July 25, 2024


Travel Finishes First

This week’s best bets for arts, entertainment and more

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

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


The 77th Four States Fair & Rodeo runs from today through Sunday, April 10, at the Four States Fairgrounds. Events include AMMP Motorsports Monster Truck Madness on April 1, the 31st annual Demolition Derby on April 2 and the 4 States Rodeo from April 7 through April 9. Gate admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Info: fourstatesfair.com.

The D.A.P.P.E.R. at Park Place, 2905 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts its 3rd annual Rhythm & Blues Fool from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today. Performers include Ginuwine, Adina Howard, Avail Hollywood, Raine, Tye Davis and more. General admission is $100, with VIP and other options available. Dress code enforced. Info: 903-306-9273 or 903-949-2676.

Clarksville Country Club, 690 Private Road 7010, Clarksville, Texas, hosts “Crawfish & Cornhole” on Saturday. Crawfish tickets are $20 for a to-go box of crawfish, corn, potatoes and mushrooms. Cornhole tickets are $20 for single player or $40 for team tickets, and a ticket for both events is $20. Day of event fees are $50 for team cornhole and $25 for single players. Crawfish is served starting at noon and the first cornhole tournament begins at 1 p.m. Bar is available for those 21 and up. Info: eventbrite.com.

Rocky Creek Outdoors, 4001 S State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Big Jake’s BBQ Open Sporting Clays Tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday. $104 Main Event Sporting and $104 5-Stand. Register on Clayrank. $6,500 in payouts. Info: facebook.com/bigjakesbbq.

Habitat Texarkana ReStore, 3632 New Boston Road, Texarkana, Texas, hosts a semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be food trucks, music, outside vendors and more. Info: facebook.com/HabitatTxkRestore.

The Texarkana Beauty – Barber and Fashion Expo is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 Cowhorn Creek, Texarkana, Texas. Advance tickets are $30, $40 at the door. Full list of events and info: texarkanabeautybarberexpo.com.

Polka Dots and Lollipops, an upscale children’s consignment sale, is held from through Monday at Lanes, 720 Realtor Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info: polkadotsandlollipops.net.

Celebration Talent Competitions hosts a regional competition from Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, at Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 4001 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas. Info: celebrationtalent.com/regionals.

67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Crooked Halo from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. UPCOMING: Brandon Rhyder at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 per seat at a table of four, and $20 per seat at VIP tables (must purchase full tables) Info: 67landing.com.

Rhea Lana’s of Texarkana hosts a family shopping event through Saturday, April 9, at Octavia’s Activity Center, 2315 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Clothes, shoes, baby equipment, furniture, toys, books, electronics and more. Shopping admission is free beginning with the public opening at noon on Sunday, April 3. Info: 501-256-6423 or [email protected]

The First Annual Beast of the Southeast strongman competition takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Choctaw Nation Wellness Center, 110 South Chahta Road, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. There are multiple divisions for men and women, with awards for the first three in each class. Entry fee is $35 with a deadline of Thursday, April 7, to enter. Weigh-in is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 8. Info and tickets: eventbrite.com.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has The LaRouxs on stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Info: 870-330-4165 and facebook.com/thehideouttxk/.

Good Sams Spring Samboree, featuring the latest in recreational vehicles, travel trailers, pop-up campers, motorhomes and more, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17, at Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info: fourstatesfair.com.

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, all meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available at Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 and up. Info: facebook.com/hauntedtexarkana.

The Junior League of Texarkana presents its inaugural Twin City Meat Up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the intersection of Wood & E. Broad St., downtown Texarkana. Events include Touch-A-Truck, shopping, food trucks, car show and a People’s Choice BBQ Tasting. Info: 870-772-9948 or jltexarkana.org.

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez in concert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Info: perottheatre.org.

CASA Colorful 5K benefiting CASA for Children and Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center is Saturday, April 23, at Trinity Baptist Church/Cross Country Trail, 3115 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas. Kids (ages 5-12) competitive run is 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the adult competitive 5K for ages 19 and up and family walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Prices are $10 for ages 13-18, and $30 for ages 19 and up. Registration available at runsignup.com.

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar, 5522 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas, has “Carol Miles…and Friends” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28. Reservations advised. Info: 430-200-2775.

Boomtown Border Steak Cookoff is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Dot’s Ace Hardware, 3411 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are available at steakcookoffs.com.

Runnin’ WJ Ranch hosts its Big Bass Round Up on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at Wright Patman Lake, Sportsman Cove. Cash prizes for overall and hourly catches. Registration round-up is May 6 at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, along with food, silent auction, and raffle tickets. Entry fee is $80, with t-shirts for $20. Info: 903-748-3411 or [email protected]

Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St, Texarkana, Arkansas, has its annual spring car show on Saturday, May 7. Registration is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with awards at 3:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 and swap meet space is $30. Music, door prizes, TV raffle, food and 50/50 Pot. Info: [email protected]

The Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Spring Lake Park. Wineries from across Texas, merchants, and local businesses offer wine, food tastings and artisans and crafts. Info: 903-223-8021 or texarkanawinefestival.com.

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, has opened registration for Kids Summer MiniShows for “The Claw,”https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2022/mar/31/this-weeks-best-bets-for-arts-entertainment-and/”Under The Sea” and “Mamma Mia!” Registration is at silvermoonkids.com.

Museums & History

Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts its 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Children ages 12 and under are welcome to join in, bring your own basket. Admission is free, with crafts available after the hunt. Info: 903-793-4831, [email protected], or texarkanamuseums.org/events.

P.J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Scott Joplin Bus Tour setting out from the P.J. Ahern Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The tour visits sites and neighborhoods where the young Scott Joplin developed his musical talent, and a chance to meet “Scott Joplin.” Tickets are $10 per person or $5 for TMS members, with reservations recommended. Info: 903-793-4831 or texarkanamuseums.org/events.

The Regional Arts Center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info: fortworthmuseum.org.

Arts & Ends

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “Trains and Stuff” as a special exhibit opening at the gallery, featuring photos and other artwork of trains and railroad graffiti. Info: 870-330-5003 or 1894gallery.com.

TRAHC has Julie Coker-Tidwell speaking on wildlife photography, sharing tips and tricks on techniques and recounting adventures in the field, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Regional Arts Center. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info: trahc.org.