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

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

Events

Downtown Live is on the second Friday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm in downtown Texarkana. Enjoy local entertainment for all ages. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums today.

Ross & Shoalmire along with Southern Caregivers to present Senior Summer Ball at the Mall from 9 am to 3 pm today at Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas. Vendors, activities and Bingo games every hour. Admission is free.

Thrive Yoga and Wellness, 2916 Pleasant Grove Road, Texarkana, Texas, presents a Yoga Brunch Crawl each Saturday in July. Event passes are $15. Full listing of events and locations available on the Thrive Facebook. Info: 903-224-5684 or thriveyogatxk.com.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts The Backyard Brawl presented by Texarkana Corn Hole Association on Saturday. Singles begin at 11 am, with blind draw at 2 pm and BYOP at 6 pm Info: facebook.com/Hwy67Landing.

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

For The Sake Of One, 422 Hickory St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a used book sale from 8 am to 11 am Saturday, July 16. All proceeds benefit the area foster/adoption community. Info: facebook.com/forthesakeofonetexarkana.

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

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts The Texarkana Home Builders Association’s Cornhole Tournament at 2:30 pm 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 texarkanahomebuilders.com/cornhole or 903-748-9766. Info: eventbrite.com or crosstiestexarkana.com.

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

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

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 pm Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23, Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 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: facebook.com/hauntedtexarkana.

Hypecon presents Dreaded Showdown, a 21 and up wrestling show, at Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, at 8 pm Saturday, July 23. Doors open at 6 pm, admission is $10. Info: facebook.com/Hypeconevents.

The second annual Junior Auxiliary 5K Glow Run & Walker is 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, July 23 at the Nashville City Park, Nashville, Arkansas. Registration is $30. Info: runsignup.com/Race/AR/Nashville/JuniorAuxiliary5KGlowRun.

The DAPPER at Park Place, 2905 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts “Derby Days: Speed ​​Dating” at 8 pm Saturday, July 23. 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 pm to 11:30 pm Saturday, July 23. Online tickets available at eventbrite.com. Elite, VIP, Reserve and general admission tickets available. Info: 682-252-2149.

Hope Watermelon Festival, Hope, Arkansas, is presented from noon to 8 pm Thursday, Aug. 11, 9 am to 8 pm Friday, Aug. 12, and 9 am until 8 pm or concert end on Saturday, Aug. 13. Vendor applications are open until June 30. Events include a 5K race, Watermelon Olympics, the Watermelon Idol talent contest, talent show, Kidz Zone and more. Info: hopewatermelonfest.com.

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

Children’s Camps

St. James Day School, 5501 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas, has Spartan Summer Camp, offered for students ages 3 through completion of eighth grade, with weekly sessions through Friday, July 29. Cost is $150 a week, with half- days available. Cash and check accepted, or MySchoolWallet for St. James students. Info: eventbrite.com.

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

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas, has Children’s Theater Minishows Drama Camps for ages 7-16, with “The Claw: A New Children’s Musical” sessions from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29; and “Under The Sea: A Pirate Adventure” from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15. Cost is $225. Info: silvermoonkids.com/jrshowscamps.

Music

Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Genevieve Allen Duo today and Clay Logan Acoustic on Saturday. Info: 870-774-JACK.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has TJ McAlexander on the patio at 7 pm today. Info: facebook.com/Hwy67Landing.

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar, 5522 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas, has Carol Miles and Friends from 7 pm today. Info: twistedforktxk.com.

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

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

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

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

Museums & History

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 perotmuseum.org. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit perotmuseum.org 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 Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 pm Sundays. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info: fortworthmuseum.org.

Arts & Ends

The Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, presents an exhibit by 903 Artisans, a group of artists from around the Cass County, Texas area. Info: 870-330-5003 or 1894gallery.com.

TRAHC has Anthony Bruce speaking on Keeping The Art in an Art Teacher from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday, July 21. Current gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info: trahc.org.

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

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