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THROUGH JAN. 26: “ARTIFEX AND COPPISE”: James Nelson and his solo exhibition, “Artifex & Coppise,” will be at the East Bank Gallery. A collection of acrylic spectrum and forest-turned-plank from sustainable harvesting adorned and assembled for visual pleasure. For more information, call 318-741-8310 or www.bossierarts.org. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH JAN. 26: “THE IMMERSION OF MUSE”: Yolanda Barnes and her solo show, “The Immersion of Muse,” proudly make their way into the Bossier Arts Lower Gallery. Yolanda loves to depict her subjects in bold colors or themes that express her cultural heritage as an African American woman. For more information, call 318-741-8310 or www.bossierarts.org. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH FEB. 28: “FUN VISITATIONS”: The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum presents the work of Dr. Pat Sewell. The exhibition is of oil paintings, graphic works and found object sculptures. For more information, visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

JAN. 26 - MARCH 16: “LIVING THE UNKNOWN”: Three artists – Sara Rastegar, Nida Bangash and Fatemeh Hosseini – encourage the audience to experience a deeper understanding of the shared human experience of adaptation and transformation, both physically and mentally. A celebration of the incredible bravery and resilience required to embark on a new journey. Opening at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at artspace.


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: Open Tues. and Thurs. from 4-9 p.m. Live music every Friday night 4-11 p.m. and Sat. from 3-11 p.m. Jan. 26, The Raven; Feb. 2, Eric Craig. $10 cover from 7-10 p.m. 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.

BAYOU THUNDER: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.

BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. Jan. 26, Clay Logan; Jan. 27, Monty Russle; Feb. 2, Clara McBroom; Feb. 2, Al Boogie; Feb. 3, Jimmy Wooten; Feb. 9, Aspen Leigh; Feb. 10, Trey Gauthreaux. 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.; 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. Jan. 24, Aspen Leigh; Jan. 25, Haley Brooke; Jan. 26, Bond Plus; Jan. 27, Wayne Armer; Jan. 30, Seth Bradford; Jan. 31, Trey Gauthreaux; Feb. 3, Clay Logan; Feb. 7, Braydon Watts; Feb. 8, Ben Abshire; Feb. 9, Derrick McClendon; Feb. 10, Mojo. 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.

SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music from 7 p.m. - midnight. Jan. 26, The Sultans; Jan. 27, Hands on Band. 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.

SWEET CAROLINE’S DUELING PIANO BAR: Live music. Every Tue. music bingo from 7 p.m. - midnight. Every Wed. Karaoke from 7 p.m. - midnight. Every Thurs. and Sat. Dueling Pianos from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.

THE CUB LOUNGE AND GRILLE: Live music. 3002 Girard St., Shreveport. 318-861-6517.

THE MARKET RESTAURANT: Live music. 10539 Norris Ferry Road, 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.

WHAT’S ON TAP: Live music. Every Thurs., Christopher Gates, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422


JAN. 27: BRAHMS AND THE BANDONEON: Debussy’s evocation of tranquility is followed by a vision of a "world without evil," from Argentinian composer/bandoneon soloist Richard Scofano. Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 offers its own glimpse of paradise, especially in its transcendent finale. Tickets start at $20. Children (12 & under) $10 and students w/ID $15. Tickets purchased by calling 318-227-TUNE (8863) or https://shreveportsymphony.com. A Willis-Knighton Masterworks series by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra at RiverView Theater. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

FEB. 2 - MARCH 16 : LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: Feb. 2, Cody Canada; Feb. 3, Chad Prather; Feb. 9, Jason Boland; Feb. 22, Kolton Moore & The Clever Few; Feb. 24, Mo Pitney; March 2, Ward Davis; March 16, The Wilder Blue. Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

FEB. 3: “THE COMPLETE BEATLES EXPERIENCE”: "The Liverpool Legends", “The Complete Beatles Experience,” will be at The Strand. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $47 and can be purchased by calling 318-226-8555. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.


ONGOING: ART GLASS CLASSES. Ed’s Emporium announces classes: Basic Stained Glass 101, Thursday night, March 21 or Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10.; Introduction to Glass Fusing: Three-Saturday workshop beginning March 16. Introduction to Mosaics: Four-class session beginning March 16 with three different projects. Walk-in fusing is anytime Ed’s is open and is a project for all ages. Fused Glass Lantern Class: Feb. 3 and no experience needed; Fused Glass Jellyfish Wind Chimes Class starts Jan. 20 with no experience; Stained glass orientation workshop: 2 - 2.5-hour orientation workshop to build your own clear, beveled glass piece: Thursday, Jan. 18 or March 7, with no experience needed. Call 318-742-6555 or www.edsemporium.com for more classes and information. 2000 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

ONGOING MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: FRENCH TABLE: French table/La Table Francaise in the Jackson Hall Lobby is an opportunity for French speakers of all skill levels to gather and practice speaking French – sometimes with food and special themes. 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 7:45 p.m. Thursdays. Free and open to the public. Centenary College. 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.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S 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.

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 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 JAN. 28: 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” at the Sci-Port Discovery Center since 2019. Sno-Port, redesigned annually, represents the imaginations and creations of local artists and has become a favorite holiday experience. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

JAN. 27: KREWE OF GEMINI XXXV GRAND BAL: This elaborate and spectacular event will feature the Gemini XXXV Royal Court as they make their debut in extravagant costumes aligned with this year’s theme, “Reality and Fantasy.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Black tie. Shreveport Convention Center. Tickets are available at $125 each at www.kreweofgemini.com. For more information, sunderwood8206@gmail.com or 318-309-6604.

JAN. 27: BOSSIER MARDI GRAS NIGHT MARKET: The Krewe of Centaur and others will be in attendance with beads, throws and floats! 200+ vendors and 12+ food trucks with Mardi Gras gifts, unique finds and delicious cuisine! 3 - 8 p.m. Free admission, free parking, one night in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall. For more info, visit www.BossierNightMarket.com.

JAN. 27 - MARCH 22: BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA: Jan. 27-28, Monster Truck Show; Jan. 28, TobyMac; Feb. 2-3, LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament; Feb. 17, Bulls Bands and Barrels; March 2, Blake Shelton; March 8, Whiskey Myers; March 22, Lynryd Skynyrd and ZZ Top. For more information, go to www.info@brooshiregroceryarena.com. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

JAN. 31: FILM PRIZE 2024 KICKOFF PARTY: Celebrate the beginning of the 2024 Film Prize. Creatives of all disciplines as well as lovers of the arts are invited. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for the the winner of the Golden Lens 2024’s Peoples Choice Award from 6 - 9 p.m. Remington Garage. 211 Market St., Shreveport.

FEB. 1 - FEB. 28: MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM EVENTS: Feb. 1, Clint Black with Lisa Hartman-Black and Lilly Pearl Black; Feb. 2, “New Jack City,” showtime at 8 p.m.; Feb. 28, CeCe Winans, The Goodness Tour, Showtime at 7 p.m.; 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.

FEB. 3: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY PARADE: The 36th annual parade will roll out from Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Sat. at 11 a.m. Free event. Live music, bands and floats. 11 a.m.

FEB. 3: KREWE OF CENTAUR: 10 days before Fat Tuesday, the Krewe of Centaur Parade features marching bands, brightly colored floats and more for the whole family. Parade begins on Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

FEB. 3 AND 10: 18TH ANNUAL RED RIVER MARDI GRAS BASH: The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will host the annual event during the Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Gemini parades in downtown Shreveport. A unique parade day experience offers VIP treatment and “behind-the-scenes” access for groups during one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana.

FEB. 4: KREWE OF BARKUS AND MEOUX PARADE: The Mardi Paw Pet Parade is a chance for festive pets to celebrate Mardi Gras. All pet owners are invited to participate. Animal costumes are encouraged.

FEB. 10: KREWE OF GEMINI PARADE: Masked revelers on floats and marchers respond to the age old cry, “Throw me something, Mister!” by tossing beads, toys and trinkets. Parade begins on Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.

FEB. 10: GALENTINES BRUNCH CELEBRATION: A love filled extravaganza with music, delicious food and delightful surprises. Let your heart skip a beat as you dance the morning away with your friends. Tickets $45 at Eventbrite. Doors open at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1529 Texas Ave. Shreveport.

FEB. 11: KREWE OF HIGHLAND PARADE: Shreveport’s most eccentric krewe is famous for throwing hot dogs, packs of ramen noodles and moon pies. Parade begins at Gilbert Drive and Ockley Drive, Shreveport and rolls through historic Highland neighborhood.

MARCH 2: ROBINSON’S RESCUE BEST IN SHEAUX: Masters of ceremonies Mrs. Biskie Duncan and Sheriff Steve Prator will preside over one of Shreveport’s most anticipated events. Tickets, $100 and classy disco attire for a night of dogs and disco dancing, delicious food, cocktails and music. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at RiverView Hall, Shreveport.

MARCH 7: VIRGINIA K. SHEHEE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN: Holy Angels presents the annual event, and nominations are now being taken and will be announced mid-February. To nominate or purchase a ticket/table go to https://www.laholyangels.org/events/most-influential-woman/. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m at East Ridge Country Club. 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport.

MARCH 14: CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER: The Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America, will host the second annual celebrity waiter dinner at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $125 each or $225 per couple. Table sponsorship are $1,000 and can be purchased at Eventbrite. For more information, contact Tom Wiuff at Thomas.wiuff@scouting.org or call 318-868-2774.

MARCH 16: PADDY IN THE PLAZA: The stage is going to rock all day long with the Barksdale Bubble, Parish County Line and The Molly Ringwalds. 3-11 p.m. Follow on Facebook.

MARCH 28: DESIGNER BAG BINGO: The Junior League of Shreveport presents the annual fundraiser at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. All ticket holders will receive dinner, a bingo game packet and one bingo dauber with additional for sale at the event. Nine designer handbags and a grand prize of a Louis Vuitton handbag. Door open at 5 p.m. Tickets, $75 and table sponsorship, $1,000 at Eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Katrina Sproles at jlsbdesignerbagbingo@gmail.com or 318-918-9784.


JAN. 26: “ON YOUR FEET!”: The story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is an inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent – and each other – to become an international sensation. 7:30 p.m. The Strand. Tickets can be purchased at 318-226-8555 or thestrandtheatre.com. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

FEB. 2: “THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL”: Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in they critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on." 7:30 p.m. The Strand. Tickets can be purchased at 318-226-8555 or thestrandtheatre.com. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

FEB. 3 - 4: “AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS”: A play written by Jocelyn Bioh and presented by Lumpy Grits Artistry is essentially a comedy, but at the same time, addresses the serious issues of colorism, classism and bullying. Doors open at 6:30 and showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 to $20. 13+ years or older. Contact 318-426-3459 or email lumpygritsartistry@gmail.com. East Bank Theatre.

FEB. 3 - 4: CHILDREN’S THEATRE SHORT SCENES: Presented by Lumpy Grits Artistry for their 2023- 2024 season. The youth troupe will perform a trio of scenes such as “Anansi: Lord of Stories and more.” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets, $10 to $15. Contact 318-426-3459 or email lumpygritsartistry@gmail.com. East Bank Theatre.

FEB. 23-25 AND MARCH 1-3: “DIAL ‘M’ FOR MUDER”: A play by Frederick Knott and directed by Mary Joris will perform at the Shreveport Little Theatre. Feb. 23, 24, March 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and Mar. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets at 318- 424-4439 or www.ShowTix4U.com. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MARCH 13: “COME FROM AWAY”: The stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened their homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11. Celebrate the best of humankind at The Strand. 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 318-226-8555 or thestrandtheatre.com. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.


Enjoy live music at Sweet Caroline’s Dueling Piano Bar.


Celebrate the beginning of the 2024 Film Prize Jan. 31 at Remington Garage.


The story Emilio and Gloria Estefan comes to life in "On Your Feet" Jan. 26 at The Strand Theatre.


“The Greatest Love of All” spotlights Whitney Houston’s musical legacy Feb. 2 at the Strand Theatre.


Shreveport Little Theatre presents the mystery “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” Feb. 23-25 and March 1-3.


Jimmy Wooten performs Feb. 3 at Beauxjax Crafthouse.


The Raven takes the stage at American Legion Post 14 on Jan. 26.


Louisiana Grandstand presents Chad Prather Feb. 3.


Cody Canada performs Feb. 2 at the Louisiana Grandstand.


The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary will host seven exhibitions during the spring of 2024.


East Bank Theatre presents “African Mean Girls” Feb. 3-4.


The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum presents “Fun Visitations,” featuring works by Dr. Pat Sewell through Feb. 28.


CeCe Winans presents “The Goodness Tour” Feb. 28 at the Municipal Auditorium.


Revisit the music of The Beatles in “Liverpool Legends” Feb. 3 at the Strand Theatre.


Thrill to the “Monster Truck Show” Jan. 27-28 at Brookshire Grocery Arena.


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