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What's going on in East Texas this weekend? March 13-16

JB and the Moonshine Band (Source: Facebook) JB and the Moonshine Band (Source: Facebook)
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Here is your weekly list of events and entertainment going on around East Texas this weekend! Find something fun to do and support East Texas arts, music and business!


Texas Art Quilts 1993-2011 presents 26 works by Texas artists and comes to the Cole Art Center from the Texas Quilt Museum. Embracing both abstract and representational modes, these makers celebrate a variety of themes, including science, fantasy, political causes and natural beauty. Cole Art Center at SFA University, Ledbetter Gallery. For additional information about this exhibition and others presented by the SFA Art Galleries, visit www.art.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1131.

Azalea Trail: Guided tours of the Ruby M. Mize azalea garden, 1-4 p.m. each Saturday afternoon in March. Many more Azalea Trail events listed at visitnacogdoches.org!


Art by Anne Genung

Give Us the Willies art exhibition - Anne Genung has a unique approach to her art using a great mix of talent, skill and humor in her pieces known as "the Willies," which feature fine art icons such as Mona Lisa, pop art icons such as Batman and Robin, and all have the screened-print face of country music legend Willie Nelson, who himself owns several of Anne's creations.Call 903-640-2196 for more information. Creative Arts Center, 200 West 5th Street.

Shamrocks and Togas - In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and the Ides of March, the Creative Arts Center has announced a fundraising dinner on Friday, March 14, complete with corned beef and cabbage, plus music, games, and prizes. $15 each or $25 per couple. Call 903-640-2196 for more information. Creative Arts Center, 200 West 5th Street.


Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden - open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.. For road conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the gardens directly at 903-845-5780. Free. To reach to garden, turn east on Smith County Road 3104 from US 271 seven miles north of its junction with Interstate 20 (about 100 miles east of Dallas). Drive a mile and a half, turn right on Smith County Road 3103, then continue one-fourth mile to the entrance sign.


Mandisa, Skillet, Third Day, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler and We As Humans concert at the Oil Palace on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Click here to buy tickets. 903-566-2122 for box office info.

Tyler Public Library book and media sale: March 13-16 - hundreds of books, audio books, videos, textbooks and other library resources will be sold for $1 or less. 201 S. College in downtown Tyler. 903-593-7323

Grand opening of Gallery Main Street's Color and Texture: A Fiber Arts Exhibit is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. Free, open to the public. 110 W. Erwin on the square. 903-593-6905 for more information.

Lago del Pino: Matt Begley and Bitter Whiskey -  starts at 8:00 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, The Walton Stout Band plays at 9:00pm...dance band!


JB and the Moonshine Band

And on Sunday, Lagopalooza to celebrate Lago's second anniversary. Debut of lake-front stage, music food fun, art show, drink specials, games. Family Friendly, and headlined by JB and the Moonshine Band, plus Dustin Becker, Stefan Cotter, and more! Starting at noon, $15 includes brunch and ticket. 2pm and later - $15 music only ticket, $25 food and music ticket. Call 903-561-5246 for more info. 14706 CR 1134, off spur 364/Old Chandler Hwy.

Tyler Museum of Art: Billy Hassell: Illuminating Nature - over 50 of Texas artist Hassell's latest works. Colorful, often surrealistic takes on natural subjects. 1300 S. Mahon, or call 903-595-1001. Tylermuseum.org

Tyler Civic Theatre presents The Drunkard - a comedic melodrama exploring the battle between love and intoxication. 7:30pm - Call 903-592-0561 for more info. $18, or $15 for students. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2:30pm.


Four Winds Renaissance Faire -Adult tickets $15, Kids 5-12 $5, Kids 4 and under - FREE. Located at 21852 CR 2178, 903-839-5271 for information. Details on the website, here.


Live jazz Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, 658 CR 1334. Call 903-855-1769 for more information. No cover charge or reservations required.


Latino Folk Tales exhibition at Michelson Museum of Art, 216 Bolivar St. 903-935-9480.


Singer-songwriter Louise Mosrie

Louise Mosrie in concert - The Old Firehouse - She's part of the new, young breed of Nashville songwriters making good waves in the music industry. Louise's songwriting career began after college while living in Knoxville, where she produced two independent, pop/folk albums before moving to Nashville in 2004 to hone her song-craft.Adept across many genres, she settled on Americana/folk as her most natural voice, ably demonstrated in Home, her most recent CD. Saturday at 7:30 (Doors open at 7pm). $12 advance, $15 at the door. More information at theoldfirehouse.net or call 903-852-2781.


Ben Wheeler:

Moore's Store - Dirt Road Gypsies Friday night - playing your favorite Texas country and classic hits. Great band to dance to! $5. 5135 Hwy 279 - 903-833-5100

Moore's Store - Saturday morning, come to the Ben Wheeler Fire Department pancake breakfast...have all you can eat pancakes for a donation of $6 or more, with all proceeds benefitting the fire department. 5135 Hwy 279 - 903-833-5100

Moore's Store - Saturday night, Wesley Pruitt Band - $10 general admission. 5135 Hwy 279 - 903-833-5100 for more information.

The Forge: Friday, the Jerry Don Branch Duo will play! On Saturday, Crawdaddies Cajun Band will play. You don't want to miss any of these performances! 903-833-5970 - 1610 FM 279, Ben Wheeler.



Lake Country Symphonic Band presents March Movie Magic...bringing East Texas the songs of the silver screen! Sunday at 2pm. Call the box office at 903-569-2300 for reservations. Adults $5, children free.

Mineola Nature Preserve information - hiking trails, equestrian trails, etc., are open from sun up to sundown!

Mineola Music on the Streets - Every Saturday 11am-4pm. Acoustic musicians welcomed to come play; musicians gather at various locations downtown. Call Lynda for more info at 903-569-6983.

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