September 2011
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World Zombie Day
The living dead flock to downtown Shreveport

There's something interesting that happens in Shreveport-Bossier when the weather starts to change. Cooler temperatures and crisp autumn nights seem to inspire zombie-like behavior in some and for a good cause. If you're not familiar with the Shreveport Zombie Walk, it's a canned good and food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. New this year, the Shreveport Zombie Walk will be held in downtown Shreveport, on World Zombie Day, Saturday, October 8, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. starting at the 600 block on Texas Street near the Caddo Courthouse. The event has previously been held at Mall St. Vincent, in Shreveport where upwards of 200 zombies convened to moan, stagger, stare lifelessly into the distance, and donate food to a good cause in 2010. Last year, the event collected more than 800 pounds of food.

Beer festival places local microbrews in limelight

Shreveport Brew Beer is a popular subject in Louisiana. It's a staple at gatherings and get-togethers, sporting events, and festivals. One of Shreveport-Bossier's newest festival offerings is Brew, a premier beer tasting event set to take place 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m., October 15 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. The third annual Brew event will feature live music, food from area restaurants, and sample-size tastings of premium domestic, foreign, and microbrew beers. Perhaps one of the most unique facets of this festival is the local beer brewing groups like the Malt Munching Mash Monsters. These homebrew organizations are becoming more numerous and sought after thanks to their one-of-a-kind selections and this highly anticipated event. Brew is also a fundraiser for the Red River Revel Arts Festival and Mudbug Madness Festival. The Revel is one of the South's largest arts and culture festivals that will take place October 1-8. This year's entertainment includes Louisiana natives Better Than Ezra, country-rock bad boy Colt Ford and up-and-coming blues rock band Whiskey Myers.

Click here to see a Youtube video of last year's Brew event.

Shreveport-Bossier abounds with frightening fun this fall

Oaklawn Cemetery If spooky experiences are what you're looking for this fall, downtown Shreveport is the place to find haunted houses, candlelit tours and ghost stories that will scare even the biggest skeptics. Now until October 22, the Shreve Town Ghost Walk will begin each Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the steps of the Caddo Courthouse (501 Texas Street). Guided by Shreveport native and local story-teller Steve Smith, visitors will hear stories and visit haunted places. The 90-minute excursion covers half a mile and encompasses historic buildings like the Logan Mansion, Municipal Auditorium, Oaklawn Cemetery and other Shreveport spooks. Click here for more information and prices. For more ghostly fun stop by the Corn Maze in Dixie, Scary Central haunted house at the Louisiana Boardwalk and see a performance of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein at the historical Strand Theatre.

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Upcoming Events
PACE 2011 North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Friday, September 16 through Thursday, September 22 @ Robinson Film Center
Taylor Swift "Speak Now" World Tour 2011
Tuesday, September 20 @ CenturyLink Center
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Saturday, September 24 through Thursday, October 27 @ Artspace
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Corn Maze at Country Fun Farms
Sunday, September 25
Miranda Lambert
Thursday, September 29 @ CenturyLink Center
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 8 @ Festival Plaza
4th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk - next to the Caddo Courthouse
Saturday, October 8
Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles"
Friday, October 14 @ Strand Theatre
Saturday, October 15 @ Festival Plaza
Candlelight Halloween Tour
Wednesday, October 19
Young Frankenstein
Thursday, October 20 @ Strand Theatre
The State Fair of Louisiana - 2011
Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, November 13 @ State Fair of Louisiana
2011 Shreveport Classic
Saturday, October 29 @ Independence Stadium
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