Fifth Annual Art Show, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 23, Pine Tree Parkway Elementary. Student art exhibits will be on display, opportunity to bid on student created art. Free hands-on art booths, face painting, food trucks and more. Cost: Free admission.

“Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood;” through June 15; Gregg County Historical Museum; traveling exhibition based on an exhibition of original artifacts and documents created by the Texas Capitol Visitors Center and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For group visits call (903) 753-5840 or email Cost: adults $5, children $1, free for children younger than 4, $2 for senior citizens. Information: (903) 753-5840.

“Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island;” traveling exhibit at the East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College, corner of U.S. 259 and Ross Avenue in Kilgore; through June 15. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost: Adults $8, children ages 3 to 11 and Kilgore College students and employees $5, free for ages 3 and younger. Information: Facebook, and (903) 983-8295

“Laura Wilson — That Day,” through June 23, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $5, free for members. Information: .

“Backstage Pass — Rolling Stone Magazine,” through May 26, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $5, free for members. Information:

Marshall Art League Spring Show, through May 31, Marshall Visual Arts Center, 208 E. Burleson St. in Marshall. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Free admission. Cost: Free admission. Information: Facebook. (903) 938-9860 and Marshall Visual Art Center on Facebook.

Concerts/Performing arts

Downtown Live, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, through May 25, Heritage Plaza, Downtown Longview. Cost: Free. Information: Longview Main Street on Facebook.

Memorial Day Celebration — “It’s Rock ‘n Roll at the Kokomo,” featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 7:30 p.m. May 27, in the Kokomo Outdoor Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Free passes for veterans, Longview police officers and SWEPCO employees. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Free presentation of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” follows concert. Cost: $10, ages 5 and younger free. Information:, or (903) 918-2132.

“Amazing Grace,” presented by ArtsView Children’s Theatre; 7 p.m. May 23 to May 25, 2 p.m. May 25; 313 W. Tyler St., Longview. Cost: $10 online, $12 at the door. Information:


Spring 2019 Tots in the Spot, May 24; ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St., Longview. Cost: $25. Information: www.artsviewchildrens .

Two new planetarium shows, each Saturday, through June 22, SFA Planetarium, Stephen F. Austin State University Cole STEM Building, Nacogdoches. “The Little Star That Could,” 3 p.m., tickets $3. “Journey to the Stars,” 4:30 and 7 p.m., tickets $6 for adults, $4 for children, students and faculty and staff with ID. Group shows available by reservation during the week. Information: .

20th Annual Kids Free Fish Day, June 1, Corps of Engineers Hurricane Creek recreation area on Lake O’ The Pines, sponsored by the Pine Cone Fishing Club. Ages 2 to 16, and accompanying adults. Registration at 8 a.m., fishing from 9 – noon. Tackle, live bait, snacks, drinks and hotdogs furnished free; free gift first 300 kids to register. Cost: Free.

Family Game Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 237-1345, www.longview or at www. Public Library .


Dolly’s Tea, 2 to 4 p.m. June 30, Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St. Cost: $40 for one to $225 for table of six, $20 for ages 10 and younger. Information:

Twentieth Annual Texas Bank and Trust Sporting Clays Challenge Benefiting Buckner; July 12 and 13; Prairie Creek Sporting Clays. 3 p.m. registration, 4 p.m. start July 12; 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start July 13. Cost: Individual admission $150; youth tickets with adult, Friday only $75; other packages available. Information: (903) 757-9383,, email


Historic Longview Farmers Market, Saturdays 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, city parking lot at High and Cotton streets in downtown Longview. Information: historiclongview .

Market on the Square, 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through mid-November at Telegraph Park, downtown Marshall. Flower market, local produce and more. Second Saturday events — “All About Bees!” on July 13, and “Make Your Own Market Bag!” on Aug. 10. “Best Homemade Pie” and “Best Homemade Cookie” contest on June 8 and July 13, respectively. Information: Vendors contact Market Manager Billy Earl Pool at (254) 722-8778, Market on the Square activities contact Marshall Main Street at (903) 702-7777, or visit Market on the Square on Facebook.

Sixth annual Kilgore Geekend; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25, noon to 5 p.m. May 26; Texas Broadcast Museum, 416 E. Main St., downtown Kilgore. Cost: Outdoor activities free; indoor event tickets — one day $5 for adults ages 13 and older and $3 for children ages 6 to 12; two day tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children; ages 5 and younger free; admission includes admission to Texas Broadcast Museum. Information: Instagram — @geekloft and on Facebook — .

Longview Comic Con, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2; Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Cost: Advance tickets $15 per day or $25 weekend pass, $20 military weekend pass, $5 per day for children ages 2 to 8. Information: Greg Hanks at, or on Facebook at .

82nd Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo, gates open at 6 p.m. June 5 to June 8, Gladewater Rodeo Arena. Cost: $16 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger. Information:, tickets also at Cavender’s Boot City in Longview.

Longview’s Sixth Annual East Texas Pride Festival, “It Takes a Village,” 1 to 8 p.m. June 15, Ag Pavilion, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center at 100 Grand Boulevard in Longview; Pride Kickoff Social Sunday 2:30 p.m. June 9, RMC at 230 S. High St. in Longview;Pride Closeout Party Social Sunday 2:30 p.m. June 16, RMC at 230 S. High St. in Longview. Festival includes food trucks, shopping, beer garden, outdoor children’s area, live entertainment. Cost: Free.

Crawfish Music Festival, featuring Levi Kitchen and Dagnabbit; 6 to 10 p.m. June 15; Tempest Golf Club; 568 E. Wilkins Road, Gladewater. Cost: Free. Information: .

Longview Jaycees Trade Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, second weekend of every month except September. Cost: Free admission. Information: (903) 753-4478 or visit Trade Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, second and fourth weekend of every month. Cost: Free admission. Information: http://river .