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


Tyler residents enjoy an afternoon downtown for the Hit the Bricks classic car show on July 14, 2018. The car show returns to the downtown Tyler square on July 13. (Jessica T. Payne/Tyler Paper)

Hit the Bricks, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Tyler. Activities take place throughout the day. The event also will include a classic car show. Gates open at 7 a.m. Entry fee for vehicles: $20. Information: .


Tyler residents stand in line to beat the heat with snow cones at the “Hit the Bricks” classic car show hosted by RG Car Show Productions. The event took place in downtown on Saturday, July 14. (Jessica T. Payne/Tyler Paper)

Sea Farer’s Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., Tyler. Event will include food trucks, vendors and entertainment, and mermaids and pirates. Information: .

Ingrid Horner

Ingrid Horner takes a photo with her mural at the downtown Tyler Visitors Center that reads “Downtown Tyler” in a geometric style. The local artist has an exhibit on display Friday through Sept. 6 at Gallery Main Street in Tyler.

Ingrid Horner Art Exhibit, on display Friday through Sept. 6, Gallery Main Street, 110 N. College Ave., Tyler. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Information: .

East Texas Rabbit Breeders Association’s Rabbit Show

Competitors will show 30-40 different breeds of rabbits and compete for Best of Breed and Best in Show points during the Southern Roots Rabbit and Cavy Show this weekend at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Southern Roots Rabbit and Cavy Show, 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. The event will include 30 to 40 different breeds of rabbits competing for Best of Breed and Best in Show. Admission: Free. Information: Anita Matthews, .

East Texas Rabbit Breeders Association’s Rabbit Show

The Southern Roots Rabbit and Cavy Show is set Friday and Saturday at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview.

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

Meet the Author & Book Signing, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Books & Barrels, 206 N. Center St., Longview. Longview author Fred Zuker will be on hand to sign copies of his books in the “Zuker Memoir Series.” The series includes “Standing Tall and Looking Good,” “The Dark Angel Turned Away” and “Grace with Meals.”

“Concert Under the Stars” Sci-Fi Festival, featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Gates open at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 Friday; $15 Saturday for all night movie marathon, available at Movies: “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” Friday and Saturday; “The Thing From Another World,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Blob,” Saturday. Information: (903) 918-2132 or .


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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.