Best bets for Wednesday November 23, 2022

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


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

The Rockets Over the Red Fireworks festival takes place Saturday 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:

Christmas at the Pavilion, hosted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Infinity, is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bobby Ferguson Park Pavilion, 3400 U of A Way, Texarkana, Arkansas. Meet and greet and take pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts and games, festive treats and more.

Cooper Fine Jewelers, 2501 Kennedy Lane, Texarkana, Texas, is hosting a Ladies Night from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Try on jewelry, make a wish list, prizes, discounts and drinks.

Downtown Ladies Night Out is 5-8 p.m. Thursday in downtown Texarkana. Cookies, cocktails and shopping with a variety of downtown businesses.

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.

Texarkana, Arkansas, Shrine Club is hosting a Christmas BINGO Party from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at the Fouke High School Cafeteria, 403 Panther Drive, Fouke, Arkansas. Play all night on a $5 card, complete with concessions, prizes and a raffle of a Shriner Roadster-style go-kart. Proceeds benefit Shriner’s Children’s. Information: 903-748-4289.

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:

ColorHype TXK hosts “Festive Cocktails” Paint & Sip at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at MJ’s Bar & Pizzeria, 14533 FM 3129, Queen City, Texas. 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, in Snakebone on Saturday. Information: 870-774-JACK.

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

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Dusty Rose at 9 p.m. Saturday. Over 21 and over only. Cover $10. Info: 870-330-4165 and

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

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., at Stevie Ray & The Deacon at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Info: 903-824-7674.

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Noël au Perot” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, featuring the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana Jazz Orchestra and TSO Chamber Singers, as well as the winner of TSO’s 12th Annual Celebrity Conductors Competition. 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

Joel Wright Art Gallery, 125 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas is hosting a Christmas Art Exhibit featuring a variety of abstract and watercolor paintings from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, December 1.

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])