Best bets

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


The Texarkana Public Library’s Friends of the Library Book Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. Gardening, landscaping and John Grisham books are half price.

Silver Star Smokehouse & Saloon, 5205 West Park Boulevard, Texarkana, Texas, hosts Bingo: Benefit for the Love of One, at 6:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and tea, plus other food and beverages available for purchase. Information: 903-329-0566 or [email protected]

Atlanta Local Spring Maker’s Market is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Woods Park, Atlanta, Texas. Vendor spaces available for $25. Information:

Murphy’s Texarkana, Texas Boat, RV and Gun Show is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas.

Octavia’s Activity Center, 2315 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, is hosting the Fay J Winery fundraiser from 6:10 p.m. to 11:35 p.m. Saturday. A wine and jazz evening, silent auction and VIP after party. Limited to 35 people. Info: ALSO: “Exotic Night Naughty By Nature” from 9 p.m. Friday, March 18 to 1 a.m. Live entertainment, shopping, spoken word, comedy, Paint and Sip and dancing with DJ Hollygrove. Tickets available at

The Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts The 3 Redneck Tenors from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Saturday. COMING SOON: Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performs in concert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Info:

MJ’s Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas, has Aces & 8’s at 9 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-796-3445.

Texarkana 67 Speedway, 16041 US-67, Texarkana, Arkansas, is hosting the official Monster Truckz Extreme Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, which rain or shine, with Team Nitro Motocross, Extreme Rock Crawlers and more. A Monster Truckz Extreme Tour Pit party, allowing for personal autographs, photos and monster truck rides and tours, begins two hours before the show. Adult general admission tickets eligible for a free child ticket. Info:

The ArkLaTex 100 Club is hosting its 2022 Pull for Heroes fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Rocky Creek Outdoors, 4001 South State Line, Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Jimmy Lewis & The 8 Second Ride at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Info:

Bright Star Theater, 2729 New Boston Rd., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Gordon Mote in concert at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. Tickets are $25. Information: [email protected]om.

The 35th Annual Governor Conway Days Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 in Bradley, Arkansas. There will be a vintage car show and a bass tournament. Information: 870-894-3935 or [email protected]

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk takes place beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 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 2022 Texarkana Home & Garden Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Free entry. Info:

The Ratt Packs of Comedy Tour is from 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 to midnight, at the Holiday Inn Texarkana Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Performers include Shed G, Comedian Q, Comedian Grossman, DJ Spinderalla, and more. Info:

Texarkana College is hosting a Wood Sign Painting Class from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the Truman Arnold Student Center. Come paint a wooden door hanger to make your front door a statement. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included. Tickets are limited and $40 each. Info:

Polka Dots and Lollipops, an upscale children’s consignment sale, is being held Thursday, March 31 through Monday, April 4 at The Lanes, 720 Realtor Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

The 77th Four States Fair & Rodeo runs from Friday, April 1 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 to April 9. Admission at the door is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under. Info:

Clarksville Country Club, 690 Private Road 7010, Clarksville, Texas is hosting “Crawfish & Cornhole” on Saturday, April 2. Crawfish tickets are $20 for a take-out 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. The event day fee is $50 for the team cornhole and $25 for individual players. Crawfish are served starting at noon and the first cornhole tournament begins at 1 p.m. The bar is available for those 21 and over. Info:

The first annual Beast of the Southeast strongman competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Choctaw Nation Wellness Center, 110 South Chahta Rd., Broken Bow, Oklahoma. There are multiple divisions for men and women, with awards for the top three in each class. The registration fee is $35 with a deadline of Thursday, April 7 to participate. The weigh-in is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Info and tickets:

Museums & History

The Regional Arts Center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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, Texas Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public health and safety guidelines will be adhered to. All museum systems are open except for the Omni Theater. Info:

Arts & Purposes

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Downtown Live from 6-9 p.m. today, featuring March Pop Up artist Jenny Stevens and an exhibition of nostalgic Texarkana Signs by Carrie Slay. ALSO: “Trains and Stuff” is a special exhibition opening at the gallery, featuring photos and other artwork of trains and railway graffiti. Information: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC has the African American Committee exhibit “The Fabrics of Our Lives” running through Saturday at the Regional Center for the Arts, 321 W 4th St., Texarkana, Texas. COMING SOON: “Chris Thomas: The Ceramics Business” is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Regional Arts Center. ET: A ceramics class making Snuggle Vases with Chris Thomas is from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Regional Center for the Arts. The cost is $65 and includes materials. ALSO: Julie Coker-Tidwell will talk about wildlife photography, share tips and tricks on techniques, and recount adventures in the field, from 6:30-7:30 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:

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

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