Best bets for Wednesday August 31, 2022

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


The DAPPER at Park Place, 2905 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts J-Wonn and TJ Hooker Taylor presented by DJ God at 8 p.m. Friday, with tickets $25 to $75 at; and “T Rell Labor Day Weekend” at 9 p.m. Sunday, with tickets $15 to $50 at Info:

Old Washington Farmer’s Market is hosting an official watermelon weigh-in for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday behind City Hall in Washington, Arkansas. Prizes are awarded to the three largest watermelons, as well as a youth category for growers 14 and under. Information: 870-703-8256 or [email protected]

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Moonlight Madness Sale from 7-10 p.m. Sunday in downtown Atlanta, Texas. Businesses are open late and there will be live music and vendors available. Info:

Friends For A Cause presents a kickball tournament on Saturday, September 10 at Karrh Park, 2102 S. Ann St., Texarkana, Texas. The cost is $100 per team, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the first game at 9:30 a.m. Vendors and food trucks will be in attendance. Pre-register with Suki O’Neal at 903-278-8867 or [email protected]

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk takes place beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17, Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, all meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available on Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 or more. Info:

The 3rd Annual Just Love and Kindness Golf Event will be held Saturday, September 17 at the Texarkana Golf Ranch, 7401 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. The four-player scramble is $700 with 8 a.m. registration and the event starts at 9 a.m. There will be raffle tickets and an auction. Info:

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, is hosting a car and bike show on Saturday, September 17. Registration is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with judging at 11:30 a.m. and awards at 1 p.m. $20 per entry. Proceeds will go to Texarkana Out of the Darkness Suicide Walk. Information: 903-348-6229.

Kulture Con will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at the Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. Music, dance, art, clothing vendors, mechanical bull and more. Merchant locations still available. Info:

A Southern Belle Tea Party will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at 211 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Advance tickets are $10 and $20 at the door. Entertainment, food, cocktails, gifts and door prizes, and more. Get your dresses and hats for the event. Info:

Ramage Farms, 5600 FM 560, Hooks, Texas, hosts “Under the Harvest Moon,” Texarkana Resources’ annual fundraiser, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22. There will be a silent auction and dinner. Tickets are $100 per couple. Information: [email protected]

The Young Professionals of Greater Texarkana present “Destination Downtown” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 30 at 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

The 2022 Jeans & Bling fundraising event will take place from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at the Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. The event includes a lip-syncing contest, silent auction, barbecue dinner, live music and dancing. All proceeds will go to support the local palliative care center. Info: 903-794-4263 or

A Cosplay Crawl costume contest and pub crawl will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Railyard Saloon and continue to various bars. Costume required, must be 21+. Information: [email protected]

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Registration and Vendor’s Fair opens at 8 a.m., with an Opening Ceremony and Pledge Garden at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

VFW Post 5873, 27 Private Road, New Boston, Texas hosts “Girls Night Out The Show” from 8-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Very limited VIP tickets available with front row seats, a souvenir bag and meet and greet after the show. 21 and over only, doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 8 p.m. Friday, October 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for standard admission and $20 for the “Virgin Kit” which includes an accessory kit. No external accessories are authorized. Info:


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Heather Linn and Jase Bryant Friday, Joe Jack Saturday and Jake Flint Thursday. Information: 870-774-JACK.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Alex & Liv at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Must be 21 and have a valid ID. Info: 870-330-4165 and

The Regional Arts Center, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, has “The Muses: Die Fledermaus” from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. General admission is $35. Info:

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., at The Piano Man at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22. General admission is free with a $10 seat. Information: 903-824-7674.

Ark-La-Tex Soul Blues Fest is Saturday, October 1 at 72 CR 2225, Douglassville, Texas. Doors open at noon and the show starts at 3 p.m. Featured artists include Wendell B, DJ Holly Grove, DJ Godfather, and more. Advance tickets are $30, $40 at the door, and VIP tickets are $50. Coolers are $10, RVs are $50, and VIP and All Access tents are $100. Information: 903-227-7896 or 318-436-3997.

Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas, has Jonathan Webster at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. For tickets and information: 903-756-9934 or

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, presents the Gatlin Brothers at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25; “The WayMaker Tour” with Michael W. Smith with special guest Jon Reddick at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2; and “Masterworks I – Zuill Returns!” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Info:

Museums & History

Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, Louisiana, has “GamePort: An Interactive Gaming Playground” through October 2. The expo features interactive stations featuring various video games to teach critical thinking skills, learn classic scientific principles, and promote a variety of science-based career options in the video game industry. Info:

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Tuesday. Access reserved for members available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase timed tickets for 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, TX Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Current public health and safety guidelines will be adhered to. All museum systems are open except for the Omni Theater. Information: or 817-255-9300.

Arts & Purposes

The gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, presents an exhibition honoring gallery artists accepted into the TRAHC International Juried Art Exhibition for Adults, featuring Eileen Stearman and Jenny Stevens. Information: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC hosts a ceramics class with Chris Thomas from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Learn how to make a Rose Vessel for $65, with supplies included. 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] Where [email protected])

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