Live music

Lee Mathis, 8 p.m. April 12, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Hayloft Saturday Night, doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. April 13, in The Reo Building, 4716 W. Loop 281 in Longview. Featuring DeLynn Basso from Independence, Louisiana; The Haylofters Band, with Stephen “Buck” Buckalew, Pete Luman and Bubba Martin; with back-up vocalists Don Esch and Rhonda Hamilton; also featuring gospel artist Daniel Green from Mansfield, Louisiana; as well as April Sanders and Linda Flesher. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children younger than 6. Information: The Reo Building and Hayloft Saturday Night Show on Facebook, (903) 576-2182.

The Gladewater Opry, two-hour country music stage show every Saturday night, 7 p.m., 108 E. Commerce St., Gladewater. April 13 — Brandon Bamburg, Randy and Diane Ortigo, Pam Denmon, Todd Mitchell, Laurie Villarral, Sid Cox, and The Texas Smoke Band. Cost: $10 adults, $5 children. (903) 845-3600, www.thegladewateropry.com .

Dagnabbit, 8 p.m. April 13, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Dance at The Reo, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 4716 W. Loop 281 in Longview. Cost: $7. Information: The Reo Building and Hayloft Saturday Night Show on Facebook, (903) 576-2182.

Dance at The Reo, 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays, free dance lessons 1 to 2:30 p.m., 4716 W. Loop 281 in Longview. Cost: $7. Information: The Reo Building and Hayloft Saturday Night Show on Facebook, (903) 576-2182.

Sheila & Fox, 7 p.m. April 17, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Art/Museums/ History

Gallery Night, P’s Gallery, 5 to 7 p.m. April 18, 5576 Judson Road, Longview. Artwork for sale by local and area artists, light refreshments.

“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: www.lmfa.org .

“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: www.lmfa.org .

Confederate Heritage Exhibit & 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 11, Dale West presents “Edged Weapons of the Civil War;” 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: gregghistorical.org .

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.

“Jazzin’ Things Up!” featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Doors open at 6:30. Free showing of “Monkey Business,” starring Cary Grant, follows concert. Cost: $20. Information: www.eventbrite.com, www.goldstar.com or (903)918-2132.

Rangerette Revels — “More than Meets the Eye, 7:30 p.m. April 11 and April 12 and 1 and 7:30 p.m. April 13; Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus. Cost: $25. Information: www.rangerette.com/events/annual-events/revels; (903) 983-8179; email revels@kilgore.edu; groups of 10 or more contact shelleywayne@rangerette.com .

East Texas Baptist University Jazz Band; 7 p.m. April 12; Marshall Visual Art Center, 208 E. Burleson, downtown Marshall. Cost: $5, free with East Texas Baptist University ID.

Spring Masterworks Concert presented by LeTourneau University’s Fine Arts Department, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Belcher Center at LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview. Performance by choral ensembles and full orchestra; program includes Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2,” new composition “Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2” by LeTourneau Fine Arts Director Dr. Jim Taylor, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Magnificat” and Ravel’s “Le tombeau de Couperin.” Cost: Free. Information: (903) 233-3379 or JimTaylor@letu.edu .

Asleep at the Wheel, April 20, doors open at 6:30 p.m. show at 8 p.m., Music City Texas Theater, Linden. Cost: $35. Information: musiccitytexas.org .

Bluegrass Kick-Off 2019 concert featuring David Davis and The Warrior River Boys, 6:30 p.m. April 20, Sandyland Bluegrass Park, 771 County Road 141, near Nacogdoches. Cost: $15. Information: (936) 569-1179 or (936) 554-6879.

“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: www.longviewfumc.org , (903) 753-4463.

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: belchercenter.ticketforce.com .

Other

Hwy. 80 Garage Sale, April 12-14, cities along U.S. 80 from Mesquite through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi.

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: www.avalonfaire.com .

Historic Longview Farmers Market, Saturdays 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting April 13, city parking lot at High and Cotton streets in downtown Longview. Information: historiclongview farmersmarket.com .

Chautauqua Festival 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview. Cost: Free to attend. Information: Facebook.

East Texas Gusher Days, 5 p.m. to midnight April 19, 9 a.m. to midnight April 20, downtown Gladewater. Information: (903) 845-5501, gusher-days.com .

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 2 to 11 p.m. May 4, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 581-5259, email bspringer@reynoldsradio.com or visit mega993.com .

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 www.greggcountyfair.com/Trade_Days .

Riverside Trade Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, second and fourth weekend of every month. Cost: Free admission. Information: http://river sidervpark42.com .

Children’s Activities

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: www.HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org or www.VictoryEventSeries.com .

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

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: www.longviewtexas.gov/library, (903) 237-1345.

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

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

Discovery Kids story time, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Broughton Branch Library, 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/library, (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 texas.gov/library or at www. facebook.com/Longview 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: www.longviewtexas.gov/2894/LEGOs-the-Library.

Fundraisers

Harvest Festival Crawfish Boil, 3 to 10 p.m. April 13, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. Cost: $40 each or $400 for a table of 10; advance at Bodacious BBQ at 904 N. Sixth St. in Longview. Information: (903) 738-2131, shannonfell@sbcglobal.net or www.harvestfestivallivestockshow.com/crawfish-boil .

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: General admission $15, taste $1, glass $5; VIP admission $75 or $100 for couple, unlimited tastings. Information: Facebook and www.etalzalliance.org/wine_festival.html .

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

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: www.gregghistorical.org.

Easter

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza; 2 p.m. April 20, KidsView Park, Longview; egg hunts every 30 minutes by age group. Cost: Free except for Golden Egg Hunt, which is $5 for ages 13 and older. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/3149/Special-Events .

Easter Classic Car Show, with children’s Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon April 20, car show registration at 9:30 a.m., Woodland Hills Baptist Church, 2105 E. Loop 281, Longview. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 757-3110, https://whbchurch.com/classic-car-show