The Drop Everything List

Texas High School Football, Chingo Bling, Houston Restaurant Weeks, Iron and Wine, Kueckelhan Rodeo, and the Legends of Kung Fu . . .
The Drop Everything List

THROW YOUR PLANS OUT the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Texas high school football at the Bullock Museum and Houston rap in Dallas to the Kueckelhan Rodeo. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss. [July 29—Aug 5]

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Friday Night Highlights
“Football is a rough sport, and Texans are a rough people,” Sonny Detmer, the legendary football coach at Somerset High School and the father of Ty and Koy, two former N.F.L. quarterbacks, told Joe Nick Patoski, who is the guest curator of the exhibition “Texas High School Football: More Than the Game.” The quote sums up why football defines Texas. “The game is physical and speaks to our frontier spirit and competitive nature,” said Patoski, a longtime chronicler of Texas culture. The exhibition focuses on the game, and its history and spirit. “I factored in segregation, the rural-to-urban migration, and external events such as wars,” said Patoski, who is currently writing a book about the Dallas Cowboys. The exhibition has something for everybody. Football junkies can geek out on

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