As the holiday weekend approaches, we are rolling out a series of enchanted evenings. Enjoy black, white and glamour, go for gore or enjoy the theatrical joy of yesteryear. Find out why local artists are some of the best in the country and hear stories about how they create. Easter is on its way to our #CoolDowntown.

1. Dress in black/white glamor for Rho Omega Black White Brunch After Dark. Enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the chance to see and be seen in one of the most beautiful settings downtown. When: Friday, April 15, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Where: Shreveport Aquarium/Riverview Park, 601 Clyde Fant Parkway. Cost: $25/$65. Info: Eventbrite/Black White Brunch After Dark

Friday Night Freak-Out

2. Kick off your holiday weekend with a healthy dose of over-the-top horror/comedy at Friday Freak Out: Studio 666. The band Foo Fighters go horrific camp when efforts to overcome writer’s block on their new album lead to demonic possession. Get ready before you watch with the new drink from Abby Singer’s Bistro. When: Friday, April 15, 10 p.m. Where: Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. Cost: $8.50/$10.50. Info:

Q&A with Neil Johnson

3. Get a glimpse of Saturday’s creativity through the camera lens as acclaimed local photographer Neil Johnson shares details of his latest exhibition. Opposites Abstract- the Lens of Neil Johnson, is a journey through his latest body of work. This Q&A with Neil is an opportunity to ask him questions of the sublime: “Does God speak to you in your work? to the banal “Which f-stop is best for bluish morning fog?” Learn from the artist! When: Saturday, April 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: Big Sun Studios, 619 Edwards St. Cost: Free. Info: Fb/big sun studios

Art space shows

4. You may have missed the opening reception, but no reason to miss the ongoing exhibits on the walls (and floor and pedestals) of artspace! Contemporary pieces by Parker Turner make up Breaching the Surface, while works by Julie Glass and Sherry Tamburo show you brazen spirit. The works are colorful, creative, inventive, everything you expect from great art. When: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: artspace, 708 Texas St. Cost: Free. Info: Facebook/artspaceshreveport

South Pacific

5. It’s never a good time for the singing, dancing and general joy of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The incredible South Pacific ran on Broadway for 1,925 performances and for one night only, it will be at the grand Strand Theatre. It will most certainly be “Some Enchanted Evening” as you enjoy a piece that has been a hit since 1949! When: Thursday, April 21, 8 p.m. Where: The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave. Cost: $25/$82. Info:


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