TALK of the TOWN
AUG. 8-SEPT. 30: JIM COPELAND’S ARTWORK, Jim Copeland is the latest artist to be showcased in the Emerging Artist Gallery at the Bossier Art Council, located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier. An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8.
AUG. 9-SEPT. 16: “A CELEBRATION OF LOUISIANA,” annual Shreveport Art Club’s member show. The opening reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The exhibit is open to the public and admission is free.
AUG. 13-OCT. 31: ART BY MEGAN DAVIS TAYLOR, The Bossier Arts Council is proud to announce that the artworks of Megan Davis Taylor will be on display at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime Steakhouse. A reception celebrating Davis’ work will be Aug. 13. Prime is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
THROUGH AUG. 29: “VAUDOUX AND SOUTHERN FOLK LORE: TEMPTING LOVE AND FATE,” The artwork at this exhibit will feature southern culture and folklore based on Karen LaBeau and Lynn Laird’s personal stories and experiences in the South. Norsworthy Gallery.
THROUGH AUG. 30: “A DIFFERENT PURPOSE,” This mixed media montage by emerging artist Angie Correia. The works are open to the public at Art Workz, located at 517 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
THROUGH AUG. 30: “THE ART OF THE LINE: THE DORE COLLECTION,” The R.W. Norton Research Library is proud to present the remarkable draftsmanship of one of the great masters of the print. With illustrations from popular fairy tales, Dante’s Inferno, Don Quixote and many more. The library is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. R.W. Norton.
THROUGH AUG. 30: “NATURAL LOUISIANA,” Photography exhibit by Ronnie Maum, Shelby Townsend and Toni Townsend, in the front lobby of Magale Library on the Centenary College campus. Free and open to the public. Call 869-5047.
THROUGH OCT 31: DONALD JOHNSON ARTWORK, Donald Johnson is an oil painter who paints everything from landscapes to abstracts. His work will be available at the East 70th branch of Community Trust Bank inside the lobby from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday through Friday.
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: SHREVEPORT WRITERS CLUB, Writers from all stages of life in all genres and styles of writing meet to share their thoughts in written form with other people who love words; guests welcome. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Bossier Arts Council Annex, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 841- 5646. 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Drew Ley, Tuesdays and Fridays; Winston Hall, Wednesdays; Winston Hall & Chris Allen “Jazz Night,” Thursdays.
BABY HUEY’S ON THE BAYOU: 1709 Sligo Road, Bossier City. 752-9465. You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays.
BEARS ON FAIRFIELD: 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 272-1643. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Reverend Horton Heat, Aug. 5; of Montreal, Sept. 3.
CHICAGO/THE HOOKAH ROOM: 118 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-0490. Acts are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless otherwise stated. Loco Lounge featuring the best selection of electronic dance music artists in town, Fridays; Floyd Grigsby and the 5GK Band, Saturdays.
COVE ON CROSS LAKE: 1612 Dilg League Drive (off Lakeshore), Shreveport. 635-0262. 11:30 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday.
EL PORTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays.
FROG’S BREATH SALOON: 1984 Airline Drive, Bossier City. You Can Be a Star Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
FLYING HEART BREWING: located at 700 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City and housed in a historic building that was once home to Bossier City’s Fire House No. 6. The tasting room is open each Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and tours are available at 3:30 p.m. Tours cost $5 and include a pint at the end of the tour. Guests must be 21 or older.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: located at 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Open every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Free tours are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Saturday. Beer Yoga, 6 p.m. Aug. 19. $15 includes yoga and a pint.
H&H LOUNGE: 717 Hope St., Shreveport. 424-9297. Good Vibes Night every Wednesday. Drum Circle, 6 to 9 p.m.; VJ-DJ music, 9 p.m. to midnight.
HANGAR 21: 616 Commerce St. Shreveport. 221-0064. Shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
LEE’S: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 861-2151. Acts are 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays, 9 p.m.Fridays and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Jerry Beach Blues Jam every Monday night. Seaman & Sands, Aug. 14, 15; Kandu, Aug. 8, 22; Rex Goliath, Aug. 7; Thunder Mouse, Aug. 21; Funhouse, Aug. 28; Lost Boys, Aug. 29.
MUDDY WATERS SPORTS BAR: 5000 Benton Road, Bossier City. 741-7635.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 1400 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 6:30 to 10 p.m., Thursdays, Wayne’s FM Karaoke.
NOBLE SAVAGE: 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 221-1781. Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dirty Redd’s Jam Session featuring area artists playing all around good music every Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight.
RISTORANTE GIUSEPPE: 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869- 4548. Jazziana, 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670-3567. Shows begin at 7 p.m.; Tildon Krautz, Aug. 16; Raina Rose, Sept. 13; Bobby Bridger and John Inmon, Sept. 27; Alyse Black, Oct. 11; Sarah Lou Richards, Nov. 8. Go to shreveporthouseconcerts.org/.
STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport.
SUPERIOR GRILL: 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869- 3243. Live music on the patio 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
SUPERIOR’S STEAKHOUSE: 855 Pierremont Road No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123. 6 to 10 p.m. Kenny Bill Stinson on Wednesdays and Fridays; Haley Brooke on Thursdays; Nathaniel Hooten on Saturdays.
THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m.
THE OFFICE: 1303 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 216-3346. Happy hour every day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring $2 domestics, $2.50 imports and $6 Patron and Jameson.
THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise. 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Call 752-3633. Schedule: Jason Boland, Aug. 7; Josh Abbot Band, Aug. 14; Neal McCoy, Aug. 20; Delbert McClinton, Oct. 23.
TIKI BAR: 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 868-6355.
TREJOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 5795 N. Market, Shreveport. 929-0299. Wayne’s FM Karaoke, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays.
THROUGH AUG. 8: “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR,” Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s timeless rock opera tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus through an extraordinary, groundbreaking score. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6,7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8. All shows are at Emmett Hook Center, 550 Common St., Shreveport. Call 218-9978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 14: “HOTEL CALIFORNIA,” Enjoy this dynamic show saluting the music of The Eagles. This show kicks off the Strand’s 31st season. 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 226-8555.
AUG. 28-30: ARK-LA-TEX MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL, This free festival showcases local music heritage with local and regional talent. There are 50 bands over the three-day festival in the Red River District in Shreveport. Dates and times: 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 29; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30.
SEPT. 25: “RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED,” Nelson’s twin sons relive the music and memories in their multi-media show featuring hit songs like “Travelin’ Man” and “Hello, Mary Lou.” Show starts at 8 p.m. Call 226-8555. Strand Theatre.
OCT. 1: GODSMACK, The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum Boston hard rock band will perform at the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium with special guests, Sevendust. Go to www.godsmack.com for more information and ticket information.
OCT. 28: MADSTONE PRESENTS CELTIC WOMAN, This unique musical ensemble that has become a cultural phenomenon will his the stage at Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $29-99 and can be purchased by calling the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 841-4196, any Ticketmaster location, or online at ticketmaster.com.
NOV. 1: MARILYN MANSON, The controversial front man who became a ’90s staple will perform at Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 for general admission on the f loor; reserved seats are $37.50 and $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 841-4196, any Ticketmaster location, or online at ticketmaster.com.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
AUG. 5-7, 10-17: GSK SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER, The courses will use the GSK Science in the Summer chemistry curriculum. The course is targeted at students entering second through sixth grades and is led by science educators. The national GSK Science in the Summer program will teach students the basics of chemistry through hands-on experiments. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. Go to www.scienceinthesummer.com.
AUG. 6: “URBAN CENTURY – AMERICA’S RETURN TO MAIN STREET,” The Downtown Development Authority brings this film that looks at the revitalization of several downtowns as examples of how places from the past could be the key to the future. The film begins at 5:30 p.m. at Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St.
AUG. 6: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PLANNING SESSION, The first meeting to plan and share ideas to raise awareness for domestic violence. This planning session beings at 10 a.m. at the Boradmoor Branch Library, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Dr., Shreveport.
AUG. 8: CUMULUS BACK TO SCHOOL C.R.A.S.H., Cumulus Broadcasting will host a back to school event with spacewalks, food, fun, games and contests. The Cumulus Reaching Area Students and Heroes (C.R.A.S.H.) will help kids get ready for the new school year by providing free haircuts, styles and braids; limited edition backpacks provided by Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, and more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Heart of Bossier Shopping Center. Call 318-549-8561.
AUG. 8: ARK-LA- TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL SEMINAR AND BOOK FAIR, Charles Gardes, professional genealogist, will lecture on a variety of topics regarding genealogy in addition to Barnes & Noble special selection of genealogy and history books.The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church (Pearce Hall), 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Due to limited seating, advance registration recommended. Registration fee is $40 and includes lunch if preregistered. Go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laaltga/ or contact Jim Johnson at 746-1851 or email email@example.com.
AUG. 9: SCCA AUTOCROSS, The sixth Red River Region, solo autrocross event will be in the parking lot at the dead end of Coleman St. in Bossier City. Registration, tech inspection and course walking begin at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 for novices and SCCA members and $30 for experienced non-members. Call 687-1507
AUG. 21-23: GEEK’D CON, Geeks throughout the Ark-La-Tex will unite for this threeday conference that will feature national headliners from the comic, video game, TV and film world. Tickets prices range from $5 to $20. Go to www. geekdcon.com.
AUG. 29: OPEN HOUSE AT SANDY’S DANCE CENTER, Anyone interested in dance is invited to this open house to include free dance lessons, dance demonstrations, and door prizes. Different lessons and demonstrations will be given from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Sandy’s Dance Center, located at 111 Dalton St., Shreveport. For more information, call 465-4534.
SEPT. 4: BAYOU GATOR HUNT, This annual event benefits the Evergreen Life Services and is a thrilling and exciting experience for the entire family that is a professional guided gator hunt in Delacroix. Reserve your spot today by calling 337-564-2987.
SEPT. 11: AN EVENING WITH LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH, USMC, This best-selling author and military correspondent will is the guest of honor at a special fundraiser to benefit Caddo-bossier Crime Stoppers at Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $150 per person, and can be purchased at www.aneveningwith.info. Call 617-9805 or 936-0298.
SATURDAYS THROUGH AUG. 29: SHREVEPORT FARMERS MARKET, with 140 booths of locally grown produce, meat, honey, plants, artisan food products and Market Cafe. The farmers market takes place in Festival Plaza at 101 Crockett St. from Market Street to Commerce Street. Saturday markets take place from 7 a.m. to noon through Aug. 29.
SUMMER CONCERTS EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH AUG. 30, Shopping and music come together during this summer concert series at King’s Antique Mall, located at 133 Kings Hwy. Every Sunday a local artist will perform a free concert to patrons from 2 to 6 p.m. Store hours on Sundays are noon to 6 p.m. Haley Brooke, Aug. 9; Robert Jordan “Banjo Bob,” Aug. 16; Thomas Keys, Aug. 23; Buddy Flett, Aug. 30.
EVERY THURSDAY: ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS, Join the party with instructor Katie Ours Tapis. $7 per person, workout attire. SandysDance Center, 111 Dalton St., Suite 400, Shreveport. Call 465-4534 or go to www.sandysdance.com.
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH: HIGHLAND OPEN STUDIO TOUR, Artist workshops and galleries are open for your perusal with art to make and buy. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 436 Topeka St. www.restorehighland.com/.
ONGOING: BOSSIER ANIMAL CONTROL ADOPTION DAYS, Animals in good health are in need of loving homes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Petsmart, 2630 Beene Blvd., Bossier City. Hand in Paw, Friends of Bossier City Animal Control, need volunteers to help with the adoption days. Contact Phyllis Whatley at 742-8673 or go to www.bossiercity.org (under animal control adoption).
AUG. 8-9: “LUMPY GRITS ARTISTRY,” This literary and lyrical mix is a two-night event begins with the Harlem Renaissance on Saturday night and An Evening with Arna Bontemps on Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the East Bank Community Theater, located at 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Admission if $7 for adults and $5 for students. One ticket for both nights. Call 676-9904 or 205-8340.
OCT. 2-10: “MOTHERS & SONS,” A timely and provocative new play by Terrance McNally directed by Jared Watson at the East Bank Theater. Tickets go on sale Sept. 14 and are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Go to www.bossierarts.org.
OCT. 15-18, 22-25: “PETER PAN” THE MUSICAL, This story is one of the most beloved and family favorites. This high-f lying TONY Award-winning musical has been performed around the world for 60 years, and the BPCC and the Cavalier Players are bringing to the stage. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday shows which begin at 2 p.m. Call 678-6021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.