Best Bets for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023

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

Events

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 Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas. Health, wellness and exercise books/videos 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.

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Celebrating Texarkana: Experience Your Story at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A multimedia experience featuring live actors, Candace Taylor, Two Pianos, and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $20 and are available at the box office or perottheatre.org/txk150. Info: 903-792-4992.

Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the Sesquicentennial Cut of John Tennison's documentary "The Place That Forgot It Existed" from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, space is limited.

Christmas in DeKalb 2023 is 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in DeKalb, Texas. Events include vendors, food trucks, a mini parade, children's activities and bounce house, Bingo, a cakewalk, and more. Info: dekalbtxchamber.org.

Lost Pizza Company, 4206 Gibson Lane, Texarkana, Texas, has Pizza With Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. For $15 per person, get to decorate and eat a small dessert pizza and have time and photos with Santa. Info: facebook.com/lostpizzatexarkana.

Hypecon presents Hype & Glory - Rumble On The Line, a wrestling show television taping, at Texarkana Arkansas Recreation Center, 1 Legion St, Texarkana, Arkansas, at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Tickets $10, available at eventbrite.com, or donate a toy for entrance. Info: facebook.com/Hypeconevents or hypeconevents.com.

Atlanta State Park, 927 Park Rd. 42, Atlanta, Texas, hosts a drive-through Christmas In The Park beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and ending at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Santa and Smokey and the Bear will be present, with hot cocoa. Info: 903-796-6476.

The Washington Community Development Center Jingle Jog 2023 is the first annual 5K on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. The event starts at 9 a.m., with registration $35. T-shirts, food, prizes and entertainment.

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Christmas on Main on Saturday, Dec. 16. Ice skating rink, food trucks, vendors, crafts, and movies, including "Frozen" at 10 a.m., "The Grinch (2018)", at 2 p.m., and "It's A Wonderful Life" at 7 p.m. Movies are $6 each or $15 for an all-day movie pass, and skating rink is $5 per skater. A Frozen tea party is $30 and includes the movie and tea party with Elsa and Anna, limited availablity. Info: 903-792-4992 or perottheatre.org.

The Wild Hare, 221 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Halloween 2.0 at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. ALSO: A New Year's Eve Block Party starts at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, featuring live music, food, drinks, and more. Info: on Facebook at The-Wild-Hare.

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Christmas party at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Bring a favorite holiday dish and a $15 wrapped gift for Dirty Santa. Info: 870-774-JACK.

The Collins Home, 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the second annual Yule Ball from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, hosted by House of Balm Healing. Dress up in finest gowns, suits, or costumes, with light refreshments and music by DJ Qwilla. General admission is $30. Info: eventbrite.com.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has "A Texarkana Christmas", the grand finale of the holiday dinner theatre series, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, Friday, Dec. 22, and Saturday, Dec. 23. Tickets start at $30 for elevated side seats, or $40 for center floor seats. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: 903-824-7674 or restaurantji.com/ar/texarkana/1923-banana-club-/.

Texarkana Homeless Coalition hosts a Bridge City Annual Fundraiser featuring a chili cook-off at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. The theme is "What's Your Decade?" Come dressed to impress in your favorite style from any decade. There are four categories of winners: Best Use of Theme, Best Individual/Organization Chili, People's Choice, Restaurant Category. Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 or $20 for 5. Chili cook-off entry is $25, admission is free to the public. Info: txkhc.org/events.

Music

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Moss Brothers on Friday, Cody Parks & The Dirty South on Saturday; and Marty Lansdall on Thursday. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has DeFrance on Saturday. Info: facebook.com/hopkins.icehouse.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Travis Matthews & Company at 6 p.m. Friday; Texarkana Jazz Collective at 6 p.m. Saturday; and The Piano Man on Thursday. Info: 903-824-7674 or restaurantji.com/ar/texarkana/1923-banana-club-/.

The Wild Hare, 221 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has The Sweet Nothings at 9 p.m. Saturday. Info on Facebook at The-Wild-Hare.

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Christmas at the Perot is 4 p.m. Sunday, featuring the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, members of the Texarkana Community Ballet, and the TSO Chamber Singers, along with the winner of TSO's 13th Annual Celebrity Conductor Competition. Tickets are $47-$72 for adults, $23 for children 6-12, and $12 for 5 and under. Group and student discounts available. ALSO: Lonestar performing Christmas hits at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $32-$72. UPCOMING: The Temptations perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $67 to $117. Info: 903-792-4992 or perottheatre.org.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a New Year's Eve Extravaganza beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Performers include David Howe and the Howlers, the Moss Brothers Band, and Trophy Husband, along with surprise special guests. Ages 21 and up. Info: facebook.com/WhiskeyRiverCountry.

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 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

TRAHC, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, has current gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info: trahc.org.

The Gallery at 1894, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Christmas Candle Making Workshop from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Cost is $50 plus service fees, and includes two candles, the choice of one or blending two fragrances, and light refreshments. Info: eventbrite.com.

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