I ART / EXHIBITS
THROUGH JANUARY 15: “ALONG FOR THE RIDE." Art exhibition by architect, artist and father Mike McSwain and his artist son, Larsson, who sketched their way through Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and New York trying to make sense of how Covid-19 stopped the world. For more information, call 318-673-6535. artspace, 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
THROUGH JANUARY: TAPS ART SHOW. The Bossier Parish’s Talented Arts Program Teachers Art Show will be alongside the 2021 Bossier Parish Students Art Show displayed at the Emerging Gallery. For more information, please visit www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 5: “LIGHTING THE WAY.” The second in the series of artist Paige Powell’s exhibition is a digital collage embellished with glitter and wired with bright LED lights, depicting drag queens she met while visiting Pittsburgh. Korner Lounge, 800 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 6: DENOART: THE ART OF DENNIS O’BRYANT. Originally from Shreveport, this painter, sculptor, poet and writer will exhibit his works at Big Sun Studios. The iconography of his paintings includes, but is not limited to, Caddo Lake, abstract compositions and the female form. Big Sun Studios by appointment only during the weekdays and from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, go to www.bigsunstudios.com or call 318- 313-4310. 619 Edwards St., Shreveport.
JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 27: CARNIVAL: MARDI GRAS THEN AND NOW. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you experience the R. W. Norton Art Gallery’s newest exhibition guest curated by local artist Emily Welch. Opening reception Jan. 14 from 5 - 7 p.m. Free and open to the public with complimentary drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. is the children’s tour. Tickets available at www.rwnaf.org/events. 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
JANUARY 22: ADVENTURES IN ART: LOUISIANA & MARDI GRAS: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery’s Art Adventures series offers free activities, storytimes and tours designed to engage with art at the museum. Lessons and activities are designed for children ages 5-10. Tickets are available at www.rwnaft.org/events. 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
JANUARY 28: GIRLS NIGHT OUT: WATERCOLOR MARDI GRAS MASKS: Laugh, dance and sip your favorite drink while you are guided by Emily Welch in your own watercolor Mardi Gras creation. This is a BYOB event. R. W. Norton’s will provide complementary water, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Must be 21 or over to attend. 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.rwnaft.org/events. 318-865-4201. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
MARCH 11 - MAY 8: “CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE II.” This exhibit features artists of Holy Angels. The opening reception will be held March 11. For more information, contact Holy Angels at 318-797-8500.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music, $5 cover. 3515 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
BIG COUNTRY: Live music. 1003 Gould Drive, Bossier City. 318-584-7218.
CELEBRITY LOUNGE BALLY’S CASINO: 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.
COUGARS DEN: Live music. 1835 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. 318-752-4140.
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.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music: 515 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-459-6672.
GREAT RAFT BREWING: 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.
LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live music: 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318-525-7154.
PARADISE THEATER: Live music: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.
PORT CITY BAR B QUE: 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: Mon. - Thurs., Brian Watson, 6:30-9:30. Wed. Stan Hoffman. Every weekend, Friday, Toni Mundy Evans Duo, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, Daniel Ley Duo, 7-11 p.m. The Stilettos, 6-10 p.m. first Friday of every month; first Saturday of the month, Brian Watson, solo. Second Wed. of every month, Victoria Williams. 855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Hwy. 318-868- 4588.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music: 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
TIKI BAR: Jan. 29, The Joanitones, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. 318-868- 6355. 639 E. Kings Hwy, Shreveport.
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.
WHAT’S ON TAP: Live music: 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
JANUARY 15: CODY JINKS. Tickets on sale now for this American outlaw country music singer and songwriter who will perform at 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. For more information, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-841- 4000. 705 Grand Ave, Shreveport.
JANUARY 23: AARON LEWIS. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium, “Frayed At Both Ends the Acoustic Tour.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets at www.Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
FEBRUARY 3: GARY CLARK JR. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets at www.Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
FEBRUARY 11: KICKBACK CONCERT. Performing at the Municipal Auditorium. Showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets at www.Ticketmaster.com. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
FEBRUARY 12: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of "Trouble Is …," benefitting both Providence House and the Northwest Louisiana Family Justice Center. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY: MORNING BOXING. This event is brought to you by 318 Boxers Fighting and Dement Brothers Boxing Club and held at The Lot, downtown Shreveport. 9:30 - 11 a.m. 400 Crocket St., Shreveport.
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. Sanctuarary Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 20: SNO-PORT. The annual snow-themed exhibit will transport visitors to the magical Snow Factory, where the local Nanites are hard at work manufacturing snow and ice for the upcoming winter season. Sci-Port Discovery Center. For more information, call 318-424-3466 or Sci-Port.org. 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport.
FEBRUARY 11: CIRQUE DE SOLEIL. Returning to Bossier City for five performances, this family-friendly event will be held at the Brookshire Grocery Arena. For tickets call 318-747- 2501. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.
FEBRUARY 26: MUTTS GONE NUTS. Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation. 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $49, $39, and $29. For more information, call 318-226-8555. The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.
MARCH 3: VIRGINIA K. SHEHEE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN AWARDS CEREMONY. This
award honors women who have made significant contributions to our
community and who may do much of their work behind-the-scenes. 11:30
a.m. - 1 p.m. at East Ridge Country Club. Nominations are open.
Individual tickets are $75 each. Table sponsor $1,000 each. For more
information,contact Holy Angles at 318-797-8500.
MARCH 17: AMERICAN VALUES LUNCHEON. The
Norwela Council, BSA will host their annual luncheon at East Ridge
Country Club, where James Elrod, Sheriff Steve Prator and Centenary
College of Louisiana will be honored for their community service. Noon.
For more information, contact Jeff Brasher at email@example.com or Michael Gullion at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 318-868-2774.
JANUARY 13: ROTARY CLUB OF BOSSIER CITY’S LUNCHEON. State Superintendent Cade Brumley will be the featured speaker. Noon. $20 and the public is invited. Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites, Bossier City.
JANUARY 21 - 23: “THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS.” This
play by David Ramo is a one-woman show about Ann Landers. Taking place
one sleepless night, she reflects on her past. Friday and Saturday 7:30
p.m., Sunday at 2. Tickets are $15. Reservations by calling or visiting
the box office at 318- 424-4439 or www.ShowTix4U.com. Shreveport Little Theatre, 812 Margaret Place.
JANUARY 29: “WHITE LIES.” This play is presented by H.O.P.E C.A.R.E Foundation and is a story of a group of friends and family whose facades get exposed one by one … and the consequences are devastating. What happens when the lies are too big to forget? 7 p.m. Ticket prices: $78 (includes meet & greet), $56, $35. The Strand Theatre. 318-226-1481. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.