The weekend is almost here. If you’re looking for something to do, check out this list of events and activities in East Texas.
80 acre market, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, 12229 FM 1650 in Gilmer. Includes shopping, live music, family activities, food trucks and lounging. Information: https://80acremarket.com/.
“Approaching the moment: the voice of the artist”, exhibited Saturday through March 5 at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215. E. Tyler St., in Longview. Four large-scale paintings created by emerging black artists in Wilmington, Delaware, originally painted and installed on the boarded up shop windows of a main street in the city’s downtown core, will be on display alongside photos of the artistic process. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $ 5 for non-members. Information: www.lmfa.org.
“Sam Cooke’s Music: A Change is Gonna Come,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Belcher Center at LeTourneau University. With singer Bradd Marquis. The performance will include some of Cooke’s greatest hits, such as “A Change is Gonna Come”, “You Send Me”, “Only Sixteen”, “Cupid”, “Chain Gang” and “Twistin ‘the Night Away”. Tickets: $ 20 to $ 38. Information: https://www.belchercenter.com/index.html.
John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial City Hall Performance Center, 110 E. Houston St., Marshall. With the recreation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper’s last tour with hit songs from the 50’s including “That’ll Be The Day”, Peggy Sue “,” Oh, Boy “,” Rave On “, “La Bamba” and “Dentelle de Chantilly”. Tickets: $ 35 to $ 45. Information: www.memorialcityhall.com.
Hiking Women, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 CR 2181D, Tatum. Hike the Harmony Hill Loop and listen to discussions about the nature, wildlife, and history of Martin Creek Lake State Park. Information: https://www.facebook.com/MartinCreekLakeSP/.
To see what’s happening in the Tyler area, check out this list on TylerPaper.com.