This week's best bets for arts, entertainment and more.
1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Two Day St. Patrick's Party Friday and Saturday. General admission is free, reservations are $10. Doors open at 5 p.m., the party starts at 7 p.m. Info: 903-824-7674 or restaurantji.com/ar/texarkana/1923-banana-club-/.
Tough Kookie Foundation hosts its second annual childhood cancer fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $40. Info: 903-293-7093 or 903-278-1099.
Comedy Southern Soul Jam is 9 a.m. Saturday at 20245 US Hwy 71, Ida, Louisiana. Performers include CUZNJED, RT (The Muleman) Taylor, and Adrian (Success) Gulley. Info: eventbrite.com.
Texarkana Recreation Center, 1 Legion St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Spring Break Mini Camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 24, for students in first to fifth grade. $100 per student including breakfast, lunch, and activities, including sports, games, daily crafts and more. Registration is at 870-779-4964.
ColorHype TXK hosts "Light The Way" Paint & Sip at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas; "Jeep Adventure" Paint & Sip at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, and "Midnight Merlot" Paint & Sip at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Info: facebook.com/colorhypetxk.
6K4Water, a 6K run/walk to raise money for Watermission.org, which digs wells for third world communities, is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 25, beginning and ending at Fellowship Bible Church, 1601 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Registration is $25 at runsignup.com. Info: [email protected]
The 2023 Texarkana Home & Garden Show, presented by Texarkana Home Builders Association, is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Admission is free. Info: txkhomeshow.com.
Binning Farm, 6277 FM 2149, Maud, Texas, has the third annual spring plant and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, with many vendors. Info: facebook.com/binningfarmer.
Poised on Purpose presents "Purse Swap On Purpose" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at The Old Church House, Hosston, Louisiana. Bring a gently used, stylish purse, containing a mini manicure set, hand lotion, mints in a tin, Kleenex tissue and a mirror, for the purse swap. Event also features prizes, tea service, crafts, games, make and take, and more. RSVP to 870-899-4490.
Rhea Lana's of Texarkana hosts a family shopping event open to the public at noon Sunday, March 26 at Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas, in the former men's Dillards. Clothes, shoes, baby equipment, furniture, toys, books, electronics and more. Tickets available for purchase . Info: 501-256-6423, [email protected] or facebook.com/RheaLanasTEXARK.
The 78th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo runs Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 9, at the Four States Fairgrounds. Events include the 4 States Rodeo. Info: fourstatesfair.com.
Harvest Regional Food Bank, 3120 E. 19th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts its 17th annual Wine & Jazz Gala from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, at The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Live music by Candace Taylor & Trio, live painting, and featuring food and wine pairings by local chefs. Info: 870-774-1398 or [email protected]
Sullivan Performing Arts Center John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, presents "Cinderella" as a part of the World Ballet Series, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31. Tickets are $55 to $89. Info: eventbrite.com.
The Texarkana, Arkansas, Parks and Recreation Department hosts Breakfast With The Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at the Texarkana Recreation Center, 1 Legion St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Breakfast, games, gift bags, and pictures with the bunny. Admission is free and open to everyone.
Gifts & Talents Agency presents the 4th annual Rhythm & Blues Fool event on Saturday, April 1, at Texarkana Convention Center, 4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Info: bluesfool.com.
Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the Opportunities, Inc. Angel Guild's 2nd Annual Sunday Funday at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Live entertainment with Chace Rains, barbeque by Naaman's Barbeque, an open bar, and a baggo tournament. Tickets are $100. Info: 903-791-2284 or [email protected]
Farmers Bank Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series presents Terry Bradshaw speaking at the Hilton Garden Inn Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 South Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6. A private cocktail reception with Terry Bradshaw is at 5 p.m. before the lecture at Farmers Bank & Trust, 2900 St. Michael Dr., Texarkana, Texas. Reservations are $250 for the reception, dinner and lecture, and $125 for the dinner and lecture. Info: tamut.edu/farmers.
Tree Haven, 1343 County Road 4224, Simms, Texas, hosts a spring market from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Vendor registration available at eventbrite.com.
The 29th annual Literacy Council Spelling Bee is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Info: literacytxk.org.
The 2023 Fouke Monster Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Fouke Middle School, 403 Panther Dr., Fouke, Arkansas. Bigfoot presentations, tours, vendors, and more. Info: eventbrite.com.
The second Boomtown Border Steak Cookoff is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Dot's Ace Hardware, 3411 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Over $3000 in cash prizes for the best steams and burgers and "Anything With Cheese" as separate categories. Entry fees for separate categories. Info: steakcookoffs.com.
Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Old Habits today; SnakeBone on Saturday, and Alley Heaston on Thursday. UPCOMING: Def Leggend, a Def Leppard tribute band, performs on Friday, April 14. Info: 870-774-JACK.
67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Donnie Dodson and the WTW at 7:30 p.m. today. Info: 903-280-5658, or facebook.com/Hwy67Landing.
MJ's Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas, has Aaron & Will at 7 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-796-3445.
Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, has Dusty Rose Band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, call for a reservation; and Hampton Fontenot from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: 903-306-0822 or facebook.com/shepsliquidart.
1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Piano Man at 6 p.m. Thursday; Majestic at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24; and The Smitty G Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Info: 903-824-7674 or restaurantji.com/ar/texarkana/1923-banana-club-/.
Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has Brian Dunbar performing "Masterworks IV - Spectacular Stories" is at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Info: 903-792-4992 or perottheatre.org.
Museums & History
Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts TMS Curator Jamie Simmons and Bobbye Henry from Arkansas Living History Association presenting "Recreating Historic Hair Styles" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be demonstrations of how to make false hair pieces and how to wear them. Info: 903-793-4831, [email protected], or texarkanamuseums.org/events.
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, hosts a Beginner Watercolor Workshop presented by Eileen Stearman from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Registration available. ALSO: The Cassondra Riddle Memorial Exhibit is available Friday through April 8, featuring artwork created by the artist as therapy for herself, sons, and caregivers. Info: 870-330-5003 or thegalleryat1894.com.
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.org.
TRAHC hosts an Art Bash with Heather Carr for first through fifth graders from Tuesday, March 21, through Thursday, March 23, at Texarkana Recreation Center, 1 Legion Dr., Texarkana, Arkansas. Classes are 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free, registration is at 870-779-4964. Current gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info: trahc.org.
(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])