Be a movie mogul at your own personal screening, enjoy eclectic breakfast offerings, share a meal with an amphibian, toss a bag of corn for fame and fortune and say hello with haiku.  You, too, can be poet who didn’t know it in our #CoolDowntown

COVID has changed our outlook, but a personal movie night with friends in a theater with a huge screen, popcorn and drinks still sounds like a fun idea! Robinson Film Center is offering a limited-edition opportunity for you to book a Private Rental Movie Party in the Kennedy Theater. You can invite 10 people who will have the WHOLE theater in which to social distance! You bring a movie; they provide the concessions. Where: 617 Texas St.  When: Starting Aug. 14. Cost: $200. Info: or 318- 459-4113.

We have a tip to keep your most important meal of the day from being the most boring. A Breakfast Downtown can start things off right! Tuck into a giant burrito filled with potatoes, Chorizo and green peppers with a side of cinnamon sugar Mexican Churros at Parish Taceaux, wash your giant breakfast BLT down with a specialty coffee drink at Rhino Coffee Downtown, or enjoy a host of tasty options including chicken and pancakes at Retro Down Town Café. When: Mon.- Sat., almost anytime. Where: Downtown Shreveport. Cost: Various. Info: on breakfast

Pet a Jellyfish, feed a Stingray. The Shreveport Aquarium has multiple opportunities for you and yours to get up close and personal with marine flora and fauna. Buy a $5 cup of fish kibble and the ‘rays will love you (at least until it’s gone). While there, say hello to Darla, their albino snapping turtle. When: Seven days a week. Where: 601 Clyde Fant Parkway. Cost: Various. Info:

It’s time for the Red River Cornhole Tournament at Red River Brewpub. Find a partner and let the bags fly this Saturday and you may be crowned King Cornhole (or something similar). In addition to the fame, you can win money, too, because $1000 is up for grabs. Come participate in, or just watch, the action! When: Sat., Aug. 22 1 pm-until. Where: 1200 Marshall St. Cost: $50 per team. Info: Fb/red river brewpub

Got some poetry or prose to share? Poetic Sundays at Caddo Common is offering the mic this week to aspiring wordsmiths and musicians at Poetic Sundays Open Mic Night. Enjoy the great outdoors as the words flow. When: Sun., Aug. 23, 7-8:30 pm. Where: Caddo Common Park, 869 Texas Ave. Cost: Free. Info: Fb/poetic sundays