Carnival Americana Heads to Granbury this Weekend
September 15, 2014
Family fun in Granbury doesn’t just have to involve sunshine and lake beaches—though they’re pros when it comes to that stuff, too! Starting this Friday, Carnival Americana—the best traveling midway rides and games you see at state fairs—will open its doors gates in Granbury on Highway 377 near the hospital. The carnival is only scheduled through this weekend, but we’re told they can be easily persuaded to stay through next weekend if enough people stop by for fun and games. If you’re looking for back-to-back midway fun, be sure to come out and show your support for the Historic Granbury Merchants Association and Carnival Americana this weekend!
Live Summer Tunes for the Weekend
June 25, 2014
Summer concert series across Texas are in full swing! Here’s where you can catch some quality—free—live music this weekend:
Music Under the Stars | El Paso | June 29 (pictured above)
In its 31st season, El Paso’s Music Under the Stars pulls some serious musical talent for a free concert series. Enjoy the Latin sounds of Son Ardiente this Sunday from 7:30 – 9pm at Chamizal National Memorial, and be sure to stop by again on July 20 for Los Lonely Boys!
Boerne Concert Band | Boerne | June 29
Catch the local Boerne Concert Band—a FULL band. We’re talking brass, percussion…the works—this Sunday at their Free Independence Day Concert in Boerne’s Main Plaza this Sunday evening from 7 – 9pm!
Twilight Tunes | Denton | June 26
This award-winning concert series kicks off every Thursday evening at 6:30pm on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn. Bring a blanket, some chairs, or even a to-go meal from one of Denton’s local eateries and enjoy the acoustic sounds of the Bonnie & Nick Norris Band this Thursday evening.
Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts | Midland | June 29
Not only will Josh Tatum be rocking it out on the front lawn of historic Turner Mansion in Midland from 7:30 – 9pm this Sunday, but it’s Pet Night. Be sure to bring your “crowd-friendly” pets along with a comfy blanket or chair to make the free live music extra enjoyable this weekend.
Taste of North Austin at The Domain this Saturday
June 19, 2014
If you’re doing it right, a good shopping trip requires a fashionable fuel up or two to get you through the day. This Saturday, The Domain in Austin is making it easy for you buy bringing in small bites from North Austin’s favorite restaurants from 11am – 4pm. You can pick up a tasting wristband for just $20 at Simon Guest Services at The Domain, and enjoy tastes from Blackfinn Ameripub, The League, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Cru Wine Bar and more while you shop. There will also be face painting, caricature drawings, balloon twisting and live music from Skyrocket! the Band throughout the day. For a complete list of participating restaurants and more info on Taste of North Austin click here.
San Antonio says “Howdy” to H&M
June 12, 2014
Spurs, schmurs! NBA Finals fever is cooling off (just a degree or two) in San Antonio today, thanks to the opening of south Texas’ first location of H&M at The Shops at La Cantera. More than 1,000 people lined up to be among the first to shop the fast fashion outpost’s newest Texas location, and with good reason. Residents of San Antonio have lucked out, because the La Cantera H&M is one of only 17 U.S. locations that houses the coveted “Trend” department, focused on edgy, high-fashion looks. As usual, the store also has men’s and children’s departments (though we imagine the men’s department will be a bit of a ghost town until the NBA Finals conclude).
San Marcos Salsa Fest
The Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos knows that in the south, the quickest way to a person’s heart is through food! And in the case of Texans, salsa is usually a safe bet. Enter the 6th Annual Salsa Festival hosted by The Eye of the Dog Art Center happening this Saturday. Even if you opt out of entering a salsa recipe in the tasting competition for only $15—this is the art center’s annual fundraiser, so all proceeds benefit Eye of the Dog Art Center—there will also be free hot dogs, beverages, a kids’ clay play area, a silent auction and enough salsa to go around! Admission is free, and we hear interesting clay sculptures make great keepsake Father’s Day gifts…
Boerne Market Days this Weekend
June 10, 2014
Shop Boerne Market Days this Saturday and Sunday and pick up last-minute even more gifts for Dad in time for Father’s Day this Sunday! Vendors will line the historical district on main plaza 10am – 5pm each day selling art, crafts and handmade wares. Many of Boerne’s downtown boutiques, galleries and shops will be open concurrent with Market Days, where you can shop even more jewelry, plants, arts, handcrafts, collectibles, antiques and more!
First Friday at the Modern and f. is for frank Trunk Show
June 5, 2014
Swing by The Modern in Fort Worth from 5 – 8pm tomorrow night for First Friday at the Modern. Dine at Café Modern by night, sip on a signature cocktail—this month they’ll be serving “Party Juice,” enjoy live music from Fort Worth jazz band Saint Frinatra, and a special 20-minute docent led tour of the galleries begins at 6:30pm. Admission is $10, $4 for students and seniors and free for Modern members and Star-Telegram press pass holders. Be sure to arrive early to shop jewelry at the f. is for frank trunk show from 4 – 6:30pm!
First Friday Art Walk
June 4, 2014
Don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk of the summer this Friday in Fredericksburg. Fifteen different art galleries will be displaying and selling works by regional, national and international artists from 10am – 8pm. Even better, each gallery will be serving local wine from the area’s award-winning wineries Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre De Pietra. You can read about all of Fredericksburg’s top-notch wineries in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours here, and view this month’s First Friday Art Walk gallery events here.
Stargaze at ATX Television Festival this Weekend
June 2, 2014
A weekend pass to ATX Television Festival is a small price to pay for a little weekend “star” gazing. This Thursday through Sunday, various locations around Austin will host a wide variety of star-studded panels to include Adriann Palicki of Friday Night Lights and About a Boy, Brenda Strong from Dallas, Mark Paul Gosselaar of Saved by the Bell Franklin & Bash, Nick Wechsler from Roswell and Revenge and so many more—check out the complete list of panelists here. While this weekend’s panelists are a highlight for most, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained throughout the festival as well that include a Tailgate Community Screening of Friday Night Lights, an advanced screening of ABC’s Mind Games and a viewing of HBO’s GIRLS AT Max’s Wine Dive.
Free Press Summer Fest this Weekend
May 28, 2014
Is Texas the best place on earth for music festivals? Possibly. Not only do we have SXSW, Austin City Limits and numerous other music festivals popping up in El Paso, Plano and Midland, but the lineup for Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park this weekend is seriously impressive. Huge acts like Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Zeed, Lauryn Hill, Deftones and Wu-Tang Clan are scheduled to perform this Saturday and Sunday, alongside some of the best Houston rappers like Bun B, Z-Ro, Devin the Due, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Mike Jones. Check out the complete schedule here, get your passes online in advance here and be sure to check out our Houston Hit List stores while you’re in town!
Celebrate With Gracie Lane this Saturday
May 27, 2014
We can’t believe it’s been one whole year since Arlington Hit List store Gracie Lane opened its doors on South Cooper! In celebration of their first birthday, Gracie Lane is hosting a shopping day of drinks, boutique bites, shop specials and giveaways this Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Happy Birthday, Gracie Lane!
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