Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from hearing UNT’s Grammy Award-winning One O’Clock Lab Band to turkey racing in Cuero. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[October 12–October 18]
Tooting Their Horns
The jazz program at the University of North Texas counts Norah Jones among its alumni, but it is also known for educating many of the session players behind the genre’s mid-century heyday recordings. In the forties, the school began offering one of the first jazz studies majors. “A lot of people came out of World War II on the GI Bill and wanted to study jazz,” said Steve Wiest, a professor in the program. “They went to North Texas and it started catching on