- Highland Jazz & Blues Festival Saturday, Sept. 19, 12-5 p.m.
- Highland Open Studio Tour Sundays Sunday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Stan "The Record Man" Lewis Retrospective Exhibition Now thru Friday, Oct. 30
- A Better Shreveport
- Beard & Barrel
- Debbie Hollis: Art, Politics and Equal Rights in Louisiana
- Focused Linz
- Go Greenly
- Heliopolis SBC
- Kathryn Usher's American South iPhoneography
- KSCL 91.3 FM
- Louisiana Eats! with Poppy Tooker
- Loving This Life Jada
- Moonbot Studios
- Port City Food
- Sarah to Shreveport
- Shreveport Songs
- Speederson: Bikes. Beer. Bald. Beard. Beer.
- The Sci-Port Blogger
- The Weekend Show Podcast
- Twang Darkly
Have a Muffy with Santa and Win Free Stuff
To make it easier for locals and visitors alike to share in holiday celebrations ranging from parades and festivals to shopping extravaganzas and live music events, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has published The Holly Jolly Handbook (view a .PDF here). It’s a colorful, pocket-sized compendium listing every holiday event and holiday-related attraction in one brochure.
To celebrate the release of the handbook, we’re taking Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus out to lunch at Fertitta’s Deli, 12-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. As a small reward for reading 20×49.com, we’d like to let you in on a little secret: If you’re among the first 10 people to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Fertitta’s by saying “Fa-la-la-Louisiana,” you’ll be able to reach into Santa’s gift bag and pull out a gift certificate to an awesome local business. These gift certificates, by the way, are not small. They include a $50 gift certificate to Superior’s Steakhouse, two $25 gift certificates to The Enchanted Garden, two $25 gift certificates to Plato’s Closet, $25 in Film Center Bucks from the Robinson Film Center, as well as valuable gift certificates from Holiday Lanes, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, Spirit of the Red River Cruise and many more. You can also pick up hot-off-the-press copies of The Holly Jolly Handbook.
As an added bonus, consider staying for lunch at Shreveport’s oldest continually-operated restaurant, Fertitta’s Delicatessen. Located at 1124 Fairfield Avenue – just on the edge of downtown Shreveport – Fertitta’s is the only family-owned restaurant in Louisiana to be listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. If you’ve never been to Fertitta’s Deli, may I suggest a Muffy (it’s a muffuletta for one) and some of Ms. Agatha’s incredible mint iced tea.
Thanks, again, for reading 20×49.com! Look for another give-away involving Santa Claus and 20×49.com as the holidays approach.