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Six Things You Should Do in Texarkana During the Month of November!

Now that everyone’s back out and about (mask or no mask), and we’ve all officially made it back around to the fall, I figure there’s absolutely no better time than now to start celebrating this wonderful season, and there’s no better way to do it than by participating in all the AMAZING events Texarkana has planned for the month of November.

This is the place for all the moms and dads who have hit rock bottom when it comes to ideas on how to keep their children entertained and are about to jump ship. It’s also for the people who have spent so many consecutive nights at Ironwood Grill that the managers have asked if they should just keep a table reserved in your name. Please tell me that’s not just me...

Anyhow, here are the events destined to spice up your November calendar…


Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean the scares have to end! Since 2014, The Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk has been providing an entertaining mix of spookiness and history in a fun, family-friendly environment. According to their Facebook page, the Ghost Walk encourages tourists to “walk through downtown Texarkana and experience both the paranormal and historical secrets lurking in our town!”

Personally, I’m not sure I want to imagine ghosts all around me when I’m trying to enjoy a margarita at Zapata’s, but for the non-faint of heart, the tours run every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 pm
for $15 a ticket which you can purchase on Eventbrite.com. More information, like meeting places and contact information, can be found on the Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk Facebook page.


T-Town 5 Playing Live at 67 Landing (Formerly known as Scottie’s Grill)

As a lover of classic rock myself, there’s no way I’ll be missing out on the hot, up-and-coming, Texarkana-based band, T-Town 5, playing at 67 Landing on November 14! But according to their Facebook page, classic rock isn’t the only thing they play! They describe their band as “fun music performed by fun people,” and their stylings range from 70s, 80s, and 90s music along with rock and blues. They’ll be playing from 7-10:30 pm, so if you love good food, good drinks, and great music, don’t miss out on this incredible night!

If one night just isn’t enough, you can also catch them at Redbone Magic Brewery on November 21 at 7 pm!


Jawbone Playing Live at Redbone Magic Brewery

Speaking of Redbone, one of Texarkana’s most delicious eating establishments, another Texarkana-based band is coming to rock the house there on Saturday, November 7 at 7 pm.

Jawbone is one of our best local bands and has opened for Blues Traveler at The Jump, Jive, and Jam Festival, and has even shared the stage with Steve Cropper of the Blues Brothers! Their set lists cover an impressively wide range of genres and artists, from Journey and Carrie Underwood, to Elton John and Bruno Mars.

Whether you’re there for the incredible house brewed beers Redbone has to offer, or just to listen to some outstanding music, you don’t want to miss out on this fun night!

Tickets for the show are $20 each on the Eventbrite website! Visit Jawbone at Redbone Facebook event page for more information.


Happy Birthday, Ludwig! Concert hosted by Texarkana Symphony Orchestra!

I’m having vivid flashbacks of every field trip I went on with my school to the Perot Theatre.

This concert celebrating the legacy and musical genius of Ludwig van Beethoven for his 250th birthday is the perfect night out for those who want to get all dressed up, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, and listen to beautiful music to boot! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

The concert will take place at the Perot Theatre in downtown Texarkana. You can call the box office at 903-792-4992 or visit the box office Monday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm to purchase tickets, as they are not currently available online.


10 Artists -1 Night Art Exhibit at the Omega Building, Downtown Texarkana

For all the art lovers out there or people who are in the market for more than your typical Hobby Lobby budget artwork, Joseph Raymond is hosting the 5th annual 10 Artists-1 Night art exhibit November 5, from 5-9 pm at the beautiful Omega Building in downtown Texarkana.

As described by Joseph Raymond, exhibitors can “browse and purchase original works from 10 local and regional artists in an unforgettable atmosphere with drinks and live jazz music.”

This year’s show is showcasing works from internationally acclaimed stainless-steel sculptor Ryan Schmidt, paintings by Joseph Raymond, Tyler Arnold, Jess Weiner and Polly Cook, who will also offer her signature ceramics.

Other pieces of art include James Hayes’ art glass, wood portraits on display by Allan Philips, wood sculpture by Jon Welborn, pottery by Chris Thomas and realistic portrait works by Holly Perez.

Admission is free!


2020 Thanksgiving Day Virtual Turkey Trot

This holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the 7th annual Turkey Trot, benefitting Community Healthcore, a non-profit agency that is the local Mental Health Authority for nine counties, including Bowie, Cass and Red River counties. Because of COVID-19, there will be a virtual race this year. Join in the family tradition of a 5K or a one-mile fun walk as a great start to your Thanksgiving Day festivities.

After some quick research to find out how the “virtual” race would work, I confirmed that each runner will sign up online, run on their own, and times will be logged through the www.runsignup.com website. A quick Google search of “Texarkana Thanksgiving Turkey Trot” will lead you where you need to go. Entry fees are $25 for each participant, raising funds for a great cause.

As we’re coming around to the holidays, which are normally a very busy time of year, there are some well-loved Texarkana events missing from the lineup because of COVID-19. Let’s make sure not to miss our remaining opportunities to be out and about, attending fun local community events like these and taking part in special moments with friends and neighbors. It’s what will put us back on track to finding that once seemingly far-fetched idea of “normal” again and get us into the spirit of this magical holiday season. 


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