The Drop Everything List

Concerto in Eight Courses, Santa Rita Oil and Hobo Days, Rodney Crowell, and the Texas Blueberry Festival . . .

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a Concerto in Eight Courses at Triniti restaurant and Rodney Crowell in New Braunfels to the Texas Blueberry Festival and the Santa Rita Oil and Hobo Days. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[June 9–10]

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HOUSTON

Fusion Sounds
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the humorist Martin Mull once said. And simply talking about music—communicating what makes this strange math likable or not—is also complicated. But the Concerto in Eight Courses, a pairing of fine food with live classical music, intends to at least get the dialogue going. This dining experiment is the collaboration of two men who are pioneers in their fields: Ryan Hildebrand, chef of the avant garde Triniti restaurant, and Antoine Plante, conductor of Mercury, the baroque orchestra. Hildebrand’s restaurant will be reconfigured like a stadium so that the diners have a full view of

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