“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,” April 6 to 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: .

Confederate heritage and lecture series, through April 27, Gregg Count Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St., Longview. Exhibit includes artifacts, flags, uniforms, weapons and more. Lectures: 6:30 p.m. April 18, Don Radcliffe presents “Civil War Field Artillery;” 6:30 p.m. April 25, Robert Bailey presents “Medal and Reunion Badges of the Civil War.” Free admission for lectures. Museum open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; regular admission adults $5, $2 for senior citizens ages 60 and older, $1 for students. Information: .

Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club’s 72nd Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage; May 2 through May 5; home tours, Diamond Bessie Murder Trial, craft fair, quilt exhibit, tours of Jay Gould’s Private Rail Car, plant sale: Cost: $25 for adults, $3 for Children 12 and younger. Information: .

The Battle for Jefferson, May 3 to May 5, Civil War reenactments at various locations in Jefferson in conjunction with annual Pilgrimage. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 240-1599,, Battle for Jefferson on Facebook .

Concerts/Theater/ 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.

“It’s Rock ‘n Roll at the Kokomo,” featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Opening of Kokomo Outdoor Theatre for a “Concert Under the Stars.” Doors open at 6:30. Free showing of “Creature of the Black Lagoon,” follows concert. Cost: $10, ages 5 and younger free. Information:, or (903) 918-2132.

“Light Has Come — the Angels’ Story,” presented by Christian dance group Ballet Magnificat, 6:30 p.m. April 25, First United Methodist Church Faith Center, off Whaley Street, downtown Longview. Cost: Free, love offering collected. Information: , (903) 753-4463.

”Crimes of the Heart,” presented by Kilgore College Theatre; 7:30 p.m. April 25 to 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 28; Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore campus; Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for Kilgore College students with student ID. Information:, (903) 983-8126; .

Theatre Northeast, the Northeast Texas Community College student theatre group, showcase of dramatic readings, monologues and three short plays; 7:30 p.m. April 25 to 27 and 2:05 p.m. April 28 at 2:05 p.m., Whatley Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburg. Cost: $3 or $2 for students 17 and younger and senior citizens; and free for Northeast Texas Community College faculty, staff and students. Information: (903)434-8181.

Broadway at the View, 7 p.m. April 26 and 27; ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St. Longview. Information: .

Jim Brickman, 7:30 p.m. April 27, LeTourneau University Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist. Cost: $35 to $55. Information: .

Open Mic Night with Theatre Longview, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 27, Panera Bread, 481 E. Loop 281 in Longview. Cost: Free. Information: .

”The Odd Couple” presented by Theatre Longview; 7:30 p.m. May 2, 3 and 4; 2:30 p.m. May 4 and 5; Grace Crossing United Methodist Church, 1001 W. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. Cost: $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors, veterans, first responders; free for children 6 and younger. Add $2 at the door. Information: .

May the Fourth be with You, Longview Symphony; 7:30 p.m. May 4; LeTourneau University Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. Cost: $5 for children up to age 12, $10 for students, $20 to $50 for adults. Information: .

Fifth Annual Junior Showcase of The Big Pines Blues Society of East Texas, 5 to 9 p.m. May 11, Heritage Plaza, Longview. Two age divisions: sixth through eighth and ninth through 12th. Entry deadline April 30 by emailing up to 5 minute video to prior to the April 30 deadline. Information: Big Pines Blues Society on Facebook. (Look in “Photos.”) or (903) 445-3889.

A Night of Improv Comedy with Duck. Duck. Moose!; 7:30 to 9 p.m. May 11; Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Information: .

Bach’s Lunch; 11:45 A.M. May 17; First United Methodist; 400 N. Fredonia, Longview. Featuring organist Jay Callender. Cost: Free. Information: .

East Texas Symphonic Band Pops in the Park, 7 p.m. May 20, Teague Park Amphitheater, Longview. Cost: Free. Information: .

“Amazing Grace,” presented by ArtsView Children’s Theatre; 7 p.m. May 30 to June 1, 2 p.m. June 1; 313 W. Tyler St., Longview. Cost: $10 online, $12 at the door. Information: .

Children’s Activities

Mother Son Dance, Hosted by Longview Parks and Recreation; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 3; East Texas Builders Association, 2023 Alpine Road, Longview. Cost: $12 per person, in advance only. Information: (903) 237-1270,

Healthy Kids Running Series; 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays, except April 21, through May 5; St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann Road, Longview. Cost: $35. Information: or .

Spring 2019 Tots in the Spot, April 26 and May 24; ArtsView Children’s Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St., Longview. Cost: $25. Information: .

Rec Day in the Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at KidsView Park, 100 H.G. Mosely

Parkway in Longview. Games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses, crafts. Cost: Free.

Music and Movement, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Longview Public Library. Children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Singing, dancing, instruments, story. Cost: Free. Information:, (903) 237-1345.

Babygarten story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Longview Public Library. Cost: Free. Information:, (903) 237-1345.

Early Learning Journeys, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Longview Public Library. Cost: Free. Information:, (903) 237-1326.

Discovery Kids story time, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Broughton Branch Library, 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free. Information:, (903) 237-1345

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.

Legos at the Library, 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Cost: Free. Information:


Pirtle United Methodist Church BBQ & Crawfish Boil, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, Pirtle United Methodist Church, off U.S. 259, 3.5 miles south of Kilgore, left on County Road 146 half-mile. Live music by Nouveaux Cajun XPress. Cost: $15 donation includes barbecue or crawfish with all the trimmings and tea. Information: (903) 984-9555, and Facebook.

Longview Wine Festival, noon to 6 p.m. April 27, The Green at Spur 63 and Texas 31 in Longview. Benefiting East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance. Cost: Admission to festival is free; admission to wine circle is $25 or $75 for VIP admission. Information: Facebook and .

Rockin’2Raise, 5 to 10 p.m. May 4, Heritage Plaza, Longview. Featuring bands Junk Drawer Music Presents and Galaxy; raising money for Bill Womack Memorial Cancer Care Foundation. Cost: $10. Information: Rockin’2Raise on Facebook.

Kentucky Derby Party benefiting the Gregg County Historical Museum, May 4, Pinecrest Country Club in Longview. Cost: Early bird tickets $60, then $75. Information: .

May the Course Be With You 5K & Movie; 6 p.m. 5K Fun Run, 8 p.m. Star Wars Movie in the park, May 4; Hallsville Outreach Center, 300 N. Central, Hallsville, benefiting the Outreach Center. Cost: $25 race, free movie. Information: Facebook and .

Michelson Museum Annual Fundraiser -Kentucky Derby Party; 4:30 p.m. May 4; Michelson Museum of Art, 216 N. Bolivar St., Marshall. Cost: $75. Information: (903) 935-9480.

Derby Day Watch Party; 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 4; Jeffersonian Institute Courtyard, 120 E. Austin St., Jefferson. Cost: $25 per person, $100 sponsorship. Information: (903) 665-2672.

Longview Friends of NRA Banquet; 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 11; Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex; fundraising event benefits the NRA Foundation. Cost: $50 each, $500 for reserved tables. Information: (903) 746-0597, or .

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:


Your Best Care Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Breast cancer prevention and awareness, $99 mammograms, vendors. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 759-7804,,

Avalon Faire, 1076 FM 1252 W., Kilgore; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, through April 28. Cost: Ages 3 and younger free; ages 4 to 12 $6; students ages 13 to 18 $10; adults $15; half-price discount for military, veterans and first responders. Information: .

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 .

Tatum Pecan Pie Festival; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27; Tatum High School, 600 Crystal Farms Road. Information: (903) 947-6403.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 2 to 11 p.m. May 4, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 581-5259, email or visit .

Ninth Annual Piney Woods Wine Festival; 5 to 9 p.m. May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11; the Cannery, Picker’s Pavilion, 205 E. North St., Lindale. Cost: Free admission, $10 wristband for wine garden, tastings additional. Information: Eventbrite.

You Make It, You Sail It Race; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18; Longview Yacht Club, Big Cypress Marina, Lake O’ the Pines. Cost: $25 Scouts, $50 all others; boats for sale and rent. Information: / .

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 starting May 1.

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

Riverside Trade Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, second and fourth weekend of every month. Cost: Free admission. Information: http://river .