Things To Do In East Texas This Weekend | Culture & Leisure

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

Great Cardboard Boat Race, Official Greater Longview United Way Fundraiser Launch, Saturday at 8:30 a.m., Teague Park Pond, 415 American Legion Blvd. Boat entrance fee: $200. Admission fee. Information: https://www.longviewunitedway.org/boatrace .

A night of comedy, presented by the Tyler Loop, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Tyler Civic Theater, 400 Rose Park Drive, Tyler. An ensemble cast performs scenes on Tyler and East Texas. Tickets: $10. Information: https://thetylerloop.com/ .

Mentoring Alliance Kids Fest, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College St., Tyler. The festival will include food trucks, a petting zoo, a play truck and inflatables. Admission fee. Information: https://visittyler.com/calendar/ .

Southern Roots Rabbit and Cavy Shows, 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, Longview Exhibit Center, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. The event will feature 30-40 different breeds of rabbits competing for Best of Breed and Best in Show. Admission fee. Information: Anita Matthews, [email protected]

Back to school, 7 p.m. Saturday, Belcher Center at LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Starring Disney and Netflix star Kevin Quinn and “American Idol” fan favorite Colton Dixon. Tickets: $21 to $42. Information: https://www.belchercenter.com/ .

Concert Under the Stars Sock Hop Saturday, featuring Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Kokomo Theater, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. Doors open at 8 p.m. A free film follows the concert: “Man’s Favorite Sport”, with Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. Tickets: $10, at eventbrite.com. Information: (903) 918-2132 or http://www.kokomotheatre.com/ .

Overnight cruise in Kilgore, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Kilgore. Admission fee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/KilgoreCruiseNight .

Ingrid Horner Exhibition, on view through September 6, Gallery Main Street, 110 N. College Ave., Tyler. Gallery hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Information: https://downtown-tyler.squarespace.com/call-for-artists .

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