This week's best bets for arts, entertainment and more.
Greater Texarkana Young Professionals present "Destination Downtown" beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info: facebook.com/greatertxkyoungpros.
Jeans & Bling 2022 fundraising event is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. Event includes a lip sync contest, silent auction, BBQ dinner, live music and dancing. All proceeds go to support the region's Hospice Care Center. Info: 903-794-4263 or hospiceoftexarkana.org/jeans-and-bling.
1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., has "An Evening With The Phanton" a fictitious adaption of real live events from 1946, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Warnings for strong language, violence, and sexual content, but no nudity. Dinner and show tickets are $75 and $85, and show only tickets are $35 and $45, and are available at outhousetickets.com. Info: 903-824-7674.
HandsOn Texarkana presents the 14th annual Tapas & Wine fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Collins Home for Weddings and Events, 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Fine dining under the stars, in 1920's style, featuring dinner by Verona, charcuterie by Graze By Bluebirds, live music with Chasing Rita, wine pairing by Enoch's Stomp Winery, pictures by Smile on the Line and a silent auction. Dressing up is optional. Gathering begins properly at 5 p.m. Info: 903-798-3211 or [email protected]
Run The Rail Marathon and Half-Marathon takes place beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at No. 1 Trail Head Park Plaza, New Boston, Texas. Info: facebook.com/runtherailhalfmarathon.
A Cosplay Crawl costume contest and bar hop begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Railyard Saloon and proceeding to various bars. Costume required, must be 21 and up. Info: [email protected]
Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts "Temple Memorial Pediatric Center 3rd Cornhole Tournament" from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Throwing begins at 1 p.m. Two person teams are $60 with advance registration and payment required, through Temple. Cash prizes for top three finishers. UPCOMING: "MicroMania Midget Wrestling" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Advance tickets $20, $40 for ringside, $250 for table seating (eight tickets), with $180 guest referee package, cost more on day of show. Info: micromaniatour.com.
Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a Fall Market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Local vendors, raffles, and more. Info: 903-796-9355 ext. 1087.
Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department presents Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Movies are "The Lost City" on Oct. 13, "Hocus Pocus" on Oct. 20, and "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" on Oct. 27. Concessions are available, bring your own chairs. ALSO: The Spring Lake Park Fall Festival is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with games, candy, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and costume contest. Admission is free. UPCOMING: The Community Yard Sale and Electronics Recycling event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Spring Lake Park. Info: 903-798-3978.
The 2022 Gathering of Authors is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Circle J Cowboy Church, 6912 Blackman Ferry Rd., Texarkana, Arkansas. There is a charity dinner, speakers, live auction, kid's corner, free refreshments and door prizes. Info: gatheringofauthors.com.
Walk to End Alzheimer's is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Registration and Vendor Fair opens at 8 a.m., with an opening ceremony and promise garden at 9 a.m. and the walk start at 9:30 a.m.
The Second Annual Katina R. Levingston Breast Cancer Race is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Texarkana A&M University-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. One mile fun walk, 5K walk and sleep-in events for $25 and a 5K Run for $35. Info: toughkookie.org.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's First Annual Car Show is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, located behind On The Border and Reggie's Burgers on St. Michael Drive. Set-up and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. $25 entry fee for vehicles, available via 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 at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Live performance by Grammy Award winning polka band Brave Combo, exclusive biergarten with tasting, gourmet hot dogs, sauerkrauts and mustards, local vendors, German car show, and a Kindergarten children's area. Kids 12 and under get in free.
VFW Post 5873, 27 Private Road, New Boston, Texas, hosts "Girls Night Out The Show" from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Very limited VIP tickets available with front row seats, souvenir swag bag, and meet and greet following the show. Ages 21 and up only, doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.
Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Saturday, Oct. 22, Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, all meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available at Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 and up. Info: facebook.com/hauntedtexarkana.
Best Kids, 3494 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a free Halloween Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Candy, games, and prizes available. Info: 903-380-3734.
TRAHC presents "Mutts Gone Nuts!" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. The show features adopted shelter dogs, performing in action, comedy, and more. Tickets available beginning Sept. 29, with VIP tickets available. Info: 903-792-4992 or perottheatre.org.
Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for standard admission and $20 for "Virgin Kit" which includes a prop kit. No outside props allowed. Info: perottheatre.org/events.
Kiwanis of Texarkana hosts its annual Trunk or Treat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosted by TRAHC. Candy, games, costumes and more.
Texarkana Police Department and Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department present a Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Candy, magic shows, scary stories, balloon animals, costume contests for kids, parents and pets, and more.
Harvest Regional Food Bank hosts its annual Taste of Texarkana event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Four States Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Harvest's hunger relief services. Info: 870-774-1398 or harvestregionalfoodbank.org.
The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, presents "The Little Mermaid" with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets are available at silvermoonkids.ticketleap.com/the-little-mermaid.
Candy Cane Corral is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Four States Fairgrounds. Vendors, dancers, a visit from Santa, and more events. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under free. Info: fourstatesfair.com/events.
Texarkana Reptile Expo Show Me Reptile Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Four States Fairgrounds. Admission is 9 a.m. for VIP tickets and 10 a.m. for general admission, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets available on eventbrite.com. Info: showmesnakes.com.
Texarkana Area Vetarans Council hosts its annual Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at East Broad and Hazel Streets and following the regular parade route. Info: 870-773-8279 or 1-877-824-4862, or [email protected]
Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has DJ Bryan Friday, Rockin with Dokken! Lance's Birthday Bash at 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring Crooked Halo and an encore performance with George Lynch; and DJ Bryan on Thursday. Info: 870-774-JACK.
The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Jesse Jenkins at 9 p.m. Friday. Must be 21 and have valid ID. Info: 870-330-4165 and facebook.com/thehideouttxk.
Ark-La-Tex Soul Blues Fest is Saturday at 72 CR 2225, Douglassville, Texas. Gates open at noon with the show beginning at 3 p.m. Featured performers include Wendell B, DJ Holly Grove, DJ Godfather, and more. Advance tickets are $30, $40 at the gate, and VIP tickets are $50. Coolers are $10, RVs are $50, and VIP tents and All Access are $100. Info: 903-227-7896 or 318-436-3997.
Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas, has Jonathan Webster at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For tickets and info: 903-756-9934 or musiccitytexas.org.
Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has "The WayMaker Tour" with Michael W. Smith featuring special guest Jon Reddick at 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and "Masterworks I - Zuill Returns!" from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Info: perottheatre.org.
Museums & History
Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, Louisiana, has "GamePort: An Interactive Gaming Playground" through Sunday. The exhibit features interactive stations featuring various video games to teach critical thinking skills, learn classic science principles, and promote a variety of science driven career options in the video game industry. Info: sci-port.org.
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 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 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: fwmuseum.org or 817-255-9300.
Arts & Ends
The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, announces Jenny Stevens' "Back In The Light" Feature Artist show, through Oct. 8. Info: 870-330-5003 or 1894gallery.com.
TRAHC features two new exhibits, including "Quotidian Moments Through Different Lenses" by Anna Zusman and Rhaelene Lowther, and "Intrinsic Integrity" by Jessica Baldivieso, both opening Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Oct. 29. An opening reception for "Quotidian Moments" is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and a closing reception for "Intrinsic Integrity" is Saturday, Oct. 29. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info: trahc.org.