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.
Beauties and the Beasts
Art-seekers will know they have arrived at “Cowgirls and Critters,” the new exhibition by the Texas painter and sculptor Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, when they see the window display with the two gold mannequins dressed as old-time cowgirls. “I thought, why don’t I call up my old buddies at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and see if they want to collaborate,” Wade said. Each cowgirl holds a leash, with an armadillo attached to one end and an iguana drinking a cocktail on the end of the other. Meanwhile, a javelina appears to trot