The Drop Everything List

The Mavs vs. the Heat, Lavelle White in Austin, RG3 takes on the Alamo Bowl, and Hayes Carll plays the John T. Floore Country Store . . .
The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from watching the Mavericks dunk on the Heat to seeing RG3 play in the Alamo Bowl. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Dec 23–Dec 28]

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DALLAS

The Rematch
The Mavericks robbed the Miami Heat of what was supposed to be their destiny last season: the NBA championship. Bet the mortgage LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Heat will come with their shoes tied tightly to try to avenge this indignity when the teams square off again in the season opener. The frustration of a protracted off-season embroiled in a labor dispute should have both squads fired up, guaranteeing a hard-fought match in this burgeoning rivalry. James will dunk so hard it will look like the backboard is going to shatter. Dirk Nowitzki will knock down turnaround fade-aways that swish so perfectly it will seem like the net doesn’t even move. And Khloe Kardashian will preen in the background. Drama. Cameras. Pressure. And then the game will be over, and even if the Mavs lose, it won’t matter, because after the

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