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DISTRIBUTING partner with Bossier Arts Council for this quarterly event featuring wine tasting, food pairings created by Chef Plavnik, music courtesy of the Shreveport Symphony, and art by Marlen Waters. Cost is $25 per person. 741-8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org. THROUGH MAY 31: GINGER BRIGGS AND KAREN LA BEAU will have pieces of their art displayed at the East Bank Gallery. Call 741-8310 or go to www.bossierarts.org. THROUGH MAY 31: “BEE” BY BAYGENT BAKER, The Bossier Arts Council will feature the artworks of Baygent Baker in the Emerging Artist Gallery. She is self-taught, specializing in colored pencil and acrylic paint and greatly influenced by nature. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. THROUGH MAY 15: “BLOOM!,” In coordination with our first -ever Azalea Festival, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery will be showcasing local talent in the form of a new exhibition, BLOOM! This exhibition will focus on flowering plants and the beauty of nature. THROUGH APRIL 29: “ALPHA & OMEGA: ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE GENERATIONS,” a two-woman show featuring work by grandmother and granddaughter artists Emily Cameron Pressly and Catherine Pressly Harding. Works in acrylic, oil, watercolor and chalk, including landscapes, still life and abstracts. Free. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. Call 632-2020. THROUGH APRIL 30: ARTWORK OF MIKE TORMA, The Bossier Arts Council presents Mike Torma’s artwork on display at Boomtown Casino’s 1800 Prime Steakhouse. THROUGH APRIL 30: CUTTING DOWN THE TREE OF LIFE, This two-part display, conceived by alumna Emily Fultz, contrasts vibrant Haitian “Tree of Life” paintings from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary photographs of Haiti’s deforestation for charcoal fuel production, captured by New York City photojournalist Jonathan Auch, is hosted by the Meadows Museum of Art on the Centenary College campus. APRIL 30: ART ROCKS 2016!, CHALK IT UP! themed, family-friendly art fest featuring sidewalk chalk mural artist Rachel Addy, Blake Bros., and Bluegrass Band in Grand Cane. “Artists of Tomorrow” art show and free chalk art activities are available for all visitors. Call 663-3080. THROUGH MAY 15: “#HASHTAGGING HISTORY EXHIBIT,” This special exhibit will explore famous hashtags as well as a unique look at historical figures through a modern format. The exhibit is in the North Wing Exhibition Galleries. THROUGH MAY 29: “VITAMIN SEA: SALT WATER AND SUNSHINE,” Susie Barrett’s latest collection will be displayed at Origins Bank, located on 1350 E. 70th St., Shreveport. She specializes in oil over acrylic and textured acrylics on canvas and is influenced by vibrant colors of the tropics, water and infinity patterns. 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.

| BARS/NIGHTLIFE 2 JOHNS 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. AGAVE: Happy hour every day 5 to 7 p.m; two-for-one well, wine and draft. All shows are 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort. 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. THE BRASS MONKEY: 3104 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 754- 4231. Shows start at 9 p.m. CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Enjoy fantastic drink specials in Allure and Celebrity. Live music Wed. through Sat. Happy hour in Celebrity every night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Two-for-one drinks. Live karaoke with Safira, April 28; What the Funk?, April 27; Live 5 Band, April 29; Elegant Few, April 30. Eldorado Resort Casino. 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 POTRILLO 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 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for karaoke and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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. Give for Good Day with Robinson’s Rescue, May 3; Birthday Bash with corn-hole, beer pong and homemade beach, whole hog roast, live music and much more on May 7; live music with Hwy Lions from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on May 14; American Craft Beer Week May 16 - 22. 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. Pints for Paws is May 3 in conjunction with Give for Good. From 4 to 9 p.m. food trucks, Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana and Ninna’s Road to Rescue will be on site as well as live music. They will donate $1 of every beer sold to HSNWLA and NR2R. Sketch artists will also portray your furry friends. Must be 21 years or older, and pets are welcome. 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. Blues Jam every Monday night; Kandu, April 15, 16, 23, 29; Skeleton Key, April 22; Jason Sepulvado, April 30. 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. A.J. and the Two Tone Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m., April 30. 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. RISTORANTE GIUSEPPE: 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869- 4548. Jazziana, 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Red Thread, 6 to 9:30 p.m., April 29, 30; Topper Voices Rock, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 29, 30.

THE STAGE AT SILVER STAR: 1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City. Live entertainment. Gates open at 7 p.m.unless stated otherwise. Jon Pardi, April 29; Granger Smith, May 6; Tracy Byrd, May 14; Stoney Larue, May 20; Wade Bowen, June 11. Call 752-3633. 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. STRANGE BREW: 235 Wall St., Shreveport. 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. SUPERIOR GRILL: 6123 Line Ave., Shreveport. 869-3243. Live music. WHAT’S ON TAP: 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport 869-2422. Happy Hour daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Showing college football on 15 different TVs and 33 beers on tap. WHAT’S ON TAP II: 2369 Airline Drive Bossier City. 747-5505 Happy Hour daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Serving food and showing college football on 18 different TVs and 23 beers on tap. WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Hours are Sundays noon to midnight; Mon. through Thurs. 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. karaoke. Beaux Atkins, April 27; Caravan, April 28; Identity Crisis, April 29; Stero Radio Blues Band, April 30. Horseshoe Casino.

| MUSIC/COMEDY APRIL 28: MODEST MOUSE, Indie-rock stars Modest Mouse will play at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium as a part of their latest tour. Tickets are on sale now through www. ticketmaster.com. APRIL 29: STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN & THIRD DAY, will play at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 7 p.m. This Christian concert is for the entire family with group tickets available. Reserved seating. Tickets are available at www. ticketmaster.com. APRIL 30: PINES OF ROME ORCHESTRA SPECTACULAR, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra’s last seasonal classical masterworks concert features the original “surround sound” experience, “Pines of Rome,” and other nature-inspired orchestral showpieces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at RiverView Theater. Tickets start at $19; students $12. Visit www. shreveportsymphony.com. APRIL 30: DIAMOND RIO, The Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana is holding this benefit concert at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. The doors open at 3 p.m., and the show starts at 4 p.m. Call 225-360-3380 or www. pfflouisiana.org. APRIL 30: KATT WILLIAMS, This legendary comedian brings his Conspiracy Theory show to the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are available at the box office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. MAY 4: HARRY CONNICK JR., The New Orleans singer and musician is coming to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com.

MAY 10: DEF LEPPARD, Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and groundbreaking multiplatinum albums including two of the best-selling albums of all time. Their new tour will stop at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier and will capture the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits. Go to www.defleppard. com. MAY 11: GREGG ALLMAN, American musician, singer and songwriter comes to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium with opening act Anders Osborne. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 841-8000. MAY 13: OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Upbeat and uplifting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-313-6373. MAY 20: TRACY MORGAN, Will call is from 4 to 6 p.m. on day of show. Must have a valid form of identification to pick up tickets. Riverdome doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the gift horse at Horseshoe or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. MAY 21: GEORGE LOPEZ, American comedian, actor and talk show host is bringing his #THATSTRUE comedy tour to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved seating. Ages 18 and up. MAY 28: LOVERBOY, 8 p.m. Legends Theatre. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 or older to attend show. Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort. JUNE 4: RICKEY SMILEY, American comedian, television host, actor and radio personality will hit the stage at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are on sale now with reserved seating. JUNE 11: VINCE GILL, June 11 at the Paradise Theater. All tickets are available at the Margaritaville Retail Store and all Ticketmaster outlets. Margaritaville Resort Casino. JUNE 24, 25: CHIPPENDALES, at the Paradise Theater. All tickets are available at the Margaritaville Retail Store and all Ticketmaster outlets. Margaritaville Resort Casino. JUNE 25: JAMES TAYLOR, The five-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will play at the CenturyLink Center. Tickets are on sale through www.ticketmaster.com. JUNE 27: DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL WITH TAKING BACK SUNDAY, The Rockstar Energy Drunk Taste of Chaos Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday and special guests Sasosin with Anthony Green and The Early November. CenturyLink Center. www.ticketmaster.com. JULY 9: BELLAMY BROTHERS, at the Paradise Theater. All tickets are available at the Margaritaville Retail Store and all Ticketmaster outlets. Margaritaville Resort Casino. AUG. 12: BLUE OYSTER CULT, One of the greatest genre-bending pioneers of rock and roll is coming the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. They have sold over 24 million albums worldwide. Visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. SEPT. 20: NEEDTOBREATHE, This American Christian rock band is coming to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium with special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. on April 15 at all Ticketmaster locations and www.ticketmaster.com. SEPT. 30: I LOVE THE ’90s, this throwback tour is coming to the CenturyLink Center featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa, All 4 One, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base. Tickets go on sale April 29. ONGOING: SHREVEPORT HOUSE CONCERT SERIES: 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 670- 3567. Shows begin at 7 p.m.; Rebecca Loebe, May1. Gotoshreveporthouseconcerts.org.


MARKET, with over 200 vendors that includes farmers with fresh fruits and vegetables, makers, hobbyists, baked goods, entrepreneurs, crafters, artists, restaurants, food trucks with Louisiana cooking, and much more. The family-friendly event is free, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has ample convenient parking located in the south parking lot of Pierre Bossier Mall. APRIL 29: LIGHTS OF BROADWAY, Catholic Charities of North Louisiana is teaming up with the singers of Shreveport Opera Express (SOX) to present the second annual “Lights of Broadway!” dinner and fund-raiser. The event will begins at 6 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. The evening will include cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner followed by the SOX singers performing music from beloved and well-known Broadway musicals. Tickets are $100, and reserved tables of eight can be purchased for $1,000. Catholic Charities is also raffling off a limited-edition framed print of George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog “The Three Amigos.” To purchase tickets for “Lights of Broadway!” or Blue Dog raffle tickets, call 865-0200, Ext. 101, or visit www.ccnla.org. APRIL 30: TERRY L. HARRIS BOOK SIGNING, local author will sign both of his recent books, “The Fixer” and “Living Vicariously - Travels through Great Britain - Stories, Conversations, a Guide, Bits and Bobs,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Glenwood Tea Room, 3310 Line Ave., Shreveport. Visit www.tlharris.biz. APRIL 30-MAY 1: BAFB AIR SHOW, The Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show will feature performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Randy Ball Mig, Greg Coyler, B-1 Lancer and more. Free admission and parking. Go to www.barksdaleafbairshow.com. APRIL 30: RUNNING FOR A CAUSE, The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier is hitting the streets for their annual 5K and ½ mile Fun Run through historic Broadmoor and South Highlands neighborhood. The race will begin and end at Marilynn’s Place on Fern Ave. Runners of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in Running for a Cause. The 5K race entry fee is $25, and the 1/2 Mile Fun Run is free. Online registration is available through the Sportspectrum Web site, www.sportspectrumusa.com. APRIL 30: 23RD ANNUAL PINK PARTY, Rock the Pink at Punk Party 2016 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Shreveport Convention Center. $10 cover and donation to Easter Seals. Cash bar and heavy d’oeuvres. For more information, visit www.pinkparty.org or call 200-0126. MAY 1-7: HOLIDAY LANES BUY ONE GAME GET ONE GAME FREE, In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, Holiday Lanes is teaming up with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau and KSLA to encourage locals to visit Shreveport-Bossier’s tourist attractions such as museums, festivals, art galleries and more while taking advantage of exclusive admission discounts available only at www.BeaFanofSB.com. The promotion is Sunday through Thursday (open - close) and Friday/Saturday (open to 5 p.m.), does not include shoe rental. To receive this discount, users must visit www.BeaFanofSB.com and submit a valid e-mail address. Users may sign up to receive the discounts at any time during the promotional period of April 1-May 7. MAY 3: TRES DE MAYO, Get the celebration started early at Ki Mexico while helping The Philadelphia Center during Give for Good. Extended happy hour from 4-8 p.m. and a portion of your order will be donated during Give for Good. MAY 3: SHREVEPORT ART CLUB MEETING, is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave. Shreveport. Local artist Carola Nix will demo “Connecting the Dots: Using Grids to Transfer and Enlarge Your Base Drawing.” Cost free. Guest welcome. Call 798-0697.

MAY 6 - JULY 8: MALL ST. VINCENT’S SOUTH HIGHLANDS MARKET, the summer market featuring chefs, gardeners, artists and handcrafters will take place from 5 to 8 p.m every Friday under the large tent in the mall parking lot. Pet friendly. Free. Call 227-9880 or e-mail apexeventsllc@ gmail.com. MAY 7-8: LE TOUR DES JARDINS, The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring garden tour, Le Tour des Jardins. This year’s garden tour will take you through eight beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport. From patio gardens to lush and stately formal gardens, there is no shortage of ideas and inspiration for your own special outdoor space. Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7, and 1-5 p.m. May 8. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any Citizens National Bank, or by calling the Master Gardener office at 698-0010. Tickets may also be purchased at any garden on the days of the tour for $15. MAY 7: SHREVEPORT DERBY DAY, An afternoonlong party celebrating the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will feature live music by Rebirth Brass Band, lawn games, food, open bar serving traditional Kentucky Derby cocktails, and raffle drawings from 2 to 6 p.m. at R.W. Norton Art Gallery. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased at www. derbydayshreveport.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and guests must be 21 years or older. MAY 7: THE COLOR RUN, one of the largest 5K event series in the world will be at the State Fair of Louisiana, located at 3701 Hudson Ave., and the race will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is open for individual runners and teams at thecolorrun.com. The Tropicolor World Tour will combine the enjoyment of a 5K with all the fun leisure of an island-style vacation – full of music and colors. The Tropicolor World Tour enhances the experience that Color Runners already love with an all-new Tropicolor Zone on a course where participants will be bathed in a tropical array of colors and island scents as they pass through palm trees, arches and island-style music. During the Finish Festival, participants can enjoy fun and interaction at The Color Run’s Rainbow Beach with music, dancing, massive color throws and unique photo opportunities. Runners will also receive a limited-edition participant kit. MAY 7: AIOLI DINNER, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts presents The Aioli Dinner Supper Club, an exclusive event series inspired by artist George Rodrigue’s famous Aioli Dinner painting from 1971 depicting the Creole Gourmet Societies between 1870-1920. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Frierson Plantation, 10985 Harts Island Road. Tickets are $250 each. Each Aioli Dinner dinner is a multi-course culinary experience with an emphasis on French cuisine from the era of the Creole Gourmet Societies with a contemporary twist. All of the proceeds support arts-education programs in schools through the GRFA’s Louisiana A+ Schools program, including South Highlands Elementary in Shreveport. Visit http://aiolidinner.com/event/the-aioli-dinner-shreveport/ to purchase tickets. MAY 14: MARCH FOR BABIES, This family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality will be held at the Loyola Athletic Complex. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 1.5-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. Interested walkers and donors can visit marchforbabies.org to sign up as an individual or family, start a team, or donate. For more information about March for Babies, contact Ashley Morgan at 751-9225 or amorgan@marchofdimes.org MAY 14: ARKLATEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING from 1-3 p.m. at the Randle T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave. (corner of Fairfield Ave. and Kings Hwy.), Shreveport. The featured speaker is Ms.Tarah Thomas, library technician and genealogist. Her presentation will be “Identifying and Dating Old Photographs.” This program is free and open to the public. Call 746-1851 or e-mail jjohnson747@suddenlink.net. MAY 19, 26: PROVENANCE FARMERS’ MARKET, the annual farmers’ market will take place from 4-8 p.m. at Provenance. Concert lineups to be announced. MAY 26-29: MUDBUG MADNESS FESTIVAL, Mudbug Madness, which was named a Top 20 Event for 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society, features three stages of live entertainment as well as arts and crafts vendors, activities for children, and Louisiana crawfish served every imaginable way. The festival is organized and presented by Downtown Shreveport Unlimited and sponsored by CenterPoint Energy. Complete festival details are available at www.mudbugmadness. com. JUNE 9: SHREVEPORT GREEN’S FEAST, This annual dinner will feature local produce and other locally sourced fare in a four-course dinner with accompanying wines. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. in Greenleaf Park in Provenance. Call 219-1888 ext. 16. Seating is limited.

JUNE 18: SHOP TILL YOU DROP’S WEDDING AFFAIR, This show will feature a bridal open house and tasting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center. Admission is $5. Visit www.shoptiludropla.com. 564-9489 or 470-6714. JUNE 24-25: 66TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA PEACH FESTIVAL, This annual festival in Ruston includes arts and crafts, children’s activities, a rodeo, pageant, golf tournament, parade and great music. The festival opens Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. Prices are $10 a day and $15 for a weekend pass. Go to www.louisianapeachfestival.org. SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: INVENTORS CLUB, Do you have an idea or an invention? Join the Shreveport Bossier Inventors Association at CoHab. Call 349- 3857 or e-mail sbia_ideal@yahoo.com.

| THEATER/ PERFORMANCE APRIL 29-30, MAY 1: “THE SUNSHINE BOYS,” Shreveport Little Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy directed by Mary Joris, is a heartwarming play is about two stubborn vaudevillians teaming up one last time for a TV special despite the fact they have not spoken to one another in 11 years. “The Sunshine Boys” is a heartfelt and poignant comedy with believable characters and smart and funny dialogue that will have audiences laughing from beginning to end. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and active duty military. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday performances at at 2 p.m. APRIL 30: COMMUNITY RENEWAL CROQUET CLASSIC, The annual Croquet Classic, one of Community Renewal’s primary fund-raising events of the year, will be held on the lawns of the LSUS campus in southeast Shreveport. Play begins at 9 a.m. A progressive luncheon will be provided by Southern Fork Catering. Tickets are $25 for food and $200 for a team. Call 425-3222. MAY 5-7, 7-8: THE OTHER PLACE, Newly formed Shrapnel Stage Company and Shreveport Regional Arts Council are proud to present this riveting Tony-nominated drama. It’s a fast-paced mystery about a scientist who has discovered a potential breakthrough in treatment of dementia and now makes her living promoting that therapy. The play is at the Engine Room Theatre at Central Artstation, and tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and military. Call 617- 9871 or visit Shrapnelstagecompany.com.

JUNE 25: BRING IT! LIVE, Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series “Bring It,” will perform live at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster. com. JULY 16, 17: SHOP TILL YOU DROP, This arts, craft and gift show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center. Admission is $5. www.shoptiludropla.com. Call 564- 9489 or 470-6714.

| SUMMER CAMPS JUNE 12-16: BACK2BASICS, Girls can do it ALL! From archery and arts and crafts to canoeing & swimming, your girl will be one happy camper as she participates in scouting traditions of learning new skills, campfire songs, making new friends and much, much more. Deadline to register is May 16 and $125 per camper. Camp is open to girls entering grades 2-8. Girl Scouts of Louisiana hosts this camp. Visit gslp.org/ summercamps for more information. JUNE 20-23: I CAN BE … SUMMER CAMP, Most young girls believe that they can become anything they want to be. Let your Daisy or Brownie know that you believe in her dreams. Do they know what they want to be when they grow up? Maybe or maybe not. But one thing is true: Our girls can be anything they want! At this camp, we will be learning about things they can do and also get an introduction to nature while we’re at it! Deadline to register is June 10. This is a day camp by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana. Visit gslp.org/summercamps for more information. JUNE 8-11: RISE OF OLYMPIANS, Are you looking for a mythological adventure? Are you ready to combat ancient monsters and search for hidden treasures? If so, then get your gear ready for a quest exploring the mysterious realms of Olympus. Swimming with the mermaids, fishing for ancient creatures, creating countless artifacts, utilizing archery skills to defeat evil, and a grand celebration of our triumphs are only a taste of what you have to look forward to. Deadline to register is May 21 and $90 per camper. This an overnight camp by the Girl Scouts of Louisiana. Visit gslp.org/summercamps for more information.


DIAMONDJACKS CASINO & RESORT: 711 Diamondjacks Blvd., Bossier City. 678-7777. New members receive up to a $100 refund in the mail based on play. See Reward Club for details. Come in on your birthday, swipe your Rewards Club card and receive a present. JackPlay drawings every hour from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. 10X entries every Monday towards weekend drawings. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold entries on Thursdays. Win $250 cash fast with Fast Cash Fridays. Cash drawings every 30 minutes from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays. 10X entries every Monday toward weekend drawings. 5X Chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold entries on Thursdays. Mystery Multiplier is every Sunday. Get more cash back at the machine! Spring Fling Swipe and win Tuesdays with a guaranteed winner with every spin from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lots of free play, prizes and more. Enroll at MACK with 10 slot points. Hot Seat Wednesdays. Be in the right seat and win cash. Winners every 30 minutes! Win $100 for silver level players and up to $250 for Chairman! Drawing entry multiplier is every Thursday. 5X chairman, 3X Platinum, 2X Gold, 10X Points Friday. Enroll every Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 10X points for Rewards Club card holders. LEGENDS BUFFET SPECIALS: Fifty percent off Legends buffet every Mon. and Tues. for guests 50 years of age or older. Salute our troops! Every day 25 percent off. Must have military ID (active or retired) to receive discount. Not valid on holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. All you can eat crawfish and seafood buffet is Friday and Saturday nights for $19.99. LEGENDS THEATRE: Loverboy, 8 p.m., May 28. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 or older to attend show. AGAVE: Happy hour every day 5 to 7 p.m; two-for-one well, wine and draft. All shows are 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Mercedes SLK300 Giveaway. Earning ends at 9:30 p.m. on April 30. All Total Rewards members may earn up to one entry for every 10 Tier Credits during the earning period. All guests will receive 2X entries for every 10 tier credits earned each Thursday in April. Total Rewards members can activate their drawing entries from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Five winners will be selected. Two will win $1,500 in free slot play, two will win $1,000 in free slot play, and one lucky winner will be awarded a 2016 Mercedes SLK300. Every Tuesday and Wednesday Total Rewards members can swipe their Total Rewards Card to receive a 10X multiplier for slots and table games or a 5X multiplier for video poker. Guests can swipe their Total Rewards card at the promotional kiosk located on the third level of the casino to receive their multiplier. On Wednesdays, Total Rewards members can swipe their card to activate their entry into the drawing between 7 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. in the Mini Baccarat area. Drawings happen every half-hour starting at 8:30 p.m. with the last one at 12:30 a.m. One winner will be announced from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. to receive either $300 in promotional chips or Free Slot Play and an entry to move onto the mini baccarat finale event on April 30. The winners announced at 12 a.m. will receive a $500 Best Buy gift card and an entry to move on to the mini baccarat finale on April 30. Slot Tournament is April 15. Race to Riches Qualifying Slot Tournament. Registration is open to the public from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. at will call center. RIVERDOME ENTERTAINMENT: Tracy Morgan, May 20. Will call is from 4 to 6 p.m. on day of show. Must have a valid form of identification to pick up tickets. Riverdome doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the gift horse at Horseshoe or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. WHISKEY ROADHOUSE: Hours are Sundays noon to midnight; Mon. through Thurs. 6 p.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. karaoke. Beaux Atkins, April 27; Caravan, April 28; Identity Crisis, April 29; Stero Radio Blues Band, April 30.

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO: 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 877-602- 0711. $100,000 Spin-N-Win Cash Giveaways are every Friday. Winning cash has never been more fun! Step right up and give it a whirl during our $100,000 Spin-N-Win Cash Giveaways every Friday. Play through June 24 for your chance to win a turn at Spin-N- Win wheel. Activate your entries with your properly inserted Club Eldorado card or have an active table rating. One winner will be drawn every 15 minutes Fridays from 4:15 p.m. until midnight. Give the wheel your best spin (at least two rotations!), see where the pointer lands, and take home a cash prize ranging from $100 to $1,000. Up to 32 players will win. Stop by Club Eldorado for complete promotional details. Casino Prize Patrol – $8,000 Hot Seat Every Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Win up to $1,000 cash to a randomly chosen gaming position every 15 minutes from 4 to 8 p.m. Play all week long to earn entries. Earn double entries Tuesday through Thursday. You must be playing with your Club Eldorado card or have an active table rating. Up to 16 players will win each Sunday. CELEBRITY LOUNGE: Enjoy fantastic drink specials in Allure and Celebrity. Live music Wed. through Sat. Happy hour in Celebrity every night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Two for one drinks. Live karaoke with Safira, April 28; What the Funk?, April 27; Live 5 Band, April 29; Elegant Few, April 30.

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

PARADISE THEATER: Vince Gill, June 11; Chippendales, June 24, 25; Bellamy Brothers, July 9. All tickets are available at the Margaritaville Retail Store and all Ticketmaster outlets.

SAMS TOWN HOTEL AND CASINO SHREVEPORT: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. 100 Win 100 is Fridays in April from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Every 30 minutes, 10 lucky winners will be selected and $100 slot dollars will automatically be loaded into their accounts. Guests can earn additional entries for every 100 points earned on promotional days, and all B Connected members automatically receive one free entry. Deposit your entries at a kiosk or by playing the hour before the drawing. SAM’S TOWN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Red Thread, 6 to 9:30 p.m., April 29, 30; Topper Voices Rock, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 29, 30.

HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS Total Rewards members that earn 100 Tier Credits in a day will receive at least $5 in Free Slot Play. The Free Slot Play offer will be e-mailed to the member within four days and can be downloaded to any slot machine. Member must read and accept e-mailed offer and redeem within 24 hours of receiving e-mail at the Total rewards Kiosk. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier is every Monday and Wednesday. Total Rewards members can swipe their card at the promotions kiosk to receive a Reward Credit Multiplier. All guests are guaranteed at least a 3X multiplier and could win up to a 10X multiplier. See Total Rewards® for details. Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier Drawings: Every Monday and Wednesday Total Rewards members can swipe their card at the promotions kiosk to activate their complimentary entries into the drawings between 1 and 8:15 p.m. Number of earned entries is based on Tier. Drawings will be held every two hours from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. One additional entry may be earned for every 25 tier credits during the earning period. Five winners will be announced during each drawing for a chance to win up to a 100X multiplier.

| SPECIAL EVENT 23rd Annual Pink Party, Shreveport Convention Center, April 30


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