ALTO: March 17: Gentle Yoga & Foraging. The class will include yoga postures appropriate for anyone, a brief mindfulness-based meditation as well as a lead deep relaxation. After the yoga program you will join Brandy McDaniel for a hike and foraging program. Learn about native east Texas plants and have an opportunity to forage a salad for lunch. There is a $25.00 charge for the program. Seating is limited, so Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending. 10 am – 1 pm www.visitcaddomounds.com 936-858-3218
ALTO: March 24. High Flying at Caddo Mounds. Join Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center for a bird-themed day of activities at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Site staff, Master Naturalists, and site volunteers will offer a variety of bird related crafts and activities throughout the day. The cost of the program is $4.00 per person. 10 am – 3 pm www.visitcaddomounds.com 936-858-3218
CONROE: March 8-10 Young Texas Artists Music Competition This annual event showcases classical music’s rising stars (ages 18-32) from Texas and around the world in piano, voice, strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp, and guitar. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St. youngtexasartists.org
CROCKETT: March 6 “The Great Gatsby” Presented by the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association. Crockett Civic Center, 1100 Edmiston Drive. pwfaa.org
HUNTSVILLE: March 2 General Sam Houston’s Birthday & Texas Independence Includes a breakfast reception with Sam Houston’s descendants, a ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery, lunch and birthday celebration, and a ceremony for those who want to be “baptized Texan.” Sam Houston Statue & Visitor Center, 7600
SH 75. huntsvilletexas.com 936-291-9726
HUNTSVILLE: March 10-11 Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy & Garden Show Held indoors at the air-
conditioned Walker County Fairgrounds, this show brings an antique, vintage, and re-purposed wonderland to this little corner of East Texas. Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30. huntsvilletexas.com 936-291-9726
HUNTSVILLE: March 17 Herb Festival at the Wynne Home Herbs, perennials, pollinator plants, and vegetables for sale. Vendors, speakers, music, artists, and children’s activities. Wynne Home Arts Center, 1428 11th St. texasthymeunit.org 936-891-5024
HUNTSVILLE: March 24 Bacon & Brew Fest
Expect to see multiple bacon vendors, beers from different Texas breweries, a concert, a 5K, and much more at the inaugural event. Historic Downtown Square, 1203 University Ave. huntsvillemainstreet.com 936-291-9726
JEFFERSON: Jefferson Flea Market March 2-3. Come shop for new and antique items, arts and crafts, furniture, fixtures, books, tools, dishes, collectible items and much more! 8am – 5pm http://www.jeffersonfleamarket.net 903-431-0043
JEFFERSON: Jefferson Flea Market March 16-17. Come shop for new and antique items, arts and crafts, furniture, fixtures, books, tools, dishes, collectible items and much more! 8am – 5pm http://www.jeffersonfleamarket.net 903-431-0043
JEFFERSON: March 24-25 Gun & Knife Show
Shop for new and antique guns, knives, knife sharpening equipment, ammo, gun parts, archery, reloading equipment and supplies, scopes, holsters, and many other shooting related items, all in a safe, fun, and family-oriented environment. Jefferson Visitor Center,
305 E. Austin St. tandkpromotions.com
KILGORE: March 23-24 Kilgogh Arts Festival
Celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday with artists, crafters, and vendors joining an all-day festival, featuring a student art competition, live entertainment, and numerous kid-centered activities such as clay sculpting and sand art. Additionally, sample East Texas wineries and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Downtown Kilgore, Kilgore and Main Street.
kilgogh.com 903 984-5081
KILGORE: March 31-April 29 Avalon Faire This medieval renaissance and piratical adventure is conveniently nestled in the heart of East Texas. Avalon Faire, 1076 FM 1252 W. avalonfaire.com 903-985-0165
LUFKIN: March 6 Brass Transit in Concert This dynamic, crowd-pleasing Chicago tribute band brings all the hits from the freewheeling ’70s. The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St. thepineslufkin.com 936-633-0359
LUFKIN: March 11 Artrageous: Interactive Art and Music Experience With a palette that mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography, and exciting audience interaction, the Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one-of-a-kind crossover experience. Temple Theater—Angelina Arts Alliance, 3500 S. First St. angelinaarts.org 936-633-5454
LUFKIN: March 12 – 17. Spring Break Programming. Programs are open to all ages. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Craft at 11:00 am. All craft materials provided. Movie at 2:00 pm. 11:00 am and 2:00 pm www.kurthmemoriallibrary.com 936-630-0565
LUFKIN: March 18 Diavolo: LOST Diavolo’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers creates visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected emotionally, physically, and socially by the spaces we inhabit. Meticulously designed bespoke architectural structures serve as the central inspiration for each work, activated by the stylistically varied and intensely physical choreography that has become the hallmark of this truly original
company throughout its rich 25-year history. Temple Theater—Angelina Arts Alliance, 3500 S. First St.
MAGNOLIA: March 10 B-geO Magnolia Miles
Recommended cycling ride for the BP MS-150. Alternate routes are available. Magnolia West High School, 42202 FM 1774. greatermagnoliaparkwaycc.org 281-356-1488
MAGNOLIA: March 24 Magnolia Showdown
The barbecue cookoff typically attracts more than
100 teams. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive.
MARSHALL: Feb. 28-March 1 Digging Up Your Roots II New to genealogy? Want to learn new research techniques? Don’t know where to turn next? What about DNA testing? You will spend the first day learning from Diane L. Giannini CG, a certified genealogist. The second day will be hands-on research in cooperation with the Marshall Public Library. The goal being to create a final product for your family to learn their historical roots. Registration required. Harrison County Historical Museum, 1 Peter Whetstone Square. harrisoncountymuseum.org 903-935-8417
TYLER: Jan. 21-March 25 “Best Friends II: The Dog as Subject in Fine Art Photography” The Tyler Museum of Art partners with the SPCA of East Texas for the Museum’s first major exhibition of 2018. Organized by and on loan from The Grace Museum in Abilene, the show features close to 30 accomplished photographers including Elliott Erwitt and William Wegman, each sharing their take on the ongoing fascination with dogs in everyday life. To cap off the festivities, the SPCA will host an “Adoption Day” on the front lawn. Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave.
TYLER: March 6 “Motown: The Musical” This show is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many others. University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120. cowancenter.org or motownthemusical.com 903-566-7424
TYLER: March 9 “Alice in Wonderland” This all-new production finds a precocious girl, Alice, falling into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. This breathtaking 21st century staging uses cameras, projections, and puppets to help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120. cowancenter.org
or nationalplayers.org 903-566-7424
TYLER: March 10 Hit the Bricks Downtown Tyler bursts with entertainment every second Saturday. Each month offers something new and different. Downtown Tyler, 100 N. Broadway. visittyler.com/second
TYLER: March 16-April 1 Azalea & Spring Flower Trail The 59th annual event features mile after mile of blooming azaleas, dogwoods, and spring flowers—described as a floral wonderland and a photographer’s paradise. Enjoy springtime in Tyler and stroll the beautiful gardens, join one of the many community events, and visit the city’s offerings of fine and performing arts. 315 N. Broadway. visittyler.com/azaleatrail
TYLER: March 23-25 Historic Tyler on Tour
Stroll through elegant neighborhoods and grand lawns, soaking up the beauty of East Texas in bloom, as you tour private residences in Tyler’s historic districts listed in the national historic register. Various locations.
TYLER: March 24-25 Azalea Arts & Crafts Fair More than 80 vendors are expected with handmade art, jewelry, wood crafts, metal, sewing, and more. Also enjoy a kids zone, concessions, and entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave. tylerparksandrec.com 903-531-1214
TYLER: March 24 Spirits of Oakwood Tour guides will lead visitors to the grave sites of eight individuals during this walking historical tour through Tyler’s historic Texas cemetery. Re-enactors in period dress will be at each grave site to bring that person to life and tell their story. Oakwood is the final resting place for early Tyler pioneers. Oakwood Cemetery, Corner of Oakwood and Palace. oakwoodcemeterytyler.com 903-316-2201
TYLER: March 30-31 Rose City Artisans & Flower Market at the Goodman Purchase an original oil on canvas, a wooden toy, or a beautiful ceramic vase, or plan out your flower garden for the year with roses, daylilies, and orchids, as well as a sculpture or two at this annual open-air market. Enjoy live entertainment and concessions, plus tours of the Goodman Museum will be available throughout the event. Free admission. Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway.
WOODVILLE: March 2 Toast to Texas Independence Join Texans and honorary Texans around the world in saluting Texas Independence Day. The celebration includes a toast with pure East Texas spring water. Heritage Village, 157 PR 6000.
WOODVILLE: March 24-25 Festival of the Arts Heirloom quilts as well as new creations are featured in this special display. Enjoy music and more. Heritage Village, 157 PR 6000. heritage-village.org
WOODVILLE: March 30-31 Western Weekend Rodeo & Parade Trail rides, rodeo, and a parade topped with a Western dance, all sponsored by the Woodville Lion’s Club. Clinton R. Currie 4H & FFA Rodeo Fairgrounds, US 190, Airport Road.
CROCKETT: Feb. 24 The Guess Who in Concert Presented by the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association. Crockett Civic Center, 1100 Edmiston Dr. pwfaa.org 936-544-4276
HENDERSON: Feb. 10 Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff Enjoy a gumbo cookoff, a zydeco band, and a beer and wine garden in the downtown historic district. Heritage Square, 100 E. Main St. visithendersontx.com 903-657-6551 ext. 238
HENDERSON: Feb. 16-18, 23-25 “Blood Brothers” The musical tells the story of a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The different environments take the twins to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councillor, and the other unemployed and in prison. They both fall in love with the same girl, causing a rift in their friendship and leading to the tragic death of both brothers. Henderson Civic Theater, 122 E. Main St. hendersoncivictheatre.org 903-657-2968
LIBERTY: Feb. 3, 10, 24 Liberty Opry Enjoy live, family-oriented, musical entertainment, with a different theme each Saturday. Gospel; country; ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s classic oldies; specialty; and comedy on every show. Group and child discounts available. Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St. libertyopry.com 936-336-5830
LUFKIN: Feb. 3 Corks and Forks At this annual downtown tasting event, Lufkin’s finest chefs and caterers showcase their tastiest appetizers and desserts paired with great wine, Champagne, and beer. The Silo, 206 Grosebeck. visitlufkin.com 936-633-0359
LUFKIN: Feb. 8 “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” The uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of successions by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiance (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will be all worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance—and be done in time for tea. When the Tony Awards were handed out in June 2014, the stylishly comic musical took home four trophies, including the biggest: Best Musical. Temple Theater/Angelina Arts Alliance, 3500 S. First St. angelinaarts.org 936-633-5454
LUFKIN: Feb. 22 Daily and Vincent in Concert Dubbed by CMT as the “rock stars of bluegrass,” the duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable, and elite bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their contagious and riveting music. Both have performed alongside and in the bands of famous acts such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, and Kentucky Thunder, just to name a few. The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St. thepineslufkin.com 936-633-0359
MAGNOLIA: Feb. 10 Mardi Gras on The Stroll A family-friendly Mardi Gras on The Stroll for all ages; costumes welcomed for the Dancing Umbrella Parade. Start the day early with the Cajun Ready Mix Cookoff. Free admission and free parking available. Vendors welcome. The Stroll in Magnolia, FM 1488 and FM 1774. cityofmagnolia.com 713-542-4358
MARSHALL: Feb. 18 From the Stars to the Stage The concert features beautiful Baroque music and HaYoung Moon, winner of the Juanita Miller Competition. She is known for her rendition of Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major.” First Methodist Church, 115 S. Columbus St. marshallsymphony.com 903-935-4484
THE WOODLANDS: Feb. 15-19 Inspire Film Festival The festival presents good films about good people doing good things. This annual event, held on President’s Day weekend, is dedicated to inspiring audiences with films and stories that celebrate the human spirit. Fifteen thought-provoking documentary films and 10 short films are selected based on their ability to enlighten as well as entertain audiences. Various locations. inspirefilmfest.com 281-705-1623
TYLER: Feb. 3 “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120. cowancenter.org 903-566-7424
TYLER: Feb. 12 “Million Dollar Quartet” This electrifying Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120. cowancenter.org 903-566-7424
TYLER: Feb. 27 Complexions Contemporary Ballet: “Bach to Bowie” Combining the best of athleticism, lyricism, technical training, and experience, Complexions awakens audiences to a new genre with its singular approach of reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures. This innovative dance company is at it again with its latest creation. The Bowie part of the evening is entitled “Star Dust” and features daredevil dancing, a hip soundtrack, glam rock costumes, and innovative stagecraft. University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120. cowancenter.org 903-566-7424