Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a talk about “ancient Rome’s equivalent of a celebrity sex tape” in Houston to a chance to visit parts of the King Ranch not typically open to the public. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
A marble relief in the new “ Aphrodite and the Gods of Love” exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art offers proof of Hercules’ virility. It depicts the chiseled mythological hero in the throes of coitus with a woman, whose head has broken off, concealing her identity. “We know that Hercules had a number of liaisons over the course of his life,” said Jessica Powers, the curator of the exhibition. “She could be any number of girls, or a nymph.” In her talk