March

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 15, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dynamic and comprehensive exhibition. Gain an insider’s perspective on what makes rodeo an integral part of Texas history and imagine you’re in the heart of the arena with classic artifacts spanning decades, immersive multimedia experiences, tactile activities, and first-person interviews highlighting the personal relationship Texans have with rodeo traditions. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: Feb. 18-April 29 “Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin” Ellsworth Kelly’s last great work, the chapel-like structure entitled Austin now being realized at the Blanton Museum, has its roots in the artist’s deep appreciation of historic European art and architecture. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal period Kelly spent in France (1948-54), when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments. The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org 512-471-5482

AUSTIN: March 7 Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org 512-474-5664

AUSTIN: March 8 Texas Film Awards
The Texas Film Hall of Fame—founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001—honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film and creative media industry. Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards is the year’s biggest event for Texans in film and benefits the artistic and educational programs of the Austin Film Society. The annual event will take place for the first time at the newly opened AFS Cinema with a brand new format, with theater seating for the awards show and an intimate reception for all guests. AFS Cinema, 6406 N. I-35 Frontage Road, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org

AUSTIN: March 10-May 20 James Drake: “Tongue-Cut Sparrows (Inside Outside)”
Drake’s work often explores borders and boundaries: of gender, of language, of those between countries and cultures, especially between the United States and Mexico. In this new exhibit, he worked with the female partners of men imprisoned in an El Paso jail, who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. He offered them texts by celebrated writers from Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy and asked them to incorporate them into their messages; this multi-channel video piece captured their actions to create a meditation on love, loss, and the gap in-between. The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org 512-471-5482

AUSTIN: March 18 Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends Bill Murray and Jan Vogler met during their travels and became friends in New York. Curious about each other’s artistic world and interests, the actor and the cellist soon had the idea to work together on a project. Now, their idea for a joint program celebrates its premiere. The Hollywood star’s love for classical music is young and his art of language boundless–—all the more reason to look forward to a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art. Featuring Jan Vogler, cello; Mira Wang, violin; and Vanessa Perez, piano. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org 512-474-5664

AUSTIN: March 20-25 “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” The Tony winner for Best Musical tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancee (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance—and be done in time for tea. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. austin.broadway.com 800-731-7469

AUSTIN: March 23 Victor Wooten Trio in Concert Five-time Grammy award-winning bass player Victor Wooten released his first album in five years, “TRYPNOTYX,” this fall. In support of the album, he is hitting the road alongside legendary drummer Dennis Chambers and veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org 512-472-5470

AUSTIN: March 29-30 Cirque Éloize: Saloon
In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry. Over the past 24 years, Cirque Éloize has travelled the planet with its 11 shows and hundreds of special events. Some 3 million people in 50 countries have been charmed by the originality, intimacy, energy, and poetry of its creations. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org 512-474-5664

BANDERA: March 3, 10, 24, 31 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award-winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, re-creating shootouts and daily life of the Old West. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Chuckwagon Dinner and Show Enjoy a barbecue dinner and dessert, live country Western band, gunslingers, Western photos, kid’s face painting, wagon rides, roping lessons, and archery. Flying L Hill Country Resort. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera’s Main Street. Cowboys on Main, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 3 The Old Timers Trading Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer,
14178 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com
830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 6 Cowboy Capital Opry
Grand Old Opry-style entertainment hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 11 Second Sunday Music Fest The Frontier Times Museum and the Bandera Music Hall of Fame join together to present an afternoon of music, food, and fun. Bandera County Public Library. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 15 Third Thursday Cowboy Camp Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in. Public welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N.
banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 17 Wild Hog Explosion Wild hogs are brought in for an action-packed day. Teams of two enter the ring, catch a hog, and race to the finish line. Fun-filled day with vendor booths, arts and crafts, cookoffs, music, and much more. Proceeds to benefit the Kronkosky Library of Bandera County. Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 19-22, 24 Bandera Fiber Arts Retreat Enjoy and learn all about the fiber arts. Suzoo’s Wool Works, 584 SH 16. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: March 22-25 Thunder in the Hill Country Biker Rally An event consisting of tent camping, poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day
Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and Sunday morning church service. 21 and older, no exceptions. Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 N.
banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BLANCO: March 30 Arts in the Park Enjoy a free spring concert series featuring music representing all interests, from blues and gospel to Western and El Tule. Food will be available to purchase from local restaurants. Bring your chairs, your tapping shoes, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Bindseil Park, Pecan Street. blancochamber.com 410-463-4076

BOERNE: March 3 Glen Rose Formation—Musically Evocative orchestral suites of music tuned specifically to the resonant frequencies in the cave. In premiering this uniquely site-responsive music, the ensemble will essentially be “playing the cave itself.” The suites are narrated by Mary McGrath Curry, the 89-year-old adventurer who discovered the cave as a young girl. Cave Without A Name, Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road. cavewithoutaname.com 830-537-4212

BOERNE: March 17 Spring Equinox Concert Enjoy an evening of contemporary acoustic music, soaring vocal harmonies, and a percussive tribal/world-beat vibe performed on an unusual mix of ancient and modern instruments, all focused on the theme of the beginning of spring as a time of rebirth and renewed energy. Some of this concert will be performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight, providing a visually rich, spell-binding setting and mesmerizing listening environment. Cave Without A Name, Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road.
cavewithoutaname.com 830-537-4212

DEL RIO: March 17. Border Bass Battle. Fishing Tournament held at Lake Amistad NRA – Del Rio Texas
Registration March 16 @ Rudy’s BBQ. Over $20,000 Cash & Prizes awarded 8 AM to – 5 PM drchamber.com 830-775-3551

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 16-March 4 “The Addams Family” Charles Addams’ weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in a new musical comedy, presented by Fredericksburg Theater Company. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87.
fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: March 2 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. ffawf.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: March 10-11 WWII Pacific Combat Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War Bringing history to life with equipment and weapons used during WWII and a battle re-
enactment set on an island in the Pacific. Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin. pacificwarmuseum.org 830-997-8600

FREDERICKSBURG: March 12-16 Texas Hell Week Bicycle Tour Features daily 40- to 100-mile bicycle tours of Gillespie County. Sunset Inn Motel. hellweek.com/texas.html

FREDERICKSBURG: March 16-18 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors or relax in the Biergarten with live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 210-846-4094

FREDERICKSBURG: March 17 Celebrate Texas! Meet Texas Rangers and members of the Comanche and Apache Nations and enjoy historical re-enactments, trick roping, music, dance, and more. Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1636 E. Main. trhc.org 830-990-1192

FREDERICKSBURG: March 17 Guy Forsyth in Concert Fredericksburg Theater Company presents one of Austin’s premier musicians. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: March 17 Luckenbach Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff Open chili cookoff and music festival named in honor of that pesky wasp. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. luckenbachtexas.com 830-997-3224

FREDERICKSBURG: March 17. Historic Crabapple School Open House. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

FREDERICKSBURG: March 18 Pianist Scott Cuellar in Concert Fredericksburg Music Club presents the first place winner in the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano. fredericksburgmusicclub.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 24 Hill Country Indian Artifact Show More than 60 tables of Indian artifacts including arrowheads, beads, and pottery. Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. hillcountryindianartifacts.com 830-626-5561

FREDERICKSBURG: March 30-31 The Gatlin Brothers “Unplugged” Hear raw, pure talent and see these experienced entertainers showcase the songs that have kept them at the top for 50-plus years. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. rockboxtheater.com 830-997-7625

GRUENE: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-606-1281

GRUENE: March 2 Texas Independence Day Celebration To celebrate the 182nd anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing its ninth annual Texas-sized celebration with special offers and special events. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. gruenetexas.com 830-629-5077

GRUENE: March 3 Kinderschuhe 5K Run & Walk All proceeds help Communities in Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. Open to all ages. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. gruenetexas.com or nbu5k.com 830-629-5077 or 830-629-8486

GRUENE: March 11 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, this event serves awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet catered by the Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. One complimentary Champagne drink and a long stem rose for your sweetheart are included. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-629-5077

GRUENE: March 15 Come and Taste It: Meet Texas’ Best Winemakers A featured winemaker showcases three of its newest released, top-selling, or hardest-to-find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The complimentary tastings are held on the patio and garden. Samples of food that is offered for sale will be provided, and each event features live music and prize giveaways. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. grapevineingruene.com
830-629-5077 or 830-606-0093

GRUENE: March 17-18 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Free admission. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. gruenemarketdays.com 830-629-5077 or 830-832-1721

INGRAM: March 1-30 “Myths and Muses” Art Exhibit Artists’ impressions of myths, legends, and their source of inspiration. Hill Country Arts Foundation,
120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5120

INGRAM: March 1 Ingram Farmers and Artisans Market A community of farmers, ranchers, artists, business owners, friends, and families come together to sell the best of what the area has to offer. SH 39 and Old Ingram Loop. 830-367-2800

INGRAM: March 9-24 “Love Letters” A tender, tragicomic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. While spanning five decades and numerous locations, it is staged simply, with two actors letting their words describe a world of emotion. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: March 24-25 Market Days
Local artisans sell handmade items, bakery goods,
jewelry, plants, and food items. City Park, US 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: March 31 Art Walk All galleries will be open from 4-8 p.m. serving adult beverages and munchies while visitors peruse art from new artists.
Nugent Avenue and Main Street. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

JONESTOWN: March 31 Cajun Cookoff This free festival offers good Cajun food and music. Jones Brothers Park. lagovista.org 512-267-7952

KERRVILLE: March 1-25 “Uncommon Colors,” “Channeling Memories,” & “Virgil R. Carter
Watercolors” Enjoy three separate art exhibits. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.
kacckerrville.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: March 2 Kerrville Farmers Market-
Downtown A producer-only market offering a variety of locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, beer, wine, and more. Dallas Daughtry Boardwalk Pavilion, 805 Water St. kerrvillefarmersmarket.com 830-928-4261

KERRVILLE: March 3 Hill Country Chorale
Classical music festival celebrating Bach’s birthday. First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive. hillcountrychorale.org 830-895-9760

KERRVILLE: March 3 Hill Country Swap Meet
A giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade day all-in-one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and more. Concessions on-site and lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-459-6198

KERRVILLE: March 3 Kerr County Market Days
The indoor marketplace showcases vendors of original handcrafted goods, artwork, and home-grown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-895-7524

KERRVILLE: March 4 American Portraits A brand-new production combines the energy and precision of the Dallas Brass with “America’s beloved tenor” Daniel Rodriquesz. The show also includes a choreographed multi-image projection. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. caillouxtheater.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: March 10-11 San Antonio Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show More than 100 breeds and 1,000 dogs will be exhibited. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. sanantoniokennelclub.com 210-725-0661

KERRVILLE: May 12 Kerrville School of Dance Spring Variation Kerrville School of Dance and San
Antonio Performing Arts Classical Ballet present
their spring show. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.
caillouxtheater.com 830-896-6116

KERRVILLE: March 30-April 1 Easter Hill Country Bike Tour Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country and three days of the best riding Texas has to offer at the 44th annual event. Quiet, well-paved roads, fully-stocked rest stops, and panoramic scenery have made this ride one of the premier cycling events in Texas with routes suitable for all categories
of participants, from novices to experienced riders.
Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. ehct.com
281-782-8743

KERRVILLE: March 31-April 1 Easter at the Empty Cross A free two-day Easter celebration with speakers, music, and a Sunday morning “sonrise.” Sculpture Prayer Garden, 520 Benson. thecomingkingfoundation.org 830-928-7774

KERRVILLE: March 31 Easter Eggstravaganza Two Easter egg hunts with more than 15,000 plastic eggs stuffed with candy, plus bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, food, and more. The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth. kerrvillekroc.org 830-315-5762

KYLE: March 24 Hooked on Fishing Spring Tournament This unique tournament tests the strategic ability to catch qualifying species of fish in Lake Kyle: large-mouth bass, sunfish/perch, and channel catfish. Open to all adults with a valid Texas freshwater fishing license. Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512-262-3939

LAGO VISTA: March 3-4 La Primavera Lago Vista
A true Texas classic bike race, with two full days of racing. Highland Lake and American drives. lagovista.org 512-267-7952

LAGO VISTA: March 31. Cajun Cook-off. A true Texas Classic bike race! Please join us in 2018 for the La Primavera in Lago Vista, Texas. Two full days of racing on March 3 & 4. 11 am to 7 pm www.lagovista.org 5122677952

LAMPASAS: March 3-4 Lampasas Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

LLANO: March 9-12 Llano Earth Art Fest Held on the banks of the Llano River—one block from Llano’s historic downtown—LEAF is an interactive experience for young and old alike. Watch internationally renowned artists defy gravity with amazingly balanced rock sculptures, listen to great musicians fill the park with song, try your hand at rock balancing, or see if you’ve got what it takes to compete in the 2018 World Rock Stacking Championship. Kids can enjoy a climbing wall, face painting, and more, while adults can enjoy a cold beer while taking part in workshops, viewing and creating art, or just relaxing in the sun. Leonard Grenwelge County Park, Ford and E. Haynie streets.
llanoearthartfest.org 325-247-5354

LLANO: March 24 Llano County Lawn & Garden Show United Methodist Church, 800 Wright St.
llanocountymastergardener.org 325-247-5354

LLANO: March 31 Llano Art Studio Tour
Come to Llano on the “LAST” Saturday in March every year and visit with approximately 20 artists in their creative work spaces. Llano Fine Art Guild & Gallery, 503 Bessemer. llanofineartsguild.com 325-247-4839

MASON: March 2-3 Sweet Pickin’s Vintage Fair
A vintage and antique show on Mason’s historic downtown square. The focus of the show is shabby chic, up-cycled treasures, beautiful antiques, rustic goods, industrial items, Wild West decor, farmhouse wears, and retro finds. Lea Lou Co-Op, 114 S. Live Oak St. facebook.com/sweetpickinsvintagefair
325-294-4440

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019
“War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I”
Presented as part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections—posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, individuals, and ideology during 1914-19—as well as touch on the lasting impact of the war on this German community.
Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 W. Coll St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 2-4 Legacy Dance Competition Experience a competition like no other, one that greatly rewards excellence in dance. Director David Sanders is a veteran of stage and screen with more than 35 years of teaching, choreography, and adjudication experience. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. legacydancechampionships.com 631-319-1600

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 3 Chad Prather
The American humorist and motivational speaker comes to town on his Star Spangled Banter Tour. Freiheit Country Store, 2157 FM 1101. freiheitcountrystore.net 830-625-9400

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 9. 7th Annual Spring Gardening Seminar. Secrets in the Garden.Native plants and their Pollinators. All gardeners welcome! Cost $55.00 includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, door prizes, and vendors will be there selling their goods. McKenna Events Center 801 San Antonio St. New Braunfels, Tx 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M http://txmg.org/comal/events/seminar 830-620-3440

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 10 Big Band Blowout Part II Swing and sway the night away to the sounds of the 1940s. Hot diggity dog—it’s the music of Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and a host of other Big Band biggies. Swing dance lessons with Rob and Diane of YeahMan, an ice-cold Faust Craft Brew, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a concert designed to blow your mind; learn how to swing or show off your mad skills. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.
mtsymphony.org/calendar 830-463-5353

OZONA: March 1-Sept. 30 Vintage Hat Happenings With hats dating back to the early 19th century, this exhibit treats visitors to a variety of hats, travel cases, and boxes as well as other accessories used by many of the early pioneers of the area and their ancestors. Crockett County Museum, 404 11th St. ozonamuseum.com 325-392-2837

STONEWALL: March 17. Historic Junction School Open House. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

STONEWALL: March 24 LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour
The 11th annual event offers routes of 10, 30, 42, and 62 miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. lbj100bicycletour.org 830-868-7128 ext. 222

STONEWALL: March 31 Easter at the Sauer-
Beckmann Living History Farm Celebrate Easter with a traditional 1915 German farm family. Natural-dyed Easter eggs, lamb cake, and grass nests as made by the early settlers. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson 830-644-2252

UVALDE: March 9 Four Square Friday Features late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde. visituvalde.com 830-278-4115

UVALDE: March 24 Corks and Kegs Queso Fest Enjoy Texas Hill Country wine and craft beer, food and retail vendors, a queso competition, and live music and performances. Uvalde Memorial Park, 379-443 E. Main St. uvalde.org 830-278-3361

WILLOW CITY: March 17. Historic Willow City School Open House. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 9-March 4 “Death by Design” Experience what happens when you mix the urbane wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plot twists of Agatha Christie. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512-847-0575

WIMBERLEY: March 3-25 “Princess and the Pea”
A classic tale told for the enjoyment of all ages.
EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325.
emilyann.org 512-847-6969

WIMBERLEY: March 3 Market Days The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state features more than 475 booths filled with art, crafts, antiques, and treasures. Stroll the tree-shaded paths, listen to live music, and shop to your heart’s content. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512-847-2201

WIMBERLEY: March 10 Second Saturday Gallery Trail On the second Saturday of every month, come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art-filled evening at many of the galleries in and around Wimberley. Various locations. gallerytrail.com 512-847-2201

February

AUSTIN: Feb. 10 FlamencoAustin: Carlos Piñana Carlos Piñana and his troupe of authentic flamenco masters journey from southern Spain to bring us a thrilling display of rhythm and song. Austin to Andalucía at the speed of sight and sound. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinclassicalguitar.org 512-300-2247

AUSTIN: Feb. 14-18 Austin OUTsider Festival As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQI community for five days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, visual art, and more. Various locations. outsiderfest.org

AUSTIN: Feb. 17-Jan. 15, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dynamic and comprehensive exhibit. Gain an insider’s perspective on what makes rodeo an integral part of Texas history with classic artifacts spanning decades, immersive multimedia experiences, tactile activities, and first-person interviews highlighting the personal relationship Texans have with rodeo traditions. See how five of the largest Texas rodeos and stock shows bring crowds and competitors from all parts of the world together, and explore the origins of rodeos and lasting legacy of youth education, community involvement, and historic preservation. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: Feb. 18 Carnaval Brasileiro One of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes, and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. sambaparty.com 512-974-6700

AUSTIN: Feb. 24 ACG International Series: Duo Deloro Find out what happens when a fiery Slovenian super-talent joins forces with an Israeli-born guitarist who grew up immersed in the flamenco culture of Malaga and Granada. Mak Grgic and Adam del Monte blend traditions and defy expectations in this totally unique, powerhouse of a duo. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinclassicalguitar.org 512-300-2247

BANDERA: Feb. 1-3 11th Street Mardi Gras Celebration Enjoy live Cajun and country music, Cajun food, a gumbo cookoff, a costume contest, and a canine costume contest. 11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St. 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award-winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, re-creating shootouts and daily life of the Old West. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitor Center, 126 SH 16. banderacattlecompany.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Feb. 3 Mardi Gras Parade Downtown will be filled with floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, and plenty of beads. Main Street. 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Feb. 3 The Old Timers Trading Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16. 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Feb. 6 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. silversagecorral.org 830-796-4969

BANDERA: Feb. 11 Frontier Times Museum Cowboy Camp Enjoy traditional cowboy music. You are welcome to bring your guitar and join in the song circle. Bring your own refreshment and chair. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. frontiertimesmuseum.org 830-796-3864

BANDERA: Feb. 15 Cowboy Camp Come out and enjoy the pickers circle, and join in if you wish. Bandera Beverage Barn Pavillion, 1407 SH 16. 830-796-3045

BLANCO: Feb. 17 The Miro Quartet in Concert Blanco Performing Arts presents one of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets. Uptown Blanco Ballroom, 317 Main St. blancoperformingarts.com 830-385-1173

BOERNE: Jan. 26-Feb. 10 “Incorruptible” Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in 13 years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look rather dark. All eyes turn to the pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts. Boerne Community Theatre, 907 E. Blanco. visitboerne.org 830-249-9166

BOERNE: Feb. 10 Boerne Chocolate Walk Join the Boerne community for this sweet event. The walk will take you through Boerne’s downtown district where you will see unique stores, galleries, and restaurants. Tickets are available online only. Limited availability. Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org 830-249-9511, opt. 5

BOERNE: Feb. 10-11 Boerne Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magical outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. Scrumptious food and captivating music top the experience and delight the senses. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org 210-844-8193

BOERNE: Feb. 15 Accordion Virtuosi of Russia Presented by Boerne Performing Arts, the accordion takes center stage when this world-renowned ensemble makes its Boerne debut. They have performed at the Olympic Games in Munich, Montreal, and Moscow, with a diverse repertoire ranging from folk songs to pop music to full orchestration of the classics. Founded by Professor Pavel Smirnov in 1943, during the Leningrad siege, today’s exceptional ensemble is led by the third generation of the Smirnov family. Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. visitboerne.org 830-331-9079

BOERNE: Feb. 20 The Ten Tenors in Concert Fresh off the success of their 20th Anniversary World Tour, The Ten Tenors return to Boerne with their new show, “Wish You Were Here”—a celebration of musical legends lost before their time, presented by Boerne Performing Arts. Honoring artists from David Bowie to Amy Winehouse to John Lennon, The Ten Tenors will take you on a feel-good excursion through some of the world’s greatest hits: classic rock, current chart toppers, and traditional favorites. Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. visitboerne.org 830-331-9079

BOERNE: Feb. 24-25 Boerne Hill Country Spring Antiques Show The 38th annual event encompasses three large buildings filled to the brim with antiques. Featuring country furniture, baskets, stoneware, jewelry, textiles, early paper, toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American oak, Southwestern art, and so much more for the antiques collector. Plenty of free parking. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visitboerne.org 830-329-2870

BURNET: Feb. 9-10 Highland Lakes Quilt Festival This biennial quilt show, presented by Highland Lakes Quilt Guild (formerly Marble Falls Quilt Club), features a donation quilt, vendors, a silent auction, the guild boutique, and more than 100 quilts displayed. Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St. hlqguild.blogspot.com 830-693-2173

CANYON LAKE: Feb. 8 Winter Texan Reception This event offers visitors to the area a warm Texas greeting including restaurant samples, vendor booths, games, and prizes. CRRC, 125 Mabel Jones Dr. canyonlakechamber.com 830-964-2223

COMFORT: Feb. 10 Mardi Gras Library Fundraiser It’s Mardi Gras, so dress for the occasion, bring friends, dance, and enjoy this fundraiser for the Comfort Public Library. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfortchamber.com 830-995-3131

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 2 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. ffawf.com 830-992-2044

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 9-10 Luckenbach Hug-In and Valentine Ball Get back to the basics of love during this annual camping event with plenty of boot scootin’ in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. luckenbachtexas.com 830-997-3224

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 9-25 Texas Hill Country Wineries’ Wine Lovers Trail Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and discounts on this self-guided tour. Participating Texas Hill Country Wineries. texaswinetrail.com 512-914-5561

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 10-11 Texas Hill Country Home and Design Show The fifth annual event features Dr. Lori from the Discovery Channel. Bring your antiques for a free appraisal. Hangar Hotel Event Center, 155 Airport Road. hillcountryhomeshow.net

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 16-March 4 “The Addams Family” Charles Addams’ weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in a new musical comedy, presented by Fredericksburg Theater Company. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 16-18 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop with more than 400 vendors in seven barns, featuring acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. Seven miles east on US 290 across from Wildseed Farms. fbgtradedays.com 210-846-4094

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 18 Kenari Saxophone Quartet Fredericksburg Music Club presents this concert, featuring an award-winning quartet which formed in 2012 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano. fredericksburgmusicclub.com 830-990-2886

INGRAM: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Ingram Farmers and Artisans Market A community of farmers, ranchers, artists, business owners, friends, and families come together to sell the best of what the area has to offer. SH 39 and Old Ingram Loop. 830-367-2800

KERRVILLE: Feb. 2 First Friday Wine Share A fun way to meet new or different wines, people, and places of business or art. Please bring no more than one bottle of wine per every two people. Singles may feel free to bring a bottle every other month. Try to find the themed bottle of the month (if you can’t, just default to your favorite). Finger foods are always welcome. Bring your own wine glass—this could be a conversation starter in itself. firstfridaywineshare.com 830-896-6600

Kerrville: Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue. 7:30 p.m. at Cailloux Theater. February 22, 2018 www.symphonyofthehills.org (830) 792-7469 Hill Country

LAMPASAS: Feb. 3-4, 24-25 Lampasas Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019 “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I” Presented as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s collections—posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, individuals, and ideology during 1914-1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 W. Coll St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 Friday Afternoon Club A Gruene Hall tradition where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to get their weekend started with cold beer, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Historic Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-626-1281

NEW BRAUNFELS: Feb. 11 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist This New Orleans-style gospel brunch, led by Gruene Hall favorite Bret Graham, allows you to sit back and enjoy good food while listening to country-style gospel tunes. Historic Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830-606-1281 or 830-629-5077

NEW BRAUNFELS: Feb. 16-17 Gruene Market Days This monthly event (except January) has been held for more than 30 years and features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves. Free parking, admission, and live entertainment. Historic Gruene, 1601 Hunter Road. gruenemarketdays.com 830-832-1721

NEW BRAUNFELS: Feb. 23 Dailey and Vincent in Concert Enjoy these bluegrass superstars. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio. brauntex.org 830-627-0808

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 2-25 “Pride and Prejudice” This crisp and elegant adaptation will celebrate the legacy of Jane Austen in the bicentennial year of her death. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. emilyann.org 512-847-6969

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 9-March 4 “Death by Design” Experience what happens when you mix the urbane wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plot twists of Agatha Christie. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512-847-0575

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 10 Second Saturday Gallery Trail Fourteen galleries in and around the Wimberley Square stay open late and offer great art, wine, and appetizers. 101 Wimberley Square. facebook.com/secondsaturdaygallerytrail 512-574-2980

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 15 Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse Concert Series The concert series brings the best musical talent to Wimberley every third Thursday. Enjoy great music in an intimate setting. Susanna’s Kitchen at Wimberley United Methodist Church, 1200 CR 1492. wimberletumc.org 512-847-5464

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