7 fun things to do this weekend: Jan 28-30

This weekend is going to be nice and fun!

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

This weekend is full of Mardi Gras balls, click here to see who’s throwing a party. Plus scroll down to see what else is happening in the land of the Ark-La-Tex.


Bridge City Project Chili Cook Off

5:00 pm

It’s going to be a fun night with contestants bringing their best chili recipe. The event is Disney themed so come dressed as a character. Funds raised will help the Texarkana Homeless Coalition. For info and tickets, click here.

Location - 316 Hazel St., Texarkana, Ark

Shreveport Mudbugs vs. Lone Star Brahmas

7:11 pm (Also on Saturday)

The archrivals of our Mudbugs dare to show their faces at the fairgrounds. Come out for a chilly night of intense hockey action and a lot of fun. For tickets and details, click here.

Location - George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum, 3207 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport


Puzzles & Pints at Great Raft

Noon - 3:00 pm

If you can put together a puzzle pretty perfectly quick, then you need to register and participate in this first ever event. Teams will put together a 520 piece puzzle and whoever puts it together the fastest wins. For more info, follow the event on Facebook.

Location - Great Raft Brewing, 1251 Dalzell St., Shreveport

Vroom, Vroom, Vroom Murder Mystery Dinner

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There’s a crime wave going on in the Four States Auto Museum and you’re invited for a night of food, fun and ‘murder.’ The Texarkana Museums System is hosting this murder mystery dinner. For tickets and info, click here.

Location - Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark


6:00 pm

This group of four tenors and a baritone blend all sorts of music genres together for a powerful performance. For tickets, click here.

Location - First Financial Music Hall, 101 East Locust St., El Dorado, Ark

The Future is Stupid

7:00 pm

See the premiere of the documentary The Future is Stupid. Artwork by Bob Tooke and filmmaker Willis Wilborn will be on display. Live music by BushHog Bob (Tooke). For more info, follow the event on Facebook.

Location - minicine?, 846 Texas Ave., Shreveport


2022 Home Products Show

Noon - 4:00 pm (Also on Friday and Saturday)

The Home Builders Association of America presents its annual show. Find the latest in home theaters, landscaping, doors, appliances and more. Find what you need for your next home improvement project. Find out more here.

Location - Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd., Bossier City

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.