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Things to Do » The Pegasus Project Holds Aviation/Equine Event April 20th in Support of Horse Rescue Efforts » “The Bee is Back, Do Not Pass Go!” Literacy Council of Tyler Announces 28th Annual Spelling Bee Theme » Mockingbird 2019: “The Future of Grace” » Hit the Bricks in Downtown Tyler April 13th: Heart Hunt » At Liberty Hall This Month: Concerts & More Celebrate April » Artisans & Flower Market at the Goodman » Pints & Pups at ETX Brewing Co. » Local Beef Lovers Competing for the Title of “Best Burger” at True Vine Brewing » “Shop Local” at Tyler Public Library » 2019 Rose City Arts & Music Festival Highlights Local Talent » Pets Fur People: Lake Pawty April 13th » “Finding Neverland” at the Cowan Center 9 Outdoors » 5K’s, Fun Runs & More 10 Family » Autism Awareness Day at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary » At Studio Movie Grill This Month: The Matrix Trilogy » $1 Tuesdays, Star Parties & More at CESSE » Everything From a Lego Contest to a Shop Local Market at The Tyler Public Library - and All for Free! » At Caldwell Zoo: Earth Day & Summer Camp Sign-Ups Begin 13 Music » “TEAZUR: You Can Still Rock in East Texas” By Johnny Griffith » Concerts, Hot Air Balloon Rides and A Free Movie » Cosy Sheridan Performs at Roland’s Next Door, April 12th » “Elvis on My Mind” Comes to Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler » East Texas Symphony Orchestra: Grammy® Winner Augustin Hadelich » Big Concerts Come to East Texas This Spring: “Marty Haggard A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard,” The Toadies, For King & Country, Johnny Bush, Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, Outlaws & Renegades Tours: Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band, and Uncle Kracker » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music 17 Food » Rose City Restaurant Week Begins April 1st » Foodie Events: Charcuterie Class at the Tasting Room of Kiepersol, The 35th Annual Taste of Tyler, Cut Beef Burger Competition at True Vine Brewing Co., Instant Pot & Air Fryer Low Carb Class at Drug Emporium, Easter Egg Express, Rose City Farmers Market, 90’s Party & Crawfish Boil at ETX Brewing, Cinco de Taco in Kilgore, 2019 Piney Woods Wine Festival, and The Edom Art of Food & Wine Long Table Dinner 18 Art » Inside the Artist’s Studio: “Pine Curtain Portraits: The Life Impact of Coy Lothrop’s Paintings” By Derrick White » 15th Annual High School Art Exhibition Opens March 31st » UT Tyler Gallery Presents A Master of Arts Student Exhibition: The Artwork of Nora Schreiber » TJC April Arts Festival: The Best Ticket in Town All Around » Celebrate Spring at the “April in Edom Art & Wine Experience” 22 Theatre » Events & Plays: “Finding Neverland,” “The Stations of the Cross,” “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Jim Brickman, “Violinist Augustin Hadelich,” “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band, “Musical Theatre Spring Showcase,” “The Christians,” “The Red Velvet Cake War,” and “Alexander’s Feast by George Frideric Handel” 23 Books » April 2019 Book Reviews: A Laugh and 16-Year-Old Murder: “Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner and “Swamp Spook” by Jana Deleon
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The Pegasus Project Holds Aviation/ Equine Event April 20th in Support of Horse Rescue Efforts
For the fifth year in a row, to assist with its efforts to protect horses, The Pegasus Project will be hosting Wings Over Pegasus, an airplane and equine extravaganza. The event is scheduled 10am-3pm Saturday, April 20th at the 95-acre Pegasus Ranch, located at 7111 FM 2339 in Murchison. Wings Over Pegasus features a variety of airplanes and helicopters. The Piney Woods Experimental Aircraft Association/Young Eagles Program will offer free airplane rides to kids between the ages of 8 and 17. The event will have a casual, carnival atmosphere featuring “The Raptor” airshow, skydivers, face-painting, fun horse games, pony rides, an Easter egg hunt, gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts, and competitions for the whole family. There will be a silent auction and a raffle drawing for two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Guests can enjoy photo opportunities with a variety of aircraft, Pegasus horses, and “Pegasito,” the winged-donkey in his kissing booth.
Best Seafood in East Texas! The Pegasus rescue horses are available to meet, pet, and finger-paint. Guests can visit with the Pegasus trainers and staff to learn about the horses and get information regarding adoption and sponsorship opportunities. The SPCA of East Texas will be on-site with a variety of adoptable dogs. Parking is $10/vehicle. Food, refreshments, and participation in games are available for purchase. This event is held to raise awareness about the lifesaving work The Pegasus Project does yearround to care for at-risk horses in this community. The Pegasus Project was founded in 2009 to combat the prevalent and serious problem of horse neglect, abuse, and abandonment in East Texas; and over the past ten years it has rescued, rehabilitated, retrained, and re-homed hundreds of mistreated horses, donkeys, and mules. The public is invited to come enjoy the day and help with this very worthy cause. All proceeds benefit the horses of The Pegasus Project. For success stories see horse photo albums at facebook.com/PegasusRescue. For more details, go to PegasusRescue.org.
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Literacy Council of Tyler Announces 28th Annual Spelling Bee Theme
The moment so many have awaited is finally here, and Literacy Council of Tyler is ready to reveal the theme for its 28th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee. On Tuesday, August 6th, teams will join together in one of the city of Tyler’s fiercest competitions, armed with dictionaries, trusted colleagues, and most importantly, the will to win. In addition to taking home the coveted spelling bee trophy, teams can also win the costume portion of the competition. Costumes must reflect the theme of the year, and there is already a stirring among those who want to know – what will the theme be this year? “There are those who love a guessing game, but ‘I am Sorry,’ there is no simple ‘Clue’ this year,” says Nancy Crawford, LCOT Executive Director. “And who would want to waste their time in such a ‘Trivial Pursuit’? When it comes to spelling, we have the ‘Monopoly’ on all the fun. We don’t want to ‘Risk’ making people impatient, plus, it’s really just too much ‘Trouble.’ This year’s 28th Annual Corporate Spelling Bee theme is ‘Board Games,’ and we hope to see everyone there.” From Checkers to Chess, from ‘Boggle’ to ‘Battleship,’ the options are endless. “We really are excited about this year’s theme, and I think it’s going to give our competitors an extra challenge to outdo their creativity from the previous years,” Nancy says. “This event is truly made by the teams and sponsors who come year after year, dressed to impress and ready to compete. I can’t wait to see the characters who walk through the doors on August 6th!” The Annual Corporate Spelling Bee is the primary fundraiser for Literacy Council of Tyler, and is held at CrossWalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church. Tickets, teams, and sponsorships are available, and information may be found by visiting lcotyler. org or contacting Zoe Lawhorn at (903)533-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Do you think your past is fixed and you can only change your future? WRONG! A radically redeemed past leads to a present filled with joy and peace, making you alive to a future filled with God’s infinite presence and possibility. April 4th and 5th marks the date of the 5th annual Mockingbird Tyler Conference: “The Future of Grace” in Downtown Tyler. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Steve Brown (KeyLife.org), Josh White (Doorofhopepdx. org), David Zahl (Mbird.com), and many more speakers and artists. Register today at mbirdtyler. com! This year’s conference also features a Saturday night concert presented by Josh White and his band The Followers from Portland, Oregon, and two separate screenings of a brand new documentary film, “Normie.” Registration is at Christ Church (118 S. Bois d’Arc) at 4pm on April 5th. From there the conference will move to The Foundry Coffee House/Bethel Bible Church (202 S. Broadway). Though registration on April 5th is absolutely fine, pre-registration is strongly encouraged and appreciated. Registration fee is $45 and includes Friday night dinner, admission to all the talks, and admission to both Friday night’s tribute show and Saturday night’s Josh White and The Followers concert at True Vine Brewing Co. (2453 Earl Campbell Pkwy.). For information about scholarships, email Matt Magill (Bethel Downtown Worship/Arts Pastor) at email@example.com.
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Hit the Bricks in Downtown Tyler April 13th:
Downtown Heart Hunt
On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over converge on Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and of course, the chance to check out a great locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. Catch the free shuttle ride (weather permitting) sponsored by Tyler Innovation Pipeline to check out all of the fun events happening! The shuttle will run until around 4pm. Other events going on for Hit the Bricks Second Saturday are: • Starting at 9am: Main Street and Fit City Tyler invite you to explore Downtown in a fun and competitive scavenger hunt! Teams of 2, 3, or 4 will take on the Downtown Heart Hunt starting at 9am. Teams will have one hour to get the most points by finding hearts around Downtown using hints and then uploading photos of the members with each heart onto social media with the hashtag #DowntownHunt. The top three teams will get some awesome prizes! All team members will get an official Heart Hunt t-shirt and a ticket to the lunch celebration. This event is limited to the first 20 teams, so sign up today! • 10am (beginners) and 11am (advanced): Free French Class at the Tyler Public Library - everyone is welcome at any skill level. • 10am-4pm: “Planning your Garden at Goodman Museum - Come create Mola art with a spring and plant motif. Mola is an intricate, brightly colored sewn fabric with the forms of animals, plants, and shapes that were used to decorate the blouses of the Kuna women in Panama. It is a recognized symbol of their culture to represent their status,
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a beautiful display of artistic expression and their traditional identity. The families that participate in this activity will be creating similar designs out of construction paper. Examples and ideas will be available. While you create the Mola art, they will be discussing the benefits of home and community gardening with an emphasis on building interest in creating a Junior Master Gardeners of Smith County program in the summer. • 10am-4pm: Shop Local Event at Tyler Public Library - Back by popular demand, the Tyler Public Library will be hosting local artists, crafters, and sellers, encouraging patrons to Shop Local! A large variety of vendors will be selling their wares in the Library Lobby. 10% of each vendor’s profits will go to the Friends of the Tyler Public Library to help fund future Library programming. • 10am-5pm: Treasure Hunt at Ye Olde City Antique Mall - find gift certificates hidden around the store. • 12 noon-4pm: “Blown Art Exhibit” at Smith County Historical Society, a collection of Dr. Kerfoot Walker and family created years ago by Tyler’s “Easter Egg Lady,” Nell Burnett. • 3-5pm: Artfix Cultured Studios presents “Intuitive Painting Class” with a free art class. Intuitive Painting is letting go of expectations or fear and allow your painting to evolve based on your heart callings. Allowing the current layer of paint (or other medium) to inform you of what comes next. Embrace your inner creativity and mystery. Let your artistic voice speak and your intuition as an artist grow. • 6-8pm: Art Exchange at Strada Cafe - Many artists will be under one roof for this awesome nite of music, art, poetry, and self-expression. This is free to the public. Come join the fun and help support local artist and musicians. Any artist can participate, sign up on Strada’s Facebook page. • 7:30: Solo Recital Presented by East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Evan Mitchell, at Liberty Hall. Tickets are available at the door. • 8-10pm: Rafael Espinoza and the Rockabilly Band will be at ETX Brewing Co. No cover and all ages are welcome. • 9pm-1am: Live Music at The Garage Bar - No one under 21 after 8pm. There is a cover charge at the door. • 9pm-1am: Dallas Dance Band will be at Rick’s on the Square. 21 and older only after 9pm. There is a cover charge at the door. • Anytime: The self-guided tour of the Half Mile of History is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. A digital brochure for the self-guided tour is at ow.ly/s8iD30czlpb.
While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of these special events, be sure to check out some of the Downtown businesses. These stores offer unique items that can only be found in Downtown Tyler. • 903 Handmade, located at 253 S. Broadway, has unique handmade collections from quality artisans - locals, artists from around Texas, and craftspeople from around the country. • Artfix Cultured Studios offers a place to view and purchase items from a variety of local artists as well as take art classes. • Backbone Hair + Beauty, located at 235 S. Broadway, is open 9am-5pm. Come get a stylish new hairdo along with experiencing a Downtown jibe in this hip new hair salon. They also sell a line of cool t-shirts and hair products. • Moss: Where Flowers are Fair features local and fairly traded fresh flowers, plantings, locally-made apothecaries, and vintage finds. • Ridiculously Good Branding and Thread Co. offers a design studio and retail store specializing in branding, print materials, and social media. Their shirts are printed in-house using eco-friendly inks on fair trade shirts with a lot of love. There is always something new and cool to see here. • The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store, located at 723 N. Broadway, offers the bargain hunter tons of gently used stuff plus a load of bargains. They feature everything from furniture to clothing
and kitchen gadgets to electronics. • Ye Olde City Antique Mall, 302 E. Locust St., offers great treasures, antiques, and a world of memories. For lunch and dinner sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. These are open on Saturdays: • Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 113 E. Erwin St., is open 12 noon-10pm. • Jack Ryan’s Steak & Chophouse, located at 102 N. College Ave., is open 5-10pm. • Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-12 midnight. • The Foundry Coffee House, located at 202 S. Broadway, is open at 7am-11pm. • Garage Bar, located at 418 E. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • Mi Mexico Lindo, located at 405 W. Front St., is open 6am-10pm. • Pazzeria by Pietro’s, located at 118 W. Erwin St., is open 11am-12 midnight. • The Porch at ETX Brewery, located at 221 S. Broadway, is open 7:30am-12 midnight. It is petfriendly outside on the patio. • Rhea’s Hot Links, located at 204 S. Fannin Ave., is open Saturdays 9am-5:30pm. • Rick’s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., is open at 4pm-1am. • Strada Caffè, located at 302 E. Front St., is open 8am-10pm. There are usually a few food trucks hanging around Downtown as well so there’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. Hit the Bricks is held rain or shine, cold or hotthere is always something to do Downtown on the second Saturday of every month. For a full list of activities go to visittyler.com/ HitTheBricks or download the FREE app “EGuide Tyler TX.”
At Liberty Hall This Month:
Concerts & More Celebrate April
Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events. Liberty has something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at libertytyler.com. April 11th (7pm): “Marty Haggard: A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard” - Join Marty Haggard, the oldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, as he pays tribute to his dad through stories and songs. Marty calls his dad the greatest singer/songwriter in music history. Marty will share stories of the past, about growing up by his dad’s side as he was writing and recording these great country music songs. For ticket assistance, please call (318)658-6780. Tickets are $35. April 12th (7pm): “Out of the Loop: True Stories about Life in Tyler” - The Tyler Loop presents a night of true stories about life in Tyler and East Texas. Presented by everyday Tylerites in their own words, with the help of local musicians, Tyler Loop will bring you stories that are silly and serious, fun and fearless, and reveal something real about life in the region. They aim to leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and informed, and with the sense that there are many more great hidden stories to discover and share in our beautiful city and beyond. Inspired by wildly popular national live storytelling events like The Moth, StoryCorps, and Pop-Up Magazine, they are bringing the life-giving, community-building power of stories on stage to Tyler and East Texas. Tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com.
April 18th (7pm): Reel Talk, “Pulp Fiction” Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multistrand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames); his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman); struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis); master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel); and a nervous pair of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer). Come watch “Pulp Fiction” as part of Reel Talk, a program created by the Tyler Public Library and Liberty Hall, where attendees can watch timeless classics and discover new favorites, then stay afterward to connect with like-minded people by discussing the film. April 26th (7pm): Johnny Bush in Concert Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Member and writer of “Whiskey River,” Johnny Bush began performing with a band in 1952 in San Antonio. Soon the band hired a young guitarist named Willie Nelson, and Johnny and Willie became lifelong friends. Johnny went on to play and sing with Texas legends Ray Price, Bob Wills, and Lefty Frizzell. His solo hits started coming in 1967 with “Undo the Right” and his own version of “Whiskey River.” This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance, please call (866)710-8942. Other scheduled events are: • May 17th (8pm): “Elvis on My Mind” with Elvis Tribute Artist Andy King • May 18th (7pm): Mouse & The Traps in Concert • July 17th (7pm): The Bellamy Brothers
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Goodman-LeGrand Museum will host these events this month: April 19th (10am-7pm) and 20th (10am-4pm): 2019 Artisans and Flower Market at the Goodman - Partnering with Earth & Time Global Productions, come to the Artisans & Flower Market and purchase local flowers, hand-crafted gifts and décor, paintings, and so much more. Food trucks and live music will be on-site both days. There will be Easter egg hunts held on Friday for the children at 11am and 2pm. For the adults, a Easter egg hunt will be held at 6pm, and the eggs will contain restaurant coupons and other unique prizes. Admission is free. May 18th (6pm): Whodunit?! At Goodman Museum - Join for a fun evening of delicious food, great company, and an entertaining story. Best part is, you can be in on it! Who knows, you might even be the murderer! Chicago 1893: Rising from the ashes of fires that devastated the city twenty years ago, now a beacon of architectural splendor and a demonstration of industrial ingenuity. You have been invited to dine at the mansion of one of the exhibitors along with a number of other notable attendees. Tragedy strikes when one of your fellow guests enters the dining hall and collapses dead! More Info
The Goodman-LeGrand Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (903)531-1286, or go to parksandrec.cityoftyler.org. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; there is a $2 donation suggested. The Goodman-LeGrand home was originally built in 1859 as a one-story, four-room house, and established on a nine-acre wooded parcel of land. In 1940, Sallie Goodman donated the home to the City of Tyler with instructions to maintain it as a museum. A Texas Historic Landmark since 1964, the well-manicured grounds cover almost an entire city block. It was the first property in Smith County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, it was designated a Historic Site by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
There’s a lot going on at the Brewery Downtown. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler, etxbrew.com, facebook.com/ ETXBrew, (903)630-7720. ETX Brewery offers onsite quality craft beers. Alongside it, The Porch at ETX offers wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. They are open Monday-Tuesday 11am2pm, Wednesday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday 11am-11:30pm, and Saturday 11am-11:30pm. This month’s events are: April 4th, May 2nd (6-9pm): Pints & Pups - Benefitting the SPCA of East Texas, on the 1st Thursday of each month, brings your dog for this fun party on the patio. They are requesting a donation of a supply item needed for the care of the cats and dogs. ETX Brewing Co. will offer free chips and salsa to those who bring a supply to donate. April 11th, May 9th (7pm): Jazz Jam - Come enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz with members from The University of Texas at Tyler Jazz. This free event is great for the whole family. April 18th (7-9pm): Painting with Pinot’s Palette - Pinot’s Palette comes to ETX Brewing Co. so that you can discover the artist in you. The third Thursday of each month, come out and have fun painting while you enjoy ETX Brew’s amazing beer and wine, plus delicious food from The Porch at ETX Brewing Co. Register at pinotspalette.com/tyler. April 25th (7-9pm): Brews & Boards - Come out and play some board games and have a brew at ETX Brewing Co. There will be lots of games on hand and even someone who can teach you how to play. Brews & Boards is a program by the Tyler Public Library. It is free to play! April 27th (2pm-12 midnight): Crawfish Boil & Throwback to the 90’s - DJ Brandon Michael will take you back to the 90’s with karaoke. Crawfish must be pre-purchased. April 27th (7pm): Avengers-Themed Trivia with Dr. Factenstein - If you’re a Marvel fan, then you won’t want to miss this chance to have some great fun and win some killer themed prizes! This trivia night is only happening once so if you miss it, it will take an Infinity Stone to experience it again!
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Marty Haggard: A Tribute to My Dad Merle Haggard APRIL 12TH (7PM)
“Out of the Loop: True Stories about Life in Tyler” APRIL 18TH (7PM)
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May 18th (7pm): Mouse & The Traps in Concert July 17th (7pm): The Bellamy Brothers
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Local Beef Lovers Compete for the title of “Best Burger” at True Vine Brewing
True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love. True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community. For more info go to truevinebrewing.com or facebook.com/truevinebrewing. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm. Events this month are: April 13th (4pm): Cut Beef Burger Competition at True Vine Brewing Co. - True Vine is firing up the grills for a juicy competition! Local beef lovers will be competing for the title of “Best Burger.” The beef will be supplied by “Cut Beef.” Tickets will get you one free beer, a slider from each competitor and one entry into the Cut Beef Package and True Vine Mug Club giveaway. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Come taste some of the best beef you have ever had and vote for your favorite team. April 27th (2pm): Crawfish Boil at True Vine Brewing - Nothing says springtime in East Texas like a good ol’ fashioned crawfish boil. Join the fun for a crawfish boil and live music at the brewery! Coffee Landing’s Seasoning & Catering will be serving their signature seasoned crawfish with all the fixins. In addition to crawfish, Sola Bread Co. will have their full menu available for those who aren’t a fan of mudbugs. And you can’t do a crawfish boil without a little touch of Louisiana. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be going towards the Tyler Area LSU Alumni Association. These folks help sponsor scholarships for East Texas students to go to school at LSU. They are also donating a portion of the proceeds to Bethesda Health Clinic and The Mentoring Alliance. This event is open to the public (no entry fee) but they are selling tickets ahead of time to make sure there is enough crawfish to last. Tickets are $20 and include 3 lbs. of crawfish as well as corn and potatoes. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday in spring than with cold beer and delicious crawfish. Grab your friends and start making plans to be there! Beer + Exercise = Fun at True Vine
April 13th, May 11th, June 8th (10-11am): Yoga and Beer at True Vine - Every second Saturday of the month, a beautiful yoga practice is held under the pavilion. Afterward, you can enjoy a beer. Class and one beer are included in the price of admission. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
April 13th (10am) “Shop Local” at Tyler Public Library
Join for the second “Shop Local” event in the lobby to shop at local creators booths for various items. Get some new jewelry to wear at Easter or some gifts for the kids. 10% of all profits go to the Friends of the Tyler Public Library to fund library programs. Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College in Downtown Tyler.
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To add your events for free, go to EGuideMagazine.com/calendar. Free Yoga Saturday (9am-12:30pm) - Every 3rd Saturday of the month, beFree offers a free day of yoga. You don’t have to sign up ahead of time, but you can if you’d like to, and there are no catches - just free yoga with the beFree instructors in their beautiful and healing studio space. Check the schedule to choose the class on that day that you will most enjoy at befreeyogatyler.com. beFree Yoga is located at 212 Old Grande Blvd., Tyler, (903)630-6142, befreeyogatyler.com. April 6th (10-11:30am): Create a Hummingbird Garden Workshop - Turn your garden into a hummingbird haven. Feed hummingbirds naturally with herbs and flowers in the garden. The workshop will discuss favorite plant choices and how to care for them. The cost is $15, and the workshop will be taught by Mary Wilhite. Advance registration is required on all classes. This will be held at Blue Moon Gardens, 13062 FM 279 in Chandler. To RSVP call (903)852-3897. April 9th (10am) and April 13th (1pm): Fabulous Felted Easter Eggs Class - Come out and needle felt a gorgeous woolen egg that will last for years. ‘Paint’ a miniature garden with wool fiber and needles. Your finished masterpiece will measure about 4 inches tall. All supplies and instructions provided. This will be held at Blue Moon Gardens, 13062 FM 279 in Chandler. To RSVP call (903)852-3897. April 9th (6-8pm): Hand Lettering at Kiepersol Winery - Lettering is taking the world by storm! Many consider it a fun, relaxing, stressrelieving activity for all generations. You can do so many things with hand lettering. Here’s a few ideas: sign making, card making, invitations, chalkboard art, painting on a canvas, and Bible Journaling. Join this
2019 Rose City Arts & Music Festival Highlights Local Talent
On April 26th (6-10pm) and 27th (10am-3pm), the 1st annual Rose City Arts & Music Festival will be be held. This will be a fun, family-friendly event, featuring food trucks, bounce houses and games, local musicians, local visual artist vendors, and more. This is a Caldwell Arts Academy PTA organized 2-day event, to support and showcase local musical acts of many genres, while raising funds to reinforce its commitment to enhancing the whole child through the arts. This will be held at at the Caldwell Arts Academy School, 331 S. College Ave, Tyler. Tickets are available at eventbrite starting at $5. Family packs are available for additional savings.
Pets Fur People:
Lake Pawty April 13th
Come out and support Pets Fur People at this fun day at the lake, April 13th, 11am-4pm! There will be food trucks, music, face painting, vendors for shopping, and dogs and cats to love on. Show your support of your local animal shelter and have a family fun-filled day. This will be held at Bella Vista Lake Palestine, 22525 Hwy. 155, Tyler. Pets Fur People is committed to reducing and eliminating euthanasia as an “acceptable” method of population control for unwanted dogs and cats. They promote the positive results of spay/neuter programs in regards to overpopulation and pride themselves in teaching responsible pet guardianship. For more info about the shelter, go to petsfurpeople.org, visit their page on Facebook, or call (903)597-2471.
“Finding Neverland” at the Cowan Center
The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office by calling (903)566-7424 or go to cowancenter.org. Upcoming productions are: April 9th (7:30pm): “Finding Neverland” - A breathtaking smash, based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award-® winning film, “Finding Neverland” tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie leaves his old world behind for Neverland. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Tickets are $37-$77. Hand Lettering & Doodle Workshop with Christie Daugherty. This class is $35 and will include all supplies needed for the night and a free online class. ($25 value). Sign up at craftwithchristie.com/product/a-hand-lettered-workshop/. Kiepersol Winery is located at 21508 Merlot Ln., Bullard. For info and reservations call (903)8943300 or go to kiepersol.com. April 13th-14th (8am-5pm): Farmhouse Customs and Friends Spring Barn Sale in Edom - Over 40 vendors will be at this event. Come enjoy a great day in the country with music, food, and lots of handmade crafts. There will be fun for all ages. This will be held at 10420 FM 279, Chandler at Farmhouse Customs. It is free to attend. April 18th (6pm): Rabies and Microchip Clinic - The City of Tyler’s Animal Control and Shelter invites you to get your pets microchipped, registered and vaccinated against rabies at Fun Forest Park from 6-9pm. Rabies vaccinations are $10 and microchip and registration is $5. Cash only. No appointments needed. This is welcome to all pet owners. Cat owners may be given an alternative appointment for microchipping at a more secure location. Fun Forest is located at 2000 N. Forest Ave. Tyler. For more information, contact Tyler Animal Control at (903)535-0045. April 27th (10am-3pm): Blue Moon Gardens Open House and Lavender Festival - Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House. There will be free programs explaining which varieties of lavender are easiest to grow in the area and how to harvest and use the flowers. For a small fee you can make your own lavender foaming bath salts and body polish to take home. There will also be demonstrations of making linen and room spray and body powder, all sweetly scented with lavender. Blue Moon Gardens is located at 13062 FM 279 in Chandler.
Outdoors 5K’s, Fun Runs & More
To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is always free to list any event. April 6th: World Health Run/Walk - People of all walks of life from around the world will run and walk together to recognize World Health Day in Tyler. This International Day of Recognition and Action for #HealthForAll raises awareness of the goal of universal healthcare - an ideal that simply states that every person should have access to basic health services. While there are many ways to achieve this objective, the end result is the same: #HealthForAll. Register at runsignup.com. April 6th: Tyler Run For Autism - The 2019 Tyler Run for Autism will be presenting a 10K, 5K and 1 mile family fun run in Tyler for the 8th year. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, finisher medal, swag bag, and heartfelt gratitude for pouring into the lives of those affected by autism. The Tyler Run for Autism began in 2012 with the purpose of raising funds to provide much needed Applied Behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children on the autism spectrum in our very own Treatment and Learning Center for children with autism here in Tyler. 100% of the funds raised will go towards the payment of therapy. For more info tylerrunforautism.org. April 6th: Kolor Run for All Saints - The Kolor Run and 1 Mile Walk by All Saints Episcopal School will benefit lung cancer awareness and is hosted by Leader Academy Students in honor of Mr. Kasold. There is a $40 registration fee through April 6th. Register online at kolorrun.com. Event check-in opens at 8:30am. This will be held at the All Saints Episcopal School, 2695 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, on
the Mewbourne Field. More info is available at allsaints.myschoolapp.com. April 13th: Run for the WOODS - The 9th annual Run for the WOODS will be the first time they are doing a color run! Registrations are under way and are due by March 22nd to guarantee a t-shirt. You can purchase online at pt-avenue.com with the organization code is WOODSPTA. Not a runner? You can come out and support this great cause anyway. They will have food, coffee, snow cones, silent auction, vendors, bounce houses, and face painting. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/362115127938831. April 27th: Diva Du - The Diva Du 2019 will be held at Kiepersol’s Winery and Distillery. This is East Texas’ first and only exclusively women’s event. They are offering a Sprint and Olympic distance in addition to relay teams and a 5K for those who want to join the fun without a bike involved! For more information, go to facebook.com/ events/198414764283408. April 27th: Tyler Rose City Miracle Run - Run for the kids who can’t. Run for the kids in your life. Run to make miracles. Simply lacing up your shoes and participating in the 2018 Tyler Rose City Miracle Run can help make miracles for the sick and injured kids of Northeast Texas! Help continue to make miracles this year by registering and raising money! You can help bring health and healing to our community’s children. Register at localraces.com. This will begin at Rose Rudman Park at 8am. • July 4th: Freedom Fighter 5K • September 21st: Tyler Gold Run 5K • October 12th: 2019 Corkscrew Wine Run • November 2nd: Nevada’s Revenge 2019: Endurance Mountain Bike Run • November 28th: 2019 Turkey Trot • December 1st: 2019 Tyler Half Marathon & 5K • December 7th: 2019 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville Jingle Jog 5K and Fun Run
the Smith County Historical Society, 125 S. College Ave. For more info call (903)5925993 or go to SmithCountyHistoricalSociety.org. Tyler State Park Dogwood Days
Through April 7th (Daily 8am to sunset)
Continues Through April 7th, 2019
We welcome you to the 60th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail, featuring mile after mile of blooming azaleas, dogwoods, and spring flowers. This annual spring event has been described as a floral wonderland and a photographer’s paradise. Enjoy springtime in Tyler...stroll the beautiful gardens, join one of the many community events, and visit our offering of fine and performing arts. The Bonner-Whitaker- McClendon House April 5th-6th (10am-4pm)
Tours of the historic McClendon house built in 1878 include information about the house and family. Admission is $7 per person. The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House is located at 806 W. Houston St. For more info call (903)5923533 or go to McClendonHouse.net. McC Rider’s Shuttle Service April 5th-7th (10am-5pm)
Tours will depart from Broadway and Dobbs St. Tickets are $10 per person, children 5 and under are free. The shuttle leaves every hour. For more info call (903)330-8262. This is an open air tour and is weather permitting. Blown Egg Collection created by the “Easter Egg Lady” Of Tyler Texas Through April 7th (Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 12 noon-4pm)
Smith County Historical Society is proud to showcase the blown egg collection of Dr. Kerfoot Walker and family. This collection is the work of Tyler’s own “Easter Egg Lady,” Nell Burnett. This will be held at
Take a self-guided vehicle tour or enjoy one of the many trails at Tyler State Park to see beautiful blooming Dogwoods and other Spring Flowers. Admission is $6 per person 13 and older, 12 and under are free. Tyler State Park is located at 789 Park Rd. 16. For more info call (903)597-5338. Life in Tyler Photography Exhibit
Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm & Sunday 1-5pm
This fun contest features photos depicting life in Tyler including youth, adult, and professional categories. It is open to anyone - information and registration online at TylerParksAndRec.com. Cost is $3 per entry. Admission is free. Entries will be on exhibit at Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr. Call (903)531- 1214. Tyler Civic Theatre presents: “Complete Works of Shakespeare – Abridged” April 5th-7th (Nightly at 7:30pm and 2:30pm for Sunday Matinee)
This is all 37 Shakespeare plays all done in 97 minutes! Come out and see three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Admission is adults $18, and students $15. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr. in Tyler. For tickets or more info call (903)5920561 or go to TylerCivicTheatre.com. Rambling Roses Anniversary Dance Saturday, April 6th (7pm)
Energetic Tim Tyl will be calling the squares with smooth Fred Ayres cueing the rounds. Join in for a fun evening and enjoy the pageantry of square dancing. Admission for dancers is a $6 donation and spectators are free. This will be held at Tyler Senior Center, 1915 Garden Valley Rd. in Tyler. For more info call (903)566-4538, ETSRDA.com.
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Autism Awareness Day at Tiger Creek
April 13th, 10am-2pm, Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated at Tiger Creek, located at 17552 FM 14, Tyler. Admission is free for ASD affected families and general admission for others. Come out for treats, talks and demos, Luna’s 1st Birthday Party, and more! There will also be ABA Sensory Stations, bounce house, snow cones, raffles, Keeper Talk, and Cumberland Academy Dance Performances. Tiger Missing Link Foundation operating as Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge is a 22-year-old nonprofit organization that has focused almost exclusively on big cats. For years Tiger Creek has silently rescued an assortment of diverse species, but under the new
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flagship, National Foundation for Rescued Animals operating as Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary, the organization is breaking its silence. Visitors can view the cats in a natural setting with trees, grass, room to run, tubs to cool off in, and platforms to climb on. Follow them on Facebook for the most current news. Visit Tiger Creek in person seven days a week from 10am-4pm. Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is located at 17552 FM 14 in Tyler and at tigercreek. org. Tickets are $20 for adults ages 13-64; $18 for seniors 65 and above; children ages 4-12 $16, and under 4 for free. For more info on this event go to facebook. com/events/363247587738910.
At Studio Movie Grill This Month:
The Matrix Trilogy on the Big Screen Again
Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill. com. SMG offers box office hits as well as special screenings. These include: Special Needs Screening (11am)
Family-friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings, with adult tickets available for before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered, and children are free to move around and talk. Scheduled movies are: • April 6th: “Dumbo” • April 13th: “Shazam” Classic Action & SciFi’s
• April 3rd: “Mad Max: Fury Road” • April 10th: “The Matrix”
• April 17th: “The Matrix Reloaded” • April 24th: “The Matrix Revolutions” Classic Harry Potter Series
• May 1st: “ Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone” • May 8th: “Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets” • May 15th: “Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban” • May 22nd: “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire” • May 29th: “Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix” • June 5th: “Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince” • June 12th: “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1” • June 19th: “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2”
7th Annual Tyler Mini Maker Faire, April 27th at the Discovery Science Place
Discovery Science Place (DSP) is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. DSP is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and closed on Mondays. For more info go to discoveryscienceplace. org. The Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show their hobbies. It is a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, and fun for the whole family are a few of things you can expect when you visit the Faire. It’s an interesting way to see science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in motion. It is the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired! Mark your calendar; more details are to come. Tyler Mini Maker Faire is accepting Maker applications if you would like to display your projects at tyler.makerfaire.com. Makers of all ages and skills are encouraged to apply. The Faire showcases a variety of Makers including: technology, arts, hobbies, sustainability, and food and beverage. There is no cost to participate, unless you plan to sell your products. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community. As an attendee of the event, you will enjoy getting the opportunity to visit with the Makers. You will get to see first-hand the enthusiasm and passion they have for the things they make and how they make them. There are also a lot of opportunities for hands-on interactions for both kids and adults, as well as demonstrations and workshops to participate in. The Maker Faire is a great place for you to see the diversity of talent and education that exists right here in your own community. Tickets will be available at the door. For Discovery Science Place Members, adult tickets are $4 and children are $3. General admission tickets for adults are $8 and children are $6. For more information on how to apply to be a Maker, volunteer for the event, be a sponsor, or for more information, go to tylermakerfaire.com.
$1 Tuesdays, Star Parties & More at CESSE Spring is in the air at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. Most shows offer tickets for $7, with students, children, and seniors admitted for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit-only tickets are $3. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter.tjc. edu. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am4:30pm, and Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm. CESSE is located on the Tyler Junior College campus at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.
experiments they can do at home) with Professor Newton! Special “Silent Sky” Theatre Performance
On April 27th, CESSE will be participating in the TJC Cultural Arts Festival, with a theater performance of “Silent Sky” in the planetarium at 7pm. This is a unique performance event that you won’t want to miss! Rock ‘n Roll Saturday
Back by popular request, CESSE has started $1 Tuesdays again. For just $1 per person per show on Tuesdays, you can check out the new planetarium lineup and exhibit. On Exhibit: Sportsology
This exciting, interactive exhibit offers a series of hands-on challenges that allow visitors to test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. Interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore, experiment, and discover the science behind sports.
April 20th, and May 18th, Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays will be held featuring two productions: “SpacePark360” (7pm) and “Rock on Demand” (8pm) every month. “SpacePark360” takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more. Seen from the rider’s perspective, “SpacePark360” combines full dome technology with thrill rides to create a heart-pounding experience. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. This is a great experience for all ages. Tickets are $5 for each show. Star Party Saturday
Dome shows are shown daily for all ages. • 10am (Tuesday-Friday): Children’s Show • 11am: “Journey Through Space Live” • 12 noon: “Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens” • 1pm: “Mysteries of the Unseen World” • 2pm: “Mars: One Thousand One” • 3pm: “East Texas Sky Live” • 4pm: “Moons: Worlds of Mystery”
April 6th, May 4th (ongoing the first Saturday of each month), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. This is a unique opportunity for families to view the beautiful heavens of east Texas. Best of all, it is completely free! CESSE will be having three live shows in the planetarium detailing what is currently visible in our sky at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescopes will be set up as well (weather permitting). A TJC astronomy professor will have telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) until 10pm.
Science Day with Professor Newton
Summer Camp Registration is Open
On March 30th, CESSE will have “Science Day: Professor Newton” at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. This will be a true STEAM education experience! The wacky Professor Newton opens your students’ minds to the world around them through awesome activities, all involving audience participation. Your kids will learn about gravity, air pressure, fluid dynamics, chemical reactions, and so much more. Professor Newton uses microwave ovens, leaf blowers, and more to show kids science experiments they will never forget. Not only will your students learn scientific principles, they will be taught how to do experiments at home. Presentations are at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Admission will be FREE with purchase of exhibit admission ($3 per person). See how much fun your students will have learning about science (and
Everything From Lego Contest to a Shop Local Market at The Tyler Public Library
The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary. com. Most of the events are free unless noted. LEGO Block Party
The Lego® Block Party will be a fun time at the Library’s auditorium from 2-4pm on Saturday, April 6th. Bricks, wheels, building plates, doors, windows and more are there to stir your imagination. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. This program is held on the first Saturday of the month, September-May, so mark your calendars for building fun!
Looking for something fun and educational for your child over the summer? Elementary school and middle school students are invited to an out of this world, intense summer camp experience held at the state-of-the-art Center for Earth and Space Science Education. Participants will explore the many qualities and unique features of the Earth, the Moon, the Solar System, and our surrounding galaxy, the Milky Way. Each of the five, half-day sessions will include a planetarium show, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and classroom instruction where students will be exposed to the many facets of Astronomy. Dates of camps are June 17th-21st and August 12th-16th. This is for ages 8-12. Cost is $178 which includes t-shirt, camp photo, and all supplies. Register at sciencecenter.tjc.edu/summer-camp.
• Wednesdays at 9:30am: Lap & Play time for Babies • Thursdays at 10:30am: Read Aloud Crowd for Preschoolers Teen Tuesdays
Teen Tuesdays allow students in grades 6 through 12 to come and be themselves at the Library. Events run 5-6pm and cover a variety of topics voted on by teens. Visit library. cityoftyler.org/Programs/Teens.aspx for more information. Shop Local
Back by popular demand, the Tyler Public Library will be hosting local artists, crafters, and sellers, encouraging patrons to Shop Local! On Saturday, April 13th, from 10am-4pm, a variety of vendors will be selling their wares in the Library Lobby. 10% of each vendor’s profits will go to the Friends of the Tyler Public Library.
The Tyler Public Library and Goodman Le-Grande Museum continue their book club, Novel Ideas. Novel Ideas will meet at the Goodman Museum on the first Thursday, April 4th at 7pm. They will be discussing “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros.
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East Texas Iris Society Show & Sale
Saturday, April 13th - Starts at 12 Noon
The Tyler Public Library and East Texas Storytellers’ exciting folklore program continues with more Talking Tales. Every second Thursday at 5:30pm in the Taylor Auditorium, talented storytellers will regale patrons with folklore, legends, and lore from all around the world. On April 11th, storytellers will tell tales related to spring and Easter.
The Master Gardeners continue their annual lecture series on gardening, plant life, and all things horticulture at the Tyler Public Library. Once a month through May, the LEGO Design Contest Downtown Spelling Bee Master Gardeners will have talented speakers National Library week is April 7th-13th, Did you ever get the title of “Best Speller” to present a topic in the Taylor Auditorium, and the Tyler Public Library is running its when you were a kid? Or was it almost yours, 11:30am-1pm. The fourth meeting will be annual Lego® contest to highlight the impor- if it hadn’t been for that one word you missed? Friday, April 12th, entitled “Supercharge Your Garden with Texas Superstar Plants.” tance of Libraries and Library Services. The Tyler Public Library invites you to relive The contest will run from 3:30-6:30pm, those glory days again at the Downtown Reel Talk for four days, from Monday, April 8th through Spelling Bee! Adults over 18 are invited to The Library and Liberty’s film series Thursday, April 11th, in the Library lobby. enter, either online or the day of, for an unfor- continues on April 18th at 7pm at Liberty Participants are welcome to attend any and all gettable experience at ETX Brewing Co. on Hall. They will showing and talking about afternoons, but entries must be completed by Thursday, April 25th. Contest starts at 7pm. Quentin Tarantino’s inimitable “Pulp Fiction.” 6:30pm on Thursday, April 11th. The theme For more info, call the Library at (903)593Attendees will see the movie, then stay after to for this year is “Tell Us a Story.” 7323 and ask for the Information Desk. discuss it! Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, or free with a Library Card. Story Times Passport Fair Come bring your children to one of the The Tyler Public Library will host the Computer Class Library’s many story times! Programs are United States Post Office in the Taylor AudiIf you would like to know more about the available for families with children as old as torium for a Passport Fair, April 27th from basics of computers, or just get a refresher on 5 years old, and as young as infants. Events 10:30am-3pm. The Post Office will provide how to navigate the internet or use Windows, for toddlers are registration only; contact the forms and assistance to patrons who wish to the Tyler Public Library is here to help. On the library for more information. Other story obtain or update their passport. Please bring last Saturday of every month, the Tyler Public times are walk-in programs, all in the Library’s a photo ID and proof of citizenship. Pricing Library will use their Digital Learn resources auditorium: information can be found at travel.state.gov/ to assist patrons in a Basic Computer Class content/travel/en/passports/requirements/ • Mondays at 10:30am: Léeme Un Cuento, in the Computer Lab, starting at 9am. This month’s class will be held March 30th. fees.html. our Spanish preschool story time
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Ranch of Dreams, Fun, Barnes & Noble and Animals Booksellers Free April Story Times
At Caldwell Zoo This Month:
Earth Day & Summer Camp SignUps Begin
Caldwell Zoo is open March-Labor Day 9am-5pm. On 85 beautiful acres in Tyler, Texas, Caldwell Zoo has more than 3,400 animals to amaze and educate your whole family. You’ll discover animals roaming over plains, swimming in ponds, or climbing trees in multispecies environments carefully created to represent their natural North American, South American and East African habitats. Caldwell Zoo is cherished by the people of East Texas and beyond as a beautiful fun place for children and adults to learn about wildlife. The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121 or email email@example.com. Events
April 13th (1-3pm) Earth Day at Caldwell Zoo - Help celebrate Earth Day and “party for the planet!” They will have booths around the zoo to discuss what you can do to protect our species. Summer Camp Registration Is Now Open
Caldwell Zoo is now taking registrations for its hugely popular Summer Camp programs. These sell out super fast so you need to sign up now to get a spot. Sign up for an exciting adventure to learn all about animals and the natural world. These camps are designed to engage both mind and body through hands-on, unique zoo experiences. These camps offer the opportunity to reach kids and inspire them to care about wildlife and wild spaces, and to act to protect them. Sign your Tiger (4-5 year olds), Lion (6-7 year olds), Zebra (8-9 year olds), or Elephant (10-13
year olds) up for an adventure they won’t forget. Your registration includes one camp t-shirt, snacks, activities, and crafts or experiments for the week. Morning Half Day Camps are only for Tigers (ages 4-5 years) and run Monday through Friday from 9am - 12 noon. Afternoon Half Day Camps for Lions (ages 6-7) and Zebras (ages 8-9) run Monday through Friday from 12 noon-3pm. The cost is $115 for non-members and $100 for members. Full Day Camps for Lions, Zebras, and Elephants ages 6 and up run Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. All campers participating in Full Day Camps are required to bring a lunch each day. The cost is $225 for non-members and $200 for members. Camps are scheduled weekly June 3rd-mid August. For the schedule, go to caldwellzoo.org/ summer-camp. Topics include “Fantastic Beasts,” “Home is Where You Roam,” and “Look Who’s Talking.” Zooniversity
Zooniversity is back! Caldwell Zoo’s favorite 3 day, 2 night adventure allows campers to experience the various jobs at the Caldwell Zoo. Campers will interact directly with staff from keepers to other behind the scenes departments. Be prepared to work hard and get dirty while having buckets of fun! This will be held August 5th-7th. The cost is $280 for Zoo members and $315 for non-members. This is for ages 14-18 years old.
The Fund for Animals is the largest and most diverse network of animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers in the country. Now you have the opportunity to schedule a tour at the flagship sanctuary, the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, right here in East Texas. This facility is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas that was founded in 1979 by Cleveland Amory, author and animal advocate. Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is located at 12526 CR 3806 Murchison, TX 75778. Tours this month are: April 13th, 27th, May 11th, 25th, June 15th, 29th (9am and 1pm): Ranch of Dreams Tour - You’ll go on an inspirational journey through 1,400 acres of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch to see and hear about more than 800 domestic and exotic animals that have been saved from lives of neglect and abuse. This bus tour will take you past dynamic enclosures and rolling pasture. Your guide will share a video presentation, and you’ll learn why many of the animals needed to be rescued and came to be at the ranch. While we can’t guarantee sightings of specific residents, you may see Penelope, a pot-bellied pig found wandering down a street after being abandoned; or Midge, a male chimp previously used in hepatitis research. This tour will give insight into the history of this fascinating organization and the diverse species that live there. The sanctuary is not a zoo and is not open to the public other than by small, pre-scheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals. Regular tour individual adult tickets are $49, student/active military tickets are $39. Additional under 18 tickets are $20. Family packages (two adults and four children) are $150. Children under 3 are free, as long as they can sit on your lap. All tours must be prepaid. Tickets are available at fundforanimals.org or call (903)469-3811.
Every month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a variety of events. All events are free to attend. B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)5343996 or go to barnesandnoble.com. April 6th (11am): Storytime & Activities featuring “Family Forever” - When Julia’s beloved fuzzy friend Fluffster goes missing, everyone works together to find him, and by the end it is clear that when “family and friends stick together,” everyone is happy! April 13th (11am): Storytime of “Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure” - When Pete wakes up Easter morning and sees his basket of goodies, he discovers the Easter Bunny needs a little help. He puts on his bunny ears and hops to it to help save Easter! April 20th (11am): Storytime of “Fresh Princess” - Destiny, the Fresh Princess, is faced with challenges when moving to a new neighborhood that looks nothing like her old one. With help from her family, she creates a plan and jumps right in. April 27th (11am): Storytime of “What Do You Do With A Chance” - This is the story of a child who isn’t sure what to make of a chance encounter and then discovers that when you’re brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen.
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You Can Still Rock in East Texas! By Johnny Griffith
It’s the weekend. You want to go out and unwind from the work week. You want to hear some live music but want to make sure you have a good time and get your money’s worth in the process. And you want a show! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you TEAZUR. The brainchild of founding member Mike Reiner, TEAZUR has been a mainstay on East Texas stages for 13 years and are still going strong. Through several lineup changes and plenty of challenges along the way, TEAZUR has continually supplied people with their fix of good old fashioned Rock And Roll and all the trimmings that go along with it, and find audiences still wanting more. I sat down with current vocalist/keyboardist Tobie Turner this month to get some insight on how they’ve maintained the magic this consistently for this long. Johnny: When did TEAZUR first form and what was the original lineup? Tobie: TEAZUR was formed in 2006 by drummer Mike Reiner, who is the only remaining original member. The original lineup consisted of Mike Reiner on drums, Jon Morrow on bass, John Bedinghaus on guitar, and Jeff Cross on Lead Vocals. Johnny: What is the current lineup? Tobie: The 2019 version of TEAZUR is: Founding Member Mike Reiner on drums, Clint McMullen on bass and keyboards, Scott Cothran on guitar, and myself on Lead Vocals and keys. Johnny: Where was the first gig as TEAZUR? Tobie: TEAZUR’s first show was at Cat’s Place on Hwy 64, east of the loop. I actually had to ask Mikey, because he is the oldest, and only, remaining member that was actually there! Johnny: How did the name originate? Tobie: Mike came up with the name and Jon Morrow changed the spelling to what it is today. Johnny: Did you guys initially decide to focus primarily on 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock intentionally or did it just gravitate that way out of what you all preferred to play? Tobie: We have always wanted to be the band that played music you didn’t hear from every other house band or jukebox when you walked into your favorite watering hole. As much as we love Clapton, Skynyrd, SRV, and Bob Seger, that is pretty much what makes up “The Standards” that local bands always seem to load their setlists with. People still ask us to play tunes from those artists, but I generally tell them we try to stay away from content that you hear everywhere else. If you’re looking for “Freebird” or “Turn The Page,” you’re not gonna find it at a TEAZUR show. Johnny: What have been some of the consistent challenges you’ve had to deal with as a band over the life of TEAZUR? Tobie: This is another question that would be better suited for Mike to answer, but I know he’d say that the numerous line-up changes the band has gone through in its 13 year existence, and the constant effort to stay fresh with our setlist are the two biggest ones. There are people that come to see us that rarely miss a show. To keep them coming back, we are constantly updating what we play to be able to bring a mix of the favorite classics, as well some of the more popular dance music. Johnny: How would you say the band has evolved from a performance standpoint over the years? How about musically? Tobie: From the beginning, TEAZUR has always wanted to stand out and give the people more than just “something for their ears.” Mike added a full light show, fog and backdrops to the stage set that has been a staple for us over the years. When people walk into a venue where we are set up to play that night, they can’t help but notice the stage. To go along with that, we are all very engaging and try to interact with the crowd throughout the show. A couple of things that we do that are different from any other local band you see are: We usually only take one break a night. It’s pretty standard practice for a band to play an hour and take a break. I noticed early on in my tenure with the band, that people generally take the second
break of the night as their cue to head for the exits. To keep people in the venue, we typically play two extended sets with one break that is a bit longer than you’d normally see a band take. During that break we make ourselves as accessible as possible and visit with as many people as we can. People like the band more when it’s a band of nice guys that are very approachable. We open every show the way any sporting event or show in the good ole USA should start. (In our humble opinion…) We ask the room to join us in honoring this great nation of ours with the singing of our National Anthem. We feel honored and very blessed to be able to do what we do night after night, and we pay our respects to those that have, and continue to, put themselves in harm’s way so that we have the freedom and liberty to do so. This is probably the one thing that I am proudest of that we do. The tradition started at a Halloween show we were playing in 2014 at Barefoot Bay Marina just outside of Pittsburg, Tx. We were all dressed in costume, and backstage before the show. The lights were down, and we were about to open the show with the Night Ranger tune, You Can Still Rock In America. We are all wireless, and were geared up and about to take the stage when I told Mike, “We should stay off stage and sing the National Anthem acapella and go right into Rock In America with a bang!” The guys thought it was a great idea, so I start singing the Anthem. I’ve always used wireless in-ear monitors, which really shuts out the ambient noise. I was about halfway through the song when I realized the entire room was singing with me so loudly, I could hear them coming through the open mics on stage. We exploded onto the stage with Rock In America, and the place went nuts. I told Mike during the break that night, that we should start every show with The Anthem from then on. We have, and people remember and comment on that one aspect of the show more than anything else we do. Johnny: About how many shows a month are you guys doing these day? Tobie: TEAZUR is booked almost every Saturday night, with just a handful of exceptions for 2019. We always try to schedule a week off after we make a circuit of the normal venues we frequent, but it doesn’t always work out. Folks usually see the breaks in our schedule and want us to play their private party, or a festival. Clint and I also have an acoustic side project called BlakboX where he plays guitar, and I play bass. It’s a very laid back gig with he and I on barstools playing a mix of rock, country, Motown, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Every now and then, a venue wants us to play a full “Plugged-In” show, and we’ll add Mike to the mix and play as BlakboX Plugged-In. It’s NOT a TEAZUR show. LoL We rarely cross over any of the material we do between the two projects. Johnny: Anything on the radar for 2019 that excites you as a band? Tobie: We just went through another lineup change at the end of 2018, and brought on my old friend Scott Cothran on guitar. Our previous guitarist was looking for a change, and was very busy in his professional life outside of TEAZUR and decided to move on. I had played with Scott in a start-up band just prior to my joining TEAZUR
in 2012. It was a seamless transition, and we are still currently adding to our ever-growing and expanding playlist. We have hinted at possibly doing some writing later this year. Other than that, we look forward to continuing to bring our brand of Rock & Roll party to the masses in East Texas, and the surrounding region. Johnny: How much original stuff creeps into the set list? Tobie: We’re not ashamed to say that we are primarily a cover band. People typically go see live bands to hear them play their favorite tunes. We know where our bread is buttered. The previous 2 lineups of the band had a string of originals. Just before I joined the band in 2012, TEAZUR recorded a full album, and after I had been in the band for a little over a year, and we went through another lineup change, we had started another album, and had a couple of the tunes played on the radio promoting upcoming events, but everyone got busy in their everyday lives, and we never finished it. Anytime someone specifically requested that we play one of our originals, we’d oblige. It’s been a while since we’ve put any of them in the nightly setlist, but if we’re able to find the time, we’d love to write and record some new music. It’s very difficult with everyone’s schedule to find the time to get together and create new music, but that, of course, is at the top of our wish list. Johnny: What would you say the secret is to staying together like TEAZUR has, and not just playing, but consistently being rated as one of the top bands in the area? Tobie: I am constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to be surrounded by such quality musicians that constantly work at honing their craft. We know what each other is capable of, and we know what we expect of ourselves, and of each other, every time we take the stage. You never know when someone is seeing you for the first time, so we go out every night and perform like no one in the room has ever experienced a TEAZUR show, and we set out to make the best of first impressions. We take pride in giving every show the same effort, whether there are 10 people in the audience, or 10,000. We owe it to the people that chose to come spend their evening letting us entertain them, as well as ourselves. This is a fun job! We want the crowd to have as much fun as we’re having! Johnny: How would you describe a Teazur show to someone who has never seen you, but is thinking about coming out for the first time? Tobie: I’d say that you’re not going to see a local band perform at a local venue. You’re going to a concert. A concert that you’d hope and expect to see at your choice of concert hall or arena from Liberty Hall in Tyler, to Madison Square Garden in New York City. We want and expect the folks that come to see us play to say that very thing to any of their friends or family when they describe what they experienced after it was over and they’ve made their way home after the show: “Those TEAZUR guys put on a Show!” We end every show with me telling everyone, “Thank you for choosing to spend your evening with TEAZUR. We know they’re plenty of great bands out there for you to choose from. Please always be kind to one another,and if you have been drinking, Do NOT Drive! We want to see you all again next time we come back here!” Follow TEAZUR at facebook.com/TEAZUR/.
As part of UT Tyler 2019 Homecoming, many events open to the public are taking place. Friday, April 12th, come out for an evening of fun with a food truck rally, Patriot Nites Concert Series Presents: Dazz & Brie, hot air balloon rides, and a free movie showing of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at 9pm. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. On Saturday, April 13th, there will be a crawfish boil from 11am-1pm, alumni soccer games, a golf cart parade at 1pm, and a Homecoming concert with David Nail at 7pm. Following will be fireworks at 8:30pm. MCA Recording artist David Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. He reaches a new creative peak with 2018’s “Only This and Nothing More,” a record that matches his longtime melodic chops with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rulebreaking arrangements. Billed not as a solo album, but as a project by David Nail and the Well Ravens, “Only This and Nothing More” finds its frontman leaving behind the familiar comfort of his longtime record label, and instead uncovering new ground with help from two longtime partners; multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall. Inspired not only by his country roots, but also the guitarheavy stomp of Oasis, the reverb-heavy wash of Ryan Adams, the rhythmic punch of the Black Keys, and the anthemic swell of Kings of Leon, Nail and the Well Ravens co-wrote a collection of songs that placed a contemporary spin on older sounds. The result is David Nail’s most sonically adventurous work to date, as well as his first release as an independent artist. He’s a country crooner one moment, an indie rocker the next, and a diverse compelling frontman throughout. Most importantly, he’s an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations. These are some of the family-friendly events open to all of the community Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss out on the fun, fireworks, food, and traditions that will make this Homecoming the best yet. This will be held at UT Tyler, 3900 University Blvd. on the UT Tyler campus. All events are free.
Cosy Sheridan Performs at Roland’s Next Door, April 12th
Come out for this classic concert at the new Roland’s! Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters.” She first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Since then she has released 10 cds, written a one-woman-show, and had her music appear in books and film. She has taught songwriting, guitar and performance workshops at music camps for the past 15 years, including The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering. She is the director of The Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to (214)794-0706. Roland’s Next Door is a family-friendly music listening room. Roland’s Next Door is located at 102 S. Ragsdale, Jacksonville. No alcohol allowed. EGuideMagazine.com • 13
“Elvis on My Mind” Comes to Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler
“Elvis is alive” or so Elvis’ biggest fans say today! Elvis and his music live today because of Elvis Tribute Artists like Andy King (Andreas Stolzenthaler) from Sulzfeld, Germany, and Moses Snow, a local Fort Worth ETA. “Elvis on My Mind” starring Andy King, Moses Snow, and Shake Rattle & Roll opens it’s US/ European tour at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler, Friday, May 17th at 8pm. The production will have three shows in Texas, two shows in Switzerland, and five shows in Germany. Andy King’s very authentic voice, like that of the “King of Rock ’n Roll,” has thrilled audiences all over Europe and the United States. When you close your eyes and listen to Andy’s voice, you’ll be convinced the real King, Elvis Presley, is on stage. King, who has been in the ETA World for 15 years, is accompanied by his band of seven years, The Memphis Riders. Andy’s band, one of the leading Elvis show bands in Europe, consists of several top musicians. Steffen Andres (bass), Jürgen Herb (drums), Richard Wagner (guitar), and Frank Söhner (piano) complement King’s performance. In 2017, Andy King & The Memphis Riders were honored with Germany’s trade media award “Artist of the Year,” not limited to ETA but selected from all recording artists in Germany. In January 2019 he was awarded the prestigious “Spirit of Elvis Award” at the European Elvis Championship in the UK. “Elvis on my Mind” takes you on a journey through all of Elvis’ genres. Moses Snow, the fastest rising 15-year-old ETA of the year, starts your journey in the 50’s. Hear 50’s rock ‘n roll hits like “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes,” and 60s movie hits like “Jailhouse Rock” and “Love Me Tender.” Moses is the winner of Memphis’ “Image of the King” Non-Pro Division in August 2018; winner of the Oklahoma State Fair “Elvis Extravaganza” in September 2018; and winner of the national “Elvis Extravaganza” in West Palm Beach, Florida in February 2019.
Andy King opens his set with the trueto-the-original Las Vegas show based on Elvis Presley’s album “On Stage” and the documentary “Elvis That’s the Way It Is.” The show clearly depicts the triumphant return of Elvis Presley to live concerts after spending most of the 60’s in his film career. The 1970 shows included some classic Elvis hits, but also songs that were not yet associated with The King, such as “Yesterday” (The Beatles), “Runaway” (Del Shannon), “Polk Salad Annie” (Tony Joe White) and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Simon & Garfunkel). In addition to the usual hits, there is a tasteful selection of classics and rather unknown, yet typical Elvis songs, including blues, gospel, country, and soul. Shake Rattle & Roll, a national and locally recognized 50 & 60’s tribute show group, kicks off the show with their high energy tunes. The Las Vegas Doo-Wop winners will take you on a ride of your lives with their toe-tappin’, twisting mix of rock and roll, comedy, and rockin’ tunes. Andy has many accomplishments in the US and Europe. He placed every year since 2016 in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprise, Inc.; the Texas Elvis Festival 2016 & 2017 in Dallas Texas; and Tupelo Elvis Festival 2017. He took 1st place at the ‘Elvis Contest’ in Boeblingen Germany, 2018; 3rd Place at the Georgia’s Elvis Festival, Brunswick, Georgia, 2018; was a finalist in ‘Images’ contest, Denmark and the Nashville Elvis Festival! Nashville Tennessee, 2018; was 2nd Place at ‘Elvis Masters’, Bridlington UK, 2018; and was awarded the ‘Spirit of Elvis Award’ at the European Elvis Championship in the UK, January 2019. Tickets are available at stardomentertainment. tix.com starting at $20. For more info call (817)2511316, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to stardomentertainment.us.
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East Texas Symphony Orchestra:
Grammy® Winner Augustin Hadelich
May 17th (6:30-10pm), May 18th (10am-6pm) and May 19th (1-5pm)
Tyler Celtic Fest
Tyler Celtic Fest is an annual event that celebrates the Celtic History & Culture with live music, demos, games, vendors, artisans, contests, food & more! Come enjoy a weekend long celebration of history, adventure, competition, music, food and fun! The festival is in a brand new location in Chapel Hill, just a short few miles outside of Tyler, in a new medieval setting, and will be filled with vendors, artisans, demos, games, and more! It’s an experience you don’t want to miss! This will be held at 15926 Hwy. 64 E., just past Chapel Hill High School in Tyler. Adult tickets (age 13+) are $3 per day for Saturday or Sunday. Kids 12 and under are free. There are also a limited number of $10 VIP tickets, which are good for the weekend, and allow you to come to the Sneak Peek Friday, enter 1 hour earlier on Saturday/Sunday, and also attend our Bardic Bonfire event Saturday night! Children attending the Bardic Bonfire Event on Saturday will need VIP Tickets. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com. For more info go to toursoftyler.com/celtic_fest.
Richard Lee, music director and conductor of the ETSO, continues the season with works representing the American canon of classical music, old (i.e. baroque) music, and new music. The final concert of this season will present a beloved Tchaikovsky concerto and Schubert’s well-known final symphony, “The Great.” All concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler, R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. The concerts begin at 7:30pm. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to etso.org or call (903)566-7424. April 27th (7:30pm) - Grammy®-winner Augustin Hadelich will perform on violin with conductor Richard Lee performing Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto and Schubert: “Great” Symphony in C Major. One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Augustin Hadelich returns to East Texas to perform perhaps the most famous and demanding violin concerto in the repertory. The Juilliard-trained and Grammy-winning Hadelich describes the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto as one of the “most exciting concertos … a very emotional piece full of character.” Hadelich’s goals regarding the performance of this work include “communicating joy and excitement while balancing Mozartian (perhaps Tchaikovsky’s favorite composer) elegance with heart-on-yoursleeve Romanticism.” The concert and the season conclude with the ETSO premiere of Schubert’s final symphony. More Info
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Big Concerts Come to East Texas This Spring
“There’s nothing to do in East Texas!” We’ve all heard someone say this but we have to argue that this is totally not true. There’s thousands of things to do, including watching some pretty big names in the music industry gracing our stages. Here are some upcoming concerts we think you need to know about. Be sure to get tickets soon before they sell out. April 11th, 7pm
“Marty Haggard - A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard”
Marty Haggard, oldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, pays tribute to his dad through stories and songs - come enjoy an evening of real country music! Tickets are $35. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are non-refundable. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin in Downtown Tyler. April 12th, 8pm
The Toadies in Concert
The Toadies will be in concert at Stanley’s Famous BBQ, 525 S. Beckham St., Tyler. This event is sold out. It’s been 26 years since the Toadies started playing rock music in Fort Worth, Texas. Through lineup changes, shelved albums, member departures, band break-ups, one-off reunions and full-on reformations, the Toadies are an act that has experienced nearly everything. After bursting onto the national scene in 1994 with their breakthrough Rubberneck album, which begat their signature single “Possum Kingdom,” the successful follow-up single “Away” and the immense fan favorite “Tyler,” the Toadies returned to the studio in 1998 with the pressure of trying to match their first album’s success. In 2014, Toadies celebrated the 20th anniversary of Rubberneck by playing the album front to back for the first time ever on a U.S. tour. With 20 years and thousands of shows behind them, the Toadies sound even better. April 18th, 7pm
For King & Country
This spring, join for KING & COUNTRY in an intimate setting at Belcher Center in Longview where they’ll perform music from their third studio album, “Burn the Ships.” Experience this theatrical, inspirational, laser/LED video wall-filled concert featuring the uplifting track “God Only Knows,” and the infectious anthem “joy,” as well as previous hits like “Fix My Eyes,” “Shoulders,” and “Priceless.” Tickets are $25-$55. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. A pre-show Q&A starts at 5:30pm and is available with Artist Circle tickets only. April 26th, 7pm
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Member and writer of “Whiskey River,” Johnny Bush began performing with a band in 1952 in San Antonio. Soon the band hired a young guitarist named Willie Nelson, and Johnny and Willie became lifelong friends. Johnny went on to play and sing with Texas legends Ray Price, Bob Wills, and Lefty Frizzell. His solo hits started coming in 1967 with “Undo the Right” and his own version of “Whiskey River.” This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance please call (866)710-8942. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin in Downtown Tyler. April 27th, 7:30pm
Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the
popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, “Billboard Magazine.” He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. As a true artist who lives and breathes the music he creates, Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to his most recent songs and perform them live in concert halls across the world. Tickets are $35-$55. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com. A pre-show Q&A starts at 5:30pm and is available with Artist Circle tickets only. May 4th, 7pm
Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has proven itself to be one of the most premier and unique music and food experiences in Texas. The festival takes place on the brick streets of the downtown square in Tyler every May, featuring more than 20 of the most celebrated barbecue restaurants in Texas. Music happens for nearly 12 hours on two stages, with the main stage highlighting the biggest names in Texas and Red Dirt Music. The Randy Rogers Band will headline this year’s festival, with musical support by Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, American Aquarium, and Mike and the Moonpies. The Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has sold out. Watch reddirtbbqfest. com in case any more are released. June 29th, 8pm
Outlaws & Renegades Tours: Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band
The “Outlaws and Renegades Tour” is coming to the Oil Palace on Saturday, June 29th. Travis Tritt will perform. A two-time Grammy Award Winner and four-time CMA Award Winner, Tritt’s got five number one hits including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” and “Best of Intentions.” The Charlie Daniels Band will also take the stage. The career of the Charlie Daniels Band spans six decades. They are best known for their numberone country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Daniels is an inductee of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame. The Cadillac Three will also perform. Fronted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Jaren Johnston, The Cadillac Three have a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-andheavy rock ballads and traditional Southern folk. The trio performs songs from their latest album, “Legacy,” an album that saw the group strip back to basics. Tickets are $37-$97. The Oil Palace is located at 10408 Hwy. 64 East, Tyler. Tickets are available by calling (903)566-2122 or at OilPalace.com. July 4th, 11am
Country rocker Uncle Kracker will headline this year’s July 4th Fireworks and Freedom Celebration in Longview. Local band Dagnabbit is also scheduled to perform the free concert to be held just before the biggest fireworks show in East Texas. The event will be July 4 at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd. Other activities are scheduled during the celebration, including rides, bounce houses and other inflatables, a water foam spray area, weenie dog races, motorcycle ride, car show, Family Feud, two entertainment stages, food, beverages and vendors. Admission to the festival, concert, and fireworks show is free. Prices vary for individual activities and rides. For vendor and sponsorship information, call (903)237-1230.
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Saturday, April 6th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Open Mic, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ally Venable Band, 9-1 Clicks Live - Coby Weir Band, 8-12 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-1 ETX Brewery - Sayne Green, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Cole Allen, 7-10 FRESH - Senor Gringo, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 Lago Del Pino – Luke LaPrade, 12-2pm M6 Winery - Withrow Cooley & Friends, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - east Texas Jazz Orchestra, 7-10 The Old Firehouse Edom - Edie Carey, 6-9 Rick’s – Live 5, 9-1 South Tyler Speakeasy - Mike & Ike, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous BBQ - Kevin Galloway, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill - Dave Fenley, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Blues Boyz, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Wednesday, April 3rd The Back Porch, Kilgore – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse - Darrin Morris, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler –Andie Joyner, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 7-10
Thursday, April 4th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s Live – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Erica Lee, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 South Tyler Speakeasy - Chris Oliver & Co., 8-12 Texas Music City Grill - The Piano Guys, 7-10
Friday, April 5th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Central Station, Gladewater Luke LaPrade, 7-10 Clicks Live - Tombstone Wasteland, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse - Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Owen Tiner, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Amanda Pruitt, 7-10 FRESH - The Leftovers, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Pruitt, 8-12 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Sean Christopher, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – 6 Miles To Mixon, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 90, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill - Lee Mathis, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 16 • EGuideMagazine.com
Sunday, April 7th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, April 9th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, April 10th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler –Andie Joyner, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 7-10
Thursday, April 11th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Matthew McDaniel, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s - DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Jazz Jam, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Clint Alford, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Liberty Hall - Marty Haggard, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 Stanley’s Famous BBQ - Old 97’s, 8-12
Texas Music City Grill - The Piano Guys, 7-10
Friday, April 12th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Dakota’s - Live Music, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Turkeyfoot, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Matt Grigsby, 7-10 FRESH - Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove - Gary Patrick, 9-12 Kawas - Live Music, 7-10 Lago Del Pino - DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store - Blindpursuit, 8-12 Rick’s – Disco Queen, 9-1 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 South Tyler Speakeasy - The Blacksmiths, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous BBQ Toadies, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill - Lost Immigrants, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12
Saturday, April 13th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dagnabbit, 9-1 Clicks Live - Edge Of Misery, By The Machine, Harbor The Sun, Rella, 9-1 Club 155 - David Allen, 8-12 Dakota’s - Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewery - Rafael Espinoza, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Coltin Ayers, 7-10 FRESH - Casey Martin - 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery - Eric Mosley, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - Jason Herrin, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Luke LaPrade, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – The Haggertys, 8-12 Rick’s – Dallas Dance Band, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ - Blue Louie, 7-10 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill Giovannie & The Hired Guns, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Those Guys, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Sunday, April 14th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Sunday Brunch with Loretta Callens, 12-3
Tuesday, April 16th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, April 17th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sheila & Fox, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Live Music, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler –Andie Joyner, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill - Karaoke, 8-12
Thursday, April 18th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Cole Allen, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s - DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Fort Defiance, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Razzoo’s - The Haggertys, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 South Tyler Speakeasy - Chris Oliver & Co., 8-12 Texas Music City Grill - The Piano Guys, 7-10
Friday, April 19th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 9-1 Clicks Live - Hold On Hollywood, Sleep Juliet, Werefoot, 8-12 Dakota’s - Gary Kyle, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Lori Rice, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Vanessa Darien, 7-10 FRESH - The Hotel Drifters, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store - Untold Story, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Rick’s – Hollow Decks, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 South Tyler Speakeasy - Mike & Ike, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill - Bluez Boyz, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, April 20th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Salvation From Sundown, 9-1 Central Station, Gladewater - Lee Mathis, 7-10 Click’s Live – The Good Vibe
Band, 8-12 ETX Brewery - Senor Gringo, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jenn Ford, 7-10 FRESH - Bluez Boyz, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 The Grove - Gary Patrick, 7-10 Kawas - Live Music, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery - Michael Jesch, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - Airline Road, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Tyler Dudley, 8-12 Rick’s – Lush, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill - Brandon Rhyder, 8-12 Wawa’s Seafood - Black-Ice, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Kawas - Live Music, 7-10 Liberty Hall - Johnny Bush, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store - Karaoke, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – The Blacksmiths, 8-12 Rick’s – Decades, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s Famous BBQ - Wood & Wire, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill - Gary Patrick, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Sunday, April 21st
April In Edom - Blue Louie, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 9-1 Click’s Live – Rockett Queen, 8-12 ETX Brewery - 90’s DJ, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Riley Redding, 7-10 FRESH - Al & The Longshots, 6-9 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop - Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery - Sean Christopher, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store - Ghost Dance Band, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins Lee Mathis, 8-12 Rick’s – Trajikly White, 9-1 South Tyler Speakeasy - AcI Acoustic, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-12 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, April 23rd
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, April 24th
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ramoth Gilead, 7-10 Brewster’s - Cowboy Troy KarE-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler –Andie Joyner, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill - Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 7-10
Thursday, April 25th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Heather Harper, 7-10 The Central Station, Gladewater – Karaoke, 6-9 Click’s - DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ryan Davis, 7-10 Fuzion Bar - DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler - Otis Naron, 6-8 Stanley’s Famous BBQ - Will Hoge, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill - The Piano Guys, 7-10
Friday, April 26th
11 Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Black Ice, 9-1 ETX Brewery – Austin Layne The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Deanna Wendolyn, 7-10 FRESH - 6 Miles To Mixon, 6-9 th
Saturday, April 27th
Sunday, April 28th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Texas Music City Grill - Songwriters Contest, 4-8
Tuesday, April 30th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 See who is playing where:
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Rose City Restaurant Week Begins April 1st
This annual event, benefitting the charitable projects of The Junior League of Tyler, will showcase a variety of local eateries who will put their best foot forward with special Rose City Restaurant Week offerings. Visiting old favorites or venturing to new locales, diners will not only enjoy a truly unique dining experience but also delight in knowing they are supporting their community. Held April 1st-5th in Tyler, this annual event is always a fun time to #havefunmakeadifference. To participate in Rose City Restaurant Week, simply dine at any of the participating restaurants. A portion will go to the Junior League of Tyler. Participating restaurants are: 1836 Texas Kitchen, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant, Dakota’s, ETX Brewing Co. & The Porch, Grub Burger Bar, Hollytree County Club, Kawa’s Hibachi Grill & Lounge, Montez Creekside Kitchen, Roast Social Kitchen, Sister2Sister Cookies, Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, Sola Bread Co., Texas de Brazil, The Grove, Villa Montez Restaurant, Villaggio del Vino, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, and Whole Health Store & Cafe. For more info go to juniorleagueoftyler.org.
April 3rd and 24th (6-8pm): Charcuterie Class at the Tasting Room of Kiepersol - This is a fun class where you get to learn how to make a meat and cheese spread board based on what style of wine or event you wish to prepare for. Enjoy learning, eating, and drinking wine all at the same time. Each participant will receive three wine tastings to understand balance, taste, and flavor while constructing a Charcuterie Board. Once you decide which wine you like best, you will get a full glass of
that chosen wine to enjoy while you consume your Charcuterie Board. Tickets are $39. This will be held at the Winery Tasting Room at Kiepersol Salt Kitchen. Sign up at craftwithchristie.com. April 4th (6:30-8pm): The 35th Annual Taste of Tyler - “Sip, Savor & Socialize” at the 35th Annual Taste of Tyler! The Taste of Tyler features ‘Tastes’ from your favorite restaurants around town with entertainment from live music and a culinary competition. Grab your friends and family and join the fun for food, drinks, and a live culinary competition at this year’s event. This city-wide event showcases the most popular food and beverage venues around town. It is brought to you by the East Texas Restaurant Association and benefits East Texas culinary and hospitality students. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Tickets are $25 at eventbrite.com. April 13th (4pm): Cut Beef Burger Competition at True Vine Brewing Co. - True Vine is firing up the grills for a juicy competition! Local beef lovers will be competing for the title of “Best Burger.” Tickets will get you one free beer, a slider from each competitor, and one entry into the Cut Beef Package and True Vine Mug Club Giveaway. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. Come taste some of the best beef you have ever had and vote for your favorite team. True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. Tickets are available at truevinebrewing.com. April 13th (12 noon-1:30pm): Instant Pot & Air Fryer Low Carb Class at Drug Emporium Hosted by Skinny Louisiana, this free class will be held at Drug Emporium, 5614 S. Broadway, Tyler. Drug Emporium Culinary Dietitian, Shelly Marie Redmond will demonstrate low carb Instant Pot, Air Fryer, and slow cooker recipes, as well as taste new low carb, gluten free, and Keto-friendly items. This is a free event, but they ask you RSVP at the store or with Shelly at (318)426-0987. April 13th and April 20th (10am and 1pm): Easter Egg Express - There has been a big bunny
sighting in Texas, and “this ain’t just any bunny, it’s some bunny really special!” The Easter Egg Express offers the whole family a fun time. At the Palestine train depot there is an Easter Egg Park filled with games and activities for all ages. An Easter egg hunt, with a backdrop of great music, makes this eggstra-ordinary venue a delightful springtime afternoon in the Piney Woods. Kids of all ages will love the ride from the Palestine Depot to the Maydelle Turntable. The Texas State Railroad is located at 3661 Hwy 84 #70, Palestine, Texas. For tickets go to texasstaterailroad. net. Tickets start at $15. Every Saturday starting April 20th (8am-12 noon): Rose City Farmers Market - Saturday mornings, the Rose City Farmers Market is a neat, unique experience for the whole family and even your furry four-legged friends. Located just a block from the Downtown Square, in the Unclaimed Furniture parking lot in Tyler (236 S. Broadway), the market brings all that’s fresh straight to you: fruits, vegetables, and herbs all grown within 75 miles of Tyler. That includes pasture-raised beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey, free-range/non GMO eggs, and goat cheeses. Treasures from East Texas fields like arugula, carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, beets, turnips, strawberries, new potatoes, mustard greens, kale, lettuce, cilantro, onions, swiss chard and parsley will be on hand as the crops come in. Also, everything from fresh bread to flowers, coffee, jams and jellies, baked goods, Texas olive oil, handcrafted art, and Texas fruit wines are on hand. Visit them on Facebook, and foodcoalition.org. April 27th (2pm-12 midnight): 90’s Party & Crawfish Boil at ETX Brewing - Come out for crawfish, 90’s costumes, Avengers Trivia, and DJ Brandon Michael’s 90’s Karaoke Party. Crawfish must be pre-purchased and the regular menu will be available for purchase so if you are not eating crawfish. ETX Brewing is located at 221 S. Broadway Ave., in Downtown Tyler. May 4th (11am-4pm): Cinco de Taco in Kilgore Kilgore loves tacos, but who has the best or the most
popular taco in town? They are going to put this to the test in Kilgore’s first taco festival! They will be celebrating with tacos, live music, bingo, kids rides and for the adults, a beer and margarita garden. Join on N. Commerce St. in downtown Kilgore to sample authentic street tacos made by local restaurants. They will be holding a street taco competition with prizes for “Most Popular Street Taco” and “Best Street Taco.” Your $5 entry will get you five tacos tickets, but use them wisely as these are your votes for Most Popular Taco. For more info go to kilgoremainstreet.com/cincodetaco. May 10th (5-9pm) & 11th (11am-7pm): 2019 Piney Woods Wine Festival - The City of Lindale is hosting the 9th Annual Piney Woods Wine Festival featuring wine tastings by the 20 wineries on the Piney Woods Wine Trail - many of them national award-winners. Uncork the fun for musical entertainment, arts and crafts geared for the wine enthusiast, great food, and of course wine! This event is free to attend, however, a wristband ($10) is required per day to enter the wine garden (tastings are not included in the $10 entry fee). Each wristband comes with a wine glass and a six-bottle wine tote. Tickets are available at visitlindale.com and at the event. Picker’s Pavilion is located at 205 E. North St. in Lindale. May 11th (6pm): The Edom Art of Food & Wine Long Table Dinner - Imagine a spring evening under the stars of East Texas strolling through artists studios and shops while sampling a variety of appetizers and wine, then have dinner in a field sharing food and wine with friends at a long community table in the heart of Edom, Texas. The menu will be designed by Chef Jackson York and Kat Santos of Foodworx and the sophisticated sound of soft jazz from musicians Maryah McHam and Matyn Popeye will complete the evening. For more info go VisitEdom.com. The Edom Arts Festival Grounds are located by the Red Barn and behind The Shed Cafe. Enter on FM314 and follow the drive to the Complimentary Valet.
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Inside the Artist’s Studio:
Pine Curtain Portraits The life impact of Coy Lothrop’s paintings.
By Derrick White “I’ve always believed great art is about life. In retrospect, the opposite is also true: art has made my life great, and it is the people you meet along the way making the enriching difference,” states artist Coy Lothrop, adding, “My work addresses the human condition and records contemporary society, for better or worse, and how growth, emotionality, conflict, and mortality manifest in the human figure and their environments in the most intimate ways.” Lothrop was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has lived most of his life in the small towns dotting the piney woods of East Texas. He has worked as a visual designer, illustrator, creative director, and an educator. He is a graduate studio art major at the University of Texas at Tyler. His art presents the viewer with a familiar, current interpretation of the genre of painted portraiture. His portraits address emotional, universal truths and illuminate shared societal issues. Lothrop teaches at Kilgore College as a professor of Advertising and Graphic Design, where he has served and advised for 19 years. “I started at Kilgore College with the dream to be a practicing fine artist showing in exhibitions and selling in galleries. I also took several classes in Photography because I thought being able to capture my reference material would be a great asset in my skill set. I transferred to the University of North Texas, Denton, and studied studio art with an emphasis in painting and drawing, but I also took classes in art history and photography. Due to some issues back home with my father and his health, I returned home, my degree incomplete,” states the artist. In 2000, Coy began teaching Advertising and Graphic Design at Kilgore College part-time, and in 2011, he went full-time. He considers teaching art to be a dream job. Lothrop informs, “Teaching affords me a lot of free time back into my life. In the design industry, I was working 12 – 14 hours days as a creative director and spending most of This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:
15th Annual High School Art Exhibition Opens March 31st
The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays. For more info call the museum at (903)595-1001, tylermuseum.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. “Lone Star Impressions: Prints By Peregrine Press” Continues on Exhibit
This exhibit will be on display through April 20th. Founded in 1981 by Mike and Jo Ann Hart with Gerry Lemke, Peregrine Press opened in Dallas as one of the earliest fine art presses in Texas. In operation for over ten years, the press created more than 600 editions by 90-plus artists. Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, “Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press” offers a glimpse of their creative output. The exhibition features works by John Alexander, David Bates, Ed Blackburn, Linda Blackburn, Derek Boshier, Brian Cobble, Otis Dozier, Joseph Glasco, Sam Gummelt, Billy Hassell, Robert Levers, Jack Mims, Nic Nicosia, Lee N. Smith III, Al Souza, Earl Staley, Michael Tracy, and Bob Wade. 15th Annual High School Art Exhibition Opens March 31st
All entries have been received and an unprecedented number of aspiring artists from local schools will have their first opportunity for a full museum exhibition with the Tyler Museum of Art’s 15th 18 • EGuideMagazine.com
my time managing the business rather than making art. With the extra time in my day and summers off with a wide open schedule, I decided to return to higher education and pursue my first love, painting and drawing.” Coy Lothrop is currently in the UTT graduate school program working to complete a MFA degree in studio art. Lothrop’s paintings are dynamic, bold, and immediate enamoring viewers with sumptuous, expressive, and gestural marks of paint coalescing into compositions of exquisite realism. Coy explains, “I try to make brushwork look effortless but really it takes a lot of thought and buildup to arrive at something I’m happy with, so I’m still not there yet. I embrace the expressive qualities inherent in paint. I want to display evidence of the hand and convey a painting is a painting – a work more valuable, in my opinion, than a capture on film and more personal and unique.” Lothrop adds, “Beyond the material, I am looking to express a human narrative or universal truth all viewers can associate with. Telling a story or presenting a message is important to me. I like to think my work, in its variety of faces, environments, and objects, is a call to action. I attempt, through my formal choices of composition, color, line, and anatomical construction, along with a few key details and implied clues, to generate agents of change out of viewers who would engage the work and seek its story of truth. My desire to generate awareness regarding issues directly affecting the people I serve daily - students, family, or others drives me to make images that matter. So it isn’t strictly portraits I am making, but rather, I like to think I am painting life.” Coy primarily works in oil paints on wood panels and loves the thick, impasto textures. Sometimes he will experiment with additional mixed media, usually replacing a historical material with a contemporary substitute, such as replacing gold leaf with the iridescent metallic film of DVDs and CDRs by harvesting it free from the plastic Annual High School Art Exhibition, scheduled for March 31st-May 5th in the TMA’s North Gallery. This year’s juried competition tops the previous record of 2018, featuring 109 students from a best-ever 20 high-school campuses in Tyler and nearby cities. In addition to the seniorlevel students in the juried competition, eleven sophomore and junior students have entered in the competition in a special “Up & Coming” category. Four outstanding works selected by the competition jurors, including an overall “Best in Show,” will be presented with “Merit of Honor” awards during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony from 2:30-4pm Sunday, March 31st. Special Events
Special events in connection with current exhibitions include a free First Friday tour April 5th. The first Friday of each month, 11am-12:30pm, the TMA offers a full day of free admission plus guided tours of its spotlight exhibitions. Family Days will be from 2-4pm Saturday, April 13th. Free admission, interactive art projects, light snacks, and a festive atmosphere for all ages are on the menu for the second Saturday of each month with the Tyler Museum of Art’s Family Day. La Table Des Artistes: Le Cheval
Saturday, April 6th at 7pm, come out for the annual fundraiser La Table des Artistes, the Tyler Museum of Art’s signature spring fundraiser. Beginning at 7pm at Willow Brook Country Club, guests will be treated to an exclusive fourcourse dinner with wine pairings, specialty auction, and live entertainment by the East Texas Jazz Trio, surrounded by décor inspired by this year’s equestrian theme of “Le Cheval.” Individual tickets are $350 for Museum members and $375 for non-members, and event proceeds benefit the Tyler Museum of Art. To order tickets, call (903)595-1001.
disks with an Exacto knife and gluing it in place with a clear gel medium. Lothrop has always created and has many influences. He recalls, “As a child I was a maker. I loved the library where I would pick up nature books and spend hours drawing the wildlife. I think it’s just in my DNA. My mother is a poet and a watercolorist. My aunt, her sister, is a naturalistic oil painter and ceramicist working in functional porcelain. I decided to pursue art as a career when I met a family friend named Darel Hutchison. When he visited, he would bring with him a stack of the most beautiful and interesting figurative drawings of people and their environments. They were realistically rendered in graphite and I could not get enough. I desire to make, and I can’t think of any better job than to initiate things and teach others to make things, like Darel did for me. Art, most importantly, has brought into my life the opportunity to meet and make friends, learn from and be inspired by numerous artistic and creative people throughout UT Tyler Gallery Presents A Master of Arts Student Exhibition:
Artwork of Nora Schreiber
The University of Texas at Tyler has announced an art exhibition featuring the work of a Master of Arts degree candidate, presented by the Department of Art and Art History. The exhibition, titled “Objects/ Work” and featuring the artwork of Nora Schreiber, will be held April 8th-19th. A reception and artist talk is scheduled for 6pm Thursday, April 18th. Schreiber’s exhibition combines mixed-media sculptures, video, photography, and installation to compel viewers to question their surroundings. Her work represents familiar objects and settings, curiously twisted to show a forgotten side. Her intent is to show the viewer a more open side to daily life. For more info contact (903)566-7237.
April 13th (3pm): Intuitive Painting Class at Artfix - What is intuitive painting? It is letting go of expectations or fear to allow your painting to evolve based on your heart’s callings. It is allowing the current layer of paint (or other medium) to inform you of what comes next. Space is limited, so please reserve your place in the class by going to facebook. com/AFculturedStudios. Artfix Studio is located at 112 South Broadway in Downtown Tyler. April 13th (6pm): Art Exchange at Strada Caffe - There will be many artists under one roof for this awesome night of music, art, poetry, and self expression. This is free to the public to attend. Any artist can participate by contacting the Tyler Art Society at facebook.com/tylerartsociety for details. Strada Caffe is located at 302 E. Front St. in Downtown Tyler. This is in conjunction with Hit the Bricks.
my life. It is people like Darel Hutchison and Larry Kitchen who have invested in me, and it is every student I have the honor to work with and invest myself in. They made me the artist I’ve become.” Coy explains, “An education in fine art can have a certain stigma with parents, and some young, emerging talents can find themselves without the support of their family. It means a long road ahead for the student, one rife with self-doubt and hardship as they try to make their way without solid advice, encouragement, and financial support. Fortunately, art faculty at most institutions are fantastic mentors to students working their way through an art program. Once you have your body of work, a hard-fought series of art pieces based on years of study and exploration, it has intrinsic value,” adding, “Art, like life, is a struggle. It can be difficult to find your voice. It is hard to find an appreciation for the voice you discover. Making art can be discouraging. We all have a self-critic threatening our confidence. It is hard to manifest a creative thought into the physical world the way you envision.” April 14th: Call for Artists for the 2019 Junebug Summer Fair - The Forge is excited to host its annual Junebug Summer Fair with two splendid days of art and music in Ben Wheeler on June 13th-14th. They are currently looking for artists to fill up the lovely gardens once again with booths. Email submissions to junebugsummerfair@ gmail.com. Deadline is April 14th. For more info go to facebook. com/events/2226751617563787. April 20th (4pm): Call for Artists, “It’s Natural:” A Juried Show at Edom Art Emporium - The EAE is excited to host a beautiful show boasting Mother Earth and all her wonders. In a nod to Earth Day, EAE hopes to bring more awareness and respect to the beauty and bounty of nature through various forms of art. Submission deadline is April 5th. Gallery exhibit dates are April 18th- May 26th with a Gallery Reception Saturday, April 20th, 4-7pm. Email submissions to email@example.com. The Edom Art Emporium is located at 8281 FM 279, Edom. April 27th (3-9pm): Cultural Arts District Street Fair - Come experience everything the TJC Arts District has to offer! Food, live music, gallery tours, planetarium shows, and performances will be spread across five venues. Check out the local artists at the outdoor market before taking in a comedy at the theatre, or create memories with your whole family at the Museum of Art. Snack on some light bites from TJC’s new Culinary Arts Program before seeing an eye popping show at the planetarium. Let the dance department take you on an adventure to a magical castle, and finish off the evening with some live music and star-gazing with high-powered telescopes. Admission to the Street Fair is free. This will be held at the Tyler Junior College campus. Everyone is welcome. Details are available on page 20 and eguidemagazine.com > Arts.
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TJC April Arts Festival: The Best Ticket in Town
Tyler Junior College, the Tyler Museum of Art and others are again offering a spring arts festival packed with happenings and performances and collaboration between multiple departments during the entire month of April. The festival is a celebration of Tyler’s Cultural Arts District and the dynamic arts programs at Tyler Junior College that provide rich experiences. This event is a collaboration of Art Club, The Bell Tower Arts Journal, International Education Club, Tyler Museum of Art, and the Art, Music, Theater, Speech, Theatre, Dance, and Visual Communications departments. It is sponsored by Communications and Student Media, English, History and Geography, Humanities and Philosophy, Mathematics, Presidential Honors, Sigma Kappa Delta (English Honor Society), and Creative Services. For more information call (903)510-2200. Cultural Arts District Street Fair
This year will include a Cultural Arts District Street Fair on Mahon Street. Come experience everything the TJC Arts District has to offer at 3pm on April 27th, with food, live music, gallery tours, planetarium shows, and performances spread across five venues. Check out local artists at the outdoor market before taking in a comedy at the theatre, or create memories with your whole family at the Tyler Museum of Art. Snack on some light bites from TJC’s new Culinary Arts Program before seeing an eyepopping show at the planetarium. Let the dance department take you on an adventure to a magical castle, and finish off the evening with some live music and star-gazing with high-powered telescopes. Whether it’s your first time in the Cultural Arts District or you’ve been visiting for years, there will be something new for everyone. Admission to the Street Fair is free, but anyone who books passes early will receive a special thank you gift at the event. The Annual Arts Festival germinated from the notion of Dr. Linda Gary (TJC Dean of Humanities, Communications and Fine Arts) a few years ago: “Since TJC has all these great departments conducting all these great activities, coordinating the things we are already doing - this will allow us to better share them with students and our community. There are some entertaining, cultural, enlightening events taking place right here. Find the ones you are interested in, check them all out, and reconnect to the shared human condition and come celebrate the arts.” 2019 April Art Festival
Events include: • On view at the Tyler Museum of Art through April 20th is “Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press,” and through May 5th the “15th Annual High School Art Exhibit” will be on display. For more info go to tylermuseum.org. • The TJC Wise Auditorium Art Gallery will host “The Work of Joanna Gifford” through April 20th and the “Performance Grant Student Art Exhibition” April 24th-May 10th. • The “Art Club Food Drive” benefiting East Texas CARES Food Pantry goes through April 26th. Donations may be dropped off in the Jenkins Hall Art Department Lobby. • April 1st-4th is the “Art Club’s 16th Annual Silent Art Auction Fundraiser” which is sponsored by and benefiting the Art Club. Proceeds help fund
scholarships, allow the art club to make charitable donations (i.e. Make-A-Wish), pay for field trips and events, and buy supplies. The auction will end Thursday, April 4th at 2pm. Works by students, faculty, and local artists will be displayed in the Art Department Hallway of Jenkins Hall. Winning bids will be contacted after the close of the auction. You do not have to be present to win but it sure helps. • April 1st-August 1st, “The Beauty of Art and Medicine III” will be at the Garden Level of the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building. • April 8th-May 2nd, the “Faculty/Staff Art Exhibition” will be shown in the Vaughn Library. This is an art exhibition displaying the many talents of different TJC personnel including folks from campus safety, administration, support staff, non-art professors, and maintenance employees. • April 3rd, Coffee House: Guitar Ensemble will perform in the Tyler Museum of Art Lobby at 12 noon. Among the beautiful works at the Tyler Museum of Art, enjoy a performance while sipping a cup of hot coffee and eating delectable pastries and cookies. Concert and museum admission is free. • April 4th, John Tyler Lecture Series presents Cody Scallions, museum director, in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 4pm. • April 5th, the Student Recital Series will be at 12 noon in the TJC Jean Browne Theatre. • April 8th, “The Kabba: The Center of the Islamic World” will be presented in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 5pm; the “Silent Film Bash: in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm. • April 9th, the “Silent Film Bash” will be held in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm as well as a Guest Artist Recital with Jessica Rosas-Posada, Soprano, in Jean Browne Theatre at 7pm. • April 10th, Coffee House: Chamber Ensemble will perform at 12 noon at Tyler Museum of Art lobby. A “Wordshop: Creative Writing” will be held in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 4pm; and “Silent Film Bash” will be shown in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm. • April 11th, “The Golden Ratio: Mathematics and the Beauty of Art, Architecture & Nature” will be presented in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 4:30pm; and “Silent Film Bash” will be shown in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm. • April 12th, Student Recital Series will be performed at 12 noon in the TJC Jean Browne Theatre; “Silent Film Bash” will be shown in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm; and “DanceFest: Beauty and the Beast” will be performed in Wise Auditorium at 7pm. • April 13th, “DanceFest: Beauty and the Beast” will be performed in Wise Auditorium at 2pm & 7pm. • April 14th, “DanceFest: Beauty and the Beast” will be performed in Wise Auditorium at 2pm. • April 15th, “The Bell Tower Arts Journal” Launch Party will be at 2pm in the TJC Jenkins Hall Art Department Lobby. The unveiling of the latest edition of the “Bell Tower Arts Journal” includes selected artwork, poetry, and prose from students. • April 16th, “TJC’s Annual International Day” celebrates diversity and worldwide cultures with an amazing lineup of events and activities 9am-5pm in the Apache Rooms of the Rogers Student Center. A “Distinguished Lecture Series with Kebharu Smith,” Federal Prosecutor, will be at 10am in Jean Browne Theatre; “Reading Your Work: Public Reading” will be in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 4pm; and a Speech & Debate Showcase will be held in Jean Browne Theatre at 5:30pm. • April 17th, Coffee House: Instrumental and Chamber Ensembles will perform at 12 noon at Tyler Museum of Art lobby. • April 18th, the Student Math Competition will be in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm; and the Jazz
Band Concert will be at 7pm in Wise Auditorium. • April 19th, the Student Recital Series will be at 12 noon in the TJC Jean Browne Theatre. • April 22nd, the Student Film Festival will be in the TJC Apache Rooms at 1pm; and “Be an Anchor” at 4pm in the Newsroom (Potter 204). • April 23rd, Rock the Garden will be held with games, music, and activities in the TJC Genecov garden area beginning at 10am; a Reception for “The Beauty of Art and Medicine III” will be held at the Garden Level of the Rogers Nursing and Health Sciences Building at 5:30pm; and the Percussion Ensemble/Steel Drum Band will perform at 7pm in Wise Auditorium. • April 24th, the 10th Annual THUNDERDOME Art competition will take place where there is only one winner - all other entries are destroyed by the annihilator. BYOT (Bring your own tears)! This will be held at 12 noon in the Jenkins Courtyard, Coffee House; a Faculty Recital will take place at 12 noon in the Tyler Museum of Art Lobby; and “Vrooommm!” will be on stage at 7:30pm in Jean Browne Theatre. • April 25th, Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band Concert will perform at 7pm in Wise Auditorium; and “Vrooommm!” will be on stage at 7:30pm in Jean Browne Theatre. • April 26th, a Student Recital Series will be held at 12 noon in Jean Browne Theatre; and “Vrooommm!” will be on stage at 7:30pm in Jean Browne Theatre. • April 27th, Cultural Arts District Street Fair will be held on Mahon Street starting at 3pm; and “Vrooommm!” will be on stage at 7:30pm in Jean Browne Theatre. • April 29th, Tyler Black Film Festival will be held in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm. • April 30th, “100 Years Ago Film Festival” will be held in Jenkins Hall J 1109 at 6:30pm; and a Choral Concert will be held at 7pm in Wise Auditorium. • Tyler Junior College is located at 1400 E. Fifth St., Tyler. The Tyler Junior College Wise Auditorium Fine Arts Building and TJC’s Jean Browne Theatre in the Wise Cultural Arts Building are located near South Mahon Ave. across from the Tyler Museum of Art. There is something for everyone offered here. Find the events, exhibits, and performances you are interested in and come enjoy. It really is the best ticket in town!
Gallery Main Street Continues The College Student Exhibition Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. Each exhibit opens with a Saturday evening reception that features an opportunity to meet the artists, refreshments, and more. The Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. Gallery Main Street’s exhibit showcasing the artwork of local college students runs through May 5th. This exhibit is in partnership with the Tyler Museum of Art’s 15th Annual High School Art Exhibition. Participating artists are Coy Lothrop, Sara Dunning, Brady Collings, Rebekah Ayres, Laminda Miller, Mike Ohara, Maggie Pierce, Joseph Pierce, Joseph Russell, Lilah Shepherd, and Veronica Vinaja. Upcoming exhibits are: • Opening May 11th-21st: Caldwell Show • Opening June 6th-July 7th: 6x6@110 • Opening July 13th-September 10th: 10 Year Anniversary; a Celebration party is August 28th • Opening September 14th-November 5th: Portraits of Inspirations • Opening November 9th: Hello Future! To more info, visit downtowntylerarts.com, call (903)593-6905, email GalleryMainStreet@TylerTexas.com. Gallery Main Street is located at 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. April 27th (11am)
Art in the Garden at Tyler Rose Garden
Tyler Parks and Recreation invites you to explore your artistic color palette surrounded by nature’s beauty during the 13th annual “Art in the Garden” event at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, located at 420 Rose Park Dr., in Tyler. Artists are encouraged to bring their creativity, paints, paper or canvases, easels, and a picnic lunch to the garden 11am-2pm. This event is free and open to the public with light refreshments being served in the Rose Garden Center. A display of children’s art from the Tyler Art School and local adult artists will also be on display inside the Rose Garden Center during the event and for several weeks following. For more info call (903) 531-1214.
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Celebrate Spring at the Access 2 Mobility “April in Edom Art & 1st Annual Wine Experience” Easter Egg Hunt April 13th, 12:30-4pm
Come out to the lovely town of Edom April 27th-28th, 10am-7pm, for a wonderful festival celebrating all things art and wine in East Texas. Admission is free. There is something for everyone including a variety of vendors selling an assortment of products including art, crafts, soaps/lotions, clothing, candles, housewares, woodworks, jewelry, mixed media art, and much more. The Blue Louie Band will be headlining at the Sundown Concert at Edom City Limits on Saturday night. Other musical acts include Jenni Mansfield Peal, Sharon Walker, Michael Morse, Stan Johnson, and others. Roving street entertainment will be “Play Time With Eliot” Improv Theater, along with Barbershop Quartet, Interactive Kids Area, and several stages of live music. The Pet Place will be sponsored by Circle Star Pet Resort and Rag-Tag with a pet adoption center benefiting Henderson County Humane Society. A PAWS Pet Parade will take to the streets 2pm with cash prizes! There will be a variety of food trucks and an array of concession vendors. Plenty of parking is available. For more information call (817)721-7778 or (903)590-7567. Edom is located at the intersection of Hwy. 279 and Hwy. 314, 15 miles west of Tyler. It is just sixteen miles southeast of Canton in southeast Van Zandt County, and is the third oldest town in the county. The festival will take place all around the city’s center flashing red light mecca.
East Texas is a great place for all kinds of festivals: from family fun to wine festivals, rodeos, and food galas. Plan now for these future festivals. • April 4th: Taste of Tyler at Harvey Convention Center, Tyler • April 5th: Tyler Mockingbird Conference, Tyler • April 13th: Praise Fest, Downtown Tyler • April 19th-20th: Gusher Days in Gladewater • April 26th: Rose City Art & Music Festival, Tyler • April 27th-28th: April in Edom Art & Wine Experience, Edom • April 30th: East Texas Day of Giving • May 4th: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, Downtown Tyler • May 4th: Porch Fest, Kilgore • May 10th-11th: Piney Woods Wine Trail Festival, Lindale • May 13th-14th: Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest, Canton • May 16th: Tops in Texas Rodeo, Jacksonville • May 17th-19th: Tyler Celtic Fest, Tyler • June 1st: HeARTS Fest, Tyler • June 5th-8th: Roundup Rodeo, Gladewater • June 8th: Texas Blueberry Festival, Nacogdoches • June 8th: Tomato Fest, Jacksonville • June 9th: Craft and Trade Show, Tyler • June 22nd-23rd: June Bug Festival, Ben Wheeler • July 4th: Fireworks at Lindsey Park, Tyler • July 14th: Great American Arts Fair, Tyler • July 13th: Classic Car Show, Downtown Tyler • August 3rd: East Texas Book Bash, Tyler • August 10th: Gladewater Art & Wine Stroll, Gladewater • September 20th-29th: East Texas State Fair, Tyler • October 12th-13th: Edom Art Festival, Edom • October 13th: Country Fest, Lindale • October 17th-22nd: Texas Rose Festival, Tyler • October 26th: Fall Feral Hog Festival, Ben Wheeler
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Access 2 Mobility is having their first annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Children’s Park in beautiful Tyler, located at 110 E. Dobbs St. This event is for special needs children of all ages. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, they will have face painting, balloon animals, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and many other activities. Admission is free. Please join us for a wonderful, fun-filled afternoon! For more info, please contact (903)5926760, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to facebook.com/events/560238701125791.
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It’s that time of year again! The Dillos open their outdoor diving season with The Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs will be suspended from the bottom, so they will be easy to see at about 8-15 foot. The bottom time is about 30 minutes. There is a $5 fee plus the normal park entrance fee. Lunch will be served at 11:30am with the dive beginning around 3pm. Please note that you must show C-card if you dive. For more information go to scubadillos.info and click on “underwater egg hunt.” Tyler State Park is located at 789 Park Road, Tyler.
Tyler Parks and Recreation’s 18th Annual Twilight Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at Lindsey Park, located on Spur 364 in Tyler. Festivities will begin at 6pm and conclude with Easter egg hunts on the softball fields. The egg hunts are categorized by age groups: children with special needs at 6:45pm; children ages 3 to 6 at 7pm; ages 7 to 9 at 7:20pm; and ages 10 to 12 at 7:45pm. Only one group at a time will hunt. Lights will remain on during all hunts. Admission is free and open to the public. Children should bring their own Easter baskets or bags. The entertainment includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny so bring your cameras to capture the moment. There will also be karaoke, face painting, jumpers, vendor booths, and other fun activities. Concessions will be available for a fee. For more info (903)595-7271.
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Theatre Events & Plays
April 9th (7:30pm): “Finding Neverland” will be on the stage at The Cowan Center. This breathtaking smash, based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, “Finding Neverland” tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting makebelieve adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie leaves his old world behind for Neverland. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. The Cowan Center is located on the campus of UT Tyler at 3900 University Blvd. For more info call (903)566-7424 or go to cowancenter.org. April 11th (7pm): “The Stations of the Cross” will be presented at First Presbyterian Church. For centuries Christians have meditated on Jesus’ final journey to Calvary. Inspired by the traditional Stations of the Cross, French organist and composer Marcel Dupré improvised fourteen dramatic musical depictions in 1932 interspersed with readings by Paul Claudel (French Ambassador to Washington, DC from 1928-1933). In this contemplative, candle-lit performance, Claudel’s poetry and original paintings by local artists join Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (Stations of the Cross) in illustrating Christ’s final hours. First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info call (903)597-6317 or go to fpctyler.com/finearts. April 11th-14th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through The Bard’s plays, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” was London’s longest-running comedy. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. April 24th (6pm): “Spring Concert” will be presented by the UT Tyler Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale under the direction Dr. Cameron Rose at First Presbyterian Church. First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info call (903)597-6317 or go to fpctyler.com/finearts. April 27th (7:30pm): “Jim Brickman” will be on the stage at the Belcher Center. Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, “Billboard Magazine.” He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. As a true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates, Jim Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to his most recent songs and perform them live in concert halls across the world. The Belcher Center is located at 2100 S. Mobberly in Longview. For more info call (866)550-5388 or go to belchercenter.com. April 27th (7:30pm): “Violinist Augustin Hadelich” will be on the stage at The Cowan Center.
Grammy-winner Augustin Hadelich is returning to join the ETSO for Tchaikovsky’s epic Violin Concerto. Hadelich is one of the greatest violinists performing today. You won’t want to miss his amazing artistry live. The concert also features the beginning of a Schubert symphony cycle for the ETSO, with his “Great” Symphony in C major. The Cowan Center is located on the campus of UT Tyler at 3900 University Blvd. For more info call (903)566-7424 or go to cowancenter.org. April 28th (11am): “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band will be presented at First Presbyterian Church. A procession of tartan plaid and bagpipes celebrates First Presbyterian Church’s Scottish heritage and is an annual tradition for the congregation. Join the church as special guest musicians, the Lyon College Pipe Band, return to lead the celebration. With a second-place prize from the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland under its belt, Lyon College’s Scottish Heritage Program truly is the most significant in the nation for bag piping, drumming, and Highland dancing. The arts program is designed to teach, preserve, and celebrate the Scottish arts and traditions in America. Founded in 1872 by the Presbyterian Church, whose roots are in Scotland, Lyon College is the oldest private college in Arkansas. First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info call (903)597-6317 or go to fpctyler.com/finearts. May 3rd (7pm): “Musical Theatre Spring Showcase” will be on the stage at Robert E. Lee Theatre. This event will be a showcase of Musical Theatre songs/numbers performed by members of the Musical Theatre classes at Robert E. Lee. The Robert E. Lee Theatre is located in the Jan E. Jones Fine Arts Center on the Robert E. Lee campus, ESE Loop 323 in Tyler. For more info email Amy.Clemens@tylerisd.org. May 3rd-12th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “The Christians” will be on the stage at Henderson Civic Theatre. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind. Pastor Paul does not believe in Hell, and today, he’s going to preach a sermon that finally says what he really believes. He thinks all the people in his church are going be happy to hear what he has to say. He’s wrong. Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. For more information call (903)657-2968 or go to hendersoncivictheatre.org. May 4th-5th, 10-11th (Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “The Red Velvet Cake War” will be on the stage at Cherokee Civic Theatre. Three female cousins in a small Texas town work together to organize a reunion of their eccentric family, while dealing their own (mostly husband-related) personal issues. Cherokee Civic Theatre is located at 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk. For more info call (903)683-2131 or go to cherokeetheatre.net May 9th (7pm): “Alexander’s Feast by George Frideric Handel” will be presented by Tyler Civic Chorale at First Presbyterian Church. This rarely heard oratorio celebrates the power of music to transform the moods and passions of humankind. Set at a lavish banquet in the court of Alexander the Great, this ode to St. Cecilia was a consistent success during Handel’s lifetime and continues to capture the hearts and minds of audiences through its drama and Handelian flair. First Presbyterian Church is located at 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler. For more info call (903)597-6317 or go to fpctyler.com/finearts. May 10th-19th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Groucho Marx, A Life in Revue” will be on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. “Groucho: A Life in Revue” is a stage play written by Groucho Marx’s son Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher, with musical direction by Jim Grady. It is a look at the life and career of the famous entertainer Groucho Marx, of the Marx Brothers, and “You Bet Your Life” fame. It opened off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on October 8, 1986, and played 254 performances closing on May 3, 1987. “Groucho” was nominated for two NY Outer Critics Circle Awards one for Best Play and one for Ferrante’s performance as Groucho. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler. For more info call (903)5920561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com.
Books April 2019 Book Reviews:
A Laugh and 16-YearOld Murder Explored
Happy April - it’s that time of year that all the flowers and trees come back to life and the dead of winter melts away into a fine yellow pollen mist. I’m always glad to see the longer days and warmer weather. Winter or spring, I read through it all and still enjoy a nice lazy afternoon with my latest coupe. I get books via my Public Library and read them via the app Libby or OverDrive on my tablet. I also listen to Audio Books through these apps when I travel or struggle through a treadmill workout they help to break up the time and help me focus on something else besides the task before me. I add titles to my Loans request queue, but like most people who get books on loan for free, I never know when they will become available. This comes with good sides (they are free, and the library has thousands of books available, so there is never a shortage of available books) and bad sides (sometimes new releases take a bit to become available, and if you are reading a series of books, you may not be able to get them in order or timely). Because of this, I never know what is going to come in and what my next book will be, but I also get a quick thrill when I see an e-mail come in saying that ‘a book that I requested has been added to my Loans library.’ This month, I was able to read these great books and found myself totally engrossed in both the characters and different plots.
Redding, Ida Bell, Gertie, and Carter team up to fight crime in southern Louisiana. Their antics are comical, and always a light-hearted read. From the synopsis of the book: Sinful, Louisiana really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The week-long celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park that is built out of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment - the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup…for a crime. When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. Before she can shake a broomstick, Celia Arceneaux has raised an alarm, and the state police show up to take over the investigation. With Carter on the sidelines and Fortune the prime suspect, Swamp Team 3 sets out to catch a real monster. It is incredible that this series with its far-fetched premise of an ex-CIA operative living in small-town Louisiana, partnered with colorful much older women who were spies in the Vietnam War, can remain so much fun after the twelve books that came before.
DeLeon’s writing talent can still make me laugh and keep me turning the pages. I find her writing quite fluffy but fun, and always a light hearted entertaining story. I read these books when I need to feel happy, and Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Bell never disappoint. If you’ve read the series, in this latest installment, Fortune is “out” now as ex-CIA who had been hiding from a foreign arms dealer, using a fake identity as a librarian. She and her partners in mayhem are now running a private investigation business. The team’s first real client is surprising when her deputy sheriff boyfriend quietly hires her to solve the crime. The twist is that the man had died several days before, apparently from natural causes, and his body was stolen from the morgue. Was it murder too? After this many Miss Fortune books, you know that the action will be non-stop, the laughs will be frequent, there will be slapstick, casseroles, and baked goods, and everything will come together in the end. These are not books that will change your life or the world. But sometimes they are just what you need, and they are always diverting. Writing humor is very difficult, but Jana Deleon
makes it look easy in this series. You are going to lose your head over this fun book! Get Your Library Card
I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have a library card. First, it’s free, and all you need to do is go online to library.cityoftyler.org/About/LibraryeCard.aspx and submit a request. You don’t even have to leave your recliner! Second, the library has a wealth of resources including the obvious - books, and offers digital access to Audio Books as well as streaming video, online classes, magazines, newspapers, research databases, Heritage Quest, and so much more. After applying for an eCard, you can gain immediate access to all digital resources, thus turning your computer, tablet, and phone into an anytime, anywhere library via the TexShare Databases, all for free! You can also sync all your devices so that you can continually keep your spot anywhere you are! Don’t know how to set up your tablet or smartphone for this? The Library staff will help on the last Saturday of every month starting at 9am. They will set it all up plus show you how to work everything. For more info call (903)593-7323 or stop by the front desk at 201 S. College Ave., in Tyler.
“Never Tell” by Lisa Gardner
First, “Never Tell” is the latest in the D.D. Warren and Flora Dane series. This is a great book full of suspense and drama written in Lisa Gardner’s typical “edge of seat” style. This unpredictable thriller puts D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there. From the synopsis of the book: A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman, Evie Carter, from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter and her previous captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case, the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. Layer by layer, they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, and they wonder: How many secrets can one family have? Told by three different women who exhibit strengths to admire, this story kept me riveted to the page the entire time. D.D. Warren is a police officer who isn’t afraid to allow civilians to give her a helping hand with a difficult case. Flora Dane is the survivor of a horrific period of abduction and torture who fights every day to remain a survivor, never a victim. Evie Carter has been keeping secrets from her husband, and what she finds when she arrives home after work one day means she will never have the chance to be honest with him. This book kept my interest focused from the first page to last. The characters in this story are written to be real people, and that’s sometimes a hard thing for authors to do. The information necessary to provide the solution to the crimes is revealed in natural ways so that it feels as if someone is actually finding the information in real time. The investigative forays into the dark web were fascinating to me because I have absolutely no idea how those things work. Lisa Gardner is doing a masterful job of handling the characterization of Flora Dane. Her character could go very wrong, but Gardner hasn’t let that happen. I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series. “This is easily Gardner’s most ambitious, complex tale ever, a shattering emotional journey that’s utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that ‘Never Tell’ is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019.”—Providence Journal
“Swamp Spook” by Jana DeLeon
I’ve read all of the Miss Fortune Mystery series. “Swamp Spook” is number 13 in the series and it does not disappoint. This book, as well as the whole series, is a fun and energetic read. Lead characters Fortune
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