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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 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: Critical Mass 11 solo shows 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 singlesession workshops and multi-session classes in printmaking, design, sculpture, jewelry making and more. Walk-in visits during open hours. Visit https://pointstudioart.com/art-workshops-classes/. Point Studio Art. 605 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City.

MAY 30 - AUGUST 4: NATURALISH: The featured author and illustrator Jared Chapman opening will be May 30 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition at the R.W. Norton features pastoral themes. For more information, call 318-527-9598 or email, emilyfeazel@rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

JUNE 4 - JULY 27: EXHIBITION BY LAUREN ROSS SIMMONS: The Bossier Arts Council exhibit, “My Bleeding Heart” by Lauren Ross Simons be displayed in the East Bank Gallery. The work pulls from iconic figures of the past and present, combing them with current fashions and designs to create Lauren’s unique, artistic vision and individualism. Opening reception, June 14 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

JUNE 4: ARTIST TALK: CRITICAL MASS LITERARY: Critical Mass 11 Literary winner artist talk, “A Different Way of Being,” from 5:30 - 7 p.m. To learn more about Critical Mass, visit shrevearts.org/artistcalls. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.

JUNE 11 - 28: CADDO PARISH ART STUDENT EXHIBIT: The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum invites the public to view “Project Talent,” an exhibition of artwork created by Caddo Parish high school students. Opening reception, June 11 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.laexhibitmuseum.org or call 318-632- 2020. 3015 Greenwood Road, 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.; 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 31, Raven, 7-10 p.m., $10 cover; June 7, Red Chute Revue, 7-10 p.m., $10 cover; June 14, Flashback, 7-10 p.m., $10 cover; June 21, Delta, 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.

CASA CANTINA: Live music. June 7, Allen Smith, 6-9 p.m. 6535 Youree Drive #401, Shreveport. 318-828-2441.

CASA JIMADOR: Live music. June 8, Allen Smith, 6-9 p.m. 4801 Line Ave. Ste. 14, 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.

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 29, Jimmy Wooten; June 4, Braydon Watts; June 5, Jimmy Wooten; June 11, Blade Petty; June 12, Clay Logan; June 19, Seth Bradford; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music. May 29, General Knowledge Triva at 6:30 p.m.; June 5, GK Trivia at 6:30 p.m.; June 7, music by William Wright. 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport. 318-734-9881.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. May 30, Trophy Husband; May 31, East Bank Boxing Smoker; June 1, Rise Against The Machine w/Lost In Hollywood; June 6, Flight Delay; June 7, Heather Linn and The Deacons; June 8, Militia; June 13, Braydon Watts; June 14, Josh Love as Jimi Hendrix; June 15, Framing The Red; June 20, Sunset Strip; June 21, Message From Mercury. 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 31, Windstorm; June 1, Shot Glass. June 7, Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome; June 8, Tambria Adams Band; June 14, Eric Craig Band; June 15, Jason Ashley; June 21, 8-Track; June 22, Raven; June 28, Lane Bricker; June 29, Chuck Jones Band. 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 31 - JUNE 29 : LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: 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.

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 Thurs., through July. Basic Stained Glass 101, Thursday night 7/11, 9/5 or Saturday afternoons session starting 6/15, 8/10 and 10/5. Introduction to Glass Fusing: Three-Saturday basic workshop. 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. Tues. Night Project from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 familyfriendly 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.


ONGOING: GSK SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER™: A free summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program designed to inspire the future generation of scientists and engineers, returns with a new theme: Be a Space Scientist! Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., 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 31: MRS. ROPER ROMP: Shreveport Pub Crawl encourages costumes for this caftans and cocktails event. Each participating establishment will offer special drink and food items. Participating businesses are: Fatty Arbuckles, Sandbar, Stray Cat, The Noble Savage, The Missing Link and Abby Singer’s Bistro. Free to attend but registration encouraged on Eventbrite. 6 p.m. at Fatty Arbuckles. 450 Clyde Fant, 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 Holtzclaw at 318-424-4000 or www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com. Festival Plaza. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport.

JUNE 3 - JULY 26: SCI-PORT SUMMER CAMPS: Explore the wonders of STEM. From thrilling experiments to hands-on engineering challenges, ignite curiosity and creativity in young minds. Seven weeks of camps. Camps for children 3 to 12. Don’t wait; spots are limited. www.sci-port.org/camps/ or call 318-424-3466.

JUNE 8: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE AND FAIR: An open house event to come and discuss genealogy research with other members. Free and open to the public. 12-4 p.m. For information, call 318-746-1851 or visit www.altgenealogy.com. 1212 Capt. Shreve Drive, 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.

JUNE 15: SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL: Drive the Sunflower Trail and enjoy a day in the country from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. The 25th annual event includes Dixie, Belcher, Gilliam, Hosston, Mira and Ida. Live music, crafts, food vendors and more. Highway 3049, Gilliam, Louisiana.

JUNE 20: FANCY FEAST COASTAL KITTY: The Robinson’s Rescue benefit for feline lovers. Guests will be treated to a formal, seated, five-course dinner and paired with wine specially designed by Chef John Cariere at the Fairfield Manor Bed and Breakfast. Ticket: $150 per person. Cocktail attire. 6:30 p.m. Limited seating. To purchase tickets, call 512-538-5814 or development1@robinsonsrescue.org. 2300 FairfieldAve, 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. Purchase online at StageCenterLA.com or call/text 318- 218-9978. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.

JUNE 7-9 AND 14-16: “THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.”: The Shreveport Little Theatre and Academy presents the Disney classic by two casts. Cast 1 is June 7-9 and cast 2 is June 14-16. Showtimes are scheduled for June 7 and 14 at 6 p.m., June 8 and 15 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and June 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.shreveportlittletheatre.com or call the box office at 318-424-4439. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.


The Bossier Arts Council presents "My Bleeding Heart," an exhibition by Lauren Ross Simmons, June 4-July 27 in East Bank Gallery.


Hurricane Alley welcomes Flight Delay on June 6.


Author and illustrator Jared Chapman features pastoral themes in "Naturalish" May 30-Aug. 4 at R.W. Norton Art Gallery.


Check out an artist’s talk with Critical Mass 11 literary winner M.L. Dumars June 4.


Raven performs May 31 at American Legion Post 14 and June 22 at Sam’s Town Casino.


Visit six beautiful gardens at Le Tour des Jardins June 1 and 2.


Clay Logan entertains at Frozen Pirogue June 12.


“The Little Mermaid Jr.” takes you “under the sea” June 7-9 and 14-16 at Shreveport Little Theatre.


Local businesses will offer special drink and food items at the Mrs. Roper Romp May 31.


Cellist John-Henry Crawford joins the Shreveport Festival Orchestra June 9 for the Shreveport Music Festival.


Critical Mass 12 features works by area artists.


Allen Smith takes the stage June 7 at Casa Cantina and June 8 at Casa Jimador.


Blade Perry performs live June 11 at Frozen Pirogue.


Louisiana Grandstand features Kyle Nix & the 38’s June 14.


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