Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the Zilker Park Kite Festival in Austin to a night of stand-up with Bill Maher in San Antonio. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[March 2–March 8]
For every Billy Joe Shaver, there are countless other talented songwriters who never found the right interpreter. “The songwriters of Texas are largely under-celebrated and unnoticed,” said Terry Boothe, co-founder of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association. “Being that they are poets of culture, it seems they should be recognized for their important role in Texas cultural preservation.” Boothe’s organization is hosting its seventh annual hall of fame awards show to acknowledge the people who write the verse. The two-day event will also pay tribute to supporters of the