Le Garage Sale this Weekend
August 22, 2013
Maximize your shopping dollars this weekend in Austin and swing by Le Garage Sale at the Palmer Events Center this Saturday and Sunday, where your favorite Austin boutiques will be clearing their racks for new fall merchandise. For only $10 a day—cash only, payable at the door—you can shop them all under one convenient, air-conditioned roof. Stop by for deals from stores like Adelante, Fawn + Raven, Gallery D, Southern Hippie, Maga La Boheme, Maya Star, Etcetera, etc. and By George.
Butterfly Tea Party in Dallas
July 22, 2013
We’ve found the perfect summer “mommy and me” day date! This Thursday, Dallas’ Texas Discovery Gardens will be hosting one of their sell-out (read: reserve your spot online today) Butterfly Tea Parties. Butterfly wings and garden dresses are suggested attire, and you can expect a reading of Jane O’Connor’s “Bonjour Butterfly,” tea-time treats, crafts, dance lessons and a special edition of the Gardens’ noon butterfly release.
Tall City Blues Fest this Weekend
Award-winning Blues musicians will descend upon Midland this Friday and Saturday for the Tall City Blues Fest at Centennial Plaza. You can catch headliners Chris Duarte and JT Coldfire on Friday, followed by Zac Harmon, Castro Coleman and Nick Moss on Saturday evening. There will also be a Community Jam, an art auction, educational workshops, a midnight spectator jam and the chance to win a Buddy Guy autographed guitar. Check out the full musical lineup here, and order single day or weekend passes online in advance here.
Nature Nights at LBJ Wildflower Center
July 17, 2013
There’s no better way to teach the little ones about nature than at Nature Nights at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This Thursday and next from 6-9pm, check out interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields and nature crafting for kids of all ages. Admission to Nature Nights and the Wildflower Center are free on Nature Nights, and kids 12-and-under will receive a free gift in the Gift Store.
Rockin’ the River in Fort Worth
Give your air conditioning a break this Thursday evening and take a dip in the Trinity River—or stick to your kayak if that’s how you roll—to enjoy a floating seat at Fort Worth’s free Rockin’ the River concert series. You can purchase beers and tacos on site while Micky & The Motocars rock out at Panther Island Pavilion from 6:30-8pm. After the main stage show is over, Stewart Mann & the Statesboro Revue will take to a floating stage to keep the party going until 10pm. Catch free Rockin’ the River shows every Thursday through August 8!
Music in the Gardens
July 16, 2013
It’s much more enjoyable to spend an evening outdoors when you’re surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens’ outdoor Attebury Amphitheater enjoying live music. Stop by at 7:30pm this Thursday for Music in the Gardens, where for only $10 you can enjoy live music from Betsy! Lawn chairs and picnic baskets are encouraged.
July 12, 2013
If you haven’t already, swing by the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi now through the end of July for the Flamingo Fandango. What is a flamingo fandango, you ask? Well in this case, it involves over 100 creatively outfitted pink plastic yard flamingos—by professional and amateur artists, mind you—on display at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and free to visit if you purchase a $7 general admission ticket.
Christmas in July
July 11, 2013
Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to do your Christmas shopping this year. Stop by Tyler’s 5th annual Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Fair this Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Garden Center to shop handmade goods. Enjoy live entertainment, treats from Gabi’s Gourmet Delivery and browse everything from handmade jewelry and woodwork to ceramics, crafts and fine art. The Rose Gardens will also be open and free to visit during the event.
The Landmark After Dark
July 9, 2013
The Texas stars are particularly “big and bright” after dark, so take advantage of Lubbock’s Lake Landmark State Historical Park “Night Hikes.” The July tour is scheduled for this Saturday. All you have to do is gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center at 8:30pm, but be sure you’re wearing sturdy, close-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water along to stay hydrated.
High Noon on the Square
July 8, 2013
Every Wednesday in June and July, you can enjoy a $6 lunch and free entertainment on the Potter County Courthouse lawn as part of Amarillo’s High Noon on the Square. Lunch is catered by a different restaurant each week, and the performers also change from week to week. Lunch isn’t mandatory to enjoy the free music, so check out the complete summer schedule here.
BOGO at Bridgette’s Shoe Collection
July 3, 2013
This may be the best combination of sales we’ve seen yet! Buy one pair of shoes at Tyler Best Store Bridgette’s this week, and receive TWO pairs for free. That wasn’t a typo, you can actually go home with three pairs of shoes for the price of one. As if that wasn’t great enough, the boutique is also offering 60% off designer clothing and accessories!
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