The Drop Everything List

Fire Relief benefit concert, Poncho Sanchez, Lone Star Gourd Festival, and a screening of Some Girls Live in Texas 78 . . .
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Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from supporting wildfire victims in Austin to carving gourds in Fredericksburg. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss. [Oct 14—Oct 21]

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AUSTIN

Recovery Acts
The wildfire that blitzed through Bastrop at the end of Labor Day weekend, destroying more than 1,500 homes and causing an estimated $250 million in losses, was but one in a spate of fires. “There were big fires in so many areas that almost everyone in Central Texas had to consider if they might lose their own home,” said Turk Pipkin, the writer and actor turned humanitarian behind the Nobelity Project. He and Kyle Chandler, of “Friday Night Lights” fame, will emcee the benefit event Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas. The pair will introduce musical acts like the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and George Strait to an audience that will include up to

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