Best Bets

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


The AKC Dog Show is today through Sunday at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 East 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. RV reservations available, $5 for parking. Info: 870-773-2941 or

The Vault-Shabby & Chic Home Boutique, 600 Redwater Road, Wake Village, Texas, has a pop-up shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Slots are available for $10 prior to event, must provide own tent and displays. UPCOMING: A Dipping Party Demo at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Admission is $30 and includes tasting, dipping pot and forks to keep, and wine pairing recommendations. Seating is limited. Info: 903-793-7054,, or

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, presents the third installment of Theater for Young Audiences, "Dino-Light," with showings at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $10 and available at the box office day of show. Info: 903-792-4992 or

ColorHype TXK hosts "Wild Heart" Paint & Sip at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Single or double canvas options available. Info:

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, Feb. 10. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has "Texarkana Meets Cupid: A Valentine's Tale" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 11, Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $35 to $45. A four course dinner is served with the show performed by the Banana Club Players. Info:

TexRep presents "The Play That Goes Wrong" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 11, Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 19, at Stilwell Theater on Texarkana College campus. Admission is free for members, or $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, or $5 for Texarkana College students with ID. Info: 903-831-7827 or

Texarkana Resources present a Galentine's Day Ladies Brunch Fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Regional Arts Center, 321 West 4th St., Texarkana, Texas. Dishes provided by The Posh Caterer, coffee by Alley Cat Coffee, with locally owned female shopping, handmade gifts from Texarkana Resources, mimosas, and more. Info: [email protected].

The Sportsplex by Healthcare Express, 5610 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas, presents the third annual Best Chili in Texarkana Cookoff is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Contest entries are $25 each with limited spaces. Guest tickets are $5 each to sample each chili. Tickets and info available on AND: A Polar Plunge event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Sportsplex. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Arkansas, with on-site registration beginning at 9 a.m. Info: 903-838-4697 or [email protected].

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a cook-off and tailgate party on Sunday, Feb. 12. Sign up a grill team. Proceeds benefit United Way. Info:

Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players hosts their annual Chocolate Sunday fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Roma's Italian Restaurant, 101 Market St., Jefferson, Texas. Admission is a donation of $12 per person with children under 10 admitted free. Entires for the best chocolate creation are noon to 1:30 p.m., with judging following and winners announced at 2:30 p.m. Cash prizes for the top three placements. No charge to enter the competition. After the contest, chocolate is available to eat along with soup provided by the restaurant. Info:

House of Balm Healing and Hopkins Icehouse present a speed dating/friending event for ages 21 and up from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Hopkins, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Wear red for dating and pink for platonic relationships. Each attendee will receive a drink ticket for select items. Info:

TRAHC presents "The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. The show features grand-scale illusions, hilarious comedy and audience participation in a Vegas-style show. Tickets available at Info: 903-792-4992 or

Texarkana Area Vetarans Council hosts its 23rd annual chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Texarkana College Truman Arnold Center, 2500 N Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are $8 and allow tasting and door prizes. Info: 903-556-1613, 210-859-6827, 903-203-1329, or [email protected].

Mardi Gras Texarkana takes place in Downtown Texarkana on Broad Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Parade begins at 3 p.m. Vendors available. Info:

Kids Run The Line Too begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the CHRISTUS St. Michael Imaging Center Parking Lot, 2500 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome, along with parents, for a $15 fee each. Entry includes a swag bag, t-shirt and medal. Only registrations received by Feb. 5 are guaranteed a t-shirt. Info:

The 15th Annual Run The Line Half Marathon and Relay begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in downtown Texarkana. Entry fee discounts are available for ages 13-17 and 65 and older. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Registration ends at midnight Saturday, Feb. 18 Info:

Temple Memorial Pediatric Center, 1710 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas, hosts "Dancing With Our Stars" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Northridge Country Club, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Texas. General admission is $40, including dessert and silent auction access, with VIP tickets at $125, including a buffet dinner, drinks, dessert, and silent auction access. Dress code is cocktail attire. Info: 903-794-2705 or

Teachers Supporting Teachers 4th annual fundraising gala is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $40 per person or $500 per table, seating is limited. Info: 501-295-7133 or [email protected].

Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the 5th annual Wagons For Veterans event from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Meals cooked the old fashioned way in cast iron pots over open fires, a Corvette, Jeep and car show, live music, live auction, and more events. Info:

Tough Kookie Foundation hosts its second annual childhood cancer fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $40. Info: 903-293-7093 or 903-278-1099.


Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has two time Grammy nominee Jennifer Frautschi performs "Masterworks III - Mahler's First" at 7 p.m. Saturday. UPCOMING: Kin Faux, a San Antonio Texas/Red Dirt Country band, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. AND: A presentation of Jurassic Park in Concert is 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Saturday, March 4, featuring the movie projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing the score live to picture. Tickets available by phone or online. Info: 903-792-4992 or

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Garth LaGrone today. Info: 870-774-JACK.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Paul Holder & The Hot Snakes at 7 p.m. today. Info: 903-280-5658, or

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar, 5522 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas, has Monty Russell from at 7:30 p.m. today. Info:

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Travis Matthews & Company at 8 p.m. today. Reserved seats are $10, general admission is free. Info: 903-824-7674.

MJ's Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas, has Heather Linn & Jase at 9 p.m. today and Jesse Jenkins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-796-3445.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Dusty Rose Band at 9:30 p.m. today. Info:

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has DJ 50Cal at 9 p.m. Saturday. Over 21 and over only with valid ID. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Museums & History

Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, presents a Drop-In Art event, "The Magic of Puppets" with Kay Thomas, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to craft your own puppets. Info:

Texarkana Museums Systems presents a celebration of Texarkana's Sesquicentennial with a Community Quilt from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at P.J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark. Participants are invited to bring a scrap of fabric with personal meaning to add, no prior sewing experience required. Event is free, pre-registration is recommended. Info: 903-793-4831 or [email protected].

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

The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Hearts For Arts announcing the opening of the second annual Art on the Line Art Show at 3 p.m. Saturday. Reception and awards follow at 4 p.m. with refreshments and a cash bar. The exhibition is open until March 4. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC African-American Committee hosts the 21st regional celebration of African American Artists showcasing photos by Dr. Ernest C. Withers, through March 25, at the Regional Arts Center, 321 West 4th St., Texarkana, Texas. The exhibit also features local photographers and a High School Cell Phone Photography competition. Info:

TRAHC has current gallery hours from 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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