Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Mardi Gras in Port Arthur to a chicken soup cookoff in Houston. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Feb 10–Feb 16]
Wild, Wild Watercolors
Charles M. Russell, the painter of the mythic west, was from Missouri, cut his teeth in Montana, and made his name in New York, but you will find his best works in Texas. This is largely because Amon Carter of the Amon Carter Museum—the host of the new exhibition “Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell”—built his museum on Russell’s works. Carter started his collection with about 325 pieces by Russell, which his friend Will Rogers influenced him to acquire, and about 75 pieces by Frederic Remington, Russell’s contemporary in the chronicling of cowboys and Indians. “Romance Maker” will