The Drop Everything List

Inside the renovated LBJ Presidential Library, a yoga meditation ceremony, Caroyln Wonderland, and Robert Earl Keen . . .
The Drop Everything List
The recently renovated LBJ Presidential Library will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. Photograph courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library. 

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from visiting the recently renovated LBJ Presidential Library to surfing along the coast and hiking in the mountains. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[December 21–27]

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AUSTIN

Phoning the Prez
Exhibit phones placed around the newly renovated LBJ Presidential Library give visitors an unfiltered account of all the challenges President Lyndon B. Johnson faced during his time in office. Listen in on a conversation Johnson had with Martin Luther King Jr. about the importance of passing the Voting Rights Act; on another phone hear LBJ talk with J. Edgar Hoover about the three missing civil rights protesters in Mississippi. “These conversations illustrate how effective LBJ was at getting things done,” said Mark Updegrove, the director of the LBJ Library and author of the new book Indomitable

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