What's going on in East Texas this weekend? March 22-24 | Arts & Culture
East Texas has no shortage of fun, entertaining, and even educational things to do. When you have your weekend days off, you can find something great to do locally to save your gas money and support local business!
Tyler - March 22 at Liberty Theater at 7:30pm. From LibertyTyler.com: The 39 Steps" is the two-time Tony Award-winning hit show in its THIRD YEAR IN NEW YORK, which continues to be an audience-pleaser. The amazingly brilliant cast of 4 plays over 140 characters in this fast-paced romp that's great fun for ages 9 to 90. The New York Times calls it "Absurdly Enjoyable."
What you will see is an incredibly fast-paced romp through the story of Hitchcock’s film. It is a pastiche, an affectionate and very funny transposition of the film on to the stage. The film contains set pieces that are iconic: the train top chase, the Forth Bridge escape, Mr Memory at the Palladium. Much of the joy in the show is in seeing these moments recreated through the physicality and vocal talent of the 4 performers.
It is also an evocative tribute to a 1930s Britain of cold mists, steam engines and a clearly demarcated social system where people know their place. And at its center, juxtaposed with the comedy, is a love story.
Ben Wheeler: Clay Thrash band playing at Moore's Store Friday, March 22. All music 8-11 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 903-833-5100. Country/Southern Rock/Texas Country - $5
Ben Wheeler: Moore's Store, see BlackTop Gypsy on Saturday night at 8pm. Americana/Country - $8 advanced tickets at www.outhousetickets.com or $10 at the door (via BenWheelerTX.com)
Ben Wheeler- The Forge - Friday night, see Michael O'Connor play his acoustic music at 7pm. No cover. 1610 FM 279. Playing The Forge on Saturday night, T & C Miller (acoustic/country/folk) at 7:00 p.m.
Ben Wheeler - Library Easter Egg Hunt: Sat, March 23, 11am – 12pm. Come hunt for eggs filled with delicious treats and see the Easter Bunny!
Edom: Saturday, March 23rd @ 7pm Movie night! (Doors open 6:30)This week's movie is "Now, Forager" with introduction and Q&A by Chale Nafus, Dir. of Programming, Austin Film Society. This film is playing at the Angelika in Dallas in March, and it appears that advance tickets are already sold out! So...see it here in Edom! Also note that this film has no MPAA rating, and does include a few uses of profanity. Click here for more details
Tyler: The City of Tyler and Discovery Science Place are working with Make Magazine to host the Tyler Maker Faire on March 23, 2013. The Maker Faire, to be held at Discovery Science Place at 308 N. Broadway, will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. where guests can enjoy hands on demonstrations from approximately 25 exhibitors. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and includes admission to the museum.
The big question for most people is “What is a maker?” A maker is anyone who makes stuff; inventors, scientists, engineers, artists and anyone who enjoys using ingenuity and creativity to bring their ideas to life.
Longview: From the Belcher Center website: Rave On! re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship helps ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly. 7:30pm Saturday, March 23. 903-233-3080
Tyler - March 22 - 23: 32nd annual Quilt Show - Harvey Convention Center 10am-5-m Sponsored by the Quilters Guild of East Texas. For more information call Jan Glover at 903-581-6176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler: Southwest Regional Orchid Show & Sale - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Holiday Inn South Broadway. Saturday, March 23.
Tyler: Tyler Maker Faire - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Discovery Science Museum; downtown on Broadway.
Tyler: Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair - 9am to 6pm in Bergfeld Park on Broadway. The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
Tyler: Vince DiMartino, a former lead and solo trumpet with such jazz greats as Lionel Hampton and Chuck Mangione, will be the clinician and guest artist for Tyler Junior College’s annual Jazz Festival set Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22. Performances are set 7:30 pm. Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus.
Longview: Francesca Battistelli and The Afters: First Baptist Church, 209 E. South Street. 6-9 pm. Special guests Love & the Outcome and Kyle Sherman. Admission is free.
Longview: 53rd Annual Student Invitational. Opening Reception with Music and Hors D'Oeuvres. 7 - 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 15. Longview Museum of Fine Arts. 215 E. Tyler. See site for more details: www.lmfa.org.
Nacogdoches Azalea Trail: The Azalea Trail lasts for the entire month of March in Nacogdoches, and features 25 miles of driving routes through beautiful residential areas with gorgeous, camera-worthy landscaping. Visit azaleas.visitnacogdoches.org for more details on events.
Rusk: March 22 at First Baptist Church of Rusk: Dallas Holm in concert. 7pm-8:30pm. For more information contact Jeff Carroll at email@example.com. Admission is free.
Upshur County: Trade days; booths will include arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, clothing, jewelry , gift items, and garage sale items. (903)843-2413 for more info. Held in City (Yamboree) Park.
Ore City Texas Heritage Spring Fling: March 23 from 9am to 9pm. Ore City Community Center. For more information contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-424-9957.
Kilgore: Celebrate the TRUE meaning of Easter. An-80 minute dramatic performance of the Gospel of Luke (the New International Version with selections from the King James Version) by two professional actors from the Texas Shakespeare Festival: Meaghan Sullivan (Taming of the Shrew, 2011) and Matthew Simpson (Hamlet, 2011). Performed from memory with minimal staging and without an intermission. A return engagement by popular request. Tickets: $25 / Group of 25: $20 Reservations (903) 983-8119 The event is a fundraiser for the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Your donation to the TSF Foundation is appreciated if you are unable to attend. From the Gospel of Luke - March 24*, 27*, 28, 28*, 29, 30*, 30.
Winnsboro: Murder Mystery Dinner- "Murder at Rattlesnake Gultch" Tickets on sale now
$30 for single; $50 for couple. Located at Double C Steakhouse. 206 Market St.
Winnsboro, TX. 903-342-3111
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