Art/History/ Museums

“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: .

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.

Bach’s Lunch; 11:45 am. May 17; First United Methodist; 400 N. Fredonia, Longview. Featuring Dr. JuYeon “Julia” Lee on the organ and Isabella Cowart on the violin. 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 23 to May 25, 2 p.m. May 25; 313 W. Tyler St., Longview. Cost: $10 online, $12 at the door. Information: .


Historic Jefferson Model Train Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19; Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St. Cost: $7, free for children younger than 6, includes admission to R.D. Moses Model Railraod. Information:, (903) 240-6039, 866-398-2038.

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.

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.

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: .


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


Pirtle Flea Market/Trades Days, 8 a.m. May 17 and 18; off U.S. 259, 3.5 miles south of Kilgore, turn left on CR 146, go 1/2 mile. Free booth spaces. Information: (903) 649-4539 or (903) 984-5240, e-mail or on Facebook.

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: / .

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.

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

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

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 .