EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Here is your weekly list of things to do across the East Texas region! Lots of fun opportunities to support East Texas business, music, art, farmers and organizations!
Spoken word poetry reading/dramatization: Artists Nation and APEX Theater 20 invite everyone to come read and especially act out their poetry, though that is not a requirement. 6-8 p.m.
Very laid back and all ages welcome, but be aware that no one's poetry is censored. BYOB for 21+ and IDs will be checked and enforced. Free entry for performers/readers, $5 cover for others. Located at Actors Preparatory Exchange, 719 West Front Street, Suite 20.
. Recurs first Sunday of each month.
Opening day for Rose City Farmers Market southside - Parking lot of Jul's at 7212 Old Jacksonville, 8 am- 1 pm. Locally grown produce, artisan baked and canned goods, Porch Culture coffee roasters, live local music, dog-friendly patio, hand crafted beers, artists and more.
Locked and Loaded Band at Fresh By Brookshires, Saturday at 6:00 pm on the patio. 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy.
May Trunk sale - Smith County Swap and Shop: Saturday from 8am-2pm. Lanes Chapel United Methodist - 8720 Old Jacksonville. Please bring a couple of non-perishable food items for the food pantry if possible. Last sale had over 70 sellers; come out and support them and contribute to the food pantry which helps needy East Texans feed their families.
Lulu and the Vipers, Walker and the Texas Dangers, The Rest, and Blueheart Rambler - ClicksLive on Friday at 8:30 p.m. $5 for ages 21 and up, ages 18-20- $10.
Bleed the Rain cd release party at ClicksLive Tyler, with 3rd Dilemma, Eli's Redemption, Victims of Sanity. Saturday - Show starts at 9pm, doors open at 8. 1946 ESE Loop 323.
Raquelle Langlinais CD release party, with John Mckay and Kerry Balltzglier, as well. 2002 Magnolia Drive, 7-10:30pm. $10 entry with cd, $5 entry without cd.
Family Movie Night at Dayspring UMC at 6:30 - featured movie is Disney's Frozen! Popcorn and drinks provided. 310 West Cumberland Road.
Doggy Derby Day hosted by Petapalooza - Bergfeld Park on Broadway, Saturday from 10am - 3pm. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby? Join us for Doggy Derby Days - great food, friends, races, prizes, adoption awareness. Family friendly!
East Texas Bombers Roller Derby - Great family fun! Saturday from 5-7 pm at Skateland USA, 2050 S. Jackson Street. Doors open at 4pm. $12 at door, or $15 for "suicide" seating (trackside). Kids under 10 free. No outside food or drinks, please.
Terrarium class at Moss, Where Flowers are Fair in the Market at the Crossing - 2210 Three Lakes PKWY. Saturday at 11am. Call 903-787-8822 for more information.
Something Blue plays at XL'N Pool Room and Club on Saturday - 2109 E. 5th Street - 21+ only and ids are checked. 9pm-1am.
Lago del Pino: Friday music is Texas Rebellion at 8 pm, Saturday is Ben Balmer at 9pm. 14706 CR 1134 in Tyler.
Stanley's Famous BBQ - 525 S. Beckham Ave. - Friday - Graham Wilkinson at 9pm.
Brook Hill School presents this year's spring musical, Hello Dolly! Show dates are May 2, 3, 9, and 10. 7:30 p.m. - Call 903-894-5000 to reserve tickets. 1051 North Houston.
First Friday Coffeehouse: Northwood Church Longview - Friday night from 7-11. 4376 Tryon Rd. Open mic and wonderful coffee. Bring a friend or a guitar or both!
Free comic book day at the Nerd Cave - 103 W. Loop 281 suite 205. Saturday from 9am to 9pm.
Meet your favorite Super Hero and Villains - SALES -FOOD - Prizes given out throughout the day -Costume Contest, $50 gift card prize - FREE COMICS! -FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Moore's Store: Friday - Johnny Lee and Urban Cowboy
- 8pm. $25 at the door.
Saturday - Jaime Richards - $10 at the door
The Forge - Friday: Travis Bolt. Saturday: Stefan Cotter. Live at 7pm - 903-833-5970.
Family Peace Project 13th annual waffle breakfast. 8am-noon at Athens First United Methodist Church. Fun, food, great music, bounce house and kids' activities, car wash, raffle, blood drive, garage sale, all in one place! Kids 5 and under eat free. ARTSPEAKS awards at 9:30am. All proceeds help keep FPP domestic violence support services available throughout Henderson Co.
East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society Spring Gala - 1601 Patterson Road - Saturday at 6:30pm. - Get gussied up and join us at the gala with dancing, food, silent auction and dessert station. $50 for tickets:
Cinco De Mayo Celebration at 9am until 4-m - traditional dance, food, and fishing at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Saturday. See
for full schedule of events for this fun day! Adults $5.50, Seniors $4.5, children 4-12 $3.50. 903-676-2277
Meet the candidates truck/car/motorcycle show - 10am - entry fee is $25 in advance and $35 at event per vehicle. Saturday in Arp city park. Lots of automobiles, entertainment and refreshments. Call Anthony for more info: 903-859-2933.
Mineola Farmers Market kickoff - 115 E. Front Street under the pavilion near the train station every Saturday morning beginning at 7:30am. For more information, call 903-569-6983.
Spring Fling Gardening Expo at the Mineola Nature Preserve - Saturday from 10am - 1pm. Bring your family, a picnic, and a spirit of adventure! Fun, educational and informative demos by Wood Co. Master Gardeners. Free. 10:15 vericomposting talk. 11:15 Using native plants in yourlandscapee (free bluebonnet seeds and door prize). 12:15 Rainwater harvesting demo and learn about vegetable gardening in raised beds. (drawing for a rainwater harvesting barrel)
Lindale Community Theater presents Dearly Beloved Friday through Sunday - 109 W. Hubbard Street - Tickets at
Collage, Creativity...and all that jazz! 2 day workshop with Kathy Rachal. Friday and Saturday from 10am-2:30pm. $60.
200 Market Street in the Bowery. 903-975-3882.
Winnsboro Farmers Market is open! 8am to noon downtown on Market Street. See
Ronnie Millsap at Banita Creek Hall, 401 W. Main. 936-462-8000. 8pm. Ages 21 and up are $25, Under 21 - $30. Buy tickets at
First Monday Trade Days through Sunday at 4pm. 877-462-7467
67th Annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage! May 1-4. Annual History Church tour, battle reenactment and much more.
- or call 903-665-2672
Movie on the Square: Wreck it Ralph on Friday night at 9pm. Downtown
The Gospel Opry - 7-9pm at 421 E. Industrial, Suite 215. Call Buddy or Ina Gore at 903-885-4262.
Saturday: Cinco De Mayo celebration - 1pm downtown on the square. Live entertainment for the whole family afternoon intoeven tingg. (See
for details or call 903-885-7541.
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