What's going on in East Texas this weekend? July 11-13

What's going on in East Texas this weekend? July 11-13

Here's your weekly round-up of fun things to do in East Texas over the next three days.

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Support your local farmers!

Ben Wheeler:

Moore's Store on Friday: Steve Carpenter Acoustic - Traditional country. Saturday - Moot Davis - Country/honky tonk/Americana

The Forge: Friday - Jaden Farnsworth at 7pm. Saturday - Heather Little and Matt Bradshaw 7pm  (1610 FM 279)

Chief Bowles Memorial Cultural Celebration - Saturday all day. A celebration of Native American history with arts and crafts, campfire stories and family events. This event starts at 10:00am on July 12 and continues all night ending in a late night camp out complete with campfire story telling and festival music.This is a free event, however, donations towards the upkeep of the property are appreciated.Phone: (214) 914-1516Event url:

10000 CR 4923


The 52nd Annual Mineola Fire Dept. Rodeo - at the FD rodeo arena on Hwy 69N. Presale tickets are $9 adults, $7 for children. One dollar more each at the gate. Kids 5 and under are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at city hall at 300 Greenville Ave next to Pizza Hut. Friday is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night. Starts at 8pm nightly.


Lindale Community Theater: The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The Drowsy Chaperone opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006 and ran for 674 performances. Multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award winner. July 11,12,13 - 18,19,20 - Friday and Saturday 7:30pm , Sunday matinee 2pmDoors open 45 minutes prior to show time - Adults $18, Students $15, 12 and under $10 - No reservations will be taken.Only tickets purchased in advance online are guaranteed seating.All seats are first come, first serve.Parking is available on all sides of the theater including a large parking lot on the north side.


Saturday - The Goonies will be onscreen at Liberty Hall!  Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at

m or at the door starting at 2pm.

Hairspray The Broadway Musical - July 10-27 Thurs-Sat 7:30, Sun. 2:30 - Tyler Civic Theater 903-592-0561.

Gallery Main Street - Diversity Exhibit opening reception - Saturday from 5:30-8pm. 110 W. Erwin on the Square. Refreshments, music and opportunity to meet the artists. FREE.

SPCA Sip & See event - Sunday at 5318 Old Bullard Road. Light refreshments will be served;  Come see adorable and adoptable puppies and kittens. Donations welcome but not required.

APEX Emerging Directors Festival - Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm.

Five seasoned actors take on a new role as director in this festival of ten minute plays. Each director will be judged and a winner will be announced Saturday, July 12.

This year’s directors are:

Suzanne Alford

Maddie Wise

Hunter Regian

Matthew Butler

Judges in the festival are APEX Creative Director Felicity Enas, Cynthia Sanders, and Emmy Award winner Allen Morris. The audiences will also have a chance to vote on their favorite director’s scene both evenings. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the door (719 W. Front St., Suite 20) and at

Sixth Annual Christmas in July - at Tyler Rose Garden Center on Saturday (9-5) and Sunday (11-5), 420 Rose Park Drive.

for tickets.  903-531-1214 or 903-531-1212 for more information.

Interstate 20 Band will play at The Ironhorse Saloon Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm - 418 E. Erwin Street.

Rose City Quartet concert at Bethel Baptist Church benefit for Sharon Community Clinic. Sunday from 6-8pm. 13108 State Hwy 64 E.

Graham Wilkinson will play at Stanley's Famous Bar-B-Q Friday night at 9pm. 21 and up only. $7. Kevin Kerby on at 9, Graham Wilkinson at 10.

525 S. Beckham Ave.

Car and motorcycle show at The Pep Boys Speed Shop, 3616 S. Broadway, Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Zombie Apocalypse at New Life Baptist Church - Nerf gun war, black Ops Zombie video game competition, pizza, drinks, and cupcakes. Ages 12-18 only. Presented by New Life youth group


Dazed at XL'N Pool room and club - Saturday from 9pm-1am - 2109 E. Fifth St. - 21+ with proper ID only. No cover charge.

The Bigsbys at Lago del Pino, Friday night from 8-11.

Fur-Giving Hearts event Saturday from 8am-1pm. Come meet your new best friend and get some locally grown veggies at the ETX State Fair Farmers Market. 2112 W. Front Street.

Goodnight Rose City:

Inspired by the Junior League of Tyler's popular children's book, this new exhibition celebrates the touchstones of Tyler's past, the vitality of its present – and the promise of its future. Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art in collaboration with JLT, the exhibition showcases the 15 original watercolor book illustrations by local artist Lindsay Boone. Framing each illustration, archival photographs highlight historic views of the familiar Tyler subjects while original new images by photojournalist Herb Nygren Jr. of the Tyler Morning Telegraph capture views of present day. Admission is free. (903) 595-1001-  www.tylermuseum.org


Texas Rebellion at the Go Texan Fundraiser - Saturday at KE Bushman's - 1565 FM 2493 E. - 7pm.


25th Annual What-A-Melon Festival at the historic downtown center square. Friday and Saturday 10am.


King Richard and the Bayou Boys at The Back Porch in Kilgore. Friday at 8pm. 904 Broadway Blvd. 903-984-8141.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival at Kilgore College - For complete list of performances through July, visit


Piney Woods Train Excursions - Sunday at 11am. This historic railroad offers train excursions that travel 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife. Roundtrip excursions with one of our historic engines depart from the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. The trip is 1 hours each way with 1 hours lunch layover at the opposite depot for a total 4  hour experience. Please call 1-877-726-7245 for reservations. Standard fare: Adult $32; Senior $28; Child $20. Texas State Railroad, 2503 W. 6th US/HWY 84


Bird and Nature Walk at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.  9am - TFFC admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors 65+ and $3.50 for children 4-12. 5550 FM 2495 - 903-676-2277.

David Harness at Eddy's on Saturday at 8pm. 1801 Flat Creek Road.


Live Jazz at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, 658 CR 1334 - Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday, no cover charge. 7-10:30pm. 903-855-1769.


Chris Gage and Christine Albert at The Bowery Stage, Winnsboro Ctr. for the Arts. Friday night at 7:30 - $12 advance, $20 reserved, $15 at the door. 200 Market Street across from the Depot. 903-342-0686.


Anchor Down plays at Leons Steakhouse and Saloon Friday at 8pm. 2112 Eastman Road.


Night hike at Martin Creek Lake State Park - Saturday from 9-10pm. Contact Lisa Male at

or 903-836-4336. Take a hike into nature and learn about the nocturnal animals that live in the state park. Meet at the nature trailhead in the Bee Tree camping loop. wear shoes appropriate for hiking, and bring a flashlight.


Lake Striker Summerfest - Adam Brown & The Triple Crown Band, Saturday at 8pm, followed by Cody Cooke and the BaOutlawsawas at 9:30.

18560 CR 4256 South


Full Moon Paddling Tour - 8:30pm - Paddle along a guided tour of the coves of Purtis Creek. Saturday  $12 per person applies to use of kayaks or you may bring your own. Wear clothing you can get wet in and meet at the boat ramp area. Reservations with pre-payment required, so call the HQ at 903-425-2332. Purtis Creek State Park, 14225 FM 316.


Withrow Cooley, classic rock, blues and country - Saturday beginning at 5pm at Sweet Dreams Winery, 2549 ACR 441. Also, Caitlyn Brette-Samantha Ferguson CD release party Saturday at Noon at Sweet Dreams Winery.

Wills Point:

Scott Lyle Band, two-man acoustic performance at KC's Tin Roof, 124 W. North Commerce St., Saturday at 7:30pm.


The Gladewater Opry - Saturday from 8-10pm. Country music stage show in the historical Cozy Theater. $10 - www.thegladewateropry.com or 903-845-3600 for more info.

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