Best Bets for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022


This week’s best bets on arts, entertainment and more.

events

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk takes place Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., all meet at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are available from Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 or more. Info: facebook.com/hauntedtexarkana.

TexRep presents “9 to 5: The Musical” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Stilwell Theater on the Texarkana College campus. Admission is free for members, or $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, or $5 for Texarkana College students. About: 903-831-7827 or texrep.org.

The Texarkana Museums System is hosting its 5th Annual Recipe Exchange Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PJ Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas. The theme is “Canned Goodies”. Admission is a recipe for sharing, registration is recommended. Info: 903-793-4831 or TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events.

Greater Texarkana Young Professionals present “Destination Downtown” beginning Friday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m. at 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info: facebook.com/greatertxkyoungpros.

The Jeans & Bling 2022 fundraising event will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. The event will include a lip-synching contest, silent auction, BBQ dinner, live music and dancing. All proceeds go to the local hospice center. Info: 903-794-4263 or hospiceoftexarkana.org/jeans-and-bling.

Run The Rail Marathon and Half-Marathon will be held at 7:00 am on Saturday, October 8 at #1 Trail Head Park Plaza, New Boston, Texas. Info: facebook.com/runtherailhalfmarathon.

A cosplay crawl costume contest and bar hopping begins Saturday, October 8th at 6pm in the Railyard Saloon and leads to various bars. Costume required, minimum age 21 years. The information: [email protected]

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, will host the Temple Memorial Pediatric Center 3rd Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, October 9, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Throwing begins at 1 p.m. Two-person teams are $60 with prior registration and payment, through Temple. Cash prizes for the top three finishers. UPCOMING: MicroMania Midget Wrestling from 8pm to 10pm Friday, October 21st. Admission is at 6 p.m. From 18 years. Advance tickets $20, $40 for ring, $250 for table (eight tickets), with $180 guest referee package, cost more on the day of the show. Info: micromaniatour.com.

Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, is hosting a fall market on Sunday, October 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Local vendors, raffles and more. About: 903-796-9355 ext. 1087.

The 2022 Writers’ Meeting will be held on Friday, October 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Circle J Cowboy Church, 6912 Blackman Ferry Rd., Texarkana, Arkansas. There’s a charity dinner, speakers, live auction, kids’ corner, free refreshments and door prizes. Info: meetingofauthors.com.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Registration and Dealer Fair opens at 8:00am, with an Opening Ceremony and Pledge Garden at 9:00am and the walking tour begins at 9:30am

The Second Annual Katina R. Levingston Breast Cancer Race will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Texarkana A&M University-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. One Mile Fun Walk, 5K Walk and Sleep-in Events for $25 and a 5K Run for $35. Info: www.toughkookie.org.

The Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club’s first annual car show will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind On The Border and Reggie’s Burgers on St. Michael Drive. Setup and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. $25 vehicle admission fee available at 903-824-4619 or [email protected] 50/50 pot, hourly door prizes and over 80 cars on display.

Farmers Bank & Trust presents Main Street Oktoberfest On The Line on Saturday 15th October at 11am. Live performance by Grammy Award-winning polka band Brave Combo, exclusive beer garden with tasting, gourmet hot dogs, sauerkraut and mustard, local vendors, German Auto Show, and a preschool area. Children up to 12 years have free entry.

VFW Post 5873, 27 Private Road, New Boston, Texas is hosting “Girls Night Out The Show” on Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Meet and greet after the show. Only from 21 years, admission from 7 p.m. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Best Kids, 3494 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, is hosting a Free Halloween Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sweets, games and prizes available. About: 903-380-3734.

The Perot Theater at 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas is having The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. Entry is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for standard entry and $20 for the “Virgin Kit,” which includes a prop kit. No outside props allowed. Info: perottheatre.org/events.

Kiwanis of Texarkana will be hosting its annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas hosted by TRAHC. Candy, games, costumes and more.

Harvest Regional Food Bank is hosting its annual Taste of Texarkana event on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Harvest’s famine relief services. Info: 870-774-1398 or Harvestregionalfoodbank.org.

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The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas presents “The Little Mermaid” with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 5 November, and Sunday 6 November at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are available at silvermoonkids.ticketleap.com/the-little-mermaid.

Candy Cane Corral will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 9am to 4pm at the Four States Fairgrounds. Vendors, dancers, a visit from Santa and more events. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. Info: fourstatesfair.com/events.

Texarkana Reptile Expo Show Me Reptile Show will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. Admission is at 9am for VIP tickets and 10am for general admission, and children under 12 are free. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. Info: showmesnakes.com.

The Texarkana Area Vetarans Council is hosting its annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 12 at 11 a.m., beginning at East Broad Street and Hazel Street and following the regular parade route. About: 870-773-8279 or 1-877-824-4862, or [email protected]

music

Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has deFrance Band with Wes Jeans on Friday; and Rockin with Dokken! Lance’s Birthday Bash at 8pm Saturday 1st October with Crooked Halo and an encore featuring George Lynch. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar, 5522 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas has Carol Miles and Friends starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Info: twistedforktxk.com.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Heather Lynn and Selena Jefferies will premiere “Stilleto” Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. General admission is free, with seating $10. About: 903-824-7674.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas Jase Bryant has Friday at 9 p.m.; and Moss Brothers Band at 9pm Saturday. From 21 years. Info: www.whiskyrivercountry.com.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas has Stevie Ray & The Deacon performing The Cold Shot on Friday at 9 p.m.; The LaRouxs at 9pm Saturday; and Jesse Jenkins at 9 p.m. Friday, September 30. Must be 21 years old and have valid ID. Info: 870-330-4165 and facebook.com/thehideouttxk.

Arrow Bar, 110 E 36th St., Texarkana, Arkansas has PHED Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. About: 870-772-1171.

American Legion Post 248, 5070 FM 1398, Hooks, Texas has Durango Country and Western Band Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 6pm, tickets available at eventbrite.com. No Smoking. About: 903-276-4871.

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas has The Gatlin Brothers on Sundays at 6 p.m.; “The WayMaker Tour” with Michael W. Smith with special guest Jon Reddick at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2; and “Masterworks I – Zuill Returns!” from 7.30pm to 9.45pm Saturday 8 October. Info: perottheatre.org.

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The Ark-La-Tex Soul Blues Fest will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 72 CR 2225, Douglassville, Texas. Gates open at 12pm, show starts at 3pm. Artists featured include Wendell B, DJ Holly Grove, DJ Godfather and more. Advance tickets are $30, gate tickets are $40 and VIP tickets are $50. Coolers are $10, RVs are $50, and VIP Tents and All Access are $100. About: 903-227-7896 or 318-436-3997.

Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas has Jonathan Webster on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information: 903-756-9934 or musiccitytexas.org.

Museums & History

Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, Louisiana has GamePort: An Interactive Gaming Playground through October 2nd. Promoting a variety of science-based career options in the video game industry. Info: sci-port.org.

The Perot Nature and Science Museum is open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 11am to 5pm and is closed on Tuesday. Members-only access is available Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00am and Sunday from 10:00am to 11:00am. Guests are strongly advised to purchase timed entry tickets in advance at perotmuseum.org. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Current public health and safety guidelines are followed. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info: fwmuseum.org or 817-255-9300.

Arts & Ends

The Vault-Shabby & Chic Home Boutique, 600 Redwater Rd., Wake Village, Texas is hosting a make and take event with a fall wreath framed workshop Saturday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $45 and includes supplies, wine/beverages and snacks. Reserve a spot by September 23rd. About: 903-793-7054 or

The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, Jenny Stevens returns “https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2022/sep/20/best-bets-for-wednesday-sept-21-2022/”. In The Light” Feature Artist Show, through October 8th. About: 870-330-5003 or 1894gallery.com.

TRAHC is showing two new exhibitions, including Quotidian Moments Through Different Lenses by Anna Zusman and Rhaelene Lowther and Jessica Baldivieso’s Intrinsic Integrity, both open Tuesday, September 27 through October 29. An opening reception for “Quotidian Moments” is on Saturday, October 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a closing reception for “Intrinsic Integrity” is on Saturday, October 29. Current gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, guided tours by appointment Info: trahc.org.

(Deadline is Tuesday 10am. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])



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