What's going on in East Texas this weekend? August 22-24

What's going on in East Texas this weekend? August 22-24
Monty Python will be onscreen at Liberty Theater in Tyler Friday.
Monty Python will be onscreen at Liberty Theater in Tyler Friday.
Heather Little and Brigette Tatum perform 2 shows in Ben Wheeler this weekend! (Source: Facebook)
Heather Little and Brigette Tatum perform 2 shows in Ben Wheeler this weekend! (Source: Facebook)
Stooges Brass Band will play Stanley's in Tyler Friday night. (Source: Facebook)
Stooges Brass Band will play Stanley's in Tyler Friday night. (Source: Facebook)
On the square late night party Saturday in Tyler.
On the square late night party Saturday in Tyler.

 The weekend is here again, and that means there will be live music to listen to, movies to watch, plays to view, and more! Stick around East Texas to support local music, arts, restaurants and businesses!


Run it Like it's Hot! Miracle Mud Run fundraiser benefiting the Miracle League of East Texas. 5K run with fifteen obstacles and MUD! Separate course for kids ages 6-12. Proceeds will go to the MLOETX baseball field at Lear park for handicapped and mentally disabled children. Saturday from 7:30am - 3 pm. Lear Park, 100 HG Mosley Pkwy. For more information, visit www.runitlikeitshot.org

New Beginning Faith Ministry back-to-school giveaway: Saturday from 10am-1pm.  609 Caddo Drive. This event will consist of vendors, HIV testing, ID's for children back packs , uniforms, school supplies . Your blood pressure can be taken. Free snacks ,sodas . free clothing for everyone and some household items.

8 Wheels for Pink Heals roller derby mashup: Saturday from 7-9pm. Backwoods Bombshells Roller Derby team is hosting a mash up to benefit the Pink Heals of Gregg County. Skaters from all over East Texas will join together to form 2 rival teams. 100% of ticket and concession sales will be donated to Pink Heals of Gregg County. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 903-387-0186 for more details, or visit them on Facebook at this link.At Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd.

Tom Whall will play at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts Friday at 8pm.

The Digital Age will play Friday night at 6:30pm at LeTourneau University Belcher Center - 2100 S. Mobberly. Get your tickets on the website here or at the Belcher Center box office.


Hunter McKithan and the Offenders with The Bigsbys at Lago Del Pino Friday at 8pm. Free. 14706 CR 1134.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be onscreen at Liberty Theater on Erwin St., Tyler's downtown square. Friday at 7pm. $7.

Tyler Rose Trade Days, Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Open air trade days every third weekend. From garage sales items, junk to jewels, furniture, animals, guns, fishing gear, jewelry, kid's clothes and many more items too numerous to mention. TYLERTRADEDAYS.COM or call Erica 214-727-1954. Always looking for NEW VENDORS. NEED FOOD VENDOR that meets Smith County Health regulations.  We are a collection location for EAST TEXAS FOOD BANK We ask that you bring 2 canned goods or a $2 donation. 10450 Hwy 69 north between Tyler and Lindale.

Interstate 20 Band will play at Tyler's Ironhorse Saloon, 418 E. Erwin, Saturday beginning at 4pm.

Contemporary Texas at the Tyler Museum of Art. 30 of the most notable works the Tyler Museum of Art has acquired since the 1970s – representing a cross-section of artists across a broad range of media who have made a significant impact on the contemporary Texas art scene.Call (903) 595-1001 or visit tylermuseum.org for information.

Stanley's Barbecue: Friday night, Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans will play. $10, 21 and up only. With special guests, Pocket Tangerine opening at 8:30pm.

Saturday night, 6pm-1am,  on the square downtown, East Texas All Star Showcase - Uncle Lucius, Sideshow Tragedy, Man No Sober, Stevie Jo Rosenbalm (from tv's The Voice), Yodie P and JB Special. Come join us August 23rd on the brick streets of downtown Tyler for the 4th Annual EAST TEXAS ALLSTAR SHOWCASE! This year's Showcase will feature an art gallery with some of the most talented artists in East Texas displaying and selling their work to go along with an incredible music line up, starting at 6pm. Music includes a number of national touring acts with deep East Texas roots!


East Texas Gospel Singing, Saturday from 6 to 9pm at Hainesville Baptist Church. Featuring: The Erwin Family, The Tipps Trio, and Brothers In Glory! Bring your family to the best concert of the summer! This is a FREE event - seating is first come first serve so, get there early! Phone: (903) 569-3212. 3368 FM 49 at FM 778.

Ben Wheeler:

Moore's Store: DJ on Friday night. No cover, Ladies night, specials on drinks. Saturday: Tommy Joe Wilson will play. $10 cover.

The Forge:

Thurs 8/21 Nightwork Jazz 7 pm

Friday 8/22 Bridgette Tatum & Heather Little 7 pm

Sat 8/23 Bridgette Tatum & Heather Little 7 pm


Animals and Tracks at Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 CR 2181D. Saturday at 3:30pm. Learn about the animals that frequent the state park and the tracks they leave behind. Learn how to cast an animal track. Meet at the amphitheater.  903-836-4336 for more information.

Arts and Nature at Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 CR 2181D. Learn about nature through arts and crafts. Make a snake, bluebonnet and bird kite, and more. Meet at Amphitheater. 6-7pm on Saturday.


Back to school Fun-In and Sidewalk Art contest at RC Comics, 207 E. Main.Bring your favorite game or toy or play with one of ours! Face painting, "protest" the end of summer sign making, and more! Enter our Sidewalk Art Contest! Use the sidewalks downtown as your canvas to win! All entries get a free comic and the winner gets a $20 gift certificate from their favorite comic shop, RC Comics, $20 in gift certificates from Chili's and the honor of creating the art in front of the store! Contest will be held as part of the Back-To-School Fun-In from 3-5pm. Injustice Gods Among Us tournament at 6pm. Phone: (903) 240-0755

Sulphur Springs:

Blake and Fallon play Saturday at 7pm at Fralo's, 23651 IH 10 West. Solo acoustic.


Hunter McKithan and the Offenders with the Bigsbys, Saturday at 9pm. $10. Shelton Gin, 310 E. Crawford Street.

Withrow Cooley (classic rock, blues and country) will play at Sweet Dreams Winery, 2549 ACR 441. Saturday at 5pm.


Tori Martin will play Saturday at 8pm at East Fork, 896 CR 1895


Daingerfield State park Trail Bike Challenge, Saturday beginning at 10am. Join us for a bike ride on the trail with  a park ranger. Challenge yourself as you ride through rocks, roots and uneven terrain. Meet at the trailhead.


Live jazz Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10:30. No cover, no reservation needed. 903-855-1769.  Los Pinos Ranch Vineyard, 658 CR 1334.


Go Global New Korea concert and seminar. Friday from 7-10pm.

Concer $75, Seminar $50, together, $125.  Youth With a Mission Tyler Twin Oaks campus, 20131 FM 16W. (Garden Valley area)

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