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

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


ColorHype TXK hosts Paint and Sip from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday at Redbone Magic Brewery; 6pm to 8pm Thursday, July 21, at 67 Landing; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Redbone Magic Brewery. All supplies included for Paint and Sip events, prices available online. Info:

For the Sake Of One, 422 Hickory St., Texarkana, Arkansas, is having a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16. All proceeds benefit the area foster/adoption community. Info:

Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, is having a birthday Luau party for Lisa Houser, Russ McDermott and Michelle Kvardo at 4pm on Saturday, July 16. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts the Texarkana Home Builders Association Cornhole Tournament at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 17. Two brackets are available for “pro” players and “just for fun” players. Cost is $125 per two-person team. Registration is at or 903-748-9766. Info: or

Texarkana Texas Ruff Ryders presents The Caribbean Connection Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Wave your flags, represent your island or a place you want to go. Events include a car, truck and bike show, music, vendors and food trucks. Special rates available at Holiday Inn.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “SlapFest USA” at 7:30pm on Friday, July 22. Tickets and info:

The Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held starting at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, all dates at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 or more. Info:

Hypecon presents Dreaded Showdown, a 21 and over wrestling show, at Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. Doors open at 6pm, admission is $10. Info:

The second annual Junior Auxiliary 5K Glow Run & Walker is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, July 23rd at Nashville City Park, Nashville, Arkansas. Registration costs $30. Info:

DAPPER at Park Place, 2905 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts “Derby Days: Speed ​​Dating” at 8:00 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. Info: 903-306-9273 or 903-949-2676.

Holiday Inn Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas, has “One Night Only: An Evening Of Elegance” starring Calvin Richardson from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. Online tickets are available at Elite, VIP, Reserve and general admission tickets available. Info: 682-252-2149.

The Hope Watermelon Festival, Hope, Arkansas, is presented from noon to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 12 and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or the concert ends on Saturday, August 13. Vendor applications are open until June 30. Events include a 5K race, Watermelon Olympics, Watermelon Idol talent contest, talent show, Kidz Zone and more. Info:

Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, 555 CR 2111, Hooks, Texas, is hosting a David Briggs Memorial Car Show from 8am to 1pm on Saturday, August 13th. Free lunch is provided, with a variety of categories for cars and trucks. Proceeds go to raise money for families in need in Hooks. Info: 903-701-0271 or [email protected]

Children’s camps

Day School St. James, 5501 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas, has Spartan Summer Camp, offered to students ages 3 through eighth grade, with weekly sessions through Friday, July 29. Cost is $150 per week, with half-days available. Cash and checks accepted, or MySchoolWallet for St. John’s students. James. Info:

TRAHC, 312 West 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Sculptarama with Kay Thomas is available from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, for ages 2nd grade to sixth grade. Limited seats available, cost is $55, with scholarships available. UPCOMING: A top-notch choir and choreography camp for first through eighth graders with Rebecca Sayadian and Haley Patillo is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, with a performance at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. Cost is $135. TRAHC shirts included in all camps and scholarships available. Info: 903-792-8681 or [email protected]

Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas, is having Drama Camp Mini-Shows for Kids for ages 7-16, with sessions of “The Claw: A New Children’s Musical” Monday, July 25 through Friday, 29 July; and “Under The Sea: A Pirate Adventure” from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15. The cost is $225. Info:


Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Giovanni and the Hired Guns and Cody Cooke & Bayou Outlaws at 7pm on Thursday, July 21. Info:

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Aces & 8’s at 9pm on Friday, July 22. Must be 21 years of age and have valid ID. Info: 870-330-4165 and

LaFogata Bar & Grill, 3401 Genoa Road, Texarkana, Arkansas, has Charlie Cope Live & Acoustic from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday, July 23rd. Info:

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Heather Linn And The Deacons today; and Palmer Anthony on Friday, July 29. Info:

Museums and History

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and closed on Tuesdays. Members-only access is available from 9am to 10am on Saturday and from 10am to 11am on 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. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public health and safety guidelines will be adhered to. All museum systems are open except the Omni Theater. Info:

Arts & Crafts

The gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, presents an exhibit by 903 Artisans, a group of artists from Cass County, Texas. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC has Anthony Bruce speaking on Keeping Art in an Art Teacher from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 21st July. Current gallery hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Information:

(Deadline is 10am on Tuesday. Entries must be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])

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