5 things to do and see in East Texas Oct. 6-12

Published on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 16:12 - Written by

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here's our top five picks:


SPCA of East Texas will present Dogtoberfest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 151 Market Square Boulevard, near the old Gander Mountain store. Patrons can sample beers and adopt animals. Dogtoberfest will have live music, food vendors, pet adoption groups and 26 breweries. Admission is $20 at the gate.


The Beach Boys, the iconic musical group known for songs that captured the carefree life of growing up on the beaches of California, is set to perform 7 p.m. Monday at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center in Longview. The band includes founder Mike Love and longtime member Bruce Johnston. Tickets are available at belchercenter.com.


Palestine Community Theatre is staging “The Tin Woman,” a play dealing with the emotions of a heart transplant recipient and the donor’s family. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 15 at Texas Theatre, 213 W. Crawford, Palestine. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students.


Magician Joshua Lozoff is scheduled to bring his “Life is Magic” tour to Tyler for a show at 8 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St. “The most beautiful thing about magic is how it appeals to everyone,” Lozoff said in a statement released by the venue. Tickets cost $20 to $25 and can be purchased online at libertytyler.com.


Outspoken political commentator Greg Gutfeld will speak at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A bestselling author, Gutfeld is seen on the Fox News Channel program “The Five” and “The Greg Gutfeld Show.” For tickets, go to cowancenter.org.