The Drop Everything List

The Lone Star Jam, meeting Phil Collins, and the Houston Art Car Parade . . .
The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the Lone Star Jam in Austin and the Houston Art Car Parade to a Phil Collins book-signing and traditional Mexican music for Cinco de Mayo. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[May 4–10]



Down, Set, Hut
Brad Leland, who played Buddy Garrity, the conniving booster on TV’s Friday Night Lights, was a member of the 1971 state champion Plano Wildcats football team that defeated Gregory-Portland. “We won by one point against Marty Akins, the stud quarterback and kicker who went to UT,” Leland said. “I’ll be danged if he didn’t miss the winning field goal. I remember Darrell Royal ran out on the field and picked him up.” Leland, a graduate of Texas Tech University who

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