Escape rooms and stand-up comics are what's happening in Shreveport and Bossier this weekend

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Now that school is back in session, making the most of your weekends is even more important. Check out everything going on in Shreveport and Bossier City including a pop-up escape room and a stand-up comedian at the Strand.

Friday, August 12

Comedian Brian Regan
Comedian Brian Regan
  • Comedian Brian Regan at the Strand Theatre - Known as one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling him "the funniest stand-up alive." Regan is bringing his non-stop theater tour to the Strand located at 619 Louisiana Ave. in Shreveport. For more information including how to purchase tickets, visit the Strand Theatre website.

  • The Artwork of Leah Welch Opening Reception at the Bossier Arts Council - Artist Leah Welch says she is still trying to find her artistic style and meaning. What she does know is that she loves to paint beautiful things like architecture, people and nature that she finds herself surrounded by using mediums like watercolor, oil and photography. The reception will be from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council located at 630 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City.

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Saturday, August 13

AirBnb experiences
AirBnb experiences
  • Pop-Up Escape room by Revelation Escapes - This faith-based escape room experience is for both the escape room enthusiast and beginners in a race against the clock to solve the puzzles, clues and objectives to escape. To register and purchase tickets, visit the Revelation Escapes website. The event will take place from 6 - 7 p.m. and is located at 4000 Viking Dr. in Bossier City.

  • Cumberland Community Back 2 School Block Party - This free event is for the whole family with a day of bounce houses, games, face painting, free snow cones and hot dogs and more. Celebrate the end of summer from 10 a.m. - Noon at 1000 Traffic St. in Bossier City.

Sunday, August 14

Artipsy's RB Paint and Sip and Wine & Whiskey Paint
Artipsy's RB Paint and Sip and Wine & Whiskey Paint
  • Open Paint with Bottomless Mimosas & Charcuterie at Artipsy - Get creative with bottomless mimosas and a personal charcuterie board. The session is $50 and includes all painting supplies, the mimosas and charcuterie board. Open Paint will be from Noon - 2 p.m. at Artipsy located at 450 Clyde Fant Pkwy Suite 600 in Shreveport.

  • Celebration of Life for Lewis Kalmbach at Big Sun Studios - There will be a memorial held to celebrate the life of late Shreveport artist Lewis Kalmbach. This is a come-and-go event with valet parking available. In memory of Lewis, any donations can be sent to The Philadelphia Center or Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The Celebration of Life will be from 2 - 6 p.m. at Big Sun Studios located at 619 Edwards St. in Shreveport.

Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at 

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