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. Artists: At The Lot, 400 Crockett St. – Tracy McComic, Connie Helaire Eaton, Kristine VanRayne, Arthur Nerio, Betsy Levels, Trevor VanEaton, Yolanda Barnes, Tracey Prator, Maggie Molisee, Deborah Fausto, Karen La Beau, Isabelle de Joya Vea, music by The Joanitones. At Shreveport DDA Office, 416 Cotton St. – Dawn Ash and Meghan Templeton, Linda Moss and Bianca Riggs. At Cotton St. Farms, 406 Cotton St. – Joshua Brittian. At The Agora Borealis, 425 Lake St. – Adam King, Whitney Tates, Hillary Frazier and Rachel Turner. At Sanctuary Glass Studio at 421 Lake St. – glasswork by Eric Hess. At Red River Brewpub/ High Gravity Glassworks, 1200 Marshall – Glassworks by Michelle Pennington. Free admission, families welcome. For more information, www.downtownshreveport/artwalk.com
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. 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 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.
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. Saturday, Aug. 7, the closing exhibit with The Trail Riders Share the Legends & Reality of the Black Cowboy at artspace. 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 email@example.com
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: Every Wednesday – Blues, Burgers 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: June 3, Daniel Goodwill, 6-9 p.m.; June 10, Eric Charles, 6-9 p.m.; June 17, Tim Powell, 6-9 p.m.; June 24, Jesse Rawlinson, 6-9 p.m.; July 1, Joanie Nerrettig, 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: June 4, Taylor’d Eatz food truck from 4-9 p.m.; June 5, Mi Meza Latin Cuisine food truck from 4-9 p.m.; June 11, Lyrical Valor from 6-9 p.m. with Mi Meza Latin Cuisine food truck from 4-9 p.m. 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.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: June 12, Little River Band, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $25; July 3, Gene Watson, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $15; July 30, Jordan Davis, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $40. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BARBQUE: Live music. 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, Brian Watson, Solo. Every other Saturday, Daniel Ley Duo 7-11 p.m. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Highway. 318-868-4588.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music June 3, The Joanitones, 5:30-8:30 p.m. for Teacher Appreciation Night; 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. 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 info@ shreveportaquarium.com.
EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH NOV. 20: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET. 175+ vendors and food trucks in an open air, social distancing environment 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 in 50,000 twinkling lights. Market hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Family oriented. Located at 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall. For more information, www.BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
JUNE 3: AN EVENING OF WINE AND ROSES at the America’s Rose Garden in support of the Great Garden Restoration Project honoring Robert B. Martin Jr. with the Mary Johnston Award. $75 per person. Catering by The Upper Crust at the Klima Rose Hall 6 p.m. Social, 7 p.m. Dinner. For more information, call Kim Merritt at 318-938- 5402 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 318-865-4201.
JUNE 5: RUSTON PEACH FESTIVAL. The 71st Annual Louisiana Peach Festival will feature 10+ hours of live music, more than 75 food and arts vendors, interactive kids activities, peachy treats and eats, and more fun for the whole family. From 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. For a full list of events, please visit www.lapeachfest.com or call 318-255-2031.
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, 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.sci-port.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 10: CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER. Save the date for An Evening Of Jazz, Evergreen Life Services event from 6 - 9 p.m. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive, Shreveport. For more information, call Cathey Crow at 318-529-8264 or email Cathey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 10: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NORTH LOUISIANA’S Lifting Up Communities Luncheon Celebrating 95 Years of Service. The luncheon will feature some outstanding individuals, community partners and staff who have helped our mission succeed, and concludes Goodwill Month, annually celebrated in May. For more information, contact Lynn Stevens, 318-629-5980 or email, email@example.com.
JUNE 10, 17 & 24: PROVENANCE FARMERS’ MARKET in Windrush Park annual Summer Market & Music Series to peruse produce and meats, art and other goods by local growers, makers and artists. Hali Brown is singing on the 10th, Dripp Donuts on the 10th and Frios Pops will be there on the 17th for the sweet tooth. Music begins at 4:30 p.m. 30-35 vendors with live music, food trucks, and the event is free and open to the public. (BYOB - Bring Your Own Blanket) https://yourprovenance.com/events/
JUNE 12: LITTLE RIVER BAND will perform their classic multi-platinum ‘70s and ‘80s sounds at Paradise Theater, Margaritaville Bossier City. Tickets start at $25, showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
JUNE 12: ARTINI 2021: POP ART EDITION is presented by the Bossier Arts Council which celebrates various forms of creative expression and encompasses the culinary, musical, and visual arts by having local mixologist create signature martinis and compete for the coveted title of “Judges’ Choice,” “People’s Choice” and “Most M’artisanal.” This year will feature the art of Lauren Ross Simmons and music by What the Funk? (WTF?!). Tickets at Eventbrite and sponsorships available. For more information, call 318-741- 8310 or visit www.bossierarts.org.
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 13 - FALL: GAME-PORT AND NASA EXHIBIT landing at Sci-Port. An exhibit of the evolution of games and digital gaming, from historic board games like Candy Land, checkers and backgammon to classic and newer digital games that can be played with a giant custom-made retro-inspired game controller. Interactive classic Pong game reimagined at Sci-Port for a hands-on experience. The Adventures of Intrigue will be hosting their version of gaming via an escape-room style game. Participants will be given clues to solve STEM-based riddles which revolve around the history and science of NWLA. On exhibit is also the Chandra X-Ray Observatory from NASA, which will be on display until fall 2021. Opening day, Sunday, June 13. Game-Port tickets $5 for Sci-Port members and $8 for non-members. Online Game-Port tickets: bit.ly/sciportgameport. Adventure of Intrigue tickets $5 for Sci-Port members and $8 for nonmembers. Regular Sci-Port admission price: $15. Do It All Pass, $25 per person (20% savings) Chandra X Observatory included in regular admission price. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 14: GUYS’ NIGHT OUT men’s health event sponsored by MLK Health. This event is free and open to any man over 18 years of age. Reservation is required. 3-7 p.m. 318-227-2912, ext. 7. MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, 865 Olive St., Shreveport.
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.
JUNE 15 THROUGH AUGUST 5: ARTBREAK SUMMER CAMP DAYS returns
to artspace in downtown Shreveport. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday. Sign up your kids now at https://www.
JUNE 19: SUNFLOWER TRAIL & FESTIVAL located
between Hwy. 3049 between Shreveport and Gillaim and on the Sentell
Road Loop, fields of sunflowers, approximately 20 miles of country
highway, with various fields, large, medium and small. This is an
outdoor event, and leashed dogs are welcome. There is no admission. Live
music by the Joanitones Trio from 1-2:30 p.m.
JUNE 19: POKEMON GO SCAVENGER HUNT & PUB CRAWL for
Pokemon turning 25. An All-Ages Scavenger Hunt and later in the day, an
Adults-Only Pub Crawl. For more information, contact the DDA at dda@ downtownshreveport.com.
JUNE 19: ‘ART•ISH: We Round The Corner Black Art Show. It’s time to celebrate Black Artistry right here in Shreveport. Black Culture. Black Art. Black History. Let’s vibe, eat, drink and support Dope Black Art! Featuring live music, libations, food trucks, DJ sets and more. Admission is free. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. The Lot, downtown Shreveport, 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. Call 318-489-1605.
JUNE 19: CROSS LAKE FLOATILLA presented
by Bayou Daiquiri will host the 30th annual Cross Lake party. The
schedule of Pre-Floatilla Events: June 4, T-Shirt Party, Bayou Daiquiri,
5-7 p.m.; June 11, T-Shirt Party, Cove on Cross Lake, 5-7 p.m.; June
18, Pre-Party, 5-8 p.m. Registration for decorated boat begins on event
day at 11 a.m. American Legion Post 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Full
bar, food available. For more information, on prizes and schedule, go to
the Cross Lake Floatilla Facebook page or email email@example.com
JUNE 19-20: PARADE OF HOMES by
the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana, is a tour of
newly constructed homes in Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton, Haughton
and Stonewall, La. Tickets are available at all area Brookshire’s and at
any Parade house. For more information, call 318-797-8222.
JULY 3: GENE WATSON live at Paradise Theater. Gene Watson is making some of the greatest music of his long career. Hear one of the finest pure country singers of his generation perform such classics as “Farewell Party,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” and “Love in the Hot Afternoon.” Tickets start at $15, showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
JULY 9: BOWLING AT ALL STARS for
the Southern Hills Business Association’s Bowling For Bucks for $50 or
bowl for fun for $25. Door prizes will also be available. Go to www.southernhillshreveport.org for the form to download or call 318-687-7808 for more information.
JULY 15: LIVE MUSIC & TEXAS SWING FRIENDS NIGHT, Part
of the Summer Events of the Louisiana Trail Riders/Saddles & Spurs
“Out of the Shadows” hosted by artspace. 708 Texas St., in downtown
Shreveport. For more information, contact SRAC at 318-673-6500.
JULY 20-24: CHARACTER CREATION CAMP. The
Bossier Arts Council has teamed up with local artist Alex Richardson of
Dasuq Arts to teach your kiddos the ins and outs of character design.
Starting with brainstorming sessions and ending with mini art reception
for all campers on Saturday, July 24, at 12 p.m. Each camper will get
handson instructions in design elements, proportions, facial expressions
and more. Camp session will run Tuesday, July 20-Friday, July 23, from
12 p.m.-3 p.m. Mini reception will be on Saturday, July 24, from 12-1
p.m. Camp fees include: sketch books, pencils, snacks and a finished
framed art work to display at the mini art reception. Ages 5-10. Camp
registration required, https://bit.ly/3fNc325 Fee: $250. Space is limited/masks will be required. For more information, contact BAC at 318-741-8310.
JULY 24: LOUISIANA TRAILRIDERS: Parade of Trail Riders at artspace, Saturday, July 24, at 3 - 10 p.m. Don your boots and mosey over to artspace for the ride through downtown! Stay for live music and food truck vittles. For more information contact SRAC at 318-673- 6500.
JULY 30: JORDAN DAVIS on
stage at Paradise Theater. The contemporary country singer and “Artist
to Watch” Jordan Davis will bring his unique sounds such as “Slow Dance
in a Parking Lot,” “Singles You Up,” and more. Tickets start at $40.
Showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
AUGUST 31: ICE CREAM SOCIAL for
the Southern Hills Business Association, a networking event at the fire
station on Baird Road. 5-7 p.m. For more information, www.southernhillshreveport.org or call 318-687-7808.
SEPTEMBER 4 & 5: RODNEY CARRINGTON mouths
off at Paradise Theater. Carrington will bring his unique mix of
gut-busting standup comedy and outrageous original music, including
satirical songs like “Dancing with a Man,” “Fred” and “Carlos, Man of
Love.” Tickets start at $50, showtime at 8 p.m. 777 Margaritaville Way,
Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
OCTOBER 26: EXPO & TASTE OF SOUTHERN HILLS at Summer Grove Baptist Church. For more information, www.southernhillshreveport.org or call 318- 687-7808.
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 carly@ unitedwaynwla.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.