May

ADDISON: May 19-21 Taste Addison This celebration of food, music and fun dishes out the best food and flavor with a healthy side of jam. Addison Circle Park, 4950 Addison Circle Dr. tasteaddisontexas.com 972/450-2800

ARLINGTON: May 12-Jun. 4 “Legally Blonde: The Musical” Dumped by her boyfriend, fashion savvy UCLA Delta Nu Elle Woods follows him to Harvard Law School and struggles to fit in and do well, but in the end, girl power prevails. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St. theatrearlington.org 817/275-7661

ARLINGTON: May 20 Dallas Wings Hope Opener See the Metroplex’s new WNBA franchise tip-off against the Indian Fever. College Park Center UTA, 600 S. Center St. wings.wnba.com

ARLINGTON: May 26-28 Art on the Greene Tents showcasing the artistic talent of some 100 artists will dot the park. Bring a chair to sit on while you enjoy live music. Richard Greene Linear Park, 1601 E. Randol Mill Road. artonthegreene.com

BONHAM: May 6 Bonham Heritage Day Events include motocross jumps, music, entertainment, a car and truck show, food and craft vendors. Downtown Bonham Historic Square, Main Street. visitbonham.org 903/583-0302

BRENHAM: May 5-6 Maifest This 127th-annual festival celebrates the authentic tastes and sounds of German-Texan heritage with a colorful parade, Blue Bell ice cream, live entertainment, quality arts and crafts booths, children’s activities and more. Fireman’s Park, 901 N. Park St. maifest.org 888/273-6426

CLEBURNE: May 4-20 “Anne of Green Gables” When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Plaza Theatre, 111 S. Main St. plaza-theatre.com 817/202-0600

CLEBURNE: May 6 Cinco de Mayo Celebrate the holiday with vendors, food, mariachi bands and other live music, dancers and more. Hulen Park, 201 W. Westhill Dr. visitcleburne.com 817/645-0949

CLIFTON: Apr. 25-May 31 Bosque Wildflower Art Show and Sale Regional artists will have paintings of beautiful Texas Wildflowers for sale during this annual event. A judge will award prizes. Bosque Museum, 301 S. Avenue Q. bosquemuseum.org 254/675-3845

CLIFTON: May 6, 13-14, 19-20 “The Savannah Sipping Society” The Tin Building Theatre presents this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy. Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Bosque Arts Center, 215 College Dr. bosquesrtscenter.org 254/675-2278

CLIFTON: May 20 Bosque Tour de Norway Choose routes from 20, 40, 60 and 80 miles. Each allows riders to enjoy the beauty of the top of Texas Hill Country in springtime and a ride through the historical Norse community. Clifton High School, 1101 N. Avenue Q. tourdenorway.com 254/675-3720

COLLEGE STATION: May 6, 13, 27 Starlight Music Series Load up your coolers, blankets and lawn chairs for this free outdoor concert series featuring a variety of bands and music genres. Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Dr. cstx.gov/starlight 979/764-3486

COLLEGE STATION: May 20 Kid Fish Participants will learn angler education, fish types and species’ preferred habitats, as well as practice mini-fishing, which is perfect for tiny anglers-to-be. Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Road. cstx.gov/events 979/764-3486

DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org

DENTON: Feb. 4-May 16 Materials Hard and Soft Begun in 1987 and originally initiated by local artist Georgia Leach Gough, the event celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. The event includes international artists with approximately 70 works selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. dentonarts.com 940/382-2787

DENTON: May 6 Cinco de Mayo This free Hispanic festival kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. Families can enjoy live entertainment, various food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. Civic Center and Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. dentoncinco.org 940/594-9146

DENTON: May 6 North Texas Horse Country Tour Climb aboard a luxury motorcoach while a fun and knowledgeable guide narrates the facts and backstory of the area. Six behind-the-scenes tours are offered each year. The tour visits two premier horse ranches and includes a chuckwagon lunch. 216 W. Mulberry St. horsecountrytours.com 940/382-7895

DESOTO: May 26 Beneath the Stars: Poetry Series Every fourth Friday, a late-night evening of live music and poetry occurs under the stars. DeSoto Civic Center Amphitheatre, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road. desotochamber.org 972/224-3565

ELGIN: May 6 Local Lore Have a fun-filled time learning about the town’s history. Activities include maps illustrating Elgin’s growth over the years, museum tours, Elgin Farmers Market, games of the past, and an architectural and business scavenger hunt downtown. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ELGIN: May 11 Sip, Shop and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through downtown stores. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists and live music in many of the storefronts. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ENNIS: Apr. 28-29, May 5-7, 12-13 “Snow White” Adapted by Onstage Writers, all your favorite parts of this beloved classic are there as well as some unexpected surprises. Young and old will gasp with delight. Theatre Rocks!, 505 NW Main St. theatrerocks.com 972/878-5126

FARMERSVILLE: May 6 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972/784-6846

FAYETTEVILLE: May 6-7 ArtWalk This juried fine art show on the courthouse lawn features artists’ works on display, musicians, wine tastings, food, childrens’ art instruction and more. Historic Fayetteville Square, 112 N. Washington St. artsforruraltexas.org 979/378-2113

FORT WORTH: Apr. 15-May 7 Opera Festival Event offers a truly transparent look into opera. See everything through the eyes of the performers with exclusive backstage tours. Get an inside look at the world that influenced the composer and librettist during the pre-show opera previews. Bass Perfor-mance Hall, 525 Commerce St. fwopera.org 817/731-0726

FORT WORTH: May 4-7 Mayfest Enjoy activities for the entire family in this lovely outdoor green space. Features live music, food, carnival rides, performing arts groups, a zip line, art, a gift market and more. Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr. mayfest.org 817/332-1055

FORT WORTH: May 12-13 Frontier Forts Day The Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life in the 1800s. Stockyards Station, 131 E. Exchange Ave. stockyardsheritage.com 817/710-7357

FORT WORTH: May 22-28 Dean & DeLuca Invitational This annual PGA golf tournament is continually ranked as one of the best stops on the tour. Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle. colonialfw.com 817/927-4201

GAINESVILLE: May 6 Spring Fling Join in a spring celebration in this beautiful park, home of the one and only Frank Buck Zoo and the Frankie Schmitz train. Enjoy amazing food vendors, arts and crafts, and a kids’ carnival. Leonard Park, 1000 W. California St. gainesvillecofc.com 940/665-2831

GARLAND: May 13 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and handcrafts vendors, live music and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. resurrecteddesigns.com

GLEN ROSE: May 12 Discovery After Dark Guided night tour uses spotlights and includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive. Registration is required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: May 13-14 Dulcimer Festival The unique sounds of the dulcimer—an Appalachian fretted string instrument—will fill your heart with happiness. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. lssds.com 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: May 13 Mother’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour Dinner, a sunset guided tour and a special gift for mom are included. Registration is required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 3022 C.R. 2010. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: May 20 Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour with an animal keeper to see all species, plus a three-course dinner. Reservations are required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 3022 C.R. 2010. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: May 20 Third Weekend Bluegrass Includes a pickin’ and grinnin’ jam session followed by a band performing. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: May 20-21 Whipp Farms Gun Show Browse guns, ammunition, powder and related items at this family-owned show. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. 254/897-4509

GRANBURY: May 12-28 “A Few Good Men” This Broadway hit tells the story behind the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. Granbury Opera House, 133 E. Pearl St. granburytheatrecompany.org 817/579-0952

GRANBURY: May 13, 27 “The Sounds of the ’60s” Big City Music Revue takes the audience on a journey through the classic sounds of the ’60s. Sing along and stomp your feet as you get caught up in this decade of music that introduced a new sound of rock ’n’ roll. Granbury Live, 114 N. Crockett St. bigcitymusicrevue.com 972/670-5053

GRANBURY: May 19-20 Ghosts and Legends Tour Learn about the famous and infamous characters of Granbury’s past—and maybe present. Stories about the Lady in Red, The Faceless Girl, John Wilkes Booth, outlaw Jesse James and others. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. granburytours.com 817/559-0849

GRANBURY: May 27-29 Cruisin’ Granbury Memorial Weekend The city will kick off summer in ’50s style with a festival dedicated to the era of cool cars and rock ’n’ roll. The weekend festivities conclude with a traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. granburysquare.com 682/936-4550

GRANBURY: May 27 Last Saturday Gallery Night on the Square Local galleries welcome visitors to meet with the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. lakegranburyart.blogspot.com 817/579-7656

GRAPEVINE: May 5-6 ChocolateFest Enjoy a weekend of chocolate and wine, featuring the finest chocolatiers in DFW. All proceeds from the event benefit Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth. For adults 21 years of age and older. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. chocolatefestgrapevine.org 817/410-3185

GRAPEVINE: May 19-21 Main Street Fest Tap into three days of fun, with a special emphasis on craft brew tasting experiences. Families can also enjoy live entertainment, festival foods and vendors in a street-fair atmosphere. Historic Downtown Grapevine, Main Street and Dallas Road. grapevinetexasusa.com 817/410-3185

GREENVILLE: May 13 Audie Murphy Day This annual event honors the life of Audie Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of WWII, as well as veterans and those currently serving the military. The event offers a variety of speakers, displays and living history demonstrations. Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, 600 I-30 East. amacmuseum.com 903/450-4502

IRVING: May 21 DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival The 10th annual event features dragon-boat racing, kite flying, a lantern festival, great food and 300 stage performances from all cultural heritage performers. Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas Urban Entertainment Center. marcopoloworldfoundation.org 214/850-9986

KERENS: May 20 Barbecue and Dancin’ on the Bricks Sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association, this cook-off includes a 6 p.m. street dance at the chamber of commerce. 101 S. Colket Ave. ci.kerens.tx.us 903/396-2391

LEXINGTON: May 5-6 Homecoming The parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a car show, tractor show, vendors, barbecue cook-off, street dance and a rodeo. Town Square, 645 Main St. lexingtontexas.com 979/773-4337

MADISONVILLE: May 19-20 Barbecue Cook-Off The annual festivities of this storied local club include live music, a barbecue cook-off, a kids’ cook-off, and an art auction supporting scholarships for Madisonville students. Madisonville Sidewalk Cattleman’s Association, 800 N. May St. sidewalkcattlemens.com 936/349-0500

MCKINNEY: May 12-14 Third Monday Trade Days One of the largest flea markets in North Texas features more than 450 vendors. It is held the Friday through Sunday before the third Monday of each month. 4550 W. University Dr. tmtd.com 972/562-5466

MESQUITE: May 1-31 Melvin Brown Exhibit Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: May 6 Kidfish Poles and bait are provided, or participants may use their own gear at this fishing event for children 16 and younger. City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972/216-6260

MESQUITE: May 12-13 Mesquite Meander Historic Cemetery Tour Historic Mesquite Inc. and the Mesquite Community Theater present their seventh annual walk through the cemetery, a unique and informative way to present a history lesson about the early residents who helped build the community. Mesquite Cemetery, 400 Holley Park Dr. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: May 13 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: Musical Confetti The orchestra presents a whirling mixture of colorful music to end the season. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitesymphony.org 972/216-6444

NOCONA: May 4-6 Cruisin’ Nocona Join Vicari Auction in the Classic Car Capital of Texas for a classic car poker cruise, daily car shows, a parade and two full days of collector car auctions. Auction Building, 210 W. Walnut St. vicariauction.com 504/264-2277

PARKER: May 26-28 Texas’ Tribute to Elvis Festival Featuring a panel discussion on Elvis, special guests, concerts, parties and more. The winner of the festival’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will represent the festival in Memphis during Elvis Week 2017. Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Dr. graceland.com 302/327-8419

PLANO: May 4-27 “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” This British farce exposes the intricacies and complications that ensue when three different sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom of the Markham’s supposedly empty flat, assuring a hectic and hilarious evening for all. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: May 6 AsiaFest The 14th annual Asian-American heritage festival features live music, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, cultural exhibits and a variety of delicious food. Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St. asianamericanheritage.org 972/379-9351

PLANO: May 6 Hasda Punjab Annual festival celebrating Punjabi culture in the DFW area. Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. hasdapunjab.net

PLANO: May 11 Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk Get an early start to the weekend by sampling wines at your favorite shops throughout the arts district while enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. 1017 E. 15th St. planomagazine.com/wine 972/489-8301

PLANO: May 20 PCANT Mela Celebrates the traditional Punjabi harvest festival with live performances by professional artists. Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. pcant.info 469/608-9293

Richardson: May 19-20 Wildflower Arts and Music Festival This eclectic, award-winning music festival occupies 30 acres and features local and national bands performing on several stages. Find kids’ activities and vendors in the Wild Marketplace. Galatyn Park, 2351 Performance Dr. wildflowerfestival.com

SMITHVILLE: May 5-7 Thunder on the Colorado Biker Rally This three-day event includes games, rides, contests, live music and a parade ride through downtown Smithville and back to Riverbend Park. Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park, 107 Texas 71. smithvilletx.org 512/237-2313

SMITHVILLE: May 13 Smithville Fly-In Hundreds of small planes land at the Smithville Municipal Airport to celebrate aviation and the adventuresome spirit of pilots with a delicious meal at the county’s only airport. Youth are able to attend the Young Eagles Flying School and qualify for a ride in a plane. Smithville Crawford Municipal Airport, 789 Texas 95. smithvilletx.org 512/237-2313

WAXAHACHIE: May 5-6 Cinco De Mayo Festival Entertainment includes live music, mariachis, folklórico dancers, food, and arts and crafts. Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main St. elliscountyhispanicorg.com 469/309-4040

WAXAHACHIE: May 6 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert The symphony presents its concert, “Classical Masters.” SAGU Hagee Communication Center Performance Hall, 1200 Sycamore St. waxahachiesymphony.org 888/937-7248

WAXAHACHIE: May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival Step back in time to the era of King Henry VII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. 2511 F.M. 66. srfestival.com 972/938-3247

April

ARLINGTON: Apr. 7-23 “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic brings back Scout and Atticus Finch in the stage rendition. Be prepared to revisit the candid yet poetic commentary on racism and the law set in 1935 rural Alabama. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St. theatrearlington.org 817/275-7661

ARLINGTON: Apr. 21-23 Concours D’Elegance of Texas: Car Show More than 100 rare and collectible cars cross the auction block during this weekend full of elegance and cars. Multiple locations; see website for details. concoursoftexas.org

ARLINGTON: Apr. 23 The Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K The race routes runners through some of the greatest sites in downtown Arlington, including the University of Texas at Arlington’s scenic campus. Levitt Pavilion, 101 Abram St. lonestarhalfmarathon.com

BASTROP: Apr. 23 Table on Main This outdoor community dinner showcases the best of Bastrop’s restaurants, local farmers and Texas wine and brew. Dine with locals and visitors at handcrafted rustic farm tables and a community-collected montage of chairs. Main Street. bastropdowntown.com/table-on-main 512/303-0558

BONHAM: Apr. 22 Red River Art,Wine and Music Festival Enjoy music, vendors, art demonstrations and other entertainment. Creative Arts Center, 200 W. Fifth St. creativeartscenterbonham.com 903/640-2196

BOWIE: Apr. 22 Chisholm Trail 150th Celebration Get a feel for the Wild West with a longhorn cattle drive, chuckwagon storytelling, trick roping, pictures with a longhorn, food, games and more. End the day with a barn dance with Jake Hooker and The Outsiders providing music and entertainment. Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham St. bowietxchamber.org 940/872-1173

BRENHAM: Mar. 30–Apr. 9 “Doubt, A Parable” Live theater featuring a Bronx school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she has suspicions about the young Father Flynn. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. unitybrenham.org. 979/830-8358

BRENHAM: Apr. 9 Heritage Society Spring Home Tour Heritage Belles in period costumes guide guests through three homes of historic and architectural note. Giddings Stone Mansion, 2203 Century Circle. giddingsstonemansion.com 979/836-1690

BURTON: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 LaBahia Antiques Show and Sale Dealers from across the country offer antique, collectible, vintage and repurposed items. LaBahia Hall, 550 U.S. 290. labahiaantiques.com 979/289-2684

BURTON: Apr. 21-22 Burton Cotton Gin Festival Celebrate the legacy of cotton with a parade, antique cars, tractors and engines, a petting zoo, contests and more. Watch the ginning of a cotton bale at the oldest operating cotton gin in America. Texas Cotton Gin Museum, 307 N. Main St. cottonginmuseum.org 979/289-3378

CAMERON: Apr. 29-30 Cameron Festival The Dewberry Festival of Cameron is now called the Cameron Festival. Activities this year include youth fishing tournament, bicycle decorating contest, pet parade, classic car show, bounce house, arts and crafts and food vendors, live music, barbecue cookoff and more. Wilson-Ledbetter Park, 102 E. First St. 254/697-4971

CLEBURNE: Mar. 10-31, Apr. 1-22 “Singin’ in the Rain” This unique performance combines music, dance and rain—a spin on Gene Kelly’s most iconic film. Plaza Theatre, 111 S. Main St. plaza-theatre.com 817/202-0600

CLEBURNE: Apr. 1 Sandra Kaye in Concert Jazz crooner Sandra Kaye stuns with her fantastic presence and one-of-a-kind singing ability. Songbird Live, 210 E. Henderson St. songbirdlive.com 817/489-4840

CLEBURNE: Apr. 22 The Little Trio in Concert Songbird Live presents the musical trio of Leslie “Pinky” Simmons, clarinet; Allison Stanford, soprano; and Charlene Lotz, piano. Songbird Live, 210 E. Henderson St. songbirdlive.com 817/489-4840

CLEBURNE: Apr. 25 Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert Enjoy an evening with friends and family as a 50-piece orchestra plays an eclectic blend of orchestral music, including classical, big band, movie tunes, Americana and pop. First Baptist Church, 414 N. Main St. brazoschamberorchestra.org 817/645-8067

CLIFTON: Apr. 7 Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert Hubbard returns to the Bosque Arts Center to kick off Big Event weekend. Bosque Arts Center, 215 S. College Hill Dr. bosqueartscenter.org 254/675-3724

CLIFTON: Apr. 8 The Big Event The 35th annual fundraiser features unique items, trips and events, as well as original artwork by nationally renowned artists. The live auction is preceded by a scrumptious catered dinner. Bosque Arts Center, 215 S. College Hill Dr. bosqueartscenter.org 254/675-3724

CLIFTON: Apr. 25-May 31 Bosque Wildflower Art Show and Sale Regional artists will have paintings of beautiful Texas Wildflowers for sale during this annual event. A judge will award prizes. Bosque Museum, 301 S. Avenue Q. bosquemuseum.org 254/675-3845

COLLEGE STATION: Apr. 7-9 “Over There: America in WWI” Walk-through displays feature authentic vehicles, rare uniforms, original propaganda posters, and the centerpiece of the exhibit—a fully restored, functioning WWI French Renault tank, the predecessor of modern tanks. Opening weekend coincides with the 100th anniversary of the United States declaration of war on the German Empire. Museum of the American G.I., 19124 Texas 6. americangimuseum.org 979/446-6888

COLLEGE STATION: Apr. 8 Starlight Music Series Load up your coolers, blankets and lawn chairs for this free outdoor concert series featuring a variety of bands and music genres. Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Dr. cstx.gov/starlight 979/764-3486

CORSICANA: Apr. 29 Derrick Days Festival The festivities include a parade, chili cook-off, gospel stage, main entertainment stage featuring a battle of the bands, vendors, food booths, oil field tours, rodeo, car show and more. Children’s activities include pet adoptions, carnival, amusement rides and pony rides. Discover Corsicana’s rich history, which celebrates Texas’ first oil boom at the turn of the century. Beaton Street in Downtown Corsicana. derrickdays.com 877/648-2688

CUERO: Apr. 1 Keep Cuero Beautiful Garage Sale Booths will sell used items, baked goods and crafts. Cuero Municipal Park, 110 Leonard Harmon Dr. cuero.org 361/275-2112

CUERO: Apr. 22 Market on Main Features artisans, antiques, a biergarten, boutiques, food trucks, a farmers market and live music in downtown Cuero. 200 E. Main St. cueromainstreet.com 361/485-8008

DALLAS: Jan. 27-Apr. 23 “Benini: Alla Geometria” Brightly colored paintings born of geometric shapes join the international collection at this prestigious museum. Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, 3109 Carlisle St. geometricmadimuseum.org 214/855-7802

DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org

DALLAS: Feb. 25-Apr. 9 Dallas Blooms Get your groove on in the garden, featuring more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, florally decorated topiary VW bugs and many activities. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road. dallasarboretum.org 214/515-6612

DALLAS: Apr. 17 Trio Solisti SMU, Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. dallaschambermusic.org844/326-7844

DALLAS: Apr. 28 David Sedaris The author presents new and unpublished material in his eighth annual visit to Dallas. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, with bestselling books such as “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of personal essays. His pieces appear regularly in “The New Yorker” and on the public radio show “This American Life,” and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. attpac.org 214/880-0202

DECATUR: Apr. 8 A Touch of Rust This Southern vintage and handmade market offers repurposed, retro and junky-cute furniture; art; home decor; handmade items; clothing; jewelry and more. Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 F.M. 51 S. atouchofrust.com 405/255-6519

DENISON: Apr. 1 Culture of Art Festival Galleries and art studios abound with live demonstrations, food vendors, live entertainment and a kids’ zone. 100 to 600 blocks of Main Street. smalltownbigart.com 903/465-1551

DENISON: Apr. 29 Doc Holliday Festival Celebrate the city’s boomtown in the 1870s and ’80s with characters from the past, including Doc Holliday (the infamous gambler and gunfighter once had an office in downtown Denison). Events include a panel of local historians, Wild West photos, a brush arbor church, gunfights, food, music and more. Main Street. denisonlive.com 903/464-4452

DENTON: Feb. 4-May 16 Materials Hard and Soft Begun in 1987 and originally initiated by local artist Georgia Leach Gough, the event celebrates this evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. The event includes international artists with approximately 70 works selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. dentonarts.com 940/382-2787

DENTON: Apr. 1 North Texas Horse Country Tour Climb aboard a luxury motorcoach while a fun and knowledgeable guide narrates the facts and back story of the area. Six behind-the-scenes tours are offered each year. The tour visits two premier horse ranches and includes a chuckwagon lunch. 216 W. Mulberry St. horsecountrytours.com 940/382-7895

DENTON: Apr. 19-23 Thin Line Film Festival For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high-quality documentary films, world-class music, and a diverse selection of photography. The Campus Theatre and Fine Arts Theater, 214 W. Hickory St. thinlinefilmfestival.com 888/893-4560

DENTON: Apr. 22 Denton Redbud Festival Denton, known as the Redbud Capital of Texas, celebrates the annual blooming of the redbud trees with this festival that includes a home-and-garden show, booths, educational programs and exhibits. Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. kdb.org 940/349-8737

DENTON: Apr. 28-30 Arts and Jazz Festival This annual celebration of the arts features more than 3,000 professional and amateur performers on seven stages showcasing the best in jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and full orchestra music. Also see works by a juried selection of fine artists and craftspeople from all over the region and enjoy children’s entertainment and activities. Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. dentonjazzfest.com 940/565-0931

DECATUR: April 8. 4th Annual Glitzy Girls Trailer Park. Join us for our 4th Annual Glitzy Girls Trailer Park on the historic Decatur Square.  Tour remodeled vintage travel trailers that will fill the streets along with numerous vendors set up to sell a variety of items.  Shop the local boutiques and antique stores and have breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants.  Play Bingo for prizes 10am-1pm and listen to live music 1-6pm.  The event is FREE to all (a small fee to play Bingo).  Proceeds benefit several of our local charities.  Contact us at glitzygirlstrailerpark@gmail.com or find our Facebook page for details.  Come shop, eat and have fun!!! 10am – 6pm www.glitzygirlstrailerpark.com 9402109169

EAGLE LAKE: Apr. 8-9 Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival Enjoy bird walking tours, native plant walking tours and guided van tours to view one of North America’s most endangered birds. Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, 1206 APC NWR Road. fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken 800/323-4873

ELGIN: Apr. 8 Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cook-Off Participants begin arriving on Friday to start preparing their cuisine before judging on Saturday. Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 N. Main St. elgintx.com 512/281-4025

ELGIN: Apr. 13 Sip, Shop and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. You will find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists and live music in many of the storefronts. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ELGIN: Apr. 22-23 Art Studio Tour and Pearls of Youth Art Show The Elgin Arts Association holds the annual Pearls Before Swine Art Show as a kick-off event to Elgin’s Hogeye Festival. The Pearls of Youth Art Show for young artists showcases amazing creativity and skills, impressing the community, and beyond, each year. Various locations. elginartsassociation.com 512/285-4515

ENNIS: Mar. 31-Apr. 15 “Farce of Nature” The newest Jones Hope Wooten play comes to town with this Southern-fried, laugh-’til-your-sides-ache comedy. Meet the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas, and spend an outrageously funny day at The Reel ’Em Inn—the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in is in the Witness Protection Program. Ennis Public Theatre, 113 N. Dallas St. ennispublictheatre.com 972/878-7529

ENNIS: Apr. 7-9 Bluebonnet Trails Festival This event pays tribute to the Texas state flower with arts and crafts, food, live music, children’s activities, vendors and maps to wildflower hotspots. 2 E. Ennis Ave. visitennis.org 972/878-4748

ENNIS: Apr. 28-29, May 5-7, 12-13 “Snow White” Adapted by Onstage Writers, all your favorite parts of this beloved classic are there as well as some unexpected surprises. Young and old will gasp with delight. Theatre Rocks!, 505 NW Main St. theatrerocks.com 972/878-5126

FARMERSVILLE: Apr. 1 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972/784-6846

FLATONIA: Apr. 22 Crawfest Enjoy a crawfish feast with all the trimmings (Joel’s BBQ sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes), beer and wine, silent and live auctions, a gun card draw, and a dance with music by the Texas Dream Band. Only 500 tickets sold. Flatonia American Legion Hall, 1225 U.S. 90. flatoniachamber.com 361/865-3920

FORT WORTH: Jan. 21-Apr. 2 “Focus: Stanley Whitney” Since the mid-1970s, Stanley Whitney has investigated the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney’s signature style features multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Jazz inspires the artist’s minimalist, improvisational process. This exhibit features his new work, including three large-scale paintings. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. themodern.org 817/738-9215

FORT WORTH: Feb. 19-Apr. 23 “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” The artist is noted for his significant industrial landscape series. Sultan’s “disaster paintings” often illustrate robust, man-made structures, such as factories and train cars, that exhibit a level of fragility in their propensity to be unhinged by catastrophic events. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. themodern.org 817/738-9215 or 866/824-5566

FORT WORTH: Mar. 30-Apr. 2 Food + Wine Festival “Taste the New Texas” and enjoy local talent and other guests during a Texas-size four-day feast. Various locations. fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com 817/336-1009

FORT WORTH: Apr. 8-9 Race Week at Texas Motor Speedway Enjoy this event, which includes the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle. texasmotorspeedway.com 817/215-8520

FORT WORTH: Apr. 15-May 7 Opera Festival Event offers a truly transparent look into opera. See everything through the eyes of the performers with exclusive backstage tours. Get an inside look at the world that influenced the composer and librettist during the pre-show opera previews. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. fwopera.org 817/731-0726

FORT WORTH: Apr. 20-23 Main Street Arts Festival This four-day event features art, music, food and culture together in a lovely urban setting. Sundance Square, Fourth and Main streets. mainstreetfest.org 817/336-2787

GAINESVILLE: Apr. 8 Medal of Honor Parade and Book Signing One of the largest parades in North Texas honors military heroes and several Medal of Honor recipients. The community parade features military vehicles and more, while an air show occurs concurrently. Book signing to take place afterward. Historic Downtown Gainesville, California Street between Santa Fe and Culberson streets. medalofhonorhostcity.com 940/665-2831

GARLAND: Apr. 6-29 “The Addams Family” The Broadway musical sensation brings the familiar and bizarre antics of your favorite family of darkness to life. What happens when Wednesday Addams brings a “normal” family to dinner? It’s a recipe for a weirdly wonderful evening. Garland Civic Theatre, 2703 National Place. garlandcivictheatre.org 972/205-2790

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival This three-day music festival is held on the first weekend of April every year. Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the park. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. paluxybluegrass.com 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Vintage Market Days This vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures and home decor. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. vintagemarketdays.com 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 7 Discovery After Dark Guided tour at night uses spotlights and includes admission to the Scenic Wildlife Drive. Registration is required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 8-9 Brother-N-Laws Team Roping Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 15 One-Day Photo Workshop Includes instruction from professional photographers, wildlife photography and work review. Registration is required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 15 Third Weekend Bluegrass Come and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the park. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. paluxybluegrass.com 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 20-23 Lone Star Hunter Jumper Show Watch horses in action. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. lonestarhorseshows.net 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Apr. 29-30 Tournament of Champions Breyer Horse Show Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. lonestarhorseshows.net 254/897-4509

GRANBURY: Apr. 1 First Saturday Bird Walk Bring your binoculars and join Dr. Billy Teels, who retired after serving more than 30 years as a biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smokey Hill Court. actonnaturecenter.org 817/326-6005

GRANBURY: Apr. 1, 15 “Forever ’50s” Big City Music Revue’s incredible team of musicians take their audience on a journey through the music of the ’50s. Celebrate one of the best decades in music history with songs that have stood the test of time. Granbury Live, 114 N. Crockett St. bigcitymusicrevue.com 972/670-5053

GRANBURY: Apr. 7-30 “Shrek: The Musical” Set in a mythical once-upon-a-time sort of land, this live adaptation of the DreamWorks movie musical tells the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Granbury Opera House, 133 E. Pearl St. granburytheatrecompany.org 817/579-0952

GRANBURY: Apr. 14-15 Ghosts and Legends Tour Learn about the famous and infamous characters of Granbury’s past—and maybe present. Stories about the Lady in Red, The Faceless Girl, John Wilkes Booth, outlaw Jesse James and many others. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. granburytours.com 817/559-0849

GRANBURY: Apr. 28-29 Wine Walk Event offers visitors and guests the opportunity to mingle with 20 Texas wineries, food purveyors, cheese makers, artists, musicians and related vendors in an intimate setting of small clusters of booths surrounding the historic square and courthouse. Historic Downtown Square, 201 E. Pearl St. granburywinewalk.com 682/498-3089

GRANBURY: Apr. 29 Last Saturday Gallery Night on the Square Local galleries welcome visitors to meet with the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. lakegranburyart.blogspot.com 817/579-7656

GRAND PRAIRIE: Apr. 1-2, 8-9 Big Mamou Cajun Festival A pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music combine for a party-hearty, creole-style festival. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grandprairie 972/647-2331

GRAND PRAIRIE: Apr. 8 Steve Martin and Martin Short The longtime comedians combine for a one-night-only show, “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life,” which includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Verizon Theater, 1001 Performance Place. verizontheatre.com 888/929-7849

GRAND PRAIRIE: Apr. 20-Jul. 30 Spring Thoroughbred Season Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred racing. Live music and entertainment provided throughout the season. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy. lonestarpark.com 972/263-7223

GRAND PRAIRIE: Apr. 21-23 Main Street Festival The festival creates a fun, festive, family atmosphere with live music, BMX and skate street shows, a carnival, arts and crafts, food, and a children’s zone. 200 W. Main St. grandfungp.com 972/237-8000

GRAND PRAIRIE: Apr. 29-30 Shrimp Fest This fun-filled weekend offers choices of boiled shrimp, shrimp gumbo or shrimp étouffée, plus Cajun music. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grandprairie 972/647-2331

GRANDVIEW: Apr. 21-23 Antique Alley Texas and 30-Plus Miles of Shopping This flea market and festival covers the communities of Grandview, Sand Flat, Cleburne, Alvarado, Venus and Maypearl. 300 E. Criner St. antiquealleytexas.com 817/240-4948

GRAPEVINE: Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 7-9 A Day Out with Thomas Enjoy a day full of fun with a real train ride aboard Thomas the Tank Engine’s coaches, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy activities and crafts. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St. historictrains.org 866/468-7630

GRAPEVINE: Apr. 8 Blessing of the Vines + New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail Start the day with the Blessing of the Vines, a centuries-old European ceremony to mark the beginning of the growing season. Afterward, enjoy tastings, food samplings and beautiful works of art on the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. Historic Downtown Grapevine. grapevinetexasusa.com 817/410-3185

GRAPEVINE: Apr. 22 Spring Into Nash Learn about life on the farm and how to live like a pioneer. Activities include heritage toys, wood-carving demonstrations, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood-stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. nashfarm.org 817/410-3185

HALLETTSVILLE: Apr. 1-Nov. 30, 2018 Texas in World War I Features a series of programs and exhibits on various topics relating to Texas and its role in World War I. Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. Fourth St. hallettsvillelibrary.org 361/798-3243 ext. 208

HICO: Apr. 1 Billy the Kid Open Car Show Show includes vendors and a deejay. Downtown. billythekidmuseum.com 254/796-2523

HAMILTON: April 1, 2017, Spring Fling, 8:30-3:00 at Hamilton High School auditorium, sponsored by Hamilton Extension Education Association, features engaging speakers, entertainment, salad & dessert lunch, silent auction, vendor booths, door prizes, any and all for only $10.  Booths and more info from bonniechism@gmail.com or 254/372-3120.

LEWISVILLE: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Director’s Choice Artistic Director Kelly Kilburn Lannin gathers a variety of dance works and artists to appeal to all lovers of dance, including “Élégie,” choreographed by George Balanchine, and “La Esmeralda Suite,” staged by resident company teacher and choreographer Deborah Weaver. Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. lakecitiesballet.org 972/317-7987

LEXINGTON: Apr. 1 Citywide Garage Sale Find that great deal or treasure you’ve been seeking at the citywide garage sale. Various locations. lexingtontexas.com 979/773-4337

LULING: Apr. 1 Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cook-Off This IBCA-sanctioned cook-off benefits the Luling Oil Museum. Enjoy live music, food, arts and crafts vendors and the 26th annual Oil City Car Show. Luling Oil Museum. oilmuseum.org 830/875-3214 ext. 4

MADISONVILLE: Apr. 1-8 Madison County Fair This event began in 1980 with a group of concerned citizens who wanted to give community youth the opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on. The week-long event includes 10 livestock divisions, art competitions, and a family and consumer science show. Madison County Fairgrounds, 712 Industrial Park Lane. mcfa.net 936/348-3591

MADISONVILLE: Apr. 22 Tour de’ Madison Bike Ride Choose from three routes ranging from beginner to advanced and pedal through the picturesque countryside. The ride ends in downtown Madisonville with live music, kids activities, arts and crafts, and more fun. Downtown Madisonville, 113 W. Trinity St. visitmadisonville.org 936/348-9333

MCKINNEY: Apr. 7-9 Arts in Bloom Experience the magic of McKinney’s historic shopping district during the spring season with local and regional artists, music, food and more. Historic Downtown McKinney. downtownmckinney.com

MCKINNEY: Apr. 14-16 Third Monday Trade Days One of the largest flea markets in North Texas features more than 450 vendors. It is held the Friday through Sunday before the third Monday of each month. 4550 W. University Dr. tmtd.com 972/562-5466

MESQUITE: Apr. 1-30 Faith Artists Exhibit Enjoy an exhibit of works by Faith Artists, which aims to create biblically inspired art. Galleries are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 1 Mesquite Rodeo Parade In celebration of the Mesquite Championship Rodeo season, this community-wide parade brings together civic clubs, churches, community groups, sports teams and schools. The parade will follow its traditional route starting on Belt Line at Newsom, proceeding through downtown Mesquite and ending on Galloway Avenue at New Market. Downtown Mesquite. realtexasflavor.com 972/204-4925

MESQUITE: Apr. 1 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents the concert “Let’s Pretend,” bringing imagination to life. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitesymphony.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 6 Rockin’ Rhapsody Concert Series: Walkin’ the Line, Johnny Cash Tribute Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Thursday evening through the month of April. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Walkin’ the Line, a Johnny Cash tribute. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 8 Breakfast with the Bunny Enjoy pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Evans Recreation Center, 1116 Hillcrest Ave. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972/216-6260

MESQUITE: Apr. 13 Rockin’ Rhapsody Concert Series: Josh Knight Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Thursday evening through the month of April. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Josh Knight. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 20 Rockin’ Rhapsody Concert Series: Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Thursday evening through the month of April. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 21-23, 28-30, May 5-7 “I’m Not Rappaport” The action in this play occurs under a bridge in Central Park, where two octogenarians meet regularly, determined to fight all attempts to put them out to pasture. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

MESQUITE: Apr. 22 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tour the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Tours also available by appointment. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: Apr. 27 Rockin’ Rhapsody Concert Series: Downtown Fever Enjoy free concerts outdoors every Thursday evening through the month of April. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. This week features Downtown Fever. Mesquite Arts Center North Lawn, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Apr. 29 Cinco de Mayo Celebration This family-friendly event will offer authentic Mexican food, a piñata break, a jalapeño eating contest, folklórico dancers, bounce houses and more. City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972/216-6260

PLANO: Mar. 9-Apr. 1 “Bigger” Rover Dramawerks presents this world premier comedy. Plastic surgeon John Swift is in big trouble: He’s in debt to loan sharks, the FBI wants him to help bring down a ruthless mobster, and he’s gotten both his wife and the mobster’s girlfriend pregnant. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: Apr. 6-15 365 Women a Year Festival Presents plays by area playwrights about extraordinary women in past and present history. Rover Dramawerks Theatre, 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: Apr. 7-30 “Let it Be Me” Amy cares for her aunt Sylvia who has Alzheimer’s. She is so devoted to her aunt that she finds herself seriously tested when she meets and falls in love with Gregory. So begins a touching love story in which Amy begins to see that a different, happier life is possible. Presented by Theatre Britain. Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue. theatre-britain.com 972/490-4202

PLANO: Apr. 8 TEDxPlano A half-day event that celebrates intellectual curiosity while inspiring and motivating the next great thinkers in North Texas. Video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. This year’s theme is “IF.” Courtyard Theatre, 1509 H Avenue. tedxplano.org 972/422-2575

PLANO: Apr. 8 Trinkets to Treasures The largest resale event in Collin County benefits the programs and community services of the local Junior League chapter. Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. jlcollincounty.org 972/769-0557

PLANO: Apr. 13 Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk Get an early start to the weekend by samping selected wines at your favorite shops throughout the arts district while enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. Downtown Plano Arts District, 1017 E. 15th St. planomagazine.com/wine 972/489-8301

PLANO: Apr. 22 Artfest This free community event features live music, performances from local arts groups, an artist village of craftsmen and makers, family chalk art, film screenings, a young artists’ learning lab, food trucks and more. The festival includes a week of community art programming that culminates in a one-day festival in the Downtown Arts District. McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St. planoartfest.com 972/468-1588

PLANO: Apr. 22 One Day Only The 27th installment of Rover Dramawerks’ signature play festival features five short plays from concept to curtain in just one day. Rover Dramawerks Theatre, 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: Apr. 29 Beatles Night Enjoy this outdoor tribute concert under the stars. Picnic baskets, coolers, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Oak Point Park Amphitheater, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. plano.gov 972/941-5600

PLANO: Apr. 29 Plano Symphony Grand Finale with Lindsay Deutsch Plano Symphony concludes the 2016-2017 season with a newly commissioned violin concerto based on popular songs by The Beatles. Guest violinist Lindsay Deutsch joins the symphony for this performance. The season concludes with a grand finale: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, known for its rousing final movement. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Pkwy. planosymphony.org 972/473-7262

RICHARDSON: Apr. 9 “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. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

RICHARDSON: Apr. 17 “Keyboard Conversations—Virtuoso Variations” Piano performance by Jeffrey Siegel with each piece performed in its entirety followed by a question and answer session. Siegel talks about the great composers’ lives and illustrates musical themes from each featured work. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

RICHARDSON: Apr. 21-22 “Greater Tuna” This comedy is about Texas’ third-smallest town, where the Lion’s club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all inhabitants of Tuna—men, women, children and animals. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

RICHARDSON: Apr. 23 Plano Community Band Spring Concert The band is made up of approximately 70 musicians from all walks of life who share a passion for music. Free admission, though advanced tickets are required. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. planoband.com

RICHARDSON: Apr. 30 “Elephant and Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play’” In this brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance with help from some nutty back-up singers, The Squirrelles. The show is based on the “Elephant and Piggie” books by Mo Willems. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

SALADO: Apr. 15 Lone Star Music Series Kick-Off The concert series kicks off with the Eli Young Band. Johnny’s Steaks and BBQ, 301 Thomas Arnold Road. salado.com or johnnyssteaksandbbq.com 512/947-5040

SALADO: Apr. 28-30 Art Attack Various locations, 831 N. Main St. salado.com 512/947-5040

SHERMAN: Apr. 22 Earth Day Texoma This community-wide environmental festival features workshops, a keynote address, a children’s art show and activities, recycling opportunities, plant sales and vendors of environmentally friendly products. Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St. earthdaytexoma.org 903/231-3232

SMITHVILLE: Apr. 1 Citywide Garage Sale Includes more than 100 sites to shop in one day. Various locations. smithvilletx.org 512/237-2313

SMITHVILLE: Apr. 19-23 Jamboree The town’s oldest and largest celebration includes a Main Street parade, arts and crafts, food, a carnival, sports tournaments, livestock show and dance. Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park, 107 Texas 71. smithvilletx.org 512/237-2313

SOUTHLAKE: Apr. 28-30 Art in the Square The weekend is packed with juried fine art, youth art, lots of musical talent on two stages, food and children’s activities. The Marshall Tucker Band performs on the Sabre Stage on Saturday evening. Southlake Town Square, 1400 Main St. artinthesquare.com 817/944-4408

TERRELL: Apr. 22-23 Heritage Jubilee The 36th annual event features a weekend of fun for the whole family with the State Championship Barbecue Cook-Off, an arts and crafts exhibition, a carnival, live music, a quilt show, an auto show, the Fountain 5K Run, and other special attractions. Ben Gill and Lions Club Park, 1314 W. Moore Ave. terrelltexas.com 972/563-5703

WACO: Jan. 28-May 7, 2018 The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit Children will discover a variety of activities as they travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. maybornmuseum.com 254/710-1110

WACO: Apr. 1 The Texas Food Truck Showdown More than 30 food trucks from around the state of Texas will compete for the title of “Best Food Truck in Texas.” Heritage Square, Third Street and Washington Avenue. thetexasfoodtruckshowdown.com 254/757-5611

WACO: Apr. 1-2 “Buttons Bridging the Gap” Collectors, browsers and the simply curious can explore the history, usage and construction of these works of art in miniature. This show features educational exhibits, nationally known dealers, and vintage and collectible buttons. Event is hosted by the Brazos Button Club. Hilton Waco, 113 S. University Parks Dr. texasstatebuttonsociety.com 512/407-8335

WACO: Apr. 7-8 Art on Elm The free pop-up art exhibition features local artists, musicians, food and craft vendors, and children’s activities. Elm Avenue. artonelmavenue.com 254/723-6830

WACO: Apr. 22 Rootstock: A Texas Wine Festival This festival celebrates the Texas wine industry with high-quality wines grown and produced in the Lone Star State. VIP tickets include access to a special dinner on the Waco Suspension Bridge. Indian Spring Park, South University Parks Drive. rootstockwinefest.com 254/848-4343

WALLIS: Apr. 22 Fun Fest Join this all-day celebration with vendor booths, entertainment and children’s activities. Mynarik Park, 6340 Texas 60. wallischamber.com 281/239-5203

WAXAHACHIE: Apr. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Scarborough Renaissance Festival Step back in time to the age of King Henry VII with arts, crafts, vendors, food and entertainment. 2511 F.M. 66. srfestival.com 972/938-3247

WAXAHACHIE: Apr. 20-23 Crossroads of Texas Film Festival This four-day event celebrates movies made in Texas or by Texans. Various locations. crossroadsoftxff.com 469/309-4012

March

ARLINGTON: Mar. 7 Maverick Speaker Series: Farheed Zakaria Economic and political columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria gives a lecture at UT Arlington. College Park Center, 600 S. Center St. utacollegepark.com 817/272-5584

BRENHAM: Mar. 30–Apr. 9 “Doubt, A Parable” This live theater performance features a Bronx school principal who takes matters into her own hands when she has suspicions about the young Father Flynn. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. unitybrenham.org 979/830-8358

BURTON: Mar. 11 Texas Ranger Day Honoring noted Texas Ranger Leander McNelly, the day focuses on Western re-enactors, food, music, fun and games. Tour the cemetery where he’s buried. Burton Railroad Depot, 507 N. Railroad St. burtonheritagesociety.org 979/353-0050

BURTON: Mar. 24-Apr. 1 LaBahia Antiques Show and Sale Dealers from across the country offer antique, collectible, vintage and repurposed items. LaBahia Hall, 550 U.S. 290. labahiaantiques.com 979/289-2684

CLEBURNE: Mar. 2-4 “And Then There Were None” Enjoy a live performance of this classic Agatha Christie thriller. Performing Arts Center, 1501 W. Henderson St. carnegieplayers.org 817/645-9255

CLEBURNE: Mar. 2-4 “The Little Mermaid” Enjoy a live performance based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film. Plaza Theatre, 111 S. Main St. plaza-theatre.com 817/202-0600

CLEBURNE: Mar. 10-31, Apr. 1-22 “Singin’ in the Rain” This unique performance combines music, dance and rain—a spin on Gene Kelly’s most iconic film. Plaza Theatre, 111 S. Main St. plaza-theatre.com 817/202-0600

CLEBURNE: Mar. 11 William Foley Ensemble in Concert A professional pianist and composer for more than 30 years, William Foley performs with musicians as varied and talented as Bill Tillman, Marshall Ivory, Shelly Carol, Drew Phelps and John Adams. With jazz and classical influences, each piece leads listeners on a journey deep within. Songbird Live, 210 E. Henderson St. songbirdlive.com 817/489-4840

CLEBURNE: Mar. 18 SpringFest Celebrate spring in downtown Cleburne with with vendors, food, entertainment, a carnival and other activities. Hulen Park, 201 W. Westhill Dr. cleburnedowntownassociation.com 214/202-5550

CLEBURNE: Mar. 25 Yumiko Schlaffer in Concert Songbird Live presents the brilliant young harpist Yumiko Schlaffer. Songbird Live, 210 E. Henderson St. songbirdlive.com 817/489-4840

CLIFTON: Mar. 11 Comedy Night The clean comedy of StrayKat Shows and a lovely meal provide an entertaining evening. Bosque Arts Center, 215 S. College Hill Dr. bosqueartscenter.org 254/675-3724

COLLEGE STATION: Mar. 25 Living History Weekend Features military vehicle and living history displays, including an American Signal Corps unit, U.S. infantry and airborne paratroopers camps, and German infantry camps. There’s also a WWII battle re-enactment, weapons demonstrations, vendors and more. Museum of the American G.I., 19124 Texas 6. americangimuseum.org 979/446-6888

DALLAS: Dec. 4-Mar. 19 “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages” The exhibit illustrates the evolution of representations of nature across six centuries of medieval European art. The Dallas Museum of Art. dma.org

DALLAS: Jan. 27-Apr. 23 “Benini: Alla Geometria” Brightly colored paintings born of geometric shapes join the international collection at this prestigious museum in Turtle Creek. Museum of Geometric and Madi Art, 3109 Carlisle St. geometricmadimuseum.org 214/855-7802

DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” This new exhibition offers more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org 214/428-5555

DALLAS: Mar. 3-5 North Texas Irish Festival Annual event features many of the top Irish musicians and dancers in the world. Enjoy a variety of other cultural presentations, Irish cuisine and cooking presentations, whiskey tastings and blacksmithing demonstrations. Fair Park. ntif.org 214/821-4173

DALLAS: Mar. 10-12 Quilt Show Event features more than 400 quilts and garments in a judged show, live demonstrations, a quilt raffle and a live miniature quilt auction. Dallas Market Hall, 2100 N. Stemmons Fwy. quiltersguildofdallas.org 972/866-0586

DALLAS: Mar. 25 Brahms Trio Concert Performance features violinist Filip Fenrych and horn player Yousef Assi, both of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. They join concert pianist Zahari Metchkov for a spectacular performance of Brahms’ beloved “Horn Trio.” Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. fineartschamberplayers.org 214/520-2219

DALLAS: Feb. 25-Apr. 9 Dallas Blooms Get your groove on in the garden, featuring more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, florally decorated topiary VW bugs and many activities. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road. dallasarboretum.org 214/515-6612

DENISON: Mar. 24-26 Interurban Film Festival Various film screenings, a slew of parties, hangouts and round tables with filmmakers make the small-town weekend a can’t-miss for film buffs. Rialto Theater, 424 W. Main St. smalltownbigart.com 903/815-5143

DENTON: Feb. 4-May 16 Materials Hard and Soft Begun in 1987 and originally initiated by local artist Georgia Leach Gough, the event celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. The event includes international artists with approximately 70 works selected by an esteemed juror for exhibition. Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. dentonarts.com 940/382-2787

DENTON: Mar. 4 North Texas Horse Country Tour Climb aboard a luxury motorcoach while a fun and knowledgeable guide narrates the facts and back story of the area. Six behind-the-scenes tours are offered each year. The tour visits two premier horse ranches and includes a chuckwagon lunch. 216 W. Mulberry St. horsecountrytours.com 940/382-7895

DENTON: Mar. 9-12 Texas Storytelling Festival Tejas Storytelling Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, a performing art and an educational tool. Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. tejasstorytelling.com 940/382-7895

ELGIN: Mar. 9 Sip, Shop and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through downtown stores. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists and live music in many of the storefronts. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ENNIS: Mar. 4 The Lantern Fest Thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, everyone lights the sky with their highest hopes and fondest dreams. Texas Motorplex, 7500 U.S. 287. thelanternfest.com 972/878-4748

ENNIS: Mar. 31-Apr. 15 “Farce of Nature” The newest Jones Hope Wooten play comes to town with this Southern-fried, laugh-’til-your-sides-ache comedy. Meet the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas, and spend an outrageously funny day at The Reel ’Em Inn—the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Ennis Public Theatre, 113 N. Dallas St. ennispublictheatre.com 972/878-7529

FARMERSVILLE: Mar. 4 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972/784-6846

FLATONIA: Mar. 25 Spring Market Day with Texas Independence Relay Enjoy arts and crafts, food, music and children’s contests, and cheer on the Texas Independence Relay runners. 125 E. South Main St. flatoniachamber.com 361/865-3920

FORT WORTH: Jan. 8-Mar. 5 “Chasing Dreams, Baseball and Becoming American” This nationally acclaimed exhibit—making its only Texas stop in Fort Worth—highlights how our national pastime served as a pathway for learning and values for Jews and other minorities and their descendants. Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S. Hulen St. chasingdreams.nmajh.org 817/909-4354

FORT WORTH: Jan. 21-Apr. 2 “Focus: Stanley Whitney” Since the mid-1970s, Stanley Whitney has investigated the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney’s signature style features multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Jazz inspires the artist’s minimalist, improvisational process. This exhibit features his new work, including three large-scale paintings. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. themodern.org 817/738-9215

FORT WORTH: Mar. 3-5 Show of Antiques and Art This year’s show, “Writing: Antiques and Art with Words,” features 150 exhibitors with words on art and objects, plus fine art, folk art, textiles, fashion and furniture of all styles. Design author Mary Emmerling will sign copies of her new book, “Eclectic Country.” A huge book sale will benefit The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. fortworthshow.com 817/291-3952

FORT WORTH: Mar. 30-Apr. 2 Food + Wine Festival “Taste the New Texas” and enjoy local talent and other guests during a Texas-size four-day festival. Various locations. fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com 817/336-1009

GARLAND: Feb. 23-Mar. 18 “The Servant’s Last Serve” Dramatic live performance by Garland Civic Theater. Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. garlandartsboxoffice.com 972/205-2790

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 10-12 Big Rocks Chili Cook-Off Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 17-19 SW Mini Horse Show Event is presented by the Southwestern Miniature Horse Club. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. swmini.com 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 18 Texas Para Unity Fest The Dallas Area Paranormal Society brings together speakers, vendors and enthusiasts of all things paranormal to learn something new and raise money for worthy causes. Meet UFO researchers, Bigfoot researchers, healers and more. Enjoy live entertainment and an auction. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. dallasghost.com 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 18 Third Weekend Bluegrass Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the park. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. paluxybluegrass.com 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 25 Family Fossil Dig After a brief introduction to fossils, take a ride in one of the tour vehicles to one of the park’s fossil pits and dig in. Participants can keep at least a couple of the fossils they find. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 25-26 Fort Worth Dressage Club Show Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. 254/897-4509

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 25 Photo Tour Guided tour caters to photographers and catches the dusk light. Reservations are required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 25 World Water Day Celebration Fossil Rim is hosting a Family Fun Day celebrating one of our world’s most precious resources. The education staff will offer a learning station and free activity at the front gate. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2299 C.R. 2008. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival This three-day music festival is held on the first weekend of April every year. Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the park. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. paluxybluegrass.com 254/897-2321

GLEN ROSE: Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Vintage Market Days This vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures and home decor. Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd. vintagemarketdays.com 254/897-4509

GRANBURY: Mar 1-19 “9 to 5: The Musical” With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, Patricia Resnick’s musical adaptation of the seminal 1980 hit movie is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Granbury Opera House, 133 E. Pearl St. granburytheatrecompany.org 817/579-0952

GRANBURY: Mar. 4, 18 “Nashville and Beyond: The Greatest Hits of Country” Big City Music Revue’s incredible team of musicians take their audience on a journey through the greatest hits country music has to offer. Sing along and celebrate the singers who put country music on the map, as well as current artists who are keeping country, country. Granbury Live, 114 N. Crockett St. bigcitymusicrevue.com 972/670-5053

GRANBURY: Mar. 4 First Saturday Bird Walk Bring your binoculars and join Dr. Billy Teels, who retired after serving more than 30 years as a biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smokey Hill Court. actonnaturecenter.org 817/326-6005

GRANBURY: Mar. 10-11 Ghosts and Legends Tour Learn about the famous and infamous characters of Granbury’s past—and maybe present. Stories about the Lady in Red, The Faceless Girl, John Wilkes Booth, outlaw Jesse James and many others. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. granburytours.com 817/559-0849

GRANBURY: Mar. 18-19 General Granbury’s Birthday Join in on the biggest birthday party in town. Two fun-filled days include arts and craft vendors on historic Granbury Square, a parade, birthday cake and a crazy outhouse race. Bring your appetite for a bean, rib and brisket cook-off. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. granburysquare.com 682/936-4550

GRANBURY: Mar. 25 Last Saturday Gallery Night on the Square Local galleries welcome visitors to meet with the artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. Historic Granbury Square, 100 W. Pearl St. lakegranburyart.blogspot.com 817/579-7656

GRAND PRAIRIE: Mar. 1-5, 8-12 Cirque du Soleil “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy. cirquedusoleil.com/kurios 972/263-7223

GRAND PRAIRIE: Mar. 3 Back 2 The ’80s Fans will be transported back in time during this concert featuring the groundbreaking rap and hip-hop artists of the ’80s, including Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Cherrelle and Doug E. Fresh. Verizon Theater, 1001 Performance Place. verizontheatre.com 888/929-7849

GRAND PRAIRIE: Mar. 12 Spring Tejano Festival This annual event features live Tejano music. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grandprairie 972/647-2331

GRAND PRAIRIE: Mar. 25 Kidfest Families can enjoy fun activities including rides, live music and entertainment—plus 160 acres of shopping galore. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grandprairie 972/647-2331

GRAPEVINE: Mar 31-Apr. 2, 7-9 A Day Out with Thomas Enjoy a day full of fun with a real train ride aboard Thomas the Tank Engine’s coaches, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy activities and crafts. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St. historictrains.org 866/468-7630

LA GRANGE: Mar. 9-12 Best Little Cowboy Gathering This weekend revolves around great music and dancing day and night, as well as barbecue, children’s events, historical events and Texas-size hospitality. Fayette County Fairgrounds, a mile north of La Grange on the right. bestlittlecowboygathering.org 979/249-3033

LA GRANGE: Mar. 17-19 Uncorked This wine and food festival includes a farm-to-table dinner, more than 15 wineries, treats from local eateries, live music on the square and a cooking class hosted by former Buckingham Palace Chef Mike Morphew. Fayette County Courthouse Square, 151 N. Washington St. lagrangeuncorked.com 979/968-3017

 

LA GRANGE: March 17-19 La Grange Uncorked Join us for a weekend of celebrating everything wine and food!  We’ve got 3 fantastic events lined up for you and your besties: Uncorked Farm to Table Dinner, Uncorked Wine & Food Festival, and Uncorked Cooking Class. 3pm www.lagrangeuncorked.com 979-968-3017

LEWISVILLE: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Director’s Choice Artistic Director Kelly Kilburn Lannin gathers a variety of dance works and artists to appeal to all lovers of dance, including “Élégie,” choreographed by George Balanchine, and “La Esmeralda,” staged by resident company teacher and choreographer Deborah Weaver. Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. lakecitiesballet.org 972/317-7987

LULING: Mar. 11 Rajun’ Cajun Gumbo Cook-Off Enjoy a cajun feast with all the fixins. Main Street. lulingmainstreet.com 830/875-3214 ext. 3

MADISONVILLE: Mar. 17-18 Madison County Fair Association Rodeo Bringing cowboy fun to Madisonville with the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association. Madison County Fairgrounds, 712 Industrial Park Lane. mcfa.net 936/348-3591

MANSFIELD: Mar. 17-18 World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza Celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend in the Pickle Capital of Texas with a 5K, 10K or fun run; a massive parade; pet parade; street party with kids area; food court; retail vendors; live music and the audacious well-preserved Pickle Queens. Downtown Mansfield, 100 block of N. Main St. pickleparade.org 817/988-0104

MCKINNEY: Mar. 17-19 Third Monday Trade Days One of the largest flea markets in North Texas features more than 450 vendors. It is held the Friday through Sunday before the third Monday of each month. 4550 W. University Dr. tmtd.com 972/562-5466

MCKINNEY: Mar. 26 McKinney Community Band Free Spring Concert Join this all-volunteer band in the heart of McKinney’s square. Courtroom Theatre at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. mckinneyband.com

MESQUITE: Mar. 1-31 Paul Gray Artist Exhibit Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Mar. 3-5 “Little Shop of Horrors” Based on the Roger Corman classic film, meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant. He soon discovers that the plant has an appetite for more than just plant food. This charming tongue-in-cheek comedy was one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows and features many memorable songs, including “Suddenly Seymour.” Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

MESQUITE: Mar. 4 Mesquite Community Band Concert Dr. Stephen Shoop conducts this lively spring concert. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Mar. 17 String Theory This Dallas Celtic folk band specializes in high-energy Irish tunes and songs. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Mar. 18 Hip Hop Cowboys Annual Spring Rodeo Enjoy live blues, old school and hip-hop performances. Event includes concert performances as well as traditional rodeo events like bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling and relay racing. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr. hiphopcowboy.com 972/839-2802 or 972/285-8777

MESQUITE: Mar. 18 Just for Kids: Canvas Creations Kids of all ages get a painting tutorial. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Mar. 25 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tour the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Tours also available by appointment. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: Mar. 25 Yuri Anshelevich and Gabriel Sanchez in Concert The Mesquite Arts Council presents Yuri Anshelevich, a Russian-born cello virtuoso and retired Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony, accompanied by Gabriel Sanchez on piano. Anshelevich performs pieces written for other instruments in “It Sounds Better on the Cello.” Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

NAVASOTA: Mar. 3-4 Texas Birthday Bash Enjoy two full days celebrating everything Texas including country music, Texas-themed family fun activities and vendors selling only handmade products made in the Lone Star State. Downtown, 200 E. McAlpine St. texasbirthdaybash.com 936/825-6475

PLANO: Feb. 10-Mar. 5 “Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?” Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy’s working partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other’s wife with them. Cue the mayhem as Jeremy and Celia try to sort it all out. Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue. theatre-britain.com 972/490-4202

PLANO: Mar. 2 Courtyard Texas Music Series Monthly concerts on the first Thursday of the month, March through November. Courtyard Theatre, 1509 H Avenue. plano.gov 972/941-5613

PLANO: Mar. 3-12 “Victor Victoria” It’s 1934 in Paris where British soprano Victoria Grant struggles to make ends meet while trying to make her mark as a singer. Victoria invents her alter-ego, “Victor,” and plays a man playing a woman, and then things get complicated. The ArtCentre Theatre, 5220 Village Creek Dr. artcentretheatre.com 214/810-3228

PLANO: Mar. 4 Chips: Poker Tournament and Casino Night This last-man-standing poker tournament offers complimentary small bites and beverages with every ticket purchase, and prizes are guaranteed to players that make it to the final table. Prizes will be raffled throughout the tournament; all proceeds go to promote free programming and community events in the historic downtown arts district. The Rooftop Event Spot, 1000 E. 14th St. visitdowntownplano.com 972/948-5916

PLANO: Mar. 9-Apr. 1 “Bigger” Rover Dramawerks presents this world premier comedy. Plastic surgeon John Swift is in big trouble: He’s in debt to loan sharks, the FBI wants him to help bring down a ruthless mobster, and he’s gotten both his wife and the mobster’s girlfriend pregnant. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road, Ste. 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: Mar. 11-12 Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival The festival will feature lectures and classes on techniques and tactics for novices and advanced casters, as well as provide information on exotic fishing locales and fishing etiquette. Plano Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. txflyfishingfestival.org 703/402-8338

PLANO: Mar. 17-25 “Daphne Garden” Six strangers are hired by a mob boss to pull off the perfect crime. They thought the “Broad Squad” couldn’t fail, but a police ambush changes everything. The ArtCentre Theatre, 5220 Village Creek Dr. artcentretheatre.com 214/810-3228

PLANO: Mar. 17-18 Live and Local Concerts at McCall Plaza Free outdoor concerts in the heart of downtown Plano. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music from talented local musicians. McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano Arts District, 998 E. 15th St. plano.gov 972/941-5600

PLANO: Mar. 24-25 Texas Music Revolution This two-day music festival is the perfect Texas weekend for all walks of life, featuring folk, blues, country, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, swing and bluegrass. This Texas tradition has a 20-year history and features artists from Canada to Tennessee, as well as from the very heart of Texas. Oak Point Park Amphitheater, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. khyi.com 972/941-5800

RICHARDSON: Mar. 18 “Women of Ireland” Enjoy this innovative and exciting full stage concert production that showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. Not just another Irish dance show, this production brings together all that is great about the traditions of music, song and dance in Ireland and is unique in the way these genres are intertwined into a kaleidoscopic entertainment experience. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

RICHARDSON: Mar. 23-26 “The Other Mozart” This play is the true and untold story of Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. A piano virtuoso and composer, she performed throughout Europe with her famous brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

RICHARDSON: Mar. 25 “Legendary Greats and the Young Artists” Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to several of the great legends of swing and jazz: Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Charlie Parker and Count Basie. After, the winners of the Collin County Young Artist Competition show off their concerto-winning performances—perhaps new legends in the making. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. planosymphony.org 972/473-7262

RICHARDSON: Mar. 28 “Keyboard Conversations—Fiesta” Piano performance by Jeffrey Siegel with each piece performed in its entirety followed by a question and answer session. Siegel talks about the great composers’ lives and illustrates musical themes from each featured work. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

SALADO: Mar. 24 Salado Spring Pub Crawl Crawlers can join the fun with a special hand-blown glass mug or one provided with the price of a ticket and go to designated stops that will feature a different Texas craft beer. Various locations, 831 N. Main St. salado.com 512/947-5040

SALADO: Mar. 25-26 Songsmith Texas Music Weekend A concert featuring Texas musicians Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix is followed by a songwriting seminar with the artists themselves. Prior to the weekend, a songwriting contest open to all genres is held; pre-register for the contest by sending an e-mail to songsmithcontest17@gmail.com. Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St. songsmithonline.com 469/387-6380

SALADO: Mar. 25-26 Wildflower Weekend Salado Civic Center Grounds, 601 N. Main St. salado.com 512/947-5040

SHINER: Mar. 17-18 Spring Into Quilting Show Methodist Church Activity Center, 102 W. Church St. shinerheritagequilters.org 361/594-3185

SHINER: Mar. 18 Citywide Garage Sale Maps of participating locations can be found at city businesses on the Friday before the sale. shinertx.com 361/594-4180

SMITHVILLE: Mar. 11 Pedal Thru the Pines Benefiting the Family Crisis Center, cyclists choose from several routes through scenic Bastrop and Buescher state parks. Riders will traverse the rolling country roads, outfitted with rest stops and friendly volunteers. Vernon L. Richards Riverbend Park, 107 Texas 71. pedalthrupines.org 512/321-7760

WACO: Jan. 28-May 7, 2018 The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit Children will discover a variety of activities as they travel from the Gale Farm to the colorful Land of Oz. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. maybornmuseum.com 254/710-1110

WACO: Mar. 18-19 Heart Of Texas Airshow One of the best air shows in Texas takes to the skies with the return of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Experience thrilling entertainment with a military jet team, warbirds, comedy flying and a stellar performer line up for nonstop aviation action in the air and on the ground. Flights will be available to the public in historic warbirds and helicopters throughout the day. TSTC Waco Airport, 3801 Campus Dr. heartoftexasairshow.com 303/862-6829

WACO: Mar. 25 Mammoths on the March This spring festival celebrating mammoths features games, ranger activities, fossil identification and other children’s activities. Waco Mammoth National Monument, 6220 Steinbeck Bend. waco-texas.com/cms-waco-mammoth 254/750-7946

WASHINGTON: Mar. 4-5 Texas Independence Day Celebration The birthday celebration features live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, historical encampments and commemorative programs so guests can experience life in Texas in 1836. Visit Independence Hall (replica of the site where representatives wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence); Star of the Republic Museum (collections and programs honoring history of early Texans, administered by Blinn College); and Barrington Living History Farm (where interpreters dress, work and farm as did the original residents of this homestead). Washington on the Brazos, 23400 Park Road 12. wheretexasbecametexas.org 936/878-2214

WAXAHACHIE: Mar. 25 Spring Lawn and Garden Show Features more than 200 exhibits, speakers and demonstrations. Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. ecmga.com 972/825-5175

WEST: Mar. 18-19 West, Central Texas Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items Learn a new hobby, stock up on supplies or shop finished pieces. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. West Knights of Columbus Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Dr. westceramicshow.com 254/716-5227

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