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THROUGH MARCH 5: WINTER/SPRING 2023 EXHIBITION: The R. W. Norton Art Gallery presents the Hoover Watercolor Society 65th Annual Winter/Spring Exhibition. This exhibition gives members a chance to exhibit their work together in a beautiful exhibition full of vibrant colors and artistic expertise. 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport.

THROUGH MARCH 17: PANDORA THE EXHIBITION: This exhibition features a selection of works from Pandora’s Fall 2022 edition. Pandora is Centenary’s literary and visual arts magazine, featuring the creative work of current students and alumni. 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104

THROUGH MARCH 30: “THE ORDER OF THINGS”: Jennifer Robison’s investigation into perception and societal roles. Influenced by research in structural color and entomology, this work uses iridescence as a metaphor for how each person may perceive their surroundings. Every person has a unique belief system, usually revolving around personal values. Personal values become structured by the culture the individual is raised in or adopts at some point in life. East Bank Gallery. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Shreveport.

THROUGH APRIL 8: ELLEN SOFFER- PINK SKY: There is a unique intensity of color and an awareness of form throughout her newest works. Experience more than 60 new works by Soffer in the exhibition, “ellen soffer: pink sky,” The exhibition is presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) at artspace at 708 Texas St., Shreveport.

THROUGH MAY 8: “LIFE THROUGH MY LENS”: This captivating exhibit is by student artist Rahel Aksam and are on display in BPCC’s Learning Commons Library inside the John R. McConathy Administration Building. A reception will be held Feb. 22 from 12:30-2 p.m. Hours: Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City.

FEB. 23: C. DALLAS ARTIST RECEPTION: The Korner Lounge will celebrate artist C. Dallas. Like his poetic thesis, he celebrates the human body, particularly the male form, in his paintings. 7-8 p.m. 800 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

FEB. 23-APRIL 8: THE ART OF CHRISTIANE DRIELING: Based on the"Life World Library" series, Christiane has created a series of works focusing on different aspects of how we view our planet, how we feel about it, and how we treat it. Artist talk and reception to be held Thursday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. Central Art Station. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.

FEB. 24-25: “BLOOD AT THE ROOT”: Presented by Grambling alumni and a extension of Excellence Performing Arts. “A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life." Admission: $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Children under 5 years of age will not be permitted. East Bank Theatre. 630 Barksdale Blvd., Shreveport.

FEB. 25: LUMPY GRITS ARTISTRY: 10th birthday season presenting Children’s Theatre Short Stories. 1) “A Cinderella Story,” 2) “Anansi: Lord of Stories,” 3) “Tell me a Tale of Resistance - Black History Tribute.” Tickets $15. For more information, email lumpygritsartistry@gmail.com 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Art Station. 801 Crockett St., Shreveport.


2JOHNS STEAK & SEAFOOD: Live music. Tuesday-Saturday and for Friday lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring local artists such as Winston Hall, Shawn Stroope, Drew Ley and Toni Mundy, The Lovers, Jimmy Wooten and Haley Brooke. 2151 Airline Drive, Bossier City. 318-841-5646.

1931 LOUNGE HORSESHOE CASINO: Live music. Feb. 24, Charlotte’s Web, 8 p.m. - midnight; Feb. 25, Charlotte’s Web, 8 p.m. - midnight; Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 14: Live music every Friday night 7-10 p.m. $5 cover. Every Sunday is trivia/ karaoke starting at 5 p.m.; Feb. 24, Raven, 7-10 p.m.; March 3, Eric Craig, 7-10 p.m. $5, open to the public; March 4, 3rd gumbo/chili cookoff, $10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; March 10, Shotglass, $5 cover from 7-10 p.m.; March 17, St. Patrick Party; March 24, 2 Easy, 7-10 p.m. $5 cover; March 31, The Crowd, 7-10 p.m. $5 cover; 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport. 318 635-8186.

ANTONIO’S ITALIAN: Live music. Every Friday and Saturday night. 4800 Line Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7979. https://www.restaurantji.com/la/shreveport/antonio-s-/

VFW POST 4588: Live music every Saturday night 6:30 -10:30 p.m. $10 cover. 1004 Jeter St., Bossier City. Call 318-752-4588 or 318-655-5274

TIKI BAR: Live music. Monday nights, Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; Feb. 23, Suite Harmony; Feb. 24, Open Mic Comedy; Feb. 25, The Joanitones, 7-11 p.m.; 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 318-868-6355.

THE MARKET: Live music. Feb. 24, Zac Hatton; 10539 Norris Ferry Road, Shreveport. 318-797-4375.

BEAR’S: Live music. 1401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 318-606-4267.

BEAUXJAX CRAFTHOUSE: Live music. 501 Barksdale Blvd, Bossier City. 318-584-7169.

BIG COUNTRY: Live music. Every Thursday is Ladies night; 1003 Gould Drive, Bossier City. 318-584-7218.

CASA JIMADOR: Live music. 4801 Line Ave., Shreveport. 318-754-3885.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE BALLY’S CASINO: DJs Friday and Saturday nights. 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. April 22, Charlotte’s Birthday w/Charlotte’s Web Band, 8 p.m.; 1835 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. 318-752-4140.

COYOTE’S BAR & GRILL: Live music. 1618 Market St., Shreveport. 318-424-0650.

EL POTRILLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: Live music. 6614 Youree Drive, Shreveport. 318-798-0040.

ERNEST’S ORLEANS: Live music from Stephanie Jackson, Feb. 22 & March 1. 1601 N. Spring St., Shreveport. 318-226-1325.

FLYING HEART BREWING & PUB: Live music. 700 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. Call 584-7039.

FRANK’S PIZZA: Live music . 6950 Fern Ave., Shreveport. 318-230-7130.

FROZEN PIROGUE: Live music. March 1, Clay Logan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 2, Cody Cooke, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 7, Seth Bradford, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 8, Clay Logan, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 14, Aidan Johnston, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.; March 15, Braydon Watts, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 21, Derrick McLendon, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; 515 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City. 318-459-6672.

HURRICANE ALLEY: Live music. March 3, Honey, 7-11 p.m.; March 4, Mardi Gras Gone Country, 7 p.m. - midnight; March 9, Flight Delay, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 10, Trent Cowie Band, 7-11 p.m.; March 11, The Huser Brothers w/Darrin Morris Band, 7-11 p.m.; March 16, Stompbox, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; March 18, Almost Legal w/ Slurred Words, 7:30-11 p.m.; 500 Ogilvie St., Bossier City.

KI’ MEXICO: Live music. 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport. 318-861-5941.

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. 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City. 318- 747-2332.

NOBLE SAVAGE Live music. Every Wednesday night playing memories and the blues, 8 p.m.; 417 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-828-2619.

PARADISE THEATER: Live music. 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City. 855-346-2489.

RED RIVER BREWPUB/THE GARAGE: Live music. 310 Mansfield St., Bossier City. 318-317-4110

SAM’S TOWN CASINO: Live music. March 3, Raven, 7-midnight; 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.

SHREVE STATION: Live music. March 3, The Revival with Tyler Read, Shayliff, Leif Shively and special guest, 6 p.m. $20; March 10, Tribute to Jeff Beck from “LBJ” tickets on sale now; March 18, Jo-EL Sonnier plus a tribute to U2, 7 p.m.; March 25, Shreveport 5150 Anniversary Van Halen Tribute, 8 p.m. $15.; 400 Crockett St., Shreveport. 318-489-1605.

THE MARKET: Live music. Feb. 24, Zac Hatton; 10539 Norris Ferry Road, Shreveport. 318-797-4375.

THE MISSING LINK: Live music. 504 Texas St., Shreveport. 318-751-5820.

THE SEVENTH TAP BREWING PROJECT: Live music. Feb. 22, Trivia Night., 6-9 p.m.; Feb. 24, Hali Brown., 6-9 p.m.; 2640 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 318-754-4471.

TIKI BAR: Live music. Monday nights, Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; Feb. 22, DD4; Feb. 23, Suite Harmony; Feb. 24, Open Mic Comedy; Feb. 25, The Joanitones, 7-11 p.m.; 639 E. Kings Hwy., Shreveport. 318-868-6355.

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., Christopher Gates, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; 1207 Shreveport- Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport. 318-869-2422.


MARCH 3: LOUISIANA GRANDSTAND: A night of music live on stage: March 3, Ward Davis. Tickets may be purchased at www.louisianagrandstand.com. WDC, 802 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

FEB. 24 - APRIL 25 : SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM: Feb. 24, Nate Bargatze – The Be Funny Tour, 7-11:30 p.m.; Feb. 25, Royal Comedy 2023, 8-11:30 p.m.; March 9, Tracy + Clay – One Night. Two Icons, 7:30-10 p.m. April 25, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising the Roof Tour, 8 p.m.; For more information, go to www. shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com. 705 Grand Ave., Shreveport.

FEB. 26: MANIA - THE ABBA TRIBUTE: In an exhilarating, two-hour recreation of one of ABBA’s most memorable concerts, "MANIA" brings to life the flamboyance of the ‘70s. This includes all of the uplifting, dance-inducing and sometimes heart-breaking songs from the iconic Swedish band, with fantastic costumes, staging, lighting and effects. 8 p.m. Tickets $24.50 - $85. Box office, 318-226-8555. The Strand. 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 4: SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The renowned violinist William Hagen will perform with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Bruch’s achingly beautiful “Scottish Fantasy,” followed by one of the most beloved symphonies in the repertoire, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Conductor Michael Butterman. Performance time at 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk begins at 6:40 p.m. RiverView Theater. 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport.


WEEKLY ON MONDAYS: SHREVEPORT TOASTMASTERS HYBRID CLUB MEETING: Learn public speaking, leadership, network, self-development, etc. from the oldest club in Louisiana. 12-1 p.m. In-person, third-floor conference room, Beaird Tower, 330 Marshall St., Shreveport. Zoom meeting ID: 868 9338 7810. Passcode: 1234.

FIRST WEDNESDAYS AND SECOND SATURDAYS: THE BRIDGE ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA RESOURCE CENTER: Monthly educational mini-workshops for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Local experts present topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia in a one-hour session. First Wednesday 11 a.m. - noon at The Resource Center, 851 Olive St., Shreveport. First Saturday at 11 a.m. at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport.

EVERY THURSDAY - SATURDAY: LOUISIANA DOWNS QUARTER HORSE RACING: The 2023 Quarter Horse live racing post time will be at 1:35 p.m. each day through April 1 with more racing days in March. Please check the Louisiana Downs website at LaDowns.com/racing for the complete racing schedule and the casino’s Facebook page for upcoming promotions. 8000 E Texas St., Bossier City.

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: SHREVEPORT OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Hybrid meetings: Zoom and in-person at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, 6012 Youree Drive, Shreveport. Meet in the “Seekers Room.” Monday at 7 p.m. Meeting ID: 408 929 232 Password: 385284. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Meeting ID: 492 444 818. Password 797919.

EVERY SUNDAY: BROADMOOR CO-OP: At the Broadmoor Library parking lot every Sunday is a community trade/barter and share a meal. No money changes hands, just trade/bartering with neighbors. Live music. 1-3 p.m. Contact Amy at 318-344-3354. 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

FOURTH FRIDAYS: BROADMOOR FARMERS’ MARKET: At the Broadmoor United Methodist Church parking lot. Best barbecue, handpoured candles, cotton candy, chickens, ducks, bunnies, honey, pottery, plants, produce, spices, baked goods and so much more. 6-8 p.m. Contact Amy at 318-344-3354 or Facebook @ BroadmoorFarmersmarket. 3715 Youree Drive, 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. studio-sanctuaryglassstudio.com.

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.

MONDAYS - THURSDAYS: BOSSIER COUNCIL ON AGING: Bossier’s Council on Aging offers activities for the week. Mondays: paint by number canvas art and yoga. Tuesdays: chair exercise and beanbag baseball. Wednesdays: senior game and yoga. Thursdays: chair exercise and Bingo. For more information, call 318-741-8302. 706 Bearkat Drive, Bossier City.

THROUGH JUNE 4: BE THE ASTRONAUT: The newest temporary exhibit at Sci-Port Discover Center that is scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility that teaches visitors about the concepts, challenges and excitement of spaceflight, through the use of touchscreen stations, artifacts and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. Learn more and purchase tickets at sci-port.org/be-the-astronaut/. 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport.

FEB. 24 - DEC 1: LET’S CHAT AND CHEW SERIES: The YWCA of NWLA Justice Program calendar of events for 2023. Chat and Chew and Dialogue on Race: Feb. 24, March 31, April 4. Spring – Dialogue on Race @ 5:30 p.m.: April 24, May 25, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Aug. 29. Summer – Dialogue on Race @ 5:30 p.m.: Sept. 22, Oct. 10. Fall – Dialogue on Race @ 5:30 p.m.: Oct. 27, Dec. 1. Series time at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 318- 550-4417. 850-B Olive St., Shreveport.

FEB. 25 - APRIL 1: BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA: Feb. 25, Parker McCollum; March 2-5, Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate; April 1, Bert Kreisher; For more information, go to www.info@brooshiregroceryarena.com. 2000 Brookshire Arena Drive, Bossier City.

FEB. 25: EAST BANK MARDI GRAS MARKET AND GOLF CART PARADE: Music, market vendors, food trucks and more. Family friendly. 6-8 p.m. and Golf Cart Parade rolls out at 7 p.m. 615 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City.

MARCH 4: 3RD ANNUAL GUMBO & CHILI COOK OFF: Local celebrity judges will be on hand, and judging will take place between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Call Liz to register your team at 318-635-8186. No entry fee. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Live music. $10 per person and under 10, free. American Legion Post 14. 5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport.

MARCH 11: ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING: Guest speaker is Sarah Hamer, and the topic is “Remembering Miss Willie Grace Johnson, Shreveport Suffragist." From 1-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.altgenealogy.com. Broadmoor Branch Library. 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport.

MARCH 12: HIGHLAND OPEN STUDIO TOURS: Enjoy a New Orleans-style evening art market featuring 20 artists and locally crafted products held in the twinkle-lit courtyard of Eleven Events at 1529 Texas Ave., Shreveport. Entertainment includes poetry readings, dance exhibitions by Gems of Cairo, featured musician, saxophonist De’Lontrell Thomas, and more. Make it a date night. Chef Nimzo DiGrazia – RNL Cookery Corner will be serving award-winning West African-Caribbean-American fusion cuisine. Free entry. Family friendly. For more information, contact Karen LaBeau at 318-286-3846.

MARCH 17-19: CRAWFEST: The annual Crawfest is a three-day festival in historic Betty Virginia Park that celebrates local music, food and retailers. Also a Maker Space with C&C Mercantile and a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas, brunch menu items from participating food vendors and the Battle of the Bloody Marys. One-day, three-day, VIP and Sunday Brunch tickets are on sale at crawfestshreveport.com. 3901 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport.

MARCH 18: 6TH ANNUAL CANE RIVER FILM FESTIVAL: The Resurrection Fern Foundation Inc. presents the international film festival with independent and student filmmakers submitting their films from all over the world. Grand prize: $1,500. For more information, tickets, RSVP and film submissions and guidelines, go to www.caneriverfilmfestival.com. Natchitoches, Louisiana.

MARCH 22-23: FLOWER SHOW: The Shreveport Garden Study Club and the Shreveport Regional Arts Council announce “Celebrate & Pollinate" — free and open to the public — featuring competitive exhibits in floral design, botanical arts and horticulture. Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Open the same hours, The Bee Hive Garden Shop will feature garden and pollinator-themed decorative items, garden gadgets and supplies, books and more. Artspace. 708 Texas St., Shreveport.


FEB. 24-26: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS: Three sibling pigs dream of peace and safety as they build houses of straw, sticks and bricks to keep the Big Bad Wolf at bay. They learn several valuable life lessons along the way. The Wolf’s “huffing and puffing” blows down each house until the pigs finally band together to build a strong, stable house of bricks to protect themselves … et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. That is only where the fun begins in our wacky musical adaptation. Feb. 24 at 4 p.m.; all other performances at 2 p.m. Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre in Building C. Bossier Parish Community College. Tickets $5. Visit the BPCC Theatre Box Office online at https://www.ticketsource.us/bpcc-theatre or call 318-678-6021.

FEB. 23-26 & MARCH 3-5: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS: Shreveport Little Theatre MainStage comedy. Synopsis: When Nick announces that he is moving to Seattle, his four Italian- American grandparents quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from moving. Feb. 23-25 and March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets $23-$25. Call 318-424-4439 or www.ShowTix4U.com. 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

MARCH 2-5: MAC BETH: After school, seven teenage girls convene in an abandoned lot to perform a play. They drop their backpacks, transform their uniforms and dive into “Mac Beth,” a DIY retelling of “Macbeth.” As the girls conjure kings, warriors and witches, Shakespeare’s bloody tale seeps into their reality. Mac Beth recontextualizes a classic text to expose the ferocity of adolescence and the intoxicating power of collective fantasy. March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. March 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at centenary.edu.


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