It’s the beginning of September, Shreveport and the fall weather is so close we can almost feel it. Despite the remnants of the summer heat, Starbucks has officially launched its annual pumpkin spice latte and the city is abuzz with all kinds of news and entertainment events.
From saying goodbye to one beloved downtown chef and welcoming another to celebrating a popular streaming service’s birthday and finally meeting all of the Prize Fest finalists, here’s what you may have missed in entertainment this week.
Last week, the highly anticipated Pepito XO @artspace had a soft opening, welcoming the community to downtown Shreveport’s newest venue. This week we talked to Pepito himself about this new company and what his hopes are for this association with artspace.
In other sadder food-related news: Beloved chef Tootie Morrison has officially left Abby Singer’s Bistro after a decade in the RFC kitchen.
Happy birthday Netflix!
It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since the main streaming platform was formed. In its early years, subscribers received DVDs in the mail instead of spending hours on the couch binge-watching content created by the platform itself. To celebrate, here’s a list of all the movies shot in Shreveport that are currently available to stream on Netflix.
Speaking of Netflix, there’s a new limited series that hit the popular streaming service last week based on Shreveport native Bill Joyce’s 2016 novel “Ollie’s Odyssey.”
And lastly, if you have a teen interested in getting involved in the film industry, the Robinson Film Center has a great program they can sign up for and enrollment is officially open!
eyes on the prize
The most anticipated event of the year, Prize Fest, is just around the corner and for the last few weeks, the Prize Foundation has been announcing the finalists in the different categories. In case you missed any of their announcements or our coverage of them, here are all the finalists in each category in one easy-to-find place.
Now that you’ve seen who’s been announced for the 2022 Louisiana Food Prize, meet the chefs battling it out for the coveted Golden Fork!
There is one prize category that does not take place at Prize Fest in October and that is the Startup prize! This special category puts the spotlight on entrepreneurs working to improve the healthcare industry. Take a look at the two 2022 winners announced last weekend.
It’s showtime in Shreveport!
With so many great venues in Shreveport and Bossier City, it’s no wonder there are so many amazing concerts and shows coming up that you won’t want to miss.
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 [email protected]