April

Austin Dec. 14-June 28: “The Artist at Work” Artists have long created images of themselves engaged in art-making in order to elevate their social status and establish their cultural importance. Whether in grand self portraits, views of studios and art academies, or depictions of outdoor sketching expeditions, artists frequently cast themselves as their primary subject. Showcasing representations of artists at work from the Blanton’s collection, this exhibition examines the ways in which artists have performed their identities, built their reputations, and interacted with the marketplace over the last 500 years. When: Dec. 14-June 28 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-7324 Website: blantonmuseum.org/rotation/the-artist-at-work

Austin Dec. 21, 2019-April 12, 2020: “Fashion Forward” Fashion takes center stage in this exhibition showcasing the history of style in Texas, particularly Dallas’ influence on the fashion industry. The show draws from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas and includes pieces by Christian Dior, Anne Klein, Geoffrey Beene, and Missoni. When: Dec. 21, 2019-April 12, 2020 Where: Bullock Museum AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-936-8746 Website: thestoryoftexas.com

Austin Jan. 11-July 12: Ed Ruscha The iconic American artist and pioneer of the Pop Art movement, whose career spans 60 years, debuts a new collection at the Blanton Museum. His already vast body of work ranges from painting and drawing to photography and print. When: Jan. 11-July 12 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-5482 Website: blantonmuseum.org

Austin Feb. 1-July 19: Gabriel García Márquez The Ransom Center digs into its collection for “The Making of a Global Writer,” an exhibition featuring items from the Nobel Prize–winning novelist’s archives, including never-before-seen documents and correspondences with his friends and family. When: Feb. 1-July 19 Where: Harry Ransom Center AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-8944 Website: hrc.utexas.edu

Austin Feb. 15-May 31: This Light of Ours The Bullock Museum presents This Light of Ours: Activist Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, a visual story of the struggle against segregation, race-based disenfranchisement, and Jim Crow laws in the 1960s. When: Feb. 15-May 31 Where: Bullock Museum AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-936-8746 Website: thestoryoftexas.com

Austin Feb. 16-May 17: “The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s” Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian magazine “Amauta” was one of the most influential cultural and political periodicals of the early 20th century. The exhibition follows Amauta’s development as a platform to explore the diversity of the avant-garde artistic production in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico and the debates that shaped the art of Latin America during the 1920s. Co-organized by the Blanton Museum of Art of The University of Texas at Austin and Museo de Arte de Lima, the exhibition addresses the avant-garde production of a vast network of artists and writers connected with Amauta. When: Feb. 16-May 17 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-7324

Austin April 2-29 High Five: Celebrating Five Texas Women Artists What do a realist vehicle painter, an abstract impressionist, a landscape artist, a whimsical sculptor, and a figurative realist have in common? All are award-winning, technically excellent, smart women who have big things to say. The opening reception with the artists takes place April 4 from 1–3:30 p.m. When: April 2-29 Where: Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-974-1300 Website: austintexas.gov/obemporium

Austin April 4, 2020-August 8, 2021: “Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers” This new exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of former first lady of the United States, Lady Bird Johnson. Using the LBJ Presidential Library’s unique collection and never-before-seen memorabilia, letters, and photographs, the exhibition highlights Mrs. Johnson’s many remarkable achievements throughout her life, including her pioneering and influential efforts in environmental conservation. When: April 4, 2020-August 8, 2021 Where: LBJ Presidential Library AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-721-0216 Website: lbjlibrary.org

Austin April 12: Bloody Mary Fest Austin’s original Bloody Mary Fest is back, but this time with crawfish. The festival features local chefs and restaurants, and live music from local acts, plus all the Bloody Mary goodness you can handle. When: April 12 Where: Scholz Garten AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 501-442-4854 Website: scholzgarten.com/calendar

Austin April 17-19: Art City Austin The 70th annual festival and preview party brings together the city’s creative community with two days of programming featuring commissioned art installations throughout the park, culinary demonstrations by local chefs and mixologists, live music and entertainment, food trucks, and interactive experiences. “Viva Fiesta,” the exclusive preview party, gives guests a first look at the 2020 Art Market—a highly curated selection of local and visiting visual artists, designers, and artisans—along with special art installations, live music, and entertainment, plus cocktails and bites from local restaurants. Art City Austin is the anchor event for Art Alliance Austin, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose long history and dedication to the visual arts has ensured that art and creativity have a place at the core of Austin. New for 2020, proceeds from Art City Austin support the launch of Art Alliance Austin’s Youth Art Investment Program, which provides in-school curriculum exploring art and art collecting. When: April 17-19 Where: Republic Square AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-609-8587 Website: artcityaustin.org

Austin April 18: The Wittliff Collections Festival The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts its first festival, a one-day event celebrating the unbridled imagination of Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest. The festival features a day of panels with writers, photographers, filmmakers, and singer/songwriters followed by a star-studded gala with performances by Ray Benson and Robert Earl Keen. When: April 18 Where: Various locations AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-245-5154 Website: wittliffcollectionsfestival.com

Austin April 24-26: Food and Wine Festival The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and cooking demonstrations from world-renowned chefs in a great outdoor setting. Other highlights include the Feast Under the Stars and Rock Your Taco events. When: April 24-26 Where: Auditorium Shores AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: austinfoodandwinefestival.com

Boerne April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 1905 Farmers’ Market Find locally grown produce and locally raised meats, freshly caught seafood, baked goods, health and beauty products, and other items at this open-air farmers’ market. When: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-716-6411 Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 4, 11, 18, 25: Farmers’ Market at the Cibolo Shop fresh local produce, farm-fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey, and Texas Hill Country arts and crafts at the historic Herff Farm, located at the Cibolo Nature Center. The market also has free live music, gardening classes, cooking demonstrations, and children’s craft activities. When: April 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Historic Herff Farm BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-249-4616 Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 11: Parade of Artists Boerne Professional Artists’ spring Parade of Artists show highlights the city’s art scene at galleries along the Hill Country Mile. When: April 11 Where: BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 16: Thirst for Nature Learn about the different plant and wildlife species of Boerne and its surrounding areas while sipping an adult beverage made to match the theme for the evening, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kiddos. When: April 16 Where: Cibolo Nature Center BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-249-4616 Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 18: Mostly Native Plant Sale Come plan your garden with Native Plant Society of Texas and the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm and shop at local vendors selling jewelry, handmade items, body products, coffee, and other items. When: April 18 Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-249-4616 Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 18-20: Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show This is a special weekend where Main Street is lined with corvettes of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Shop, dine, and play along the Hill Country Mile while checking out the cars on display. When: April 18-20 Where: Main Plaza BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-226-5386 Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne April 25: Hot Rod Nights Head out for an evening of live music, delicious diner eats, sweet treats, and, of course, lots of classic hot rods on display. Hot Rod Nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned street parties. When: April 25 Where: Soda Pops Patio Grill and Bar BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-331-8799 Website: visitboerne.org

Bulverde April 4, 11, 18, 25: Saturday Night Rodeo The family-friendly rodeo and live music series starts the first weekend in March and continues each Saturday through the last weekend in November. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. Following the rodeo, enjoy live music and dancing until 1 a.m.; beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks throughout the rodeo grounds, and delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, and burgers. Admission: $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under. $2 off adult admission with military ID. When: April 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Tejas Rodeo Company BULVERDE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-980-2226 Website: tejasrodeo.com

Castell April 4: Castell Grind—Gravel Grinder Race The Castell Grind is a bicycle race comprised of three separate endurance gravel races: the Full Grind 100K, 3/4 Grind 75K and Half Grind 50K. All races begin in Castell and follow remote gravel roads through the rolling Texas Hill Country. When: April 4 Where: Castell General Store CASTELL, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-247-4100 Website: castellgrind.com/home.html

Center Point: April 18 – Founders Day in the Park – Celebrate the early days at our heritage park with: a historic Texas Ranger encampment, cowboy cooking demonstration, a BarBQ lunch, talk by author Gerald Witt, Art Show of talented student works, and a tour of the historic Center Point train depot with a train engineer to guide you.. or just relax in the park and listen to the live music. 11am – 3pm www.CenterPointHistoric.org 830-755-9115

Fredericksburg March 27-April 14: Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey Enjoy the wineries and natural beauty of the Hill Country on this self-guided tour that includes complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries. When: March 27-April 14 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 872-216-9463 Website: texaswinetrail.com

Fredericksburg April 3, May 1: First Friday Art Walk Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. When: April 3, May 1 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Fredericksburg April 4-19: Wildflower Celebration Bring your camera and enjoy viewing wildflower fields in full bloom along with two butterfly gardens. When: April 4-19 Where: Wildseed Farms FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-848-0078 Website: wildseedfarms.com

Fredericksburg April 11: Spring Market Browse goods from local vendors at this springtime shopping and sips event. When: April 11 Where: Messina Hof Hill Country Winery FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-990-4653 Website: messinahof.com

Fredericksburg April 18: Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Ride Antique tractors, cars, trucks, and a “people mover” make a 20-mile loop through scenic Gillespie County during bluebonnet season. When: April 18 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: rustyiron.org

Fredericksburg April 18: Spring Fish Fry The annual fundraiser for Fredericksburg’s volunteer fire department features a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings, a raffle, silent auction, and live music. When: April 18 Where: Marktplatz FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: fbgtx.org

Fredericksburg April 18-19: “Victory in the Pacific” WWII Pacific Combat Program History comes to life with the equipment and weapons used during World War II and a reenactment of a battle set on an island in the Pacific. When: April 18-19 Where: National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-997-8600 Website: pacificwarmuseum.org

Fredericksburg April 25: Spring Wine Glass Painting Enjoy a glass of wine and nibble on meats and cheeses while painting local Texas wildflowers on a wine glass. When: April 25 Where: Messina Hof Hill Country Winery FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-990-4653 Website: messinahof.com

Fredericksburg April 25: Wildflower 5K/10K Run and Walk and Children’s Fun Run Follow a scenic course in and around Fredericksburg and enjoy the gorgeous spring weather and wildflowers along the way. When: April 25 Where: Marktplatz FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: hillcountrymemorial.org

Hutto April 24: Sunset Block Party Bash The city of Hutto is excited to welcome the fourth annual Sunset Block Party Bash. This free, family-friendly event includes live music, food trucks, kids’/family activities, and artisan and craft vendors. There are three dates, each with a different theme. When: April 24 Where: Fritz Park HUTTO, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-759-4003 Website: facebook.com/downtownhutto

Johnson City April 25: JC Art Walk Local galleries open with current exhibitions, featuring artists highlighting their latest projects. When: April 25 Where: Various locations JOHNSON CITY, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-868-7684 Website: artjctx.org

Jonestown April 18: Cajun Fest Celebrate Cajun culture with this annual festival that starts off with a Cajun-esque parade and never slows down. There is fresh crawfish, live music, dancing on the grass, crawfish races, train rides, diverse vendors, helicopter rides, and a live alligator show. Admission is free, parking is $5 per car. When: April 18 Where: Jones Brothers Park JONESTOWN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-267-7952 Website: northlaketravischamber.org

Kerrville April 10-12: Easter Hill Country Bike Tour Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country with three days of the best riding Texas has to offer. Quiet, well-paved roads, fully-stocked rest stops, and panoramic scenery have made the EHCT one of the premier cycling events in Texas, with routes suitable for all participants, from novices to experienced riders. When: April 10-12 Where: Schreiner University KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: ehct.com

Kerrville April 11: Easterfest This fun-filled free community event has a barbecue and chili cookoff, games, rides, vendors, live music, an open car show, and an Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny. When: April 11 Where: Flat Rock Lake Park KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-895-2911 Website: kerrvilletx.com

Kerrville April 25: Rockin’ the Cailloux II With Cool Freddie E and the Crew, this magical musical journey features songs from the ’40s and ’50s to today’s hits. When: April 25 Where: Cailloux Theater KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-896-9393 Website: caillouxtheater.com

Kerrville April 25-26: Texas Gun and Knife Show Vendors sell used and new guns, knives and ammo, gold and silver coins, and jewelry at this show. When: April 25-26 Where: Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-285-0575 Website: www.texasgunandknifeshows.com/

Llano April 17-18: Llano Crawfish Open It’s crawfish season and the Llano Crawfish Open celebrates with great food, arts and crafts, the Crawfish Crawler 5K Walk and Run, an auction, a crawfish team roping, live music, a motorcycle fun run, and a golf tournament. The event is held rain or shine and benefits Llano charities. When: April 17-18 Where: Robinson Park LLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-247-5354 Website: llanocrawfishopen.com

Llano April 24-25: Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market Join along for two days of vintage shopping. Petticoats on the Prairie was founded in 2010 and is the premier vintage market of West Texas. Shop vintage and repurposed treasures, furniture, antiques, clothing, handmade goods, jewelry, home decor, salvage, and cool junk. When: April 24-25 Where: John L. Kuykendall Events Center and Arena LLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-247-5354 Website: petticoatsontheprairie.com

Mason April 18: Home Tour The Mason County Republican Women’s 34th annual home tour is a one-day event that showcases historic, new, and restored homes. The tours are a scholarship fundraising event with different homes listed each year. When: April 18 Where: Various locations MASON, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-347-2221

New Braunfels April 18-19: Old Gruene Market Days Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment. When: April 18-19 Where: Gruene Historic District NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-832-1721 Website: gruenemarketdays.com/event.html

New Braunfels April 18-19: Model Train Show More than 65 train-related vendors sell train items. There are nine large train layouts and the club train layout, which kids can drive trains around after receiving a signed certificate stating they are qualified engineers. When: April 18-19 Where: New Braunfels Railroad Museum NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-629-2071 Website: newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum.org

Ozona April 12: Crockett County Easter Egg Hunt Bring the family out for an exciting Easter egg hunt. Eggs are filled with goodies everyone loves. When: April 12 Where: Ozona Town Square OZONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-392-3737 Website: ozona.com/eventscalendar

Pflugerville: April 04/04/2020 – Easter Triumph Passion Play – The pageant tells the story of Jesus’ last days on Earth, beginning with His conversation with a Samaritan woman, betrayal in Gethsemane, the Jewish ruling priests anger which set into motion the events that led to his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. The origin of Christianity’s holiest days is portrayed through Jesus’ subsequent resurrection from the dead and His final teachings before ascending into heaven. The production is open to the public and no advance tickets are required. The Easter Triumph is not a worship service, but is presented in the form of a narrated passion play. Each performance lasts a little over an hour. Interpretation for the hearing impaired will be provided at both the 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances. The director of the Easter Triumph is Don Arldt. Jesus will be portrayed by David Brown. For additional information about the pageant, visit www.eastertriumph.org. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. www.eastertriumph.org 5124269681

Pflugerville April 18: “Vincent” From the perspective of this brother, Theo, “Vincent” intimately relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Based on actual letters between the pair, the play goes beyond biography of the misunderstood artist who cut off his own ear by revealing the bigger meaning and significance of Van Gogh’s life—a symbol of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us. Penfold Theatre Company’s co-founders, Ryan Crowder and Nathan Jerkins, alternate in the play’s single, extraordinary role originated by Leonard Nimoy. The production also features an original score by Austin’s local French jazz band, Rendezvous. When: April 18 Where: Elevate Event PFLUGERVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-850-4849 Website: http://www.penfoldtheatre.org/event/75def205bc6496c6aa73ac4b9a6fa7a5

Round Rock April 24-26: SculptFest At the 28th SculptFest, approximately 70 sculptors from across Texas and the United States participate in the major invitational show, which features a huge selection of miniature to monumental-size sculptures as well as demonstrations including stone carving and bronze pouring. When: April 24-26 Where: Centennial Plaza ROUND ROCK, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-671-2705 Website: tsos.org/sculptfest/

San Marcos April 18: Mutt Strutt Bring your four-legged friend for a fun one-mile walk along the San Marcos River. After the brisk walk, there are pet contests and a silent auction. There is also live music, door prizes, and complimentary donuts and coffee. All registered participants receive T-shirts, bottled water, and goodie bags. When: April 18 Where: San Marcos Plaza Park SAN MARCOS, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-805-2650 Website: muttstrutt.org

Taylor April 11: Veterans 5K Beer Run Run through Murphy Park and drink some good beer brewed in Taylor. There is music and food, too. Help support the American Legion and veterans services in East Williamson County. When: April 11 Where: Murphy Park TAYLOR, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-713-4543 Website: taylortxlegion39.org

Taylor April 11: Easter Egg Hunt Children are divided into two age groups: ages 1-3 and 4-6. Look for treasures inside hidden Easter eggs. When: April 11 Where: Heritage Square Park TAYLOR, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-352-3675 Website: ci.taylor.tx.us

Wimberley Dec. 14-April 25: Guided Tours of Jacob’s Well Natural Area Free guided tours are offered every second and fourth Saturday of every month October through April. Tours are led by master naturalist volunteers who have a passionate focus on the aquifer that sustains Jacob’s Well. When: Dec. 14-April 25 Where: Jacob’s Well Nature Center WIMBERLEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-214-4593 Website: hayscountytx.com/departments/hays-county-parks-recreation/jacobs-well-natural-area

 

March

Austin – Feb. 8-March 1 Juan Luis Jardí Show

Wally Workman Gallery opens their second show with Barcelona-based artist Juan Luis Jardí. A mix of magic realism with certain influences of pop art and surrealism, Jardí’s figures and themes illustrate the contrast in our lives and the doubts we are faced with as humans. He strives for his work to provoke feelings: nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness, and a sense of uneasiness as well as feelings of euphoria and calm. Jardí’s paintings offer a vintage perspective much like a trip into the past.When:Feb. 8-March 1

Where:Wally Workman Gallery AUSTIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-472-7428

Website: wallyworkmangallery.com

Austin – March 6 Gabriel Iglesias “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour “Go Big or Go Home”

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is one of a handful of comedians with the distinct honor to headline and sell out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden, and the Sydney Opera House.

When:March 6 Where:Frank Erwin Center AUSTIN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 512-477-6060

Website: uterwincenter.com/event/gabriel-iglesias-beyond-the-fluffy-world-tour-go-big-or-go-home-/15581

Austin – March 7 It’s My Park Day

Thousands of Austinites help improve and transform parks, trails, and greenbelts throughout the city. Volunteer projects include city-approved tree mulching, root collar clearing, habitat restoration, and trail maintenance, as well as park and creek cleanups.

When:March 7 Where:Various locations AUSTIN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 512-477-1566Website: austinparks.org/impd

Austin – March 13-22 South by Southwest

Get your badge to partake in 10 days of concerts, screenings, panels, parties, and other events at the capital city’s annual music, film, and tech festival and conference. Keynote speakers this year include Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, and director M. Night Shyamalan. When: March 13-22Where:Various locations AUSTIN, Texas More Information:Phone: Website: sxsw.com

Austin – March 14-28 Rodeo Austin

Grab your boots and cowboy hat for Austin’s largest annual rodeo, stock show, fair, and series of concerts featuring a mix of top country and popular music acts.

When:March 14-28 Where:Travis County Exposition Center AUSTIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-919-3000Website: rodeoaustin.com

Austin – March 26-April 11 “Vincent”

From the perspective of this brother, Theo, “Vincent” intimately relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Based on actual letters between the pair, the play goes beyond biography of the misunderstood artist who cut off his own ear by revealing the bigger meaning and significance of Van Gogh’s life—a symbol of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us. Penfold Theatre Company’s co-founders, Ryan Crowder and Nathan Jerkins, alternate in the play’s single, extraordinary role originated by Leonard Nimoy. The production also features an original score by Austin’s local French jazz band, Rendezvous. When:March 26-April 11Where:Ground Floor Theatre AUSTIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-850-4849 Website: http://www.penfoldtheatre.org/event/3d80bee059fd0fc566a07ab56c2f9301

Austin – March 27-31 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

The world’s top 64 professional golfers compete in this elite tournament that draws the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to Central Texas. The setting of the course’s back nine along Lake Austin allows spectators to watch the action by boat. When:March 27-31Where:Austin Country Club AUSTIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: pgatour.com

Austin – March 28 Sturgill Simpson with Special Guest Tyler Childers in Concert

Following the release of his new album, “Sound and Fury,” Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson has announced North American dates for his 2020 Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n Tour including a stop at the Frank Erwin Center. Acclaimed country breakout star and very special guest, Tyler Childers, joins Simpson on the tour for a once-in-a-lifetime live show. When:March 28Where:Frank Erwin Center AUSTIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-477-6060 Website: uterwincenter.com/news/2019/10/28/event-sturgill-simpson.aspx

Boerne – March 4, 11, 18, 25 1905 Farmers’ Market

Find locally grown produce and raised meats, freshly caught seafood, baked goods, health and beauty products, and other items at this open-air farmers’ market. When:

March 4, 11, 18, 25 Where:Kendall County Fairgrounds BOERNE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 210-716-6411Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne: March 8th – Boerne Concert Band presents “Spring Swing” – Get in the Mood! The Boerne Concert Band presents: “Spring Swing” on March 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Boerne High School Auditorium. Get your feet tapping at our free concert featuring  Big Band, Swing and Broadway classics from Hoagy Carmichael, Glenn Miller and Rodgers & Hammerstein. For more info: http://boerneconcertband.com 6:00 pm http://boerneconcertband.com 830-336-3837

Boerne – March 14 Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

The Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Open every second Saturday of each month from noon to 3 p.m.When:March 14Where:Kuhlmann-King Museum BOERNE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-428-6918Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne – March 14 Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam

Every second Saturday of the month, bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural (formerly the Agricultural Heritage Museum). This event is free and open to the public.

When:March 14Where:The AgriCultural Museum BOERNE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 210-445-1080Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne – March 17 The Tap Pack in Concert

Inspired by the infamous Rat Pack—the iconic talents of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., The Tap Pack is a high-energy performance of mind-blowing tap dancing, smooth vocals, a swinging live jazz band, and witty on-stage banter. This new, highly entertaining act, features five of Australia’s finest tap dancing performers that storm the stage bringing a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style. They joke, they compete, they croon, and they cajole.When:March 17Where:Boerne Champion Auditorium BOERNE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-331-9079Website: boerneperformingarts.com

Boerne – March 19 Thirst for Nature

Learn about the different plant and wildlife species of Boerne and its surrounding areas while sipping an adult beverage made to match the theme for the evening, or choose the non-alcoholic version for the kiddos.When:March 19Where:Cibolo Nature Center BOERNE, Texas More Information:Phone: 830-249-4616Website: cibolo.org

Boerne – March 19 Live At The Library

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to this live performance that takes place on the amphitheater stage (weather permitting) and enjoy the lively music and culture of Boerne.

When:March 19Where:Patrick Heath Public Library Amphitheater BOERNE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-249-3053Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne – March 21 Hot Rod Nights Kickoff Event

Head out for an evening of live music, delicious diner eats, sweet treats, and, of course, lots of classic hot rods on display. Hot Rod Nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned street parties and this is the kickoff party for the season.When:March 21Where:Soda Pops Patio Grill and Bar BOERNE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-331-8799Website: visitboerne.org

Boerne – March 21 Concert in the Cave

Step into the wonders of Cave Without A Name’s Queen’s Throne Room for a concert in the cave and be amazed by the natural sound of the acoustics ringing through the centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites.When:March 21Where:Cave Without A Name BOERNE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-537-4212Website: cavewithoutaname.com

Boerne – March 21 – Boerne Retailers’ Style Show and Shopping Event– The 2nd-annual Boerne Retailers’ Style Show & Shopping Event will be happening on Saturday, March 21st. From 6:00 to 9:00 that evening, The Bevy Hotel will be transformed into the best ladies’ night out (or date night) of the year… with eats, cocktails, selfie spots, shopping with some of your favorite brick and mortar stores, and an incredible runway show (featuring fashion from eight local shops)! It’s a night you won’t want to miss, so mark your calendar for ticket sales- February 14th.  Tickets are $50 each.  All proceeds raised benefit the Kendall County Womens Shelter, to provide safe, emergency shelter in a supportive environment where Texas Hill Country victims of domestic violence and their children can begin the healing process and receive the support services they need to build new lives.{An evening with a cause} 6:00 www.boerneretailersstyleandshop.com (830) 816-5560

Boerne – March 28 The AgriCultural Gala: Two Big Bands Barn Dance

Dance the night away to the Boerne Village Band and the Lone Star Swing Orchestra. There are also door prizes, games, drinks including a 1940s signature cocktail, and hors d’oeuvres at this annual fundraiser. Dress in military regalia or 1940s themed outfits to add flair to the evening.When:March 28Where:The AgriCultural Museum BOERNE, TexasMore Information: Phone: 210-445-1080 Website: visitboerne.org

Bracketville – March 6-7 Fort Clark Days

Fort Clark Days is a family friendly, annual event held the second weekend of March. Celebrating the Fort when it was an active military post from 1852 to 1946, this living history (educational) event features juried artisans with handmade products for sale and more than 100 living historians.When:March 6-7Where:Fort Clark Springs BRACKETTVILLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 304-642-8649 Website: fortclarkdays.org

Bulverde – March 7, 14, 21, 28 Saturday Night Rodeo

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series starts the first weekend in March and continues each Saturday through the last weekend in November. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. Following the rodeo, enjoy live music and dancing until 1 a.m.; beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks throughout the rodeo grounds, and delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, and burgers. Admission: $15 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under. $2 off adult admission with military ID. When:March 7, 14, 21, 28Where:Tejas Rodeo Company BULVERDE, Texas More Information:Phone: 830-980-2226Website: tejasrodeo.com

Bulverde – March 20 – Bulverde Lions Wild Game Dinner – Our annual Wild Game Dinner will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2020. Please come for a great time, good food & beverage, and fun: Live Auction, Silent Auction, Raffles, and Door Prizes. We work to serve our community, and you help us serve by attending and participating in our biggest fundraiser. We support St. Jude’s Ranch, College Scholarships, The Lions Camp in Kerrville, Lions Eye Bank, The Bulverde Community Center, The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center, Anhalt Hall, The coming Emergency Health Sciences Center (on Ammann Rd). & The Bulverde Food Bank. Come join us! 6 PM https://bulverdelionsclub.com/wild-game-dinner 830-237-0155

Cedar Park – March 31-April 1 “Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue”

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue. Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small.” Through a unique storyline and upbeat music, Ryder and his pups share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills, and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.When:March 31-April 1Where:H-E-B Center at Cedar Park CEDAR PARK, Texas

More Information:Phone: 512-600-5000Website: hebcenter.com

Fredericksburg – Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 28-29; March 1 “Young Frankenstein”

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the musical comedy about Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced Fronk-en-steen), a scientist who inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania and sets out to bring honor back to his family name by taking up his grandfather’s unusual experiments. When:Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 28-29; March 1Where:Steve W. Shepherd Theater FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: fredericksburgtheater.org

Fredericksburg – March 6 First Friday Art Walk

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month.When:March 6 Where:Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Fredericksburg – March 9-14 Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

The grounds at the Pioneer Museum are full of living history presenters including Texas Rangers, frontier campouts, handcrafts, cornhusk doll-making, chuckwagon cooking, Comanche Indian historic interpretation, frontier songs, and games. When:March 9-14Where:Pioneer Museum FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-990-8441Website: pioneermuseum.net

Fredericksburg – March 13 “Doña Rosita’s Jalapeño Kitchen”

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents Texas touring artist Ruby Nelda Perez in this one-person comedy about Doña Rosita, a restaurant owner who is thinking about closing down her restaurant to make way for a new shopping mall. When:March 13Where:Steve W. Shepherd Theater FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 888-669-7114Website: fredericksburgtheater.org

Fredericksburg – March 14 Celebrate Texas 2020

Feel history come to life with The Old Chisholm Trail Show, the Traditional American Indian Society, Tales of the Texas Rangers, and more.When:March 14

Where:Texas Rangers Heritage Center FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-990-1192Website: trhc.org

Fredericksburg – March 15 Doug Montgomery in Concert

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Doug Montgomery, whose live performances and numerous versatile recordings reveal the vast talent of this world-class musician. When:March 15Where:Fredericksburg United Methodist Church FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Fredericksburg – March 20-22 Trade Days

Shop at more than 400 vendors in seven barns, browse acres of antiques, and enjoy the biergarten and live music. A $5 parking fee is good all weekend.When:March 20-22

Where:Sunday Farms across from Wildseed Farms FREDERICKSBURG, Texas

More Information:Phone: Website: fbgtradedays.com

Fredericksburg – March 21 Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Luckenbach has some of the best mud in the universe.When:

March 21Where:Luckenbach Texas FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:

Phone: 830-997-3224 Website: luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg – March 21 Texas Children’s Choir in Concert

Support these talented children as they prepare for the unique honor of performing with the United States Marine Corps Band at Pearl Harbor in June.

When:March 21Where:National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-997-8600

Website: pacificwarmuseum.org

Fredericksburg – March 27-April 14 Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey

Enjoy the wineries and natural beauty of the Hill Country on this self-guided tour that includes complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries.

When:March 27-April 14Where:Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 872-216-9463Website: texaswinetrail.com

Fredericksburg – March 28 Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Discover a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, beads and books.

When:March 28Where:Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park FREDERICKSBURG, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-329-2636

Website: hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Georgetown – March 27-28 Quilt Show

The quilt show features a silent auction, vendors, a raffle quilt, and tea room.

When:March 27-28Where:Community Center GEORGETOWN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 512-658-6973Website: handcraftsunlimited.com

Hutto – March 28 Reds, Whites, and BrewsTaste

Texas wines and brews as well as food from local restaurants. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass and has his or her choice of 10 wine and/or beer samples, plus 10 food samples. There is a complimentary photo booth and live entertainment. Must be 21 and older. When:March 28Where:Teggeman House HUTTO, Texas

More Information:Phone: 512-759-4003

Ingram – March 3-7 HCAF Member’s Exhibit: “New Works”

From paintings to pottery and glass, this show features the wide variety of work created by artists in the Hill Country Arts Foundation.

When:March 3-7, 10-13Where:Hill Country Arts Foundation INGRAM, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-367-5121Website: hcaf.com

Ingram – March 13-14, 20-22, 27-29 “No Body Like Jimmy”

Come ready to laugh at this comedy that involves a dead body and two people running around trying to convince everyone that the person is still alive.

When:March 13-14, 20-22, 27-29Where:Hill Country Arts Foundation INGRAM, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-367-5121

Website: hcaf.com

Ingram – March 27-28, 31; April 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28 HCAF Invitational Show: “Altars”

The Hill Country Arts Foundation presents this exhibit featuring artists expressing their spiritual journeys.When:March 27-28, 31; April 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28

Where:Hill Country Arts Foundation INGRAM, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-367-5121Website: hcaf.com

Kerrville – March 3-7, 10-13, 17-21, 24-28 KACC Art Exhibits

There’s plenty of art to see at these three separate exhibits, “Guadalupe Watercolor Group,” “A Dusty Family Tree,” and “Kerrville Art Club.” When:March 3-7, 10-13, 17-21, 24-28Where:Kerr Arts and Cultural Center KERRVILLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-895-2911Website: kacckerrville.com

Kerrville – March 4-8 Hill Country Cluster of Dogs Show

The annual all-breed dog show features approximately 1,000 dogs and more than 100 breeds.

When:March 4-8Where:Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center KERRVILLE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 210-364-4983Website: sanantoniokennelclub.com

Kerrville – March 11-15 Texas Nonprofit Theatres State Conference

The Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. annual conference is a yearly three-day gathering of theatre professionals and practicioners alike that features workshops, roundtables, the annual Quad and Membership meetings, performances, social events, and an awards ceremony.

When:March 11-15 Where:Cailloux Theatre KERRVILLE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 817-731-2238 Website: texastheatres.org

Kerrville – March 14-15 Luck O’ the Pup Flyball Tournament

Flyball is run in teams of four dogs as a relay, with two teams racing each other. The lanes are 51 feet long with four jumps and a spring-loaded box with a ball.

When: March 14-15 Where: Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center KERRVILLE, Texas

More Information: Phone: 713-205-7340 Website: kerrvilletexascvb.com

Kerrville – March 21 Celtic Angels Ireland

The Irish group celebrates their cherished heritage through traditional dance, music, and song. They are joined by the Celtic Knight Dancers, featuring two former lead dancers of Riverdance.

When:March 21Where:Cailloux Theater KERRVILLE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-896-9393Website: caillouxtheater.com

Kerrville – March 28-29 Texas Woodcarvers Guild Spring Round-Up Show

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art of woodcarving. This annual event includes a judged competition, sale, and seminars for all levels of woodcarvers.When:March 28-29Where:Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center KERRVILLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 210-669-3181Website: texaswoodcarversguild.com

Llano – March 13-16 Llano Earth Art Fest (LEAF)

More than 6,000 people come out each year to the banks of the Llano River for Llano Earth Art Fest—home of the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks sky high or in a thoughtful, balanced arrangement to create beautiful rock art in and along the Llano River. The Free Flow on the Llano vintage Volkswagen car show is also held during the festival, and is a great opportunity to see colorful, vintage VWs that transport you back to simpler decades. There are also vendor booths and live entertainment. Many festivalgoers wear an array of dazzling outfits and costumes that are admired by all. When:March 13-16

Where:Grenwelge Park LLANO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-247-5354

Website: llanoearthartfest.org

Llano – March 28 Llano Art Studio Tour

Visit local Llano artists in their studios. Many of these studios are not regularly opened to the public. When:March 28Where:Llano Fine Art Guild LLANO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-247-4963 Website: llanofineartsguild.com

Lometa – March 27-28 Diamondback Jubilee and Rodeo

The Lometa Lions Club presents this annual celebration, which includes rattlesnake exhibits, arts and crafts, food vendors, a carnival, live entertainment, the Fort Hood Calvary, a rodeo, team roping, the Rodeo Queen contest, a chili cookoff, and a street dance.

When:March 27-28Where:Lometa Regional Park LOMETA, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-556-5172Website: lometalionsclub.org

Marble Falls – March 6-7 Square Thru the Wildflowers Dance

Enjoy two days of square dancing, a fun activity that is good for the body and brain. There is free admission and donation fees for experienced square dancers. Lessons are offered for anyone interested. When:March 6-7Where:Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes MARBLE FALLS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-613-9054Website: squaredancetx.com

Mason – March 26-29 Mason Chamber Music Festival

The fifth season of the Mason Chamber Music Festival features some of the greatest works in classical chamber music from the vast string quartet and chamber music repertoire. This year, performances celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwin von Beethoven with his chamber works in almost every concert. The Artisan Quartet welcomes the collaboration of guest artists Richard Kilmer, violin; Stephen Girko, clarinet; Rick Rowley, piano; jazz pianist Jeff Hellmer and friends; and Mason’s own Scott Haupert, viola. Classic big-band jazz favorites are performed by Jeff Hellmer and Friends. A school concert includes members of the Artisan Quarter or guest artists performing for and speaking with hundreds of Mason County students.

When:March 26-29Where:Various locations MASON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 325-218-2353 Website: masonchambermusicfestival.org

New Braunfels – March 13 The Box Tops in Concert

Formed in 1967, The Box Tops recorded a string of hits including the worldwide, No. 1 megahit “The Letter” and seven additional Top 40 hits including “Cry Like a Baby”, “Soul Deep,” “Neon Rainbow,” and “Choo Choo Train.” This show is complete with horns and promises musical history that is hip.When:March 13Where:Brauntex Theatre NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas

More Information:Phone: 830-627-0808

New Braunfels – March 21-22 Old Gruene Market Days

Held every month except January for over 30 years, Old Gruene Market Days features more than 100 artisans offering handmade items made by the vendors themselves, including uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. There is free parking and admission and free live entertainment. When:March 21-22Where:Gruene Historic District NEW BRAUNFELS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-832-1721Website: gruenemarketdays.com/event.html

New Braunfels – March 28 Johnny Bush and the Bandeleros in Concert

Texas Legend Johnny Bush plays at one of his favorite spots with the Bandeleros. He always brings it and the band is first class. The Joel Hofmann Band opens the show.

When:March 28 Where:Riley’s Tavern NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas

More Information: Phone: 512-392-3132

Wimberly – Dec. 14-April 25 Guided Tours of Jacob’s Well Natural Area

Free guided tours are offered every second and fourth Saturday of every month October through April. Tours are led by master naturalist volunteers who have a passionate focus on the aquifer that sustains Jacob’s Well. When:Dec. 14-April 25Where:Jacob’s Well Nature Center WIMBERLEY, TexasMore Information:Phone: 512-214-4593

Website: hayscountytx.com/departments/hays-county-parks-recreation/jacobs-well-natural-area

 

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