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“Get So Excited” for The Pointer Sisters at Cowan Center

Music With A Purpose: Hotel Drifters

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Bloom Where You’re Planted


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“EGuide Tyler TX”

February 1, 2020 • Issue 2, Volume 8

Contents 5 To Do

��������� Cowan Center Rocks the 2020 Season: “Get So Excited” For The Pointer Sisters, STOMP, “Cuentos” Performed by David Gonzales, and Cirque Éloize Hotel ��������� The Smith County Master Gardeners Free Lecture Series: Spring Flowers Begin to Come Alive ��������� At Tyler State Park: The Backyard Bird Count, Hikes & More ��������� At Tiger Creek This Month: A “Sweetheart Special Package of Love” ��������� Ranch of Dreams Bus Tours Spring Tours Announced ��������� 2020 5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More: Run for Others, Christus Health & Fitness 20/20/20 Indoor Triathlon, 7th Annual FRESH 15, Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour, and The 2020 Azalea Run ��������� At Studio Movie Grill This Month: “The Doors: Break on Thru: A Concert Film” on the Big Screen, Anime Screenings, and Special Needs Screening ��������� Hit the Bricks February 8th: A Warm-up For Valentine’s Day ��������� At Goodman Le-Grand Museum: “Road Trip Nightmare on Route 66” Murder Mystery Dinner ��������� At Tyler Public Library This Month: Valentine’s Love, Lectures & More, Makerspace: Popsicle Stick Car Derby, Family Movie Matinee, Passport Fair, and Managing Your Money ��������� At Liberty Hall: Reckless Kelly And Improv For Valentine’s Day: A Card 53 Comedy Valentine’s Day Show, “Melodies of a Golden Age,” Cash & King in Concert, Penny & Sparrow, and Classic Movies ��������� East Texas Auto & Cycle Show Opens ��������� Foodie Events: Romantico Resto at FoodWorx, Valentine Paired Dinner at M6 Winery, Happy Hearts Day Brunch, 2020 Cooking Classes: Cooking – A Way of Life, and Whitehouse Ducks Unlimited’s 34th Annual Banquet ��������� More Events: Masquerade Ball at Glass Rec Center, “The 5 Love Languages” Workshop, Harlem Globetrotters at Herrington Patriot Center, Hummingbird Barn Quilt on Wood Workshop, Adults Easter Eggs Hunt, and Square Dance Lessons

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��������� “Music With A Purpose: Hotel Drifters” by Johnny Griffith ��������� Red Not Chili Peppers at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ ��������� The Gaither Vocal Band Coming to Tyler ��������� Announcing The 2020 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival ��������� At Old Firehouse in Edom: Jeff Black, Rupert Wates Come To Edom ��������� UT Tyler Offering a Songwriting Workshop ��������� EGuide’s Live Music Gig Guide

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An Abundance of Love at Liberty! FEBRUARY 6TH (7PM):

Reckless Kelly FEBRUARY 14TH (8PM):

Card 53 Comedy

Valentine's Day Show FEBRUARY 28TH (7PM):

“Melodies of a Golden Age” MARCH 7TH (7PM):

February 8th (7pm): “Casablanca” (1942) February 15th (7pm): “The Notebook” March 13th (7pm): Interactive: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” March 24th (7pm): “Gone with the Wind” (1939)

Save the Date: April 10th: An Evening with Ruthie Foster in Concert April 30th: John Conlee in Concert

MARCH 26TH (7PM):

Penny & Sparrow in Concert

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��������� It’s Time For a Mysterious February: Reviews by Gini Rainey of “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and “An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good” by Helene Tursten ��������� At Barnes & Noble Booksellers: Bring Your Baby For Books, Storietimes & Much More Fun ��������� Half Price Book Signings This Month ��������� Book Clubs at Barnes & Noble Booksellers: “Dear Edward” and “Loveboat, Taipei” Discussed

Classic Movies:

Cash & King in Concert

TICKETS:

��������� At TJC Earth and Space Science Center this Month: TJC Science Center to Host 9th Annual ‘Love Under the Stars’ ��������� The Annual Mother-Son and Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Dances ��������� At Discovery Science Place: Darwin Day & STEM Like a Girl ��������� At Caldwell Zoo This Month: Caldwell Cub Club Begins Again

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��������� Inside the Artist’s Studio: Bloom Where You’re Planted, Buy Local ��������� KilGogh Arts Festival 2020 Goes Crazy ��������� This Month at Tyler Museum of Art: Laura Wilson’s Western Photography On Exhibit ��������� Live on Stage: “Dreamgirls,” “Othello,” and “Our Town”

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TO DO Cowan Center Rocks the 2020 Season:

“Get So Excited” For The Pointer Sisters

Winter is here and the fun continues at Cowan Center in Tyler. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cowan Center box office at (903)566-7424 or visiting in person 9am4pm Monday-Friday. You can also purchase tickets online at cowancenter.org. All events are performed in the Cowan Center located on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard – FAC 1120, Tyler. More information can be found at CowanCenter.org. Upcoming productions are:

Thursday, February 6th (7:30pm):

STOMP

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique, and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured; and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP...see what all the noise is about!

Thursday, February 20th (7:30pm):

The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters rose from singing at their father’s church to achieving worldwide fame – securing a place in pop music history. After their first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour, critics called The Pointer Sisters “the most exciting thing to hit show business in years.” The group

The Smith County Master Gardeners Free Lecture Series:

Learn About Gardening In Conservation The Smith County Master Gardeners free lecture series will begin at 11:30am at Tyler Public Library’s Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. It is free to attend. Dates, topics, and speakers are: • February 21st: “The role of Gardening in Conservation” by Debby Watkins, Smith County Master Gardener. • March 20th: “Changes to Birdlife in Texas” by Cliff Shackleford, Texas Parks & Wildlife ornithologist. • April 17th: “Blooms” by Andi Rathbone, Smith County Master Gardener. • May 15th: “Pollinators and Herbs” by Elizabeth Waldrop, Smith County Master Gardener. For more information, visit the Smith County Master Gardener Facebook page or call (903)590-2980.

boasts countless U.S. top 20 hits including “Slow Hand,” “‘Jump (For My Love),” “I’m So Excited,” and “Fire.” The group has been showered with accolades and awards including three Grammys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Thursday, February 27th (10am and 12:30pm):

“Cuentos” Performed by David Gonzales

“Cuentos” paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanishspeaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots, and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. This is solid entertainment and a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture. This is for grades K-5. Ticket orders are now being accepted.

Saturday, February 29th (7:30pm):

Cirque Éloize Hotel

Cirque Éloize Hotel is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged! Let acrobatics, theatre, dance, and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance of only the greatest hotels. Cross the lobby doors and discover the grandiose and poetic universe of Hotel: Cirque Éloize’s new creation celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Save the Date

• Thursday, March 26th (7:30pm): “BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical” • Thursday, April 2nd (7:30pm): “Menopause: The Musical” • Tuesday, April 14th (7:30pm): Carly Fiorina

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February 8th (9am-12 noon):

Arbor Day 2020 at TJC

TJC, City of Lindale and Visit Lindale all invite you to join the fun for Arbor Day 2020 at TJC, North to help keep TJC beautiful and learn to plant trees! Registration and booths open at 9am. There will be an opening ceremony beginning at 10am and a tree planting, followed by lunch and closing ceremony to be held at 10:30am. This is open to the community and is free for everyone to attend. Volunteers will receive a free Arbor Day t-shirt and will be entered to win door prizes and more. To register to be a volunteer, go to bit.ly/ArborDay2020 (link is case sensitive). For more info, contact the TJC Center for Student Life & Involvement at (903)510-2797. This is free to attend. TJC North is located at 75 Miranda Lambert Way, Lindale. Come plant a tree and make a difference in tomorrow’s future.

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Conservation Corps - Who were the CCC? Who were the Civilian Conservation Corps? What did they do at Tyler State Park? What was camp life like? Discover the answer to these questions and more and enjoy the many hands-on activities. 2-3pm: Caddo Culture: Everyday Life and Epic Legends - Explore the Caddo Confederacy. Learn about their culture, stories, trade routes, mound-building, ceremonies, and agriculture.

At Tyler State Park This Month:

The Backyard Bird Count, Hikes, & More

At Tyler State Park you can boat, fish, swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, camp, birdwatch, and study nature. Tyler State Park is a place year-round to explore nature and experience the beauty of east Texas. Tyler State Park is located at 789 Park Road 16, Tyler. All events are free with a fee paid for admission into the park. Adults are $6 daily and children 12 years and under are free. For more info go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler, call (903)597-5338, or email boyd.sanders@ tpwd.texas.gov. Dress for the weather and check-in at the front gate for locations of classes. This month’s events are:

February 1st, March 7th, April 7th

10am: Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot - This simple black pot tells the story of America. Learn the basics of the fine art of historic camp cooking with cast iron! Bring a chair and meet at the Blackjack Pavilion. This is held on the first Saturday of each month. 2-4pm: Backcountry Hike Series - Don’t give up on that New Year’s resolution. Escape into the forest with a backcountry hike. You can learn about the East Texas forest and discover the health benefits of being outdoors. This will be held again on March 7th.

February 8th

6-7pm: Owls, Silent Hunters of the Night - Discover the four owl species of Tyler State Park! You can learn about these mysterious creatures of the night. Listen to the sounds they make and learn what makes them such excellent hunters. Then it’s a short walk to try to locate one of the park’s owl species. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short ½ mile walk.

February 15th

8-10am: Birding Tour - The Great Backyard Bird Count! Let's Go Birding! You will travel into the park to find birds, observe them in the wild, and add them to your lists. Bring binoculars and a field guide (if you have them). 10:30-11:30am: Birding 101: Intro to Birding - Everybody's a birder! Discover one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the nation. Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Learn the tools of the trade and simple skills to make birding easier and fun! Bring binoculars if you have them, or they will have a few loaner binoculars too. 2-3pm: Backyard Birds/Citizen Science - This class is all about helping birds and helping scientists. Do you want a bird sanctuary in your own backyard? Learn how to attract birds (and other wildlife) by wildscaping, feeding, and providing homes for our feathered friends. Become a citizen scientist to help study our feathered friends.

February 29th

3-4pm: Explore the DAY Sky: The Sun and the Moon - Discover the Big Clock in the Sky! Learn

March 14th & 21st

about our Sun and Moon and how they interact with the Earth to make life possible. Discover the moon phases, see the Earth’s rotation, and more. 6:30-8pm: Explore the NIGHT Sky: The Moon and Constellations - Discover the Big Clock in the Sky! Look to the skies and learn about the stars, planets, and constellations that mark our calendar and were studied by ancient civilizations. Learn the stories the stars tell.

Spring Break Fun

March 11th & 18th

10-11am: Knotty-time for Kids - Come learn some basic camp knots every camper needs to know. Knots have “tied” together civilizations throughout history and they are still important today. Learn knots important for camping and one that can be a lifesaver! 11am-12 noon: Kid’s Wilderness Survival - Create a survival guide with hidden messages! Learn how to keep from getting lost, what to do if you are lost and how to make a handy survival pack. 2-3pm: “Lost” in the Forest - Explore the definitions of what it means to be “lost in the forest.” Learn how to keep from getting lost, what to do if you are lost, and how not every kind of “lost” is a bad thing. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and be prepared for about a mile hike through the forest.

March 12th & 19th

10-11am: Critter Scene Investigations Walk - Put on your detective’s hat and use the evidence before you to develop theories about what may have happened in your scene. Be ready for a 1/3 mile walk. 2-3pm: Home Improvement: The Beaver Pond - The rodent that changes its world! The often misunderstood rodent, the Beaver, changes its environment to meet its needs. See how these changes can benefit other wildlife as well. Be ready for a short hike.

March 13th & 20th

10-11am: The Boys in Green: The Civilian

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10-11am: Zombie Apocalypse - Can you survive? What happens when things go wrong? Can you survive without cell phones, electricity, or transportation? Come and play this light-hearted game of survival and see if you make it through the apocalypse! Be ready for a 1.3-mile hike. 2-3pm: Historic Games: Having Fun the Old Fashioned Way - Can you come out to play? Amazingly enough, people used to play outdoors and with other people. Try out some of the games and discover they really did know how to have fun!

March 28th

8:15-10am: Tyler State Park Birding Tour Let's Go Birding! You will travel into the park to find birds, observe them in the wild, and add them to your lists. 11am-12 noon: Wildfood Walk - Learn to identify edible wild plants and how to prepare them. 2-3pm: Nature Navigation - Find your way through the outdoors without a map and compass. Read nature through subtle clues to find direction, understand weather, water and more. Most events are free to attend with gate fee paid upon arrival. It is not necessary to RSVP in advance.

At Tiger Creek This Month:

A “Sweetheart Special Package of Love”

For the month of February, Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is offering the Sweetheart Special with an experience of a lifetime with the beloved cats at the sanctuary! For the entire month of February, Tiger Creek is offering a special tour with a ‘behind the scenes’ look to help make your Valentine’s Day memorable. This VIP tour includes a look at feeding time, a private guided tour, a treat and training session, and more. The cost is $100 per couple and limited spots are available. Call (903)858-1008 to RSVP. Tiger Creek offers guided and self-guided tours along with membership packages. They currently have 38 cats of 7 different species in their care. Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is located at 17552 FM 14, Tyler. For more info, go to tigercreek.org or call (903)858-1008.

February 8th & 22nd (1pm):

Ranch of Dreams Bus Tours

Visit the Ranch of Dreams! The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a worldrenowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas that was founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. The sanctuary is not a zoo but is now open to the public two times per month for small, prescheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals. On these tours, you can 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 they 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 medical research. Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is located at 12526 CR 3806 Murchison, TX 75778. Tickets are available at fundforanimals. org/blackbeauty or call (903)469-3811. Other upcoming events are: February 15th, May 30th, August 29th, December 12th (8am-4pm): Women’s Texas Animal Sanctuary Experience - Join Explorer Chick for an exclusive and private women-only Texas Animal Sanctuary experience. Not only do you get to spend time around these animals, but you also get to help make their lives a little better. Tickets are available at explorerchick.com/adventures/ texas-animal-sanctuary-experience/ and are $99. April 16th-18th (5pm): Shape of Enrichment Workshop 3-Day Enrichment Workshop - This is for animal caretakers working with captive species, front line supervisors, and others working with captive species including primates, equines, native and exotic wildlife, and farm animals. SHAPE instructors will guide participants through a process that will allow them to develop more holistic and goal-oriented enrichment programs for their captive species. Please note you must be 18 or over to attend this course. Lecture topics include animal welfare and an enrichment overview including framework, safety, and evaluation. The practical components will include behavioral problem solving, rope splicing workshops, and the application of principles covered in presentations when participants are split into groups to design, build and test enrichment with sanctuary animals. This workshop registration fee of $275 includes workshop materials and notebook, enrichmentmaking supplies, tea/coffee breaks, lunch each day, an ice breaker and a final dinner banquet.


2020 5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More

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February 22nd (8:30am):

Run for Others

Join for the first-ever Run For Others 5K, 10K, and Kids 1K! The race will begin and end on the grounds of Central Tyler, 1343 E. Grande Blvd. Race proceeds will benefit The Fostering Collective, a non-profit of Central Tyler that provides support, resources, and encouragement to foster and adoptive families. You can read more about the Fostering Collective at thefosteringcollective.org. All runners will receive a participant shirt and finisher medal to commemorate the inaugural year of this new race.

Registration is available at facebook.com/ events/682650248804703/. This will be held at Bergfeld Park, 1510 College Ave., Tyler.

Save the Date

• April 4th (8am): 9th Annual Run for Autism • April 18th (7:30am): The Diva Du 2020 • April 25th (8am): Taco Trot 5K Presented by Southern Multifoods • April 25th (8am): Rose City Miracle Run • May 2nd (8am): Fast & The Furriest Fun Run • May 9th (7am): More Than Pink Walk • July 4th (7:30am): Freedom Fighter 5K • September 12th-13th: Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose City Triathlon • October 10th (9am): 2020 Corkscrew Half, 10K & 5K • October 10th (8:30am): Harvest Hustle 5K

At Studio Movie Grill This Month:

“The Doors: Break on Thru: A Concert Film” on the Big Screen This month at Studio Movie Grill, there is something for everyone! Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill.com.

Music and Concert Films

February 12th, the movie “The Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek” will come alive on the big screen.

Anime screenings

February 2nd-4th: “The Wonderland” (Subtitles) will be shown.

Special Needs Screening

As always, Special Needs Screenings are held at 11am. These familyfriendly 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, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie. Scheduled this month is February 22nd, “Sonic The Hedgehog.”

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February 22nd (7:30am):

Christus Health & Fitness 20/20/20 Indoor Triathlon

Swim, Bike & Run your way through this Indoor Triathlon! Athletes will complete an Indoor Triathlon comprised of a 20-minute swim, 20-minute stationary bike ride and 20-minute treadmill run timed on a 60-minute running clock for distance. The total distance traveled in 60 minutes will determine 1st, 2nd & 3rd places for each co-ed division. All participants must be at least 12 years of age to participate. Registration closes at 3pm Friday, February 10th. More info and registration is at eventbrite. com. This will be held at the Christus Health & Fitness Center at 3203 South Main St. in Lindale. This will begin at 7:30am.

March 7th (7:30am):

7th Annual FRESH 15

The 2020 FRESH 15 is going to be bigger and better! The race starts and finishes at the flagship grocery store, FRESH by Brookshire’s, located in Tyler. The race features a 15K, 5K and a Lil’ FRESHie 1K. There will be a staggered start for easier traffic flow. All runners should line up by 7am in the corral according to the projected finish time. FRESH by Brookshire’s is located at 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler. Register now at bgcracing.com/fresh-15/registration/ or facebook. com/events/356951975215859/. There is always an awesome after race party!

March 14th (9am):

Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour

This year’s event will be hosted in Downtown Tyler at the ETX Brewing Co.! TBC’s event is back in the heart of Tyler and will continue to grow into the ride it was many moons ago. Staging will be behind the brewery on S. College, and more details concerning parking and event day activities will be posted and emailed as planning continues. Register at itri365.com.

4518 S Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 597-2645

anch R of Dreams

The sanctuary is not a zoo but is now open to the public on select days each month for small, prescheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals. Check out our events page for upcoming tour dates, and schedule your tour today!

www.fundforanimals.org /ranchofdreamstour

Get a behind the scenes experience working alongside the animal care and facilities teams caring for more than 800 animals from 40 different species, enjoy a plant based lunch, and end the day with a tour of the over 1,400 acres of Black Beauty Ranch. Schedule your tour today!

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March 21st (8am):

2020 Azalea Run

Join the 37th annual Tyler Azalea Run, run along the Azalea Trails, and support a great cause! Registration includes a t-shirt and finisher medals. This is a chip-timed race with awards and a 10K finisher beer mug.

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Hit the Bricks February 8th:

Valentine’s Love, Lectures & More

A Warmup For Valentine’s Day

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. Events that will be going on around Downtown Tyler are: • 10am-4pm: Come make Valentine’s Cards at this “Vintage Valentines, James LeGrand and Sallie Goodman LeGrand, A Love Story,” crafting event at the Goodman Museum. This is free to attend. • 10am-1pm: Rose City Farmers Market will host a winter market with live music, fresh produce, Valentine’s flowers and chocolate bars, bread, tamales, baked goods, body care, and jams and jellies available. • 10-11am: Family ASL Class held at the Tyler Public Library; signup is required. • 11:15am-12:15pm: Adult ASL Class at the Tyler Public Library; signup is required. • 12 noon-4pm: The Smith County Historical Society’s newest exhibit is “The Success of Smith County org Texas Women.” CurDowntownTyler. rently featured are six women from our past: Marietta Crowder Walker, Alliene Gaston Coker, Willie Lee Campbell Glass, Sarah McClendon, Ann Collins Campbell (Earl Campbell’s mom), and Bess Robinson. Come learn more about this Doctor, Banking Executive, Educator, Reporter, Independent Rose Grower, and Deputy Sheriff. Also on display is art by local artist A.C. Gentry, Jr and the “20th Century of Progress Exhibit.” • 2pm: 2-Day Coil Pottery Workshop - Artist and educator, Joanna Gifford, will teach you some of the fundamental skills needed to create works of art out of clay. In this workshop, you will explore the coil technique, as well as other hand-building techniques, and

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. For more information about programs, call (903)5937323 or email idesk@tylertexas.com. Most of the events are free. Thursday, February 6th (4pm): Kid Buzz Valentine-Style - Kids in Kindergarten to fourth grade are invited to make Marbled Valentine Heart Art. Tuesday, February 11th (5pm): Teen Book Club - Teens in eighth to 12th grade should bring their favorite book or a book they are currently reading to discuss and share with other teens. Thursday, February 13th (5pm): Tween Book Club - Tweens in fifth to seventh grade should bring their favorite book or a book they are currently reading to discuss and share with other tweens. Tuesday, February 18th (5pm): Make Valentine’s Day Cards Tweens in fifth to seventh grade are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day by making cards. create your own Sweetheart ceramic vase. Your piece will be fired and ready for pickup before Valentine’s Day. This workshop is located on the second floor of Moss, 237 S. Broadway. This is the second class day, the first is February 1st. Sign up at facebook.com/mossology/. • 7pm: “Casablanca” (1942) will be shown on the big screen at Liberty Hall. Tickets are available at libertytyler. com or at the door. • 8:30pm: Live Music at ETX Brewing with The Haggertys, no cover. All ages welcome. 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 more information go to visittyler.com/HitTheBricks, find the event on Facebook, or download the FREE app “EGuide Tyler TX.”

At Goodman Le-Grand Museum:

“Road Trip Nightmare on Route 66” Murder Mystery Dinner

Join the Goodman Museum for a Murder Mystery Dinner on February 29th, 6-8:30pm. The theme is a “Road Trip Nightmare on Route 66.” Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds go to help with the preservation of the Goodman-LeGrand. For more information, go to facebook.com/ events/466230387397897/. The Goodman-LeGrand Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. For more information contact gmuseum@tylertexas.com, call (903)531-1286, or go to parksandrec.cityoftyler.org. Regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is free to the museum; there is a $2 donation suggested.

Makerspace: Popsicle Stick Car Derby

Rev up your engines and get ready to zoom in a Popsicle Stick Car Derby at the Tyler Public Library’s Makerspace! The TPL Makerspace will be holding Popsicle Stick Car building classes on February 8th and 22nd, culminating with a derby race on March 14th. During each building class, kids will build one model from two options that will be offered on each date. Kids will then choose a car they have made and race it in the Derby for a chance at winning a prize. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants per class and 30 participants for the Derby. Topics are: • February 8th: Rubber Band cars and Sail cars • February 22nd: Gliding cars and Sling Shot cars Participants must be registered and must have attended at least one building class to participate in the derby.

Family Movie Matinee

Saturday, February 15th (10:30am): Movie Matinees - Families and children are invited to enjoy a movie matinee in the Library’s auditorium. Carpet-friendly snacks, blankets and pillows are allowed. Visit TylerLibrary.com for the movie title.

Passport Fair

The passport fair is back on February 22nd, 10am-3pm in the Library auditorium for anyone in need of a new passport or a passport renewal. The fair is presented by the U.S. Post Office. Please visit Travel.State.Gov for more information on documents needed and pricing. Photos will be available on-site for a fee.

Managing Your Money

How can you recognize and reduce the risk of senior financial exploitation? How can you guard yourself against identity theft? Regions Bank will have the answers to these questions and more on February 20th (3pm) in the Library auditorium. What are the steps for setting financial goals? How can you track your daily spending habits? Are there ways to increase your income and decrease your spending? If you would like to discuss the answers to these questions, join Regions Bank at the Library auditorium on February 27th at 5:30pm for an educational class.

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At Liberty Hall This Month:

Reckless Kelly And Improv For Valentine’s Day

Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at libertytyler. com. Some shows sell out fast!

February 6th (7pm):

Reckless Kelly

The heartland gave the band authenticity. Musical lives honed its skill. Adversity instilled its persistence. Moving to Austin gave it wings to fly. “The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following.” Tickets are $28 and up.

March 26th (7pm):

Penny & Sparrow in Concert Joy and pain walk hand in hand on ‘Finch,’ Penny & Sparrow’s magnificent sixth album. Written during their first major break from the road in years, the record finds the band reckoning with a prolonged period of intense personal transformation, a profound awakening that altered their perceptions of masculinity, sex, religion, divorce, friendship, vanity, purpose, and, perhaps most importantly, self. The resulting songs blur the lines between indie-folk and alt-pop, with dense string arrangements, soaring melodies and airtight harmonies from Andy Baxter and his longtime musical partner, Kyle Jahnke. VIP packages are

Great Decisions Lectures at Tyler Public Library

available. Tickets vary according to seat location.

Classic Movies

• February 8th (7pm): “Casablanca” (1942) • February 15th (7pm): “The Notebook” • March 13th (7pm): An Interactive Show: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” • March 24th (7pm): “Gone with the Wind” (1939)

Save the Date

• April 10th: An Evening with Ruthie Foster in Concert • April 30th: John Conlee in Concert

The Tyler Public Library is partnering with the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters to host the annual Great Decisions lecture series at 12 noon this month. The series will provide political lectures on a range of topics chosen by the Foreign Policy Association with speakers from the community. Patrons can purchase a book on the topics at the Library’s information desk for $25. • February 5th: “Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking” presented by Dr. David Scott • February 12th: “U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle” presented by Dr. Colin Snider • February 19th: “India and Pakistan” presented by Dr. Jeffrey Crean • February 26th: “Red Sea Security” presented by Dr. John Barrett 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.

February 14th (8pm):

A Card 53 Comedy Valentine’s Day Show

Hire a babysitter and make plans for something totally different this year to celebrate Valentine’s/ Galentine’s/ Singles Awareness with a night of improv comedy at Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler on Friday, February 14th at 8pm. Disclaimer: Card 53 strives each show to be “cleanish;” however, due to the unpredictable nature of improv they risk embarrassing their wives, girlfriends, dogs, employers, and total strangers with their unique style of improv makem-ups, so viewer discretion is advised. There will free beer and wine. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

February 28th (7pm):

“Melodies of a Golden Age” Join the Tyler Civic Chorale at historic Liberty Hall for an evening of iconic songs and numbers from some of Broadway’s finest productions. This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance please call 1-800-838-3006.

March 7th (7pm):

Cash & King in Concert

Stardom Entertainment is proud to present ‘Cash and King,’ a production that pays tribute to two of the biggest icons ever in the history of music, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. You will be entertained as the classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s come alive in this allnew rock ‘n’ roll show with award-winning performances by Bennie Wheels (Johnny Cash), Andy King (70’s Elvis Presley), and Moses Snow (50’s Elvis Presley). Shake, Rattle & Roll, a local Texas Doo-Wop Girls Group, will have you toe-tappin’ & singin’ and will be the back-up singers for the entertainers. Cash and the King is backed by one of the top tribute bands, Edge of Reality Band. They have backed many Elvis Tribute Artists and other Celebrity Tribute Artists around the United States for many years. “Cash and King” is a great performance for all ages, very entertaining, and the newest tribute show in the DFW area. This is one not to be missed! This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance, please call (817)251-1738.

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February 14th-16th:

February 2nd (3-11pm):

East Texas Auto & Cycle Show

The 2020 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center will be celebrating its 30th year this month. The show will be held Friday, February 14th 4-7pm; Saturday, February 15th 9am7pm; and Sunday, February 16th 9am-5pm. Entry fee is $10 for adults, kids 10 and under are free. From humble beginnings in 1991 when the first show and car raffle raised $20,000, the show now raises over $150,000 in net proceeds for the East Texas Crisis Center each year. The show brings in vehicles of all makes from every decade, some very rare, some from car enthusiasts who own vast collections, and some from those who have the one dream car or motorcycle from their youth. There will be live music by Tuxedo Cats on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. The Tuxedo Cats offer a variety of music from classic rock to country, both old and new. You can count on a fun and dynamic live musical performance and a family-friendly show. You’ll want to dance like nobody’s watching and sing along at the top of your lungs. A Viper Autocross Thrill Ride will occur Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12 noon-3pm. New this year, The Viper Autocross Thrill Ride is your chance to experience this exotic, powerful, and expensive car from the passenger seat. Each ride costs $20, consists of two laps at the Harvey Convention Parking lot. There will be eight Vipers in the thrill ride lineup to choose from. All proceeds from the ride benefit the East Texas Crisis Center. Unique car related items and some other special interest items will also be for sale at the show. If you have car-related merchandise you would like to donate to the Stop N Shop, please call ETCC. Raffle tickets are available for this year’s raffle vehicle, a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

Foodie Events February 14th (6-10pm):

Romantico Resto at FoodWorx

Come spend a nice evening at FoodWorx with the Romantico Resto pop up dinner event. The multicourse menu includes house wine/beer or special cocktails. RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/romantico-resto-tickets89439055623?aff=efbeventtix. Seating times will be at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Please select a time when purchasing your tickets. For the menu check out the eventbrite page. Tickets are $70 each.

February 14th (7-9pm):

Valentine Paired Dinner at M6 Winery

That‘s Amore’! The Annual M6 Valentine’s Paired Dinner is all set. Bring your Valentine to a Candlelight Dinner at M6 Winery, located at 201 W. Main St., Bullard. This will be a 5-Course Dinner and two glasses of wine. Featured main courses are Stuffed Pork Roulades over Gnocchi with Pan Drippings or Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Penne Pasta, your choice. Tickets are available at m6winery.com/ events. The cost is $80 per person.

February 15th (10am-3pm):

Happy Hearts Day Brunch

Come join the brunch - it’s nothing fancy and you can even bring the kids, family and friends! FoodWorx is a community shared kitchen, open in an incubator space. They offer special days where services and education training takes place. FoodWorx is located at 1523 E. Erwin St., Tyler. For info or tickets go to facebook.com/Community.Food.Innovation/.

It’s A Super Bowl Party at Times Square Cinema Grand Slam

Classic sponsored by Patterson – Tyler. Tickets are $10 each. You can buy as many tickets as you want online at autoandcycleshow.com/ raffle-car.php or at ABC Auto Parts in Tyler & Whitehouse; Traditions at 6205 South Broadway, Tyler; and Flamingos, 2108 South Broadway, Tyler. The vehicle will be raffled at the end of the show on Sunday. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door.

February 13th (9am-12 noon):

“In Her Shoes”

“In Their Shoes” is designed for experiential learning about teen dating violence. Participants become one of six characters based on the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. They make choices about their relationship and move through the scenario by reading about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, counselors, police, and others. This will take place at the East Texas Crisis Center, 2401 Hughey Dr., Tyler. Register to participate at eventbrite.com. This is free to attend. Learn how to help adolescents who are experiencing abuse in their dating relationships.

February 15th (6-8pm):

2020 Cooking Classes: Cooking – A Way of Life

Tyler Parks & Rec offers a variety of cooking classes throughout the year. And this month, you can take a cooking class for $20 per person and learn to cook with chef Jack Lewis on February 15th. The topic will be “Everything Cooked en Croute.” All classes are held at the Harvey Convention Center in Hall 3, 6-8pm, on designated dates. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Watch a cooking demonstration, receive recipes, and enjoy a great meal. Cost is $20 per person per class. These classes are for adults only. For more info contact (903)531-1214. Additional classes are March 3rd, April 7th, and May 12th. Topics will be announced soon.

February 21st (5:30-11:30pm):

Whitehouse Ducks Unlimited’s 34th Annual Banquet

Please join the 34th annual banquet and support the nation’s largest conservation organization. If you have any questions about buying tickets or tables please contact Cody Voigt at (903)245-9088. This will be held at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center, 1565 FM 2493, Bullard.

Save the Date

• April 4th (11am-9pm): Waking of the Wines in the Vineyard • April 9th: Taste of Tyler • April 18th (7am-7pm): St. Gregory Crawfish Crawl and Boil

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Want a unique experience for the Super Bowl this year? The Super Bowl Watch Party in the VIP Lounge at Grand Slam is it! For $35 you get unlimited bowling (3pm until the end of the game), shoe rental, VIP Lounge access, appetizers, and tea/ water or two well drink tickets. Times Square Grand Slam reserves the right to put up to six individuals on one lane. Tickets are available at TimesSquareGrandSlam.com and are expected to sell out fast. Times Square Cinema is located at 5201 S. Broadway, Tyler.

February 7th (7pm), 8th (6pm) and 8th (8pm):

Masquerade Ball at Glass Rec Center

Families are invited to experience an unforgettable evening as the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual Mother/Son and Daddy Daughter Dances. On Friday, February 7th, the Mother/Son dance will be from 7-8:30pm for boys ages four to 13 years old. On Saturday, February 8th, the Daddy/ Daughter dances will be from 6-7pm for girls ages four to eight years old and from 8-9:30pm for girls ages nine to 13 years old. Each fun-filled evening will feature a DJ, refreshments, and dancing. To help commemorate this special event, professional photography packages will be available for purchase. The attire for the dance is semi-formal. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Glass Recreation Center for $9 per attendee or $10 per attendee day of the dance, if not sold out. Only 300 tickets are available for each dance. For more info, call (903) 595-7271.

February 20th (6-7pm):

The 5 Love Languages Workshop

Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, The 5 Love Languages can help you reach deeper levels of intimacy with your partner. This will be held at Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas, 218 N. College Ave., Tyler. Tickets are $59 and available at eventbrite.com. This 6-week workshop will be led by couples counselor Tami Anderson, LPC and LMFT graduate intern Kyle Graham. If you’ve ever felt like you and your partner are speaking different languages, or if you’ve ever felt like nothing you say or do to communicate your love seems to get through - or if you are just looking for ways to give and receive love on a deeper level, this workshop is for you. After an introductory session, each week will focus on one of the 5 “languages” of love: quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of service, and gift giving. Lasting relationships, like anything worthwhile, take intentional commitment over time. But when you’re just not on the same page, keeping your love alive can feel intimidating – or even impossible. In his #1 New York Times bestseller, “The 5 Love Languages®,” Dr. Gary Chapman presents a simple truth: relationships grow better when we understand each other. Everyone gives and receives love differently, but with a little insight into these differences, we can be confidently equipped to communicate love well. This is true for all forms of relationship – for married or dating couples, for children and teenagers, for friends and coworkers, for long-distance relationships, for those brand-new loves, and for the romances that are older than the hills.

February 21st (7pm):

Harlem Globetrotters at Herrington Patriot Center

“We’re pushing the limits of basketball and having even more fun!” Don’t miss the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new tour. There will be new highflying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt, and unforgettable family moments. See the Pushing The Limits World Tour live. This will be held at Herrington Patriot Center, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler. Tickets are $18-$221. For groups of 10 or more, scouts or military, contact (800)6414667. Purchase Bench Seats for this game to get a one-of-a-kind, VIP experience that is only possible with the Harlem Globetrotters. With these tickets, you are truly part of the team. Not only do you get to sit on the bench and interact with the stars the entire game, but you will even be given an official jersey! Only a few of these special tickets are available for each game, so don’t wait to get your bench seats! Tickets are $221. Endzone, Sidelines, and Courtside tickets are $26-$65. Also, before the game, take part in a oncein-a-lifetime experience with your family where you have an opportunity to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories for a lifetime. All customers must have a game ticket and Magic Pass for entry. Soft/rubber-soled shoes must be worn on court. Magic Pass takes place 5:30-6pm. Magic Passes are $18 in addition to your ticket to the event.

February 29th (1-4pm):

‘Hummingbird Barn Quilt on Wood’ Workshop

Join the fun as you grid and paint the Barn Quilt of the month - this adorable hummingbird will have you longing for spring! The workshop includes 2x2 compressed premium wood square (cut, sanded, and primed), plus all paint and supplies. Participants should bring a yardstick, hairdryer, and a drink/snack. Cost is $45 per board; registration is required due to prep work of boards. The workshop will be held at Crafts & Quilting Etc., located at 715 S. College Ave., Tyler. Register at facebook.com/ events/926785797716523/.

April 4th (2-4pm):

Adults Easter Eggs Hunt

Proud Positive Women Association is having a fundraiser. Tickets are $20 if you would like to participate in this event. They will have 20 gift cards from local businesses which will be placed in 20 eggs. Also, there will be two 32-inch TVs that will be given away that day and much more. Get your tickets at events. ticketprinting.com/event/Adults-Easter-EggsHunt-37151. This is guaranteed to sell out.

Every Tuesday:

Square Dance Lessons

Rambling Roses dance club has announced it is holding square dances 7-9pm each Tuesday in the Family Life Center at Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Highway in Tyler. No experience or partners are needed and people of all ages can come and dance, the announcement said. The fee is $5.

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MUSIC Music With A Purpose:

Hotel Drifters By Johnny Griffith

There is a fairly established stereotype of what a drifter is. Webster’s defines it as “one that travels or moves about aimlessly.” We’ve all seen a movie based on someone who drifts from town to town, with no purpose in most cases, just sort of trying to find their way in life. Well, you can take that image of a drifter and toss it out the window when it comes to the Hotel Drifters. They definitely have a purpose, and that’s to try to leave every audience with a bit of themselves and in a better place than when they walked in. The brainchild of Jessica and Shane Smith, Hotel Drifters falls into the Americana category and has a solid foundation in a lot of classics, with a strong helping of country and roots music thrown in the mix. You’ll find a blend of influences in their originals, with a solid leaning towards country; and the covers run the gamut with everything from classic Rod Stewart, Waylon Jennings, and Stevie Nicks to Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, and even some Lady Gaga in the mix. Their excitement for the music is evident from the first note and their presence on stage is engaging, with powerful vocals, raw and bluesy guitar licks, and a rock solid rhythm section. As an added bonus, they are one of the few bands to actually have a steel guitar on stage, which adds an extra dimenTheir sion to a lot of classic excitement for songs, not to mention the cool factor it the music is brings. I was able to catch evident from the up with Jessica Smith first note and this month and had the chance to ask a their presence few questions so we on stage is could get to know the band better: engaging, with Johnny: What is powerful vocals, the current lineup of the Hotel Drifters? raw and bluesy Jessica: The Hotel Drifters are currently guitar licks, Shane & Jessica and a rock solid Smith lead vocals and guitar, Charles Pierce rhythm section... on bass guitar, Clark plus the added Stone is our drummer, and Scott Akers bonus of a steel is on electric and steel guitar. guitar. Johnny: How did the band meet? Jessica: Shane & I met in high school when we were both 15 and then we married in 2008. In 2010, we decided to start a band. We took a break during the birth of our first son and then formed a new band after that with most of the current members. Johnny: Are you all local or are there some transplants to the area? Jessica: Yes, the entire band is local to the East Texas area. Shane and I are from Chandler, a little town just outside of Tyler.

Johnny: Have there been any unexpected challenges that come from being in a band with your spouse? Jessica: There hasn’t really been anything too challenging because we’ve been married almost 12 years now, so we’ve already fought about everything there is to fight about, which is rare, but I think the most challenging part since we’ve become parents has to be leaving our son to play a show. Johnny: What do you feel some of the strengths of the band are? Jessica: The energy! Music moves us, so when we really get into the groove it draws the crowd in and they get into it as well. Johnny: What about the name? Where did Hotel Drifters come from? Jessica: Well it’s kind of a long story but most working bands will drift from one hotel to the next. In some cases, you want to pocket the most money you can so they can be gross, cheap motels, so when people ask us this question we just simply say “we like the doors on the inside not the outside.” Johnny: What first got you into music individually? Jessica: For me I’ve always known singing was something I wanted to do for as far back as I can remember, and I started singing in church as a kid. Shane had the music bug from the day he was born. His dad had a band and he was always around music. Eventually, at the age of 13, he bought his first electric guitar and the rest is history. Johnny: When did you the idea of forming the Hotel Drifters first start to evolve? Jessica: Sometime around 2011 we decided to start doing some acoustic shows. From there it sort of snowballed, and then in 2012 we started our full band. Johnny: What was the first show as a band? Jessica: Our first show was at KE Cellars in Tyler. They were the first place to give us a chance, so we were real sad to see that place go. Johnny: How would you describe your musical style? Has it evolved since the band formed? Jessica: We like to say we are country singers with a rock and roll band, but our style is always evolving. We have very strong country roots and we grew up with Willie Nelson and George Jones in our souls, but we love all kinds of music, from Tom Petty to Lady Gaga and a lot of stuff in between. Johnny: What are some of the more popular covers you do as a band? Jessica: That’s a hard one to narrow down since we do so many covers. We have a lot of fan favorites, but “Stay With Me” by Faces and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty are probably two of the more popular cover songs we do during any given show. Johnny: What about originals? Are you and the band writing any original material at this point and mixing them into your shows? Jessica: Yes! We do have some originals in our

Announcing The 2020 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

catalog that we’ve recently started adding to our shows when the situation is right. Johnny: About how many shows a month are you currently performing? Jessica: We like to keep it to about 1 full band show a month and a couple acoustic shows in between. Obviously that can vary up or down, but that’s where we like to keep it at this point. Johnny: What does the Hotel Drifters have on the radar for this year we should be aware of? Jessica: This year we would love to be able to record our originals. Johnny: How would you describe your show to a first timer? Jessica: A good time! Wherever we play, we just want to make sure whoever is listening is having a good time because you never know what kind of day that person had and that one song may turn their day completely around. Johnny: Thanks for sitting down and taking the time with us. Jessica: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our band with y’all; you can find a list of our current shows and everything else on our Facebook page Hotel Drifters and Instagram @hoteldrifters.

March 5th:

Red ‘Not’ Chili Peppers

Red Not Chili Peppers Tribute will be on stage at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, 525 S. Beckham St., Tyler. Tickets are $10 and available at stanleysfamous.com.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 7th at reddirtbbqfest.com! May 2nd, the 7th annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival will be held in Downtown Tyler and with it comes the best of barbecue in Texas and top of the line music all day. The complete lineup of musical artists will be released January 31st. The Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has proven 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, with the 2020 edition featuring at least 30 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. This year’s festival will also feature the state’s most celebrated barbecue restaurants providing samples of their smoked meats to attendees. Barbecue joints from as close as Tyler and as far as Amarillo converge on the Rose City to showcase their smoked meats to thousands of barbecue enthusiasts, while thousands more pour onto the brick streets for the concert. “Top to bottom, I don’t think there’s ever been a Red Dirt lineup we’ve been more excited about. Having top bands join our incredible barbecue joints will be, once again, a huge honor for our festival,” Red Dirt promoter Chase Colston said. “We’re expecting an even faster sellout this year and can’t wait to get back on the brick streets for another great Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival.” The festival has sold out every year of existence, including in a record 181 minutes in 2019. The sixth edition of the festival showcased more than 25 of the best barbecue joints in Texas, and a music lineup featuring Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, American Aquarium and Mike and the Moonpies. The Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival is presented by 101.5 KNUE, East Texas’ No. 1 country music station, “Radio Texas, LIVE! With Buddy Logan,” and Hyundai of Longview.

Saturday, February 22nd (6pm):

The Gaither Vocal Band Coming to Tyler

The Gaither Vocal Band is coming to Flint on their Good Things Take Time Spring 2020 Tour on February 22nd. They will be at Flint Baptist Church, so go ahead and make your plans to experience a special night of worship with the legendary Gaither Vocal band! Flint Baptist Church is located at 11131 FM 2868W, Flint. Tickets are $25 and up. For more info call 1-855-484-1991 or email support@premierproductions.com. Group rates are available.

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Spring Brings 2020 Festivals Fun for All Ages

A Guaranteed Sell Out! April 23rd (7pm): At Old Firehouse in Edom This Month:

Jeff Black, Rupert Wates Come To Edom

February 1st, Rupert Wates will be in concert. Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full-time songwriter since the late 1990s. His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret. He has released seven solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on the radio all over the world. In addition, Wates’ songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada, and the US. Since coming to the US in 2006, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards. He averages 120 live shows every year, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He was voted an “Artist Of The Year” in both 2013 and 2016 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home, and is the only artist on the entire CIYH database to have been honored with this title twice. February 22nd, Jeff Black will be in concert. It’s the truth behind what an artist does and the way they choose to do it that defines their art. And while the ways in which audiences get their music has changed, the reasons why a certain kind of artist makes music have remained the same. Call it an uncompromising commitment, an inspired motivation, or just the need to share with and connect to those who listen. For Jeff Black, it is his life’s work that has driven him to build a career like few other singer/songwriters in the business. Boston’s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. Black’s songs have earned Grammy recognition, radio chart-topping stats, and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age and his catalog of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush. Jeff has always been a favorite at Old Firehouse and audiences can’t wait for him to come

back. Don’t miss this opportunity! The Old Firehouse in Edom is the only “listening room” in the area where audiences can enjoy a “coffee house” atmosphere of the ’70s, with national and international singer/songwriters performing their own music up close and personal. Concerts feature folk genres typically described as Americana, Orchestral Folk, Traditional, and Mountain. Every performance consists of strictly original songs that are both composed and performed by the musician who has created them. Admission prices for concerts are usually $12 in advance and $15 and the door beginning at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Info, tickets, and more are at theoldfirehouse. net, info@theoldfirehouse.net, or by phone at (903)852-ART1 (2781). Future scheduled concerts are: • March 7th: Friction Farm • April 4th: Adler & Hearne

UT Tyler Offering a Songwriting Workshop

The University of Texas at Tyler has announced a workshop to help area students develop and refine songwriting skills. Presented by the UT Tyler Composer Mentor Program, the free workshop will be offered 6-7:30pm February 5th in the UT Tyler Center for the Musical Arts. The workshop is designed primarily for high school students but are open to the general public, regardless of musical ability or experience. The workshop will include a folk/rock/gospel/country music track taught by Matt Magill and a musical theater track taught by Holly Reed. A singer and songwriter, Magill performs with the Magill & Company band and is the director of B3 Ministries. Reed is a lyricist/composer and the owner of Reed Creative Group LLC and MusicalWriters.com. To register for the workshop, visit uttyler. edu/songwriting-workshop, email kgullings@ uttyler.edu or call (903)566-7388.

For King & Country

Joel & Luke, known as For King & Country, will present an ‘ENCORE’ of their most theatrical and inspirational night of music and stories yet right here in Tyler at The Oil Palace, 10408 Hwy. 64. Tickets are on sale at smarturl.it/fKCTylerTX. They will take the stage at the top of each show and play more music than ever before – including every song off their most recent album “Burn the Ships,” all of your favorites, and maybe even an unreleased song! And in honor of “Burn the Ships,” the stage and lighting design is conceptually inspired by the bow of a ship, spanning the length of the arena floor to make it their most elaborate and intimate production yet. They cannot wait to embark and continue on this voyage with you! Two-time Grammy® award-winning Australian duo, For King & Country, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, released their much anticipated third studio album, “Burn the Ships” in October 2018…a sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love. The album’s soaring debut and Grammy® nominated single, “Joy,” held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks, marking the group’s highest debut on three Billboard charts. Their current single, “God Only Knows” has reached #1 on the Billboard Audience chart and has accumulated over 27 million total streams. This marks For King & Country’s fastest rise to No. 1 to date. “Burn the Ships” has helped the duo earn three Billboard Music Awards nominations. To kick off 2019, Joel & Luke launched Part I of their “burn the ships | world tour,” performing in their Australian homeland for the very first time and selling out every show, including the iconic Sydney Opera House. Their previous album, gold-certified “RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes, and produced two Grammys®, four Dove Awards, and a hugely successful 60-date arena tour. They have garnered four No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football, and other high-profile events including performances on “The Tonight Show,” “Today Show,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In October 2016, the Smallbone brothers released the indie film inspired by their No. 1 hit of the same name, “Priceless,” about human trafficking. Tickets are on sale at smarturl.it/fKCTylerTX and range from $20 and up. Parking in the lot is $10 per car.

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. • February 1st: East Texas Bridal Expo, Tyler • February 21st: KilGogh Arts Festival, Kilgore • February 21st-23rd: Mardi Gras Upriver, Jefferson • February 22nd: Palestine Mardi Gras, Palestine • March 7th: FRESH 15, Tyler • March 7th: Hops. Shops.Bubby: A Wine & Chocolate Festival, Tyler • March 7th: Back the Blue Bash & Concert with Mike Ryan Band, Lindale • March 20th-April 5th: Azalea & Spring Flower Festival, Tyler • March 28th: Tyler Quilt Show, Tyler • March 21st: Pineywoods Music & Arts Festival with Roger Creager, Crockett • March 27th: 38th Annual Tyler Quilt Show, Tyler • April 4th: Mineola Amtrak Wine Fest, Rolin’ 20’s, Mineola • April 9th: 2020 Taste of Tyler, Tyler • April 11th: VanGogh Fair, Van • April 16th-18th: Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair • April 17th-18th: East Texas Gusher Days, Gilmer • April 17th-19th: Vintage Market Days, Lindale • May 2nd: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival • May 8th-9th: Piney Woods Wine Festival, Lindale • May 14th: Lindale Championship Rodeo 2020 • June 13th: Jacksonville Tomato Festival, Jacksonville • June 13th: Tyler Cattle Baron’s Gala, Tyler • June 19th-21st: Great Texas Balloon Race & Festival, Longview • July 4th: Fireworks at Lindsey Park, Tyler • July 17th: Great American Arts Fair, Tyler • September: Art of Peace Festival, Tyler • September 25th-October 4th: East Texas State Fair, Tyler • October 1st: Edom Art Festival, Edom • October 10th: Country Fest, Lindale • October 17th: Dogtoberfest benefiting the SPCA, Tyler • October: Fall Feral Hog Festival, Ben Wheeler • October 15th-17th: Texas Rose Festival, Tyler • November: 20th Anniversary Red, White & Blue Festival, Bullard • November: REEL East Texas Film Festival, Kilgore • November-December: Rose City Christmas, Tyler • December 3rd-5th: Mistletoe & Magic, Tyler

Canton First Mondays

Canton trade days are held Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year-round. • January 31st• July 2nd-5th February 2nd • July 30th-August 2nd • February 27th• September 3rd-6th March 1st • October 1st-4th • April 2nd-5th • October 29th• April 30th-May 3rd November 1st • May 28th-31rd • December 3rd-6th

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Kiepersol - The Canals, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store – Blacktop Angel, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Joint Custody, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Bobby Irwin, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Low D, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 XLN - Rose City Rejects, 9-1 Yamato – DJ, 9-12

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Live Music Gig Guide Friday, January 31st 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Axberg Brothers, 8-12 Brisket Love, Lindale – Jenn Ford & The Wide Eyed Devils, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Kayla Owens, 7-10 ETX Brewery – April Driggers, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Vanessa Darien, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Gary Kyle, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Salvation From Sundown, 8-12 True Vine Brewing - Chris Colston, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12

Saturday, February 1st The Back Porch, Kilgore – Anthony Riley, 9-1 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale - Brendyn Kyle Band, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Live Music, 9-1 Dakota’s Chophouse – Patrick James, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Caddo Kats, 8:30-10:30 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ryan Zimmerman, 7-10 The Grove - Gary Kyle, 7-10 Lago Del Pino - Tyler Dudley, 7-10 M6 Winery – Canal, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Live Music, 7-10 The Old Firehouse, Edom - Rupert Waters, 6-9 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Sean Christopher, 6-9 Rick’s – Trajikly White, 9-1 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – South Austin Moonlighters, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Cross Atlantic, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke - 8-10 True Vine Brewing - Live Music, 6-12

Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1

Sunday, February 2nd The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Monday, February 3rd Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Tuesday, February 4th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, February 5th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan Mathew, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, February 6th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart, 7-10 Cantina Laredo - Owen Tiner, 6-9 Cowan Center - Stomp, 7-9 Flavors Daiquiri Cafe - Karaoke, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Liberty Hall - Reckless Kelly, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Live Music, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Logan K. Strong, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Friday, February 7th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Clay Logan, 9-1 Brisket Love, Lindale – Blake Sullivan, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Karaoke, 7-10 Dakota’s Chophouse – Patrick James, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Calamity Janes, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10

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The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 9-1 Brisket Love, Lindale – Dexter Rowe, 8-12 Caldwell Auditorium - Conrad Johnson Orchestra, 6-9 ETX Brewery – The Haggertys, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Lago Del Pino - Tuxedo Cats, 7-10 M6 Winery – Withrow Cooley, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Live Music, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – The Haggertys, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – The Bright Lights Social Hour, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Vegas Stars, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Blindpursuit, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - JT Wilkinson, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Clutch Cargo, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

Sunday, February 9th The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Monday, February 10th Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Tuesday, February 11th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Lee Mathis & Sheila Weaver, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, February 12th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blakbox, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Flavors Daiquiri Cafe - Karaoke, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, February 13th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jonathan Webster, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Pete Henry, 7-10 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Relevant, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8

Stanley’s Famous BBQ – George Shingleton, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Adrian Johnston, 8-12 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Friday, February 14th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Back Beat Boogie Band, 8-12 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Karaoke, 7-10 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Old Omen, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jenn Ford, 7-10 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Dirty Streets, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Clint Alford, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12

Saturday, February 15th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dagnabbit Band, 7-10 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Sheila & The Caddo Kats, 7-10 Club 155 - Slim & The Pretty Fat Boys, 8-12 ETX Brewing - Live Music, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Lago Del Pino - Blindpursuit, 7-10 M6 Winery – Neva Kelly, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler - Live Music, 7-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – 6 Miles To Mixon, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Stefan Cotter, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Hanna Rose, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN Pool Hall - Bluez Boyz, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

Sunday, February 16th The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Monday, February 17th Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Tuesday, February 18th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Big Joe Walker, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, February 19th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ramoth Gilead,


7-10 Circle M Crawfish - Serena & Friends, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Lee & Sheila, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

8-12 Republic Icehouse – Blakbox, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 7-10

Saturday, February 22nd

The Back Porch, Kilgore – The Haggertys, Thursday, February 20th 7-10 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Dakotas Chop House – Live Music, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jenn Ford, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Live Music, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, Cowan Center - Pointer Sisters, 7-9 7-10 Flavors Daiquiri Cafe - Karaoke, 7-10 The Grove - Quentin Moore, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Mark Ballas, M6 Winery – Heather Harper, 3-6 7-10 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Live Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Daniel Music, 7-10 Rocha, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Andie Kay Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Joyner, 7-10 Friday, February 21st Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 XLN -DC & The MuddKats Blues Band, 9-1 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Black Ice, 8-12 Yamato – Owen & Jopi, 7-10 Circle M Crawfish - Karaoke, 7-10 Sunday, February 23rd Cowboys - Jacob Bryant, 8-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm ETX Brewery – Live Music, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jeremy Monday, February 24th Parsons, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Kiepersol - Clint Alford, 6-9 Tuesday, February 25th Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Relevant, 6-9 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Karaoke, Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9

Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Daniel Rocha, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, February 26th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Wade Skinner, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, February 27th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jennifer marler, 7-10 Flavors Daiquiri Cafe - Karaoke, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Relevant, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Lucas Jagneaux, 8-12 Time Square - Karaoke, 9-12

Friday, February 28th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jenn Ford & The Wide Eyed Devils, 8-12 Brisket Love, Lindale – Live Music, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Karaoke, 7-10 Cowboys - Kolby Cooper, 8-12

Dakota’s Chophouse – Kayla Owens, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Covenant & Friends, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 The Grove - Stefan Cotter Music, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Joe Diffie, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Charley Crockett, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Brad Ward & The Bad Habits, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Michael Carubelli, 8-12 True Vine Brewing - Clint Alford, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12

Saturday, February 29th Dakotas Chop House – Live Music, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Live Music, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 M6 Winery – Michael Jesch, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Star Parks, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Bobby Irwin, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Ramoth Gilead, 7-10 Time Square - Gary Patrick, 8-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

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FAMILY At TJC Earth and Space Science Center this Month:

TJC Science Center to Host 9th Annual ‘Love Under the Stars’

TJC Earth and Space Science Center featuring the Hudnall Planetarium at Tyler Junior College is located on the Tyler Junior College campus at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter.tjc.edu. Throughout the ages, the poets and composers have been inspired by love and its relationship to the cosmos. Valentine couples can enjoy an evening of “Love Under the Stars,” 7-9:30pm Friday and Saturday, February 14th and 15th, at Tyler Junior College’s Earth and Space Science Center featuring Hudnall Planetarium. “This year’s dome show will feature our brand-new Digitarium Aethos 4K laser-projection system to present a vivid and immersive program that includes a discussion on love stories about the constellations and the mythology behind them,” said Dr. Beau Hartweg, TJC Science Center Director. Hartweg said the program under the 40-foot dome will also include a look at the constellations visible in the night sky, and a virtual tour through the solar system and beyond to visit places in the universe that were inspired by love. Tickets are $85 per couple (ages 21 and up), and admission

Other Events this Month

February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd (8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm): Star Party Saturday - This is a unique opportunity for families to view the beautiful heavens of East Texas, and is completely free! Telescopes will be set up as well (weather permitting). This is held ongoing the first Saturday of each month.

Tickets on Sale Now for the Annual Mother-Son and Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Dances

Families are invited to experience an unforgettable evening as the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual Mother-Son and Daddy-Daughter Valentine’s Dances on February 7th and 8th. Each fun-filled evening will feature a DJ, refreshments, and dancing. To help commemorate this special event, professional photography packages will be available for purchase. Attire for the dances is semi-formal. • Friday, February 7th (7-8:30pm): Mother-Son dance for boys ages four to 13 years old. • Saturday, February 8th (6-7:30pm): Daddy-Daughter dance for girls ages four to eight years old. • Saturday, February 8th (8-9:30pm): Daddy-Daughter dance for girls ages nine to 13 years old. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Glass Recreation Center for $9 per attendee. If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the dance for $10 per attendee. Only 300 tickets are available for each dance. For more information, please visit TylerParksandRec.com or call the Glass Recreation Center at (903)595-7271.

At Discovery Science Place This Month:

Darwin Day & STEM Like a Girl

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includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages, full-dome planetarium show, an outdoor, telescopic viewing (weather permitting), gift basket, and a commemorative photo. Advance tickets can be purchased online at sciencecenter.tjc. edu or at the Science Center ticket counter. Seating is limited.

Winter promises loads of fun at the Discovery Science Place, located at 308 N. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info go to discoveryscienceplace.org. Darwin Day will be held on February 15th, 10am-2pm. Celebrate biology with DSP’s annual family-oriented Darwin Day event featuring live animals, cool hands-on science, and educational games (all included with normal museum admission). STEM Like a Girl will be held on February 22nd, 10am-2pm. This is a day of hands-on STEM fun for middle school girls only! Led by local female STEM professionals and mentored by female UT Tyler STEM students, it’s a great day for science/technology/engiLocated at FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Hwy) neering/math. It is free to attend and includes lunch. Off Loop 49 Inside in Tyler, Texas And finally, the much anticipated 8th Annual Tyler Maker Faire will be held April 18th, 9am-5pm. Above Ground Pools Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a famRecessed Pools ily-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Part science fair, part Water Testing county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an allages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, Chemicals hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and Parts & Service commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. bluecoralpools2015@gmail.com Join over 1,200 people at this amazing event for tons of handson demonstrations and fun from high-tech to old-school build903.592.POOL (7665) ing and making. The special 2020 featured guest will be Mario the Open Monday-Saturdays, Closed Sundays Maker Magician! Plan now to attend this fun and creative day. EGuideMagazine.com • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!

At Caldwell Zoo This Month:

Caldwell Cub Club Begins Again

The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121 or email info@ caldwellzoo.org. Caldwell Zoo is open March-Labor Day, 9am5pm and 9am-4pm September-February. Starting in February and held every other Wednesday (9:3010:30am), the Caldwell Cub Club begins again this month. Enjoy learning and playtime with every member of your pride by joining the Caldwell Cub Club. It is designed to spark curiosity and appreciation for the natural world in preschool-aged (3-5) children. This program is meant to be enjoyed with an accompanying adult who will fully participate in all of the fun and engaging activities. Each class includes art, circle time, a story, and a live animal encounter. Zoo members price is $60 and non-members are $80. Prices include admission for child and one grown-up and scheduled programming for 4 sessions. Meeting dates for Session 2 are February 26th, March 11th, 25th, April 8th. Session 3 dates are April 15th, 29th, May 13th, 27th. Limited spots are available. Other events exciting events going on at the zoo are: Daily (2pm): Penguin Encounter - Birds that can’t fly? Discover all of the amazing adaptations these creatures possess. Understand life from the perspective of a penguin and get the opportunity to have a close-up encounter with one of the zoo’s penguin ambassadors. Cost is $80 per two people. Daily (10-11:45am and 1:15-3pm): Giraffe Feeding - Stop by the African Overlook for a chance to feed lettuce leaves to the giraffes. The giraffe feeding deck is open daily, weather permitting. 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 multi-species 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.

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BOOKS It’s Time For a Mysterious February By Gini Rainey

“An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

An instant #1 New York Times Best Seller in 2019, this second novel by the authors of “The Wife Between Us” is a creepy, scary, psychological thriller. Placed in Manhattan, the story centers around a young girl with a troubled past who gets sucked into an ethics study devised by a psychiatrist wanting to expose her cheating husband. After being manipulated, lied to, and being presented with a skewed morality, the main character, Jessica, finds herself deep in a situation where the lines between the study and life become blurred, and paranoia begins to sink its teeth in. A page-turner? Oh my, yes! This is one book that starts off a bit slow, but gains speed the further in you get. Easy to figure out the ending? Not on your life. The twists and turns the plot keeps taking will have you on the edge of your seat and not quite sure who to root for. On my recommendation, grab a glass of wine, sit in your comfy chair, and get ready for a great literary ride through the psychosis of the deranged mind of this wife. You will not regret it! (You might want to bring the whole bottle of wine along for the ride!) Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2019 – St. Martin’s Press

“An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good” by Helene Tursten

This charming little book, translated from Swedish to English by Marlaine Delargy, is a collection of five delightfully macabre short stories centering around the main character, Maud, and her dastardly deeds. Maud is an unassuming, frail-appearing, little 88 year old lady who takes it upon herself to take out individuals who, for one reason or another, have fatally entered Maud’s life. While taking on the persona of an innocent, helpless old woman with the help of canes, walkers, and hearing aids, Maud is anything but helpless as she cleverly plots the murder of an individual in each of the five different short stories. This is an easy read and provides a bit of humor to those of us who know the elderly, are related to the elderly, or are the elderly! I just wish it had been longer, I was really beginning to enjoy the conniving antics of this charming, yet dastardly, lady. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2018 – SoHo Press

At Barnes & Noble Booksellers This Month:

Bring Your Baby To B&N For Books, Stories & More

B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info call (903)534-3996 or go to barnesandnoble.com. Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old at 11am weekly. Join the fun as a book is read, and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. This is always free to attend. February 1st (11am): “Celebrating Elmo’s Birthday” - Step into Elmo's world at your B&N with a special birthday celebration. Come by for Storytime followed by fun activity sheets, birthday crowns, and stickers to bring home. February 8th (11am): “Always More Love” - Discover a heartwarming story in this interactive book that shows us how love grows for our

Half Price Book Signings This Month

Half Price Books (HPB) is located at 8966 S. Broadway, Tyler, (903)561-8258. All events are free to attend. • February 1st (3-5pm): Book Signing with author Anne Odom - Anne will sign copies of her historical fiction novel “Mr. Piano, Act 1.” Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. • February 8th (3-5pm): Book Signing with Ciara O’Neal - Ciara will sign copies of her picture book “Flamingos Hugs Aren’t For Everyone.” Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

dearest friends and family. February 15th (11am): “The President of the Jungle” - Is Lion always the King of the Jungle? This funny story features lively illustrations and colorful characters who can teach the importance of everyone having a vote. February 29th (11am): “Celebrating Dr. Seuss” - Have a very Seussical Storytime at this special reading and activity time presented in partnership with Read Across America. February 29th (2pm): “Get A Clue” - Introducing the InvestiGators, a new graphic novel series about super spies who uncover clues and crack cases - perfect for fans of “Dog Man” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Join for activities, a mystery game, and giveaways.

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Book Clubs at Barnes & Noble Booksellers February 4th (7pm): Book Club Featuring “Dear Edward”

Join to discuss B&N’s latest Book Club pick, “Dear Edward,” a poignant, timely novel about love, hope, and resilience.

February 7th (7pm): YA Book Club Featuring “Loveboat, Taipei”

B&N’s YA Book Club discussions continue this winter. Join to explore compelling stories and characters. The February selection is “Loveboat, Taipei,” a sparkling coming-of-age story with a touch of romance. These will be held at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to barnesandnoble.com. This is free to attend.

A Free & Fun Writer’s Club at Tyler Public Library

Every Wednesday at 12 noon at the Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler, come meet with other writers and talk about the writing process, your stories, and more. This group meets in the Makerspace. It is free to attend and everyone is welcome. The Writer’s Club is great for all types of writers or prospective writers. This is a group of writers who are in different stages of writing and skills.

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FINE ARTS Inside the Artist’s Studio:

Bloom Where You’re Planted, Buy Local By Derrick White

Glasstire is an online art magazine covering topics in Texas contemporary art. They produce thoughtful art criticism and are the journal of record for our extensive Texas visual art community. The website’s name is a reference to the glass tire sculptures of East Texas native Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008), who was from Port Arthur. Glasstire holds the belief that great art can come from anywhere. In the last few years the website has expanded into the realm of podcasts. In their podcast titled “Art Dirt: The Personalities of Texas’ Art Cities,” Publisher Brandon Zech and Editor-in-chief Christina Rees discuss what makes each of Texas’ distinct art regions tick and the potential for success for visual artists. Rees was the juror for the University of Texas at Tyler’s 34th Annual International Exhibition and witnessed some of the dynamic art aspects happening here. As you might imagine, the bulk of the podcast is devoted to the larger visual art market cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston; but they also talk about the panhandle, West Texas, southern border cities, and East Texas gets a shout out towards the end. Christina states, “What happens if you go out to East Texas, with a place like Tyler, is you’ve got the universities, you’ve got schools, you’ve got faculty. They are there to stay. They make art and they are bringing up students through their programs and it’s sort of a ‘bloom where you are planted’ thing. Start your own art scenes. Have an art community, busy making work and making it for its own audience - you know, those aren’t necessarily places to move to if you don’t already live there but if you are there, there is a way to make something, however small, feel quite thriving and to have dialogue and to have a community, an actual working community.” Brandon Zech responds, “Or maybe they are places to move to depending on if you have this really cool idea as long as you can get local support and you can band together with people who also think your idea is awesome, especially if you are moving into a community you don’t know. But the real crux of this: it only takes one person to really change and make an impact on an art scene, be it in Tyler or in Brownsville, or really even in Houston.” Rees concludes, “Once you reach a certain age you will have friends who have moved to big art centers, New York or Los Angeles, and have burned out. They got up there and they had to work two full-time jobs and they stopped making their art because they were too busy making a living and paying rent. They want to come to Texas, or come back to Texas, or figure out a way to be able and have a studio and make work and live comfortably and be creative. I don’t think being completely stressed out by having to make a living all the time and not getting to make your work is necessarily ennobling. I don’t think it’s creatively inspiring, and I think this whole character building up exercise of moving to New York City and living [in a dump] and working sixty hours weeks and trying to get some traction is not necessarily the only way to go anymore. There are a lot of different art worlds and you can make your own art world. Things are changing rapidly.” Things are changing rapidly. That statement struck a sympathetic chord with me and reiterated a belief I stated in a podcast interview with ETX Creatives founders Addie Moore and Lisa Horlander. “I like what is changing in East Texas and in our visual arts community and the arts community in general. It’s got legs and a driving force it hasn’t had before. East Texas, in general, is changing for the better and I think there are more opportunities coming for visual artists in our region than before. Sixteen years ago, if I had an aspiring visual art student in class, the best advice I could give them was … move. Go to Dallas, go to Austin, go to Houston, go to Abilene, all these different communities supporting their arts so much better than we used to. I really believe this is changing now better than it ever has been, and if we could introduce some of the money here in East Texas to some of our local creatives and get it all off the ground, then I think the sky’s the limit for what is coming in the future,” I declared. We are at critical mass for visual art. We have excellent regional museums, universities and colleges with inspiring art programs filled with professional artists, and we have amazing emerging student artists who are sticking around and building supportive, innovative communities. We have support from new and established locally owned businesses and civic communes throughout East Texas giving opportunities to local visual artists. What we need is collector financial support, people willing to invest in budding talents here at home. Start buying original, local art. There are many reasons original art brings fulfillment to those who collect. When purchasing art, you may think about décor and how it will fit into your home. Are you looking for an exciting piece, something comfortable and welcoming, or are you looking for something striking out as a room’s focal point? Whatever original art you choose, you will eventually find yourself enchanted by how it becomes a part of your home and a part of your life. By seeking out and supporting emerging artists, collectors may find the pieces they have bought increase in value as emerging artists become established. Owning original art enriches your life and has the potential to make you happy. You enjoy the satisfaction of having a good eye for what fits your personal aesthetic. You get the gratification of having helped and encouraged a local creative who may have depended on your purchase as the sustenance they needed to keep going. You have added to the cultural enrichment of our region. You own one of a kind art not existing anywhere else in the world. Writer’s note: The Art Guys, a collaborative performance art duo based in Houston, sadly lost Michael Galbreth, who died in October 2019. Galbreth was married to Rainey Knudson, the founder of Glasstire. Condolences. 18 EGuideMagazine.com • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!

This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:

Laura Wilson’s Western Photography On Exhibit

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 TuesdaySaturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and on most major holidays. For more info call the museum at (903)595-1001, tylermuseum.org, or email info@tylermuseum.org.

“That Day: Pictures in the American West”

This exhibition highlights Laura Wilson’s fascination with the diversity found among the people and places of Texas and beyond. Capturing the grittiness of the American West, the subjects range from generational ranchers to high school football players. Executed in her signature black-and-white photography, Wilson captures the beauty as well as the harshness of the region. This will be on exhibit through March 15th.

“Bold Lines: Works by Joseph Glasco”

The Tyler Museum of Art celebrates the career of an influential abstract expressionist with strong ties to the Tyler community in this major exhibition, “Bold Lines: Works by Joseph Glasco.” The exhibition runs through February 16th in the Museum’s Bell Gallery. Organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, “Bold Lines” surveys the vast body of work by Glasco (1925-1996), an artist born in Oklahoma but raised in Tyler. His artistic eye developed early as he grew up in East Texas, moving on to study art at the University of Texas at Austin before being drafted for military service in World War II. After the war, Glasco lived in Dallas and drew advertisements for Dreyfuss Department Store before continuing his study of painting in Los Angeles and Mexico. His 1949 move to New York led to a friendship with collector Alphonso Ossorio, who introduced Glasco to several major artists of the era including Jackson Pollock and Jean Dubuffet. That same year, he became the youngest artist at the time to be included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection when the institution acquired one of his drawings, according to an artist bio provided by Talley Dunn Gallery, which represents Glasco’s estate. His career took off dramatically as a result of his inclusion in the groundbreaking 1952 MoMA exhibition “Fifteen Americans,” which also featured the work of luminaries such as Pollock, William Baziotes and Mark Rothko. Glasco’s work eventually made its way into the permanent collections of some of the most prominent museums in the U.S. including the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. “Bold Lines” offers a glimpse at how Glasco’s work evolved over the years: from stylized representational forms; to heavily patterned, geometric approaches; to figures; and eventually into the abstract collage painting and sculpture from his final years in Galveston, for which he is best known. The exhibition features four of Glasco’s works held in the TMA’s Permanent Collection, in addition to pieces on loan from collections throughout Texas, as well as the artist’s estate.

Upcoming Exhibits

The 16th Annual High School Art Exhibition is just around the corner. Each spring, the TMA offers dozens of aspiring artists the opportunity to show their work in a full-scale, professionally curated museum exhibition with this enduring program. Entry is open to all senior-level high school students as selected by their art instructors, with an average of 70 young artists participating each year. Five outstanding works, as selected by a jury of art professors from local colleges and universities, are presented with “Merit of Honor” awards during the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, when the community is invited to meet the participating artists, enjoy light refreshments, and cast their votes for the annual Viewers’ Choice Award presented at the exhibition’s conclusion. All participating artists receive Certificates of Participation and one-year student memberships to the TMA. Here are a few important dates to remember. The deadline for entry is February 26th; March 6th, art needs to be delivered to TMA; and the Opening Reception will be March 29th. To enter, go to tylermuseum.org/public-programs/ or email info@tylermuseum.org.

February 21st (6-9pm) & 22nd (10am-2pm):

KilGogh Arts Festival 2020 Goes Crazy

It’s time to “Gogh Crazy” for the eighth annual KilGogh Arts Festival! This year’s theme is sure to produce some CRAZY artwork, so you won’t want to miss it. The annual KilGogh Art & Wine Exhibition is Friday, February 21st, 6-9pm, in the Texan Theater and Old Post Office on S. Kilgore St. in Historic Downtown Kilgore. It will be an evening of entertainment, food from the Kilgore College Culinary Arts, wine tastings from local East Texas wineries, and a wide array of artists from throughout the region. There will also be seminar sessions with exhibiting artists throughout the night. Tickets to the exhibition are $30 each and include the opportunity to sample wines and the culinary arts while you peruse and purchase exclusive artwork. Don’t worry if you can’t decide which piece to buy - come back on Saturday, February 22nd, when the art exhibition is open for free to the public 10am-2pm. This is the perfect opportunity to talk with the artists at their booths and to purchase a piece or two. Due to popular demand, they will have more arts and crafts workshops for people to sign up for. These will have a small fee for art supplies. Check kilgogh.com to book. If you would like to be an exhibiting artist, apply at kilgoremainstreet.com/artist-information and apply online. For more information, to sign up as an artist, or to purchase a ticket, visit kilgoremainstreet.com.


Events & Plays February 14th-23rd (FridaySaturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm):

on the TJC campus. The Theatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10am6pm, weekdays only, throughout the run of performances. For more info call (903)5102212. For production info go to www.tjc.edu.

“Dreamgirls”

“Dreamgirls” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre stage. A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, “Dreamgirls” chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, “Dreamgirls” explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry. 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.

February 19th-22nd (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:30pm):

“Othello”

“Othello” will be on stage at TJC’s Jean Browne Theatre. “Othello” is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. The story revolves around two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his treacherous ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, and repentance, “Othello” is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations. Tyler Jr. College Jean Browne Theatre is located

February 21st-23rd; 28th-March 1st (FridaySaturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm):

“Our Town”

“Our Town” will be presented on the Henderson Civic Theatre Stage. This 1938 metatheatrical three-act play, by American playwright Thornton Wilder, tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. The Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. The Theatre is located on Heritage Square in Downtown Henderson, a National Register Historic District, in the original Opera House built-in 1885. For info call (903)657-2968 or hendersoncivictheatre.org.

Upcoming

March 20th-29th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “The Mark Twain Show” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre stage. This is an artful array of Twain’s most humorous writings, wittiest quotes, and even some of his

TYLER CIVIC THEATRE 400 Rose Park Dr., (Next to Tyler Rose Garden Center) Tyler, TX 75702 For tickets: Box Office: (903) 592-0561 or tylercivictheatre.com Box Office: Monday - Friday 10am-1pm & 2-5pm

most gripping drama. And, oh - Mark Twain’s hilarious political satire and even songs. This is an evening of Mark Twain’s best humor, wit, and drama, and is not to be confused with Hal Holbrook’s one-man show. 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. March 27th-29th (Friday-Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm): “Wizard of Oz” will be on stage at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School, 1405 ESE Loop 323, Tyler. The Fine Arts Department will be presenting this production. Tickets will be available at the door. April 2nd-5th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre’s stage. Five of Rudyard Kipling's “Just So Stories,” including “How the Camel Got His Hump,” “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,” and “How the Elephant Got His Trunk,” are included here. The tales are brought vividly to life by Kipling’s young daughter, Elsie, and a group of new friends she has made during a visit with her aunt while her parents are away. The ending, which holds a surprise or two, is moving and uplifting as Elsie learns something about herself and her friends as well. 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 15th-19th (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “The Drowning Girls” will be on stage at TJC’s Jean Browne Theatre. Tyler Jr. College Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. The Theatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10am-6pm, weekdays only, throughout the run of performances. For more info call (903)510-2212. For production info go to tjc. edu. May 1st-3rd (Friday-Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm): “Godspell” will be on stage at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School, 1405 ESE Loop 323, Tyler. The Fine Arts Department will be presenting this production. Tickets will be available at the door.

May 8th-17th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre Stage. Based on Truman Capote’s classic novella, this play tells the story of a young Southern-born writer, known to us only as Fred, who becomes infatuated with his Upper East Side neighbor: the beguiling, effervescent beauty Miss Holiday Golightly. As Holly pulls Fred into her world of spontaneous parties and luxury, he finds himself increasingly fascinated with this captivating woman. 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. May 15th-24th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “9 to 5: The Musical” will be presented on the Henderson Civic Theatre stage. Based on the 1980 movie of the same name, it features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and centers on the downtrodden working lives of three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee. They all work at Consolidated Industries, which is presided over by the sexist, lecherous, and pompous Franklin Hart. The Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. The Theatre is located on Heritage Square in Downtown Henderson, a National Register Historic District, in the original Opera House built in 1885. For info call (903)657-2968 or hendersoncivictheatre.org. July 10th-19th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm): “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” will be presented on the Henderson Civic Theatre stage. The enchanting modern classic from Disney brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life on stage. The show features all of the songs from the animated film, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. The Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. The Theatre is located on Heritage Square in Downtown Henderson, a National Register Historic District, in the original Opera House built in 1885. For info call (903)657-2968 or hendersoncivictheatre.org.

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At Tyler Civic Theatre This Month:

And Then There Were None Little Women October 25-27 and October 31-November 3 (Auditions October1-2) November 21-24 with morning school shows November 19-20

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe December 6-8 and 12-16

An Encore by George & Anita Faber: A Soulful Christmas 2.0, A Vocal & Instrumental Concert One weekend only - December 20-22

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