The Drop Everything List

The Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, dancing to Nina Simone, a forum with chef Alice Waters, and a Texas Cowboy Poetry gathering in Alpine . . .
The Drop Everything List
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off this week.

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a King James Bible exhibition in Austin to the reopening of Casa Navarro in San Antonio. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Feb 24–March 1]

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AUSTIN

The King’s Speech
The King James Bible, the first popular English translation of the greatest story, has fallen out of favor as easier-to-read interpretations have materialized. But “The King James Bible: Its History and Influence,” a new exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, will reiterate its legacy, with an emphasis on how its sometimes archaic language permeates works like William Blake’s illustrations, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches, and Robert DeNiro’s tattoos in the movie Cape Fear. “There’s a poetry to it,” said Danielle Sigler, the exhibition’s curator. “The translators would

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