Best Bets for Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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


The Friends of the Library Texarkana Public Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2024 Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Texas. Cookbooks and books by Mary Higgins Clark are half-price.

Downtown Live is on the second Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Texarkana. Enjoy local artists, food, and entertainment for all ages from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums.

The Texarkana 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival beings at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bringle Lake Park, 7602 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. Teams of 20 race across the lake for the Golden Gator Trophy. Info:

Southwest Arkansas Counseling & Mental Health Center Inc. presents a Back to the 80’s 5K and Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Participants are asked to choose themes of the time, including but not limited to punk, prep, spandex, big hair, and all fashions of the 80’s. Entry fee is $40, with all proceeds going to community mental health services. Info:

ColorHype TXK hosts Paint and Sip events, including “Spring Chick” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas; and “Spring Awakens” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at 67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas. Info:

The Arkansas Arabian Horse Club presents an Arkansas Victory Challenge Show fron Friday, May 19, though Saturday, May 20, at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

The BeLikeCJ Walk of Love to support area youth and community is Saturday, May 20, in downtown Texarkana. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the walk/race beginning at 9 a.m. Food trucks, prizes, bounce houses, games, and more. Info:

Northridge Country Club, 120 Bill Rogers Dr., Texarkana, Texas, hosts its third annual Drive Out Hunger golf tournament benefitting Harvest Regional Food Bank on Monday, May 22. Longest drive, closest to the hole, raffle, and more. Check-in opens at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Info: 870-774-1398 or [email protected]

The Talimena Rally Cruisin For St. Jude event runs Thursday, May 25, through Saturday, May 27, at the Holiday Inn/Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Dr., Texarkana, Arkansas. Two group rides, meals, silent auction, live music, and more. Info: 903-276-6884 or [email protected]

Central Christian Church, 9th & Wood St., Texarkana, Texas, has a community wide spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 26. Plates are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children, with takeout available. Info: 903-792-1915.

Grady T. Wallace Soccer Complex, 3315 Leopard Dr., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a 3v3 Live soccer event on Saturday, June 3. Event is open for ages 5 through adult, with a four game guarantee. Pricing and info:

The 16th Annual Runnin’ WJ Barrel Race is Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, at Four States Fairgrounds. Exhibitions Tuesday, June 6, through Thursday, June 8, and a warm-up race begins Friday, June 9. Multiple events and races occurring. Info: 903-244-2306, [email protected], or

Mission Texarkana hosts its 5th annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. The event will be full of food, music and dancing. Info:

Trail Head Park, No. 1 Trail Head Park Plaza, New Boston, Texas, has a Juneteenth festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18. Arts and crafts show, food and merchandise vendors, parade, quilt raffle and more. Info:

Summer Camps

Trinity Baptist Church, 3115 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Baseball Camp for ages kindergarten through 12th grade on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2. Ages kindergarten through 5th grade meet from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and ages 6th grade through 12th grade meet 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. UPCOMING: A Football camp for ages kindergarten through 12th grade on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23. Ages kindergarten through 5th grade meet from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and ages 6th grade through 12th grade meet 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Info: 870-779-1007 or

Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas, has a Boys & Girls Basketball Camp for grades 3-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, at the Patterson Student Center. Cost is $150. Info:

The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Amanda Langley presenting Fiber Kids Camp for ages 8 through 12 from Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16. Classes are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and $125 per student. Activities include weaving, yarn painting, soft sculptures, embroidery, macrame, and more. UPCOMING: Kay Shirley presents Oceans of Fun art camp for ages 8-12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. Cost is $125 per student. Space is limited, pre-registration required for all camps. Info: 870-330-5003.


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has KISS tribute band Rock and Rollover at 7 p.m. Friday, Teazur on Saturday, and Steve Boyster on Thursday, May 18. Info: 870-774-JACK.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Mayson Garner and Donnie Dodson at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Ed Bowman and the Rock City Players at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-280-5658, or

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Majestic Jazz featuring Candace Taylor, Josh Lawrence, Jeff Madlock and Paul Stivitts, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and The Texarkana Jazz Collective at 8 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-824-7674 or

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Edgar Blue with Destructive Me at 8 p.m. Saturday. Info:

LaFogata Bar & Grill, 3401 Genoa Rd., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, with brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a performance by Norte?os TK from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ID required at the door for alcoholic beverages. Info:

Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, has Vince King as Elvis at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Info: 903-306-0822 or

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the second annual Make a Minute Matter Benefit from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4. There will be live musicians from all genres, along with raffles, auctions and a bake sale. Admission is free. Info:

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has Shawn Klush: The Ultimate Elvis at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The biggst traveling Elvis tribute show with 16 live performers, the legendary Blackwood Quartet, and Estelle Brown who sang with Elvis. Tickets are $42 to $102, with VIP packages available. Info: 903-792-4992 or

Museums & History

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Tuesday. Member-only access available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets on sale in advance at The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit or call 214-428-5555.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info: or 817-255-9300.

Arts & Ends

TRAHC, 312 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the 30th Annual Student Juried Exhibit through June 15. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info:

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


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