The month of February has hearts a-flutter. On top of the endless ways to spend Valentine’s Day, there are incredible cultural arts performances, live music and, of course, a little thing called Mardi Gras to keep you busy in Shreveport-Bossier City. Get inspired for February with a great list of things to do.

Feb. 1

SPORTS Lone Star Brahmas v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

February 2

SPORTS Lone Star Brahmas v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

SPORTS 2019 Eldorado Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding, 8 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

February 7

MUSIC Brothers Osborne, 7:30 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

EVENT Classical Architectural Details of WDC and Downtown Shreveport, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women’s Department Club (WDC), Shreveport

February 8

EVENT Life and Legacies at East Bank Gallery, 6-8 p.m., Bossier Arts Council

EVENT Winter White Affair, 7-11 p.m., Shreveport Convention Center

SPORTS Odessa Jackalopes v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

February 9

SPORTS JLSB King Cake Classic 5K / 10K / Fun Run, 8 a.m., Red River Brewing Company, Shreveport

Bossier Night Market

EVENT Bossier Night Market, 4-9 p.m., Pierre Bossier Mall, Bossier City

The Bossier Night Market returns with more than 200 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks. There is sure to be something for everyone including free admission, free family fun, food and live music at the largest vendor event in the Ark-La-Tex. Choose from market goods, unique food, wood crafts, jewelry, art, jams, fall gifts, jelly, salsa, clothing, vintage ceramics, accessories, spice and seasoning blends, food trucks, metal and stone craft, wreaths, furniture, fruits, vegetables, paintings, decor, skin care, baked goods, candy, handcrafted soap, candles, crochet, home decor, honey, hot coffee, cocoa, kids activities, pet-friendly and much more.

SPORTS Odessa Jackalopes v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

MUSIC An Even Bigger Millennial Party, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., Strange Brew, Shreveport

February 14

EVENT Funny as ish Comedy Tour, 7 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Comedian and actor Mike Epps brings the “Funny as ish Comedy Tour” to Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport. Accompanying Epps is special guest host Sommore, Earthquake, and DC Young Fly. To purchase tickets visit www.shreveportmunicipalauditorium.com.

Cirque du Soleil

EVENT Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, 7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown, and this show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Cirque Du Soleil Corteo will take place at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.

February 15

EVENT Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

EVENT Krewe de Les Femmes, 6:30 p.m., Diamond Jacks Casino and Hotel, Bossier City

SPORTS Amarillo Bulls v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

MUSIC Scotty McCreery, 8 p.m., The Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, Bossier City

February 16

EVENT Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m., Women’s Department Club, Shreveport

EVENT Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

SPORTS Amarillo Bulls v. Shreveport Mudbugs, 7 p.m., George’s Pond Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport

MUSIC LEGACY: Exhile, 8 p.m., Margaritaville Resort Casino, Bossier City

February 17

EVENT Cirque Du Soleil Corteo, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., CenturyLink Center, Bossier City

EVENT PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure, 6-8 p.m., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure follows the story of three kids crossing their backyard to attend a friend’s birthday party. It becomes an unexpected adventure when the group gets shrunk to the size of grasshoppers. Will they solve all the really big, tiny challenges and grow full-size in time for the birthday fun? Audiences will find out at PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure. 

MUSIC Tracy Byrd, 8 p.m., Diamond Jacks Casino and Hotel, Bossier City

Tracy Byrd has always been something of a maverick. In an industry where careers are often decided in committee, Byrd has always held fast to his own creative vision and has never been afraid to take the road less traveled. Come see this country artist perform hits from his self-released 2016 album All American Texan live at DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City.

February 22

EVENT Krewe of Centaur Float Loading Party, 5:30- 9 p.m., Krewe of Centaur Den (351 Aero Drive), Shreveport

MUSIC R&B Super Jam, 8 p.m., CenturyLink Center in Bossier City.

Featuring special guest performers Tyrese, Avant, Ginuwine, Donell Jones and 702. Tickets can be purchased here.

February 23

EVENT Buds and Blooms, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 903 Broadway, Minden, LA

EVENT Red River Mardi Gras Bash, 1 p.m., Lake Street at Clyde Fant Parkway, downtown Shreveport

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will host the 13th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash in downtown Shreveport during the Krewe of Centaur parade. The party starts at 1p.m. Attendees will enjoy a front row experience to the Krewe of Centaur parade – one of the largest Mardi Gras parades in Louisiana. The climate-controlled party tent is located along the riverfront, and tickets to the bash include live entertainment, savory Cajun and Creole food, king cake, a commemorative Mardi Gras bead and t-shirt, and several hands-on experiences. 

EVENT Krewe of Centaur Parade, 4:30 p.m., Starts on Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport

The Krewe of Centaur is one of the largest parading krewes in Louisiana, and its giant, colorful parade is a must-see. The parade will begin, rain or shine, at 4:30 p.m. on Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport. The massive parade proceeds south along Clyde Fant Parkway from downtown Shreveport, turns right onto Shreveport-Barksdale Highway and ends in the Broadmoor neighborhood at East Kings Highway Park (the Duck Pond).  

Michael Bolton

MUSIC Michael Bolton, 8 p.m., The Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, Bossier City

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter who topped the charts with the classic hits When a Man Loves a Woman, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, How Can We Be Lovers and Love is A Wonderful Thing. Eight of Bolton’s studio albums ranked in the top 10, with a total of nine No.1 hits. He has sold more than 65 million records worldwide, and he is the winner of two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times) and six American Music Awards. Don’t miss this chance to see him perform at the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Bossier City.  

February 24

EVENT Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade, 12-4 p.m., Reeves Marine, Bossier City

The annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux pet parade will take place at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive in Bossier City. Bring your pets, children and all your family and friends. Parade day activities, including the judging of registered pets for prizes in categories such as Best Dressed, Best Float, Best Interpretation of Theme and Pet/Owner Lookalike, will begin at 1 p.m. The parade typically rolls at 3 p.m.  

SHOPPING The Collective: Girl Boss Edition, 4-8 p.m., Strange Brew in Shreveport

THE COLLECTIVE is an every other month curated lifestyle pop-up by Vessel Vintage and Strange Brew. From vintage threads to home decor, body products and more, we aim to bring you a local slice of the Ark-La-Tex in a fresh, fun way. This month features Caddo Candle Co. This Old Thing Tiffany Lee Pennywell Elijah Asher Naturals and Vintage Vixen.


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