What's going on in East Texas this weekend? May 2-5 | Events
The number of fun opportunities in East Texas is as varied as the weather here. Check out the list to see what you can get into this weekend!
After much hard work, local band The Avid Light is very excited to announce their hometown CD release show.Make plans to enjoy a time of celebration for the new album with friends Grant Price, Josh Trammel, and John McKay on Saturday, May 4th at the Women's Building (Gracepoint church) in Tyler, TX. 6:30 p.m. at 911 S Broadway Ave Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 593-3822.
3rd Annual Charity Steak Cookoff benefitting the East Texas Food Bank will feature competing area teams including KLTV's own Grant Dade and Mama Steph! The Cookoff and festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at FRESH by Brookshires on Old Jacksonville Hwy. as local businesses, media outlets and foodies will face off in hopes of wrangling the “Ace of Steaks” championship belt. Round up the whole gang for an afternoon of fun featuring family games, the Freshpet® Strut Your Mutt contest and Freshpet® Yippee dog races, a Classic, Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, live music from Stephan Cotter and the C Otters and the Steve Simmons Band, and a special pricing manufacture sale. Then join us at 6:00 p.m. for our Steak Dinner served on our back patio. Tickets can be purchased at FRESH or Cavender’s in Tyler, Longview, or Palestine. Tickets are $15.99 and include a chef-prepared NY Strip, two sides and a roll. Buffet will be served until 8 p.m. Quantities are limited so buy your tickets now! All proceeds will go directly to the East Texas Food Bank.
Uncle Lucius with special guest Oil Boom! Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ. From the website: "Two of our absolute favorite bands together in one night! Uncle Lucius had Stanley's at capacity by 8:05pm last time they were here, so I woul dplan on coming early, having dinner, and getting to know OIL BOOM (slamming raw greasy blues riffs)! - $10.00 - 21 & UP
OIL BOOM: 7:00PM. UNCLE LUCIUS: 9P. 525 S. Beckham Avenue; 903-593-0311."
Princess Pampering Party - Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
From CityofTyler.org: Hear ye, hear ye, calling all princesses! Join us for a day of pampering. For more information please call Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271.
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show, Lunch, Games Day May 3, 2013. Spring fashion show, lunch and games. Located at First Christian Church, Tyler. Contact Virginia Barron at email@example.com or 903-561-8301 for more information.
Tyler Youth Orchestra Free Family Spring Concert – May 2- TJC Wise Auditorium. Come out and enjoy and afternoon of wonderful music Contact: TYO Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (903) 597-4896 for more information.
Dancefest, May 3, 7:30pm at TJC Wise Auditorium. Tyler Junior College Department of Dance and Academy of Dance present Dancefest 2013, featuring selections from the great classical ballet ''Swan Lake'' as well as a modern dance production of the story of ''Pocahontas''. This is a perfect way to introduce children of all ages to the beauty and dynamism of classical and modern dance and the excitement of live performance. TJC Wise Auditorium Tickets $5 at the door or at the TJC cashier's office starting April 8th. Contact: Justine Pojanowski Email: email@example.com Phone: (903) 510-2483.
Blue Man Group: May 3 8:30pm at UT Tyler Cowan Center. Back by popular demand for three encore performances BLUE MAN GROUP! It was a smash hit last season so why not experience the phenomenon again! BLUE MAN GROUP promises thrills with a high-octane, energy-packed theatrical event. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and fun. If you've never seen BLUE MAN GROUP, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it. Contact: Terri Holland Email: Cowan@uttyler.edu Phone: (903) 566-7424. CowanCenter.org.
ETSOA Presents Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel Five. May 4, 7:30pm at Caldwell Auditorium. The vivacious trumpeter and band leader Doc Severinsen leads The San Miguel Five in an evening of sophisticated Latin rhythms and jazz. The program features gorgeous ballads, both Latino and American, plus some great movie music and the popular gypsy jazz, a la Django Reinhardt. For tickets and more information contact the East Texas Symphony Orchestra at 903-526-3876 or visit www.ETSO.org. (Note: The ETSO is not performing at this concert.) Contact: East Texas Symphony Orchestra Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (903) 526-3876.
This Saturday night at Heritage Plaza in Downtown Longview! Don't be sad that Downtown LIVE! is over! There will be another round in October! In the meantime... come to Movies on the Plaza THIS Saturday to watch Disney Pixar’s - Brave! The event starts at 6:30pm at Heritage Plaza and it's FREE!
Longview Museum of Fine Art - May 4 Family Art 1-3pm. Also, Art Class: Still Life Drawing using pencil and charcoal. Amanda Tilley, instructor. $25 at door ($18 in advance for members, $20 non-members)
Cinco de Mayo Kickoff - Downtown Longview, Heritage Plaze at the corner of Green and Methvin. 2pm-10pm. See attached poster below, for more information.
Moore's Store: 5/3 Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy (Country/SouthernRock/Soul) - Pictured left $7 Advanced tickets at Outhousetickets.com or $10 at the door 5/4 Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat (Blues/Rock) $5 Advanced tickets at Outhousetickets.com or $7 at the door.
The Forge Bistro: 5/2 Van - 5/3 Heather Little & Matt Bradshaw - 5/4 Guitar Center King of Blues 2009, Kirby Kelley. No Cover • 7 p.m. • 903.833.5970 Interested in playing at The Forge? Contact Joanne Lowery at: 903.245.1309 or email: email@example.com Also, every Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Bluesman, Craig Wallace performs!
May Days Celebrationi: Music, beer garden, vendors, gmes, carnival, art, and more. Free! Downtwon Mineola, Johnson and Broad Streets.
Canton: First Monday Trades Days! Head to Canton for bargians and treasure hunting at its best.
Rains County Founders Day Festival celebrating the heritage of Rains County. Friday and Saturday. See list of events here. Something for everyone!
Movie at Old Firehouse Cinema - 8241 FM 279 - Downtown Edom, TX 75754. Detachment, starring Adrian Brody.Director Tony Kaye’s (AMERICAN HISTORY X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. Sponsored by the East Texas Community Food Coalition.
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