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September 14, 2023 at 10:00 p.m. | Updated September 15, 2023 at 9:03 a.m.

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


Habitat for Humanity has "Diamonds for Doorways" at 7 p.m. today at Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. There is a silent auction, raffle, casino night, a chance to win jewelry donated by Crocker's Jewelers and heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Tickets are $50 per person for event only, or $100 for event and raffle, and are available at Info: 903-832-1746 or [email protected].

TexRep presents "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sept. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 24 at Stilwell Theater on Texarkana College campus. The show is rated PG-13 for mild violence and adult themes. 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

Run TEAL There's A Cure 5K to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is Saturday at Spring Lake Park. Registration is 7:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Runners under 18 require a guardian's signature. Info:

The 4th Annual Just Love and Kindness Golf Tournament & Auction is Saturday at Texarkana Golf Ranch, 7401 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Info:

The 2420 Group hosts an R&B Only Brunch Party from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at The Collins Home, 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Texas. General admission is $45 and VIP is $60. Door prizes, games, music, food and more. Info:

Food Truck Fridays are at the downtown Courthouse/Post Office in downtown Texarkana. Lunch Breaks are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, and Nov. 3, and Date Nights are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 20, and Nov. 17.

Binning Farm, 6277 FM 2149, Maud, Texas, has a Fall Farm Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Over 20 vendors will be available. Info:

Songwriters on the Edge of Texas concert is Sunday, Sept. 24, and and golf tournament is Monday, Sept. 25, at Northridge Country Club, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Texas. The event raises funds for CASA of Northeast Texas and Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center. The concert features Stoney Larue performing live, with dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse. Info:

ColorHype TXK hosts Paint and Sip events, including "Paint Your Pet" from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Redbone Magic Brewing, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas.. Tickets $40. Info:

Walk to End Alzheimer's is 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Road, Texarkana, Texas. No fee to register to walk, with all participants encouraged to raise critical funds. Info:

HandsOn Texarkana presents the 15th annual Tapas & Wine fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Collins Home for Weddings and Events, 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Sponsorships and auction items needed. Info: 903-798-3211 or [email protected].

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Comedy Night on Saturday, Sept. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the early show at 7 p.m., and at 9 p.m. for the late show at 9:30 p.m. Performers include Sib Raza, Barry Whitewater and Derrick Jack. Tickets $25 at Info: 903-824-7674 or

The CHRISTUS St. Michael Atlanta Foundation presents The Golden Gala at 6 p.m. Satuday, Sept. 30, at Sweet Briar Farm, 357 County Road 1132, Linden, Texas. General admission is $125. Info:

Ark-La-Tex Soul & Blues Fest and DJ Godfather's BDay Bash is Saturday, Oct. 7, at 72 CR 2225, Douglassville, Texas. Gates open at noon with the show beginning at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $30, and VIP tickets are $50. Bring tents and lawn chairs, no grills. Coolers $5. Info: 903-227-7896 or 318-436-3997.

Jeans & Bling 2023 fundraising event is 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. Event includes a Celebrity Lip Sync Contest, live dance music by Boom Kinetic of Fayetteville, Arkansas, barbeque dinner, silent auction, and trip and room makeover raffles. All proceeds go to support the region's Hospice Care Center. Info: 903-794-4263 or

Chambers Home Health & Hospice presents its second annual Singo: Musical Bingo for Bags, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Redbone Magic Brewing, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets and 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, Oct. 13. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums.

Juggalo Johnny's Car Show is Saturday, Oct. 14, at Rock Solid Resource Center, 201 E. Main St., New Boston, Texas. Registration is 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $20, and awards given at 1 p.m. Free BBQ lunch with every entry, otherwise $10. Info: 903-691-5949.

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts "Hope Banquet" benefiting For The Sake Of One from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. The speaker is Ryan North, podcaster and childhood trauma expert. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info:

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., has "An Evening With The Phantom" a fictitious adaption of real live events from 1946, on Friday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 21, Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and showtime at 7:30 p.m. Warnings for strong language, violence, and sexual content but no nudity. Info:

The 3rd Annual Katina R. Levingston Breast Cancer Race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Texas A&M Texarkana, 701 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. Info:

An indoor yard sale is Saturday, Oct. 21, at Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 East 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. General admission is $17, virgin package is $27 and includes ticket and prop kit. Info: 903-792-4992.


Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Eric Sharp today, Jeremy Cochran on Saturday, and Bubba Reeves on Thursday. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Jase and Heather today. Info:

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Travis Matthews and Company at 8 p.m. today; and The Experience with Joe Beasley and Witt Johnson at 8 p.m. Saturday. General admission free, reservations $10 per seat. Info: 903-824-7674 or

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Eli Young Band performing at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $42 through $75, with limited VIP tickets including a meet and greet, photo, and autographed souvenir for $216.50. Info: 903-792-4992 or

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Todd Herendeen with a tribute to the Legends of Rock and Country at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Tickets available at 870-648-5009. Info:

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 4300 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas, has Honey* performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Info:

Recovery Road Productions presents the Battle of the Bands from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Ten bands from around the Ark-La-Tex will compete. Free admission, food trucks and vendors available.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has King George, a George Strait tribute dance band, performing at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30. Ages 21 and up. Info:

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

The Gallery at 1894, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, presents Anna Zusman's exhibit "Everything Is Fine Once You Let It All Go" running through Oct. 5. ALSO: The Gallery and Olive Street Vintiques present a downtown art walk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Tracy Davis will perform live music in front of The Gallery.

Design Downtown Regional Art Contest is through Nov. 3. Submissions of artwork and sketches of a public space, street, or building in the downtown Arts & Historic District are requested. Winners will have their art displayed, receive a grand prize, and have prints buried in the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule in December. All ages, submissions are free. Info:

TRAHC, 312 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:

(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])

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