Michael Hoinski


Six Must-Attend Events: Dec. 6-14

The state’s top events and offerings, from the fortieth anniversary of Dickens on the Strand to a festival celebrating tamales, the pre-wrapped food that makes a great Christmas gift.

Six Must-Attend Events: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

The state’s top events and offerings, from the Nutcracker in Houston to a glimpse of some of Hollywood’s best costumes.

Six JFK Events: November 22

Various groups and organizations around Dallas are hosting events to commemorate the memory and legacy of John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in the city in 1963.


December’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

Six Must-Attend Events: Nov. 15-24

The state’s top offerings, from musical interpretations of West Texas to a screening of a full-length documentary celebrating Doug Sahm.

Six Must-Attend Events: November 8-14

The state’s top offerings, from Houston’s “Concert Against Hate” to a night out at the Continental Gin Company in Dallas’s Deep Ellum district to buy some local art.

Six Must-Attend Events: Nov. 1-7

The state’s top events and offerings, from the carnivore festival Meatopia to a screening of “Paris, Texas” in Houston.

Six Must-Attend Events: Oct. 25-31

The state’s top events and offerings, from a séance aboard the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa to an exhibition of paños, handkerchief art by Hispanic prisoners.

No Place Like Home

A lucky respite at the Marriott.


November’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

Six Must-Attend Events: October 18-23

The state’s top events and offerings, from a viewing of “Brewster McCloud” (which prominently features the Astrodome) to Oktoberfest! at Real Ale Brewing Company.

Six Must-Attend Events: Oct. 12-17

Steve Earle plays the John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, and the Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest of its kinds in the nation, kicks off.

Six Must-Attend Events: Oct. 4-13

The state’s top events and offerings, from Johnny Winter playing blues standards at the Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride to the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Six Must-Attend Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

The state’s top event offerings, from the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to the debut of the new Big Tex.