The weekend is almost here. If you’re looking for something to do, check out this list of events and activities around East Texas.

East Texas Idol: Fritz Hager III, speaks in regards of upcoming projects, hometown support

Fritz Hager III performs for hundreds of supporters at True Vine Brewing Co. in Tyler after being in the singing competition “American Idol” and making it as a top 5 finalist. 

Fritz Hager III concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue, 525 S. Beckham Ave., Tyler. Includes an acoustic performance and guest Quartz Eyed featuring members of Gorgeous Jetson. Hager was a Top 5 finalist on Season 20 of "American Idol." Tickets: $50 advance reserved, $20 advance general admission, $25 day of show. Information: .

Rock and Roll at the Dome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Earth and Space Science Center, 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. Watch your favorite rock songs come to life in this psychedelic musical experience. Tickets: $5. Information: .

Duck. Duck. Moose!, Theatre Longview’s improv comedy group, 7 p.m. Saturday, Community Connections, 501 Pine Tree Road, Longview. Tickets: $10. Information: .

Sting Ray Anthony’s “Jukebox Rocks” Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza, 7 p.m. Saturday, Gilmer Civic Center, 1218 U.S. 271 N., Gilmer. Featuring rock ‘n’ roll music from the ‘50s and ‘60s with special guest Shake Rattle & Roll. Ticket information: (832) 312-0074 or .

Moto Xtreme Circus, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Longview Rodeo Arena, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. High adrenaline show combines action sports with circus thrill acts, featuring the X Metal Riders freestyle motorcycle riders and multiple X Games medalist Morgan Wade from Tyler. Tickets: $20 adults, $8 children in advance; $22 adults, $12 children at gate. Information: (941) 870-7444 or .

Texas Shakespeare Festival, “The Taming of the Shrew,” 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday; “Nell Gwynn,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday; “The Tempest,” 2 p.m. Saturday; “The Music Man,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus, 1200 S. Henderson Blvd., Kilgore. Tickets and information: .


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I began my role as features editor in March 2020, right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is my second stint at the News-Journal. A Louisiana native, I also was in the Leadership Longview class of 2000.