of this storied building’s favorite hauntings and unexplained occurrences at the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center. Free. Call 318-746-7717 for more information. 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City.

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.

OCT. 20: RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DRAG: A nationwide tour, the 12th annual Halloween show will be hosted by Yvie Oddly, the 11th season winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Joining “the queen of curiosities,” Jaida Essence Hall, Icesis Couture, Tayce, Plastique Tiara, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Denali Foxx, Rose and Jorgeous. For more information and tickets, https://vossevents.com/night-of-the-living-drag-2023/. Shreveport Municipal Center.

OCT. 21 - 27: HALLOWEEN TOUR AT THE NORTON: What? Scared of a little art? You will be after the tour. Even though it takes place in the middle of the afternoon, you’ll wind your way down echoing halls and around corners where paintings and sculptures inspire hair-raising tales. Reserve your free tickets at www.rwnaf.org/events. R.W. Norton Art Gallery. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

OCT. 21-28: LOGAN MANSION PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE: Nothing staged, while working side by side with real paranormal investigators. Location will be disclosed 24 hours before the investigation begins. With a limited number to attend this event, call ahead to book your experience. For more information, call 318-210-1007. 725 Austen Place, Shreveport.

OCT. 27: HAUNTED ILLUSIONS: Bored with the same old Halloween thrills and chills? Treat your family to Haunted Illusions, an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy. 7 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.


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, high-impact 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.

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.

EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH DEC. 16: EXERCISE IN CADDO COMMON PARK: Beginning at 8 and ending at 11 a.m., SRAC hosts this three-tiered program. Every first Saturday of the month is “Super Exercise Saturdays,” which includes three food trucks, hands-on activity, Plein Aire/live painting, arts market, five exercise programs to include a program for children and “Stories from the Gut.” For more information, call 318-673-6500 or www.shrevearts.org. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH OCT. 21: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK: For the third year and presented by the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce from 2-6 p.m. Tickets for the “A Taste of MS Kick” event can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-ms-kick-black-restaurant-week-kick-offtickets-727606950977?utm_experiment=control_share_listing&aff=ebdsshios.

OCT. 19 - DEC. 7: MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM EVENTS: 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; Dec. 7, This is Jesus: A Christmas Worship Concert; 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.

OCT. 21: PAWS IN THE PARK: Animal rescues will be fundraising, and there will be adoptable dogs and cats with local rescues. Riverview Park Church (the old Hamel’s). Yogie and Friends will also be available. 3232 E. 70th St., Shreveport.

OCT. 21, 28 AND NOV. 4, 11: YOGA IN THE PARK WITH BLOOM: Fun flow, appropriate for all levels. Bring a yoga mat or a towel (and water). Cost: $20 a person or $30 per couple. Pay with cash day of or Venmo@bloomyoga318. Greenleaf Park in Provenance.

OCT. 22, 29 AND NOV. 5, 12: BARKSDALE MARKET: Enjoy this new community market on Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with space for three dozen vendors with farm goods, breakfast and lunch goods, handmade items, honey, crafts, soap, retail vendors, boutiques, kids’ activities and more. Leashed pet friendly. Indoor seating area and restrooms. Free admission and free parking. www.BarksdaleMarket.com. 3226 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City.

OCT. 26: DOGTOBERFEST: The Robinson’s Rescue will be hosting Dogtoberfest at Great Raft Brewing for the 15 years Robinson has been serving the community with free and low-cost spay and neuter services. For more information and how to help, go to https://Dogtoberfest.givesmart.com. 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport.

OCT. 26: MAMMOGRAMS & MANICURES: MLK Health Center and Pharmacy presents “A Women’s Health Event.” Screenings, food and fun. Mammograms, wellness exams, screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI). For eligibility information and to make an appointment call: 318-227-2912 ext. 7. 865 Olive St., Shreveport.

OCT. 26: INDEPENDENCE BOWL KICKOFF: The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner with Paul Skenes will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. Doors open and cocktail hour, 6 p.m. Buffet opens at 6:15 p.m. with program beginning at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $50. Table of eight, $400 and can be purchased at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/shop or by calling their office, 318-221-0712.

OCT. 26: GOLF CLASSIC: The Bossier Chamber’s Golf Classic, “Around The World in 18 Holes,” will be at the Golf Club at Stonebridge. Your team of four golfers will “travel the world” one hole at a time, while sampling food and drink that represents a different country. Tee time is at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Terri Mathews at gumbeauxshows@gmail.com. 301 Stonebridge Blvd., Bossier City.

OCT. 28: FALL BULB SALE 2023: Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will have thousands of bulbs available, including heirloom, along with plants and seeds for fall planting. 8 a.m. - noon at the Red River Research Station. Educational gardening seminar at 10 a.m. For more information, call 318-408-0984 or nwlamg.weebly.com. 262 Research Station Road, Bossier City.

OCT. 28: BREW FESTIVAL: Cheers at Festival Plaza with Brew. Enjoy premium brews, delicious food from local restaurants, music and college football on big screen TVs. Tickets $65. For more information call 318-226-5641. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport.

NOV. 1: GINGERBREAD HOUSE: The Partners In Prevention 2023 Luncheon’s guest speaker will be Kara Robinson Chamberlain, kidnapping and assault survivor. Kara’s story has been told by the Oxygen Network and Lifetime. 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person / $1,500 table for 10. For more information on tickets or sponsorships, call 318-674-2900 or www.gingerbreadhousecac.org. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino.

NOV. 1: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK: A stroll down Texas Street with multiple art stops, food, music and history. Free and appropriate for all ages. 5 - 8 p.m. For more information, www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk.

NOV. 2: ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON: The ATHENA International Leadership Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. The 33rd award luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport.

NOV. 3: THE MAD SCIENTISTS’ BASH: Get ready for a “mad” evening and meet fellow mad scientists and go crazy over food, dancing, special made-in-a-laboratory cocktail concoctions and science-related activities. Come dressed in explosive or electric cocktail chic or don a classic white lab coat and be prepared to be thrilled. 7-11 p.m. Price: $150 per ticket. For more information, call 318-424-3466. Sci-Port Discovery Center. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

NOV. 3 - NOV. 18: BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA: Nov. 3, Katt Williams; Nov. 18, National Black Rodeo Finals. For more information, go to www.info@brooshiregroceryarena.com. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive. Bossier City.

NOV. 4: DAY OF THE DEAD: The Hispanic Heritage Association of North West Louisiana will present the “Day of The Dead” at Festival Plaza. Embracing the afterlife, a grand celebration of culture and traditions from Mexico and beyond. A 12-ft. tall “Catrinas” will also be featured. Catrina and Alter contest. 12 - 10 p.m. For more information, go to Facebook, Day of the Dead Festival Shreveport 2023.


OCT. 19-22 & 26-29: “CINDERELLA”: The BPCC Performing Arts Theatre Program will open its 2023-2024 Season with the timeless classic, “Cinderella”. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., except for Oct. 22 and 29, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre in Building C. Tickets are $20 at www.ticketsource.us/bpcc-theatre. Recommended for older audience and children (no babies) who can sit independently. For more information, contact Kim Condon at 318-678-6021 or kcondon@bpcc.edu. 6220 East Texas St., Bossier City.

OCT. 20-22 AND 27-29: AGATHA CHRISTIE’S “MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS”: The BackAlley Community Theatre in Grand Cane is proud to announce their 23rd season with a train full of remarkable suspects and an alibi for each one. Fri. and Sat. at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m Sundays. Admission $15 per person. For more information, call 318-461-0201 or go to backalleygrandcane.com. 1902 W. Main St., Grand Cane.


OCT. 19 - 21: FILM PRIZE: Thursday, Oct. 19: Film Prize Screenings Begin. Robinson, Artstation, Underground (First screening 11 a.m., last 6 p.m.). Be the first to see the Top 20 films competing for the up to $50,000 cash prize. The 20 films are separated into two slates of 10 films each. You must watch all 20 short films to vote.

• Prize Island, 700 Block of Texas Street (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.). Join the film-makers and the stars of this year’s Louisiana Film Prize on the red carpet. This event, open to all, will feature photographers, a film-maker speed date, big toast with special drinks and more, all in the middle of Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.

• Red Carpet Afterglow Party (Free). Pepito XO Restaurant, 706 Texas Street (10 p.m. - midnight). Friday, Oct. 20: Film Prize Screenings Continue. All Film Screening Venues (First screening at 9 a.m., last at 9 p.m.).

• Prize Fest VIP Lounge Opens. Artspace Shreveport, 710 Texas Street (11a.m. – 11 p.m.). Film Prize VIP Passholders, artists and judges can enjoy an open bar, exciting chef-curated meals, cushy lounge spaces, special desserts and more!

• Food Prize Come and Get It! Dining Experience. Prize Garage, 211 Market Street (7 p.m. – 11 p.m.). Come and Get It! is the premier food event at Prize Fest which features the six finalist local chefs creating one-of-a-kind dishes where you get to judge the winners. All this plus a cocktail competition, desserts and valet parking. It’s a recipe for a night to remember.

• Saturday, Oct. 21: Film Prize Screenings Continue. All Film Screening Venues (First screening at 9 a.m., final screening at 6 p.m.).

• Comedy Prize Standup Showdown. Prize Garage, 211 Market Street (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.). Seven comedians from across the country make you laugh out loud at the third annual Comedy Prize event. This event is uncensored and not recommended for younger Prizers.

• Big Exhale Prize Fest Closing Toast. Stray Cat Bar, 222 Travis Street (10 p.m.) Come celebrate the biggest, baddest barbaric YAWP ever as we bring home the final night of Prize Fest celebration.

• Prize Fest’s Famous Heaven & Hell Closing Party. Stray Cat Bar, 222 Travis Street (9 p.m. – until). The now-famous Heaven & Hell party is back! Choose the light or the dark at this themed Halloween pre-party and closing party for all things Badgeholders are allowed free and priority entry. All others must pay cover charge. More information at www.prizefest.com


Shreveport-Bossier Black Restaurant Week runs through Oct. 21.


Award-winning photographers Ellis Lucia and Bevil Knapp have an exhibition at SAS Galleries beginning Oct. 30.


Enjoy the music of Ol' Blue Eyes in "My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra" at Shreveport Little Theatre.


The Shreveport Symphony offers a tribute to Elvis starring Victor Trevino Jr. Oct. 21.


Robinson's Rescue hosts Dogtoberfest Oct. 26 at Great Raft Brewing.


Haunted Illusions offers magic and comedy Oct. 27 at the Strand Theatre.


The timeless fairy tale "Cinderella" will be presented Oct. 19-22 and 26-29 at BPCC.


The Shreveport Symphony performs a "Spooky Symphony in the Park" Oct. 22 at Caddo Common Park.


EVENTS Shop for fresh produce and more at the Bossier City Farmers' Market Saturdays through Nov. 25.


Shreveport Art Club presents "Nature's Wonders" on display at the Meadows Museum of Art.


The Central ArtStation is one of several groovy spots to hang during Louisiana Film Prize.


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