Best Bets for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024

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


Texas A&M Forest Service, Keep Texarkana Beautiful, Bowie and Miller County Master Gardeners, and Arkansas Partnership for the Pathway host the 10th Annual Arbor Day tree giveaway at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Lake Park Splash Pad, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas, and end at 10:30 a.m. or when the seedlings run out.

Kiwanis Club of Texarkana announces its 66th annual pancake day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Texarkana College, 2500 N. Robison Rd., Texarkana, Texas, in the Truman Arnold center. Tickets are $7. Info:

VFW Post 4562, 4700 E. 9th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the Texarkana Line Dancers presenting a Four State Line Dance Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at a $15 fee per dancer. Info:

Hope for Texarkana hosts an Easter/spring basket silent auction from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at The Vault Premier Flea Market, 600 Redwater Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Two dozen baskets with gift cards, movie passes, oil changes, car wash and more. Proceeds purchase resources for Blessing Boxes located throughout the greater Texarkana area. Info:

Temple Memorial Pediatric Center brings "Dancing With Our Stars" to Northridge Country Club, 120 Bill Rogers Dr., Texarkana, Texas, on Saturday. Tickets are $125 per person and include buffet dinner, dessert, drinks and silent auction, followed by the dancers performance and presentation of trophies. Cocktail attire and valet parking available. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info:

Teachers Supporting Teachers 5th annual fundraising gala is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Dr., Texarkana, Arkansas. The Golden Lady caters and live music with The Jive Band. Event is formal/black-tie. Info:

ColorHype TXK hosts Paint and Sip events, including "Paint Your Pet" from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Redbone Magic Brewing, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets $58. After registration, email [email protected] with a clear photo of a single pet by March 1. 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, March 8. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums.

Harvest Regional Food Bank, 3120 E. 19th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts its 18th annual Wine & Jazz Gala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Live music by Candace Taylor & Trio, silent auction, and featuring food and wine pairings by local chefs. Info: 870-774-1398.

Just A Squirrel presents Exotic Nights: Temptation Island Edition at 9 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Live entertainment, shopping, adult games, comedy, and more. Tickets available on

Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the 6th annual Wagons For Veterans event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Meals cooked the old fashioned way in cast iron pots over open fires, a Corvette, Jeep, bike and car show, live music, live auction, and more events. Info:

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 E. 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a silent auction by Tough Kookie Foundation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Art by Darlene Taylor and other artist(s). Info:

Salty Boutique & Books, 236 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Top That Hat Co. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Make your own personalized trucker hat with patches. RSVP at

Texas A&M-Texarkana's Extended Education and Community Development Department and Bowie County Master Gardeners host the program "Getting Started with Honeybees" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the University Building Room 326, at Texas A&M-Texarkana. No reservation required. Info: 903-628-6702 or 903-334-6752.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a two day St. Patrick's Party from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16. Irish music, full bar, festive food and more. Tickets available on Info: 903-824-7674 or

St. Patrick's Day Mommy & Me event, hosted by Harbor House Prevention Programs, is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Arts and Crafts Building at Four States Fairgrounds, 4700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. This event is free and for parents and guardians to gain resources while kids have snacks, crafts, color stations and more. Info: [email protected].

A Bingo night benefitting For The Sake Of One is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at The Canvas Special Events Center, 2101 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are $25. Underground Pizza is available for purchase and Bubble Bar Etx will be available with a cash bar. Tickets are available at

The 2024 Texarkana Home & Garden Show, presented by Texarkana Home Builders Association, is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Admission is free. Info:

The first annual TRAHC Gala is 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, 312 West 4th St., Texarkana, Texas. The gala will honor local artists and creatives at a party featuring dancing, drinks, and live music with the Dallas String Quartet and Q the Band. Tickets are $75 for singles and $125 for couples. Info:

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts TRAHC's Theater for Young Audiences performance of "Janet's Planet" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Tickets $10, with group reservations available at 903-792-8681 or [email protected]. Info: 903-792-4992 or

The 79th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo runs Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 14, at the Four States Fairgrounds. Events include the 4 States Rodeo. Info:

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the Opportunities, Inc. Angel Guild's 3rd Annual Sunday Funday at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Barbeque, beer, a baggo competition, and music. Tickets are $100. Info:


The 2024 solar eclipse is Monday, April 8. The partial eclipse begins at 12:28 p.m., with totality at 1:46 p.m.

Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, presents "Little Shop Of Horrors" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7. Tickets go on sale March 21. Info:

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents "Dark Side of the Moon: A Pink Floyd Tribute" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available at

A Sunset Solarbration is at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at 400 East Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Performers include The Stand Alones at 5 p.m., Patrice Pike Band at 6:30 p.m., and Sunset Sinners at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at

Emerald City Band performs live at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, on Stateline Avenue, before the eclipse.

Texarkana Public Library, 600 W. 3rd St., Texarkana, Texas, has a Mini Art Show, with the theme of Space and/or the eclipse. Mini canvases can be picked up while supplies last at the library, and should be returned by March 22. Art will be displayed starting March 25 and throughout April. Info: facebook/com/TXKPubLib.


Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Almost Guilty on Friday; Rewind on Saturday; and Danny Sharpe on Thursday. Info: 870-774-JACK.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Travis Matthews and Company at 8 p.m. Friday and The Experience at 8 p.m. Saturday. Info: 903-824-7674 or

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Allan McNeaney on Saturday. 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, hosts "The Story of Art in Texarkana Part 1" featuring artists chosen to represent Texarkana for The Story of Art in American season 3, through March 2.

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:


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