January

Austin Sept. 9, 2021-March 13, 2022: “Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print” A key figure in the development of color-field painting, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a tireless experimenter with color, form, and technique over the course of her life. When Frankenthaler began creating prints in 1961, she had to adapt to a medium that would involve collaboration and a new language of printmaking techniques. Asking questions that began, “Suppose I do…” or “Suppose I try…” she approached lithographs, screenprints, etchings, and woodcuts with curiosity and vision. Frankenthaler achieved the same balance of control and chance she cultivated in her painting practice through many annotated proofs, or trial prints, that traced her progress towards the final impression. She, along with other artists, contributed to a printmaking renaissance in the mid-20th century. When: Sept. 9-March 13 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-5482 Website: blantonmuseum.org

 

Austin Sept. 11, 2021-March 20, 2022: “Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams” This is the first major museum survey of visual art and music by Austin artist Daniel Johnston (American, 1961-2019). While Johnston is best known for his poignant songs about love and loss, this exhibition pairs reflections on his music career with his vibrant drawings as well as film and video documentation, collected ephemera, and personal memorabilia, offering the opportunity to view the cross-disciplinary, holistic nature of his work and legacy together for the first time. When: Sept. 11-March 20, 2022 Where: The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-453-5312 Website: thecontemporaryaustin.org

Austin Oct. 23, 2021-Jan. 8, 2022: Tito’s Prize 2021 Exhibition: “We are the [Hackers], Baby, [Hackers] are we” by Ariel René Jackson and Michael J. Love Ariel René Jackson in collaboration with Michael J. Love are the winners of the fourth annual Tito’s Prize, which is intended to provide an artist the means to take a new step in their career. The prize comes courtesy of a donation from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and includes a $15,000 award and a solo exhibition in the Big Medium Gallery. Jackson and Love were selected unanimously by a curatorial panel that includes Christopher Blay, Houston-based artist, writer, curator, and the News Editor at Glasstire Magazine; Lise Ragbir, independent curator and writer; and Coka Treviño, curator and director of programming at Big Medium. Ariel René Jackson (b. 1991) is a Black film-based artist whose practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. Themes of transformation are embedded in their interest and application of repurposed imagery and objects, video, sound, and performance. Michael J. Love (b. 1987) is an interdisciplinary tap dance artist, scholar, and educator. He was recently announced as a 2021-2023 Princeton University Arts Fellow. His embodied research intermixes Black queer feminist theory and aesthetics with a rigorous practice that critically engages the Black cultural past as it imagines Black futurity. When: Oct. 23-Jan. 8 Where: Big Medium Gallery AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: bigmedium.org

 

Austin Nov. 28-Jan. 3: Trail of Lights The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, returns to Zilker Park, with 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees, and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels. When: Nov. 28-Jan. 3 Where: Zilker Park AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: austintrailoflights.org

 

Austin Dec. 2-Jan. 30:  Luminations Enjoy the natural wonder of winter in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s beautiful Texas Arboretum. Luminations is one of the center’s signature events, featuring thousands of luminarias, seasonal food and drink, and the light-splashed forts of Fortlandia. When: Dec. 2-Jan. 30 Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-232-0100 Website: wildflower.org/luminations

 

Austin Dec. 18-July 19: “Terry Allen: MemWars” Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual artwork are truly all part of the same practice. He grew up in Lubbock in the 1950s and then moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1966. Although he has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for many years with his wife and frequent collaborator, actress and fellow artist Jo Harvey Allen, his work is well-known to Austinites through his public sculpture at Laguna Gloria, “Road Angel” (2016), and because of his recent annual concerts at the Paramount Theatre. Much of his work, including his acclaimed songwriting, explores images and subject matter associated with the American West. As a visual artist, he often creates immersive sculptural installations with an aspect of performance, incorporated through projections and video–or live performers in some cases. Drawing is another of the mediums in which he is prolific. His recent works mark No. 9 of the Blanton’s Contemporary Project series. When: Dec. 18-July 19 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-5482 Website: blantonmuseum.org/rotation/terry-allen/

 

Austin Jan. 7-9: “Shen Yun” Experience the beauty of ancient China before communism. Shen Yun’s unique artistic vision expands theatrics into a multi-dimensional, deeply moving journey. Featuring one of the world’s most ancient and richest dance systems—classical Chinese dance—along with dynamic animated backdrops and all-original orchestral works, “Shen Yun” opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom. When: Jan. 7-9 Where: The Long Center for the Performing Arts AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 877-663-7469 Website: shenyun.com/austin

 

Austin Jan. 11-16: Hadestown The winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, makes its Austin debut as part of Texas Performing Arts’ 2021-22 Broadway in Austin Season. Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Anaïs Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Rachel Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience. When: Jan. 11-16 Where: Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-2787 Website: texasperformingarts.org

 

Austin Jan. 15-16: City-Wide Vintage Sale Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin’s famous vintage paradise open since 1977. When: Jan. 15-16 Where: Palmer Events Center AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-441-2828 Website: citywidevintagesale.com

 

Austin Jan. 18: Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Delusions of Space Enthusiasts” Award-winning astrophysicist and author Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the delusions of space enthusiasts. In this illustrated talk, expect to explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.  When: Jan. 18 Where: The Long Center, Dell Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-474-5664 Website: thelongcenter.org

 

Austin Jan. 23: 3M Half Marathon Run a mostly downhill course that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol. The 3M Half boasts one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. When: Jan. 23 Where: Downtown Austin AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: 3mhalfmarathon.com

 

Bandera Jan. 8-9: Hoka Bandera Endurance Trail Race The Hill Country State Natural Area serves as a great location for serious runners. Choose your distance: 100K, 50K, or 25K. This race is not for whiners, wimps, or wussies. It involves trails of rugged, brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings, or bites. When: Jan. 8-9 Where: Hill Country State Natural Area BANDERA, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-796-3045 Website: tejastrails.com/bandera

 

Boerne Jan. 8-9: Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to an outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile to those who stroll past. When: Dec. 11-12, Jan. 8-9, Feb. 12-13 Where: Main Plaza BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-844-8193 Website: boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Boerne Jan. 8, 22: Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural Every second and fourth Saturdays of the month (except in December), bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen to the free Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural (formerly the Agricultural Heritage Museum). When: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 12, 26 Where: The AgriCultural Museum BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-445-1080 Website: theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

 

Cottonwood Shores Jan. 7-30: “Nunsense A-men!” “Nunsense A-men!” is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” When: Jan. 7-30 Where: Hill Country Community Theatre COTTONWOOD SHORES, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-798-8944 Website: thehcct.org

 

Fredericksburg Oct. 1-Jan. 4: “Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2018” The National Museum of the Pacific War and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation present this traveling art exhibition that includes 36 works by 15 combat artists, portraying Marine Corps service from the mid-1970s through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 34 works on canvas and two sculptures speak to the experiences of the artists, most of whom were deployed around the globe. The show is divided among three themes such as the readiness of the nation’s global force, delivering aid to those in need, and the sacrifices men and women in uniform, along with their families, make. When: Oct. 1-Jan. 4 Where: National Museum of the Pacific War FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-997-8600 Website: pacificwarmuseum.org/visit/exhibits/honor-courage-commitment-marine-corps-art-1975-2018-temporary-exhibit

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 15-17: Trade Days Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items; plus, there’s a biergarten and live music. $5 parking fee is good all weekend. When: Dec. 17-19, Jan. 15-17, Feb. 18-20 Where: Trade Days FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-846-4094 Website: fbgtradedays.com

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 15-16: Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show At the 53rd annual show, the Fredericksburg Rockhounds bring you artifacts, exhibits, demonstrations, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and other precious items. Geologists are there to identify your mystery rocks, and there are free door prizes. When: Jan. 15-16 Where: Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-248-1067 Website: fredericksburgrockhounds.org

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 15: Luckenbach Blues Festival The 15th annual blues festival features an all-day music lineup with some of the best blues artists in the state. When: Jan. 15 Where: Luckenbach Texas FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 877-466-3404 Website: luckenbachtexas.com

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 16: The Agarita Chamber Players Fredericksburg Music Club presents the group founded by four musicians (playing the violin, viola, cello, and piano) rooted in San Antonio. Agarita aims to nourish the arts community through multidisciplinary collaboration, educational community engagement, and free, adventurous programming. When: Jan. 16 Where: Fredericksburg United Methodist Church FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: fredericksburgmusicclub.com

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 22: Hill Country Indian Artifact Show The show offers a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts and other pieces from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, beads, and books. When: Jan. 22 Where: Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-329-2636 Website: hillcountryindianartifacts.com

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 31-Feb. 25: Wine Lovers Celebration Love is in the air, wine is in your glass, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Take time this February to relax and say hello to a new year with a loved one or friend, discovering Texas wine and enjoying all that the Texas Wine Country has to offer. When: Jan. 31-Feb. 25 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 872-216-9463 Website: texaswinetrail.com

 

Kerrville Jan. 5-8: Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show This annual county and district livestock show covers 34 counties, with participants showing lambs, goats, steers, swine, and angora goats. Plus, there are demonstrations of mechanics and other livestock show activities. When: Jan. 5-8 Where: Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: hcdjls.org

 

Kerrville Jan. 8: Symphony of the Hills Pops: “Outlaws and Heroes: New Frontiers” The professional symphony orchestra welcomes the New Year with a musical exploration of the universal drive to seek new frontiers and accomplishments. A wine reception precedes the concert. When: Jan. 8 Where: Cailloux Theater KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-792-7469 Website: symphonyofthehills.org

 

Kerrville Jan. 22-23: Winter Market Vendors from all over the state present their art, jewelry, gourmet food, gift items, and other merchandise. When: Jan. 22-23 Where: Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 888-225-3427 Website: texasmarketguide.com

 

Marble Falls Nov. 19-Jan. 2: Walkway of Lights This is one of the biggest holiday events in the Highland Lakes each year. Two million lights on more than 130 sculptures illuminate Lakeside Park beginning each year in November. On weekends and holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, children can visit with Santa and his elves. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. When: Nov. 19-Jan. 2 Where: Lakeside Park MARBLE FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-693-4449 Website: visitmarblefalls.org/christmas

 

Marble Falls Nov. 19-Jan. 1: The Ice Skating Rink in Lakeside Park Ice skating on real ice in Lakeside Park promises to bring a smile to everyone’s face and delight visitors and their skating partners big and small. The ice skating rink is next to Walkway of Lights. When: Nov. 19-Jan. 1 Where: Lakeside Park MARBLE FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-693-4449 Website: visitmarblefalls.org/christmas

 

New Braunfels Jan. 1: Hair of the Dog Day Free live shows are performed all day at Gruene Hall on New Year’s Day. When: Jan. 1 Where: Gruene Hall NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-629-5077 Website: gruenehall.com

 

San Saba Nov. 25-Jan. 6: The Dancing Lights at Mill Pond Park The magic of the holiday season has certainly found its way to the charming town of San Saba for the return of the Dancing Lights at Mill Pond Park. Over one million shimmering lights, set to the beat of joyful classics, enchant 30 acres of stunning waterfront property, igniting a completely immersive Christmas experience one does not want to miss. Guests may choose to walk or drive through the path. When: Nov. 25-Jan. 6 Where: Mill Pond Park SAN SABA, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-784-0550 Website: visitsansabatexas.com/holidays/christmas-comes-to-san-saba

 

Taylor Jan. 16: Run for the Roses 5K and 10K The ninth annual 5K and 10K benefit the Taylor Garden Club, which provides scholarships for youths who are pursuing careers in ecology , horticulture, landscaping, arbor, and forestry studies. When: Jan. 16 Where: Murphy Park TAYLOR, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-924-3276 Website: athleteguild.com

 

Taylor Jan. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Program Join in for a march through the town in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. It begins at Fannie Robinson Park and ends with a program at City Hall. When: Jan. 17 Where: Robinson Park TAYLOR, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-352-5818 Website: taylormadetexas.com

February

Austin Sept. 9, 2021-March 13, 2022: “Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print” A key figure in the development of color-field painting, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a tireless experimenter with color, form, and technique over the course of her life. When Frankenthaler began creating prints in 1961, she had to adapt to a medium that would involve collaboration and a new language of printmaking techniques. Asking questions that began, “Suppose I do…” or “Suppose I try…” she approached lithographs, screenprints, etchings, and woodcuts with curiosity and vision. Frankenthaler achieved the same balance of control and chance she cultivated in her painting practice through many annotated proofs, or trial prints, that traced her progress towards the final impression. She, along with other artists, contributed to a printmaking renaissance in the mid-20th century. When: Sept. 9-March 13 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-5482 Website: blantonmuseum.org

 

Austin Sept. 11, 2021-March 20, 2022: “Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams” This is the first major museum survey of visual art and music by Austin artist Daniel Johnston (American, 1961-2019). While Johnston is best known for his poignant songs about love and loss, this exhibition pairs reflections on his music career with his vibrant drawings as well as film and video documentation, collected ephemera, and personal memorabilia, offering the opportunity to view the cross-disciplinary, holistic nature of his work and legacy together for the first time. When: Sept. 11-March 20, 2022 Where: The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-453-5312 Website: thecontemporaryaustin.org

 

Austin Dec. 18-July 19: “Terry Allen: MemWars” Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual artwork are truly all part of the same practice. He grew up in Lubbock in the 1950s and then moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1966. Although he has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for many years with his wife and frequent collaborator, actress and fellow artist Jo Harvey Allen, his work is well-known to Austinites through his public sculpture at Laguna Gloria, “Road Angel” (2016), and because of his recent annual concerts at the Paramount Theatre. Much of his work, including his acclaimed songwriting, explores images and subject matter associated with the American West. As a visual artist, he often creates immersive sculptural installations with an aspect of performance, incorporated through projections and video–or live performers in some cases. Drawing is another of the mediums in which he is prolific. His recent works mark No. 9 of the Blanton’s Contemporary Project series. When: Dec. 18-July 19 Where: Blanton Museum of Art AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-5482 Website: blantonmuseum.org/rotation/terry-allen/

 

Austin Jan. 15-Feb. 15: “Imprint ATX: Featuring 13 artists, “Imprint ATX” is a booth-style group exhibition surveying contemporary print work in Austin and the Central Texas area. The show includes works in a variety of print techniques, including monotype, collography, intaglio, cyanotype, screenprint, linocut, woodcut, and alternative relief printing. When: Jan. 15-Feb. 15 Where: Contracommon AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-673-7462 Website: contracommon.org

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 31-Feb. 25: Wine Lovers Celebration Love is in the air, wine is in your glass, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Take time this February to relax and say hello to a new year with a loved one or friend, discovering Texas wine and enjoying all that the Texas Wine Country has to offer. When: Jan. 31-Feb. 25 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 872-216-9463 Website: texaswinetrail.com

 

Austin Feb. 6: “Disney Princess: The Concert” For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness and music. Now, that beloved music is being celebrated in “Disney Princess: The Concert.” Broadway’s Belle, Jasmine, Anastasia, and Nala celebrate all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of story, animation, and song. When: Feb. 6 Where: Bass Concert Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-2787 Website: texasperformingarts.org

 

Austin Feb. 8: Diana Krall in Concert Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum jazz singer Diana Krall embarks on a 34-city national tour which stops in Austin at Bass Concert Hall. Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. Her 1999 release of “When I Look in Your Eyes” spent an unprecedented 52 weeks in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Jazz chart, won two Grammy Awards, and went platinum in the United States and Canada. Her most recent release, “This Dream Of You,” has garnered critical acclaim from fans and press alike. When: Feb. 8 Where: Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-278 Website: texasperformingarts.org

 

Austin Feb. 12: Russell Peters: Act Your Age Tour Russell Peters returns to the global stage with an all-new world tour. The first phase of The Russell Peters Act Your Age World Tour starts in January 2022 with shows across the United Stated and the United Kingdom. After building his new act in clubs across the U.S. over the past year, Peters is back with his hilarious take on cancel culture, aging, and the current state of the world. When: Feb. 12 Where: Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-2787 Website: texasperformingarts.org

 

Austin Feb. 16-20: OUTsider Festival As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, and visual arts. When: Feb. 16-20 Where: The Vortex AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-478-5282 Website: outsiderfest.org

 

Austin Feb. 17-20: Austin RV Expo The Austin RV Expo returns to the Austin Convention Center February 17th-20th. Featuring over 200,000 square feet of RVs and RV accessories, this is the perfect opportunity to explore nearly every shape, size, type and brand of RV while comparing what each manufacturer and dealer have to offer. Learn all about the RV lifestyle in one of our educational seminars and enjoy live music and a cold beverage as you browse the vast inventory available under one roof. Seven of the Austin area’s most reputable dealers will showcase their biggest selection and best deals of the year on fifth wheels, toy haulers, travel trailers, teardrop trailers, truck campers and motorhomes. Participating dealers include Camper Clinic RV Super Center, Crestview RV Buda, Crestview RV Georgetown, ExploreUSA RV Supercenter, Princess Craft RV, Ron Hoover RV of Georgetown, and RV Land.  Live music from The Paul Logan Band, The Saddle Sores, Chris Castaneda, Luke LaGrange and more! Hours: Thursday 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM. 12:00PM https://www.austinrvexpo.com/ 5123667135

 

Austin Feb. 22-27: “Tootsie” (Rescheduled dates) Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts present this laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater that tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and score by 2018 Tony winner David Yazbek (“The Band’s Visit,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”). When: Feb. 22-27 Where: Bass Concert Hall AUSTIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-471-1444 Website: texasperformingarts.org

 

Bandera Feb. 16-19: 11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras Four days of Cajun and cowboy fun start on Wednesday night with Cajun Steak Night. Thursday night features the Canine Cowtume Contest and top zydeco bands. Friday the music starts early and gets everyone ready for the grand finale on Saturday, which has a gumbo contest, a Mardi Gras parade, costume contest, and a great lineup of music. When: Feb. 16-19 Where: 11th Street Cowboy Bar BANDERA, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-796-4849 Website: 11thstreetcowboybar.com

 

Bandera Feb. 19: Cowboy Mardi Gras Bull Riding and Mini Bull Riding Can they hold on for 8 seconds? See if these bull riders can hang on for a wild ride. There is also mini bull riding for kids. When: Feb. 19 Where: Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena BANDERA, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-777-7129 Website: facebook.com/ridingonfaithrodeoseries

 

Boerne Feb. 12-13: Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to an outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile to those who stroll past. When: Dec. 11-12, Jan. 8-9, Feb. 12-13 Where: Main Plaza BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-844-8193 Website: boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

 

Boerne Feb. 12, 26: Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural Every second and fourth Saturdays of the month (except in December), bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen to the free Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural (formerly the Agricultural Heritage Museum). When: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 12, 26 Where: The AgriCultural Museum BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-445-1080 Website: theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Boerne Feb. 12: Gli Unici: Three Tenors perform Songs of Love This concert is part of Cave Without a Name’s Music in the Cave series. For Valentine’s Day, Gli Unici returns to the Throne Room with Songs of Love. The natural cave acoustics come alive as the talented tenor threesome (Donald Braswell II, William Chapman, and Timothy Birt) brings the sounds of opera arias and jazzy pop songs to audiences’ ears. When: Feb. 12 Where: Cave Without a Name Throne Room BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-537-4212 Website: cavewithoutaname.com

 

Boerne Feb. 26-27: Spring Antiques Show The antiques show features exhibitor booths overflowing with some of the finest American antiques found on the market today. Exhibitors gather their treasures from estates across the country and save their best for this nationally acclaimed antiques show. Merchandise includes country furniture, baskets, stoneware, glassware, jewelry, textiles, early paper, toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American oak, and Southwestern items. When: Feb. 26-27 Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds BOERNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-329-2870 Website: ci.boerne.tx.us/calendar.aspx?CID=31

 

Cottonwood Feb. 11-March 6: “The Carol Burnett Show”  Hill Country Community Theatre presents this evening of sketches from the popular “Carol Burnett Show.” The show ran for 11 years, garnering 25 prime-time Emmy Awards and inclusion on “Time” magazine’s list of “100 Best TV Shows of All Times.” In 2019, Burnett became the first recipient of the Carol Burnett Award, an honorary Golden Globe Award bestowed for outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen. Associate producer Robert Wright and the entire staff of the show are donating their share of profits from the sale of this comedy to the Navajo Indian Children’s Scholarship Trust. When: Feb. 11-March 6 Where: Hill Country Community Theatre COTTONWOOD SHORES, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-798-8944 Website: thehcct.org

 

Fredericksburg Feb. 18-20: Trade Days Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items; plus, there’s a biergarten and live music. $5 parking fee is good all weekend. When: Dec. 17-19, Jan. 15-17, Feb. 18-20 Where: Trade Days FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-846-4094 Website: fbgtradedays.com

 

Fredericksburg Jan. 31-Feb. 25: Wine Lovers Celebration Love is in the air, wine is in your glass, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Take time this February to relax and say hello to a new year with a loved one or friend, discovering Texas wine and enjoying all that the Texas Wine Country has to offer. When: Jan. 31-Feb. 25 Where: Various locations FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 872-216-9463 Website: texaswinetrail.com

 

Fredericksburg Feb. 11-12: Luckenbach Hug-In and Valentine Ball It’s time to get back to the basics of love, as the song goes, at Luckenbach’s 47th annual Hug-In and Valentine Ball, with live music and dancing happening all weekend long. When: Feb. 11-12 Where: Luckenbach Texas FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: luckenbachtexas.com

 

Fredericksburg Feb. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27: “Clue: The Musical” Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the fun-filled musical based on the internationally popular game that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. Who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon? When: Feb. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 Where: Steve W. Shepherd Theater FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: 888-669-7114 Website: fredericksburgtheater.org

 

Fredericksburg Feb. 20: Lone Star Brass The Lone Star Brass presents concerts that display the consummate technical skill of each performer and the expertise involved in working together as an ensemble playing trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba. When: Feb. 20 Where: Fredericksburg United Methodist Church FREDERICKSBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: fredericksburgmusicclub.com

 

Kerrville Feb. 5-6: Renaissance Festival Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and experience adventure, music, romance, and fun for the whole family. Play games of skill, eat a turkey leg, shop in the marketplace featuring over 30 artisans, and enjoy headlining entertainers and musical acts on seven stages. Handmade items for sale include wooden toys, leather accessories, clothing, hats, glassware, and jewelry. In addition to the standard turkey leg, the food court has funnel cakes, cinnamon-roasted nuts, chocolate-covered cheesecake, fresh donuts, kettle corn, jerky, deep-fried caramel apples, deep-fried Oreos, and deep-fried pecan pie. This season guests can also enjoy craft beer, wine, and mead. When: Jan. 28-30, Feb. 5-6 Where: River Star Arts and Event Park KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-632-5766 Website: kerrvillerenfest.com

 

Kerrville Feb. 5: Classic Nashville Live Not just a concert, this full-stage production has authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss to when country music was king. When: Feb. 5 Where: Cailloux Theater KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-896-9393 Website: caillouxperformingarts.com

 

Kerrville Feb. 24 :Symphony of the Hills: “Heart of the Strings: Hidden Beauty” The professional symphony orchestra with musicians from the Hill Country and Central Texas features the exhilarating voice and hidden beauty of a lesser-known instrument, the viola. A wine and cheese reception precedes the concert. When: Feb. 24 Where: Cailloux Theater KERRVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-792-7469 Website: symphonyofthehills.org

 

New Braunfels Feb. 12: Love the Run You’re With Grab a spouse, friend, or furry loved one and come dressed as your favorite famous duo to the third annual Love the Run You’re With 5K, presented by Comal Fit. Comal ISD’s Comal Fit works to make getting healthy easier together for CISD students, staff, and surrounding communities. From monthly challenges to intramural sports to community-wide events, Comal Fit strives to educate and connect the community to make the healthy life just a little bit easier. When: Feb. 12 Where: Gruene Historic District NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-629-5077 Website: athleteguild.com

 

New Braunfels Feb. 13: Game Day 5K and Tailgate Party Burn off some calories in you favorite team jersey then join the tailgate party in Gruene. Participants earn a football trophy in their age group. The run is followed by music, food, and Texas-size tailgating. A new kids 1K has been added this year. When: Feb. 13 Where: Rockin R River Rides NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-629-9999 Website: athleteguild.com

New Braunfels Feb. 17: Come and Taste It: Meet Texas’ Best Winemakers On the third Thursday of the month (except January), come to The Grapevine Garden and taste some of Texas’ best wines and craft beers straight from the winemakers and brewers. Come and Taste It features complimentary tastings, live music, and door prizes. Sit back, sip, and relax in the heart of Gruene Historic District. When: Feb. 17 Where: The Grapevine NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-606-0093 Website: grapevineingruene.com

 

New Braunfels Feb. 19-20: Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. When: Feb. 19-20 Where: Gruene Historic District NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-832-1721 Website: gruenemarketdays.com

 

New Braunfels Feb. 20: Mid-Texas Symphony Concert: The Soldier’s Tale Scored for seven instruments, a narrator, and a dancer, Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” tells the dramatic story of a soldier who sells his violin to the devil in return for a book that will make him wealthy. Experience this soul-searching and gripping work in the intimacy of the Brauntex Theatre. When: Feb. 20 Where: Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-463-5353 Website: mtsymphony.org

 

New Braunfels Feb. 25: Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 24th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the weekend with great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. Each week features a special guest interview. Some who have stopped by for a chat include Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. When: Feb. 25 Where: Gruene Hall NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-606-1281 Website: gruenehall.com

Taylor Feb. 10: Victorian Valentine Gala Guests enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres inside the historical home of former Texas Governor Dan Moody against a backdrop of live music played by local artists. Dress to impress: there are prizes for best Valentine-themed outfit for males, females, and couples categories. All proceeds go towards preserving and expanding museum collections and bringing fun, educational events to the community. When: Feb. 10 Where: Moody Museum TAYLOR, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-352-8654 Website: moodymuseum.com

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