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Top 10 Things to Do in Texarkana Feb. 18-24, 2019

Spotlight on…

1. The Jody Jordan Circus and Children’s Circus Project 
TODAY! Monday, Feb. 18

3-6 p.m., Four States Fairgrounds. Three rings of affordable family fun with thrills for fans of all ages. Death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. Plus kids’ animal rides and petting opportunities. Online sales then doors open one hour before the event! Learn more.

2. Texarkana Live: The Legend of Johnny Cash
Friday, Feb. 22

Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Tribute band celebrating Johnny Cash. Cash’s only drummer said impersonator Phillip, ” …is the best I have ever seen.” Philip feels blessed to bring the music and memories of Johnny Cash to all his audiences across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia, and soon in Branson. Proceeds go to the The Ruby Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. (Rescheduled by promoters from original date of Jan. 5)

And don’t miss….  

3. Tuesday, Feb. 19 & Thursday, Feb. 21 
Clay Fig Fairy and Celestial Wind Chimes with Chris Thomas

Regional Arts Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Welcome spring as Chris Thomas guides you through the process of working with clay to make your own unique spring gifts. Ages 18+. Learn more.

4. Wednesday, Feb. 20  
Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System 

Perot Theatre, 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an inter-planetary field trip! But when rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting lost forever in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in Theatreworks USA’s musical adaptation based on the books published by Scholastic. Grades K-5. Public tickets also available. For tickets, call (903) 792-8681,

5. Thursday, Feb. 21  
Looking at Africa & Life Lessons 

Texarkana College’s Levi Hall, 12:30-2 p.m. Featured speaker Johnny Riley Jr. is a recipient of the 2016 U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award and serves as an advisory to many African and Central American countries. Food provided by BSA. FREE. Presented by TC’s Cultural Awareness Student Association (CASA) and TC’s Black Student Association (BSA).

6. Friday, Feb. 22
Encounter Tour: Lysa Terkeurst, Levi Lusko & Mack Brock 

First Baptist Church, 7-10 p.m. A night of unapologetic Biblical teaching and authentic worship with hundreds of your friends and neighbors.

7. Saturday, Feb. 23 W.E.B. DuBois – as Living History
P. J. Ahern Home from Texarkana Museums System, 2-4 p.m. “Legacy of the Great War: W. E. B. DuBois, the N.A.A.C.P., Democracy Building and Me,” a living history program presented by Texarkana native Charles Pace, a scholar and historical interpreter who was a featured Chautauqua presenter at three U.S. Presidential Debates at Hofstra University. Free, but seating is limited, so reservations recommended at or call TMS at 903-793-4831.

See Also

8. Saturday, Feb. 23
You’ve Got Mail 

TMS’ Discovery Place Interactive Museum, 2-3 p.m. Join us as we create a mail box, in honor of the great African American Philip Downing who invented a post box to drop mail into, patented on October 27, 1891.

9. Until Feb. 28
Krysten Haynes Integration Art Exhibit

At Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s John Moss Library.

10. Plan ahead!
Buy Tickets for Leadercast

Limited seating! Learn from the best! Bring your whole team. SIMULCAST live to hundreds of communities like ours on May 10th. Register now.

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