I ART EXHIBITS
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: DOWNTOWN ARTWALK is a stroll through historic buildings, see (and buy) great art, enjoy food & drink specials and live music. Free admission, families welcome. For more information, www.downtownshreveport/artwalk.
THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS: NORTON ART GALLERY PRIVATE TOURS now open to the public on a limited basis. On Thursdays two tours available: 10 a.m., “A Family Tour,” focusing on exploring the museum from a child’s point of view, and at 11:15 a.m., adult tours, visiting a different part of the museum’s permanent collection each week. Also, on Fridays at 11:15 a.m., the adult tours will be offered. Free to the public, but you must have a ticket prior to attending, which are available at www.rwnaf.org. For more information, contact R.W. Norton Art Gallery at 318-865-4201.
THROUGH MAY 22: CRITICAL MASS 9 is on display at artspace. This body of work by over 100 artists was submitted for audience appreciation and critics' review. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presented the annual congregation of Northwest Louisiana visual, literary and performance artists. For more information, contact the Shreveport Regional Arts Council or email: Artspaceshreveport.com or shrevearts.org.
THROUGH MAY 29: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL presents the artworks of Bonnie Kirkley in the Emerging Artists Gallery. Kirkley is a multi-disciplined artist, often employing techniques and methods acquired in her work as an illustrator and designer. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at 318-741-8310.
THROUGH MAY 29: BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL presents the artwork “She’s Teaching Me” by Deanna Glaze, featuring Shelby Glaze, in the East Bank Artist Gallery. Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at 318-741-8310.
THROUGH SEPT. 25: Bossier Arts Council is hosting their popular artists' call for a third time, “Contained Cubed,” the 12” x 12” show. Local artists can submit their works for this exhibition, and all works will be sold for $50. Artwork submitted will be juried by an anonymous gallery panel. $10 submission fee for non-members. Free submission for BAC members/students/military (must provide valid ID). All completed works must be dropped off by Sept. 25 at Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd. Artworks will be on display in the East Bank Gallery from Oct. 1 until Nov. 30. Opening reception Oct. 8. For more information, contact Michael Byrnes at Michael@ bossierarts.org or 318-741-8310.
JUNE 1 THROUGH JULY 30: THE BOSSIER ARTS COUNCIL presents the artworks of Celia Carr and Heather Blue. An opening reception will be held June 18 from 6-8 p.m. at East Bank Galleries. For more information about the artwork or how to become a sponsor, call 318-741- 8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.
JUNE 4 - JULY 18: “THROUGH A LOVER’S LENS: Steglitz and O’Keefe" exhibition at the R. W. Norton Art Gallery. Opening reception June 4 from 5 - 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 318-865- 4201.
JUNE 6- JUNE 25: PROJECT TALENT: THE ARK GROUP EXHIBIT at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Opening reception honoring artists and their teachers, Sunday, June 6, from 2 - 4 p.m. Admission is free, and tours are available by appointment. The show will offer for sale a variety of paintings on canvas and paper in Prisma colored pencil, mixed media and acrylic, in addition to handmade pottery. The Group Project is The Ark, pairs of animals/ species. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. For more information, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
JUNE 12 - AUGUST 7: LOUISIANA TRAILRIDERS, SADDLES & SPURS. “Out of the Shadows” photography by Jeremiah Ariaz are on exhibit at artspace. Exhibition opening, June 12, from noon - 6 p.m. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
JUNE 19: SUMMER ACTING AND THEATRE WORKSHOP 2021 at Lumpy Grits Artistry with Cheri Gray. Register on Eventbrite, ages 16 and up. 9 a.m. East Bank Theatre, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
CHIANTI: Dorsey Summerfield Jr., 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday in the Green Room. 6535 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-8866.
ERNEST'S ORLEANS: Wednesdays Burgers, Blues and Betty: Featuring Betty Lewis and Don Mason, 5:30-9 p.m. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.
FAT’S OYSTER HOUSE: Live music. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
FATTY ARBUCKLE'S: Live music. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music is from 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday night. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.
FRANK'S PIZZA: Live music: May 20, Hali Brown, 6-9 p.m.; May 27, Ryn, 6-9 p.m.; June 3, Daniel Goodwill, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 318-230-7130. Ask for Jeremy Shows.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: Live music: Tasting Room 4-8 p.m. Wed. through Fri., 12-8 p.m. Saturday for both in-person service and curbside pickup. 1251 Dalzell, Shreveport. Call 318-734-9881.
PORT CITY BARBQUE: Live music May 21, Comedy Night at 9 p.m., May 22, Ryker Hall at 6:30 p.m., May 26, Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m., May 29, Lyrical Valor at 6:30 p.m. 784 E. Flournoy Lucas Road, Shreveport. 318-208-8767.
RED RIVER BREWPUB: Live music. 1200 Marshall St., Shreveport. 318-317-4110.
SUPERIOR'S STEAKHOUSE: Live piano music every weekend. The Stilettos, 6-10 p.m. first Friday of every month; every other Friday, Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m.; first Saturday of the month, Skylar Smith. Every other Saturday, Daniel Ley Duo. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Highway. 318-868-4588.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
TWISTED ROOT: Monday night is Trivia Night from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, live music on the patio from 6-9 p.m., Buddy Flett. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-6410.
| SPECIAL EVENTS
ONGOING: The American Rose Center’s 47th blooming season is open to the public. Peak rose bloom is expected between mid-April and mid-May. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport. Admission to the gardens is by donation. For more information, call 318-938-5402 or visit on Facebook at www. facebook.com/americanrosecenter.
THROUGH SUMMER: SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM announces their summer hours and special packages, including birthday parties, summer camps and membership drive. Mon. - Fri. open at 10 a.m. and last entry 5 p.m. Sunday open at 10 a.m. Last entry, 5 p.m. For more information, call 318-383-0601 or email email@example.com.
THROUGH MAY 25: REMEMBERING 47 YEARS, LIBBEY GLASS OF SHREVEPORT and “Half Way Between Eunice and Mamou” by Julie Glass, sculptor, and Rita Rabalais, author, biography of Minor Vinck. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Free admission, M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport. 318- 632-2020. Sos.la.gov/lsem or www.laexhibitmuseum.org.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 20: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET. 100+ vendors and food trucks every week. The market has an abundance of fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks, jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, street tacos, jellies, handmade soap, pickles, flowers, bread, pies, tamales, kettle corn, candies, Cajun cuisine, BBQ and much more. Market hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Located at 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall. For more information, www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com
MAY 21: DRIVE-IN CONCERT presented by the Shreve Symphony Orchestra and Shreve Memorial Library will take place in the parking lots of designated library branches and will feature either the SSO’s Brass Quintet or String Quartet. Families and library patrons are encouraged to sit in their vehicles and listen to the concerts or picnic outside in socially-distanced spaces. 4 p.m. for the SSO Brass at the David Raines Branch, 2855 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Shreveport. For more information, please visit shreve-lib.org.
MAY 22: CRAWFISH BOIL/SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER for the Caddo- Bossier LSU Alumni and Fans Chapter with among the crowd will be Austin Ross, Rob Smith and Chase Pittman, and Coach Will Wade. General admission, $35, includes entry for one person, crawfish, complimentary beer and cash bar, or you can get orders to “geaux” (five pounds with corn, potatoes). Limited number of hamburgers available. For other levels of participation and further information, https://m.facebook.com/CaddoBossierLSUAlumniAssociation/. To order tickets: https://www.lsualumnicb.com/event/crawfish2021/.
MAY 22-23: MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 as you have never heard it before – in a moving and effective reduction for small ensemble, featuring the internationally award-winning soprano Janani Sridhar. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m. First Baptist Shreveport, with sociallydistanced audience and streamed online. Shreveport Symphony, call 318-227-8863.
MAY 23: VIVA LAS VINO FT. What The Funk at Margaritaville Resort Casino for an exciting afternoon of great food, live entertainment by What The Funk, and fantastic wines from Neat Wines. From 2-5 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489 or https:// www.margaritavillebossiercity.com.
MAY 26: BEST IN SHEAUX 2021 begins with a silent auction and dog voting. June 5: Runway Dog Show airs June 12: VIP Awards Show at The Lot from 6-9 p.m. at 400 Crockett St. Tickets are available to event sponsors. From “pure breeds” to beloved mutts, all dogs are welcome to strut their stuff on the Best in Sheaux runway. Proceeds allow the Robinson’s Rescue to continue with their mission to provide high-quality, low-cost spay-neuter services to our community. For more information on how to be a sponsor or enter your dog, call 318-221-0017 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 27: DRIVE-IN CONCERT presented by the Shreve Symphony Orchestra and Shreve Memorial Library will take place in the parking lots of designated library branches and will feature either the SSO’s Brass Quintet or String Quartet. Families and library patrons are encouraged to sit in their vehicles and listen to the concerts or picnic outside in socially-distanced spaces. 4 p.m. for the SSO Strings at the Hamilton/South Caddo Branch, 211 W. Bert Kouns, Shreveport. For more information, please visit shreve-lib.org.
MAY 28-30: MUDBUG MADNESS. Live music on two stages. Kids' activities, cornhole tournament all three days. $5 lunch
specials on Friday with happy hour $3 drinks until 7 p.m. Headliners
include Sister Hazel, Wayne Toups, Seratones, Willie Jones, Bag of
Donuts, Chubby Carrier, Lost Bayou Ramblers, CJ Chenier and more.
Memorial Day weekend at downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza, 101
Crockett St., Shreveport. For more information, Mudbugmadness.com.
MAY 30: CONCERT PIANIST, SIMON KARAKULIDI at
the Emmett Hook Center in downtown Shreveport. The award-winning
Russian pianist, including a gold medal in the recent Wideman
International Piano Competition, will perform at 3 p.m. at 550 Common
St., Shreveport. The event is free to the public. For more information,
JUNE 4: TWILIGHT TALKIES: THE INCREDIBLES at
the R. W. Norton Art Gallery on the front lawn of the museum for free.
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars. Local
food trucks beginning at 6:30 p.m., movie time 7:30 p.m. No dogs,
smoking or tobacco products at this event. For more information, call
JUNE 5: DOWNTOWN MERCANTILE MARKET will
host a fundraiser for BAK Foundation. The Bak Yard BBQ will feature
food for purchase by Bryan Roppola BBQ plates, Fat’s Oyster Bar and
Cochon Cannery. Cash bar by Fatty Arbuckle's with live music from 4 - 9
p.m. The Mercantile is an outdoor market with over 40 artists, live
music and featured local chefs. The Mercantile will be open for
shopping, and our resident artist inside of Artifact will have their
studios open. Saturday from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10
a.m. - until. 1110 Texas Ave., Shreveport. For more information, contact
C&C Mercantile, email@example.com.
JUNE 7 - AUGUST 13: SCI-PORT SUMMER CAMPS. Register your child for Sci-Port Discovery Center’s Summer Camps: Offering both half-day and full-day sessions. Designed for students from kindergarten through sixth grade. Limited spots available. Please visit www.sciport.org for complete schedule and costs.
JUNE 9 - 13: RED RIVER BALLOON RALLY and
the U.S. Team Nationals Hot Air Balloon Championship light up
Shreveport-Bossier City June 11-12 on the campus of LSU Shreveport.
Thirty of the best balloon pilots in the country are competing as well
as the festival which includes balloon rides, live Christian, country
and rock bands, fireworks show, kids' fun zone, professional kite flying
exhibition, food and craft vendors. Tickets can be purchased online at
https:// redriverballoonrally.com/tickets/ or discounted tickets can be
purchased at local Brookshires/Super 1 Foods through June 12. Tickets
will not be sold at gate. Parking is free. Visit www.RedRiverBalloonRally.com for more information.
JUNE 12-13: BEETHOVEN & HAYDN. The
full orchestra performs two beloved works from Western classical
repertoire: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and Haydn’s “Surprise”
Symphony. Former Wideman winner Alon Goldstein will take your breath
away with his impeccable musicianship. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3
p.m. First Baptist Shreveport, with socially-distanced audience and
streamed online. Shreveport Symphony, call 318-227-8863.
JUNE 14-17: SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP at Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music. The camp includes daily instruction in small ensembles and a daily music theory class and will culminate in an outdoor performance featuring all the ensembles. $150 for CYO members and $160 for non-CYO members. Applications are online at centenary.edu/ cyocamp. For more information, contact Kate Pedrotty at 318- 869-5715 or email kpedrotty@ centenary.edu.
FIRST WEDNESDAYS: WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS in
Caddo Common Park is a fitness instruction and warm-up to walk a mile
around the park and a wellness education program presented by Ochsner
LSU Health Shreveport. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information,
contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
FIRST THURSDAYS: FIT & STRONG THURSDAYS. Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation presents creative “core” building and exercises designed with older adult fitness in mind, but open to all. 10 - 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
THIRD THURSDAYS: ACTIVE LIVING THURSDAYS features
programming designed to get everyone moving with creative dance by
Roshanda Spears. Take home a Healthy Heart recipe created by Ochsner LSU
Health Shreveport. 10:30 a.m. - noon. For more information, contact
SRAC at 318-673-6500.
THIRD SATURDAY & SUNDAY: UNCOMMON WEEKENDS IN CADDO COMMON PARK is
every third weekend of the month. Exercise, artists, animals and
activities from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. brings Wild Wonders Saturdays with
exercise, animals from Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, story
time and hands on activities. Sundays in the Park with Artists at 2 -
5:30 p.m. brings yoga, food trucks and hands-on art activities for the
family, live performances, live painting by artists, an arts market and
more. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
JUNE 5: UNITED WAY’S #RUN4NWLA VIRTUAL FUN RUN & 5K. Tickets
are on sale as part of the 100th year of service celebration. The top
three runners with the best times in each age/gender division will be
recognized and awarded. If you are interested in participating or
sponsoring, please contact Carly Koen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 3: THE 37TH SPORTSPECTRUM FIRECRACKER 5K RACE FOR RESEARCH is set through the historic South Highlands neighborhood. Also featuring live music, great food and drinks and the ceremonial starting at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Matt Brown at 318-798-1241 or email@example.com