See the places and spaces of Shreveport Common through the eyes of artists, become one yourself at an acrylic pour session with beer, to boot. Laugh in the face of the Apocalypse with a quirky new comedy, dance to the sounds of The Joanitones and practice your pirate ‘ARGHHH’ to be ready for the coming mutiny. #CoolDowntown, where your blade be wet and your powder, dry.

A part of downtown known as Shreveport Common is home to an amazing number of remarkable buildings, interesting history, and lively legends. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council asked local artists to create their interpretation of those places and spaces in an exhibit called Faces of Shreveport Common. See how artists represent everything from Antioch Baptist Church to the beloved B’nai Zion Temple. When: exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am- 5 pm, other hours by appointment. Where: Central ARTstation, 801 Crockett St. Cost: Free. Info: 318-673-6500.Who WOULDN’T love to leave phones and social media behind for an idyllic weekend in the woods? It just so happens the weekend Su and Jack unplug is the same weekend that aliens attack in this hilarious Sundance Film Festival premiere called Save Yourselves. The review ‘Delightful from start to Apocalypse’ pretty much says it all. When: starts Friday, Oct. 2, various times. Where: Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas St. Cost: $7.50/$8.50. Info here. 

It’s a mutiny, maties, at the Shreveport A-scare-ium. Join in the mutiny, either before or after dark and fight off skeletal pirates and avenging ne’er do wells, shipwrecks and even the legendary monster of the deep, the Kraken. Mutiny: The Haunted Pirate Adventure starts with chills but ends with pirate booty! Where: Shreveport Aquarium, 601 Clyde Fant Parkway.  When: Oct.1-31, various times. Cost: From free to $20. Info here.

Good things come to those who wait, and we know that’s true because The Joanitones are back! Led by the big voice of petite dynamo Joanie Nerrittig, the Louisiana Music Prize finalists will have you happy to finally have them – and their music- playing again. When: Sat., Oct. 3, 6 pm. Where: Red River Brewpub, 1200 Marshall St. Cost: Free admission. Food & beverage available for purchase. Info here.

Is there an artist lurking just below your surface? Express yourself at Acrylic Pouring with ColorHype TXK and see if your creative juices flow. Luckily, beer WILL be flowing, and that could help the process, too! When: Sun. Oct. 4, 2 pm. Where: Red River Brewpub, 1200 Marshall St. Cost: $45 (supplies for two). Info here.