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The weekend is almost here. If you’re looking for something to do that’s not so Halloween-related, check out this list of events and activities around East Texas.

If you are looking for some Halloween events, check out this list.

Dale Watson & His Lonestars, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial City Hall, 110 E. Houston St., Marshall. Tickets: $30 to $40. Information: http://www.memorialcityhall.com/ .

“Baby Shark Live,” 2022 Splash Tour, 6 p.m. Friday, LeTourneau University Belcher Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview. Fans of all ages can join Baby Shark and friends for adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and more. Doors open at 5 pm Tickets: $32 to $72. Information: https://www.belchercenter.com/

Dia de los Muertos Festivals, 4 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Plaza, downtown Longview. Includes food, performers, music, activities for children, a Cantrina contest at 5 pm, parade at 6 pm and an ofrenda contest at 8 pm Information: https://www.facebook.com/DDLM.Longview . Also in Tyler, from 1 to 6 pm Sunday on the downtown square, a Calaveritas (little skulls) Trunk-or-Treat event will combine cultures and celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The event will include a Selena costume/performance contest, candy, food trucks, live music, kids activities and more.

Downtown Live, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Heritage Plaza, 219 E. Methvin St., Longview. Featuring Ryan Matthew. Admission: Free. Information: https://www.longviewtexas.gov/3836/Downtown-Live.

Comedy Magic Show, featuring Eric Eaton, 8 p.m. Saturday, Reo Starplex, 4716 W. Loop 281, Longview. Tickets: $35 general admission, $40 VIP. Adults only. Information: https://www.reostarplex.com/ .

Sow a Seed Sunday, hosted by Keep Longview Beautiful, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, The Green, Texas 31 and Spur 63, Longview. Event will include the release of 200 painted lady butterflies after the sowing of more than 1 million wildflower seeds. Information: https://www.visitlongviewtexas.com/ .

Chicago Live in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, UT Tyler Cowan Center, 2835 Old Omen Road, Tyler. Tickets: $64 to $129. Information: https://cowancenter.org/ .

Carnival of the Animals, concert presented by New Texas Sinfonia, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., Tyler. Admission: Free, but ticket reservation is requested. Information: https://newtxsinfonia.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/newtxsinfonia .

Mineola Sidetrack: Planes, Trains & Automobiles, self-guided tour starts at 8:28 am Saturday with a westbound train ride from the Historic Longview Train Depot and arrives in Mineola at 9:25 am, where participants can explore downtown, grab lunch, browse antique shops, watch a matinee movie or visit the museum. Also features a car show, model train display, chili dog fly-in, entertainment and vendors. Information: https://www.visitlongviewtexas.com/ .

Kilgore Cruise Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Kilgore. Admission: free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/KilgoreCruiseNight.

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