Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a Chicken Fried Steak Festival in Lamesa and a look at Houston’s cultural development to a talk from George Clooney and a tribute to Roy Rogers. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Apr 27–May 3]
Brave New World
Some still stereotype Houston as a cultural dead zone swarmed by a cloud of pollution, but the truth is it is an environmentally conscious, artistically inclined, multicultural community. “The American future is here in Houston now,” said Stephen Klineberg, a sociology professor at Rice University who will host “Interesting Times Celebrating Houston,” a look at how the city has radically changed in the recovery period since the oil bust of 1982. Klineberg bases his assertion of Houston as the new template for American cities primarily on its ever-changing population, which, he said, recently surpassed New