Michael Hoinski


Six Must-Attend Events: Sept. 13-20

The state’s top event offerings, from a motor-coach tour of North Texas horse country to an art fair hosted by the Art Guys.

Six Must-Attend Events: September 5-12

The state’s top offerings, from chuck-wagon cookouts at the 25th annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration to a performance by Lyle Lovett, without his big band.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 30-September 5

The state’s top event offerings, from seeing The Relatives play with Augie Meyers to a showcase of the state’s best local art.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 23-29

The state’s top offerings, from seeing Jack Black and the School of Rock perform at the tenth-anniversary screening of Richard Linklater’s film to enjoying a Maines family throw-down.


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

Six Must-Attend Events: August 16-August 18

The state’s top offerings, from chef Stephan Pyles’s farmer’s market in San Antonio to the John Wesley Hardin Secret Society’s reenactment of Hardin’s death in El Paso.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 9-11

The state’s top offerings, from the Polyphonic Spree’s hometown CD-release show in Dallas to a celebration of the Astrodome at an exhibit in Houston.

Six Must-Attend Events: August 2-August 4

The state’s top offerings, from kayaking Houston’s Buffalo Bayou to judging Galveston’s Seaweed Art Contest.

Six Must-Attend Events: July 26-August 1

The state’s top offerings, from singing along to “Daydream Believer” at a Monkees tribute show featuring Michael Nesmith to honoring the memory of Texas’s fifth president, Sam Houston.


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

Reviving Old-Style Texas Fiddling

Howard Rains on his quest to bring back an old-time style of Texas fiddling that was popular between the Civil War and World War II.

Six Must-Attend Events: July 19-28

The state’s top offerings from a screening of a John Wayne classic in Dallas’s historic Texas Theatre to getting your fill at the Texas Cheeseburger Festival in Friona.

Six Must-Attend Events: July 12-19

The state’s top offerings, from watching Janis take the stage to the opening of a new town called Bikinis, Texas.

Six Must-Attend Events: July 5-July 11

The state’s top offerings, from Beyoncé’s world tour to listening to symphonic renditions of the Rolling Stones’ songs.

Six Must-Attend Events: June 29-July 4

The state’s top events and offerings, from Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic to Luling’s Watermelon Thump.