April

AUSTIN: Through April 30 “SaddleUP— Texas Ranching and Tradition” Jump in the saddle and experience a virtual ride with real Texas ranchers who meet modern challenges while preserving their traditions. Texas Capitol Visitors Center, 112 E. 11th St. 512-305-8400; texasstatecapitol.com

AUSTIN: March 21-April 6 “Crime and Punishment” As a police inspector investi-gates a gruesome murder, audience mem-bers journey through the mind of a crimi-nal. What did he do? Why did he do it? And what would you be capable of in certain circumstances? Before “Law & Order,” there was “Crime and Punishment.” Per-formed in 90 minutes with only three actors, this chamber piece compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theatre. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, No. 122. 512-850-4849; penfoldtheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 9 Pink Martini in Concert This “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s while spanning genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Their arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret, and cinema scores have endeared them to both national and international audiences, selling out venues worldwide. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 11 “Pilobolus: Come To Your Senses” Pilobolus returns with a new, multisensory experience that features live performances alongside digital creations. For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. The company continues to propel the seeds of expression via human movement and dance, growing and changing each year while exploring new visual and musical planes. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 12 Jackie Venson CD Release Joy, gratitude, a love for music, and Texas: that’s who guitarist Jackie Venson is at her core. Over the last year, she has lit up the stage at some of the most historic venues across the globe. Join Jackie in celebration of her brand new album “Joy” and bear witness to what will surely be a milestone in her career. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 13-14 Monster Jam The unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport returns. The 2019 season brings a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with racing, two-wheel skills, donuts, and freestyle competitions. Fans also have the opportunity to get up close and personal to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers by purchasing a Pit Party pass that allows them early access to the event for photo opportunities and autographs. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. 512-477-6060; uterwincenter.com

AUSTIN: April 13, 2019-Jan. 26, 2020 “Motown: The Sound of Young America” This exhibit celebrates the 60th anniver-sary of the birth of Motown Records as it traces the evolution of the label, focusing by pianist Scott Cuellar. Her 2016 appearance here with the Argenta Trio was a musical high. They conclude with the rousing “Suite Italienne” by Stravinsky. Uptown Blanco Ballroom, 503 Third St. 830-385-1173; blancoperformingarts.com

AUSTIN: April 13 “Piff The Magic Dragon” This performance combines jaw-dropping magic with incredible comedy. Think Larry David in a dragon suit: funny, grumpy, and utterly baffling. Piff rose to fame on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He now has his own show at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 19 JB Smoove Triple threat Smoove delivers his unique brand of comedic funk to Austin. From “Saturday Night Live,” “Def Comedy Jam,” “Last Comic Standing,” and “Pootie Tang,” you’ve had plenty of chances to see him on big and small screens. But it’s his breakout role as Leon on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” that has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic improv actors today. No matter the medium, Smoove certainly knows how to bring the ruckus. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: April 24-27 Moontower Comedy Festival Be a part of this eighth annual festival and experience the diverse and hilarious mix of comedians, podcasters, and performers from around the world, as well as a lineup of stellar local and regional talent, including stand-up, sketch, and musical comedy performances. The 2019 festival holds headliner shows, including Jenny Slate, David Spade, and Sal Vulcano at the Paramount Theatre as well as walkable surrounding venues. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue. 512-474-1221; moontowercomedyfest.com

AUSTIN: April 27 “International Series: Kupinski Guitar Duo” This classical guitar duo is the perfect finale to a diverse season of artists from around the world. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. 512-300-2247; austinclassicalguitar.org

BANDERA: April 2 Cowboy Capital Opry Gerry and Harriet Payne host Grand Old Opry-style entertainment. Event includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 6, 13, 20, 27 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with reenacted shootouts. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 6, 13, 20, 27 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. Look out for cowboys, steers, horses, wagons, strolling cowboy musicians, and gunfight re-enactments. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 6 Bandera Market Days Shop arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 13 RRCF Buckwild Rodeo Events at this rough stock rodeo include mutton busting, mini broncs, cash scramble, mini bull riding, open bull riding, saddle bronc, and bareback. Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 27 Ride and Rise Above Benefit This event helps those who have served the country win their war with depression. Proceeds can literally make the difference between life and death. Jake’s in Pipe Creek, 3810 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: April 28 Frontier Times Jamboree On the fourth Sunday of every month, the Frontier Times Museum offers live music, storytelling, and more free fun for all ages. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BLANCO: April 12-13 Wild Woman Weekend An enjoyable way for gals to get together for all types of fun, this event raises money for area nonprofit organizations. Past event activities have included food and art tours, silent auctions, plant sales, shopping, live entertainment, karaoke, dancing, a 5K, yoga, painting classes, wine and chocolate pairings, self-defense classes, a taco and tequila experience, museum tours, film screenings, and mixology classes. Various locations, 2233 US 281. 512-750-6362; wildwomanweekend.org

BLANCO: April 13 Stephanie Sant’Am-brogio with Scott Cuellar in Concert Violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, founder and artistic director of the Cactus Pear Music Festival and a Blanco Per-forming Arts audience favorite, is joined art venues in Boerne. It is a self-guided tour of local galleries, studios, and other venues principally located along the Hill Country Mile. 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 5 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Concert Blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy reminds us that it is cool to swing. After 25 years, 11 records (with sales over 2 million albums to date), over 2,800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, BBVD’s all-original core lineup has Boerne “dancin’ in the aisles” with their horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show. Boerne Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. 830-331-9079; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 6 Bierfest Tickets includes event entry, a commemorative sampling stein, 10 sample tickets, and entertain-ment. Additional sampling tickets are available at the event. Proceeds benefit local art organizations. Food vendors are also available at this event. The Agricultural, 102 City Park Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 6 Hot Rod Night With live music and classic cars, this event is remi-niscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. 830-331-8799; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 11 Diva Night Festivities include shopping, live music, dining, and great specials for the diva in you. Support local businesses with a night of fun shop-ping. The first 200 divas to check in at The Dienger Trading Co. or The Flower Shoppe get a tiara or a boa. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 210-861-7333; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 12-13 Handmade Market This market is a biannual, two-day event boasting creative and new vendors selling all handmade items. The products range from bath and body products to home decor to children’s items and food items. The market strives to bring new vendors to each event, and also bring back everyone’s favorites from past markets. Friday’s event includes a craft class, dessert, drinks, live music, snacks, and giveaways. Cana Ball-room, 202 W. Kronkosky St. 210-663-9046; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 13 Boerne Parade of Artists Boerne Professional Artists hosts its 23rd annual “parade,” a festive event each spring that attracts hundreds of art enthusiasts from around the country to visit various on its major artists and musical achievements, and it explores how the sound of Motown continues to influence some of pop music’s most important artists today. LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River St. 512-721-0200; lbjlibrary.org

BOERNE: April 13 Easter Egg Hunt Festivities at this annual event begin at 10:30 a.m. and include pictures with the Easter Bunny, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, kids crafts, and an egg hunt with more than 15,000 stuffed eggs. Mobile food vendors are also on-site. Please leave pets at home. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. 830-248-1635; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 13 Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Open every Second Saturday of each month. Kuhlmann-King Historic Home, 402 E. Blanco Road. 830-331-1033; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 13 Second Saturday Art Beat Boerne shops and art galleries are teaming up to present a heart-racing fine art experience. Take a walk on the art side every second Saturday of the month. Look for the flashy banners displayed through-out Boerne. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 210-954-6659; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 18 A Thirst for Nature Every third Thursday of the month, the Cibolo Nature Center hosts a themed event where visitors can learn about the different plants and wildlife of Boerne and the Hill Country’s surrounding areas. Sip an adult beverage made to match the theme for that month for those who are of age, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kids. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: April 26 Camerata San Antonio Concert Enjoy a chamber music con-cert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depths of human cruelty, featuring violinist Anastasia Parker, violist Emily Freudigman, cellist Ken Freu-digman, and pianist Viktor Valkov. First United Methodist Church, 205 James St. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

BOERNE: April 27 Texas Corvette Association Annual Open Car Show The 27th Annual Open Car Show is expected to draw more than 350 entrants and hundreds of car enthusiasts. This year’s show offers a weekend of exciting activities. In its 11th year as an official Fiesta event and once again in the beautiful city of Boerne, this Open Car Show is open to all types of vehicles and offers something for every-one. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 830-226-5386; visitboerne.org

BULVERDE: April 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturday Night Rodeo This rodeo features all types of Texas entertainment, from live music and dancing to mechanical bulls, mutton’ bustin, and calf scrambles. Enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks coupled with barbe-cue, tacos, steak, burgers, and more. Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road. 830-980-2226; tejasrodeo.com

CEDAR PARK: April 6 Heritage Festival Enjoy live music, free inflatables, pony rides, and a petting zoo. There is face painting, carnival games, and rides. Enjoy a craft market, washer tournament, food conces-sions, sack races, and a corn-on-the-cob eating contest. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. 512-401-5500; cedarparktexas.gov

CEDAR PARK: April 12 Concert in the Park Enjoy a lovely evening outside with a concert in the park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets as there is plenty of space. Food concessions are available and guests are welcome to bring a picnic and their own ice chest. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. 512-401-5500; cedarparktexas.gov

CEDAR PARK: April 14 Spring Egg-Strav-aganza Bring a basket to hunt for candy, prizes, and goodies. Take your photo with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), and enjoy jumping in the inflatables and face painting. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. cedarparktexas.gov 512-401-5500

COMFORT: April 20 Easter Volksmarch Volksmarching is a European tradition where people walk for fun. The noncompetitive walks are enjoyed by all. In Comfort, the Easter Volksmarch includes long and short walks through scenic countryside in and around town. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. 830-995-3131; comfort-texas.com

EARLY: April 6-7 Stagecoach Market Days This two-day event features more than 100 vendors of wood crafts, metal works, home decor, jewelry, art work, refurbished and repurposed antiques, hand-crafted wood furniture, leather works, glass works, boutiques, children’s items, and food vendors. Musical acts are scheduled throughout the event. Stagecoach Station Venue, 400 Old Comanche Road. 325-200-8198; stagecoachstationvenues.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 29-April 14 Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey Enjoy Hill Country wineries and wildflowers with self-guided tours, fea-turing special events, tastings, and dis-counts. Various locations. 872-216-9463; texaswinetrail.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 5 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demon-strations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. 830-997-6523; ffawf.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 5-7 Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango The event includes a vintage parts swap meet, bike show, and vintage dirt races. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. cherokeeamca.org

FREDERICKSBURG: April 6 Historic Country Schools Open House Tour Take a self-guided tour of schools listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Various locations. historicschools.org

FREDERICKSBURG: April 6-21 Wild-flower Celebration at Wildseed Farms Celebrate the arrival of spring and Texas wildflowers with colorful fields, great shop-ping, butterfly gardens, and special activi-ties. Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive. 830-990-8080; wildseedfarms.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 6-7 WWII Pacific Combat Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War History comes to life with equipment and weapons used during WWII and a battle reenactment set on an island in the Pacific. Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin. 830-997-8600; pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: April 11-28 “Bus Stop” Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this American classic, a senti-mental and charming comedy that will touch your heart and your funny bone. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87. 830-997-3588; fredericksburgtheater.org

FREDERICKSBURG: April 13 Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Ride Antique tractors, cars and trucks make a 20-mile loop through scenic Gillespie County. Various locations. rustyiron.org

FREDERICKSBURG: April 14 Fredericksburg Music Club—UT Austin Trombone Choir Nathaniel Brickens has directed the choir since 2000. It was founded in the fall of 1977 by UT professor emeritus and trombone legend, Donald Knaub. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano. fredericksburgmusicclub.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 19-21 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop with more than 400 vendors or relax in the biergarten while listening to live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. 210-846-4094; fbgtradedays.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 25-28 Hill Country Film Festival Annual film festival screens the best of independent film from Texas and around the world. Fritztown Cinema, 2254 US 87. 866-224-7714; hillcountryff.com

FREDERICKSBURG: April 27 Spring Fish Fry The Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry features freshly fried catfish with all the trimmings. There is live music as well. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street. 830-997-7521

FREDERICKSBURG: April 27 Spring Market Join springtime shopping and sips at Messina Hof Hill Country. Browse goods from local vendors or enjoy delicious eats from a food truck. Try one of the featured specialty wine cocktails, White Peach Sangria or Sparkling Lemonade, each crafted with Messina Hof’s award-winning wines. Messina Hof Winery, 9996 US 290. messinahof.com

GRUENE: April 5, 12, 19, 26 Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 20th year, where hip-sters, 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. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Past guests include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-606-1281; gruenehall.com Gruene: April 14 Gospel Brunch With a Texas Twist This New Orleans-style gospel brunch is led by Gruene Hall favor-ite Bret Graham accompanied by The New Soul Invaders. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-629-5077; gruenehall.com

GRUENE: April 20-21 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; gruenemarketdays.com

HUNT: April 20-21 Easter at Mo Visitors can partake in an Easter sunrise service in the Chapel on the Hill. Enjoy specially pro-grammed activities all weekend including outdoor fun, an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, worship services, and food. Mo Ranch, 2229 FM 1340. 800-460-4401; moranch.org

HUTTO: April 26-May 24 Sunset Block Party Bash This free, family-friendly event includes live music, food trucks, kids and family activities, and arts and craft ven-dors. Fritz Park, 306 E. Live Oak St. 512-759-4003; facebook.com/downtownhutto INGRAM: March 22-April 13 “The Zirkels Zwei” Art Exhibit Exhibit features two well-known, local artists Al and Mary Zirkel. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830-367-5120; hcaf.com

JOHNSON CITY: April 27 Johnson City Art Walk All galleries are open for visitation and enjoyment from 4-8 p.m. Adult bever-ages and snacks are served. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. 830-868-7684; artjc.org

JOHNSON CITY: April 27-28 Johnson City Market Days Local artisans sell hand-made items, jewelry, and plants. Food trucks are on-site. City Park, US 290 at Avenue G. 830-868-7684; lbjcountry.com

KERRVILLE: March 29-April 13 “Foot-loose” Enjoy a lavish porduction of this modern Broadway musical. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-9393; caillouxtheater.com

KERRVILLE: April 6 Hill Country Swap Meet This shopping experience is a giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all in one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and much more. Concessions are on-site, and lots of free parking is available. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-459-6198; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: April 6 Kerr County Market Days Shop at an indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, art-work, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-895-7524; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: April 13-14 Texas Gun and Knife Show Find new and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear, and military supplies from several businesses under one roof. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-285-0575; texasgunandknifeshows.com

KERRVILLE: April 19-21 Annual Easter Hill Country Bike Tour This is 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. ed@bikeaustin.org

KERRVILLE: April 20 Easter Eggstrava-ganza Features two Easter egg hunts with more than 25,000 eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, food, bounce houses, cake walk, carnival games, and more. The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth. 830-315-5762; kerrvillekroc.org

KERRVILLE: April 20 Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car/Motorcycle Show Features a barbecue and chili cookoff, food, games and rides for all ages, ven-dors, live music, Easter egg hunt, open car and bike show, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 River-side Drive. 830-896-1155; kerrvilletx.com

KERRVILLE: April 20 Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival Find family fun with guest speakers and expert advice on plants, along with the sale of a wide variety of spring plants that are native Texas variety. Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St. 830-257-4837; riversidenaturecenter.org

KERRVILLE: April 25 Symphony of the Hills “Music for all Time—To Everything There is a Season” Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-792-7469; symphonyofthehills.org

KERRVILLE: April 27 Camerata San Antonio Concert Enjoy a chamber music concert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depths of human cruelty, featuring violinist Anastasia Parker, violist Emily Freudigman, cellist Ken Freudigman, and pianist Viktor Valkov. Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

KERRVILLE: April 27 Camerata San Antonio String Quartet—Beauty The group performs Ravel’s String Quartet, Turina’s Serenata, and Faure’s Piano Quin-tet No. 2 in C Minor. Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

KERRVILLE: April 27 Resurrection: A Journey Tribute A stunningly accurate tribute to the music of Journey, which “Faithfully” (pun intended) recreates the experience of a Journey concert from the band’s most prolific period. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-9393; caillouxtheater.com

KYLE: April 13, May 11 Market Days Enjoy local vendors, live music, and family fun under the shade of the oak trees. City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St. 512-262-3939; cityofkyle.com/recreation

LLANO: April 5-7 Fiddle Fest Llano traditionally held a popular fiddle contest for 20 years—an established event that was held in early April and brought many talented fiddlers and music fans from Texas and beyond. A local group of Texas fiddle enthusiasts reintroduced the event in 2011, and it has been hugely successful. There is a fiddle concert, fiddle tricks, and a fiddle contest. Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St. 325-247-5354; llanofiddlefest.com

LLANO: April 5-6 Llano River Chuck-wagon Cookoff Every year since 2005, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the West was settled. These enthusiasts use cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress, and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories. Meal served at high noon on Saturday. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. 325-247-5354; llanochuckwagoncookoff.com

LLANO: April 6 Llano County Lawn and Garden Show A great event to purchase plants, yard ornaments, learn about native plants, listen to knowledgeable gardening speakers, socialize with other gardeners, and purchase raffle tickets for unique yard furniture and ornaments. Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church, 308 W. Main St. 325-247-5354; llanochamber.org

LLANO: April 26-27 Crawfish Open Crawfish takes center stage, but a golf tour-nament, arts and crafts, an auction, and children’s activities help round out a fun Hill Country event happening rain or shine. Robinson Park, 123 Robinson Park Drive. 325-247-5354; llanocrawfishopen.com

MASON: April 5-7 Mason Chamber Music Festival and Spring Fest This annual music festival features concerts at local churches, venues, and the historic Odeon Theater. Various locations. 325-347-5758; masontxcoc.com

MASON: April 6 Mason City Wide Garage Sale Find garage sales throughout Mason’s community. Various locations. 325-347-5758; masontxcoc.com

MASON: April 6 Mason Spring Arts Fest Texas artists and craftsmen setup on the Square. Mason’s Historic Square. 325-347-5758; masontxcoc.com

MASON: April 6 Seaquist Mansion Tour Tour the historic three-story Victorian mansion. Seaquist House, 400 Broad St. 325-347- 4058; masontxcoc.com

MEDINA: April 6 The Old Timers Trading Post The first Saturday of the month, come out and meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

MEDINA: April 18 Third Thursday Cowboy Camp Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in. The public is welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn Pavilion, 14178 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 11 Chicks with Hits: Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss Audiences can enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing three of the biggest female artists in country music on stage together performing an intimate night of acoustic music. And with 36 top 10 singles between them, there’s a lot of material to pull from. Ultimately, it’s about three friends singing and playing great songs together, and having fun. Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 12 Battle of The Swing Bands The San Antonio Swing Dance Society, Austin Swing Syndicate, KRTU Jazz, and Krause’s Cafe partner together for this third annual battle between The Dirty River Dixie Band of San Antonio and Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles of Denver. This is a night full of jazz, dancing, and fun that you do not want to miss, featuring two stages with two swingin’ bands battling head to head with a big dance floor in between. Seekatz Opera House, 265 W. San Antonio St. 830-643-0809; swingbattle.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 12 Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines in Concert Grammy Award-winning Terri Hendrix is a singer-songwriter from Texas. She co-wrote the song “Lil’ Jack Slade” by the Dixie Chicks, and she has won a plethora of awards for her genre-smashing style. Lloyd Maines was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame as one of the first three members, the other two being Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Anto-nio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 13-14 Folkfest Early Texas costumed interpreters join troops of Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate veterans, and Revolutionary War officers to demonstrate life in early Texas. Chuck-wagon champion Donnie Demoin demonstrates how cowboys were fed on the trail; kids of all ages enjoy hands-on activities like brick making, candle making, clay play, clothes washing, and quilt making; learn nine-pin bowling, a game with a unique role in the Texas Hill Country; saw logs with a crosscut saw; and play games from the 19th century. Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, 1370 Church Hill Drive. 830-629-6504; texashandmadefurniture.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 13-14 Tra in Show Event includes a free train ride on the Landa Park railroad for children up to 10 years of age. Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. nbrrm.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: April 27-28 Crawfish Festival of New Braunfels Event includes crawfish eating contests, a 5K, a gumbo cookoff, a washer toss, crawfish races, and music. Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 E. Common St. 210-827-2222; crawfishfestivalnewbraunfels.com

SAN MARCOS: April 12-14 Swing on the Square The annual festival is a weekend full of live music and family fun. Swing on the Square hosts live music on three stages. There is also a BrewHop (craft beer tour), Hall of Fame Show, farmers and arts market, Cowboy Gospel show, and street dancing. Downtown San Marcos, Courthouse Square. 512-393-8430; smtx-swingfest.com

SAN MARCOS: April 18 Farmer Fred’s Spring Carnival This carnival has games, candy, prizes, and live music. Concessions and other attractions are available for a fee, including bunny pictures (cash only). Free admission. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. 512-393-8400; toursanmarcos.com

SAN MARCOS: April 20 Mutt Strutt Bring your four-legged friend for a fun 1-mile walk along the San Marcos River. After the walk, there are pet contests and a silent auction. There is also live music, door prizes, and complimentary donuts and coffee. All registered participants receive T-shirts, bottled water, and goodie bags. Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Park-way. 512-805-2650; muttstrutt.org

SAN MARCOS: April 27 Just for Fun Parade Put on your wildest outfit and get ready to join the parade. Line the streets on the Square and bring all your friends to watch a little Saturday morning craziness. Downtown Square. 512-393-5930

SPRING BRANCH: April 26 Bulverde Lions Club Wild Game Dinner – The Bulverde Lions Club works actively throughout the year in planning and conducting their Annual Wild Game Dinner at Anhalt Hall in Spring Branch, Texas.  Our next Wild Game Dinner will occur in April 26, 2019.  The Annual Wild Game Dinner serves delicious exotic food and hosts live and silent auctions consisting of hunts, fishing trips, premium guns and many other assorted fishing and hunting items. 6 PM https://bulverdelionsclub.com/wild-game-dinner 830 237-0155.

UVALDE: April 12-13 Fort Inge Days See what life was like at a Texas frontier fort, from military and civilian perspectives. Includes living-history demonstrations, an 1860s baseball game, and other activities. Historic Fort Inge, CR 375. 830-278-2016; visituvalde.com

UVALDE: April 12 Four Square Friday Offers late night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde, North Getty Street. 830-278-4115; visituvalde.com

WIMBERLEY: April 6 Market Day More than 450 outdoor booths are filled with art, furniture, collectibles, and treasures of all kinds. Live music and food and drink make for a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. 512-847-2201; shopmarketdays.com

WIMBERLEY: April 5-26 Concerts in the Park Every Friday in April, listen to regional musical groups perform on the lawn next to Cypress Creek. Bring your picnics, chairs, and blankets. Blue Hole Regional Park, 100 Blue Hole Lane. 512-660-9111; facebook.com/blueholeregionalpark

WIMBERLEY: April 12-May 5 “Proof” The Wimberley Players present a riveting drama of the fragile nature of genius. Shows are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. 512-847-0575; wimberleyplayers.org

WIMBERLEY: April 27-28 Arts Fest Right alongside the beautiful Blanco River, there will be more room for artists, park-ing, musicians, relaxing, and the Vintage Car Show. It’s a short walk to town shop-ping and eating, or catch the shuttle to Wimberley Square. Waters Point, 13401 RR 12. 512-952-0098; wimberleyartleague.org

WIMBERLEY: April 27 Butterfly Festival More than 3,800 butterflies are released throughout the day during this amazing festival that starts with a moving opening ceremony at the veterans memorial that includes an initial butterfly release to honor those who have lost their lives in the past year. After that, the festival opens up and attendees can enjoy crafts, games, bounce houses, wonderful food, and an exotic butterfly flight house. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. 512-847-6969; emilyann.org

March

AUSTIN: Through April 30 “SaddleUP— Texas Ranching and Tradition” Jump in the saddle and experience a virtual ride with real Texas ranchers who meet modern challenges while preserving their traditions. Texas Capitol Visitors Center, 112 E. 11th St. 512-305-8400; texasstatecapitol.com

AUSTIN: March 2 International Series: Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Tango Duo Come experience the joy, the sincerity, and the passion of tango. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinclassicalguitar.org 512-300-2247

AUSTIN: March 2 It’s My Park Day Spring Edition – Volunteer projects include tree mulching and trail maintenance, as well as park and creek cleanups. The event takes place across more than 80 different parks, greenbelts, and trails throughout the city, including Zilker Park, the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Shoal Creek, Dick Nichols District Park, Waller Creek, Bouldin Creek, and Mount Bonnell. Multiple locations. 512-477-1566; austinparks.org/impd

AUSTIN: March 20 Woodward and Bernstein – From breaking the Watergate story that led to President Nixon’s resignation to Bob Woodward’s revealing new book about President Donald Trump, few journalists have impacted American history like Pulitzer Prize winners Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The event is moderated by Evan Smith, the CEO and cofounder of “The Texas Tribune.” Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: March 21-April 6 “Crime and Punishment” As a police inspector investigates a gruesome murder, audience members journey through the mind of a criminal. What did he do? Why did he do it? Performed in 90 minutes with only three actors, this chamber piece compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful evening of theatre. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, No. 122. penfoldtheatre.org

AUSTIN: March 24 Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power Anita Hill made sexual harassment a national issue by testifying at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991. Her bravery empowered thousands of women to bring their own sexual harassment lawsuits and helped revolutionize the treatment of women in the workplace. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: March 29 David Ball and That Carolina Sound in Concert – The Grammy Award-winner is the sole surviving member of the Austin/Carolina country-jazz trio (and Lyle Lovett favorite) Uncle Walt’s Band. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: March 31 Zilker Kite Festival The nation’s oldest kite festival celebrates its 90th year with hundreds of kites and free fun for all ages. This year’s event is complete with kite flying contests, food, games, and more. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. abckitefestival.org

BANDERA: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with re-enacted shootouts. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. Look out for cowboys, steers, horses, wagons, strolling cowboy musicians, and gunfight re-enactments. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main St. 830-796- 3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 5 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment is hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Event includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 9-16 Frontier Family Fun Kids can enjoy spring break fun with many activities at the Frontier Times Museum. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 15-16 Wild Hog Explosion and Cookoff Cookers compete in chicken, ribs, pork butt, and brisket categories on Friday and Saturday. Wild hogs are brought in for an action-packed day on Saturday, where teams of two enter the ring, catch a hog, and race to the finish line. This event also includes vendor booths, arts and crafts, and music. Proceeds benefit the Kronkosky Library of Bandera County. Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 24 Frontier Times Jamboree On the fourth Sunday of every month, the Frontier Times Museum offers live music, storytelling, and more free fun for all ages. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: March 28-31 Thunder in the Hill Country Biker Rally This three-day event offers tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, a tattoo contest, and a Sunday morning church service. Attendees must be 21 or older, no exceptions. Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

BOERNE: Feb. 28-March 2 Just Between Friends This is an international franchise system of consignment sales events that started in 2004. Find deals on infant and children’s clothing, gear, and toys, as well as maternity wear for women. Cash or card accepted. Bring your own bag, basket, wagon, etc. Children and strollers welcome. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. 830-282-6133; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 9 Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Open every Second Saturday of each month. Kuhlmann-King Historic Home, 402 E. Blanco Road. 830-331-1033; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 9 Second Saturday Art Beat Boerne shops and art galleries are teaming up to present a heart-racing fine art experience. Take a walk on the art side every second Saturday of the month. Look for the flashy banners displayed throughout Boerne. Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main. 210-954-6659; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 21 A Thirst for Nature Every third Thursday of the month, the Cibolo Nature Center hosts a specially themed event where visitors can learn about the different plants and wildlife of Boerne and the Hill Country’s surrounding areas. Sip on an adult beverage made to match the theme for that month, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kids. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 22 Camerata San Antonio Concert Enjoy a chamber music concert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depths of human cruelty, featuring violinist Anastasia Parker, violist Emily Freudigman, cellist Ken Freudigman, and pianist Viktor Valkov. First United Methodist Church, 205 James St. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

BOERNE: March 23 Concert in the Cave– Spring Equinox A concert in the Cave Without A Name is a musical experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the natural acoustics of the Queen’s Throne Room. Cave Without A Name, 325 Kreutzberg Road. 830-537-4212; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 23 Hot Rod Night With live music and classic cars, this event is reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. 830-331-8799; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 26 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a global sensation and nothing short of a U.K. national treasure. Their show provides pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. Masters of the unexpected: whether reimagining folk songs, twisting classical music, or playing alloriginal compositions. Boerne Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. 830-331-9079; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 30 Science In Nature The Cibolo Nature Center is hosting their free event with an introduction on how to use nature to learn science. They are partnering with regional science and education professionals to host activities for elementary-aged children and their families. Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 830-331-8596; visitboerne.org

BOERNE: March 30 Spring Family Fun Festival Join in on this community event celebrating the changing seasons. Explore the historical homestead, teaching gardens, and farmers market. There are children’s activities, adult workshops, and local food and artisans. Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road. 830-249-4616; visitboerne.org

BROWNWOOD: March 30-31Brownwood Gun & Blade Show Buy sell trade or just browse new, used, & collectible guns – parts & accessories – clips, grips, ammo, mags, & reloading equipment – supplies, holsters, & knives of all kinds – military surplus, collectibles, & Survival Gear – coins, jewelry, purses – GREAT for the whole family. Adults $6. Kids under 12 FREE. $1 off active military & NRA/TSRA members with ID (only 1 discount per admittance). 2 for 1 during the 1st hour on both days. 2 day pass for $10. Silver Spur Trade Shows, Inc. PO Box 208; Ralls, TX 79357; 806-253-1322; fax: 806-253-1368; info@silverspurtradeshows.com; www.silverspurtradeshows.com 

BULVERDE: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Saturday Night Rodeo This rodeo features all types of Texas entertainment, from live music and dancing to mechanical bulls, mutton’ bustin’, and calf scrambles. Enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks coupled with barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and more. Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road. 830-980-2226; tejasrodeo.com

DRIPPING SPRINGS: March 30-31 Texas Night Sky Festival On Saturday, this free biannual event features fun daytime and nighttime activities, including solar observations, mobile planetariums, demonstrations of glare-reducing lighting, opportunities to meet astronomers, tales of the night sky from indigenous cultures, delicious food, live music, and a star party. Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive. texasnightskyfestival.org

FORT CLARK SPRINGS: March 1-2 Fort Clark Days The first day is designated just for schools, and the second day is open to the public. Living historians representing all periods of Fort Clark’s history show demonstrations, give lectures, and answer questions. This year, more than 100 living historians from across Texas are expected to participate. Experience reveille bright and early in the morning, periodic demonstrations throughout the day, and retreat as the day draws to an end. 300 US 90. 830-563-2493; fortclarkdays.org

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 15-March 3 “Monty Python’s Spamalot” This British comedy parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest for the Holy Grail. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US 87. 830-997-3588; fredericksburgtheater.org

FREDERICKSBURG: March 1 First Friday – Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg. 830-997-6523; ffawf.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 9-10 WWII Pacific Combat Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War History comes 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. 830-997-8600; pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: March 11-16 Spring Break at The Pioneer Museum Early Texas frontier presenters provide hands-on activities for kids ages 6 to 17. Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main. 830-990-8441; pioneermuseum.net

FREDERICKSBURG: March 15 Fredericksburg Theater Company presents The Hideout Theatre Austin’s premier improvisation theatre company performs their brand of award-winning comedy. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87. 830-997-3588; fredericksburgtheater.org

FREDERICKSBURG: March 15-17 Fredericksburg Trade Days Shop with more than 400 vendors or relax in the biergarten while listening to live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. 210-846-4094; fbgtradedays.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 16 Celebrate Texas! Feel history come to life with The Old Chisholm Trail Show, the Traditional American Indian Society, Tales of the Texas Rangers, and more. Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1636 E. Main. 830-990-1192; trhc.org

FREDERICKSBURG: March 16-17 Fredericksburg Gun & Blade Show Buy, sell, trade or just browse new, used, & collectible guns – parts & accessories – clips, grips, ammo, mags, & reloading equipment – supplies, holsters, & knives of all kinds – military surplus, collectibles, & Survival Gear – coins, jewelry, purses. Great for the whole family. Adults $6. Kids under 12 free. $1 off active military & NRA/TSRA members with ID (only 1 discount per admittance). 2 for 1 during the 1st hour on both days. 2 day pass for $10. Silver Spur Trade Shows, Inc. – PO Box 208 – Ralls, TX 79357; 806-253-1322; info@silverspurtradeshows.com ;www.silverspurtradeshows.com; Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

FREDERICKSBURG: March 16 Luckenbach Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff Feel the heat at this open chili cookoff and music festival named in honor of that pesky wasp. Luckenbach Texas. 830-997-3224; luckenbachtexas.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 24 Fredericksburg Music Club presents Rastrelli Cello Quartet This singularly unique ensemble has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of nontraditional programming since 2002. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano. fredericksburgmusicclub.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 29-30 Fort Martin Scott Days This living history event brings the 1850s fort to life with cannon firings, bugle calls, military drills, soldiers’ stories, and pioneer crafts and cooking. Fort Martin Scott, 1606 E. Main. 830-217- 3200; ftmartinscott.org

FREDERICKSBURG: March 29-April 14 Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey Enjoy Hill Country wineries and wildflowers with self-guided tours, including special events, tastings, and discounts. Various locations. 872-216-9463; texaswinetrail.com

FREDERICKSBURG: March 30 Hill Country Indian Artifact Show Shop more than 75 tables of Native American artifacts including arrowheads, beads, and pottery. Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. 830-626-5561; hillcountryindianartifacts.com

GEORGETOWN: March 29-30 Quilt Show This quilt show has vendors, a raffle quilt, tea room, and a silent auction. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-658-6973; handcraftsunlimited.com

GRUENE: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Friday Afternoon Club A Gruene Hall tradition, 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. There’s even a very special guest interview each week. Past guests include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-606- 1281; gruenehall.com

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

GRUENE: March 2 Kinderschuhe 5K Run and Walk All proceeds help Communities In Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. Open to all ages. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. 830-629-8486 or 830-629-5077; nbu5k.com or gruenetexas.com

GRUENE: March 10 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist Bret Graham sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and is accompanied by The New Soul Invaders, an uplifting gospel band. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. 830-606-1281; gruenehall.com/calendar

GRUENE: March 16-17 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road. 830-629-5077; gruenemarketdays.com

GRUENE: March 16 St. Paddy’s Day 5K and 1K Leprechaun Kids Run Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Enjoy an easy out and back route along beautiful streets with deer watching, food, music, and beer. Green attire is strongly encouraged. Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road. 877-806-3987; athleteguild.com

GRUENE: March 21 Come and Taste It: Meet Texas’ Best Winemakers SampleTexas’ best wines and craft brews on the third Thursday of each month throughout the year (except January). A featured winemaker showcases three of their newest releases, top-selling, or hardest-to-find wines, alongside a craft brew hand-picked by The Grapevine staff. The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road. 830-606-0093; grapevineingruene.com

HUTTO: March 23 Reds, Whites, and Brews Enjoy tastings from Texas wineries and Texas breweries, as well as scrumptious food from local restaurants and catering companies. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass and has their choice of 10 wine and/or beer samples and a tasting at each of the participating eateries. Live entertainment helps set the fun and festive mood. A complimentary photo booth is also set up, and photos are included. One Eleven East, 111 East St. 512-759-4003; facebook.com/downtownhutto

HUTTO: March 30 Crawfish Festival The Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual festival with 50-plus arts and craft vendors and an inflatable kid zone area with entertainment on the community stage. Of course, there is also plenty of crawfish. Downtown Hutto, 122 East St. 512-759-4400; huttochamber.com

INGRAM: March 22-April 13 “The Zirkels Zwei” Art Exhibit The exhibit features two well-known, local artists: Al and Mary Zirkel. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830-367-5120; hcaf.com

JOHNSON CITY: March 23-24 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, jewelry, and plants. Food trucks are onsite. City Park, Avenue G at US 290. 830-868-7684; lbjcountry.com

JOHNSON CITY: March 30 Art Walk All galleries are open to view the newest exhibitions and artists. Adult beverages and snacks are served. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. 830-868-7684; artjc.org

KERRVILLE: March 1-3 “The Outsiders” Playhouse 2000 Youth Theater, students ages 12-18, presents “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. 830-896- 6116; playhouse2000.com

KERRVILLE: March 2 Hill Country Chorale Classical Musical Festival Enjoy a classical concert. Location TBA. 830-895-9760; hillcountrychorale.org

KERRVILLE: March 2 Hill Country Swap Meet This shopping experience is a giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all in one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and much more. Concessions are on-site and lots of free parking is available. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-459-6198; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: March 2 Kerr County Market Days Shop at an indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, artwork, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 830-895-7524; kerrmarketdays.org

KERRVILLE: March 9 Rockapella— Pioneers in the World of A Capella. Their mix of original arrangements from the worlds of pop, soul, motown, and more ensures an unforgettable night. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-9393; caillouxtheater.com

KERRVILLE: March 9-10 San Antonio Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show – Annual all-breed dog show features approximately 1,000 dogs and more than 100 breeds exhibited. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. 210-725-0661; sanantoniokennelclub.com

KERRVILLE: March 23 Camerata San Antonio Concert Enjoy a chamber music concert inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of the depths of human cruelty, featuring violinist Anastasia Parker, violist Emily Freudigman, cellist Ken Freudigman, and pianist Viktor Valkov. Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

KERRVILLE: March 23 Camerata San Antonio String Quartet—Complexity. The group performs Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 18 No. 3; F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso”; and E-flat Major, Op. 127. Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. 210-492-9519; cameratasa.org

KERRVILLE: March 24 Painting with Pizzaz Enjoy a glass of wine, chocolate treats, and lots of fun while creating a personalized wine glass. Kerrville Hills Winery, 3600 Fredericksburg Road. 830-895- 4233; kerrvillehillswinery.com

KERRVILLE: March 29-April 13 “Footloose” Enjoy a lavish porduction of this modern Broadway musical. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-9393; caillouxtheater.com

LLANO: March 2 Antler Drop Derby The fourth annual fundraising event includes dinner, entertainment, raffles, games, and a live auction to raise money for the Llano Parks Project. Proceeds from this event go directly towards fixing Llano’s parks that were damaged by floodwaters in late 2018. Ramblin’ Rose, 809 W. Young St. 325-247-5354; llanoparksproject.org

LLANO: March 15-18 LEAF: Llano Earth Art Fest 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 World Rock Stacking Championship. For kids there are plenty of activities, including a climbing wall, face painting, and more. Adults can take part in workshops, view and create art, or just relax in the sun. Grenwelge Park. 325-247-5354; llanoearthartfest.org

LLANO: March 29-30 Wildflowers in Bloom Quilt Show The show features more than 100 quilts, door prizes, a quilt raffle, bed turning, vendors, demos, speakers, a thrift shop, the Antique Sewing and Quilting Museum, and more. John L. Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 W. RR 152. 325-247-5354; hcqguild.wordpress.com/2019-quilt-show

LLANO: March 30 Llano Art Studio Tour @ LAST Visit with artists in their studios. Llano Fine Art Guild, 503 Bessemer. 325-247-5354; llanofineartsguild.com

MASON: March 2 Seaquist Mansion Tour Tour the historic three-story Victorian mansion. Seaquist House, 400 Broad St. 325-347-4058; masontxcoc.com

MEDINA: March 2 The Old Timers Trading Post – Meet local artists and artisans on the first Saturday of the month. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

MEDINA: March 21 Third Thursday Cowboy Camp – Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are invited to sit in. The public is welcome. Bandera Beverage Barn Pavilion, 14178 SH 16. 830-796-3045; banderacowboycapital.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 1 Johnny Bush in Concert Celebrate Texas Independence Day with Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush. He is best known for his distinctive voice and as the writer of “Whiskey River,” a Top 10 hit for himself and Willie Nelson’s signature song. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 5 Alex Meixner in Concert Now that he’s finished up his movie with Jack Black, made appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Today Show,” polka king Alex Meixner returns to the Brauntex Theatre. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 7 Memories of Elvis Enjoy an unforgettable evening complete with a three-course chef-prepared dinner and a show. Award-winning entertainer, Travis Hudson, takes attendees on a trip down memory lane as he performs nostalgia-worthy Elvis tunes. Take a trip to another place and time with Memories of Elvis. Sylver Spoon, 6700 N. I-35. 830-627-7226; sylverspoon.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 8 Spring Gardening Seminar:  “Dynamics of the Four Seasons” – Comal County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present their Spring Seminar featuring “Dynamics of the Four Seasons.” Registration is $55 which includes lunch, snacks, and seminar handouts. Seating is limited so register early to save your place. McKenna Events Center, 801 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration forms at http://txmg.org/comal/event/seminar/.  For additional information, call 830-620-3440. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. http://txmg.org/comal/event/seminar/ 

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 14 Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” Written two centuries ago in 1818, “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus,” is the first true science fiction novel. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org/tickets

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 14 Squeezebox and Mollie B in Concert Come see International Polka Hall of Famer Mollie B. as she performs live folk dance music. Squeezbox has something for everyone in their huge repetoire of more than 800 songs, featuring tunes in Czech, Polish, and German. Krause’s Cafe, 148 S. Castell Ave. 830-625-2807; krausescafe.com/events

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 16-17 Hill Country Comicon – The event promotes art, literacy, and imagination through comics and pop culture. It features comic books, toys, cards, games, artwork, cosplay, apparel, guest creators, and celebrities. Break out your capes, helmets, light sabers, and wands and gather for a fun weekend. Civic & Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. 830-625-2385; hillcountrycomicon.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: March 21 Storm Large in Concert Storm Large shot to national prominence as a finalist on the CBS show “Rock Star: Supernova.” Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808; brauntex.org

SAN MARCOS: March 2 Mystick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade This free annual event flows through three historic neighborhoods. This year’s theme is “Okeanos Salutes Texas Independence” since the event falls on Texas Independence Day. Belvin Street. 512-659-6668; mistickkreweofokeanos.com

SAN MARCOS: March 10 Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K The course is an out-andback loop that starts near the Prime Outlets and the Tanger Outlet Center. The race course runs through both commercial areas and farmland. It is a mixture of challenging hills and flat stretches, and the entirety of the course is run on paved surfaces. Tanger Outlet Center, 4015 I-35 N. 512-393-5930; scallywompus.com/san-marcos-half-marathon

STONEWALL: March 9-24 Spring Break Activities at the LBJ National Historical Park Enjoy several talks throughout the day by LBJ staff about the Hangar, Secret Service Building, Texas White House, and various other topics. LBJ National Historical Park. 830-868-7128; nps.gov/lyjo

STONEWALL: March 30 LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour The 12th annual event includes Routes of 10, 30, 42, and 62 miles throughout the scenic Hill Country. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 199 Park Road 52. 830-868-7128; lbj100bicycletour.org

UVALDE: March 8 Four Square Friday The event offers late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde, North Getty Street. 830-278-4115; visituvalde.com

UVALDE: March 23 Corks and Kegs Queso Fest Enjoy three things Texas does best: queso, craft beer, and live music. There is a queso competition and food and retail vendors. Uvalde Memorial Park, 379-443 E. Main St. 830-278-3361; uvalde.org

WIMBERLEY: March 2 Market Day More than 450 outdoor booths are filled with art, furniture, collectibles, and treasures of all kinds. Live music and food and drink make for a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. 512-847-2201; shopmarketdays.com

WIMBERLEY: March 9 Second Saturday Gallery Trail On the second Saturday of every month, galleries in and around Wimberley invite visitors to come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art-filled evening. Various locations. 269-290-5001; gallerytrail.com

WIMBERLEY: March 10 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Features young artists concerts. Wimberley First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. 830-865-0956; starlightsymphony.org

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