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New Braunfels Art League Special Show "Texas"

July 1-30
New Braunfels Art League Gallery
New Braunfels
newbraunfelsartleague.org

Texas is full of artists inspired by the culture and history that makes the state unique. Find art in every form that truly embraces what is Texas at the New Braunfels Art League’s July Special Show, “Texas.” The show will run from July 1-30, and an artist reception will be held Friday, July 11. Click here for more details.

BOYHOOD Special Celebration Screening

July 13
Austin Film Society at the Marchesa
Austin
austinfilm.org

The Austin Film Society and IFC Films reunite writer/director Richard Linklater and cast members Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane with cast and crew from BOYHOOD for special screenings and events. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD chronicles the lives of one Texas family. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape. An IFC Films release, BOYHOOD will open theatrically in Austin on Friday, July 18 at Violet Crown Cinema. 

Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist

August 10
Gruene Hall
Gruene
gruenehall.com

In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, Gruene Hall is serving up awe-inspiring gospel music featuring The Gospel Silvertones and Bret Graham, coupled with a mouth-watering buffet, catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Known for his Evangelical work and inspiring messages, Buckner Fanning will drop in when his schedule allows and it's always a special treat. Brunch hours are 10:30am-12:00pm.

TEXSOM 2014 Grand Tasting

August 11
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
Irving
texsom.com

The Grand Tasting presented by The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas features over 200 world-class wines for evaluation and hors d’oeuvre prepared by Four Seasons’ Executive Chef Christof Syre.  The winner of the 2014 Texas Monthly "Texas' Best Sommelier Competition" will also be announced at the event.

19th Annual Food for Thought

Communities in Schools Central Texas
September 4

ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Austin
ciscentraltexas.org

Don't miss out on this gourmet tasting charity event featuring 20 chefs from the most exclusive restaurants in Austin.  It supports Communities in Schools' mission to empower at-risk students to stay in school and achieve in life.  Chefs will serve a sample/appetizer-sized plate to guests as they mingle and learn about their mission.  Sponsorships will be sold, but click here for tickets and pricing. 

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

September 4-7
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock
cowboy.org

The purpose of the 26th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is to celebrate and preserve Western heritage and cowboy culture. The event schedule includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, Western writer and author panels, film and movie seminars, a youth "Wild West Day," horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cookoff, exhibits of Western artwork and merchandise, and much more.

Houston Symphony Opening Night & Gala

September 13
Jones Hall + The Corinthian
Houston
houstonsymphony.org

This remarkable event will begin Andres Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season as the Houston Symphony's fifteenth Music Director. Enjoy a sensational opening night concert at Jones Hall followed by dinner and dancing at The Corinthian.

Dinosaurs Live! Animatronic Dinosaurs

September 15-February 15
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 
McKinney
heardmuseum.org

Walk back in time along a half-mile nature trail with nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Watch the dinosaurs move, learn about them, and hear them roar. The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well.

3rd Annual Wines & Vines Festival

September 19-20
McPherson Cellars
Lubbock
mcphersoncellars.com

Come enjoy wine tastings from 15 Texas wineries, local food, live music and The Hub City Master Chef Competition. Entry fees include 10 tickets for one-day admission and 20 tickets for two-day admission. The tickets can be used toward a 1 ounce tasting of wine (one ticket) or a 5 ounce glass of wine (five tickets) from any of the participating wineries. A commemorative wine glass will be provided upon entry so no need to bring you own! Tickets for the event may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from all entrance fees will go to Lubbock Meals on Wheels and The Texas Wine and Grape Foundation.

The Texas Tribune Festival

September 19-21
UT Austin
Austin
texastribune.org

The fourth annual Texas Tribune Festival takes place over three days on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. This year's programming will include debates and discussion on Texas' most important topics: criminal justice, the environment, health care, higher and public education, immigration, energy, and transportation, as well as keynote addresses from today's biggest political players. They have also added a new track, open government, dedicated to transparency and accountability.

Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning

December 14
River Oaks Country Club
Houston
houstonsymphony.org

Indulge in a musical holiday brunch for families and children of all ages that features an Instrument Petting Zoo, arts and craft activities, holiday shopping and a visit and photograph with Santa. 

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