The Drop Everything List

The Big Sing, the Texas Conference for Women, Billy Joe Shaver, and Wurstfest in New Braunfels . . .
The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the last weekend of Wurstfest in New Braunfels to a performance by the Wacko from Waco in Dallas. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Nov 11–18]



Unified Voice
Despite the popularity of American Idol, The X Factor, The Voice, The Sing-Off, Glee—you get the idea—there are some of us who need prodding to bring our singing out from under a showerhead and into a performance space. The Big Sing, the thrice-annual community sing-a-thon, eliminates that fear with safety in numbers. “I tell people who say they can’t sing to leave their inner critic at the door,” said Craig Hella Johnson, artistic director of Conspirare, the Grammy-nominated choral group that is hosting the event. “This is about being together and sharing one breath.” Join the more than 400 amateurs and pros led by Johnson in a seventy-minute run of songs by, among others, Woody Guthrie, Cole Porter, and George Handel. “Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the

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