Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Kinky Friedman getting you in the holiday spirit to a trip to a chance to hear the world’s best mariachi music in San Antonio. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Nov 25–Dec 1]
The Season of Kinky
Kinky Friedman always has something to say. Whether he’s talking about Rick Perry or Jesus, every topic is a setup for a punch line from the writer, musician, and perennial political candidate. He’ll be rattling off witty observations at his one-man, fourteen-city Hanukkah Tour, where he’ll be promoting his new tequila and his relatively new book. “The underlying theme is that Hanukkah and Christmas have become corporate marketing tools,” Friedman said. “Like Gandhi said, ‘We’re the one-eyed giant.’” Friedman will perform his country-schlock classics “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed” and “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews like Jesus Anymore,” which he only recently started playing again after temporarily banning it because it contains the N-word. He will also