Best Bets for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

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


Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts “MicroMania Midget Wrestling” from 8 pm to 10 pm Friday. Doors open at 6 pm Ages 18 and up. Advance tickets $20, $40 for ringside, $250 for table seating (eight tickets), with $180 guest referee package, cost more on day of show. Info:

Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department presents The Community Yard Sale and Electronics Recycling event from 8 am to 3 pm Saturday at Spring Lake Park. ALSO: Movies in the Park is at 7 pm Thursdays at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Movies are “Hocus Pocus” on Thursday; and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” on Oct. 27. Concessions are available, bring your own chairs. UPCOMING: Info: 903-798-3978.

TRAHC presents “Mutts Gone Nuts!” at 5 pm Saturday at Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas. The show features adopted shelter dogs, performing in action, comedy, and more. Tickets available beginning Sept. 29, with VIP tickets available. Info: 903-792-4992 or

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., has “An Evening With The Phanton” a fictitious adaptation of real live events from 1946, from 6 pm to 9 pm Saturday, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Warnings for strong language, violence, and sexual content, but no nudity. Dinner and show tickets are $75 and $85, and show only tickets are $35 and $45, and are available at Info: 903-824-7674.

ColorHype TXK hosts “I Smell Children” Paint & Sip from 1 pm to 3 pm Sunday at Redbone Magic Brewing, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas; “Drink Up Witches” Paint & Sip from 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, Oct. 25, at MJ’s Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas; and “Swing Into Fall” from 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas. Info:

Rhea Lana’s of Texarkana hosts a family shopping event open to the public at noon Sunday, Oct. 30 at Octavia’s Activity Center, 2315 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas. Clothes, shoes, baby equipment, furniture, toys, books, electronics and more. Tickets available for purchase for early entry as soon as Thursday. Info: 501-256-6423, [email protected] or

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 8 pm Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 7:30 pm Tickets are $10 for standard admission and $20 for “Virgin Kit” which includes a prop kit. No outside props allowed. Info:

Harvest Regional Food Bank hosts its annual Taste of Texarkana event from 5 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Four States Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Harvest’s hunger relief services. Info: 870-774-1398 or

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, presents “The Little Mermaid” with performances at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, and at 2 pm and 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 6. Tickets are available at

Candy Cane Corral is 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 5, at Four States Fairgrounds. Vendors, dancers, a visit from Santa, and more events. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under free. Info:

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Tim’s 60th Birthday Bash for Tim Reynolds at 8:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 5. Event is optionally formal, please RSVP for headcount. Over 21 and over only. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Three Chicks Feed, 4045 Genoa Rd., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Fall Festival On The Farm from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 5. Pancake breakfast until noon, pony rides, pumpkin patch, bounce house, farm animal petting zoo, and hay stack hunt. Admission is free. Info: 870-773-5633.

Texarkana Reptile Expo Show Me Reptile Show is 10 am to 3 pm Sunday, Nov. 6, at Four States Fairgrounds. Admission is 9 am for VIP tickets and 10 am for general admission, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets available on Info:

Texarkana Area Vetarans Council hosts its annual Veterans Day Parade at 11 am Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at East Broad and Hazel Streets and following the regular parade route. Info: 870-773-8279 or 1-877-824-4862, or [email protected]

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, features “Grant Freeman – An R-Rated Magic Show” from 8 pm to 9:45 pm Saturday, Nov. 12. Info:

Downtown Texarkana hosts Adult Hide & Seek at 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 19. Three people per team, divided into hiders and seekers, with the boundary zone where Front St., Walnut, 3rd and Olive enclose. Safe zones at Hopkins Ice House, 1923 Banana Club, The Railyard, The Hideout and Alley Cats Coffee Bar. Team “uniforms” and walkie-talkies required. Info: [email protected]

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


Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department presents The Spring Lake Park Fall Festival from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday with games, candy, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and costume contest. Admission is free. Info: 903-798-3978.

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 pm today, Saturday, Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, 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:

Best Kids, 3494 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a free Halloween Trunk or Treat from 3 pm to 5 pm Saturday. Candy, games, and prizes available. Info: 903-380-3734.

Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Halloween Party at 10 pm Friday, Oct. 28. Costume contest and music by Paul Holder & The Hot Snakes. Info: 870-774-JACK.

Kiwanis of Texarkana hosts its annual Trunk or Treat from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 29, at 321 W. 4th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosted by TRAHC. Candy, games, costumes and more.

Texarkana Police Department and Texarkana, Texas, Parks and Recreation Department present a Trunk or Treat from 3 pm to 6 pm Saturday, Oct. 29, at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas. Candy, magic shows, scary stories, balloon animals, costume contests for kids, parents and pets, and more.

The Sportsplex by Healthcare Express, 5610 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas, and XLR8 present Spookfest at the Plex at 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating, games, vendors, and a haunted house for older trick-or-treaters and their parents, parental discretion advised. Booth fees are $25 plus candy for trick or treaters. Info: 903-838-4697 or [email protected]

Healthcare Express, 106 S. Loop Hwy 59, Atlanta, Texas, along with the Atlanta Police Department and Public Library, present a Trunk or Treat at Woods Park, 210 E. Hiram St., Atlanta, Texas, at 5 pm Saturday, Oct . 29. Trick-or-treaters, vendors, and a showing of “Hocus Pocus” at 7:30 pm Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs at the movie. Info: 903-826-7498 or [email protected]

PJ Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a Halloween Murder Mystery Party from 6 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 29. 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. Info: 903-793-4831 or [email protected]

Walnut Church of Christ, 2720 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas, has a Trunk or Treat from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, Oct. 29. Candy, hot dogs, games, cupcakes and more. Info:

MJ’s Bar & Pizzeria, 14553 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas, has DJ Bryans Halloween Costume Contest at 8 pm Saturday, Oct. 29. Info: 903-796-3445.

Washington Community Development Center, 1900 Marietta St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Fall Festival from 3 pm to 7 pm Sunday, Oct. 30. Trunk or treat, bounce house, 3D photo booth, games, snacks, and more. To enter a car for the trunk-or-treat, call 903-319-4752.

Northside Church, 5801 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, has its annual Fall Fest from 4 pm to 6 pm Sunday, Oct. 30. Hay rides, bounce house, free food, games, candy and giveaways. Info: 903-831-7711 or [email protected]

Trinity Baptist Church, 3115 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Trunk or Treat at 6 pm Sunday, Oct. 30. Treats, food, candy, games, and more. Admission is free. Info:

Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas, has a Pumpkin Patch from noon until dark on Fridays and Sundays and 9 am to dark Saturdays through Monday, Oct. 31. Info:

Dancing Ranch Farm, 490 MC 218, Texarkana, Arkansas, has a Pumpkin Patch/Haunted House every from 7 pm to 11 pm every Friday and Saturday night until Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $15 a person or kids 2 and under free. Corn maze, hayrides, Rum Dum’s Clown House, concessions and more.


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Jake Flint today; and Mike Mayberry & The Slowhands on Saturday. Info: 870-774-JACK.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Monsterboy Lives at 9 pm today; and Stevie Ray & The Deacon featuring The Cold Shot at 9 pm Saturday. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Hopkins Icehouse, 301 East 3rd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Hailey Wright from 8 pm to 11 pm today and Raindog at 8 pm today. Info:

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Cody Hibbard at 9 pm Saturday, Oct. 22. Ages 21 and up. General admission $10. Info:

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Sons of Bocephus: A Tribute to Hank Jr., performing at 7 pm today. Tickets are $15 general and $20 for reserved seats. Info:

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar, 5522 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas, has The Dirty Rain Revelers at 7 pm Friday, Oct. 28. Info:

Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Masterwords II – Metamorphosis” from 7 pm to 9:45 pm Saturday, Nov. 5; and “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at 7 pm Friday, Nov. 18, with tickets from $37 to $55 or $15 for students. Info:

Museums & History

The Museum of Regional History, 219 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, Texas, has an archeology fair from 10 am to noon Saturday. Free pinchpot kits for the first 74 registrants. Admission is free. ALSO: Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department and Texarkana Museum Systems present A Cycle Through History Downtown Bike Tours every Friday through Nov. 4, meeting at The Museum of Regional History and ending with meals at Pecan Point Brewery for free appetizers. The tours are Murder & Mayhem on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, and Public Art on Nov. 4. Info:

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates from 10 am to 5 pm Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday, and is closed Tuesday. Member-only access available from 9 am to 10 am Saturday and 10 am to 11 am 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 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 pm Sunday. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info: or 817-255-9300.

Arts & Ends

Joel Wright Art Gallery, 125 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas, hosts Wrightfest 2022 masquerade party at 4 pm Sunday. Wear just a mask or a full costume. Costume contest wins a free tattoo.

The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “Expressions of Africa” ​​by Crystal Johnson through Nov. 5. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC features two new exhibits, including “Quotidian Moments Through Different Lenses” by Anna Zusman and Rhaelene Lowther, and “Intrinsic Integrity” by Jessica Baldivieso, both through Oct. 29. A closing reception for “Intrinsic Integrity” is Saturday, Oct. 29. Current gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info:

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