See the new The Color Purple and get context on the emotions it creates. Play in the ‘sno’ one last time at artspace and make plans for both ringing in the New Year and brunch afterwards. It’s time for a little bit of Old Lang Syne in our #CoolDowntown.

1. The new The Color Purple movie at Robinson Film Center deals with a gamut of emotions, including grief, trauma, and loss. Friday night Certified Trauma Professional Latoya Randall will intro the movie and then talk afterward about ways to deal with issues that we will all, at some point, face. It’s all about how to survive difficult times.  When: Fri. Dec. 29, 7 pm. Where: 617 Texas St. Cost: $8.50/$10.50. Info:

2With the change in the weather, might we see snow? We’re unsure, but you can definitely see SnoGlo at artspace through Saturday! Catch these ephemeral snowflakes quickly, because like the real thing, they will be gone in the twinkle of an eye. When: through Sat., Dec. 30.  Where:  artspace, 708 Texas St. Cost: Free. Info: FB/artspace shreveport

3. So many celebrations, so little time. Let’s start with The Noble Savage which is planning live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights! On New Year’s Eve, enjoy food, beverages, and the sounds of 10 Degrees Down to help you ring in the New Year. When: Fri. -Sunday. Music begins at 8 pm. Where: The Noble Savage, 417 Texas St. Cost: Free cover. Info: FB/the noble savage shreveport

4. Travel next to Lake Street Bar for New Year’s 2024 at The Lake. There will be seven amazing musical performers including Q Major, Edi Ki, and Mack Swans. Drinks will abound and good tidings will, too. When: Sun, Dec. 31, 10 pm- 1 am. Where: Lake St. Bar, 335 Lake St. Cost: Various. Info: FB/lake street bar

5. If you need to walk it off on New Year’s Day, do it with friends at the Hair of the Dog Brunch at Fatty Arbuckles in the Red River District. It’s a low key event and you’re invited to wear the clothes you went out in Sunday night and grab a breakfast and a mimosa, too.  When: Monday, Jan. 1, noon. Where: Red River District. Cost: What you buy. Info: FB/hair of the dog brunch