Best bets for Wednesday 16 November 2022

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


The Junior League of Texarkana presents its 35th Annual Friday-Sunday Mistletoe Market at the Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Dr, Texarkana, Arkansas. Information: 870-772-9948, [email protected]or

The Golden Circle Sunday School class will have their annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1901 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas. There will be Christmas trees, wreaths, tableware and decor, furniture, electronics, toys and other items for sale. Proceeds are donated to Opération Enfant de Noël.

Pleasant Grove High School’s Curtain Call Productions presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Grove Performing Arts Center, 5512 McKnight Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Free entry. Info:

Healthcare Express is teaming up with Kids Dental of Texarkana to present a Falling Into Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 202 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas. Local vendors, bouncy house, face painting and a visit to the tooth fairy. Info:

Downtown Texarkana hosts Adult Hide & Seek at 7 p.m. Saturday. Three people per team, divided into hiders and seekers, with the boundary area where Front St., Walnut, 3rd, and Olive enclose. Safe areas at Hopkins Ice House, 1923 Banana Club, The Railyard, The Hideout and Alley Cats Coffee Bar. Team “uniforms” and walkie-talkies required. Information: [email protected]

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, is hosting a Thanksgiving party starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 until 2 a.m. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Community Healthcore Foundation presents the 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24 at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and racing begins at 8 a.m. Info: 903-407-8899 or [email protected]

Prodigy Yoga, 3423 New Boston Rd., Texarkana, Texas, is hosting a Christmas Sip & Shop for Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 26. Live music, mocktails and more to benefit Grace House of Texarkana. Info:

The Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival will take place on Saturday, November 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Riverview Park in downtown Shreveport and the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City, Louisiana. Live music, beer and drinks, food trucks and an appearance by Santa Claus. Info:

Jeans Boots & BBQ Bowl Game Banquet 2022 is at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2 at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center, 2910 Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. A cheering rally will follow. Tickets available at

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, presents The Texarkana Community Ballet performing “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 2. 4. Tickets available on Info:

The Vault-Shabby & Chic Home store, 600 Redwater Rd., Wake Village, Texas, is offering “Santa and Shopping” from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m., a machine to make stuffed animals with Zoofari, etc. Apps for vendors available. Information: 903-793-7054.

Farmers Bank & Trust Live United Bowl 2022 will be held on Saturday, December 3 at Razorback Stadium, East 18th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Tailgating begins at 8:00 a.m., doors open at 10:00 a.m., with kick-off at noon. Tickets available at the game, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, United Way office, Farmers Bank & Trust branches, participating universities and any Milway Credit Union branch.

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce presents the 2022 Christmas Parade from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. The theme of the event is “Christmas Movies“, and floats can be entered in the parade and contest for free. ATVs and UTVs are not permitted in the range. Info: 903-796-3296 or

Tree Haven, 1343 County Road 4224, Simms, Texas, has its 2022 Holiday Market from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. Info:

The Texarkana Farmers’ Market presents a Christmas Craft and Farmer’s Market from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, December 5, during the annual Christmas Parade, in downtown Kress Gap. A traditional Jamaican holiday meal will be served. Information: 903-701-7884 or

Main Street Texarkana announces the 38th Annual Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Monday, December 5 in downtown Texarkana. The theme of the year is “All aboard” for everything related to trains. Info:

Texarkana, Arkansas Parks presents “Breakfast With Santa” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 10 at the Texarkana Recreation Center, 1 Legion Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Photos with Santa Claus, gift bags, crafts, breakfast and a “Santa’s shop” for children to choose gifts for moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, etc Info: 870-779-4964.

Friends of the Public Library (Maud) is hosting a Ladies Christmas Tea and Ornament Swap from 5-7pm on Saturday, December 10 in the Maud Library Annex. Door prizes, goodie bags, tea and cheers. Bring one wrapped decoration per guest for the gift exchange. The event is free but places are limited, book your tickets on Information: 903-585-2121.

The Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, celebrates Christmas on Main on Saturday, December 17, with vendors, food trucks, children’s crafts and a skating rink from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Movies include “The Polar Express” at 10 a.m., “Elf” at 2 p.m., and “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Gold $21 tickets are available to receive a free ice skating pass, sleigh bell and snack, plus a meet Santa on the mezzanine. Info:

The Collins Home, 1915 Olive St., Texarkana, Texas is hosting the first-ever Yule Ball from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, hosted by House of Balm Healing and sponsored by Awaken Reiki and Energy Healing. Dress up in the finest dresses, suits or costumes, with light refreshments and music from DJ Qwilla. Info:


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Genevieve Allen Trio on Friday; Heather Linn and Deacons Saturday; and Captain Joe Band on Wednesday. Information: 870-774-JACK.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Chance and Taryn on Friday and Dusty Rose Band on Saturday. Information: 903-280-5658 or

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., has Cedric Watson at 8 p.m. Friday and a Majestic Christmas event from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-824-7674.

MJ’s Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas, has Ladies Night with DJ Bryan at 8 p.m. Friday and Stevie Ray and the Deacon at 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-796-3445.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has The LaRouxs at 9 p.m. Saturday. Over 21 and over only. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at 7 p.m. today, with tickets $37 to $55 or $15 for students; and “Christmas at Perot” from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, featuring the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana Jazz Orchestra and TSO Chamber Singers, plus the winner of the 12th Annual Celebrity Conductors Competition TSO. Info:

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Alex & Live Black from 8-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. Info:

Museums & History

PJ Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas, is hosting “New Year, New Murder,” a New Year’s Eve murder mystery party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 31. Guests assume the role of a character, use clues and solve the mystery. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Tickets are $45 or $40 for members or $80 for couples. Information: 903-793-4831 or [email protected]

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

Regional Arts Center, 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts its 14th Annual Holiday Arts Market sponsored by For Arts’ Sake Gift Shop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pm on Saturday, December 3. 40 local artists will be on hand with their art for sale including pottery, art, jewelry, leather goods, holiday ornaments and more. Info:

The gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “Dimensions” by John Abney available through Saturday, December 3. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC has current gallery hours of 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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