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���������Cowan Center Rocks the 2019-2020 Season: “Bandstand,” “The Color Purple,” “Popovich: Comedy Pet Theater,” “The Color Purple,” Martina McBride, An Evening with Rita Moreno, “Legend of Stage and Screen,” and STOMP ���������Hit the Bricks November 9th: Beautiful Weather & Lots of Fun ���������Azalea District to Host Azalea District “Trail of Lights” ���������At Goodman Le-Grand Museum: Hand Turkeys and A Holiday Open House plus Novel Ideas Book Club ���������December 5th: Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade ���������At Liberty Hall This Month: Mickey Gilley Sings The Hits ���������Holiday Open House in Downtown Tyler ���������At Studio Movie Grill This Month: “The Godfather Part II” On The Big Screen Again, Big Screen Classics, and SMG Music Movies ���������First Tuesday in the Garden: Getting Shady In The Rose Garden ���������5K’s, Fun Runs, Bike Rides & Much More ���������December 31st: “Night Of Nostalgia” with Coolio Benefiting PATH of East Texas ���������Mistletoe & Magic features Special Guest Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty the First Weekend in December ���������This Month at the SPCA: “Feed The Smile” Fundraiser & Pooches On The Patio plus New Year’s Eve Party Announced ���������20th Anniversary of Red, White & Blue Festival in Bullard features Cody Canada and Chris Colston in Concert ���������At Tyler State Park This Month: Fall Nature Opportunities Abound, Enjoy the Cooler Weather Outdoors
���������“Country To The Bone: Darrin Morris Band” ���������Two Big Concert This Fall: “Faux Collins Tribute” & The Newsboys ���������“Taking Every Footstep To Heart: Gary Patrick” ���������“Sticking To His Roots: Wade Skinner” ���������At Old Firehouse in Edom This Month: November Concert features Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, and Bill Nash ���������Live Music Gig Guide
���������At TJC Earth and Space Science Center this Month: “Outreach To Space” Now On Exhibit, Rock ‘n Roll Saturday and Star Party Saturday ���������At Tiger Creek Sanctuary This Fall: Give Thanks For Big Cats ���������At Barnes & Noble Booksellers This Month: A November of Family Book Events ���������At Tyler Public Library This Month: From NaNoWriMo Write-Ins to Robotics Makerspace, There’s Something for Everyone ���������Ranch of Dreams, Fun, and Animals
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To Do Cowan Center Rocks the 20192020 Season:
“Bandstand” and “The Color Purple”
Fall 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 9am-4pm 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: Bandstand Thursday, November 7th (7:30pm) From three-time Tony Award® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find America’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved.” (Time Out New York). “Popovich: Comedy Pet Theater” Thursday, November 14th (12 noon and 7pm) Put your paws together for the World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! This newfangled family-friendly production features funnyman Gregory and his cast of daring jugglers, harebrained clowns, and over 30 animals including cats, dogs, geese, doves, and parrots. Mr. Popovich and his extraordinary Pets (all rescued shelter animals) have been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” This is for grades K-5. Ticket orders are now being accepted. The Color Purple Monday, November 18th (7:30pm) The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold.” (The New York Times). Martina McBride Tuesday, December 3rd (8pm) With multiple Grammy® nominations, country icon Martina McBride’s incomparable vocals have garnered six No. 1 hits and twenty top ten singles (“Independence Day,” “This One’s For The Girls,” “A Broken Wing”). With more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, McBride has sold more than 18 million albums to date and has earned multiple Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum certifications. This winter, the celebrated singer takes to the stage with an unforgettable Martina McBride concert experience you’ll never forget. An Evening with Rita Moreno, Legend of Stage and Screen Thursday, January 16th (7:30pm) For her break-out role as Anita in “West Side Story,” Moreno landed an Oscar. Decades later, as one of only three Americans to receive a Peabody®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar®, and Tony Award®, Rita Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business. Most recently, she starred in the
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critically-acclaimed Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix. Prior to that, Rita appeared in guest-starring roles in primetime TV series such as “Getting On,” “Jane The Virgin,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Grace and Frankie.” Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American Culture and was honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. STOMP Thursday, February 6th (7:30pm) 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! More performances: • Thursday, February 20th (7:30pm): The Pointer Sisters • Thursday, February 27th (10am and 12:30pm): “Cuentos” Performed by David Gonzales • Saturday, February 29th (7:30pm): Cirque Éloize Hotel • 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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November 2nd (6-9pm):
Playhouses on the Plaza benefiting Habitat for Humanity Playhouses on the Plaza is a unique benefit featuring six life-sized playhouses on display in the heart of Downtown Tyler. Playhouses available for auction have been built and donated by: Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Custom Black Stallion Homes, LLC with Texas Root Homes, LLC, Garrett & Associates General Contractors, Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Wilhite Landscaping. Purchase price of Playhouse includes complimentary delivery of playhouse, up to 50 miles from the plaza. Winning bidders must be prepared to take delivery of the playhouse on November 3rd. The playhouses are on exhibit in Downtown Tyler on the Square. There is a dinner and live auction held at Regions Bank Building, 100 E. Ferguson, Tyler for $125. Purchase at eventbrite.com.
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The Goodman-LeGrand Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (903)531-1286, or go to parksandrec.cityoftyler. org. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am4pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; there is a $2 donation suggested. Goodman-LeGrand Museum will host these events this month: Novel Ideas Book Club Novel Ideas Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7pm. The goal is to get a group of people interested in reading young adult fiction (no matter your age) to discuss the books in a safe and unique space. Books scheduled are: • November 7th: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie • December 5th: “My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins Hit the Bricks Second Saturday Fun Held 10am-4pm the second Saturday every month, Goodman Museum offers free fun for everyone. This is free to participate. Events are: • November 9th (10am4pm): “Hand Turkeys” • December 14th: “Making Classic Ornaments” Other Upcoming Events • November 16th (6-8:30pm): Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser - “Bonnie and Clyde” • December 12th (4-8pm): Open House “Home for the Holidays”
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. Going on around Downtown Tyler are: • 8am-12 noon: Rose City Farmer’s Market • 8am-12 noon: ETX Brewing Co. Cart Derby Race your homemade cart down Broadway! To sign up or see the rules, go to facebook.com/ events/610031046075790. • 9-11am: Saturday Morning Cars & Tacos at ETX Brewing 9pm-1am. 21 and older only after 9pm. There is • Cafe 1948, located at 110 N. College (in the • 10am: a cover charge. lobby of the Plaza Tower), is open 7am-5pm. Coffee • Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., is open Shopping Fun Class at 4pm-12 midnight. While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of Tyler Public • The Foundry these special events, be sure to check out some Library Coffee House, of the Downtown businesses. These stores offer sponsored located at 202 S. unique items that can only be found in Downtown by Cafe Broadway, is open Tyler. 1948 at 7am-11pm. • 903 Join in • Garage Bar, located Handmade, the library's 3rd-floor Makerspace for a coffee at 418 E. Erwin St., located class with Cafe 1948. Cafe 1948 will be is open 4pm-1am. at 253 S. teaching patrons about various coffee brewing • The Porch at ETX Broadway, methods. Coffee is provided. This is free to Brewery, located at December 5th (6-9pm): has unique attend and you must RSVP at facebook.com/ 221 S. Broadway, is open 7:30am-12 midnight. It handmade events/373871160159572. is pet-friendly outside on the patio. collections • 10am-4pm: • Rhea’ s Hot Links, located at 204 S. Fannin Ave., is from quality artisans - locals, artists from around “Hand Turkeys” open Saturdays 9am-5:30pm. Texas, and craftspeople from around the country. • Rick’ plus a Family s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., • Artfix Cultured Studios offers a place to view and Scavenger Hunt is open 4pm-1am. purchase items from a variety of local artists as at the Goodman Kickoff is at • SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., is open well as take art classes. Museum 6pm in Downtown at 3pm-1am. • Backbone Hair + Beauty, located at 235 S. • 10am-5pm: Tyler, and is fol• Strada Caffè, located at 302 E. Front St., is open Broadway, is open 9am-5pm. Get a stylish new Treasure Hunt lowed by the 34th 8am-10pm. hairdo along with experiencing a downtown jibe at Ye Olde City Annual Christmas • Taqueria El Lugar, located at 111 W. Ferguson, is in this hip new hair salon. They also sell a line of Antique Mall Tree Lighting Ceropen 10am-8pm. cool t-shirts and hair products. Find gift certificates hidden around the store. emony at the T.B. There are usually a few food trucks hanging • Moss: Where Flowers are Fair features local and • 1-6pm: East Texas Sip and Shop; tickets are $95 Butler Fountain around Downtown as well so there’ s no excuse to fairly traded fresh flowers, plantings, locallyand sell out fast Plaza immediately leave hungry with all of the dining options because made apothecaries, and vintage finds. • 2-3:30pm: “Robotics Makerspace” at Tyler in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. after the parade. • Ridiculously Good Branding and Thread Co. Public Library - Come to learn the basics of This year’s theme is “Rotary Connects the World.” Hit offers a design studio and retail store specializing Computer Science by programming a variety Santa Claus will be taking photos immedithe Bricks in branding, print materials, and social media. of robots. Sign up at signupgenius.com/ ately following the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is held Their shirts are printed in-house using ecogo/60B054AA9AD2FA0F49-robotics. Ceremony. rain or friendly inks on fair trade shirts with a lot of love. • 7pm: “Out of Photos with Santa Claus will be limited to 30 shine, • The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store, the Loop: True minutes following the ceremony. cold or located at 723 N. Broadway, offers the Stories” will be The parade and tree lighting is free to attend. hot- there bargain hunter tons of gently used held at Liberty is always something to do Downtown on the second The parade will start on N. Broadway Avenue, South stuff plus a load of bargains. They Hall. The Tyler of E Oakwood Street, 1 block North of E Line Street, Saturday of every month. feature everything from furniture to Loop presents For more information go to visittyler. and finish at E. Oakwood Street. clothing and kitchen gadgets live storytelling This event is sponsored by the Rotary Internacom/HitTheBricks, find the event to electronics. about life in Tyler on Facebook, or download the tional Clubs of Tyler (South Tyler Rotary, Sunrise • Ye Olde City Antique and East Texas. FREE app “EGuide Tyler TX.” Rotary, and The Rotary Club of Tyler). Mall, 302 E. Locust Presented by St., offers great everyday Tylerites and East Texans in their own treasures, words—with the help of local musicians—they antiques, and a will bring you stories that are silly and serious, world of memfun and fearless, and reveal something real about ories. life in our region. Inspired by wildly popular national live storytelling events like The Moth, You’ve seen the beautiful colors of Eat Your StoryCorps, and Pop-Up Magazine, The Loop the Azalea District during the spring, Heart Out is bringing the life-giving, community-building now guests can see the Azalea District Sink your power of stories on stage to Tyler and East Texas. come to life, with color, during the teeth into one Tickets are available at the door. holiday season! of the local The Azalea District will once again Live Entertainment Downtown eathost the Azalea District “Trail of Lights” • 9am-12 noon: Live music at the Rose City eries. These are rg .o er yl during Rose City Christmas. DowntownT Farmers Market. No cover and all ages are open on Saturdays: There will be a live nativity scene at the welcome. • Culture ETX, located home of Guy and Joan Pyron, 212 W. Dobbs • 8:30-10:30pm: Live music by 6 Miles to Mixon at 118 W. Erwin St., St., December 20th-21st, 6-8pm each night. at ETX Brewing Co. No cover and all ages are Tyler, is open 11amThe Pyron garden is one of the most popular spots along the Azalea Trail during Tyler’s annual welcome. 10pm. Azalea and Spring Flower Trail each spring. • 9pm-1am: Live music at The Garage Bar. No one • Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 113 E. Once again, this year, the garden will be transformed into a living nativity scene as part of Rose City under 21 after 8pm. There is a cover charge at Erwin St., is open 12 noon-10pm. Christmas. the door. • Jack Ryan’s Steak & Chophouse, located at 102 For more info contact Susan Travis at (903) 592-6978 or email email@example.com. • 9pm-1am: Rick’s on the Square - Satellite N. College Ave., is open 5-10pm. 6 EGuideMagazine.com • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!
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At Liberty Hall This Month:
Mickey Gilley Sings The Hits In Tyler Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at libertytyler.com. November 2nd (8pm): Dad Jokes Comedy: An Evening of Stand-Up - When three professional comedians become fathers, it brings a whole new meaning to DAD JOKES! Aaron Aryanpur (Comedy Central, NBC), Daryl Felsberg (Billboard Comedy, XM Sirius) and Brandon Davidson (Funniest Comic in Texas Finalist) are taking their stories and lives and laying out on the stage, all in one show! Trying to forget the pain of fatherhood…or the pain you have inflicted on Dad, everyone can certainly relate! Towards the end of the show, the guys bring up dads from the audience to participate in “Dad Jokes,” where the boys help the Dads spin their best bit for everyone to hear. Tickets are $20 each. November 8th & 9th (7pm): Out of the Loop True Stories about Life in Tyler and East Texas - The Tyler Loop presents live storytelling about life in Tyler and East Texas. Presented by everyday Tylerites and East Texans in their own words—with the help of local musicians— Tyler Loop bring you stories that are silly and serious, fun and fearless, and reveal something real about life in our region. They aim to leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and informed—and with the sense that there are many more great hidden stories to discover and share in our beautiful city and beyond. Inspired by wildly popular national live storytelling events like “The Moth,” “StoryCorps,” and “Pop-Up Magazine,” they’re bringing the life-giving, communitybuilding power of stories on stage to Tyler and East Texas. This is a can’t-miss local event! Tickets are $10. November 14th (7pm): “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Movie Screening - Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro); then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters. This film is a part of the Reel Talk program with Liberty Hall and the Tyler Public Library. Tickets are $6 or free with a Library Card. November 15th (8pm): Mickey Gilley in Concert - Mickey Gilley has been wowing fans with his haunting sound of Louisiana rhythm and blues since 1957. Mickey grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. Gilley made his chart-topper debut with his song “Is It Wrong For Loving You.” He continued to show chart success with hits like “City Lights” and "”Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” both of which reached number one on the Billboard Country Charts. For ticket assistance please call (866) 710-8942. November 30th (8pm): Card 53 Comedy Presents “Stuffed” - Eat too much over Thanksgiving?? Card 53 Comedy feels your pain! Card 53 Comedy is back at Liberty Hall for a night filled with friends and laughter! You won't want to miss out on this one-of-kind, improv comedy show. Tickets are $15. December 2nd (7pm): Chanukah Klezmer Concert with Neal Katz - Come join Rabbi Katz and his amazing klezmer band (klezmer is the music of Eastern European Jewry - think “Fiddler on the Roof”). This show is always fun and it is open to the entire community. Tickets are $10-$15. December 5th (8pm): “White Christmas” Movie
- Experience the nostalgia! Experience the romance! Come celebrate this musical Christmas classic at Liberty Hall! Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. Tickets are $6. December 7th (7pm): “Die Hard” (1988) - A Christmas season classic! New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive highrise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages but him. Tickets are $6. December 12th (8pm): Silver Belles & Diamonds - Silver Bells and Diamonds combines the best of The Diamonds in concert with sparkling holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. The show opens with a “Jingle Bells” medley, followed by the first half which features hit songs from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Then, in the second half, The Diamonds use their signature harmonyfilled vocals and alwaysentertaining stage presence to get the audience into the Christmas spirit with a fastpaced ride through holiday favorites. For tickets please call (866)710-8942. December 13th (7pm): “Home Alone” (1990) A family holiday classic! When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence and that he alone must protect the family home. Tickets are $6. December 14th (8pm): Card 53 Comedy’s 10 Year Anniversary - Guaranteed to be the time of your life, come celebrate 10 years of fun! Join for a special night of celebration (and of course, laughter) that you will never forget. You won’t want to miss out on this one-of-kind, improv show. Tickets are $15. December 19th (7pm): “Gremlins” Reel Talk - A holiday classic! A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the ‘mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. This film is a part of Reel Talk with Liberty Hall and the Tyler Public Library. Tickets are $6 or free with a Library Card. December 20th and 21st (7pm): “It’s a Wonderful Life” Movie - Liberty Hall will have two showings: Friday, December 20th at 7pm in full color and Saturday, December 21st at 7pm in the original black and white format. This Christmas classic movie is about George Bailey, who has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Tickets are $6.
Holiday Concerts, Movies & More NOVEMBER 2ND (8PM):
DECEMBER 12TH (8PM)
NOVEMBER 8TH & 9TH (7PM)
DECEMBER 13TH (7PM)
NOVEMBER 14TH (7PM)
Card 53 Comedy’s 10 Year Anniversary
This is a part of the Reel Talk program with Liberty Hall and the Tyler Public Library. Tickets are $6 or free with a Library Card.
“Gremlins” Reel Talk
Dad Jokes Comedy: An Evening of Stand-Up Out of the Loop True Stories about Life in Tyler and East Texas “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Movie Screening
Silver Belles & Diamonds. “Home Alone” (1990)
DECEMBER 14TH (8PM)
DECEMBER 19TH (7PM)
NOVEMBER 15TH (8PM)
This is a part of the Reel Talk program with Liberty Hall and the Tyler Public Library. Tickets are $6 or free with a Library Card.
NOVEMBER 30TH (8PM)
DECEMBER 20TH AND 21ST (7PM)
Mickey Gilley in Concert Card 53 Comedy Presents “Stuffed” DECEMBER 2ND (7PM)
Chanukah Klezmer Concert with Neal Katz DECEMBER 5TH (8PM)
“White Christmas” Movie DECEMBER 7TH (7PM)
“Die Hard” (1988)
“It’s a Wonderful Life” Movie TICKETS:
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At Studio Movie Grill This Month:
Holiday Open House in Downtown Tyler “The Godfather Part II” On The Big Screen
Join us in Downtown Tyler on Thursday, December 12th for “Holiday Open House.” The entire museum of DSP will be open from 5-8pm as well as holiday snacks and a cool hands-on experiment for the children. Instead of admission, DSP simply asks for 1-2 canned food items per person to benefit the East Texas Food Bank. Other locations for the 12th annual Holiday Open House are: Downtown Tyler’s New Visitor’s Center, Tyler Innovation Pipeline, Goodman–LeGrand House, Smith County Historical Society, The McClendon House, Cotton Belt Depot Train Museum, Tyler Public Library, and Liberty Hall – Silver Bells & Diamonds (tickets required). All the fun festivities are free except where noted. These events will include music, food, fun for the kids, special exhibits and so much more.
November 18th (5-9pm): Holiday in the Country - Annually, Downtown Troup businesses host Holiday in the Country to officially begin the Holiday Season in Troup. Come to shop, enjoy some treats, visit, and make some new friends! This is free to browse. For more info go to facebook.com/events/499004720872812/. November 23rd - (12:30-5:30pm): Sip & Shop - Celebrate East Texas Wine Weekend with a day trip through East Texas. On this trip you will explore local wineries and vineyards and taste some award winning Texas Wines. The Sip & Shop van leaves downtown Tyler at 12 noon to visit three local vineyards for wine tastings, as part of East Texas Wine Weekend: Green Goat Winery, Vintage Cork 917, and White Fox Vineyards. Vintage Cork 917 is located in Ben Wheeler, which was voted The Best Little Hidden Town in Texas! Shop the boutiques, check out antiques, listen to music, or grab a wine slushie! Packages that include overnight stays or dinner are also available. Please allow 5-6 hours for the roundtrip tour. Tour cost includes wine tastings, roundtrip transportation, and tour guide. November 23rd (10am-5pm): Christmas Celebration at Brick Masters - Celebrate Christmas with Brick Masters! Play games, write and mail a letter to Santa, and help decorate the Christmas tree; plus each child will get to build a Lego Candy Cane Ornament to take home (while supplies last). All activities are included with child’s admission. Brick Masters is located at 225 E. Amherst, Tyler. Admission is $7 per child. November 29th - December 29th (10am-5pm): Lights of Kiepersol - The beautiful twinkle of the season is lit up at Kiepersol. A chill is in the air, a Christmas whistle is on everyone’s lips, and hope mingles effortlessly with joy. It must be Christmas at Kiepersol! Come down for the lighting of the vineyard, an annual tradition the Friday after Thanksgiving. Twinkle lights will adorn the vineyard rows through New Year’s. Friday, November 29th is the first night! Sundown is at 5:18pm, and lighting will be at 6pm. There will be Christmas sounds and joy, and family-friendly, fun with wine, spirits, and snacks available for sale. Every business night Kiepersol is open, just after sunset, they welcome you to join the excitement as the vineyard is lit up...creating the finer moments in life! Kiepersol is located at 21558-A Merlot Ln., Tyler. November 30th (6-9pm): Mingle & Jingle - You’re invited to an evening of holiday shopping and merriment in Historic Downtown Kilgore as Kilgore Main Street and Downtown Merchants host Mingle & Jingle! The scene will be merry and bright as you shop after hours and enjoy the soiree under the Christmas
stars of Historic Downtown Kilgore. #ChristmasUnderTheStars is downtown Kilgore's annual #SmallBusinessSaturday celebration, bolstering ‘Mingle & Jingle’s’ offerings post-Turkey Day. For more info go to kilgoremainstreet.com. December 6th-7th (7pm), December 7th-8th (2pm), December 8th (6pm): “The Nutcracker” - This year marks the 31st Anniversary of “The Nutcracker” at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, the ballet will be performed at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler. Rayleigh Vendt and Walker Martin from the Oklahoma City Ballet will join the cast of over 100 TJC and community performers to perform the roles of Sugarplum and her Cavalier. In addition to five performances, one abbreviated school show will be performed for school-aged children and home-schooled students on December 6th at 11am. This will be held at Caldwell Auditorium, 300 S. College St., Downtown Tyler. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com. December 7th (10am-9pm) - Santa’s Bake Shop - Santa’s Bake Shop supports Lillie Russell Library with sales of holiday cookies and treats in a buffet-style, choose-your-own cookies display. Reindeer Games are minute-to-win-it games for the whole family held in the main library with prizes and more. This is fun for all ages. This will be held at the Lillie Russell Memorial Library, 200 E. Hubbard St., Lindale. December 7th: Whitehouse Christmas in the Park (12 noon-4pm) & Parade (5:15pm) - There will be lots of holiday fun including vendors, food trucks, kid’s activities, bounce houses, and more. This is free to attend. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or (903)941-5221. December 7th (6-9pm): Christmas in Lindale & Parade - It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Lindale would love for you to join their Christmas in Lindale Celebration. Enjoy twinkling lights and festive fun for the entire family, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free downloads on VisitLindale Facebook page, cocoa served by the Veterans, crafts provided by the Lillie Russell Memorial Library, fun games & prizes, and food vendors. The parade starts at 6pm. This will be held at Pickers Pavilion, 205 E. North St. December 8th-10th (6-8:30pm): Bethlehem Drive-Thru - Come experience the town of Bethlehem right here in East Texas. See the townspeople. See the markets. See the Manger. This will be held at First Baptist Church in Whitehouse and it is free to attend. December 14th (11am-5pm): Christmas in Kilgore - Celebrate the season with pure holiday bliss on Saturday, December 14, in Historic Downtown Kilgore at “Christmas in Kilgore!” From holiday music to family-friendly events and games, the scene will be merry for all ages! For more info go to kilgoremainstreet.com.
Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill.com. SMG offers box office hits as well as special screenings. These include: Big Screen Classics In what is undeniably one of the best sequels ever made, Francis Ford Coppola continued his epic Godfather trilogy with this saga of two generations of power within the Corleone family. Coppola, working once again with the author Mario Puzo, crafts two interwoven stories that work as both prequel and sequel to the original. One shows the humble Sicilian beginnings and New York rise of a young Don Vito, played by Robert De Niro in an Oscar®-winning performance for Best Supporting Actor. The other shows the ascent of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Reassembling many of the cast members who helped make The Godfather®, Coppola produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision, as the film received eleven Academy Awards® nominations and won six, including Best Picture of 1974. A timeless classic best revered on the big screen, time tested fans and newcomers alike won’t want to miss this special event featuring exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. See this classic in Tyler: • November 10th (3pm) and 12th (7pm): “The Godfather Part II” 45th Anniversary SMG Music Movies • November 6th (7pm): “Slayer: The Repentless Killogy” • November 12th (7:30pm): “Everybody’s Everything” • November 13th (7pm) and 17th (7:45pm): “Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour” • November 21st and 24th (7:30pm both nights): “Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest” Special Needs Screening (11am) Family-friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings, with adult tickets available for before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered, and children are free to move around, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie. • November 16th: “Playing with Fire” • November 30th: “ Frozen 2” SMG Classics These Lord of the Rings trilogy are all extended editions. • November 6th: “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” • November 13th: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” • November 20th: “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” First Tuesday in the Garden:
Getting Shady In The Rose Garden
Every year the Master Gardeners lecture series is presented throughout the year. These lectures are held at the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr., in Tyler. These are free and open to the public. One meeting remains for the year. The topic is: • November 5th (12 noon-1pm): “Shade Gardening and a tour of the new Rose Center Shade Garden.” If inclement weather, program will be held in Tyler Rose Center.
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5K’s, Fun Runs, Bike Rides & Much More
To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send to email@example.com. It is always free to list any event. November 9th (8am): Salute to Service 5K & Mountain Bike - Join the fourth annual event presented by Ameri-Tex Services with some fun new updates to the race format and route. The 2019 Salute to Service will be featuring a 5K run and a short track mountain bike race. It is hosted by the all-new Blackhawk Mountain Bike and Hiking trail in Whitehouse. The 5K Run features an all-new course, starting and finishing at the all-new Blackhawk Creek Hike and Bike Trail in Whitehouse. A portion of the proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Ameri-Tex Never Forgotten Foundation. The Mountain Bike Race will challenge riders to complete as many laps as they can on the 2.5 mile Blackhawk trail in 45 minutes. A portion of the proceeds from the mountain bike race will benefit the North East Texas Composite NICA Mountain Bike Team. Both runners and bikers will receive an event t-shirt and finisher’s medal. For more info go to facebook.com/ events/407982490065457/. November 9th (9am-12 noon): Run for One for Type 1 Diabetes - Held at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler, this fun event is for the entire family. This is a 5K, Walk, or Ride for all ages. To register go to TylerTypeOne.org. November 16th: 2019 Tyler Heart & Stroke Walk & 5K Run - Held in Downtown Tyler, this walk and 5K is locally sponsored by the Tyler Life Is Why sponsor, @CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and presented by @UT Health East Texas. The Heart Walk is designed to engage Tyler’s businesses, corporations, and community at large in a fun-filled day of activity that promotes heart health through physical activity, friendly competition, volunteerism, and fundraising. Registration is available at tylerheartwalk.org. November 28th (8:30-11am): 2019 Turkey Trot - The Tyler Turkey Trot was established in 2003 and continues to be a staple in the community on Thanksgiving morning. The event consists of a 5K and a Kids’ Race, and is held at Racquet & Jog located at 5403 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. The Tyler Turkey Trot is a tradition for many Tyler area families on Thanksgiving morning who want to do something healthy and helpful. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and burn calories before the big meal! For more details, visit tylerturkeytrot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. November 28th: Lindale Turkey Trot - Join for the first ever Lindale Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving! The 5K race will start and finish at EJ Moss Intermediate School on Eagle Spirit Drive. Bring your entire family and make this your new Thanksgiving tradition! To register go to facebook.com/ events/830327720634429 or secure.getmeregistered.com. December 1st: 2019 Tyler Half Marathon & 5K - This event will give athletes a tour unlike any other through Tyler. This race gives athletes a tour of the Rose City of Tyler with a finish at the iconic TB Butler Fountain Square in Downtown Tyler. There will be a fantastic after party featuring terrific entertainment, food, and adult beverages. More information can
be found at tylerhalf.events and be sure to follow The Tyler Half Marathon & 5K on facebook.com/ events/1565352873583566. December 7th: 2019 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville Jingle Jog 5K and Fun Run - Bring the family out to this fun holiday tradition, run with bells on (provided), and maybe even see Santa fly in on a helicopter! This fun race is great for the entire family. Register at tri365.com.
• January 1st: Kettle Krush 5K • February 22nd: Run for Others • March 7th: FRESH 15 • April 4th: 9th Annual Run for Autism • July 4th: Freedom Fighter 5K
December 31st (7pm-1am):
“Night Of Nostalgia” with Coolio Benefiting PATH
Come by for a New Year’s Eve Night of Nostalgia featuring a live performance by Coolio! Guests will take a trip back in time with retro-themed pop culture decor, break dancers, special guest appearances from ‘80’s and ‘90’s celebrities, and vintage video games including Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, SEGA, and original upright arcade machines. Keep your quarters at home - all games will be free to play! Challenge your favorite celebrities on the gaming floor, get autographs and photos, and ask questions during a once-in-a-lifetime panel conversation. Food and drinks are also included (four drink tickets per person), giving attendees unlimited access to some of the Tyler area’s best restaurants, gourmet desserts, beer, wine and spirits. All-inclusive tickets are $65 each, and proceeds
will benefit PATH - People Attempting to Help, which provides food and medical care for over 100,000 families in Northeast Texas. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/night-of-nostalgiabenefiting-path-tickets-75757186785. This will be held at Harvey Hall Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Don’t miss your chance to ring in 2020 with a night that you’ll never forget!
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Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty comes to Mistletoe “Feed The Smile” & Magic December 6th Fundraiser & Pooches On The Patio This Month at the SPCA:
The Junior League of Tyler’s 41st Mistletoe & Magic will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler Wednesday-Sunday, December 4th-7th. Mistletoe & Magic is a four-day shopping extravaganza featuring over 100 vendors offering a wide range of shopping opportunities sure to satisfy everyone on your shopping list. The festival showcases antiques, artwork, gourmet foods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, housewares, adult and children’s clothing, and much more. The weekend-long event is also host to brunches, style shows, musical entertainment, and so much more. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each per day. Children 6 and under are free. You can purchase your tickets in advance at the Junior League of Tyler Office, 1919 South Donnybrook, Tyler, open 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday. Order tickets online at juniorleagueoftyler.org or call (903)595-5426 for more information.
Miss Kay Comes to Tyler
Marsha Kay Robertson, one of the stars of the hit A & E show “Duck Dynasty,” is heading to Tyler, Texas and this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! The Junior League of Tyler is thrilled to announce that the talented matriarch of the Robertson family, known as “Miss Kay,” will be a keynote speaker at this year’s 41st annual Mistletoe & Magic Holiday event. As a published author of several wildly popular cookbooks, a fan-favorite TV personality, and grandmother to sixteen children Miss Kay has a lot of wit and wisdom to offer. This special event is open to the public and takes place on Friday, December 6th at Harvey Convention Center from 9:30am-12 noon, exquisitely catered by the Montez Brothers. VIP tickets are on sale for either ELITE VIP for $150 per person (meet & greet and seated brunch) or VIP tickets are $100 per person (seated brunch). General admission tickets are $50 per person. The market will be open and these events will also take place: Wednesday, December 4th (5-9pm): SNEAK-APEAK – Early Shopping Event - Entertainment will be provided by the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles. Concessions and cash bar is provided by Montez Brothers Catering. There will be a Silent Auction available from 5-8:30pm. Pictures with Santa will be available from 5-8pm. Tickets are $35 per person. Thursday, December 5th (9:30am-12 noon): The Brighton Brunch - Laura Young, President of Sales and Marketing for Brighton Collectibles and sustainer of The Junior League of Tyler, will share her incredible career journey and insight on today’s fashions. There will also be a style show featuring the latest trends in clothing by Mary V’s and accessories by Brighton. This brunch will be catered by Willow Brook Country Club, along with a bar by Montez Brothers Catering and private shopping! The silent auction is available 9:3011:30am and pictures with Santa will be available 4-7pm. Tickets are $100 for Limited VIP admission (includes a table gift, reserved seating, and private
shopping) and $50 for general admission (includes brunch, beverages, and private shopping). Friday, December 6th (6-8pm): Haute Totz Style Show - Come see the latest in children’s fashion and enjoy some holiday cheer! Pictures with Santa will be available from 4-7pm. Saturday, December 7th (10am-12 noon): Milk and Cookies with Santa - Bring the children out for a cheerful morning of cookies with Santa, craft stations, Storytime with Santa, and a darling children’s style show by Peek-a-Bootique. Entertainment will be provided by the Robert E. Lee Southern Belles. Pictures with Santa will be available from 10am-12 noon. At 4pm, there will be a drawing of the Chance Drawing winners.
The week of November 3rd-11th, anyone that purchases a Partner Card will receive access to exclusive deals from local businesses who have partnered with the Junior League of Tyler. Donate $50 to gain access to JLT Partner Card and map out your shopping week, all while giving back to the community. To purchase a Partner Card for $50, see what merchants are participating, and enjoy the exclusive deals go to zurly.com/jlt.
About the Junior League of Tyler
As the League’s largest fundraiser, all Mistletoe & Magic special event ticket proceeds go back to the community of Smith County. Mistletoe & Magic raises crucial funds that help financially support local non-profit agencies and community programs. Proceeds from Mistletoe & Magic will be returned to the community through the projects and placements of the Junior League of Tyler. The Junior League of Tyler is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing women’s potential, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purposes are solely educational and charitable.
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The SPCA of East Texas welcomes you to Tyler's largest public dog park with acres of rolling hills and trees to share with your family and your four-legged best friends. Open daily from dawn to dusk, Bossart Bark Park allows pet owners the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with their pets. Conveniently located off Grande Boulevard between Highway 155 and Old Jacksonville in Tyler, the park offers both a small and large dog area for visitor safety, petfriendly water fountains, comfortable bench seating for pet owners to supervise their pets while playing, and plenty of parking. And you can support this wonderful park by purchasing a commemorative engraved paver. You can give the gift of a lasting memory because these personal pavers pay tribute to park lovers and their friends, families, and dogs. Pavers are $100 (4x8) or $200 (8x8). The purchase of an engraved paver also provides the support needed to maintain and operate this beautiful park for all to enjoy. Purchases, as well as donations, can be made at bricksrus.com/donorsite/spcaeasttx. Upcoming events are: November 2nd (10am-5pm): Microchip Event at FRESH - One of the ways to increase the chances of finding your lost pet is having it microchipped! Join us at FRESH, 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, for on-site microchipping and ID tag engraving. Microchips will be $10 and ID Tags will be $5. November 7th (6-8pm): Pooches on the Patio will be held at The Grove, 3500 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a pawsitively great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. November 14th (5-8pm): Potbelly Feed the Smile Fundraiser will be held at Potbelly, located at 6995 S. Broadway, Tyler. Come enjoy delicious food and desserts while raising money for a great cause. A
portion of the proceeds will benefit the SPCA of East Texas. Please note: this is a human-only event. December 10th (11am-10pm): Grub Fundraiser for SPCA - Grub Burger is located at 6421 Broadway, Tyler. Grub Burger Bar is hosting a fundraiser to benefit SPCA of East Texas! Bring your furry friend for a fun time on the patio as you enjoy delicious food AND support a good cause. Mention SPCA of East Texas at check out and a portion of the proceeds will be donated. December 31st (8pm-12:15pm): 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Fur Ball - Howl in the new year with an evening of "Bond & Bones," including entertaining casino games, an elite martini bar, and delicious dining and dancing to the high-energy sounds of The Pictures, an award-winning band from Austin, Texas! Feeling Lucky? Go “All In” for the animals and show your support by betting big! Play one of the 4 black jack tables, roulette, craps or spin the money wheel for your chance to win fabulous prizes! Elite Casino Entertainment will be providing professional games and top-rated service by professional and experienced dealers. Tickets are available at spcaeasttx.com/fur-ball-2019/. This will be held at Cascades Country Club, 4511 Briarwood Rd., Tyler.
About the SPCA
Weekly adoptions are held on Saturdays 10am-4pm at the Adoption Center, 4517 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. Please come and meet the adorable adoptables! Adoption applications are available at spcaeasttx.com. The mission of the SPCA of East Texas is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society.
November 2nd (9am-11pm):
20th Anniversary Red, White & Blue Festival in Bullard with Cody Canada and Chris Colston
The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th Annual Red, White, and Blue Festival on November 2nd in Downtown Bullard. This annual event will feature family fun, food, a parade, vendors, live music, and more. The festival is an all day event with music starting at 6pm. Gates open at 5pm for the music. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of show. Chris Colston will open and Cody Canada & The Departed will headline. Cody Canada & The Departed is already making waves on the road. With the recording of the album behind them and a brand new year in front, the band has hit the road like only professionals know how to do. As excited as they are about their gigs, they are taking it all very seriously. “It’s funny because with Ragweed we got to a point where we didn’t have to practice. We were playing so many shows we could just get up there and do the tunes, right? Well, now it’s a new band playing new songs so we’ve got to learn everything, get our game together and practice. It’s a whole lot of fun. I can’t sleep at night. It keeps me awake, not from worry but from excitement. We’re just ready to tear it up.” For more info go to outhousetickets.com/Event/12443-Red_White_and_Blue_Festival/.
At Tyler State Park This Month:
Fall Nature Opportunities Abound
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. For more info go to tpwd. texas.gov/state-parks/tyler, call (903)597-5338, or email email@example.com. Dress for the weather. This month’s events are:
10-11:30am: Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot - Learn the basics of the fine art of historic camp cooking with cast iron! 2-3:30pm: Sylvan Saunter - Treat yourself and rediscover the outdoors at a slow pace. The goal is not the end of the trail, but to explore the forest. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and be ready for a couple of hours in the woods.
8:15-10:15am: Birding Tour - 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). This is an easy to moderate hike recommended for ages 7 and up. 10:30-11:30am: Birding 101 - An Introduction to Birding - Learn the basics of birding, and then you’ll start a walk around parts of the lake trail to see how many bird species you can find. Bring binoculars if you have them. or the park has a few loaner pairs. 3-5pm: Lakeshore Hike, Autumn edition - Discover the health benefits of being outdoors as you pass through changing ecosystems like hardwood bottomlands and upland pine forests. This is an easy 2.1-mile hike so bring water, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
8:15-10:15am: Birding Tour - 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). This is an easy to moderate hike recommended for ages 7 and up. 11am-12 noon: Home Improvement Beaver Pond Walk - The rodent that changed 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. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk. 2-3pm: Knotty-time for Kids - Learn some basic knots that every camper needs to know. Knots have "tied" together civilizations throughout history and are still important today. Learn knots important for camping and one that can be a lifesaver! 3pm: Winter Survival - Be prepared for winter weather. Whether you are camping, traveling, or at home, a plan for winter weather is needed long before it gets cold.
10-11:30am: 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. Dress for the weather, bring water, wear sturdy shoes, and be ready for a 1.5-mile moderate hike. 2-3pm: Critter Scene Investigation Hike - Be an outdoor detective! Put on your detective’s hat and use the evidence before you to develop theories about what may have happened in your scene. Dress for the weather, bring water, and be ready for a 1/3 mile walk.
9am-12 noon: 12th Annual “Walk Off the Bird” Bird Walk - Spend Black Friday with our feathered friends and walk off that Thanksgiving feast while enjoying the birdlife of the East Texas Pineywoods. Bring your binoculars, good walking shoes, and dress for the weather. 2-3pm: Fall in the Savannah - Autumn in the Post Oak Savannah is full of the beautiful fall colors of Tyler State Park’s other ecoregion Enjoy a 1/3 mile walk and see the beauty. More than just the trees are changing in this wooded grassland.
9-10am: Lakeshore Fall Foliage Photography
Hike - Make sure to bring your camera for this 2-mile walk through the forest. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear sturdy shoes. 2-3pm: Survival Fire - Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive. Learn techniques to start a fire with and without matches. 3-3:30pm: Reading Ranger Campfire Stories Enjoy a cozy campfire while a ranger shares legendary stories from the Caddo. Bring a blanket or a chair and dress for the weather.
10-11:30am: Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot - Learn the basics of the fine art of historic camp cooking with cast iron! 2-3pm: Navigation Revelation - What do you do when the GPS die? Learn to use a compass and a map for your navigation needs. Bring a compass if you have one. The park has a few loaners too. 3-3:30pm: Survival Fire - Learn to build the fire that can keep you alive. Learn techniques to start a fire with and without matches. Meet at the Amphitheater. 3:30-4pm: Reading Ranger Campfire Stories Christmas Edition - Sit around a cozy campfire and listen to A Tale of Two Beasts and, since it’s Christmas time, Santa’s Sleigh is on its Way to Texas. Bring your imagination, a chair or a blanket, and dress for the weather.
December 13th & 14th
4-6pm: Nature Wonderland Hike - A Christmastime sunset stroll. Join for a stroll around Tyler State Park Lake as the sun goes down and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of winter. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring water and be ready for a 2 mile hike. 5-9pm: A Pineywoods Christmas Lighted DriveThru - Take a break from the Holidays rush and drive through the Cedar Point, Lakeview and Big Pine Camping Loops and enjoy a Pineywoods Christmas in lights. Make sure to visit the Park Store for refreshments and shop for unique gifts. Campers staying for this event are encouraged to decorate their sites.
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10am: Catching Rainbows, Family Trout Fishing - They're just waiting to be caught! You won’t need a fishing license to try your luck at hooking one of the thousands of rainbow trout stocked in our lake! Bring your fishing pole, or a few loaner poles will be available. 2-4pm: Zombie Apocalypse Hike - Can you make it to the new year? What happens when things go wrong? Can you survive without cell phones, electricity, or transportation? Come and play this lighthearted game of survival and see if you make it through the apocalypse! Dress for the weather and be ready for a 1.3 mile hike.
January 1st, 2020
9am: First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore - Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby. Get outdoors for your New Year's Resolution and try new things. Join for a birding hike around Tyler State Park Lake, through different environments, and learn about one of the fastest growing hobbies. Bring binoculars or borrow a loaner pair, wear sturdy shoes, and be ready for a 2-mile hike. 2-4pm: First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines - Get your New Year started off on the right foot. Discover the benefits of a walk in the forest for the body, mind, and soul. This adventure takes place on the challenging 3-mile Trail-B, so make sure to dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes.
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Music Country To The Bone:
Darrin Morris Band By Johnny Griffith One of the many things I enjoy about getting to interview local musicians is the ability to follow them over the years and watch them perfect their craft in front of audiences around the area. One of the acts I’ve always enjoyed keeping up with has been the Darrin Morris Band. DMB is one of the hardest working bands in East Texas, constantly adding shows to their calendar and you can literally see them all over the East Texas landscape, sometimes on opposite sides of the region in the same week. The band is anchored by Darrin Morris on vocals and consists of long-time members Jeremy Moore on drums, Blake Watson on bass, and Michael Olson on guitar; and they’ve recently added veteran guitarist Philip Griffith to the roster as well. Playing a dynamic mix of favorite country hits as well as a solid lineup of originals that consistently show up on the Texas Country Radio charts, the Darrin Morris Band is a fantastic reminder of all that is good about country music: relatable lyrics, memorable music, and an authentic delivery on stage. I recently had a chance to catch up to Darrin at the East Texas Taco Fest in Marshall and we sat down to catch up a bit. Johnny: It’s been about 3 years since we last talked for EGuide and you guys have had a lot going on. What have been some of the highlights since then? Darrin: Man, so much has happened in the last 3 years it would take me forever to tell. I guess a couple of the most significant things would be releasing our latest album this past year and we had one of our songs go to number 31 on the Texas charts. That same song “Green Eyed Texas Angel” also has over a half million streams on Spotify. Johnny: About how many shows a month are you guys averaging these days? Darrin: I’d say we are probably averaging about 10 shows a month, so we’re blessed to be staying pretty busy right now; but we’re always on the lookout for more opportunities to get our music out there to our fans, old and new. Johnny: What has been the most memorable gig the last couple of years? Darrin: We’ve had the privilege to take the stage for some really awesome gigs over the last couple years. I would say one of the most fun was the Houston Rodeo two years ago. We played the after-party the same night Luke Bryan played on the main stage and the place was absolutely packed. That crowd was really amazing. Another great gig the past couple of years would be the Texas Country Music Cruise, which was a blast to do. Johnny: Speaking of the Texas Country Music Cruise, by the time this goes to print, you’ll have just gotten back from this year’s version. Tell us a little about what that is and how excited you guys are to be in that lineup? Darrin: The Texas Country Music Cruise is a 7 day tour of the Caribbean with some of the biggest
names in Texas country putting on shows each night. We’ve actually done that 2 years in a row now and just got a contract for year 3. It is definitely one of the most fun gigs we have ever been a part of and we are absolutely looking forward to next year. The lineup of musicians is always amazing, we get to play for some amazing fans, and we’re on a cruise! Johnny: What have been the biggest challenges you and the band have dealt with since we last talked? Darrin: There are plenty of challenges to pursuing music for a living, but honestly, at the end of the day, it’s always the same challenge for a working band: money. Most people don’t realize how much money it takes to keep a band up and running. There’s always something that needs replacing, travel expenses, equipment upgrades, and plenty of other things that always seem to pop up at the most inopportune times. Johnny: You’ve had several singles released over the past couple of years. How has the response on Texas Country Radio been? Darrin: Texas radio has been very good to us. To date I think we’ve released five singles and our best one so far has been “Green Eyed Texas Angel” which landed at #31. We just released our latest single “Dancing in the Rain” and have big expectations for it as well. Johnny: Anything you’re really excited about or on the radar the rest of the year into 2020? Darrin: We have a ton of shows lined up to round out 2019 and we’re already looking forward to 2020. We’ve got several big opportunities in the works for next year and are excited for the journey moving forward. Johnny: What’s the next big move for you and the band? New album? Tour more outside of Texas? Darrin: We are going to release a new set of songs after the first of the year, but we aren’t sure if it will just be an EP or a full album yet. We are definitely working on trying to tour more outside of Texas for next year but always want to leave plenty of dates available for our core fans here at home. Johnny: Anything else on your mind before we wrap it up? Darrin: We just want to make sure and thank everyone here in East Texas for all the support over the last few years. This is an incredible ride we’re on, but we’re really just getting started. We can’t do what we do without our amazing fans and we thank them so much for everything. We love every single one of them and hope to see them all very soon. Follow the Darrin Morris Band at darrinmorrisband.com and facebook.com/ darrinmorrisbandmusic.
Two Big Fall Concert This Fall:
“Faux Collins Tribute” & The Newsboys
Here are two upcoming concerts we think you need to know about. Be sure to get tickets soon before they sell out. November 2nd (8pm): “Faux Collins Tribute to Phil Collins” Faux Collins is a Dallasbased tribute to the music of Phil Collins and Genesis. Band members are Art Fernandez-vocals, drums; Ken Felarca- guitar, vocals; Chris Square - bass; Giovanni Riggens- keyboards, vocals; and Jeff DeYoung - drums. Show starts at 8pm. Seating is general admission, or reserved front row seats for $5 extra, or $10 with signed commemorative poster. Discount advance tickets ($15) are available online. Bring cash ($20) for tickets at the door. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by
an adult. This event is at Big Sandy Music Hall, 100 S. Tyler St., Big Sandy. November 15th (7pm): Newsboys at Belcher Center Christian music supergroup Newsboys United will return to the road this fall for one of the genre’s most anticipated tours. By popular demand, the “Greatness Of Our God” Tour will once again bring together former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel with Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Je Frankenstein and Jody Davis for an autumn outing bound for more than 30 cities around the country. Tickets are available at belchercenter.com or by calling (903)233-3080. Belcher Center is located at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview.
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Taking Every Footstep To Heart:
Gary Patrick By Johnny Griffith
Month to month I talk to a lot of musicians here in East Texas. Either I’m interviewing them for EGuide, or playing with them on stage, or catching one of their shows in between gigs. One of the things I always enjoy asking when we talk is “Who excites you in the East Texas music scene?” People are always happy to share who they’ve seen lately that they enjoyed or who I need to go see, and the list is as diverse as the group of people I’m asking. However, there is one name who kept popping up on enough lists that I finally had to stop and give him a listen. That name was Gary Patrick. Originally born in Tyler, Gary took a circuitous route around the country over the next several years that saw his career as a working musician begin in Southern California and from there would take him all over the country and even as far away as Europe before bringing him back to where he started, right here in East Texas. With a gift for telling a story and the musical chops to back it up, Patrick is part Pat Green, part Tom Petty, but yet completely Gary Patrick. His latest single, “Man’s Gotta Have Some Fun,” cracked the top 50 in 8 weeks, and he was recently nominated for “new male vocalist of the year” in the Texas Regional Radio & Music Awards. I was lucky enough to grab some time with Gary in between stops on his radio station tour to sit down and find out more about the man that has local musicians talking. Johnny: What is your earliest memory in music? Gary: My mother’s jewelry box had a wind-up music harp in it. The song was “Fur Elise” by Ludwig Van Beethoven. I was mesmerized by that melody and kept coming back to open the magic music box. I was around three years old. Johnny: You grew up in a very musical family, but when did you have that moment when you wanted to start learning it for yourself? Gary: My older brother Ronnie, who is 12 years older than me, played guitar and taught me a few things when I was tiny. I couldn’t wrap my hand around the neck of the guitar so I played the strings almost like a piano from the top of the fretboard. At 10 years old, my folks took me to Mundt Music here in Tyler, circa 1981, where I met my most impressionable music mentor, guitar teacher and friend, Tom Russell. Tom taught me from age 10 until I was almost 18. To make a long story short, the answer to your question is sometime around ten or eleven. I still remember how music took a firm hold on me. What I didn’t understand then but clearly understand now is that I really didn’t choose music, but rather it chose me. I was innocent and helpless but I loved how music made me feel, and that learning an instrument was a deeper connection with something that would always be with me. Johnny: At what point did you start thinking this was something you wanted to be more than just a hobby and perhaps try to make a career out of it? Gary: That moment came in 1990. I graduated high school in 1989 and moved to Southern California, where I was attending college courses for an Aeronautical Engineering program. I also love flying and thought of making a career as a pilot. I was two semesters in when I realized my heart just wasn’t in
it. My folks have always supported my music and Johnny: What would you consider your favorite urged me to pursue my dreams, so my Dad walked original? How about your favorite cover song? me around the block one evening and said college Gary: Hmm. I think my favorite original song courses will be here for you but these are the years is “Blue Skies” from my latest album, “No Standing to cultivate a career in music. So, go and find your Waves,” and my favorite cover song? Yikes, that’s way with our blessing and support. virtually impossible to answer. I must say, “Tunnel Johnny: Do you remember who was in your of Love” by Dire Straits speaks to me. The lyrics and first band and what music are so good your first show it hurts. The story was? line puts you right Gary: I certhere … boy meets tainly do! Les girl at a carnival. Clanton and his It takes me back stepbrother Tony to that innocence McAfee were in every time. my first band. We Johnny: How knew each other would you describe since elementary at your particular Alba-Golden ISD. style to someone The very first show who has never we played was a heard you? big talent show at Gary: With school. We were my latest album, called “Novice” but I’m proud to say later we changed that I sound like our name to the me, Gary Patrick. “Thundering Equal parts of all Hearts,” perhaps to elements in music imply we weren’t that have inspired quite novices any me vocally, lyrically, longer. Now that I and musically since think of it, I believe my journey began Les came up with all those years ago. both names. If I were to describe Johnny: Your me in the third journey has taken person, I might you pretty far from say, “Gary Patrick... your roots in Jackhe’s that guy that sonville, is there anyreminds me of “I still remember how music took a firm thing that sticks out Bryan Adams’s in particular along tenor voice and hold on me. What I didn’t understand then the way? plays guitar kinda Gary: Oh wow, like Mark Knopfler but clearly understand now is that I really how much time do of Dire Straits. we have here? He writes deep didn’t choose music, but rather it chose me. I take to heart lyrics like Gordon I was innocent and helpless but I loved how each and every Lightfoot, delivers footstep along the a story like Willie music made me feel, and that learning an way. My journey Nelson, and has with music has had the happy country instrument was a deeper connection with many chapters and energy of Keith many sacrifices. Urban.” something that would always be with me.” There’s nothing In the end, I normal about the absolutely sound career of a singer/songwriter/musician/entertainer, like me. All artists have their influences. I certainly but luckily I’ve had the fortune of making many have influences across several genres. If you could incredible friends and colleagues since my early mix em up and pour a cup, the above mentioned years of being a professional musician. might be a good description. Some memories that stick out in my mind over Johnny: You’ve done quite a bit of studio work. my career are; playing music up and down the How has that experience evolved for you and what Southern California Coast; taking my band to Heldid you learn from the process that you’ve carried sinki, Finland for a month in 1995 where my long with you moving forward? hair froze off, and I’m totally not kidding; playing Gary: Studio recording is the ultimate litmus guitar and singing for Beach Boys great Brian Wiltest for a musician. I have so much to say about this son’s daughters for a few TV shows and radio so I’ll try not to ramble. As an artist, you’ll always be station tours; being a contracted band for the Belmoving onward and upward as long as you work lagio and Mirage Casinos in Las Vegas for several at your craft. Recording is important because it years; recording three albums; currently promoting teaches you where you need to refine. If you are an my second radio single, “Man’s Gotta Have Some artist or musician that only plays live shows, you Fun,” on Texas Radio; and playing multiple shows are in for a lesson when you step into a studio. The per week. studio environment is completely sterile. You hear Johnny: When did you first start writing your all the mistakes you might otherwise miss while own material? playing live. I’d suggest every musician practice Gary: That would happen when I was around playing with a metronome. Guitarist, I’d suggest 12 or so. refine how hard you strike the guitar with your
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right hand or clutch the neck and pull things out of tune. Refine, refine, refine, refine and REFINE your lyrics before going into the studio. Learn the art of co-writing with folks. Learn to be objective with your lyrics and make certain the story holds true from the first to last word. Vocally, get yourself some coaching! Especially if you tend to write songs that peak your vocal range. If you are struggling at all with singing your songs, either change the key or realize that you may need help. Incredible vocal coaches from Los Angeles and Las Vegas can teach you via Skype. In my 30 year career, I wouldn’t have survived vocally without having the knowledge I learned from years of coaching. Knowing vocal technique will only serve you better in the studio. If you are an artist without a band and want to record a single or a few songs, reach out and find a producer who can put together a recording session and hire players for you. Sometimes you just don’t have all the answers, so it’s time to build relationships. Be serious about your art but don’t take yourself too seriously! This is something that I can speak from experience with. Being intense is a good thing, but remember to relax and enjoy this. Everyone else will enjoy it more too. Johnny: Do you primarily perform with a full band or more solo work these days? Gary: I perform solo, acoustic trio, acoustic four piece and full electric band...whatever the venue or show calls for. Johnny: What do you have coming up the rest of this year into 2020 that we can look forward to? Gary: We are playing several shows per week, all over the East Texas area. You can always check our calendar on my website: garypatrick.love. Johnny: The East Texas music scene has a great collaborative vibe to it, seemingly more so than other areas I’ve experienced over the years. To what would you attribute this sense of community the local musicians in this area seem to share? Gary: I talk about this all the time, Johnny. I love how much music there is in East Texas. I love seeing so many artists and musicians happily supporting one another. East Texas is a great community that fosters some amazing relationships. On top of that you have so many venues now that support live entertainment. All of that encourages excellence. You know, I’ve personally never been a huge fan of the singing contest TV shows. It’s not how I built a lasting career as a musician or refined my skills and relationships. However, I’ve noticed since shows like “The Voice,” “American Idol,” etc., SO many talented singers/musicians have emerged and a new generation of folks are inspired. The Texas Country scene has completely blown up and offers opportunity for artists and musicians to cultivate a career. Like any career, there’s lots to learn and dues to pay along the way, and that’s where I am in this. I’m promoting singles to Texas Radio, driving to little radio stations all over the state, and meeting new folks that love music. Trying to move the machine out of my 100 mile orbit and grow new fans. It’s hard work. There are times when I want to swing a hammer instead of a guitar, but then I regroup and realize this is what I do. Johnny: So the last question is hypothetical. You’re stuck on a remote island for the next year and can take one album, and one album only...what is it? Gary: Oh that’s easy.. Journey, “Infinity, 1978.” Follow Gary Patrick online at garypatrick.love and facebook.com/ Gary-Patrick-Music-2083252245021618/.
Sticking To His Roots:
I write sound good. STATE-OF-THE-ART EXOTIC Johnny: About how many shows a ANIMAL PROPAGATION, HUSBANDRY, AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITY month are you playing these days? Featured in Wade: It depends on the month, but in The New York Times 2019, we have averaged about one show a By Johnny Griffith & National Geographic! week, so about four shows a month. 2020 is looking to shape up about the same or Country music has become a quickly more. Since Iâ€™ve hired a booking agent, Iâ€™ve evolving genre tree that has a lot more been able to book a lot more shows than in branches on it these days than it did just 20 the past when I was doing it all myself. years ago. Mainstream Country has become Johnny: How much of your set list is designed to appeal to a broader audience original versus cover? What is the favorite and capture more downloads or streams, cover you do? often sacrificing substance along the way in Wade: It depends on the show, but I an effort to capture that commercial appeal, would say that the set lists at honky tonks losing sight of its â€œthree chords and the with the full band tend to be more covers truthâ€? roots. Fortunately, here in East Texas, because the shows are longer. Most of the the roots of Country music are alive and in time we try to play about half of the show good hands with many local musicians who as covers and half with originals. Iâ€™m not a have their roots planted deep in the local soil. One of those musicians maintaining karaoke singer and the Wade Skinner Band that connection is Longview singer/songis not a cover band. There are some profesFor the well being, stress, noise and security of our animals, we are a closed facility and are not writer Wade Skinner. sional singers out there who just sing songs generally open to the public. However, if you are interested in one of our tours and pricing, or if you would like to make a special request or arrangement, donâ€™t hesitate to contact us: With a musical background grounded other people write and there are some great Phone: (817) 992-1253 (Text often works best.) in the bluegrass, gospel, and classic country cover bands out there. Iâ€™m not knocking firstname.lastname@example.org www.minisexoticzoo.com music played by his family as a child, those folks and I respect what they do but Skinner pours his heart and soul into the frankly, I donâ€™t know how they do that all music he creates. His creative process is the time. What motivates me to keep purinformed and shaped additionally by a suing music is creating and performing period of service in the military and a love original music. Once I figured out that I of poetry, which also led him to a career as could write and perform my own original a collegiate English teacher. I got a chance music, and people were enjoying the songs to visit with the modern day Renaissance man recently to find out more I had written as much as the ones I hadnâ€™t, I think that was when I knew about his roots and his music. I would be doing this for a long time. Johnny: When did you first become interested in music? Johnny: How would you describe your original music stylistically? Wade: I have been interested in music as long as I can remember Wade: I suppose I would call it roots country. Iâ€™m not up on all the and apparently even before that. My parents have pictures of me from hip terminology people use to describe different genres of music these when I was just old enough to walk carrying around a toy guitar. They days, and Iâ€™m certainly no musicologist. Some of the songs I write sound tell me that I could sing almost every word of Gene Watsonâ€™s â€œFourteen like what people call classic or traditional country: George Jones, Merle Carat Mindâ€? when I was three so I definitely think there is some genetics Haggard, Waylon Jennings, etc. but just as many donâ€™t. Whatever style involved in my love for music. Of course, nature can only take you so you would call it, I want my music to transform peopleâ€™s souls for the far and my interest was definitely nurtured by the musical environment better. We try to stay away from the clap-track/snap-track driven mainI grew up in. Impromptu jam sessions were a part of every family gathstream stuff people hear on your average modern country radio station ering on my dadâ€™s side. My grandfather on his side loved music, so he that I call â€œcanned country.â€? I donâ€™t use pre-made lyrics or canned chord made sure that everyone who was able to brought an instrument to play progressions for my songs. I just donâ€™t find the kind of stuff that passes anytime the Skinners got together. The music was mostly country and for music on mainstream country radio stations very meaningful; unforbluegrass; I fell in love with the lonesome and happy acoustic sounds tunately, they tend to recycle tired phrases like â€œred dirt,â€? â€œsolo cup,â€? of a mandolin, fiddle, banjo, standup-bass, dobro, and guitar as a child. â€œmason jar,â€? â€œpickup truck,â€? â€œgirl in tight shorts,â€? etc. and rework them Looking back, I think about how lucky I was to be exposed to such a into predictable chord progressions. I just donâ€™t listen to that kind of rich musical environment. My dad fostered that love by taking us to music, and the people who enjoy my music donâ€™t tend to either. Thank bluegrass festivals as kids, teaching us how to play guitar, and encourGod for people like Tyler Childers, Tennessee Jet, Cody Jinks, Sunny aging us to play and sing at family gatherings. Sweeney, Ward Davis, and Sturgill Simpson who are recovering the Johnny: What was the one thing in music that grabbed you early roots of country music without slavishly copying one person. Iâ€™ll throw and wouldnâ€™t let go? my hat in the ring with those folks any day. Wade: I think it was harmonies of the voices and instruments Johnny: What has been your best memory so far in your musical melding together. From the time when I was a little boy, I just couldnâ€™t journey? get enough of that. I think this is why I gravitated towards bluegrass. Wade: I think it would have to be the Downtown Live Show in Bluegrass, probably more than any other genre of music, knows harLongview we played a few weeks ago on October 4th. The weather monies. This is probably also why I loved groups like the Beach Boys was beautiful and it was an outdoor stage, so we had quite a few folks and the Eagles so much. that came out to see the show. One of my favorite local singer/songJohnny: What were some of your early musical influences? Heather Little, opened the show for us; then we took the stage Located at FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Hwy) Wade: My musical influences are all over the map. I love and appre- writers, and played for two hours straight in front of a large audience of people ciate all genres of music; I listen to everything from Vivaldi to Robert Off Loop 49 Inside in Tyler, Texas from my hometown. Fifteen of the twenty-five songs we played that Johnson to Jimi Hendrix to Hank Williams Jr. Most of the music that I night were originals. We got great feedback from the audience and the listened to growing up was on tape or record. CDâ€™s didnâ€™t really hit the Above Ground Pools organizer, and the band had a great time. It was a family-friendly market until I was in my teens so when I was a boy, the tapes that I wore event with lots of kids and families running around in front of Recessed Pools out were by the Stanley Brothers, the Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater atmosphere stage with shaped balloons on their heads and riding scooters. My Revival, The Eagles, George Strait, and Chuck Berry. When I went to my the wife captured a picture of me talking to my daughter at the foot of the Water Testing grandfatherâ€™s house, he played records by Marty Robbins, Hank Wilstage that I will cherish forever from that night. That was also one of the liams, Ernest Tubb, the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and other classic Chemicals first nights that I was able to thank my wife, Kylene, publicly for all that country singers. My dad and my Uncle Alvin played a lot of country she has done for our family and to encourage my music career. UnforParts & Service music from the 50â€™s, 60â€™s and 70â€™s when the family got together which tunately, my wife does not get to come to as many shows as she would meant I heard plenty of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, like because she is at home with our daughter. Looking down from the email@example.com Waylon Jennings, and others from that era. I was a teenager in the 90â€™s and I loved the 90â€™s grunge scene: Alice â€˜n Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, stage and watching her as the band played all these songs that she had 903.592.POOL (7665) only heard me play in our living room made for a fantastic night for me. Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. Sometimes I like to surprise Altogether, it was a great evening because it was one of the first shows Open Monday-Saturdays, Closed Sundays people at shows by playing a bunch of old country songs and then hit them with an Alice nâ€™ Chains song or a something by Seven Mary Three. we have played where the majority of the songs on the set list were originals, I had someone come up to me after the show was over and tell me Johnny: When did you start writing music? how far Iâ€™d come since she last saw me perform a few years back. That Wade: I started writing music in my teens but it was just terrible. meant a lot to me. If there is anything that I strive to do, it is to make I just didnâ€™t have the well of experience to draw from back then like I every show a little bit better than the last one. I also want every song to do today, so I tried to write songs that were â€œdeep,â€? and they ended up be a little bit better than the previous one. being incomprehensible and just plain bad. Johnny: Where can people find you performing over the next Johnny: When did you figure out this music life was for you? Wade: I donâ€™t know if there was one moment or a series of moments couple of months? Wade: We have a busy couple of months lined up, thanks to my in my life that led me to figure out that music was for me, but I do know booking agent Sheryl Oney. I think we have about twelve shows before that it has been there all along and I cannot imagine my life without music. I feel like my soul was hard-wired for music but Iâ€™m not really an the end of the year. Iâ€™ll be opening for Zane Williams at a Benefit for entertainer, like some folks in this business. They love the stage and they Camp Gilmont on November 2nd in Longview and we have shows in love to be the center of attention, taking lots of selfies and videos; always Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler, Longview, Natchitoches, Shreveport, Paris, Jefferson, Bossier City, and Gladewater on the books before the end of the on social media. Iâ€™m not trying to put anyone down who does that. Itâ€™s just not my personality. Iâ€™m not, nor have I ever been, a flashy person. If year. I encourage people to follow me on social media to find out about future shows and to check out our website calendar: wadeskinner.com. I had a choice, I would rather not be on social media. I perform shows Johnny: What is on your radar for the rest of 2019 and into 2020 TYLER JOINT FORCE BATTALION 5K FESTIVAL for one primary reason: so that people can hear me perform songs I have that has you excited? written. Â Â?Â?Â? Wade: I am definitely excited about recording my first full album. Johnny: Whatâ€™s the current lineup of the Wade Skinner Band? Â?Â? We have already started that project with the recording of my single Â?Â? Wade: At the moment, the band consists of four people that play Â?Â? with me consistently for full band shows: Ronnie Godfrey plays drums; â€œHighway Going Downâ€? earlier this year; I received such good feedback Â? Â Â?Â? from that song that we have decided to add that song along with nine Chase Barrett plays bass, guitar, mandolin; Chuck Spears plays steel Â? Â?Â? more originals to our full album. We hope to finish that project early in guitar and electric guitar; and Nina Gonzalez plays bass from time to Â?Â?Â Â ÂÂ€Â‚Â‚Â ÂƒÂ„Â…Â†Â‡ÂˆÂ‰ÂŠÂ‹Â‚ ÂŒÂŽÂ‡ÂˆÂ‘ÂŽÂ‡Â’ÂŠÂ‡ 2020 in time to promote it for our summer 2020, multi-state tour. time. 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At Old Firehouse in Edom This Month:
November Concerts Feature Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, and Bill Nash
Ten years and still going strong, The Old Firehouse in Edom continues its season with Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, and Bill Nash November 2nd. Neal Katz (katzmusic.com) has been making folk music for over twenty-five years. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, he is now a local folk musician who performs his music at coffee-houses, folk festivals, living room concerts, and more. Over the years, Neal has been an opening act for a number of popular musicians as they passed through East Texas. In 2010, he was chosen as a finalist for the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Concerts. In his quest to promote his fellow local artists, Neal produced a compilation CD in 2007 called "Rise Up." It was made up of East Texas singer/songwriters and benefited a social-service agency in Tyler, TX called PATH. Tim Chauvin was born and raised in New England, specifically in Massachusetts, and spent his college years in the Great Lakes region. He moved to Texas in 1981 and he and his family live on a small farm in Nacogdoches County in a home they built. During the early 1980’s Tim was a touring musician, but left the craft to pursue another artistic outlet in Timber Framed architecture. However, he continued to write music and perform intermittently around the country. In 2003 he released his debut CD “Winds of Change”. It was well received and garnered numerous kind reviews. Sing Out magazine said, “If you’re craving wonderfully written story songs in simple but beautiful arrangements, this CD is for you." Tim returns to The Old Firehouse to share these stories with our audience. Bill Nash has been a musician all his life. He was a 5-year-old boy soprano, a 4th grade French hornist, a 15-year-old beginning guitarist, and then an 18-year-old guitar teacher. He graduated from Bradley University's School of Music, majoring in composition, and an almost master's degree from time at the University of Colorado. Bill began
writing music and lyrics in his early teens, and his roots are firmly embedded in what is now known as the singer/songwriter acoustic music genre. He has performed styles as diverse as rock 'n roll, fusion, country, polka, folk, and even old-time western music, ala the Sons of the Pioneers. Bill has 3 albums with songs ranging from love songs to heartbreak songs, true stories to completely imaginative fabrications, and protest songs to environmental songs. He is a regular attendee at Kerrville, and Old Firehouse is thrilled to welcome him back. November 23rd, Pierce Pettis will be in concert. After a lifetime of crafting finelywrought, hearttouching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career, “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.” Pierce began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. He is adored by critics and public alike, as one of this generation's most masterful songwriters. His music
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is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture the common elements in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. “Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm..." -Sing Out! "Pierce Pettis bares a gentle soul with a keen eye, a soulful voice, and perfect guitar accompaniment for his beautiful songs - a masterful poet treasure" - Darrell Scott, songwriter/recording artist Pierce has been on The Old Firehouse stage numerous times...always to a standing ovation crowd. 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. In fact, over the past ten years, listeners have anxiously looked forward to the new seasons of music because they know that there is never a bad show. Even if they are unfamiliar with the musician, they trust the selections made by their host, owner, and founder Jeff Gottesman. Since 2009, musicians and audiences alike have been flocking to this little gem, and Jeff hopes that the secret of this wonderful experience will get out even further and the 70 seats will be filled even more often than they have in the past. The season consists of nine acoustic concerts between October and April with 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. Don't expect notefor-note performances matching their recordings....that's not what live music is about. But do expect heartfelt introductions, personal stories, and backand-forth communications between the audience and the performer. The full season schedule can be found under the “Concert Calendar” tab at theoldfirehouse.net along with links to samples of music and advance ticket options. Admission prices for concerts are usually $12 in advance and $15 and the door, and events are on Saturday evenings unless otherwise noted, beginning at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm so the audience can enjoy coffee and desserts that are always available during the “schmooze hour.” The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free, and alcohol-free “Coffeehouse” which has made a name for itself by bringing national folk musicians and their all-original music to Edom’s unique listening room and stage. Information about upcoming music, sponsorships, and advertising can be found by contacting The Old Firehouse at theoldfirehouse.net, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (903)852-ART1 (2781). The concert series is a labor-of-love by owners Jeff & Judy Gottesman, as they don’t expect to make any kind of profit from this endeavor; however, sponsorships of the concerts are always appreciated. Future scheduled concerts are: • December 7th: American Dreamer • January 18th, 2020: The Rough and Tumble • February 1st, 2020: Rupert Wates • February 22nd, 2020: Jeff Black • March 7th, 2020: Friction Farm • April 4th, 2020: Adler & Hearne
Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Red Rooster Ice House, Hawkins - Joe Diffie, 8-12 Rick’s – The After Party, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Lucas Jagneaux, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Chris Beall, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Heather Harper, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12
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Live Music Gig Guide Friday, November 1st 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Clay Logan, 9-1 Clicks Live – Friendship Commanders, Temptress, Victims of Sanity, 8-12 Cowboys - Wynn Williams, Josh Ward, 8-12 Club 155 - Black Ice, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Jonathan Webster, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Marc & Ian, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Riley Redding, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove - Live Music, 8-11 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store – Karaoke, 8-12 The Old Firehouse - Neal Katz, 6-9 Poke In Da Eye BBQ - Michael Jesch, 6-9 Rick’s – Time Machine, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Darrin Morris Band, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Stefan Cotter, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Blues Boys, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 XLN - The Haggertys, 9-1 Yamato – Clint Alford, 7-11
Saturday, November 2nd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Back Beat Boogie, 9-1 Brisket Love BBQ – DC & The Muddkatts, 7-10 Click’s Live - Jenn Ford, 9-1 Commerce Street Draft House, Jacksonville Sweetwater Band, 7-11 Dakota’s Chophouse – Kayla Owens, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Senor Gringo, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Garage Bar - Karaoke, 9-1 Grand Slam VIP Lounge at Times Square Cinema - Dustin Becker Duo, 8-11 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery –Johnny & Kimmy Benedetti, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – East Texas Jazz Orchestra, 7-10 Red White & Blue Fest., Bullard - Chris Colston, Cody Canada, 8-10 Rick’s – Slickrock Hoodoo, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ - Luke Wade, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Bart Crow, 8-12
Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Blues Boyz, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - LDJB Low D, 7-10 XLN – The Haggerty’s, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Sunday, November 3rd Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, November 5th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Foundry - The Grey Havens, 8-10 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Chris Oliver Duo, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, November 6th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Patrick James, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakota’s – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke with Billie Jo, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11
Thursday, November 7th 11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Matt Jackson, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ryan Davis, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Logan Strong, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood with Tim & Scotty G, 8-12 UT Tyler Cowan Center - Bandstand, 7-10 th
Friday, November 8th 11 Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan Mathews, 9-1 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale - Truck Stop Gamblers, 8-12 Clicks Live - Static - X, Dope, 8-12 Cowboys - Roger Creager, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Dustin Becker Duo, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Kristy Kruger, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – John Ford, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Grand Slam VIP Lounge at Times Square Cinema - Patrick James, 8-11 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 th
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Anthony Riley, 9-1 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale - Live Music, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Live Music, 9-1 Clicks Live - Wednesday 13, Static-X and Devildriver Wisconsin Death Trip Anniversary Tour, 9-1 Commerce Street Draft House, Jacksonville Patrick James, 7-11 Dakota’s Chophouse – Gary Patrick Band, 7-10 ETX Brewing - 6 Miles To Mixon, 8:30-10:30 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Lauren Alexander, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 M6 Winery – Mike Freiley, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Pearl Snap, 8-12 Poke in da Eye - Sean Christopher, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Live Music, 8-12 Rick’s – Satellite, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Bobby Irwin, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Alex Smith, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - The Magills, 6-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Kid Icarus Project, 9-1 UT Tyler Cowan Center - A Little Night Music: Exploring Space Through Music in partnership with Discovery Science Place and Tyler ISD., 7:30-10
Sunday, November 10th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, November 12th 11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Shell Shack - Brett Star, 6-10 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Scott White, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 th
Wednesday, November 13th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Dakotas Chop House – Daniel Rocha, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke with Billie Jo, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11
Thursday, November 14th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Guitar & Fiddle: Lee Mathis & Shelia Weaver, 7-10 ETX Brewing Co. - Swing Dancing & Jazz Night, 6:30-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – The Brothers Gillespie, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Live Music, 8-12
Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood with Tim & Scotty G, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Eric George, 7-10 Tunes at Noon - Ryan Davis, 11-1pm
Friday, November 15th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 9-1 Brisket Love, Lindale – The Lawless, 8-12 Click’s Live - Mean Dean and The Smashing Pumpkins Machine, Cindercell, GATT, 8-1 Dakota’s Chophouse – Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Grady Davis, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Larry Hooper, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Liberty Hall - Mickey Gilley, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store – Live Music, 8-12 Red Rooster Ice House, Hawkins - Lucas Jagneaux, 8-12 Rick’s – Dallas Party Band, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Adam Berry Band, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Salvation From Sundown, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Kenny Freeman, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, November 16th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Teazur, 9-1 Brisket Love, Lindale – Live Music, 8-12 Commerce Street Draft House, Jacksonville Withrow Cooley, 7-11 Dakota’s - Matt Raker & The Nearly Brothers, 8-11 ETX Brewery – The Blacksmiths, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Joe Cobb, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery – Tommi Jo, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Big Hotel, 8-12 Red Rooster Ice House, Hawkins - Darrin Morris, 8-12 Rick’s – Mojiles, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Cody Wayne, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Clint Alford, 7-10 Time Square - Live Music, 8-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - We Have Your Dog, 9-12 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Sunday, November 17th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, November 19th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Belcher Center, Longview - Newsboys, 7-10 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Lee Mathis & Sheila Weaver, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, November 20th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jenn Ford, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11
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Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill – 2nd Childhood with Tim & Scotty G, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke with Billie Jo, 7-10 UT Tyler Cowan Center - Jazz Spectacular with East Texas Symphony Orchestra and Terrell Stafford, 12 noon-2pm Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11
Thursday, November 21st 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Dan Rocha, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Gus Samuelson, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler - Wesley Pruitt, 7-10 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – The Steel Woods, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Cody Wayne, 8-12
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November Concerts: November 2nd: Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, Bill Nash November 23rd: Pierce Pettis
Upcoming Concerts: December 7th: American Dreamer January 18th: The Rough and Tumble February 1st: Rupert Wates • February 22nd: Jeff Black March 7th: Friction Farm • April 4th: Adler & Hearne
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11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis & The Brutally Handsome Band, 8-12 Brisket Love, Lindale – Drugstore Gypsies, 8-12 Clicks Live - Bend the Will, Simon Young and The Groove Ambassadors, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Clint Alford, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Owen Tiner, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Eric George, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage 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 – Time Machine, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Jake Worthington, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Tom Mcelvain, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Hotel Drifters, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 7-10
Saturday, November 23rd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Brick Street Blues Band, 7-10 Brisket Love, Lindale – Teazur, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - CaddoKats, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Slickrock Hoodoo, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Joe Savage, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Liberty Hall - The East Texas Symphony Orchestra with UT Tyler and TJC Jazz Ensembles and guest artist Terell Stafford, 7-10 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery – Mosely Duo, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 The Old Firehouse - Pierce Pettis, David Webb, 7-10 Rick’s – Vegas Stars, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Dylan Wheeler, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Bobby Irwin, 7-10
True Vine Brewing - Blue Louie, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
Sunday, November 24th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm
Tuesday, November 26th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12
Wednesday, November 27th The Back Porch, Kilgore – BlakBox, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Fiddle & Guitar with Lee Mathis & Shelia Weaver, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke with Billie Jo, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11
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11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tuxedo Cats, 8-12 Big Sandy Music hall – Floyd Void, 7-10 Brisket Love, Lindale – Lee Mathis & The Brutally Handsome Band, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Live Music, 7-10 Dakota’s Chophouse – Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Jake Penrod, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Travis Bolt, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage 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 Republic Icehouse – Live Music, 8-12 Rick’s – Big Daddy Band, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ - Gorgeous Jetson, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Lost Immigrants, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Cody Cooke, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Roadkeeper, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 7-10
Saturday, November 30th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ambush, 7-10 Commerce Street Draft House, Jacksonville Mosley Duo, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Patrick James, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Landry & Co., 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Justin Kemp, 10am Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery – Michael Jesch, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Gary Patrick, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Al & The Longshots, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - Bluez Boyz, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12
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On Saturday, November 9th, Dr. Salgado will also be performing with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra in Tyler, TX. Visit ETSO.org for more information about the performance. At TJC Earth and Space Science Center: José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, experimental photographer, visual artist, and public speaker. As the Executive Director and co-founder of KV 265, a nonprofit science and arts education organization, Dr. Salgado collaborates with orchestras, composers, and musicians to present films that provoke curiosity and a sense With the school year now well under way, it’s of wonder about the Earth and the Universe. With the perfect time to pay a visit to the TJC Earth and KV 265 he is a two-time recipient of the National Space Science Center featuring the Hudnall PlanEndowment for the Arts’s Art Works grant. His etarium at Science & Symphony films have been presented by Tyler Junior the Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, New World College. Most Symphony, and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino. shows offer He also produces and presents short science films tickets for $7, with musician/composer Tom Bailey as part of the with students, children, and seniors admitted for $5. Tickets for All Bailey-Salgado Project. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, Salgado hosted Nuestra Galaxia, a weekly astronomy children, and senior citizens. Exhibit-only tickets news segment on Univision Chicago (WGBO), for are $3. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter. which he received an Emmy nomination. tjc.edu. The Earth and Space Science Center is open Rock ‘n Roll Saturday Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday 16th and December 21st, Rock ‘n 10:30am-4:30pm. It is located on the TJC campus at Roll November Saturdays will be held featuring two produc1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. tions: “SpacePark360” (7pm) and “Rock on Demand” The planetarium theater has been updated to a (8pm) every month. Tickets are $5 for each show. brand new Digitarium Aethos system, which uses “SpacePark360” is seen from the rider’s per4k laser projection technology to create vibrant, spective, and takes audiences on a wild, immersive immersive experiences in the 40-foot Hudnall Planride through the solar system, recreating the expeetarium. It is the first science center in Texas, and rience of amusement park thrill rides - roller only the second in the country (after Eugene, Ore.) coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more to create a to have a Digitarium Aethos system. heart-pounding experience. Holiday Dome Shows “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot Holiday Dome Shows will be shown November domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely 23rd-January 4th, 2020. enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays “Outreach to Space” Exhibit rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones Now showing is the new exhibit “Outreach to to The Doors and Aerosmith. Space,” which provides cutting-edge space exploration content presented through fun and engaging Star Party Saturday exhibits. The eleven hands-on exhibits are profesNovember 2nd and December 7th (ongoing sionally designed and expertly made, built by the the first Saturday of each month), you can see a Star world-famous Exploratorium in San Francisco. Party in a live presentation in The Earth and Space Families explore together to learn about the conScience Center’s 40-foot planetarium dome. It is cepts of outer space: what is out there, how we get to completely free! They will be having three live shows outer space, what life is like in space, and what the in the planetarium detailing what is currently visible future of space exploration holds. in our sky at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescopes Communicating Science Through Art will be set up as well (weather permitting). Dr. José Francisco Salgado, PhD will giving a A TJC astronomy professor will have telescopes presentation Friday, November 8th, 2pm at the TJC set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze Science Center. It is free to attend. at the astronomical objects with your own eyes.
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At Tiger Creek Sanctuary This Fall:
Give Thanks For Big Cats
Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is located at 17552 FM 14, Tyler. For more info, go to tigercreek. org or call (903)858-1008. Upcoming events are: • November 11th: Hero’s Day - Bring a turkey and receive 1/2 off admission • November 16th: Volunteer Day - Bring a turkey and receive 1/2 off admission • December 7th: Santa Paws Tiger Creek offers guided and self-guided tours along with membership packages. Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a forever home for unwanted big cats. They currently have 38 cats of 7 different species in their care. Tiger Creek was founded in 1995 by its parent foundation Tiger Missing Link Foundation. Their first tiger, Sammy, was rescued
in 1997, and they officially opened to the public in 1999. Tiger Creek’s educated staff and interns give guided walking tours through the facility. Each cat has their own story of how they came here to Tiger Creek. Any and all questions are welcome. The tour generally lasts 30-45 minutes. After the tour is over, guests are welcome to hang out and enjoy the cats on their own. Many people develop a liking for a particular cat and enjoy going back to visit with them. Picture taking for private use is welcome.
At Barnes & Noble Booksellers This Month:
A November Of Family Book Events
Every month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a variety of events. All events are free to attend. B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to barnesandnoble.com. November 2nd (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “The Crayons' Christmas” - The crayons are back - just in time for the holidays! Join for storytime and activities featuring this unique new book and see how Duncan, the crayons, and their families celebrate the season. Baby & Me Storytimes - Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join the fun as a book is read, and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Topics this month are Sesame Street friends: • November 3rd (11am): Elmo • November 17th (11am): Abby • November 10th (11am): Cookie • November 24th (11am): Big Bird November 9th (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “The Monster at the End of This Book” and “People in Your Neighborhood” - Join for storytime and activities featuring beloved Sesame Street characters. First, follow along with Grover as he discovers “The Monster at the End of this Book.” Then, go on a tour of the neighborhood and find out what it's like to be a postman, 20 EGuideMagazine.com • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!
At Tyler Public Library This Month:
From NaNoWriMo Write-Ins to Robotics Makerspace, There’s Something for Everyone
Makerspace is pleased to present an opportunity to learn the basics of Computer Science by programming a variety of robots. This activity is being coordinated through a partnership with the Griffin Elementary Robotics program. It will be guided by Griffin Elementary students and supervised by their teacher, Jesus Sanchez. Everyone welcome!
November 2nd, 16th, December 7th, 21st (2pm): Ham Radio Classes - Ham Radio is an age-old pastime that many enjoy, so why not take the plunge The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. and learn how to use one, too? The Tyler Public College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. For more Library will be hosting Ham Radio Classes the first information about programs, call (903)593-7323 or and third Saturday of each month in the Makerspace email email@example.com. Most of the events are Room on the third floor. This class is for anyone interested, from greenhorns to veterans! free unless noted. On Thursday-Friday, November 28th-29th, the November 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, Tyler Public Library will be closed in observation 27th (2-4pm): NaNoWriMo Write-Ins - November of Thanksgiving. The green book drop outside is National Novel Writing Month, where millions will be closed, but patrons may make any returns, to write a including books, utilizing the AV Drop. Book drops around the world challenge themselves novel in thirty at the Faulkner Park Police Station and Pollard Park days. The Tyler can also be used during the holiday. The Library will Public Library is resume regular hours on Saturday, November 30th. the place to reach those daily word Story Times goals with two Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited weekly write-in to the Library weekday mornings in October for opportunities! age-appropriate storytimes that include reading, singing and playing! For sessions starting before the Sundays on the second floor and Wednesdays in Library opens, please enter through the auditorium’s the Makerspace, aspiring authors can meet to enjoy a quiet moment to write or connect with fellow external door. See below for program information. NaNoWriMo participants. Feel free to bring your • Mondays at 10:30am: Leeme un Cuento is a Spanish storytime geared for ages three to six, but notebook, laptop, or whatever you write on and come write with others. all ages are welcome. • Wednesdays at 9:30am: Infant Lap and Play Time November 9th (10am-12:30pm): Coffee Class with is for babies ages 0 to 18 months. Cafe 1948 - Join the fun for a coffee class with Cafe • Thursdays at 10:30am: Read Aloud Crowd is 1948. Cafe 1948 will be teaching patrons about geared toward preschoolers ages three to six, but various coffee brewing methods. Coffee is provided all ages are welcome. by Cafe 1948. Registration is required at signup• Mondays and Tuesdays at 9am and Wednesdays at 10:30am: Toddler Time is for 18 to 36 months. genius.com/go/60b054aa9ad2fa0f49-coffee. November 21st (5:30pm): Service Dogs Program Through November 2nd (9am): Parent-Child Do you love dogs? Tyler Library will be hosting Workshop Series - On Saturdays the Library will be -For Veteran’s Sake Foundation, an organization that hosting parent-child workshops for children ages provides service dogs to veterans. For Veteran’s Sake zero to three years and their parents or caregivers. founder Monty Hutson and two dogs will be in the This series is by registration only. For more inforTaylor Auditorium, informing anyone interested in mation, call (903)593-7323. service dogs about the good that they do for those Every Wednesday through December 18th (12 who have PTSD. Visit forveteranssake.org to learn noon-2pm): Writer’s Club - The Memoir Writing more about the organization. Group and Tyler Public Library are working together to bring our community a new Writer’s Club for all Ongoing Classes to join. No matter what you write or your skill level, • Yoga: Mondays and Wednesday from 5:30you are invited to join to share your work, learn 6:30pm in the Library Auditorium from others, and connect with fellow writers. • Quilting: Tuesdays from 10am-1pm in the thirdfloor Makerspace Thursday, November 7th (7pm): Novel • Meditation: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in the Ideas - Novel Ideas Book Club meets at the third-floor Makerspace Goodman-LeGrande House & Museum the first Thursday of every month. The goal of Novel Ideas is • Writer’s Club: Wednesdays from 12 noon-2pm in the third-floor Makerspace to get a group of people interested in reading young adult fiction (no matter your age) and to discuss the • Crochet: Saturdays from 11am-1pm in the thirdfloor Makerspace books in a safe and unique space. Books are: • Talking Tales: second Thursday of the month at • November 7th: “The Absolutely True Diary of a 5:30pm in the Library Auditorium Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie • Ham Radio Classes: first and third Saturdays from • December 5th: “My True Love Gave to Me: 2-4pm in the third-floor Makerspace Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins • Computer Classes: first and third Fridays, and Tuesday, November 7th (5pm): Tweens Tuesday fourth Saturday from 9-10am in the Library Com- Tweens in 5th-7th grades can make DIY jewelry puter Lab. Sign up online or by calling the library. using paper clips, tape, and other craft supplies. • Friday Movie Matinee: first and third Fridays at 1:30pm in the Taylor Auditorium. Movies typiNovember 9th, December 14th (2-3:30pm): Robotics Makerspace - Tyler Public Library cally PG-13.
fireman, baker, dentist, and more. November 16th (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman” - A thrilling adventure awaits as you pick your path and decide how the story Jack Frost vs. the Abominable Snowman unfolds! The big day has arrived and the racers are set. Will you follow Jack Frost, the mischievous racer with magical winter powers? Or will you follow Abe, the lovable Abominable Snowman with a few surprises up his sleeve? November 23rd (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “Anna, Elsa and the Secret River” and “Frozen 2 Little Golden Book” - Get ready for “Frozen 2,” in theaters on November 22nd, with these two new books featuring the magic and adventure of the new movie. November 23rd (2pm): LEGO “Frozen 2” Build Event - Return to Arendelle with this LEGO build event! Join the fun to build a castle from “Frozen 2” to take home. This is for ages 8-12. Signup required. November 30th (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “Dear Santa” and “Cookies for Santa”- Join for Storytime and activities featuring two books about cherished holiday traditions for families.
Ranch of Dreams, Fun, and Animals
The Fund for Animals is the largest network of animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers in the country. The flagship sanctuary, the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, is located at 12526 CR 3806 in Murchison. Regular tour adult tickets are $49, student/active military tickets are $39, under 18 are $20. Tickets are available at fundforanimals. org/blackbeauty or call (903)469-3811. Tours this month are: November 9th, 23rd, December 7th, 21st (9am and 1pm): Ranch of Dreams Tour - You'll go on an inspirational journey through 1,400 acres of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch to see and hear about more than 800 domestic and exotic animals that have been saved from lives of neglect and abuse. The sanctuary is not a zoo and is not open to the public other than by small, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals.
Cooking Classes, In Time For The Holidays
Cooking classes are available just in time for the holidays to anyone who wants to both learn to cook and increase their culinary skills. All classes are held at the Harvey Convention Center in Hall 3 from 6-8pm. Pre-registration is required. Classes include a cooking demonstration and recipes, plus you can enjoy a great meal. These classes are for adults only. The cost is $15 per person per class. Registration can be made by calling (903)531-1214 or register for classes at parksandrec.cityoftyler.org. Dates, topics, and guest chef information are: • November 12th: “Tropical Thanksgiving” with Chef Rojo Tellez, owner of C Rojo Cuisine • December 10th: “Not Your Typical Texas Holiday” with Chef Jon Mendoza, General Manager at Rudy’s BBQ and Country Store, Tyler Foodie Events November 9th (10am12:30pm): Coffee Class with Cafe 1948 - Join in the library's 3rdfloor Makerspace for a coffee class with Cafe 1948, which will be teaching patrons about various coffee brewing methods. Coffee is provided by Cafe 1948. Registration is required. This will be held at Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College, Tyler. Free. November 16th (9:30-11:30am): Clara’s Christmas Morning Crafts & Brunch - Join the fun for an up-close visit with Clara and friends and meet the real Nutcracker ballerinas for a very special morning full of yummy food, holiday stories, Christmas crafts and, of course, ballet! Tickets are now available and are $25-$40 on eventbrite.com. This will be held at The Potpourri House, 3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler. This is hosted by TJC Dance. November 20th (7-10pm): Vintner’s Dinner Vintner's Dinners are fun events where you get to try wine and eat some of the best food from the Restaurant at Kiepersol! Each dinner event happens at a large table with all the attendees. This dinner includes 4 courses, each course paired with a Kiepersol Wine or Spirit. Dinner is served promptly at 7pm. You’re welcome to come early and visit the bar, or you can visit the Winery and Distillery at Kiepersol. For questions or reservations, please call at (903)894-3300. Kiepersol is located at 2155A Merlot Lane, Bullard, kiepersol.com. RSVP’s can be made by calling (903)894-3300. Wine & Beer Tastings - Kiepersol loves to support local vendors by carrying their products in the store and they are happy to team up with True Vine Brewing Company for in-store tastings. Sample Kiepersol’s Flight, Fizzy Vit, and Merlot and True Vine Brewing’s Mermaids and Unicorns, Rose City, Daddy’s Juice Box, and Smith County. This is free to attend. • November 1st (5-7pm): Brookshire’s, 100 Rice Rd., Tyler • November 8th (5-7pm): Super 1 Foods, 172 Centennial Parkway, Tyler • November 15th (5-7pm): Brookshire’s, 213 Hwy. 69, Bullard • November 22nd (5-7pm): FRESH, 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler • November 29th (5-7pm): Brookshire’s, 100 Rice Rd., Tyler • December 13th (5-7pm): Brookshire’s, 213 Hwy. 69, Bullard December 14th (9am-2pm): Brunch with Santa at Times Square Grand Slam Enjoy a warm meal, some hot chocolate, and free pictures with Santa! Bring the kids for a memory that will last a lifetime. Leave a letter for Santa at North Pole mailbox. This will be held at Times Square Grand Slam, 5201 S. Broadway, Tyler. This is free to attend.
At ETX Brewing Co.:
PTSD Recovery Day of Awareness Benefit at ETX Brewing Co. There’s a lot going on at the Brewery Downtown. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler, etxbrew.com, facebook.com/ ETXBrew, (903)630-7720. ETX Brewery offers
onsite quality craft beers. Alongside it, The Porch at ETX offers wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. They are open Monday-Tuesday 11am2pm, Wednesday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, and Saturday 11am-12am. This month’s events are: November 2nd (12 noon-10pm): PTSD Recovery Dinner & Drinks at ETX Brewing Co. - In an effort to impact the 22 veterans a day that lose their battle to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), ETX Brewing Co. is proud to partner up with Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery for a day of Awareness and Benefit. Four Grizzly Cooler door prizes will be given away throughout the day as well as a Dallas Cowboys vs. Redskins gameday package for 3 in a raffle drawing. There will be live music with Senor Gringo. Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery is a 501c3, empowering veterans suffering from Combat-Related Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder by offering an outlet through fishing and hunting outdoor recovery trips, and is absolutely 100% volunteered. November 14th (6:30pm): Swing Dancing & Jazz Night - Let’s Swing! Swing Dancing with Tyler Swing Thing will be held on the 2nd Thursday each month along with the Jazz Jam at ETX. There are free Swing Dancing lessons at 6:30pm, then dance to jazz until 10pm. Everyone is welcome. November 9th (9am): Saturday Morning Cars & Tacos - Come and see some really cool classic cars and delicious breakfast tacos the second Saturday each month. This is free to attend. November 9th (9am-12 noon): ETX Brewing Co. Cart Derby - There will be races for kids and adults! The first race will start at 9am and Broadway will be shut down until 12 noon. To enter, go to facebook. com/events/610031046075790/.
it’s time to
Under the Trees Christmas November 9th, 10am-5pm
Our dealers are cleaning out their storage unitss, garages, cupboards and closets for our first ever flea market...under the trees at the corner of Center and Line St., next door to Ye Olde City Antique Mall. However, in case of rain, snow, sleet or hail we will reschedule because we are wimps. Plus, Hit the Bricks Treasure Hunt!
Open House November 21st-23rd Open till 8pm Thursday Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Ye Olde City Antique Mall Olde City Market & The Studio
Downtown Tyler, 302 E. Locust St. Tyler (903) 705-1145 or (903) 705-1144 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ www.oldcitytyler.com
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TheatreEvents & Plays
October 25thNovember 3rd (ThursdaySaturday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm): “And Then There Were None” will be presented on stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate - for each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. 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. November 7th (7:30pm): “O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song” will be presented by Tyler Civic Chorale. For centuries the Book of Psalms has served as an expression of religious faith and is the source of inspiration for music both ancient and modern. Explore this wealth of poetic praise with the Tyler Civic Chorale in a variety of dramatic and moving choral works that span the ages. Tyler Civic Chorale presents several concerts during the year and is home-based at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler. For more info go to tylercivicchorale.org or facebook.com/tylercivicchorale. November 8th-10th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Making God Laugh” will be presented at Theatre Longview. Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children - a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star - all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. Theatre Longview is located at Grace Crossing UMC, 1001 W. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. For more info or tickets go to theatrelongview.com or call (903)431-0224. November 9th (7:30pm): Gary P. Nunn will be performing at the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. Nunn is an American country music singer-songwriter. One of his most famous songs is “London Homesick Blues,” which had been used as the theme song for the popular television show Austin City Limits for two decades. The Center is located at 110 East Houston, Marshall. Call (903)934-7992 for more info or go to memorialcityhall.com. November 18th (7:30pm): “The Color Purple” will be on the stage at the Cowan Center. “The Color Purple” is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (“The Hollywood Reporter”), this joyous
American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (“The New York Times”). The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)5667424, or go to cowancenter.org. November 21st-22nd (6pm): “Beauty & the Beast, JR.” will be presented by the Elementary Performance group of Caldwell Performing Arts Academy. Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast JR.” is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Caldwell Performance Arts Academy’s events are held in Caldwell Auditorium located at 300 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more information contact Derek Johnson at Derek.Johnson@tylerisd.org. November 21st24th (ThursdaySaturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Little Women” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre Stage. The play begins on that memorable Christmas when Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo sells her beautiful hair to help finance the trip. It ends just a year later when the happy family is again preparing to celebrate not only Christmas but also the return of Mr. March. In between these two events, we again live, laugh, love, and cry with Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth as they go through the many trials and tribulations that have made this story a classic. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)5920561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. December 5th-7th (ThursdayFriday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 10:30am & 1:30pm): “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will be presented at Pollard Theater Center. Based on the timeless poem by Dr. Seuss, this presentation will delight both young and young at heart audiences. Pollard Theater Center is located at Founders’ Center on Pollard UMC’s campus. Seating is limited. The Founders Center is located at 3030 New Copeland Rd., Tyler. All tickets are priced at $10.00. For more info or tickets go to pollardumc.com or call (903)730-1056.
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
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December 6th-8th (FridaySaturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Annie: The Musical” will be presented by the Bullard High School Theatre program. “Annie” is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. This is the same charming musical about the orphans and Daddy Warbucks that we have all come to love. Bullard High School is located at 1426 S. Houston Street in Bullard. For more information go to facebook.com/events/436513740294648/ December 6th-15th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Oliver!” will be on the stage at Henderson County Performing Arts Center and is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Henderson County Performing Arts Center is located at 400 Gibson Road in Athens. For info and tickets call (903)675-3908 or go to hcpac.org. December 6th-16th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm): “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre stage. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. 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. December 6th-8th, 13th-15th (FridaySaturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “A Charlie Brown Christmas” - The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life on the Henderson Civic Theatre in the faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. It will be presented on the stage at Henderson Civic Theatre 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 which was built in 1885. For info call (903)6572968 or hendersoncivictheatre.org.
December 12th14th (7pm): “Beauty & the Beast” will be presented by the Middle School Performance group of Caldwell Performing Arts Academy. “Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first learn to love a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late. Caldwell Performance Arts Academy’s events are held in Caldwell Auditorium located at 300 S. College, Tyler. For more information contact Derek Johnson at Derek. Johnson@tylerisd.org. December 13th-15th (FridaySaturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “A Tuna Christmas” will be on the stage of the Palestine Community Theatre. “A Tuna Christmas” is the second in a series of comedic plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The trilogy was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small town Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of same. The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of multiple genders and various ages. The Palestine Community Theatre is located at 213 W. Crawford, Palestine. For tickets go to thetexastheater.com. December 19th (7:30pm): “Celtic Angels Christmas” will be performed at the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. This concert captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe inspiring show which encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites along with spectacular world class champion Irish dancing. The Center is located at 10 East Houston, Marshall. Call (903)934-7992 for more info or go to memorialcityhall.com. January 24th (7:30pm): “Farewell Angelina” will be performing at the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a “Superstar Act... with Killer Songs.” Rolling Stone says, “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass... deft playing... into one sonic knockout punch.” The Center is located at 10 East Houston, Marshall. Call (903)934-7992 for more info or go to memorialcityhall.com.
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
Inside the Artist’s Studio:
Dream Until Your Dreams Come True: Carina Alvarado By Derrick White “The most important things art has brought to my life are the abilities to express, communicate, and connect. I am not great with words, especially expressing meaning without getting jumbled. Art is the language in which I feel the most comfortable communicating. I have found a way to express myself freely in a visual way and explain what is in my heart and soul,” explains local artist Carina Alvarado. Her artwork is vibrant and uses graphic and bursting compositions of surreal imagery to captivate one’s imagination. Carina uses a variety of media. “I really enjoy working with acrylics, but I recently tried watercolor and gouache and I have fallen in love with these materials. I enjoy the way they work together. The process of understanding these collaborations really interests me. I tend to use a little of everything in my pieces,” she states. “When I decided to quit my full-time job and focus on art, it was terrifying. Taking the decision and explaining it to the people around me - to me, felt like the first challenge as an artist. The frustration of feeling like you have to convince people it is what drives you as a person right after you convinced yourself to take the leap towards passion. There is so much behind the scenes in the amount of work, motivation, money - just the whole process of becoming an artist. I understand being an artist is an art form in and of itself, a journey. You can attend classes, you can watch videos, you can ask for advice, but you yourself have to create something. You don’t apply to be an artist. The application is progressing and developing in personally growing in this unpredictable life, in your studio hours, experimenting with media and ideas, putting yourself and what you create out there. This application can go any which way; it can be short or long, but you never really get told you are an artist in this process. You, as the artist, have to keep creating. You have to stay motivated. You have to keep exhibiting your art,” encourages Carina. Alvarado took painting, drawing, figure drawing, art history, and ceramic classes at TJC. She recalls, “While attending TJC, I met inspiring art professors. I remember Paul Jones sketching out new characters and ideas. I remember Derrick White being hands-on, teaching us how to stretch canvases. He was always trying out new techniques and painting. I learned what I needed to understand about art in my classes, but I had such inspiring professors to facilitate my creativity and my motivation outside of class. TJC art professors are active, professional artists and they speak about the things you have to do to show your work. They being enthusiastically productive and helping students understand, realistically, about being a visual artist were enough for me to start my journey into visual art.” She adds, “In my studio art classes I found my fear of speaking in front of people was very minimal. Being surrounded by art and creative people provided me with so much confidence and provided a beautiful and personal way for me to connect to people. Art has made me push myself. I pressed myself to share the art I had been so private about by creating an Instagram and submitting my pieces to events. I stepped out of my comfort
Events November 2nd (7-11pm): 5% Show at Martin Walker P.C. - A new art exhibition featuring art by Monica Lubiani, Maegan Kirschner, Brenda McKinney, Ginger Cochran, Lina Rincon, Leticia Herrera, Rodica Slemmer, Deborah Hartigan-Viestenz, and Reanna DiPaolo will open November 2nd in Downtown Tyler at Martin Walker Law Firm, 121 N. Spring St. They will host the show in its award-winning facility,
zone, meeting Addie Moore (a founder of “etx creatives”), attending events full of people I did not know. I submitted art to juried exhibitions and was accepted to some and rejected by others. I went on a podcast with “etx creatives” and spoke about my art, I was super terrified to speak and to be recorded but the excitement was much greater. Art has made me grow so much as a person, every day I learn something new about myself.” Carina finds inspiration in the work of artist Ashley Longshore. “She is a strong, creative, and powerful woman who does not hold back. I admire her fun, colorful, and powerful paintings. Her art represents her so well; she says ‘You are in my brain.’ I respect artists taking me to another place in their minds and worlds,” Carina explains. Alvarado also enjoys Salvador Dali, saying, “My admiration for his dreamlike, symbolic and surreal art made me feel connected to him. I hope one day I can perfect what I see and what I feel in an art form as well.” “I suppose my style is colorful surrealism, a glance into my extremely vivid lucid dreams. I have always had a very imaginative mind, but every night ever since I can remember I experienced crystal clear dreams. My dreams are other worlds to me, I know it sounds strange. I always remember waking up and writing down all the strangeness I had seen, all the experiences and the things I would learn. Yes, I would learn. I quickly learned how to control my dreams. I have come to accept these strange dreams which have made them even more mesmerizing. This past year, I lost my grandfather and my youngest uncle. One thing which helped me tremendously with the loss of these two great men was something my mom told me had happened. A few weeks before my uncle had tragically passed, my grandpa had told the family to get everyone together and to prepare for a funeral which would have many people attending. He even spoke my uncle’s name and said it was for him, he had dreamed this. A few weeks later my uncle passed away suddenly. He was so loved by many people and many people attended the funeral. Afterward, my grandpa spoke about a little angelic boy visiting and signaling for him to be followed, a few weeks later my grandfather passed away. The day after the funeral there were bees everywhere but they did not sting us. Swarms just landed on plants, walls, and the ground. Later, I researched the symbolism of this event, bees are productive, they stay focused on whatever they are doing and do not get sidetracked. Around this time of the year, I was beginning my huge leap of faith into becoming a full-time artist. So, I decided to dive into my dreams and symbolism of the beautiful and tragic things happening around me.” Contact at: • Instagram: @carinaoteroalvarado • Facebook: Carina.Alvarado • Email: email@example.com which historically served as the Arcadia Theater but now serves as the law firm’s headquarters. Complimentary refreshments will be served during the evening. There will be an afterparty by DJ Klinz. This show is organized by AASH and Dace Lucia Kidd. There is free admission to see the art show and a cover of $5 after 9pm for the afterparty. The show will be on view until January 4th, 2020. November 15th: Call for Artists, Poets & Musicians - This is a call for artists, poets, and musicians for an exhibition which begins on January 18th, 2020. This will be “etx creatives” one year anniversary celebrating their first showcase. Only work from East Texans will be featured. Deadline for submissions is November 15th at 12 midnight at forms.gle/XBBFdDJ6PfXYicgi9.
This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:
TMA Showcases Work of One of Tyler’s Own with “Bold Lines: Works by Joseph Glasco”
The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays. For more info call the museum at (903)595-1001, tylermuseum.org, or email info@ tylermuseum.org. The Tyler Museum of Art celebrates the career of an influential abstract expressionist with strong ties to the Tyler community in its next major exhibition, “Bold Lines: Works by Joseph Glasco.” The exhibition opens to the public Sunday, November 24th and runs through February 16th, 2020 in the Museum’s Bell Gallery. Members and special guests are invited for a first look at the exhibition during the Preview Reception from 5:30-7pm Saturday, November 23rd at the Museum. To RSVP or for information on becoming a TMA member, call (903)595-1001, or visit tylermuseum.org. 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. 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. TMA’s 10th Annual Middle School Day of the Dead Art Exhibition on Tap through November 3rd The Tyler Museum of Art celebrates a milestone in one of its increasingly popular education programs with the 10th Annual Middle School Day of the Dead Art Exhibition, open to the public through November 3rd. The exhibition will feature a display of artwork in the TMA’s Education Classroom and lobby by sixth- through eighth-graders from Tyler and the surrounding area, representing middle schools including Dogan, Hubbard, Hogg, Moore and Three Lakes from Tyler Independent School District, as well as Chapel Hill Middle School, Cumberland Academy, Frankston Middle School, and Whitehouse Middle School. More than 400 students working across a broad range of media are expected to participate. The community is invited to join the Museum 2:30-4pm Sunday, November 3rd for an artists’ reception and celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the traditional Mexican holiday honoring memories of family and friends. The reception will include traditional food and art activities related to the holiday. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. Call (903)595-1001 to EGuideMagazine.com •
RSVP. For information, visit tylermuseum.org. To coincide with the Day of the Dead celebration, an installation of selected pieces of Mexican folk art from the TMA’s Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection also will be on display through November 3rd in the Museum lobby. “Passing Through” on Exhibit “Passing Through: Works by Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel, and Sarah Williams” is organized by the Tyler Museum of Art. As the title suggests, the featured works explore scenes from the American landscape one might encounter while “passing through” a town or area. Despite the similar subjects, each individual artist has captured these overlooked spaces in their own unique way – elevating the mundane and making the ordinary extraordinary. This will be on exhibit through December 1st. “Books, Books & More Books: Works by MANUAL” The Tyler Museum of Art is continuing on another historic collaboration with a fellow Smith County nonprofit while exploring the printed word as a work of art in its major exhibition, “Books, Books & More Books: Works by MANUAL,” presented in collaboration with Literacy Council of Tyler. The exhibition runs through November 10th in the Museum’s Bell Gallery. Organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, “Books, Books & More Books” spotlights a series of photographic works from the ongoing “Book Project by MANUAL,” the artistic collaboration of Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill that began in 1974. The photographs from this series spotlight a wide variety of books in dynamic compositions “visually exploring their importance in our lives,” Caleb Bell said. “Many of our students, like others in Tyler, have never had the chance to interact with visual art in a museum setting, and to be able to introduce them to this world through the medium of books is a uniquely approachable and relatable opportunity,” said LCOT Executive Director Nancy Crawford. “I think this exhibition reveals the true nature of books as works of art, from the standpoint of the content inside, the cover art, and even the tactile experience of holding a book and turning its pages. We think the exhibition will show our students that reading is truly an artful experience that they can begin to enjoy and appreciate on so many new levels as they pursue their educations at Literacy Council of Tyler.”
Special Days & Tours
Special events in connection with current exhibitions include a free First Friday tour. The first Friday of each month, 11am-12:30pm, the TMA offers a full day of free admission plus guided tours of its spotlight exhibitions. Family Days will be from 2-4pm the second Saturday of each month. Free admission, interactive art projects, light snacks, and a festive atmosphere for all ages are on the menu for the second Saturday of each month with the Tyler Museum of Art’s Family Day. Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free! 23
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