Concert lauds romance
The Longview Symphony will close out Valentine’s Day celebrations with “An Evening of Romance,” at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon St., instead of at the Belcher Center where the symphony has typically performed in recent years. The concert will feature Metropolitan Opera sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora with Maestro Jerry Steichen at the Steinway.
Tickets cost $20 and $40. For information, visit www.longviewsymphony.org .
Illusionist bringing comedy magic show
Illusionist Johnny Magic is coming to Gilmer on Saturday, with a performance set for 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gilmer Civic Center, 1218 U.S. 271 N., Gilmer.
The East Texas native travels the country with his family friendly comedy show, called “Reality?”
The illusionist’s show is billed as being “filled with one of a kind effects as well as a few of the classics in magic.”
Tickets are $10. For information, visit eventbrite.com .
Auto & Cycle Show this weekend
Nearly 100 high-end and vintage vehicles will be on view at the East Texas Auto & Cycle Show in Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. in Tyler this weekend.
Show hours are 4-7 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $10. Children 10 and under are admitted free. The band Tuxedo Cats will perform from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Crisis Center is holding a drawing in conjunction with the show. Patterson Dodge of Tyler provided a new 2019 Dodge RAM Classic 1500 quad cab truck as the drawing prize. Each ticket costs $10 and can be purchased at the show.
The event raises money for the East Texas Crisis Center, which provides shelter and help to women and their young children fleeing family violence.
Circus set for Oil Palace
The Jordan World Circus has performances set for 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Oil Palace, Texas Highway 64, east of Tyler.
Several tickets prices and combinations are offered and available online at eventbrite.com .
The Jordan World Circus is one of the larger traveling circuses in the United States.
Marshall Lions horse show
The Marshall Lions Club is making preparations for its 58th annual Walking and Racking Horse Show fundraiser set for today and Saturday.
The event will be held at the Marshall City Arena and is free to attend. The event will start at 5 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lions Club member Robert Wood said that this is the largest fundraiser the group hosts every year, which helps fund the groups numerous projects.
Bach’s Lunch goes to Kilgore
Organist Gala Strunk will perform at the Longview Symphony’s next installment in the Bach’s Lunch concert series.
The free concert is set for Feb. 21 at First Presbyterian Church at 815 E. Main St. in Kilgore. Concert-goers may bring their own lunch at 11:45 a.m., and the performance begins at 12:30 p.m.
For information, visit www.longviewsymphony.org .
Children ages 12 and younger are invited to drop a line Feb. 22 in the Teague Park Pond in Longview.
The annual Kid’s Fishing Derby is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fish bait and a limited number of rods and reels will be available.
For more information about the free event, visit www.longviewtexas.gov/3149/Special-Events .
Sporting clays fundraiser set
The Pilot Club of Longview will host its 10th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament on Feb. 22.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays, 15250 County Road 3111 in Gladewater.
Registration is $400 per team or $100 per person and includes lunch. For information visit www.facebook.com/pilotcluboflongview or call Holly Greer at 903-738-0541 or Carolyn Ramirez at 903-234-8877. On-site registration also is available.
KC to present ‘Crazytown’
Kilgore College Theatre will present “Crazytown,” Feb. 20-22 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus.
Jonathan Rand authored this modern comedy about “a small town where things seem a bit backwards and upside down,” according to information about the play. The play is appropriate for all ages, but children ages 7 and younger will not be admitted.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23.
Tickets cost $10 or $7 for Kilgore College students. The box office will open one hour prior to each performance.
For information, visit www.kilgore.edu/drama or call 903-983-8126.