Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Cryptopalooza in spooky Jefferson to Norah Jones performing in Austin. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
A lot of creatures lurk in the swamps and piney woods surrounding Jefferson. Snakes, alligators, spiders—even Bigfoot. Indeed, this town of a mere couple of thousand located near the Louisiana border is the spot of multiple accounts of disturbing encounters with the tall and hairy mythic creature. Attend Cryptopalooza, a two-day conference focusing on those curious animals whose existence has yet to be proven, like the Loch Ness Monster, and decide for yourself if these phenomena are real. “I know a lot of these sightings are hoaxes,” said Michael Esordi, a Cryptopalooza organizer, “but I’ve talked to too many people who have looked me straight in the eye and told me about their sightings. And I believe them.” The cast of experts who will try