Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Shamrock to Houston’s Watercolor Art Society’s 35th International Exhibition. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[March 16–March 22]
At the heart of the Texas Music Roadtrip exhibition is the holy grail of electric guitars: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Number One Stratocaster. The guitar—the one with the SRV sticker on it—has not been in the public eye since Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in 1990. It joins more than two hundred other items in what is billed as the largest-ever exhibition on Texas music, including a notebook from a ten-year-old Willie Nelson that is filled with love songs, the accordion Flaco and Santiago Jimenez learned to play on, and old Scott Joplin piano rolls. “I’ll bet ninety percent of Texans don’t know Joplin’s from Texas,” said