May

AUSTIN: Feb. 6-Jul. 16 “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” This exhibition of more than 250 items includes manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse’s “Jazz”; and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu 512/471-8944

AUSTIN: May 3-7 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival The 20th annual festival will showcase contemporary films from Latin America (North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas, are also invited to participate. Various locations. cinelasamericas.org 512/535-0765

AUSTIN: May 4-7 “Six Guitars” A pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters, Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes six different guitarists, each with their own distinct voice, views and musical style (blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk and country). The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664

AUSTIN: May 6-7 Pecan Street Festival This twice-annual street fair features local artisans, food vendors, musicians and children’s activities. Sixth Street Historic District. pecanstreetfestival.org

AUSTIN: May 12-14 “Alice in Wonderland” Alice, and all of the eccentric characters she encounters, jump from page to stage in this wacky, whimsical production, featuring fanciful sets, outlandish costumes and movement styles that fuse classical ballet with contemporary ballroom, modern and hip-hop choreography. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. balletaustin.org 512/476-2163

AUSTIN: May 14 Mother’s Day at the Capitol Features a concert performance by The Austin Symphonic Band on the south steps of the State Capitol. 1100 Congress Ave. austinsymphonicband.org 512/956-7420

AUSTIN: May 21 New Kids on the Block in Concert Alongside Grammy Award–winning tour mates Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men, the tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet. Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven No. 1 hit singles, while Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: May 27-28 Citywide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible and antique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. cwgs.com 512/441-2828

AUSTIN: May 29 Life Time Tri CapTex This Memorial Day triathlon attracts all levels of athletes, from top-ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the U.S. Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance, and sprint and international distance relays. Downtown Austin. captextri.com

BANDERA: May 26-28 ProRodeo Three nights of action-packed PRCA rodeo action featuring the top cowboys in the nation, mutton bustin’ for the little ones and nationally recognized entertainment. Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 Texas 16. banderaprorodeo.org 830/522-0054

BANDERA: May 27 Funtier Days Parade This Memorial Day parade features nearly 100 entries, including veteran groups. 500 Main St. banderatex.com 830/796-3280

BLANCO: May 6 Twin Sisters Dance Come out monthly for this old-fashioned dance in a more than 100-year-old country dance hall. Twin Sisters Dance Hall, South of Blanco on U.S. 281. twinsistersdancehall.com 830/868-7684

BOERNE: May 5 “Black Swan” American violinist known for his work in the movie “Black Swan” performs. Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 210/421-6132

BOERNE: May 5 “Panache” This unpredictable, charmingly comic story seems to start out simply: Kathleen, a Scarsdale socialite, wants a personalized New York license plate with the word “Panache” on it for her husband, but Harry, a short-order cook from Brooklyn, already owns it and refuses to give it up. But what begins as a ridiculous squabble over the seemingly unimportant turns into a heartwarming quest to find that perhaps they are not so different after all. Boerne Community Theatre, 907 E. Blanco Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-9166

BOERNE: May 6 Art in the Park This free community festival celebrates both the beauty of nature in bloom in the spring and artistic expression. Professional and student artists set up art activity stations, where both children and adults can participate together in making creative works of art and other activities. Entertainers of all ages perform music, dance and storytelling throughout the day. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BOERNE: May 6 Handmade Market This bi-annual event boasts vendors selling all handmade items, including bath and body products, home decor, children’s items and food. Food trucks will be on site, as well as a playground for children and free live music. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visitboerne.org 210/663-9046

BOERNE: May 6 Hauptstrasse Quiltfest Enjoy a great spring Saturday in Boerne with colorful quilts on display, live music, special exhibits, presentations and more. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511

BOERNE: May 6, 20 Hot Rod Night These Saturday nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Derringer Band and The Lost Mule Band perform this month. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main St. sodapopsboerne.com 830/331-8799

BOERNE: May 13 Art Waddle Stroll, ride bikes and picnic along Cibolo Creek while viewing paintings, illustrations, jewelry, pottery and more, hosted by neighbors in their yards in The Flats of Boerne. Works by more than 30 artists will be for sale, and the event will help support scholarships to Summer Art Camp at the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. The Flats, 204 W. San Antonio Ave. artwaddleboerne.com 210/325-6390

BOERNE: May 13-14 Market Days Artists, crafters and vendors share their creative talents and wares to the sounds of homegrown Texas musicians. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 210/844-8193

BOERNE: May 13 Second Saturday Art and Wine Participating galleries go all out each month with complimentary beverages and a variety of hors d’oeuvres along with fantastic art. Travel to each gallery in the downtown area on foot or on the Shabby Bus. Various locations. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: May 25 A Thirst for Nature Join the Cibolo Nature Center and their team of experts for an evening of themed cocktails and educational programs. Many of these monthly programs incorporate guided tours in the park to see the subject of the program in real life. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BULVERDE: Apr. 27-May 13 “The 1940s Radio Hour” This musical comedy tells the story of a live radio broadcast about a harassed producer coping with an unusual cast of performers recording a show for the troops overseas. S.T.A.G.E., 1300 Bulverde Road. stagebulverde.org 830/438-2339

COMFORT: May 6-7 Spring Antique Show Multiple dealers offer a variety of antiques. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830/995-3131

COMFORT: May 9 Music in the Park Texas musicians provide free outdoor music. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830/995-3131

DRIPPING SPRINGS: May 14-15 Tour the Talent Studio Tour Visit seven studios in the Dripping Springs area representing 30 artists. Various locations. artistsalliancehc.com 512/296-7751

FREDERICKSBURG: May 5-7 Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally Enjoy bike rides through the hills, live music, a cowboy breakfast, brews and barbecue, and more. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. hillcountryrun.com 830/997-8515

FREDERICKSBURG: May 7 Maifest German Chorale Concert Enjoy an evening of German song and Fredericksburg hospitality. St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio St. visitfredericksburgtx.com

FREDERICKSBURG: May 13 Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K and 10K Run Run through fields of beautiful wildflowers, and enjoy a post-race champagne brunch. Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Dr. runintexas.com/flower

FREDERICKSBURG: May 19-21 Trade Days Shop with over 450 vendors or relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 210/846-4094

FREDERICKSBURG: May 26-28 Crawfish Festival A three-day festival dedicated to music, entertainment, food, beverages and fun inspired by all things Cajun. Marktplatz, 126 W. Main St. fbgcrawfish.com 830/433-5225

FREDERICKSBURG: May 27 USO-Style Memorial Day Hangar Dance Dress in your best 1940s-inspired outfit and help support the USO in Fort Hood. Swing dance lessons and music by the Lone Star Swing Orchestra. Pacific Showroom, Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road. hangarhotel.com 830/997-9990

FREDERICKSBURG: May 27-28 WWII Pacific Combat Program Bringing history to life with equipment used during WWII and a battle re-enactment set on an island in the Pacific. Pacific Combat Zone, National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St. pacificwarmuseum.org 830/997-8600

FREDERICKSBURG: May 29 Memorial Day Observance A ceremony to honor all who lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces. National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St. pacificwarmuseum.org 830/997-8600

GRUENE: May 14 Mother’s Day 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. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/606-1601

GRUENE: May 18 Come and Taste It 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 830/606-0093

GRUENE: May 20-21 Old Gruene Market Days The event features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items including packaged Texas foods. Event includes live entertainment, specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining and river rides. Gruene Historic District. gruenemarketdays.com 830/832-1721

GRUENE: May 21 KNBT Americana Music Jam This celebration of Americana music features exceptional artists of the genre, all to benefit a local charity. Co-sponsored by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/629-5077 or 830/606-1601

INGRAM: Mar. 14-May 12 “Life in the Hill Country” A juried exhibit inspired by the people, places and things that surround them. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: May 27-28 Market Days Local artisans and crafters sell their wares. City Park, U.S. 290 at Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JUNCTION: May 6 Crawfish Boil Granite Ranch, 14683 Texas 16. junctiontexas.com 325/446-3154

KERRVILLE: Apr. 1-May 7 “The Matchmaker” Enjoy this classic farce by Thornton Wilder. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

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

KERRVILLE: May 6 Kerr County Market Days An indoor marketplace has vendors with original handcrafted goods, artwork, and home-grown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/895-7524

KERRVILLE: May 19-21 “Peter Pan” Fly away to Neverland for a swashbuckling epic that delivers nonstop action, spellbinding music and stunning choreography. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: May 19-20 Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce Big Shoot Teams of four will complete in pistol, rifle, skeet and trap shooting. If you aren’t a shooter, you can still come and watch these great marksmen compete for prizes. Hill Country Shooting Sports Center, 1886 Cypress Creek Road. kerrvilletx.com 803/896-1155

KERRVILLE: May 25-Jun. 11 Kerrville Folk Festival Texas Hill Country–based international songwriters festival features more than 100 songwriters and their bands. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy. kerrvillefolkfestival.org 830/257-3600

KERRVILLE: May 25-Jun. 25 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show National competition of the best gourd artists in America. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: May 26-28 “Dimensions in Quilting” Quilt Show The Hill Country Quilt Guild presents more than 200 judged quilts, as well as wearable and fiber arts. A boutique carries handmade items. Event includes fabric and notion vendors, scissors sharpening and a fundraising quilt drawing. Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. hillcountryquiltguild.com 830/928-9407

KERRVILLE: May 26-28 Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft The show features Texas artists who are masters in media from jewelry design to handmade furniture, sculpture and painting. Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St. texasmasters.com 214/497-7179

KERRVILLE: May 27-28 Festival of the Arts Features 100 artists working in a variety of media. Held outside under big tents, with concessions on site and nearby restaurants and shops. Downtown Kerrville, 700-800 Water St. kvartfest.com 830/895-7962

KYLE: May 20 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Concert This is an all-volunteer orchestra, professionally conducted, of talented musicians in the greater Wimberley area. Eight free concerts are performed each season from October to May, including this one: “Colors.” Hays Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlers Crossing. starlightsymphony.org 512/703-7029

LAMPASAS: May 27 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, new home furnishings and more. Marigold’s Antiques and More, 2646 E. U.S. 190. lampasastradedays.com 512/734-1294

MARBLE FALLS: May 5-7 Howdy-Roo CASI Regional Chili Cook-Off Join the Highland Lakes Chapter of CASI in Johnson Park for three days of good food, good friends and good fun. Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J. howdyroo.com

MARBLE FALLS: May 10-13 MayFest Enjoy activities for the entire family in this lovely outdoor green space. Features a carnival, free concerts, washer pitching, games, food and craft vendors, and more. Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J. marblefalls.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: May 4 The Bellamy Brothers in Concert Best-known for the easy rolling, ’70s southern soft rock classic “Let Your Love Flow,” The Bellamy Brothers are one of the most successful duos in country music history, consistently climbing into the upper reaches of the Billboard country charts during the ’80s. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. brauntex.org 830/627-0808

NEW BRAUNFELS: May 6 Kindermasken Parade Be a part of New Braunfels’ oldest heritage tradition. Some families have participated in the parade for seven generations. Main Plaza. nbheritagevillage.com 830/629-6504

NEW BRAUNFELS: May 6 Wein and Saengerfest Along with wine and craft beer tastings, this event offers entertainment and activities that include live music, a grape stomp, an artisan market, a chef showdown and plenty of family fun. Main Plaza. weinandsaengerfest.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: May 20-21 Liberty Gun Show The show provides a safe environment to buy, sell or trade guns in a legal manner. People can bring in unloaded firearms to be appraised or fitted for accessories. Find a selection of everything from firearms to ammo and hunting gear. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. libertygunshow.com 512/774-4867

NEW BRAUNFELS: May 27-28 Schlittercon XIV Celebrate Schlitterbahn’s 35th birthday with this Memorial Day weekend event. Discounted member pricing includes two days of admission, hot breakfast, two dinners, a nighttime float, two evening heated pool parties and an evening dessert party. Schlitterbahn, 381 E. Austin St. schlitterbahn.com 830/625-2351

SAN MARCOS: May 19-21 Classic Chevy Convention 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolets come together for the 35th annual convention, sponsored by Lone Star.Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 E. McCarty Lane. centraltexasclassicchevyclub.org 512/441-3439

SPICEWOOD: May 5 “A Toast to Tony” Memorializing jazz great Tony Campise, the stage will be filled with 10 big-name performers, including Kris Kimura and Wasabi Big Band, featuring Jennifer Johnson, along with special guest stars Carol Morgan and Freddie Mendoza. Spicewood Vineyards Event Center. spicewoodarts.org 512/264-2820

STONEWALL: May 6-7 Lavender Festival Celebrate everything lavender with vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music and more at one of Texans’ favorite Hill Country vineyards. Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Road. beckervineyards.com 830/644-2681

UVALDE: May 12 Four Square Friday Event features late-night shopping, food, live music and art. Historic Downtown. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

WIMBERLEY: May 6 Market Days More than 475 booths along a winding, shady path featuring treasures of all sorts. Live music and great barbecue too. Lions Field, 601 F.M. 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: May 21 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Performance This is an all-volunteer orchestra, professionally conducted, of talented musicians in the greater Wimberley area. Eight free concerts are performed each season from October to May, including this one: “Colors.” First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. starlightsymphony.org 512/703-7029

April

AUSTIN: Feb. 6-Jul. 16 “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” This exhibition of more than 250 items includes manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse’s “Jazz”; and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu 512/471-8944

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 “The Magic Flute” Stephen Mills’ production draws you into a world of suspended reality, featuring visually arresting shadow puppetry, mythical creatures, fantastical costumes, star-crossed lovers and an enchanted instrument. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. balletaustin.org 512/476-2163

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Art City Austin The city’s iconic outdoor art fair will sport more than 100 exhibiting artists in its 65th year. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. artallianceaustin.org/artcity

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Urban Music Festival More than 15,000 music revelers converge to enjoy Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop music. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr. urbanmusicfest.com

AUSTIN: Apr. 2 “The Stars Come Out” Clint Foreman performs on flute with the Austin Symphonic Band. Foreman is second flute with the Boston Symphony and a former member of the New World Symphony. AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinsymphonicband.org 512/956-7420

AUSTIN: Apr. 2 Panic! At The Disco in Concert Embarking on their Death of a Bachelor Tour, the band is supported by MisterWives and special guests Saint Motel. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: Apr. 2 Third Indoor Concert Austin Symphonic Band performs. Features a soloist who first studied music in Austin and rose to national prominence. AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinsymphonicband.org 512/956-7420

AUSTIN: Apr. 6-9 International Poetry Festival Poets from around the world gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops. The festival provides an inclusive, diverse, multi-generational environment welcoming the broadest possible audience of poets and non-poets alike in appreciation of the spoken and written word. Strange Brew Coffee House, 5326 Manchaca Road. aipf.org

AUSTIN: Apr. 7-8 Lonestar Roundup This huge outdoor car show and live music festival features tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. lonestarroundup.com

AUSTIN: Apr. 9 Austin 10/20 This 10-mile run features 20 live rockin’ bands. Celebrate the finish at a Texas-size post-race party featuring a headliner concert and free beer. Participants receive perks including a medal, a comfortable tech T-shirt, a customizable race bib, a free training program and more. Prize money purse is awarded in the 10/20 Championship Elite division of the race along with a special prize money purse for local Travis County athletes. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. Domain Central Park, 11100 Alterra Pkwy. austin1020.com 512/299-9190

AUSTIN: Apr. 12-16 Fusebox Festival Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country, which champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, and visual and culinary arts. Various locations. fuseboxfestival.com 512/800-3066

AUSTIN: Apr. 14-15 “Greater Tuna” Take a trip to Tuna in this irreverently hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. All of the town’s eclectic residents are portrayed by only two performers. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Apr. 14-15 Austin Reggae Festival A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, this event features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food, and arts and crafts. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr. austinreggaefest.com

AUSTIN: Apr. 18 “Opus Cactus” With nothing more than light, shadow, props, and the human body, the internationally renowned MOMIX dance company has astonished audiences on five continents for more than 35 years. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Apr. 19-30 “The Phantom of the Opera” Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success. The beloved story and thrilling score—with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You” and “Masquerade”—will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr. broadwayinaustin.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: Apr. 19 Chris Botti in Concert This Grammy Award–winning trumpeter has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist, with four No. 1 jazz albums since the release of his 2004 CD, “When I Fall in Love.” Don’t miss Botti’s memorable performance of jazz classics and music from the American Songbook. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664

AUSTIN: Apr. 19-22 Moontower Comedy Festival Some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe perform in Austin. Paramount and Stateside Theatres, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

AUSTIN: Apr. 21-23 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas This annual event is the pinnacle of two-wheel racing. Not only will there be high-speed racing all weekend, culminating with the Grand Prix on Sunday, but there will be plenty of opportunities to check out new gear, get some autographs, and hobnob with your fellow gearheads. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com 512/301-6600

AUSTIN: Apr. 22-23 Monster Jam Featuring vehicles up to 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. They are built for short, high-powered bursts of speed. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: Apr. 23 Capitol 10K Texas’ largest 10K race and one of the nation’s top runs draws some 18,000 serious and not-so-serious runners. Downtown Austin. cap10k.com

AUSTIN: Apr. 27 Umlauf Garden Party Music, drinks, food and some stellar schmoozing await. Event highlights include a silent auction, wine and savories by more than 20 of Austin’s top restaurants, and live music in the museum’s sprawling garden. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org 512/445-5582

AUSTIN: Apr. 28-30 Food + Wine Festival This festival welcomes top chefs from across the nation to host more than 40 events, including hands-on grilling demonstrations, expanded interactive fire pits helmed by an all-star lineup of chefs, numerous tasting tents, book signings and more. Various locations. austinfoodandwinefestival.com

AUSTIN: Apr. 29 Beijing Guitar Duo With precision and virtuosity combined with crystal clarity and meticulous attention to detail, these two young artists will amaze and delight the audience. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinclassicalguitar.org 512/300-2247

AUSTIN: Apr. 29-30 Citywide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible and antique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. cwgs.com 512/441-2828

AUSTIN: Apr. 29 Eeyore’s Birthday Party Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin’s most eclectic locals. The birthday party serves as fundraiser to benefit many local nonprofits. Pease Park. eeyores.org

BLANCO: Apr. 1 Twin Sisters Dance Monthly old-fashioned dance in a more than 100-year-old country dance hall. Twin Sisters Dance Hall, South of Blanco on U.S. 281. twinsistersdancehall.com 830/868-7684

BOERNE: Apr. 1 Cibolo Nature Center’s “Mostly Native Plant” Sale Now in its 27th year, the sale features native and tried-and-true Hill Country plants. Meet expert growers and learn from informal presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BOERNE: Apr. 1, 15 Hot Rod Night Hot Rod Saturday Nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Loyd Bonham Band performs April 1, while C-Rock band performs April 15. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main St. sodapopsboerne.com 830/331-8799

BOERNE: Apr. 2 Jump In Main Plaza is filled with inflatables for children of all ages for Nineteen:Ten Church’s annual event. Enjoy mini-moon bounces for the little ones and giant obstacle courses for the older children and parents. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-1217

BOERNE: Apr. 7 “Taj Express—The Bollywood Musical Revue” Enjoy this live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high-energy celebration of India’s new pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and live music. Champion High School Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd. visitboerne.org 830/331-9079

BOERNE: Apr. 8-9 Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. On the second weekend of every month, enjoy a magical outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Also includes delicious food. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 210/844-8193

BOERNE: Apr. 8 Second Saturday Art and Wine Participating galleries go all out each month with complimentary beverages and a variety of hors d’oeuvres along with fantastic art. Travel to each gallery in the downtown area on foot or on the Shabby Bus. Various locations. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: Apr. 13 Diva Night Support local businesses with a night of fun shopping, live music, dining and great specials for the diva in you. Stores will have regular business hours during the day. Hill Country Mile. visitboerne.org 210/861-7333

BOERNE: Apr. 22 Open Car Show The Texas Corvette Association’s 25th annual event is expected to draw more than 350 entrants and hundreds of car enthusiasts. What began so long ago as a one-day car show now comprises an entire weekend filled with activities for the entire family. This free event is open to all types of vehicles and offers something for everyone. Hill Country Mile, Downtown. visitboerne.org 830/226-5386

BOERNE: Apr. 27 A Thirst for Nature Join the Cibolo Nature Center and their team of experts for an evening of themed cocktails and educational programs. Many of these monthly programs incorporate guided tours in the park to see the subject of the program in real life. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BRADY: Apr. 7-8 McCulloch County Early Days This family-oriented, frontier-themed living history event includes military and civilian exhibits; Dutch oven cookers; musicians and storytellers; gunslingers, cowboys and lawmen; Sahawe Indian Dancers; children’s activities and food vendors. Richards Park. mchc1.com 325/597-4123

BULVERDE: Apr. 27-May 13 “The 1940s Radio Hour” This musical comedy by Walton Jones tells the story of a live radio broadcast about a harassed producer coping with an unusual cast of performers recording the show for the troops overseas. S.T.A.G.E., 1300 Bulverde Road. stagebulverde.org 830/438-2339

BURNET: Apr. 7-9 Bluebonnet Festival Declared “The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas” by the 67th State Legislature, the city of Burnet celebrates its declaration with a festival the second weekend of April. Come for some fun and bring your camera to take pictures of the bluebonnets. Burnet’s Historic Square, 220 S. Pierce St. bluebonnetfestival.org 512-756-4297

COMFORT: Apr. 15 Easter Volksmarch Choose between two distances in this traditional volksmarch race, which starts at Comfort Park. Prizes will be awarded. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830/995-3131

DRIFTWOOD: Apr. 20-23 Old Settler’s Music Festival The festival offers bluegrass, folk and Americana acts performing on four stages over four days, along with camping in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, 18300 R.M. 1826. oldsettlersmusicfest.org 512/478-0578

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Apr. 21-23 Founders Day Festival This annual three-day festival honors and celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community in 1850. Includes free music and entertainment on two stages, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, food, beer, street dances, cook-off competitions and more than 150 arts and crafts booths and business vendors. Downtown Dripping Springs, Mercer Street. cityofdrippingsprings.com 512/858-4725

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 30-Apr. 1 The American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook-Off Held in conjunction with the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, this event will include 15 to 20 prequalified chuckwagon teams that have won in previous competitions across the United States. Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott, 1618 E. Main St. ftmartinscott.org or visitfredericksburgtx.com 830/997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 31-Apr. 16 Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Trail Enjoy the Texas Hill Country wineries and wildflowers. Self-guided tour includes special events, tastings and discounts. Various locations. texaswinetrail.com 872/216-9463

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 8 Bluebonnet Tractor Ride Antique tractors, cars and trucks make a 20-mile loop through scenic Gillespie County. Various locations. rustyiron.org

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 8-9 WWII Pacific Combat Program Brings 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, National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St. pacificwarmuseum.org 830/997-8600

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 8-9 Waltstock and Barrel Wine and Music Festival This year’s music, wine and craft beer festival features headliner Walt Wilkins, as well as artists and food trucks on site. Texas Wine Country Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 10618 U.S. 290. waltstockandbarrel.com 512/431-8078

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 8-23 Wildflower Celebration Celebrate the arrival of spring and Texas wild-flowers with colorful fields, great shopping, butterfly gardens and special activities. Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Dr. wildseedfarms.com 830/990-8080

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 13-30 “Driving Miss Daisy” Enjoy this timeless, searing, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 14-16 Trade Days Shop with over 450 vendors or relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 210/846-4094

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 22 Spring Fish Fry Featuring a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings and live music. Marktplatz, 126 W. Main St. visitfredericksburgtx.com 830/456-4043

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 23 Sonic Escape in Concert Presented by Fredericksburg Music Club, these flute and violin players are Juilliard graduates whose blend of hyper-instrumentals, stories, dance moves and original works is imaginative and fun. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St. fredericksburgmusicclub.com

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 27-30 Hill Country Film Festival Annual film festival that screens the best of independent film from Texas and around the world. Fritztown Cinema, 2254 U.S. 87. hillcountryff.com 512/838-6828

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 28-29 Fort Martin Scott Days Re-enactors in period dress bring to life Fort Martin Scott in the 1850s, demonstrating pioneer skills and crafts. Fort Martin Scott, 1606 E. Main St. ftmartinscott.org 830/217-3200

FREDERICKSBURG: Apr. 28-30 Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival An educational and entertaining opportunity for the whole family to experience the unique winged wildlife of the Texas Hill Country. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 606 Texas 16. wingstx.org

FREDRICKSBURG: March 31 , April 1 & 2 The Best of Texas Weekend long food & wine festival & polo match kicking off bluebonnet season! The weekend long event will feature dozens of local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, over 50 food and alcohol tasting partners. The largest assortment of Hill Country restaurants, wines, craft beers, spirits, gourmet foods available, throughout the day. 11am-10pm www.thebestoftexas.org 9176819302

Fredericksburg: April 2. The Victory Cup Polo Match Get ready to enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and even a Farm to Table Dinner on Sunday at the Grand Finale’ Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet” Polo Match (Sunday)! Bring your entire family, even your dog, and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, beautiful people and heart pounding polo! Come, relax and enjoy the best day of your life – literally. The Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet” Polo Match (Sunday) is a networking and social destination drawing hundreds from Texas and beyond! Join hundreds of spectators at ‘The Best Party in Texas” and watch Texas Tech compete against an Alumni Team. Then, once the Texas Tech Battle ends, a little Cowboy Polo will be in the works for everyone to watch. After the matches, enjoy a Texas Grown Farm to Table Dinner on the field with the polo players! 11am-8pm www.victorycup.org 9176819302

GOLDTHWAITE: Apr. 28-29 State Championship Barbecue and Goat Cook-Off Sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, pitmasters compete for the best brisket, chicken, ribs, pork and sides. The event also features a 5K race, a kids’ run and more. Goldthwaite City Park, Intersection of U.S. 183 and Texas 16. millscountychamber.com 325/648-3619

GRUENE: Apr. 9 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. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/629-5077 or 830/606-1601

GRUENE: Apr. 15-16 Old Gruene Market Days Features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items such as packaged Texas foods. Event includes live entertainment, specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining and river rides. Gruene Historic District. gruenemarketdays.com 830/832-1721

GRUENE: Apr. 20 Come and Taste It 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 830/606-0093

INGRAM: Mar. 10-Apr. 7 “Flight” An open exhibit for artists to enter. Be inspired by things that fly. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-2151

INGRAM: Mar. 14-May 12 “Life in the Hill Country” A juried exhibit inspired by the people, places and things that surround us. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

INGRAM: Mar. 24-Apr. 8 “Godspell” People help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using games, storytelling techniques and comedic timing. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830/367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Apr. 22-23 Market Days Local artisans and craftsmen sell their wares. City Park, U.S. 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JUNCTION: Apr. 15 Easter Pageant On the picturesque hillside beneath a bluff known as Lover’s Leap, local thespians present the re-enactment of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Begins at dusk. Easter Pageant Grounds, Cedar Creek Road at F.M. 2169. junctionmensbibleclass.com 325/446-2564

JUNCTION: Apr. 22 Outdoor Women Event Women learn or brush up on archery, team wagon driving, fly-fishing, bird watching, hands-on self-defense, trailer backing, tomahawk throwing, kayaking, shooting, outdoor photography and more. South Llano River State Park, Park Road 73 and U.S. 377. junctiontexas.com 325/446-3190

KERRVILLE: Mar. 30-Apr. 23 Hill Country Youth Art Show Event features 1,000-plus students from grades K-12. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Dog Agility Show Watch dogs run and jump as their handlers direct them through an obstacle course. Competitors of all levels. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. heartoftexasdogsports.com 512/663-2055

KERRVILLE: Apr. 1-May 7 “The Matchmaker” Enjoy this classic farce by Thornton Wilder. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Apr. 1 Hill Country Swap Meet A giant community garage sale, flea market and trade days all in one. Buy or sell new and used goods, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and much more. Concessions on site and lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/459-6198

KERRVILLE: Apr. 1 Kerr County Market Days An indoor marketplace has vendors with original handcrafted goods, artwork, and home-grown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/895-7524

KERRVILLE: Apr. 6 Semi–Toned: “Game of Tones” Featuring an a cappella ensemble out of the University of Exeter that was grand champion of the U.K. Cailloux Theater. 830/896-9393 ext. 303

KERRVILLE: Apr. 14-16 Easter Hill Country Bike Tour Quiet, well-paved roads, fully-stocked rest stops and panoramic scenery have made this tour one of the premier cycling events in Texas, with routes suitable for all categories of participants—from novices to experienced riders. Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St. ehct.com 877/967-3767

KERRVILLE: Apr. 15 Here’s to the Heroes Easterfest and Cook-Off This fun-filled free community event includes a barbecue and chili cook-off, games, vendors, live music, washer-pitching tournament, Easter egg hunt, and open car and bike show. Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 Riverside Dr. kerrvilletx.com 830/896-1155

KERRVILLE: Apr. 22 Cajun Festival in the Park Festivities include activities for the kids, live music, dancing and Cajun flavors with wine and beer. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr. kerrvilletx.gov 830/258-1151

KERRVILLE: Apr. 22 Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival Event includes exhibits, seminars, entertainment and a native plant sale. Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St. riversidenaturecenter.org 830/257-4837

KERRVILLE: Apr. 22-23 Texas Gun and Knife Show Show includes new and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear, military supplies and several businesses under one roof. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. texasgunandknifeshows.com 830/285-0575

KERRVILLE: Apr. 27 Symphony of the Hills: “Mostly Mozart” (with Grand Symphony Chorus) As the title implies, this is a presentation of select works by Mozart along with Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurembur and “Pilgrim’s Chorus.” Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. symphonyofthehills.org 830/792-7469

LAMPASAS: Apr. 29 Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise includes antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and new home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques and More, 2646 E. U.S 190. lampasastradedays.com 512/734-1294

LLANO: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Fiddle Fest Join a variety of competitions including an Air Fiddle contest, an Anything Goes fiddle contest and the 40th annual Llano Open Fiddle Contest with a $700 grand prize. Among the attractions are a Saturday night concert, a Sunday morning service with a cowboy breakfast, “Amazing Grace” fiddles, a Sunday fiddle program and the Llano County Museum Fiddle Exhibit. Proceeds support programs like Meals on Wheels and Llano County Food Bank. Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St. llanofiddlefest.com 325/247-5354

LLANO: Apr. 21-22 Crawfish Open Held along the Llano River, enjoy great food, live music, a golf tournament, team roping, a 5K, kids’ activities and more, all in the spirit of fundraising for local charities. Robinson Park, 100 Robinson Park Dr. llanocrawfishopen.com 325/247-2270 ext. 5354

LLANO: April March 31 – April 2 Fiddle Fest Weekend. 3 day music festival centered around “Texas Style Fiddling”.
Activities include Air Fiddle Contest, Anything Goes Fiddle Contest, 40th Llano Open Fiddle Contest, Saturday night Concert, Sunday Morning Church Service with Amazing Grace Fiddles and Cowboy breakfast, Sunday concert, fiddle jams and Texas Fiddle museum exhibit. Llano Fiddle Fest is a 501c3 non profit group.  Facebook- Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend all day www.llanofiddlefest.com 325-247-5354

MARBLE FALLS: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 Paint the Town Artists from across the nation work in various media to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country that surrounds it. This event is four days of live demonstrations, interactive arts stations, student competitions, galleries and more. Various locations. hlcarts.com 515/567-8614

MARBLE FALLS: Apr. 21-23 Balcones Songbird Festival This event encourages the preservation of critical habitat through educational tours, exhibits and children’s activities that provide opportunities to experience the animals, plants and habitats of the Texas Hill Country. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 24518 F.M. 1431. balconessongbirdfestival.org 512/267-5916

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 1 Kidsfest This is a hands-on, creative festival for children. The sixth annual celebration of the imagination will offer more than 100,000 square feet of interactive fun, dozens of activity stations and 150-plus exhibitors. Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 Common St. nbkidsfest.com 830/488-7814

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 8-9 Folkfest This annual family heritage festival features living history re-enactments, pioneer-craft demonstrations, free museum tours, children’s activities, musical entertainment and delicious food. The historic Kindermasken Parade, dating back to the founding of New Braunfels, is held in conjunction with this event. Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, 1370 Churchill Dr. nbheritagevillage.com 830/629-6504

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 8-9 Train Show Event includes a free train ride on the Landa Park railroad for children up to 10 years of age. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. nbrrm.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 21 “The Hit Men” Relive the glory days of rock ’n’ roll with hit songs made famous by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Carole King. Former members of these mega-star acts will perform your favorite songs. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. brauntex.org 830/627-0808

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 21-23 Swap Meet and Car Show Meet provides opportunities for all antique and classic car enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles, parts and related memorabilia. Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 E. Common St. newbraunfelsswapmeet.org 830/629-3673

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 28-30 Crawfest Features four stages filled with live music, a battle for gumbo championship, 5K dash, arts and crafts market, and more than 10,000 pounds of crawfish. Comal County Fairgrounds, 701 E. Common St. comalcountyfair.org 830/625-1505

NEW BRAUNFELS: Apr. 29-30 Liberty Gun Show The show provides a safe environment to buy, sell or trade guns in a legal manner. People can bring in unloaded firearms to be appraised or fitted for accessories. Many firearms dealers bring some of the newest products to the show. Find a selection of everything from firearms to ammo and hunting gear. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. libertygunshow.com 512/774-4867

SABINAL: Mar 31-Apr. 2 Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair This event brings together the best of the region for a weekend of fun and entertainment, including wild hog chasing, arts and crafts, games and rides, and plenty of good food from the barbecue cook-off. The weekend kicks off with a dance featuring Ben McPeak. Sabinal City Park. wildhogfestival.com

STONEWALL: Apr. 1 LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour Starting and ending on the famed LBJ Ranch, the routes take riders under majestic live oaks, past historical landmarks that figured prominently not only in the Johnson family history, but also in U.S. presidential history. Thereafter, it’s on to spectacular Hill Country cycling on smooth-surfaced ranch-to-market roads and bucolic country lanes that will take you back in time. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 199 Park Road 52. lbj100.bike 512/344-9338

STONEWALL: Apr. 8 Guided Nature Wildlife Tour and Walk Go on a guided nature walk on park trails. Visitors will not only learn a little history, they will also learn about the great outdoors and the wonderful flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 199 Park Road 52. tpwd.state.tx.us 830/644-2252

STONEWALL: Apr. 15 Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm Celebrate Easter in the style of a traditional 1915 German farm family. Create natural-dyed Easter eggs, lamb cake and grass nests as made by the early settlers. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 199 Park Road 52. nps.gov/lyjo 830/644-2252

UVALDE: Apr. 7-8 Historic Fort Inge Days Enjoy a visit to this post–civil war frontier fort with hiking trails and picnic areas on the banks of the lovely Leona River. Fort Inge Historical Park, F.M. 140 and County Road 375. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

UVALDE: Apr. 14 Four Square Friday Event features late-night shopping, food, live music and art. Historic Downtown. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 1 Market Days Visit more than 475 booths along a winding, shady path featuring treasures of all sorts. Live music and great barbecue too. Lions Field, 601 F.M. 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 9 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Concert: “Shapes” The two winners of the 2016 Young Artist Solo Competition—violinists Lillian Sun and Sophia Ayer—will perform. First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. starlightsymphony.org 512/703-7029

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 14-May 7 “By the Water” In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, family ties will be tested as longtime homeowners Marty and Mary are faced with the choice of what to rebuild and what to leave behind. From wreckage to recovery, Sharyn Rothstein’s sharply written play explores the strength of the human spirit and the things we will do for our family. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512/847-0575

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 22-23 Arts Fest As many as 100 juried artists will display their work along the beautiful Blanco River at The Waters Point. Live music, food trucks, beer and wine. The Waters Point, 13401 R.M. 12. thewaterspoint.com 512/952-0098

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 22 Butterfly Festival Celebrate Earth Day at this free festival, which includes a live release of butterflies throughout the day, a flag raising ceremony, a commemorative Air Force flyover, butterfly art, entertainment, concessions, games and more. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 F.M. 2325. emilyann.org 512/847-6969

WIMBERLEY: Apr. 22 Murder Mystery Evening Be a suspect or a witness to unravel the dastardly crime that’s just been committed at this fun and lively event, hosted by the Wimberley Community Civic Club. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served with plenty of spirits. 11030 Mt. Sharp Road. wimberleyccc.org 281/380-7241

March

AUSTIN: Feb. 6-Jul. 16 “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” This exhibition of more than 250 items includes manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse’s “Jazz”; and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the Wind.” Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu 512/471-8944

AUSTIN: Mar. 2 “Elvis Lives” Enjoy this multimedia and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. The show features champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a full, on-stage band, and even an Ann-Margret impersonator joining in on a “Viva Las Vegas” segment. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Mar. 4 Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Tango Duo in Concert This charismatic Italian duo (Giampaolo Bandini on guitar, Cesare Chiacchiaretta on bandoneón) expertly captures tango’s complex and contradictory tones and moods—from the velvet melancholic melodies to the jittery rhythms to the sultry songs. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. austinclassicalguitar.org 512/300-2247

AUSTIN: Mar. 5 Zilker Kite Festival The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites and is free for all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road. abckitefestival.org

AUSTIN: Mar. 8 Fran Lebowitz The author offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights, and the media as well as her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists and strollers. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Mar. 10-19 South by Southwest Noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film, technology, fashion, food and comedy across more than 50 venues during this internationally recognized event. Various locations. sxsw.com

AUSTIN: Mar. 12 Pink Martini in Concert Versatile band plays with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Boston Pops. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Mar. 12 Stevie Nicks in Concert The legendary gold dust queen has extended her 24 Karat Gold Tour; she’ll perform classic hits along with longtime fan favorites from her career as a solo artist and member of Fleetwood Mac. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: Mar. 17 St. Patrick’s Day Festival A family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day event to enjoy the culture of Ireland, including music and dancing. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr. stpatricksdayaustin.com

AUSTIN: Mar. 23-25 Onion Creek Hickory Classic This event is the premier hickory-shaft golf tournament in the Southwest United States. Golfers, dressed in period attire, compete using antique hickory-shaft golf clubs. There is an 18-hole match-play tournament, The Swift Trophy Matches, on Mar. 23. On Mar. 24 and 25, there is a 36-hole stroke play tournament. Onion Creek Club, 2510 Onion Creek Pkwy. onioncreekhickoryclassic.com 512/694-9904

AUSTIN: Mar. 24-26 “Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music” When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512/477-6060

AUSTIN: Mar. 26 “Fela!” The Concert The founding father of Afrobeat, one of the world’s most celebrated and rebellious music legends. Includes live 10-piece band, singers and dancers. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 “The Magic Flute” Stephen Mills’ production draws you into a world of suspended reality, featuring visually arresting shadow puppetry, mythical creatures, fantastical costumes, star-crossed lovers and an enchanted instrument. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. balletaustin.org 512/476-2163

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Art City Austin The city’s iconic outdoor art fair will sport more than 100 exhibiting artists in its 65th year. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. artallianceaustin.org/artcity

AUSTIN: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Urban Music Festival More than 15,000 music revelers converge to enjoy Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip-hop music. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr. urbanmusicfest.com

BANDERA: Mar. 18 Wild Hog Explosion Teams of two enter the ring, catch a Texas wild hog and race to the finish line. Spectators can also enjoy vendor booths, food, arts and crafts, music, and a cook-off. Mansfield Park, 2886 Texas 16. wildhogexplosion.com 830/796-4447

BLANCO: Mar. 4 Twin Sisters Dance Monthly old-fashioned dance in a more than 100-year-old country dance hall. Twin Sisters Dance Hall, South of Blanco on U.S. 281. twinsistersdancehall.com 830/868-7684

BOERNE: Mar. 10 “Pied-A-Terre” Julia, a successful television journalist, discovers a Manhattan apartment owned by her attorney husband that she was unaware existed. The play holds a central theme about grieving, loss and survivor’s guilt, where the passions of the soul come into conflict with the obligations of the mind and the needs of the heart. Boerne Community Theatre, 907 E. Blanco Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-9166

BOERNE: Mar. 11-12 Market Days Artists, crafters and vendors share their creative talents and wares to the sounds of homegrown Texas musicians. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 210/844-8193

BOERNE: Mar. 18 Outdoor Family Fair This community-focused event provides families of all ages with the opportunity to enjoy and learn about local services and organizations that are available. Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511 Opt. 5

BOERNE: Mar. 20 Concert in the Cave—Spring Equinox Rudi Harst and the Circle Band welcome spring with a mixture of upbeat songs and contemporary acoustic music played on ancient and modern instruments. Part of this concert will be performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight. Cave Without A Name, 325 Kreutzberg Road. visitboerne.org 830/537-4212

BOERNE: Mar. 23 A Thirst for Nature Join the Cibolo Nature Center and their team of experts for an evening of themed cocktails and educational programs. Many of these monthly programs incorporate guided tours in the park to see the subject of the program in real life. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BOERNE: Mar. 24 “Viennese Tort” Janoska Ensemble is able to perform a wide-ranging repertoire extending from popular classics and its own compositions to unique arrangements that cover genres such as gypsy, tango and pop. Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St. visitboerne.org 210/421-6132

BOERNE: Mar. 25 Community Garage Sale Find antiques, collectibles and vintage items as different garage sales converge in one location. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visitboerne.org 830/537-4096

BRACKETTVILLE: Mar. 3-5 Fort Clark Days Re-live the history of Fort Clark from the camel corps to cannons and Buffalo Soldiers. School days are on Friday with programs for all school-age children. Continuing for all ages on the weekend with food, entertainment and trade days. Fort Clark is the most complete former cavalry post in Texas with most buildings intact and in use today. Fort Clark Springs Assoc., U.S. 90. fortclarkdays.org 830/563-5546

COMFORT: Mar. 3-5 Vintage Market Days This upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more. Live music and food trucks also on site. Kendall County Youth Agriculture and Equestrian Center, 649 F.M. 289. visitboerne.org 903/530-4469

COMFORT: Mar. 11 Hermann Sons Chili Cook-Off This annual cook-off invites chili and bean cooks—both CASI and amateur—to gather at the Hermann Sons Retirement Home to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Proceeds from the event benefit the Retirement Home Scholarship Fund. Hermann Sons Family Lodge, 220 Altenheim Road. 830/995-2188

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Mar. 18 Texas Night Sky Festival Nocturnal activities include live presentations, hands-on experiences, a dome star show, solar observations and a night sky observing party. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr. cityofdrippingsprings.com 512/858-4725

FREDERICKSBURG: Feb. 17-Mar. 5 “Hello, Dolly!” Tony Award–winning musical features a story and a score that has entertained audiences and set box office records for more than 50 years. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 3 First Friday Art Walk 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: Mar. 11-18 Texas Hell Week Bicycle Tour Daily 40- to 100-mile bicycle tours of Gillespie County. Sunset Inn, 900 S. Adams St. hellweek.com/texas.html 806/683-6489

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 11-12 WWII Pacific Combat Program 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, National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St. pacificwarmuseum.org 830/997-8600

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 17-19 Trade Days Shop more than 450 vendors or relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music. Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 210/846-4094

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 18-19 “Celebrating Sinatra: His Life in Music” Presented by the Fredericksburg Theater Company, this concert features Bryan Anthony, the famed big band vocalist of the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Nelson Riddle orchestras. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 19 Doug Montgomery in Concert Presented by Fredericksburg Music Club, this pianist’s unforgettable live performances and numerous versatile recordings reveal the vast talent of a world-class musician. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St. fredericksburgmusicclub.com

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 25 Hill Country Indian Artifact Show Features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the U.S., including arrowheads, pottery, beads and books. Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 606 Texas 16. hillcountryindianartifacts.com 830/626-5561

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 30-Apr. 1 The American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook-Off Event is held in conjunction with the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. It will include 15 to 20 prequalified chuckwagon teams that have won in previous competitions across the United States. Event features educational demonstrations by chuckwagon teams for area fourth-grade students. Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott. ftmartinscott.org or visitfredericksburgtx.com 830/997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Mar. 31-Apr. 16 Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Trail Enjoy the Texas Hill Country wineries and wildflowers. Self-guided tour includes special events, tastings and discounts. Various locations. texaswinetrail.com 872/216-9463

FREDRICKSBURG: March 18-19 Fredericksburg Gun & Blade Show BUY-SELL-TRADE or just browse new, used, & collectible guns – part & 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 $12. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm www.silverspurtradeshows.com 806/2531322

GRUENE: Mar. 2 Texas Independence Celebration To celebrate the 180th anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing a Texas-size celebration with special offers and special events. Gruene Historic District. gruenetexas.com 830/629-5077

GRUENE: Mar. 12 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist in Gruene Hall In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, this awe-inspiring gospel music features The Gospel Silvertones and Bret Graham, coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Brunch hours are 10:30 a.m.–noon. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/629-5077 or 830/606-1601

GRUENE: Mar. 16 Come and Taste It Eleven wineries and breweries are showcased on the patio of this popular tasting room in Gruene Historic District. Complimentary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the wineries’ newest releases. 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 830/606-0093

GRUENE: Mar. 18-19 Old Gruene Market Days Features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items including packaged Texas foods. Event includes live entertainment, specialty shopping, wine tasting, unique dining and river rides. In Gruene Historic District in front of Adobe Verde. gruenemarketdays.com or gruenetexas.com 830/832-1721 or 830/629-5077

INGRAM: Mar. 1-3 “Imagination” This exhibit by member artists explores the depths of imagination. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

INGRAM: Mar. 10-Apr. 7 “Flight” An open exhibit for artists to enter. Be inspired by things that fly. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-2151

INGRAM: Mar. 14-May 12 “Life in the Hill Country” Visit this juried exhibit, where artists are inspired by the people, places and things that surround them. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

INGRAM: Mar. 24-Apr. 8 “Godspell” People help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using games, storytelling techniques and comedic timing. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. 830/367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Mar. 25-26 Market Days This monthly event features local artisans, crafts and merchandise sold in an outdoor venue, with food trucks on site. Avenue G and U.S. 290. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

KERRVILLE: Feb. 9-Mar. 26 Kerr Arts and Cultural Centers February Gallery Exhibits Visitors can view works by Andy Villarreal, Johann and Kristin Halldorsdottir Eyfells, Monika Lovelace, and Saundra Kattawar. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Mar. 2-26 “Fashionably Early” This exhibit explores early Kerr County history and the fashions of the time. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Mar. 3-5 “Antigone” The youth theater season will get started with high school actors and crew in an updated version of the Greek classic. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Mar. 4 Hill Country Swap Meet A giant community garage sale, flea market and trade days all-in-one. Buy or sell new and used goods, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and much more. Concessions on site and lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Highway 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/459-6198

KERRVILLE: Mar. 4 Hill Country Youth Orchestra Spring Concert This orchestra has grown to more than 130 string students and approximately 25 wind, brass and percussion students. The organization’s mission is to “bring the joy of the orchestra experience to the youth of the Hill Country” and provide educational opportunities to all children, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, or economic status. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. hcyo.org 830/285-9781

KERRVILLE: Mar. 4 Kerr County Market Days An indoor marketplace has vendors with original handcrafted goods, artwork, and home-grown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/895-7524

KERRVILLE: Mar. 17 Confederate Railroad Dinner Show Features dinner and a show with American country rock band Confederate Railroad. Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, 2885 Goat Creek Road. buckhornlake.com 830/895-0007

KERRVILLE: Mar. 19 The Letterman in Concert The legendary vocal group performs their greatest hits live in concert. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. caillouxtheater.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Mar. 30-Apr. 23 Hill Country Youth Art Show Event features 1,000-plus students from grades K-12. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Dog Agility Show Watch dogs run and jump as their handlers direct them through an obstacle course. Competitors of all levels. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. heartoftexasdogsports.com 512/663-2055

KERRVILLE: Mar. 31 Magic of Motown A fundraising event loaded with live music, singing, dancing, a full course meal, and live and silent auctions, all benefitting the Art 2 Heart kids program. Dietert Center, 451 Guadalupe St. art2heart.org 830/459-4590

KYLE: Mar. 25 Hooked on Fishing This unique tournament will test your strategic ability to catch qualifying species of fish in Lake Kyle: large-mouth bass, sunfish/perch and channel catfish. The grand prize is a 3 day/2 night stay in Rockport. Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road. cityofkyle.com 512/262-3939

LAMPASAS: Mar. 25 Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise ranges from antiques, collectables, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, new home furnishings and more. Marigold’s Antiques and More, 2646 U.S 190 East. lampasastradedays.com 512/734-1294

LLANO: Mar. 10-13 Earth Art Fest This event, host of the 2016 World Rock Stacking Competition, also features art installations, workshops, fine arts and crafts, live music, fire dancing and other performances. Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St. llanoearthartfest.org 325/247-5354

LLANO: Mar. 25 @LAST Llano Art Studio Tour Come to Llano on the LAST Saturday in March and visit with approximately 20 artists in their creative work spaces. Art includes clay, fabric, glass, iron, jewelry, leather, metal, paint, photography and wood. Various locations. facebook.com/llano.art.studio.tour 325/247-4645

LLANO: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Fiddle Fest Join a variety of competitions, including an Air Fiddle contest, an Anything Goes fiddle contest and the 40th annual Llano Open Fiddle Contest with a $700 grand prize. Among the attractions are a Saturday night concert, a Sunday morning service with a cowboy breakfast, “Amazing Grace” fiddles, a Sunday fiddle program and the Llano County Museum Fiddle Exhibit. Proceeds support programs like Meals on Wheels and Llano County Food Bank. Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St. llanofiddlefest.com 325/247-5354

LUCKENBACH: Mar. 18 Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cook-Off Open chili cook-off and music festival named in honor of that pesky wasp. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. luckenbachtexas.com 830/997-3224

MARBLE FALLS: Mar. 4 Main Street Market Day Shop more than 50 food and craft vendors selling a variety of items, including homemade jams, handcrafted toys, high-end clothing and fine art. Historic Downtown Main Street. marblefalls.org 830/693-2815

MARBLE FALLS: Mar. 29-Apr. 1 Paint the Town Artists from across the nation work in various mediums to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country that surrounds it. This event is four days of live demonstrations, interactive arts stations, student competitions, galleries and more. Various locations. hlcarts.com 515/567-8614

NEW BRAUNFELS: Mar. 4 Historic Home Tour Every one of New Braunfels’ 18 historic buildings tells a story of hospitality and heritage. Tour the music studio where Stefan Haelbig gave lessons to generations of students, sit in a desk in an 1870 one-room limestone schoolhouse, get a shave and a haircut in the working barbershop, and more. New Braunfels Conservation Society, 1300 Church Hill Dr. newbraunfelsconservation.org 830/629-2943 or 830/832-9699

NEW BRAUNFELS: Mar. 10 John Anderson in Concert A rare intimate acoustic show featuring songs from four decades of traditional country music. Anderson got his start in the music business playing in rock bands but soon discovered George Jones and Merle Haggard and switched to traditional country music. His early hits include “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal,” “Swingin” and “Seminole Wind.” Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. brauntex.org 830/627-0808

NEW BRAUNFELS: Mar. 17 Lucas Jack in Concert Lucas Jack performs a tribute of songs sung by Elton John and Billy Joel. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. brauntex.org 830/627-0808

NEW BRAUNFELS: Mar. 18 Mandy Barnett: Heroines of Heartache Acclaimed recording artist and performer Mandy Barnett salutes her influences, legendary female song stylists spanning generations and musical genres with stunning renditions of hits including “Stand by Your Man” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” among others. Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. brauntex.org 830/627-0808

SPICEWOOD: Mar. 3 Bill Kirchen in Concert Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage and play those trademark licks like the ones that drove his Commander Cody classic “Hot Rod Lincoln.” He does it all: rock ’n’ roll, swing, and blues and bluegrass. Spicewood Vineyards Event Center. spicewoodarts.org 512/264-2820

STONEWALL: Mar. 11 LBJ Kite Day Bring your own or use provided materials to make an old-fashioned 1900s-era kite. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, 199 Park Road 52. nps.gov/lyjo 830/644-2252

STONEWALL: Mar. 15 Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park Kids will get the opportunity to visit with park rangers and enjoy some time in the natural world, where they can also see American Bison, some of the official Texas state Longhorn herd and more. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52. tpwd.state.tx.us 830/644-2252

UVALDE: Mar. 10 Four Square Friday Event features late night shopping, food, live music and art. Historic Downtown. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

WIMBERLEY: Feb. 10-Mar. 5 “The Miss Firecracker Contest” A long-running success Off-Broadway, this play highlights Beth Henley’s ability to mingle wisdom and downright hilarity as she illuminates life in small-town Mississippi. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512/847-0575

WIMBERLEY: Mar. 4 Market Days More than 475 booths along a winding, shady path featuring treasures of all sorts. Live music and great barbecue, too. Lions Field, 601 F.M. 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Mar. 16-18 Hill Country Writing Symposium Professional gathering offers insight into writing for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It also offers sessions on publishing. Seminar is presented by the Texas Authors Institute of History, a one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to Texas authors. The Village Library, 400 F.M. 2325. writing.texasauthors.institute 512/299-4810

WIMBERLEY: Mar. 30 Wimberley Wine Walk Venues on streets surrounding the square feature wines from Texas wineries. Food and water is available as well as live entertainment and prizes. Downtown Wimberley. wimberleywinewalk.com 512/722-3668

 

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