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Best Bets for Wednesday, June 7, 2023

June 6, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.

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


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

ColorHype TXK hosts Paint and Sip events, including "Quirky Cow" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at 67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas. Info:

Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department presents Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Road, Texarkana, Texas. Movies are "Papa's Delicate Condition" on June 15. Concessions available, bring your own chairs or blankets.

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:

McTelvin Agim presents the first annual McTelvin Agim Day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 North Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Bounce houses, games, raffles/giveaways, and free food. Info:

Greater Texarkana Branch No. 6231 of the NAACP hosts a Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17, in downtown Texarkana. Parade begins at 5 p.m., with an NAACP kick-off hosted by The Scholars at 6 p.m. and a blues concert at 7:30 p.m. 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:

Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas, has Senior Summer Ball at the Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 7, in the old Beall's location. Vendors, games, prizes, and Bingo games every hour. Info: 903-280-4864 or 870-298-9800.

1923 Banana Club, 223 E. Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a night of comedy shows on Saturday, July 8. Early comedy is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the late night comedy show begins at 9 p.m. Info:

The Texarkana Sesquicentinnial Commemorative Ball is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Texarkana Country Club, One Country Club Lane, Texarkana, Arkansas. Dress code is summer formal. Sponsorship opportunities available. Info: 903-244-5591.

Holiday Inn Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas, has "One Night Only: An Evening Of Elegance" starring Calvin Richardson from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Online tickets available at Elite, VIP, Reserve and general admission tickets available. Info: 682-252-2149.

Summer Camps

Texas Tigers 2023 Summer Sports Camps go through August 1. Multiple camps available for tennis, soccer, golf, basketball, strength and conditioning, baseball, softball, swimming, volleyball, and football, for a variety of ages. Register online at Info: 903-793-7731 ext. 57001, or [email protected].

TISD Summer Camps presents Summer STEMology Camps through July 7. Camps include cooking, robotics, chemistry, hands-on science, and the science of swimming. Camps are for a variety of age ranges and space is limited. Cost is $50 per student for most camps, $100 for BattleBots camp, or free for swim camp. Register at Instructional Services, 3413 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, or online via Summer Camps - 2023.pdf. Info: 903-793-7561 ext. 1306.

Trinity Baptist Church, 3115 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts 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

Texarkana Texas Parks & Recreation Department hosts its 2023 Summer Camp for ages 6-12, from June 12 through July 21. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Southwest Community Center & Park, 3222 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, with a break for June 19, and the week of July 4 off. Enrollment is $200 and limited to 25 students. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily. Info: 903-798-3978, option 1.

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. ALSO: 3-D Recycled Material Art Camp is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16, with Lauren Lollies. Must pre-register, cost is $125. AND: 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.

TRAHC, 312 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, has summer camps for kids, including Print Making with Angi Cooper camp from Tuesday, June 13, through Thursday, June 15. Students from first to fourth grade meet from 10 a.m. to noon, and students from 5th grade to 8th grade meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. AND: Build A House With Kay Thomas is Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 22. Students from second to fifth grade meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ALSO: Artwall camps for grades one through six are Tuesday, July 11, through Thursday, July 13. Students from first grade to third grade meet 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and students from fourth grade to sixth grade meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. AND: Artwall camps for grades 7-12 are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 through July 27. Bring a lunch for each day. Scholarships available for all camps. Info: 903-792-8681 or [email protected].

Red Door Dance Academy, 3450 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, has Mermaid Camp from 10 a.m. to noon from June 20 through June 22, for free days of fun and creativity with the magic of dance. Cost is $125 per dancer and includes snacks, crafts, and a show for family and friends on the last day of camp. Info:


Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Trophy Husband Friday, Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones Tribute Band, on Saturday, and Honey on Thursday, June 15. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, has Rowdy Friends at 7 p.m. Friday and Teazur from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-306-0822 or

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Travis Matthews & Company from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. Info: 903-824-7674 or

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Jesse Jenkins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and John Calvin Brewer at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $5 cover. Info:

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts David Michael Wyatt, presented by The Scholars, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55-$85, with limited VIP tickets for $110, including a meet and greet with refreshments and photo op. All white attire recommended but not required. UPCOMING: Shawn Klush: The Ultimate Elvis is at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The biggest 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. ALSO: Rodney Carrington performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Tickets are $57 through $97, with limited VIP tickets including a meet and greet, photo, and autographed souvenir for $216.50. 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, has the 30th Annual Student Juried Exhibit available 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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