Monday, February 19, 2018




@play calendar: Feb. 8 to 15

By Staff Reports
Feb. 8, 2018 at 4 a.m.

Simon Saenz, 7, spends his afternoon participating in the Kid's Fishing Day held by the Longview Parks and Recreation Department, at Teague Park. This year's  Kid's Fishing Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Teague Park pond. Fish bait and a limited number of rods and reels will be available.

Music

Grant Cook, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Rockin' Dopsie, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Legends Theatre, DiamondJack's Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack Way, Bossier City, La.. Information: (318) 678-7777. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 or older.

Johnny & the Nightcrawlers, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Bobby O & the Mojos, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Outlaws Bar, 1315 E. Marshall Ave., Longview. Information: (903) 234-9291.

Identity Crisis, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 9 and 10, DiamondJack's Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack Way, Bossier City, La.. Information: (318) 678-7777.

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

Gladewater Saturday Night Opry, 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Gladewater Opry Music Theater, 108 E. Commerce St., Gladewater. Caitlyn Drennan-Gilmer, Hunter Collins-Spring Hill, Brooke Mitchell-Longview, Sid Cox-Palestine, Kim Drum-Gilmer, Courtney Taylor-Liberty City and The Porter Sisters-Mount Pleasant. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, children under 6 free. Information: www.thegladewateropry.com.

Sean Fuller (saxophone), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Hannah & Hailee, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Blaine Hart Band, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Gladewater Saturday Night Opry, 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Rafael Espinoza & The Rockabilly Railroad Band "Tribute to Johnny Cash." Cost: $10. Information: www.thegladewateropry.com.

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

The Syndicate, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 16 and 17, DiamondJack's Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack Way, Bossier City, La.. Information: (318) 678-7777.

2nd Childhood, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

David Allen, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Cody Wayne Band, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Darrin Morris Band, 9 p.m. Feb. 23, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Gladewater Saturday Night Opry, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Gladewater Opry Music Theater, 108 E. Commerce St., Gladewater. East Mountain and Friends, with Ray Wingfield, Mike Powell and more. Cost. Free admission, donations accepted. Information: www.thegladewateropry.com.

Ryan Matthews, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Ally Venable Band, 9 p.m. Feb. 24, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

8-Track, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 23 and 24, DiamondJack's Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack Way, Bossier City, La.. Information: (318) 678-7777.

Adam Brown, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

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

Joe Diffie, 8 p.m. March 10, Legends Theatre, DiamondJack's Casino and Hotel, 711 Diamond Jack Way, Bossier City, La.. Information: (318) 678-7777. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com. Must be 21 or older.

The Haggertys, 9 p.m. March 16, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Neal McCoy, 8 p.m. March 17, Margaritaville Resort Casino, 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, La. Cost: Starting at $20. Information: www.margaritavillebossiercity.com, ticketmaster.com.

Other

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

LeTourneau University Spring 2018 Science Seminars, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. weekly on Thursdays, Berry Auditorium, C101, Glaske Engineering Building, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Public science seminars discuss various topics. Feb. 8 materials engineering, presented by Shih-Fing Chou, University of Texas at Tyler; Feb. 15 WHEELS, presented by undergraduate students on the WHEELS research team at LeTourneau University. Cost: Free. Information: www.letu.edu/scienceseminars.

Rediscovering Andy Warhol, through March 24, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $5, free for members. Information: www.lmfa.org or (903) 753-8103.

The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, through March 10, Gregg County Historical Museum. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $1 for children and free for younger than 4, $2 for seniors. Information: gregghistorical.org.

Discovery Trunk: Exploring Adaptations, through Feb. 20 Longview World of Wonders, 112 E. Tyler St.. Hours: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8, $7 for seniors, free for children younger than 2 and members. Information: www.longviewwow.org.

Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 8, Gilmer Civic Center, 1218 US Hwy. 271 N, Gilmer. Cost: $18. For information, visit 106 Buffalo, Gilmer, or call (903) 843-2413.

ArtWalk — Midtown/The Village, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, The Village, 2002 Judson Road, Longview. ArtWalk expands to new event in Midtown. Cost: Free. Information: www.artwalklongview.com and on Facebook.

Love Under the Stars, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10, Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College, 1411 E. Lake St. Annual event features dome planetarium program, heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages and more. Cost: $85 couple. Information: sciencecenter.tjc.edu or call (903) 510-2312.

East Texas Builders Association Home and Design Show, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10, noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 11, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Boulevard, Longview. Cost: $5, children 12 and younger free. Information: (903) 758-6416, www.easttexasbuilders.org.

The Love Jonz: Pre-Valentine's Night Dinner and Show, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley. Presented by ACTIVE and Mike Guinn Ent., with buffet and live performances. Cost: $12 to $25. Information: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-love-jonz-pre-valentines-dinner-showcase-tickets-40109741316.

Mardi Gras Upriver, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 10 am.-2 p.m. Feb. 11, Jefferson, annual event features parades, live music and more. Cost: Free admission, $10 armbands at entertainment tent/beer garden. Information: www.mardigrasupriver.com.

Longview Symphony — Bach to the Future, 6 p.m. opening notes, 6:30 p.m. pre-concert music, 7 p.m. concert, Feb. 10, LeTourneau University's Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Featuring clarinetist Chad Burrow. Cost: $10 to $50. Information: www.longviewsymphony.org.

Heart Screenings, 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 10, Longview Regional Medical Center. Free heart screenings to youth athletes, ages 14 to 18, at the hospital, 2901 N. Fourth St., Longview. Cost: Free but preregistration requested by visiting www.champhearts.org. Information: (903) 553-7400.

Valentine's Dance, pictures at 6 p.m., dance 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 10, Daingerfield State Park, historic Pavilion. Cost: Park entrance fees, $4 for adults, free for children 12 and younger, $2 for Texas residents 65 and older with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Bluebonnet Card. Information: Daingerfield State Park on Facebook or call (903) 645-2921.

East Texas Symphonic Band Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, LeTourneau University's Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Cost: $5, free for children and students. Information: www.etsymphonicband.com.

23rd Annual Free Ladies Valentine's Day Party, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 14, Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley. Theme "A Step Back in Time" to the 1940s in Longview, casual dress from then or now. Cost: free, reservations required. Call (972) 303-5626 or email Cloviej@aol.com.

Mardi Gras, Poetry & Jazz Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, Moeschle Room, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Cost: Free. Information: (803) 736-2551.

Galentine's Day, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 15, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Crafts, refreshments and the movie "Bridesmaids." Ages 18 and older. Cost: Free. Information: (903) 237-1349.

Kid's Fishing Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Teague Park pond, 411 American Legion Blvd. For families with children younger than 12, fish bait and limited number of rods and reels available. Cost: Free. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/3149/Special-Events.

Big Techs, Feb. 24, tours of some of Longview's major industries, various times at AAON, Eastman, Holt Cat, Komatsu and Neiman Marcus, reservations required at VisitLongviewTexas.com. Downtown activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with equipment displays. Free admission to downtown activities and Gregg County Historical Museum, $5 for Longview World of Wonders and Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Information: VisitLongviewTexas.com and (903) 753-3281.

Dine with the Docs, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Hilton Garden Inn, 905 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. Longview Regional Medical Center's annual event features heart healthy dinner and panel discussion with some of the hospital's leading cardiology providers. Cost: $10. Information: (903) 553-7400.

Pasta & Pianos, 6:30 p.m. March 2, Hilton Garden Inn Longview & Conference Center, 905 E. Hawkins Parkway. Fundraiser for the Longview Symphony Orchestra features dueling pianos described as a "musical party." Cost: $75 individual tickets on sale through Feb. 13. Information: www.longviewsymphony.org

Longview Gun & Knife Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive. Cost: adults $8, children ages 6 to 11, $2, under age 18 admitted with parents. Information: www.capgunshows.com.

Zonta Antique Show and Sale, March 2 to March 4, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, features vendors from across the nation selling fine antiques, furniture, estate and costume jewelry, glassware, sterling silver and more; tea room and dessert Bar; hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10 for the weekend from any Zonta Club of Greater East Texas member or at the door. Information: Sharon Graves at (903) 235-4144 or email shagra28@gmail.com.

Cameron Carpenter and his International Touring Organ, 7:30 p.m. March 3, LeTourneau University Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Cost: $27 to $50. Information: belchercenter.ticketforce.com

Goldilocks on Trial, 7 p.m. March 8 to March 10, 2 p.m. March 10 and 11, ArtsView Children's Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St. A humorous tale about the courtroom aftermath of Goldee Wynn Lock's fateful trip into the home of the three bears. Cost: $12 online, $15 by phone, in the office or at the door. Information: www.artsviewchildrenstheatre.com.

Spy Training Mini Camp, March 13, Longview World of Wonders, 112 E. Tyler St. Cost: $25. Information: www.longviewwow.org.

Women in Longview Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. marketplace, 11:30 a.m. lunch, March 21, Hilton Garden Inn Longview and Conference Center. Featuring speaker Dr. Ann-gienetta "Anngie" Johnson, NASA senior advisor for safety and mission assurance, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. conference Family Violence Through the Eyes of a Child. Cost: TBA.. Information: http://www.womeninlongview.org

Cookin' At The Creek BBQ Cook Off, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, Bear Creek Smokehouse, 10857 Texas 154, Marshall, presented by Greater Longview United Way, must be 21 or older and a wristband is required for March 23 event; March 24 family friendly event includes live music, washer and cornhole tournaments, and more. Cost: Wristbands $20 includes both events, $10 ages 6 to 12, free ages 5 and younger. Information: www.longviewunitedway.org.

Northeast Texas Tabletop Convention, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 24, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, features more than 150 board games, vendors, concessions, tournaments, giveaways, demos and more. Cost: $10 at the door. Information: Richard Yeakley at (903) 918-7924, email richard.yeakley@gmail.com or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/NETXTabletopCon/.

Avalon Faire, March 31 to April 29, 1076 FM 1252 W., Kilgore, Renaissance experience. Cost: $6 ages 4 to 12, $10 students, $15 ages 19 and older, season passes available. Information: www.avalonfaire.com.

Ride For Recovery, 9 a.m. March 31, Caddo Lake, new cycling event raises awareness about combining exercise with recovery. Cost: TBA. Information: www.rideforrecoverylongview.com

Fifth Annual Kilgore Geekend, May 5-6, downtown Kilgore. Live music, performers, artists, costumed players, discussion panels with authors, screenwriters and others. Information: Geekend 2018 on Facebook, Ricky Custer at (903) 240-0755 or rickycuster@gmail.com.

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