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ONGOING: ARTSPACE EXHIBIT: Two exhibitions featuring a trio of unabashed artists using their talent to break through the boundaries of creativity. “Brazen Spirit” showcases the art of sculptor Julie Glass and fiber artist Sherry Tamburo, and “Breaching the Surface” introduces the acrylic on canvas work of Parker Turner. For more information, call 318-673-6535 or artspaceshreveport.com. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
ONGOING: CRITICAL MASS 10: Experience over 100 works from an active, producing community of visual, performing and literary artists in Northwest Louisiana. Professional critics reviewed each arts discipline to determine which artist created the most compelling work of art … one that merits a $2,000 commission to create a solo exhibition, performance and literary presentation. Plus, the last 10 years of the past winners will also be presented. artspace. For more information, call 318-673-6535. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.
SECOND SATURDAYS: ANDRESS ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR CENTER: Shop and chat with the artists of the AAEC on the second Saturday of each month from noon - 4 p.m. 717 Crockett St., Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 8: NEIL JOHNSON EXHIBITION: The exhibition of Neil Johnson entitled “Opposites Abstract” at Big Sun Studios. For more information and hours of operation, call 318-313-4310 or email kelly@ bigsunstudios.com. 619 Edwards St., Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 8: “CREATE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE II.” This exhibit features artists of Holy Angels. For more information, contact Holy Angels at 318-797-8500.
THROUGH MAY 8: BLOOM!: This annual juried exhibition coincides with the R.W. Norton Art Gallery explosion of spring blooms from their botanical gardens and pleases the crowds inside and outside with canvases crowded with pigmented petals; 294 submissions from across the United States and 13 countries around the world; 51 make up this year's display. For more information, call 318-865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
THROUGH MAY 21: THE LOT EXHIBIT: A new exhibition, “The Work of Karen La Beau,” will be on display at The Lot. For more information, email theagoraborealis@ gmail.com. 400 Crockett St., Shreveport.
THROUGH JUNE 7: “PAINTINGS FROM THE INSIDE”: Artist Bill Gingles' exhibit, “Paintings From The Inside,” will be displayed in the West Wing Gallery of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. For more information about the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, go to www.laexhibitmuseum.org or call 318.632.2020.
MAY 13: BACKYARD BOOKS "BEEING" AT THE NORTON: Want to spark your child’s imagination? Well, bring a blanket and join us on the lawn of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery as we read a children's book. The books and activities are most appropriate for Pre-K through third grade, but any age is welcome. Each week, we will read a different tale accompanied by a hands-on activity and garden quest. Visit www.rwnaf.org/events to reserve tickets. For more information, call 318-865-4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 14: ASPIRING WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Louisiana’s chapter’s seventh Annual event will be held at Barksdale Baptist Church. Free workshop for writers at any stage of their journey. Keynote speaker, romance author Betsy St. Amant. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Bring a sack lunch, through 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ken Aclin at kenaclin@ gmail.com. 1714 Jimmie Davis Hwy., Bossier City.
MAY 20: ADULT TOUR AT THE NORTON, EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE: The R.W. Norton Art Gallery invites you to attend an adult monthly tour of the museum. Each person attending will need their own ticket. Space is limited. For more information or tickets, call 318-865- 4201 or www.rwnaf.org. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 22-JULY 10: COFFEE AND PUNCH EXHIBITION: Big Sun Studios exhibition of photographs by Veronica Brown and paintings by Ben Ware. Opening reception Sunday, May 22 from 2-5 p.m. Gallery open weekends 2-5. Bigsunstudios.com. 619 Edwards St., Shreveport.
JUNE 1 - JULY 31: “OTHER REALMS”: The Bossier Arts Council presents a combined show featuring local artists, Ben Moss and Linda Moss. Ben: elements of gritty street art and CMYK color splash. Linda: naturalistic comfort in life’s quiet moments. Opening reception June 17 from 6-8 p.m. For more information go to www.bossierarts.org or call 318-741-8310. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.
JUNE 12: HIGHLAND OPEN STUDIO TOURS: Highland Open Studio Tours (HOSTS) with art, live music, Lotus Dance Studio performances and more. Noon - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Karen LaBeau at 318-286-3846. 424 Dalzell St., Shreveport.
1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. May 6, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. - midnight. May 7, Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m.- midnight Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music. First Friday of every month, “At The Hop” 7 p.m. $5 cover; every Sunday, Jay Cougar does Trivia at 5 p.m. and Karaoke 6 - 8 p.m. Bands on Friday nights from 7-10 p.m. 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318-635-8186.
BAYOU THUNDER SALOON: Live music. May 12, Girls Night Out-Magic Mike, 8 p.m. 1910 Market St., Shreveport. 318-848-7732.
BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. 501 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318 584-7169
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.
EL CHICO: Live music. May 5, Bluebirds w/Buddy, 5:30- 6:30; 1513 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport. 318-798-5777.
EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. May 27, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-798-0040.
ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music. 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.
FATTY ARBUCKLE’S: Live music. 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy. 318-459-1448.
FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music. May 6, Charlotte’s Web Band, 7-9:30 p.m. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.
FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music. May 5, J.W. Clark, 6-9 p.m. 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.
FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music. May 4, Jimmy Wooten, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 10, Kamryn Murphy, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 11, Seth Bradford, 7-11 p.m.; May 18, Clay Logan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 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.
HURRICANE ALLEY: Live
music. May 5, Chris Colston w/David Daniels, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; May 6, Cal
Presley Band w/ Clara McBroom, 7-11 p.m.; May 7, 8 Trac, 7-11 p.m.; May
12, Them Dirty Roses w/Seth Bradford, 7-11 p.m.; May 13, Queen Anne’s
Revenge (Dueling Piano Band), 7-11 p.m.; May 14, Pocket Change, 7-11
p.m.; Wayne Toups w/ Joey Greer, 7-11 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier
KI’ MEXICO: Live music. 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.
LOOOSIANA SEAFOOD: Live music. May 27, Jimmy Wooten, 6-9 p.m.; 9220 Wallace Lake Road, Shreveport. 318- 525-7154.
MISSING LINK: Live music. 504 Texas Street, Shreveport. 318-751-5820.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AT EAST TEXAS ST. Live music. 7960 E. Texas St. Bossier City. 318-841-1345.
NICKY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AT VIKING DRIVE: Live music. May 14, Charlotte’s Web Band, 6:30-10 p.m. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318-747-2332.
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.
SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music. 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport. 318-424-7777.
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.
855 Pierremont Road, No. 120, Shreveport. 219-4123.
TACOMANIA: Live music: 641 East Kings Hwy. 318-868- 4588.
THE LOT DOWNTOWN: Live music. May 6, Bluebirds w/Buddy and special guest John Howe, 6-9 p.m.; 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.
THE SEVENTH TAP BREWIN PROJECT: Live music. June 4, Shayliff, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-4471
TIKI BAR: Live music. May 7, The Joanitones, 8 p.m. Monday Nights, Blues Jam. 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 6-10 p.m., Buddy Flett. 8690 Line Ave., Shreveport. 868-6410.
WHAT’S ON TAP: Live music. Every Thurs., Michael DeArmond, 8 p.m.; 1207 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.
MAY 6: “WAITRESS”: The
hit Broadway musical is about Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker
who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring
her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts like “The Key (Lime) to
Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie” that mirror her topsy-turvy
life. When a baking contest in a nearby county— and a satisfying
encounter with someone new—present Jenna with a chance at a fresh start,
she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long
as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. 8
p.m. The Strand. 318-226-8555 or thestrandtheatre.com. 619 Louisiana
MAY 7: “FROM THE NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY: This
Willis-Knighton Masterworks Series will be conducted by Michael
Butterman and Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" in
collaboration with the Shreveport Little Theatre. Dvorak Symphony No. 9,
“From the New World” is paired with a new multimedia work by
Grammy-nominated composer Peter Boyer. 7:30 p.m. RiverView Theater. Must
show proof of vaccination or a negative text within 72 hours.
318-673-5100. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
MAY 14: RUN 4 EVERYONE: Ochsner
LSU Health Shreveport will host a “Fun Run” at 8 a.m. and 5k
immediately after at St. Mary Medical Center, 911 Margaret Place,
Shreveport. Half mile, 5k, Virtual 5k or Sleep-in supporter. Register at
MAY 27: JEEZY & K. MICHELLE: The
music by an American rapper and a proficient, soul-rooted R&B
vocalist will take the stage at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.
Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets available at
ticketmaster.com. Box office sales will be available the day of the show
only. 705 Elvis Presley Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 29: DAUZAT ST. MARIE: Singer/songwriter Duo Dauzat St. Marie will be playing at Shreveport House Concert Series. The new single titled “I Can’t Make You Love Me” has been released on all major platforms. 318-670-3576. 1508 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.
I SPECIAL EVENTS
EVERY SATURDAY - NOVEMBER: BOSSIER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET: Over
75+ vendors weekly with loads of fresh veggies and fruits, food trucks,
jams, salsa, honey, baked goods, jellies, pickles, cajun cuisine, fresh
squeezed lemonade, BBQ, peppers, handmade soap, crafts, real fruit
smoothies and juice, handmade goods, Gulf shrimp, art, plants, leather
goods, roasted corn, kids' activities and much more. Live music. New A/C
indoor customer seating. Family fun and leashed pet friendly. Free
admission. Free parking. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2950 E. Texas St. on the south
side of Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City. BossierCityFarmersMarket.com.
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. Sanctuary
Glass Studio, 421 Lake St., Shreveport.
SECOND SATURDAYS: ANDRESS ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR CENTER: Shop
and chat with the artists of the AAEC on the second Saturday of each
month from 12-4 p.m. at Andress Artist & Entrepreneur Center; 717
Crockett St, Shreveport. https://www.aaec.space/aaecevents
THROUGH MAY 7: 318 RESTAURANT WEEK: This
week-long event puts the spotlight on locally-owned restaurants, with
unique menu items, discounted specials and exclusive one-night-only
dining experiences. For more information on things to see, do, taste and
experience in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org.
THROUGH MAY 8: STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA, “SPRING FEST 2022”: Spring
Fest will consist of many of your favorite State Fair food vendors,
street performers, live music, attractions, exhibits and over 50
exciting carnival rides and games. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. each day for the 11
days. Gate admission is $12, and ride armbands are $35. Tickets can be
purchased in advance at statefairoflouisiana.com and save through April
27. Parking and gate admission will be free on weekdays from 11 a.m. - 3
p.m. 3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 4: GEAUX 4 KIDS: A
luncheon benefitting Geaux 4 Kids Inc. Project Geaux Bags, will be held
at East Ridge Country Club. Door open at 11:30, program begins at noon.
Special guest speakers include “The Blind Side” star Quinton Aaron and
Geaux 4 Kids board member Kelly Orgeron. Limited sponsorship available.
For more information, call Karen Hardtner at Karen@geaux4kids.com or
MAY 5: CINCO DE MAYO WITH EL CABO VERDE: Windrush
Park in the Provenance Community. Family friendly, open to the public.
Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Food, drinks and fun. Sonny and The Help band.
1968 Bridgewater Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 5: NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: Coffee,
Confections and Connections is a free, city-wide networking event
taking place at CoHab, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 500 Clyde Fant Parkway, Ste.
200 in the Red River District.
MAY 6: TWILIGHT TALKIES: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: The
R.W. Norton will be showing “Beauty and the Beast” on the front lawn of
the museum. Free admission. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy
the movie under the stars. Picnics allowed with local food trucks like
Tasty Treats, Taylor’d Eatz, Mama’s Popcorn and Dripp Donuts all
beginning at 6 p.m. with movie beginning at 8 p.m. No dogs, smoking or
tobacco products. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.
MAY 7 - 8: DOCUMENTARY FILM ON SLT’S 100 YEARS: Two years in production, The Shreveport Little Theatre will be holding a screening on SLT’s 100 years. Produced by Fairfield Studios with music by Winston Hall. May 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at May 8, at 2 p.m. May 6 screening is for Gala ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at SLT Box Office, 318- 424-4439 or www.ShowTix4U.com.
MAY 7: CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL: The
Shreve Memorial Library’s annual Children’s Book Festival will be held
on the LSU Shreveport campus. Family-friendly, daylong literary event
that features children’s book authors and illustrators, costumed
characters, and interactive games and activities for children of all
ages. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admissions free and open to the public. R.L.
Stine, author of the internationally bestselling “Goosebumps” series,
will headline this year’s event. Local authors and illustrators are
encouraged and invited to participate by reserving a booth space.
Contact Emily Horan at 318-226-4980 or ehoran@ shreve-lib.org. For more information, contact Samantha Bonnette at 318-213-4992 or email@example.com.
MAY 7: CINCO DE MAYO NIGHT MARKET: The
Bossier “Cinco De Mayo” night market. 175+ vendors and 12 food trucks.
Free admission. Live music and kids activities. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 4-9
p.m. 2950 E. Texas St. on the south side of Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier
MAY 7: DERBY DAY: For
the first time since 2019 with a move to the incredible grounds of The
David Toms Academy known as “265.” The event will continue to carry its
tradition of being a vibrant outdoor celebration of the Kentucky Derby. Learn more
and purchase tickets at https://shreveportevent.com/events/derby-day/.
David Toms Academy “265”; 1111 Academy Drive, Shreveport.
MAY 7: 1ST & GIVE CHARITY FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: Registration
ended April 23. Each team consist of seven players. All players to be
at least 14 years of age. For more information on this Independence Bowl
event, contact Jennifer Rider at Jennifer@independencebowl.org.
MAY 9-15: ARTBREAK 2022: The
South’s largest student arts festival with over 100+ school
performances will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. This
Caddo Schools arts showcase is presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts
Council (SRAC) is free family fun with over $1,000 in prizes. Fri. from
5-9 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sun. from 12 - 5 p.m. with
awards ceremony at 3 p.m. For more information, visit ARTBREAKSB.com.
400 Caddo St., Shreveport.
MAY 12: CELEBRITY WAITER DINNER: A
James Bond Affair is the theme of this year’s Evergreen’s Celebrity
Waiter Dinner. Come dressed to kill in iconic Bond fashion. Join
community leaders as they complete their mission to make a difference
and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in
our community. 6 p.m. Contact Cathey Crow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-529-8264. East Ridge Country Club, 1000 Stewart Drive Shreveport.
MAY 13: FASHION SHOW COMPETITION: Each
young designer will have a collection of three to six original looks
and walk the runway for a chance at placing in the Top 3 and earning
prizes. The competition will be held at Artbreak 2022. 6 - 9 p.m. 400
Caddo St., Shreveport.
MAY 13: PREMIERE "ERZULIE": Louisiana Film Prize alums Christine Chen and Camille Gladney are celebrating the release of their swamp mermaid thriller “Erzulie” with a red carpet premiere and Mermaid Masquerade at Phoenix Nightclub on Friday, May 13. Participants can enjoy Cajun-themed food truck offerings and grab drinks at the bar, even snag a pic with a mermaid! Plus, there’s a costume contest with prizes for those in the most creative retro or mermaid-inspired fashion. 6-9 p.m. 21+ Tickets on sale at eventbrite.com/e/erzulie-film-mermaidmasquerade-release-party-tickets-296161616367. 400 Commerce St., Shreveport.
MAY 13 & 14: FRIDAY THE 13TH, SPECIAL DARKNESS EVENT: Friday
the 13th! It's one of the most important dates for all horror lovers
and to celebrate, NecroManor Haunted House will be opening up for a
special event! Doors on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th from 6
p.m. to 12 a.m., but the lights will be off as customers are invited to
make their way through the twisted halls in the darkness! Tickets are
only $10 per person. Ticket link: https://
autumnfrights.com/necro-tickets. Located on the Louisiana Boardwalk at
505 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City.
MAY 15: TRAIN DAY: The
Shreveport Railroad & Water Works Museums will have food trucks, RR
memorabilia, model trains, train talks, live music and magic! Family
friendly. Enjoy a afternoon under the live oak trees. 142 North Common
MAY 19: MARKET & MUSIC: Windrush
Park in the Provenance Community. Shop local merchants, fresh produce,
and listen to a free outdoor concert from a top local band. Bring chairs
and a blanket to spread out and enjoy the neighborhood!
Family-friendly. Free admission. 4-7 p.m. Open to the public. Food
truck. RNL Authentics / Cookery Corner. 1968 Bridgewater Ave.,
JUNE - JULY: SUMMER CAMPS: LSUS
Continuing Education is bringing back the power of STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with summer day camps for kids
and teens. Kids ages 6 to 17 can discover a variety of interest, meet
new friends and create memories that last a lifetime. For more
information or registration, call 318- 798-4177 or visit https://www.lsus.edu/continuing-education/ youth.
JUNE AND JULY: CAMP AQUA: Campers will discover the wonders of the ocean, experience up close animal encounters and go behind the scenes to get up close and personal with sharks, eels and a host of other sea creatures. Handfeed the rays, touch the jellyfish and learn all about how these animals adapt and survive in their environment. The aquarium will offer weeklong full-day and half-day camps as well as single-day camps for kids ages 6 - 11. For more information or registration, visit www.shreveportaquarium.com/camps. 601 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.
MAY 20-21: “LAUNDRY AND BOURBON”: The Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players 33rd season has announced the cast of “Laundry and Bourbon.” The setting for the play, which was written by the late Shreveporter James McLure, is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth’s home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon in the late 1960s. The performances will be held at the Union Missionary Baptist Church event space. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 at www.JeffersonOperaHouseTheatrePlayers.com and at the door.