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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 JULY 27: EXHIBITION BY LAUREN ROSS SIMMONS: The Bossier Arts Council exhibit, “My Bleeding Heart” by Lauren Ross Simmons, will 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. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH JULY 27: EXHIBITION BY IRENE GALLION: The Bossier Arts Council presents “Dear Diary, All of the Seeds Need Watering. Sincerely, Irene Gallion.” This bright, expressive and emotional show pulls from nostalgic memories of childhood and a desire to spread positivity during one’s darkest days. For more information, visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH JULY: SUMMER ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS: Registration is now open for summer art classes and 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/art-workshops-classes/. Point Studio Art. 605 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City.

THROUGH AUGUST 4: NATURALISH: The exhibition with author and illustrator Jared Chapmanat at the R.W. Norton features pastoral themes. For more information, call 318-527-9598 or email, emilyfeazel@rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

JULY 11 - 26: CADDO PARISH EDUCATORS ART EXHIBIT: The West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum will host the Caddo Parish Public Schools, “Excellence in Art” by the Caddo Parish Educators. Opening reception July 11 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport.

JULY 12 - AUG. 23: ROBINSON FILM CENTER: 617 Texas St., Shreveport. July 12, “The Convert”; July 14, “Hotel Transylvania” at 4 p.m.; July 16, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 10:30 a.m.; July 18, RFC Trivia at 6:30 p.m.; July 19, “Daddio”; July 23, “13 Going on 30” dinner and movie at 6 p.m.; Aug. 1, “My National Gallery” at 7 p.m.; Aug. 23, “The Room” at 8 p.m. with meet and greet actor Greg Sestero at 9 p.m. For more information, call 318-459-4122. 617 Texas St., Shreveport.

JULY 12 - OCT. 5: “THE PROCESS”: Artspace announces the exhibition, “The Process” featuring the works of Emily Ezell, Yuna Todman, Ibrahim Fashho and Academy Award-winning artist William Joyce. This unique exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the steps and methods artists use to create their masterpieces. Opening reception July 12, from 5-8 p.m. Artspace. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.

JULY 14 - AUG. 30: EXHIBITIONS “CONFLUENCIA” AND “FORT NECESSITIES”: Sanctuary Art Schools' SAS Gallerie presents two conceptual art exhibitions, “Confluencia” by Christine Adame and “Fort Necessities” by Bill London-Gray. Opening reception July 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wine provided. For more information, www.sasgallerie.com. Located at Louisiana Boardwalk. 540 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 Wooten 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. with DJ Shane Pons; Bossier City.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Open Sunday from noon-6 p.m.; Tues., Weds. and Thurs. from 4-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. noon-2 a.m.; yoga every Mon. and Wed., 5-6 p.m., $5 per person; 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. 6535 Youree Drive #401, Shreveport. 318-828-2441.

CASA JIMADOR: Live music. 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. 436 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Shreveport. 318-606-5380.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music from 5 - 9:30 p.m. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. July 16, Josh Love; July 17, Jean Janét; July 30, Josh Love; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.

GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music. July 12, William Wright, 6-9 p.m.; July 19, Jerry Lee and Josh Hollis, 6-9 p.m. July 20, Christmas in July, noon - 8 p.m.; 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport. 318-734-9881.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. July 11, Rewind; July 12, The Crowd; July 13, Sonny Rambin; July 18, Cold Canyons; July 19, Trophy Husband; July 20, Rock-A-Holics; July 25, Clay Logan; July 26, Lane Bricker; July 27, Rodeo w/Fancy Tribute event; 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.; July 12, Hands on Band; July 13, Stompbox; July 19, The Sultans; July 20, Windstorm; July 26, Lady and The Tramps; July 27, The Shane Pons 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.


JULY 26 - AUG. 31: LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: July 26, Dan Smalley; August 31, William Lee Martin’s “King of Cowtown Tour.” Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.


SECOND SATURDAYS: CADDO COMMON PARK: The Shreveport Regional Arts Council present the Second Saturday Social with performances by Native to the Parish and Signs of Stress. Food trucks available. All ages. Free and open to the public. 7 - 9 p.m. 869 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH NOVEMBER: 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: 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 7/11, 9/5 or Saturday afternoons, 8/10 and 10/5. Introduction to Glass Fusing: Three-Saturday basic workshop classes start 8/17. 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: 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.

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.


JULY 12: BRADFORD VERSUS DE LA CRUZ: An epic night of competition of 12 of the South’s top prospects go head to head for the coveted title AKA Middleweight Championship. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fight at 7 p.m. For more information, www.AKAFIGHTS.COM. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.

JULY 13: “THE TERRY BRADSHAW SHOW”: A familiar face too many in Northwest Louisiana and to the sports world, football great Terry Bradshaw, will be live at Margaritaville. 8 p.m. Tickets on sale. 777 Margaritaville, Bossier City.

THROUGH 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.

THROUGH 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. July 12 live music by Joanie Nerrettig. For more information, call Emerie Eck Holtzclaw at 318-424-4000 or www.shreveportfarmersmarket.com. Festival Plaza. 101 Crockett St., Shreveport.

THROUGH SUMMER: 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.

JULY 12-14: 46TH ANNUAL SICKLE CELL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: The NWLA Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and the Friends of Alpha announce the 46th event at Cargill Park with over 1,500 expected participants. Beginning July 12 at 7 p.m., July 13 at 8 a.m. and July 14 at 8 a.m. Food trucks, car shows and fireworks. For more information, www.sicklecellnwla.org. 2800 Cargill Drive, Shreveport.

JULY 12-14: RED RIVER BALLOON RALLY: Louisiana State Ballooning Championship bringing over 20 hot-air balloons to Shreveport and Bossier City. The gates open at 5 p.m. with tethered balloon rides beginning at 6 p.m. weather permitting for $25 per person. Live music. Family-friendly with food vendors and entertainment. Fireworks Friday and Saturday night. Louisiana Downs. 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City.

JULY 13: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING: Guest speaker is Sally Hamer, writer, author and instructor. Topic: “Alternative burial practices: How do we make sure we’re findable?” Plus, Paula Roper will provide tips for using Newspapers.com. Free and open to the public. 1-3 p.m. Broadmoor Branch Library. 1212 Capt. Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

JULY 13: 2ND SATURDAY SOCIAL: Caddo Commons Park 2nd Saturday Social concert series is where music lovers of all ages can gather to enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances. The first event features performances by local groups “Native to the Parish” and “Signs of Stress.” Free and open to the public. 7 - 9 p.m. 880 Texas Ave., Shreveport.

JULY 13 - 14: 60TH ANNUAL ARK- LA-TEX COIN, STAMP AND CARD EXPOSITION: Buy-sell-trade coins, currency, postage stamps and sports cards. Largest coin show in Louisiana. July 13 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and July 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission: $3 adults and 12 and under are free. For more information, www.shreveportcoinclub.com. 620 Benton Road, Bossier City.

JULY 13, 18 AND 26: CIGAR ENTHUSIAST: Tobacco House Cigar Lounge special evening July 13: Live music with “The Critics” and the Hot-Boyz Seafood truck. 6 p.m. until. Admission is free; July 18: Roma Craft Cigar Company from 6-9 p.m. with a cut and light. Admission is free; July 16: Poke Night for cigar customers. Limited seats available. 7 p.m. Contact Monica at 318-560-2925 for more information. 9464 Mansfield Road, Shreveport.

JULY 15: 2024 INDEPENDENCE BOWL KICKOFF DINNER: The annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff will feature Holly Rowe as the night featured speaker. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour and dinner buffets will open at 6:15 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $50 each. Table of 8 is $400. To purchase tickets: RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/shop or call 318-221-0712. Shreveport Convention Center. 400 Caddo St., Shreveport.

JULY 26: ACTING BOOTCAMP: Stage, television, film and commercial. 10 years of experience with hands on intensive acting lesson. Industry information. Catered meals. Cash bar. Boot camp certificate of completion. $75 non-refundable deposit. Serious inquiries call at 318-426-3459 or email LumpGritsartistry@GMail.com. 1 - 5 p.m. 1925 North Market, Shreveport.

AUGUST 10: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SEMINAR: Guest speaker is Patti Gillespie, professional genealogist and lecturer. Topics: Courthouse records, researching newspapers, county histories and colonial research. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $45. For further information, www.altgenealogy.com or call Jim Johnson at 746-1851. University Center, LSUS campus. One University Place, Shreveport.


JULY 12 - 21: “OKLAHOMA”: The Emmett Hook Center announces Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular Broadway musical “Oklahoma.” July 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 14 and July 20 and 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 children, $20 seniors/military and $25 adults. For tickets or more information call 318-429-6885 or www.emmetthookcenter.org. First Methodist Church. 550 Common St., Shreveport.

JULY 18-21: “JERSEY BOYS”: Stage Center production of “Jersey Boys” at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. Tickets on sale at StageCenterLA.com or call/text 318-218-9978. July 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., July 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices: $30 adults, $25 seniors and $20 students. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.

JULY 18-21 AND 25-28: “BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL”: The inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes audiences back to where it all began. July 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and July 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, go to shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439.

JULY 22 - 26: SHREVEPORT LITTLE THEARE AND ACADEMY CAMPS & WORKSHOPS: The Shreveport Little Theatre July camps will be divided into three age groups: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. Limited enrollment available. “The Wizard of Oz” from 9 a.m. - noon. and “Matilda Jr. the Musical” from 1 - 4 p.m. Payment made at registration. Both camps will be at the Shreveport Little Theatre; Academy NOCCA Audition Workshop July 22 - 26 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; For more information, email sltacademy@gmail.com. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

JULY 26 - 28: “ALADDIN KIDS EDITION”: Stage Center and SoPA announces their next production of their 13th season, Disney’s “Aladdin Kids.” K-8th grade. July 26 at 6 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m. for the flying carpet cast. July 27 at 6 p.m. and July 28 at 2 p.m. for the magic lamp cast. Tickets are $15. For more information or tickets, call or text 318-218-9978. Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College campus. 2700 Woodlawn Ave., Shreveport.


Several artists, including William Joyce, are featured in "The Process" July 12 - Oct. 5 at Artspace.


Create beautiful glassworks in the Introduction to Glass Fusing class at Ed’s Emporium.


Terry Bradshaw appears July 13 at Margaritaville Resort Casino.


The Emmett Hook Center presents "Oklahoma" July 12-21.


Art by Janet Wolfe is among works by Caddo Parish educators on exhibit July 11-26 at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.


Native to the Parish will perform in Caddo Common Park at the Second Saturday Social on July 13.


Josh Love entertains July 16 at Frozen Pirogue.


Catch the sounds of Rock-A-Holics July 20 at Hurricane Alley.


Stage Center presents “Aladdin Kids” July 26-28 at Marjorie Lyons


Enjoy live music by The Critics July 13 at Tobacco House Cigar Lounge.


“The Convert” can be seen July 12 at Robinson Film Center.


The AKA Middleweight Championship features Bradford vs. De La Cruz July 12 at Sam's Town Casino.


The inspiring true story of Carole King July 18-21 and 25-28 at Shreveport Little Theatre.


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