Tall City Blues Fest Starts Today
July 25, 2014
Award-winning Blues musicians will descend upon Midland today through Sunday for the Tall City Blues Fest at Centennial Plaza. You can catch headliners Ghost Town Blues Band and Memphis Jam on Friday, followed by Ruben V, John Carl Escue and Jeska Bailey & the Platform Souls all day Saturday, and Ana Popovic and Too Slim & the Taildraggers on Sunday. There will also be a silent art auction, educational workshops, a midnight spectator jam, a Gospel Brunch and an autographed memorabilia raffle—last year it was a guitar autographed by Buddy Guy! Check out the full musical lineup here, and order single day or weekend passes online in advance here.
San Marcos Salsa Fest
June 12, 2014
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!
Neon Desert Music Festival Starts Saturday
May 21, 2014
El Paso’s annual Neon Desert Music Festival keeps getting better every year, and this weekend’s lineup is no different! Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, ZEDD and Calle 13 are among the headliners this weekend—and you can still purchase single or 2-day passes online in advance here, or purchase them locally at Western Beverages Liquors, All That Music, The Headstand, The Pizza Joint and Happy House. Before you head out for a full weekend of music, shop these festival picks from some of our El Paso Hit List stores and check out the complete music schedule below!
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Kerrfest this Weekend
May 14, 2014
The Hill Country Youth Event Center is the place to be in Kerrville this weekend if you’re looking for some family fun at Kerrfest. You’ll be able to take the kids to carnival attractions and rides beginning Thursday evening, but things really get going on Friday and Saturday with live music, a rodeo, food competitions and an exotic animal petting zoo. Check out the complete schedule here!
Culinaria Festival Week
We’re with W.C. Fields on this one, which is why we relish the opportunity to leave the cooking and wine pairings to the consummate pros in San Antonio. Culinaria Festival Week kicks off this evening with a bevy of wine dinners planned at San Antonio dining hot spots like Arcade Midtown Kitchen, Cured, Francesca’s at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort and Umai Mi—click here for start times and reservation information. Don’t worry if you’re already booked for tonight, there are plenty of events scheduled through Sunday for you to whet your surely well-refined culinary palates like a Food Truck Event at H-E-B Alon Market tomorrow night and a swanky Grand Tasting at The Grotto at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Saturday.
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