Must See this Summer: The Art of the Brick in Tyler
July 1, 2015
Artist Nathan Sawaya’s exhibition, The Art of the Brick, has been rated one of CNN’s “Must See Exhibitions” and is coming to the Tyler Museum of Art from July 10 – September 13! This is something you and your kids will enjoy and is definitely not to be missed this summer. Everything in the traveling exhibit is made entirely of LEGO bricks with some pieces created specifically for each new showing. Your jaw will drop when you see the lifelike detail and scale of these LEGO sculptures in person from dinosaur replications to people and everything in between. Cost of admission to the Tyler Museum of Art is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for all kids and students.
Llano Wine & Clay Festival this Weekend
June 8, 2015
Lubbock winery Llano Estacado is hosting the Wine & Clay Festival this Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the “two great arts of the earth”—art and wine making. Sip on Llano wine while browsing the creations of local artists, including the Llano Estacado Clay Guild. Admission is free, and Kenny Maines and Jenni Dale Lord will provide live entertainment during the festival. Want even more information about Lubbock’s great wineries? Check out our downloadable Texas Weekend Wine Tours guide here.
Waxahachie Gingerbread Trails this Weekend
June 4, 2015
Contrary to what the name might imply, Waxahachie’s annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes does not actually involve gingerbread cookies. “Gingerbread” is actually an architectural term that refers to the work of American designers of the late 1860s and ‘70s—an architectural style that the city of Waxahachie has worked hard to preserve over the last 46 years. This Saturday and Sunday you can tour the historic homes and buildings in Waxahachie during the Gingerbread Trails Tour of Homes. In conjunction with the architectural tours, there will be an Antique Market in the open-air Chautauqua auditorium in Getzendaner Park. This is one of the biggest weekends of Waxahachie’s summer, and one you definitely do not want to miss!
PantherFest + Slip-n-Slide Fun this Weekend in Fort Worth
June 3, 2015
Be honest—when else will you have the opportunity to watch people fling themselves down a 2,000-foot slip-n-slide? The correct answer? Not often. Well this weekend’s PantherFest is your chance! Admission to the festival is free, but alas—if you didn’t already reserve a spot on the slide you’ll just have to cheer from the sidelines while sipping your craft brews and jamming out to live music. Check out the complete festival schedule and more info at the PantherFest site here.
Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands
June 1, 2015
Prep your palates for Wine & Food Week happening now in The Woodlands. The adult-friendly—read: 21 and older crowds only—food and wine events include plenty of wine tastings, VIP events, Grand Tastings and so much more. Check out the complete list of events here, and purchase your tickets online in advance so you won’t miss out on all of the sipping and swirling fun this week!
Thursday Night Tunes at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
May 28, 2015
Every Thursday now through July 30, head to Cool Canyon Nights at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre in El Paso for live music from 6 – 9pm. The genre changes from week to week, so there’s bound to be an act to interest even the pickiest of music lovers, and the temps are downright delectable once the sun sets. Enjoy weekly craft beer specials, a VIP lounge, food trucks, a photo booth and free rides from the base of the canyon from Casa Nissan. Admission is free and open to the public, and you can check out the remaining summer music schedule here:
May 28 – Country Night – TrailerBand & Joe Barron Band
June 4 – Tribute Night – Windy City: Chicago Tribute
June 11 – 70s Night – Fungi Mungle
June 18 – Fusion Night – Chuco Soul Project
June 25 – Salsa Night – Sabrosoora
July 2 – Jazz Night – Billy Townes
July 9 – Rock Night – Mainstreet
July 16 – Family Night – Toll Booth Willie
July 23 – Classic Rock Night – Brown Betty
July 30 – El Paso’s Choice Contest Winner, Our Friend the Mountain
What to do this Weekend: LEGOs, Fireworks and Crawfish
May 22, 2015
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
When: May 22 – 24
Where: Downtown Marktplatz
What: A crawfish boil hosted by the Fredericksburg Jaycees to raise money for local youth organizations, charitable groups and Texas communities in need. More info
When: May 22 – Labor Day Weekend
Where: Locations Vary
What: Grapevine does summer right with special events all summer long as part of SummerBlast. Choose from Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine, Main Street LIVE shows at the Historic Palace Theatre, and a slew of special events at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and Great Wolf Lodge. More info
Lego Americana Roadshow in Frisco
When: May 23 – June 7
Where: Stonebriar Centre
What: Stonebriar Centre will unveil 10 of the nation’s landmarks—made entirely out of Legos—this Saturday at 2pm when Boy Scouts will lead a parade through the mall, accompanied by The Frisco Chorale’s performance of patriotic songs. More info
Crowne Plaza Invitational Happening Now in Fort Worth
May 19, 2015
We’ll be honest, before Texas darling Jordan Spieth came along, we’d only tune into golf tournaments for the perfect background noise for a Sunday afternoon cat nap. But now that our golf terminology has grown beyond “hole in one”—birdie! eagle! backswing!—we’re pretty jazzed about the Crowne Plaza Invitational happening now at the Colonial in Fort Worth. Homegrown Jordan Spieth will be competing alongside other pros like Adam Scott, Patrick Reed and Boo Weekley this weekend for the right to rock a spiffy red plaid blazer.
2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational Champion, Adam Scott
Buy your tickets online in advance here to see the PGA action up close when tournament play starts tomorrow. Or you could sip Arnold Palmers from your couch rocking a golf shirt and a visor—golf uniform mainstays—from one of these Fort Worth golf shops:
Edwin Watts Golf
5805 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The Golf Stop
3133 Lackland Road
Leonard Golf Links
3200 Chapel Creek Blvd.
Don’t Miss: Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
May 14, 2015
Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival keeps winning awards for a reason: it’s really, really good. Happening this Friday through Sunday at Galatyn Park in Richardson, there’s truly a little bit of something for everything. Music lovers can dance their way between six different stages featuring up-and-comers and big names like Minus The Bear, Blue October and Pat Benetar. In between shows, head to the MarketPlace to shop works of art, eclectic gifts and handmade finds, or refuel at the Taste of Texas Food Garden for festival favorites and regional cuisine. Feel free to bring the kids along too—they can craft, color and climb at the Kidz Korner outfitted with a rock wall, craft centers and kid-friendly live entertainment.
Snag a weekend pass at any Metroplex Tom Thumb grocery store, or online here, for just $30 bucks. Single day passes are $20, and Sunday’s pass is half-price at $10. Browse these festival discounts for even more ways to save on passes this weekend.
How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Tomorrow
May 4, 2015
Tequila Dinner at Abacus – Dallas For those that prefer to sip their tequila instead of shoot it, be sure to reserve a spot at Abacus’ Tequila Dinner tomorrow evening from 6 – 9pm for just $95 a person. Enjoy four perfectly paired courses and sample Patron’s newest line of ultra premium tequila—view the dinner menu here, and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.520.0151 to reserve your spot now.
Doc’s Motorworks – Houston You don’t have to break the bank to have a grand ole time this Cinco de Mayo. For just $20 at Doc’s Motorworks on Westheimer, you’ll get a platter of tacos, chips plus salsa and queso, and a bucket filled with five beers—Corona, Corona Light or Modelo.
Taste of Mexico – Austin Exactly what it sounds like, Taste of Mexico will featured Mexican-inspired cuisine and beverages from over 30 of Austin’s most eclectic restaurants. Purchase your ticket online in advance for $75 for unfettered access to Tuesday’s event at Brazos Hall from 6 – 9pm.
Cottonwood Art Festival this Weekend
April 28, 2015
This weekend Richardson will be THE best city in the state for outdoor shopping during the famed Cottonwood Art Festival, one of the top-rated art festivals in the United States. Celebrating its 45th year of juried art shows, this year’s fest is happening Saturday from 10am – 7pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm and is FREE and open to the public. Browse—and buy—over 800 museum-quality submissions from over 240 artists, or simply stop by to enjoy top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Bring the little ones and sit in the shade by the lake, or enjoy an adults-only day while you sip cocktails in the courtyard. Check out the festival website for detailed artist information, and to download the festival app for the latest information!
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