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Dec. 27, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.

Brenda and James Cowart spend their afternoon at the East Texas Boat and RV Show on Jan. 29, 2016, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Festivals

Wonderland of Lights, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays; 4 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 31, downtown Marshall. Features: Lighted courthouse, ice skating rink, Santa and more. Information: www.wonderlandoflights.com.

Music

Cole Allen, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. No cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Billy Boyd, 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

Lee Mathis, 9 p.m. Dec. 29, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Richard Stuart Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 29, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

The Vandoliers, 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Cost: $10; advance tickets available. Information: (903) 926-7741.

Salvation from Sundown, 8 p.m. Dec. 30, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Daniel Foster and the Boones' New Year's party, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

"A Swingin' New Years Eve Party" with Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall, Longview. Cost: $45 all seats. For reservations: (903) 918-2132.

Dagnabbit, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Cost: $30. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Texas A&M Singing Cadets, 3 p.m. Jan. 7, First United Methodist Church of Longview, 400 N. Fredonia St., Longview. Cost: Free.

Chris Colston, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Rio & Brittany, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Gary Patrick Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Wayne Garner Band, 9 p.m. Jan. 5, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Alan Fox Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 6, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Ally Venable Band, 9 p.m. Jan. 6, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Jimmie Barnes, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Leap of Faith, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

David Allen & The Drifting Outlaws, 8 p.m. Jan. 12, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Sweet Pain, 8 p.m. Jan. 13, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Clint Alford, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Nick Brumley, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Bach's Lunch, presented by Longview Symphony, 11:45 a.m. Jan. 19, First Presbyterian Church of Kilgore, 815 E. Main St., Kilgore. Cost: Free. Information: longviewsymphony.org.

Tuxedo Cats, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Lee Mathis & The Brutally Handsome, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Tony Pace in Concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Dodson Auditorium, 817 Nolen St., Kilgore. Cost: $30. Information: kilgoreconcerts.com.

Tyler Dudley, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Matthew McDaniel, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

What the Funk!?, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Black-Ice, 9 p.m. Jan. 27, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Darrin Morris Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Darrin Morris, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Theater

"The Importance of Being Earnest" Reader's Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview. Cost: Free.

Other

Carmela's Mini Santa Land, now through Jan. 7, Carmela's Mini Santa Land, U.S. 259 at FM 2751, Longview. Free. Information: (903) 753-3329.

Zipline through the Lights, now through Dec. 30, Thomas Falls, 5543 U.S. 259 N., Diana. Cost: $29 for two zip line course; $39 for three zip line course. Reservations required. Information: thomasfalls.com or (903) 968-6924.

Family Game Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview. Cost: Free. Features: A variety of family games available including Monopoly, Twist, Uno, puzzles and more.

Kwanzaa Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29, Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley St., Longview. Cost: Free. Features: booths and programs to celebrate Kwanzaa. Information: (903) 736-2551 or (903) 452-8215.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Cotillion, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Presentation of the debutantes will include a waltz dance introducing young senior high school girls and first-year college women to society. Cost: $25 per person or $350 per table; tickets must be purchased in advance. Information: (903) 399-9176 or ckglewis@gmail.com.

Cattle Barons' Gala Masquerade Ball, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, Arabella Manor and Event Center, 11361 Texas 300, Longview. Theme: "Horns, Hero's and Hope." Cost: $25 per person; $100 per table. Information: www.facebook.com/LongviewCattleBaronsBall/.

Go-Giver Gala, 7 p.m. Jan. 6, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Evening of dinner and dancing honoring "go-givers" of Longview. Proceeds benefit homeless projects. Cost: $75 per person. Information: (903) 987-9944.

Marshall Symphony League Bunco Girls Night Out, 6 p.m. Jan. 6, Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd. S., Marshall. Cost: $20. Information: marshalltexas.com.

Stars Over Longview, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Keynote speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersey and honors for 12 women in Longview. Cost: $30 per person; $240 per table. Information: (903) 553-7400.

Longview Jaycees Trade Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. Information: (903) 753-4478.

Relay for Life Kick Off Cook Off, 6 p.m. Jan. 15, Forest Home Baptist Church Family Life Center, 15746 County Road 173 N., Kilgore. Information: www.facebook.com/ACSRelayForLifeOfKilgore/.

Longview Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Cost: $70 before Dec. 31 for chamber members; $85 after Dec. 31 for chamber members; $100 for non-members. Information: (903) 918-1546.

Invest in the Next Generation Comedy Gala, featuring Michael Jr., 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Cost: $20 to $40. Information: www.belchercenter.com.

Junior League of Longview Charity Ball, 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 20, The Summit Club, 3700 Judson Road. Cost: $100 per person; proceeds benefit Junior League programs in the community. Information: www.jllongview.org.

Texas Two Step Casino Night Fundraiser, 6 p.m. Jan. 20, National Guard Armory, 1807 Stone Road, Kilgore. Features: Dinner, cash bar, auction, casino games. Benefits: Kilgore Boys and Girls Club; Habitat for Humanity of Kilgore. Tickets/Information: (830) 285-8248.

Classic Arms Productions Gun & Knife Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 21, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. Cost: $8 adults, $2 children 6-11; children under 18 are only admitted with a parent. Information: (985) 624-8577.

Quilts on the Bayou, Jan. 26-28, Jefferson Institute, 120 E. Austin St., Jefferson. Information: jeffersonquiltshow.com.

East Texas Boat & RV Show, noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Cost: $8 adults and children 13 or older; $5 for seniors 70 and older; free for active military personnel, veterans and children 12 and under. Information: (903) 237-4000.

East Texas Open Jiu Jitsu Grappling Tournament, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. Cost: $10 adults; free for children. Information: (903) 740-5491.

Illusionist Johnny Magic, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, Gilmer Civic Center, 1218 U.S. 271 N., Gilmer. Cost: $10. Information: facebook.com/thejohnnymagic.

Queen Mab Ball, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St., Jefferson. Featuring: Big Daddy Weave in concert; crowning ceremony. Cost: $45 per person; tables of eight for $325. Information: www.mardigrasupriver.com.

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