7 fun things this weekend: May 12-14

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - If you love music and festivals, this is the premiere weekend in May! Find more in our Spring Festival Guide and our May Concerts page.


Rodney Carrington

7 p.m. - Paradise Theater at Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City (Also on Saturday)

The Texas-sized down-home humor returns to Bossier City for two shows featuring great comedy.

Majestic Jazz

8 p.m. - 1923 Banana Club, 223 E. Front St., Texarkana, Ark

Candace Taylor and the Majestic All Star Band performs where you will not only hear great music but also experience what it is like in a 1920′s speakeasy.


50th Annual Shreveport Bossier City Bonsai Show

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd.)

This show features trees grown and groomed by the members of the Shreveport Bossier City Bonsai Society. It is free and open to the public with demonstrations and a Q&A session.

Texarkana Dragon Boat Festival

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bringle Lake Park, Texarkana

Teams of 20 paddlers compete in 46 foot long boats to see who can make it to the finish line the fastest.

Boyz II Men

7:30 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Tracing their roots all the way back to the mid 1980s, Boyz II Men have been one of the biggest acts to come out of Philadelphia. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the greatest hits of this acapella R&B group right before Mother’s Day. Read more about it here.


Mother’s Day Tea Party

10 a.m. | Grand Ecore Visitor Center, 106 Tauzin Island Rd., Natchitoches

Bring Mom out for a spot of tea (Iced and hot tea) with a spectacular view. Treats and fun for the whole family.

Stuffed Shrimp Festival

11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport

Shreveport is the home of Stuffed Shrimp and it’s time to eat a bunch of Shrimp. The kids will enjoy the Stuffed Shrimpland (kids play area).

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.