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ONGOING: CRITICAL MASS 12: The annual exhibition of nine parishes in Northwest Louisiana for the purpose of showcasing the professional works. To learn more about Critical Mass visit shrevearts.org/artistcalls. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.

THROUGH MAY 28: EXHIBITION BY BROOKE CASSADY: The Bossier Arts Council presents “Lacuna and Liminality, The Space Between.” For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH MAY 31: FLOWER FIELDS AND MAILART: The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum invites to public to view the exhibition by Cindy Magee and Cherie Bright as well as mail art from around the world on display. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org or call 318-632-2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

THROUGH JUNE 13 : SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL: Coming up in the arts: May 21, Michael Miller artist’s talk; Critical Mass 11 solo shows opening at artspace with exhibition through June 1; June 13, Pechakucha Night from 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 318-673-6500 or go to www.shrevearts.org. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.

THROUGH JULY 1: EXHIBITION OF REBECCA BARTEL MADURA: The SAS Gallerie presents the works of Rebecca Bartel Madura, New Orleans-born visual artist and art educator whose colorful paintings represent our relationship with nature within an urban environment. For more information, call 504-390-4377 or sanctuaryglassstudio.com. Louisiana Boardwalk, Bossier City.

THROUGH JULY: SUMMER ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Registration is now open for Summer Art Classes & Workshops. Explore a diverse range of artistic activities suitable for all ages, including single-session workshops and multi-session classes in printmaking, design, sculpture, jewelry making and more. Walk-in visits during open hours. Visit https://pointstudioart.com/artworkshops-classes/. Point Studio Art. 605 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City.


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.; Blvd., Bossier City.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Open Sunday from noon-6 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs. from 4-11 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. noon-2 a.m.; yoga every Mon. and Wed., 5-6 p.m., $5 per person; May 17, Red Chute Revue, 7-10 p.m., $10 cover; May 24, DJ Karl 7-10 p.m. $10 cover;; May 31, Raven, 7-10 p.m., $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. June 1, Hali Brown. 436 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Shreveport. 318-606-5380.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music from 6-9 p.m. May 28, Hali Brown. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. May 15, Barrett Pepper; May 21, Blade Petty; May 28, Braydon Watts; May 29, Jimmy Wooten; June 4, Braydon Watts. 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music. May 16, College Pint Night from 4-9 p.m.; May 15, Trivia at 6:30 p.m.; May 18, Annual Lager Jogger 5K; May 22, Trivia at 6:30 p.m.; May 23, College Pint Night from 4-9 p.m.. 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport. 318-734-9881.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. May 16, Eli Howard and The Greater Good; May 18, Even It Up a Tribute to Heart; May 23, Jase Bryant; May 24, Side FX; May 25, Cal Preley; May 30, Trophy Husband; May 31, East Bank Boxing Smoker; June 1, Rise Against The Machine w/Lost In Hollywood. 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.

KI’ MEXICO: Live music. 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.

LOUISIANA DOWNS: Live music. Starts at 6 p.m. 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City. 318-742-5555.

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO: Live music. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 1-888-743-6021.

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 (free entertainment) and After Work Thursdays with DJ ELaw from 6-10 p.m.; May 24, The Sultans; May 25, The Crawdads; May 31, Windstorm; June 1, Shot Glass. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 318-424-7777.

SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music Superior Steakhouse Piano Players Mon. through Thurs. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Alan Dyson. Tues., Daniel Ley. Thurs. 6 to 10 p.m., London Todd, Fri. and Sat. 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., Alan Dyson. Sole Sat., Daniel Ley Duo 7 to 11 p.m. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 318-219-4123.

SWEET CAROLINE’S DUELING PIANO BAR: Live music. Every Tues., music bingo from 7 p.m. - midnight. Every Wed., “Sweet Caroline’s Star” Karaoke from 7 p.m. - midnight. Every Thurs. and Sat., Dueling Pianos from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. 630 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City. 318-599-2759.

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.


MAY 17 - JUNE 29 : LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: May 17, Marc Broussard w/Ted Broussard; May 31, Jacob Stelly; June 1, Drake Milligan; June 7, Cledus T. Judd Comedy; June 14, Kyle Nix & The 38’s; June 29, The Steel Woods; Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MAY 17: PROVENANCE CONCERT: Celebrate the last day of the school year from 5 - 9 p.m. with The Hollow Decks playing your 90s favorites. Free admission and open to the public. Food trucks, vendors and live music. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, go to yourprovenance.com.

JUNE 9: SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 48th season of the Shreveport Summer Music Festival’s grand opening concert will feature cellist John-Henry Crawford and the Shreveport Festival Orchestra. Music by Haydn and Mozart. Conducted by Kermit Poling, artistic director, Leonard Kacenjar. 3 p.m. Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal. 875 Cotton St., Shreveport.


ONGOING: ART GLASS CLASSES: Ed’s Emporium announces classes: Kids Glass Camp: Weekly workshops start on Thursday at 1 p.m., a different project every week, through July. Basic Stained Glass 101, Thursday night 5/16 and 7/11 or Saturday afternoons. Introduction to Glass Fusing: Three-Saturday workshop beginning 5/25. Introduction to Mosaics: four-class session beginning 6/1, three different projects. Walk-in fusing is anytime Ed’s is open and is a project for all ages. Check website for details. Call 318-742-6555 or www.edsemporium.com for more classes and information. 2000 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

ONGOING: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Saturday through November: Featuring over 75 vendors with a wealth of local fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, soap, candles, baked goods, jellies, pickles, tamales, flowers, kettle corn, BBQ, lemonade, Southern cuisine, fruit smoothies, coffee, Venezuelan cuisine, Cuban food, funnel cakes and more. Food trucks, crafts, live music and family-friendly activities. Voted No. 1 in Louisiana. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pierre Bossier Mall’s south parking lot. Visit www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com for more details on the market and becoming a vendor. 2950 E. Texas St., Bossier City.

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. Summer Camp for children 8 years and older through Aug. 30. Call 504-390-4377. Sanctuary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.

EVERY SUNDAY: BARKSDALE MARKET: Over three dozen vendors weekly, with lots of produce, farm goods, breakfast and lunch foods, food trucks, handmade items, honey, crafts, soap, retail vendors, boutiques, kids activities and more. Leashed pet friendly. Indoor seating and restrooms. Free admission and parking. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through June 16. 3226 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

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.

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.

ONGOING: CREATE YOUR OWN GLASS ART-CRAFT: Choose from 25+ options like glassware, bowls, vases and sculptures. Book solo or with a group for workshops Wednesday through Saturday. Schedule your appointment at highgravityglassworks.com. High Gravity Glassworks. 1120 Texas Ave., Shreveport.


THROUGH MAY 25: YOGA IN THE PARK: Fun flow for all levels led by Bloom Yoga. Cost: $20 per person, $30 per couple. Bring your own mat. 9 a.m. Pay with cash day of or Venmo@bloomyoga318. For more information, yourprovenance.com. Provenance Town Center, 1024 Provenance Place Blvd., Shreveport.

THROUGH MAY 29: SWEET CAROLINE’S STAR: Showcase your vocal talent at Sweet Caroline’s Dueling Piano Bar every Wednesday evening. Age 21+ competing for the chance to share $3,000 in cash and prizes. For more information or to sign up, go to www.sweetcarolinesbc.com or call Jacob Zaffater at 318-315-4956. 630 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City.

MAY 16: 2024 GOODWILL AWARDS LUNCHEON: Celebrating its 98th year serving individuals throughout North Louisiana with guest speaker Chris Singleton, an author and former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. 11:30 a.m. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino. For more information, contact Goodwill at www.goodwillnla.org or call 318-869-2575.

MAY 16: AN EVENING WITH ASHLEY ELSTON: New York Times bestselling author and LSU Shreveport alumna Ashley Elston will discuss her creative journey and visit with fans at LSUS. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at https://lsusfoundation.org/events/

MAY 16: PROVENANCE SPRING MARKETS AND MUSIC: Every third Thursday at Windrush Park in Provenance neighborhood a free spring market with music will be held. Free admission and open to the public. Food trucks, vendors and live music. For more information, go to yourprovenance.com.

MAY 17: GLO FESTS: Glo Fest is an outdoor event of light shows on the Bakowski Bridge of Lights and happens on the 1st Friday of each month. May 17 is a rescheduled event due to rain. Glo Fest features live music, arts markets, a kids area, food truck court, street performances and more. 7-10 p.m. Downtown Shreveport.

MAY 18: LAGER JOGGER 5K & BEER MILE: Great Raft Brewing, 8 a.m. 5K run and Beer Mile in Highland neighborhood. All ages welcome. Live music, food and prizes for winners. Must be 21+ for beer. Rain or shine. 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport.

MAY 18: 51ST ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW: The Bossier Arts Council presents the 51st annual event. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The show feature trees grown and groomed by the members of the Shreveport-Bossier City Bonsai Society. Many of the trees are from native material collected in the North Louisiana area. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Curtis Young at 318-347-5023. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

MAY 18: THE CREATIVE BALL: Hosted by J. Michael Photography Co., the biennial event gives exposure to creative types. 7-11:30 p.m. Theme is grunge glam or whatever inspires you: Studs, spikes, leather, denim, boots, heels, diamonds, sequins and glitter. Be creative. General admission, $75. Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite.com. Horseshoe Casino Riverdome. 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

MAY 20 - 26: CITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT: The 101st year City Tennis Tournament will be at the Bossier Tennis Center and will feature 24 different events. More than $8,000 will be given away to the winners. Familyfriendly. No admission to the public. Mon. - Fri. at 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. will begin at 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Players can register at: https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/toddkillen/Tournaments/Overview/385013fb-5a5e-4a73-b826-8e559faaabc5. For additional information, call Jeffrey Goodman at 323-841-3529 or jgoodman@ymcanwla.org. 1651 Mondello Way, Bossier City.

MAY 21 - JUNE 15: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: 617 Texas St., Shreveport. May 21, “Yours, Mine and Ours” at 10:30 a.m.; June 15, The Robbys. For more information, call 318-459-4122. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

MAY 24 - 26: MUDBUG MADNESS FESTIVAL: Celebrating 40 years of crawfish and good times, this Cajun festival features live music, delicious cuisine, contests and family fun. Downtown Festival Plaza. Shreveport.

JUNE 1 AND 2: LE TOUR DES JARDINS: The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring garden tour with six beautiful private gardens to tour throughout Shreveport and Bossier. Tour hours: June 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and June 2 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank or call 318-408-0984 or online at www.nwlamg.weebly.com. Tickets may be purchased at any garden on the day for $15.

JUNE 1: YOUTH FOOTBALL CLINIC: The 13th annual football clinic for boys and girls, ages 5 - 13. 8 - 11 a.m. Free, non-contact clinic that offers instructions from regional college coaches from: Centenary, Louisiana Tech, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Southern University Shreveport. Parents are urged to pre-register their children at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/youth-football-clinic by May 29. Southwest entrance of Independence Stadium.

JUNE 1 - AUG. 24: SHREVEPORT FARMERS’ MARKET: With over 75 vendors that sell a variety of homegrown and homemade items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, honey, breads, jams, jellies, pastries, candies, pickles, cheeses, shrimp, various canned goods, seasonings, sauces and meats. In addition, there will also be local artisans that have handcrafted items such as art, jewelry, crafts, candles, soaps and dog treats. Prepared breakfast and lunch meals will also be available for purchase and consumption. No pets allowed. 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Emerie Eck Hoytzclaw at 318-424-4000 or www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com. Festival Plaza. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport.

JUNE 8: 2024 ARTINI: The 14th annual Bossier Arts Council fundraiser, ARTini, announces its theme, Rhinestone Cowboy. 7-11 p.m. Pick out your best pair of bedazzled boots and high-fashion western wear. Crafted cocktails. Rachel McDonald is the official featured artist of 2024 ARTini. For more information or tickets, call 318-741-8310 or artini@bossierarts.org. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino.


MAY 17-19 AND 24-26: THREE BY TENNESSEE: The Company Repertory Theatre presents a three one acts by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mary Jovis. Period pieces and are representative of their time. Parental guidance is advised. May 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, The Company Repertory Theatre, simpletix.com.

MAY 23-26: “CINDERELLA”: The Shreveport Little Theatre announces its production of “Cinderella” (Enchanted Edition). A romantic fairy tale that warms the hearts of children and adults alike. Tickets: $23. May 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 318-424-4439 or www.shreveportlittletheatre.com. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MAY 30-31 AND JUNE 1-2: “SPONGEBOB MUSICAL”: Stage Center, in association with the School of Performing Arts, presents the next production in their 13th year. Thurs. and Fri. at 7 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 adults, $20 senior. $18 student and on sale May 13 online at StageCenterLA.com or call/text 318-218-9978. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.


Visit with local author Ashley Elston May 16 at LSUS.


The 101st City Tennis Tournament will be held May 20-26.


May 25 is Reggae Day at Caddo Common Park.


The Hollow Decks performs at Provenance May 17.


Celebrate Artini with the Bossier Arts Council, June 8 at Sam’s Town.


Critical Mass 12 ongoing at artspace through June.


Registration is open for summer art classes and workshops through July at Point Studio Art


Chris Singleton will be guest speaker at the Goodwill Awards May 16. Town Casino.


Barksdale Market features three dozen vendors every Sunday.


Blade Petty performs live May 21 at Frozen Pirogue.


Annual football clinic for boys and girls is set for June 1.


SLT presents "Cinderella" May 23 - 26


"Spongebob" the musical May 30-31 & June 1-2.


Bakowski Bridge of Lights May 17.


Hurricane Alley welcomes Side FX on May 24.


Rebecca Madura exhibit at SAS Gallerie through July 1.


Hali Brown performs at Frank’s Pizza May 28.


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