Saturday, June 26
Stromile Swift and the Swift Foundation will present a Celebrity Weekend raising awareness for individuals struggling with kidney-related issues.
The weekend kicked off Friday evening with a Mary-thon, named in honor of Swift's mother, Mary, who died of kidney disease.
Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, the Foundation will hold the Stro Show Basketball Clinic for ages 5-17.
On Sunday, June 27th, from 4 pm to 8 pm, they will host Swift Family Fun Day at Party Central in Bossier. There will be autograph signing, live music, games, praise dancers and more.
Cupcake eatery to raise money for Gulf Coast
A Bossier City cupcake bakery will have a fundraiser today (Saturday) for Gulf Coast restoration efforts and oil spill response.
"Cupcakes for the Coast" is set for 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Buttercup Cupcakes at Villaggio, 1115 Villaggio Blvd.
The gross amount from the sale of the cupcakes, which have been featured in People magazine, will go to the America's WETLAND Foundation to buy plants needed to rebuilt coastal marshes.
Call (318) 658-9908 for more information.
Friday, June 25
As we close out the month of June, the last weekend provide only a few entertainment offerings.
-- Support a good cause by participating in the MARYTHON, held by the Swift Foundation. For more info on this and other events the foundation is holding this weekend, go HERE.
-- Enjoy food and fun at the BIJOU's Soul Food Happy Hour from 6 pm to 9 pm ...
-- Check out the CAPTAINS playing at Fairgrounds Field ....
-- or You can go check out the Gospel Play "DEFINITION OF A REAL MAN" (presented by Praise Temple) at Riverview Theater ...
-- Catch the last weekend of the GOLDEN AGE JAZZ EXHIBITION featuring photos of famous people from the Jazz Era
-- Enjoy some great food and support a good cause at the GENTLEMEN'S COOKING CLASSIC ...
-- Check out some Mixed Martial Arts fighting at the Municipal Auditorium, hosted by Team 3:16 (go HERE for more info).
-- Ladies of AKA and brothers of A-Phi-A (and those who love them, lol) can mix and mingle at the ICE & IVY event at Bijou.
--- and Collegiates & The Young and Sexy can go party at the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE event held at Even Stevens.
-- You can Join other local residents at the GATES WATCH PARTY being held at the Robinson Film Center. The Gates is a new sci-fi TV series that was filmed right here in the SBC ... so you may see some familiar faces!!! ... Go HERE for more info.
AND CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE EVENT ALERTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND ... BE SAFE OUT THERE EVERYONE!!!!
Wednesday, June 23
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents the Synchronized Solidarity Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bill Cockrell Recreation Center, 4109 Pines Road, Shreveport. Registration is from 9:30 to 9:40 a.m. followed by a warm-up at 9:45 a.m.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. and is designed to promote emotional, spiritual and physical healing. Participants are invited to take part in the walk or visit with on-site health care professionals.
Suggested attire for Sorors: an Alpha Kappa Alpha T-shirt, preferably in pink.
Sheriff's Office to Offer Free Firearms Course
The Caddo Parish sheriff's office will offer a free men's firearms course July 23 and 24.
The class will be taught from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 23 at the Caddo Correctional Center, 1101 Forum Drive in Shreveport, and 8 a.m. to noon July 24 at the Sheriff's Training Academy, 15639 Highway 1 south.
Participants will learn how to shoot and safely clean a firearm on the first day.
They'll receive individual instruction on the firing range from POST-certified deputies on the second day.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own weapon on the second day or one will be provided to them. They are asked not to bring a weapon to the class July 23.
Pre-registration is required by calling (318) 681-0875 by July 9.
Friday, June 18
I've had so much going on this week, I ALMOST forgot to post the WEEKEND HAPZ!!! What was I thinking? I can't disappoint those desperately looking for things to do this weekend in the SBC ...
But since I'm pressed for time, I'll do the short/condensed version and update the REST of the weekend later :)
Really the only place to be is the LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL FESTIVAL at Festival Plaza.
There are over two dozen acts performing on both stages. R&B, Old School, Jazz, Zydeco, Rap/Hip Hop are all a part of tonights shows as the SBC celebrates Black Music Month (and Juneteenth).
My personal friends The UnderDogs (Billy Broadway & DT), KFK (a hot singer ... and I mean hot in both ways lol), Smuve & EK (the modern-day OutKast), 1st Class Ent. Group (what up Dom!) and Bulletproof ... will be performing on the SECOND stage between 7 and 10 pm with a LOT of other artists in between. Admission is only $5 tonight ... but get there early!!!
To see get more info on the festival and ALL the acts performing this weekend, go HERE.
NOT IN THE MOOD FOR FESTIVAL PLAZA???
Although BIJOU has cancelled the DWELE concert, they're still offering you a great evening out ... They'll still host the SOUL FOOD HAPPY HOUR (which starts at 6 pm) but will extend it to 11 pm!!! Go get some great FREE FOOD and FREE DRINKS (you call it) between 9 and 11 pm!!!!
FREE FOOD and DRINK??? Plus some A/C??? lol ... If I wasn't going to support my fam, I'd be there!!! But have fun for me!!! :)
ON SATURDAY ....
Of course the Let The Good Times Roll Festival continues Saturday night ... with great bands on the Mainstage and both national & local acts on Stage 2. Go HERE to see the itinerary for Saturday AND Sunday performances.
- Go check out PURPLE RAIN at the Robinson Film Center. One night only, one showing ... at 10 pm. The RFC is celebrating Black Music Month by showing Black music royalty on the Big Screen. Go enjoy the movie the way it's supposed to be watched!!! For ticket info, go HERE.
- For the college crowd and Greeks, head over to SUSLA tonight for ANIMAL PLANET, hosted by the Alphas and Crowdpleaser Ent. The party starts at 10:06 pm in the Gym. Go HERE for more info.
- Also partying tonight, the Marche' Group! They're hosting the RE-MIXER event ... taking their popular mixers back to the basics ... The smaller, more intimate event will take place at BIJOU, beginning at 9 pm ... and will feature live music by Melodic Bridge. Go HERE for more details.
FOR OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST GOING ON THIS WEEKEND IN THE SBC, Go HERE.
HAVE A SAFE, FUN WEEKEND PEOPLE!!! :-)
Wednesday, June 16
On FRIDAY, singer/songwriter/producer DWELE will be hitting the stage at Bijou for a one-night only performance (and a rare appearance by any such artist in the SBC).
The chocolate crooner will start his show around 11 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, and available at Lil J's, Lakeshore All Around Sounds and Bijou. Admission is $15 at the door.
Come out and PACK the place so we can have MORE artists like this!!!!
Called The RE-MIXER, the event will happen on a smaller scale at a smaller venue but still have a hot DJ, plenty of drinks (and food) and live music by Melodic Bridge.
Tickets are available at Bos-Man's Barber World, Phazes Salon and Vernon's Barber Shop (Bossier). Doors open at 9 pm.
THIS IS ONE WEEKEND YOU CAN'T CLAIM THERE'S NOTHING TO DO AT BIJOU (or in the SBC as a whole!!!! :-) SO GET OUT AND ENJOY!!!
.... AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN THE SBC!!!
Friday, June 11
Mingles is always popping on Friday night, so you may want to check that out (after work of course). But remember it closes at 12 am, so get there early! :-)
Tonight BIJOU is hosting it's SOUL FOOD HAPPY HOUR (beginning at 6 pm) and tomorrow they host the SEXY AND THE CITY SATURDAYS (featuring specials on wines and frozen drinks .. $2 ladies!!!).
Some other events you may be interested in:
- Enjoy some fun on the water at the 19th ANNUAL CROSS LAKE FLOATILLA.
- View some gorgeous houses during the PARADE OF HOMES.
- Support a local dance center, while enjoying the talent of its students at the IT'S THE GOD IN ME Recital (CDC).
- See the BATTLEWINGS in action at the CenturyTel Center.
- And On Sunday ... The LOUISIANA GO DJs are having a Family and Friends Day featuring a GO DJ Flag Football game!!! Go HERE for more info.
.... If you want to see all the city has to offer this weekend, go to www.shreveportbossierfunguide.com .... HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!
Friday, June 4
A post-holiday weekend is usually pretty quiet, but it looks like summer entertainment has officially begun! With the start of BLACK MUSIC MONTH, there are a lot of LIVE music offerings in the coming weeks, including this weekend ... Check It Out:
5:30 pm - CRAWFISH BOIL/FIRST FRIDAY @ GiGi's ... Get your fill of mudbugs and music at the First Friday CRAWFISH BOIL at GIGI's Live music provided by MELODIC BRIDGE (featuring LJai).
6 pm - SOUL FOOD HAPPY HOUR ... Free food and NO COVER until 9 pm (cover charged after that but ages 30 and up get in half price!)
7 pm - FRIDAY NIGHTS @ Mingles ... Tonight, FRONT COVER f/ Mark Scroggins will be the featured band. The party ends at midnight so get there early and have a good time!!!
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST:
- AUDITIONS: for artists wanting to perform at the Let the Good Times Roll Festival (held tonight and tomorrow night at SUSLA) ... Go HERE for more info.
- FAITHFUL FELLOWSHIP: Fresh Start Ministries is hosting THE MOVEMENT tonight, a night of praise and worship for all ages. Get the info on this event HERE.
- MOVIE MANIA: You can go see "Liar, Liar" at Riverview Park as part of Movies & Moonbeams ... or you can go see "Fried Green Tomatoes" at the RFC.
- At night you can go see BABIES at the RFC, indulge in SEX AND THE CITY SATURDAY (and Military Night) at Bijou or go enjoy America's favorite pasttime watching the CAPTAINS at Fairgroundds Field as they honor the Negro Baseball League.
WHATEVER U DO, HAVE A SAFE AND FUN WEEKEND!!!!
Wednesday, June 2
AROUND THE SBC - Is in the process of revamping and getting a new look, as is the Mahogani Media website. By AUGUST 2010 you will see a hotter new look as well as more frequent posts on both. I (Mahogani) will also be re-surfacing my personal blog ... so be on the look out for excerpts and posts from there.
MAHOGANI MEDIA ... is still a driving force in local, independent media. Along with this blog, we have our artist representation group called S.T.A.R., the freelance writing and photography gigs, upcoming novels, event planning/promotions, music promotions, etc. MM is a full-service movement and you'll be seeing a LOT more this summer/year ... so keep your eyes open! :-)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH -- Starting next week you'll see posts here on ATSBC celebrating Black music, including posts about both major and indepedent artists. I'll be doing spotlights again, as we did last year, and later this month we'll begin introducing:
The HOT 100 -- is a list of movers and shakers who influence Black entertainment and the cultures of music, fashion/beauty and other artistic expressions. These are people you'll see a lot of/from in the coming years so make sure you tune in ... I'll be posting everyday through the month of August, beginning June 7th.
So there's a LOT to look forward to!!! And we're always looking for contributors: writers, photographers, promoters who want their events covered. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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