The Drop Everything List

The Round Dance Halls of Texas, Kristin Chenoweth, and the Bathing Beauties Contest . . .
The Drop Everything List
Dozens of women will don retro swimwear at the Bathing Beauties Contest in Galveston. 

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a seeing Kristin Chenoweth in Dallas and a Steak Cookoff in Hico to learning about round Texas dance halls and a retro swimwear pageant. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[May 17–May 24]



Guernica Revisited
Katie Luber, the director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, remembers being a teenager in Houston and having her mother take her to New York “for some culture.” During her trip she visited the Museum of Modern Art and saw Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s masterwork.  “I was just shaken to my core by the painting,” Luber said. “I think it was the first time I had a transformative experience looking at a work of art.”  Luber’s fascination with Picasso’s allegorical response to the 1937 bombing of the Basque region of Spain—a 25-foot-long mural depicting a horse and

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